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

Christmas Trees at Troutsdale Farm



Our home grown trees have been planted on the farm by ourselves and grown naturally over the years.


We do not spray or treat them – they are grown naturally.


  • NATURALLY grown & managed
  • NO sprays or Travel miles
  • FRESHLY CUT... AND are also helping our RARE BREED SHEEP SURVIVAL!!





Over the past few years our lovely flock of special Shropshire Sheep, a traditional native breed to the Staffordshire/Shropshire area (which have just been taken our of rare breed status) have been gently grazing in between the trees in our Christmas Tree Plantation at Troutsdale Farm.


This helps to keep down the grass in an environmentally friendly way.


The Shropshire sheep are one of the oldest breeds in the country and have a proven track record of being the most consistently reliable breed for grazing in conifer plantations, (or orchards) without damaging the trees!


UK & European Christmas tree growers now use Shropshires as a cost-effective and environmentally friendly method of weed control – they don't eat conifers BUT LOVE the grass AND we save the need for chemical sprays to keep the grass down as well.




Come and meet the flock – Evie and her family... let the children choose their own tree ....and we will cut it freshly for you.


Having chosen your own tree from our small planation we will then cut it fresh for you – of course having 'picked your own' you can then 'name it'!


We have a variety of shapes and sizes and prices.


Follow 'Evies Flock at Troutsdale' on Facebook ..... follow her flock through the seasons including:-

  • Lambing Live - watch the flock grow
  • Shearing the fleece - lots of lovely wool!
  • Mating Time
  • Follow the Christmas Sheep!

See here


How to care for your tree
• After you have bought your tree it should be kept outside in a cool shaded place, preferably standing in water, until it is required indoors.
• Before bringing the tree indoors it is an advantage if about half an inch is cut off the butt in order to open up the pores of the tree – (much like fresh flowers) so that the 'tree can drink' which helps it to remain fresh.
• Mount it in a water-holding stand or wedge it in a bucket with pebbles, small stones or screwed up newspaper, but make sure it is secure.
• place it away from direct heat.
• Keep the container topped up with water every day; you will be surprised how much it needs – Christmas trees can drink up to a pint a day!
• This will help to keep the needles on the tree and remaining as fresh a possible.







Enjoy your Christmas

and your fresh locally grown Tree!



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"


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

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