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The Cow Shed

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Kingsley Holt
Grade 5 Star rating
Customer's Choice 2015
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms5
Bathrooms3
Pets0

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Description

Set in an area ideal to explore the great outdoors this large luxury property is ideal for familiy get togethers.

This large detached barn has been converted to a very high standard and combines a strikingly modern interior with the features expected in a barn conversion. Situated on a non-working farm and adjoining another residence, The Cow Shed enjoys a paved sitting area perfect for enjoying pleasant summer evenings. The large living area boasts a gallery and a wood-burning stove. The property also boasts a unique double bedroom with a very large bed and a walk-in shower in the bathroom. Kingsley Holt is an ideal area for Alton Towers and for exploring the great outdoors in the Southern Peak District and Staffordshire Moorlands, one of Britain’s best kept secrets. Riding, cycling and walks are in abundance locally, especially on the Staffordshire Way and Tissington Trail. The Potteries with Trentham Garden Estates, Churnet Valley and Dovedale are all within 12 miles. Market towns such as Ashbourne, Cheadle, Leek, Bakewell, Stone and Uttoxeter are all a short drive away. Two steam railways, historic places of interest such as Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House, many industrial museums and potteries are all within easy reach. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Spacious modern living/dining room with wood-burning stove and oak floor. Large, well-equipped, modern kitchen with gas range (for cooking). Utility. Separate toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Two beamed double bedrooms, each with oak floor; one with 7ft bed, one with en-suite double shower room with toilet. Further double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms, one beamed. Beamed bathroom with walk-in shower, Victorian bath and toilet. Large bathroom with large walk-in shower and Victorian-style bath, toilet and trusses. Additional open-tread spiral stairs from kitchen to first floor landing.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Full gas central heating (underfloor on hard floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Small CD library
  • Gas range with 6-ring hob included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Small paved sitting area with furniture
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • No smoking

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Features

  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Customer's choiceCustomer's choice
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • WifiWifi
  • Luxury CollectionLuxury Collection
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • No PetsNo Pets
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection
  • Walk-in Shower/BathWalk-in Shower/Bath
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/11/2016
    The Cowshed is a wonderful place to stay. We were a party of 7 and had the most fabulous time in this beautiful barn. Everywhere was spotless and the beds and bedding to die for didnt want to get up ! Each of the beautiful bathrooms were lovely and the slipper foot bath ideal for relaxing in. The kitchen was well equiped and had everything we needed to cook a large Sunday lunch and the large table ideal for our party. The benefit of a large television with surround sound system pleased the kids and we all loved the log burner . Thank you for letting us stay !!!


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/10/2016
    The perfect property for three generations to enjoy a family holiday in spectacular countryside. The cow in the living area followed us everywhere in the room - we could not escape its gaze. The conversion of the two hundred year old property was so exceptional and with so much thought for a family's needs it was more than just a home from home. Look forward to revisiting.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/10/2016
    We stayed at The Cow Shed to celebrate my Husbands 60th & our Sons 30th. We could not have asked for a better cottage to rent. We had everything we could ask for. It was fitted out with all you would need in the kitchen. The bathrooms were immaculate and the space for 8 of us was more than enough. The location was perfect with a great view and was a pleasure to sit outside with a coffee or a wine. It was close to Alton Towers Theme Park which was our reason for our stay. We were left Tea, Coffee and Milk and Wine to start of our stay which was a great thought, and as we were delayed arriving from Scotland, our Asda order arrived before us and Ken kindly brought it in and put away the chilled and frozen food. What service. Gary was so helpful with the queries I had before we arrived and was very accommodating. He was very easy to deal with and also gave us recommendations for restaurants in the surrounding area, and Ken gave us a informative tour when he handed us the keys when we arrived. All in all I would not hesitate to rent the cottage again, and we still miss the fantastic weekend we all had. A very enjoyable stay.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/10/2016
    What a perfect getaway from groups of friends or families. We absolutely loved our stay at the Cowshed which is a home from home in beautiful surroundings. Everything you need is there and has been thought of and the little welcome package of tea, coffee and wine was a nice touch. Beds are comfy and the bathrooms are beautiful! The kitchen was well stocked with everything, TV and wifi was sufficient for our needs and the book and dvd collection was very extensive! We have already booked our return visit and cannot wait to stay at the Cow Shed again and explore the surroundings. I highly recommend this cottage and the owners communication before the stay was brilliant.


