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Upper Greenhills Farm

(Ref. 920932)

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 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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  • clean (20)
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51 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely place to stay, very clean and very comfortable, but lacks 2 things - a clothes drier (there is a washing machine but a washer drier would be preferable, especially if a group of 6 adult walkers or cyclists rented the cottage) and reliable wifi (the wifi is totally unreliable)."

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Sep 2023

  • "A large, well equipped and furnished cottage with everything needed for a comfortable stay."

    We were particularly pleased with the efficient heating, most welcome as the weather turned cold. It was difficult to fault The Cowshed. Wouls suggest an information folder with wifi password, instructions for recycling, equipment instructions and local information.

    Reviewed by Glenis5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely property, area and owners."

    We loved our stay here and wouldn't hesitate to book again in the future if we return to the area. Being just outside the peak District was perfect we managed multiple trips out for walks during our stay - so many family friendly walks with in a 30 min drive. Would 100% recommend

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent stay - the most breathtaking views."

    Lovely to see the animals and for the children to help feed the horse. This was a fantastic base close to Alton Towers. The owner was very kind and even gave us some fresh eggs for the morning! Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely quiet setting with room to potter round the gardens if you don’t want to travel far."

    Accommodation had everything we needed and some would say slow Wi-Fi at times is not a problem. Far enough from roads to have no traffic noise but Ipstones was only down the road or Cheadle for a supermarket. Plenty to do in the local area even if you are not a theme park fan. Only negative was the horses outside the door, our daughter was dying to go riding but we didn’t manage to book a hack in the area in advance.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was our second time staying here, perfect location for Alton Towers and is spotlessly clean"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2023

  • "A fabulous place,very comfortable and so peaceful."

    The host was very welcoming and friendly.I would have no hesitation in recommending this place for a very comfortable and enjoyable holiday

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with amazing views."

    Our toddler enjoyed watching the horses & the chickens. Very clean house, and lots of extra touches including a box full of toys! The aim of our stay was to visit Alton Towers / CBeebies land, which was 15mins away so it was perfect.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0May 2023

  • "Uppergreen Hills Farm is wonderful."

    The cottage was spotless and larger than we expected. The kids loved watching the horses in the field outside. We all had a brilliant stay and would definitely recommend this property to anyone. The kitchen has so many utensils and dishes, it was great being able to have a pot of tea in the morning with such a lovely view.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage itself was wonderful, clean and we found it to be quite spacious, the hosts are lovely too."

    I would definitely stay at Upper Greenhills Farm again.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4Apr 2023

  • "Perfect for 2 friends and their children for a half term holiday."

    Close to local activities but also perfect for just spending the day inside relaxing. I spent a lot of time sat looking at the view while the kids played (Don’t forget to bring binoculars). Clean and in good condition. Well equipped. The beds and sofas were comfortable. Easy to keep tidy during our stay. Friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Feb 2023

  • "Comfortable, clean, easy to book, good directions, friendly owners, lovely view and really appreciated the tea/coffee and chocolates!"

    Thank you again, I'm sure we'll be back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2022

  • "The Cottage was excellent and the views were wonderful."

    We wanted a place near Alton Towers for my grandsons first visit the owners were lovely Mrs Whitehouse told my grandson that he could help collect the eggs from the chickens she waited until we came back from our day out then took him to collect them then told him he could keep the six he had collected he was really pleased. Would highly recommend Upper Greenhills Farm

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage that was super clean and well-equipped."

    Gorgeous view! Friendly and helpful host. Great location for Alton Towers and exploring all the attractions. Only 10 mins into Leek for shops, takeaways, petrol etc. Would defo come back.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was exactly as shown on the website."

    Clean,well equipped with stunning views. Off the beaten track but well worth the journey.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Apr 2022

  • "Wonderful stay, property is gorgeous and the view from livingroom window is amazing!"

    Location was perfect for us, so much to do close by. Loved the peace and quiet of being on the farm. The house was incredibly clean, and had all the facilities we needed. Slight niggle was that the livingroom sofas were not very comfortable to sit on, however would not put us off booking again. Highly recommend this property, the owners were lovely too.

    Reviewed by Alyson4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely, clean, well-equipped cottage with a beautiful view."

    Great location for visiting Alton Towers and the Peaks Wildlife Park. Some nice games and books for children too. We were v lucky with the weather and had an excellent week here - would definitely stay here again. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Shani5.0Mar 2022

  • "This was a very memorable 4 nights for my family."

    The place was well maintained and the markets and pubs were very close. We absolutely fell in love with the view from our lounge and thought the pictures on the website didn't do enough justice to this beautiful farm house. The owner of the house Sue was very kind to leave us some extra items such as soap and tea bags. My kids loved their rooms and the place was warm and very tidy. I would recommend this place for days when the weather is bad coz you could just cozy up on the couch with a cup of tea and enjoy the view.

