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Peak District Self Catering cottage, The Old Barn, Farley, sleeps 10

Areas: Peak District

The Old Barn
ST10 3BQ

The Old Barn, Farley, Staffordshire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 10

Pricing From: £725.00

This property is a beautifully restored detached barn conversion in the village of Farley offering comfortable accommodation for up to 10 people.

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 dining area and a lovely open fire 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 an equally stylish shower room. 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.


Weekend away
Wow. What a lovely place to stay. There was 12 off us. We never felt like we was on top off each other once. Lovely cottage everything you need is there. Lovely big court yard. We even watch the fireworks at Alton towers which the kids loved. Was great having 3 bath rooms too. I?m sure we will be back soon.

Amazing for Alton Towers
This house was a perfect base for visiting Alton Towers; closer to the gates than the resort hotels! It's spacious and great for large groups! The description makes this house sound very grand and upmarket, but is in need of a deep clean, maintenance and attention to detail to live up to those expectations. For example there is no breakfast bar, no hairdryer or full length mirrors. The bathrooms were mouldy, one of the showers was stuck on scolding hot and a number of light bulbs were blown. Being able to come home from Alton Towers for lunch and a little rest in the middle of the day is a revelation. The WiFi was decent and the kitchen well equipped. I would stay here again next time a group of us want to visit AT.

Poor Quality
We booked this cottage as it is close to Alton Towers. The cottage looks nice but it lacks any quality given the high cost of rental. We stayed there for the week of 28th July to 4th August 2017. The first thing you notice is that the entrance to the drive is hidden and poorly signposted, actually the overgrown hedge covers most of it. The drive needs repair as it may damage your car underside when driving out due to uneven private road/drive, which is part of the cottage grounds. The rooms look great in the pictures but the beds are squeeky and mattresses are very poor, with no comfort. The bedrooms are not spacious. The dining table was too small for everyone to eat together, and a mismatch of plastic chairs and a few wood chairs. The kitchen was not high standard and definitely not clean. There are no quality cuttlery,plates or dishes, and all mismatched. The living room was spacious but again on closer inspection needed cleaning. The cottage is advertised with WiFi but there is none! Only one shower (from two) worked and a bath tub. The general hot water was not working after 4 days and it was not repaired within the time we were there. So, no hot water for two days. For the cost, definitely one to miss. The location is great for Alton Towers and that is the only positive thing. Definitely would not go again and would not recommend for the cost.

Booked for a week to celebrate Mums 80th birthday. Was perfect for all the family. Loved the big table in kitchen. Lounge was fantastic. Had a couple of problems when we arrived but they were sorted straight away. Would have liked more fridge space rather than lots of freezer space. Bit tired but suited us. Great location.

The house was wonderful and fully met our expectations. Everything we needed was provided for down to the matches for the fireplace, meaning that all we had to do was bring the food for our meals. We were able to fully relax and enjoy the weekend. The area is lovely and perfectly situated for a walk in the Peak District.
Miss Karunaratne



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Twin Beds

Bunk Beds


Oil fired central heating, open fire
Electric oven, microwave, 2 x fridge/freezers, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x colour TV with Freeview, Nintendo Gamecube, DVD, CD
Books/ DVDs
Fuel, power & initial supply for open fire included in rent
Bed linen & towels included in rent
Cot & highchair
Off road parking for 5 cars
Mature gardens with furniture & BBQ
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shops & pubs 1 mile
Note: £
100 Good Housekeeping bond
Note: This property does not accept hen/stag parties

Changeover Day

Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Croxden Abbey - 2.8 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Old Manor - 3.6 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Norbury - 3.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Ilam Park and Hall - 5.6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Ilam, Holy Cross Church - 5.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Casterne Hall - 6.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Dovedale - 6.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Tissington Hall - 8.3 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Sudbury Hall - 9.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Wedgwood Museum & Visitor Centre - 11.7 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

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