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Meerbrook near Leek, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 3564)



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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Our family group of 9 gathered to celebrate our eldest daughter's and my wife's birthdays."

    The accommodation was perfect, exactly as described. Clean, comfortable, spacious and well appointed. Even though there were two other groups on site, we weren't disturbed or inconvenienced. Many thanks to Suzanne, who contacted me personally to make sure I knew the arrangements for access and to Jason for checking that we had everything we needed. All in all a great weekend was had by all. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by BillJul 2022

  • "Great property , with lovely views."

    We had everything we needed for our birthday celebration girly weekend . Suzanne the host was great. Would 100% recommend this property .

    Reviewed by Ben and MichelleJun 2022

  • "Beautiful location, well kept, very clean good choice of bedrooms and bathrooms"

    Reviewed by CathyMay 2022

  • "We all loved the property and felt it was very well equipped and comfortable for a group of friends."

    Some rooms might have benefited from an extra mirror to help with hair drying and more storage space. Overall, it was a wonderful weekend and the owner was very helpful regarding advice for local things to do and our leaving time on the Sunday. We would consider returning in the future.

    Reviewed by JacquieMay 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay, the property was great, plenty of room for our group of 11, comfortable and clean, with everything we needed and a nice bottle of wine to welcome us!"

    The garden was excellent for playing games in, with beautiful views and the owner gave us some really helpful suggestions of what we could do locally. Excellent holiday location.

    Reviewed by CassieApr 2022

  • "11 family members enjoyed a week at this property."

    The accommodation was spot on for our needs. Plenty of en-suites. Spacious lounge and a brilliant garden space, lawn, for football and games for the grandchildren. Lovely pub 10 minutes walk. Tittesworth Reservoir just down the road with excellent play park and walk round the lake. Buxton, The Roaches, Rudyard steam train all nearby. So much to do in this area but Meerbrook such a delightful peaceful location. Owner very helpful and friendly. Will definitely look to book again.

    Reviewed by JudyApr 2022

  • "Beautiful house and location."

    Incredibly peaceful and comfortable. Suited our party well and would rebook if the occasion arises. Very welcoming and helpful host who recommended some beautiful walks, which were stunning!

    Reviewed by ClareSep 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation and perfect facilities for a party of 8 adults."

    Beautiful area. Great area for walking and places to visit.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in great location."

    Clean , big, with everything what we needed to feel comfortable. Very nice big garden and car park. Beautiful views. Thank You !

    Reviewed by MajaAug 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Goldcrest Cottage."

    The location was actually quite perfect for exploring the area and doing many activities. The Lazy Trout Pub is walking distance from the cottage and does really lovely food, but advisable to book in advance. The cottage is really well laid out and has a nice outdoor space and benches. The reservoir is very close by and great for water sports as well as the 2.5 hour walk around the reservoir which is beautiful. We were lucky enough to have great weather so even did some climbing and bouldering as The Roaches is a 10 minute drive away. It was a perfect holiday the only downside is the wi-fi, although we were told about that in advance. It was fine for basic requirements but not good enough for zoom calls etc! Leek is very closeby and there are lots of supermarkets and restaurants there too. We had a great break away and would recommend Goldcrest.

    Reviewed by ReenaAug 2020

  • "Amazing and fantastic most hospitable host"

    Reviewed by MoisheJul 2020

  • "Wonderful walks and loved The Roaches and other beautiful countryside."

    Felt very safe everwhere we went.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2020

  • "Excellent stay, beautiful house and surroundings, stocked up with amenities and some nice touches."

    Host was lovely and popped over to say hi. Under floor heating was perfect, nice and clean, comfy beds, spacious lounge and dining room for a large group. Perfect location for walking to the local reservoir or a drive in to Leek. A lovely pub only a 5 minute walk away serving great food.

    Reviewed by RebeccaFeb 2020

  • "The photos do not do justice to how large and lovely the house is."

    We had a fantastic family Christmas with ample space for everyone. The owner could not have been more helpful and the house was decorated for Christmas and full of special treats too. Great location with walks from the front door. The village was lovely and the local church was welcoming as well. We will be back!

    Reviewed by NicolaDec 2019

  • "From the moment that I contacted Suzanne, she was incredibly welcoming and really attended to our needs, The barn was beautiful and we were welcomed with a bottle of wine and a box of chocolates which was a nice touch."

