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Jim's Barn

Diggle, Saddleworth, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 20237)



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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Nicely maintained cottage in a beautiful village location."

    Good to be few days away from the city life.

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Jim's Barn and managed to 'get away from it all'. Thank you for leaving us a review and we do hope that you will come back and visit us again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DheerajOct 2021

  • "The post code that been given covers a very large area and it won't take you to the cottage."

    The best way is to goggle the name of the cottage instead when you get to diggle. Email we received about direction talks about sign posts such as school. n the dark finding signs such as name of a school would be difficult.

    Reviewed by MehrzadSep 2021

  • "Jim's Barn was a perfect location for walking on the Moors."

    We didn't need to travel miles in the car each day. The accommodation was clean, comfortable and there was nothing missing that we wished we had. The picnic table on the patio was just the most wonderful place for watching the sun go down and rest our legs after a long Moor walk. We have some stunning sunset pictures. The chicken and horses are friendly, in fact a couple of times we thought a hen was going to come in, but she was just having a look. The 'Singing Cow', was also part of the experience. Don't worry she only sings during the daytime. We had a problem with the smoke alarm and phoned Nigel who told us it was due to a power cut. We'd just boiled the kettle so didn't realise, so any problems are quickly dealt with. All in all a perfect break. Come on woman there must be a grumble ....... yes OK the very hard Titanic Jigsaw has an outside piece missing so don't spend ages looking for it! Thank you for our wonderful week.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday with us and we will endeavour to find the missing jigsaw piece! Our hens obviously have manners and don't enter the cottages without an invitation. We hope you will visit us again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2021

  • "The holiday was lovely but we felt Restricted on not be able to just get up and ..."

    The holiday was lovely but we felt Restricted on not be able to just get up and go for a walk, we had to drive to find a walk as we were not allowed in the Fields, other than that we were happy

    e are a working farm so guests obviously can't walk across our fields as there are no public footpaths in them and they also contain livestock (horses, cows, sheep). There are lots of walks from the doorstep of Jim's Barn along the lanes and there is a local map and Information in the visitors book in the cottage. The Pennine Way is only yards from the farm and is well signposted. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PatrickJul 2021

  • "Lovely peaceful and quiet place, well equipped."

    Owners were very friendly.

    Reviewed by JanetJan 2020

  • "We had a lovely week despite a lot of rain and wind."

    I couldn't fault the cottage and the views. The only thing I would draw attention to is the parking between two muck heaps. I didn't bother us because we are used to the outdoors, but I think some people would not enjoy the smells.

    Reviewed by ChristinaMar 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    The cottage is well equipped and restored to a really high standard. We had a really good nights sleep in the very comfortable beds.The owner was really helpful, even bringing more wood for the fire when the weather turned cold. Thanks very much would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by MikeOct 2018

  • "We try to get back to the Saddleworth area every three years and would love to stay at Jim's Barn again."

    The narrow road to Jim's was not a problem for us because we had spent the previous six weeks driving around country areas of Scotland, Wales and Ireland, however some drivers might be put off by it. Because the farm also has stables and there is a shooting range further on up the road meant that there was more traffic on the track with limited passing areas. The view is magnificent, we love the farm environment, and have a special love for the Saddleworth area. Thank you.

    Reviewed by GregAug 2018

  • "The cottage was perfect for what I wanted on this trip."

    I was met by the owner upon arrival and made to feel very welcome. All in all a fabulous week and I will seriously consider a return trip in the summer.

    Reviewed by JaneDec 2016

  • "Jim's Barn is a delight with wonderful views."

    We particularly liked the very pleasant and helpful reception from the owner.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2015

  • "Very well equipped, clean and comfortable, holiday let."

    Friendly and helpful owner. Beautiful and peaceful location.

    Reviewed by AgnesOct 2015

  • "Jim's Barn was located in a stunning setting and the house had everything we needed."

    The owner was very friendly and welcoming. It was lovely to stay in such a nice environment.

    Reviewed by AnnekaAug 2015

  • "The cottage was very professionally managed but what made it exceptional were the personal touches."

    Our stay felt personal, that we weren't just a source of income but that the owners were genuinely interested that we had a good experience. In addition to a brilliantly refurbished cottage the views were breath taking.

