The Reckoning House, Mandale Farm, Haddon Grove, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1JF
The Reckoning House camping barn has been renovated to a high standard including double glazing and insulation. It is situated on the edge of Lathkill Dale, 3 miles from Bakewell. Lathkill Dale is a nature reserve managed by English Nature to protect a variety of flora and fauna as well as some outstanding geological features. Horse riding, fishing, golf and cycle hire are all available locally. There are also many local walks including the Limestone Way.
It has a cooking area, 4 calor gas rings (gas supplied), a washing up sink with hot water, a toilet, wash basin, storage heaters in all rooms and shower inside the barn. Upstairs there are two separate rooms with bunkbeds.This accommodation is featured on our map of the Peak District and here is its own website.
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GR 184 666. Take the B5055 out of Bakewell towards Monyash. Continue for 3 miles. After passing Haddon Grove Farm holiday cottages (the second set of cottages on right), take the first turn left at the signpost to Haddon Grove. Bear left at the bottom of the lane. The camping barn is the first on the left in a half mile.
Train stations at Buxton (10 miles) and Matlock (13 miles). National Express drop at Bakewell. Local buses (enquiries 01332 292200) go to Bakewell from Monyash, Over Haddon, Matlock and Buxton.
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…a more lovely, peaceful spot you could not ask for…
The Reckoning House. That’s a rather eye- (or should that be ear-) catching name, isn’t it?
This camping barn is in Over Haddon, near Bakewell. Over Haddon is a beautiful and tiny village blessed by its proximity to Lathkill Dale.
Lathkill Dale is a National Nature Reserve replete with SSSIs and a fascinating range of flora and fauna. It is most often a dry valley and, with its steep scree’d sides, can seem like a world apart.
At Mandale, where The Reckoning House sits are remnants of the areas industrial heritage. Lead mines brought workers from Roman times onwards. Here there are the remains of an aqueduct and a pumping house – vain attempts to keep the mines free of floodwater. The Reckoning House itself is another remnant: the place where miners would gather to work out their wages , as they were paid for piece work. Hence the name ‘reckoning’.
As a camping Barn, it does pretty well for itself. It has been renovated to a high standard, with gas for cooking and hot water, heating in all the rooms and roomy dining tables in the communal area for convivial evenings.
Of course, it is in the heart of The White Peak, so there’s easy access to all the walking, cycling and outdoor adventures you’d expect, but a more lovely, peaceful spot you could not ask for.
Mandale Farms daily visit from a woodpecker
Mandale Farm is right on the edge of Lathkill Dale, a nature reserve managed by Natural England. See here the farm’s daily visit from a woodpecker caught on camera. You can visit this nature rich area in the White Peak of the Peak District National Park and stay at Mandale Farm campsite or in the Reckoning House bunkhouse. Mandale Farm is a mile from the village of Over Haddon and a couple of miles from the village of Monyash. Both villages have excellent pubs and Monyash has an fantastic play area for the children. Also only three miles away from the historic market town of Bakewell and about 20 minutes drive from the Spa town of Buxton.
A great value place to escape, in the peak district.
The Reckoning House is a place where the workers of the local lead mines used to go and pick their wages up hence the name the Reckoning House. It has now been converted into a camping barn which sleeps 12 people.
In a calm and beautiful area , it’s the good place to stay if you want to forget all the rest !
It’s also the good place to do some outdoors activities.
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