    Reviewed by Yesha5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a fabulous winter stay!"

    the cottage is spotless and extremely cozy, and is very spacious and comfortable! Sue and her family were so friendly and helpful! would highly recommend this stay!

    Reviewed by Motti5.0Dec 2021

  • "What a fantastic cottage!"

    It exceeded all of our expectations and with 3 children ranging from 11 to 5, that is no mean feat! So well equipped, great location and friendly faces of humans and animals, are just 3 of the ‘buzz words’ that we’d put to our stay in the cottage. Thank you, we’ll be back!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with beautiful views."

    Easy access to the sights of the Peak district. The cottage was clean, comfortable and well stocked with everything you need.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2021

  • "This cottage is a little gem, it’s super clean and comfy, well stocked and the owners were lovely."

    Waking up to horses and never ending rolling hills was a real treat and the whole family absolutely loved our stay and Will quite probably come back in the future. There’s so much to see and do in the area it’s a perfect active getaway! Thank you for having us!! The Catania-West’s

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely."

    Great thought had been taken with the furnishings and it was fully equipped with anything you made need. The property was exceptionally clean and there were lovely touches like tea, coffee and biscuits and shower and hair products. The views were gorgeous and the cottage was well situated for the National Park and Alton Towers. We had a lovely relaxing week and would highly recommend this cottage - Thank you Sue.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2021

  • "We all had a lovely time."

    You do need a car but that didn’t bother us. Excellent for Alton Towers! Recommend the pubs in Ipstones - both good for food.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2021

  • "Love this place."

    Have stayed twice and John n Sue are fabulous hosts. The cottage feels like home from home and the views are so relaxing and addictive. If you want a quiet get away that's close to some amazing scenery walks and attractions- this is a great place to stay

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great, rural location and perfect for our family getaway to Alton Towers (10 minutes in the car)."

    Much more spacious than the photo’s suggest. We all had a lovely stay and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely, well equipped cottage with amazing views."

    Friendly hosts - happy to help in any way they could . We have already booked a return trip and can't wait.

    Reviewed by Gill4.7Apr 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with beautiful views."

    Cottage is more spacious than photos show. It was beautifully clean when we arrived. The kitchen is well equipped and everything is in pristine condition. Lovely walks nearby. We were visiting to see family so didn’t explore much locally. There is a good local shop in Ipstones and a butcher. Owners live in the house behind the cottage and they were friendly and helpful. There are lots of horses stabled on the farm which our boys enjoyed making friends with.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Apr 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage to stay in."

    . if you like walking and wildlife it’s perfect. Plenty excellent walks only short drives away. Very comfortable , well organised and superbly clean cottage!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Perfect location for local attractions."

    Very welcoming and friendly host and the cottage was immaculate! It’s also a lot bigger than the pictures seem. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Sep 2020

  • "Wonderful comfortable cottage, very well equipped and spotlessly clean, with plenty of space for our family of five."

    The views from the living area are absolutely lovely. There are peaceful walks from the doorstep and Peak District walks are only a short drive away. It is also perfect for a day at Alton Towers, only a 20 minute drive. Overall I would highly recommend for a peaceful break.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Aug 2020

  • "Amazing stay at Upper Greenhills Farm for 2 nights, beds extremely comfy, well equipped and very friendly owners!"

    Would highly recommend for a short or long stay for 6 people!

    Reviewed by Mae5.0Oct 2019

  • "Great location, very comfortable, spotlessly clean, very welcoming host"

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful well equipped cottage with amazing views."

    Shame we only stayed for 2 nights! Owners friendly & very helpful. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful barn conversion with everything you could want and to the highest standard and quality."

    Single floor accommodation ideal as holidaying with an elderly relative. Panoramic views from the lounge. Peak district and stunning Staffordshire countryside within easy reach. A beautiful location for a holiday

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2019

  • "A very well appointed cottage, fantastic views over the valley."

    Owners were great and nothing was too much trouble. Would go back again without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, beautifully clean, fab views."

    Hosts always helpful and welcoming. Lovely to see horses, rabbits and chickens roaming around, loved our week here.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2019

  • "Cottage was beautiful and finished to a really high standard."

    Really comfortable beds. Amazing view across the valley and loved watching the horses. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2019

  • "Friendly with an excellent rural location."

    Feels like being part of a farm, amazing views from the accommodation over the county.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7May 2019

  • "A warm and friendly welcome from the owner was only just the beginning of a wonderful enjoyable week at Upper Greenhills Farm."

