The beautiful Top Eccles Farm is situated on the south facing slopes of Eccles Pike, surrounded by stunning countryside on the edge of the Peak District National Park, yet it’s within easy reach of the picturesque town of Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire.
Within the grounds of Top Eccles Farm you’ll find Barn Meadow, an eco-friendly barn offering luxurious holiday 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 area!
About Barn Meadow at Top Eccles Farm
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). There’s 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.
At Top Eccles Farm you’ll also find a welcome hamper provided for your arrival, with milk, cake, biscuits, fruit, eggs and preserves, plus fresh flowers and a small pot of the farm’s honey when available. Guests are welcome to take fruit, vegetables and herbs from the garden.
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. 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 might also meet the farm’s curious alpacas, Hercules and Horatio, and perhaps even buy some of their Alpaca Yarn!
Unfortunately Top Eccles Farm is unable to accept pets (except guide dogs) at Barn Meadow due to their free-ranging chickens.
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 at Top Eccles Farm 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.
The stunning Hope Valley and 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.