old hay barn   the old hay barn
Bed and Breakfast
Between Bakewell and Buxton

SK17 8SY
Tel: (+44)(0)1298 873503
email: ifmacb@theoldhaybarn.com

the independent  A few years ago, we were featured in a travel article in The Independent newspaper: 'Five Best: UK Budget B&Bs'.
To read the article, click here (note that prices are out of date).

The Old Hay Barn is a 200 year old Derbyshire stone barn which has recently been lovingly converted to create a unique and beautiful home. It is graded 5 Diamonds by the English Tourism Council and is situated in the very heart of the Peak District National Park and overlooks the stunning scenery of Water-cum-Jolly.

For more details see our website at: www.theoldhaybarn.com

the old hay barn view
Our view over Water-cum-Jolly
cressbrook millpond
Water-cum-Jolly summer view
The Hay Barn from the Cressbrook Millpond

Located on the outskirts of Cressbrook village the barn nestles in the hillside just above the River Wye at the top end of the beautiful Monsal Dale and enjoys spectacular panoramic views of the lake, surrounding hills and countryside.

The Accommodation

The accommodation, on ground floor level, comprises two double bedrooms with modern ensuite bathrooms. One of the bedrooms has a sitting room to itself. The other bedroom (and bathroom) is larger and has a direct view over the lake. When two couples or a family occupy both rooms they have two double bedrooms, two modern bathrooms and a sitting room to themselves. All the accommodation is furnished to a high standard that will add to the comfort and enjoyment of your stay in the Peak Park.

double bedroom
A tastefully furnished double bedroom
conservatory dining room
Breakfast in our conservatory with views out over the river
5 stars

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast whilst overlooking the dramatic views from our conservatory dining room. We offer our guests a full English, Continental, or American Breakfast and a variety of Vegetarian options but will gladly fulfil any special dietary requirements.

Our aim is to make our guests feel at home and to ensure they enjoy the many delights the Peak District National Park has to offer.

Coffee/tea making facilities, TV, radio, video machine plus a good selection of books, local literature and videos are provided in your sitting-room and there is off-street parking immediately adjacent to the accommodation.


Bed and Breakfast: from £37.50 per person per night based on two sharing a room. Short Breaks available. Open all the year round. Ideal for two couples.

For more details see our website at: www.theoldhaybarn.com

Relax in your private sitting room

The Surrounding Area

Bakewell Church
buxton opera house
Buxton Opera House
chatsworth house
Chatsworth House
monsal dale
Monsal Head view

The market town of Bakewell is just three miles away and retains a number of country traditions which make it a fascinating place to visit. This is the home of the famous Bakewell pudding shop, and there is a lovely church, the New House Museum and lovely walks along the river bank.

From Bakewell you can explore the delightful villages and small towns of the area. Tideswell is famous for its church, known as the Cathedral of the Peak, the 'Plague Village' of Eyam is close by and it is just a short drive to the village of Castleton and its spectacular caverns.

The spa towns of Buxton and Matlockare nearby - offering a wide range of attractions from the cable cars and spectacular scenery of Matlock Bath to the Opera Festival held annually at the Buxton Opera House. The Opera House has a full programme of plays and concerts throughout the year.

Derbyshire is famous for a range of magnificent stately homes, such as Chatsworth House with its deer park and ornate gardens or the quieter charm of Haddon Hall which is only a few miles beyond Bakewell. Both are just a few minutes drive from The Old Hay Barn.

Other stately homes within range include Hardwick Hall, a grand Elizabethan house, the Palladian mansion of Kedleston and Calke Abbey filled with the collected paraphernalia of generations and kept by the National Trust in an unrestored state.

You can walk from the door of The Old Hay Barn along Monsal Dale or go along the River Wye to Millers Dale alongside the river and via the track of the former Midland Railway line with its viaducts and tunnels. Lathkill Dale is ten minutes away by car and offers superb scenery as well as evidence of Derbyshires lead mining past. More strenuous walking is available on Kinder Scout and around Edale.

As well as being a great walking area, the Peak District offers facilities for a wide range of outdoor pursuits from rock climbing to pot-holing to mountain biking to hang gliding. There are several cycle trails following the tracks of former railway lines along which you can explore the countryside free from traffic where cycle hire is available or explore the open uplands for which the Peak District is renowned.

For a very different experience you might visit Carsington Water which offers water sports and cycle hire facilities as well as having a visitors centre with shops, a cafe and restaurant.

Our local restaurant, the Monsal Head/Stables Bar provides delicious home cooked food at reasonable prices. In addition there are many other excellent eateries to choose from in nearby Ashford in the Water, Wardlow and Bakewell.

We look forward to welcoming you into our home and hope to make your stay a pleasant one!

old hay barn
Old Hay Barn, Cressbrook, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 8SY
Tel: (+44)(0)1298 873503     email: ifmacb@theoldhaybarn.com