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Greenacres Barn

(Ref. 931233)

Denstone near Alton Towers, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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65 Customer Reviews

  • "We had such a lovely getaway."

    Felt really comfy and luxurious surrounded by nature. We will definitely be going back again

    Reviewed by Victoria4.4Feb 2024

  • "We absolutely love our stay."

    It was super cosy and inviting. We’ll definitely come again! One thing that would add a little extra that we would have used, is some blankets in the living area.

    Hi, delighted you had a lovely time! Thank you for your kind feedback, it is much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again. All the best, Tessa & David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ami-lea5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely stay at Greenacres barn."

    We stayed in the downstairs bedroom, the bed was a little uncomfortable and the pillows very flat and could do with replacing. Also, I think the kitchen could be better equipped, for instance a larger pan or wok and more cutlery as there is a dishwasher.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely big cottage in a beautiful area."

    Cottage was great but we felt it would benefit from more kitchen equipment (without having to ask for it) also an information pack of the area. Shepherds hut too close & gives no privacy. Parking a bit restricted.

    Thank you for the feedback, glad you liked the area and the Cottage! The Cottage comes equipped to cater for a party of 4 and we try to keep clutter to a minimum so that guests have plenty of room for storage. We always ask arriving guests to let us know if there's anything they would like so that we can cater for any particular requirements. Rather than having a printed guide, we put all the information on our website to keep printing to a minimum and be a little more environmentally friendly. A link to our website is included in the welcome email we send before guests arrive. If you are coming as a group of 4 in two cars, we can accommodate both. The property is set back from the road in its own land, so it's very private however it is also our home and there is a Shepherd Hut in the grounds some distance away and separated by a willow hurdle fence. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill4.1Sep 2023

  • "A lovely property - very nicely decorated, extremely clean and well equipped."

    A great location and we loved the owner’s suggested walk along an old track to the Ramblers Retreat cafe - a perfect way to spend a day. Great location for spending a day at Alton Towers too. Boot room area very handy for dogs!

    Glad you enjoyed the local walks. Lovely to meet you, thank you for staying with us! All, the best, Tessa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katharine5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely property - photos do not do it justice."

    Lovely host greeted us on arrival.

    Great to meet you all, I hope you had a relaxing stay. Thank you for staying with us, we hope to see you again! All the best, Tessa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    Thank you

    Lovely to meet you! Thank you for staying with us. All the best, Tessa & David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jun 2023

  • "Peaceful location in beautiful countryside."

    Lovely dog friendly walks on the doorstep.

    Thank you for staying with us! Lovely to meet you all. Best regards, Tessa & David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsay4.4May 2023

  • "This property is really nice and well situated in a rural location and the owners were really nice and greeted us on arrival."

    There was a bottle of complementary wine in the fridge along with a pint of milk to get us started. Lively views with great walks which our host pointed out to us as we took our dogs with us. And my daughter went to Alton towers which was only 10 minute drive from the property. I certainly would return and stay here again.

    Thank you for staying with us Karen. Lovely to meet you all and we hope to see you again! All the best, Tessa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2023

  • "Place was great, lovely location and great having cows on doorstep."

    Thank you!

    Thanks for staying with us! Lovely to meet you. Tessa & David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate4.1Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Greenacres Barn."

    Owners very welcoming and helpful. Plenty to do in the area and Denstone Farm shop is fabulous. We visited the Duncombe Arms on 3 occasions as the food and staff were 5 star. Great walks behind the cottage & surrounding area. Cottage was very clean and the beds were comfortable. We would definitely return to Greenacres Barn next year. Will miss seeing the herd of cows each day

    Thank you so much for your kind review, delighted you enjoyed your holiday, we hope to see you again! Thank you for staying with us. All the best, Tessa & David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property was lovely, nicely furnished and a great little hideaway in the country."

