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The Barn at Hill House

(Ref. 1085382)

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "This is an exceptional holiday property."

    Not only did it have the essentials like comfortable beds, plenty of comfortable seating in the lounge, a large enough dining table, well equipped kitchen, appliances all working etc, but the little things that are so often overlooked were also thought of. The welcome pack was great (especially the brownies!) but also we received details a couple of weeks before of all the extras that were supplied so we didn't need to bring them. And the views were incredible, we never tired of looking out the window. It was lovely to be in the countryside without being too far from places to visit, and despite unseasonal July weather we found plenty to do. Cannot recommend highly enough.

    Thank you so much for your marvellous review. We try very hard to provide the quality of holiday cottage that we would like ourselves if we were to go away! We would be pleased to welcome you back one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2024

  • "A really lovely place to stay."

    We’ve been before and definitely hope to return. Excellent on all fronts and just perfect for an adult family who enjoy walking

    Thank you for your great feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again for some more walking in our beautiful area! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2024

  • "What a wonderful place."

    Lynne made communication clear and the bran wasn't hard to find. I stayed there with 8 friends and we just had the best time watching the sun set over the valley. What a special place this is. Will be back for sure.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We certainly agree with you that this is a special place! We look forward to seeing you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rhys5.0Jun 2024

  • "A superb find for our family holiday."

    Excellent accommodation in all ways- outstanding views from inside and out. Very well equipped for all age ranges . Very clean and comfortable. Would easily recommend this property to anyone who wants a holiday ‘on top of the world’ !

    We are so glad that you all enjoyed your holiday in our very special Barn "on top of the world"! Thank you for your lovely feedback and we hope to see you again one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2024

  • "The Barn is perfect."

    Everything is of a very high standard. Possibly the best place we have stayed in.

    Thank you so much for the super feedback! Great to hear we are the best you’ve stayed in. Do come back again one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Jun 2024

  • "Fantastic property all you could want."

    Wonderful location, superb views, excellent welcome pack. Our second visit just as wonderful as the first . PERFECT in every way

    Oh thank you so much for your great review, it was lovely to welcome you back again. Hope to see you next time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2024

  • "This was our second stay at this cottage and I would say it was even better the second time as we knew what to expect."

    My Brother and his partner and their dog also stayed for the first few days. They were also amazed about the stunning setting and the style and comfort of the cottage. Our dog Sammi (Spaniel) - she was also very excited to be back! Just can not fault this cottage for what it offers. A very special time was had by all. Thank you again for allowing us to spend some time in such an amazing/ special cottage.

    It was great to see you again, thanks for your feedback, and we’re so pleased that you all enjoyed yourselves! Hope to see you again next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allison5.0May 2024

  • "An oasis of calm and beauty in a hectic world."

    So wonderfully quiet and peaceful. There is lots to do only a short drive away but if you just want to be quiet then this is the ideal spot. Local walks give spectacular views. Very comfortable well equipped accommodation. Have already booked to go back!

    It was lovely to see you again for your relaxing break. Thank you very much for your feedback and we shall look forward to seeing you next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2024

  • "We have a fantastic week at the cottage."

    The owners left us a lovely welcome pack and everything was clean and as expected. Kitchen well stocked, beds comfy and we loved the air source heat pump (good research into whether we get one ourselves one day!). Ample supply of books (for all ages, my 7 year old loved the horrible histories ones!) and games and great suggestions on local places to go. The location is fab - that view! Weather wasn't great for our stay but we still enjoyed walks around the valley and around the area. We even had some glimpses of the resident barn owl and rabbits - just fabulous. Thank you!

    You’re welcome! Thank you for your feedback. It’s good to know that you had a fantastic time! We hope the weather will be drier if you come again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Apr 2024

  • "Fantastic barn and holiday place to stay with a bunch of friends."

    The open plan kitchen/diner/lounge was perfect. Warm, clean and had everything you needed. Lynne left some wonderful treats for arrival too which was lovely.

    We’re very glad you and your friends enjoyed our lovely barn and the walks in our area. Thank you for your feedback and do come back again one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2024

  • "Amazing cottage in a fantastic location."

    The cottage was exactly as described, with stunning views. The additional welcome basket was amazing and went above the normal welcome packs at holiday cottages. Will definitely be re booking this cottage again.

    Thank you for your great review! If our guests are happy then we’re happy too! See you again one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2024

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Very well appointed and with a terrific view. Comfortable beds and facilities.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a great review. We’re glad you had a lovely time! We would be pleased to welcome you back one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2024

  • "A perfect location to unwind and get closer to nature."

    Property is on the doorstep to some lovely walking paths and we were delighted to see the resident owl. The Barn is very clean throughout and plenty of room for the family. The personal touches from the owners are very thoughtful, and we really enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. So glad you were able to relax and enjoy our special location. See you again one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Feb 2024

  • "Stunning view from the very top of a spectacular spot on the edge of the peaks."

    Amazing sunrises and glimpses of the resident Barn Owl. An excellent location for a small family reunion this New Years. The barn is immaculate, cosy and well equipped for families and the paddock a great space for the dog. We took a superb day out to Chatsworth during our stay and climbed Mam Tor in the sunshine (and wind!!) on New Years Day. Some wonderful memories made. We look forward to coming back one day soon to see a different drier season and explore more of the hundreds of walks that are close by. Thank you Lynne and Don for your hospitality and the delicious chocolate brownies!!

    Great to hear you enjoyed your New Year's family reunion with us! Thank you for your super feedback and do come back again to create some more lovely memories! Wishing you a happy 2024! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Muriel5.0Dec 2023

  • "A fabulous place in a beautiful position."

    The Christmas decorations made such a huge difference and the extra details for the kids helped to make our Christmas. We’re extremely grateful, thank you for a lovely stay.

    We're so glad you and all the family had a lovely Christmas with us and thank you for taking the time to review your stay. It was a pleasure to make the Barn all "Christmassy" ! We hope to see you again one day. Wishing you a happy 2024! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay at The Barn at Hill House farm."

    The cottage was just as described and was very warm, welcoming and comfortable after our walks in the Peak District with our pooch. The enclosed paddock was a great feature of the cottage and the perfect safe space to let our dog run around and for us to watch the ever changing weather fronts roll in over the hills. The hamper was a lovely touch and Lynne and Don were very welcoming.

    Thank you for your lovely review of our special Barn! We are glad you all enjoyed the many walks in the area and could appreciate the ever changing Peak District weather! It would be nice to welcome you all back again some time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Oct 2023

  • "Amazing barn conversion, all on one floor and to a high spec."

    Location is perfect - lots of opportunities to get out and about to Leek, Ashbourne and up north into the wider Peak District Park. We walked out to Butterton and back which takes around 1hr 15min. This walk direct from the barn takes you across fields and you get some great views back towards elk stones. In Buttetton we’d highly recommend the Black Lion pub along with the Lazy Trout (10min drive) and a walk around Tittesworth Reservoir.

    Thank you for your great feedback of our lovely Barn at Hill House! We're glad that you enjoyed some good walks and visiting some of our lovely local pubs. Hope to see you again one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Hill Barn."

    Our welcome was warm and the goodies left for us were amazingly generous. Everything you could wish for is waiting for you, stunning scenery from the window, a beautiful home and such a well equipped kitchen. There is also an enclosed area for dogs to play safely. We would highly recommend and will be back.

    We are thrilled that you all had a wonderful stay with us. Thank you for leaving a lovely review and we look forward to seeing you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a very special cottage."

    We have been to many cottages over many years and for us this cottage is somewhere we will return to. Just stunning views - the best we have experienced. Cottage - so very comfortable- a real home from home. I love to cook and the kitchen was very well stocked. We love to be able to walk from the door and there are many options from this cottage which take full advantage of the amazing countryside. Although you are attached to the owners property you are are very private and the owners Lynne and Don are just great hosts. There has been a lot of attention to detail to ensure their guests have a great holiday, Sammi our 3 year old working cocker spaniel also had a great time! Thank you for allowing us to stay in such an amazing place. So looking forward to returning in May 2024

    Thank you so much for such lovely feedback, we are very touched, we love it when our guests have such a great time! We think it is very special too and it's nice to be able to share it! We look forward to welcoming you back next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage with a fabulous view across the valley."

    The cottage clean and tidy, with everything you could want during a short holiday. Our 4-legged friends were well catered for, with a lovely fully enclosed grassy area for the to run around freely in. The cottage is well off the beaten track, with only the main house close by, so a lovely quiet spot to relax and enjoy our holiday. We had a lovely meal in the local pub (about a 10 min drive) - good food and very friendly staff. We will be back to stay in thecottage again next year.

    Great to see you all for your holiday with us again! Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you all next year for some rest and relaxation! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous and very well and thoughtfully equipped with everything we needed."

