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Moorlands Farm Cottage

(Ref. 944544)

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


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    The cottage has clearly been refurbished fairly recently to a very high standard and all the interior was very modern. The interior was spotlessly clean and tidy and the central heating was comfortable. We can highly recommend the cottage and would love to stay there in the future.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Feb 2024

  • "The cottage was extremely clean and had everything you could need."

    The public footpaths near by were not used much and had overgrown trees etc, but you could walk the quiet roads. There is also a lovely little village nearby, Froghall, which had a very nice cafe and canal walk.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Oct 2023

  • "Me and my husband spent 4 nights here last week."

    It was absolutely fantastic, superb accommodation with amazing views. The owners Sue and her husband were really lovely and very helpful We will definitely visit again

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely location."

    Everything needed for our stay. Comfortable and convinient open plan layout.

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Sep 2023

  • "Superb cottage, it was larger than I expected, lovely owners, working farm and it felt really cosy."

    Nice and relaxing, views are lovely and the local hiking was brilliant. Have recommended to colleagues and family. I hope to visit again. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Thank you for your lovely Feedback. Hopefully see you again one day. Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely location, nice views, perfect for relaxation, friendly helpful owner would book again- thankyou Sue"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2023

  • "WOW factor when we walked in, pictures do not do the Cottage justice, must see it for yourself!"

    Exceptional attention to detail (including fresh eggs, thank you) and in a lovely location, with amazing views of the Staffordshire Moorlands.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "A peaceful and beautiful place to visit, we very much enjoyed our week away."

    There are lots of interesting places to visit in the local area, it is about a 15 minute drive to Alton Towers, the Peak District is about the same in the other direction, we liked Hartington and Bakewell. Lots of places to go for a walk. We also enjoyed a visit to the Gladstone Pottery Museum in Stoke on Trent of Great Pottery Throw Down fame, a good rainy day thing to do. The cottage itself was immaculately clean and very comfortable, with everything you might need. We mostly ate out, and recommend the Marquis of Granby Pub in Ipstones, you need to book!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jul 2023

  • "We stayed at Moorlands Farm Cottage from 01st to 08th July 2023 and had a picture perfect week."

    The cottage itself had everything you could need and there was biscuits, tea and coffee as a welcome from the owners Sue and Joen, who were lovely people, helpful but never in your face. Their dog Poppy was lovely too and always came to say hello. The surrounding grounds of the cottage were magical in itself and the views were simply awesome. There were plenty of places that we visited whilst we were there ie Butterton, Thor's Cave, Manifold Valley, Ilam and Ilam Park, Kedleston Hall, Cheadle, Peak Wildlife Park, Ipstones Edge, Hetty's Tea Room, Froghall Wharf Walks, Wetton Mill and so on. We viewed from up in the Heavens to down in the Valleys and saw some of the most awesome beautiful scenery. We are very much looking forward to going back to Moorlands Farm Cottage as once was definately not enough. We will be back :) This was a 5***** holiday experience. Thank you. Carole & Phil (Washington, UK). July 2023

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jul 2023

  • "Just to agree with the previous feedback that the cars passing close to the cottage was unexpected as were the children and horses."

    For me did not not cause a problem but to other people it might as privacy was not always possible.

    Reviewed by Jill4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely location."

    Great kitchen. Beautiful grounds with views. Really enjoyed the outside space available. Unfortunately we were disturbed a lot by noise of children shrieking and horses galloping right by the living room windows by the farm in the evenings which was unexpected and would probably prevent us returning.

    Thank you for your feedback. We own a livery yard and yes, horses are ridden up and down our drive but would be unable to gallop on our drive. It would be totally impossible. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare4.4Apr 2023

  • "Great location and facilities"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property in good location."

    The property was very well presented and spotless.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property, very clean throughout, lovely to see the horses and chicken each morning and a fantastic view of the peak District from the front door."

    Reviewed by Jordan4.7Sep 2022

  • "Excellent facilities great location Sue our host was very welcoming would love to stay again"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Our second visit."

