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Back Dane Trust - Peak District cottage for hire by charities/good causes at very low rates

Open throughout the year.

The Beasley Back Dane Trust is a charity run by volunteers.  It owns a farmhouse (Back Dane) in the Peak District at the western end of The Roaches, approximately half way between Leek and Macclesfield.

In recent years the building has undergone a huge renovation programme that enables us to take the building into the 21st century by providing bunk accommodation for up to 23 people in 5 comfortable bedrooms. The cottage also contains a sitting room, dining room, fully fitted kitchen, a large, bright activity room, a boot room and laundry downstairs as well as 2 shower rooms and 4 w/cs.  It is set in beautiful open land that leads down to the River Dane.

There is also a woodland nature trail, fairy village, wildflower meadow, riverside area and a sensory garden.

The cottage is available for charities and good causes to hire either on a day basis or overnight.

Roughly once a month we have what is known as an improvement weekend where volunteers go to Back Dane to maintain the cottage and land. Anybody is welcome to come along to these weekends. 


Who to contact

Contact Name
Alison Weston
Contact Position
Beasley Back Dane Chair
07771 972700
01260 227636
The Beasley Back Dane Trust

Bookings can be made via this email address: 

Where to go

Back Dane
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The Beasley Back Dane's Trust's objectives are:

1.  To provide volunteering opportunities and training in a spirit of friendship and understanding, without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation/identity or politics.  

2.  To provide educational and recreational facilities for:

  • Those in distress including disabled children and adults
  • Those facing poverty
  • The elderly
  • Refugees
  • Disadvantaged children and young people

3.  To apply considered ecological and environmental principles to our property, grounds and services in order to limit the environmental impact of our operations.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£60 per day
Service is Free
£7.50 per night for children, £15 per night for adults with a minimum charge of £60 per night during the week. Slightly more at weekends - see the website for more information.


Referral required
Referral Details

Only charities and good causes can book Back Dane.

Other notes

There are no accessible bedrooms downstairs, there is one flight of stairs to upstairs bedrooms.

There is no public transport to Back Dane, access is down a 3 mile track from the Swythamley/Wincle road.



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Last updated: 01 Dec 2020
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