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    Greenacres Barn

    Property ref: S44327

    • Bedrooms 1

    • Sleeps 4

    • Baths 2

    • Pets 2

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (49)

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    About this property

    This spacious, semi-detached cottage is attached to the owner's home, on the edge of Denstone near Alton. Built in the mid-19th century as part of the Alton Towers estate, this brick-built farmhouse retains the original beams and character, yet offers extremely light and spacious contemporary open plan living. If you like your peace and tranquillity but don't want to be miles from anywhere, then this is the cottage for you. There's a farm at the top of the track with an organic dairy herd, and it's these ladies who will more than likely be your neighbours during your stay as they graze in the lush green pastures right outside your door. As you enter the cottage there's a warm place for the whole group, including the dogs, to dry off and park your boots. Step through to the sitting room with a wood burner, which is a peaceful place to watch TV, then up a few steps to the open plan kitchen and dining area, and the ground-floor bedroom. The well-equipped kitchen with tiled flooring has a large arched window with beautiful countryside views and the dining table can easily seat everyone in your party. If you just fancy a bit of me time, there's tons of breathing space. This abundance is repeated in the tastefully appointed first floor bedroom with an en-suite shower room, plus there is a second bedroom on the ground floor alongside a family bathroom. With many attractions, eateries and inns close by, there's much to tempt you away, though you may choose to enjoy the fantastic views without leaving this lovely retreat.

    The pretty, traditional village of Denstone is set amongst many fantastic attractions, including the thrilling Alton Towers theme park which is just a few minutes’ drive away. The village has an award-winning farm shop and café, a local inn, and an art gallery. Alton is a six minute drive away and offers numerous eateries and pubs and a Post Office. Situated on the Tissington Trail there are excellent walking and cycling routes available.

    Accommodation

    Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double.

    Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC.

    Kitchen with dining area.

    Utility.

    Sitting room with wood burner.

    Oil central heating.

    Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs.

    Fuel and power included in rent.

    Bed linen and towels included in rent.

    Travel cot and highchair.

    Off road parking for 2 cars.

    Patio with furniture, logburner/chiminea BBQ.

    Two well-behaved pets welcome.

    Sorry, no smoking.

    Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 8 mins walk.

    Note: There are three steps to access the sitting room, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility

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    Local amenities

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    • The Tavern
      0.5 miles
    • Denstone Hall Farm Shop
      0.5 miles
    • Cariba Creek
      1.5 miles
    • Nemesis
      1.5 miles
    • Alton Towers
      1.5 miles
    • Rita
      1.5 miles
    • Congo River Rapids
      2 miles
    • X Sector
      2 miles
    • Oblivion
      2 miles
    • The Smiler
      2 miles

    Reviews (49)

