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The Old Byre


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Thorncliffe, near Leek, Staffordshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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This attractive barn with original features and beams is an ideal base for touring the attractions Peak District has to offer.

Situated on a country road, this attractive detached barn set in the grounds of the owners’ home has been lovingly converted, retaining many original features and beams. Celebrating excellent views over the surrounding countryside and superb walks from the door, with numerous local footpaths, the Old Byre makes an ideal base for visiting all the attractions the Peak District has to offer including Chatsworth House, Alton Towers (just 10 minutes away), Haddon Hall, Carsington Water, Cheddleton Steam Railway, Rudyard Lake and Meerbook Reservoir to name just a few. Shop 2½ miles and pub 1 mile.

6 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor:
Open plan living space:
With beams and wooden floor.
Living area: With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric cooker, microwave and stable door.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot. Use of owner’s freezer. Small lawned garden with decked area and garden furniture. 6 acres of shared natural grounds. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring, there is a step to the decked area and, a fenced stream in the grounds.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2018
    The cottage was extremely clean and comfortably and the views from the windows and courtyard were a joy to behold. The surrounding area of the cottage were also extremely clean and well cared for. There was a field at our disposal to allow our dogs to have a safe environment to run and exercise safely. The owners were very friendly but not intrusive and left milk and homemade shortbread as a welcome gift.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/07/2018
    A very nice cosy cottage with spectacular views across the moors.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 18/05/2018
    What a spectacular place. The views are magnificent. We saw some wonderful sunsets. We and the dogs had an amazing time. A perfect location for walks and bike rides. The cottage was warm and cosy. Our dog Saxon especially enjoyed the under floor heating.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 30/04/2018
    The cottage had beautiful views and was very clean, with everything we needed. The heating was also good which was excellent as it was freezing when we stayed.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 15/04/2018
    Beautiful cottage in beautiful part of the country. Amazing views and in a perfect location.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/03/2018
    We were absolutely delighted with the cottage. Stayed for 4 nights at the end of March with my wife and boys aged 7 and 4. It’s in a quiet rural location with beautiful views. Great location for exploring the Peak District and also only about a 20 minute drive to Alton Towers. It’s also very close to Leek with all its amenities. We found it to be very comfortable and spotlessly clean. It’s furnished to a high standard with a lovely mixture of traditional cottage features with lots of modern aspects such as under floor heating. The bathroom is very nicely done although there are no photos on the website (I would recommend adding one to show how nice it is too). All in all there’s only good things I have to say about the place. Cannot recommend highly enough. Would definitely stay there again!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/03/2018
    Fantastic weekend away

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/11/2017
    We only booked our stay a short time prior to our visit and the owners were very accomodating in allowing us to change arrival day from Friday to Thursday. We arrived in the dark so had no idea as to the spectacular views we were going to see in the morning. There was milk and homemade shortbread waiting for us which was greatly appreciated. The cottage had everything you could wish for, a fully equipped kitchen if you wanted to cook any meals. It was extremely clean, warm and homely. The owners were available to answer any questions you may have and were extremely helpful and friendly. The cottage was very close to major routes to get around the area.

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9.7 out of 10 – based on 18 reviews collected by Reevoo
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