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The Barn at Mead Farm - What our guests say.....


The Mitchells - March 2020

We enjoyed a great last minute return to the Peak District and this lovely cottage to meet up with family.  We wouldnt stay anywhere else! 

The Beans (& Friends) - February 2020

Another comfortab;e saty in this cosy cottage.  Very homely with everything catered for.  Sure we will return! 

The Mason-Homes - January 2020 

A great stay over New Year - fun with friends and family to see in the new decade! 

The Christer Family - December 2019

We had a lovely Christmas meeting up with the extended family in this cosy cottage.  Thanks Chris & Tanya.  Hope to see you again in the summer!

The Hemmens - November 2019

A beautiful cottage, and so well cared for!  We've loved being able to walk straight from the doorstep and enjoy the Peak District in all the Autumn colours,  A great visit!

The Mahoneys - October 2019

The perfect 'home-from-home' and a great base to explore the surrounding area!  We will be back!

The Goodridges - September 2019

We enjoyed a lovely stay in this beautiful well equipped barn.  Great walks straight from the front door, and wonderful views. 5 Stars!!! 

The Thompsons - August 2019

We had a wonderful stay.  The accommodation has been really comfortable and wehad a really warm welcome when we arrived.  Loved all the fresh air and feel really relaxed.  Looking forward to returning! 

The Donaldsons - July 2019

We relly enjoyed our stay.  Great location, great accommodation, great weather, totally relaxed, perfect.  What else could we ask for! 

The Andersons - June 2019

We had a very enjoyable fmily reunion in this beautiful barn.  Great days out to Chatsworth House, Treak Cliff Caverns, cycling along the Monsal Trail and many superb walks.  We will be back soon! 

The Richardsons - May 2019

We had a lovely stay on Mead Farm.  Our two small boys loved running around in the meadows - whilst we had a comfortable hideaway in the prefect setting for a family holiday!  This is the perfect location for walking around Hope and Castleton.  Amazing!

The Egglestones - April 2019

We had an amazing time staying on Mead Farm.  Loved the breakfast treats in the morning (especially as we forgot to go food shopping on the way up to the peak district)!

The Parkers - March 2019

We had a wonderful week staying on Mead Farm.  What a beautiful barn.  Lovely to have warm scones and home-made jam ready and waiting for us when we arrived! 

The Beans - February 2019

Our second visit to this excellent accommodation.  So comfy, cosy and homely.  Brilliantly situated for starting walks and timed well to recharge our battteries after Christmas and New Year.  I am sure we will return for a third visit soon! 

The Chappells - January 2019

A wonderful week in The Oaks.  So cosy comfortable and cosy with great attention to detail.  Everythign you could wish for! Lots of good walks from the door, and then back for dinner in total comfort! 

The Belshaws - December 2018

Our ninth year on the trot staying on Mead Farm to see in the New Year!  A lovely stay as always.  Look forward to being back for our tenth visit in 2019/20.

The Stainworths - November 2018

We had a splendid week in The Acorn.  The kind weather has allowed walking straight from the barn an most days.

The Hallidays - October 2018

Such a comfortable place to stay.  To be greeted with warm scones and delicious home-made jam was a real treat! Thouroughly enjoyed walking in the perfect Autumn weather and will most definetly return!

The Bickley's - September 2018

We stayed at this cottage as part of our wedding celebration in Castleton and could not have chosen a better place for our wedding night!  The great location and charm of The Barn helped make our wedding even more special.  Thanks.

The Wood Family - August 2018

Our second visit to this beautiful cottage.  Really enjoyed walking straight out of the front door up to Lose Hill summit and then along the Great Ridge to Mam Tor and Castleton.  Look forward to seeing you again next year!

The Kinnear Family - July 2018

A lovely house, with a fantastic welcome from Chris & Tanya.  We enjoyed being able to walk from the house in any direction.  It has been truly brilliant!

The Belshaws - June 2018

Thanks for a lovely few days here at The Barn.  Our youngest dughter managed to hike all the way to the top of her first ever mountain - we'll remember it forever!

