Welcome to The Barn at Mead Farm, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 6SF
The Barn has been lovingly rebuilt in the original stone to reflect its history but with the benefits of modern living within. The bedrooms feature vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and trusses. The ground floors are fully tiled with underfloor heating, with adjustable radiators in the bedrooms. The original barn has been divided into two adjoining cottages, the smaller being the Acorn which sleeps two and the Oaks which will sleep up to five guests, all with ensuite bedrooms.
Light and airy with a contemporary feel, an ideal place to relax after a long days walk. BOTH COTTAGES ARE TOTALLY NON-SMOKING, AS ARE THE SHARED PATIO AND BARBEQUE AREAS. Please note that we have sheep in the pastures and therefore access to the land around the farm may be restricted in the spring. There is a grassed area to the rear of the barn which is kept animal free and is for the use of guests.
TECHNOLOGY HAS FINALLY REACHED THE HOPE VALLEY, WE NOW HAVE WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS IN THE BARN.
The Acorn Sleeps 2 - The Oaks Sleeps 4/5
Both cottages have central heating and are fully equipped with hopefully everything you will need for a home away from home. We provide all towels and bedlinen.
There are paved patio areas to the front and rear of the barn, both enjoying superb views across the Hope Valley. We have also created a sheltered patio with two picnic tables and barbeques for the summer months. Guests are welcome to explore the private farmland at certain times during the year - except during lambing in the spring.
There is off road parking provided in front of the barn with space for three cars. Further parking space is available if required and also lockable storage for bikes etc.
Location and Amenties:
Mead Farm is situated in the heart of The Peak National Park with easy access to walks in every direction. With views to both Win Hill and Losehill, it is in an area of outstanding beauty, but within reach of local amenities. Whilst no longer a working farm we regularly have pedigree livestock and rare breed sheep in the adjoining fields. FOR THIS REASON, REGRETTABLY WE DO NOT TAKE DOGS OR PETS OF ANY DESCRIPTION.
The village of Hope is about 10 minutes walk away and has local shops and pubs. The Spar shop is open until 10.00pm, very useful for emergency rations! There is a local garage in Hope for fuel and repairs and also a 24 hour petrol station in Bamford about 3 miles away. Most of the major supermarkets deliver here, so if you want to order groceries online, I am happy to receive them and pack them away ready for your arrival. There is a fridge and freezer in both cottages, and plenty of storage space for groceries.
The railway station is two miles away from the village and is on the main Manchester to Sheffield line. There is a bus route which runs through to Sheffield from Castleton. Taxis are available, but would need to be booked in advance.
In the case of an emergency, there is a local doctors practice with an attached pharmacy.
Castleton is the busiest village in the area with plenty of places of interest to visit - The Blue John Mine, Speedwell Cavern, Treak Cliff Cavern, Peveril Castle to name just a few. There are several interesting shops selling jewellery and gifts and a variety of places to eat and drink. Especially good is 1530, a new Italian restaurant serving pasta and pizzas during the day and a more sophisticated menu for a special evening out. There is also an excellent Tourist Information and Visitor Centre with car parking situated in the centre of Castleton.
The Barn is a short walk from The Cheshire Cheese Inn just along Edale Road. The Cheese has all the warmth of a traditional English pub with a friendly welcome good food and drink and a great atmosphere. It is very popular locally, so let us know if you would like us to book a table for you. Also highly recommended are The Blue Apple coffee shop and gallery in Hope.... good food and delicious home made cakes! A great place to eat is The Poachers Arms along Castleton Road in Hope. A varied menu, freshly prepared really tasty food in a comfortable welcoming atmosphere. The decor is pretty amazing too.... you have to go and see for yourself! Their number is 01433 620380. Another to add to the list of recommendations is The Samuel Fox in Bradwell. The food is exceptional and not overpriced, the service is friendly but professional and we would definitely suggest it if you are looking for something a little more special. Their number is 01433 621562.
We will provide a welcome pack comprising tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, jam and cake for an afternoon tea upon arrival. For returning guests, the chickens have moved to Edale, but we will still provide eggs in the welcome pack. Also included are cleaning materials, foil, cling film and kitchen roll. We also provide bathroom toiletries for your comfort. A high chair and travel cot is provided in The Oaks at no extra charge, but you will need to bring your own bedding. Please just ask for more information.