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The Old Grocery

Barrow Hill near Chesterfield, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 933885)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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Reviews & Ratings

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "A very clean comfortable house with a lovely garden, exceptionally well equiped."

    Spacious bedrooms & comfortable beds plus 2 x wc's. Quaint interior with modern kitchen & bathroom. Very obliging owner, I will be recommending this property to family & friends.

    Reviewed by SharonNov 2021

  • "A very pleasant and comfortable holiday home."

    Well equipped, cosy and spacious with a great garden for children and dogs. Good value, clean and in a good location

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2021

  • "This property and location ticked all the boxes."

    We hope to stay again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others

    Reviewed by MaggieOct 2021

  • "Right from the start we were made to feel very welcome by the owners."

    The house was so comfortable and clean. It’s perfectly situated to reach all the areas of the Peak District you might want to visit. We have family who live close by so great position for us. We had such lovely weather and so got great use of the lovely garden, I was even able to make an apple pie from the fallen cooking apples off the tree at the bottom of the garden. This house was a loved family home for many years and is still owned by the same family whose parents built it, with pictures of when it was a shop on the walls. Lovely to get to know a bit of history of the place. When we go away we look for somewhere near family that can meet the needs of both us and our two dogs. The old Grocery is a lovely place to stay and we wouldn’t hesitate to book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by KateSep 2021

  • "It was a lovely house with very accommodating owner but I was on edge the whole time as I had a two year old and there were so many ornaments I was always worried that something would get broken."

    Reviewed by IreneAug 2021

  • "The house was comfortable, clean and well equipped."

    The garden is a real feature and great fir dogs. We did find the general area around the house not what we had anticipated.

    Reviewed by MandyJul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at the old grocery."

    Margaret was so welcoming, left us some milk and biscuits and all the things we needed for our holiday. I wish we could have stayed longer. Our dogs loved the large garden and we had lovely walks. Definitely coming back here.

    Reviewed by TraceyJun 2021

  • "Everything was just perfect."

    The only minor niggle was that there were so few electric sockets. I need to use a CPAP machine and needed to move the bed to plug it in. The garden was glorious and much enjoyed by our party, especially our little dog. We enjoyed eating outside in the sun!

    Reviewed by PaulaJun 2021

  • "The garden is large and fully enclosed so ideal for dogs."

    The kitchen has almost everything you would need. There are several dog walks direct from the property and Linacre Reservoirs is only 7 miles away with lots of walking trails. The Stag restaurant at the Devonshire Arms, Middle Handley provides excellent food and service.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "We were looking for somewhere that was close to the Peak District, with room for two vehicles ad some space for our party's dog!"

    The Old Grocery met our needs, and whetted our appetite for future stays in the area.

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2021

  • "Great location and garden which is very dog safe."

    There is a park right behind the property for giving your dog a quick walk and also numerous options locally both on foot and a short drive away for longer walks. Property has been in the family since construction in 1940s, some of the internal furnishings reflect this and to us only added to its charm. All electrical appliances you would expext are provided and owner(s) were very friendly and welcoming. We plan to return if it is available when we are next booking a UK break

    Reviewed by NigelMay 2021

  • "The property was clean and well equipped."

    Although we did not meet them, the owners were very pleasant and helpful on the telephone. The garden was particularly good for our dog, with secure fencing and plenty of room to run about in and out of the trees and shrubs.

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with an outstanding garden that was totally secure even for my escapologist Springer Spaniel."

    The bed was incredibly comfortable and everything you could require was provided in the kitchen. A lovely welcome pack and helpful owners completed a delightful stay.

    Reviewed by HilaryApr 2021

  • "Lovely period cottage, included all the usual home comforts, welcome pack was a nice touch ."

    A very large garden for the dog to have a run around in and great walks on the doorstep very restful week - just what we needed. The cottage was very clean and we appreciated all the effort the owners put in place to make our holiday safe.

    Reviewed by GailSep 2020

  • "Lovely house and very well equipped."

    Huge secure garden for the dogs.