    We were a group of 10 old university mates, the Lazy Trout Pub down the road was superb along with Tittersworth Water Sports we did axe throwing and archery. Along with some beautiful scenery I couldn’t recommend the Barns enough.

    Reviewed by MatthewNov 2019

  • "Two families ( 12 people) from Austria."

    The cottage was perfect for discovering the peak district. A nice pub with really good food in walking distance. nice place to stay. We can highly recommand the goldcrest cottage in meerbrook

    Reviewed by Steven FrankJul 2019

  • "When we arrived we were very pleased with the Barn/cottage, it was very clean and smelled lovely, so first impressions were great."

    The owner was lovely and greeted us on our arrival, and explained the heating and facilities etc. She encouraged us to contact if there was anything we needed. The Barn had lovely big rooms, so our family of nine felt comfortable and spacious for the full week. Large fridge/freezer fitted in all our food, and the large range cooker, with eight hobs!! One fan assisted oven and one normal oven, which we only used to cook some buffet food but all worked well, plus there is a microwave and dishwasher and loads of crockery and cutlery so very well furnished. Very large corner settee, a large leather settee and a single large chair in the living room meant there was plenty of seating. The location was amazing too, the Goldcrest barn has a corner plot garden, so in front of the two large benches was a lovely front lawn for playing our games on whilst looking over the wall at the cows and sheep. We did a circular walk straight from the barn one day, the countryside is beautiful. We walked to the pub down the road, Lazy Trout, and had some great pub food and drinks for Sunday lunch,(very busy at the sunny Easter weekend but fortunately I had booked weeks in advance) and we even walked back down later on in the early evening to listen to the live music, which was great, t was a lovely atmosphere. We walked to the reservoir and back one day - this has a great play area for the kids and a nice cafe, plus a lovely walk all around the reservoir. There are lots and lots of places to visit within an easy drive from Meerbrook. Even when all three barns were occupied, it was still peaceful and quiet as all three barns have their own private grounds and outside seating. I would highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by SuzanneApr 2019

  • "This property is in a truly stunning location with fantastic views of The Roaches."

    The accommodation was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed and more. We were a group of 10 adults and 2 children and we had plenty of room to all sit in the living room and dining room together and not feel cramped. The host was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be returning soon x

    Reviewed by AndreaApr 2019

  • "Fabulous location, views lovely all around, and reservoir with bird life an extra bonus."

    Great peaceful walks near. The house was ideal for our Retreat space, spacious, comfortable, warm and the kitchen well equipped with everything we needed, with garden space outside for sunny days and French Windows so we could bring the sunshine in.

    Reviewed by SuzyMar 2019

  • "Goldcrest Barn was a perfect place to get together with Family to bring in the New Year."

    It was spacious, comfortable, well equipped, very warm and cosy. Log fire was an added bonus. Great walks on the doorstep too.

    Reviewed by LynnDec 2018

  • "The cottage was well-equipped and very warm."

    Comfortable beds and bathrooms - plenty of hot water. We had an open fire on some nights which was a bonus. The nearby Pub 'The Lazy Trout' was excellent, food and ambience great. We had Sunday lunch and one evening meal there and breakfast on our last morning; about 5 minutes walk from the cottage. Lots to do in the area, good walking even in the rain we also visited Chatsworth House, Buxton and Bakewell.

    Reviewed by GillianNov 2018

  • "Fantastic quiet location with lots of walks from the barn."

    We really liked the outdoor space - great views and privacy. Accommodation is well laid out and house is very well equipped. The owner was very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2018

  • "The accommodation was fine although some of the furniture was slightly dated and in need of a clean."

    The bedrooms were lovely but could have done with for storage space. That would apply to the kitchen as well. Unfortunately there was an issue with the sewerage pipes outside. On two occasions they had a blockage causing it to leak out of the manhole cover. Talking to the guy who came to fix the problem, he mentioned that this has happened before. With four young children with us, this was obviously a big concern. The location of the accommodation was excellent and overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We would certainly consider coming back.

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2018

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    Reviewed by AshleyApr 2018

  • "The owners of the property were very friendly and made us feel very welcome."

    Nothing was too much trouble for them. The property was ideal for my needs and we had a wonderful time. The only improvement I would suggest is to improve the road surface into the properties as this is very uneven and full of potholes.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2018

  • "A comfortable barn in a beautiful, tranquil location - well suited to large family groups, with generous space for dining and lounging."