  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/09/2016
    We had a lovely four-night stay at this amazing place. Spacious, comfortable and well-equipped cottage. Brilliant location. Only a few miles away to Alton Towers. Highly recommended. Yes, we will go there again !!!


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 27/08/2016
    Stayed here recently with some of my family, the cowshed was spacious, clean and very handy for transport with most places we wanted to go to within 20 miles of travelling with some fantastic places we visted such as bakewell and dovedale. Food wise locally we tried the local pub the blacksmiths arms and must say were disgusted with the service, the food and nearly 2 hours to cook one course which was dire and not worth eating. On the flip side the Queens at Freeyhay just down the road, stunning food, a good price and great service wish we had gone there the first night out rather than the other pub:) The cow shed owners however got to say were really helpful. met on arrival with a guided tour, during our stay we had a bit of a issue with a swarm of wasps moving into our lounge which stung my 5 year old which when we contacted Gary dealt with the act of nature as quick as he could keeping us all updated all the way. Considering he had no control over this happening we were quite impressed with his reaction to solve the issue to make our stay more comfortable as quick as he could. The setting is lovely in the summer evenings to sit and have a glass of "fizzy pop" watching the sun set and the kitchen was well stocked with equipment. All in all we had a lovely break and would go back there again with no hestitation.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/06/2016
    The Cow Shed is the perfect spot. Whether you use it as a Base to go off and explore or want to just chill out and relax where you are. It has everything you could ask for and was perfect for a long weekend with family to celebrate a 40th birthday. We had family members from 7-70 years and there was enough to keep everyone entertained. It was spotlessly clean and immaculately presented. Would definitely recommend!


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/06/2016
    Good location in central Britain with lots to do. The Cowshed enabled the whole family to meet together. It was well equipped and there was plenty of room for all of us.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/05/2016
    We found The Cowshed a fab place to stop. We needed a property to suit a group of 8. Everyone had their own space as the place was really spacious, and the kitchen and dining area was a good place to meet up again. Location was pretty good. Out in the country but only a few minutes drive to civilisation. Place was really clean and tidy and everyone in our group was really impressed and gave it full marks.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/04/2016
    We had a wonderful extended family holiday at the Cowshed in April. Our party comprised four generations with the eldest 89 and youngest 8 months and the property suited us all perfectly. We particularly appreciated the huge and wide dining table with plenty of room not just for place settings and all of us but also for food, drinks and serving dishes; the superbly equipped kitchen and utility room (with it's additional fridge space) the four double/king sized beds and the quiet location well set back from the main road - oh and the well stocked library! We found so much to do in the area with plenty of good walking and very friendly and helpful locals. Everyone we had dealings with seemed genuinely pleased to be showing us "their" Staffordshire and keen for us to have the best possible holiday experience. One word of caution. Those visiting with small children will need to take their own cot/high chair/baby gate and anyone unsteady on their feet needs to be aware that the "reproduction flagstone" floor in the kitchen dining area is very uneven. That aside the Cowshed is as perfect a self catering holiday retreat as you'll find anywhere.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/04/2016
    Great place to relax and get away from it all . The local pub was great too . Well stocked kitchen and plenty of books and DVDs to choose from . Any small issues were quickly resolved .


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/02/2016
    Third time at the cowshed, some great additions since last time we stayed - new ensuite especially . It's a great place and we love it !!!


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/01/2016
    Stayed here for my 30th birthday weekend and it was amazing. The kitchen is very well kitted out with everything you need to prepare meals for 10 people with ease. There are books, CDs, DVDs, boardgames all provided. There are 2 bathrooms upstairs as well as an en-suite, and a downstairs toilet too. Highly recommended and can't wait to go back


  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 11/01/2016
    Well equipped which is appreciated when self catering. Lovely bathrooms.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/12/2015
    Totally amazing place to stay. Fabulous, spacious and beautifully decorated. We all loved every minute of our stay here and would definitely return to this property. Thank you :o)


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