    The owners were very welcoming and helpful, explaining local walks and things to do. Fantastic farm shop in the village. My only criticism would be that there wasn't a great range of kitchen ware ( no measuring jug, or any sort of jug, no roasting trays or serving dishes) But maybe I like to cook on holiday more than many

    Thank you for staying with us, lovely to meet you! We cut down kitchen equipment a little during covid changeovers so that we could process everything through the dishwasher but thank you for flagging up some missing bits and pieces, we’ll review what’s there and top up! For anyone staying at Greenacres, if you find there is anything else you need, do let us know and we’ll probably have it and be able to pop it round. (David has far too much kitchen equipment at home so one bit less in our kitchen is a bonus!) Thanks again for staying with us. All the best, Tessa & David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louisa4.7Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic place, Very recommended"

    Thank you for staying with us and for your kind review, lovely to meet you. We hope to see you again! Tessa & David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Greenacres Barn."

    We were made welcome by David and Tessa. The property is in a quiet and peaceful location but ideally placed to visit the many and varied days out. If your ideal is to stay put and relax the space this property affords is amazing. It is spotlessly clean and very cosy.Our welcome bottle of wine set the tone for a really friendly but not intrusive stay. Many thanks.

    Thank you for staying with us. Lovely to meet you. Glad you had a good break. We hope to see you again, Tessa & David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "Cottage was a good size for 4 people and generally very comfortable."

    Kitchen equipment was basic but adequate for standard meals. Hot water and heating worked well. Internet was surprisingly good for a rural place. Location was charming with a very pleasant walk along the disused railway close by. The property accepts dogs but due to the immediate presence of chickens and livestock they have to be on a lead to go outside which was a bit of a pain. It would be very useful if there was a fenced off area outside the cottage. However there is lots to see in the local area, which is very attractive and I would recommend this cottage as a holiday destination.

    Reviewed by Alistair4.1Sep 2022

  • "Lovely, peaceful stay in an idyllic setting."

    Scenic walks on your doorstep, large, comfortable barn and very helpful hosts.

    Lovely to meet you! Thank you for staying with us, we hope to see you in Staffordshire again. All the best, Tessa & David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, in wonderful surroundings."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, it has everything you need to feel at home. A lovely welcome and lots of visits from Dara the old dog, the chickens and seeing the cows in the field. Highly recommend.

    Thank you so much for your kind review! Lovely to meet you all, hope you’ll stay with us again. All the best, Tessa & David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jul 2022

  • "An excellent and spacious cottage, interior design and furnishings very good and comfortable, well equipped in all rooms with helpful owners."

    Thank you for your kind review and for staying with us. Lovely to meet you both, hope to see you again! Tessa & David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic property in a great location, with really helpful and accommodating hosts; I had a lovely week's stay."

    I particularly appreciated being able to walk the dog across the field to the Churnet Valley Railway path, which is a short stroll to the pub in Denstone or a slightly longer one to Alton or further along to Oakamoor. There's lovely walking country from the doorstep or a short drive away, and of course Alton Towers is a short hop in the car too. Also, the wifi is sufficiently strong that I was able to work from the Barn for a couple of days without any glitches (apart from the distracting view!). Thoroughly recommended.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. Glad you enjoyed the walks from the doorstep! Hope to see you again soon, Tessa & David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful property and surrounding, very warm welcome from lovely owners."

    Would definitely like to come back again. Only small criticism is a few essentials in the kitchen were not provided for example, bit more glassware, children's cups and cutlery if possible, and items like kitchen roll, dust pan, washing powder and cling film or substitute.

    Thanks for your feedback, always really useful to have. Lovely to meet you, hope to see you back soon! Tessa & David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.7May 2022

  • "We chose Denstone as a good location to explore in and around the Peak District, although we mainly visited the towns and stately homes rather than the walking spots."

