The Barn at Mead Farm
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About Christopher Holt
Growing up in the flat farming county of East Anglia, holidays were spent travelling up to the Peak District to explore the rolling hills. Having fallen in love with the area, we decided to make it a permanent thing and moved to a small farm in the heart of the area in 2014 and haven't looked back since!
Christopher Holt purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Christopher Holt chose Hope
Mead Farm sits on the edge of the charming village of Hope in the very heart of the Peak District. Nestled between the iconic Kinder Scout, Win Hill and Lose Hill you couldn't hope for a better spot from which to explore the area.
What makes this Cottage unique
With so many great walks available straight from the front door its easy to leave the car and the hustle and bustle of modern life behind and really relax. Or if you fancy exploring slightly further afield there are some wonderful country houses and stately homes dotted throughout the national park, all within 30 minutes drive of The Barn.
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Perfect in every way.
A comfortable property in an excellent position for walking the dales and exploring the local region
We greatly enjoyed our few days in ‘Acorn’ a comfortable property for the two of us with everything we could need in a home from home. Chris met us on arrival with some of Tanya’s freshly cooked scones, the couple are extremely friendly and helpful.
We spent a day walking in the hills around the property, it was a real bonus to be able to leave and return to the barn without any journey to reach our route.
But we were also able to explore all the pretty Derbyshire villages and to spend a day in Sheffield within a very short car journey.
All in all an excellent property that we can wholeheartedly recommend. We look forward to returning in the future.
5 Star stay in Hope Valley
The Barn is beautiful, stylishly furnished and decorated & very warm and cosy. It's also very peaceful but only a 10 minute walk into Hope Village for pubs, restaurants and a few little shops. The freshly baked bread and warm scones on arrival were a really nice touch and very much enjoyed after a long journey. There are some great walks of varying difficulty directly from the cottage. Plenty of parking and good facilities for washing and hosing down mud covered walking gear. A couple of days we were there were really too wet to walk but it was lovely just to chill out in the really comfortable cottage. Would definitely recommend and I'm sure we'll be back in the future
Special place in Hope
A beautifully appointed 1 bedroom part of a lovingly restored barn. Wonderful views from property. Everything is thought of in this special place. Deserves it's gold award
Wonderful Acorn Cottage
We had a fantastic week staying at The Acorn Cottage.
On our arrival we were warmly greeted by Tanya and Chris who made us feel very welcome while we unpacked the car and took delivery of our shopping. They explained a few things to us and left us to enjoy our stay, but told us that they would be there for us if we required anything and could contact Chris on his mobile if needed too. Inside the Cottage we were spoilt by a lovely welcome pack from Chris & Tanya too which was very much appreciated.
The Cottage is 1st class and very well equipped, we wanted for nothing. It is very comfortable and cosy too. It is ideally sited for some great walks and exploration of the area. The first couple of days of our stay we had a good blanket of snow which made everything all the more magical and scenic. It was always lovely to come back to the Cottage after one of our adventures to a nice hot shower and it’s comfortable furniture. We had some great meals cooked in the kitchen and also ate out too during our stay. The washing machine in the boiler house was also a nice touch to keep your clothes clean. We would highly recommend a stay here in this luxury Cottage, we didn’t want to go home at the end of our week, it is so nice ++++++ Thank you
Aron & Gail
5 Star stay in Peak district
Extremely well kited and comfotable. Great atmosphere and hospitality gave us a great visit to the Peak area. We loved it and highly recommend staying here.
Special interest holidays:
Trout and pike fishing is available at Ladybower Reservoir.
The area has excellent rock climbing.
Cycle hire shops in Hope village (will deliver) and there are some of the best cycling trails in the country here on your doorstep.
Walk into moors and mountains straight from the front door
Horse trekking centre in Edale
Go para-gliding off Mam Nick
Challenge yourself at 'Go Ape' in Buxton, less than 20 minutes away
Stately homes - Chatsworth, Haddon and Hardwick
Buxton Opera House is less than 20 minutes away
There is a train station in Hope village which is on the main line between Sheffield and Manchester. It is about a 15 minute walk from The Barn, or you could pre-book a taxi to pick you up.
The train takes you to lots of villages - but a car is also recommended to get to those special "out of the way" spots.
5 mins walk to village, pubs, cafes, post office, village hall.
10 mins drive to plenty of local amenities.
Driving distance to Chatsworth Stately Home, shop, gardens and adventure playground, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall, Otter Centre, David Mellor Cutlery, Castleton caves and Blue John mines, Peveril Castle, Historic Bakewell, Buxton Spa town and Opera House etc.
The Barn is the perfect place for groups and families to spend time together or couples looking for a romantic get-away. The village has cycle routes to Ladybower and beyond for cycling holidays and spectacular footpaths into woodland, mountains, moors and famous landmarks for walking holidays that you will remember forever. Head further afield to Chatsworth, Haddon, Hardwick Halls or Buxton with its Opera House for a special evening. Derwent Reservoir and Ladybower Dam are just a few minutes drive away if you fancy trying a spot of trout or pike fishing.