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Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This barn is a superb detached conversion in the rural hamlet of Farley on the Alton Towers estate. Contemporary furnishings have been married to original features to provide a dwelling full of character in a tranquil location. The property has a bright and spacious sitting room with a lovely woodburner set in an impressive fireplace. The large kitchen is well appointed and equipped and boasts a breakfast bar and a dining area. There are five sumptuous bedrooms, a bright and airy bathroom and two shower rooms. Outside the mature garden has a barbecue and furniture to dine al fresco. This is the perfect property for a family get together and to enjoy all that the Peak District has to offer.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire
Utilities Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2)
Other High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details

Oil central heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, 2 x fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 5 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, CD, books/DVDs/games. Fuel, power & initial supply for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair. Off road parking for 6 cars. Mature gardens with furniture & BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops 3 miles & pubs 1 mile. Note: Open tread stairs. Note: £100 Good Housekeeping bond. Note: This property does not accept hen/stag parties. Note: Check-in time 4pm.

The Heart of England/Peak District

The ultimate in "year-round" appeal, the Peak District offers countryside, picturesque villages and magnificent scenery. It touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, and wooded dales.


Located on the Alton Towers estate, Farley is a historic village that is made up of traditional farms and cottages spread throughout the estate. The theme park has many attractions and activities for all ages. There are magnificent gardens and a boating lake as well as the exciting rides for the brave at heart. Ashbourne is a lovely town only 12 miles from Farley and has a variety of shops and restaurants. The town is full of character and has charming cobbled alleys to explore and a host of antique shops for the avid collector. The Peak District National Park is an area of stunning countryside and has much to recommend it as a holiday destination, from historic houses to country parks and all within easy reach.

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21 Sep 2014


"Great place to stay when going to Alton towers."

We first chose this house because of it's closeness to Alton Towers, but it was so much more than that. It is a home from home. It has everything you could possible need for a 3 night stay or lon… More

30 Jul 2013


"Definately not 'luxury' basic at best!"

We stayed at The Old Barn from 14th to 21st June 2013, I completed the feedack form and emailed Sykes Cottages with our complaints, although they acknowledged reciept, the advertising remains the same… More

18 Jul 2013


"The wow factor"

Came over from Canada for a three week vacation.We spent 4 days at the old barn with my family there were 10 of us in the house the 5 bedrooms accomodated us just easily.The pics do not do this place … More

15 Jul 2013


"Needs some updating but good for Alton Towers visits"

The main reason to book this house would be for visits to Alton Towers as it is just across the road from the main entrance. The house is perfectly comfortable and clean but it and the garden could do with some tlc! Only one shower worked when we were there and the other is very small with a shower curtain and fluctuating temperatures if someone else is running water in the house. Both bathroom and shower room could do with updating to reflect the rental cost. The best room in the house is the sitting room which has lots of comfy seating (more than in the photos). We had gorgeous weather while we were there but unfortunately there is no comfortable outside seating (only a couple of old wooden benches and a wooden picnic table) which was a shame. Also beware that the garden photo is out-of-date as another house has been built in part of the garden behind the Old Barn so you no longer have that view. Sarah, the owner, did give us a great recommendation for a birthday dinner at the Duncombe Arms in Ellastone which was so lovely we returned a second time. She also replaced the DVD player quickly when we let her know that the one in the house was broken.

1 Nov 2012


"Very close to alton Towers"

Ideal location for alton Towers. Good size property. Kitchen nice and large. Family friendly accomodation. Good size garden and parking. Good communication and helpfulness from owners. Overall experi… More

12 Jan 2012


"Great location and excellent family holiday!"

Located opposite the entrance to alton Towers, within walking distance.The accomadation was ideal for our large family. Grandparents took the downstairs bedroom and were able to avoid using stairs.Ove… More

5 Jan 2012



A fantastic house, needs some maintenance doing though and some kitchen stuff needs replacing - there were a lot of lights not working! Other than that we had a great time, thanks!… More

12 May 2011


"Good break"

We have already given a review on two occasions. No further comment.… More

9 Feb 2011


"Christmas- 2010"

Lounge, kitchen, bedrooms were really good, large enough cottage for 7 adults and 3 children.Very warm, central heating and open fire were really appreciated in the very cold weather. The only critici… More

13 May 2010


"Perfect birthday weekend"

The Old Barn was perfect for what I wanted. All of the rooms were really good sizes and really nicely decorated. The kitchen was well equipped, and we were met with fresh flowers and bread and milk - … More

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  • 6 Years listed

Calendar last updated:27 Nov 2014

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
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