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“An amazing place”
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Review of Ballfields Barn,

Relax in a 4 Star, Gold Award, luxury self catering holiday cottage in the Peak district
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Relax in a 4 Star, Gold Award, luxury self catering holiday cottage in the Peak district
Traditional stone built exterior, contemporary conversion inside. Gated access to the property private and secure location in the owners grounds
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48 reviews
Relax in a 4 Star, Gold Award, luxury self catering holiday cottage in the Peak district
Traditional stone built exterior, contemporary conversion inside. Gated access to the property
private and secure location in the owners grounds
full oil fired central heating and a cosy wood burning stove
freeview TV, DVD, Wi-fi
Quality contemporary furnishings throughout, natural slate floors and modern lighting
cosy wood burning stove
living/kitchen and dining areas are open plan making this a spacious and welcoming space
fully equipped modern kitchen with quality appliances
lovely open views
single beds under low beams
super king sized bed, on request, only when occupied by 2 guests, one ensuite has to be shut off
spacious living areas tastefully laid out for you to enjoy
quality en-suite facilities, relax in a luxurious roll top bath and enjoy the view
twin bedded rooms with luxurious comfortable beds and quality bedding, memory foam mattresses
goose down toppers, egyptian cotton bed linen, goose down duvets and pillows
separate shower room with automatic lighting and extraction and towel warmers
breathtaking panoramic views and a warm personal welcome
incredible location next to RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve.
Idyllic peaceful setting  with superb views . Easy access to Leek and picturesque villages.
Surrounded by farmland and wooded valleys,
located in an area of outstanding natural beauty amidst fields and gentle wooded slopes
stunning sunsets
Glorious sunny day on the Barn patio
Woodland pavilion to enjoy the spectacular views.
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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Bradnop, Leek, Staffordshire, England

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Fostermom...
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An amazing place”
Reviewed 8 April 2017 for a stay in February 2017

The location is amazing - overlooking the countryside yet, very close to Leek! The decor was wonderful and cozy! We loved the sofa's :) The hosts were great and made us feel very welcome!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Apr 2017
Thank you Furnival family. Thank you for staying with us. Good Luck with your search .Hope to see you again soon.
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Carole_Pa...
Gloucestershire, UK
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful barn conversion, fantastically equipped in a lovely tranquil location”
Reviewed 4 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Ballfields barn is in a very peaceful and tranquil location with great views. Pubs, shops, restaurants and theatres are within easy reach by car. The barn has been very tastefully converted with two twin rooms upstairs (both with ensuite WC's, one also with a bath) and a very comfortable open plan living space downstairs. Absolutely everything has been thought of, even to our amazement a wok and chopsticks to use for our Chinese New Year meal! It was great for a winter getaway: fantastic wood burner with kindling, logs, matches and even firelighters provided. We were made to feel incredibly welcome by Brian and Isabel who very kindly had left a range of basic groceries for us (including wine!) . A very enjoyable long weekend, thank you!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Feb 2017
Thank you Carole and family for your lovely review. We are delighted that people feel welcome and have all that they need.
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hay1992
Sandbach, United Kingdom
1 review
“Absolutly amazing”
Reviewed 7 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

We stayed at the cottage whilst we were getting married nearby and the owners were so lovely, they couldn't do enough for us. As for the inside of the cottage - well what do I say - it was just perfect! everything you could think of was provided and beautifully presented. We will be back as soon as possible.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Jan 2017
It was a real privilege having newly weds, thank you for choosing us. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Paul L
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic in every way”
Reviewed 30 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016

Ballfield barn is a credit to the owners Isabel and Brain. Not only is is set in a stunning location the quality and attention to detail is outstanding.
You honestly would not need to take anything with you, the barn is equipped everything from washing machine and tumble dryer to a cheese knife and everything in between. Not only is it the most well equipped place we have stayed in everything is of an outstanding quality and spotlessly clean.
The barn is in a great location just far enough off the beaten track for peace and quiet but not too far from stunning walks, towns and many other attractions.
Isabel and Brian are always on hand if you need anything but not intrusive.
To sum up this is an outstanding place to stay and comes highly recommended.
We will stay again soon.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
31 Dec 2016
Thank you Christmas guests. Great that you enjoyed the barn. Come back to the wonderful Staffordshire peak district soon.
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LynnDanny
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Spacious and comfortable.”
Reviewed 9 November 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Such a lovely part of the country. If you book this Barn it won't disappoint.
Well equipped, clean and comfortable. Lovely wood burner too.

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Liked best: The wood burner..... All of it really!
Liked least: What's not to like?
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
10 Nov 2016
Thank you for your review. It is a beautiful area, we love where we live.
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paulaQ577...
Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic Barn, what a great find!!!”
Reviewed 25 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Hosts are lovely, friendly and welcoming. Barn standards excellent, clean,well laid out and fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. Fantastic views, and tranquil. An ideal base to explore the surrounding area. Would not hesitate to book again.

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Liked best: remoteness
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Oct 2016
Thank you for your great review. It was a pleasure having you to stay.
You were great guests who obviously appreciated The Barn and who left it as you found it.
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Helen P
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Superb stay - stunning, comfortable, relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable”
Reviewed 21 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We are a family of 4 – 2 adults, 2 children (11, 7) and a large, friendly dog and have just had the most enjoyable weeks holiday at Ballfields Barn. We have stayed at many holiday lets and this has by far been our favourite to date. The barn is presented immaculately with lots of home comforts. It is meticulously equipped with everything from a slow cooker to a cafetiere, from luxurious bubble bath to a great selection of DVD’s and board games. There is even a well equipped utility area with a washing machine and tumble dryer (a god send for a mum of 2!). The barn is light and airy but has the added bonus of very effective blackout blinds on all upstairs veluxes – perfect for a good nights sleep and lie in in the morning in the very comfortable beds and bedding provided. The owners of the property – Isobel and Brian are exceptionally accommodating, welcoming and friendly, they truly made our holiday that extra special. They were a delight to speak to and so informative and helpful with any request. We even arrived back one evening to find a larger set of table & chairs had been put out for us without us asking) to allow more space whilst breakfasting/ lunching al fresco and being able to admire the views. The views are something that have to be mentioned as they are stunning from every window of the barn – the setting is fantastic and you can see for miles and miles as well as admiring the most spectacular sunsets. There is plenty of land (4 acres) for your dogs to be walked on site but lots of options close by also. The site is completely secure with electronically operated gates accessing the property and a secure fence around all of the land, giving you a complete sense of safety for your little ones or dogs to roam free. The barn is directly opposite the entrance to the Combes Valley wildlife reserve (RSPB) which is well worth a visit with a number of trails for adults and kids alike. The barn is perfectly situated for so mnay attractions approx. 7 min drive to the town of Leek, Dovedave/Ilam Country Parks (20 mins), Alton Towers Splash Landing (15 mins), Gullivers (40 mins), Trentham Park & Monkey Forest (35 mins), Buxton (25 mins) and many, many more. There are lots of leaflets and info sheets on the local area, walks and attractions as well as a very informative folder full of recommended restaurants, local services, general info, etc.. We had the most amazing time wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Ballfields Barn to ALL ages. Isobel and Brian have covered every angle with the upmost detail and are first class hosts. We are already looking at dates for a return visit for next year……..

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Liked best: Stunning setting, superbly equipped, friendly & helpful owners
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
22 Aug 2016
Great to have you stay. Bramble loved the kids. You picked the best week for weather! Come back to our beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands soon.
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