Great Barn House occupies a central position in the village of Midgley. The barn is a grade II listed building sharing a cobbled yard with a Great House, an 18th century farm house and cottages. The site consists of 1.8 ha of grasland divided into three fields by dry stone walls, with small areas of newly planted woodland and hedge. There is also a stream and recently created wetland and pond area. The fields are managed as hay meadows with around 30 wildflower species and five grass species. The hay is cut in late July early August. The fields are then grazed by sheep from August to April, with lambing during March. The wetland pond areas provide opportunities for pond dipping and with frog spawning and other associated wildlife. The woodland and hedgerow areas have over 17 native species of trees and shrubs.