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Pastures Barn

Leek, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 957753)

5.0

Perfect

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Hot tub
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • Games Room
  • Highchair available

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "Pastures Barn was spotlessly clean and was done to a high standard."

    The games room was something else. The kids spent a lot of time there. We had a very enjoyable stay and would recommend to all. Close to all the attractions, the area had to offer. (Beware though, speed cameras everywhere).

    Reviewed by StewartJun 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful!"

    Pastures barn surpassed our expectations. The owners have clearly thought of everything . We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the barn to anyone. The games room is exceptional , enjoyed by adults , teens and younger children . Our dog loved the complimentary treats and being able to roam around the garden safely . The hot tube , sauna and heated seated pod are excellent quality . The robes were a lovely touch . The kitchen is well equipped ,immaculately clean and spacious . There’s absolutely nothing to complain about .

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2022

  • "The barn was just as expected and more."

    Every attention to detail has been made down to bathrobes, shower gel, soap (you only need to take your own shampoo)! We loved our stay here, the hot tub and sauna were an added luxury. The games shack was a fun place to go to, the shared timetable worked well and our neighbours were very accommodating saying that we could share it with them on their nominated day!

    Reviewed by MiaMay 2022

  • "We have never stayed anywhere so clean, comfortable, and so well equipped."

    It was amazing. The beds were so comfortable we actually asked the make! Absolutely everything had been thought of from tea, coffee (including not one but 2 coffee machines), to washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and even doggy treats. Facilities included a hot tub (with towels and robes) and games barn. Beautifully situated in the countryside but only a short distance to nearby shops.

    Reviewed by SallyMay 2022

  • "Pastures Barn was all that had been promised, and more!"

    The attention to detail was astounding. Whether your trip is to relax, explore or have a fun packed family/group holiday, Pastures Barn provides the platform to achieve it all. The hosts were amazing! I can’t recommend a stay here highly enough, will definitely look to head back here as soon as I can.

    Reviewed by LynseyApr 2022

  • "Pastures barn is incredible!"

    The owners have thought of everything to make sure you have a great stay. No chance of anyone being bored when staying here, it would have been good enough without the added bonus of the games shack. The owners where quick to respond and helpful when we needed them. We will definitely be staying here again.

    Reviewed by DanielMar 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing weekend away!"

    Everything was thought of and it was such a lovely place. Would highly recommend and we will definitely be returning! Thank you

    Reviewed by DonnaFeb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful weekend away with our family, in Pastures Barn and Parlour Barn, warm and cosy, great facilities and really helpful owners when we were stuck in the snow!"

    Nothing too much trouble and the snow was a lovely added extra when we we were safely in the cottage and in the hot tub :) The games room is great, the children had a fabulous time with plenty to keep them occupied in the cottage, games room and outside. Just about everything for a superb, relaxed family weekend for a birthday celebration. I do hope that we will visit again. Thankyou xxx

    Reviewed by IsabelJan 2022

  • "This cottage is absolutely amazing…."

    Everything you will ever need and more. We would highly recommend this place…you wont be disappointed!!!

    Reviewed by NikkiDec 2021

  • "Pastures Barn was everything we hoped for and more, facilities both inside and outside are perfect and attention to detail is second to none."

    We all had a wonderful stay and have already booked again for next year to once again enjoy the house, and explore other parts of the Peak District. Thank you.

    Reviewed by IanNov 2021

  • "Just WOW!! Amazing break from start to finish"

    . The views, the grounds and the property are all amazing. We have just stayed in Pasture barn and it’s safe to say we were not disappointed. The interior is incredible, the barn has everything you need and more with lots of added little touches. The welcome basket on arrival with Prosecco, the dog treats I could go on. The games room has something for everyone and it’s safe to say we had some fun filled nights. The hot tub and sauna are so relaxing! Couldn’t pick a fault with this property and we will definitely return! ❤️

    Reviewed by VictoriaNov 2021

  • "Had the most relaxing, fun time at pasture barns."

    Cottage and settings were perfect and can’t wait to return for another adventure, thank you for everything!! X

    Reviewed by PamOct 2021

  • "Brilliant cottage, lovely owners, perfect location!"

