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Luxury barn in Peak District

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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Barn
The 17th Century Farm and Barn are built of local pink stone in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Our scenic rural location is surrounded by acres of fields and woods - our only neighbours being sheep, wild birds, and our rescue hens. Perfect for large families or groups of friends to enjoy a healthy break away from it all with clean fresh air, starry skies, no passing cars or people. There are many beautiful walks from the doorstep – one favourite is a circular route along the nearby spectacular Roaches ridge via picture-perfect Wincle and its excellent country pub the Ship Inn. High Ridge Barn is architect designed and recently renovated throughout to provide luxurious modern and comfortable self-catering accommodation with superb views across Swythamley valley. The e...The 17th Century Farm and Barn are built of local pink stone in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Our scenic rural location is surrounded by acres of fields and woods - our only neighbours being sheep, wild birds, and our rescue hens. Perfect for large families or groups of friends to enjoy a healthy break away from it all with clean fresh air, starry skies, no passing cars or people. There are many beautiful walks from the doorstep – one favourite is a circular route along the nearby spectacular Roaches ridge via picture-perfect Wincle and its excellent country pub the Ship Inn. High Ridge Barn is architect designed and recently renovated throughout to provide luxurious modern and comfortable self-catering accommodation with superb views across Swythamley valley. The enormous double-height barn has 4 double bedrooms sleeping up to 8 people plus babes in arms, 2 of which can be arranged as large singles or king/super king sized beds. 3 bathrooms mean no queues for the loo! The living/dining room with Scandi log-burner leads directly from the new high-end kitchen equipped with Neff appliances and is so well equipped our guests tell us we have things here they didn’t know they needed! Everything from super-fast broadband to 1,000 thread bed linen to fluffy towels, bathrobes, slippers and logs down to an oyster shucker – High Ridge Barn has it all. The Barn has private half-acre landscaped dog-secure gated and fenced gardens and parking for up to 5 cars. There’s a large wood-fired outdoor sauna, a BBQ, secure bike storage, and a dog grooming cabin with all the mod cons. Up to 4 pets are very welcome. Leek is a mere 15-minute drive away and has a vast selection of supermarkets and award-winning restaurants, takeaways and deliveries.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
No outside footwear indoors please. Slippers for all guests are provided. We also have a full boot room for muddy footwear including boot driers. Dogs on leads or under close control please; we are in a livestock farming area. £20 per dog per stay. Use of the sauna is £20 per use. No hen, stag or similar parties, no outdoor music after 10pm please. Unfortunately we do not have the facilities to accommodate hired hot tubs at High Ridge Barn. Camper vans, caravans, tents etc are not allowed.
Bedrooms
4 Super Kings4 Singles
Bathrooms
2 Full baths1 Shower

Meet the host
Rosie D
Hosting since July 2018
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsHigh Ridge Barn is linked to but architect-designed to be separate from our Farmhouse. We work from home so are happy to help any time: if you'd like to pre-order shopping we can take delivery and pack it away for you, will gladly demonstrate how to use the dog bath and pet dryer, and with a couple of hours notice we'll prepare the sauna ready for you to use. We have a full list of local activities, and have printed copies of many local circular walks. If you fancy a bit of pampering, we have partnered with a spa company who will come to the barn and pamper you with a variety of treatments. The Barn is full of mod-cons so we'll be delighted to show you how to use them if required. We are available if you need us, invisible if not!

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Jess2008
Jess2008
Wollaston, United Kingdom7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Exceptional accommodation
We stayed at High Ridge Barn for a weekend in April and absolutely loved it. The accommodation is gorgeous and Rob/Rosie have thought of everything you could possibly need and more! The barn is in a stunning area with lots of countryside walks and we especially appreciated how dog friendly it was. Would highly recommend this as a place to stay and we hope to visit again in the future.
Visited April 2019
Written 13 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Robert W
Robert W
Thank you so much for your kind review. We really enjoyed having you all here at High Ridge Barn. Very much looking forward to your return!
Written 14 April 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FarAway35003465053
FarAway35003465053
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful dog-friendly barn conversion
We had a brilliant weekend here celebrating a family birthday. Rosie and Rob are fantastic hosts - very generous and friendly, they really made us feel welcome. The barn conversion is stunning and immaculate. It is also cosy and a lovely place to relax even if the weather isn't great. We really appreciated how dog friendly everything was and how welcome our dog was! There were lovely and easily accessible walks. We highly recommend it.
Visited November 2018
Written 10 February 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Robert W
Robert W
Thank you so much for the review. So glad you had a great time, it was a pleasure having you all here. You are welcome at High Ridge Barn any time!
Written 11 February 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

