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Meadow Place

Ipstones, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 767)



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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house enjoyed our week, plenty of space for plenty of space for 3 couples 2children baby and dogs."

    Pubs close by with good food.

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2022

  • "Lovely stay and owner kind enough to post on a forgotten item."

    Overall thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "Lovely converted barn just on the edge of the Peak District ..."

    Lovely converted barn just on the edge of the Peak District Great space to host a family get together Easy dog walks right from the door The Marquis of Grandby pub in the village was also great for food

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2022

  • "We had a great weekend break with some friends and our dogs, we were able to walk on nice walks straight from the house."

    House was great for our group, lots of space and well equipped. Local pubs were only a short walk and very friendly. We will return for our next get together

    Reviewed by NeilFeb 2022

  • "Fantastic accomodation, lots of room for the extended family and dogs, well kitted out, really enjoyed ourselves."

    Reviewed by NeilJan 2022

  • "We stayed here here for a surprise for my wife’s 40th, From start to finish it was a great weekend the cottage and village were both great."

    Reviewed by ScottJan 2022

  • "Just spent a magical Christmas there with 9 of my close family members and wow ..."

    Just spent a magical Christmas there with 9 of my close family members and wow the cottage is absolutely stunning, perfect for large gatherings, would definitely recommend and would like to think that one day we will return its 10 out of 10 from us David W

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2021

  • "Meadow Place is a lovey home, plenty of room for large families or gatherings."

    Set in a beautiful village, & surrounding area. The local pub, the Marquis of Granby is a very friendly & dog loving pub, which serves amazing meals. The owners of Meadow Place are very helpful & friendly. We will be making a return joyrney. Can highly recommend s stay here. Thank you.

    Reviewed by DianeOct 2021

  • "A letting with a nice comfortable air to it."

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "Meadow Place Barn was amazing."

    We had a very relaxing time. Our two families and our dogs had a wonderful holiday. The enclosed garden & secure driveway were fabulous for the children & dogs. There was plenty of garden furniture, which we really enjoyed using when the weather was lovely for the first half of the week. The property inside was extremely spacious, with a huge lounge & open plan landing/dining area. The property was extremely well equipped. It very much felt like being in the countryside, situated on a very quiet country lane, with plenty of walks nearby. Our host was very friendly & helpful & suggested places to go. We enjoyed all of the local pubs & the local shop had everything we needed. The local people were extremely friendly. I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2021

  • "This is a wonderful building with extremely spacious and comfortable lounge, dining room etc."

    Well equipped with lounge and dining furniture and glassware, crockery etc. Plenty of secure off-road parking and a lovely garden area. Two sets of outside furniture plus a BBQ which we used on two occasions, with our coats on, it was end September after all. The village was lovely with three pubs in total, two that provide meals and one that is for drinks only. All the people we met were very friendly. There is also a Londis store and a butcher's shop. The property is well-situated for visiting a lot of different areas and sites. We had a lovely week here. We do have a few slightly negative comments though. Firstly the lighting in the property is very poor which does make it seem a little dismal. Some of the beds, in particular those in the two rooms to the left of the hall, are not the most comfortable. The other twin room was a little small and would better suit a double bed, the beds in this room were comfortable enough but the frames were very noisy when turning over etc. The bedding was clean but some of the pillows and duvets were a bit lumpy. As I said above it is a wonderful, characterful building but would say, would benefit from a bit of updating in kitchen and bathrooms. Having said this, we would still return.

    Reviewed by EileenSep 2020

  • "Being an upside down house it was quite noisy in the mornings."

    The floors creaked a lot and you could hear movement when people got up.

    Reviewed by KathrynSep 2020

  • "The accommodation was amazing."

    Loads of room and really well equipped. The bedrooms were comfortable and there was plenty of room for 8 adults and their dogs! The outside space was great- the BBQ and seating areas were so useful.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2020

  • "Comfortable and clean."

    Ideal for our family holiday with easy access to the Peak District National Park as well as many local walks. We enjoyed the nearby steam railway, canal walks, paddleboarding and pubs.

    Reviewed by Anthony & CatherineAug 2020

  • "The accommodation was perfect for our party of 6 adults, a young baby and a dog."

    It was spacious, comfortable and was very well equipped. The owner was extremely helpful and very welcoming. The property is ideally situated within walking distance to the village and close to other towns such as Leek and Bakewell. I would definitely recommend the property and hope to return again.

    Reviewed by PaulineMar 2020

  • "Good spacious property."

    Excellent for family get together with kids. Space to play and kids appreciated toys on site.

    Reviewed by JaneFeb 2020

  • "It was a family get-together to celebrate Mrs Lyttles 70th."

    Birthday, and everyone from the age of 6 to 73 had a fabulous time. Will fully recommend Meadow Place to all, and hope to return again soon.

    Reviewed by AlanFeb 2020

  • "The owners were excellent hosts and nothing was too much trouble."

