Welcome to Common Barn Farm

Comfortable Lounge On Site Tea Room Beautiful Views and Walks

Self Catering Holiday Cottages and B & B in the Peak District

Our traditional working sheep farm is situated at 1200 ft above sea level, on the quiet, unspoiled western side of the Peak District National Park in Rainow, near Macclesfield, Cheshire. We enjoy excellent open countryside with far-reaching views over the Cheshire Plain to the Welsh mountains.

On the farm we have five Bed and Breakfast rooms, plus three self catering holiday cottages in tastefully converted stone barns – Croft Cottage which sleeps six, Meadow Cottage which sleeps four, and Cook Hill Cottage which sleeps eight. Croft and Meadow cottage can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 people.

Our breakfast room can be booked for small conferences (up to 25 people) or gatherings and  we can provide catering to suit your needs.

Our holiday cottages and Bed & Breakfast rooms are ideally located for exploring the magnificent scenery of the Peak District and Cheshire, as well as for visiting the stately homes in the area, such as Chatsworth House. For ideas whilst staying in our Peak District Cottages, please see our Things To Do page.

We are also able to cater for your wedding day as you can rent our ‘wedding field’ which has spectacular views over Lamaload Reservoir as well as the Cheshire plain. The venue is offered on a ‘DIY’ basis, which means you have the flexibility to choose all your own suppliers, although we are happy to recommend suppliers if needed. For more information please visit our wedding website here.

Local sights

The village of Rainow has excellent pubs that serve homemade food (lifts can be arranged). The historic towns of Macclesfield and Buxton are just minutes away.

Local produce

Our Peak District Environmental Quality Mark ‘Lamaload Lamb‘ is sold from the farm and through local deliveries.

Come and stay with us for an unforgettable break in our Cheshire Peak District Cottages.

Awards and recognitions


This project is supported by the Rural Development Programme for England, for which Defra is the Managing Authority, part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas

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