* Stay somewhere special
* Award Winning Holiday Cottages
* Original beams, authentic, unique barn conversions.
* 4 Star Gold
* Well equipped
* Stunning views over Peak District National Park countryside
* Ideal centre location in UK for family get-togethers & exploring
* Enclosed garden & BBQ for alfresco dining.
* Cosy log fire
* Doorstep footpaths
* Good local pubs serving great local food & local ales
* Tittesworth Water- watersports and outdoor sports
* Visit UK's top attractions nearby
On a quite working farm with heritage breed sheep.
At Troutsdale Farm there are 2 AWARD WINNING Eco barn conversions on the family farm in a quiet location, on the South West area of Peak District National Park, by Tittesworth Reservoir.
Fully renovated by the owners with care and attention to detail, Troutsdale Farm offers quality accommodation of real character and charm and seamlessly combines all the old original features to still give a 'barn feel' with modern design and home comforts that make them ideal for family get-togethers. There is a well equipped kitchen, hand crafted from oak with double belfast sins, with large dining tables (seating 10). There is a spacious sitting areas with a cosy Clear view log burning stove, flat screen TV and DVD player.
There are en suites in both properties and exposed original beams, stone and brickwork and solid oak flooring on the 1st and 2nd floors.
There is off road car parking right outside the cottage for 4 cars and an enclosed garden area with panoramic Peak District views, ideal for sitting out, alfresco dining and barbecues.
Doorstep footpaths lead to circular nature trail around Tittesworth Reservoir with its amenity area which includes a great childrens playarea, shop and cafe and watersports for all ages.
Won the 'MOST ECO-FRIENDLY HOLIDAY LET' category in the 'Fields of Opportunity' national competition and then went on to become the OVERALL WINNER out of all 5 categories
The greener features of the barn are carefully incorporated so that you hardly know they are there and require no expertise or knowledge. Central heating comes from the ground source heat pump and solar panels. Rainwater harvesting system works for all grey water. . Timbers replaced in the conversions were cut from local woods, and we have planted 20 acres of new woodland. The traditional lime plastered walls are painted in Earthbourne natural Clay paint, the windows are all made from wood and painted with organic linseed oil paints, Sheepswool insulation is used throughout the building, and natural clay aggregate forms the floor insulation in the limestone floor.
There are 4 herb borders from which guests can enjoy and pick their own herbs.
Both properties have been inspected by VISITENGLANDS ACCOMMODATION GRADING SCHEME and have been awarded 4 STARS as well as a coveted GOLD AWARD
The 2 properties can be booked seperately (sleeping either up to 6 or 10 + cots) or can be booked together sleeping up to a total of 16 + cots.
Due to the type of property and location both properties are not suitable for what is known as 'house party venue' or for 'louder' hen or stag parties - we can recommend other nearby places if you are after this type of accommodation
The Peak District National Park offers stunning scenery and breathtaking landscapes for you to enjoy and explore, covering 4 different counties of Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire.
Troutsdale Farm Holiday Cottages sit on the SOUTH WEST AREA THE PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK near the North Staffordshire/ Derbyshire border between the market towns of Leek (5 mins) and the spa town of Buxton (15 mins), Ashbourne and Macclesfield (20 mins) and with one of the most beautiful runs over the hills of the peak district to Bakewell (30 mins) with its famous Bakewell pudding - so is ideal for exploring the Peak District National Park and wider area.
The area is also known as the 'Staffordshire Peaks' or the 'Staffordshire Moorlands' and has excellent walking and outdoor pursuits including cycling and climbing close by. Nearby Tittesworth Reservoir has its own circular nature trail with excellent children’s playground, cafe and gift shop and Peak Pursuits watersports centre offer a variety of water sports activities on the reservoir, including kayaking and canoeing
THE ROACHES are some of the most spectacular gritstone rock formations in the UK. Very popular for CLIMBING as well as WALKING and are situated on the western edge of the Staffordshire Peak District National Park From here you get some of the areas most dramatic and scenic landscape and with panoramic views over the tranquil Tittesworth Water and its green valley or on the other side you get beautiful views over purple heather moorlands. Voted one of the top ten walks in the country by The Daily Telegraph and featured on BBC Countryfile programme.
Being situated on the North Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire borders ideally situated for visiting some of the countries TOP ATTRACTIONS:
ALTON TOWERS Theme Resort is Britains premier theme park and is only 20 minutes drive away where you can take on all the thrills of the rides and then return to the peace and quiet of the countryside at night.
HISTORIC HOUSES with beautiful variety of GARDENS in the area include the magnificent Chatsworth House, medieval Haddon Hall, Shugborough Hall, Gawsworth Hall, Little Moreton Hall and Tatton Park. Other gardens in the area include the unique National Trust Victorian Biddulph Grange Gardens, and Consall Hall's 70 acres of landscaped gardens
COUNTRYSIDE: Popular areas include nearby The Roaches, Tittesworth Reservoir, Rudyard Lake, Manifold Valley with manifold cycle/walking track, Dovedale, Ilam, Churnet Valley, Goyt Valley.
STEAM TRAINS: Churnet Valley Railway, Rudyard Lake Steam Railway, Foxfield Steam Railway.
CAVES AND CAVERNS: Pooles Cavern at Buxton, Blue John Mines, Speedwell Cavern at Castleton
CYCLING: 3 cycle trails that are mainly traffic free with bike hire available include Manifold Valley Track, High Peak Trail, Tissington Trail.
HORSE RIDING: Horse riding or pony trekking at nearby Northfield Farm at Flash (England's highest village - so some spectacular view).
GOLF: 2 courses in Leek at Leek Golf Club and Westwood Golf Club, Whiston Golf Club near Alton, High Peak Golf Club at Buxton which also has Peak Practice floodlit driving range.
SWIMMING: Splash Landings Caribbean Themed Water park at Alton Towers (can enter seperate to Alton Towers) has fantastic water rides including a sensational water rollercoaster as well as more sedate lazy rivers. Waterworld, the UK's no1 Indoor Tropical Aqua Park at Festival Park in Stoke. Swimming pools at Leek and Buxton.
FISHING: 3 nearby pools at Thorncliffe, Danebridge, Blake Hall Fishery near Cheadle.
RSPB: Coombes Valley RSPB Nature Reserve.
POTTERIES: Visit Stoke on Trent, the world capital of pottery with museums & factory tours & over 20 factory outlets including Denby, Emma Bridgewater, Moorcroft, Wedgewood, Spode, Burleigh.
SCIENCE: Joderall Bank Observatory & Discovery Centre with its world famous giant Lovel Telescope and from where BBC programme Star Gazing Live 2012 came from.
STAFFORDSHIRE HOARD: The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found with ermenant display of items at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke with events.
NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM: The UK's Centre of Remembrance and set in 150 acres of tree, gardens and wildflower meadows.
EATING OUT:There are 3 good local village pubs serving home cooked food and real ale and Three Horse Shoes family owned country Hotel offers bar carvery, casual dining in the Brasserie and finer dining in Kirks restaurant. The Lazy Trout in Meerbrook serves great freshly prepared local food and ale (including our own 'Troutsdale Lamb' when in season). The Rock at Upperhulme and The Red Lion at Thorncliffe also serve good food and ale and the Red Lion has a great childrens play area. The Abbey Inn will deliver takeaways to accommodation.
There are various tea rooms in the area.
2 private chefs have previous cooked for guests please contact us for their details.
FESTIVALS: Peak District Walking Festival, Leek Arts Festival, Buxton Festival, Well Dressings in surrounding local villages throughout the Peak District - but see our website for all local events listings.
LOCAL SHOPS in Leek include Chemist, Butchers, greengrocers, bakery, Post Office, variety of restaurants and takeaways as well as many independent shops, with local market days and fine food fair
SPA FACILITIES:- Fantastic new spa facilities nearby (about 1/2 a mile along main road) at The Three Horse Shoes Country Hotel and also at The Dome in Buxton.
Tipus de propietat
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