    We had a few teething problems at the beginning, but these were sorted quickly and efficiently and in no way detracted from our fantastic stay at this property. The village is beautiful and lots of walks available from the door. We were a party of 7 adults & 1 dog and Meadow Place more than satisfied our needs. Thoroughly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by TaraJan 2020

  • "We've just got back from a family weekend at this beautiful converted barn."

    The pictures don't do it justice. The place is well equipped, all we had to take was bath towels. A great location too! A couple of pubs, butchers, shop in walking distance. Will definitely be back! Thankyou

    Reviewed by LauraNov 2019

  • "A delightful stone barn, imaginatively converted to a beautiful spacious house, in a pleasant village with local well-stocked shop, butcher's, church and pubs ."

    Very warm and comfortable, all it lacked was a few books and better lighting to able to read them in front of the roaring open fire in the spacious sitting room. Ample maps and local information in the barn, especially about the delightful walks from the door.

    Reviewed by Peter JOct 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage , lovely furnishings and one of the best equipped cottages we have stayed at ."

    It's a great location with lots of places to visit within a short drive . Would highly recommend it .

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2019

  • "Pictures do not do this house justice, also the owners are lovely people."

    Hope to revisit again. Thanks

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2019

  • "The whole family had a great time at Meadow Place."

    There is plenty of space for children and adults alike. Plenty of parking for our cars. The village is pleasant and we ate at the restaurant on two occasions. Make sure you are hungry as the portions are large. It is easy to access many tourist attractions from this location. The only down side is that the bus service is not good at all, so you need to use a car to get any where. Once again a really good family holiday. Thank You.

    Reviewed by GlyndaJun 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay at meadow place, The house was very clean and comfortable."

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2019

  • "What a wonderful accommodation, so spacious and light, the upside down suited it very well."

    Keeping the bedrooms cool being downstairs. The settees in the lounge were the best we have ever sat on, so comfortable. The only downside we found was the beds were a bit firm for our liking, otherwise quite well equipped. The location was great and easy to get to and very quiet. Added bonus a local shop and 3 good pubs 2 selling evening meals.

    Reviewed by JMay 2019

  • "The owner was very helpful and came round shortly after our arrival to make sure we knew how to operate everything."

    It was lovely to have the courtyard for the dogs to run in, and they enjoyed the holiday as much as we did. Only thing I would point out is that Sykes is not giving out the right contact phone number.

    Reviewed by JuliaMay 2019

  • "This is an amazingly lovely holiday cottage."

    Big enough for 10 people without feeling on top of each other and superbly equipped. We had a brilliant time and would like to thank the owners for being so friendly and their obvious hard work in beautifully presenting this fabulous property. We can't recommend this property, or area, highly enough.

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2019

  • "We booked Meadowplace over Christmas week and to celebrate a 40th birthday."

    Upon arrival the cottage was beautifully decorated for Christmas which the children especially all loved the festive touch. The cottage is stunning, the pictures don’t do it justice. Beds are all comfy and all have en-suite facilities. The only slightly downside was that the electric showers in the double rooms were not very powerful but the nicer ones off the mains in the twin rooms were much better. Cottage is really well equipped with all cons and accessories. The log fire was amazing and the extra supply of free wood is a nice touch. Overall we had a brilliant time and it’s an amazing cottage to meet up for celebrations, good local pubs too. Would definitely return

    Reviewed by GemmaDec 2018

  • "This was our second stay at this beautiful barn conversion, Karen the owner ..."

    This was our second stay at this beautiful barn conversion, Karen the owner could not be more helpful and friendly, ideal location for our group who met three years ago in Mexico and we love to get together every year, suits all our needs, love it, will be back again next year, x

    Reviewed by DebbieNov 2018

  • "The beautifully converted barn was fitted out to the highest standards."

    The insulation of the building was so efficient that the rooms felt warm with minimal heating at the beginning of October. The bedrooms on the ground floor were a little cooler after 10pm which was exactly what we wanted. The wood and coal burner in the sitting room was stocked with large quantities of logs and coal but was never needed because the central heating was so effective.We particularly appreciated the four bathrooms. All the facilities were just as described and the kitchen was fully equipped with all we needed. We were greeted by the owner who gave us all the necessary basic information and then simply left us to enjoy the break. One of our daughters came over for a day with her family and was tremendously impressed. We would certainly recommend Meadow Place very warmly and hope to revisit it.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2018

  • "Cottage is in a small village well placed to explore the Peak District and Staffordshire."

    The cottage itself is spacious and accommodated our party of 8 well. Well equipped and the owner Karen came to introduce herself on day of arrival. Very friendly and welcoming and said just to knock if we needed anything, which we didn't. Would definitely recommend the cottage and would like to return to the Peak District in years to come to do some walking, without children!

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2018

  • "Lovely barn conversion which has ensuite facilities for all bedrooms plus an extra upstairs loo."

    Very impressive as you walk into the open plan upper floor. There is a sun room/ children's room which is in need of renovation. I would not want to use it as a bedroom in its current state which is a shame as it is big enough to be split in two. Overall a very nice place stay which provided a convenient base for a walking holiday. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by VanessaApr 2018

  • "A very roomy and comfortable house."