    Beautifully presented and very well maintained barn conversion; its warm but with velux windows for a good breeze, and so quiet and restful. We take a Sykes cottage once or twice every year and Greenacres is a good one. A reflection on the hard work by the owners.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, glad you had a good week with us. Hope to see you again, Tessa & David Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "Tessa and David were extremely welcoming and helpful during our stay."

    The property was lovely and spacious, which more than suited our needs for the week. Will definitely visit again. Thank you both

    Lovely to meet you, hope the dogs were at least a little bit tired after all those miles walked! Hope to see you again! Tessa & David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great cottage for us, well equipped and we loved the location with great walks from the doorstep."

    Owners really friendly and were very helpful when we had a problem with the door lock. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you :-)

    Hi Rebecca, thank you for your lovely review and for staying with us, we hope to see you again at Greenacres! All the best, Tessa & David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2022

  • "Just spent five nights here it was a lovely place a nice big bed and comfortable."

    The walk along the railway track is worth doing. Tessa and David are great hosts thank you for the wine and milk. We Would stop here again

    Lovely to meet you both, hope to see you again! Tessa & David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Feb 2022

  • "Highly recommend this barn, it was immaculatey presented, the beds were very comfortable and the location was perfect for lovely walks and exploring the area."

    Breakfast at Denstone farm shop also worth a visit (short walk) and has a dog covered area with heaters! Just wish we had more time.

    Thank you for your lovely review Karen. Hope to see you again in Staffordshire soon! Tessa & David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2021

  • "Greenacres was great the people are lovely the only down side waas being woke up at 3."

    33 am with a text from sykes cottages telling me how to leave the cottage i could not get back to sleep and had a very long drive the next day they had sent me a e mail telling me the same thing this is not fair so the only thing to spoil my holiday was sykes

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and very owners, beautiful countryside around he area ."

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.1Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was immaculate, spotlessly clean, spacious and finished to a very high standard of decoration."

    Tess and David's warm welcome and anticipation of our needs was perfect. The location of Greenacres Barn is superb for a peaceful getaway in the country, surrounded by beautiful nature and friendly locals. The Tavern pub in the village provided lovely meals and friendly chatter on the cool evenings and we had a wonderful break after such a long year of restrictions. The access to walks in the area was fantastic for our puppy too!

    Reviewed by Colleen5.0Apr 2021

  • "We have just returned from a long weekend away at Greenacres Barn."

    Upon arrival the cottage presented us with amazing views and a wonderful location. The hosts introduced themselves promptly and gave us plenty of information about the nearby walks. They were so welcoming and this included the lovely touch of fresh farm shop milk and a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge for us. The cottage itself was spacious, welcoming and cosy. Both bedrooms are spacious with plenty of light coming in and the beds were extremely comfy. The walls are 100 yards from your front door with easy access to Alton and Denstone on an assortment of trails. This trip was perfect, with the added bonus of our engagement. Cannot recommend this place enough, we will be back for a longer stay ☺️

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Apr 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our mini break."

    The walks were just on our doorstep so the dogs were happy! Beautiful surroundings! Made to feel so welcome which was lovely :)

    Reviewed by Erin5.0Oct 2020

  • "The Barn is lovely and a great base for a weekend away in this area with good walks straight from the property."

    The local pub does great food and is in walking distance although having to get the dogs across the first cattle grid was a bit tricky. The Barn was clean and the utility room with a washer was a bonus and great for the dogs. Due to current restrictions the kitchen wasn't as well stocked with dishes and utensils as i think it normally would be but it was sufficient for our needs. The downstairs bedroom would have benefited from having some ventilation in there at night but it was ok. The space was great and the kitchen/dining area was just fab for 4 people and 2 dogs. The downstairs bathroom has a good bath but no shower/shower attachment so this made hair washing a bit tricky! The garden wasn't as enclosed as we expected and the caravan was quite close by but again this was fine. Overall I would recommend The Barn, the hosts were very friendly when we met them and it was ideal for a weekend away, we would stay there again if we go back to the area again.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Sep 2020

  • "Delightful, peaceful and comfy property, immaculately kept."

