A Peak District holiday that won't cost the Earth


Top Eccles Barn provides self-catering accommodation for 4 people

The front door leads into the spacious entrance hall with oak stairs to the landings and bedrooms and across to the kitchen and lounge. There is plenty of space for coats, boots and pushchairs. With an extensive library of books and maps providing lots of inspiration for walks, cycle rides and other activities. A couple of comfy chairs provide the ideal space in which to plan your stay.


Beyond the hall is the well equipped hand made pine kitchen with Belfast sink, halogen hob, fan assisted oven, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and dishwasher (there is access to a large chest freezer outside). As well as everything else you are likely to need for cooking and eating, we also ensure that a good stock of many basic ingredients such as herbs, spices and condiments are always available and of course the herb and vegetable gardens are just outside. All appliances have been chosen for their energy efficiency.

Lounge and Dining Room

The lounge and dining room are warm and inviting and centered on the wood pellet stove, that heats both the underfloor heating and hot water. The dining area has a lovely round antique table and four chairs. There are stunning views from the lounge to the Goyt Valley beyond. The outdoor terrace and ornamental kitchen garden can be accessed directly from the lounge and provides more expansive views across the valley.
There is a TV with DVD, wind up radio, DAB radio/CD and an ever increasing collection of books, magazines, games and DVD’s. The work of local artists will often be on display. If you have small children a cot, high chair, fireguard/room divider and play pen are available.


The bedrooms are accessed via a split level galleried landing at the top of the stairs. Both bedrooms are en-suite with shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail. The rooms are spacious, light and airy with high ceilings and exposed beams and stonework. They both have radiators with thermostatic valves. The double room has a king size bed and the twin has two single beds. All towels and bed linen are provided for the duration of your visit. Bedroom carpets are from British wool.
Our self-catering accommodation has been thoughtfully designed to be suitable for families with children. Extra blankets are available.


To the front of the barn there are boot scrapes and an external tap. Secure bike storage is in the shed at the back of the barn. Outside the rear of the barn there is a very private south facing sun terrace and kitchen garden with table, parasol and chairs for when it is sunny and to enjoy the spectacular sunsets and entertainment provided by the alpacas.

 Those Little Extras.....

When booking a self catering holiday it is really useful to know what equipment to bring and what to leave at home. We want you to have a fabulous relaxing holiday so we supply the following at no extra cost to get you started.

  • Welcome hamper with 2 pints organic milk, fresh home-baked cake or biscuits, fruit, eggs and fresh flowers, preserves and a sample of our honey when available
  • Kitchen garden from which you can help yourself to seasonal organic fruit, veg and herbs
  • Kitchen essentials - dish cloths, eco friendly cleaning materials, dishwasher tablets, salt/pepper, herbs, oils and spices
  • A full range of equipment for children and babies including: high chair, play pen, travel cot (with pillow and blankets/fleeces) and a wide range of games, puzzles and other activities. Curtains with good blackout linings
  • Enough wood pellets for the duration of your stay and a fireguard around the stove
  • TV with integral DVD and a good selection of DVDs and CDs, a huge selection of books (including childrens, games and magazines
  • Wind-up radios and rechargeable torches
  • Quality duvets and and towels (hand and bath sheets), organic toiletries, hairdryers

 Please note, however, that we are unable to accept pets (apart from Guide Dogs)due to our very free ranging chickens.