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Orchard Barn

Hilderstone near Fulford, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 998745)

4.9

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Review(s)

  • “Where do we start, Rachael was so lovely and accommodating.”

    Showing us how to use the items when we arrived and being so attentive when we texted questions. The cottage was so lovely and cosy. Could not have asked for a better place to spend our first week after our wedding.

    Showing us how to use the items when we arrived and being so attentive when we texted questions. The cottage was so lovely and cosy. Could not have asked for a better place to spend our first week after our wedding. Thank you for the wonderful stay! We will be back one day!

    - Miss Cole, October 2021

The property

Fulford 1 mile.

Orchard Barn is a luxurious barn conversion, nestled between the beautiful Staffordshire villages of Hilderstone and Fulford, thoughtfully renovated and furnished in a traditional style, creating a wonderful holiday home for up to six guests.

Boasting original features around every corner like the rustic beams and exposed brick, along with contemporary additions, too, like the impressive suspended woodburning stove, Orchard Barn is perfect for your next rural retreat to Staffordshire.

Be welcomed in through the front door to find yourself in the fabulous open-plan living space, stepping atop the high quality stone flooring fitted with underfloor heating.

Pass the door to the handy cloakroom, home to a basin and WC, before exploring the exquisite grey kitchen, with pristine white worktops fitted above an excellent range of appliances, sure to inspire some tasty home-cooking, including a large electric range cooker and hob and a dishwasher.

The dining area makes for a wonderful social space, seating up to six guests, you can come together and toast to your holiday over a delicious meal.

Cosy up with your loved ones in the sitting area, illuminated by the large feature windows and boasting two plush grey sofas facing towards the sleek, flatscreen Smart TV and the unique, suspended woodburning stove, offering welcome warmth on a winter’s eve.

Travel up the staircase to find two beautiful bedrooms, comprising a double bedroom and an adult bunk room, both adorned with the consistent, neutral grey tones of the property and featuring quality bed linens and furnishings, while a further two guests can be accommodated with the use of the pull out double sofa bed in the sitting area.

Feel refreshed with a warm soak in the bath within the beautiful bathroom, or take a quick shower using the overhead shower before delighting in a dip in the fantastic hot tub outside.

Relax in the bubbling waters within your own private, enclosed garden, with outdoor furniture to accommodate alfresco dining in the warmer months, and a lawned area that your canine companions are sure to love.

Seek out the two local pubs within a ten-minute walk of Orchard Barn (wellies may be required!), both serving quality food, with one offering a unique dining experience in Pullman train carriages - ideal for when you want to take a night off from cooking duties.

Embark on the pub walk, beginning at the Shoulder of Mutton in Fulford, heading to the Black Lake Inn on the cross roads, before finding the Boar Inn at Moddershall, a traditional local pub and home to a large pond with a variety of ducks to feed, and finally come to the Moddershall Cricket Club to delight in a refreshing drink while watching some cricket, making a great afternoon outing on a sunny day!

An array of attractions rests in the vicinity of Orchard Barn including Alton Towers, Splashlandings, Waterworld, Barlaston Downs, Cannock Chase which also hosts Go Ape, Chatsworth House, Amerton Farm, Middleport Pottery which is home to All 4’s ‘The Great Pottery Throw Down’, The Emma Bridgewater Factory, and Trentham Gardens comprising a shopping village, a lake and landscaped gardens.You can also visit the monkey park next door.

Pottery enthusiasts are sure to love a trip to the World of Wedgewood with demonstrations, fun courses and factory tours available.

Embark on a nostalgic steam train ride on the Churnet Valley Railway, travelling through Staffordshire’s hidden valley and into the Staffordshire Moorlands on the fringes of the Peak District, located near the market town of Leek.

Take in the local history at the large selection of museums in the area, including the Etruria Industrial Museum, the Dudson Museum and the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.

The town of Uttoxeter offers a good selection of shops, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants, as well as being the home of Uttoxeter Racecourse holding several race meetings throughout the year.

Stafford boasts 900-year-old castle ruins, a Tudor museum and excellent walking opportunities with several parks to choose from, as well as being the gateway to the Cannock Chase AONB, which is home to the preserved mansion of Shugborough Estate, owned by the National Trust.

Why not visit Harecastle Tunnel which is a canal tunnel on the Trent and Mersey Canal in Staffordshire between Kidsgrove and Tunstall.The tunnel which is 1.6 miles (2.6km) long was once one of the longets in the country.

Enjoy the whole walk which is 3.5 miles point-to-point along the Mersey Canal, and passing through the market town of Stone, well known for excellent food and drink.

Take time to capturethe atmosphere pf the monthly Farmers' Market which is held on the first Saturday of every month.

Also visit the annual Autumn Food & Drink Festival, which takes place in Westbridge Park.

Visit the Lymestone Brewery here to take a tour and sample a selection of award-winning beers before finishing the day by sitting at the Star pub by the lock gates with your drink of choice as you watch the canal barges navigate the lock.

Uncover the wonders of Staffordshire by enjoying an adventurous visit to Orchard Barn.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 969708 & 1022446, together sleeping 14 guests.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunk beds
  • Pull out double sofa bed available in the lounge
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating, underfloor heating, woodburning stove
  • Range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x Smart TV's (1x downstairs and 1x upstairs), WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Farmhouse courtyard with lawned areas
  • Enclosed private garden (16.8m x 8.8m approx) with patio furniture and a hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, must be supervised at all times
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 2.5 miles and two pubs, one less than 5 mins walk, one 10 mins walk
  • Note: WiFi could be intermittent
  • Note: There is a key safe at the property
  • Note: NO STAG/HEN PARTIES OR SIMILAR
  • Note: This property only sleeps 6 people max.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

FULFORD

Stone 4 miles; Uttoxeter 13.5 miles.

Fulford is a charming little village in the heart of rural Staffordshire countryside. Fulford has a busy community spirit and proudly takes part in the best kept village competition and it’s easy to see why. From Fulford, there are rhododendron and dawn chorus walks in the spring and a delightful walk to take in the every changing scenery in the Autumn, plus the village holds an annual Fulfest Music Festival too. Just short drives from Fulford are the towns of Stone, Stafford and Uttoxeter, each with a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Uttoxeter is home to a popular racecourse which has meetings throughout the year and the ever-popular Alton Towers theme park is just a short drive away at 12 miles away. Other attractions in the area, include Chatsworth House, Amerton Farm, Shugborough Hall, Cannock Chase, Trentham Gardens, Wedgwood Centre and The Potteries Factory Shops and the Peak District National Park.

Region Information

Please note: This property has a £150 good housekeeping bond.

Please note: WiFi can be intermittent

Please note: NO STAG/HEN PARTIES OR SIMILAR

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas