Star BarnSleeps 6
In heart of the village of Taddington is this creatively renovated cottage which is steeped in history set in a row of three. Conveniently placed between Bakewell and Buxton it provides a great base for discovering the White Peak area of the Peak District.
Beautiful Cottage in the Village of Taddington Near Buxton and Bakewell.
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 en suite bathrooms
- Sleeps 4 (max 6 with use of bunk beds)
- Dog Friendly
- From the outside these are an attractive row of three deceptively spacious traditional Derbyshire stone cottages. Yet from the inside they have been transformed.
- The three attached cottages offer a wealth of character and charm plus a fascinating history. Star House (situated in the middle) was a former public house called ‘The Star’ and in 1750 the smaller cottage was the villages ‘Oddfellows Meeting Room’.
- Relax & unwind whilst soaking up the ambience of your very own country retreat in the beautiful Peak District.
- Perfectly placed between Buxton and Bakewell with amazing walks from your doorstep!
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
There are two fabulous bedrooms and can be set up as either doubles or twins so you can pick and choose your layout to suit.
- Star Barn (sleeps 4 adults or 6 as a family with children)
- Beds will be made up as doubles unless otherwise requested at time of booking.
- Your beds are made up for your arrival and for added comfort we provide each guest with fresh towels, hand soap and shower gel.
Please click here for the floorplans of the property.
Cooking and Dining
Star Barn features a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances and plenty of equipment to cook and prepare your meals. The spacious open plan setting makes it a great space to chat with family and friends at the dining table whilst the cook gets busy!
Please click here for the finer details of what to expect at the property.
With a feel of traditional country charm, the tastefully decorated open plan lounge is great to relax and unwind after a day exploring. Featuring a cosy log burner which is perfect for those cooler evenings. A 40 inch flat screen TV and DVD player are perfect for movie night and there is WiFi throughout the cottage.
Please click here for the floorplans of the property.
Garden and Outside Space
Star barn is one of the end cottages and features a private gravelled area to the rear with parking for 3 cars.
A picnic table and benches for 6 is also available for alfresco dining or to sit and watch the world go by.
The owner resides in a detached house on site giving you the assurance that assistance is close by if needed but still affording you privacy to enjoy your stay.
The Peak District and The Surrounding Area
Taddington itself is very well located and sits midway between the popular market town of Bakewell and the historic spa town of Buxton and is set in some glorious Peakland scenery. From your door step you can walk a spectacular variety of scenic routes including the Limestone Way which passes right through the village.
Nearby are some beautiful dales and grassy hilltops with spectacular panoramic views. You are a very short drive or cycle to the Monsal Trail – you can hire bikes here at Blackwell Cycle hire and even abseil from the viaduct at Millers Dale.
Around the surrounding area, you will find the Blue John Caverns, The Tissington and High Peak Trails, The Goyt Valley, Dovedale, Chatsworth House, Tissington and Haddon Hall all of these are within an easy drive. Alton Towers is within a 25 minute drive too.
It's a perfect retreat for all family and friends reunions.
Click here for our recommendations to help you plan your stay.
How To Find Us
The address of Star Barn is:
4, Main Road Taddington Buxton Derbyshire SK17 9TU
Approx. GPS coordinates of the property are 53.236572, -1.788391
Directions to Star Barn by car from Bakewell (approx. 10 mins):
- Follow signs to the A6 (Buxton Road)- continue along this for 4.8 miles
- Immediately the speed limit changes from 50 to national speed limit and the road turns into a dual-carriage way, there is a left hand turn onto ‘main road’ (often there is a sign for The Queen’s Arms)
- Follow the road for 0.8 miles (continuing past the Queen’s Arms on your right hand-side)
- There will be a red telephone box on your left hand-side and The Star is immediately after on your right
- The entrance to the carpark is just after the property on your right (just before the entrance to the churchyard)
- You have arrived at Star Barn!
- Follow signs to the A6- continue along this for 5.5 miles
- You will go past a left turn to Priestcliffe and a bus stop on your left hand side. Just after the bus stop there will be a sign with Taddington signposted. There are two turnings shown on the sign, make sure you take the second one signposted ‘Taddington’ as this will make sure you are on Main Road not School Lane.
- Once you have turned right onto Main Road, follow the road for 0.4 miles
- There is a churchyard on your left hand-side
- The entrance to Star Barn car park is immediately after the churchyard entrance on your left (if you reach a red telephone box on your right hand-side you have gone too far!)
- You have arrived at The Star!
Directions to The Star by car from Buxton (approx. 15 minutes):
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Your Stay At Star Barn
Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby
- The Queens Arms - Old traditional village pub, a 5 minute walk from the property.
- Royal Oak, Hurdlow –Just 5 miles away our very own award winning pub offer open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great home-made pub food’. Booking advised.