The Beans - May 2018

We had a lovely few days in this very homely, clean and comfortable accommodation.  We had great weather for walking and enjoyed exploring the local countryside without using the car once - what a treat!

The Holmans - April 2018

Our third time returning to The Barn.  Each time the house and area do not dissapoint!  As always, a lovely warm welcome from Chris & Tanya - see you again soon!

The Arnolds - March 2018

This was our second visit to The Barn and this time we brought along a friend to share the experience - who fell in love with everythign about it!  Can't wait to come again for a third visit!

The Denneys - February 2018

We loved the warmth and comfort of 'The Oaks'.  The walks around Laybower Rewservoir, down Padley Gorge, and to the summit of Lose Hill were truly spectacular giving us more photo opportunties than we could have ever imagined.

January 2018 

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The Feltons - December 2017

What a wonderful stay!  The barn is truly delightful and there are so many beautiful walks on your doorstep that we hardly used the car our whole time here.  

The Warrilows - November 2017

Truly a 'home from home' - and the tin of freshly baked scones that was waiting for us when we opened the front door was truly welcome!  

The Staines - October 2017

 We've enjoyed a perfect stay in this lovely barn - you've catered for absolutely everythign we could think of!  We especially appreciated the welcome pack, the home-made scones and jam were delicioous (and we definelty know a thing or two about scones!).  Great position for walking without having to use the car.  Wlaked both Win Hill, Lose Hill and Jacobs Ladder.   We will definelty be back and will be recommending this lovely cottage to friends and family.  First class!

The Harris's - September 2017

This was our forst visit to the Peak District and we have loved the variety of landscapes and villages.  We often head for the lake district for hill walking but now we know what Derbyshire has to offer we will definetly be back!  The Acorn is beautifullt furnished and decorated, with everything we could possibly need for a comfortable stay.  Perfect!

The Guncills - August 2017

What an amazing first trip to the Peak District!  Weather has been fantastic and has allowed us to fit many wonderful walks in, including Mam Tor, Edale and parts of Kinder Scout.  The heather in full bloom was a real bonus laying a purple carpet over much of the landscape.  The superb cottage is excellently located within Hope and Castleton.  

The Parry's - July 2017

We have had a truly super few days here in The Acorn cottage.  The accommodation is lovely and everything needed is provided.  The location is beautiful with plenty to do and see.  Thnak you for making our stay so comfortable and relaxing.  

The Parkers and Friends - June 2017

We booked both cottage together and had a great weekend meeting up with old friends.  Visitied Chatsworth House and several other National Trust properties in the area.  Lovely cottage with great touches throughout making it extra special.  The lovely weather we enjoyed was the icing on the cake!

The Rhodes - May 2017

A fantastic week starting with a lovely welcome from Chris and home-made scones still warm from the oven!  Thank you for looking after us again in our second visit to The Barn  A great place to stay, so comfortable and relaxing.  Have spent the week cycling and walking in superb sunny conditions.  Enjoyed breakfast outside and tea and scones on the outside patio at the end of our days out.  Had a fun evening at The Cheshire Chese pub just down the lane,  great food and live folk music!  Hope to be back again soon.

The Woolgers - April 2017

A super week in a lovely cottage in the beautiful peaks.  Walked up Kinder Scout whcih is even more fabulous than we anticipated!  Will be coming back!

The Mitchells - March 2017

Fabulous cottage - couldn't want for more!  Great base to explore Derbyshire.  Stanage Edge, Bamford, Curbar, Baslow, Chatstwort House - all close by!  Thank you. 

The Barkers - February 2017

Our first visit to this amazing cottage - The Acorn at Mead Farm.  From the moent we stepped through the door it was 100% WOW!  Amazing welcome pack - loved the warm scones.  We will be recommending you to family and friends.  Nice to be able to walk straight from the front door, either into the hills to explore the area or down the lane to the great little pub!  Perfect!

