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Troutsdale Farm in the glorious South West Peak District National Park area
Old Shire Stables is a lovely property that is cosy for 2, has a bathroom each for 4 (if couples),yet is spacious enough for a family or small group of 6.
AWARD WINNING Eco Barn conversion: Sleeps 6 + cot in 3 bedrooms: 1 Double Ensuite with shower, 1 Double, 1 Twin, Family bathroom with bath and shower over.
*Spacious and well equipped open plan KITCHEN with dining area.
*Spacious and comfy LOUNGE with Cleaview log burning stove, Flatscreen TV, DVD, CD player and French windows leading to ENCLOSED GARDEN with BBQ & seating with panoramic views over open countryside and the Peak District National Park.
*Doorstep footpaths leading to Tiitesworth Reservoir circular nature trail.
*Full character of original barn retained with quality conversion with exposed wooden beams, A-frames, brick and stone work.
*Lovely entrance hallway with original features and downstairs toilet just off.
*Separate utility room with washing machine and plenty of space for walking boots.
Mrs Barbara Turnock
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- May 16, 2018
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Great location, superb conversion, a little cold for Febraury
We experienced a warm welcome and it proved to be a great property for kids to run around. Loved seeing the sheep and feeding the hens. But we did find it rather cold.
Superb mini break to celebrate my 30th.
Booked to stay for three nights in The Old Cartshed over my birthday weekend to celebrate with family and friends.
On arrival, Barbara met us at the cottage with an open fire glowing in the lounge, homemade birthday cake and balloons in the kitchen!
We spent the days exploring the local country side, going into Leek which is a lovely quaint town or trying the local beer and hot chcoclate in The Lazy Trout pub just down the road.
The Cottage is so well equipped, so some evenings we cooked, another we went to the Three Horseshoes pub which had great, homely pub grub food.
There were eight of us and we all had the best time- hard not to with good food, good wine and an open fire!
Barbara topped it off though with the little touches and made us all so welcome.
A thoroughly enjoyable, relaxing & memorable birthday, cannot recommended enough!!
Thank you Barbara & family.
Adele Lavin, family and friends xxx
Stunning property in a beautiful rural location
A very warm welcome to a beautiful, spotlessly clean, well equipped property. We would thoroughly recommend staying here and couldn't fault Barbara and her family. There is masses to do in the surrounding area regardless of weather. We will be returning.
Beautiful and idyllic - would definitely visit again
A beautiful barn set in an idyllic place overlooking a reservoir. The lovely pub up the road, the Three Horseshoes, served delicious food and well priced drinks. It's a bit of a trek (about 1.2 miles and not much pavement to walk on - take a torch if dark), but it was worth it. The owners at the barn, who live locally, really went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The history of the barn itself is available to visitors to read about for those who are interested, and the addition of wifi is helpful due to the intermittent phone signal. Would definitely visit again.
Great to see you had such a lovely stay with us - with a winter break at the beginning of January. I know you said how much you had enjoyed the superb spa facilities at the nearby Three Horseshoes County Inn and it was great to be able to get some good food after your spa treatments. We are very lucky in this beautiful Peak District countryside to have such excellent facilities so close by (for the countryside!) - from the door of our cottages it is only just under 1/2 a mile along our private tarmac drive, and then just under 1/2 a mile across the main road which has a footpath. Or you can also get to it by footpaths from the cottages going in a different direction and we were just wondering if you perhaps went via this route which is fields footpaths and then a minor road with no footpath, way which seem a bit more of trek in January and when nights go darker so much quicker - and we do have flash lights in the property for guests use!
We did have a few issues with the EE/Orange mobile phone mast for everyone in the area at one point - but this has now been mended thank goodness but glad to hear the free Wifi was working. We look forward to welcoming you back for another winter break with our cosy log fire, great Peak District views and good local pubs.
A wonderful barn with beautiful views.
