The Hay Barn

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3


Barn Modern
Great Value
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Parking Space Romantic

Located in the Peak District National Park, the beautiful Hay Barn offers the perfect holiday escape for groups of up to eight guests. Dating back to the 17th century, charm and character are in abundance, with chic modern twists in every room offering you a little taste of luxury during your stay! The barn is located in tranquil and scenic rural location, with acres of fields and woodlands surrounding it, far from the hustle and bustle of city life. Secluded, your only neighbours are sheep, wild birds, and rescued hens, creating a serene and peaceful atmosphere, for you to focus on what is truly important, your friends and family.

The interior of the barn boasts a welcoming and spacious Scandi-inspired design. The white walls contrast beautifully with the exposed wooden beams of the barn. There is a well-equipped kitchen and social dining area, located in the majestic double-height main barn. The cosy living area opens out from this space, featuring two luxurious velvet sofas and a log-burning stove, creating the perfect environment to unwind with a book or enjoy a movie night.

The four double bedrooms are furnished with the highest quality bedding, including feather and goose down pillows and duvets, ensuring a good night’s sleep. Two of the rooms have super-king-sized beds that can be separated into two large singles according to your preference. The remaining two rooms both boast king-size beds, one with an en-suite bathroom and the second with space for a cot or spare bed should you have any little ones travelling with you!

With three luxurious bathrooms, you can rest assured that you won’t have to wait around for a hot shower after a long day exploring the hilltops of the Peaks! The family bathroom also boasts a beautiful free-standing bathtub and a separate shower area.

Offering half an acre of private gardens, which are secured for dogs, The Hay Barn is perfect for dog owners. The gardens are complete with a barbecue, secure storage for bikes, a luxurious wood-fired sauna, and a handy dog grooming cabin, making it easy to care for your furry friend after muddy walks without worrying about messes inside the house.

With stunning walks on your doorstep, and beautiful, welcoming interiors, this stunning barn conversion offers everything you could need to rest and restore, an enchanting escape from day to day life!

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The Barn is fully decorated with a real Christmas tree and festive decorations, including Scandi LED decorations, fairy lights, and lit wreaths, during Christmas and New Year
  • Guests receive a welcome pack containing festive baked treats, eco-Christmas crackers, a mulled wine kit, including wine, and a bottle of fizz
  • The Barn has a private half-acre fenced garden, perfect for dogs, and parking for up to five cars

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Coffee Machine Hairdryer Smart TV Sauna/Steam Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Parking Space

17th century, dog-friendly barn conversion in the Peak District, with 4-bedrooms, accommodating up to 8 guests.

Ground Floor

-    Entrance Hall
-    Lobby
-    Kitchen and dining area
-    Living area with wood burning stove
-    Bedroom 1: Adjustable beds (twin or super-king)
-    Bedroom 2: Adjustable beds (twin or super-king)
-    Family Bathroom
-    Shower Room

First Floor
-    Bedroom 3: King-size bed with en-suite bathroom
-    Bedroom 4: King-size bed with space for cot

-    Courtyard
-    Wood-fired sauna
-    Outdoor dining
-    Dog grooming cabin
-    Secure storage for bikes
-    Barbecue

Additional Facilities

-    Washing line
-    Log store
-    Smart TV
-    Bluray player
-    Bluetooth speaker
-    Wi-fi
-    Wine cooler


About the surrounding area of The Hay Barn
Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Cycling Outstanding Landscapes
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This elegant, 17th century barn conversion is located far from the sounds of passing cars and the hustle and bustle of city life. There are several stunning walks from the doorstep, with one favourite being the circular route via Wincle and the Ship Inn, leading to the nearby Roaches Ridge.

Leek, a nearby town, is only a fifteen-minute drive away, offering a wide selection of supermarkets and award-winning restaurants, takeaways, and deliveries, perfect for when you need some extra amenities.

The landscape of the Peak District can be easily characterised by rolling hills, rocky outcrops, deep valleys, and heather moorlands. The highest point in the Peak District is Kinder Scout, which stands at 636 meters above sea level, and is well worth the climb for the stunning views at the top!

The Peaks offer a rich and diverse wildlife, including many rare and endangered species. As well as the sheep, wild birds, and rescued hens that hover nearby the barn, you might get the chance to spot a range of animals, including red deer, mountain hares, and peregrine falcons.

Outdoor activities are one of the big draws of visiting this vibrant part of this country. With hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and caving, there is plenty to keep you busy throughout your stay. The area is also home to several long-distance footpaths, such as the Pennine Way and the Derwent Valley Heritage Way, as well as many cycling routes, including the Tissington Trail and the Monsal Trail, which are popular with cyclists of all levels.

Whilst the great outdoors is sure to feed your adventurous souls, there are also several picturesque towns and villages scattered throughout the Peak District, each with their own unique charm and character. Some of the most popular towns to visit include Bakewell, Buxton, and Castleton.

