Barn | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Overbrook Barn is part of a beautiful 18th century farm on the edge of the village of Flash, the highest village in Britain, located in a quiet valley in the south west corner of the Peak District National Park.
The long driveway leads to a bridleway on the famous Three Shires Head network providing some of the most spectacular walking and riding in the country.
The farm is an alpaca breeding business. Overbrook Barn is surrounded by fields of these beautiful and inquisitive creatures and you're welcome to walk among them. Also on-farm are sheep, pigs, chickens, and ducks: a paradise for city children. Home-produced meat, eggs, and vegetables are usually available.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Blackpool 100 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester International 30 km, Nearest railway: Buxton 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The living and dining room has a log-burning stove, TV/DVD/SKY, and beautiful picture-window views over the farm.
Bedroom 1 with en-suite is on the ground floor and has a super-king size bed. The other 3 bedrooms are upstairs: all have twin beds which can be joined to make super-kings if you prefer. All bedrooms have TV/DVD. The main bathroom is upstairs with bath and shower-over. Downstairs the en-suite to bedroom 1 has a shower.
The kitchen has plenty of space to cook for a full house with Neff oven, microwave, and ceramic hob, full-size dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer. Well equipped for those who want to do some adventurous cooking!
Oil-fired central heating keeps the barn very warm 24 hours a day. There's a telephone, and free wireless internet throughout. Well behaved pets are welcome. No smoking indoors please. Order your groceries online for delivery through Waitrose or Tesco and they'll be here for your arrival.
|Further details outdoors|
Overbrook barn has its own gated and lit garden which is secure for small children. There's a barbeque area with seating for eight.
The Heart of England/Peak District
Overbrook Barn is in the south-west of the Peak District National Park: 550 square miles of some of the most spectacular country in England and home to much of UK's finest climbing, caving, walking and cycling. Stretching from the dramatic moorland and breathtaking landscapes of the 'Dark Peak' to the ancient oaks of the National Forest in the south. Home also to many of the country's finest stately homes, enchanting market towns, and picturesque villages. The Peak District was England's first National Park and is believed to be the second-most visited national park in the world (after Mount Fuji in Japan). It's a breathtaking place!
While many people visit us just to enjoy life on the farm there is also an enormous amount to do locally.
Countryside enjoyment starts with some of the best walking and cycling in the country on a network of bridleways and footpaths which start on the doorstep. There's a trekking centre in Flash so you can enjoy the same on four legs. The less experienced can sign up to a week's course of riding lessons at the local school.
Get involved in local farm life: watch milking, visit farm shops and the mushroom farm, or try your hand at some alpaca husbandry.
This is great badger country: in the evening there's nothing so exciting as watching the dusk exodus of tens of badgers off on their nocturnal rounds.
We're surrounded by some of England's most beautiful and exciting country houses. Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Little Moreton Hall, Biddulph Grange, Gawesworth Hall, Capesthorne Hall, Tatton Park, and Lyme Park are all within 20 to 40 minutes drive. Many have spectacular gardens and children's playgrounds. Chatsworth has an outstanding adventure playground.
Buxton Opera House has a 7-day programme of family entertainment as well as some opera. Clonter Opera (the Glyndebourne of the north) is about 30 minutes drive and they will cater for your interval dining if you don't want to take your own picnic. Macclesfield has a great 'classic' cinema.
Alton Towers (rides and theme park) is 30 minutes away.
Macclesfield was the centre of silk production in the 18th century. Many of the mill buildings are still standing and there are several museums covering this great part of our history. Buxton (10 minutes drive) is a spa town and was built by the Romans, there's lots to see here including some fine Georgian architecture. It's our nearest town and probably has all you'll need. Good restaurants including Thai, Italian, Indian, Chinese, and a Pizza Express. Good parks and playgrounds. There are Waitrose, Morrisons, and Aldi, supermarkets.
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7 Jun 2014
"Peaceful, well-appointed barn"
My pre-school age girls and I stayed at Overbrook for a week. The barn is very nicely done and comfortable, with a kitchen full of gadgets. The beds are very comfortable and the towels are very fluf… More
I'm so sorry for the confusion about the garden, I wish you'd asked while you were with us! The whole of the farm, including the garden in the picture, is available for guests. The gate is lockable so you can have a secure area for children and pets but you're welcome to unlock it and use the grassed garden whenever you like. I've just included a note in the 'Welcome book' to make this clear: sorry it was too late for you! I hope this finds you well, ciao, Gemma
22 Mar 2014
"Perfect country getaway"
We stayed at Overbrook Barn for 3 nights and enjoyed every minute. Plenty of room for a close group of friends/family (even 8 girls with associated clothing & suitcases!). All the fixtures and fittin… More
20 Mar 2014
"Unbeatable holiday experience!"
We stayed here for a week with the family, as a surprise 70th birthday treat for my mum. It really was THE nicest self catering accommodation we have ever had the pleasure to stay in and can't sp… More
22 Jan 2014
"Cosy barn in the heart of the Peak District"
This is the first rental I have stayed in, normally opting for hotels. It certainly left a positive feeling with us and we would try another rental in the future. The description states 4 bedrooms so … More
6 Jan 2014
"Just pure pleasure ( heaven)"
We travelled to overbrook on the 28 dec and spent new year there . We all loved it . The location and the barn is well furnished and as all your home from home comforts . The bed s are amazing , be… More
2 Jan 2014
"Romantic, Peaceful & Stunning"
My Partner and I stayed here in December 2013, It has taken me some time to get round to writing this review however i just have to join all the people in saying what a truly amazing place this is!Bef… More
2 Sep 2013
"Fantastic fantastic fantastic"
We stayed here for a week for a family birthday. It was a fantastic place to stay and it was suitable for a group of 8. The barn itself is not like a holiday let it is more like someones own home that… More
15 Aug 2013
We have stayed at Overbrook Barn twice with our children. it is the perfect getaway and gives them freedom to roam, plus there is so much to see and do in the Peak District. The barn itself is clean, … More
27 Jul 2013
Overbrook Barn is a wonderful barn conversion located in Flash near Buxton in the Peak District, it consists of 4 bedrooms which sleeps 8. The amenities are excellent and all rooms are well appointed … More
30 Jun 2013
"Excellent accommodation and friendly hosts."
I normally only write reviews if I have had a really bed experience or a really good experience. I can honestly say Overbrook barn falls in the later category. From the moment we arrived Gemma and Sim… More
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