    Stunning views and beautiful countryside. Friendly and helpful hosts. Very generous welcome baskets. Faultless!

    Thank you very much for the great feedback. We hope to see you again one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jul 2023

  • "The Barn was very comfortable, had everything we needed and had wonderful views of the surrounding countryside."

    We really enjoyed watching the rabbits on the lower lawn area and the barn owls flying about. Also the other birds and butterflies. The peace and quiet was wonderful and we felt very relaxed. Lynne and Don (the owners) were there if you needed them and they recommended some local pubs that did lovely meals, also there were lots of places to visit. We would like to come back to the area and visit the places we weren't able to this time.

    We are pleased to hear you had everything you needed in the Barn and enjoyed the peace and quiet, the views and the wildlife! Please come back to visit again with new places to discover! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful Barn, in a stunning location, the views were amazing."

    perfect for our family getaway, The Barn was very well equipped, everything was thought of even coal for the BBQ. The barn was beautifully clean, and the beds really comfortable. The extra touches on arrival were really appreciated, especially the Brownies and the dog treats. Would highly recommend staying here.

    Thank you for your great feedback! We are so pleased that you were happy with everything we provide. Do come back again one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful large clean property, fully equipped including the Welcome Pack (but beware of the triple chocolate brownies, you'll find out who your friends are!"

    ), and very helpful and friendly Owners in the adjoining Hill House. Nice patio seating/dining outside the door, with absolutely stunning views over the valley, lower seating area in the Paddock also with the views, wonderful in the sun but also superb in the grey. The patio area is enclosed by planters and fencing, the huge lower paddock by fencing on the Paddock side, and a wide bed of stinging-nettles on the hillside below it, so that not even our 2 Irish Setters (a breed not noted for its intelligence!) were tempted to try to escape! There is also a handy dog-poo bin en route to/from the Paddock, if you take your furry friends. I recommend viewing Google Maps to see the approach to the property, so that it's easy to recognise the well-labelled sign at the sharp bend for The Barn at Hill House. Also do aim for Upper Elkstone, as your satnav may point you to Elkstone near Cheltenham! The steep single-track drive to The Barn at Hill House is most definitely worth the climb. In the Barn's folders for Visitors there is clear information on the property, the equipment within, and nearby Eateries, and also Sites of Interest helpfully graded according to distance (more properties should do this!). Leek (20 mins away) is a small but interesting old town, and in the opposite direction is Hartington, with a few pubs and shops, in particular the Farm shop, which includes a cafe; try their Sticky Toffee Pudding and Ginger cake, it's heavenly! The Lazy Trout and the Reform Inn are both excellent restaurants, and we recommend booking. Altogether a great place to stay, peaceful but with all mod.cons, and not far to shops, eateries, and Peak District attractions.

    Thank you so much for your very detailed great review of our lovely Barn with its stunning views and we're so glad that you enjoyed exploring our beautiful area! Please do visit again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Jun 2023

  • "The holiday cottage was perfect."

    Every detail was considered. The view was amazing. I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Thank you for the great feedback! We try hard to please our guests! Come back again one day to enjoy the view which is, as you said, amazing! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "This property was lovely and big for my friends and I to stay in for the weekend."

    The views are absolutely stunning!! The owners were very weclcoming and thought of everything.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback and do come back again when you all want to get together to enjoy a break from hectic lives and to enjoy the amazing view! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0May 2023

  • "This was the best accommodation we have stayed at."

    It was very well appointed, warm, clean and with lots of welcoming touches. The location is sublime.

    Thank you for your super feedback! We are glad that the Barn exceeded your expectations! We hope you will visit again one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Apr 2023

  • "A repeat visit to an idyllic location."

    If you want peace and quiet this is the place for you. The sheep are the noisiest things around! Comfortable, spacious accommodation with a very warm welcome. Already looking forward to our next visit.

    It was so lovely to welcome you back to the Barn! Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to seeing you again next year for a well deserved break! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property was fantastic Would be even better in good weather to take advantage of the outside seating area."

    . Great views over the valley with a barbecue

    Thank you for the great feedback. Come back to see us again one day to enjoy a barbecue looking at the view! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2023

  • "A gem of a place to stay!"

