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Upper Barn

Great Haywood, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1035006)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • 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/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "The Upper Barn was a lovely cottage with a layout that worked well for us."

    The location was super, with beautiful countryside around and yet within easy reach of plenty of places to visit. The property was tastefully appointed and worked well for our family. The garden is enclosed and laid out very attractively, with space for eating and relaxing outdoors in good weather. There was ample parking. We would not hesitate to visit again.

    Reviewed by NicolaOct 2021

  • "The Barn is very nice but just a couple of things would make it even better."

    Only one bedroom had a mirror. There were mirrors in the bathrooms but not near a plug so no good for drying hair etc. The sinks in the bathrooms are impractical.Tiny no plugs and with a shelf above so almost impossible to use for anything other than handwashing.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2021

  • "We had a fantastic family holiday celebrating my husband’s 60th with our grand child, children their partners and our dog - wonderful time away."

    Reviewed by KimSep 2021

  • "Nice barn but too many issues."

    We stayed as a family of 4 early September, the owner text me over a week before our stay which was mainly about the bins being put out. I also got a reminder from her the day they needed to go out, I did remember the first time. Little information about the house & area, used to getting a nice folder with information in other accommodations. Things were not so clean in the kitchen. There was only one mirror in the whole house & there is plenty of space to add more mirrors, the sinks are all very very small to the point they are not worth having. WIFI was useless. Outside lights were not working & owner knew of this, got in touch with her & she took days to get back regarding this. Table tennis was fun in the evening but not really sure what the point of the utility room in the garden. Was very hot weather so lots of flies inside & smells from the farm. Also got a text the morning we were leaving to tell us what we needed to do before we left the property. Holiday information in a folder would be sufficient enough rather than text messages!!!

    Reviewed by RachaelSep 2021

  • "My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay we did loads of things around the area ."

    Just a few comments needed in the barn 1)more glass tumblers (only 3 and there was 8 of us !,) 2)cafeteria 3) ice making trays 4) plastic glasses for outside 5) freezer in utility room should be a fridge 6) cloths line or airer for drying cloths These are a must when having young children also

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2021

  • "Dawn in customer relations was extremely unhelpful, rude in an email to me, without even speaking to me."

    I had numerous emails from Sykes giving false details about the accommodation, however, Dawn says it’s my fault for booking the barn. Lovely isn’t it? I have used Sykes on many occasions, now I’m not able to trust what is said in their emails. The accommodation was in a lovely area. A few niggles, not so clean in places, cloth table mats!!(Covid?) chipped crockery, not 8 of most things, one mirror in one bedroom only, couldn’t find an iron, toaster half working! Not pet or young children friendly garden, it’s not secure.

    Reviewed by AnnetteJul 2021

  • "Lovely place, beautiful surroundings and good communication from the host."

    We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed our stay. Only minor piece of feedback is that the cottage is advertised as child/dog friendly however there is no gate to enclose the back garden - this was the only negative point to our stay.

    Reviewed by KatieJun 2021

  • "This accommodation was superb , loads of space for the family and the table tennis was a big plus, we have already recommended to friends and they have booked for later this year."

    Hopefully we can return at some point in the future

    Reviewed by JasonMay 2021

  • "We stayed in this beautiful barn conversion for mums birthday weekend."

    It was fully equipped for the whole family ranging from 16 months to 68 years old and was spotlessly clean. Set in a quiet little village but with easy access to a range of things to do and places to explore.

    Reviewed by MelissaOct 2020

  • "Lovely home , very new and clean!"

    The carpet upstairs is very plush :-) Good facilities, shame we were there in wet weather as would have been nice to have been able to sit outside. Tesco superstore is about 15 mins away, Alton towers, 25 mins away, local Chinese in hixton was very good! Kitchen had everything we needed. We purchased some logs for the log fire to use too Great place!

    Reviewed by LauraOct 2020

  • "Beautiful accommodation in a great location."

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2020

  • "The barn was lovely - it's a new conversion and the quality of fittings is superb."

    Location is very quiet, and with it being a barn with thick walls it kept the rooms cool when it was warm outside. There were a few small teething problems as the build is brand new, but overall we had a lovely stay and would recommend the barn to anyone wanting a relaxing week away.

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2020

  • "We had a very pleasant week at upper barn."

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2020

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The property

Resting in the quiet rural hamlet of Drointon in Staffordshire is this superb barn conversion, Upper Barn, sleeping up to eight guests, it presents the perfect setting for a wonderful family holiday in the country.

Surrounded by farmland and open fields, Drointon is also within reach of the Cannock Chase AONB, Alton Towers, and is an hour from the Peak District.

Enter into this beautifully renovated property and come straight into the open-plan living space decorated with bright, neutral hues, it is a serene setting to enjoy with your loved ones.

An attractive dining table and chairs sits in the middle of the room before the bi-fold doors opening up to the garden, with the kitchen and sitting area on either side.

A large range cooker with a gas hob sits in the fitted kitchen, next to pristine white counter tops, a classic Belfast sink, and several high-quality appliances.

The sitting area offers plenty of soft seating to relax on as well as the multi-fuel stove placed in the corner, gather the family to watch a film here on the large Smart TV and be warmed by the fire.

The garden has been beautifully designed to offer a large lawn space for children and pets to enjoy, as well as a large outdoor sofa seating for relaxing on the patio, with an external utility and cloakroom resting at the end of the garden, as well as a sheltered area with table tennis, perfect for a summer afternoon.

Also on the ground floor is a cloakroom where the washing machine also lives, while upstairs on the first floor you can find the stunning main family bathroom, as well as the four lovely bedrooms.

A king-size bedroom and a double bedroom benefit from an en-suite shower room each, with the remaining two bedrooms being a double and an adult bunk room, all with tasteful and elegant decor and plenty of storage for your things.

Upper Barn is perfectly placed for visiting a host of popular UK attractions including Alton Towers theme park less than 20 miles away, where thrilling rides and rollercoasters are sure to satisfy any adrenaline-seeker.

South of Drointon is the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, not only home to a wealth of great walking country, but also the National Trust Shugborough Estate where a beautifully preserved Georgian mansion rests amongst sweeping parkland and formal gardens, as well as Go Ape Cannock where treetop adventures await for the whole family via a rope course in the tree canopy.

The Peak District is around an hour's drive away for those eager to seek a walking challenge, while the city of Stoke-on-Trent offers plenty of shops, restaurants and pubs to enjoy.

Great days out can be had in nearby historic castles like Stafford Castle, Tutbury Castle and Chartley Castle shedding history on the local areas.

Upper Barn proved perfect for an idyllic family holiday in the Staffordshire countryside.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 1 x adult bunk room
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC with washing machine
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove
  • External utility with cloakroom
  • Gas central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric range cooker with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available on request
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 1.9 miles

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About the location


Stafford 7.1 miles; Cannock 10.3 miles.

Great Haywood is a lovely village in Staffordshire, England. The village gives access to a range of pubs and restaurants for some fine dining opportunities, as well as some shops and supermarkets for picking up all the necessary ingredients for an evening meal. Situated just a few miles away is the bustling town centre of Stafford, which offers a larger number of amenities. The Grade II listed Stafford Castle and Ancient High House museum are well-worth the trip to discover fascinating local history. Popular attractions continue in the Cannock Chase AONB, rich with trails for walking, cycling, hiking and even mountain biking, whilst the nearby Chasewater is ideal for a range of watersports including sailing, fishing and waterskiing. Make sure you visit Go Ape Cannock which is an adventure seekers haven for its thrilling zip wires, treetop adventures and segways, something the whole family can enjoy.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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