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Curlew Barn

(Ref. 1005477)

Bottomhouse near Ipstones, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (12)
  • barn (7)
  • friendly (7)
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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Gorgeous place to stay, lovely places locally The barn itself was very impressive and we will definitely be back with the family!"

    Such friendly owners

    Thank you for your positive lovely comments. See you all again next year. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a super week at Curlew Barn."

    The property is very comfortable and well equipped. Friendly and helpful owners there to welcome us. They provided very useful information on the local area. We loved the hot tub - beautiful view from the garden. Lots to do nearby. We did lots of walking at the nearby manifold way, near Barlestone, and at the Tittesworth reservoir. We also visited some great places within an easy drive, namely Shugborough Hall, Kedleston hall, Trentham Gardens and Chatsworth. Handy supermarket a few miles away in Leek and M&S food just a few minutes away in Ashbourne. The Bangladeshi restaurant within walking distance receives great, well-deserved, reviews - we are there twice! Will definitely return. This is a very under-rated area with beautiful walking and plenty to entertain visitors.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage for a weekend away."

    Short drive to lots of lovely walks and towns. The hot tub was a great place to sit and relax in the evenings! Would thoroughly recommend staying here!

    Reviewed by Frazier5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely weekend away, the owners were brilliant on arrival and departure."

    Can’t fault it.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Nov 2021

  • "Spent the most amazing few days at this lovely place, owner of the property is so lovely and friendly and very welcoming."

    Perfect little spot for some well needed R&R. Thank you we will definitely be booking again for next year

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with hot tub."

    Henry the host was very helpful and friendly

    Reviewed by Jon4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely barn with all amenities, owners very accommodating"

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely stay at Curlew Barn."

    The owners were very polite and friendly and would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2021

  • "Everything was great."

    . just the hot tub is abit much for it will only work 20-30 minutes at a time. Over all 8/10 :)

    We were pleased to note that you and your family liked the cottage and had a great holiday with us. All guests are advised on arrival how to operate all the facilities. Staff are always available should you have any difficulties with the use of the amenities. Thanks again; hope to see you all next year. Kind regards, The Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee3.4Aug 2021

  • "6 of us, 2 adults, 2 children, and 2 oldies had a most enjoyable stay."

    The accomodation was compact but comprehensive, and very handily placed for visiting the excellent facilities of the region. The host was always available and could not have been more responsive and helpful. The oldies coped well with the limited headroom in the bedroom but it may be unsuitable for anyone with a mobility problem. Putting a chair in the bedroom was very useful. We would certainly do it again.

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Jun 2021

  • "We had a fabulous break and the owner of this property was so welcoming and helpful during and before our stay."

    We felt so at home here , the property is smashing; we loved it and hope to visit again soon

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely place!"

    Situated in a beautiful location and is nice and quiet but with the option to head into the local villages and Leek within 10minutes!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely barn conversion in the middle of the countryside."

    Open plan bedrooms so noise from kitchen/living room could be an issue. Couldn't fault the owner who lives close and keeps the barn conversions in great condition. Perfect location for exploring the countryside and getting into Leek/Alton Towers by car. Hot tub great hit! Pub opposite has closed down and nearest pub is a couple of miles away. Overall lovely stay and very happy with accommodation.

    Reviewed by Corinna4.7Jul 2020

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Oct 2019

  • "We enjoyed our time at Curlew Barn, it was a very nicely done conversion, with the added luxury of a hot tub, and being within walking distance of a good Indian restaurant."

    It felt a bit a squeeze for 6 adults, would have been more comfortable for 4. We were frustrated on our last morning as our host was not around, and left no means of contacting them other than a house phone number, which meant we left without a chance to reclaim our £50 Good Housekeeping deposit.

    Thank you. We were pleased to note that you had an enjoyable stay with us in the countryside. Yes, the Hot Tub is always a great success and the weather was brilliant. All guests are provided with our mobile & home telephone numbers in case you need to contact us. (Apologies, we were called away to a family emergency on your departure). Your House Bond was returned to you as per the website instructions. We hope to see you all again next year. Thanks Again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ffion3.8Aug 2019

  • "The owners were friendly and very informative about the area, the house was perfect for our holiday."

    Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2019

  • "We (a family of two adults and three children) had a lovely long weekend at Curlew Barn."

    The barn is comfortable, cosy and has everything we needed. Henry, the owner, was a fantastic host - from being greeted with a bottle of wine when we arrived quite late on Friday to digging out a football for the kids to play in the field first thing Saturday - he was helpful and friendly and thoughtful. The only suggestion would be to more clearly describe the bedroom set up in the description on the website - but to be honest Henry clarified all that with one phone call. The area is lovely of course. We recommend The Merchants House in Longnor for a meal but Curlew Barn is a lovely peaceful base to enjoy a relaxed evening and very pretty surroundings.

