About this property
Reached via a single farm track and boasting beautiful views over the owner's fields and beyond to Cheshire, Shropshire and the Welsh mountains, The Barn is a superb barn conversion resting just outside the centre of Compstall in Greater Manchester. This wonderful rural retreat can accommodate four guests and is ideal for a family or two couples seeking a base near to the Peak District National Park, being only around five miles away from the border. Once you've reached this idyllic escape, take in the views before heading inside this traditional building which still boasts the original, small arrow slit windows throughout. Take a left from the entrance hallway to find the inviting sitting room, complete with plush leather and tweed Chesterfield sofas to unwind on, a Smart TV and an electric woodburning stove-effect fire, perfect for cosy nights in. Pass the handy cloakroom in the hallway before heading into the kitchen/diner, a contemporary space where quality appliances can assist you in cooking up delicious meals, all to be enjoyed at the dining table which sits in view of the window. When the evening draws in, retire to one of the two beautiful bedrooms - The first is home to twin beds and a Smart TV, and benefits from a wonderful en-suite bathroom complete with subway wall tiles, decorative floor tiling and a roll-top bath to soak in, along with overhead and hand held showers. The second bedroom is equally as elegant and hosts a king-size bed and a Smart TV, served by a sleek en-suite shower room with a spacious enclosure and more stylish tiling, with both bedrooms offering zip/link beds so the layout can be made to suit your group. Enjoy relaxing outside on the patio furniture, admiring the luscious views of the fields with sheep and horses grazing, the perfect setting for alfresco dining or evening drinks. You will also find a secure bike store. The Barn lies around a mile from the centre of Compstall village where you can visit the local, The Andrew Arms, for a pint and some delicious pub grub, and pick up any essentials from the village store and Post Office combined, with a scattering of other local business too. The Etherow Country Park is practically on your doorstep, home to a nature reserve and a sailing club, with a café to stop in for a treat at following a ramble around the scenic green spaces. Pay a visit to the National Trust's Lyme Estate, once used as Mr Darcy's Pemberley in the TV adaption of 'Pride and Prejudice', this imposing house and large 1300-acre estate with a deer park is well worth a visit. Enjoy an endless choice of wonderful walks in the Peak District, hiking up the scenic Kinder Scout where waterfalls await, taking in the far-reaching vistas from the top of Lantern Pike, or climbing to the top of Bleaklow to visit the aircraft wreckage memorial. Explore the Longdendale Trail which runs along four reservoirs affording wonderful waterside views, with wildlife to spot along the way including the mountain hare and short-eared owl, it forms an important section of the Trans Pennine Trail. Just an easy car or train journey away is the bustling city of Manchester where you can look forward to all manner of amusements and attractions, from museums and art galleries, to concerts and events, not to mention the array of fine dining and lively nightlife, there's something for everyone in this welcoming city. Spend quality time with your loved ones near the Peak District at The Barn.