    We had a fantastic time staying at the Barn. It was luxuriously appointed throughout, spotlessly clean and felt warm and cosy at all times. Each bedroom is large with extremely comfortable beds and the bathrooms are beautifully appointed. The views from the open plan living area are just stunning. We appreciated the lovely welcome pack- especially the Brownies! It was nice to be welcomed by the owners Lynne and Don on arrival. One of its charms is that its location is certainly ‘off the beaten track’: down single track roads, on the top of a hill overlooking the rolling countryside/moorlands. We went outside each dusk just to stand and listen to the owls - and even had the joy of seeing a Barn Owl closely flying by. An amazing place to stay and we (3 friends and I) couldn’t recommend the Barn highly enough.

    We are thrilled that you had such a fantastic time in our Barn, it certainly is a very special location! Thank you for your recommendation and please visit again when you would like to get together with your friends! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2023

  • "A beautiful well-appointed 4 bedroom cottage with stunning views of the rolling countryside."

    Lovely and warm and there had everything we needed. Lovely welcome treats, including homemade brownies, bread, butter, milk and even eggs! Lots of Christmassy decorations which added to its warmth. We thoroughly enjoyed our 1 week Christmas break and would recommend The Barn at Hill House, highly!

    Thank you so much for your recommendation! It was lovely to meet you and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your cosy Christmas break in our special Barn. We look forward to welcoming you back again one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2022

  • "This is a stunning property."

    It was so well planned and the open plan living area was amazing for our family get together. It housed 4 couples easily - we never felt crowded. It was very well equipped and everything seemed to have been thought of. The views were lovely, the barn was beautifully clean, and the beds really comfortable. All the bedrooms were equally lovely. The extra touches on arrival were really appreciated. Thankyou Lynne and Don for providing such a beautiful ' home from home'

    Thank you for such lovely feedback, it really makes our day when our guests are happy. We are so lucky to live here! We hope to see you again when schedules allow! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely the best stay we have ever had, not only was the property stunning and so well equipped the paddock provided for our four legged friend was perfectly safe a great weight off our minds."

    Lynne and Don provide a lovely welcome pack and numerous extras that makes The Barn a home rather than a holiday house. The beds are sublime the sofas are plentiful and very comfortable, something that many other cottages fail to have. The showers are all power showers and do not ‘run cold’ if others are being used at the same time, all of the kitchen equipment is modern and spotlessly clean, the washing machine and dryer works very well, all in all a brilliant place to stay do not hesitate to book.

    We are completely delighted with your detailed and thoughtful feedback, thank you so much. It would be lovely to welcome you all back to your "home away from home" next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Sep 2022

  • "Wow, what a truly stunning property!"

    We’ve just returned from a wonderful holiday at this beautiful barn! What a fabulous warm welcome and goodies package by these lovely owners Lynne and Don; delicious handmade brownies, Prosecco, coffee, bread and eggs, even a little treat for the doggies, thank you so much! Absolutely incredible views, beautifully clean, extremely comfortable including great beds, linen and towels. Excellently equipped with everything you could need, including indoor and outdoor games, books and BBQ. We didn’t want for anything! Great location too for walking and exploring the Peak District. It was perfect, we loved everything about it and just can’t wait to return!

    It was so lovely to have met you both and your sweet dogs! Thank you so much for that amazing review, we are very grateful. Come back next year for a bit of well-deserved rest and relaxation! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2022

  • "A wonderful holiday in a beautiful hillside cottage."

    The view from the cottage into the valley and across the dales is outstanding. The cottage, was clean, spacious, comfortable, and had everything we needed (plus much more) A lovely holiday let, we will be back again.

    We are so happy that you had everything you needed and that you all had a wonderful holiday! Thank you very much for your lovely comments and we hope to see you again one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Sep 2022

  • "Amazing stay in a wonderful property and fantastic location."

    The owners had thought of everything we could possibly need in preparation for our stay, definitely going the extra mile to make sure our holiday was easy and stress free. I could not recommend this property enough and can’t wait to return at some point in the future.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we really do appreciate it! We look forward to welcoming you all back in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2022

  • "The best holiday home we have had so far - very spacious and comfortable, beautifully situated, friendly and helpful owner."

    The house is extremely well equipped and the beds are excellent - couldn’t fault it at all!

    We are always delighted and encouraged to hear such lovely feedback! Thank you so much. It was lovely to meet the family, come and visit us again one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

  • "The barn was absolutely beautiful, spotlessly clean, spacious, comfortable and well - equipped with many thoughtful touches."

    The field / enclosed garden was wonderful for the children. The parking was easy. The welcome treats made for a lovely - and very yummy! - start to the holiday. Thank you to our hosts for such a great week. We’d love to come back!

