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Jim's Barn

(Ref. 20237)

Diggle, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous Farm Stay!"

    Lovely well appointed cottage in a stunning location on a farm. Our 3 little boys loved it and really enjoyed seeing all the animals especially the geese! Lots of easy access walks for little legs and a pram along the canal in the nearby villages of Diggle, Uppermill and Marsden.

    Thank you for leaving us a lovely review. So happy you enjoyed your stay with us and you managed to get out and about around the local area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Feb 2024

  • "This is a great location on a farm."

    The second time we have stayed here and it ticks all the boxes.

    Thank you for leaving us a review and for returning to the farm once again. Glad you enjoyed your break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was extremely well appointed, comfortable and spotlessly clean with all amenities that we needed."

    It was very quiet at night, so we slept very well. The hosts also stopped by to welcome us and ask whether we had any questions or additional requirements. We felt very much at home and the eggs, milk and biscuits on our arrival were a welcome bonus. The accommodation was also within walking distance of our dry stone walling course on a nearby farm.

    Thank you for your kind review. It was lovely to meet you and we're glad you enjoyed your dry stone walling course held locally. Hopefully we will see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniela5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very cosy with the wood burner lit and the wind and rain outside"

    Thank you for your review. Glad you like the cottage and are warm and cosy despite the current inclement weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jan 2023

  • "Jim's Barn is very well equipped and has fantastic scenic views across the valley in a rural location on a working farm, but also has nearby facilities in Diggle and Uppermill."

    I particularly liked the open plan living and kitchen area which has a beautiful tiled floor with underfloor heating. Check out the nearby Diggle hotel pub which is really friendly. There are also some fabulous walks nearby, particularly Dovestones which is well worth a visit, particularly enjoyed the tarmac path up to Chew Resevoir then across the moor to the other side of Dovestones which has some great views. One or two difficult sections, so some might prefer to return by the original path. Unfortunately the weather prevented us from doing a lot more walking, however, the cottage is so well equipped with games, wi-fi and tv etc you should be able to entertain yourself. Lovely owners who were helpful but not intrusive.

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. Glad you managed to walk around Dovestones and also enjoyed the hospitality of the local pub. We hope to see you again in the near future. Property owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent location for walking in the surrounding hills and even though I was there just after storm Eunice and it was still wet and windy the cottage was a great place to come back to, warm up and dry out."

    The pub just down the road was very welcoming and had a good range of real ale as a place to stop at the end of the walking too :)

    Thank you for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay despite the wild and stormy weather! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy4.1Feb 2022

  • "Nicely maintained cottage in a beautiful village location."

    Good to be few days away from the city life.

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Jim's Barn and managed to 'get away from it all'. Thank you for leaving us a review and we do hope that you will come back and visit us again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dheeraj5.0Oct 2021

  • "The post code that been given covers a very large area and it won't take you to the cottage."

    The best way is to goggle the name of the cottage instead when you get to diggle. Email we received about direction talks about sign posts such as school. n the dark finding signs such as name of a school would be difficult.

    Reviewed by Mehrzad5.0Sep 2021

  • "Jim's Barn was a perfect location for walking on the Moors."

    We didn't need to travel miles in the car each day. The accommodation was clean, comfortable and there was nothing missing that we wished we had. The picnic table on the patio was just the most wonderful place for watching the sun go down and rest our legs after a long Moor walk. We have some stunning sunset pictures. The chicken and horses are friendly, in fact a couple of times we thought a hen was going to come in, but she was just having a look. The 'Singing Cow', was also part of the experience. Don't worry she only sings during the daytime. We had a problem with the smoke alarm and phoned Nigel who told us it was due to a power cut. We'd just boiled the kettle so didn't realise, so any problems are quickly dealt with. All in all a perfect break. Come on woman there must be a grumble ....... yes OK the very hard Titanic Jigsaw has an outside piece missing so don't spend ages looking for it! Thank you for our wonderful week.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday with us and we will endeavour to find the missing jigsaw piece! Our hens obviously have manners and don't enter the cottages without an invitation. We hope you will visit us again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2021

  • "The holiday was lovely but we felt Restricted on not be able to just get up and ..."

    The holiday was lovely but we felt Restricted on not be able to just get up and go for a walk, we had to drive to find a walk as we were not allowed in the Fields, other than that we were happy

    e are a working farm so guests obviously can't walk across our fields as there are no public footpaths in them and they also contain livestock (horses, cows, sheep). There are lots of walks from the doorstep of Jim's Barn along the lanes and there is a local map and Information in the visitors book in the cottage. The Pennine Way is only yards from the farm and is well signposted. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely peaceful and quiet place, well equipped."

