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.

Cottage Info

Sleeping 5, Barks Cottage self-catering holiday cottage accommodation is just 2.6 miles from Alton Towers and 5 miles to Peak District National Park to the north.
Enjoy the south facing terrace

Please check our latest availability and rates for the holiday cottage and book direct with Barks Holiday Cottage owners Catherine & James.

Barks Cottage is also listed with award-winning holiday cottage agents Sykes Cottages, (property ref 3888) ... but please book direct with us now that you are here - better for us, cheaper for


Barks Holiday Cottage

Rural yet easy to access. Traditional yet modern. Peaceful, cosy and great to get away from it all...

The cottage has a double room, a family room, well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, modern bathroom with large shower cubicle, and a comfortable sitting and dining room with french windows opening onto a large south-facing terrace with open views over fields and woods. The cottage is in a tiny hamlet, well off the road, a little way down a gravel track, making it a peaceful countryside getaway - but only a mile off the A road between Ashbourne and Stoke.
open fire

Family Friendly

Barks Cottage is ideal self catering holiday accommodation for a family building a holiday around a visit to Alton Towers or the Peak District. Kids really like the fact that it is all on one floor.

Pets welcome

Barks Holiday Cottage is pet friendly and works perfectly for a couple to enjoy a Churnet Valley walking holiday with their pet dog. Find out more about bringing your dogs to Barks. If you have more than one dog and would like to come please telephone before booking to discuss your requirements.

double room and family room sleeps 5
Barks Cottage sleeps:
Perfect for a family or a couple, the cottage sleeps 5 people in two bedrooms. Cot available on request.
We can accommodate an extra visiting couple if you book the upstairs private double room with en-suite bathroom -  Annex - which is perfect if family or friends want to join you for a day or two. We only let the Annex to people in your own party.

Barks Self-Catering Holiday Cottage has:
    Barks Holiday Cottage near Alton Towers
  • Sheets, duvets and towels are supplied
  • Gas CH.
  • An open fire and we include a basket of logs 
  • Electric blanket on double bed
  • Hairdryer
  • TV - large digital TV.
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge-freezer
  • Highchair
  • Cot
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Large south facing terrace with furniture and cushions.
  • Large playing field for children to kick a ball etc
  • Public footpath from the cottage for long road-free walks across fields and woodland
  • Take-away restaurants that deliver to the property
  • Pets welcome: we accept dogs - please check that the situation regarding Pets is acceptable to you.
  • Wifi - we have a rural connection - no high speed internet for us. Speed and availability cannot be guaranteed, but it is there! Your kids' online lives should be ok, and you'll be able to look things up online. 
Playing field at the back of the cottage.


Convenient for Alton Towers

Barks is 2.6 miles to Alton Towers, located on the quieter queue-free side of the theme park entrance. 
Children and well-behaved dogs welcome at Barks - if it helps, we offer a service looking after the dog while you and the kids are at Alton Towers.
There is plenty to do in the area in addition to visiting the nation's favourite theme park at Alton Towers, please visit our Holiday Ideas and things to do near Alton Towers page for some inspiration.

Walkers Welcome

Barks holiday cottage is ideal as a base for walking the Churnet Valley and Staffordshire Moorlands Peak District and as a family-friendly holiday destination. Barks is wonderfully rural; with hills and valleys where you and your children and dogs can walk for miles without crossing any roads. The unexploited Churnet Valley is in the Staffordshire Moorlands, at the south end of the Peak District. See


Please book direct with the proprietors, Catherine and James, 01538 703436,