    Our party of adults and children enjoyed visiting local places of interest including the Roaches, the Tittesworth Reservoir and Buxton. The local pub, the Lazy Trout, has friendly service and good food and is a short walk away. For those who find it hard to disconnect, the wifi and mobile reception were not great, but this didn't bother us. Recommended.

    Reviewed by DeborahOct 2017

  • "Spacious accomadation for 6 adults, 4 children and baby."

    Particularly helpful were the provision of stair gates as well as high chair and cot advertised. Lovely setting and well equipped.

    Reviewed by MaureenAug 2017

  • "Great location."

    Spacious enough to cope with 8 adults and 4 young children without falling over each other (and toys). Plenty of space outside for children to use up energy. Friendly helpful owner who responded promptly to a couple of requests.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2017

  • "Great place and nice atmosphere."

    Reviewed by AbdulazizJul 2017

  • "A superb cottage with plenty of room for everyone."

    The owners are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by PeteMay 2017

  • "An absolutely amazing place to stay!"

    We wanted to have somewhere that could not only sleep 10 people but that also had the living space for 10 people to relax / eat meals together [a lot of places lack this], but at Goldcrest we found the perfect balance of bedrooms vs living space. The house was gorgeous, clean and beautifully designed, with a well-kitted-out kitchen, spacious bedrooms [most with en-suite], and the most welcomed feature of underfloor heating! Location suited us perfectly - great for the local pub, for walks around the reservoir, and short car journeys to Leek and Buxton. Would definitely want to visit again!

    Reviewed by AlexOct 2016

  • "A good family holiday with grandparents, children and grandchildren was had by all, and with an excellent local pub (The Lazy Trout) just 5 minutes away."

    Reviewed by RogerOct 2016

  • "Everything was excellent, the bookings team were so helpful, saved me some money by letting me book direct."

    Suzanne was lovely, and made sure we had everything we needed. We had a great weekend, thanks!

    Reviewed by BeckyOct 2016

  • "Wonderful location, excellent views and fabulous walking."

    The owner was welcoming and very helpful. Perfect centre for a family or group holiday

    Reviewed by LyndaOct 2016

  • "A very enjoyable week in excellent accommodation and surroundings."

    Probably the best we have stayed in as a family.

    Reviewed by AdrianAug 2016

  • "Spacious comfortable cottage in quiet location allowed all the married members of the family plus spouses to be together for happy week with all 5 children & the doting grandparents."

    Huge sitting room, well-appointed kitchen with ample quality crockery, fine dining room plus opportunity to eat outside.Great bedrooms & bathrooms. Very friendly owner

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2016

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  • Over three floors. Five bedrooms: 1 x double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with single sofa bed, TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin with TV, en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor twin, 1 x second floor family room with 1 double and 1 single
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with French windows
  • Spacious sitting room with open fire
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and open fire
  • Electric range cooker and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, radio/CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games, and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Private lawned garden and patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Ample off road parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Due to rural location, WiFi can be intermittent.

The property

A superb detached stone barn conversion, on a former working farm near Leek, with underfloor heating, open fire and impressive full-length window with wonderful countryside views.

One of three cottages, this property is next to Refs. 3563 and 3565, together they sleep 33.

Alderlee Cottages

Three delightful barn conversions with fabulous countryside views, on a peaceful former working 17th century farm in Meerbrook, 4 miles from the market town of Leek. A skilful conversion of traditional honeystone buildings, these fantastic cottages seamlessly blend original character and contemporary styling with exposed beams, underfloor heating, open fires and en-suite facilities, offering comfortable, spacious living. Enjoy fantastic walking on the nearby Roaches and the greater peak area. The wildlife reserve of Tittesworth Reservoir with visitor centre is nearby, and the area offers excellent walking and cycling, plus Alton Towers is only a short drive away. Three superb Peak District cottages, a magnificent holiday retreat.

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About the location


Leek 4 miles; Buxton 12 miles.

The quaint rural village of Meerbrook is peacefully situated on the edge of the fabulous walking area known as The Roaches, just 4 miles from the moorland market town of Leek. A short walk away is Tittesworth Reservoir, with its visitor centre and many water based activities. The spa town of Buxton, famous for its warm springs, offers a host of fine eateries, good shops and a fascinating museum; and do take advantage of the Buxton Opera House, with varied and often ‘big name’ entertainment. Enjoy a thrilling day at Alton Towers with its rides, water park, spa and gardens. Follow the High Peak Cycle Trail, visit the lovely market town of Bakewell or enjoy elegant Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. Plenty to see and do in this wonderful location.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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