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Whites' Barn

Glapwell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1054683)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "We have just returned from a fantastic week at Whites Barn that we used as a base to explore the Peak District."

    Everything was as described with all equipment and furnishings up to a high standard. The day before we arrived we received all relevant information from the owners that both helped us and gave us some further ideas for days out and places to eat. The owners also checked in with us a couple of times in the week just to make sure we were ok. If you are after a lovely and well presented property for two, look no further than Whites Barn. We will return and also happy to recommend to other.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "Where to start."

    Amazing accommodation. Everything you need and more. The welcome pack was the best we have ever had, delicious!! Absolutely beautiful, comfortable, clean, immaculate. You just feel at home as soon as you walk through the door. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2021

  • "This holiday home was so comfortable and well-equipped and in a great position to explore the area."

    Lots of thought had gone into making sure we could enjoy our break in comfort with lots of additional extras such as air conditioning and underfloor heating. Everything was beautifully done. We felt very spoilt by the welcome pack and the owners sent a thoughtful text message mid-week just to make sure everything was OK. We would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2021

  • "Ideal base to explore the area"

    Reviewed by IanSep 2021

  • "This our first stay with Sykes Cottages and also in the Peak District."

    We were kept fully up-to-date with instructions, emails and text messages from Sykes and also the owner. On arrival we extremely impressed with everything about the Barn. The owners had very kindly left a welcome pack and also fridge essentials. The cottage is extremely well located for many of the local attractions. We visited Hardwick Hall and Clumber Park (both National Trust). We also visited Chatsworth House which is a must. Bakewell and Newark are both lovely villages to visit. If you want retail therapy the East Midlands Shopping Outlet is nearly. We had dinner at pubs which were recommended by the host, namely the Devonshire Arms, The Elm Tree and the Hardwick Inn, all of which were great meals. If you fancy a bacon roll and coffee or even cake, you can walk to the local garden centre (5 mins away) which is lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Whites Barn and would definitely recommend it. Many thanks to our hosts Peter and Joanne.

    Reviewed by DebbieAug 2021

  • "It's a little slice of heaven in the middle of a beautiful area, location brilliant, price brilliant, whites barn brilliant, couldn't have asked for a better place to stay!"


    Reviewed by DaleAug 2021

  • "Our stay at Whites Barn has been amazing thanks to Joanne and Peter."

    The house is stunning, beautifully decorated and very cozy, making us feel like we were home from home. Whites Barn was the ideal base for us to explore Peak District giving us a beautiful haven to rest after a long day outdoors. We can’t thank Joanne and Peter enough for all the hospitality they’ve extended, right from the welcome hamper and fridge stocked with essentials to helpful tips to explore/ eat out and always being ready at hand to respond to any queries we had. A big ‘Thank You’ to Joanne and Peter for the lovely home they shared with us to create beautiful memories as a family

    Reviewed by RemyaAug 2021

  • "A lo of time and love has been put into Whites' Barn to create this exceptional accommodation."

    The Barn is an ideal location for Sherwood Forest; the stately homes of Chatsworth, Bolsover and Hardwick; with a convenient bus stop for the regular service to Sheffield and Chesterfield. The spectacular Castleton Caverns are less than an hour away. As well as the superior accommodation, what is most heartening is the solicitous welcome of the exceptional hosts, Peter and Joanne, with a welcoming hamper and their desire to see that their guests have a memorable stay. Highly recommend this hi-tech, hi-spec experience!

    Reviewed by LeeJul 2021

  • "Gorgeous property with everything you could need."

    The owners (Peter and Joanne) are very helpful and easily contactable had we had any problems (which we didn't).They have clearly put a lot of thought and care into Whites Barn with lots of high quality finishing touches and luxuries. The welcoming hamper was very much appreciated, with everything we could have needed for our first breakfast, sweet treats plus a bottle of prosecco! We took our two little boys with us who were very comfortable on the sofa bed, while we were in our little sanctuary upstairs, there was plenty of room for all of us. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to be back soon! Thank you!

    Reviewed by ClareJun 2021

  • "My wife and myself have been avid global travellers (especially pre-children), and whenever possible, prefer to stay in self-catered accommodation."

    One thing that we still look forward to is when a property gives us the wow-factor and Whites' Barn is certainly one of them. What made this more special was probably because the lifting of the tightest restrictions of lockdown, most places were getting booked up all over the UK so we were struggling to find something for a family of four. Fortunately we found this through Sykes Cottages and it looked great from the photos, but when we arrived it was even better. From the welcome basket, to the available gadgets (Spotify on Sonos, access to smart TV's, Velux windows etc.) plus the rainhead shower, beautiful kitchen and the wonderful open plan design which meant that despite being a small building it felt so much larger when inside. Our only worry was our two year old doing any damage to the pristine interior (which fortunately he didn't :) ). Hardwick Hall is walking distance away with the Hardwick Inn a worthy visit, plus Bakewell and Chatsworth House are definitely worth the 25 minute drive to visit. I wouldn't hesitate recommending this to any of our friends when taking a break in the Peak District.