    Exemplary hosts - there when needed, and all-but invisible when not. Brought round a few home-grown veg. for us, too!

    Reviewed by Cherry5.0Aug 2020

  • "The owners were very welcoming even providing some milk and Prosecco on arrival."

    We loved the spacious accommodation, the rural views from the cottage, the tree swings for the kids and the nearby walks. There were also friendly cows, cats and a dog who came to say hello frequently! It was really close to Alton Towers and also to some beautiful spots in the southern Peak District.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely spacious accommodation, the perfect base for our holiday."

    The barn was clean, bright and airy with everything that we needed. The owners were perfect hosts. A quiet location set back from the road. Plenty to do nearby. Great walks, cycle rides and towns to explore.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2020

  • "Was a lovely holiday."

    Views / scenery excellent. Plenty of places to walk the dog. Liked that we had a washing machine.

    Reviewed by Debra4.7Feb 2020

  • "We spent Christmas here and it was everything and more that we needed to relax."

    The property is bigger than it looks on the photos and big enough for 4 adults to have their own space for peace and quiet. It's a perfect base for surrounding towns, villages and walks from your doorstep. The garden and owners fields were perfect for our dog to stretch his legs in. The owners are lovely and very accommodating. The welcome wine and supply of milk was a nice touch. A perfect place to stay if you want to just stay put and relax and for those that like to get out and about. Accommodation was fantastic overall. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Natasha4.7Dec 2019

  • "The owners were most welcoming and provided a very detailed and helpful binder of local information."

    The property was of a high standard and very comfortable. It's set in a lovely quiet, rural location where we could relax and enjoy some walking . The garden, though pleasant, wasn't really enclosed, so we couldn't let the dog loose to play in it.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Nov 2019

  • "Spacious accommodation with excellent access to walking."

    The utility room especially useful for people with dogs.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Oct 2019

  • "An excellent base from which to explore the Peak District, a beautiful property in a lovely rural location."

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Aug 2019

  • "Lovely barn conversion surrounded by fields."

    The owners were very accommodating and were always on hand if you needed anything. Lovely walks close by and ‘dog friendly’ as well

    Reviewed by Warwick5.0May 2019

  • "Wonderful 4 nights staying in this delightful barn conversion."

    Our 2 small dogs were made to feel as welcome as us and the dog bed and treats provided for them is a lovely gesture as was our wine and milk. Lovely walks on the doorstep and the book provided insides gave us all the info we needed for lovely food and walks. All in all the perfect break for us and we shall be back

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Feb 2019

  • "The pictures did not do the cottage justice."

    it was spacious, comfortable, with good views from sitting room, an ideal location for easy walking it was attached to the owners house, but we hardly saw them. If you have pets with the warm utility room was perfect for dogs to sleep and for them to dry off after a walk. We hope to return and would not hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2019

  • "This break was excellent, just what my mum and I needed ."

    Reviewed by Loraine5.0Dec 2018

  • "The pictures of The Barn do not do it enough justice!"

    We visited for a few days at the end of October and the log fire came in hand when the nights became quickly colder. There's a gate just outside the property leading you into a field which takes you to endless walking possibilities which our two dogs loved! I love the little room as you enter the property, this came especially handy to dry off the dogs before letting them into the rest of the house! Although the owners house is connected to The Barn you feel like you are completely separate, in fact I don't think we saw the owners apart from receiving the key and dropping it off! The only family member we saw was Dara the dog who was keen to introduce herself to our dogs haha! This place is absolutely perfect for a little getaway to escape from life and just completely sit back and relax! I would recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in the Staffordshire countryside!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely spacious comfortable accommodation."

