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Historic Barn With Breathtaking Views Over Derbyshire/Staffordshire Border. - Curlew Cottage sleeps 4 ( 2 bedrooms )

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights



Curlew Cottage sleeps 4 ( 2 bedrooms )

Curlew Cottage has an entrance hall leading to a drying room/toilet with a washer/dryer. There is a large lounge/diner with freeview tv/dvd, and a leather sofa and chair with views over the moors. Off this is a modern well equipped kitchen with granite work tops, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric oven, microwave and ceramic hob. Upstairs there is a fabulous master bedroom with a king sized four poster bed with luxurious memory foam topper, ensuite bathroom with walk in shower and a second bedroom with twin beds and a separate family bathroom with bath and shower. The master has an alcove which is ideal if you have a baby or toddler in a cot which is available on request. The cottage has a child safety gate at the top of the stairs and a door at the bottom.

The cottage has underfloor heating downstairs and in all the bathrooms and designer radiators in all the bedrooms.

Rated 4 star by English Tourist Board.

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About the property


Ridgehead Farm Cottages were created in 2008 by converting a 200 year old historic barn into 2 luxury cottages, they are both rated at the top end of 4 star by the tourist board. Set at 1500ft on a 80 acre equine farm within a site of Special Scientific Interest, they offer stunning views and year round peace and tranquillity yet are conveniently located for local amenities and exploring the Peak District. Each cottage has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4 so are perfect for families or couples, the 2 cottages can be booked together (10% discount) to sleep 8. With underfloor heating downstairs and in all bathrooms they provide a warm, cosy retreat at the end of the day.

Jo Bednall
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About Jo Bednall

Ridgehead Farm originally formed part of the Harper-Crewe Estate but then fell derelict, the main buildings were rebuilt some 25 years ago. In 2008 an historic barn on the farm was painstakingly converted by us into two luxury holiday cottages.

I have lived at the farm for 16 years with my husband Clive and our 13 year old daughter Lucy and a variety of pets.

I have had a lifelong love of horses which has been passed onto Lucy, we both regularly compete at local and regional competitions, consequently the equine facilities at the farm have been vastly improved.

We live in the main farmhouse approx 100m from the cottages and are there to offer you a warm welcome on arrival and available to offer local advice and answer any queries during your stay.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
20% deposit required with balance 6 weeks before holiday date.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days, we try at accommodate any length of stay or arrival day if we possibly can.
Arrival from 3pm onwards, departures by 10am

Notes on prices:
There is a 10% discount on pricing when both cottages are booked together.
Short breaks available.
3 nights Fri/Mon or 4 nights Mon/Fri available at 75% of weekly rate.
2 nights Fri/Sun available at 50% of weekly rate.
We do not charge extra for dogs, please see website for livery rates.


Buxton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , en-suite
    bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 4 poster bed, en-suite bathroom, and alcove suitable for cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: On arrival there will be a welcome basket with tea, coffee, milk, biscuits and a bottle of wine. All towels, bed linen, washing up liquid, washing powder, conditioner and dishwasher tablets are provided. Cot and high chair are available on request. Ample private parking available adjacent to the cottages, undercover for bikes and motor bikes. Outside: There is a large flagged patio shared between both cottages with garden furniture and bbq, it offers stunning views into the valley. There are 80 acres of private moorland and ponds, ideal for quiet evening walks or dog walks. Check out time is 10am but if no-one is due to arrive later the same day we are happy for you to leave later, please ask.


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Curlew Cottage sleeps 4 ( 2 bedrooms )
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Curlew, Ridgehead Farm

  • 4 of 5

A well-converted barn in a location with fine views, and within easy reach of places of interest and activity.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Cosy, well-equipped cottage with stunning views and welcoming hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Jo and Clive were extremely helpful and welcoming, even though we were 2 hours later than planned. The cottage had everything we needed, including essentials like washing up liquid and cloths, which are annoying to have to buy/bring. The location was remote, bit within easy reach of amenities in Buxton and Leek. It's a shame the historic nature of the building doesn't allow for windows that let you see the wonderful views from inside, but the terrace more than makes up for that (weather permitting). Internet/phone addicts should be aware that, due to the rural location and lack of landline, internet is limited and mobile phone signal patchy. It was certainly sufficient for our needs - checking emails and details of local attractions etc - but it wouldn't be enough for downloads or streaming. Overall we had a wonderful peaceful stay and will recommend the cottage to frienda and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Breathtakingly relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This was a truly magical cottage. We were very impressed with the facilities and warm welcome from Jo and her lovely pets. I haven't relaxed so much in a very long time and we didn't want to go home! Perfectly located by being remote yet close to the amenities you need via a short car drive. The underfloor heating was so cosy and the extras such as welcome pack and washing tablets/kitchen towel/toilet roll etc were unexpected but much appreciated. We thoroughly recommend this cottage and we will definitely be back! Thank you Jo for sharing your beautiful farm xx

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, well equipped, comfy beds and nice bathrooms

  • 4 of 5

Delightful cottages - wonderful views but need to be outside to enjoy them as cottage windows are small. Great location for all parts.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well equipped cottage with fabulous view

  • 4 of 5

We were two couples and two dogs and found this cottage perfect for our needs for a weekend. Very cosy and beautifully warm. We had the en suite room with a powerful shower and underfloor heating. The cottage was well equipped and the "welcome pack" was much appreciated together with things like washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets which is not always the case with self-catering accommodation in our experience. Picnic table at the front of the property to appreciate the wonderful view if the weather is kind enough.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in the middle of Peak District, very well equipped and comfortable, will stay again !

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Winking Man Pub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles

Special interest holidays:

Stabling available on-site in american style barn, diy, part or full livery available during your stay. Use of 20 x 40 m menage with jumps.


Both Manchester Airport and East Midlands Airport are an hour away.

We are 50 minutes drive from the M6

The nearest train stations are Stoke or Macclesfield which are both 30 minutes drive away.


The nearest pub which does meals is 3/4ml away. The village of Longnor with village shop is 3mls away. Buxton and Leek are both 6mls away with supermarkets, restaurants, etc. Bakewell, Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Alton Towers are all within 15mls.

Further Details:

The nearest pub is the Winking Man which is 3/4 mile away. There is an excellent fish and chip shop in the local village of Longnor which is 3mls along with other pubs.