Bunkhouses in the Peak District : Eco self catering bunkhouse in the Dark Peak


Bushey Heath Farm, Tideswell Moor, Tideswell, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 8JE

Bushey Heath Farm is a family run smallholding in the heart of the Peak District, central to all the popular visitor centres, offering a pre-booking group summer campsite and bunkbarns for up to 28 people in three self contained units. The farm has been developed in an environmentally sensitive way with ground source heating, a wind turbine for electricity and rainwater harvesting for wc flushing, so visitors can experience practical sustainable ideas. The Hen House bunkbarn has two bedrooms with bunks for 4 in each. The Little Barn has a large single bedroom with bunks for 6 people. Hadfield Barn sleeps 14 in two rooms of 6 and 8. All have luxury shower rooms and a combined fully equipped kitchen/diner open area. Sleeping bags/duvets/sheet required. Well behaved dogs accepted by prior arrangement.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Peak District and here is its own website.
Bushey Heath Farm | Bunkhouses in the Peak District : Eco self catering bunkhouse in the Dark Peak


or call Rod or Lisa Baraona on
01298 873007 9am-8pm only.

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Rooms & Beds:

28: Hen House 8: 2×4, Little Barn 6: 1×6, Hadfield Barn 14: 1×6, 1×8.


All year. Group only campsite May-Oct. Opening hours by arrangement.

Price per night:

Sole use: Hen House: £160. Little Barn: £120. Hadfield Barn: £280. Min. stay 2 nights


Camping: always. Bunkhouse: early with deposit advisable.



Ask for:

Rod or Lisa Baraona


GR SK 146 785. From Tideswell take Manchester Road past Star Pub and cross over A623, road stops at farm. Going west along A623, 1.5 miles past the Anchor Pub turn right at crossroads in ‘s’ bends.

Public Transport:

Nearest trains at Hope (4 miles). Nearest buses in Tideswell (2 miles). Bus numbers 65, 66, x67, 173, 177, 197, 202.

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is available only to groups and is on the Hostels with Camping map.

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Bushey Heath Bunkbarns.

Bushey Heath Bunkbarns.

We took a big group – it was great!

Bushey Heath Farm bunkbarns are great  places for a rural break. We booked out The Hen house and Hadfield Barn and took a big gang of families with children ranging from ‘teeny’ up to ‘handful’. We had people in the party who were less keen by the ‘camping-ness’ of bunk barn, but the soon came round when they saw the the facilities and cleanliness. Not to mention the  stunning ‘middle of nowhere’ views. We used Hadfield Barn as a communal base for meals and socialising. The dining kitchen was huge and perfectly big enough for all us. Having said that, the Hen House was a perfect snug, quiet getaway when we needed it to be!

Our group spent the weekend walking the fine moors around Tideswell and Great Hucklow – watching the gliders of Hucklow gliding club soar and turn above us; some of use took to our bikes for the many great Mountainbiking routes nearby. If you’re interested in that sort of thing, Bushey Farm also do MTB courses! A great weekend of fresh air and fun was rounded off with climbing (carefully supervised for the children, of course!) on the iconic edges of Curbar. In the evenings we could lounge in the yard outside, birds darting to their nests in the eves before the inevitable chill drove us inside for hot drinks.

Bushey Heath Farm served us as a super base and blessed us with good weather. I think you need to book early to guarantee they can organise the weather, though. Oh! and I didn’t even mention their amazing eco-credentials. Another time…


Sustainability at Bushey Heath Farm

Sustainability at Bushey Heath Farm

Bushey Heath Farm offers high quality self catering accommodation and day visits.

Over the last 15 years Bushey Heath Farm has developed high quality, affordable accommodation in an environmentally sensitive Way.  Throughout the construction and renovation work recycled building materials and high levels of insulation have been used. Electricity is produced using a proven 6kw wind turbine.  A Ground Source Heat Pump provides all the heating and hot water to the bunk barns.   Rainwater is collected for  WC flushing and recycling is encouraged throughout the site.  The resulting bunk houses provide comfortable high quality, self catering accommodation in the countryside.

Walkers, climbers, families, educational, reunion, spiritual and various other groups are encourage to enjoy the peaceful location. Bushey Heath Farm also offers day visits to groups looking to experience our business and explore sustainable ideas. Past groups have included Local Authority Planning Officers, Council groups, outdoor centre leaders, National Park officers, local farmers and other small business groups. We can offer short 45-60 minute guided talks and longer tour/talks including refreshments.

Contact Bushey Heath Farm:

01298 873007 9am-8pm only.MessageView website