    Very handy for lots of good days out. Nice local pub and cafe in walking distance. Our 2 daughters loved it and having Alton Towers on the doorstep was an added bonus. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Apr 2018

  • "I was expecting a lot after seeing the photos and I was not disappointed."

    Fantastic quiet location. Just what we needed. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.2Oct 2017

  • "Just returned from a week at Greenacres Barn, spacious, clean and home from home, wine in the fridge to welcome you."

    Although next door to the owners you wouldn't know they were there, unless you needed something. Very dog friendly and Dara the border collie pops round to say hello. Short walk to the village for local shop and excellent farm shop where you could stock up on those special little extras. Good location, walks from the doorstep and easy short drives to get to some excellent walking areas in the White Peak area. One to return to.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2017

  • "We had a lovely week at this very comfortable spacious cottage, a real home from home with everything you need for an enjoyable holiday."

    The owners were welcoming and were on hand if we needed anything but were not intrusive. The location was good to explore lots of interesting places. Would definitely recommend and look forward to returning again one day.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2017

  • "One of the most spacious cottages we have stayed in (and we have stayed in many over the years) and very convenient for our dog as the utility area was an ideal base for dog drying, feeding and sleeping!"

    The owners were extremely welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Sally4.8Jul 2017

  • "Owners very helpful."

    A lovely cottage with a high spec. Many thanks for a great week.

    Reviewed by Fl5.0Jun 2017

  • "We loved the location, the house."

    .. the only problem is that the windows doesn't have black out blinds (specially the veluxs) and it got real difficult to put our baby to sleep. The sofa bed also should be in the middle room. These are the only easy improvements that we think they should do. Otherwise everything was perfect. Very well equipped the house. We loved it!

    Reviewed by Graziela4.2May 2017

  • "Your Sykes Experience How likely are you to recommend Sykes Cottages?"

    10 out of 10 Overall, how easy was it to search and book your holiday with Sykes? Extremely Easy (7 out of 7) Your Holiday Cottage Accuracy of the listing 4 out of 4 Cleanliness 4 out of 4 Comfort 4 out of 4 Facilities 4 out of 4 Location 4 out of 4 Value for money 4 out of 4 Would you consider re-booking this property? Yes Your General Feedback How far did Sykes go in exceeding your expectations? Exceeded Expectations (3 out of 3) Would you like to tell us anything else about this holiday? Fantastic property exceeded all expectations,The owners were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble.The big bonus was seeing a calf being born in the field right outside the property ,Lovely walks near by especially round the lake at the JCB head quarters.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2017

  • "Lovely accommodation, spacious and clean."

    Friendly hosts on hand to help.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2017

  • "Lovely situated cottage, Ideal for getting away from everyday life."

    Nicely decorated rooms, and very spacious.

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Dec 2016

  • "Such an incredible place to stay!"

    The owners were absolutely lovely, always ready to give a tip on a nice place to go, but still managed to keep the stay private for us, as they were so quiet, you hardly ever noticed their comings and goings. The property itself is beautiful, so well done and homely. Will definitely be going again!

    Reviewed by Tiany Ella4.8Dec 2016

  • "The cottage was very nice, clean and comfortable and far more spacious than we expected."

    The boot/utility room was brilliant for taking off muddy wellies, and drying off a wet dog. Excellent walks from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Heather4.8Nov 2016

  • "Fantastically clean and modern accomodation in a beautiful farmland location."

    Convenient for all of the Peak District locations we wanted to visit. I would say that this is one of the best holiday rental properties we have stayed in and we will be booking again. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Greenacres to our friends. Good communications (and a nice welcome package of milk, bread and wine) from the owners.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2016

  • "Really enjoyed our week at Greenacres Barn."

    Tessa and David made us feel really welcome as soon as we arrived and are great hosts. The added extras were great as was the homemade cake. Accommodation was to a very high standard and very comfortable and spacious. Great location for visiting the Peak District and surrounding area. Would recommend this cottage to others and would definitely make a return visit.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2016

  • "What a place!"