Overall, the Peak District is a beautiful and diverse region that offers something for everyone. Whether you're a keen hiker, cyclist, or simply looking for a relaxing getaway, the Peak District is the perfect destination.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Manchester International Airport

(32 km )

Nearest Train Station Macclesfield

(13 km )

Nearest City Manchester

(45.7 km)

Nearest Town Leek

(11.6 km )

Nearest Restaurant The Ship Inn

(3 km )

Nearest Supermarket Lidl

(11.4 km )

Nearest Golf Westwood Golf Club

(12.6 km )

Nearest Beach Thurstaston Beach

(108 km)


Luxury self-catering holiday accommodation in the Peak District

Tucked away in the heart of England, the Peak District National Park is like a giant playground for nature lovers, history buffs and anyone in need of a chill pill. The Peak District is a quilt of landscapes, historic goodies and villages so charming they look fit for a postcard. You can sprinkle some magic on your adventure by crashing at one of Oliver's Travels luxury properties, the cherry on top of your Peak District escapade!

The Dark Peak is rugged with vast moorlands and gritstone edges, creating a dramatic scene. The White Peak is the softer sibling, with limestone dales, valleys that look like they were painted by Monet and beautiful rivers. This dynamic duo makes the Peak District a year-round magnet for explorers. If you are feeling a bit daring, Mam Tor, aka the "Shivering Mountain," is your challenge. You can hike up, soak in the panoramic views of the Hope Valley and bask in the remnants of an Iron Age hillfort. The Great Ridge, stretching from Mam Tor to Lose Hill, is the Peak District's way of saying, "Challenge accepted." In Castleton, the Blue John Cavern awaits with its underground wonders. The village itself is a time capsule, complete with cobbled streets, pubs straight out of a Tolkien novel and Peveril Castle, perched like a medieval guardian on the hillside.

Chatsworth House, the celebrity of the Peak District, is a stately home with gardens so extensive you might need a map to find your way out. Its art collection is incredible.

The spa town of Buxton is your ticket to relaxation. Featuring elegant architecture, thermal waters that make you feel reborn and the Buxton Opera House, a swanky Edwardian hotspot for concerts and theatrical drama, it impresses everyone. The Pavilion Gardens offers a landscaped wonderland and botanical conservatory, your green oasis.

Bakewell, famous for Bakewell Pudding, is your sweet escape with a medieval bridge over the River Wye and a characterful market square. Hathersage, in the Hope Valley, turns up the cool factor with an outdoor swimming pool against a backdrop of rolling hills. It is like a pool party, Peak District style.

The Peak District is England's greatest hits album of natural wonders, historic treasures, charming villages and city buzz. Whether you are a thrill-seeker, history nerd or just want to soak in the serenity, the Peak District is the British countryside's coolest hangout spot.


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

The Hay Barn is a brilliant choice for families with kids! This spacious barn conversion offers plenty of room for your whole family to come together, rest, restore and focus on what is most important, time together as a family. The bright and open plan kitchen, living and dining room has plenty of space for you to all co-exist in one space without treading on each other’s toes, whilst the generous bedrooms mean you can all enjoy some much needed along time as well.

Offering half an acre of private gardens, which are secured for dogs, kids will love bringing your family pet along, playing in the safe gardens and getting ready for even bigger adventures in the Peaks. In fact, with several walks on your doorstep, you do not need to load little ones in and out of the car to explore the vibrant natural surroundings!

The Peak District is an ideal destination for families with children, as there are plenty of activities and attractions to keep kids entertained. The Heights of Abraham is a brilliant place to visit, it is a hilltop park in Matlock Bath that offers a range of attractions, including cable car rides, underground cavern tours, and adventure playgrounds that kids will love!

For those with a big sense of adventure, Go Ape cannot be missed. Go Ape! is a high ropes course in Buxton that features zip lines, treetop walks, and other exciting challenges. It's a great way to get the kids active and test their bravery.

With so many amazing hikes and walking trails around you it can be tricky to decide which ones to choose. There are plenty of easy and moderate hikes in the Peak District that are suitable for families with children. Some popular options include Dovedale, Kinder Scout, and Mam Tor. The Tissington Trail is another great one for kids, it is a former railway line that has been converted into a walking and cycling route. It's a flat, traffic-free path that's perfect for families with young children.

Overall, the Peak District is a fantastic destination for families with kids. With so many activities and attractions to choose from, you're sure to find something that all ages will enjoy.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling

Onsite Facilities

  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Chef/Cook Available

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit The security deposit will be returned within 2 days of departure subject to an inventory check. Please report any damage directly to the owners. No deduction will be made for small breakages such the odd glass or side plate; this deposit is for large breakages which the owners must replace quickly for the next guests such as appliances. Damaged or missing items will be replaced on a like-for-like basis by the owners, not the renter, and the cost will be deducted from the housekeeping deposit and a receipt provided to the renter.
Arrival time Check-in 4.00 p.m. Please arrange to arrive no earlier.
Departure time Check-out 10.00 a.m. Please check-out no later than 10.00 on day of departure. This is to ensure there is sufficient time to prepare the property between guests. On departure please kindly ensure that the fire is extinguished and that all used bed linen, towels, and bathrobes are placed on the floor.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? The rental price includes a thorough clean before and after each booking, and guests are kindly requested to leave the Barn in the condition they find it. In the unlikely event that the property requires a ‘deep clean’ requiring several extra cleaning hours, £60 will be deducted from the housekeeping deposit.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 3 nights. Please note that we have a 5 night minimum booking over the Christmas and New Year period.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? 1 or 2 dogs are welcome, more may be accepted by prior agreement. A charge of £20 per dog per stay is required. Please let the owners in advance if you are bringing your dog/dogs. Dogs must not be left alone at the Barn. Dog Grooming Cabin:The use of this cabin is complementary for our guests and their dogs. Instructions for the hot water shower are posted in the cabin, but we would be happy to provide a demonstration if you would like one.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Sauna: Please give the owners at least 2 hours notice any time before 6pm and the wood-burning sauna will be prepared for you. A charge of £25 will be required for each sauna. Use of the sauna is limited to once per day (lasting approximately 2 hours) as the sauna wood-burner must be allowed to cool completely before being cleaned out and re-lit. The hot & cold water shower pod next to the sauna is free of charge. Unfortunately we do not have the facilities to accommodate hired hot tubs at High Ridge Barn.
Other 2 No booking may exceed 8 occupants plus 1 babe-in-arms. An occupant is defined as anyone within the boundaries of the property, whether staying overnight or not. Should we find this number is exceeded we reserve the right to cancel the booking immediately at our discretion, and shall refund no monies. The use of camper vans, caravans, tents or any other form of portable accommodation may not be used to increase the number of occupants beyond the maximum stated above. Group bookings: We do not take bookings for large single-sex groups, student groups, or similar without prior written approval. No Hen, Stag or similar parties.
Other 3 No outdoor music after 10pm please, or fireworks at any time, due to the surrounding farmland containing livestock.
Other Ts and Cs Footwear: Outdoor footwear may not be worn inside the Barn – please use the slippers provided.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 16th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 £1,600 £1,886 £2,172 £2,000
Jul 20th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 £1,900 £2,272 £2,644 £2,600
Sep 2nd 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 £1,500 £1,772 £2,044 £1,900
Dec 15th 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 - - £2,500 £2,850
Dec 28th 2024 - Apr 7th 2025 £1,500 £1,772 £2,044 £1,900
Apr 7th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 £1,600 £1,886 £2,172 £2,000
Jul 19th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 £1,900 £2,272 £2,644 £2,600
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 £1,500 £1,772 £2,044 £1,900

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 16th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 €1,744 €2,055 €2,367 €2,180
Jul 20th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 €2,071 €2,476 €2,880 €2,833
Sep 2nd 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 €1,635 €1,931 €2,227 €2,071
Dec 15th 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 - - €2,725 €3,106
Dec 28th 2024 - Apr 7th 2025 €1,635 €1,931 €2,227 €2,071
Apr 7th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 €1,744 €2,055 €2,367 €2,180
Jul 19th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 €2,071 €2,476 €2,880 €2,833
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 €1,635 €1,931 €2,227 €2,071

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 16th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 $1,852 $2,182 $2,513 $2,314
Jul 20th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 $2,199 $2,629 $3,059 $3,009
Sep 2nd 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 $1,736 $2,050 $2,364 $2,199
Dec 15th 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 - - $2,893 $3,298
Dec 28th 2024 - Apr 7th 2025 $1,736 $2,050 $2,364 $2,199
Apr 7th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 $1,852 $2,182 $2,513 $2,314
Jul 19th 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 $2,199 $2,629 $3,059 $3,009
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 $1,736 $2,050 $2,364 $2,199

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Beautiful!

    on 20/01/2023

    6 of us stayed at the beautiful barn over New Year. Their attention to detail and desire to give everyone the best stay possible is amazing. Beautiful 1000 thread count bedding, down duvets, bathrooms stocked with lovely eco toiletries, kitchen incredibly well equipped, large comfy sofas and beds, wood burner stocked with logs, plus everything you could want when you take a dog on holiday - dog bowls, beds, special shower. And a big bowl of home grown eggs, a loaf of homemade bread, some bottles of beer made at the local brewery - all very much appreciated as was the bottle of bubbles to toast in New Year. My husband and kids loved the sauna. The barn is in a fantastic location, a short drive to civilisation and restaurants etc but very peaceful and quiet. it is surrounded by the most beautiful countryside and endless incredible walks. Thanks so much.

  • Stunning barn in a beautiful setting.

    on 31/05/2022

    We had a wonderful stay. The barn has been fantastically converted and is in a beautiful setting. Our group including our dog also appreciated the little extras - big dog bed, welcome pack (especially the sample ales from the nearby Wincle Brewery), local guides. I am happy to recommend.

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