    Reviewed by ThomasSep 2021

  • "We’ve had a fabulous time, thank you to all involved that made it such a memorable holiday x"

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2021

  • "First time in the Peak District with our grown up family and we weren't disappointed."

    Giles and Joe have everything spot on at Pastures Barn. Being able to walk our dog on their land was a huge bonus. The games shack was great, and we all had a sing along on the karaoke. Giles kindly delivered us a loaf of warm home made bread which was fantastic. Thank you so much for a great break.

    Reviewed by BarrySep 2021

  • "We loved our stay and can’t wait to rebook!"

    Reviewed by ManilaAug 2021

  • "High quality environment, with so many thoughtful touches that really help to make the stay a very relaxing, pleasurable one."

    Perfect for a family getaway, especially if you have a dog!

    Reviewed by MariaAug 2021

  • "Beautiful property, sauna and hot tub were great."

    the Games room was perfect for an evenings entertainment. Smart TV's in every room to keep the kids entertained. Playground with swings and slide. Will defiantly visit again

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2021

  • "A wonderful week, even though it rained the comforts of the barn made for a really happy holiday."

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage, with everything you would need and more, loved the hot tub and the game shack."

    Great location, we loved the Peak District.

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2021

  • "A very impressive barn conversion which has been beautifully decorated."

    They have provided everything you would need for a great stay. Hot tub is great and the games room is a unique and entertaining facility. Had some contact with the owners and they were very friendly and helpful. Nice rural and quiet location but short drive to local towns and villages. Great break away

    Reviewed by JosieJul 2021

  • "Beautiful barn, beautiful location and extremely helpful owners."

    Thank you for a wonderful stay, we will be booking again for next year

    Reviewed by AnnaJun 2021

  • "Jo, Giles, Jeremey - you honestly couldn’t have done any more for us."

    The barn is one of the best I’ve stayed in. The little touches that you have included really did make this feel like a luxurious stay. After we had a flat tyre on the journey up, you were so supportive and helpful, and went above and beyond for us, it was so needed. Jeremey’s service was honestly first class, so a special thank you to him. The hot tub experience was simply amazing and really did put the shine on my Mum’s 60th birthday celebrations. Not to mention the Games Shack, that was mega fun! We absolutely loved our stay, and we’re already looking into when we can go back! One of the best staycation finds I’ve ever made, and I will be making multiple return journeys. Thank you all so much.

    Reviewed by GurdeepMay 2021

  • "The owner of this property is a credit to you and she is outstanding in accommodating any needs or requirements."

    they have thought of everything, totally amazing! What a cottage, the attention detail is amazing, facilities just WOW. well done Jo in creating amazing hospitality!

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2021

  • "The time spent at Pastures barn was such a relaxing holiday."

    There was every possible appliance that could be required to make life easy in the kitchen. The barn was beautifully furnished and large accommodation for our dogs and family. The area for walking is spectacular having never been on that location before. The owners helped by describing interesting walks to go on and afterwards Jo's home cooked food is yummy. The amenities including the barns own sauna, hot tub and garden games are well maintained. The shared games room is organised on a rota system and cleaned thoroughly every day Cannot wait to return and already organising next year's holiday.

    The time spent at Pastures barn was such a relaxing holiday. There was every possible appliance that could be required to make life easy in the kitchen. The barn was beautifully furnished and large accommodation for our dogs and family. The area for walking is spectacular having never been on that location before. The owners helped by describing interesting walks to go on and afterwards Jo's home cooked food is yummy. The amenities including the barns own sauna, hot tub and garden games are well maintained. The shared games room is organised on a rota system and cleaned thoroughly every day Cannot wait to return and already organising next year's holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by FionaApr 2021

  • "The barn was outstanding and the both Sykes and the owners were fantastic during Covid times."

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2020

  • "Fantastic barn conversion in the perfect location, beautiful views from every window, 5 star facilities inside and out."