- The Church Inn, Chelmorton - Traditional village pub serving hearty meals.
- The Bull’s Head, Monyash - A traditional pub located in the heart of Monyash, serving good pub food. Popular with families and walkers.
- The Manners, Bakewell - Great local Chef has returned to his roots to provide excellent food in the heart of Bakewell. Family friendly Beer Garden.
- The Bull, Ashford in the Water - Traditional Robinson's small character pub serving great food in a lovely Derbyshire village with the River Wye flowing through the heart of it.
- The Packhorse, Little Longstone - Lovely historic character features in this compact pub – promotes itself with ‘Walkers and Muddy boots welcome.’
- The White Lion, Great Longstone - Recently refurbished gastro pub situated in the pretty village of Great Longstone.
- Simply Thai, Buxton - Great local Thai restaurant located in the centre of town – booking is definitely recommended.
- Taj Mahal, Buxton - Excellent curry house in Buxton.
- Pizza Express, Buxton -Well known pizza chain in a great location for town and the Opera House – kid friendly.
- St. Moritz Restaurant, Buxton - Swiss and Italian cuisine, great pasta dishes and also has a excellent pre- theatre menu.
- Indian Palace, Buxton - Great Indian restaurant in the centre of Buxton
- Lone Star, Buxton - Mexican/American cuisine, known for their large portions.
- Columbine, Buxton - Small privately run restaurant, perfect for a special occasion.
- The Woodyard, Bakewell - Great location by the river in Bakewell for a family friendly Restaurant – Serves both lunch and dinner.
- PieDaniels, Bakewell- A fine French restaurant and cafe bar in the heart of Bakewell offering a selection of fine French & English cuisine.
- Juniper, Bakewell - Gin bar with a great pizza menu in the centre of Bakewell. They also do take-away pizza.
- 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!
- Upstairs at Charlotte's Cafe, Buxton- vintage style bright cafe serving breakfast, lunch and locally sourced food. Fully licensed. Outdoor roof terrace and downstairs chocolate shop!
- No 6 The Square, Buxton - Relax and enjoy morning coffee, light meals or a traditional English afternoon tea in the elegant surroundings of No. 6 The Square.
- Hassop Station Café & Bookshop - A new family friendly cafe with outdoor covered seating and play, with a focus on food, family & fresh air. Enjoy brunch, lunch or afternoon tea on the terrace on the renown Monsal Trail or in the newly refurbished station building.
- The Old Smithy Café, Monyash - Rustic! Famous for its breakfast featured in the Top 50 Breakfast Book in the country. Character décor, open year round – walkers and bikers welcome. Also serves lunch daily with dinner on certain days.
- Lavender Tea Rooms, Bakewell - A lovely quaint tea room, hidden in the corner of Hebden court, the charming décor includes vintage memorabilia and there’s outside seating in the sheltered courtyard. A great place for afternoon tea.
- The Bean and Bag, Bakewell - Family run café in the heart of Bakewell offering locally sourced freshly prepared meals, cakes and scones.
- The Upstairs Café, Bakewell - A nice child –friendly café located in the centre of Bakewell.
Fresh Delivered Meals and 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
- Simply Thai
- Pizza Express
- Taj Mahal
- Khomkhai Thai Cuisine
- Indian Palace
- The Great Panda Restaurant (Chinese)
- 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.
- The Pizza Merchant- Take away pizza with free delivery within 10 minutes of Tideswell.
Our Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby
1. Cycle or walk the Monsal Trail
With the Monsal Trail so close by it would be rude not to take the opportunity to cycle/walk along this old Midland Railway line which runs from Bakewell right up to Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale. The trail offers 8.5 miles of traffic free and mud free cycling/walking and with the recently reopened tunnels offers one of the most spectacular leisure routes in Britain for cycling, walking and horse riding. The nearest cycle hire to the property is at Blackwell Mill and you can also hire bikes at Hassop station which is great place to stop for a bite to eat or for a coffee and nice piece of homemade cake! There is also a lovely little gift shop and book shop and a children’s play area. If walking it also worth leaving the trail and dropping down in to Monsal Dale itself to enjoy walking along down by the river.
2. Spend a day exploring the historic market town of Bakewell
Bakewell is the largest town within the Peak District National Park and is a hub of activity. Market day is on a Monday and as well as a large range of stalls there is also an agricultural market which is definitely worth a look around as it offers a great insight todays farming community. The town also hosts a craft and gift fair every weekend in Brigade town hall. The Bakewell Old House Museum occupies one of the oldest buildings in Bakewell and dates back to 1543, it provides a fascinating glimpse into the towns past and is very interesting and informative with lots to appeal to all ages.Obviously no trip to Bakewell would be complete without sampling an original Bakewell pudding. The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop claims to have the old the original recipe and still makes the puddings by hand from the secret recipe.