    We are so pleased that you all had a great week! Thank you for your excellent feedback. It was lovely to meet you and your family and we would be thrilled to welcome you back one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2022

  • "Was simply an amazing place to stay , from meeting Don and Lin to entering the Barn everything was both immaculate and there was nothing missing, every utensil was there ."

    We loved the welcome pack especially the home made Brownies, would recommend the Barn to everyone. Mike and Anne

    It was lovely to meet you both and we're very pleased that the Barn met your high expectations! Thank you for recommending us and we hope to see you again one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "This cottage is in a fabulous location with outstanding views."

    The paddock area was wonderful for the grandchildren to play and provided extra seating for the adults to eat and drink. Bedding and towels were plentiful and the whole cottage was beautifully clean. Homemade treats were provided by the owners as well as some basic food items. The Wi-Fi worked well throughout and there was plenty of cutlery, glasses and crockery. More than enough for 8 people. A very peaceful location and we will be back!

    Great to hear you had a lovely time in our cottage and all enjoyed using the paddock which is really coming into its own now with the summer months approaching. We look forward to welcoming you back and thank you for your super comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic property, met all expectations."

    Views out of this world. Plenty of indoor and outside space for family --5 Adults, 3 small children and 1 dog. Outside area (Paddock) was a lovely safe area for children and dog to play. Lynne and Don were wonderful hosts nothing too much trouble. The welcome pack was really yummy . Thank you so much . We will certainly be making return journeys. A fantastic holiday for whole family --The area is full of beautiful places to visit would 100% recommend The Barn at Hill House

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! It was great to hear that you had a fantastic holiday, come back and visit us again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2022

  • "The Barn provides an excellent home from home experience with spectacular views."

    We very much enjoyed our stay and would stay again.

    Lovely to hear that you found our Barn a homely place to stay and we're very pleased that you would come back again one day, thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debby5.0May 2022

  • "We went with high expectations given the photographs on the listing but it doesn't hold a candle next to the reality of the view and the comfort of the cottage itself."

    We had a great time, the property was as advertised and the owners had provided a welcome pack that exceeded our expectations, I will also add that in it we had the best homemade brownies ever! It's in a great position to access various parts of the peak district and even has walks on the doorstep, There's a well put together book on places to go all referenced by distance from the cottage. I would go back at the drop of a hat, a great holiday, thoroughly enjoyed!

    Our aim is for our guests to have a wonderful holiday in our very special cottage and we're so glad you did! Thank you for your feedback and come back and see us again one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0May 2022

  • "Everything appeared new and good quality."

    The welcome pack was a treat that we enjoyed on our arrival. I cannot think of any negative comments. The Barn met our expectations and more.

    Thank you so much! It's great to hear that our guests are happy! Visit again one day when the Peak District beckons! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Apr 2022

  • "A first-rate holiday cottage."

    Plenty of room for a full family (plus dogs). Spotlessly clean and all facilities for a good stay. The location is great with breathtaking views, loads of solitude and opportunity for some good rambles well away from crowds. Thoroughly recommended

    We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with your family in our lovely Barn and were able to relax in this peaceful location. Thank you for your comments; we would be happy to welcome you back anytime! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "The place was wonderful!"

    The hosts provide above and beyond for your stay and the location is incredible. We had a wonderful time exploring the local towns and we completed 'The Roaches' whilst there too. Would gladly recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the Barn! Thank you for your recommendation! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Apr 2022

  • "Nice place to stay, albeit a bit cut off if bad weather hits."

    Up a very narrow, steep lane, but our 3 large cars had no issues. Good parking for 3 cars, with room to spare. Lovely welcome pack of farmhouse bread and brownies, with milk, coffee and tea and a bottle of fizz. Comfortable seating, with reclining settees, and dining area with large table and chairs for 8 people, and kitchen very well equipped. Bedrooms good size with good storage facility clean and comfortable. Bathroom and 2 ensuites are clean and practical. TV has a Chromecast, so you can easily stream from your apps which is a great plus point. Wifi is good and works very well for tv streaming/internet. There is a good selection of books and games for all the family, and a selection of DVDs. Good pack of information about the house and facilities. Great gas stove for cozy evenings. Dimmable spot lighting in both living/dining and kitchen areas, for practicality and ambience. Great view from the front of the house over vast expanse of countryside. Use of paddock for doggies very useful. Minor points are that the owners property utility room adjoins to the main living/dining area of the holiday stay, with a connecting door so there is some noise from there at times. This also made it feel less private. Plumbing is loud, so when taps on elsewhere in house, rushing water can be heard quite loudly in front bedroom. Batteries in the remotes could do with changing. Fridge in the kitchen area is small, and not really big enough for a full party of 8. Overall, an enjoyable stay.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay overall in this beautiful part of the Peak District and appreciated all the little extras we provide. The plumbing is powered by eco friendly air source pump and indoor pumps giving good pressure for the water demands. We try to be as quiet as possible when using the utility room which is used to wash the Barn laundry. Maybe you didn't discover the second under-counter fridge provided in the guests' utility room off the hall, giving guests two fridges to use if needed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Mar 2022