    Reviewed by RogerDec 2014

  • "The views were beautiful and the peace was amazing."

    The family and staff were all friendly. The area has plenty to do and we would return. It was exceptionally wonderful as it was where I lived when I was 6. We brought my mother who has dementia and it brought back lots of memories.

    Reviewed by KathOct 2014

  • "Very comfortable accomodation and beautiful views."

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2014

  • "Absolutely brilliant place - a home from home."

    All the little extras in the barn made it very special for the adults and children alike. Spotless, immaculate and very tasteful décor. Very, very well equipped dwelling. The owners were all very friendly. My little boy loved the toy tractor and the small farm yard. Will definitely visit again, can not fault it. Highly recommend to anyone. Lovely setting.

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2014

  • "It was perfect."

    Mrs Van ZwamJul 2013

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Diggle House Farm Cottages

These delightful, stone-built barn conversion cottages are located on a high promontory, in beautiful rolling countryside near the village of Diggle in the heart of Saddleworth, on the edge of the Peak District. These Saddleworth cottages have been thoughtfully converted to provide excellent eco-friendly facilities, yet they still retain the character and charm of the original dwellings and boast breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. This is a wonderful opportunity to stay in traditional accommodation on a working farm, but also enjoy the home comforts of underfloor heating, solar electricity, rainwater harvesting and hot water supplied from pipes laid within the ground. Modern styling and contemporary furnishings are evident throughout these Diggle cottages which feature open plan living areas with a modern kitchen and a sitting area with a woodburning stove. Upstairs, the cottages feature a modern bathroom and bedrooms with lovely views of the nearby fells. Nearby, Diggle has two traditional pubs, a newsagent, Post Office and a popular chip shop. There is a network of excellent walks, bridleways and cycle routes along valleys or up to the moors that offer glorious views from the cottage, plus other picturesque Saddleworth villages are short drives away. A scenic journey across the moors will bring you to the tourist locations of Hebden Bridge, Haworth, Marsden, Meltham and Holmfirth. Saddleworth and the surrounding areas boast a wide selection of gastropubs and restaurants, plus there is a variety of individual food and farm shops and supermarkets all around. Two lovely Saddleworth cottages whatever the time of year.

The property

A lovely two-bedroom cottage on a working farm in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Peak District National Park.

Ideal for a family holiday or for friends who wish to discover this fabulous area, this eco-friendly Saddleworth cottage boasts a double and a twin bedroom with a modern bathroom.

The open-plan living area has the benefit of a warming woodburning stove, perfect for those chilly evenings after a day out walking.

Note: This cottage is next to ref 20614 and together they accommodate 6 people.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Shared external utility.
  • Ground source underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and game, washing machine in the shared utility room
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Shared garden and patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1 mile
  • Note: This is a working farm - children to be supervised at all times.

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About the location


Uppermill 3 miles; Oldham 9 miles; Huddersfield 17 miles.

Diggle is one of seven villages nestling amongst the 18,000 acres of moorland hills, open fields and scenic valleys that comprise the Saddleworth area. These Pennine villages have a wool spinning and agricultural heritage dating back to the Industrial Revolution, but today Saddleworth has evolved into an attractive South Pennine and Peak District National Park area with breathtaking views and glorious stone built buildings. Diggle is a thriving little village with a good range of amenities and is well placed to explore the South Pennine region. Part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is located at one end of the recently restored Standedge Canal Tunnel, Britain's longest, deepest and highest canal tunnel. In the heart of the village are the Hanging Gate pub, the Diggle Hotel pub, a newsagent, a post office/off licence and a children’s indoor Activity Centre. There is a brass band club called the Diggle Band Club which regularly hosts band contests and concerts and The Diggle Blues Festival is an annual event that takes place in June and Diggle is one of the villages that hosts the Whit Friday Band Contests. Saddleworth is home to a wide range of festivals and community events, the most famous of which is the Whit Friday Band contest, which attracts the UK’s and Europe’s top brass bands and was the backdrop to the film ‘Brassed Off’. Nearby attractions include Dovestones Reservoir for boating and walks, and the Castleshaw Valley with an interpretation trail for a Roman fort, the highest of a series built on the Roman military road from Chester to York.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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