Thors Barn

Wetton near Ashbourne, Peak District (Ref. 904711)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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Wetton Barns, Chatsworth Estate

Wetton Barns are at the most westerly extent of the Chatsworth Estate, and are situated in the heart of the pretty stone built village of Wetton, a 40-minute drive from the stately Chatsworth House, in the White Peak countryside. These Chatsworth cottages are situated around a pretty courtyard, with some views of the Derbyshire/Staffordshire countryside. These Chatsworth barns have been beautifully converted by the Chatsworth Estate from three traditional stone barns into six wonderful stone cottages, and now provide comfortable and cosy accommodation. Incorporating woodburners to relax in front of after a day of exploration, beams and some vaulted ceilings, the cottages have sympathetically retained some of the character of these beautiful barn conversions. These Chatsworth cottages offer off road parking, pretty shared gardens and a barbecue area for all the properties to enjoy those sunny Peak District evenings. Wetton is ideal for exploring the local countryside areas of the Dove and Manifold valleys, taking advantage of the beautiful walks and cycle trails on offer. Thors Cave is perfect for exploration and offers superb views of the valleys below, while the picture-perfect village of Hartington is just 5 miles away and has a range of shops and eateries. Alton Towers is less than half an hour's drive away from these Chatsworth cottages, making them a great base for the whole family.

The property

A beautiful, detached stone-built barn conversion belonging to the Chatsworth Estate.

This Chatsworth cottage boasts many character features including a vaulted ceiling and woodburner in the sitting room.

The cottage also boasts beams and wonderful village views to enjoy.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs.

17463, 17464, 17465, 17466 and 904710, together they sleep 30.


Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor twin. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.


  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared patio and garden with furniture and BBQ area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 10am

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Wonderful relaxing holiday”
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    • “We used to holiday in the Peak District when the children were little and were looking for somewhere to recreate these family holidays before one of our daughters leaves to live abroad. I was a little concerned that we might be disappointed but I need not have been. This is a lovely property with plenty of room for six plus a baby - in fact we had 9 for Sunday lunch and there was plenty of room and plenty of plates etc. The cottage is situated in a very quiet village with lovely walks just outside the door. Don't be put off when you first arrive - the cottage looks small from the outside but has plenty of room inside. We were very warm and cosy and didn't need to light the woodburner. The kitchen is well appointed and there was a cot and high chair provided for us. There is no mobile signal, although there is one a few minutes walk down the road and the wifi was a little patchy. However the local pub (50 yds away!) has great wifi which the landlord was happy for us to use for the price of a pint (or 3!). We had an excellent dinner there on our last evening. I can thoroughly recommend this cottage for a relaxing week away from everything except wonderful walks and amazing views (and some cute baby lambs as well!).”

    Silvertraveller6, Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK, March 2015


    • “Beautiful cottage (barn) that had everything that was needed for an comfortable stay. The tea, coffee, milk and biscuits on arrival was a nice touch. The fire was a magnificent centrepiece and added to the cosy feel of the cottage. The pub down the road was very friendly with good beer and food, plus walks from the doorstep added an enjoyable holiday. All in all nothing could be faulted.”

    Mr Coventry, Stevenage, November 2015

    • “Lovely accommodation and great location, can thoroughly recommend.”

    Mrs Stanger, Ely, March 2015

    • “Liked everything, it is the nicest cottage we have stayed in. Absolutely beautiful.”

    Mrs Hames, Rotherham, January 2015

    • “A lovely, clean and warm property that is very well furnished and equipped. We would stay here again for sure.”

    Mrs Plant, Bury St. Edmunds, October 2014

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About the location


Ashbourne 8 miles.

The tranquil, stone-built village of Wetton is ideally situated in an elevated position at the most westerly extent of the Chatsworth estate, above the valleys of Manifold and Dove, in the beautiful White Peak countryside of the Peak District National Park. Located off the beaten track, the village boasts a fine old inn and a 14th century church, with an external staircase to its belfry. The spectacular Thors cave, rising 360ft above the river Manifold with its 60ft entrance, has over the years yielded ancient bones and artefacts dating back to 600 BC, whilst the river itself provides excellent walks and cycling opportunities through wonderful rural scenery. The nearby, charming village of Alstonefield, situated on a limestone plateau 900 feet above sea level, has won the Best Kept Village Award ten times and is home to Hope House Costume Museum and Restoration Workshop as well as the excellent George pub, enjoyed by visitors from near and far. Follow the Manifold Trail along the route of the old Leek to Manifold Light Railway, or visit the market town of Ashbourne with its narrow cobbled alleys littered with Georgian architecture, fine restaurants and antiques shops. A wonderful location for a relaxing break, at any time of year.

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