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Waterslacks Camping Barn, Fenns Farm Accommodation, Peak District, Manifold

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
15 guests
2 nights minimum
Tented camp
Waterslacks Camping Barn is a traditional stone field barn that has been thoughtfully converted into basic accommodation. It has a secluded location on the edge of the steep-sided Manifold Valley and enjoys stunning views of the surrounding hills. It is a great experience for those who enjoy getting back to nature, or don't mind roughing it.The main area inside the barn has wooden sleeping platforms and a bench/table (guests provide their own camping mats and sleeping bags etc). The kitchen/dining area has picnic benches, storage units, a sink,fridge and slabs for cooking (guests supply their own camp stove and cooking equipment etc). There is a wash basin and WC within the barn, and an electric shower, which is the only source of running hot water.There is no central heating in the barn, ...Waterslacks Camping Barn is a traditional stone field barn that has been thoughtfully converted into basic accommodation. It has a secluded location on the edge of the steep-sided Manifold Valley and enjoys stunning views of the surrounding hills. It is a great experience for those who enjoy getting back to nature, or don't mind roughing it.The main area inside the barn has wooden sleeping platforms and a bench/table (guests provide their own camping mats and sleeping bags etc). The kitchen/dining area has picnic benches, storage units, a sink,fridge and slabs for cooking (guests supply their own camp stove and cooking equipment etc). There is a wash basin and WC within the barn, and an electric shower, which is the only source of running hot water.There is no central heating in the barn, but wall-mounted quartz heaters offer effective warmth in the main areas. Electricity is supplied through a meter (standard rate) that requires a £1 coin.Please bring warm clothing when conditions are cold. Outside there is off-road parking for around ten cars. A grassed terrace to the front of the barn has an area where campfires are permitted (wood may be available to purchase or bring your own).Any extra guests over the 15 in the barn can use the surrounding meadows to pitch tents this is at cost, to be paid on arrival or book places in our smaller camping barn, which sleeps six and has similar facilities to Waterslacks Barn. It is situated on the same lane and is approximately 1/4 mile away. If extra guests over the 15 in the barn are wishing to stay camping the barn owner needs to be informed of this at time of booking. If barn owner is not informed of extra guests they may be asked to leave on arrival. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Good For Families
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
About the Owner
Michelle and jason R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2014
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Reviewed 12 March 2020 via mobile

Myself and 11 mates stayed here for the weekend and was perfect for the meet up. Location was great with views over the valley and short walk to the pub for food, beers and pool. The barn warmed up nicely with the heaters on and...More

Date of stay: March 2020
Thank Mavericks123456
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I rented Waterslacks barn to host my 40th Birthday party. The facilities here are basic but exactly as described. We found the barn to be very clean and very well maintained, with a lovely hot shower, small but smart toilet facilities, and outdoor seating around...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank I9880DSclairep
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

I stayed at the Waterslacks camping barn with a group of 11 in March. We had a brilliant stay, the camping barn is exceptionally placed, next to the Manifold valley with only a short walk to Thor’s cave. It’s an ideal base for hiking groups...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Joshua L
Mr and mrs R, VR Owner at Waterslacks Camping Barn, Fenns Farm Accommodation, Peak District, Manifold, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Thanks for the review of Waterslacks Camping Barn. We hope we can welcome you back again. Maybe next time there won’t be so much snow.

Reviewed 25 September 2017

My friend and I arranged my sister's hen do at Waterslacks camping barn and it was absolutely perfect. Michelle and Jason were incredibly helpful in the run up, cheerfully answering my many questions and explaining the location and check in clearly. We had their permission...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Marianne H
Mr and mrs R, VR Owner at Waterslacks Camping Barn, Fenns Farm Accommodation, Peak District, Manifold, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thanks for the lovely comments. So glad the hen party went down well at Waterslacks.

Reviewed 21 July 2017

What a lovely location with a great camping barn. We had planned to sleep outside in tents but there wasn't quite enough space for all 12 of us. Sleeping area inside definitely big enough for 15. Three picnic tables inside and two outside so plenty...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Bijal_07
Mr and mrs R, VR Owner at Waterslacks Camping Barn, Fenns Farm Accommodation, Peak District, Manifold, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Many thanks for your great comments and glad you all had a lovely time.

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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

The barn was just as described and the setting was idyllic. We had a lovely time and I would recommend this for any group who can make do with the basics and prioritise the location, capacity, and setting. Michelle and Jason were on hand if...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Robin H
Management response:Responded 21 July 2017

Many thanks for your visit and review. Hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great stay. The location is just gorgeous that we stayed out All days long making fire and cooking on it as well although there is fully equipped kitchen (except stove). Nights were still a bit cold but if you have good sleeping...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank 550marketah
Management response:Responded 21 July 2017

Thank you for the review. Hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 13 May 2016

This barn stay is the PERFECT setting for a big group! The green fields all around you are just beautiful, waking up there really is a pleasure. The picnic benches and fire pit is perfect for evening bbqs, and campfire smores. We had sunshine, wind,...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank DanielleG2490
ren7415, VR Owner at Waterslacks Camping Barn, Fenns Farm Accommodation, Peak District, Manifold, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2016

Great to hear you enjoyed it and we look forward in welcoming you back August for your leaving do before going to Canada. Good Luck to your future adventure. Jason and Michelle

Reviewed 30 September 2015

Rented the barn for a surprise birthday party. Absolutely perfect for a get together with friends, we had a fire outside and some music in the barn. Everyone was more than happy with the facilities in the barn and taken back by the stunning views...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank andrew c
ren7415, VR Owner at Waterslacks Camping Barn, Fenns Farm Accommodation, Peak District, Manifold, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2015

Thanks for the great review. We hope we will see you all back at Waterslacks in the future.

Reviewed 5 August 2015

It is a stunning location, in the heart of the countryside. We had amazing communication with the owners. The barn itself has a big communal area with a kitchen, shower and toilet. My family used the barn and surrounding field to host a party, and...More

Date of stay: July 2015
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ren7415, VR Owner at Waterslacks Camping Barn, Fenns Farm Accommodation, Peak District, Manifold, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2015

Thank you for using Waterslacks Camping Barn as your party weekend base. Glad to hear you all had a great time and we hope to see you all again in the future.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Parking
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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How to get there
Key collection is from our house Fenns Farm, Wetton Road Butterton. Key safe situated at our side door, key code 1311. Arrival 3pm til 9pm depart. 11am Leave the A523 (leek to Ashbourne road) at Bottomhouse heading towards Longnor on the B5035. From the B5035, follow the signpost to Butterton. Carry on through the village, bearing left, following the signs for Manifold Valley. Turn right at Butterton Village Hall onto Wetton Road. Fenns Farm is the fourth property on the left. (ST137ST). You need to collect the key from Fenns Farm House, the barn is then further down the road (3/4mile) on the right, park in the parking area and walk down the track to the barn. What to bring – Essential •Sleeping bags •Camping mats or air beds •Stove (camping) •Utensils •Torch •£1 coins (for electric) When weather is cold,please bring warm clothing.
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