TROUTSDALE FARM: Shire Stables
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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
AWARD WINNING Eco barn conversion on the family farm in a quiet location, on the edge of the 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.
Kitchen/Dining: Well equipped, hand crafted from oak with double Belfast sink, oak and granite worktops, with large dining table (seating 6).
Lounge: Spacious and comfy with Clear view log burning stove, flat screen TV and DVD player and French Doors leading to garden with views over open countryside. Double Sofa bed.
Hallway: Beautiful original floor and features, with downstairs toilet room just off, and open tread staircase leading to 1st and 2nd floors.
1 x DOUBLE BEDROOM with en-suite
1 x DOUBLE BEDROOM
1 x TWIN BED ROOM
Central Heating is underfloor on the ground floor and radiators on the first floor
Exposed original beams, stone and brickwork through and solid oak flooring on first floor.
There is off road car parking and an enclosed garden area, ideal for sitting out and barbecues. Separate laundry room with washing machine and sink plenty of room for muddy boots.
Doorstep footpaths lead to circular nature trail around Tittesworth Reservoir.
In November 2011 we 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, Sheeps wool 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.
The property have been inspected by VISIT ENGLANDS ACCOMMODATION GRADING SCHEME and have been awarded 4 STARS as well as a coveted GOLD AWARD.
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.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: MANCHESTER (30 miles), Nearest railway: Stoke on Trent (14m), Macclesfield (18m) or BUXTON|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Heart of England/Peak District
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.
The small rural parish of Tittesworth sits on the SOUTH WESTERN EDGE OF 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 (25 mins) and with one of the most beautiful runs over the hills of the peak district to Bakewell (35 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. Tittesworth Reservoir has its own circular nature trail with excellent children's playground, cafe and gift shop and Peak Pursuits water sports 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 program.
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
GREAT COUNTRYSIDE: Visit and explore the PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK countryside and wider area - 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 treking at nearby Northfield Farm at Flash (englands 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 2012/13 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 Abbey Inn will deliver takeaways to accommodation. The Lazy Trout Pub sits at the opposite end of the Reservoir. Various tea rooms in the area. 2 private chefs have previous cooked for guests.
FESTIVALS: Peak District Walking Festival, Leek Arts Festival, Buxton Festival, Well Dressings in surrounding local villages throughout the Peak District.
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.
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8 May 2014
"Beautiful cottage in and idyllic location"
Absolutely fabulous! We couldn't have asked for more for Samantha's hen do during May bank holiday weekend. The cottage was beautiful - photos really do not do it justice, it was set in beau… More
1 Aug 2013
"perfectly positioned and appointed"
We were reluctant to provide a review of Old Shire Stables, one of two converted farm buildings we stay in at Troutsdale Farm, because it's so lovely we don't want lots of other folk staying there when we want to. The long tree- lined drive up to the property, past the farmhouse, and through the unprepossessing farm yard doesn't prepare you for the wonderful views that open up once inside. The attention to detail in this beautifully restored old farm building has to be seen to be appreciated. Recently renovated and fitted out as far as possible with materials sourced solely from the UK - from the butler's sink to the heavy linen blinds. The owners and their daughter have ensured that the build is as environmentally friendly as possible - ground source heart pump, rainwater recapture and eco-friendly paint.
If all those sounds a little bit too earnest, it's not. The three double bedrooms are generously proportioned, the bathrooms immaculate and the large kitchen equipped with all the usual modern appliances. A homemade Victoria sponge, a pretty jug full of freshly picked lilac and the log burner already roaring away, welcomed us on our arrival. The view from the living room across to the Roaches is stunning. There is a lot of great walking and cycling in the area. So much more we could say, none of it negative, but we are only daring to review it because we would hate to deprive the house's friendly and hard-working owners of potential much deserved business.
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