Click here for a link to further information on Bakewell.
3. Take a tour around the Thornbridge Brewery
This award winning brewery is not far from the property and for any real ale lover taking a tour of this state-of-the art brewery is not to be missed. Tours take place very Wednesday and Friday at 3pm, booking is advisable. Also if you are lucky enough to be staying with us in the last week of the month, the brewery holds two socials on the last Wednesday (5-9pm) and the last Saturday (12-8pm) of each month. They generally have a range of 10 cask and keg Thornbridge beers, including Thornbridge favourites and also some of their rarer beers. They also run brewery tours on these socials at 6 and 7pm on the Wednesday and 3 and 5pm on the Saturday, again booking is advisable.
Click here for further information on Thornbridge Brewery
4. The spa town of Buxton
The spa town of Buxton can really offer something for everyone; enjoy a stroll around the pretty Pavilion gardens. The kids can enjoythe playground areas or you might choose to go for a swim at the recent refurbished swimming pool. The more adventurous may want to try out ‘Go Ape’ the treetop adventure course, for those without a head for heights a visit to Poole’s Cavern is fascinating, and it’s a great activity especially for kids when the weather does not cooperate for outdoor activities. For theatre lovers, seeing a show in the intimate Buxton Opera House is a must, and for the shopaholics the pretty Cavendish Arcade has a range of lovely little boutique shops. Lovers of real ale will enjoy visiting Buxton Tap House, which is Buxton’s own brewery pub serving its very own ales and bitters.
Click here for further information on Buxton
5. Chatsworth House and Park
No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth Estate. There really is something to do for every member of the family - The Farmyard and Adventure playground, the magnificent house and the gardens which are equally as impressive as the house, with the maze, the garden trails, and the famous water cascade to keep the little ones occupied.
Click here for a link to Chatsworth House and Park
What To Expect At Star Barn
A basic weekend supply of the following essentials are supplied in each property (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):
- Anti bacterial hand wash
- Washing up liquid
- Kitchen roll, cling film, kitchen foil
- 5 x dishwasher tablets
- Tea towels
- Dish cloth and pan scrubber
- Basic cleaning materials
- Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
- Wifi is available in all properties.
- The owners do live in a private detached dwelling on site
- 1 x high chair (if requested)
- Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
- Fresh towels - bath towel & hand towel for each guest
- Log burner in the main lounge- 1 x complimentary basket of logs supplied upon arrival (due to health and safety we cannot supply fire lighters or matches so please bring your own).
- 1 x 40-inch flat screen TV located in the open plan lounge (with DVD player, HDMI compatible)
- 1 x Hair dryer
- Iron & ironing board
- Combination washing machine and tumble dryer
- Wifi is available in all properties
Cooking and Dining
Any kitchen items that are absolutely vital for your stay, please check with us before your visit to ensure that it is at the property (as things do sometimes get broken).
- Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
- 1 x Microwave
- 1 x Kitchen scales
- 1 x Bosch electric fan assisted oven with 1 x ceramic electric hob
- 1 x Full height fridge freezer
- 1 x Double toaster
- 1 x Cafetiere
- 1 x Kettle
- 1 x Blender
- 2 x Dishwasher
- 1 x Dining table and chairs for 6 guests
- BBQ – available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment.
- Picnic benches for outdoor seating
- Really near to the Tissington and High Peak Trail, so bikes are a must!
- Gravel area to the rear with parking for 3 cars and seating area.
You Should Know
- Please note that we are dog friendly at this property however there are livestock in the surrounding fields so dogs must be kept under control at all times, please note they must not be left unattended as the garden is surrounded by a low level stone wall with livestock in the fields beyond. For your information, a maximum of one dog is allowed on site if pre-arranged - you will be expected to keep it out of the bedrooms and off the soft furnishings. We do charge £20 per dog for the duration of your stay. Please see our dog policy for further details.
- No fireworks due to nearby live stock
- The cottages are individual dwellings with a shared garden. There are no internal interconnecting doors between the cottages.
- Noise Policy - due to the quiet village location, late night noise must be confined to inside the building by 10pm. Neighbours are in close proximity.
- 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 SK17 9TU- further details can be found on the directions page
- The nearest towns are Bakewell or Buxton
- Nearest shop would be Morrisons in Buxton or the village shop in Ashford in the water
- Private parking
- Nearest pub is The Queens Arms in the village
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 £400 is held and returned after your stay
- Click here for a full description of how to make a booking
Shopping Delivery Information
For ease, lots of our guests pre-ordered a shopping delivery. You are very welcome to organise this however, please do make sure you have arranged 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 are no Peak Venues staff on site).
Local Shopping Delivery From Local Producers - Sauced Here
Keep it local! Our guests often ask for recommendations for local farm shops and butchers for the all-important celebration meals and this is a brilliant and very easy service. 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 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.