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...

Contact us

Troutsdale Farm

Springbank Wood


Blackshaw Moor

Leek ST13 8TJ


Tel 01538 300101


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CHRISTMAS - We have just had a cancellation for Old Shire Stables Cottage - it will be decorated for Christmas including a real decorated Christmas tree, a basket of logs for a cosy log fire and freshly baked mince pies on arrival




Both Cottages available - sleeps 6/8 and 10 (total of 18).

Special Breaks throughout November & December .... ideal for family or friends get-together ... if you can't just manage it over the Christmas period - with our lovely large tables to all sit around. 

Include a little bit Christmas Shopping in the Peak District!  Buxton Spa Town, Leek's historic market town, Pottery bargins at Emma Bridgewater Factory,Chatsworth House Nativity, or medieval festivities at Haddon Hall, see Santa on a steam train ...... independent local shopping, farmers markets, festive events and fun ...... in the build up to Christmas in search of those special pressies..... combined with Peak District Walks, good local pubs and a cosy log fire to return to and wrap everything up! Make Shopping a pleasure in the Peaks this year .... make a weekend of it!

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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