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At Troutsdale Farm there are 2 AWARD WINNING Eco barn conversions on the family farm in a quiet location, on the edge of the Peak District National Park, by Tittesworth Reservoir. Fully renovated by the owners with care and attention to detail, Troutsdale Farm offers quality accommodation of real character and charm and seamlessly combines all the old original features to still give a 'barn feel' with modern design and home comforts that make them ideal for family get-togethers. There are well equipped kitchens, hand crafted from oak with double belfast sinks, with large dining tables (seating 6 and 10). Both have spacious sitting areas with Clear view log burning stoves, flat screen TV and DVD player. There are en suites in both properties and exposed original beams, stone and brickwork and solid oak flooring on the 1st and 2nd floors. There is off road car parking and an enclosed garden area, ideal for sitting out and barbecues. Doorstep footpaths lead to circular nature trail
In November 2011 we won the 'MOST ECO-FRIENDLY HOLIDAY LET' category in the 'Fields of Opportunity' national competition and then went on to become the OVERALL WINNER out of all 5 categories
The greener features of the barn are carefully incorporated so that you hardly know they are there and require no expertise or knowledge. Central heating comes from the ground source heat pump and solar panels. Rainwater harvesting system works for all grey water. . Timbers replaced in the conversions were cut from local woods, and we have planted 20 acres of new woodland. The traditional lime plastered walls are painted in Earthbourne natural Clay paint, the windows are all made from wood and painted with organic linseed oil paints, Sheepswool insulation is used throughout the building, and natural clay aggregate forms the floor insulation in the limestone floor. There are 4 herb borders from which guests can enjoy and pick their own herbs. Both properties have been inspected by VISITENGLANDS ACCOMMODATION GRADING SCHEME and have been awarded 4 STARS as well as a coveted GOLD AWARD The 2 properties can be booked seperately (sleeping either up to 6 or 10 + cots) or can be booked together sleeping up to a total of 16 + cots. Due to the type of property and location both properties are not suitable for what is known as 'house party venue' or for 'louder' hen or stag parties - we can recommed other nearby places if you are after this type of accommodation Payment for the booking will be arranged when we confirm your booking - with deposit requirement & full terms and conditions
Troutsdale Farm: Old Shire Stables: Buxton Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 899831ha
Old Shire Stables is a lovely property that is cosy enough 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.
This property sleeps a maximum of 6 + cot
We do not provide hairdryers.
1 x MASTER BEDROOM ENSUITE: with lovely view, high vaulted ceiling with beams and A-frame adds lots of unique character, lovely quality oak flooring. Bedside chest, tall chest and wardrobe. Ensuite Shower room.
1 x DOUBLE BEDROOM: with unique view over the countryside - lovely panelled walls and exposed stone, with vaulted and beamed ceiling. Bedside chest, tall chest and wardrobe.
1 x TWIN BEDROOM: panelled walls and exposed stone, with vaulted and beamed ceiling. Bedside table, tall chest and bespoke clothes rail.
DOUBLE SOFA BED in the lounge - please ask if you would like to use this so it can be set up.
*All quality bedlinen is provided
*All beds are made up for your arrival with bottom sheet, duvet covers and pillows - spare pillows are available if you need more.
*Non allergenic duvets are available if required.
*2 cotton towels are provided per guest - a bath towel and a hand towel...moreless
Seperate downstairs toilet roon with wash basin...moreless
Both the bathrooms have Mira Eco power showers - which gives you the feel of a power shower but the water is aerated and so uses 75% less water.
Toilets are dual flush.
Bath/shower mats are provided.
Velux roof light in the vaulted ceiling in the family bathroom enables you to relax in the bath and enjoy the starlit night sky.
There is a downstairs toilet room....moreless
Low allergen environment refers to the inside of the barns, as the property does not allow pets, & also natural eco friendly environmental paints & wood protectors have been used throughout the property, natural cotton bedlinen, & alternative duvets are available. We have tried to limit the use of any toxic glue & substances throughout the building preferring to use natural products such as lime plaster, Earthbourne Eco label paints & natural sheep wool insulation. However there are nectar rich flower borders outside the property & a wild flower meadow which is normally in flower in June/July.
Price inclusive of Central Heating by geothermal ground source heat pump & solar panels (Underfloor heating on ground floor, radiators 1st floor), bedlinen, towels, tea towels & initial basket log (additional logs available to purchase)
The local pub The Three Horseshoes has WI-FI in the bar area for anyone who needs access to this service.
NO SMOKING & NO PETS...moreless
Flat Screen TV connected to DVD player. Small library of DVDs...moreless
Books For Adults
Books For Kids
CD/Radio in the lounge area - can be moved into the kitchen or other area of the accommodation...moreless
Sports & Activities
Away From It All
local services and businesses
sports and adventure activities
Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Seating for 6 people
forms of payment
Accept Credit Card
Central heating throughout:
*Cosy underfloor heating on ground floor
*Upstairs each room has radiator - all have thermastic controls.
*Goethormal ground source & solar provide heat source & warm...moreless
All bedlinen is provided (included in the price) & includes Duvets,bedsheets,pillows,pillow cases. Mattress protectors can be provided on request.
All beds will be made up for your arrival.
The price includes all towels:
2 towels per guest (hand towel & bath towel).
Kitchen towels include 2 hand towels and 2 tea towels.
Off street parking infront of the property in own private yard. Available for 3 cars....moreless
Parking Off Street:
Off street parking infront of the property in own private yard. Available for 3 cars....moreless
Spacious living room, french doors leading to garden & lovely views over Peak District countryside.3 seater settee,2 armchairs, double bed settee, rocking chair,Flat Screen TV & DVD, Woodburning Stove...moreless
The property has its own washing machine and initial detergent is provided...moreless
The property has its own clothes dryer and consists of a tall wooden clothes stand with plenty of room - very effiecient with the underfloor heating!...moreless
Iron & Board
The Clearview wood burning stove is situated in the lounge & creates a lovely cosy atmosphere & warmth. Burns Logs Only.Initial basket of logs included -more can be purchased from owners if necessary...moreless
*Very well equiped & Fully fitted Quality oak kitchen units.
* Solid locally made table & chairs with plenty of space to comfortably seat 6 people.
* Double Belfast sink with marble & oak worktop...moreless
Enclosed garden area with BBQ and bench seating and views over wildflower meadow and Peak District National Park...moreless
We do not provide bikes but bike hire is available locally at Brown End Farm, Waterhouses. Bike storage available if you would like to bring your own bikes to ride the traffic free trails in the area...moreless
Tennis Courts available at Brough Park in Leek...moreless
Nearby Golf Sites:- 2 in Leek, Leek Golf Club and Westwood Golf Club, Buxton Golf Club and also Peak Driving Range in Buxton, Whiston Golf club in village of Whiston....moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
Kayak/Canoe on the nearby Tittesworth Reservoir. Please contact Peak Pursuits for hire/lessons etc as well as other outdoor pursuits that they do including rock climbing on The Roaches...moreless
Charcoal BBQ in the garden - please bring your own charcoal as this is not provided...moreless
Early Summer May 30 - Jul 17, 2014 3 night min stay
£183 Fri, Sat, Sun
SUMMER HOLIDAYS Jul 18 - Jul 24, 2014 3 night min stay
£200 Fri, Sat, Sun
SUMMER HOLIDAYS Jul 25 - Aug 28, 2014 7 night min stay
Late Summer Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2014 3 night min stay
£213 Fri, Sat, Sun
Early Autumn Sep 5 - Oct 2, 2014 3 night min stay
£174 Fri, Sat, Sun
Autumn Oct 3 - Oct 16, 2014 3 night min stay
£173 Fri, Sat, Sun
Autumn Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2014 3 night min stay
£160 Fri, Sat, Sun
AUTUMN HALF TERM Oct 24 - Oct 30, 2014 7 night min stay
Winter Nov 1 - Dec 20 3 night min stay
£130 Fri, Sat, Sun
Christmas Dec 21 - Dec 27 7 night min stay
New Year Dec 28 - Jan 3 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
* Weekly - Fri-Fri (or can be Mon-Mon)
* Weekend Shortbreak - 3 nights Fri-Mon - see our website for 2 night lazy Sunday checkout stays.
* Midweek shortbreak - Mon-Fri for 3 or 4 nights (with 4 nights for the price of 3) - for rates see our website www.troutsdalefarm.co.uk
* We can sometimes accommodate different start dates eg Wed-Mon please contact us
Terms on Website
Balance 6 week before
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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