191hayley23
191hayley23
Hampshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful Barn Conversion with Stunning Views
I was looking for somewhere in the Peak District for two families of four to meet for a long weekend and I was fortunate enough to find High Ridge. From the very first enquiry Rob and Rosie could not have been more helpful and when we arrived at the barn we were not disappointed. The barn was newly converted to a very high standard, every little detail has been considered and it is extremely well equipped. There was a hamper and delicious homemade cake waiting for us and the whole place felt so cosy and homely. The beds were comfortable, the towels soft and really you couldn't want for anything. As far as the local area goes we didn't really venture out other than for some walks which we loved. If we had been there longer then there are plenty of places to visit within easy reach.We also took our dog who was made to feel very welcome and being able to clean her up easily after our walks in the grooming cabin was such a treat. Rob & Rosie are fabulous hosts and always on hand if you need them, we are already planning our return visit.
Visited September 2018
Written 1 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Robert W
Robert W
We really enjoyed meeting you all and thanks so much for your kind review. You will always be very welcome at High Ridge. All the best, Rosie & Rob
Written 2 October 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jane D
Jane D
Chorley, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Luxurious, stylish yet homely pet friendly country barn
Nestled in the beautiful Swythamley valley, High Ridge barn is modern and stylish yet still retains traditional features. It is the perfect location to escape the hustle and bustle of life. There are numerous country walks from the doorstep and other activities and attractions nearby if required. The barn has been renovated both inside and out to an extremely high standard. The kitchen, bathrooms and furnishings are second to none. The outside area includes a lawn and patio all beautifully and sympathetically landscaped. The owners Rob and Rosie who live in the house next door were very welcoming and friendly without being intrusive. Upon our arrival there was a welcome pack of groceries, including amongst other delicious goodies homemade bread and cake and beer from the local Wincle brewery. It was the little touches that we really appreciated. Toiletries in the bathrooms. Binoculars to view the wildlife including the local woodpeckers at the bird feeders. Treats and toys for our 2 labradors. Even earplugs in the bedrooms. Rob and Rosie have thought of everything to cater for both human and canine guests. We made full use of the garden sauna and our 2 dogs enjoyed the dog spa on our final day. All in all a wonderful weekend and I’m sure we will be back.
Visited September 2018
Written 21 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Go66629952088
Go66629952088
Thanks so much for your kind review, and we're delighted that you enjoyed the Barn. We (and our resident woodpeckers and their many smaller friends!) look forward to seeing you again.
Written 7 May 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jontowelljennytowell
jontowelljennytowell
Widnes, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing high-spec barn in a beautiful setting with fantastic hosts!
Loved this fantastic barn, everything was perfect! It was spacious, well-equipped and all 8 of us felt very comfortable in this high-specification holiday rental. The owners were very friendly and great hosts. Nothing was a problem. They live next door which is ideal if you need to ask anything but they give you privacy if/when needed. They reassured us from the outset that they have no issue with noise. They absolutely love dogs and provide for pets also. They provided a bed, toys, treats and even a professional grooming area to wash them in. The sauna is a lovely add on and it had the best view I've ever had from a sauna!
Visited August 2018
Written 5 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Go66629952088
Go66629952088
Thanks so much for your kind review and we're pleased that you enjoyed the Barn. The view from the sauna is as glorious as ever and we look forward to welcoming you again.
Written 7 May 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tour802161
Tour802161
United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superb place to stay
This luxurious, yet homely, Peak District barn was perfect in everyway. The owners have created a contemporary interior but maintained and restored the barn's characteristics. The sitting room with its high beamed ceilings and large window, which enabled you to watch the birds feeding on the pergola and look out onto uninterrupted countryside views was probably a favourite of mine. The barn was very well equipped with everything we needed. The indoor and outdoor games were an added bonus to our entertainment. Everything from the bed linen & towels to the free standing bath were of superb quality. Rosie and Rob were always on hand if you needed anything. Thank you for the wonderful welcome pack and the organic bathroom toiletries. We all had a truly amazing and fabulous time. We will certainly be booking to stay here again.
Visited August 2018
Written 26 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Robert W
Robert W
Thank you for your kind review, it was lovely to welcome you to the barn, and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We (and our resident flock of birds!) look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Written 27 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

