Converted stone barn in Peak District - farmstay

Croft Cottage, Common Barn Farm, Smith Lane, Rainow, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 5XJ

Bedrooms - 3

Sleeps - 6

Bathrooms - 1

Sorry no pets

Croft Cottage
Rainow holiday cottage
Cottage to rent in Cheshire
Croft Cottage self catering for 6
Sitting room for 6
Sleeps 6 in Rainow

Holiday rental prices and last minute offers

Select number of nights
  • 3 Nights
  • 4 Nights
  • 7 Nights
  • 14 Nights
  • 2 Nights
  • 5 Nights
  • 6 Nights
  • 8 Nights
  • 9 Nights
  • 10 Nights
  • 11 Nights
  • 12 Nights
  • 13 Nights
  • 15 Nights
  • 16 Nights
  • 17 Nights
  • 18 Nights
  • 19 Nights
  • 20 Nights
  • 21 Nights
  • 22 Nights
  • 23 Nights
  • 24 Nights
  • 25 Nights
  • 26 Nights
  • 27 Nights
  • 28 Nights
Bookable Start dateUnavailable days

Please select your start date

Croft Cottage in Rainow, Cheshire - 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

Croft Cottage is a 3 bedroom barn conversion located on a traditional working sheep farm. Situated 1200 feet above sea level on the quiet, unspoiled western side of the Peak District National Park, the cottage enjoys far-reaching views over the Cheshire Plain to the Welsh mountains. This self catering holiday cottage sleeps six, making it a fabulous location for a family holiday on a farm, or a group walking, cycling, fishing or climbing holiday. Common Barn Farm is ideally located for exploring the magnificent scenery of the Peak District and Cheshire and offers an abundance of activities. The village of Rainow has excellent pubs that serve homemade food (transport can be arranged) and the historic towns of Macclesfield and Buxton are just minutes away. The cottage owners run a tea shop on the farm which is open daily and they can supply you with locally produced lamb - why skip the Sunday roast just because you're on holiday?!

For staying on a farm, and touring the Peak District, Croft Cottage is hard to beat. Among the surrounding attractions is Castleton and its Blue John Mines; Buxton with its famous Crescent and Opera House; Bakewell and its delicious puddings as well as the stately homes of Chatsworth and Lyme Park.

Cheshire's gems include Chester, Gawsworth Hall, Tatton Park, Quarry Bank Mill, Jodrell Bank and Little Moreton Hall. Anson Engine Museum is located in nearby Poynton. While, easily reached by road or rail, Manchester has The Lowry and Old Trafford among its many attractions. For holidaying with a family - the theme park at Alton Towers and animals at Chester Zoo make a nice day trip and North Wales, Liverpool and Blackpool are also reachable from the cottage by car.

This charming Peak District holiday home makes a superb base for a walking holiday - Rainow has an extensive footpath network while the beautiful Goyt Valley is just two miles away. Further afield, Kinder Scout, Dovedale, the Roaches, and many other areas offer a great variety of Peak District rambles. For fun of a different kind - go dingy sailing in the Goyt Valley, or if you'd rather stay on terra-firma, the Peak District makes a great cycling break with many quiet yet challenging, hilly country lanes.

When you tire of the hills, the Middlewood Way is nearby, and the Monsal, High Peak, Tissington and Longendale cycle trails are within half an hour's drive. There are guided off-road motorcycle tours along the green lanes of the Peak District and beyond, taking you through diverse landscape and some beautiful countryside. For completely traffic-free enjoyment, try horse-riding on 250 acres of farmland - you can even bring your own horse - grazing is available on the farm. For those with a head for heights, many opportunities for climbing and bouldering are within a short drive of the cottage.

For more sedate activities, moorland birds such as the curlew and lapwing can be found in this great birdwatching area. While for anglers of all abilities, flyfishing day permits for Errwood Reservoir are available and tuition with a resident professional game angling instructor is available. Fishing is also possible in the private pond! This charming cottage will provide an unforgettable holiday with something to please everyone in the beautiful landscape of the Peak District.


Croft Cottage is a fabulous two storey stone barn conversion renovated to a very high standard. The spacious interior retains many of its original features with wooden beams and exposed stone walls but it has been modernised to provide comfort and luxury. Accommodation consists of a spacious open-plan lounge with farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room, superb for sociable cooking and eating. The kitchen is thoughtfully equipped with an integrated eye-level cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer and all the utensils you need. There is a washer-dryer on the farm available for your use. For rainy days or for chilling out in the evenings after a day of walking, climbing or cycling, the large colour TV comes with Freeview and there's a DVD player. Although, escaping into your favourite movie will require you to tear yourself away from the beautiful views! Outside, the patio with garden furniture provides a fantastic spot to sit and contemplate the endless scenery across the Cheshire Plain to the Welsh mountains. It's a lovely place catch up with your friends, open a bottle and dine alfresco on those balmy summer evenings.

The cottage's three bedrooms consist of 1 double, 1 twin and 1 set of bunk beds all of which are well presented with homely pine furniture. The bathroom is equipped with an invigorating power shower and towels and bed linen are provided and included in the rent. The cottage is kept cosy by oil central heating and underfloor heating. Cots, highchairs and stairgates are available upon request for those travelling with young babies and toddlers making this a cottage ideal for small children. Common Barn Farm has plenty of off-road parking for your convenience.

The farm also offers bed and breakfast and camping and caravanning is available by arrangement and has facilities for small conferences (up to 25 people).

What's included

All heating and electricity is included. The beds are made up ready for your arrival and towels are also provided. Sorry, no pets are allowed at Croft Cottage. Short breaks are available.

Changeover day is Saturday. Guests may arrive at Croft Cottage any time after 4pm and are requested to vacate the cottage by 10am on day of departure. Croft cottage is non-smoking.


Take the B5470 out of Macclesfield towards Whaley Bridge. Rainow can be found after 3 miles go through the village and take the first right hand road into Smith Lane where the farm can be found on the right hand side after half a mile.

Self-catering features

  • Bedrooms: 3 (1 double, 1 twin, 1 with bunks)
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bathrooms: 1, with power shower
  • Freeview TV, DVD
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine available for guests use
  • Microwave
  • Underfloor heating
  • Stunning views
  • Patio and garden furniture
  • Sorry no Pets
  • Macclesfield 3 miles
  • Manchester Airport - approximately 20 miles
  • Stations - Macclesfield 3 miles
  • Tea shop on site
  • Pub - 1 mile
  • Gorgeous walks on the Pennine Way
  • Fishing and Golf Course 3 miles
  • Walking, Cycling, horseriding from the doorstep
  • Climbing, motorcycling, clay pigeon shooting close by
  • Chatsworth House nearby

Rainow map and Croft Cottage location

Hand-picked quality self-catering cottage

Quality self-catering cottages - WhichCottage

Beach and country self-catering holiday houses in North West England - The Lakes, Cumbria, Cheshire

Can't make your mind up - self-catering in farmland or coastal cottage to rent? North West England is UK at its best. You will find dog friendly weekend breaks in Lancashire , Cumbria or The Lakes in Cumbria - some have Easter breaks.

Pouplar walks

  • Coastal walks
  • Wycoller Panopticon Walk
  • Walks to Top O'Slate & Halo Panopticon
  • Harle Syke and Briercliffe - 3 miles
  • Worsley Village Circular
  • The Old Man of Coniston, Lake District

Our teams top most inspirational places in North West England - The Lakes, Cumbria, Cheshire

  • Windermere
  • Jodrell Bank Observatory
  • Knowsley Safari Park
  • Blackpool
  • Wray Castle
  • Peak District
  • Little Moreton Hall