The Gourley's - January 2017

First time staying at this luxurious getaway.  Touches such as warm scones on arrival and the friendly warm greeting from our hosts and the peace and quiet made our weekend copmplete.  Would recomend the walk to Hope - Lose Hill - Mam Tor - Winnats Pass - Castleton - Hope.  A great way to spend the day.  Will definetly be back and recommend to friends and family.

The Wilkins - December 2016

What a fantastic place to spend Christmas.  Great hosts, fanttastic cottage.  Our first visit but it won't be our last!

The Rhodes - November 2016

Thank you for a lovely long weekend!  Somewhere we have always wanted to stay on the many occaisions that we have walked past on days out to the peak district.  What a treat!  Superb place, great pub, walks and bike rides in Autumn weather.  Lovely to come back to such warmth and comfort.  

The Cawtes - October 2016

Thank you for a lovely stay!  The Barn is very cosy and in a great location which made our walks so easy to start right from the doorstep. 

The Lipsons - September 2016

We have had the most amazing week here at The Barn.  The cottage is perfect and relaxing after a day walking.  Weather has been unexpectedly hot!  Great location here in Hope and we have done walks around Ladybower, Chatsworth and The Edges - highly recommend them all! A twighlight jacuzzi at Losehill Spa just down the road from The Barn was a treat.  The local pub was great and we also ventured into Castleton.  We will definetly come back here to stay in the future.

The Ghents - August 2016

We have really enjoyed our weeks stay here on Mead Farm and our first real adventure into The Peaks.  There are some fabulous walks from the farm - including a leisurely stroll to Castleton and a tougher climb up to Lose Hill which is rewarded by the most beautiful panoramic views.

The McNeils - July 2016

We drove all the way from Scotland for the weekend and will definetly be back again.  The Barn and facilities are first class and the scones and warm welcome were a real bonus.  We had some really tasty meals out at the local pubs and Chatsworth House was a real highlight.

The Cockerhams - June 2016

Wow! What a gem of a cottage.  We have just had a fantastic weekend and hope to return soon! 

The Cooks - May 2016 

This is our second visit to The Barn in a year.  A few days walking this time after my cycling trip last year.  Faultless accommodation and faultless hospitality - the homemade scones and jam on arrival were a special treat.  

The Baxters - April 2016

We have had such a lovely time here at The Barn.  Beautiful accommodation with beautiful views.  We managed to get in some lovely walks and look forward to coming back again soon. 

The Richards - March 2016

We love everything about The Barn.  It is even better than we anticipated!  A wonderful way to spend a birthday weekend.  From the moment we arrived we felt relaxed and welcome.  After our journey to the Peak District it was bliss to come into a warm and cosy cottage filled with the aroma of freshly baked scones!  We were lucky to get a good amount of snow followed by sunny days - perfect for exploring the hills.  A perfect break in every way and we shall look forward to coming back.

The Poultons - February 2016 

A lovely stay.  Everything we needed and so well presented and cared for.  Great walking area.  So nice to be able to walk out straight from the front door!  Very relaxing weekend. 

The Ridgeways - January 2016

Thank you for a fantastic stay!  Such a lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings which we thoroughly enjoyed exploring.  Given the snowy weather it was great to come back to such a lovely cosy place at the end of the day.  We will definitely be back.

The Marincowitz's - December 2015

We have just had a very happy family Christmas here in the peak District - greatly enhanced by staying in this well appointed delightful cottage.  We very much appreciate the warm welcome, hospitality and helpful advice about what to do and see in the area during our time here.

The Browns - November 2015

What a beautiful place to call home for a couple of days.  Such a lovely welcome from our friendy hosts; thank you for the warm scones!  The cottage is just perfect, we felt at home from the second we walked in.  It was such a delightful place to start and end our days walking in the local area and we were so happy to have beautiful sunshine and snow during our stay.

The Actons - October 2015

We have just had the most fantastic break in this amazing cottage.  Warm homemade scones and bread on arrival were such a lovely treat.  This is by far the most fabulous accommodation we have ever been in and will definetly be back.  

