“It’s been home from home for a week, only better. We watched the sunset this evening, and had breakfast in the pigsty every morning.”
Hope Farm House Barn
Hope Farm House Barn is a very special place to stay just outside the popular White Peak village of Alstonefield. We are not the cheapest in the market, but if you are looking for plenty of space, exceptional accommodation, a quiet and relaxing home from home in some of the most beautiful scenery in England where two of you can forget the rest of the world for a while – then look no further!
Hope Farm House Barn is an early C18 barn which has been restored with great attention to detail in a way which has kept as much as possible of the original features of the barn. Visitors start to get a feel for the timeless traditional life of this part of the Peak District, where the hill farmers still preserve the centuries-old landscape of stone walls and pasture.
We offer exceptionally spacious accommodation for 2 people, with a separate kitchen, dining-room and sitting-room, all beautifully furnished and very cosy – an ideal romantic bolt hole! And there is extra space to relax in upstairs, with a snooker table, piano and library area.
We are right in the middle of England and easily accessible, but newcomers are always astonished by the variety of beautiful scenery, rivers and dales, rocks and crags, fields and copses, and wild moorland.
There is plenty for everyone to do, walks gentle or challenging, cycling the Peak District trails, market towns for shopping, houses and gardens to visit. Whatever time of year there is so much to explore.
Renovated it meticulously to keep the original features from its days as a place where cows sheltered from the Pennine winters. There are old beams and stone flags – but also lots of insulation and lovely cosy central heating which you can control yourself. Exceptionally for one-bedroomed holiday accommodation, there are several rooms downstairs plus all the upstairs to relax in as well.
The sitting room is warm and welcoming, with a log burning stove, comfy chairs, antiques, books and jigsaws. Walk through to the pretty dining room with pine table and chairs, and there’s a door out to one of the little sheltered courtyards where the pigs used to snuffle. On a sunny day you can eat al fresco!
The kitchen is all bespoke, with plenty of equipment for as much cooking as you fancy – and a microwave if you don’t. This also goes out into a little courtyard, and then through into our croft where you can watch the sun go down over Wetton Hill. (There are tables and chairs there in the fine weather.)