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Luxury Barn in Charming Village of Hope, Hope Valley, Peak District, Derbyshire - The Oaks

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights



The Oaks

The Oaks is a three bedroom cottage sleeping up to 5 people. It features a bedroom with a king sized bed and ensuite bathroom with bath/shower, one twin bedroom with ensuite shower cubicle, and one single bedroom on the ground floor also with an ensuite shower cubicle.

It has a fitted kitchen with electric hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle and cafetiere, iron and ironing board and all of the crockery, pans and utensils required for your stay.

The living area is open plan. For your entertainment there is a TV/DVD, radio and CD player and a selection of books and games. We also provide free wi-fi internet access.

Bedlinen, towels and toiletries are provided for your comfort.

A separate laundry room is situated across the courtyard which is an ideal place to store muddy boots and to dry off outdoor clothing. Keen cyclists will also find a couple of puncture repair kits kept here.

We provide lockable storage for bikes and other outdoor equipment.

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About the property

The Barn at Mead Farm

The Barn at Mead Farm is a truly special place on the doorstep of the Pennine Way. With views throughout the Hope Valley, and the iconic Lose Hill, Win Hill and Kinder Scout range right on your doorstep it really is the perfect place to come and get away from it all.

The Barn has been lovingly rebuilt in the original stone to reflect its history but with the benefits of modern living within. The bedrooms feature vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and trusses. The ground floors are fully tiled with underfloor heating, with traditional radiators in the bedrooms. The original barn has been divided into two adjoining cottages, the smaller being The Acorn which sleeps two and the larger being The Oaks which will sleep up to five, all with ensuite bedrooms.

Light and airy with a contemporary feel, The Barn is an ideal place to relax after a long day exploring the area whether walking, cycling or sightseeing and taking in the many local attractions. Both cottages are totally non-smoking, as are the patio and barbeque areas.

Both cottages have central heating and are fully equipped with everything you will need for a home away from home. We provide all towels and bedlinen.

There are paved patio areas to the front and rear of the barn, both enjoying superb views across the Hope Valley. There is a sheltered patio with picnic tables and barbeques for the summer months where you can enjoy views over Win Hill. Guests are also welcome to explore the private farmland where we have a flock of 50 sheep grazing with their lambs in the spring season.

There is off road parking provided in front of the barn with space for three cars. Further parking space is available if required and also lockable storage for bikes and other outdoor equipment.

Mead Farm is situated in the heart of The Peak National Park with easy access to walks in every direction. With views to both Win Hill and Lose Hill, it is in an area of outstanding beauty, but within easy reach of local amenities.

The village of Hope is about 10 minutes walk away and has local shops and pubs. All of the major supermarkets deliver so if you want to order groceries online we are happy to receive them and pack them away ready for your arrival. There is a fridge and freezer in both cottages, and plenty of storage space for groceries.

The railway station is about two miles away from the village and is on the main Manchester to Sheffield line. There is a bus route which runs through to Sheffield from Castleton.

Castleton is the busiest village in the area with plenty of places of interest to visit - The Blue John Mine, Speedwell Cavern, Treak Cliff Cavern, Peveril Castle to name just a few. There are several interesting shops selling jewellery and gifts and a variety of places to eat and drink.

The Barn is a short walk from The Cheshire Cheese Inn just along Edale Road. The Cheese has all the warmth of a traditional English pub with a friendly welcome good food and drink and a great atmosphere. It has a regular folk music night on the first and third thursdays of the month which is a real local institution and great fun.

We provide a welcome pack comprising tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, jam and cake for an afternoon tea upon arrival. Also included are cleaning materials, foil, cling film and kitchen roll. We also provide bathroom toiletries for your comfort. A high chair and travel cot is available at no extra charge, all you need to do is bring along the babies own special bedding!

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Christopher Holt
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2017

Available Rentals

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Your cottage will be ready for you from 4pm and we ask that it is vacated by 10am on the day of departure.

'The Acorn' (sleeps 2) and 'The Oaks' (sleeps 5) can be booked separately or together to give a maximum capacity of 7.


Changeover Day:

Our change over days are Mondays and Fridays.

7 night week stays as well as week-end breaks (Fri-Mon) and mid-week breaks (Mon-Fri) are available.

To find the rate for your specific dates please visit our website at or give us a call on 01433 623588 for details.

Holidays starting on days other than our standard changeover days (Mondays and Fridays) incur a £35 fee.


Hope Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite to Bedroom 1 (king size bed)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to bedroom 3 (downstairs single bedroom)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to bedroom 2 (twin bedroom)
  • All bathrooms are fully tiled with modern towel rails and steam extraction fans.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Beds can be moved together to create a double bedroom
  • A travel cot and stair gates are also available and can be set up in any of the bedrooms to suit guests needs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • spelunking
The Barn at Mead Farm is a truly special place. With views throughout the Hope Valley, and the iconic Lose Hill, Win Hill and Kinder Scout range right on your doorstep it really is the perfect place to come and get away from it all. The Barn has been awarded a 5-Star rating by the official tourist board "VisitEngland". The owners Chris & Tanya are extremely proud that both cottages have been scored 100% for cleanliness which mean you can be sure of what you will find when you arrive....... Outside: There is a shared outdoor barbecue area with picnic tables. Further areas to the front and rear of The Barn to sit back and take in the views whilst enjoying an al-fresco breakfast or glass of wine in the evenings. We have 7 acres of adjoining farmland which can be enjoyed by guests, so long as you don't mind sharing them with the flock of sheep that graze there! There is a separate laundry / drying room for use by guests at The Barns. Secure storage for bicycles or other equipment is available just across the courtyard to The Barn.