    Beautiful location and a lovely cottage with all the amenities that you could ask for. The owners are lovely people who made us feel so welcome.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2016

  • "This is our first time booking with Sykes cottages,and we were very impressed with the accommodation."

    We will definetely book with you again.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Sep 2016

  • "The cottage inside was beautifully converted from cow shed and pigsty top speck all round."

    excellent walking from the door on surrounding fields for our dogs

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Sep 2016

  • "The hosts were wonderful the cottage was everything and more"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2016

  • "From start to finish this was a truly wonderful holiday."

    The cottage was absolutely wonderful, superb location, peaceful, tranquil yet not far away to local amenities. The owners next door exceeded welcoming. They were so friendly but not intrusive. Really great time. Would recommend it without hesitation. Our family had a truly wonderful time, made better by the owners, their son and their gorgeous dog Dara. Really worth a visit. The photographs on the website are good, but when you see the cottage in real life you will be blown away. Thank you for a truly amazing time.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2016

  • "This cottage is amazing, so spacious and has everything you could possibly need."

    It is ideally located for alton towers. The views are stunning, the photos on page do not do the cottage justice, and the owners are very nice. Definitely booking again.

    Reviewed by Carly5.0Aug 2016

  • "We were made very welcome, with fresh flowers inside the cottage and a magnificent homemade cake."

    They are a lovely family, close enough to help, but not overbearing. Dara the dog was a pleasure to have around and a great companion for our greyhound, Gino. The cottage was beautifully clean and spacious.

    Reviewed by Nicky4.6Jul 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with wood burner.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, 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
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture, logburner/chiminea BBQ
  • The wood-fired hot tub may be available during your stay on request and for an additional charge
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 8 mins walk
  • Note: There are three steps to access the sitting room, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility

The property

This spacious, semi-detached cottage is attached to the owner's home, on the edge of Denstone near Alton.

Built in the mid-19th century as part of the Alton Towers estate, this brick-built farmhouse retains the original beams and character, yet offers extremely light and spacious contemporary open plan living.

If you like your peace and tranquillity but don't want to be miles from anywhere, then this is the cottage for you.

There's a farm at the top of the track with an organic dairy herd, and it's these ladies who will more than likely be your neighbours during your stay as they graze in the lush green pastures right outside your door.

As you enter the cottage there's a warm place for the whole group, including the dogs, to dry off and park your boots.

Step through to the sitting room with a wood burner, which is a peaceful place to watch TV, then up a few steps to the open plan kitchen and dining area, and the ground-floor bedroom.

The well-equipped kitchen with tiled flooring has a large arched window with beautiful countryside views and the dining table can easily seat everyone in your party.

If you just fancy a bit of me time, there's tons of breathing space.

This abundance is repeated in the tastefully appointed first floor bedroom with an en-suite shower room, plus there is a second bedroom on the ground floor alongside a family bathroom.

With many attractions, eateries and inns close by, there's much to tempt you away, though you may choose to enjoy the fantastic views without leaving this lovely retreat.

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About the location


Alton 2.3 miles; Uttoxeter 6.3 miles; Ashbourne 7.6 miles; Leek 15 miles.

The pretty, traditional village of Denstone is close to many fantastic attractions, including the thrilling Alton Towers theme park which is just a stone's throw away. The village has an award-winning farm shop and café and a local inn. Alton is a short drive away and offers numerous eateries and pubs and a Post Office. Situated on the Churnet Valley Trail and close to the High Peak and Tissington Trails, there are excellent walking and cycling routes available. Located on the edge of the Peak District, there is plenty to do in the area; the market towns of Ashbourne and Leek are easily accessible, as is the town of Uttoxeter. The historic houses of Haddon and Chatsworth are within easy reach, and there are numerous walking, cycling and climbing opportunities. A wonderful part of the Peaks with plenty to do whatever the time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas