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Alstonefield Camping Barn

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Breathtaking views with dale walks from the door
You can camp all year round in our barn with cosy woodburning stove
The barn is part of Gateham Grange Farmstead and there is mountain biking straight outside the door
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
12 guests
1 night minimum
Tented camp
You can camp all year round in our traditional barn, with cosy wood burning stove. Our quaint remote Camping Barn, just outside the village of Alstonefield, stands at the foot of Narrowdale hill and enjoys stunning views. It is reached by an old bridle path which has been upgraded to allow access where car parking spaces are provided. Having no electric and no distractions it is the perfect place to switch off from the hassles of a hectic life. Its like camping but you don't get wet! It provides a basic budget holiday for 1 to 12 persons. The superb location and dale walks leading from the door suits campers, walkers, climbers (the Roaches and Ramshaw Rocks are nearby), cyclists (Manifold cycle trail is just down the road), scouts, Duke of Edinburgh and school groups etc as well as coup...You can camp all year round in our traditional barn, with cosy wood burning stove. Our quaint remote Camping Barn, just outside the village of Alstonefield, stands at the foot of Narrowdale hill and enjoys stunning views. It is reached by an old bridle path which has been upgraded to allow access where car parking spaces are provided. Having no electric and no distractions it is the perfect place to switch off from the hassles of a hectic life. Its like camping but you don't get wet! It provides a basic budget holiday for 1 to 12 persons. The superb location and dale walks leading from the door suits campers, walkers, climbers (the Roaches and Ramshaw Rocks are nearby), cyclists (Manifold cycle trail is just down the road), scouts, Duke of Edinburgh and school groups etc as well as couples and families. Good as a teambuilding venue and for children's parties and sleepovers (large empty upstairs room). Close to Wetton, Hulme End and Alstonefield, all within walking distance and having family pubs which do good food. The ground floor comprises Entrance lobby with coat hooks and plenty of room for storing boots, rucksacks, etc. A Washroom (with flush toilet and hand wash basin, sorry no bath or shower) Being located in the barn the toilet facilities are more convenient than those often found when camping, in the respect that you do not have to venture outside or go to a different building to use the wc. Cooking, eating and living area with two large picnic tables, kitchen units, sink and cooking bench Multi-fuel stove - which is purely for heating the barn downstairs (there is no heating upstairs). The stove cannot be used for cooking. Only dry seasoned logs or smokeless fuel should be burned- enquire when booking. A cold water tap at the front of the barn for washing dirty boots. The first floor is very traditional retaining Original exposed stone work Magnificent internal wooden beams The Old wooden hay stalls - these have been reused as a feature providing a safety barrier around the stairwell This large empty room used for sleeping enjoys wonderful views from both windows What you will need to bring- Your usual camping equipment A good sleeping bag (weight according to season) A foam mat (blow up air bed) - as mattresses are not provided Warm clothes, walking boots or stout shoes. One torch per person, as there is no electricity at the barn Flat safety night/tea light candles. For safety reasons it is not advisable to use ordinary candles. Candle holders and an initial supply of tea lights are provided. Camping Stove for cooking and fuel Cooking utensils, saucepans, plates, cutlery etc Dry seasoned logs or smokeless fuel for the multi-fuel stove - please enquire about what is required when booking. A couple of small tents can be pitched in the adjoining meadow - but this can only be done following prior arrangement with the barn owner. One dog is welcome (by prior arrangement with the owner only) under strict supervision as the barn is on a working sheep farm. Please do not leave the dog unattended in the barn. Additional charge of £10 for a dog. Please note you have to be 18 years or over to book our Camping Barn Sorry not suitable for stag/hen/birthday/celebration/ parties because of nearby private house. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
One dog allowed by prior arrangement. Additional charge of £10 for a dog payable on arrival. Dog not to be left alone in the barn unless in a cage. Please bag up and dispose correctly of any dog mess. Barn not suitable for hen/stag/loud celebration parties due to private house down the lane. Thank you
Bathrooms
1 Half bath
About the Owner
Teresa F
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:July 2006
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Reviewed 2 November 2019

Stayed here with 11 of my friends at the end of October. Being quite young (18), we weren’t sure whether it was something we’d enjoy but we were definitely wrong! Teresa, who we met upon arrival, was lovely and very welcoming to us all. The...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Mxi02
Reviewed 28 September 2019 via mobile

Fab barn, extended the time we can camp with kids, who still loved being able to get sleeping bags and torch’s out. Peaceful location so there was excellent star gazing. Log burner a bonus- kept us very warm. We hope to stay again soon.