    Reviewed by NeilMay 2021

  • "This is a fantastic find, perfect for a little getaway close to the Peak District."

    The hosts were extremely helpful and welcoming. The Barn is exceptionally well decorated throughout and really felt like home. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by TaylorMay 2021

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The property

Offering the epitome of style and elegance, Whites’ Barn is a stunning high-end barn conversion with a cosy loft apartment feel in the Derbyshire village of Glapwell, luxurious throughout and providing contemporary spacious accommodation makes for the perfect couples hideaway looking to enjoy both Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire at any time of the year.

Next door the Young Vanish Pub serves great breakfasts, perfect fuel ahead of long days out in the Peak District and at the Nottinghamshire attractions, Whites’ Barn is also the perfect base for both local walks to the National Trust property of Hardwick Hall with its 16th century Inn and Restaurant or a short journey takes you to the the local market towns of Matlock, Matlock Bath, Bakewell and Buxton with their excellent shops, inns and restaurants.

In addition to the Hardwick Estate further short journey attractions include Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Newstead Abbey “once home to the romantic poet Lord Byron” or even pick a spot to picnic in the 3800 acres of Clumber Park, if history is your thing, the castles of Pevril, Riber and Bolsover are all local and worth a visit.

Always a hit with Children of any age, is Chatsworth farm and adventure playground plus the all year round theme parks of Alton Towers or Heights of Abraham not forgetting the Cable Cars at Matlock Bath (also the place to be especially on a Sunday if you are keen on motorbikes).

Still fancy something different?

Why not visit the Blue John and Speedwell mines at Castleton or visit the Crich Tramway Museum.

For those feeling active take your own, or hire a bike at Sherwood Pines with its a labyrinth of cycle and walking trails and while you there why not head over to visit Sherwood Forest with its legend of Robin Hood.

Whites’ Barn is approached via an impressive electric gateway, opening onto a spacious forecourt providing secure off-road parking for one medium size vehicle in addition to further off road parking adjacent the pedestrian entrance and small enclosed private patio area.

Enter into the property where the vaulted ceilings are a striking element boasting electrically operated Velux windows with black out blinds, walk across the beautiful underfloor heated porcelain tiles before discovering the inky blue and oak kitchen with all the modern appliances one would wish for as well as a delightful welcome hamper and a bottle of fizz!

Make use of the quality appliances before regrouping at the dining table and toasting to a wonderful holiday break in Derbyshire whilst making the most of the Sonos sound system to create a fabulous ambiance!

After an evening of good food, drinks and company, flick on the Smart Netflix TV and get cosy on the sofa to unwind before heading up to bed via the oak and glass staircase to the mezzanine bedroom where crisp white linens and gorgeous pillows drape across the double bed, complete with a plush Simba mattress, bliss!

The exterior at White’s Barn is equally as lovely, with an enclosed courtyard flanked by laurel and bay trees, offering a sunny spot for alfresco dining in the summer months.

A full information pack listing all recommended pubs and restaurants is waiting with your name on it!

Bring your loved one to White’s Barn to share a wonderful holiday in Derbyshire.


  • First-floor mezzanine double bedroom with oak furniture and carpet and Smart TV
  • Ground-floor shower room with large grohe’ walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with leather sofa bed
  • Underfloor heating system with Nest Control
  • Electric oven, combi oven/microwave, induction hob, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, wine fridge, Smart TV’s, Sonos sound system
  • Fast Broadband guest WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Aircon, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Secure parking for one medium size vehicle plus off-road parking
  • Secure bike store (available by appointment)
  • Courtyard garden with private area bistro table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking indoors
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Direct bus route to Chesterfield & Nottingham
  • Local to Meadow Hall and MacArthur Glen Shopping Centres
  • Note: Some outdoor road noise to be expected
  • Note: The sofa bed can accommodate two extra guests, allowing the property to sleep 4 guests in total
  • Note: Village taxi normally available for door to door pub / restaurants journeys
  • Note: property is not suitable for children under 11 years old

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Chesterfield 7.3 miles; Matlock 16.3 miles; Bakewell 19.9 miles

Find the endearing village of Glapwell within the Bolsover District of northeast Derbyshire, between the towns of Chesterfield, Mansfield and Bolsover. With its pub, The Young Vanish Inn and a village shop, you will be delighted to use this village as a base for exploring further afield.

Region Information

Note: property is not suitable for children under 11 years old

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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