This detached contemporary barn conversion, in the grounds of the owner's property, nestles on a delightful south facing hillside location on the south west edge of the Peak District National Park, in a beautiful tranquil rural location in Bradnop. An area of outstanding natural beauty, with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The Barn faces south down a sheltered valley, next to farmland and surrounded by wooded slopes.The property is situated 0.8 miles from the A523 Leek-Ashbourne Road, well located near the historic market town of Leek (3 miles), steeped in history and with links to William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement. Leek is a lovely town to explore, the unspoilt town centre offers unique speciality shops.The area offers wonderful opportunities to explore the ceramics trail, go geocaching, enjoy adventure and excitement.There are many attractions within a short drive, Alton Towers (9miles), Rudyard Lake and The Churnet Valley Railway , and the Manifold Valley.There is a wealth of pubs and restaurants in the town and outlying villages to suit all tastes and pockets.Enjoy some good walking from your doorstep, wander The Coombes and the RSPB Nature Reserve or walk on the Roaches or explore Dovedale. Wander around local market towns and picturesque villages, or visit the wealth of historic buildings, The National Memorial Arboretum of Remembrance, and gardens such as Biddulph Grange and Dorothy Clive.This incredible location is ideal for walkers, or cycling in the picturesque landscape of the Manifold Valley and climbing The Roaches and canoeing and sailing on Rudyard lake. Cycle hire, horse riding from Northfield Farm trekking centre, fishing and golf on the Westwood and Birchall courses nearby. In addition, stable facilities are available on site for those visitors wishing to bring their horses with them to take advantage of the superb equestrian facilities in the area. Ballfields Barn is a luxury self catering holiday cottage, converted in 2011 and sleeps up to 4 adults. The Barn is accredited with 4 stars with a Gold Award from Visit England Quality in Tourism.You have gated access to the property, a private and secure location with ample off road parking.The Barn has a traditional stone exterior and offers open plan living which makes this a spacious and welcoming space with quality contemporary furnishings throughout, natural slate and oak floors and modern lighting.Downstairs the fully fitted well equipped painted oak kitchen has quality appliances; dining area and comfortable lounge area, full oil fired central heating and a cosy wood burning stove.Utility room with washer and dryer and butlers sink. The ground floor shower room is beautifully appointed with Travertine marble, with toilet and hand basin, power shower and luxury fittings.
Double doors open onto the patio areas with outside seating and dining. Open tread stairs lead to the first floor landing and seating area and the two bedrooms, in the eaves of the property, with sloping ceilings and beams adding to its character. Twin bedded rooms with luxurious comfortable beds and quality bedding, one room can be made into a super king size double on request. The beds have pure luxury goosedown and feather toppers and are fitted with quality 100% Egyptian cotton bed-linen, and soft luxurious towels are all provided. Both rooms have ensuite facilities, one with a roll top bath.
Here are some of the comments our guests say about the Barn: 'great location, fabulous views.' 'A wonderful and welcoming break in a warm and friendly atmosphere.' ' Lovely accommodation set in beautiful countryside.''Excellent luxurious accommodation make this a truly special place.' 'Ballfields Barn is an amazing place to stay'.