    Reviewed by DavinaAug 2020

  • "Third visit to this property and when I looked in visitors book we were the 3rd party to stay there for the 3rd time."

    Speaks volumes in its self.

    Reviewed by SamOct 2019

  • "Lovely house and a great garden that our 2 little dogs Jasmin and Lily loved and ..."

    Lovely house and a great garden that our 2 little dogs Jasmin and Lily loved and met their first hedgehog in A lovely welcome basket on our arrival Nice area and a little shop next door Kitchen with more equipment and utensils than we could ever think of using Very comfy furniture and beds We had great weather and a very good holiday

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2019

  • "Very comfortable exceptionally clean Good position Very relaxing garden Had wonderful time Hope to stay again"

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2019

  • "This is a very comfortable cottage, on a small housing estate."

    The owner is really kind, and gave a bit of family history on the property which was really touching. Very well equipt cottage with a fantastic garden . You can walk along the Chesterfield Canal nearby, otherwise you need to travel further for things to do. There are lots if lovely country villages and historic houses with fabulous grounds to explore just a short drive away.

    Reviewed by ThomasJul 2019

  • "Warm & very comfortable, lovely secure garden for our dog."

    Bit like stepping back in time to the 1970's inside. Perhaps needs just z little de-cluttering so that those who choose to do self catering actually have some cupboard space. It was like home from home with absolutely everything you could want. Thank you very much for our welcome gifts and for making us very welcome. Rochester. Kent.

    Reviewed by HilaryMay 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week staying at the old grocery."

    The dogs loved the garden and everything was just perfect! I’d highly recommend this property

    Reviewed by AmyApr 2019

  • "Cottage had a nice feel to it."

    Everything you needed was provided. Excellent garden especially having a dog. Some great pubs only a few miles away. Very good value for money

    Reviewed by RobertMar 2019

  • "Such a lovely house, very well equipped with a cosy lived in feel, far better than just 'another holiday home', garden was completely enclosed and felt very relaxed there, hope to come back very soon."

    Reviewed by NeilFeb 2019

  • "A spacious, well equipped and comfortable family home with a warm welcome, plenty of parking and lovely walks from the door along the Chesterfield Canal."

    Reviewed by AnnaFeb 2019

  • "Loved the garden ideal when the sun was out, also the fact there were two shops and one was actually next door, will be returning again next year hopefully."

    Ideal for popping into Chesterfield to visit the sights and markets.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2018

  • "A perfect location for exploring the Peak District and also places such as Rother Valley, Clumber Park and Yorkshire Sculpture Park."

    The garden was ideal for the dogs - very secure. The house was cosy and extremely well equipped. There were several well-organised folders with information about places to go and things to do, and a thoughtful welcome pack of tea, coffee, biscuits and breakfast provisions. All in all, an absolutely perfect holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by AllisonAug 2018

  • "No we expect a good service from Sykes and that's what we received ."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by WilliamJun 2018

  • "This holiday home was the owners' parents' home and you can tell."

    It has everything you could ever need and the owners are the nicest we've ever come across.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2018

  • "Great property for dogs which are safe in the garden and there are lots of local walks."

    Separate utility area and a door to stop dogs going upstairs are bonuses. The area around the house isn't anything to write home about, but there is lots to do in the local area, and it is on the edge of the Peak District. The house itself is very dated internally and is like time travel to the 1970s but it is comfortable, roomy and well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Good value for money.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely very clean and comfortable ..."

    The cottage was lovely very clean and comfortable Beautiful gardens which the dogs could run free with no fear of getting out the welcome pack was a lovely touch the area had lots of good walks and places of interest

    Reviewed by ValerieMay 2018

  • "Had a fantastic week weather was good cottage was home from home"

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2018

  • "A real home from home"

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2018

  • "Lovely safe garden for the dog & the house had everything we needed."

    Welcome pack from the owner which was really nice after along journey. Thank you.

    Reviewed by GaryMar 2018

  • "Everything was great"

    Reviewed by KevinNov 2017

  • "Probably the best equipped holiday home we've had."

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2017

  • "The house was comfortable well equipped, lovely welcome pack and in a good location"

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2017

  • "Very clean and lovely to find a welcome pack."

    Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by CaroleApr 2017

  • "A super property."

    Extremely well presented and very very good value for money.

    Reviewed by BarryOct 2016

  • "Within the first night of the stay our 2 kids asked if we could stay again."

    I'm local born to the area but have been in Dumfries, Scotland for 26years and visit area at least once a year. Have stayed in various holiday cottages but this was the best yet for every reason - clean, welcoming, comfortable, great facilities, homely, excellent information available and close to what & where we wanted(family/friends). The only thing I missed from home was a radio in the kitchen but that is a minor detail. We had family visit us and they too were impressed. Looking forward to a return trip.

    Reviewed by SamOct 2016

  • "A well equipped property with a cosy, homely feel with lots of nostalgic features."

    There was plenty to do and see in the area so will have to return.

    Reviewed by YvonneJun 2016

  • "The Old Grocery had real character and charm."

    There was evidence of the old owners interests and hobbies- I hope this remains as the property is developed. It is a nice change from generic 'budget hotel' style decor. Everything you could possibly need on a stay away was to hand and in good working order and the entire house was impeccably clean. The location of the property was perfect. We enjoyed canal and field walks with the dog as well as trips into Chesterfield town centre. Hands down, my favourite part of the trip was having such a generous garden full of varied mature trees. This green space really made the trip special.

    Reviewed by AnnaMay 2016

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The property

This lovely detached house sits in the centre of the village of Barrow Hill.

This is an ideal property for a family holiday.

The dining room at The Old Grocery was once the village grocery store supplying the village with all essential provisions.

Nowadays the room is just perfect for languorous dinners.

The cosy sitting room, with its lovely view of the garden and cosy living flame gas fire, provides lots of space for guests to relax following another exciting day exploring this area.

The three bedrooms offer flexible accommodation whatever the requirements.

Outside the large lawned garden offers an ideal space for the children to run off the last of their energy, or for dining alfresco on a summer's evening.

Children will also enjoy the playing field and children's playground in the village which are only a minute's walk away.

The village is close to the beautiful Chesterfield Canal with great walking on the towpath known as The Cuckoo Way.

The Trans-Pennine Trail is also close by and is just the ticket for walkers and cyclists.

Guests can look out for the brass monkey on The Clocktower and it was said that its tail pointed upwards when the Staveley Coal and Iron Company was in profit, and downwards if it made a loss!

There are lots of good local walks from the doorstep and with easy access to the Peak District, walkers will be spoilt for choice.

Chesterfield really is a gateway for exploring Derbyshire and the glorious Peak District.

Whether you’d like to visit stately homes, which the county has more than its fair share of, or castles, including the fairytale mansion of Bolsover Castle, this area has it all.

It's not all about the superb adventure playground of Britain's first National Park, or the myriad of pretty villages scattered about, or the iconic Chatsworth House and Estate, it is the huge and diverse variety on offer here to suit everybody whatever their age.

This is a wonderful holiday property.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be 2’ 6” twin on request), 1 x twin, 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed
  • Shower room with shower and basin
  • Separate WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with gas fire
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fires
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, landline for incoming calls only, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Free roadside parking across road
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mins walk, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Stacker bed is suitable for an adult.

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About the location


Chesterfield 5.5 miles; Worksop 12 miles; Sheffield 14 miles.

Barrow Hill was once part of a medieval deer park belonging to the Lords of the Manor of Staveley and beneath this park the land was rich in iron and coal. Consequently these minerals were mined. Nowadays the village is home to The Roundhouse, the last surviving operational roundhouse engine shed in Great Britain. Throughout the year there are galas featuring working steam and diesel trains. The Chesterfield Canal meanders through this area and is widely recognised as one of the most beautiful and varied waterways in England and the Trans-Pennine Trail is close by and is perfect for cyclists and walkers alike. Also within an easy drive you can reach the delights of the Peak District, visit Hardwick Hall, an Elizabethan country house, explore Clumber Park or Cresswell Crags, or spend time discovering the market town of Chesterfield with its famous crooked spire.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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