  • "The property catered well for our eight guests."

    The location is very secluded and has some spectactular views from the lounge and kitchen. We found it very convenient, being only a short drive from some lovely walks in the Peak District.

    We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us in this beautiful and quiet part of the Peak District. Thank you for your comments and we hope to see you again one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "The view from the barn is OUTSTANDING, what a landscape to wake up to every morning !"

    The property is very comfortable, impeccably clean and well situated for exploring the local area. We had a fabulous time, thank you.

    It was a pleasure to host you over the New Year break, your comments are much appreciated thank you! A bientot! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Dec 2021

  • "A lovely, well equipped and quiet cottage amongst beautiful countryside."

    The owners, Lynne and Don, were welcoming and available during the stay if we had questions. I’d be very happy to recommend this cottage to others. Thank you.

    We are so glad that you enjoyed Christmas in the Barn. Thank you for your kind comments and we hope you will visit again and have some lovely sunny weather! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a really great time at the barn."

    The property itself was fabulous, it had absolutely everything we needed, we didn't want to leave. It is so well placed for town and country exploring, and our hosts were superb. We loved it!

    We are thrilled that you enjoyed your special celebration at the Barn and thank you for your lovely comments. We hope to see you again one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x 5' king size doubles with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x 3’ twin (zip/link, can be 6' super-king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire
  • Utility.
  • Air source central heating with underfloor heating and gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview and Chromecast, DVD, Radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power included in rent (not for car charging)
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Off-road parking for 6 cars
  • Enclosed patio with furniture, barbecue leading to steps onto an enclosed field
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.2 miles, pub 2.6 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Mobile signal can be very limited in Elkstones
  • Note: The charging of electric cars is not permissible at the property

The property

Leek 5.9 miles.

On arrival at The Barn at Hill House in Elkstones near Leek in Staffordshire, you will already be delighted by the outstanding view; it really is the feeling of being on top of the world!

With its own entrance, this lovely property is attached to the owners' home but is completely private․ On entering this single-storey, semi-detached former barn from the spacious patio into the hallway, you will find a utility room with a washer/dryer and a useful space for coats and boots.

Carry on through into the stunning open living area, designed to take in those fabulous views, and you’ll discover a modern fitted kitchen and dining area.

Adding character to this space are unusual steel beams, and a warming gas woodburner-effect fire in the sitting area.

Completing this beautiful holiday home are four bedrooms, two king-size doubles with en-suite shower rooms and two twins which are zip/link and can be super king-size on request and are served by a family bathroom.

Outside there is an enclosed patio with table and bench seats and barbecue, along with a gate leading to steps and an enclosed field that's ideal for exercising dogs, outdoor play or relaxation.

The pretty village of Hartington, complete with a charming duck pond, a traditional cheese shop and other interesting shops and inns, is a short drive away.

The charming, cobbled village of Longnor is also within easy reach, offering a couple of village shops and a traditional pub where you can treat your guests to a tasty pub lunch.

Nearby is the charming village of Leek, which is home to a good selection of fantastic walks through its surrounding lush Moorland countryside.

Wander through the town where you will find a charming selection of independent shops, leisure facilities and the Brindley Water Mill Museum where you can brush up history in the fascinating setting of a mid-18th-ventury restored and working mill.

The Manifold and Dove Valleys and Tissington Trail offer beautiful scenery for those looking for walking and cycling trails, and the spa town of Buxton, the market town of Bakewell, plus Alton Towers are also all within easy reach.

You will be spoilt for choice from this wonderful cottage.

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About the location


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.

Note: The charging of electric cars is not permissible at the property
Note: Mobile signal can be very limited in Elkstones.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas