Ford Old Hall Barn, Hot Tub, Alton Towers(15 mins)
from £71 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
from £71 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
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Barn / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
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Barn / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
TRIP ADVISOR "EXCELLENT" 5* RATING - ALL 40 Reviews 5/5
LUXURY BARN - HOT TUB (very private & under cover) - LOG BURNER - Wi Fi - GREAT HOSPITALITY
PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK - SECLUDED PICTURESQUE HAMLET LOCATION
MEAL WITH WINE ON ARRIVAL
ALTON TOWERS ONLY 15 MINUTES DRIVE
At Ford Old Hall we strive to exceed your expectations, you will receive great hospitality, more than you would normally expect from a typical 'holiday let' & we will try to accommodate any special requests you may have.
Alton Towers is only 8 miles away so why not enjoy the peace, tranquility & luxury of the barn's location in this secluded, picturesque hamlet & then grab some excitement & fun at the park, a short drive away.
Relax as soon as you walk through the door as your meal with wine will be ready for you, so no need to start cooking or looking for somewhere to eat when you arrive, what more could you ask for!
There's even sufficient croissants, home baked bread, butter, preserves & eggs for your first breakfast, so if you don't want to, you don't even have to think about shopping for food until you have settled in.
You won't need to bring anything with you apart from your luggage!
The barn is fully equipped, a true 'home from home', soft white fluffy towels, white cotton bedding, hypo allergenic duvets.
Additional bath towels & robes for use with the hot tub.
We provide you with coffee, tea, sugar, milk, home baked bread, butter, eggs (freshly laid by the hens next door), there's plenty to provide for at least one breakfast during your stay.
Dishwasher detergents, soap powder & conditioner plus many kitchen basics are also provided.
A basket of logs to start you off to set your cosy atmosphere with the Scandinavian log burner.
Explore the beautiful Peak National Park on foot, there are walks right from the door.
We have access to 3 excellent, flat, converted railway tracks which are great for either walking or cycling.
If you see 10 cars a day in Ford it will be considered 'busy'! You are more likely to encounter the odd tractor or two.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap|
|Nearest Amenities||4.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: East Midland/Manchester 50 km, Nearest railway: Macclesfield/Stoke On trent 22 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, 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||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||King Beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The barn is immaculately converted with an 'upside down' living arrangement, with stone floors downstairs & solid oak floors upstairs, both with underfloor heating provided by our eco friendly heat pump which provides constant hot water too.
A very sociable open plan living/dining/kitchen space upstairs which has a high ceiling & beams.
The Kitchen is fully fitted in Oak with granite worktops, there is a breakfast bar area for 4 or a more formal dining table for 4. A Britannia oven with 6 ring gas hob & double multi function electric oven/2 fridges (for those Christmas & New Year groceries - 1 is never enough!)
A Bosch dishwasher, microwave & kitchen gadgets to make life easier.
2 very large Alston sofas provide for a relaxing lounge whilst watching the freeview TV or listening to music.
The Scandinavian log burner for those cosy winter evenings.
Downstairs a utility/boot room on entering with oak units & granite worktops, washer/dryer/freezer/heated towel rail & clothes rack.
2 bedrooms: a super king double which we can convert to a twin with a fully tiled en suite wet room & a twin with a fully tiled en suite bathroom with shower over, both have underfloor heating.
Plenty of wardrobe & drawer space in both rooms. Under stairs storage for luggage. Hall wardrobe for robes for use with hot tub, 'hotel style' slippers also provided.
Access from double room onto covered porch which houses hot tub & seating area, no need to venture outside in inclement weather, this leads onto a wrap around patio area which faces west, getting fabulous night skies as no light pollution. Bar b q/table & chairs/shed for bicycles.
|Further details outdoors|
Parking for up to 4 cars.
Secure alarmed parking for motorcycles.
Lockable storage for bicycles.
The west facing patio & totally private covered porch area with hot tub look out over a meadow.
Parking is off the road.
If we get 10 cars a day it's considered busy!
We are located in a farming hamlet so if the kids love animals they will be in their element, visiting ducks & chickens from the farm next door will entertain.
There are great walks across the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands part of the Peak District, some straight from the door, the Manifold Valley is right on our doorstep, so too the Hamps way.
Dovedale & historical Ilam are 10 mins by car.
It is safe to walk the circular 5 mile route on our single track lanes without worrying about too much traffic, perhaps the odd tractor or two!
Home cooked meal with wine on arrival evening.
Home baked loaf, butter, eggs, croissants, preserves, milk, coffee, tea, sugar.
Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda & Ocado all deliver, so why not place your order, we are happy to put it away so everything is ready & waiting for you, hassle free.
We can advise you where the best places to visit are, we are both brought up in the National Park so our knowledge may help you to make the most of your time here.
We have 'heavenly' mattress toppers on all beds & offer you a choice of pillow type, please ask.
All our bedding is hypo allergenic & for your comfort our property is strictly for non-smokers & is pet free.
We can offer a mid week housekeeping service on request.
The Peak District National Park region
The Staffordshire Moorlands are the real 'hidden gem' of the Peak District, very unspoilt & less busy than other areas. We are in the white peak area which includes the fabulous Manifold Valley.
The National park covers an area of 555 square miles & a population of 38,000, most of it's area is pastureland & includes 80 square miles of open country or access land.
The white peak , an undulating limestone plateau of high pastureland, scattered villages, hamlets & beautiful river valleys, is girdled in a horseshoe shape by the far larger dark peak.
We are surrounded by fabulous moors & valleys, with views on the top of the moor across in the distance to the mountains of Wales.
The Churnet Valley Steam railway has been lovingly restored for the visitor to enjoy as in days gone by.
The grandeur of Chatsworth House, the simplicity of Haddon hall & the uniqueness of Sudbury hall are just some of the stately homes dotted across this very diverse landscape.
Ford itself was originally a Quaker village when the Quakers were persecuted, it was the ideal place to retreat from society & live their simple lifestyle in an uninterrupted way. The old ford has been replaced with a stone hump backed bridge, so no need to attempt the water in the car any more, although there are many fords across the area should you wish to try!
There are 12 properties dotted across this secluded hamlet, with dairy & sheep farming being the main employment in the area, with many families passing down the farm through the generations. The rest of the properties are lived in by people who enjoy the quieter lifestyle, off the beaten track, but still very close to local amenities & travel infrastructure, we have the best of both worlds here.
ALTON TOWERS is only 8 miles away, approximately 10 minutes by car, if you are not one for the thrills of the rides, don't worry, it's hidden away.
Both LEEK (also known as The Queen of the Moorlands town) & ASHBOURNE are traditional market towns with full amenities. Ashbourne is famous for it's antique shops, gingerbread & the 'infamous' shrovetide football.
Leek still has a traditional cattle market & street market, If you are looking for individualism & less 'high street branding' then both Ashbourne & Leek are the towns to visit.
A walk through both towns will allow you to step back in time as they are both steeped in history.
DOVEDALE & the famous stepping stones is approx 10 minutes by car with historic ILAM on the way, why not stop off at Ilam Hall & enjoy this National Trust property with it's excellent Cafe serving home made meals & delicious cakes & pastries.
There are 3 very good golf courses: Leek welcomes visitors, summer fees £30 day & £35 at week ends.
Ashbourne is Derbyshire's friendliest & oldest golf club, 18 hole, £70 for 2 weeks for visitors.
Bakewell, 25 minutes away, green fees £15 per round week days & £20 week ends.
LITTLE MORETON HALL, near Congleton is perhaps the best known example of timber framed architecture in England. The Moretons had been powerful, local landlords since the 13th century. Only 30 minutes away with fabulous tea room & restaurant
HARDWICK HALL, it was the formidable 'Bess of Hardwick' who first created Hardwick in the late 1500's, visit both the ruins of the original Hardwick Old Hall & let your imagination take you through the life she led, or the 'newer' Hardwick Hall, built only 30 years later, to impress the nation with her power, influence & standing, considered to be 'second' only in terms of power of position, to Queen Elizabeth 1st. Bess had close links with Chatsworth House too.
HADDON HALL & CHATSWORTH estates are both within 30 minutes drive & provide contrasting buildings which will take your breath away, one 'olde world' charm whilst the other, Chatsworth, offers opulent splendour.
SUDBURY HALL & Museum of Childhood, Tissington Hall, Ilam Country Park, Biddulph Gardens & Calke Abbey are within 30 minutes drive, most are National Trust properties & have fabulous tea rooms with home made cakes & pastries to enjoy.
The CHURNET VALLEY steam railway lies 10 minutes away & provides a step back in time & a nostalgic look at the ways of the railways, again, tea rooms along the route, run by volunteers, it is a real testament to the rail enthusiasts in the area who have provided something a little bit special for the rest of us to enjoy too. A great day out is to take the train to Cheddleton from Froghall, take lunch at the Black Lion Pub where you can sit outside, enjoy a hog roast sandwich whilst watching the steam trains cross over the canal where boast meander along, a real 'step back in time' view. It is an easy 2 mile walk back along the canal, or catch the last train! (It's around 4pm!)
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17 May 2015
"Superb! Best ever stay..Great value for an Alton Towers trip"
We have just spent a short break at Ford Old Hall Barn which was fabulous! The standards are exceptional & the place is spotless, we didn't want for anything. This has to be the best holiday accommoda… More
16 May 2015
My partner and I booked this trip to celebrate an anniversary. We stayed here for three nights and next time we will be staying longer! The barn itself was extremely clean and everything looked br… More
13 May 2015
".Wow! Amazing, Romantic Getaway - not sure my words will do it justice!"
Wow! We fell in love with Ford Old Hall Barn, it is beautiful & accommodates your every need. Lynn & Nigel were fantastic hosts, the home cooked bread, chilli & cakes were just beautiful. Everything… More
12 May 2015
"Very relaxing - just what the doctor ordered"
I travelled to the cottage with 3 friends. As busy professionals (my friends also all have young families) we were all in need of a rest and some relaxation time. The cottage was just what we were… More
19 Apr 2015
"What a superb home-from-home !!"
We cannot thank Lynn and Nigel enough for their welcome, and for the fantastic property they have made available. The reviews cannot do it full justice - it surpassed our every expectation. The meal a… More
18 Apr 2015
"As good as it gets"
Travel instructions were very clear. Welcoming meal (really good) and wine were a nice touch. Could not fault the presentation of the barn or the owners' attention to detail - it really did offer u… More
29 Mar 2015
"wonderful holiday rental"
Have enjoyed 3 nights at this wonderful property. It is one of the best I have ever stayed in. Superb build and luxury touches (hot tub as one example) made our stay special. Left first meal cookin… More
10 Mar 2015
The cottage was pristine and wonderfully decorated. The kitchen was full of all gadgets and equipment needed for your stay. Beds were comfortable and bed linen felt very good quality. Great show… More
5 Feb 2015
Currently writing this review sat in the barn after a fab 4 day stay here! It really helped to recharge the batteries and I would highly recommend!! Every little thing I can think of was in place in t… More
30 Jan 2015
Having just arrived home from a week at Ford Old Hall Barn, I am already thinking of when we can go back. Lynn and Nigel have created a beautiful place to stay, in a lovely little village. From the mo… More
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