self-catering holiday cottage, holiday rental near Alton Towers and Peak District

Self-catering near Alton Towers and Peak District - Call Barks Holiday Cottage 01538 703436 email or book online.

How to Book

How to book your self-catering holiday cottage accommodation at Barks Holiday Cottage

Barks Holiday Cottage is owned by Catherine and James - please book direct with us.  Kick off the booking process by completing our Booking form. Please feel free to contact us on 01538 703436 or email us on or use the contact form on this site.

The Cottage Info page lists the facilities in the holiday cottage, and below there are some extra services that you may wish to make the most of your stay.

1. Check Availability and rates for the self-catering dates you are after

Click holiday cottage availability to visit our up to date availability and rates.  You are welcome to then book online or give us a ring on 01538 703436 or email us on We'll get straight back to you and reserve your chosen dates for a few days while you complete the booking process.

2. Complete the Booking Form for Barks Holiday Cottage

Take a look at our online Booking Form  and check out our Terms and Conditions:  you can view or download Barks Cottage Terms & Conditions here.

3.  Paying for your stay

Please arrange to pay 50% at the time of booking and the remainder 4 weeks prior to your arrival date. We ask for an online transfer, but it is possible to use PayPal or send a cheque. We don't take credit cards though.

Optional extras:

You can arrange these extras if they help you plan and enjoy your stay.

'Pack and go' departure cleaning service - as with all holiday cottages, it is a requirement that you leave the cottage tidy. Our departure clean option at £20 is designed for those who prefer to avoid holiday housework. Please advise us during your stay, or by email in advance if you wish to take advantage of this.

Midweek Clean - this is a kitchen and bathroom freshen up. In the kitchen the bins and recycling are sorted out, crockery is put away, surfaces are cleaned, and new tea towels supplied.  The bathroom is made shiny again. £10 per Midweek Clean - please give us advance notice, as above.

Dogs:  one dog is welcome for no additional fee.  A second dog is welcome for £10.  More than two dogs - please contact us.
Unattended pet charges - most holiday cottage owners do not allow unattended pets at any time, we do but we charge £5 per session and offer the option to have your pet taken for a little walkies if you are gone for long. Please check our Pets page for more details of this service.

Heating & Fuel:  We make no additional charge for heating but we do ask that the gas central heating is turned off when you are out or while it is warm during the day. The underfloor heating is pre-set to coincide with the solar panels during the day so please do not adjust it.  And we include a basket of wood and some kindling.  Please ask if you would like to purchase any additional baskets of logs.

Self-catering mini-breaks and last minute self-catering deals

Our minimum booking is 3 nights.  Very occasionally we have a 2 night gap between bookings - we tend to publicise any two night offers on our Facebook page Barks Holiday Cottage near Alton Towers.  You will find details of our rates on our availability page.

Please check 2017 availability at Barks Holiday Cottage or email us on or call 01538 703436 with your booking enquiry.