The barn is first class, with everything you need. Barbara is lovely, very friendly & helpful & made us very welcome. The views from the barn are stunning & there are lots of interesting walks right on the doorstep. Thank you for your kind hospitality, we have recommended your properties to our friends & family. Wishing you every success for the coming year!
Such a beautiful cottage in an idyllic location
Absolutely fabulous! We couldn't have asked for more for Samantha's hen do during May bank holiday weekend. The cottage was beautiful - photos really do not do it justice, it was set in beautiful surroundings and ran by such a wonderful family who really added to the special weekend.
The cottage was immaculate both inside and out with beautiful, finishing touches. The beds were comfortable with lovely duck down bedding, a hand-made kitchen with all necessities and a gorgeous wood burner in the living room that Barbara was more than happy to help us light when we were having problems on the Sunday evening. To me, meeting Barbara and her family made our visit even more worthwhile, seeing and hearing the amount of effort and love that has gone into the two barn conversions. Nothing was too much trouble and I felt the family went out of their way to ensure we had a pleasant stay; I think everyone in the hospitality industry should be taking tips from them!
We all felt so relaxed and at ease whilst staying in the cottage; it really did feel like home and not a holiday rental. We will definitely be back, hopefully later into 2014 and have recommended Troutsdale Farm to all of our families and friends. Keep up the fantastic work as your efforts and personal touches really shone through. Thank you! xx
The Peak District National Park offers stunning scenery and breathtaking landscapes for you to enjoy and explore, covering 4 different counties of Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire. The small rural parish of Tittesworth sits on the SOUTH WESTERN EDGE OF THE PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK near the North Staffordshire/ Derbyshire border between the market towns of Leek (5 mins) and the spa town of Buxton (15 mins), Ashbourne and Macclesfield (20 mins) and with one of the most beautiful runs over the hills of the peak district to Bakewell (30 mins) with its famous Bakewell pudding - so is ideal for exploring the Peak District National Park and wider area. The area is also known as the 'Staffordshire Peaks' or the 'Staffordshire Moorlands' and has excellent walking and outdoor pursuits including cycling and climbing close by. Tittesworth Reservoir has its own circular nature trail with excellent children’s playground, cafe and gift shop and Peak Pursuits watersports centre offer a variety of water sports activities on the reservoir, including kayaking and canoeing THE ROACHES are some of the most spectacular gritstone rock formations in the UK. Very popular for CLIMBING as well as WALKING and are situated on the western edge of the Staffordshire Peak District National Park From here you get some of the areas most dramatic and scenic landscape and with panoramic views over the tranquil Tittesworth Water and its green valley or on the other side you get beautiful views over purple heather moorlands. Voted one of the top ten walks in the country by The Daily Telegraph and featured on BBC Countryfile programme. Being situated on the North Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire borders ideally situated for visiting some of the countries TOP ATTRACTIONS: ALTON TOWERS Theme Resort is Britains premier theme park and is only 20 minutes drive away where you can take on all the thrills of the rides and then return to the peace and quiet of the countryside at night. HISTORIC HOUSES with beautiful variety of GARDENS in the area include the magnificent Chatsworth House, medieval Haddon Hall, Shugborough Hall, Gawsworth Hall, Little Moreton Hall and Tatton Park. Other gardens in the area include the unique National Trust Victorian Biddulph Grange Gardens, and Consall Hall's 70 acres of landscaped gardens COUNTRYSIDE: Popular areas include nearby The Roaches, Tittesworth Reservoir, Rudyard Lake, Manifold Valley with manifold cycle/walking track, Dovedale, Ilam, Churnet Valley, Goyt Valley STEAM TRAINS: Churnet Valley Railway, Rudyard Lake Steam Railway, Foxfield Steam Railway