    Miss Houghton ‐ 1 Oct 2018
    "We visited for a few days at the end of October and the log fire came in hand when the nights became quickly colder. There's a gate just outside the property leading you into a field which takes you to endless walking possibilities which our two dogs loved! I love the little room as you enter the property, this came especially handy to dry off the dogs before letting them into the rest of the house! Although the owners house is connected to The Barn you feel like you are completely separate, in ..."
    Miss Houghton ‐ 1 Oct 2018
    "We visited for a few days at the end of October and the log fire came in hand when the nights became quickly colder. There's a gate just outside the property leading you into a field which takes you to endless walking possibilities which our two dogs loved! I love the little room as you enter the property, this came especially handy to dry off the dogs before letting them into the rest of the house! Although the owners house is connected to The Barn you feel like you are completely separate, in fact I don't think we saw the owners apart from receiving the key and dropping it off! The only family member we saw was Dara the dog who was keen to introduce herself to our dogs haha! This place is absolutely perfect for a little getaway to escape from life and just completely sit back and relax! I would recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in the Staffordshire countryside!"
    Mrs Stobie ‐ 1 Apr 2018
    "Lovely spacious comfortable accommodation. Very handy for lots of good days out. Nice local pub and cafe in walking distance. Our 2 daughters loved it and having Alton Towers on the doorstep was an added bonus. Would definitely recommend."
    Mrs Stobie ‐ 1 Apr 2018
    "Very handy for lots of good days out. Nice local pub and cafe in walking distance. Our 2 daughters loved it and having Alton Towers on the doorstep was an added bonus. Would definitely recommend."
    Mr Crowe ‐ 1 Oct 2017
    "I was expecting a lot after seeing the photos and I was not disappointed. Fantastic quiet location. Just what we needed. Would definitely stay again."
    Mr Crowe ‐ 1 Oct 2017
    "Fantastic quiet location. Just what we needed. Would definitely stay again."
    Mrs Small ‐ 1 Sep 2017
    "Just returned from a week at S44327, spacious, clean and home from home, wine in the fridge to welcome you. Although next door to the owners you wouldn't know they were there, unless you needed something. Very dog friendly and Dara the border collie pops round to say hello. Short walk to the village for local shop and excellent farm shop where you could stock up on those special little extras. Good location, walks from the doorstep and easy short drives to get to some excellent walking areas in the White Peak area. One to return to."
    Mrs Small ‐ 1 Sep 2017
    "Although next door to the owners you wouldn't know they were there, unless you needed something. Very dog friendly and Dara the border collie pops round to say hello. Short walk to the village for local shop and excellent farm shop where you could stock up on those special little extras. Good location, walks from the doorstep and easy short drives to get to some excellent walking areas in the White Peak area. One to return to."
    Mrs Lethbridge ‐ 1 Aug 2017
    "We had a lovely week at this very comfortable spacious cottage, a real home from home with everything you need for an enjoyable holiday. The owners were welcoming and were on hand if we needed anything but were not intrusive. The location was good to explore lots of interesting places. Would definitely recommend and look forward to returning again one day."
    Mrs Lethbridge ‐ 1 Aug 2017
    "The owners were welcoming and were on hand if we needed anything but were not intrusive. The location was good to explore lots of interesting places. Would definitely recommend and look forward to returning again one day."
    Mrs Pearce ‐ 1 Jul 2017
    "One of the most spacious cottages we have stayed in (and we have stayed in many over the years) and very convenient for our dog as the utility area was an ideal base for dog drying, feeding and sleeping! The owners were extremely welcoming and helpful."
    Mrs Pearce ‐ 1 Jul 2017
    "The owners were extremely welcoming and helpful."
    Mrs Biggin
    "Owners very helpful. A lovely cottage with a high spec. Many thanks for a great week."
    Mrs Biggin
    "A lovely cottage with a high spec. Many thanks for a great week."
    Mr Araujo
    "We loved the location, the house... the only problem is that the windows doesn't have black out blinds (specially the veluxs) and it got real difficult to put our baby to sleep. The sofa bed also should be in the middle room. These are the only easy improvements that we think they should do. Otherwise everything was perfect. Very well equipped the house. We loved it!"
    Mr Marrington
