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Luxury Barn in Charming Village of Hope, Hope Valley, Peak District, Derbyshire - The Oaks



Updated: 22-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


The Oaks

The Oaks is a three bedroom cottage sleeping up to 5 people. It features a bedroom with a king sized bed and ensuite bathroom with bath/shower, one twin bedroom with ensuite shower cubicle, and one single bedroom on the ground floor also with an ensuite shower cubicle.

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

The living area is open plan. For your entertainment there is a TV/DVD, radio and CD player and a selection of books and games. We also provide free wi-fi internet access.

Bedlinen, towels and toiletries are provided for your comfort.

A separate laundry room is situated across the courtyard which is an ideal place to store muddy boots and to dry off outdoor clothing. Keen cyclists will also find a couple of puncture repair kits kept here.

We provide lockable storage for bikes and 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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About the Owner

Christopher Holt
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

Available Rentals

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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 but we are very flexible so please contact us if you would like to arrive on a different day.

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

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.

Holidays starting on days other than our standard changeover days (Mondays and Fridays) will incur a £35 fee.

6 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Lovely clean property, in good location

  • 4 of 5

This is a well converted barn, kept extremely clean and homely. The welcome pack on arrival (particularly the still warm, home baked scones!) was much appreciated. It was well heated and generally well equipped, though we could have done with some more crockery to avoid having to put on a half empty dishwasher after every main meal. It's well located, with easy access to Hope for supplies, Castleton, Peverel Castle, underground caverns and stunning views from Edale. Overall, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

As a group of four adults the long weekend spent in the barn conversion at Mead Farm was in all our opinions faultless. Finished to a very high standard and immaculately clean it didn't feel as if you we're in rented accomodation. The barn was not lacking for anything, local walks outside the front door and plenty more within a 10 minute drive. We ate in the local pub 2 nights all of a 2 minute walk and ate in Castleton, where there is a better selection the other night (£5 taxi ride). We would highly recommend this accommodation should you ever be looking to rent in the area, I would be surprised if you would find anywhere better!!! Although the owners live next door we only saw Chris when we handed the keys back, which is always a good sign!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful getaway for a quiet break

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed for a long weekend. Everything that we needed was provided. There was a lovely welcome from Chris and a delightful welcome pack of home made scones, jam and butter to greet us at the end of our long journey.

The local area has amazing views and walks which we enjoyed. The local town of Castletown had a Christmas light switch on and the town had a really warm party atmosphere. We enjoyed a local Sunday lunch in the Cheshire Cheese Inn following the Church service at St. Edmunds on St Edmunds day.

Perfect for a quiet retreat of any length as there is so much to do within easy reach.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable clean spacious house with lots of character

  • 5 of 5

This really is a great place to stay in stunning surroundings.

The owner Chris is very friendly from initial contact through to saying good bye, keen to offer any local guidance also. The house has great character, spacious, lovely décor, clean and everything you would need including fast WIFI which was so important for the teenagers!

Hope and the surrounding area is really beautiful and 'hope' to return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Supurb cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Barn Cottage was supurb, very well furnished and comfortable, nice to have an en suite for each bedroom. In a lovely part of Derbyshire with surrounding walks from the cottage. Our family would highly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful accommodation in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 3 night stay in Oak Barn to enjoy an indulgent weekend of sewing our patchwork and quilting projects. The accommodation was excellent throughout and the location superb.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester International Airport at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : Cheshire Cheese Inn at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Liverpool at 60 Miles Nearest Golf : Bradwell (pay as you go) at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Hope at 1.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : M1 at 25 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Cheshire Cheese Inn at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ski : 'Chill Factor' indoor ski zone at 30 Miles Nearest Beach : Filey (near Scarborough) at 100 Miles 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.


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Ensuite to Bedroom 1 (king size bed)
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite to bedroom 3 (downstairs single bedroom)
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite to bedroom 2 (twin bedroom)
  • All bathrooms are fully tiled with modern towel rails and steam extraction fans.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Beds can be moved together to create a double bedroom
  • A travel cot and stair gates are also available and can be set up in any of the bedrooms to suit guests needs.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

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


  • 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 range 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 rating by the official tourist board "VisitEngland". The owners Chris & Tanya are extremely proud that both cottages have been scored 100% for cleanliness 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 flock of sheep that graze there! There is a separate laundry / drying room for use by guests at The Barns. Secure storage for bicycles or other equipment is available just across the courtyard to The Barn.

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