Welcome to Greenacres Barn, a lovely, recently-refurbished barn conversion available to rent for either short breaks or for longer stays through Sykes Cottages (you can check prices and availability through the Sykes Cottages website too). Please note however that we have refurbished the Barn since the photos on the Sykes website were taken, so the layout and facilities are not up to date on that site. We are leaving Sykes with effect from 1 April 2018, so for bookings after that date please go to Holiday Cottages instead, which also contain our latest photographs!

We are 10 minutes from Alton Towers, close to Ashbourne and the Peak District, and a short walk from the pretty village of Denstone. The Barn is a quiet rural retreat set in the middle of 11 acres of organic pasture, and close to the Staffordshire Way. We are particularly happy to welcome (well-behaved) dogs and their owners.

We are delighted to be able to announce that we will soon be installing a high quality, luxury custom-made self-contained Shepherd’s Hut to provide additional accommodation. This has been possible through a grant from The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas. Administered by Staffordshire County Council, the LEADER project is a European Union initiative to support rural development projects initiated at the local level in order to revitalise rural areas and create jobs. We are proud to be associated with such a successful European Union project.

The Barn is perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway, but with two luxurious double bedrooms (one en-suite), the Barn can sleep a maximum of four so we can welcome families too. We are very proud to say that we were awarded silver in our class at the 2017 Staffordshire Tourism ceremony recently!

 Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of a rural cottage, within an hour of Birmingham, Manchester and Nottingham. We look forward to seeing you and your dogs soon!

Tessa and David