New Order's Stephen Morris owns a converted farmhouse in beautiful UK countryside where homes cost £287,000

Peak District Stephen Morris

Stephen Morris lived in the Peak District

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 04/01/2024

- 05:00

Musician Stephen Morris lives in the British countryside

Stephen Morris is best known as the drummer from New Order and Joy Division.

He lived in a converted farmhouse in a quiet part of the UK.

Stephen owned a home in Macclesfield which is fitted with a home studio.

It has stunning views of the nearby countryside in the Peak District.

Peak District

He owned a farmhouse overlooking the countryside


The Peak District is a beautiful - yet relatively affordable - part of the UK to set up camp.

The average home sells for £287,374, with terraced properties going for around £197,316.

The most expensive properties in the area are detached homes which fetch around £483,653, according to Rightmove.

There is lots to do in the area, including countryside walks and hikes, and rivers and reservoirs to explore.

"Plan your next break to the Peak District and Derbyshire and discover a place of wild peaks and rugged moorland with views that stretch forever," Visit Peak District states.

"A place of chocolate-box villages nestling in gentle countryside, with the prettiest cottages and dogs lazing by the pub fire.

"Explore country houses, castles and the stateliest of stately homes, and find the most welcoming market towns, with quality independent shops and delicious local food and drink."

Many celebrities own homes in quiet parts of the UK, giving them a break from the glitz and glamour of their careers.

Peak District

Property prices average £287,000 in the area


Stephen's bandmate Peter Hook lives in a rural county he compared to Spain.

He owns a home in Alderley Edge, which is a small village in Cheshire.

Actor Robert De Niro owned a penthouse flat in a historical part of the UK.

His property was located in central London, where houses average £640,000.

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