Cuckoostone Barn is a luxurious, characterful holiday property, surrounded by stunning countryside in the rural haven of Reapsmoor in the Staffordshire Peak District. Just perfect for two people, here you can escape the stresses of everyday life and just watch the wildlife go by!
Cuckoostone Barn is an excellent base from which to explore the beauty of the Peak District National Park. There are amazing walks and cycle routes right from the doorstep, and no shortage of wonderful places to visit within the area.
Cuckoostone Barn dates back to the 1800s. It has been lovingly
converted and restored to a very high standard, retaining its original charm while
incorporating modern comforts and convenience.
Downstairs you’ll find a spacious, open-plan living space,
complete with impressive original beams, feature stone walls and a gallery
landing. The Scandinavian style wood-burning stove will keep you cosy whatever
the Peak District weather throws at you, and is perfect to curl up and relax with
after a busy day exploring. Logs are supplied for the duration of your stay. Satellite
TV and a selection of books and board games are also available, and there is free
wifi throughout the property.
The country kitchen is fully equipped with everything you
could wish for, including an impressive range oven, a dishwasher and a washer/dryer,
as well as all the pots, pans and kitchenware you could possibly need for
cooking up a feast.
Head upstairs, and the cosy bedroom has a super comfortable King-sized bed.
Linen, towels and soft bathrobes are supplied, as are essential toiletries.
The luxury bathroom has a timber floor with underfloor
heating, a freestanding roll-top bath and a large, walk in shower.
Outside, there’s a south-facing outdoor patio area with barbecue facilities, set in mature gardens. It’s a wonderful spot to dine al fresco or sit out in the evening and watch the sun set over the hills.
There is ample parking for guests’ cars. Bike storage is also available.
Cuckoostone Barn is surrounded by an abundance of nature,
and the views from the property are amazing. You’ll often wake to the call of a
cuckoo in Spring.
The property is set in the rural area of Reapsmoor, which is just over 2 miles away from the historic village of Longnor and 4 miles from lovely Hartington. Longnor has two great pubs, both serving good food, as well as a restaurant and fish & chip shop, Post Office, village store and coffee shop. Hartington also boasts a number of wonderful pubs, a range of gift shops and farm shops, a famous cheese shop – even a duckpond!
Reapsmoor is nestled between Dovedale and the Manifold Valley, making it an ideal base for walking and exploring the surrounding countryside. The stunning Beresford Dale is just 4 miles from Cuckoostone Barn and is a very pretty place to explore.
Why not try one of the local Let’s Go Peak District walks during your stay?
Our Wetton Mill and the Manifold Way Walk (5 miles) follows the course of the Manifold Way past spectacular limestone cliffs, through shady woodland and alongside the River Manifold, before heading gently uphill to the pretty village of Wetton and returning to the start point via the hidden Manifold Valley, a peaceful haven for wildlife.
Or our Hartington Dales Walk (5.4 miles) starts from Hartington village and takes you through beautiful woodland into Beresford Dale and onwards into Wolfscote Dale, where the path runs beside the crystal-clear River Dove that marks the boundary between Derbyshire and Staffordshire. The route then returns through the steep-sided Biggin Dale and back into Hartington on quiet lanes with superb views.
Or our Dovedale and Hall Dale Walk (6 miles) offers the most beautiful views of this stunning part of the Peak District. It crosses the famous stepping stones in Dovedale, walks on shady paths alongside the River Dove as it cuts between towering limestone crags, tracks through the grassy slopes of Hall Dale, strewn with wildflowers, and passes through the picture-perfect village of Ilam before returning to Dovedale.
Slightly further afield from Cuckoostone Barn but within easy driving distance are the historic towns of Buxton, Leek and Ashbourne, all of which are renowned for their independent shops, cafés and beautiful architecture.
Don’t just take our word for it!
“Cuckoostone Barn was fantastic. It was spotless and we loved everything about it. The log-burner especially was great on a cold winter’s evening and the underfloor heating in the bathroom was certainly a great luxury. The scenery around the area was spectacular – we wish we could have stayed longer!” – C
“Cuckoostone Barn has been beautifully designed and finished to an extremely high standard. There were freshly-laid eggs, milk, bread, local cheeses and home-made chutney on our arrival. Fresh flowers in vases was another great finishing touch. A fabulous place to stay which I will be highly recommending to family and friends.” – E
She said ‘YES’!! We’re over the moon for our guests who got engaged whilst staying with us this weekend. We feel very proud to host such a special event and hope they enjoy our afternoon tea to celebrate 💕 ... See MoreSee Less