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Alpaca farm in a quiet corner of the Peak District National Park. - Overbrook Barn



Updated: 24-Oct-2016
Alpaca breeding farm in Quarnford, Nr. Buxton, Peak District, UK - At the centre of the country's best known walking, riding and cycling trails, pub minutes away

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.

Details for holiday barn Overbrook Barn, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

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 Barn has its own gated and lit garden which is secure for small children.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

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.

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.

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

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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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Flash at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Buxton at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Buxton at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Buxton at 8 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Blackpool at 50 Kilometres Car: recommended


Blackpool (Pleasure Beach and theme park) is served by a direct train from Buxton station. The beautiful north Wales coast is about 2 hours drive.


The nearest airport is Manchester International (one hour by car): good services to London, Europe, USA, and the Middle and Far East. East Midlands Airport is just over an hour away. Macclesfield station (20 minutes drive) is on the London-Manchester main line (London 1hr 40mins). Buxton station (10 minutes by taxi) is at the end of a local line from Blackpool and Manchester. Avis have a car rental office at Macclesfield station. Enterprise Car Hire operate a local pick-up service.


Flash village and pub: half a mile. Buxton 5 miles. Macclesfield 9 miles.

Further Details:

While many people visit us just to enjoy life on the farm there is 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 Flash so you can enjoy the same on four legs. The less experienced can sign up to a week's course of riding lessons at the local school. Get involved in local farm life: watch milking, visit farm shops and the mushroom farm, or try your hand at some alpaca husbandry. This is great badger country: in the evening there's nothing so exciting as watching the dusk exodus of tens of badgers off on their nocturnal rounds. We're surrounded by some of England's most beautiful and exciting country houses. Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Little Moreton Hall, Biddulph Grange, Gawesworth Hall, Capesthorne Hall, Tatton Park, and Lyme Park are all within 20 to 40 minutes drive. Many have spectacular gardens and children's playgrounds. Chatsworth has an outstanding adventure playground. Buxton Opera House has a 7-day programme of family entertainment as well as some opera. Clonter Opera (the Glyndebourne of the north) is about 30 minutes drive and they will cater for your interval dining if you don't want to take your own picnic. Macclesfield has a great 'classic' cinema. Alton Towers (rides and theme park) is 30 minutes away.

Macclesfield was the centre of silk production in the 18th century. Many of the mill buildings are still standing and there are several museums covering this great part of our history. Buxton (10 minutes drive) is a spa town and was built by the Romans, there is lots to see here including some fine Georgian architecture. It's our nearest town and probably has all you'll need. Good restaurants including Italian, Indian, Chinese, Pizza Express, and an excellent Thai. Good parks and playgrounds. There are Waitrose, Morrisons, and Aldi, supermarkets.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2016 - 3 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Feb half term
17 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May half term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
2 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late summer
1 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Oct half term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
December special
15 Dec 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

'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

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Property Type

  • barn


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • rural


  • 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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 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)


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 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 Ocado 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.

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