Luxury Converted Barn with Amazing Views

Starting life as a working Cattle Shed, this former agricultural building has been cleverly converted into a sophisticated dwelling for large groups. With a total of 11 beautiful bedrooms all en suite, The Cattle Shed is perfect for 22 adult guests but if you are a family group with children and happy sharing the larger bedrooms with your children in the room you can sleep a couple more (if agreed at the time of booking).

Perched high on a hillside, this unique architect-designed luxury self-catering property enjoys amazing vistas with floor to ceiling bi-fold glass doors/windows taking full advantage of the fine Peak District views across the valley towards the stunning rugged Froggatt Edge and The River Derwent which runs below.

The property sits just outside the village of Grindleford (a 10 min stroll) which is well served with a train station, two pubs, café (great for breakfast before a walk to Padley Gorge) and village shop. You are close to Hathersage, Eyam, Chatsworth, Longshaw Estate and the dramatic edges of Froggatt, Curbar and Baslow.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

With a total of eleven beautiful bedrooms all en suite, The Cattle Shed is perfect for 22 adult guests but if you are a family group with children and happy sharing the larger bedrooms with your children in the room you can sleep a couple more (if agreed at the time of booking) .

First Floor bedrooms to the front all enjoy uninterrupted views towards Froggatt Edge and the River Derwent.

  • Bed 1 – super king beds can be twins or double. En suite with walk in shower.
  • Bed 2 – super king beds can be twins or double. En suite with walk in shower.
  • Bed 3 – super king beds can be twins or double. En suite with walk in shower.
  • Bed 4 – super king beds can be twins or double. En suite with walk in shower.
  • Bed 5 – super king beds can be twins or double. En suite with walk in shower.
  • Bed 6 – super king beds can be twins or double. En suite with walk in shower.
  • Bed 7 – super king beds can be twins or double. En suite with walk in shower.
  • First floor rooms to the rear have access to a lovely flagged terrace
  • Bed 8 – king size double bed and a separate full size set of bunk beds. En suite bathroom with shower over bath.
  • Bed 9 – super king beds can be twins or double. En suite with walk in shower.
  • Bed 10 – super king beds can be twins or double. En suite with shower over bath.
  • Ground Floor Bed 11 – super king beds can be twins or double. En suite with wet room (this room is ideal for less able guests who perhaps struggle with stairs)

Cooking and Dining

A brand new  handmade fitted kitchen with fresh painted finish has been installed yet with all the practical aspects of cooking and catering for a large group taken care of!

There is a range double cooker and an additional separate oven, microwave, American style double fridge with ice maker, freezer, 2 dishwashers and a plentiful supply of pots, pans and crockery/utensils/glassware and all the other items essential for making your stay comfortable and more importantly easy.

Fabulous open plan lounge and dining room with stunning panoramic views and two sets of bi-fold doors leading out on to the terrace, a wonderful space for those special celebrations. The dining space will be able to comfortably seat 22 Guests (and a couple more little ones!).

As the property is so well equipped, you can totally self cater or treat yourselves  and book one of our many highly recommended outside catering contacts.

Living Areas

Open Plan Living Space: To one end, there is a feature stone fire place with log burning stove and large sofas to relax and unwind in.

Separate TV Lounge: wall mounted 55”flat screen smart TV, perfect for those wanting to watch TV with lots of comfy leather sofas to laze around on.

You can enjoy sitting at your own bar and admire the views from the comfort of the stools. Stock as you wish in the double fronted wine/bottle fridge, ice buckets and plenty of glassware.

Availability & Price

At Peak Venues, we understand how tricky it can be organising large group holidays, each and every booking has unique requirements and deserves individual attention. For this very reason, we choose not to offer on line booking. Our prices and availability are upon request via email or phone (we answer emails 7 days a week!). We know our properties inside and out and can offer advice to make sure you are booking the perfect venue so contact direct with our sales team makes sure that you get the information that you need to ensure a fantastic stay. Please contact us for more details.

What People Are Saying

We had a great stay at The Cattle Shed - everyone was bowled over by how fabulous the property was! It was just a shame we couldn't have stayed longer to take full advantage of all the things to do in the area.

