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Cottage With Views Over the Peak Forest Canal and Kinder Scout.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Barn in New Mills, High Peak, Derbyshire - Ideal for Cycling, Walking and Sightseeing

The Hay Barn is situated on the Upper Peak Forest Canal at New Mills Marina in the foothills of the High Peak District. The property has been recently and lovingly restored maintaining its rich history and period features.The Hay Barn has a double bed in one bedroom on a mezzanine floor that provides excellent views across the Upper Peak Forest Canal, Kinder Scout and surrounding hills. The lower floor comprises of a dining and seating area, a fully fitted and fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and shower. There is a good quality leather occasional bed settee on the lower floor should four people wish to stay. The property is centrally heated and has a multi fuel stove for those colder evenings. All logs, kindling and coal if required is supplied within the price of the let. There is a BBQ and seating area located directly outside the door in a beautiful sunny aspect, grassed area. The property has television and WiFi.

The town of New Mills is but a walk away and has all amenities that you will require throughout your stay. Local grocery stores, supermarket, post office, restaurants and pubs are all within a 5 minute walk away from the marina.

The property is ideally suited for hill walking, particularly Kinder Scout and surrounding hills. The canal towpath provides less challenging, flat walking to Whaley Bridge and Buxworth Basin in one direction and Disley, Marple and beyond in the other direction. The towpath is ideally suited for cycling and the Monsal Trail a 8.5 mile traffic free cycle route is a short drive away.

The property is close to excellent transport links. A reliable bus service connects New Mills with local villages such as Buxton, Bakewell, Glossop and Chapel - en - le - Frith while train services connect to Manchester and Stockport.

More Details

Property Manager
Peter Best
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Peter Best


Peter Best purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Peter Best chose Greater Manchester



Disley 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
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: The Haybarn Sleeps 4 in total There is a double bed on a mezzanine floor above the lounge/dining area. There is a good quality leather double sofa bed available in the lounge/dining area.
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: There is an extra £10 fee per dog to cover deep cleaning costs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedding is provided. A washing machine and tumble dryer are available on site.


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Cottage With Views Over the Peak Forest Canal and Kinder Scout.
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

Great little property for exploring the dark peaks ans surrounding areas

  • 5 of 5

Just a pleasant stay. Very comfortable little cottage. Good location. Friendly and helpful staff/owners. Have recommended it to a friend.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend, myself and our dog had a lovely stay here. Comfy, clean and homely. Perfect location for walks in the area and the hosts were fab!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nice cosy cottage by the canal

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is nice and warm once the fire is going, makes it particularly warm upstairs even on a cold Easter weekend. Hayfield is a short drive away, where you can join the Snake Path for a walk around Kinder reservoir.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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A very comfortable unique cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a short stay in the Haybarn. The experience was good from the start, where we were given a warm welcome by Pete and Heather. The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable. Although we didn't need it there was ample heating and a log burner as well. It would make a fantastic place to be in the colder months. It is in a lovely interesting setting with amazing views. I am sure we will return.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Lovely break in a super compact accomodation

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a relaxing few days in The Haybarn. We were pleased to see that the description of the accommodation was accurate. It was clean, well maintained and well equipped. New Mills marina is in an attractive location, surrounded by stunning scenery. There is a small caravan site in front the accommodation, but this did not detract from the views or affect the quality of our stay. The Haybarn itself is very well equipped and comfortable for four adults. There is a sofa bed in the lounge and a spacious mezzanine bedroom above with a comfortable double bed. During our stay we were able to view the larger accommodation called The Bike Shed, which sleeps up to 12 adults. The quality of the furnishings in both buildings are of a very good standard.

On our arrival, Heather welcomed us and was very attentive throughout our stay, checking with us daily, to make sure we had everything we needed and that there were no problems. When we had a minor hiccup with the wifi, Peter sorted it out quickly. The area does not have the best wifi signal, but was adequate for our needs. There is plenty to do in the local area, walking along the towpath, visiting the local caves and driving through the High Peaks. If you enjoy walking, you will be spoilt for choice! You can also hire a day boat which is large enough for around 10 people, from Whaley Bridge. There are several pubs in New Mills, our favourites being The Beehive and The Rock which are a short walk away. A very nice place to eat- although a bit pricey, is The Rams Head at Disley. The local fish shop, The Master Fryer, has an extensive takeaway menu. We had fish and chips which were freshly cooked and reasonably priced. There is a train station a few minutes from the marina, where you can visit both Manchester and Buxton. Thanks to Heather and Peter for making our stay most enjoyable. We will definitely return, for a family break to stay in The Bike Shed.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very welcoming and cosy

  • 4 of 5

Spent 3 nights at the Haybarn, it was very cosy especially with the log burner and candles at night

Pete was very friendly and helpful and it was a pleasure to meet him.

2 x adults, 2x teenagers and 2x dogs and we all fitted in 🐶😂👍.

Teenagers had slight problem with wifi availability, but otherwise everything was fine.

Thank you Pete

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
New Mills Golf Club
Nearest Train
500 Metres
New Mills Newtown Station
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
A selection of eating places and restaurants.
Car: not necessary


Use of a car is not essential. There are ample buses and trains available within a 2 minute walk of New Mills Marina.


Buxton is 20 minutes by train. The Hay Barn is centrally located in the town of New Mills.

Further Details:

The convenience store is less that a 5 minute walk away from the marina. The store has an ATM facility.

There are various restaurants and Take Aways in and around New Mills .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $13.28

Booking Notes:
Full payment required at time of booking.
Credit cards are accepted.

Changeover Day:
Arrival days are flexible. No arrivals on a Tuesday please.

Notes on prices:
The Hay Barn is available at £60.00 per night, minimum 2 night stay or £400.00 for a week.
£10 per stay per dog.

Holidaymakers pay in full at time of booking

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.