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The Cow Shed

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Kingsley Holt, Staffordshire
Grade 5 Star rating
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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 downstairs twin bedroom, 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. 1 twin bedroom. 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. 1 twin bedroom with beams. 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
  • Please note: This property has a security deposit of £200.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
    Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/04/2018
    Excellent in every way! Great accommodation. Spacious and well equipped.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 07/04/2018
    Lovely barn conversion in an ideal location to visit Alton Towers. We were a party of three generations and the space provided allowed us not to be on top of each other. Sadly the weather was not kind to us so we were unable to enjoy the outside space. A minor consideration is that all the beds were very firm mattresses and may not suit everyone’s back and allow for a good nights sleep. Overall we had an enjoyable week and the owner was easily contactable should we have had any concerns.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you very much for taking the trouble to leave us a review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay despite the unseasonal and inclement weather. With regard to the mattresses at our property, these are replaced regularly to keep everything pristine. The selection that we always make is of medium firmness in an attempt to cater for the majority of tastes but we do appreciate that this is a matter of personal preference.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/03/2018
    Amazing place, was perfect for what we needed!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/02/2018
    We loved the house - so comfortable and spacious. The kitchen was very well equipped too!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/02/2018
    A wonderful place for three generations to celebrate a milestone birthday. The Cow Shed was luxurious and very well equipped. It covered every possible need.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/01/2018
    Had a great stay. Lovely place. Can’t fault it.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/01/2018
    Booked the cow shed for a family weekend and we certainly weren’t disappointed, the house is beautiful with good quality fittings, it is also very well equipped with everything you need. We would love to go back but maybe in the warmer weather, I will definitely recommend it to friends and family The booking process was easy, with good communication from the owner

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 11/12/2017
    Stayed there with 2 different groups on consecutive weekends in December. Really good pre Christmas weekends, with the advantage of snow on both weekends. Warm and cosy and a great location to be snowed in!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/11/2017
    This was an absolutely fantastic place to celebrate a special family birthday. The cottage is outstanding and simply perfect, we really couldn't have wished for anything better. The standard of the accommodation, decoration and facilities is second to none and we hope to return in the future. The cottage is set in a lovely location, with all amenities nearby and plenty of local attractions to visit. We had a lovely meal at the nearby Thornbury Hall on the Saturday night and spent a lovely day walking around Trentham Gardens. Communications with the owner were excellent. Everything was perfect. Thank you so much, we have many happy memories of a special family weekend together.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 12/08/2017
    Great cottage. We had lots of space for our 3 generations of family. Great base for exploring the potteries and the Peak District.

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9.7 out of 10 – based on 25 reviews collected by Reevoo
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