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Award Winning Barn in Charming Village of Hope, Hope Valley, Peak District - The Acorn

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



The Acorn

The Acorn is a galleried one bedroom cottage comprising a double bedroom featuring a king-sized bed, ensuite shower room, open plan living room and kitchen.

It has a fitted kitchen with electric hob and oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle and cafetiere. We provide an iron and ironing board and all of the crockery, pans and utensils required for your stay.

There is a comfortable open plan lounge/dining area with flat screen TV/DVD and radio/cd player, games and books. We also provide free wi-fi internet access.

The bathroom is ensuite with a large walk in shower cubicle, toilet and hand wash basin. Bed linen, towels and toiletries are included.

There is a separate laundry room. You can also leave muddy boots here and dry your outdoor clothing. Keen cyclists will also find puncture repair kits are kept here - but hopefully you won't need them!

There is also a lockable store for bikes or other outdoor equipment.

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About the property

The Barn at Mead Farm

The Barn at Mead Farm is a truly special place on the doorstep of the Pennine Way. With views throughout the Hope Valley, and the iconic Lose Hill, Win Hill and Kinder Scout range right on your doorstep it really is the perfect place to come and get away from it all.

The Barn has been lovingly rebuilt in the original stone to reflect its history but with the benefits of modern living within. The bedrooms feature vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and trusses. The ground floors are fully tiled with underfloor heating, with traditional radiators in the bedrooms. The original barn has been divided into two adjoining cottages, the smaller being The Acorn which sleeps two and the larger being The Oaks which will sleep up to five, all with ensuite bedrooms.

Light and airy with a contemporary feel, The Barn is an ideal place to relax after a long day exploring the area whether walking, cycling or sightseeing and taking in the many local attractions. Both cottages are totally non-smoking, as are the patio and barbeque areas.

Both cottages have central heating and are fully equipped with everything you will need for a home away from home. We provide all towels and bedlinen.

There are paved patio areas to the front and rear of the barn, both enjoying superb views across the Hope Valley. There is a sheltered patio with picnic tables and barbeques for the summer months where you can enjoy views over Win Hill. Guests are also welcome to explore the private farmland where we have a flock of 50 sheep grazing with their lambs in the spring season.

There is off road parking provided in front of the barn with space for three cars. Further parking space is available if required and also lockable storage for bikes and other outdoor equipment.

Mead Farm is situated in the heart of The Peak National Park with easy access to walks in every direction. With views to both Win Hill and Lose Hill, it is in an area of outstanding beauty, but within easy reach of local amenities.

The village of Hope is about 10 minutes walk away and has local shops and pubs. All of the major supermarkets deliver so if you want to order groceries online we are happy to receive them and pack them away ready for your arrival. There is a fridge and freezer in both cottages, and plenty of storage space for groceries.

The railway station is about two miles away from the village and is on the main Manchester to Sheffield line. There is a bus route which runs through to Sheffield from Castleton.

Castleton is the busiest village in the area with plenty of places of interest to visit - The Blue John Mine, Speedwell Cavern, Treak Cliff Cavern, Peveril Castle to name just a few. There are several interesting shops selling jewellery and gifts and a variety of places to eat and drink.

The Barn is a short walk from The Cheshire Cheese Inn just along Edale Road. The Cheese has all the warmth of a traditional English pub with a friendly welcome good food and drink and a great atmosphere. It has a regular folk music night on the first and third thursdays of the month which is a real local institution and great fun.

We provide a welcome pack comprising tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, jam and cake for an afternoon tea upon arrival. Also included are cleaning materials, foil, cling film and kitchen roll. We also provide bathroom toiletries for your comfort. A high chair and travel cot is available at no extra charge, all you need to do is bring along the babies own special bedding!

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Christopher Holt
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
15 March, 2018

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our Stay in The Acorn has been lovely. It has everything you need and so cosy and warm to come back to after walking the surrounding area. Great for walking straight from the door and wonderful views. We will be back again!

Lynda & Alan (Leicester)

Thank you for the warm welcome and for providing the most comfortable cottage we everything we could wish for. We have had such a lovely few days and are already planning and booking our next stay here!

Stuart & Brenda (Lincoln)

Another great week at The Barns. Sunshine all week! Visited Chatsworth and Longshaw estate, climbed Win Hill - great views. Climbed Lose Hill and made our way down to Castleton from Hollins Cross for lunch at the Rose Cottage. Had a lovely hearty meal one evening at Edale.

