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Self catering accommodation in the Peak District National Park


Simplicity and style. Peace, quiet, and clear moorland air

"Inspirational! It’s warm, comfortable and private, yet full of light and with splendid views you can walk right into.

Kath's Barn

The Barn is the only guest accommodation on the farm, and it’s not overlooked by anyone, so it feels very secluded. It’s a traditional long, low farm building given a new life as a place where you can come and feel part of the countryside. The building faces South West, so it makes the most of the sunshine, with door sized windows all along the front. Outside, a delightful private garden. Beyond that – trees, rocks, open moorland.


The Barn sleeps 2-4. It’s ideal for couples, close friends and families. There’s one bedroom with a 4’6″ double bed. The Italian leather sofa-bed in the living room is easy and quick to use, and turns into a full size 4.6″ double bed. It’s a great retreat for writers and artists – for anyone who wants somewhere to think, dream and work. Take your shoes off and go barefoot – even in Winter. There’s cosy underfloor heating throughout.

There’s a shower room with plenty of hot water for when you’ve been out in the elements. The open living space has long oak beams, a hand-made kitchen, an original mural, and many other contemporary craft details. There’s a sitting out area and a garden enclosed by a dry-stone wall, with moorland views beyond. There’s a digital TV, full size cooker, fridge/freezer, and microwave – and plenty of parking space outside.


The Barn is non-smoking. Duvets, sheets, pillows, pillowcases and towels are provided. 


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Kath's Barn Gallery


"First time at The Barn and felt at home from the first minute. Lovely place to be! Wonderful surroundings and walks



The Farm

Adders Green Farm is a typical moorland farm: a group of stone buildings sheltered by trees, with 28 acres of hay meadow and summer pasture, a small stream, and its own rocky hill with fabulous views.


The whole area is rich in wildlife, making this an ideal place for birdwatching, especially in Spring. Look out for curlews, lapwing and snipe in the rough pasture, and owls emerging from the woods to hunt. Most of the farm and surrounding land is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and we have details of the flora and fauna you can expect to find here.


From spring through to autumn, cows graze the pastures. Wild red deer often drop by.         

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"Our first visit to the Peak District and definitely not our last.

The cottage is lovely – everything you need for an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Great base for getting out and exploring , and set in such a beautiful and secluded area. We would certainly recommend the cottage to friends and family.



The Landscape

For geologists, this is a rich area to explore; rich also in local legends and evidence of ancient settlements, tracks and trails.


There are well marked paths from Kath's Barn that can take you there – up to the Roaches, a famous beauty spot and place to go climbing, across to Ramshaw Rocks, home of the Winking Man, or to Three Shires Head for waterfalls and wild swimming, down to Ludchurch, the gash in the earth which may have inspired the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.


All the photos of the surrounding landscape were taken on Adders Green land, no more than a quarter of a mile away from Kath's Barn.

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"We will be back to this stunning place, with no internet or mobile – YIPPEE


Going Green

Rebuilt from scratch in 2005, the Barn was an early recipient of the Peak National Park Authority’s Environmental Quality Mark, and we have continued to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels ever since. There are two solar water panels on the roof which generate hot water for showers and washing up. An array of 16 solar PV panels can generate up to 4Kw/h of electricity; and contributes significantly to the electrical needs of the whole farm. The Barn's underfloor heating is now provided by an Air Source Heat Pump installed in 2023. A separate heat pump to the farmhouse has completely eliminated our dependence on fossil fuels, with supplementary heat provided by wood from sustainable sources. In Winter 2023/24 all our wood was grown and seasoned on the farm itself.  

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"What a pretty little cottage in the midst of unspoilt, iconic scenery.

The cottage was lovely, so warm and cosy. We all had a great time whilst we were here, went on 2 brilliant walks along the river Dove and in the surrounding area. Thank you for such a warm welcome, the tea and cakes were delicious. One of the most memorable things would be the horse I met in the field and a rock shaped like a frog in the distance.

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Things to Do

Although it’s totally secluded, Adders Green is only seven miles from the spa and festival town of Buxton, and about six miles from the market town of Leek. It’s a mile to the nearest pub, and about 2 miles to Flash Bar Stores, the nearest shop. There’s organic farm produce and local ice cream a short drive away.


You’re within easy reach of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, the caves at Castleton, Jodrell Bank radio telescope, Rudyard Lake with its waterside miniature railway. Manchester is accessible by train from Buxton. It’s a fantastic drive across the high moors to Alton Towers.

We’re in the Peak District National Park, and it’s great walking country. There are several footpaths running through the farm, so you don’t need to drive. The Roaches – a great place for climbing and walking – is on your skyline. You can hire a bike for a gentle level ride along old railways, or more challenging exploration of hilly lanes.


There’s a rich variety of landscape with small villages, hidden valleys, spectacular views and wild moorland. Flash, the highest village in England, is a couple of miles away. Other local activities include riding and trekking, caving and climbing, plus seasonal events like well-dressing and agricultural shows


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"Thank you again for being here and for allowing us an all too brief opportunity to share your wonderful place.



How to Book


Short breaks are available for most periods


Airbnb: You can check for availability and make a provisional booking at Kath's Barn in the Peak District 


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