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Upper Barn

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

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets Yes

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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


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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Cox

    “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.

    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.

    - Mrs Cox, June 2021

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.

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