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Becktb2
Companion293335, VR Owner at Alstonefield Camping Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2019

Thanks for the kind review Pleased you were warm enough and enjoyed the Night Sky!

Reviewed 26 June 2019

We took 7 11y old boys for the weekend. They had a wonderful time. The barn is nice and secluded and they had fun exploring the surrounding fields. Made a fire outside and toasted marshmallows on Friday night. Walked part of the Manifold way on...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Mary-Jane S
Companion293335, VR Owner at Alstonefield Camping Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2019

Thank you so much for this nice review You can buy generous bags of wood from us if you wish Hope to see you again, Teresa

Reviewed 2 June 2019

The barn is located in a prime position in the Peak District. There's paddle sports 25 minutes away at Tittesworth Water, rock climbing at Harborough Rocks 20 minutes away and loads of fantastic walks by foot or bus (we went up to Shutlingsloe which was...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Sam H
Companion293335, VR Owner at Alstonefield Camping Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2019

Thank you Sam for this in depth positive review. It is our wish to host more small school groups. So I would urge other schools to get in touch to discuss their requirements if they think our barn would be suitable. It was a pleasure...More

Reviewed 29 April 2019

We went for a family gathering over Easter with kids and had a fantastic time. The barn is surrounded by beautiful green rounded hills, and is ideally situated to explore the local area.It is basic but we had a fantastic time which ended in Teresa's...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Arianna T
Companion293335, VR Owner at Alstonefield Camping Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2019

Lovely to see you again after all those years - hope its not so long until next time! It was a pleasure showing you the animals and thank you for the kind review.

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Reviewed 26 April 2019

The communication was excellent, we knew exactly what to expect and where to go. The barn is a great space for families, we were 4 adults and 6 kids. The bedroom is spacious and lots of room for belongings, the wood burner is amazing and...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Julesgui
Companion293335, VR Owner at Alstonefield Camping Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2019

Thank you so much for your kind review. Yes, the barn is superbly located on the border of Derbyshire/Staffordshire, with dale walks from the door and a cycle trail just down the road.

Reviewed 9 April 2019

Lovely location in the Peak District and beautiful stone building, with gorgeous log burner - which heated the whole room. The building was ideal for our small silver DofE group who spent their final expedition night there. Teresa was fantastic with the booking process, very...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Companion293335, VR Owner at Alstonefield Camping Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2019

Thank you for your kind comments. Hope you will use the barn again.

Reviewed 28 March 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful evening in the barn. We were well prepared for it being basic. Brought plenty of Logs, Lights and blankets. It was perfect location for our walk round Dovedale. Thank you Teresa for your fabulous communication. We will definitely be staying again.

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Sarah M
Companion293335, VR Owner at Alstonefield Camping Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2019

Thank you for this kind review and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 23 February 2019

My friends and I had a wonderful stay at Alstonefield Camping Barn. We enjoyed being off grid, and were lucky with a perfect weekend of weather to enjoy the beautiful Peak District.

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Jessica J
Companion293335, VR Owner at Alstonefield Camping Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2019

Thanks so much for the kind review Jessica It was a pleasure having you all stay Teresa

Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely little camping barn in remote and beautiful location, ideal for group breaks and walking holidays. Farmer is very helpful and a short drive will take you to local shops if you need any supplies. Modern toilet, kitchen sink and drinkable running water kept in...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Chris S
Companion293335, VR Owner at Alstonefield Camping Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave this review. Pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you next year

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fireplace
Parking
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Our remote barn is situated in an unbeatable location on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border with dale walks from the door. (Beresford Dale, Wolfscote Dale. Milldale, Dovedale). The Barn enjoys fabulous views surrounded by miles of open countryside. The village of Hartington with its own cheese shop, cafes, pubs etc, Chatsworth, Carsington Water and Alton Towers are all within easy reach. There is a cycle track just down the road and climbing close by at Roaches Rocks. The quaint villages of Alstonefield, Wetton and Hulme end are all around a mile to a mile and a half away and all have pubs doing good food. The Royal Oak at Wetton welcomes dogs and children!
Getting around
Nearest bus station is at Hartington 4 miles away The Moorlands Connect bus can be pre-booked and you can catch it at the end of the lane is requested when booking
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