    The games shack is brilliant and with the Covid19 concerns Jo the owner has it perfectly organised, you get the place to yourselves on alternate days with Parlour Barn, which suited us perfectly! and it's cleaned/sanitised in between. The accommodation has the "wow factor" the owners have thought of everything you might need even down to the dishwasher tablets! The welcome pack was much appreciated and we soon popped open the Prosecco! Bedrooms are immaculately decorated, the beds are so comfy and the showers are amazing. We watched the sunset a few nights from the hot tub, which is perfect after a days walking, then into the sauna, bliss!! Even dog bowls, towels, doggy bags, a cover for the sofa and dog biscuits were left for our dog Jess who enjoyed herself immensely. Thankyou to the owners for their wonderful hospitality and for this brilliant retreat! Hopefully we'll return! The Weston's

    Reviewed by PeteOct 2020

  • "The six of us had a brilliant time even though the weather wasn’t the best!"

    The property was outstanding it was like being at home. Everything you could possibly want or need was provided including hair straighteners,hair dryer, matches,bbq fuel,tea.coffee,bin bags,and a lovely welcome pack with Prosecco! The scenery was beautiful,area peaceful. The outdoor space was amazing with the games shack the icing on the cake. The problem was deciding what to do! Absolutely five star xx

    Reviewed by LynnAug 2020

  • "Great location, fantastic cottage with everything you could ever want."

    Games room with postcard views. Owners go out there way to make sure your stay is 5*. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by SeanAug 2020

  • "What a fabulous place!"

    You will have the time of your life in staying here. Guaranteed. On the lead up to our holiday with having COVID19 concerns etc... our minds were quickly put at ease by Jo who explained how the games room would work when shared with the other family (the adjacent/attached letting property). No problem at all. In fact, it was lovely having the room to ourselves on the specific evenings meaning we could plan our holiday carefully to include everything we wanted to do. The house itself was beautiful. Breathtakingly so. Every attention to detail had been satisfied...even down to leaving dog biscuits in the food bowl! The bottle pf prosecco was a welcome touch and an apt way to start our adventure there. The kitchen was absolutely spotless as was every other room in the house. Seriously, it felt like we were the first people to stay here - ever! The house/garden was amazingly set within the pasture and enabled us to look at the wonderful views and watch a summer storm that came in on a couple of nights from the hot-tub! The fabulous sauna ended our evenings off a treat. Would love to return in the autumn/winter for another indulging experience at this amazing place. Thank you.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2020

  • "Amazing weekend with family in this wonderful converted barn, agree with other reviews that photos do not do it justice!"

    Immaculate throughout, high spec & everything you could need. Owners extremely friendly and helpful, this place is a real credit to them. Loads of competitive fun in the games room too.

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2020

  • "I booked pastures barn as a surprise birthday present for my partner."

    It really did exceed expectations. The location is lovely, on the top of a hill, surrounded by hills (personally my ideal) We was close enough to local shops and cosy pubs. However, Pastures Barn was something else.. as we arrived it was spotless, gorgeous decoration and some really lovely personal touches. You can really tell there is no expense spared. The beds are comfy and it was spotless throughout. The facilities was brilliant. The games room has provided many memories, the karaoke, the piano, table tennis, pool, table top football, air hockey gave us endless hours of fun. Jo, the owner was just on the other end of the phone if we needed her which was good to know! We will definitely be returning. THANK YOU!

    Reviewed by JacquelynFeb 2020

  • "Absolutely exquisite, the barn is done up to the most amazing standard, there are so many sweet thoughtful touches, like the jar of dog biscuits, the hamper, fresh flowers , chocolates as it was valentines day, tassimo machine and a good variety of pods, there was wood,kindling,firelighters,matches and even newspaper and instructions on how to light a fire and more wood, straighjteners, hairdryers the list could go on and on, is was so good that we booked again before we left, everyone that visited was also in love with this place."

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2020

  • "Lovely location."

    Beautiful house. Would definitely use again.

    Reviewed by HayleyJan 2020

  • "Thoughtful touches throughout which we're not expected but made us feel very welcome."

    Beautiful and clean home, all sparkling and new. Very comfortable beds and a great location for nearby walks and villages. The hot tub is brilliant and much more powerful that others we've been in before. 5 star place! Couldn't have dreamt a better place for us. The games room is a one off and really sets this aside from others, fab family place.

    Reviewed by GinaJan 2020

  • "Absolutely amazing!"

    Such a cosy home and had some amazing things like the hot tub and the sauna and the games room, you went the extra mile to make it the best experience, definitely be going back again! And definitely worth the money!

    Reviewed by EmmaJan 2020

  • "One word ..."

