Barn Conversion in Midhopestones, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England - Overlooking Open Countryside With Many Marked Footpaths And Trails Around Local Reservoirs
Mr A Harrison
About Mr A Harrison
Gillian and I converted Midhope Lodge ourselves from farm buildings. It took us 7 years working full time and without any help other than a plasterer. Because we worked on the barn ourselves we had time to get to know the buildings and change our plans as we went along making this a fabulous building and grounds. Midhope Lodge is split into 2, we live in one half and the other half, which is totally separate, is rented out for holiday accommodation.
Why Mr A Harrison chose Sheffield
Midhopestones is a small village on the edge of the Peak Park with the river Porter running through. During the summer there is well dressing at the village well. Our only pub is call "ye Olde Mustard Pot" and has a restaurant. The village is almost surrounded by moors and reservoirs with marked paths and trails for walking and cycling. It's just a short drive to Sheffield centre and other nearby places to visit including National mining museum (take a trip underground - free), Holmfirth (famous for the TV Series "Last of the Summer Wine"), Ladybower and Derwent Dams (WW2 Dambusters), Magna (Huge Steel works museum), Kelham Island Musem just to mention a few.
What makes this Barn unique
Midhope Lodge is within a small holding often with a few sheep, pigs and Chickens wandering freely. Eggs Available most times. We have a secluded sun deck with 3 sun beds and NEW THIS YEAR WE HAVE A WOOD FIRED PIZZA OVEN.
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a great place to explore this part of yorkshire
We were a bit surprised it was so close to the main road but once inside the traffic was not an issue. Sitting out at the back in warm sunshine looking over the countryside was delightful. The Yorkshire Sculpture Park - our reason for choosing the property - is a short drive away.
Comfortable, well equipped property.
We stayed here for a weekend in September and found the accommodation to be excellent. It was spacious and comfortable and had everything you needed. The location was good, with a nearby reservoir which was great for dog walking and plenty of amenities within a few minutes drive. Highly recommend staying here.
Lovely historical Midhopstone cottage
We really enjoyed our stay at Midhope cottage. Beautiful accommodation, lots of room,well equipt, great historical renovation of the old original barn to cottage.
The owner Andrew was quite friendly and helpful, courteous. Lovely yard, flowers, backyard dining area, kids playhouse etc.
The only draw back that we found with this property is the noise. It is on a very busy roadway, and traffic starts early at 5 am. We were there for one of the hottest summers on record, so had all the windows open for air, traffic was very loud. Too bad, such a lovely place and this was our only small fault we could find, otherwise lovely cottage.
The property was perfect for our needs as two families. It was comfortable, well maintained, well equipped and easy to find. The owner couldn't have been more helpful.
Double glaizing might help with the noise level of the nearby road which was a minor irritation.
All in all, good value....... a pleasant stay.
Glad you enjoyed your stay and liked our cottage. All windows are double glazed by the way.
Welcome weekend retreat
Beautiful cottage, double rooms very spacious. Didn't appreciate actually on A616 but that is clear when you receive directions. Road noisy but when a large amount of snow this reduced!! Great walking from the door to local reservoir, and local pubs had really tasty food and good beer and wine.
Lovely open fire, only one bag of logs supplied though, advised could be got at garage which we did but they were wet!! Shame not a dry supply could purchase from owner.
Landlord away but very helpful when we contacted him.
Easy to find well situated for North Sheffield and the motorway.
Comfortable cottage. Lovely log stove, thoughtfully decorated for our Christmas stay. Convenient for Stockbridge and motorway. Very busy road, but easy to find. Thanks for having us.
Special interest holidays:
Ideal location to meet friends and relations being close to M1 motorway and easy access to several towns and cities. Convenient for Ponds Forge swimming, Firth Park Bowling, Sheffield Arena, Sheffield Crucible, Tankersley Manor, Cubley Hall.
30 mins from Sheffield centre.
The area around Midhopestones is noted for walking with many marked trails and footpaths some around the local reservoirs. For a more demanding walk there are miles of moors and valleys with stunning views all year round.
We are on the edge of the Peak District National Park and within easy reach of Bakewell, Buxton, Chatsworth, Matlock and many other quaint villages.
Nearest coastal resort is Cleethorpes - approx 1hr 40min
Other nearby resorts include Whitby (see our other cottage), Skegness, Scarborough, Bridlington, Blackpool, Liverpool.
Manchester Airport approx 45 mins.
Doncaster/Robin hood Airport approx 45 mins
Nottingham East Midlands and Leeds Bradford Airports approx 1hr
Hull ferry terminal is approx 1hr 15mins
Car is recommended.
Sheffield/ Huddersfield approx 8 miles
M1 Motorway 6 Miles
Barnsley approx 6 miles
Meadowhall Shopping Centre approx 8 miles
National Coal Mining Museum approx 8 miles
Magna (Industrial Museum) approx 8 miles
Peak District approx 1/2 mile
Holmfirth (Last of the Summer Wine) 6 miles
Chatsworth House - 25miles (45mins)
York - 57miles (1 hour)
London - 177miles (3 hours)
Local shops are about 2 miles away. Farm shops along with Tesco, Co-op. Banks include Natwest, HSBC etc.
Some excellent local restaurants including Three Acres Restaurant at Shelley 25mins. Local village pubs and takeaways (5 mins).