Best, Sep 2017

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How To Find The Cattle Shed

The address of The Cattle Shed is

Stoke Farm, Main Road (B6001), Grindleford, Hope Valley, S32 2HW

Approx GPS coordinates of the property are: 53.288051,-1.642040The postcode takes you to a different location nearby so please use the directions!

Directions to The Cattle Shed by car from Grindleford (approx. 1 minute):

Directions to The Cattle Shed by car from Baslow (approx. 7 minutes):

Directions to The Cattle Shed by car from Bakewell (approx. 15 minutes):

Directions to The Cattle Shed by car from Buxton (approx. 30 minutes):


The following comments are taken from the guestbook we keep for The Cattle Shed. Verbatim.

The stay at the cattle shed was wonderful, everything was first class.

Doherty, Oct 2017

We had a great stay at The Cattle Shed - everyone was bowled over by how fabulous the property was! It was just a shame we couldn't have stayed longer to take full advantage of all the things to do in the area.

Best, Sep 2017

We had a fabulous time, the venue was superb

Cheese, Jun 2017

Many thanks. We had a lovely time.

Dalgleish, May 2017

We had a wonderful stay at The Cattleshed

Lloyd-Wilkinson, Apr 2017

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The Finer Details

What to Expect at the Cattle Shed

A basic weekend supply of the following (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):

  • Hand soap
  • Shower Gel
  • Loo rolls
  • Bin bags
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film & kitchen foil
  • 5 x dishwasher tablets
  • 2 x tea towels
  • 1 x dish cloth
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Store cupboard essentials – a basic supply of tea, coffee, sugar and salt and pepper.
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Ubiquiti Wi-Fi throughout the building, fibre broadband and good mobile coverage in the area

Useful Information

  • 3 x travel cot (if requested)
  • 3 x high chairs (if requested)
  • 2 x Hair dryers
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - Bath towel for each guest & hand towels in the bathrooms
  •  Iron & ironing board and indoor clothes drying rack.
  • Hoover and mop
  • Washing machine and separate tumble dryer
  •  1 x Log burners (located in the main lounge/dining area) - 1 x complimentary basket of logs per supplied upon arrival. Due to health and safety we cannot supply fire lighters or matches so please bring your own.
  • 1 x Bose Bluetooth speaker located in the lounge/dining area
  • 2 x 55” smart TVs located in the property, both of which have freesat. One is located in the main lounge/dining area and one in the separate TV room
  • All TV’S have HDMI facility, but guests do need to bring their own HDMI cable.
  • There is a 16m games room located in a separate barn on site a few metres from the main house with pool table, table football and table tennis. There is also a further drinks fridge and Bluetooth speaker located in the games room. If pre –arranged a space can be cleared for yoga, a meeting space etc.
  •  A selection of games
  • On line deliveries welcome but please make sure that you have booked the slot to arrive after you have checked in as there are no staff on site to accept your delivery. Location and address is on the directions page.
  • There is underfloor heating throughout the building which is zoned for each individual room
  • Towel rails in all the bathrooms timed to come on twice a day
  • Fully integrated fire alarm, burglar alarm system and emergency lighting


  • Large oil drum BBQ – please bring your own charcoal
  • Large decked area with outdoor seating for 24
  • Secure bike storage and outside tap to hose down your muddy bikes
  • There is automatic outdoor lighting to the terrace and decked areas and the main courtyard
  • Fire pit (please supply own logs)

Cooking and Dining

For any kitchen items that are absolutely vital for your stay, please check with us before your visit to ensure that they are at the property (as things do sometimes get broken).

  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • Range cooker with 2 electric ovens and 6 gas burner hob, separate single oven with grill
  • Integrated combination microwave/grill
  • American fridge freezer, separate tall fridge in kitchen
  • 2 x Double toaster
  • 3 x 16 cup cafetieres
  • 2x Kettle
  • 2 x Dishwasher
  • Kitchen scales
  • Breakfast bar with 4 stools
  • 2 x 8’ long refectory tables plus 4 extension leaves (if requested), 16 dining chairs plus 2 x 5 seater benches in the dining room, further chairs are located throughout the property if required. Comfortable dining for 24 guests can be achieved with various layouts on 2 separate tables
  • Separate bar in the main lounge area with double fronted wine/bottle fridge, glassware and 4 bar stools

You Should Know

  • No pets are allowed at the Cattle Shed
  • No fireworks due to nearby live stock
  • In order to maintain the standard of accommodation for future visitors we respectfully ask guests not to wear outdoor footwear within the main building so don’t forget your slippers!
  • Wifi – we provide free wifi however as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there can be intermittent wifi signal that is beyond our control, we also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee wifi if there are technical issues out of our control.


  • The postcode is S32 2HW - Important please check directions page as the post code does not take you directly to the property
  • On the outskirts of the village of Grindleford which has a community village shop, a hotel, a pub and hardcourt football and tennis courts. Nearest cash point and post office is approx. 1.5 miles at White’s of Calver where there’s also a very well stocked mini market and garage
  • Further shops, cafes and pubs in the nearby villages of Hathersage/Eyam/Calver/Froggatt.
  • Outdoor heated pool at Hathersage
  • Close to Chatsworth and Bakewell
  • Parking for 11 cars

Booking and Payment Process

  • We ask for a 25% deposit to confirm a booking
  • The balance is due 12 weeks prior to arrival
  • Full payment is due upon booking if it is booked with 12 weeks prior to arrival
  • A cautionary damage deposit of £500 is held and returned after your stay

Arrival and Departure

  • Check in 3pm
  • Check out is by 10am prompt

Practical Information

Online Supermarket Delivery

For ease, lots of our guests organise a pre-ordered shopping delivery. You are very welcome to organise this however, please do make sure you have arrange the delivery time slot to arrive after you have checked in, as we are unable to accept it on your behalf (as the property is let as exclusive use there is are no Peak Venus staff on site).

Alternative Local Super Market Delivery

Keep it local! This is a brilliant alternative to the supermarkets Sauced Here. Our guests often ask for recommendations for local farm shops and butchers for the all-important celebration meals. Sauced Here has similar functionality to an on line supermarket but is only stocked by local suppliers in the Peak District - order your wine, meat, vegetables, dairy and so much more with a

choice of over a thousand products and at very reasonable prices. It's a great service which delivers straight to your holiday cottage or you can click and collect at a local pick up point.It's a great service which delivers straight to your holiday cottage or you can click and collect at a local pick up point. Click here for a link to Sauced Here

Nearest Amenities

The Grindleford community shop is located in St Helen's Church Vestry in Grindleford, this community ship ran by volunteers is open 7 days a week (Mon –Sat 9am-5pm and Sunday 12noon -4pm) is a great place to pick up any essential items as well as locally sourced items.

Just a short drive up the road there is a farm shop-style Spar store at the cross roads in Calver and the nearest supermarket is located in Bakewell.

Our Favourite Places to Eat Near to Cattle Shed

Country Pubs


  • Maazi Indian Restaurant, Hathersage -Brilliant Indian restaurant located in the centre of Hathersage, they also do take-aways and outside catering.
  • The Bridge Inn, Calver - Serves great Spanish tapas.
  • Rowley’s, Baslow - A contemporary restaurant serving locally sourced modern European dishes.
  • The Merchant’s Yard, Tideswell - a stylish restaurant with a private dining area for large groups. Also a lovely setting for afternoon tea and the cocktails are a must!
  • Charlie’s Bistro, Baslow - Lovely little bistro in the centre of Baslow, advisable to book ahead.
  • Curry Cottage at Lovers Leap, Stoney Middleton - Restaurant and take-away.


  • Grindleford Station Café, Grindleford - Traditional style café with huge portions, popular with walkers.
  • Hathersage Social Club, Hathersage - A great café that also hosts special food evenings and can also be hired for private parties.
  • David Mellor Design Café, Hathersage - Incorporated in the David Mellor museum and shop is this wonderfully designed café offering speciality teas and homemade cakes.

  • Colemans Deli, Hathersage - Great place to grab and sandwich and a coffee.
  • Village Green Cafe, Eyam - Lovely little café serving lunch and snacks as well as great homemade cakes.
  • Eyam Tea Rooms, Eyam - Quaint tea room and ice cream parlour.