    AMAZING!! We booked Pasture Barn for our family celebration for 4 nights surrounding Christmas Day and it was our home from home which far exceeded our expectations. From the moment we arrived the wow factor was overwhelming as we explored the property. The attention to detail and provision of extras that we didn’t even know we needed until we needed them was awesome. To name a few extras, the welcome hamper, fizz, extra disposable cooking trays to make sure Christmas cooking was covered, board games, dog treats, bowls, extra towels, to clean them down after long walks, which were stored in the shed along with numerous outdoor activity game sets. The kitchen was stunning, stocked with various extra items just in case we needed something, well laid out and easily handled volume of the Christmas day dinner preparation. The American fridge freezer was able to store all the food without the worry of nowhere to put anything once our Asda delivery arrived. The lounge was comfy with 3 sofas, modern log fire and a fantastic size for all the family. The bedrooms and bathrooms were cosy and modern. The games barn is something that was a real treat, the owners have really created something that the whole family can enjoy, the pictures on the site look great but once you see it in person it is a real treat, hours of family fun. All in all our family had the best Christmas, we didn’t want to leave! We will be booking again and can highly recommend this property. Huge thanks to Jo and family and we look forward to staying again. God bless!

    Reviewed by NinaDec 2019

  • "Pastures Barn is by far the nicest cottage we have stayed in."

    The photos and description do not do it justice! Everything was top quality with some extra touches which made our stay special We will definitely be staying here again

    Reviewed by SteveDec 2019

  • "Our stay at Pastures Barn was fantastic from start to finish!"

    As two couples, one with a baby and the other with a dog, the barn was a perfect hideaway for the week. We’d been in touch with the owners prior to our stay with a few questions, which they promptly responded to. This took the guess work out of what we needed to bring and was extremely helpful (Thanks Jo!). On arrival, we were greeted with a bottle of prosecco and a lovely handmade hamper full of goodies. Jo had also messaged prior to our stay to ask if we’d like the Christmas decorations putting up, which we thought was a lovely added touch to our stay. The barn has been renovated to an extremely high standard giving it a lovely home from home feeling… not to mention, serious house envy!! The little extras like the tassimo machine, wine fridge, dressing gowns and towels for hot tub and the dogs were a nice touch too. The location of the barn is perfect for exploring the peak district and local areas in and around Staffordshire, or just to admire the views from the hot tub. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by HollyDec 2019

  • "We have just returned from a 4 night break to Pastures Barn."

    We came with our 9 year old son, our 2 good friends & a dog each between us. (Tilly & Daisy) The drive up alone is beautiful with the cottages set in a prime position on the edge of the peak district. The location was perfect for us with Dovedale, Bakewell & Buxton all within 30 min(ish) drive through the most breathtaking views and winding (and steep!) roads. My husband and I even took off to the roads for a run like no other we've ever experienced, very worth it! The cottage was absolutely stunning. The amount of thought and little extra touches really made our stay very special, from the welcome hamper, dog treats, dog blankets, hot tub towels & dressing gowns (and towels generally!) Coffee machines, washer, dryer & a wine fridge were all unexpected fab extras. The decor throughout was tasteful & very homely. The kitchen truly was the heart of the home and we found we spent alot of time there (a cup of coffee in the morning enjoying those views was a highlight of mine) The bedrooms were gorgeous and the beds were super comfy. The bathrooms were second to none. The games room was a hit and evenings would find the boys down there quicker than we could blink. What a great selection of games there too! Being heated and having a bathroom down there made the world of difference. I loved propping the bar up and listen to our music over the bluetooth karaoke machine too. The hot tub was a personal favourite, perfectly positioned, private, easy to use, spacious with incredible views! We all had a memorable, very comfortable & enjoyable stay at this cottage that lives and breathes a homely, welcoming feel & we most definitely will be back!

    Reviewed by LaraOct 2019

  • "There is only one word for our stay at Pastures Barn."

    .. Amazing! The house is absolutely beautiful and caters for everything that a family holiday would want. Not only is it placed is a beautiful location, the house is the epitome of comfort and provides the perfect setting for a family getaway. It was a wonderful stay providing everything that you would want, from the family gathering in the huge kitchen to sitting in the hot tub watching the October sunset! The games shack is unreal and provided many hours of family fun and entertainment that made it part of the perfect getaway. It is Situated in the middle of everything that you would want to get from the Peak District from beautiful walks in Dovedale with the dog to the depths of Pooled cavern, we really couldn’t recommend this place enough.. we will certainly be back!!

