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Peak District National Park

Approved by Visit Britain as three star self catering accommodations

Blackclough

Farmhouse

Is the most ideal accommodation in Derbyshire, especially if you like walking in the Peak District, horse riding, biking and enjoying the fantastic views Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire have to offer.

Quarnford, Between Buxton Derbyshire and Leek - SK1 70TG

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
Sleeps five/six people, with an additional bed settee in living room.

Remote and high up on the moorlands of the stunning Peak District National Park, surrounded only by grazing sheep, Blackclough farmhouse accommodation offers the ideal opportunity to get away from it all and relax, enjoying WIFI, and mobile signals. Indulge in the wide ranging activities available locally, from enjoying the peak district trails, walking, running, climbing to pot-holing, mountain biking to road biking, bird watching, fossil hunting and far, far more. Built over 200 years ago from local stone, Blackclough is located within an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) which gives legal protection to the best sites for wildlife and geology in England. The adjacent Black Clough (clough =ravine) runs down to the River Dane at Three Shire Heads.

Blackclough Farmhouse has just undergone a full refurb with brand new luxury bathrooms, carpets, furniture and furnished with wood burning stoves, a plentiful supply of logs and coal and electric storeage heaters. The local shop/cafe at Flash Bar Stores has excellent food, web-cam and WIFI and The Knights Table, a traditional peak district pub is less than a mile away, with WIFI as well as great food and local beers!

Farmhouse Accommodation

Ground Floor

  • The attractively furnished living room with the relaxing log burning stove is carpeted and inviting, the window overlooking the fabulous valley, with the Roaches in the distance, and footpath to nearby Three Shires Head below. One of the three leather settees in the living room there are new carpets, flat screen TV, PS4, games and books at hand.
  • There is a television, video, stereo system.
  • The dining room table which is extendabele, with an electric fire, accommodates 10.
  • The kitchen is newly re-equipped with fitted units, dishwasher, electric hob and ovens, microwave, fridge/freezer, ice making machine and coffee machine. The saucepans and crockery are suitable for larger groups. The water is filtered, from a local spring on Axe Edge Moor - Buxton Water comes from the same Moor and many years ago, the local community would travel miles to collect water from nearby Penny Holes!
  • There is a newly fitted downstairs toilet and power shower - In the boot room there is a wewly fitted washing machine and dryer for your use

First floor

  • Black Clough Farmhouse has two spacious, carpeted bedrooms, both with fabulous views down the Dane Valley; the only sounds the river flowing in the valley below. One room has a comfortable kingsize bed, the other has three single beds. Both have good wardrobe capacity
  • The Bathroom is newly fitted to a high standard and has a bath, power shower and WC.

Blackclough Barn

4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Sleeps nine people.

Blackclough Barn is linked internally to the farmhouse and was renovated in order to provide ancillary accommodation to the house, whilst retaining many of the original features of one of oldest sheep farms in the locality. Built from local stone, quarried closeby, the walls hold the heat. The smaller upstairs bedroom with its original fireplace was probably the earliest part of Blackclough; the shepherd's accommodation above the livestock.

Barn Accommodation

Ground floor

  • Black Clough Barn has a spectacular, newly carpeted and spacious living room with its own effective log/coal burning stove, and wooden staircases up to the dramatic gallery, from which two of the bedrooms lead. There is a flat screen TV, and electric storage heaters throughout the Barn.
  • Off the living room is the smaller bedroom with two single beds, and a window. Maintaining the history of Blackclough, the original cattle hayrack has been retained internally on the stone wall.
  • The adjacent large kitchen/diner has the original stone flagged floors and is well equipped with fridge freezer, microwave, oven and dishwasher, ice maker, coffee machine, sandwhich toaster and a table and benches for 8 people. The modern units are retained at one end by the huge slab of local stone, a former cattle divider.
  • There is a newly fitted downstairs toilet and power shower.

The Link Room joining the Farmhouse has a heated boot room and main entrance for both the Farmhouse and the Barn with a shared washing machine and dryer and its own door/window looking out over the views below

First floor

  • Stairs from the living room lead up to the very large main bedroom with its magnificent Queens truss: this has a superking (6'6") bed with one single and a newly fitted ensuite.
  • Also leading off from the galleried corridor upstairs is a smaller bedroom with a double bed and two windows, one with a view of the Dane Valley and the other of the Axe Edge Moor behind. The original stone fireplace and lintel have been restored, though the room is now heated by an electric storage heater.

Outside area

Two large sycamore trees tower over Blackclough, the highest trees visible on the landscape from miles away.

The two sheltered outside tables with seating (cushions in shed) and a BBQ offers a unique, peaceful yet dramatic rural view of the Peak District, with Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire all in sight. It is less than a mile from the pack horse bridges of Three Shire Heads.

The shed, behind the house houses the BBQ and five mountain bikes so you can go mountain biking in the Peak District. They are available to rent and there is an outdoor hose for bike cleaning.

The well at the end of the property, was still being used into the 1940's for water supply and washing etch. In adjacent fields owned by Derby Estate, there's evidence of old coal mining shafts, exiting into the stream below. The actual Black Clough (Clough is the northern English word meaning narrow valley or ravine) is to the left, flowing down towards the River Dane.

Blackclough is located within an SSSI (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) which gives legal protection to the best sites for wildlife and geology in England. There are unique bird watching opportunities, flora include the cotton grass and vast areas of purple heather in August.