Troutsdale Farm Luxury Barn Holiday Cottages... "a special place to stay"
Troutsdale Farm Luxury Barn Holiday Cottages... "a special place to stay"

About Us - our family home .....

Welcome... Troutsdale Farm has been our much loved family home and farm since we first moved here when we started our married life and farm partnership over 40 years ago. We love where we live, the countryside scenery is fantastic .. and so with our little project we invite you to come and stay with us in our holiday cottages.



In 2007 we started on our 'little project' to convert 2 of the 4 beautiful sandstone and gritstone buildings which date back to the early 18th Century in the farmyard courtyard.

We were keen not to lose the Agricultural Heritage and itegrity of these beautiful buildings else the history is lost forever - and so a very careful restoration and conversion started  - resulting in a unique and beautiful place to stay - and which many people comment as they first walk through the door "it just feels right"



This started off as simply trying to support local farming industry and local community, sourcing natural products that we just natually ended up doing when we cut our own trees down to replace timbers - and so it just grew - to then include renewable form of energy heating with the geothermal ground source heat pump which does the warm and cosy underfloor heating, to the solar panels which provide the hot water, to the rainwater harvesting system.


The greener features of the barn are carefully incorporated so that you hardly know they are there and require no expertise or knowledge. 

  • Central heating comes from the ground source heat pump and solar panels. 
  • Rainwater harvesting system works for all grey water. .
  • Timbers replaced in the conversions were cut from local woods, and we have planted 20 acres of new woodland. 
  • The traditional lime plastered walls are painted in Earthbourne natural Clay paint,
  • The windows are all made from wood and painted with organic linseed oil paints,
  • Sheepswool insulation is used throughout the building
  • Natural clay aggregate forms the floor insulation in the lime-crete floor which incorportes the cosy underfloor heating.
  • There are 4 herb borders from which guests can enjoy and pick their own herbs.




Further details on our conversion can be seen here - including a picture gallery of the work that was done - its lovely to see the 'before' and 'after' photos!



We did not set out to win awards - the most important thing to us was to create somewhere lovely for family and friends to stay, somewhere that we would like to stay ourselves, where comfort, cleanliness and attention to detail are important -  but we are very proud of the awards that we have won - all of which took us by surprise.  More details can be seen here...


Treat Mum in March - she is worth it!

For any remaining March breaks we will include cream tea on arrival - so you can just arrive and treat mum - you'll just need to put the kettle on for her! (Please request when booking).


The family can book the cottage, includes all beds made up for arrival, 2 towels each, basics like tea, coffee sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, bin liners, etc etc - all the things that mums 'have to think about' when going away!!.......... so the family can just book the cottage for a treat and mum just has to pack a few clothes!!


We have got lovely panoramic views over Peak District countryside, doorstep walks, some great local pubs to take her out for a bit of lunch, cosy log fire to return to (with basket of logs included), a local pub will even delivery takeaway off the 'specials board', and we also have a private chef that will come in and cook as well. Oh.... and major supermarkets will do a food delivery also .... so she does not even have to think of that!!


Just trying to make it easier for a family treat mum getaway!!


Contact us

Troutsdale Farm

Springbank Wood


Blackshaw Moor

Leek ST13 8TJ


Tel 01538 300101


To make a reservation now, you can also use our online form.

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Click below for LATEST NEWS & OFFERS  from Troutsdale Farm and the Leek area.


Old Shire Stables Cottage Special Rates - SAVE 10% on selected remaining March 2018 dates ..... or save 20% for just 2 people sharing 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom 

* Go underground with a cavern walk *Cycle along the traffic free Manifold Track *Take a walk in the glorious Peak District *Enjoy 'lambing live' with us on the farm! * Eat out at good local pubs * Enjoy the nearby Spa *Get cosy with our real log fire .... *Spend time with family and friends ... 


EASTER AT TROUTSDALE FARM We are 'Lambing Live' from the end of February/March and Aprill!

Hopefully lots of lovely lambs skipping round for our guests to enjoy in MARCH/APRIL/MAY/JUNE - come and meet the flock and the new arrivals - very welcome to try your hand at bottle feeding!!

Many of you have already met 'Evie & her flock' - dont forget if you can't make it this year you can keep upto date with what's happening on her Facebook page 'Evie's flock at Troutsdale Farm'

SUMMER HOLIDAYS at Troutsdale Farm! Family BBQ's, glorious Peak District views ... AND an area with so much to do - keep everyone entertained - Get together with family and friends in this lovely part of the Peak District ..... and explore....

- Check our live availability calendar for both cottages

- We can accommodate week breaks, weekend breaks and midweek breaks.

- There really is so much to see and do in this lovely area to keep all the family entertained - see our 'out and about' page

Various MIDWEEK BREAKS available - Not tied to school hols or working week? - Checkout our excellent midweek break rates (with 4 nights for the price of 3)  


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"We very much enjoyed our stay. The cottage is so very comfortable, with lovely views. The welcoming sponge cake was very much appreciated. This is our second stay and we will be back again next year"


"Lovely cottage, lovely area, lovely holiday!  Thank you"


Find out what our guests say about us in our guestbook



CHECK OUT THE LOVELY LOCAL COUNTRYSIDE HERE IN THIS VIDEO... (can be enlarged once you start to play)

Harvesting Video at Troutsdale Farm ...

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