    Lovely place.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2022

  • "We stayed at this property for 3 nights, and it was absolutely amazing."

    We were really comfortable there, very peaceful and quiet. The kitchen was very well equipped, which was very important to us, as we like to cook our own hot meals after a long day of hiking. Property is just like the pictures. We got instructions from owner on finding the place prior to arrival, and key collection was easy. Thank you Sue for having us.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is the second time we stayed at Moorlands Farm Cottage, and we had a fantastic time."

    Lovely cottage, has everything you could wish for (maybe pizza trays for the oven, but that’s just being picky) and is in a beautiful location within easy reach of a wide range of gorgeous places to visit. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jul 2022

  • "It was very clean and had everything we needed beautiful location looking across the valley perfect in every way"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a really great time at Moorlands Farm Cottage."

    The cottage had everything we needed and match the listing accurately. The host were friendly. Would definitely stay here again next time we visit the Peak District!

    Reviewed by Benjamin5.0Jun 2022

  • "Good location for short stay visiting family and friends."

    Warm welcome and nice welcome pack. We were warm and comfortable but agree with previous review that living area could be a bit more cosy and improved lighting in kitchen would be helpful. Wonderful views in all directions from extensive grounds. Would book again when we are next visiting.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth Susan4.4May 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely with everything needed."

    Hosts were really nice and friendly. Location was great for exploring the area and would definitely use again if going to this location.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2022

  • "Very clean and well equipped."

    Very good location for touring the area.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7May 2022

  • "Overall we were very happy with the Cottage, it was very clean on arrival, comfortable and well equipped."

    It is located off the beaten track with a long drive and steep approach down to the cottage, however it does have some remarkable views. A previous review did mention the noise from vehicles going to the stable close to the property and its true there is some noise but during our time there it seemed to be only a couple of times a day when the owners where getting the horses up in the morning and putting them to bed in the evening! It does get a bit dusty on the track down and near the parking area. We loved the cottage, the surroundings and owner Sue was very friendly.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Apr 2022

  • "Comfortable, quiet."

    Ideal for exploring the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was very well appointed and comfortable."

    A couple of points to note: it would benefit from a few more warm rugs as the floors are a marble type and very cold, but also just to be more cosy; also, the kitchen worktop area is dark and needs task lighting particularly as the sink is black. As it's situated on a farm the noise from chickens was to be expected and did not bother us, however we were not expecting the to and from of vehicles which went past our windows made worse by the gravel drive which increased the noise level. It seemed to be in relation to stabling on the property which created daily activity. The farmhands coming in and out at all hours up to well after midnight was disturbing the peace and quiet of the place. Also farmhands coming back and sitting in their car outside smoking gave an uncomfortable atmosphere as this is a holiday let. The property itself I would recommend; however, it was not the peaceful, rural idyll I would have expected. The property to let at the rear has a quieter and more peaceful aspect as it does not overlook the owner's car parking area and is not adjacent to the road through the farm.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Apr 2022

  • "Peaceful Relaxing Everything You Need For A Perfect Holiday in A Beautiful Area"

    Reviewed by Loraine5.0Oct 2021

  • "A great location to visit so many places."

    Very comfortable and quiet

    Reviewed by Benjamin5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was situated in an amazing position with fantastic views and delightfully remote."

    It was fully equipped with as new appliances. We were greeted with a very welcoming smile and a full explanation of everything we asked about It really felt like home and warm and very comfortable. After a long day out in the Peaks it was a pleasure to return to and relax. We were left alone with very little contact with Sue, we felt very trusted in the cottage, but Sue was always on hand if we needed anything. To sum up the cottage and the owners were superb and made for the most enjoyable break. I would not hesitate to recommend the cottage and the family to anyone looking for a stress free holiday. Please pass on our thanks to all involved who made our break so memorable. Best Regards Don and Sue Dorman (Diss Norfolk)

    Reviewed by Don5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic lovely place"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2021

  • "The directions to find Moorland Cottage were outstanding and we had no trouble at all."