carlanieuwenhoff
carlanieuwenhoff
Etten-Leur, The Netherlands1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
perfect
Peak District Barn Conversion: a wonderful holiday retreat, stylish and architectural, yet comfy and a real home. We stayed at High Ridge Barn during five days in august, 2018. It is a surprisingly complete and very well designed cottage with plenty of room for eight people; three bathrooms; a very complete kitchen, open plan with dining area with superb views. All a fine combination of fresh and tasteful modern design and functionality with warm features such as sumptuous sofa's, pillows, beautiful oak flooring, luxuriously large and comfortable beds and exquisite decoration. All high end but tastefully done and non-intrusive. The owners are very kind and really made us feel most welcome. In the outside area the views of the wonderful Peak district continue; it allows for perfect breakfasts in the morning sun and al fresco dining. A fine bbq, a sauna, a large terrace, a lawn with the possibility to improve one's golf swings. Walks into the surrounding countryside start at the doorstep. Although we did not bring a pet ourselves, we could see dogs are very welcome, based on e.g. special amenities for them and the enthusiasm the owners displayed in this respect. The house is very clean and contains everything one could wish for. Pleasant surprises were the extremely fast wifi, the continuous hot water supply and details such as boot heating in the entrance/cloakroom. A splendid extra after long autumn and winter walks we imagined. Buxton is nearby, a wonderful town with a.so an opera house an fine independent shops. Furthermore some very nice restaurants(the owners know the area and are happy to inform you about the possibilities). A perfect base to explore and enjoy The Peak District and to relax! We certainly recommend High Ridge Barn to others and plan to come back to it.
Visited August 2018
Written 9 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Robert W
Robert W
Many thanks for such a thoughtful review. We couldn't have wished for nicer, more considerate guests as our first visitors. It was a pleasure to know that our Barn is appreciated and to receive helpful feedback. We genuinely hope you return - perhaps in cooler weather - and give that log-burner a test drive! You will always be welcome at High Ridge. Very best wishes, Rosie & Rob
Written 11 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Additional amenities
  • Sauna
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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Map
Getting there
Heathrow Airport
135.6 mi

Manchester Intl Airport
16 mi
Restaurants
Mill Street Kitchen
4.7 mi

The Lazy Trout
2.4 mi

The Blue Mugge
5 mi

The Knot Inn
2.9 mi
Attractions
Trials Day
3.6 miMotorcycle Trails

Cloudside Shooting Ground
4.4 miShooting Ranges

The Roaches Peak District
1.7 miNature & Wildlife Areas

Mad-Renaline Activities
2.3 miGame & Entertainment Centres
About the neighbourhood
High Ridge Barn is located in the beautiful Swythamley and Dane Valleys. At nearly 1,000 feet above sea level we are one wooded ridge away from the high moorland, affording lovely views from the Barn. Leek is only 7 miles away and has great weekly markets, and the full set of large supermarkets. The Roaches is our local famous landmark for spectacular hikes, and is an easy walk away. Shutlingsloe is our local 'mountain' walk. Wincle (our nearest hamlet) has an artisan brewery and a great pub The Ship, and there are several excellent restaurants and pubs within a few minutes drive at Wincle, Meerbrook and Sutton. Cyclists will enjoy the quiet roads and some challenging hills - we are in the Peak District after all!
Getting around
It is possible that the Barn will tempt you not to venture out, through having a car means easily getting to many attractions such as Chatsworth, several grand stately homes, Buxton, the Hope Valley, and Alton Towers.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
High Ridge is a 45-minute drive from Manchester airport, and 20 minutes by car from Macclesfield train station - the fast direct train from Euston takes 1hr 40 minutes. The nearest motorway is 18 miles away. Despite being in a very rural location, satnav brings you to our nearest neighbour and from there we're easy to find. There is parking for 4 or 5 cars at the gated parking area in front of the Barn, and secure bike storage with bike washing facilities.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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