Afternoon Tea – here are just a few recommendations to tempt you:

Fresh Delivered Meals & Take Aways

  • Sauced Here - fantastic selection of home made prepared meals from local chef/cooks - great for large groups. They also provide a full basket of groceries from local producers that can replace a supermarket delivery.
  • Scoff - Delicious, home-cooked food, delivered to you in the Peak District.
  • Hope Valley Pizza Co - A take away pizza company in the nearby Hope Valley.
  • Tollbar Fish and Chip Shop - Great fish and chip takeway in the nearby village of Stoney Middleton.
  • Bradwell Fisheries, Bradwell - Traditional fish and chip shop take-away in Bradwell.
  • The Pizza Merchant - Take away pizza with free delivery within 10 minutes of Tideswell.
  • Maazi- Sumptuous Indian meal or buffet delivered to your door. Numerous catering options and can also provide waiting on staff and even take away the washing up.
  • Curry Cottage at Lovers Leap, Stoney Middleton - Indian take-way in the nearby village of Stoney Middleton

Our Top 5 Places to Visit Near the Cattle Shed

1.Walk through Padley Gorge

Near to the property is one of Peak District’s prettiest walks along Padley Gorge which is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest for its plant and wildlife. The walk is just under 4 miles and starts at the nearby Grindleford station and involves walking through Padley Gorge as well as visiting the Longshaw Estate, which itself makes for a great day out. The Gorge is really fantastic place for the children of all ages, with the gently trickling Burbage Brook at the top of the Gorge, creating wonderful areas for paddling and picnics in a safe environment.

Click here for a link to details of Padley Gorge .

2. Visit Castleton and its famous caverns

Castleton is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to the Peak District, it has an array of natural and historical features both above and below ground, and is surrounded by superb walking country. High above the village stand the imposing ruins of Peveril Castle. To the west of Castleton lies Mam Tor offering amazing views and fantastic walking on the ridge. Castleton is most well-known for its four caves, each offering a different experience to the visitor, Peak Cavern, Speedwell Cavern, Treak Cliff Cavern and Blue John Mine. The caverns are a great activity for kids and when the weather does not cooperate for outdoor activities.

Click here for a link to Castleton and the Caves.

3. Eyam – The Plague Village

Close to Grindleford is the village of Eyam, famously known as the plague village. The village was unique in its response to the outbreak of plague in 1665 as the village placed itself in voluntary quarantine. Eyam museum is great to place to find out more about the plague story and the history of village, there is also Eyam Hall, built in 1676 in a Jacobean style. The house is open to visitors (please check the National Trust website for opening hours) and next door there a small craft centre, which is also worth a visit. There are many great walks around the village and it is lovely just to wander around as many of the buildings also have plaques giving details of their history and the part their inhabitants played in the Plague saga, notably the Plague Cottages where the outbreak began.

Click here for a link to Eyam Museum or Eyam Hall.

4.Walk/Climb the Edges!

Baslow, Curbar and Froggatt Edges are only a short drive away and offer a spectacular walking route where you can view both the Dark and White Peaks. These three gritstone edges are part an almost continuous line of cliffs running from Stanage Edge down to Birchen Edge at the southern end. These Edges once famous for millstones, are now known as great places to rock climb. There over 200 rock-climbing routes on Curbar Edge alone, making the edges a mecca for walkers and climbers alike. For walkers Baslow Edge also offers interesting features including a memorial to the Duke of Wellington, a giant rock called the Eagle Stone which in years gone by the young men of Baslow used it to show off their prowess and fitness for marriage by climbing to the top and even some resident Highland cows. There are many different routes, some circular, some linear around the edges and also different staring/finishing points.

Click here for a link to a nice circular a walking route which also includes walking along the river Derwent .

5.Chatsworth House and Park

No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth House. At Chatsworth there is something to do for every member of the family. The Farmyard and Adventure playground is a brilliant day out for children of all ages - with animal handling, milking demonstrations and daily activities, plus a woodland adventure playground with slides, trampolines and more! Then there is obviously the house itself, steeped with history it’s one of Britain’s greatest stately homes and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family.

Click here for a link to Chatsworth House and Park.