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Common Barn Farm

Common Barn Farm Smith Lane, Rainow, Macclesfield SK10 5XJ England
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Our traditional working sheep farm is situated at 1200 ft above sea level, on the quiet, unspoiled western side of the Peak District National Park in Rainow, near Macclesfield, Cheshire. We enjoy excellent open countryside with far-reaching views over the Cheshire Plain to the Welsh mountains. On the farm we have five Bed and Breakfast rooms, plus two self catering holiday cottages in tastefully converted stone barns.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
Hiking
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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CornwallJetset wrote a review Aug 2018
Helston, United Kingdom44 contributions11 helpful votes
Common barn farm bxb is a lovely place to stay, its a working farm with cows and sheep, Geoffrey Cooper who owns the farm with his wife will attended to your every need and the cooked breakfast is so good,
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Vaughan H wrote a review Apr 2018
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Stayed just the one night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Stunning location on a working farm reached by a long track from the road. A 20 minute walk across the fields and down a farm track takes you to the Robin Hood pub in Rainow so very convenient, although be warned, it is uphill all the way back! Room was very cosy, the bed comfortable, plenty of hot water and loads of towels!! Breakfast was delicious...you can chose your own from the menu provided the night before so no long waits. Did not meet Geoff but had a very pleasant chat with Rona over breakfast. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Louise H wrote a review Dec 2017
Beaminster, United Kingdom16 contributions16 helpful votes
If you are looking for a really comfortable and welcoming b and b on a hill farm in stunning scenery, this is the place for you. The farm is down a long track - so it is far away from the road and totally peaceful. As well as comfortable bedrooms, there is a visitors' lounge with a computer and lots of books about the area. The breakfast was delicious and the hosts, Geoff and Rona, were so friendly and helpful - nothing was too much trouble. I thoroughly recommend this place!
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Date of stay: November 2017
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ssbz wrote a review Oct 2017
Oxford, United Kingdom317 contributions149 helpful votes
We were up in this area for a family function and stayed here. It was a particularly wet and windy weekend and the weather up there was wild. We had a warm welcome, the rooms were old-fashioned, but very comfortable and had everything you needed, including coffee and tea making facilities. The wifi could only really be accessed in the lounge and breakfast area and the phone service was patching - made it hard to communicate with the other party members staying in other places. The breakfast was amazing, good quality locally produced ingredients and the coffee was spot on. It was worth visiting just for this English breakfast. It was served promptly with a smile and was plentiful. I would imagine in the summer months this B&B has amazing views across the countryside, sadly we visited at a time when we could not benefit. Recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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VillageJim wrote a review Sept 2017
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Booked by our tour director for one night as part of a tour of the Midlands, this was a great opportunity to experience the English countryside at a working sheep farm. There is a gorgeous vista coming up the road at sunset, with sheep filled pastured hills in every direction. We were tracing ancestors in the area and the proprietor helped us connect with two possible area relatives, and provided some interesting history. She also recommended Sutton Hall for dinner, which was a bit of a drive (as is everything since it is well out in the country), but well worth it. Room was generally well appointed, but the towels were extremely coarse.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Norfolk-Tours wrote a review Sept 2017
Dereham, United Kingdom66 contributions24 helpful votes
Set up a farm track, in the middle of meadows full of sheep, this b&b is a nature-lovers perfect escape from the hustle & bustle of the city or town. Great breakfast with locally sourced food. Big hotels should take note that customers actually like real, local food.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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B T B wrote a review Sept 2017
Honolulu, Hawaii15 contributions11 helpful votes
This was a different experience for my partner and I as we're used to staying in five star hotels. We tried something different at this B&B as we were touring Derbyshire by car. We only stayed one night and were off again straight after breakfast but it was a nice change in an 'out of the way' location. Friendly service and neat clean room if a bit small. Only slight inconvenience was having to use a gate as the sheep kept getting out. We had to phone the B&B as one sheep escaped as we were leaving (not through our fault but they were slipping past the cattle grate) and when we tried to usher it back in it just ran further away. Bit of an annoyance and we were scared we were going to hurt or run over the animal. Couldn't get a main meal at B&B and the local pub is no longer cooking meals so we had to drive another 10 miles to find a restaurant, which we really didn't want to have to do.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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shoedocmo wrote a review Sept 2017
London, United Kingdom568 contributions205 helpful votes
Really enjoyed our stay here. Landlady very helpful, setting gorgeous. Lots of walks from the farm and chance to see the animals. Food delicious. Nice sitting room/comservatory for guests' personal use with widescreen tv.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Phil M wrote a review Aug 2017
Central UK43 contributions54 helpful votes
I stayed for 3 nights earlier this month and was fortunate to be the only occupant (staying midweek). Its a working sheep farm but never felt busy - a lovely place to relax and the owners are friendly. I had room 5 upstairs which was a nice size, having twin beds and a proper bath rather than just a shower. The room, was clean, tidy and comfortable. And very very quiet. Bliss. Being a tall bloke and used to double or king size beds with thick mattresses I did find the single bed a bit small for me and the mattress not terribly comfortable but that's a highly personal view and not a common one in reviews on here. For the price there is nothing to complain about. I chose room 5 and should perhaps have chosen one with a double bed instead. Breakfasts were delicious - I had a traditional English breakfast every morning and it was a great way to start the day. I would say the tastiest I've had in quite some time away from home. And always with a friendly chat with the farmer's wife who brought me the breakfast. I may be biased but I always hold people from the north are friendlier than in the south where I've spent most of my life...as a result its always a pleasure to return north. The farm is a few miles outside Macclesfield and easy to find - the driveway from the road to the farm is unpaved though so be careful if you have a car with a firm or low suspension. And watch out for the ducks - their pond is alongside the drive and they often wander in the driveway - but do get out of the way when they see you coming! Free Wifi is available in the rooms but your mobile signal may well disappear - you might have to go outside for that. Not a problem for me as I'm not tied to my phone anyway. The scenery around is spectacular. Unspoilt and green. Coming from that area myself I'm biased but it really is beautiful. If you want to get away from the hurly burly of day to day life, this is a perfect antidote. And Common Barn Farm is the ideal place to stay - warm, quiet, friendly, welcoming with great breakfasts.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Natalie wrote a review Apr 2017
Ashford, United Kingdom21 contributions15 helpful votes
We wanted to stay somewhere with character and Common Barn Farm was perfect. Charming room in the B&B on a working farm. Rona was the perfect host and the breakfast was amazing, complete with feeding the horses the left over toast. Perfectly placed for touring the beautiful Peak District. Looking forward to a return visit.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Common Barn Farm
Which popular attractions are close to Common Barn Farm?
Nearby attractions include Escape Quest (3.7 miles), Silk Museum (3.7 miles), and Tegg’s Nose Country Park (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Common Barn Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Common Barn Farm?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Common Barn Farm?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Common Barn Farm?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bayleaf Lounge Restaurant, Aquila, and Sapori Di Casa.
Are there any historical sites close to Common Barn Farm?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bugsworth Basin (4.8 miles), Adlington Hall (4.7 miles), and St Alban's RC Church (3.9 miles).
Is Common Barn Farm accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.