The Barn at Mead Farm
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About Christopher Holt
Growing up in the flat farming county of East Anglia, holidays were spent travelling up to the Peak District to explore the rolling hills. Having fallen in love with the area, we decided to make it a permanent thing and moved to a small farm in the heart of the area in 2014 and haven't looked back since!
Christopher Holt purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Christopher Holt chose Hope
Mead Farm sits on the edge of the charming village of Hope in the very heart of the Peak District. Nestled between the iconic Kinder Scout, Win Hill and Lose Hill you couldn't hope for a better spot from which to explore the area.
What makes this Cottage unique
With so many great walks available straight from the front door its easy to leave the car and the hustle and bustle of modern life behind and really relax. Or if you fancy exploring slightly further afield there are some wonderful country houses and stately homes dotted throughout the national park, all within 30 minutes drive of The Barn.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Lovely cottage, great location
Owner Chris met us on arrival, very welcoming and gave us great info regarding walks. Lovely welcome pack and freshly home baked scones - thank you Tanya. Cottage was very comfortable, clean and nicely furnished . Everything we needed. We ate at Old Hall and Cheshire Cheese pub, both very enjoyable. Thoroughly enjoyable stay, recommend the area and Acorn cottage
A Wonderful Stay
We just finished spending a week in The Acorn. Upon arrival we met Chris, the owner. He was very friendly and provided a lot of local information on groceries, dining, etc. The Acorn is one of two apartments in the old barn. It was immaculate and cozy. The kitchen was well appointed with a variety of cooking and dining utensils. The apartment was true to the photos on the website.
This is definitely 1st class accommodation in the Peak District. If you are visiting the Hope Valley I would absolutely recommend The Acorn!
A beautifully situated cottage we will return next year. A five night stay is very suitable.
Great comfort with peace and quiet
Property was of a very high standard. Chris was very friendly and helpful.
We had a very relaxing time.
Would book again if we were in the ares again.
Perfect in every way.
A comfortable property in an excellent position for walking the dales and exploring the local region
We greatly enjoyed our few days in ‘Acorn’ a comfortable property for the two of us with everything we could need in a home from home. Chris met us on arrival with some of Tanya’s freshly cooked scones, the couple are extremely friendly and helpful.
We spent a day walking in the hills around the property, it was a real bonus to be able to leave and return to the barn without any journey to reach our route.
But we were also able to explore all the pretty Derbyshire villages and to spend a day in Sheffield within a very short car journey.
All in all an excellent property that we can wholeheartedly recommend. We look forward to returning in the future.
Special interest holidays:
Trout and pike fishing is available at Ladybower Reservoir.
The area has excellent rock climbing.
Cycle hire shops in Hope village (will deliver) and there are some of the best cycling trails in the country here on your doorstep.
Walk into moors and mountains straight from the front door
Horse trekking centre in Edale
Go para-gliding off Mam Nick
Challenge yourself at 'Go Ape' in Buxton, less than 20 minutes away
Stately homes - Chatsworth, Haddon and Hardwick
Buxton Opera House is less than 20 minutes away
There is a train station in Hope village which is on the main line between Sheffield and Manchester. It is about a 15 minute walk from The Barn, or you could pre-book a taxi to pick you up.
The train takes you to lots of villages - but a car is also recommended to get to those special "out of the way" spots.
5 mins walk to village, pubs, cafes, post office, village hall.
10 mins drive to plenty of local amenities.
Driving distance to Chatsworth Stately Home, shop, gardens and adventure playground, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall, Otter Centre, David Mellor Cutlery, Castleton caves and Blue John mines, Peveril Castle, Historic Bakewell, Buxton Spa town and Opera House etc.
The Barn is the perfect place for groups and families to spend time together or couples looking for a romantic get-away. The village has cycle routes to Ladybower and beyond for cycling holidays and spectacular footpaths into woodland, mountains, moors and famous landmarks for walking holidays that you will remember forever. Head further afield to Chatsworth, Haddon, Hardwick Halls or Buxton with its Opera House for a special evening. Derwent Reservoir and Ladybower Dam are just a few minutes drive away if you fancy trying a spot of trout or pike fishing.