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The Cow Shed

Kingsley Holt Grade 5 Star rating View Map
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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 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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  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Gold AwardGold Award
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • WifiWifi
  • Luxury CollectionLuxury Collection
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-11-09
    we've been going away as a group for 15 years and this has been our best accommodation so far :)

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-31
    Great location, good weather,home from home

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-17
    Lovely welcoming cottage. Spent my 60th Birthday there with friends and family. Loads, and loads of space for up to 10 people. A really relaxing and enjoyable time was had by all. Would go back.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-08-01
    Perfect Base for the Peak and Alton Towers. This place is HUGE!, we cooked three course dinners each night so the kitchen and equipment was perfect.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-07-06
    We stayed at The Cowshed for a 50th birthday celebration weekend with a mixed age group. The property certainly had the wow factor. Spotlessly clean and everything we needed, it was the perfect place for a large group stay. We had a wonderful weekend and I cant recommend The Cowshed highly enough.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-02
    Excellent. We all had a fantastic time. brilliant location for alton towers, and the setting is lovely. would recommend to anyone and will definitely visit again in the future.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-21
    A lovely house, excellent location for lovely walking from the doorstep. Very well equipped kitchen (though a second fridge would be useful for 10 people). Bedrooms all very nice, though a hairdryer would have been nice. Also thicker curtains would be good - the rooms are VERY bright when the sun's up. There is plenty of space - huge rooms with ample space for 10. A warm, friendly welcome and a warm friendly house - great for our group of 10 adults. We had a lovely weekend and would recommend The Cowshed to others. The charge (£50) for two small dogs was by far the most expensive I have ever paid in holiday accommodation (even in hotels), but the doggies did enjoy their stay.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-08-29
    Excellent place to stay. It didn't feel like a holiday let, but more like a home. Kitchen was superbly equipped. The owners were very friendly and at the end of a phone if you needed them. An excellent location.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-04-18
    Lovely spacious and well equipped accommodation for a large family.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-04-04
    The Cow Shed was a fantastic cottage - the actual building and interior was amazing, a little 'Grand Designs' we felt! Very spacious, with excellent facilities - the showers were lovely, the kitchen had everything you would possibly need, and the living area was well stocked with board games, dvds and lots of books! There was also a very useful utility room and an indoor space to store bikes etc. The local area has lots to do - we visited Dovedale, Bakewell. Ashbourne, Luds Church, Ladybower & the Heights of Abraham, which we thoroughly enjoyed. We ate at the Queens (Freehay) which was excellent. We couldn't fault this cottage and would love to return.

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