    Brilliant conversion even with the ' upside down' design still kept the natural old world charm. Ideal for walking the Peaks and canals. Red Lion pub was our 'local' as food spot on. Owners house next door and nothing too much trouble.

    Reviewed by ErwinApr 2018

  • "Fantastic accommodation in a beautiful part of the country, we would return in a heartbeat."

    Reviewed by DeborahMar 2018

  • "Excellent accommodation, top quality."

    Owner was very welcoming and helpful but then left us to it.

    Reviewed by DaveFeb 2018

  • "We have been here many times and once again it didn't disappoint."

    Reviewed by DerekJan 2018

  • "As this was a surprise birthday for my dad and had family coming from as far away as Scotland, this was the perfect location for us all to get together and spend time with each other."

    The rooms were spacious yet cosy and we felt very much at home. There was enough room for us to stay comfortably together and have our own space too. The kitchen had everything we could possibly need to cook up meals and assemble a teetering birthday cake. The entrance room itself was a sight to behold. My brother even manged to fit his kayak in there as he ferried us to walk through Dovedale. Thank you to Mr and Mrs Humphrey's who let us bring our aged dog with us, who really is one of the family. You made us feel comfortable and at home. I am sure we will be visiting when another special birthday appears on the horizon. The Marriotts

    Reviewed by AlisonDec 2017

  • "Absolutely great property."

    Felt so at home and Karen and her family were very welcoming. All the equipment you could think of and lots if board games and books. They have thought of everything and I honestly would go back in a heartbeat. Lovely Walks around the village

    Reviewed by DianeNov 2017

  • "The only reason that we wouldn't book this property again is that we like to change locations when we meet up."

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2017

  • "A very comfortable property in a great location."

    Reviewed by GerdaJun 2017

  • "I cannot put in to words how much we loved this house!"

    !! The photos do not do it justice at all, extremely good value for money! Beautiful location, beautiful drive in, stunning house, excellent facilities! Plenty of parking, wonderful sized living room, reasonable sized kitchen, lovely bathrooms, lovely garden area! We will 100% be considering booking again next year! The only down side were that the beds were a bit squeaky but that is the only thing I would be able to make a little grumble about. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    Reviewed by LaurenMay 2017

  • "Great property that is family and pet friendly in a lovely small village on the edge of the Peak District."

    Friendly hosts. We were a party of three families and it was absolutely spot on. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2017

  • "Meadow Place is absolutely stunning."

    There is so much space, enough for all of us! (Group of 9). The village is beautiful and it was so close to drive through the Peak District for more walks. Fabulous fire, dining table and lounge area! It was also lovely to have a bathroom for each room. I would highly recommend this converted barn to anyone, especially for a large group for a get together. Thanks so much for making my birthday one to remember. Emily

    Reviewed by EmilyJan 2017

  • "Excellent location, host very helpful and friendly."

    Meadow Place is excellent so much so we have re booked for Christmas 2017.

    Reviewed by ChrisDec 2016

  • "We've stayed here many times and love it."

    The property is huge and well equipped. The owners are very hospitable and welcoming.

    Reviewed by DerekNov 2016

  • "It was a lovely cottage in a very pretty village, and suited our needs perfectly."

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2016

  • "Great house, very convenient for touring Peak district."

    Good local amenities.

    Reviewed by YvonneJun 2016

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  • Upside down accommodation. Four ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen
  • First floor utility with WC
  • First floor dining room
  • First floor sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Additional first floor sitting area/playroom with double bed.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, hostess trolley, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 50" plasma screen TV in sitting room, TVs, videos, CD player, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Gas, electricity and fuel for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Garden area and patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Ample off road parking
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

The property

A superb, Grade II listed stone-built property, situated in a delightful position in the rural village of Ipstones, on the western edge of the National Park.

This exceptional property has been skilfully created from the conversion of a lovely old barn to provide spacious accommodation of a very high standard.

Care has been taken to retain much of the original charm and character of the property including solid old beams and exposed stone.

The accommodation is upside down to take advantage of the light and the barn's splendid natural features.

The magnificent sitting room has a vaulted, beamed ceiling which is open to the eaves, while the second sitting room features a double bed, so you can relax with a good film.

A rather special base for a relaxing holiday at any time of the year.

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About the location


Leek 6 miles; Ashbourne 9 miles.

The attractive rural village of Ipstones lies on the western fringes of the Peak District in lovely moorland countryside, between the market towns of Leek and Ashbourne. The village offers a post office, village shop and pubs serving food. The surrounding countryside is excellent for walking with miles of woodland trails and moorland hikes to enjoy. Dovedale and the limestone Churnet Valley are on the doorstep and The Manifold Trail is close by. There is easy access to many of the area's attractions including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Lyme Park (NT) as seen in TV’s Pride & Prejudice, the NT Ilam Estate or Peak Wildlife Park. A great touring base for all the Peak District - and Alton Towers is just a 10 minute drive away.

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