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Fletchers Barn

Alderwasley near Wirksworth, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 29638)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely welcome on arrival by Ruth."

    Beautiful clean cottage. Loved the little extras milk tea coffee flowers fruit and a nice bottle of wine. Ruth is a lovely lady and her husband they couldn’t do any more to make us so welcome. Jerry the cat pop’s in to you and makes herself at home. Sitting on the decking each morning with a nice pot of tea watching the cows. So peaceful. Xx

    Reviewed by SueAug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in Fletcher Barn."

    So peaceful. A great rural location, with a town within 10 mins for essentials! There were plenty of place to visit within a short drive. Lovely park in Belper and not far away Derby (Mundy Play Centre) Ruth was very welcoming, and Geri the cat was a big hit

    Reviewed by HannahJul 2022

  • "Found this property/location “right up our street”."

    Ruth and David very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by StuartJun 2022

  • "We had a lovely week staying in Fletchers barn, the barn is so very comfy and clean and Ruth is a fantastic host."

    We enjoyed exploring the area which had some nice local walks, near by pubs and close by days out. The kids loved spending time around the cottage & farm with the animals. We would definitely stay again..

    Reviewed by AnthJun 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week’s stay at Fletchers Barn."

    Fletchers Barn is full of charm and character and you will be assured of a warm welcome from Ruth (along with complimentary wine, milk, fruit and flowers). This barn is extremely well equipped making self catering a breeze. Everything has been thought of! Extremely comfortable beds, a cozy log fire (which we enjoyed even though it was May) and a games room for our teens to enjoy darts and pool. Numerous maps and guides are also supplied to help you explore this delightful park of Derbyshire. We enjoyed several walks, including Middleton Top but most of our time was spent catching up with our family who live close by. Thank you again to Ruth for the opportunity to stay at Fletchers Barn. We will return.

    Reviewed by KatharineMay 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation in a lovely location."

    Ruth, the owner, could not have been more welcoming or helpful. The extra touches of fruit bowl, wine and flowers were thoughtful and much appreciated. As the weather was good we enjoyed being able to use two outside seating areas. The accommodation was spacious, beds very comfortable, kitchen well equipped and lounge pleasant and a nice wet room with a really good shower. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2022

  • "Rose and I enjoyed a great holiday here."

    Fletchers Barn is a very cosy, quiet, comfortable and clean base from which to enjoy the local attractions, the majority of which are within easy reach. Tastefully converted to a holiday home, the barn is equipped with everything you could need for a break and the owner, Ruth, is ready to advise on places to go. We look forward to our next trip to Wiggonlea Farm.

    Reviewed by RayApr 2022

  • "Such a brilliant welcome - from Ruth, the owner to the vases of real flowers, fresh fruit and wine."

    Great place to stay if you need this part of the PeakDistrict or Derbyshire.

    Reviewed by IvanApr 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable accommodation, fantastic beds and loved the Woodburner ."

    Lovely little things like the fresh flowers ,milk and wine were a great addition and much appreciated.Great base to visit nearby areas ,and plenty of pubs and eateries not too far away then come back to the peace and quiet and open views .lovely holiday and we'll return again .

    Reviewed by AdrianApr 2022

  • "Very well appointed and comfortable property."

    Efficient heating system and supplies of hot water. Ideal spot on the edge of the Peak District National Park with easy access for car owners to places like Wirksworth, Dovedale, Manifold Valley, Matlock, Bakewell and Buxton.

    Reviewed by TerenceMar 2022

  • "Really cosy property."

    Owners went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible, including making provision of a secure storage facility for our bicycles. This property is in an ideal place for cycling around the Derwent valley, and off road trails in the area. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by LesMar 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage, we felt very welcome, greeted with fruit, wine, milk and flowers."

    It’s a great place to relax and unwind with easy access to local beauty spots. The cottage has a cosy and relaxing atmosphere. We loved that the cats came to see us. Log burner is amazing. The bed are very comfortable too which isn’t always the case with holiday cottages. We plan on returning next year and would recommend this cottage for people with mobility issues. 5*

    Reviewed by AllanMar 2022

  • "Fletchers Barn is lovely clean, comfortable, cosy cottage."

    We enjoyed exploring the area with its beautiful scenery and amazing walks. Ruth was a fantastic host, we look forward to returning soon.

    Reviewed by SallyJan 2022

  • "We had such a lovely stay at fletchers barn for Christmas very comfortable well ..."

    We had such a lovely stay at fletchers barn for Christmas very comfortable well equipped and hosts were very welcoming and helpful beautiful cottage Thankyou for having us :-)

    Reviewed by NatashaDec 2021

  • "A really lovely cottage."

    We had a wonderful stay. The beds were comfy, shower was hot, rooms were spacious. It’s a great location for walks in the woods without needing to drive anywhere. Ruth is an excellent host and we are was all very Christmassy with the tree and fairy lights all round the farm. Would go again. NB Wifi connection was good - no Vodafone signal

    Reviewed by TanyaDec 2021

  • "We had such a nice time!"

    The cottage was lovely, and Ruth was kind enough to give us a tour of the farm.

    Reviewed by ShubhaanvitaNov 2021

  • "A gem of a find for a half-term break away, we were really struggling to find somewhere but this place is lovely!"

