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Small Cottage With Views Over the Peak Forest Canal and Kinder Scout.



Updated: 23-Dec-2016
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

About the property

Barn in New Mills, High Peak, Derbyshire, England - Central Location, Ideal Cycling And Walking venue

The Hay Barn is situated on the Peak Forest Canal at New Mills Marina, close to Buxton. Situated at the foothills of the Peak District, it is ideally located for hill walking, cycling and visiting the many beauty spots that the High Peak has to offer. New Mills Marina is a small, quiet canal marina. It is very peaceful and has stunning views of the Peaks. The property has been recently and lovingly restored maintaining its rich history and period features.

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About the Owner

Peter Best
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 December, 2016

About Peter Best


Peter Best purchased this barn in 2014

Why Peter Best chose Greater Manchester


8 Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


A very comfortable unique cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a short stay in the Haybarn. The experience was good from the start, where we were given a warm welcome by Pete and Heather. The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable. Although we didn't need it there was ample heating and a log burner as well. It would make a fantastic place to be in the colder months. It is in a lovely interesting setting with amazing views. I am sure we will return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely break in a super compact accomodation

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a relaxing few days in The Haybarn. We were pleased to see that the description of the accommodation was accurate. It was clean, well maintained and well equipped. New Mills marina is in an attractive location, surrounded by stunning scenery. There is a small caravan site in front the accommodation, but this did not detract from the views or affect the quality of our stay. The Haybarn itself is very well equipped and comfortable for four adults. There is a sofa bed in the lounge and a spacious mezzanine bedroom above with a comfortable double bed. During our stay we were able to view the larger accommodation called The Bike Shed, which sleeps up to 12 adults. The quality of the furnishings in both buildings are of a very good standard.

On our arrival, Heather welcomed us and was very attentive throughout our stay, checking with us daily, to make sure we had everything we needed and that there were no problems. When we had a minor hiccup with the wifi, Peter sorted it out quickly. The area does not have the best wifi signal, but was adequate for our needs. There is plenty to do in the local area, walking along the towpath, visiting the local caves and driving through the High Peaks. If you enjoy walking, you will be spoilt for choice! You can also hire a day boat which is large enough for around 10 people, from Whaley Bridge. There are several pubs in New Mills, our favourites being The Beehive and The Rock which are a short walk away. A very nice place to eat- although a bit pricey, is The Rams Head at Disley. The local fish shop, The Master Fryer, has an extensive takeaway menu. We had fish and chips which were freshly cooked and reasonably priced. There is a train station a few minutes from the marina, where you can visit both Manchester and Buxton. Thanks to Heather and Peter for making our stay most enjoyable. We will definitely return, for a family break to stay in The Bike Shed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very welcoming and cosy

  • 4 of 5

Spent 3 nights at the Haybarn, it was very cosy especially with the log burner and candles at night

Pete was very friendly and helpful and it was a pleasure to meet him.

2 x adults, 2x teenagers and 2x dogs and we all fitted in 🐶😂👍.

Teenagers had slight problem with wifi availability, but otherwise everything was fine.

Thank you Pete

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from spending 2 nights at New Mills Marina. We stayed in the Haybarn which was a great little cottage that had everything required to be more than comfortable, the kitchen was also very well equipped.

The managers were extremely welcoming and nothing was ever to much hassle, they were very knowledgeable about the local area and recommended some very good pubs and place to eat.

We will definitely be staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely short break

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at short notice and with a late check in with my partner and our two dogs. We had a warm welcome and nothing was too much trouble to make our stay comfortable. The views of the countryside, the marina and canal were lovely and all local amenities were within walking distance. There were some beautiful walks along the canal and New Mills area taking in the River Goyt and Torrs. The cottage was well equipt and with clean kitchen and bathroom facilities that we could not fault. Don't be put off by the caravans nor marina as there was no mither at all. However if you are expecting to be close to Buxton then you may be disappointed as you are a good 15-20 minute drive away but this was a nice surprise to us as we had no need to travel until it was time to leave. Thank you for a lovely couple of days and would visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely compact cottage

  • 3 of 5

This is a lovely compact cottage on the canal side. All the facilities in the cottage are as described, the shower was particularly powerful with masses of hot water. The reason for the reduced star rating is that nowhere on the details does it state that the cottage is part of a small caravan park. The shower and toilet blocks are attached to the cottage. On two of our 4 nights there were five caravans in situ - the maximum allowed meaning that there was a van parked broadside to the cottage a cars length away, giving us and them little or no privacy. There are no blinds on two of the windows, an issue in the bedroom trying to sleep with an uncovered window and with none in the kitchen we could not have any privacy in the open plan living area. The onsite manager was helpful with information, fire wood etc. but could do nothing about the caravan parking or the intrusion of the caravan owners into the private area beside the cottage

front door. Would I recommend to a friend, probably but only if they were aware of the possibility of losing the view and the closeness of the vans. Also be aware, although you are on the canal side, the tow path is on the other side of the canal, out of the marina, along a fairly busy road and then a path through housing to the tow path, beautiful walks in both directions once you get there.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner


Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary


Use of a car is not essential. There are ample buses and trains available within a 2 minute walk of New Mills Marina.


Buxton is 20 minutes by train. The Hay Barn is centrally located in the town of New Mills.

Further Details:

The convenience store is less that a 5 minute walk away from the marina. The store has an ATM facility.

There are various restaurants and Take Aways in and around New Mills .

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
Full payment required at time of booking.
Credit cards are accepted.

Changeover Day:
Arrival days are flexible. No arrivals on a Tuesday please.

Notes on prices:
The Hay Barn is available at £60.00 per night, minimum 2 night stay or £400.00 for a week.
£10 per stay per dog.

Holidaymakers pay in full at time of booking

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Updated: 23-Dec-2016
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Property Type

  • barn


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • town


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Separate bathroom with shower


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Double Sofa bed available in the living room


  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: There is an extra £10 fee per dog to cover deep cleaning costs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedding is provided. A washing machine and tumble dryer are available on site.

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