    Reviewed by Eleanor4.4May 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage with lovely features, it's really well stocked I'm terms of kitchen equipment - there was everything you needed and more."

    Beautiful views and lovely hot tub. Very relaxing break away. The owner Henry was lovely too and took the time to show us how things worked in the cottage and about the local area.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x family room with 4ft double bed and single (accessed via separate staircase), 1 x double leading to 1 x twin (low beams, suitable for children), 2 x ground floor shower rooms with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, combination microwave/oven, fridge/freezer, fridge, wine cooler, washing machine and tumble dryer in outside barn, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed patio with furniture and BBQ
  • No smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles and restaurant 5 mins walk
  • Note: No stag parties allowed at this property
  • Note: Max 6 people including infants
  • Note: This property is unable to accept any wedding parties
  • Note: High heels must not be worn on the oak flooring
  • Note: Low ceilings throughout property, please take care
  • Note: Check-in 6pm, check-out 12 noon
  • Note: Hot tub available at a charge of £100 payable directly to owner
  • Note: 4G, mobile phone, data roaming and TV reception is good at this property
  • No tents & camper vans on site
  • Note: This property is 10 metres from Bottomhouse Barn Ref 2586 they can be booked together to sleep 21 people
  • Early arrivals & special requests; please ask for details
  • One well behaved dog welcome at a charge of £50 payable to the owner on arrival
  • Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times when outside the property
  • Please note: Electric car recharging battery £10 per day per car, payable on site
  • The property is accessed from a B road, some road noise can be heard
  • Please note: The number of people occupying this property should not exceed the number stated on the Holiday Confirmation
  • If you wish to invite additional guests, this must be agreed by the owner in advance.

The property

Note: This property is 10 metres from Bottomhouse Barn Ref 2586 they can be booked together to sleep 21 people.

This detached, 18th century barn conversion is situated on a farm in the countryside, on a large open complex and rests within the rural hamlet of Bottomhouse, on the outskirts of Ipstones.

This heart-warming getaway offers a wonderful space to relaxing of an evening after exploring the breath-taking Peak District National Park and its surroundings.

Retaining ambience and charm, this cottage offers well-equipped accommodation with beams and views over rolling countryside.

The ground floor consists of a separate well-equipped, fitted kitchen, a welcoming sitting room with a solid oak dining table and solid oak flooring, leather sofas and a wooden open tread staircase, and two shower rooms.

As the evening draws to a close, head up the staircase to find three delightful bedrooms, consisting of a family bedroom with a double bed and a single bed, and a double bedroom, each offering a bright and airy interior to wake up to each morning.

Spend a moment or two within the garden area, where you can rustle up some summer treats upon the BBQ before dipping into the bubbling hot tub.

If you don’t feel like cooking one evening, make your way to the local restaurant which enjoys a superb dining menu and a welcoming atmosphere to match.

Moreover, Bottomhouse is classified as an Environmentally Sensitive Area for wildlife preservation, and many fine walks can be enjoyed, including a 12-mile walk through the owners' land over Ipstones Edge.

The property offers activities for outside therapy and classes, which is payable direct to the owners, please ask them for more information.

Other attractions include The Tissington Trail, Alton Towers, Chatsworth House and Dovedale, each can be found within close reach.

Curlew Barn promises a refreshing stay for the entire family to enjoy Staffordshire and its surroundings.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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About the location


Bradnop 3 miles; Leek 5 miles; Hartington 9 miles.

The hamlet of Bottomhouse is small and pretty and is set in the Peak District National Park on the western edge. Leek is close by and has many antiques shops for visitors to explore. Also nearby are the market towns of Ashbourne and Buxton. The Manifold Cycle Track is nearby and is a lovely route for cyclists to follow and walkers can enjoy taking in the views of The Manifold Valley and Dovedale. With so many pretty villages boasting good pubs close by and Alton Towers just a short drive away, everyone will be catered for in this wonderful holiday location.

Please note: The number of people occupying this property should not exceed the number stated on the Holiday Confirmation. If you wish to invite additional guests, this must be agreed by the owner in advance.

Note: Max 6 people including infants.

Note: No stag parties allowed at this property.

Note: This property can only be booked together with Bottomhouse Barn and cannot be booked with any other property.

Note: Hot tub available at a charge of £100, payable direct to owner.

Please note: Electric car recharging battery £10 per day per car, payable on site.

One well behaved dog welcome at a charge of £50 payable to the owner on arrival. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times when outside the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute