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Herdwick Barn

Leek, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 950866)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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    “Magnificent”

    Shortest review ever. The title line says it all ...

    Shortest review ever. The title line says it all! But as I have to put more in....... The cottage was renovated last year and it shows. All areas are lovely. Clean and well aired on our arrival. Milk/tea/coffee and a small welcome pack made the first brew easy after the journey up. The lounge will comfortably fit 4 adults with room to breathe and enjoy the log fire. The kitchen is smaller but not a tight squeeze. Enough pots, pans cutlery etc to keep anyone happy. Gas hob and electric oven plus a wide range of kitchen tools and such like. Upstairs are the 2 bedrooms and bathroom/loo. Master bedroom is huge and bedroom 2 is more than reasonable in size. Attachments were visible for a stair gate at the top and bottom of the stairs. The bathroom is a good size with a tub,with shower screen, sink and loo. The entrance has a coat hanging and boot area to keep wet outside clothes out of the main living area. Not needed on this visit but there is underfloor heating downstairs. Upstairs is a combination of electric radiators and a back boiler from the fire for the master bedroom. The barn is well insulated and double glazed so winter would not be a concern I would imagine. Outside there is parking for your car, a picnic table to eat outside and an area you can barbecue in. Views across the moors from the rear of the building and the front looks up the hill following the gravelled drive/farm/track. Sheep in attendance on all sides! (They seem friendly though). Positioned well and within easy striking distance of the various attractions and the Peak District itself. The owners of the property (and the farm) are very friendly. There if you need them and always up for a chat. Ask about the Herdwick Sheep! Also be prepared to meet Meg the collie. She is really friendly and greets you like an old friend. The last part of the drive in is over a farm track. You may want to consider leaving the lowered suspension boy racer mobile at home. My Skoda Superb (sedate family car) handled it OK but the owners do recommend something 4x4 if you are visiting in winter. In conclusion, would My family want to return for another holiday. A unanimous yes! Lambing season a strong contender. Forgot to mention. Booked through Sykes cottages. Painless and easy.

    - Steven S, September 2018
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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Leek 4 miles.

A beautiful adjoining barn conversion set in the grounds of a moorland smallholding, farming Herdwick sheep.

Situated in the Parish of Onecote just 4 miles from the Staffordshire town of Leek and a short drive to the spa town of Buxton.

With vibrant countryside views and cosy interior the cottage is an attractive place for families, friends or couples to enjoy.

As you approach the property you will be swept away by the enchanting and traditional exterior.

A spacious sitting room offers a comforting place to relax with characteristic features throughout.

Elevated by wooden beams and a stunning woodburner and stone fireplace, you will feel at home from morning through to the evening.

An open plan farmhouse kitchen and dining area echoes a country feel and makes a heart warming place to prepare home-cooked meals and share quality time together whilst admiring the views that this room has to offer.

Take the stairs and a magnificent super king-size double bedroom offers a soothing atmosphere with low lighting, shuttered windows and traditional pine furniture.

For another touch of character a family bathroom with wooden beams and luxurious quality interior to enjoy a lovely soak after a day of exploring.

The twin bedroom makes a calming environment to enjoy a good night's rest in a peaceful and tranquil setting.

Outside to this beautiful barn is a stone flagged area, which is a great place to enjoy a barbecue or sit back and relax with your favourite drink and savour the countryside around you.

Right on the doorstep are a network of footpaths with fantastic walks, and close by are cycle rides around this rugged countryside.

Ideally located for climbers who wish to experience the crags of the Roaches Estate.

Situated just four miles away is the historic town of Leek close to the southern edge of the Peak District National Park,.

with its charming market place and antique delights.

Buxton, Ashbourne and Bakewell are also easily reached from this property.

Further afield lies Tatton Park, Styal Country Park, Gawsworth Hall, Chatsworth House, Lyme Park, Kedleston Hall and Calke Abbey.

A great base to explore not only the Peak District but also the Staffordshire Moorlands.

This is a secluded retreat in a lovely location.

Accommodation

Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link can be twin on request), 1 x twin (zip/link can be super king-size on request). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburner.

Amenities

  • Oil central heating with woodburner and underfloor heating throughout ground floor
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine ,dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Stair gates and fire guard provided
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: Note: The property is accessed via a farm track, unsuitable for low slung vehicles
  • In snowy conditions you will need either snow socks, snow chains or a 4x4 vehicle
  • There is secure bike store available at the farmhouse
  • Due to the location mobile signal can be intermittent
  • From approx 13th April to late May 2019 owners offer the opportunity for guests to assist in lambing on the farm,please ask owners for details on how to get involved
  • Note: Entrance hall with storage and drying facilities for indoor-outdoor clothing, boots and shoes.

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About the location

LEEK

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 Tatton Park, Styal County Park and Gawsworth Hall, plus Alton Towers is approximately 30 minutes’ drive away.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

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