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Alpaca farm in a quiet corner of the Peak District National Park. - Overbrook Barn (sleeps 8 in four bedrooms)

Bedrooms 4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Overbrook Barn (sleeps 8 in four bedrooms)


Overbrook is a detached traditional stone barn (sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms). Bedroom 1 with en-suite is on the ground floor and has a super-king size bed. The other 3 bedrooms are upstairs: all have twin beds which can be joined to make super-kings if you prefer. All bedrooms have TV/DVD. Main bathroom upstairs with bath and shower-over. Downstairs en-suite to Bedroom 1 has a shower. The kitchen has plenty of space to cook for a full house: Neff oven, microwave, and ceramic hob, full-size dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer. Well equipped for those who want to do some adventurous cooking! The living and dining room has a log-burning stove, TV/DVD/SKY, and beautiful picture-window views over the farm. Bed linen and towels included. Overbrook has its own gated and lit garden which is secure for small children.

You can see more of Overbrook Barn and our farm at www.farbrookcottages.com.

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About the property

Farbrook Farm

Farbrook is a beautiful 18th century farm nestling in a quiet valley in the south west corner of the Peak District National Park. Our long driveway leads to a bridleway on the famous Three Shires Head network providing some of the most spectacular walking and riding in the country. Farbrook is a working farm where we breed excellent quality alpacas for the fine fibre industry, we're surrounded by fields of these beautiful and inquisitive creatures and you're welcome to walk among them. Also on-farm are sheep, chickens, ducks, geese, and sometimes pigs: a paradise for city children.

You can see more of our farm and both cottages at www.farbrookcottages.com.

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Property Manager
Gemma Toia
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

About Gemma Toia

Hi, I'm Gemma. Simon and I have been living in this gorgeous part of the Peak District since 2000. Farbrook is a working farm where we breed excellent quality alpacas for the fine fibre industry. We decided to convert our loveliest barn to self-catering accommodation and Overbrook Barn is the result.

Overbrook sleeps eight in four double rooms, it's very comfortable, cosy, and has modern equipment throughout. We're in the centre of a network of footpaths and bridleways that offer some of the best walking and riding you'll find in the country. There's a huge amount to do locally, along with great eating and drinking.

The Farmhouse sleeps 12 in 6 double bedrooms and is our own home. We spend the summer with my parents in Italy so we'd love to have you to stay at The Farmhouse while we're away.

I do hope you'd like to come and share our life on the farm, if there's anything you'd like to know do get in touch with me.

Why Gemma Toia chose England

Farbrook Farm is at the centre of the country's best known walking, riding and cycling trails, the local pub is minutes away.

While many people visit us just to enjoy life on the farm there's also an enormous amount to do locally. Countryside enjoyment starts with some of the best walking and cycling in the country on a network of bridleways and footpaths which start on the doorstep. There's a trekking centre in the village so you can enjoy the same on four legs.

Why not get involved in some local country life: watch milking, visit farm shops and the mushroom farm, or try your hand at some alpaca husbandry? Or you could sign up for one of the Peak District's specialist taster courses in dry stone walling, eco-building with timber and straw, or stonemasonry.

Some of England's best loved country houses are on the doorstep. A visit to Chatsworth House and gardens, the water staircase, maze, and a picnic by the river, finishing off in the spectacular adventure playground if you've got children with you, makes for a truly glorious day out.

For more structured entertainment Buxton Opera House has great family productions as well as higher-brow opera and ballet, the local 'classic' cinema screens exclusively new releases, and Alton Towers is a short drive away. The various caves in Buxton and the Hope valley provide a fascinating insight into these natural and man-made caverns and are always popular with the children.

What makes this barn unique

The Farmhouse and Overbrook Barn date back to the eighteenth century. Constructed of beautiful traditional pink gritstone it's reached by its own drive and there's plenty of parking immediately outside the door.

Recently renovated, the style is clean, modern and cosy rather than rustic. Both properties have a log burner, Sky TV, BluRay DVD, and a music system.

All bedrooms have super-king double beds (which can be made up as twins if you prefer) with natural fibre duvets, cotton sheets and covers. All bed linen and towels are provided.

Oil-fired central heating keeps you deliciously warm 24 hours a day, there's a phone which you're welcome to use, and free wireless broadband internet throughout.

Each property has a gated and lit lawned garden which is secure for small children, and a barbeque area with seating for all. Well behaved pets are welcome and there's plenty of room for off-the-lead walking on the farm. There's bags of room to smoke in the open air but please don't smoke inside.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"What a beautiful place! My family and I have been staying in holiday cottages for over 25 years and we caretake three of our own so our expectations are high. This barn is excellent, so warm, comfortable, and the kitchen is a pleasure to use. Hope to return!" "Fantastic accommodation! Beautiful location. Friendly and helpful people. Thoughtful personal welcome." "Thank you so much for all you did to make feel so welcome. We've had a wonderful time - comfortable barn, fantastic walks, beautiful scenery!"
Jan 2010
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'Weekly' prices are accurate, 'Nightly' prices however are 'from' prices, see our website (www.farbrookcottages.com/?sender=od) for accurate pricing.

Full week stays usually start on Fridays. Short breaks are usually Fri-Mon (weekend break) or Mon-Fri (mid-week break). We don't offer prices for single-night, and rarely for two-night stays (sorry!), but we sometimes make exceptions and discounts for off-peak and short notice, so please see our website for definitive prices and dates: www.farbrookcottages.com

Deposit: 25% to secure booking, the balance payable 6 weeks before letting. Refundable damage bond of £150. Payment method: electronic transfer, cheque, credit card (incurs a 5% surcharge).

Please see our website for full details: www.farbrookcottages.com/?sender=od


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Full size cotton towels provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 2 full-size singles or 1 king-size double (your choice)
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 full-size singles or 1 king-size double (your choice)
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 2 full-size singles or 1 king-size double (your choice)
  • Natural fibre carpets, duvets and pillows. All linen provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
Notes on accommodation: Both Overbrook Barn and The Farmhouse have oil-fired central heating which keeps them very warm 24 hours a day. They both have telephones, and free wireless internet throughout. Well behaved pets are welcome. No smoking indoors please. Order your groceries online for delivery through Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsburys, or Morrisons and they'll be here for your arrival. Outside: Both Overbrook Barn and The Farmhouse have their own gated and lit gardens which are secure for small children and dogs. There's a barbeque area in each with seating for a full house. There's plenty of room to walk on the farm and we've usually got an empty field for off-the-lead walking for your dog. Longer walks start on the bridleway at the end of your drive.


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Excellent in every way

  • 5 of 5

The farm is set in beautiful countryside, ideal for walking and cycling. The barn is extremely well equipped and the owners very friendly and helpful. We had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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