The Barn

Leek, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 925155)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mr Wintle

    “We both felt that the views of the ...”

    We both felt that the views of the surrounding countryside from the Barn should be highlighted as they are the best of any Sykes property that we have used.

    We both felt that the views of the surrounding countryside from the Barn should be highlighted as they are the best of any Sykes property that we have used. Our host was both friendly and helpful and we would recommend this property.


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Leek 1.5 miles.

A lovely stone-built, detached barn conversion complete with stable and paddock, set within the grounds of the owner’s home and working livery, less than two miles from the market town of Leek.

Boasting fantastic views of the Staffordshire Peaks and Roaches Rocks, this lovely cottage offers rustic and original features on the outside and contemporary furnishings inside.

Although this cottage might be of particular interest to horsey types, it’s also a great place for families and groups who want to enjoy the fantastic scenery and take part in the many activities that are available within easy reach.

There are three comfortable bedrooms with original roof beams on the first floor, all of which overlook the stables, and the modern bathroom is on the ground floor, with a rainfall shower.

Also on the ground floor is a farmhouse-style kitchen/diner, which is a lovely place to sit and enjoy a hearty meal, and the spacious and light sitting room is a delightful, sociable space where you can sit and debate the following day’s agenda.

Outside, the enclosed garden with lawn and patio is a great place to sit, whilst watching the sun set over the breathtaking scenery, plus you’re welcome to take your horse on holiday with you as there’s a well-equipped stable livery and paddock within the grounds.

There are many shops and pubs within easy reach in Leek, and there’s also a restaurant at the end of the drive.

Alternatively, for a memorable night in, the owner is happy to arrange for a wine tasting session, or even a personal chef to cook you a sumptuous dinner.

There are two lakes nearby for walks, and the more daring types can climb the imposing rocks that are just a short trek away.

This superb cottage is such a lovely place to stay, with lots to see and do all year round.


Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double, 1 x single. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with electric woodburner-effect stove.


  • Electric central heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1.5 miles
  • Restaurant 5 mins walk
  • Note: Stable and paddock on-site, 2 horses welcome by prior arrangement, charged at £30 per horse, per night (stable, straw bedding and grazing available, please inform owner if haylage or hay is preferred)
  • Note: Owner can organise a wine tasting session and a personal chef at an additional cost
  • Please contact the owner prior to arrival for more details.

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About the location


Buxton 12 miles; Ashbourne 15 miles.

The hillside market town of Leek, known as “The Queen of the Moorlands” is situated on the western side of The Peaks and is surrounded by lovely Moorland countryside. The town has a charming cobbled market place and there are many examples of fine Victorian architecture influenced by William Morris - a reminder of the town’s prosperity when it was renowned as a silk manufacturing centre. Today Leek offers a wide selection of shops including vast antique emporiums, a good selection of restaurants, a local park and leisure facilities and real ale pubs. Situated close to Three Shires Head, the meeting point of the counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, Leek is near to Tatton Park, Styal County Park and Gawsworth Hall, plus Alton Towers is approximately 30 minutes’ drive away.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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