    Owners were very friendly.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jan 2020

  • "We had a lovely week despite a lot of rain and wind."

    I couldn't fault the cottage and the views. The only thing I would draw attention to is the parking between two muck heaps. I didn't bother us because we are used to the outdoors, but I think some people would not enjoy the smells.

    Reviewed by Christina4.4Mar 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    The cottage is well equipped and restored to a really high standard. We had a really good nights sleep in the very comfortable beds.The owner was really helpful, even bringing more wood for the fire when the weather turned cold. Thanks very much would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Oct 2018

  • "We try to get back to the Saddleworth area every three years and would love to stay at Jim's Barn again."

    The narrow road to Jim's was not a problem for us because we had spent the previous six weeks driving around country areas of Scotland, Wales and Ireland, however some drivers might be put off by it. Because the farm also has stables and there is a shooting range further on up the road meant that there was more traffic on the track with limited passing areas. The view is magnificent, we love the farm environment, and have a special love for the Saddleworth area. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Greg4.7Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was perfect for what I wanted on this trip."

    I was met by the owner upon arrival and made to feel very welcome. All in all a fabulous week and I will seriously consider a return trip in the summer.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Shared external utility.
  • Ground source underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and game, washing machine in the shared utility room
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Patio area with picnic table and bench set
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1 mile
  • Note: This is a working farm - children to be supervised at all times. Note - Can be booked with 20614 (Jenny's Cottage) to sleep six

The property

A lovely two-bedroom cottage on a working farm in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Peak District National Park.

Ideal for a family holiday or for friends who wish to discover this fabulous area, this eco-friendly Saddleworth cottage boasts a double and a twin bedroom with a modern bathroom.

The open-plan living area has the benefit of a warming woodburning stove, perfect for those chilly evenings after a day out walking.

Note: This cottage is next to ref 20614 and together they accommodate 6 people.

Diggle House Farm Cottages

These delightful, stone-built barn conversion cottages are located on a high promontory, in beautiful rolling countryside near the village of Diggle in the heart of Saddleworth, on the edge of the Peak District. These Saddleworth cottages have been thoughtfully converted to provide excellent eco-friendly facilities, yet they still retain the character and charm of the original dwellings and boast breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. This is a wonderful opportunity to stay in traditional accommodation on a working farm, but also enjoy the home comforts of underfloor heating, solar electricity, rainwater harvesting and hot water supplied from pipes laid within the ground. Modern styling and contemporary furnishings are evident throughout these Diggle cottages which feature open plan living areas with a modern kitchen and a sitting area with a woodburning stove. Upstairs, the cottages feature a modern bathroom and bedrooms with lovely views of the nearby fells. Nearby, Diggle has two traditional pubs, a newsagent, Post Office and a popular chip shop. There is a network of excellent walks, bridleways and cycle routes along valleys or up to the moors that offer glorious views from the cottage, plus other picturesque Saddleworth villages are short drives away. A scenic journey across the moors will bring you to the tourist locations of Hebden Bridge, Haworth, Marsden, Meltham and Holmfirth. Saddleworth and the surrounding areas boast a wide selection of gastropubs and restaurants, plus there is a variety of individual food and farm shops and supermarkets all around. Two lovely Saddleworth cottages whatever the time of year.

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About the location


Uppermill 2.4 miles; Oldham 6.9 miles; Huddersfield 11.5 miles.

Diggle is one of seven villages nestling amongst the 18,000 acres of moorland hills, open fields and scenic valleys that comprise the Saddleworth area. These Pennine villages have a wool spinning and agricultural heritage dating back to the Industrial Revolution, but today Saddleworth has evolved into an attractive South Pennine and Peak District National Park area with breath-taking views and glorious stone-built buildings. Diggle is a thriving little village with a good range of amenities and is well placed to explore the South Pennine region. Part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is located at one end of the restored Standedge Canal Tunnel and Visitor Centre, Britain's longest, deepest and highest canal tunnel. In the heart of the village are the Hanging Gate pub, the Diggle Hotel pub, a few shops selling essentials and Play2 Diggle, a children’s indoor activity Centre. There is a brass band club called the Diggle Band Club which regularly hosts band contests and concerts and The Diggle Blues Festival is an annual event that takes place in June and Diggle is one of the villages that hosts the Whit Friday Band Contests. Nearby attractions include Dove Stone Reservoir for boating and walks, and the Castleshaw Valley with an interpretation trail for a Roman fort, the highest of a series built on the Roman military road from Chester to York.

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