We stayed for 3 nights to celebrate ours and my parent's wedding anniversaries. We were greeting upon arrival by Mary, who had bought us an anniversary card and a bottle of wine! We were also provided with a welcome back, which included home baked scones and cookies - What a welcome!
We stayed in "The Oaks", which is very comfortable and extremely well equipped, with just about everything you could think of. There is also a great selection of reading material including fiction, along with plenty of information on restaurants and attractions in the local area.
The location of the Barn is excellent, in a peaceful setting, yet within walking distance (15 mins) of the village of Hope, where you will find a variety of small shops to stock up on supplies. There are also a couple of eateries - a Chinese and an Indian restaurant.
Also within walking distance (5 mins) is a local pub, which is very good, with reasonably priced food and drink. If you want to go further afield in the evening and require a taxi, discuss it with Mary, as taxis are quite hard to come by in the area. I can highly recommend 1530 Restaurant in Castleton, if you want a special evening meal - ask for Alicia.
There is so much to see and do in the surrounding area; Derwent Dam, Castleton, Bakewell, Buxton, Matlock Bath, Heights of Abraham, Crich Tramway Museum, Chatsworth House (to name but a few). It was great knowing that after an action packed day, The Barn was waiting for us on our return to put our feet up and relax. If you are looking for a place to chill out, you will certainly find it here - Pure comfort in an idyllic setting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Barn at Mead Farm has two adjoined self catering cottages. The Acorn is a double and sleeps 2, The Oaks has a double,a twin and a single room and sleeps 5. All bedrooms are ensuite. Situated in the heart of the Peak National Park, two miles from Castleton. We are non smoking and regrettably do not take pets. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Barn At Mead Farm Hope, Peak District National Park