    The owner greeted us and was very helpful with local knowledge and handy hints. The Welcome pack was a lovely surprise. Included was toiletries, washing up liquid, hand-wash, hand gel also good quality tea, coffee and biscuits. WiFi was a bit iffy but we put this down to the remoteness of the cottage. My only issue was the distance to the local pub. It was further than 1mile and included an uphill climb. Not for the faint hearted. We would to come back again.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jun 2021

  • "The property was clean and tidy, the host was friendly and the site was excellent."

    We would book this property again as it was a great base for visiting the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Daphne5.0Jun 2021

  • "My partner and I have spent 2 nights here and, in a word, PERFECT!"

    ! An extremely comfortable cottage with all the amenities you could wish for, and the owners, particularly Sue, made us feel very much at home and the welcome pack was a lovely touch. It's surrounded by countryside and off the beaten track and we were free to wander the grounds at our leisure. We will certainly be back for at least a week next time. FAULTLESS!!

    Reviewed by Franco5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with wonderful views and plenty to do in the area."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Apr 2021

  • "The holiday was perfect."

    Lovely people, lovely location, super clean and nice and warm. Sykes still haven't sorted out my online account so I can't log in.

    Reviewed by Mali5.0Apr 2021

  • "Cottage was absolutely spotless."

    Hosts were warm and welcoming, really nice welcome package. Facilities were great and we had a very comfortable stay! The farm was beautiful and we enjoyed exploring the grounds. Would definitely like to stay here again!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2019

  • "Extremely well kept, clean, well equipped and very comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2019

  • "A lovely cottage with many nice touches."

    Well Equipped with almost everything you could need (except a full length mirror). You do need to drive everywhere from here but it wasn't an issue for us! Also be prepared for a couple of cheeky chickens to try and get in open doors! A lovely time was had and the views are stunning. Would definitely recommend this cottage to others.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Jul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage quiet and peaceful lovely welcome from a very nice lady all in all a good holiday"

    Reviewed by Barry4.4Jun 2019

  • "I would recommend this cottage as it is very comfortable and everything in side ..."

    I would recommend this cottage as it is very comfortable and everything in side was 1st class The views from outside the cottage were over the Peak District where you could see for miles The WiFi was only available from the bedroom but for me it was adequate If going to this part of the Peak district again would definitly try to book it again

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2018

  • "It was such a beautiful peaceful place."

    Sue and John were extremely friendly hosts, yet were not constantly hovering. they were happy for us to wander around the farm and answered any questions we had about the running of the place. Sue also made suggestions as to which were the best places to visit. I know that for some people WIFI would be a problem, you can get it in the bedroom, so it is not non existent, but for us it was not a problem, we wanted peace away from the humdrum world. the cottage was lovely and everything was spotless. Sue provided all the basic household equipment. we were very sad to leave. best relaxation we have had for years. will definitely recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Jul 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Shared patio with furniture, lawn and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: There is a single step to access the property.

The property

Ipstones 2.5 miles.

This single-storey cottage accessed via one step has one double bedroom, making it ideal for couples, and it may also be suitable for guests with limited mobility.

On entering the cottage you enter into the large open plan living area with a modern kitchen, sitting area and a dining table that can comfortably sit four.

The designer bathroom has a bath with shower over, so ideal for a long soak or invigorating wake up!

There are only a few steps from the door to the extensive beautiful gardens enjoying stunning Staffordshire countryside views.

Note: This cottage is next door to Ref 920932, together they sleep 8.

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About the location


Leek 6 miles; Ashbourne 9 miles.

The attractive rural village of Ipstones lies on the western fringes of the Peak District in lovely moorland countryside, between the market towns of Leek and Ashbourne. The village offers a post office, village shop and pubs serving food. The surrounding countryside is excellent for walking with miles of woodland trails and moorland hikes to enjoy. Dovedale and the limestone Churnet Valley are on the doorstep and The Manifold Trail is close by. There is easy access to many of the area's attractions including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Lyme Park (NT) as seen in TV’s Pride & Prejudice, the NT Ilam Estate or Peak Wildlife Park. A great touring base for all the Peak District - and Alton Towers is just a 10 minute drive away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas