The Legendary Laughing Badger Gallery and Cellar Bar

The Legendary Laughing Badger Gallery and Cellar Bar form part of this substantial stone property.

Historically an old CO-OP building, this property combines space and flexibility and in its present incarnation can sleep 20 comfortably as confirmed by the present owner. It has accommodation over 4 levels and is licenced. It presents an "Airbnb" opportunity and boasts space that is rarely found in a single property.

Located on Platt Street in Padfield, a popular destination for walkers, it is situated on the fringe of open countryside and the Trans Pennine Trail. With a railway station close to hand it offers good commuter access to Manchester Piccadilly and sits within reaching distance of well-regarded schools and a wide range of both leisure and retail, making it the perfect place for family or commerce.

The famous Cellar Bar has been used as an intimate gig venue by various renowned bands. It has had many reincarnations ranging all the way from it’s commercial beginnings to being used for today’s more creative avenues like music and art.


This property briefly comprises a hallway, lounge, study, breakfast area with stairs to the Cellar and to the first floor, an open kitchen area that is amply equipped and has been extended. Also featured is the Gallery and this has been the buildings pride and joy. It appeals immensely to the local art community, however with its high ceilings and large glazed entrance, it would lend itself to many ventures.

There is a large inner lobby with a separate WC, shower and a wide spiral staircase leading to the Cellar Bar. Interestingly, this has played host to musicians from all over the UK and as far afield as Ireland, America and Canada. One performer's tour poster boasted the upcoming dates as "London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin and Padfield”! The Cellar Bar, for ten years, has been the scene for many "Unabated Shenanigans and Malarkey" to quote the present owner and it’s licensed too! Maybe that was the reason for all the above goings on…?


On the first floor, there is a large open landing with a rather quirky feature; a renovated through house winch and large trap. There are a further 5 en-suite bedrooms to the main room with a dressing area and a family bathroom. The loft has been converted with the addition of a staircase from the landing and 7 skylights providing an excellent degree of natural light and stunning countryside views. This area is open plan at the moment but has a retro lounge, study and space for a bedroom.

Externally there’s a split level rear garden which is ideal for the summer months, with a beautiful lawn and enjoying a good degree of seclusion.
Overall this property is truly something we don’t come across very often and definitely worth a look around. Contact our Glossop branch on 01457 862329 to find out more information and to arrange a viewing. You can also view the full property listing here.