CAVES AND CAVERNS: Pooles Cavern at Buxton, Blue John Mines, Speedwell Cavern at Castleton CYCLING: 3 cycle trails that are mainly traffic free with bike hire available include Manifold Valley Track, High Peak Trail, Tissington Trail HORSE RIDING: Horse riding or pony treking at nearby Northfield Farm at Flash (englands highest village - so some spectacular view) GOLF: 2 courses in Leek at Leek Golf Club and Westwood Golf Club, Whiston Golf Club near Alton, High Peak Golf Club at Buxton which also has Peak Practice floodlit driving range. SWIMMING: Splash Landings Caribbean Themed Water park at Alton Towers (can enter seperate to Alton Towers) has fantastic water rides including a sensational water rollercoaster as well as more sedate lazy rivers. Waterworld, the UK's no1 Indoor Tropical Aqua Park at Festival Park in Stoke. Swimming pools at Leek and Buxton FISHING: 3 nearby pools at Thorncliffe, Danebridge, Blake Hall Fishery near Cheadle. RSPB: Coombes Valley RSPB Nature Reserve POTTERIES: Visit Stoke on Trent, the world capital of pottery with museums & factory tours & over 20 factory outlets including Denby, Emma Bridgewater, Moorcroft, Wedgewood, Spode, Burleigh SCIENCE: Joderall Bank Observatory & Discovery Centre with its world famous giant Lovel Telescope and from where BBC programme Star Gazing Live 2012 came from STAFFORDSHIRE HOARD: The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found with ermenant display of items at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke with events NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM: The UK's Centre of Remembrance and set in 150 acres of tree, gardens and wildflower meadows EATING OUT:There are 3 good local village pubs serving home cooked food and real ale and Three Horse Shoes family owned country Hotel offers bar carvery, casual dining in the Brasserie and finer dining in Kirks restaurant. The Abbey Inn will deliver takeaways to accommadation. Various tea rooms in the area. 2 private chefs have previous cooked for guests. FESTIVALS: Peak District Walking Festival, Leek Arts Festival, Buxton Festival, Well Dressings in surrounding local villages throughout the Peak District LOCAL SHOPS in Leek include Chemist, Butchers, greengrocers, bakery, Post Office, variety of restaurants and takeaways as well as many independent shops, with local market days and fine food fair
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Our changeover days are normally Fridays or Mondays - and we try to accommodate various stays around these days if we can. WEEKLY HOLIDAYS: Our Weekly holiday changeover days are for 7 nights and normally Friday to Friday, or Monday to Monday - we can sometimes accommodate others - please enquire and we will help if we can. WEEKEND BREAKS: 'Short Weekend Break' - from Friday (or from Saturday) - for 2 nights or 'Long Weekend Break - from Friday - for 3 nights 'Extra Long Weekend Breaks' - from Thursday for 3 nights (or 2 nights with a Lazy Sunday checkout) 2 night 'Short Weekend break: - We can do a 2 night weekend break with a lazy Sunday checkout, leaving anytime on the Sunday - same weekend rate normally applies (as the cottage is booked out to stop anyone else coming in for this option). See our own website for 2 night weekend break bookings with lazy Sunday checkout option) - or contact us. Thursday start weekend breaks - any weekend break starting on a Thursday will be charged at the weekend rate (for 2 or 3 nights weekend rate) plus additional for the Thursday night. - any incorrect quote from HomeAway/Owners Direct systems will be corrected by us. * MIDWEEK BREAKS :- Midweek breaks Monday - Friday are exceptional value - please e-mail for more information. Midweek rates are shown on this website under 'Min Rate' column. PLEASE NOTE: We do midweek breaks Mon - Frid - for 3 or 4 nights (with 4 nights for the price of 3 (if available) - please enquire. * We can sometimes accommodate other dates eg Wed- Wed or Wed-Mon please contact us. A 25% Deposit is required to book the property - Remaining balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival. Full Booking Terms and Conditions can be see on our Website www.troutsdalefarm.co.uk. Prices/quotes may be changed or corrected at our discretion - any incorrect quote from HomeAway/Owners Direct /or VRBO or this site systems will be corrected by us a time of enquiry.