    Reviewed by PaulineOct 2019

  • "Pastures Barn is a stunning holiday home."

    The owners have thought about every detail of their guests to a brilliant stay. I couldn't recommend this property more, and we'll certainly be back in the future.

    Reviewed by HarrietOct 2019

  • "I booked pastures barn for the weekend to celebrate my friends 30th birthday."

    I was really pleased with my booking. The barn was better than i expected. Spotlessly clean & tidy everything seemed brand new. Very homely & welcoming. Everything thought out and planned so well down to a folder with all local activities which we found extremely helpful. 10/10 would definitely recommend & definitely be back for another stay. Xx

    Reviewed by KatieOct 2019

  • "Absolutely phenomenal barn which is incredibly well thought out."

    We will undoubtedly be back as soon as possible!

    Reviewed by KatieSep 2019

  • "As a group of 3 couples, with a couple of dogs, a fantastic time was had by all."

    The perfect retreat!

    Reviewed by BenjaminSep 2019

  • "What a fantastic place!"

    This holiday was truly lovely, the place was truly spotless, had all the little things you need that you don't always find, like handwash, oil, tea and coffee stuff and a lovely little welcome hamper. They even had a spare toothbrush in the welcome pack just in-case anyone forgot one. Everything was thought of and clearly labelled and the house itself was done out to such a high standard we have come home with serious house envy! The games room was a fantastic facility, the hot tub and sauna were lush and the showers really powerful. There were different kinds of games secreted about for all occasions, including a full badminton set you could put up! the gardens were lovely and there was a fab bbq with everything it needed to use included, which prompted us to get the extended family round for the day. It was awesome to get all the grownups playing in the games room too, it's not often we get chance to let go and have fun like that. Our two dogs were also clearly thought of, from dog towels and spare poo bags to a jar of treats and they were very happy while we were there. The owners were great at responding to our queries and were very pleasant to deal with. It was genuinely the nicest and most relaxing holiday we have been on in such a long time. We definitely want to come back again. Thank you for a beautiful week Pastures Barn. We were not ready to go home!

    Reviewed by SoniaAug 2019

  • "Our holiday at Pastures Barn was amazing."

    Every detail had been considered by the owners even down to hand wash in every bathroom and fry light for cooking. On arrival we were welcomed with a fantastic hamper of local produce, Prosecco and beer in the fridge. The views from the barn are truly spectacular especially whilst relaxing in the hot tub after spending the day walking across the hills. In all honesty we have never stayed in a property with so much attention to detail, it really was home from home. We took our two dogs with us who are very lively and enjoy to get muddy during their many walks, this was no problem at Pastures Barn as everything was available to ensure even the pooches were pampered. The owners also looked after the dogs during one of our days out and treated them like their own. On our return home we all had holiday blues and can’t wait to another stay here. I can’t recommend this property enough, you truly will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2019

  • "Pastures barn was impeccable, both internally and externally."

    Very spacious for the 6 of us who stayed and the kitchen / dining area was fantastic! The internal built in speaker system to 3 rooms was a hit with the kids as was the games room outside and especially the hot tub & sauna in the private garden area! Easy access to Alton Towers a bonus. A great week away for the full family, 5 star!

    Reviewed by DeanJul 2019

  • "Our stay at Pastures Barn was a pleasure from start to finish, the only disappointment was we weren't staying longer!"