Angela and Bill (Cambridgeshire)
Dec 2014
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Your cottage will be ready for you from 4pm and we ask that it is vacated by 10am on the day of departure.

'The Acorn' (sleeps 2) and 'The Oaks' (sleeps 5) can be booked separately or together to give a maximum capacity of 7.


Changeover Day:
Our standard change-over days are Mondays and Fridays.

7 night week stays as well as week-end breaks (Fri-Mon) and mid-week breaks (Mon-Fri) are available.

Notes on prices:
To find the rate for your specific dates please visit our website at www.thebarnatmeadfarm.com or give us a call on 01433 623588 for details.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hope in Hope

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is ensuite to the bedroom. It is fully tiled and has a walk-in double shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The Acorn cottage has a a galleried bedroom cottage comprising a double bedroom featuring a king-sized bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • caving
The Barn at Mead Farm is a truly special place. With views throughout the Hope Valley and the iconic Lose Hill, Win Hill and Kinder Scout right on your doorstep it really is the perfect place to come and get away from it all. The Barn has been awarded a 5-Star Gold rating by the official tourist board "VisitEngland" and the owners are extremely proud that both cottages have been scored 100% for cleanliness - both of which mean you can be sure of what you will find when you arrive....... Outside: There is a shared outdoor barbecue area with picnic tables. Further areas to the front and rear of The Barn to sit back and take in the views whilst enjoying an al-fresco breakfast or glass of wine in the evenings. We have 7 acres of adjoining farmland which can be enjoyed by guests, so long as you don't mind sharing them with the pedigree sheep grazing there! There is a separate laundry / drying room for guests at The Barns. Secure storage for bicycles or other equipment is available just across the courtyard.


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The Acorn
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful Acorn Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week staying at The Acorn Cottage.

On our arrival we were warmly greeted by Tanya and Chris who made us feel very welcome while we unpacked the car and took delivery of our shopping. They explained a few things to us and left us to enjoy our stay, but told us that they would be there for us if we required anything and could contact Chris on his mobile if needed too. Inside the Cottage we were spoilt by a lovely welcome pack from Chris & Tanya too which was very much appreciated.

The Cottage is 1st class and very well equipped, we wanted for nothing. It is very comfortable and cosy too. It is ideally sited for some great walks and exploration of the area. The first couple of days of our stay we had a good blanket of snow which made everything all the more magical and scenic. It was always lovely to come back to the Cottage after one of our adventures to a nice hot shower and it’s comfortable furniture. We had some great meals cooked in the kitchen and also ate out too during our stay. The washing machine in the boiler house was also a nice touch to keep your clothes clean. We would highly recommend a stay here in this luxury Cottage, we didn’t want to go home at the end of our week, it is so nice ++++++ Thank you

Aron & Gail

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 Star stay in Peak district

  • 5 of 5

Extremely well kited and comfotable. Great atmosphere and hospitality gave us a great visit to the Peak area. We loved it and highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We arrived and were welcomed warmly and shown where we would be staying and the place was amazing and really clean couldn't have sat for anything better

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Well positioned in the area and well appointed throughpit

  • 4 of 5

Very enjoyable. Comfortable bed so we woke up refreshed and relaxed each morning.

Everything you would need for a nice break.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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New Year at the Acorn

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here over new year and this will be my 7th new year staying at Mead Farm. I have stayed in both the Acorn and the Oak and both properties are beautiful, very clean and very well maintained. Hope is also a lovely village and its a great location in which to explore the area. Chris and Tania are great hosts and are always there if you need anything. The freshly made scones served on arrival are amazing. I cant wait to come back for 2017 new year. I would recommend the cottages to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The acorn is just perfect for a couples break in the beautiful Peak District. Chris and Tanya were the perfect hosts . We were lucky to find a late cancellation over Christmas. The cottage was well equipped and stylishly presented with Christmas decorations. Having warm scones and a welcome pack was a real treat . There are great walks from the doorstep and a good pub within walking distance . A bonus was the owners 9 newly born puppies . Would definitely recommended the acorn and look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Manchester International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Cheshire Cheese Inn
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bradwell (pay as you go)
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cheshire Cheese Inn
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
'Chill Factor' indoor ski zone
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Filey (near Scarborough)
Car: recommended

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.

Further Details:

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.