The Old Byre is part of a barn conversion, the original building dating back to the 18th or early 19th C. The cottage has an open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen on the ground floor with stairs to a landing, bedroom and bathroom/WC. If you require more information please don’t hesitate to contact us.


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  • Bookings / enquiries can be made on-line or by phone.
  • We are in a remote location and bus services are very limited, the nearest bus stop is over a mile away.
  • The nearest train station is in Buxton 11 miles away. Accessible taxis would have to be booked in advance.
  • We can arrange for shopping to be delivered, please advise us of your requirements.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

Cars can be unloaded approximately 1m from the front door.
Parking is at the rear of the building, 35m from the entrance.
The entrance is from stone flags off a gravel courtyard.


The entrance has 1 step – 16cm high and the doorway width is 99cm with a 4cm threshold.

Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen (6.1m x 4.6m)

  • The downstairs is open plan with terracotta tiles in the kitchen area and carpet in the lounge.
  • The lounge has a two seater sofa (1.45m long, with arms) and a matching armchair, an oak side table (50 x 40) and an oak nest of side tables (48 x 37).
  • Wood-burning stove (Biomass) 77 x 48 x 80
  • TV, CD and DVD with remote controls.
  • Dining area has a square oak table 80 x 80 with 2 padded oak chairs (no arms).
  • Kitchen worktop is 91cm high and the oven door is drop down (height of lowest shelf is 38cm).
  • The sink is 91cm high with cupboards underneath and the hob is 91cm high.
  • The kitchen is evenly lit with wall lights and spotlights above work surfaces providing good contrast between floor, cupboards and other surfaces.
  • Integrated fridge/freezer (lowest shelf 32cm).
  • Integrated dishwasher, pull out loading tray which is 38cm high and can be accessed from the side.
  • The kitchen has a washer/dryer (front loading, centre of door 48 cm from floor)

Stairs and Landing (4.6m x 1.1m)

Bottom of stairs is 150cm from the front door. Stairs are carpeted and open tread with hand-rail leading to a well lit galleried landing. Stairs are 80cm wide and there are 11 steps 20cm high.

The landing is carpeted.

Pine chest of drawers 96cm wide 93cm high.

Bedroom (3.6m x 2.9m)

  • Door width is 76cm and leads from the landing.
  • Victorian cast-iron double bed (4’6”). Floor to top of mattress 58cm.
  • Bed is movable if more space is required to one side.
  • Oak bedside tables/drawers, each side, 54 x 39.
  • Non feather duvets and pillows provided.
  • Sheets, duvets and pillow cases are cotton.
  • Oak wardrobe/drawers 110 x 57 x 192cm high.
  • Folding travel cot stored under the bed.
  • Wall mounted TV with remote control.

Bathroom & WC (3.6m x 1.65m)

  • Door width is 76cm and leads from the landing.
  • Modern contemporary fully tiled bathroom with white suite consisting of a corner WC, bath with shower over and glass screen, hand basin.
  • Bath height 54cm. Space between wall and bath is 95cm.
  • Toilet seat height 42cm
  • Well lit (halogen lights) and with mirror and shaving light. Shaver point 180cm from floor
  • Hand basin has no pedestal. Height 87cm.
  • Chrome electric towel rail
  • Small chrome stool
  • Gravel courtyard with spectacular views looking south down the Manifold Valley.
  • Garden furniture, barbeques, planted troughs and hanging baskets.
  • Two small grassed paddocks.
Additional Information
  • No mobile reception
  • WiFi internet access
  • No pets
  • No smoking
  • Cot, high-chair and stair-gate available on request
  • Grid Reference: SK 09104 57675
  • Accessible taxis: A2Z Taxis – Buxton 01298 918101, Taxi Co – Leek 01538 387777         

Contact Information

Chris and Liz Snook, Swainsley Farm. Butterton, Nr. Leek, Staffs ST13 7SS.
Telephone: 01298 84530

We welcome your feed-back, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

This statement last updated April 2019