Chels Barn for 12 guests
  • Midlands and the Peak District
  • Near Macclesfield
  • Self Catering
  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Beds 10
  • Dining For 24

  • Hen
  • Stag
  • Pet Friendly
  • Accessible Friendly

Chels Barn - Peak District

Sleeps 12 (+14 with Toft Barn and Toft Nook)

Special Offer: We are running 3 nights for the price of 2 for all weekends (Sunday night free)!

It's possible to add further guests with Chels Barn by also renting out other venues in the same courtyard.

14 Guests: With the hiring of Toft Nook

24 Guests: With the hiring of Toft Barn

26 Guests: With the hiring of Toft Barn and Toft Nook

Situated in the courtyard with Toft Hall and Toft Barn, Chels Barn is another lovely quality barn conversion. It is full of character with lots of beams on display and dramatic high ceilings in the main rooms. It is centrally heated with under floor heating on the ground floor. All the internal doors are solid oak and it has a variety of luxury flooring such as marble, travertine or solid oak.  The views to the rear of the barn are fabulous – looking over the distinctive Peak District. Chels Barn can host 12 guests, but if you would like to invite further it can host up to 26 with the hiring of Toft Nook and Toft Barn, both within a few seconds walk of Chels Barn. 

In brief the detached self catering accommodation provides:

  • 6 bedrooms (2 triple, 2 doubles, 2 singles,), 3 of the bedrooms are on the ground floor
  • 4 shower/bath rooms
  • Large well lit living room
  • Large dining room
  • Modern fitted kitchen
  • Private Garden
  • Bed linen, towels, central heating, electricity and logs all included in the price
  • 3 Great country pubs under 10 minutes drive
  • Hot Tub from a third party supplier (see more below)

Comfortable living

The lovely, large living room has solid oak floors, lots of squashy leather settees and wonderful high barn roof, with a very large chandelier!  In the morning the sun pours through the old ‘owl hole’ window, which has antique stained glass which means lovely colours dance around the room in the early morning sun.

If you are also hiring one of the other properties at Toft, there is plenty of room in here to entertain your guests from elsewhere in the courtyard.  There is a large wall mounted TV, music system (just bring your aux cable and music player), and DVD player to enjoy.

Eating in style

The Dining Room also has the fabulous high ceiling with a travertine stone floor (this is lovely with the under floor heating!) and plenty of seating so you can all dine together (easily for up to 20 + guests). Again, the original beams are on display.  There are a couple of steps up towards the living room.

The modern Kitchen has distinctive red Italian units. These are topped off with granite work surfaces. There are plenty of glasses, crockery, cutlery etc. It also contains 4 hobs, a griddle grill, 2 Neff ovens, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.  There are some short steps up into the dining room.

A good nights sleep

Every bed in Chels Barn has a warm duvet and a luxury mattress; we know how much our guests appreciate this! Chels Barn has 6 bedrooms 2 doubles, 2 singles and 2 triples.  The bedrooms are all designed in keeping with the barn.  Many have unusual features including owl hole windows, dove cot holes and arched barn door windows.

There are 4 bath/shower rooms, all with modern fixtures and plenty of warm water (please note one of the bathrooms has a low lying ceiling above the toilet)!

Enjoy the summer

Behind Chels Barn there is plenty of outdoor seating and a BBQ, and in summer months you’ll find beautiful roses lining the fence separating it from over an acre of field for you to enjoy also (although we keep the grass long in summer to allow the numerous hares and other wildlife to safely nest).  The amazing views across to the hills of the Peak District and the expanse of the Cheshire Plain make relaxing here a delight for each guest!

If you and your guests are interested in exploring around and about, from Chels Barn footpaths lead out onto miles and miles of public footpaths around the stunning Peak District.


There is free WiFi at Chels Barn, although due to our location we are at the mercy of our suppliers for speed!

Hot Tub

Enjoy the beautiful scenery from your own hot tub in your private garden! Chels Barn doesn't have a hot tub on site, but it is possible to rent one from a third party supplier. Please note we do charge an extra £40 for any hot tubs on site.


There is so much to do around and about for everyone in your group. Interested in some adrenalin, then try paintballing, or if you want to relax, then head to the lovely Chatsworth House. For a full list check out our 'Activities and Ideas' section.

Certificate of Excellence

We have won the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 3 years in a row. We own and manager Chels Barn so you can be assured that our high standards will be met each time. We want to be transparent about our reviews so click on the 'Reviews' section to see the reviews we have recieved at our venues.


Equipment :
  •  Flipcharts
  •  Internet Connection
  •  Wi-Fi Connection
Features :
  •  Disabled Facilities
  •  Games Room
  •  Lawns
  •  Marquee
  •  Outside space for exclusive use

Find below a list of activities and ideas that you can bring either to your Party House or do in the local area, for more detailed information on each visit our Activities and Ideas page.

On Site:
  •  Archery
  •  Barbecue
  •  Catering
  •  Clay Pigeon Shooting
  •  Cocktail Making
  •  Gin & Whisky Tasting
  •  Murder Mystery
  •  Spa
  •  Walking
  •  Wine Tasting
Off Site:
  •  4 x 4 Driving
  •  Abseiling
  •  Archery
  •  Assault Course
  •  Ballooning
  •  Beer Making
  •  Boating
  •  Canoeing
  •  Caving
  •  Clay Pigeon Shooting
  •  Climbing Wall
  •  Cocktail Making
  •  Fishing - Fly
  •  Gliding
  •  Go-Karting
  •  Golf Courses
  •  Horse Races
  •  Horse Riding
  •  Mountain Biking
  •  Murder Mystery
  •  Paint Balling
  •  Parachuting
  •  Pony Trekking
  •  Quad Biking
  •  Rock Climbing
  •  Spa
  •  Swimming
  •  Tennis Court
  •  Walking
  •  Wine Tasting


Chels Barn is a lovely barn conversion. It has a large reception room, a dining room to seat 24 and kitchen and 3 ground floor bedrooms and 2 ground floor wet rooms. Upstairs there are a further 3 bedrooms and 2 bath/shower rooms. There are several steps down on the ground floor between the living room and dining room and again between the dining room and kitchen, therefore not making this an ideal choice of Party House if you or your guests have limited mobility.

Chels Barn for 12 guests

Chels Barn, Toft Estate, Near Macclesfield, Staffordshire,

Closest Train Station :

Macclesfield station is 12 miles, Stoke on Trent station is 13 miles (for West Coast Mainline London to Scotland via Manchester)

Closest Airport :

Manchester Airport 24 miles, East Midlands Airport 52 miles, Birmingham Airport is 70 miles

Nearby Town :

Leek 5 miles, Stoke on Trent 12 miles

Nearby Shop :

Leek 5 miles. This is a market town with supermarkets including Sainsburys, Waitrose, Morrissons, Aldi

Nearby Eatery :

There are some wonderful local pubs including The Lazy Trout at Meerbrook; The Ship Inn at Wincle; and The Royal Oak at Rushton Spencer. All are c 2 miles. Leek for more restaurants and pubs 5 miles

A brief History of Toft Hall in the Peak District

Chels Barn sits within the courtyard of Toft Hall. The barn was built approximately in the mid Victorian era (maybe around 1860??? – no one is exactly sure!).

By 1741 the High Sheriff of Staffordshire (the King’s representative in the County), William Armett, was living here. According to A History of the County of Stafford volume 7 “he improved the house and laid out a walled garden. Known at Toft Hall by 1775, the house was remodelled and extended to the south in the mid 19th century”. Actually we believe the southern extension was there earlier than this! We found a coin dated 1794 hidden behind the plaster – very likely placed here by the builders as a good luck charm. Sadly a previous owner had an accident in Chels Barn with a shot gun here, but he did survive!

Chels Barn was occupied by cattle and sheep until the 1980s. It then fell into disrepair. However, the gorgeous stone always shone a beautiful golden colour in the sunshine! Inside the barn there were a number of divisions for separating the animals. There was also a hay loft above where the hay and straw would have been stored for winter fodder.

In 2005 Party Houses were given permission to turn Chels Barn into the lovely house that is here today (as a listed building it was a great way of saving the heritage of this barn). The specialist heritage architect made sure that the existing window and door openings were carefully preserved. The one roof light is a conservation roof light and as much of the existing stone and roofing material was re used. We hope that you enjoy staying here and being part of a long history!