The cottages

Hen Cottage
Ground floor, decorated in charming vintage cottage style with a sustainable twist.
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Cloud Loft
First floor open plan loft, in contemporary rustic style with lots of features.
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welcome Located in the tiny village of Thorncliffe high on the moors overlooking the spectacular Roaches ridge, our two Whitehouse Barn Cottages have one of the most spectacular views in the whole of the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Very different in style, Hen Cottage and Cloud Loft each offer a cosy retreat after a day's exploring: inside, there are wood burning stoves, comfy furnishings and fascinating features; outside there are dramatic views, the songs of skylarks and curlews and the occasional sighting of a hare in the fields below. Wherever possible we have tried to use green principles to furnish and run the cottages. The heating and hot water are largely provided by a wood-fired boiler the interiors are decorated using eco-paint and all guests are greeted with a welcome pack of local produce including home-made bread and eggs from our very free range hens.

Close to Leek and Buxton, Whitehouse Barn Cottages are ideally situated to explore the western Peak District, Staffordshire Moorlands and East Cheshire. Major attractions such as Chatsworth, Alton Towers and Little Moreton Hall are within 40 minutes drive away and there are many other quieter places to discover. And our cottages are perfect for those who enjoy walking, cycling, climbing, horse-riding or the many other outdoor activities available all around us.

We look forward to welcoming you, and sharing this very special place with you.

Coming soon...

Derbyshire Open Arts
Spring Bank Holiday weekend:
25-27th May 2013

Each year over a hundred artists and craftspeople display their work in venues across Derbyshire. The event is free and is a wonderful way of exploring some less well known villages – as well as viewing some inspiring work. If you stay with us, we can arrange a self-guided walk or bike ride taking in some of the local artists. Just contact us to discuss the possibilities.

News from the barn......

We have recently taken on two geese and a "collie" puppy. The puppy is called Scout – as in "To Kill a Mockingbird", so the geese have become Boo and Radley as a. they are reclusive and b. Scout has a tendency to bait them.
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Tel: 00 44 (0)1538 300028
Mob: 00 44 (0)7411 282370

or email Elen Rees

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