    "Your Experience How likely are you to recommend Cottages? 10 out of 10 Overall, how easy was it to search and book your holiday with ? Extremely Easy (7 out of 7) Your Holiday Cottage Accuracy of the listing 4 out of 4 Cleanliness 4 out of 4 Comfort 4 out of 4 Facilities 4 out of 4 Location 4 out of 4 Value for money 4 out of 4 Would you consider re-booking this property? Yes Your General Feedback How far did go in exceeding your expectations? Exceeded Expectations (3 out of 3) Would you like to tell us anything else about this holiday? Fantastic property exceeded all expectations,The owners were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble.The big bonus was seeing a calf being born in the field right outside the property ,Lovely walks near by especially round the lake at the JCB head quarters."
    Mr Araujo
    ".. the only problem is that the windows doesn't have black out blinds (specially the veluxs) and it got real difficult to put our baby to sleep. The sofa bed also should be in the middle room. These are the only easy improvements that we think they should do. Otherwise everything was perfect. Very well equipped the house. We loved it!"
    Mr Marrington
    "10 out of 10 Overall, how easy was it to search and book your holiday with ? Extremely Easy (7 out of 7) Your Holiday Cottage Accuracy of the listing 4 out of 4 Cleanliness 4 out of 4 Comfort 4 out of 4 Facilities 4 out of 4 Location 4 out of 4 Value for money 4 out of 4 Would you consider re-booking this property? Yes Your General Feedback How far did go in exceeding your expectations? Exceeded Expectations (3 out of 3) Would you like to tell us anything else about this holiday? Fantastic property exceeded all expectations,The owners were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble.The big bonus was seeing a calf being born in the field right outside the property ,Lovely walks near by especially round the lake at the JCB head quarters."
    Mrs Baldwin
    "Lovely accommodation, spacious and clean. Friendly hosts on hand to help."
    Mrs Baldwin
    "Friendly hosts on hand to help."
    Mr Styles
    "Lovely situated cottage, Ideal for getting away from everyday life. Nicely decorated rooms, and very spacious."
    Ms Hynes
    "Such an incredible place to stay! The owners were absolutely lovely, always ready to give a tip on a nice place to go, but still managed to keep the stay private for us, as they were so quiet, you hardly ever noticed their comings and goings. The property itself is beautiful, so well done and homely. Will definitely be going again!"
    Mr Styles
    "Nicely decorated rooms, and very spacious."
    Ms Hynes
    "The owners were absolutely lovely, always ready to give a tip on a nice place to go, but still managed to keep the stay private for us, as they were so quiet, you hardly ever noticed their comings and goings. The property itself is beautiful, so well done and homely. Will definitely be going again!"
    Mrs Rogers
    "The cottage was very nice, clean and comfortable and far more spacious than we expected. The boot/utility room was brilliant for taking off muddy wellies, and drying off a wet dog. Excellent walks from the doorstep."
    Mrs Rogers
    "The boot/utility room was brilliant for taking off muddy wellies, and drying off a wet dog. Excellent walks from the doorstep."
    thetruth1962
    "Being the age that we are (my wife and I that is) we have seen a few holiday rentals over the years. S44327 has catapulted itself into our top 3. Superb accommodation, very well appointed and with every creature comfort you could possibly need. In this day and age Wi-Fi is a must and so often adverts for properties say "Wi-Fi throughout" and what that usually means is if you stand in the corner of a room and hold your laptop above your head you may get a "1 bar" signal. Not here though - there's excellent Wi-Fi coverage throughout. For those of you with pets the design of the place makes life so much more easier. There's a utility room off the main entrance where animals can be dried off and fed etc. The location is excellent with a farm shop, an eclectic village stores and pub nearby. The scenery is stunning with superb walks and views all round. Then there are the owners, providers of many treats that made our holiday very special - the cake was superb! A very friendly couple who have made their behaviour a model for others to follow."
    Mr Dalton
    "Fantastically clean and modern accomodation in a beautiful farmland location. Convenient for all of the Peak District locations we wanted to visit. I would say that this is one of the best holiday rental properties we have stayed in and we will be booking again. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Greenacres to our friends. Good communications (and a nice welcome package of milk, bread and wine) from the owners."
    Mr & Mrs Turner
    "Really enjoyed our week at S44327. Tessa and David made us feel really welcome as soon as we arrived and are great hosts. The added extras were great as was the homemade cake. Accommodation was to a very high standard and very comfortable and spacious. Great location for visiting the Peak District and surrounding area. Would recommend this cottage to others and would definitely make a return visit."
    Mr Ferguson
    "What a place! Beautiful location and a lovely cottage with all the amenities that you could ask for. The owners are lovely people who made us feel so welcome."
    thetruth1962
