Welcome to Adders Green Studio Simplicity and style. Peace, quiet and clear moorland air
Inspirational! It’s warm, comfortable and private, yet full of light and with splendid views you can walk right into.
The Studio is the only guest accommodation on the farm, and it’s not overlooked by anyone, so it feels very secluded. It’s a traditional long, low farm building given a new life as a place where you can come and feel part of the countryside. The building faces South West, so it makes the most of the sunshine, with door sized windows all along the front. Outside, a delightful private garden. Beyond that – trees, rocks, open moorland.
The Studio sleeps 2-4. It’s ideal for couples, close friends and families. There’s one bedroom with a 4’6″ double bed. The new Italian leather sofa-bed in the living room is easy and quick to use, and turns into a full size 4.6″ double bed. It’s a great retreat for writers and artists – for anyone who wants somewhere to think, dream and work. Take your shoes off and go barefoot – even in Winter. There’s cosy underfloor heating throughout. There’s a shower room with plenty of hot water for when you’ve been out in the elements. The open living space has long oak beams, a hand-made kitchen, an original mural, and many other contemporary craft details. There’s a sitting out area and a garden enclosed by a dry-stone wall, with moorland views beyond. There’s a digital TV, CD player, full size cooker, fridge/freezer, and microwave – and plenty of parking space outside.
The Studio is non-smoking. Well behaved dogs are welcome. Duvets are provided, but please bring your own sheets, pillows and pillowcases and towels. (Special arrangements under COVID guidelines may apply).
First time at The Studio and felt at home from the first minute. Lovely place to be! Wonderful surroundings and walks
Adders Green is a typical moorland farm: a group of stone buildings sheltered by trees, with 28 acres of hay meadow and summer pasture, a small stream, and its own rocky hill with fabulous views.
The whole area is rich in wildlife, making this an ideal place for birdwatching, especially in Spring. Look out for curlews, lapwing and snipe in the rough pasture, and owls emerging from the woods to hunt. Most of the farm and surrounding land is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and we have details of the flora and fauna you can expect to find here.
Well behaved dogs love it, and are welcome. From spring through to autumn, cows graze the pastures. Wild red deer often drop by.
Our first visit to the Peak District and definitely not our last. The cottage is lovely – everything you need for an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Great base for getting out and exploring , and set in such a beautiful and secluded area. We would certainly recommend the cottage to friends and family.
For geologists, this is a rich area to explore; rich also in local legends and evidence of ancient settlements, tracks and trails.
There are well marked paths from The Studio that can take you there – up to the Roaches, a famous beauty spot and place to go climbing, across to Ramshaw Rocks, home of the Winking Man, or down to Ludchurch, the gash in the earth which may have inspired the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
All the photos of the surrounding landscape were taken on Adders Green land, no more than a quarter of a mile away from The Studio.
We will be back to this stunning place, with no internet or mobile – YIPPEE
Rebuilt from scratch in 2005, the Studio was an early recipient of the Peak National Park Authority’s Environmental Quality Mark.
There are two solar water panels on the roof which generate hot water for showers and washing up. In 2012 the electric boiler for the underfloor heating was replaced with a highly insulated pipe link to the farmhouse central heating. A new efficient multifuel Rayburn in the farmhouse was connected to an accumulator (heat store). This now provides almost all the central heating to both the farmhouse and, via the pipe link, to The Studio. Wood for the Rayburn is sourced locally.
The most recent addition is an array of 16 solar PV panels which can generate up to 4Kw/h of electricity; and which contributes significantly to the electrical needs of the whole farm.
What a pretty little cottage in the midst of unspoilt, iconic scenery. The cottage was lovely, so warm and cosy. We all had a great time whilst we were here, went on 2 brilliant walks along the river Dove and in the surrounding area. Thank you for such a warm welcome, the tea and cakes were delicious. One of the most memorable things would be the horse I met in the field and a rock shaped like a frog in the distance.
Things to Do
Although it’s totally secluded, Adders Green is only seven miles from the spa and festival town of Buxton, and about six miles from the market town of Leek. It’s a mile to the nearest pub, and about 2 miles to Flash Bar Stores, the nearest shop. There’s organic farm produce and local ice cream a short drive away.
You’re within easy reach of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, the caves at Castleton, Jodrell Bank radio telescope, Rudyard Lake with its waterside miniature railway. Manchester is accessible by train from Buxton. It’s a fantastic drive across the high moors to Alton Towers.
We’re in the Peak District National Park, and it’s great walking country. There are several footpaths running through the farm, so you don’t need to drive. The Roaches – a great place for climbing and walking – is on your skyline. You can hire a bike for a gentle level ride along old railways, or more challenging exploration of hilly lanes.
There’s a rich variety of landscape with small villages, hidden valleys, spectacular views and wild moorland. Flash, the highest village in England, is a couple of miles away. Other local activities include riding and trekking, caving and climbing, plus seasonal events like well-dressing and agricultural shows.
Frosty, wintery views from a warm comfy chair,
Look over at the Peaks, there’s some sheep up there!
Sam in his stable, and the chooks in their den,
Watch out Holly here comes Sharky again.
Thank you Adders Green for another lovely stay,
We are looking forward to coming back some day! (E, R & H)
ADDERS GREEN FARM
How to Find Us
Adders Green Farm is in the Peak District National Park, about half way between Leek and Buxton.
By Public Transport
There are trains to Stoke on Trent and Buxton. From Stoke railway station catch the First Bus service to Hanley. The D & G Service 16 runs between Hanley and Buxton railway station. Ask to be dropped off at Morridge Top. It’s a quarter mile walk downhill from there. Alternatively, we can arrange to pick you up from the Winking Man (see below).
By Car from Leek
Take the A53 towards Buxton. You’ll pass through Blackshaw Moor. There’s a big climb up Cat Tor hill with the Ramshaw Rocks ahead of you. As soon as you go past the Winking Man pub (set back from the road on the right) look for a small road on the left. Take this road downhill past Gib Tor farm in the hollow. As the road rises again, look out for a right hand turn. Follow this road down and then up. Adders Green is the next entrance on the left hand side.
By Car from Buxton
Take the A53 towards Leek. You’ll come to a sharp right hand bend with The Travellers’ Rest opposite. Continue past the turnoff for Flash on your right. Take the next right hand turn. It’s set between two houses, with one on the left. This is known locally as Morridge Top. You’re getting close when you see the sign ‘Ken Buxton – Closed Sundays’. Follow the road down through a farmyard. Adders Green is the next entrance on the right hand side.
SatNav will get you to Gib Tor Farm, where there’s no mobile signal. So when you book, we send you clear directions similar to the ones above. Follow these, and you’ll find us first time!
Thank you again for being here and for allowing us an all too brief opportunity to share your wonderful place.
|08 April||25 April||£410|
|02 June||29 August||£410|
|30 August||07 November||£360|
|08 November||08 December||£310|
|09 December||19 December||£360|
|20 December||03 January||£495|