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3 Cottages On Working Farm In Saddleworth, To The North Of Manchester In England - Jim's Barn Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) & Nell's Cottage Sleeps 3 (2 Bedroom

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights



Jim's Barn Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) & Nell's Cottage Sleeps 3 (2 Bedroom

Offering two bedroomed accommodation, with a double and twin room on the first floor, along with a family sized bathroom with a bath and "over the bath" Grohe shower.

Downstairs, there is living space with kitchen and dining areas and a seating area with a large sofa and a traditional wood burning stove. There is a large glazed window offering breathtaking views South down and across the valley, over open fields. Underfloor heating provides a comfortable environment in which to sit and relax; maybe watching the flat screen TV/DVD after a long day out exploring the area.

Adjacent to Jim's Barn is Nell's Cottage. This cottage is also two bedroom, but sleeps three in a King Size room and a single room. Refurbished to the same high standards, Nell's Cottage has fantastic South facing views down the valley across open fields and also has a small walled garden and it's own washing machine.

There are more photos and information on our website and Facebook pages(search Diggle House Farm)

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About the property


Diggle House Farm has been in the same family ownership for five generations. Two old barns and a Cottage have been developed to a very high standard (4*) for up to 9 self-catering guests. Offering great flexibility to accommodate larger families, grandparents or carers, the cottages can be rented as a whole with five bedrooms (Master King Size and en-suite) or the cottages can be split into completely separate one and two bedroom cottages, sleeping two, three and four respectively. Each cottage has it's own kitchen, bathroom, living and dining areas and the double adjoining doors connecting Jim's Barn and Jenny's Cottage are soundproofed offering complete separation.

Nell's Cottage is a separate self contained two bed cottage and has all the same facilities as Jim's Barn and Jenny's Cottage but in addition has it''s own South facing walled garden, (a real sun trap on a sunny day!)

The farm is located approximately one mile from the village of Diggle, which has two pubs, a newsagents, Post Office and village shop. There is a Band Club and a Children’s Activity Centre, along with three children’s parks, a country park, famous Canal Tunnel and acres and acres of green belt land with walks, cycling and bridleways.

Slightly further and you are in the the other villages that make up the area of Saddleworth, with pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops.

For further information please look at out website: (www.digglehousefarm.co.uk), Like us on Facebook, (www.facebook.com/digglehousefarm), or follow us on Twitter, (www.twitter.com/digglehousefarm)

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Nigel Shaw
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2017

About Nigel Shaw

My wife and I live in Diggle village, one mile away from our holiday cottages. The cottages are located on our farm, which has been in our family for five generations, and my sister and her family still live in the farmhouse and run a Riding School (www.saddleworthstables.co.uk)

Saddleworth has something for everyone – it has a rich tradition of Brass bands, Whit Walks and Rushbearing. In addition there are: Fantastic walks, cycling or horse rides, sailing, golf, canal festivals, industrial heritage, Pennine architecture, real ales, live music, great food, parks for the kids.

Last of the Summer Wine country is only 20 minutes away.

All this and only 45 minutes away are Manchester and Leeds, with all their cosmopolitan offerings of theatre, shopping and galleries

Please ask for more information when booking

Nigel Shaw purchased this cottage in 1933

Why Nigel Shaw chose Greater Manchester

Diggle House Farm is in a fantastic hilltop location, overlooking the valley and village of Diggle. It is approximately one mile from the village centre, making it a nice walk, or only a couple of minutes in the car.

The farm accesses bridlepaths and walks from the farm gate and, whichever way you set off in, you will enjoy absolutely fabulous views and plenty of fresh air!

Away from crowds and hustle and bustle, our farm offers a tranquil relaxing retreat.

We are close enough to join in all the fun though - there are so many local festivals and events (some quite quirky!)

There are plenty of places to eat out, with a vast selection of choices, whether it is traditional fayre, Chinese, Indian, Italian - something for every taste.

What makes this cottage unique

Eco Friendly: The cottages are very well insulated, are very snug and have a number of green technologies built into them:

A Ground Source Heat Pump takes the heat out of the ground to produce all the heating and hot water.

Rainwater is captured and recycled.

Underfloor heating creates an environment that is clean and pleasant. (It is especially good for asthmatics)

We have a number of solar PV arrays on the farm, generating up to 18.5kWh of "clean" electricity!

We have chosen LED lighting wherever possible, with "traditional" energy efficient bulbs as our second choice.

By staying at Diggle House Farm, you will be "doing your bit" for the environment!

We are also located with the local Horse Riding School - it couldn't be any more convenient to have a ride whilst staying here. From complete novice to experienced rider, everyone is catered for: www.saddleworthstables.co.uk.

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Booking Notes:
Deposit of one third of the booking value is payable on booking, with the remaining balance payable 7 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday, with guests arriving from 3pm onwards.

Departures by 10am please to allow time to clean and freshen the cottages up.

Out of season, Changeover days will also include Monday, with the same arrival and departure times.

Notes on prices:
Pricing is banded into Low, Mid and High Season to make it easy to understand. Please look on our main website for the most up to date rates or email us with the dates you are considering and we will get back to you asap with the price.


Accommodation and facilities for Jim's Barn Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) & Nell's Cottage Sleeps 3 (2 Bedroomin Diggle in North West England

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Jim's Barn: Toilet, sink, Bath with Grohe "over the bath" shower. Nell's Cottage: Toilet, sink, Bath with Grohe "over the bath" shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Jim's Barn has two bedrooms: A Double and a Twin (Sleeps 4) Nell's Cottage has two bedrooms: A King and a Single (Sleeps 3)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Located in West Yorkshire and the Peak District National Park, and within striking distance of the Yorkshire Dales and Derbyshire, the farm is ideally located to explore the South Pennines, yet is only 45 minutes away from the bustling metropolis of Manchester and Leeds. Outside are patios and gardens in which you can sit and relax, enjoying breath-taking views of the Saddleworth valley and moorland. This is a great opportunity to stay in traditional cottage on a working farm, (and Riding School), but also enjoy the comforts of underfloor heating, solar electricity, rainwater harvesting and hot water supplied from pipes laid within the ground. A good selection of books, DVDs, games and local information will be available in both cottages. A complimentary pack including newly laid eggs from the farm, tea and coffee etc. will be waiting for you on arrival. There is ample allocated parking. To maintain the highest standards possible we do not permit pets or smoking. Outside: Jenny's Cottage has a small paved area with table and chairs, and Jim's Barn has a large paved patio area, again with table and bench set. Both cottages have access to a rockery area with bench seating. There are footpaths and bridleways from the farm gate, heading in all directions, with lovely moor walks and rides.


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

Trim, Meath, Ireland


  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Jim's Barn and Jenny's Cottage at Diggle House Farm. It was the ideal location for a 'Roots' tour of the area. We brought my parents, 87yrs and 77yrs to revisit their childhood haunts and meet relations. The cottages were perfect with interlocking doors so we could easily care for my parents. From start to finish we felt welcome and valued by Nigel and Abigail,with a welcome pack (including fresh farm eggs) for us after the long journey by boat from Ireland. The views from the cottages were a joy to wake up to each morning. We highly recommend the place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Martine, it's great to hear that you all enjoyed your stay in our cottages. It is nice to receive such positive feedback, and for you to award five stars is just fantastic! You know where we are if you want to take another tour! Thanks again, Nigel
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