    This immaculately presented and well appointed accommodation enjoys the peace and quite expected of a rural situation. The views over the Staffordshire countryside, especially with the rising and setting sun, together with horses frolicking in the fields were daily sights to behold. In addition to the many local scenic walks in Staffordshire/Derbyshire, major tourist attractions include steam railway, Well Dressing in the Derbyshire villages, Crich Tramway Museum, Bakewell, Matlock Bath and, not forgetting Chatsworth House, these were all with 25 miles and 40 minutes in the car. Traffic was never a problem. Ipstones has a very well stocked Village store, two pub/restaurants serving good food and, within 5/7 miles, there are many other excellent eateries to meet all taste. In summary, what more do you need for a great holiday. It’s a must revisit.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2018

  • "Excellent place beautiful surrounding and very friendly and helpful owners."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful location."

    Excellent base for exploring Derby's,Staffs and Cheshire.Hope to return in September this year.

    Reviewed by Dee5.0Apr 2018

  • "Great views and location."

    The decor is fantastic. We stayed here with my parents and there is plenty of room. Only 1 toilet but there is a well kept 1 outside the front door. Hard to find so need to follow the directions sent. Would stay again as it is lovely.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2017

  • "Sue was very welcoming when we arrived and was very helpful for us getting to know the beautiful surrounding area."

    Accommodation was spot on, very big space for our family, she even laid out tea, coffee and shortbread, mmm fine. will definitely be coming back next year and will also be booking the wee 1 bed at the back too. Sue keep up the awesome work. Regards the Wilsons

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Jul 2017

  • "The accommodation at Upper Greenhills Farm was fantastic!"

    A lovely barn conversion carried out to a good standard. Very clean, very comfortable, very spacious and the view was breathtaking. Just a short drive from Alton Towers and Leek, but totally "away from it all" in terms of peace and quiet. Plenty of wardrobe space in the bedrooms, well equipped kitchen with decent quality appliances, good size bathroom with a decent shower. Hostess Sue Whitehouse was friendly and accommodating and there were some really nice touches (tea, coffee, milk and biscuits provided on arrival so us weary travellers could have a brew on arrival). We will definitely book again!

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2017

  • "This is a gorgeous cottage in a stunning location and, if anything, more spacious and well-equipped than it appears in the photographs."

    Reviewed by Juliet4.8Apr 2017

  • "We have been to the property before which is why I didn't use the exceeded expections option."

    The location was ideal for a totally relaxing break. We love it so much we are planning on going back later this year. The property is a 30 minute drive from Trentham Estate with some fantastic exclusive shops. Spent too much but cannot wait for our next visit.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Mar 2017

  • "A step above perfect , particularly the accommodation , but also the multitude of places to visit within a relatively small radius."

    Reviewed by Kf5.0Feb 2017

  • "This cottage was warm, comfortable and perfect for 6 people for a Christmas break."

    Thanks for finding it for us.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Dec 2016

  • "This is a wonderful, cosy but spacious cottage."

    The owner provided everything we needed including milk, tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival which was a lovely touch. It was spotlessly clean. The views from the living area are amazing and it was a pleasure to open the blinds in the morning. The bedrooms and bathroom were extremely spacious with loads of storage and a TV in every room which was useful at night time. It's location is excellent. You are less than an hour's drive from many Peak District attractions and only 10 minutes to Leek for supermarkets, takeaways etc. Alton Towers is also a only a short drive away - suprising as the cottage is situated in such a peaceful and quiet location. Would we return? Yes definitely!

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2016

  • "Nice rural retreat with amazing views"

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms with TV: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • 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, 4 x TVs 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
  • Patio with furniture and lawn
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Three steps up to the twin and one double bedroom. Please note this property does not accept stag / hen parties or similar.

The property

Ipstones 2.5 miles.

On the drive down to this beautiful barn conversion cottage, just outside of the village of Ipstones, you will already have the feeling of rural living.

This is a single-storey cottage and guests enter directly into the open plan living area with dining space and the kitchen.

The family bathroom is also located here.

At one end of this beautiful space is a lovely double bedroom, complete with TV, whilst three steps from the living area lead to two further bedrooms, one a twin and one a large double bedroom, both boasting wooden floors.

The views from the cottage are amazing and you could spend hours just gazing over the Staffordshire countryside that surrounds Upper Greenhills Farm, or, pop on a pair of boots and discover the network of footpaths and cycle trails all waiting nearby.

Within easy reach are the market towns of Leek and Ashbourne and a pretty array of villages with excellent pubs serving food to enjoy.

Alton Towers is also a very short drive away, making this cottage the perfect spot for a really varied holiday all year round.

Note: This cottage is next door to Ref 944544, 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.

Please note this property does not accept stag / hen parties or similar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas