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Meadow Place

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



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177 Customer Reviews

  • "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

  • "There was loads of space; the lounge and dining room were huge and there was a lovely private garden with lots of space for kids to play."

    A fantastic house, would highly recommend, we had a great time staying here.

    Reviewed by TomJul 2016

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

    Good local amenities.

    Reviewed by YvonneJun 2016

  • "A stunning house and location."

    Had a fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by TimMay 2016

  • "The barn was very well equipped, spacious and clean."

    It's in a lovely village with 3 local pubs, and convenient for walks or sight seeing further afield. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by PaulineFeb 2016

  • "It was a fantastically well appointed cottage in a great location."

    The owners made us welcome from day one and the local area is amazing.

    Reviewed by LorraineJan 2016

  • "The standard of the property was outstanding - especially at the price."

    We felt the photos on the website did not do the property justice.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2015

  • "Meadow Place was amazing."

    Excellent place to celebrate a family birthday. A super cottage. All the family really enjoyed it. Great place to spend special times with the family.

    Reviewed by KatieAug 2015

  • "Loved the house, the location and the surrounding areas."

    The house was all enclosed and very safe.

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2015

  • "The interior design of this property has been done brilliantly."

    The property was very well set out and had more than enough space for our party of 9. We couldn't have asked for anything more.

    Reviewed by JJun 2015

  • "A lovely converted barn with fabulous living areas."

    It was well appointed and equipped. Parking was excellent in a private courtyard/garden and there were lots of nice touches. I am always happy if there are nice wine glasses in the cupboard!

    Reviewed by BeckyJun 2015

  • "A very spacious and well appointed property for our party of 8, and with ample parking for our 4 cars."

    In a very pleasant village with a good eating place close by.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2015

  • "This was an excellent property for a crowd of friends."

    The furnishings, bed-linen, etc. Were of a very high quality without detracting from the 'home from home' feel.

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2015

  • "Meadow Place!"

    A superb holiday 'cottage' (rather, a large beautifully converted barn!) where it would not have mattered to be snowed in, or cut off from the world! With a roaring fire, 50inch TV and lots of rooms to lose excited toddlers, we certainly enjoyed a happy family get-together! The outings to Sudbury Hall, Ilam Park and Ashbourne endeared the area to us - we certainly need to come back to see more!

    Reviewed by JimFeb 2015

  • "The proportions of the cottage and its location in a good village with pubs and shop within walking distance."

    As my group are walkers, we like that there are walks from the cottage and also that it is close to the Peak District and The Roaches. We particularly liked the superb lounge with wood burner, 4 bedrooms being en-suite, and the spacious hallway. Had an attentive owner, who seems to care that we enjoyed our holiday.

    Reviewed by AndrewJan 2015

  • "No complaints at all about Meadow Place, it is a fantastic holiday cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by DeanDec 2014

  • "Excellent property in a good location for walking and visiting the surrounding area."

    Reviewed by WayneAug 2014

  • "Accommodation was absolutely stunning, the photographs do not do it justice."

    The owner came & welcomed us too. Thoroughly recommend this cottage & village.

    Reviewed by KayleighAug 2014

  • "A good sized property in excellent condition, we had loads of space for a 4 generation family holiday."

    The kitchen had everything you could ever need for family cooking. We loved our week and will go back again.

    Reviewed by LynnJun 2014

  • "Lovely old building with loads of character and room."

    The owners were very friendly and the village is in a beautiful position on the Staffordshire Moors. We didn't need to go far to find excellent walks, wonderful scenery, pretty villages and fantastic gardens to visit. The lounge is huge, the dining room is part of a minstrels' gallery and through the other side of the kitchen is a good-sized children's playroom.

    Reviewed by KateApr 2014

  • "We had a fantastic time, the property was excellent and the owner was very helpful and very nice."

    Reviewed by CassieFeb 2014

  • "Close to pub and store."

    Atractive property, comfortable and spacious. Parking good.

    Reviewed by RobertDec 2013

  • "Stayed for family gathering for the Christmas and our week was full of laughter and happiness."

    On arrival we had the instant Christmas feeling as it was so nicely decorated. The cottage is such a lovely place to stay, so clean and comfortable, deserves a higher star rating. Thank you so much for the card, wine and chocolates and for our extra special Christmas, one we'll never forget!!

    Reviewed by AlisonDec 2013

  • "Very well equipped, extremely comfortable, loads of space, especially lovely it was decorated for Christmas."

    Reviewed by KatieDec 2013

  • "We love the comfortable, cosy feel of the property."

    The open fire in the lounge is fantastic. The property is in a good location for us, as there are so many walks in the area, and the Peak District is close by. A super place that we keep going back to with friend for long weekends.

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2013

  • "Spacious well equipped cottage; deserves a higher star rating!"

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2013

  • "A beautiful home."

    Reviewed by KevinNov 2013

  • "The cottage had plenty of character."

    Great open fire in the living room, nicely decorated bedrooms with comfy beds. Located in a quiet village, just 15 minutes to Alton Towers. An amazing holiday cottage for our break.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2013

  • "Ideal property for a family gathering; just like running your own hotel."

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2013

  • "Lovely entrance and hall."

    Very spacious property for our group of 8. Enough seating at dining table and in lounge. Bedrooms nicely decorated. Superb fire in large lounge to warm us after our days out.

    Reviewed by SallyFeb 2013

  • "The cottage is a beautiful property, offering much needed space for big parties."

    The 50 inch TV was a great bonus!

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2013

  • "Fantastic property - everything we could have possibly wanted."

    Particularly liked the fact that the bedrooms were all en-suite.

    Reviewed by NicoleDec 2012

  • "Relaxing, comfy environment, beautiful countryside on the doorstep."

    Overall a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2012

  • "Lovely accommodation, plenty of room and well equipped."

    The four en-suite bathrooms were an added bonus. A friendly and well located village.

    Reviewed by SusanneAug 2012

  • "Nice neighbours and the people in the area were very friendly."

    I think everyone we passed in the street spoke to us and made us feel welcome. Property is very roomy even for 10 people. All rooms are really nice. Lots of information provided, both for things relating to the property and of places to visit in the area. The games and wifi were appreciated. The upstairs living area was nice as it had all the sunlight. Plenty of safe parking space within the property boundary. Overall a very good holiday property - we would certainly like to return.

    Reviewed by LorraineJul 2012

  • "The cottage was well equipped and great for a large family."

    We appreciated all rooms having their own en-suite. It hardly rained!

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2012

  • "The location was an excellent base for the Peak District and it's many attractions."

    The village was lovely, with pubs and shops nearby. Locals were very friendly. There was plenty of space in the house - excellent when you are a big party.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2012

  • "Excellent barn conversion, spacious and quiet."

    Reviewed by MarjorieApr 2012

  • "We were there during rather bad weather but staying indoors was no problem."

    A log fire and two lounges made it very comfortable and warm for eight of us to enjoy this large cottage. We ventured out to a nearby pub which was good for real ales and over large plates of good English pub food. There was also a good selection of National Trust properties in easy driving distance.

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2012

  • "The cottage was excellent, plenty of room and lovely and clean."

    Would love to go back in the near future. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by AlisonMar 2012

  • "The cottage was marvelous!"

    The cottage far exceeded our expectations and was also ideally placed for us to explore the Peak District. We certainly hope to go back on another occasion.

    Reviewed by AndrewJan 2012

  • "We stay in a holiday cottage every other year and this cottage was by far one of the best cottages we have stayed in!"

    It was beautiful and as there were four generations of family staying, there was more than enough room for all of us! We had a wonderful Christmas and the owners made us more than welcome and we would defiantly be going back in the near future!

    Reviewed by NickyDec 2011

  • "This is a beautiful property with so much room."

    The en-suite bathrooms were brilliant and it was ideal for the family get together we booked it for. It is very well equipped and so warm. The owners are very helpful and friendly without being intrusive. I would recommend this property and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by YvonneDec 2011

  • "The accommodation was perfect for entertaining a large group of friends/ family, particularly to find such an excellent property that is dog friendly as well."

    The owners struck just the right balance of being helpful yet unobtrusive. The village is well served for amenities, and the area is excellent for walking.

    Reviewed by RobertDec 2011

  • "Our third visit, this must say something!"

    The property is very spacious and quite quirky, a lot of imagination went into the build and decoration. Owners were very helpful but do not intrude, perfect. Even a packet of Jaffa Cakes to welcome us!

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2011

  • "A fantastic property."

    We will be going back.

    Reviewed by DerekNov 2011

  • "A fantastic property!"

    It was great having all the rooms en-suite. Very comfortable and ideally located, so many things to do.

    Reviewed by JackieOct 2011

  • "The cottage was beautiful and the local villagers were very friendly."

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2011

  • "We (4 over 60's couples)came to walk & it was good."

    We self catered & ate out & this was all fine. The house, location, & area were great. The locals friendly.

    Reviewed by TerrySep 2011

  • "A beautiful and comfortable cottage in a great situation for visiting a range of sites."

    Reviewed by ClaireMay 2011

  • "Meadow Place is extremely spacious and comfortable."

    Having an en-suite in four of the bedrooms was a plus, giving privacy to everyone. The large dining room table accommodated us adequately. There are walks from the cottage and Alton Towers is six miles away. A great choice for my retirement celebrations. I would certainly recommend this cottage!

    Reviewed by BMar 2011

  • "Thought the 'upside down' layout was an unusual twist that worked really well for all of us."

    Bedrooms and en-suites all a fab size and decorated to give a warm welcome to all who arrived. Lounge a lovely airy size, thoroughly enjoyed the real open fire. Kitchen facilities more than adequate. Well located to explore the local countryside. Will definitely be coming again! Thanks

    Reviewed by ToniaMar 2011

  • "The accommodation was spacious and had plenty of interesting features which enhanced the overall feel of the property."

    I did not feel that the photos on the website did justice to the property. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Plenty of room for parking and a few minutes walk from the local shop and pubs.

    Reviewed by CarolMar 2011

  • "Very suitable cottage for a family reunion for four couples with small children."

    Particularly liked the lounge with large TV and coal/log fire, the dining area next to the kitchen, and the large entrance lobby.

    Reviewed by AnnDec 2010

  • "The property is a lovely large premises, situated next to a quiet road."

    Perfect for our party of 8 adults and 1 child. Loved the open fire and the big TV! All the bedrooms have ensuite which means no queueing for the bathroom in the morning.

    Reviewed by NeilDec 2010

  • "The house was excellent and the pictures on the website didn't really do it justice."

    The owners were extremely helpful especially cleaning away the snow so that we could all park the cars. The village is lovely and has good pubs.

    Reviewed by IainDec 2010

  • "This is an ideal cottage for either four couples or two families."

    It has a lovely homely feel to it. The owners made us very welcome. Ipstones is a great base to explore from. Hidden gems were Cheadle, Foxfield Railway, Leek and of course there is great walking.

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2010

  • "The house was very spacious and comfortable."

    We all had our own space and bathroom facilities. Our 4 year old grandson soon made himself at home and loved his playroom and toys.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2010

  • "The property was ideal for us as a 3 generation family - having en-suites to all bedrooms was very useful."

    The surrounding area gave us plenty of options for things to do within a reasonable distance. We would highly recommend the 'Marquis of Granby' in Ipstones village for meals.

    Reviewed by SylviaJul 2010

  • "This property was extremely clean and comfortable."

    There was plenty of room for all the family and we had a fantastic break.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2010

  • "The barn had a wow factor!"

    The 4 bathrooms were great as we were 4 separate couples. The local pub was excellent for very reasonably priced food.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2010

  • "The property itself was one of the best we have stayed at."

    Reviewed by FrancisMay 2010

  • "Once again, an ideal place for a family holiday - our 5th visit."

    A lovely property. Grandson says Alton Towers is good for children!

    Reviewed by BrendaFeb 2010

  • "Lovely welcome, beautiful open fire which provided a welcome respite from the snow after a long walk in the countryside!"

    Wine cooler a much appreciated touch!

    Reviewed by ChristinaJan 2010

  • "We had a fantastic break, the house was everything we expected and more."

    We would have re-booked again for this Christmas had it not already been booked up.

    Reviewed by LindaDec 2009

  • "Large living spaces, great for children and adults."

    Reviewed by NicolaNov 2009

  • "The property is much more spacious than would be apparent from the photos, and wonderfully quirky in its layout."

    A complete joy for all of us to have en-suite facilities. Everywhere we went in Ipstones we were warmly welcomed and given excellent service, by young and old. We are already looking to book this property again.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2009

  • "The barn/cottage was brilliant, much better than expected."

    The photo's on the internet do not do it justice. Very clean, spacious and homely. Excellent location. It fitted 10 adults easily, I can't wait to book our next visit.

    Reviewed by MelanieOct 2009

  • "Spacious accommodation of a good standard, in a good location for local attractions/walking/pubs."

    Very friendly village.

    Mrs GarrettOct 2009

  • "We had an absolutely perfect holiday."

    The house was immaculate and the owners were very helpful and friendly. The fireplace made the house feel extra cozy during the autumn evenings. The surrounding country side was exquisite.

    Reviewed by LauraOct 2009

  • "The location on the edge of the Peak District and the various things to do in the area."

    The design of the property and the size of the rooms gave everyone plenty of space.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2009

  • "The size of the property was very good for two families."

    Good quiet village location. A nice homely cottage. Fantastic location for access to Dove Dale and the Peak District. Lovely walks, both locally and a short drive away. Also Alton Towers within 20 minutes drive, and Chatworth House nearby. Lots to do and see. We'll be back again at some point.

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2009

  • "Very comfortable cottage, we liked the en-suite facilities in particular, plus the amount of space the place had."

    Reviewed by AJun 2009

  • "I liked the fact that the cottage had en-suite's in most of the rooms and that the garden was closed in as we had a child with us."

    I have never been happier with an accommodation that I have stayed in before.

    Miss CuffeApr 2009

  • "This property is ideal for a number of families as it has plenty of internal space."

    We were very pleased with the accommodation.

    Reviewed by JamesMar 2009

  • "Excellent accommodation for 10 people."

    Great location for Peak District.

    Mrs RogersMar 2009

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we were very comfortable in the property."

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2009

  • "The property was comfortable and warm in a good location."

    We are always looking for 4-5 bedrooms with en-suites and this fitted the bill well. A well stocked wood shed to keep the log fire burning. It made for an overall great week and we plan to return for next year!

    Reviewed by RosemaryDec 2008

  • "An ideal place for a good family Christmas."

    Mr & Mrs HargravesDec 2008

  • "We felt the property was of an excellent size to accommodate 8-10 adults without feeling at all enclosed or cramped."

    The kitchen was exceptionally well stocked. The focus and attention to waste recycling was great to see.

    Reviewed by SteveDec 2008

  • "House was lovely, particularly the living areas."

    Owners were friendly and helpful. The house was very cosy and warm!

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2008

  • "A truly wonderful break made so by terrific accommodation."

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2008

  • "House was really good."

    Owners very helpful. Easy to get to other good walking areas and places of interest by car.

    Miss WestAug 2008

  • "Lovely cottage in a great area."

    We would stay here again.

    Reviewed by JulianAug 2008

  • "Lovely converted barn with ample room."

    Reviewed by SandraAug 2008

  • "We had a really good holiday."

    Reviewed by SylviaJul 2008

  • "The property is ideally located for all purposes."

    I am sure we will use again.

    Reviewed by DonaldJun 2008

  • "Very very good, none better, will go again soon."

    Every possible need was anticipated and present in the cottage.

    Mr KirklandMay 2008

  • "The large amount of space the property provided for our family and the whole atmosphere was totally relaxing."

    We all felt totally at home (from 3 to 65)!

    Reviewed by DerekMay 2008

  • "Our stay was excellent overall."

    Reviewed by RachelFeb 2008

  • "Log fire, location, parking and cleanliness."

    Reviewed by KFeb 2008

  • "It was much better than portrayed in the photos."

    A great weekend in a great cottage.

    Reviewed by ClaireJan 2008

  • "Everything was great."

    The whole feel of the property was just what we wanted. It accommodated all our large families needs. We all loved it. Set in a very nice friendly village. Hosts were very helpful.

    Reviewed by JennyNov 2007

  • "This was our third year staying at Meadow Place and it was as clean and fresh as the first year."

    Meadow Place is a beautiful barn conversion and delightful to stay in, especially in winter with a roaring fire going. All rooms being an ensuite is a real bonus. We are already planning our fourth stay for next year!

    Reviewed by RachelNov 2007

  • "Plenty of room for the party."

    The open fire and the dining facilities were appreciated. The outside set up was very good and allowed for outside activities where the dog could roam in complete safety.

    Reviewed by FrankSep 2007

  • "The cottage was in an excellent location and everything was provided for plus nice little touches like milk and biscuits waiting for us on arrival."

    The owners of the cottage had also provided information on things to do in the area which helped us to decide what to do on days out.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2007

  • "The cottage was spacious and the facilities, especially the en-suite bathrooms were good."

    The cottage looked better than the brochure pictures. The village people were friendly and the location although built up around the cottage was very quiet. We were all impressed by the way the conversion had made the most of the space. We would recommend it and would return. The area is beautiful and in spite of the weather we were able to do a couple of long walks.

    Reviewed by RitaMay 2007

  • "Cycle hire at Manifold Trail, Waterhouses was good, and trail was nice and flat - suitable for all ages and abilities."

    Reviewed by PeterFeb 2007

  • "Fantastic family accommodation, lovely safe garden for children."

    Reviewed by Anthony & MFeb 2007

  • "Meadow Place is wonderful homely property."

    Lovely and warm and very spacious. The gated garden/courtyard is a superb and safe area for children to play or pets be outside. Lovely part of the country to visit.

    Reviewed by HazelJan 2007

  • "The house was warm and the owners welcoming."

    Particularly liked the log burning stove, the fact there was a Christmas tree and the big wooden refectory table which we could all fit around for long meals. The big squashy sofas and coffee table made the big living room very comfy for a larger party to relax in - we had a really lovely early family reunion Christmas and there was lots of room for everyone.

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2006

  • "Our second visit to Meadow Place."

    Just like our first time there it exceeded our expectations. Ipstones is a lovely setting with the owners of the property both friendly and helpful without being intrusive. We hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by BarryNov 2006

  • "It never felt crowded even with ten of us in it."

    It was good having en-suite facilities to every bedroom. The children enjoyed the playroom, even though they were rather old for the toys in there. There were plenty of places suitable for families to visit within a relatively short distance. We were able to go somewhere different each day.

    Mrs CornsAug 2006

  • "A lovely property, and The Old Red Lion pub was very friendly with good food."

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2006

  • "We cannot fault the property - especially the cleanliness."

    The best holiday accommodation we have stayed in.

    Miss CollardJul 2006

  • "The barn conversion was of a very high quality with more than enough room for a large party."

    Having ensuites in all rooms was a real advantage. We would love to come to this property again, as it more than catered for our needs. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by SianFeb 2006

  • "The cottage was amazing and beyond our expectations."

    The rooms were finished off to a very high standard and it was such a treat to have an en-suite in every bedroom! We had a lovely time and did not want to leave. We will certainly be making a return visit!

    Reviewed by LucieNov 2005

  • "Everything about Meadow Place was like being in a "Home from Home", it was ideally situated for our foray into The Peak District and our day at Alton Towers, and just a short walk from the village pubs if we didn't want to cook."

    We couldn't ask for a better location and standard of accommodation. We will be back!

    Reviewed by LynOct 2005

  • "Very pleasant area with many local walks."

    Reviewed by JackieSep 2005

  • "A fabulous cottage and an ideal base for visiting the area."

    A lovely, comfortable place to stay with a wonderful garden and lounge.

    Reviewed by ChristabelAug 2005

  • "The property is superb and particularly appropriate for a large group."

    I would definitely reccommend the property to others and will most likely return there again.

    Reviewed by ClareJul 2005

  • "Well worth a visit for anyone considering a holiday in the Peak District."

    Ipstones is a lovely friendly little village and the surrounding area is really beautiful.

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2005

  • "The owner provided toys, games and videos for children."

    milk and biscuits were also in the kitchen on arrival. The property was well positioned for travelling within the Peak District, Alton Towers and the Churnet Valley railway are on the "doorstep". The barn conversion is beautiful.

    Reviewed by DeborahJun 2005

  • "Meadow Place was rented to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday with the rest of the family, hence the requirement for 5 bedrooms."

    We were not disappointed !! The barn conversion was superb and allowed sufficient room for everyone without being in each others pockets. Local scenery was stunning and people from the village friendly. Enough places of interest to keep everyone happy for a week including trips to Alton Towers, Heights of Abraham, etc. Seriously, this is one of the best family holidays we have had.

    Reviewed by BarryMar 2005

  • "Great to have 4 ensuite bathrooms."

    Fabulous open fire. Owner very helpful and friendly. Fox and Goose serves lovely bar food. The Roaches is a good walk.

    Reviewed by PFeb 2005

  • "Wonderful barn conversion - the way that it was all set out (upside down) was a real advantage, and we liked the open fire."

    Plenty of equipment and entertainment for toddlers. The fact that all 4 bedrooms were ensuite was brilliant - no queue! Perfect area for walking. Local pub had nice smoke free restaurant. Overall it was excellent, and we would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by LindaJan 2005

  • "The property was absolutely fantastic, plenty of room with quality decor and furnishings."

    It was in a perfect location for walking which we enjoyed thoroughly!

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2004

  • "All round lovely area, central place to stay- plenty to do."

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2004

  • "The Wedgewood Museum is a must."

    Very relaxing surroundings.

    Reviewed by SavitaJul 2004

  • "Total relaxation."

    Good selection of pubs with food available. Good country location with easy access to Alton Towers, Leek and other local towns.

    Reviewed by AlistairJul 2004

  • "The thing we (9 of us) enjoyed most about our holiday was the lack of nasty surprises."

    Everything that was said about the property was true and the location, for our purposes of travelling around the Peak District was fantastic. The garden was more than we imagined possible for our 3 boys to play in. Local walks were many and beautiful.

    Reviewed by DanJun 2004

  • "We enjoyed every minute of our holiday, excellent location and if anything the brochure did not do this property justice."

    Reviewed by JacquelineMay 2004


    Reviewed by MaureenMay 2004

  • "Spending the weekend with friends - the accommodation was top notch in this respect, well equipped and with plenty of space, a comfortable and well furnished lounge, and the added benefit of a play room for the boys."

    Mrs AlisonMay 2004

  • "D&?erations of our family stayed together at Meadow Place."

    The house was very well layed out for a family reunion with enough space for everyone to be together at once and also allow one to retreat to other parts of the house if privacy was needed.

    Reviewed by BarbaraApr 2004

  • "Swimming pool at Leek very good value for money."

    Reviewed by BrendaFeb 2004

  • "??, superb time"

    . Meadow Place is a truly stunning property converted to an exceptional standard. With 4 en-suite bedrooms a good sized dining area and a huge lounge there was plenty of space for a large group; you could nearly get lost! As the organ

    Miss MelvinOct 2003

  • "It was a great base for exploring the surrounding countryside."

    We would certainly go there again. The Linden Tree Pub (just a short walk from the cottage) provided us with several excellent meals when we were too lazy to cook

    Reviewed by TamsinSep 2003

  • "Well positioned for exploring the National Park and surrounding area."

    Liked the design and layout of the barn conversion.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2003

  • "Fantastic place - the barn is beautiful - we had a really hot week and the barn has a good layout with the bedrooms downstairs - this and the thick walls kept the overnight temperatures really cool inside - it was a really great holiday and we will be coming back to this place."

    ... Our kids loved the frogs in the small pond in the front garden. Privacy with the gates was nice too - and it was sooo quiet.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2003

  • "Very quiet and relaxing people very friendly, village very clean and well maintained."

    The garden at accommodation being enclosed was excellent for young children. First holiday away from beach resort and we enjoyed it just as much!

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2003

  • "A gorgeous and beautifully renovated and converted barn."


    Reviewed by JulieJun 2003

  • "It was marvelous to find accommodation for four couples in four separate bedrooms that allowed smoking and dogs."

    The real bonus was that all the bedrooms had en-suite bathrooms. The accommodation was superb.

    Reviewed by LesleyMay 2003

  • "Great accomodation."

    .. space... peaceful and a great base.

    Reviewed by TApr 2003

  • "Great area full of plenty of interesting natural beauty & fantastic walks."

    Mrs EvansFeb 2003

  • "The cottage was great (particularly the fact that all bedrooms were en-suite) and we had a very enjoyable week."

    Ms DeakinJan 2003

  • "Quiet, relaxing atmosphere."

    Very helpful owners.

    Reviewed by EDec 2002

  • "Lovely barn, clean warm and comfortable."

    Loads of space, good area,lots to see and do.

    Reviewed by MichaelaOct 2002

  • "Extra toys provided - very thoughtful."

    Perfect for our group with young babies.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2002

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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.


  • 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.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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