Barn conversion near the Peak District (20 acres)

Barn conversion near the Peak District (20 acres)


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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Set on the side of a hill close to the Peak District National Park lies our former stables/barn and hayloft. Built around 1825 in local stone it was renovated to provide guest accommodation for our main house giving up to date features in a truly rustic setting, with natural stone walls and floors downstairs and all oak upstairs now fully central heated. The Barn sits adjacent to our main home across the courtyard and sits in 20 acres of most attractive English countryside with extensive views to the Peak District.
You enter from the courtyard into the modern fully equipped kitchen with range cooker, fridge freezer etc with a door off to the laundry room. The floor is the original stone flags but now with the benefit of underfloor heating and insulation. The kitchen leads through to a large living space which we use as a party room, with a bar, projector TV hooked up to a full disco system with lights and full sound system. Big comfy sofas and a dining area make a room for all occasions. Again with a flag stone floor with underfloor heating and natural stone walls.
From the kitchen the oak staircase leads to the upper floor which runs the entire length of the building, just one room wide, with an apex ceiling incorporating large Velux windows to stream in the light and all solid oak floors. Comprising a reading area at the top of the stairs, a modern bathroom with large shower and a large Lounge dining area with flat screen TV leading to double oak doors to the large bedroom area split into two sections. The original design of the building means that you must go through one bedroom to get to the other, so this is more suitable for a couple or a family.
Outside you have views to die for, a stream runs through the land with waterfall, blue bells and a host of wildlife, hares, badgers, pheasants are and everyday sight but sometimes you see the local herd of wild deer grazing outside.
At the bottom of the valley is Rudyard Lake (that’s where Rudyard Kipling gained his name) and was in Victorian times hugely popular. The nearest town is Leek but we are ideally place for exploring the Peak District, Buxton, Bakewell, Chatsworth House, Matlock and Alton Towers is 20 minutes away.
Now the bad bits, you have to like dogs, we have four, remember in the country cockerels crow, church bells ring and sometimes the farms nearby are muck spreading. Our driveway is a track 1 km long and not designed for sports cars, quite often there are cows on it. We are almost 1000ft (300m) above sea level which is high for England and we can get snow, sometimes lots. And the oak floor creaks!
This is available all year round and is very centrally located M6 20 minutes, Manchester/ Liverpool/East Midlands Airports all less than 1 hour Main Rail Link to London 15 minutes
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More about us

  1. We are a couple with grown up kids, (non smokers)

  2. We like animals and the countryside, but most of all the sea

  3. Company Director getting ready to retire and explore the world! We will treat your home with care and respect.

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Lots to choose from in nearby Leek or Congleton and many country pubs
Cool bars
There are a wide range of bars and micro breweries
Cozy cafés
Of course
Retail therapy
Leek for Antiques, lots of shopping in Stoke on Trent 20 minutes but Manchester Trafford Centre's not far
Bit of culture
Buxton Opera House , Theatres in Stoke plenty of museums, Chatsworth House
Walks in the park
You are in a park!
Spot of exercise
Four footpaths through our land, cycling but its hilly and sailing or kayaking on the lake
Day tripping
So much! Manchester Stoke Sheffield Liverpool Birmingham, Peak District, Alton Towers Jodrall Bank all less than 1 hour away

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