The Lewis's - September 2015

The Barn is such lovely, comfortable, welcoming accommodation.  It's a great base for walking and exploring the peak district.  We enjoyed lots of hikes, and visiting the National Trust Eyam Hall and museum.  The Cheshire Chese Inn (2 minutes walk from the cottage) does great beer and food.  We're sorry to be going home and would love to back again soon.  

The Stocktons - August 2015

We have all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the beautiful and relaxing Peak District.  The cottage is so lovely to come back to after a day.  Favourite things to do: Chatsworth House, Pevril Castle, The sheep on Mead Farm and the Otter Sanctuary.  Many thanks to Chris & Tanya for your wonderful hospitality.

The Nicholas's July 2015

It is easy to see why The Oaks has a five star rating.  It is a great home from home and we have enjoyed our week here.  The nice touches on arrival (warm scones and home-made jam!) as well as the friendliness of Chris & Tanya made us slip straight into the holiday mood the monent we walked in.  Weather was kind and we enjoyed being outdoors most days.  Took 4 hours to complete the Mam Tor route from our front door back to the front door..... fantastic!

The Sandersons - June 2015

Had an amazing stay at The Oaks.  Warm, friendly and very comfortable.  Blessed with sunshine.  Beautiful cottage, brilliant way to introduce our baby daughter to the Peak District.  Thanks Chris & Tanya for making our holiday very special. 

The Bolsters - May 2015 

Perfect anniversary weekend.  The weather was kind so the walks were even better than usual.  The Barn is "simply the best" and we couldn't stay anywhgere else.  Warm scones on our arrival were a real bonus!  See you next year if not before.....

The Kimseys - April 2015

A beautiful well equipped and maintained cottage - home from home feel.  We have really enjoyed our stay here and hope to come again.  A week is not long enough to see and explore the area.  We don't want to go home!  

The Christers - March 2015

A very enjoyable stay in this superb barn set in such a tranquil spot and having lovely views.  The living and sleeping areas are second to none.  Hope to be back soon.....  

The Potters - February 2015

A beautifully presented barn in an ideal location.  Really cannot think of anything else this could offer.  Lots of fantastic walks on your doorstep - especially Lose Hill along Castleton Ridge to Mam Tor.  A trip to The Blue Apple cafe in the village is a must.  So many walks still to do and places to visit we will have to come back!  Thanks to Chris & Tanya for helping us to have an excellent week!

The Carsons - December 2014

Thanks for a wonderful stay in The Barn at Mead Farm.  The Oaks was beautiful!  Very cosy and beautifully decorated for Christmas.  We had a fantastic stay - lovely walks and amazing scenery all round.  The Barn was perfect for our visit to The Peaks - we'll be back! 

T & E D - April 2014

Had a lovely few days here and really enjoyed staying in this sweet cottage. Especially enjoyed being able to sit in the sun on the patio and eat breakfast.  Thank you. 

J & S - April 2014

Our third visit to the Acorn and still amazing, we had such a good time over Easter. Thank you, we will definitely be back for visit number 4! 

Mr & Mrs B - March 2014 (Our wedding day!)

The happiest and most wonderful week.  We were married at Losehill House Hotel and our family stayed next door at The Oaks. It was perfect. The comfort level in both sets of accommodation is astounding. We adore this area and had lots of wonderful walks, meals and drinks.  The Cheese with an Irish folk band was lovely.  We will spend every wedding anniversary in this gorgeous place.  Thank you so much.

Mr & Mrs H,  Mr & Mrs D - March 2014

We've had a lovely weekend.  Great hospitality from the owners.  We will definitely be back soon.  Thank you for a lovely cottage.

The K sisters - February 2014  

A perfect rest for both of us.  Your hospitality as always was second to none.  We slept, drank, laughed and rested - recharged and ready for the term ahead.

S & J - December 2013

Fourth visit to the Acorn and usual a great welcome, we hope to make it 5!

G, J, L and F - October 2013  

Beautiful place and immaculate too.  Bakewell and Chatsworth House are well worth a visit.  Had a lovely meal at the Old Hall Hotel too.  We're looking forward to coming back in spring 2014.  Thank you for a lovely stay..... and for the delicious scones! 

