Top Eccles Farm is situated on the south facing slopes of Eccles Pike, surrounded by stunning countryside yet within easy reach of the picturesque town of Whaley Bridge.
Within the grounds of Top Eccles Farm, Barn Meadow is an eco-friendly barn offering luxurious accommodation for up to 4 people. It enjoys fabulous panoramic views across the Blackwater Valley and to the Goyt Valley beyond. It’s the perfect location from which to enjoy this beautiful part of the Peak District and its many attractions!
Barn Meadow provides accommodation for up to 4 people in two spacious, comfortable rooms – a double and a twin (both en-suite). The bedrooms are accessed via a split level galleried landing at the top of the stairs. The double room has a King size bed and the twin has two single beds. Both rooms are light and airy and feature exposed beams and stonework.
Both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with a shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail. All towels and bed linen are provided for your stay, and extra blankets are available should you need them.
Downstairs, you’ll find an entrance hall with plenty of space for coats, muddy boots and pushchairs. An extensive library of maps and books offers all the inspiration you could need for walks, bike rides and a host of other activities.
The comfortable lounge and dining room features a wood stove (all fuel for your stay is included). The stove heats the underfloor heating and hot water and ensures Barn Meadow is warm and inviting all year round. You will also find a TV with DVD player, DAB radio/CD player, and a large collection of books, magazines, games and DVDs. If you have small children, a cot, high chair, fireguard and playpen are available (please ask about these when booking). The lounge enjoys stunning views to the Goyt Valley and beyond, as well as direct access to the outdoor terrace and ornamental kitchen garden.
The well equipped, hand-made pine kitchen has a Belfast sink, halogen hob, fan assisted oven, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher (there’s also a large chest freezer should you need it). We try and keep a stock of many basic ingredients – including herbs, spices and condiments in the kitchen cupboards – so you can make best use of local ingredients to cook up your favourite meals. When you’ve cooked up a feast, the dining area has seating for 4 people around the antique table.
Outside at Top Eccles Farm there is a private, south-facing sun terrace and access to the kitchen garden, where there’s a table, parasol and chairs to enjoy the views and watch the alpacas in sunny weather. There are also boot scrapers and an external tap if the Peak District countryside has got the better of your boots!
Barn Meadow has its own kitchen garden and sun terrace looking over the valley – the organic herbs and vegetables grown in the garden can be used by guests. You may also meet our curious alpacas, Hercules and Horatio, and perhaps even buy some of our own Alpaca Yarn!
Unfortunately we are unable to accept pets (except guide dogs) at Barn Meadow due to our free-ranging chickens.
We want your stay at Top Eccles Farm to be special and we know how useful it is to know what to bring and what to leave at home. To help make your stay extra relaxing we provide a range of supplies at no extra cost.
You’ll find a welcome hamper with milk, cake, biscuits, fruit, eggs and preserves, plus fresh flowers and a small pot of our honey when available. Guests are also welcome to take fruit, vegetables and herbs from the garden. A range of kitchen essentials are provided – including cleaning materials and dishwasher tablets – as well as a range of herbs, spices, sauces and oils.
Top Eccles Farm Location
Barn Meadow at Top Eccles Farm is situated in fabulous countryside on the edge of the Peak District. It offers fabulous views across the Blackwater Valley to Castle Naze, the Goyt Valley, Combs Reservoir and beyond. In spite of its secluded location, the cities of Manchester and Sheffield are just a 30 minute journey from local stations.
Enjoy the views and meet the local wildlife here, by day the brown hares, kestrels, lapwings and badgers enjoy the grounds, and by night listen and look out for the little owls and tawny owls.
Barn Meadow is close to an excellent network of footpaths which provide good access to many local places of interest. Explore historical villages, stately homes and gardens, and miles of footpaths, cycle ways and country roads. So whether you want to come and enjoy the wildlife, walk, play golf, enjoy the local heritage attractions, visit some fantastic gardens, paint, sail, ride, cycle, attend a local craft course – or simply relax and enjoy the local food, the choice is yours!
Local attractions close to Top Eccles Farm include the historic houses and gardens of Lyme Park, Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. The nearby market town of Buxton offers a fine range of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, and the famous Opera House plays host to several festivals and a programme of concerts, plays and operas.
The local towns of Bakewell and Ashbourne offer a range of independent and chain stores and have markets and shops for food and essentials during your stay. The pretty Peak District villages of Tideswell and Eyam are only a short distance away. Tideswell boasts the ‘Cathedral of the Peak’ and Eyam is known as the Plague Village.
The stunning Hope Valley with the villages of Castleton, Hope, Bamford and Hathersage have lots to offer the outdoor enthusiast and day tripper. The nearby gritstone edges of Stanage, Froggatt and Curbar offer world-class climbing and stunning views for hikers and riders.