    "Being the age that we are (my wife and I that is) we have seen a few holiday rentals over the years. S44327 has catapulted itself into our top 3. Superb accommodation, very well appointed and with every creature comfort you could possibly need. In this day and age Wi-Fi is a must and so often adverts for properties say "Wi-Fi throughout" and what that usually means is if you stand in the corner of a room and hold your laptop above your head you may get a "1 bar" signal. Not here though - there's excellent Wi-Fi coverage throughout. For those of you with pets the design of the place makes life so much more easier. There's a utility room off the main entrance where animals can be dried off and fed etc. The location is excellent with a farm shop, an eclectic village stores and pub nearby. The scenery is stunning with superb walks and views all round. Then there are the owners, providers of many treats that made our holiday very special - the cake was superb! A very friendly couple who have made their behaviour a model for others to follow."
    Mr Ferguson
    "Beautiful location and a lovely cottage with all the amenities that you could ask for. The owners are lovely people who made us feel so welcome."
    Mr & Mrs Turner
    "Tessa and David made us feel really welcome as soon as we arrived and are great hosts. The added extras were great as was the homemade cake. Accommodation was to a very high standard and very comfortable and spacious. Great location for visiting the Peak District and surrounding area. Would recommend this cottage to others and would definitely make a return visit."
    Mr Dalton
    "Convenient for all of the Peak District locations we wanted to visit. I would say that this is one of the best holiday rental properties we have stayed in and we will be booking again. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Greenacres to our friends. Good communications (and a nice welcome package of milk, bread and wine) from the owners."
    Mr Johnson
    "This is our first time booking with cottages,and we were very impressed with the accommodation. We will definetely book with you again."
    Mrs Dixon
    "the cottage inside was beautifully converted from cow shed and pigsty top speck all round. excellent walking from the door on surrounding fields for our dogs"
    Mr Blackamore
    "the hosts were wonderful the cottage was everything and more"
    Mr Johnson
    "We will definetely book with you again."
    Mrs Dixon
    "excellent walking from the door on surrounding fields for our dogs"
    Mrs Livingstone
    "From start to finish this was a truly wonderful holiday. The cottage was absolutely wonderful, superb location, peaceful, tranquil yet not far away to local amenities. The owners next door exceeded welcoming. They were so friendly but not intrusive. Really great time. Would recommend it without hesitation. Our family had a truly wonderful time, made better by the owners, their son and their gorgeous dog Dara. Really worth a visit. The photographs on the website are good, but when you see the cottage in real life you will be blown away. Thank you for a truly amazing time."
    Mrs Franks
    "This cottage is amazing, so spacious and has everything you could possibly need. It is ideally located for alton towers. The views are stunning, the photos on page do not do the cottage justice, and the owners are very nice. Definitely booking again."
    Mrs Livingstone
    "The cottage was absolutely wonderful, superb location, peaceful, tranquil yet not far away to local amenities. The owners next door exceeded welcoming. They were so friendly but not intrusive. Really great time. Would recommend it without hesitation. Our family had a truly wonderful time, made better by the owners, their son and their gorgeous dog Dara. Really worth a visit. The photographs on the website are good, but when you see the cottage in real life you will be blown away. Thank you for a truly amazing time."
    Mr Colin Lucas, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
    "Absolutely fantastic place to stay. Spacious, airy and very comfortable. Lovely and peaceful with great walking for us and our dog on the doorstep and further afield. The owners were friendly and welcoming."
    Mr Gregor Millar, Stirling, Stirlingshire
    "The cottage was very clean and very spacious. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming and made us feel at home straight away and throughout our stay. This is an ideal retreat to stay, it is very quiet and would especially be suitable for those visiting the nearby Alton Towers estate. We thoroughly recommended."
    Miss Coote
    "We were made very welcome, with fresh flowers inside the cottage and a magnificent homemade cake. They are a lovely family, close enough to help, but not overbearing. Dara the dog was a pleasure to have around and a great companion for our greyhound, Gino. The cottage was beautifully clean and spacious."
    Miss Charlotte Gillson, Worcester, Worcestershire
    "The accommodation was superb and absolutely stunning. Could not fault this property. "
    Mr Peter Haysom, York, East Riding of Yorkshire
    "Superb cottage in quiet location. David and Tessa are charming and very welcoming hosts. Nothing is too much trouble for them. Their dog Darah is the friendliest dog you could ever wish to meet.The above all added to our enjoyment."

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