P, A, J, and L - October 2013  

Thank you for a wonderful warm welcome.  The Barn and surroundings are stunning and we will be back! 

A, M, J, and I - February 2013

Beautiful barn, fabulous location, little extras very welcome.  Hoping to come back soon, thank you.

Mr  & Mrs C - February 2013

Last here in Sept 2011.  These last few days have been brilliant again.  Cosy and comfortable, super walks and meals out.  The Poachers Arms and 1530 both great food.  See you again!

A & H - February 2013

This is our 2nd weekend away staying at The Barn, we have a rule not to visit the same place twice.....!  I'm sure we will be back to enjoy The Barn again soon. 

L & C - July 2012

Our third visit to The Barn and the best to date!  Thank you for providing this ideal accommodation - we love it!

M - June 2012

I wish I lived here! there is no greater compliment I could pay you than that.  Everything from the lovely welcome, just like home (maybe even better!) and the delicious scones gave us an absolutely perfectly wonderful weekend.

K - June 2012

This was the first visit of this type as we're typical city types and we've not stayed in the country before so you've definitely set a standard high for future trips! Will be recommending this to friends from home who have never braved a holiday in the countryside and my friend and I would love to return.

P & B - April 2012

Thank you for the wonderful  hospitality.  We expected high standards but it has surpassed them!  The welcome, the environment and the barn were first class.  We were snowed in for a day but it added to the holiday to see the beautiful scenery from the comfort of The Oaks.  Thank you again and we hope to see you soon.

J & I - April 2012

Lovely cottage, comfort and beautiful surroundings, plus a pub in stumbling distance - what more could you ask for. Most enjoyable.

N & R - April 2012

We've stayed in many holiday cottages over the years and this is probably the best! Thank you for the  delicious cakes and eggs, the welcome pack was very thoughtful.  We're sure we will be back next year so hope to see you again.

4 Friends staying to get away from the rat-race! - April 2012

What a fabulous bolthole! This place is beautifully decorated and presented in a super location.  Highlight was holding a 3 day old lamb!  We would love to return sometime soon.



" Accommodation exceeded all expectations! Would like to borrow the interior designer to work on our home, beautifully appointed, you have thought of everything, we feel thoroughly spoilt. Many thanks. "
E, K, D and R - March 2013


" Beautiful barn, fabulous location, little extras very welcome. Hoping to come back soon, thank you. "
A, M, J and Ian - Feb 2013


" We've stayed in may cottages, over the years but not one that has thought of absolutely everything..... this one has! Thank you very much. "
Mr & Mrs T - October 2012


" Last here in September 2011. These last few days have been brilliant again. Cosy and comfortable, super walks and meals out. The Poachers Arms and 1530 both great food. See you again! "
Mr & Mrs C - February 2013


" Our third new year in this wonderful cottage. Thanks for everything! "
J & S - Jan 2013


" Took a wrong turn on a walk and found the cottages by mistake..... best mistake we've ever made! Many thanks for such a lovely welcome and the goody box - very enjoyable. Accommodation thoughtfully designed, beautifully decorated. A joy to be in. We will be back soon. "
J & D - October 2011


" I have been a 'solo traveller' this week and The Acorn has been a very welcoming haven. I'll be back, maybe with enough people to fill next door! "
Mrs C - September 2011


" We thought it would be nice here but not this nice! Loved the cottage, feel very at home. "
H & P - August 2011


" Enjoyed our second visit to The Barn. Just wish it had been longer! "
S & J - August 2011


" Fantastic scones, delicious eggs a very welcome pack and oh The Barn was ok! What a lovely place to recharge our batteries. A big thank you to our hosts and hope to see you soon. The lamb feeding touch.... great! "
J & M - July 2011


" The moment 'The Barn' appeared on the screen we knew we had found the ideal place to stay. What a find. beautiful location, wonderful accommodation and a warm welcome. Can't wait to return. "
R & M - June 2011


" Lovely weather in this lovely cottage. Perfect. Poachers Arms is well worth the 20 minute walk for good food in interesting surroundings. "
B & A - May 2011


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