Located on the edge of the Roaches, near the market town of Leek, Far House sleeps up to 12 guests and is ideal for families or larger groups. We offer luxury accommodation for a fantastic weekend break or a week-long stay, with stunning views of Derbyshire and Staffordshire.
Far House was originally a working farm. The house underwent a full renovation, which was completed in 2012. Tastefully decorated and modernized, while still retaining original period features throughout, this 5 bedroomed self-catering farmhouse has everything you need for a relaxing holiday or short break in the Peak District.
If outdoor life is what you’re searching for, there are countless walks and cycle routes that will suit every stride or pedal turn. Route options include rides out towards the flatlands of Cheshire, local routes around the Staffordshire Moorlands, or the more challenging terrain of the stunning Peak District National Park for more challenging terrain. The beautiful High Peak Trail is on our doorstep for a relaxed and picturesque ride.
Our proximity to the famous Roaches – a beautiful escarpment, which offers some of the best gritstone climbing in the country and breathtaking walks – makes Far House a popular base for visitors keen on rambling, climbing and bouldering.
The historic market town of Leek is a short drive away. Leek still retains its Wednesday and Saturday markets, along with its Fine Food Market on the third Saturday of each month. Within the town there is a host of independent shops and artisan traders, traditional pubs and eateries for you to discover.
The spa town of Buxton is a 15 minute drive over the stunning A53, Axe Edge. Buxton is famous for its warm springs and offers a host of fine eateries, interesting shops and gardens and a fascinating museum and art gallery. Visit Buxton Opera House which is a great venue for varied and often big name productions.
Bordering on the Peak District National Park you can enjoy varied day trips to attractions such as Chatsworth House, Rudyard Lake, Alton Towers and Peak District Wildlife Park. Local villages such as Hartington, Castleton, Ashbourne and Bakewell are less than 30 minutes drive away. Bakewell is the home of the famous pudding and has a large showground, which hosts many attractions over the year, including Farmers Markets, Agricultural Shows and Christmas Markets.
There are fantastic transport links to Leek from local train stations Macclesfield and Stoke which have direct routes to many major cities.
If you’re looking for a wedding venue there are some amazing venues within a short drive. Heaton House Farm is only 6 miles away and Ashes Barns Country House situated in Endon just 9 miles away.
Whatever you do, you’re guaranteed to enjoy the tranquil setting of Far House.
Five generous sized bedrooms, all with luxury hotel quality bedding and linen
This large bedroom with a king size bed and two single beds is deal for a spacious family room, sleeping four. Each bed has a bed side cabinet and reading lamp.
Solid oak wardrobe hanging space and generous drawer storage space. There is also a 42″ TV in this room.
Low level windows provide a fantastic view over the reservoir and velux windows all fitted with black out blinds. There are extendable poles for operation of the higher level windows and blinds.
An extension to the bedroom provides a large en-suite with roll top bath, seperate walk in shower, toilet, bidet and sink unit along with heated towel rail.
This room is one of the original farmhouse bed rooms and still retains the original exposed roof beams. This twin room has two adult size single beds with a bed side cabinet, reading light, hanging rails and drawer space.
Windows to each side provide views toward The Roaches and across the neighbouring hills. Velux sky lights are fitted with black out blinds and poles for operation of the windows and blinds.
This light and airy double bedroom overlooks the Leekfirth Valley. Furnished with bedside cabinet, reading lamp, hanging rails and drawer storage.
This large double room with a king size antique sled bed is the original master bedroom, bed side cabinets and reading lights, along with antique hanging and drawer space.
This bedroom has kept its originality with its reconditioned exposed beams, high ceiling and low level windows providing amazing views across Tittesworth Reservoir. Large Velux windows with black out blinds along with pole operation.
The smallest of the bedrooms in the house, yet has a double bed and bed side cabinet, reading light, hanging rails and storage. This has all the room you need especially when you see the view out of the window out onto the Roaches and Hen Cloud rock formations.
This large modern living room has ample seating, a wood burner, oak floors and underfloor heating. Fitted with TV, DVD and JBL sound system, and with a beautiful outlook over Tittesworth Reservoir and the surrounding countryside, it is a perfect place to relax.
To the rear of the living room there is a separate theatre room with a 55″ TV linked to a DVD player and games console with added surround sound – a perfect TV getaway if others wish to relax and unwind in the living room.
Open Plan Living, Dining, Kitchen
This is the original part of the farmhouse and has some amazing features that we’ve managed to recondition within a modern expansive kitchen. The old stone window mullions and stone archway through to the dining room remain and the oil burning AGA is in full working order, providing a warm homely feel throughout the house, especially in the colder months. There is also a gas stove and electric oven. The kitchen units form a breakfast bar seating 3 along with additional dining table and chairs to seat 6 people. A cosy sofa and window seat provide a great social space. This open plan area extends into a fully-glazed seating area, with double doors onto the rear of the property. This area gets the sun all day long and has some amazing views over the neighbouring fields and hills.
The whole of the open plan area has ceramic flooring with underfloor heating extending through to the dining room, utility room and downstairs toilet. The utility room has additional storage space and refrigeration, along with a washing machine and double sink drainer.
An oak staircase leads from the back of the kitchen to the upstairs.
The main bathroom in the house has an extremely light and airy feel to it, with two large skylights, a luxurious roll top bath, a toilet and bidet, a separate shower and a sink.
Outside the House
Sat on 11 acres of private land, Far House provides breathtaking and uninterrupted views of The Roaches, Tittesworth Reservoir and the Cheshire hills, ensuring a peaceful, scenic and relaxing stay.
The kitchen and living room both provide access via double-glazed doors onto a Yorkstone paved seating area, complete with garden dining furniture, BBQ (and Pizza oven coming early 2017).
The surrounding fields are within a secure boundary allowing children and pets plenty of space to play and explore.
The house has private parking for 8-10 cars along with dry storage for any bikes or outdoor equipment.
There is an outdoor dog kennel with run area, bedding, electric heating and lighting for guests with outdoors dogs.
As the house is situated directly below The Roaches there is immediate access to public footpaths and bridleways exploring the Staffordshire Moorlands and surrounding areas. Popular with walkers, climbers, cyclists and horse treks the continual links between the Moorlands and the Peak District National Park provide endless days of exploring and adventure.