    The directions provided by the owners were clear and we researched the approach on Street View; a worthwhile activity to show just what a transformation the property has undergone. Leek is easy to access for shopping and the town centre worth exploring. The Peak National Park is a relatively short drive and every trip through that area is a sight seeing excursion. The conversion of the buildings is extremely well done and to a high standard, the exterior is sympathetic to the rural setting but the interior is contrastingly modern. It worked very well. The layout of the two cottages is well done to provide easy vehicle access and laid out to keep the respective gardens sufficiently private while using the much enjoyed Sauna and Hot Tub. The garden is also fenced in to keep our small but rather nosey dog contained and the owner had provided a few conveniences to help keep the property pet friendly whilst keeping the inevitable mess out doors.The owner had also left us a much appreciated welcome pack for the first evening. All in all we had a great trip, thanks

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2019

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Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size and 1 x twin (zip/link)
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Shared games room with bar, guitar, football table, pool table, air hockey, table tennis, darts, arcade games, book exchange, DVD library and tuned piano
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Rangemaster induction cooker, electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, iron and ironing board, food processor/blender, wine cooler, dishwasher, washing machine, hair dryer and hair straighteners, Smart TV, fibre broadband, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden and patio area with furniture, Green Egg style BBQ, hot tub and sauna
  • Two well behaved pets are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.3 miles and pub 1.9 miles
  • Note: This property has a chargeable dog sitting service and the owner can provide home cooked meals, both are at additional charge and are subject to availability
  • Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £125 for this property.

The property

Pastures Barn is a wonderful barn conversion situated on the outskirts of Leek in Staffordshire, boasting lovely countryside views surrounding.

Entering the property, you will be greeted to a spacious sitting room, with plenty of seating to relax and unwind in front of the woodburning stove.

The open-plan kitchen/diner has been equipped with everything you could need to cook up a storm for the whole family.

Retire to one of the three well-presented bedrooms, all with their own TV's they comprise of: two king-size, one with an en-suite shower room and one twin with zip/link features, able to accommodate all types of groups wishing to stay here.

Outside has an enclosed lawn and patio garden to enjoy some alfresco dining, before taking a relaxing dip in the lovely hot tub.

Alternatively, relax in the sauna after a busy day out and about exploring the area.

Pastures Barn is an excellent choice for a remote break to the heart of the countryside.

Note: This property is next to Parlour Barn, ref 1001734 and 1024110 , together they can sleep 20 people.

Pastures And Parlour Barn And Holly Dale House

Resting at the foot of the Peak District National Park, these luxurious semi-detached barn conversions and detached house have been sympathetically renovated to an exceptional standard. Inside, the cottages retain all of their original character, with charming exposed beams and cosy wood-burning stoves. Interiors, however, remain stylish and contemporary throughout. Spacious, welcoming sitting rooms, complete with smart TVs and well-stocked games cupboards, provide the perfect space to relax and unwind. Meanwhile, under floor heating lets you kick off your shoes and stay toasty throughout the winter months. A high spec kitchen provides everything you need for an informal family supper, special occasion dinner or just a lazy Sunday brunch. The bedrooms in each property are kitted out with everything you need for an authentic home-from-home experience, including fluffy robes, straighteners and hair dryers and smart TVs in every room. However, you’ll struggle to stay indoors when you see what the barns have to offer outside. Each cottage comes equipped with a private sauna and hot tub, where you can relax and enjoy the spot’s stunning sunsets. The grass lawns are ideal for a game of croquet, badminton, swingball and football for which is all provided. You’ll also find a book exchange. If you do decide to explore the surrounding area, you’ve picked the perfect base. The thriving market town of Leek is on your doorstep, Ashbourne is but a short drive, providing fertile ground for antique hunting, restaurants and cafes. As well as easy access to the renowned Peak District National Park, the local area holds many other countryside attractions, including the Dovedale Nature Reserve. Here there’s a plethora of picturesque views, iconic limestone formations and pathways for walking and cycling. Don’t miss a visit to The Roaches, a rocky outcrop carved by wind over the centuries – a great place for walkers, rock climbers and freerunners alike. Meanwhile, Tittsworth Reservoir lies just 10 minutes away, offering various water sports including kayaking, fishing and sailing, as well as an excellent local produce café. For more high-octane adventures, Alton Towers is a 15 minute drive from the cottages and provides a thrilling family day out. Don’t worry about leaving your dog behind for the day either – the cottage owners can provide a dog-sitting service upon request and subject to availability. A fantastic and beautiful area to explore. Note: The three properties, property ref 1024110 Holly Dale House, property ref 1001734 Parlour Barn and property ref 957753 Pastures Barn, can be booked together to accommodate up to 20 people.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

LEEK

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 Chatsworth House, Buxton Opera House and Gawsworth Hall, plus Alton Towers is within driving distance.

Region Information

Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £125 for this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas