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 property in perfect location
Luxury accommodation with wonderful hosts. Warm home made scones on arrival where the perfect touch. Located close to Hope Village and Castleton both within walking distance. We loved staying here
Will definitely come back
Outstanding in a truly perfect setting. The owners have given great stylish attention to detail
This accommodation has everything you could wish for: warmth, comfort, style in a beautiful setting, with a great pub and farm shop tucked away down the lane. You can walk for miles from the Barn exploring gentle hills and higher peaks. Our stay was so memorable that we are definitely returning. Many thanks to the owners!
A beautifully decorated and welcoming home
We had a great stay at The Oaks. A warm and welcoming place to stay in beautiful surroundings. We were joined by friends and it was perfect having all en-suite rooms. We did struggle a bit with the electric hob at first as we’re not used to that. But that’s just a personal niggle! The beds were very comfortable too. Great walls from the door although we didn’t actually do them! Chris was very helpful throughout our stay. All in all a great week. Thank you Chris & Tanya.
Beautifully fitted out and well maintained. Each bedroom being en-suite was a really plus. Comfortable beds and seating area. Good sized kitchen and dining. Set in glorious surroundings with friendly but unobtrusive host.
Beautiful House in Stunning location
The house was all drsssed for Christmas. The welcome pack of freshly baked scones, milk, butter, milk, jam, bread, eggs and cake - was delightful. The house is well equipped and very clean.
The host was very welcoming to.
Great location for varying walks, a fab pub just 10 mins walk and easy to drive to other sights. Just perfect. Would thoroughly recommend.
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.