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The Oaks
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Brilliant. Great base for walking and exploring the Peak District.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for walking. Beautiful conversion with industrial sized beams and bright and light with a huge window. Warm and cosy as well. Pub within 2 min walk. Village shop a five min walk. Fantastic accommodation. Would highly recommend. While I did not meet Chris the owner, my friends who did told me he was friendly and laid back.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We are 5 retired/semi retired guys that have been meeting once a year for a long weekend since 1972. We had a great time this year (in spite of the weather) and this property was the icing on the cake. Great location, really nice owners and a beautiful conversion of a fine looking barn. None of us could think of anything that could be done to improve this property. If you are looking for accommodation in or near Hope for between 2-5 people, then look no further.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Lovely clean property, in good location

  • 4 of 5

This is a well converted barn, kept extremely clean and homely. The welcome pack on arrival (particularly the still warm, home baked scones!) was much appreciated. It was well heated and generally well equipped, though we could have done with some more crockery to avoid having to put on a half empty dishwasher after every main meal. It's well located, with easy access to Hope for supplies, Castleton, Peverel Castle, underground caverns and stunning views from Edale. Overall, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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  • 5 of 5

As a group of four adults the long weekend spent in the barn conversion at Mead Farm was in all our opinions faultless. Finished to a very high standard and immaculately clean it didn't feel as if you we're in rented accomodation. The barn was not lacking for anything, local walks outside the front door and plenty more within a 10 minute drive. We ate in the local pub 2 nights all of a 2 minute walk and ate in Castleton, where there is a better selection the other night (£5 taxi ride). We would highly recommend this accommodation should you ever be looking to rent in the area, I would be surprised if you would find anywhere better!!! Although the owners live next door we only saw Chris when we handed the keys back, which is always a good sign!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Beautiful getaway for a quiet break

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed for a long weekend. Everything that we needed was provided. There was a lovely welcome from Chris and a delightful welcome pack of home made scones, jam and butter to greet us at the end of our long journey.

The local area has amazing views and walks which we enjoyed. The local town of Castletown had a Christmas light switch on and the town had a really warm party atmosphere. We enjoyed a local Sunday lunch in the Cheshire Cheese Inn following the Church service at St. Edmunds on St Edmunds day.

Perfect for a quiet retreat of any length as there is so much to do within easy reach.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Very comfortable clean spacious house with lots of character

  • 5 of 5

This really is a great place to stay in stunning surroundings.

The owner Chris is very friendly from initial contact through to saying good bye, keen to offer any local guidance also. The house has great character, spacious, lovely décor, clean and everything you would need including fast WIFI which was so important for the teenagers!

Hope and the surrounding area is really beautiful and 'hope' to return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Manchester International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Cheshire Cheese Inn
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bradwell (pay as you go)
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cheshire Cheese Inn
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
'Chill Factor' indoor ski zone
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Filey (near Scarborough)
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Trout and pike fishing is available at Ladybower Reservoir.

The area has excellent rock climbing.

Cycle hire shops in Hope village (will deliver) and there are some of the best cycling trails in the country here on your doorstep.

Walk into moors and mountains straight from the front door

Horse trekking centre in Edale

Go para-gliding off Mam Nick

Challenge yourself at 'Go Ape' in Buxton, less than 20 minutes away

Stately homes - Chatsworth, Haddon and Hardwick

Buxton Opera House is less than 20 minutes away


There is a train station in Hope village which is on the main line between Sheffield and Manchester. It is about a 15 minute walk from The Barn, or you could pre-book a taxi to pick you up.

The train takes you to lots of villages - but a car is also recommended to get to those special "out of the way" spots.


5 mins walk to village, pubs, cafes, post office, village hall.

10 mins drive to plenty of local amenities.

Driving distance to Chatsworth Stately Home, shop, gardens and adventure playground, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall, Otter Centre, David Mellor Cutlery, Castleton caves and Blue John mines, Peveril Castle, Historic Bakewell, Buxton Spa town and Opera House etc.

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The Barn is the perfect place for groups and families to spend time together or couples looking for a romantic get-away. The village has cycle routes to Ladybower and beyond for cycling holidays and spectacular footpaths into woodland, mountains, moors and famous landmarks for walking holidays that you will remember forever. Head further afield to Chatsworth, Haddon, Hardwick Halls or Buxton with its Opera House for a special evening. Derwent Reservoir and Ladybower Dam are just a few minutes drive away if you fancy trying a spot of trout or pike fishing.