About the home
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, 100km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, 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 bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|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 is new this year (2010) with plenty of space to cook for a full house. 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 is 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 / Peak District/Derbyshire region
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!
The Buxton area
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.
How to get there
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The nearest airport is Manchester International (one hour by car): good services to London, Europe, USA, and the Middle and Far East.
East Midlands Airport is just over an hour away.
Macclesfield station (20 minutes drive) is on the London-Manchester-Scotland main line (London 2 hours). Buxton station (10 minutes by taxi) is at the end of a local line from Blackpool and Manchester.
Avis have a car rental office at Macclesfield station. Enterprise Car Hire operate a local pick-up service.
Activities near Buxton
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
10 Jun 2013
Want to experience the relaxing, uncrowded beauty of the Peak District? If the answer is yes, please contact Gemma at Overbrook Barn! This property is situated in such a lovely secluded location that... more
01 Feb 2013
We had a hugely enjoyable stay. The location is unbeatable as you feel right in the middle of the Peak District and feel you can enjoy the scenery without having to travel at all. The owners are... more
21 Dec 2012
We spent a marvellous weekend at Overlook Barn with 3 generations for a family celebration.The accommodation was perfect and of a very high standard. The log burner made for a cosy atmosphere and the... more
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|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Mid (short break £756)||8 Feb 13||21 Feb 13||£ 957||-||-||3 Nights|
|Low (short break £653)||23 Feb 13||4 Mar 13||£ 827||-||-||3 Nights|
|Special short break||4 Mar 13||8 Mar 13||£ 500||-||-||4 Nights|
|Special (short break £500)||8 Mar 13||22 Mar 13||£ 650||-||-||3 Nights|
|Mid (short break £756)||22 Mar 13||30 Mar 13||£ 957||-||-||3 Nights|
|Peak (no short breaks)||30 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||£ 1088||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak||6 Apr 13||13 Apr 13||£ 1088||-||-||1 Week|
|Special 6nts. (short break £500)||13 Apr 13||19 Apr 13||£ 650||-||-||3 Nights|
|Low (short break £653)||19 Apr 13||3 May 13||£ 827||-||-||3 Nights|
|3 night short breaks £400||3 May 13||31 May 13||£ 0||£ 133||-||3 Nights|
|Mid (short break £756)||31 May 13||7 Jun 13||£ 957||-||-||3 Nights|
|Peak (short break £860)||7 Jun 13||10 Jun 13||£ 1088||-||-||3 Nights|
|Special 4nts £500||10 Jun 13||14 Jun 13||£ 500||-||-||4 Nights|
|Peak (no short breaks)||14 Jun 13||28 Jun 13||£ 1088||-||-||1 Week|
|Special -short break £730||28 Jun 13||12 Jul 13||£ 948||-||-||1 Night|
|Peak||12 Jul 13||30 Aug 13||£ 1088||-||-||1 Night|
|Mid (short break £756)||30 Aug 13||18 Oct 13||£ 957||-||-||3 Nights|
|Peak||18 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 1088||-||-||1 Week|
|Special -short break £500||1 Nov 13||6 Dec 13||£ 650||-||-||3 Nights|
|Low (short break £653)||6 Dec 13||13 Dec 13||£ 827||-||-||3 Nights|
|Special 8 nts (short break £500)||13 Dec 13||21 Dec 13||£ 650||-||-||3 Nights|
|Peak (no short breaks)||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 1088||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Contact owner direct. Deposit: 25% to secure booking, the balance payable 6 weeks before letting.
Refundable damage bond of £150.
Short lets and under-occupancy discounts may be available.
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