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Stunning 2 bedroom barn conversion on Kinder Scout in the Peak District

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Double bedroom en-suite plus small bedroom and separate wet room bathroom

The Sheep Shack is a former farm stable building sympathetically converted to provide luxurious accommodation with contemporary style and flare. The property combines modern sustainable technologies such as ground source underfloor heating and high levels of insulation with traditional English oak fitting throughout. The main bedroom has en-suite facilities whilst there is the further luxury of a separate wet room bathroom. A stylish contemporary wood burning stove creates extra warmth in the main living area. The Shack is ideal for a romantic break but there is also a small bedroom with bunk beds suitable for children. Visitors can enjoy peace and privacy whilst still being within easy reach of Hayfield village. The Sheep Shack is situated within the Peak Park itself rather than in the village and is ideal for walking, trail or fell running and mountain biking. Many walks are accessible from right outside the front door. Amble down the lane to the local pub or just kick back in front of the fire and relax.

We can arrange mountain bike hire, fell running and hiking routes if needed.

More Details

Michael Whyatt
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

Why Michael Whyatt chose High Peak District

I grew up in this area and bought the farm many years ago. It was a sheep farm run by Harold and Dorothy, brother and sister whose family moved there in the 1920s. They retired and the surrounding land is now farmed by the National Trust. The Sheep Shack was created in 2010 and the farmhouse was restored in 2013.

What makes this cottage unique

Definitely some of the best views in the Peak District but not too far away from the village.


Hayfield Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , plus wet room shower
    en-suite - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Main bedroom - 1 double , can accommodate cot
    Second bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , full sized bunks
  • The main bedroom has an en-suite shower and toilet. The second bedroom is ideal for children and has access to the main bathroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • tennis
Unfortunately we cannot accept dogs because the 'Shack' is situated in a farming area.


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Stunning 2 bedroom barn conversion on Kinder Scout in the Peak District
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Very very nice

  • 5 of 5

Booked this for my partner and myself to celebrate our anniversary. The sheep shack was a lovely stay and the scenery surrounding it was beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you Michael for providing us with a beautiful property in a beautiful location.

We had a great few days exploring the local area.

The Sheep Shack is very comfortable, and is equipped to a high standard.

Look forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great Location and accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The Sheep Shack was a lovely location for a long weekend break. An excellent location and a very comfortable and well equipped home, away from it all on Kinder Scout. Thank you for such a relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect cottage, walked every day, lovely break.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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A perfect break in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely lovely space to spend a few days away from it all. A beautifully renovated property containing everything we needed and more than enough information provided including maps of the surrounding area which were useful for a long walk out to Kinder Scout. The wood burning stove was perfect in the evening and the kitchen was well equipped for our needs. Michael provided us with all the information we needed prior to arrival and our stay went off without a hitch. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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perfect, stunning

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful accommodation, stunning scenery. What a perfect holiday weve had,didnt know what to expect but loved it,wasnt small in any way and loved the windows.Bathrooms were stunning and wet room was ideal.Evenings were spent watching the sun and clouds on the peaks with a glass of wine,,we shall definitely be back

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Kinder Road
Nearest Train
5 Miles
New Mills or Glossop
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Hayfield village
Car: recommended

The 'Sheep Shack' is located on the lower slopes of Kinder Scout, approximately 1.5 miles from Hayfield village in the Peak District National Park. It is surrounded by a large area of open country and is excellent for walking, running and mountain biking. The local pub is approximately 0.5 mile away and Hayfield village is approximately 1.5 miles. Local attractions include Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and the caverns of Castleton.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee $12.82 per person per night

Our booking periods and rates are flexible - please enquire. All prices include linen, towels and logs for the wood burning stove (we supply sufficient logs for your entire stay).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.