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Covid-19: To ensure you can have a safe and enjoyable holiday:

* Keysafe entry to the barn
* Enhanced cleaning measures
* Social distancing between guests and hosts.
* Risk assessment
* Bedding and towels washed at 60'c
* Well ventilated between changeovers
* Later arrival time
* Awarded 'Good to Go' certificate
* Some items been removed, games, books, toys
* Covid cancellation from guest or host. You are able to either transfer your dates or receive a refund.
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Herdwick Barn

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7 Nights See prices

  • £385  to  £760

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Short Breaks

  • The property is only available for a minimum of 7 nights

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£385 Sat, 11 Dec 2021
7 nights - Not quite ready for the hustle and bustle of Christmas. Take a relaxing break in preparation for the festive period.

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Herdwick Barn

Herdwick Barn is one of two welcoming holiday cottages at Highfields Farm, where the owners breed and care for their flock of Herdwick sheep. It's ideal for couples or families on holiday in the Peak District National Park, sleeping four people in two bedrooms with a family bathroom. When the owners converted the stone milking parlour into holiday accommodation, they made sure to retain the original beauty and character of the barn, which has been a part of the rural landscape of the Peak District for centuries. As a result, it's incredibly peaceful and scenic, with views over the farmland and surrounding countryside.

It doesn't matter what the weather is like. You'll love opening the shutters onto the view from Herdwick Barn every morning. As the farm is at the end of a mile-long country track, there is no passing traffic to disturb your sleep (please note the track is not suitable for low slung vehicles). Instead, you'll wake refreshed, revitalised, and raring to get out and explore the stunning landscape. You don't have to be a hardened hiker to enjoy the peace and solitude of walking through the countryside to The Roaches or through the Manifold Valley. The Tissington Trail and Monsal Trail are also nearby. There's a wide variety of fantastic footpaths and mountain bike trails to help you explore, with the owner thoughtfully providing maps and information about the local area to help you plan your days to perfection. Carsington Water, Tittesworth Reservoir, and Rudyard Lake are all within easy reach for fishing, watersports, cycling, walking and bird watching.

Day trips can be spent exploring the elegant spa town of Buxton, with its upmarket boutiques and eateries, or grabbing a bargain or two at Bakewell's busy Monday market, where over 100 traders sell locally produced food and drink, collectables, housewares, and virtually everything else you could need. Bakewell is only a few miles from Chatsworth House, whose opulence is breathtaking both inside and out. There aren't many family homes with gilded window frames! Alton Towers is only 20 minutes from Herdwick Barn, with other local attractions including Biddulph Grange Gardens, Calke Abbey, and the Heights of Abraham. There's no shortage of all-weather attractions, either. It doesn't rain underground, so save a wet day to explore cave systems like Blue John, Speedwell and Treak Cliff.

Herdwick Barn is one of two superb holiday cottages on the 40-acre Highfields Farm. It's available for bookings all year round.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Kate Barker joined Independent Cottages in June 2021


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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay

Location (The Peak District)

Accommodation Comprises:

Herdwick Barn is a beautiful stone barn named after the flock of hardy Herdwick sheep raised on the farm. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • Welcoming entrance hall with space to dry coats and boots. The entire downstairs has underfloor heating and is warm and comfortable in all seasons.
  • Living room with two sofas, a cosy log burner, a TV with a DVD player, and a variety of maps, books and board games. The views from this room are especially lovely.
  • Farmhouse kitchen with beautiful oak cabinets, floor and furniture, and stylish and practical granite worktop. The kitchen is well-equipped for self-catering.
  • Utility room with laundry and cleaning facilities.


  • Master bedroom with a kingsize bed, bedside tables and ample storage. Oak beams and wooden shutters add to the room's charm.
  • Second bedroom with twin single beds that can be joined into a kingsized bed depending on your requirements. Please let the owner know your preferred layout when booking.
  • Family bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage has an area outdoors with bench seating and space to use a small barbecue. There is secure bicycle storage and off-street parking for two cars.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included, as is a starter pack of wood and kindling for the log burner. A highchair, travel cot, stairgate and fireguard are available on request. Unfortunately, as it's a working farm with sheep, the owner is unable to accommodate pets. Smoking and e-cigarettes are prohibited anywhere on site.

Herdwick Barn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 11th Dec 2021 - Sat, 18th Dec 2021
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Wed, 22nd Dec 2021 - Mon, 27th Dec 2021
Changeover: Wednesday, Min Nights: 5
Short break prices:
5 nights: £705
Additional Notes: 5 night stay for a Christmas Break for up to 4 guests. Date of stay Wednesday 22nd December 2021 - Monday 27th December 2021

7 Nights

Min. 5 nights:
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Wed, 29th Dec 2021 - Sun, 2nd Jan 2022
Changeover: Wednesday, Min Nights: 5
Short break prices:
5 nights: £660
Additional Notes: Based on a five night stay for a New Year Break

7 Nights

Min. 5 nights:
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Sat, 8th Jan 2022 - Fri, 14th Jan 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 15th Jan 2022 - Fri, 21st Jan 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 22nd Jan 2022 - Fri, 28th Jan 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 29th Jan 2022 - Fri, 4th Feb 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2-4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King & 1 Twin/King)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Kate Barker
Member Since June 2021

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Last Minute Offers

Sat, 11 Dec 2021 for 7 nights, £385
Not quite ready for the hustle and bustle of Christmas. Take a relaxing break in preparation for the festive period.
Wed, 22 Dec 2021 for 5 nights, £705
Enjoy the festive season in the quiet countryside with either family or friends. Sit back and relax in front of the roaring log burner after a brisk country walk.
Wed, 29 Dec 2021 for 5 nights, £660
Bring in the New Year at Herdwick Barn. Based on a 5 night stay up to 4 adults

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* Calendar last updated: 6th December 2021
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