COVID-19 Government Guidelines. Recently, the government has announced that by law no more than 6 people can gather indoors or outdoors. So we have now reduced the capacity of our Waterslacks barn this has been reduced from 15 to 6 guests only, the prices have been updated to represent this. Also, we are unable to offer our two holiday cottages to be booked together to accommodate 14 guests as advertised. Fenns and Foggs' Barn shall only be able to accommodate 6 guests in each of these properties under the current COVID restrictions. Before booking with us or making enquiries, please be sure that your stay would be within government guidance.
In addition to this, for the safety of guests and our cleaning staff we are allowing a space of at least 72hours between stays to ensure that the properties are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Some non-essential items have been removed from the properties during the pandemic.
Fenns Farm Accommodation
Self-Catering Properties in the Peak District
All our accommodation is part of a working farm that has been in The Renshaw Family for over a hundred years. The farm is set on the edge of the beautiful Manifold Valley and the village of Butterton in the Peak District National Park.
Our accommodation consists of two luxury 4* holiday cottages, Fenns Barn, sleeps 6(+1), Foggs' Barn, sleeps 6(+1). These two barns can both be rented out together to comfortably sleep 14, as guests can come together in Foggs' Barn around the large dining table.
Our third property, Wills Barn has been converted from a field barn into a cosy bunk barn, sleeping 6 guests. The fourth property, Waterslacks Camping Barn, is basic accommodation for the adventurous types, sleeps 15, with space for extra to camp.
The cottages and barns enjoy the peace and quiet and lovely views over the Peak District. Fenns Barn and Foggs' Barn are situated in our farmyard opposite each other. While Wills Barn is a few minutes walk away from the farm yard on Wetton Road. Wills Barn enjoys views looking out towards the village of Butterton & Grindon and a view from the back looking towards Ecton Hill. Waterslacks Camping Barn is also situated just off Wetton Road, with access via a track from the parking area. This enjoys stunning views overlooking the Manifold Valley. All the accommodation is a few minutes walk away from the center of the village of Butterton, where you have the Black Lion inn serving local Ale and food. We are also a short walk from the Manifold Valley, for you to be able to visit Thors Cave and to enjoy a cuppa and cake at wetton Mill Café.
Fenns Barn (sleeps 7)
Fenns Barn is set within a traditional farmyard on the outskirts of the pretty conservation village of Buttterton in a quiet and beautiful area of the Peak District National Park. This charming stone barn has been converted into a comfortable and characterful, holiday home that is well equipped for modern living . Exposed beams and stonework add charm to the interior. The natural stone-flag floors on the ground level are heated. This cottage can comfortably sleep 6(+1); the beds can be made up as three super kings-size double beds or six single beds (there is an additional folding bed for a seventh guest). (Due to a working farm, no dogs allowed)
During peak periods Fenns Barn is only available for week bookings. Friday change over day for week bookings.
Please send an enquiry through for dates required.
Foggs' Barn (Sleeps 7)
Foggs' Barn is set within our traditional farmyard opposite Fenns Barn and this allows both Fenns and Foggs' to be rented out together to sleep 14 or as individual cottages. This charming stone barn has recently been converted into a comfortable and characterful, holiday home that allows guests to come together in the open plan dining/living area around the modern log burner and oak table to adequately seat 14 in comfort . Oil fired boiler heats the stone flooring and this warms those worn out feet after a day of walking in The Peak District. The barn can comfortably sleep 6(+1); the beds can be made up as three super kings-size double beds or six single beds (there is an additional folding bed for a seventh guest). (Due to a working farm, no dogs allowed)
During peak periods Foggs' Barn is may only be available for week bookings. But please send an enquiry through as late availability may allow minimum night bookings. Friday change over day for week bookings.
Please send an enquiry through for dates required.
Wills Barn (sleeps 6)
Wills Barn is a traditional stone field barn that has been lovingly converted by the owners into a 'glamping' style accommodation, ideal for those who want to get back to nature without roughing it!
Stunning views from the barn invite you to explore this unspoiled and quiet area of the Peak District National Park.
A rustic log-burning stove provides heating and cooking facilities; leave your casserole to stew in the oven while you take a stroll in the beautiful Manifoild Valley and surrounding hills. A copper, whistling kettle is supplied for the barns hot water, and a microwave oven is also at hand.
The open plan dining/living area creates room where guests can relax on the sofa and enjoy a meal together around the chunky wood dining table.
The barn accommodates up to 6 guests in 1 double and 4 single beds (linen supplied). The washroom, like the rest of the barn, has recently been refurbished and enjoys a hot shower. A picnic bench and a campfire invite you to enjoy the evening outside, under the stars... (Due to a working farm, no dogs allowed) During Peak Periods there is a minimum stay of 3 nights, please send an enquiry through for dates required.
Waterslacks Camping Barn (Sleeps 15)
Waterslacks Camping Barn is a traditional stone field-barn that has been converted into basic accommodation for larger groups. It has a secluded location on the edge of the steep-sided Manifold Valley and enjoys stunning views of the surrounding hills. It is a great experience for those who enjoy getting back to nature, or don't mind roughing it.
The large main area inside the barn has three large wooden sleeping platforms to accommodate 15 (guests bring along their own camping mats and sleeping bags etc).
The kitchen/dining area has picnic benches, storage units, a sink, fridge and slabs for cooking (guests supply their own camp-stove and cooking equipment etc). There is a wash basin and WC within the barn, and an electric shower, which is the only source of running hot water.
There is no central heating in the barn, but wall-mounted quartz heaters offer effective warmth in the main areas. Electricity is supplied through a meter (standard rate) that requires a £1 coin.
Outside there is off-road parking for around ten cars. A grassed terrace to the front of the barn has an area where a campfire is permitted.
Any extra guests (over the 15 included with the barn booking) can use a designated area of the meadow by the barn to pitch their own tents, at cost (this should be pre-arranged when the barn is booked). (Due to a working farm, no dogs allowed) Please send an enquiry through for dates required , as during Peak Periods there may be a minimum of 3 nights stay.
THINGS TO DO
The Peak District National Park
Explore this beautiful and unspoiled region from your doorstep. Stunning scenery and pretty villages abound.
One of the Peak District's prettiest dales is within walking distance of your accommodation. Thors Cave is a must, with panoramic views of the valley and hills.
The world-class theme park is only a 15 minute drive away from your accommodation.
Ancestral home to the Duke of Devonshire. World famous stately-home and gardens - not to be missed.
The nearby towns of Bakewell, Buxton, Ashbourne and Leek are well worth a visit at any time, but especially come to life on their market days.
A hidden gem of the Peak District, often featuring on local postcards and calendars. If you fancy a local brew, there's a traditional local pub that's just a stroll away.
We rented Fenns Barn for the weekend to celebrate a 60th and 30th birthday with family. The property was clean and very well equipped. It was warm, cosy and comfortable and we had everything we needed. Michelle was very helpful, giving us tips on where to walk nearby. The location is stunning.
Great place to stay if you want to explore the Peak District. Would love to go back in the spring or summer.