    It had farm animals to keep the little one entertained, and Ruth was so kind in letting us feed the goats. The beds were super comfortable and it's in a great location for pubs, country walks and some relaxation. (Only suggestion for the woodburner would be a fan to distribute the heat- as compared to our one at home, it didn't chuck out as much heat due to this- but a tiny thing and did not affect our stay!).

    Reviewed by NicoleOct 2021

  • "Despite the weather being dire, it was just what the doctor ordered."

    Comfortable and well-equipped. Ruth was very friendly and welcoming. Fruit, milk and wine left for us on arrival. In some self catering places you have to take your own tea towels and toilet rolls, not here. Plenty are supplied. The log burner made it like home from home. We had no problem turning the heating on or off according to the temperature. I didn't even miss having a dishwasher as we ate ready meals every night! Take your time on the narrow road, you will encounter tractors and possibly even an articulated lorry. Would definitely return. A grab-rail in the bathroom, set vertically against the door frame, below the light switch would be useful. The existing one is a bit low to help tall people get off the toilet.

    Reviewed by RoseOct 2021

  • "Clean and comfortable with all the equipment you need for a self-catering break."

    Great beds, best sleep I have for a while. One minor thing, personally I would prefer a bath sheet to a bath towel. Wouldn't stop me booking again.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a rural location, yet ideal for being a tourist to the Peak District and Derbyshire."

    A wonderful welcome of flowers and fruit was a delight. We will return!

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2021

  • "Ruth, the owner was really helpful and pleasant, and welcome gifts were great :- fruit, flowers and bottle of wine as well as tea & coffee etc."

    The beds were very comfortable and tv in both bedrooms an unexpected plus. We would really recommend this holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by PaulineAug 2021

  • "Had a absolutely brilliant week staying at fletchers barn."

    The cottage was stunning and had everything we needed. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AndreaAug 2021

  • "We had two lovely weeks at Fletchers Barn, it was like home from home."

    Our holiday was whilst we had a bathroom refit but we had some lovely days out. Everything you would need to self cater was there, there was nothing missing at all. Its the first time that we have been provided with all cleaning materials that you would need to keep your home and utensils clean both for kitchen and bathroom. There was other lovely touches such as a welcome tray with tea, coffee and sugar also fresh flowers and a bottle of wine. Thank you Ruth.

    Reviewed by LesleyJul 2021

  • "Lovely place , absolutely no issues whatsoever."

    Reviewed by KyleJun 2021

  • "Lovely, peaceful place - only 10 mins drive from Belper, 20 mins from Matlock and 30 mins from Chatsworth."

    Really spacious barn coversion with a choice of 2 outside eating areas, depending where the sun is. Would recommend. Friendly, helpful hosts - couldn't ask for more.

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2021

  • "Fabulous Holiday."

    Location for Visiting places was excellent. The accommodation was fantastic and Ruth (owner) was really lovely. Very happy to recommend and didn’t want to come home. The farm cats were an extra bonus

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2021

  • "Just returned from an absolutely fantastic week from Fletchers Barn!"

    Excellent accommodation, so clean and very well equipped, fabulous location too. Really didn't want to come home! Lovely owners, Ruth and David are onsite and extremely helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely be booking again!!!

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2021

  • "Brilliant, thank you - perfect stay :)"

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2021

  • "Ruth was very welcoming."

    The cottage was cosy, clean and inviting. Although very cold, the kids enjoyed using the games room to play pool. Parking was good and the location was great for visiting other places.

    Reviewed by DeenaOct 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    Comfy living space, well stocked kitchen with everything you could need, the beds were so comfy and high quality bedding made it very cosy. Good location with a lot of things to do within a 20 min drive. Lovely owner. What more could you want! Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by RyanOct 2020

  • "The owners we lovely and friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by JackieSep 2020

  • "We were all very happy with the cottage, it’s nice to be on a working farm with a great location."

    The owners were great too, and nice welcome pack touch.

    Reviewed by PatMar 2020

  • "Exactly what it says it was."

    lovely and clean plenty of wood for burner at a little cost but very reasonable scenic views very quiet and cosy plenty of kitchen utensils and plates. Ruth the lady who rents it out extremely friendly and welcoming would definatley recommend for a long weekend like we did to relax and have quality family time playing board games in front of a roaring fire . Will definatley be going back soon

    Reviewed by LeeFeb 2020

  • "Fletchers Barn was just as advertised."

    The fittings and equipment are all of good quality. We had a great Christmas there. the owners are warm and genuine. thoroughly recommendable. The Hunter Family.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2019

  • "It was so peaceful to say its a working farm the surrounding countryside is beautiful in general a perfect get away"

    Reviewed by EricOct 2019

  • "It was an excellent expoerience with thanks to Mrs Spoendlove for making it so."

    We were met with flowers, fruit, tea and coffee. The whole cottage was well appointed. It was spotlessly clean. I would recommend Fletcher's Barn without any hesitation. Excellent value for money

    Reviewed by BarrySep 2019

  • "Fletchers Barn is a well looked after and clean cottage in a lovely setting."

    This was our 2nd time here and it won't be our last!!!!Thanks again to Ruth for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2019

  • "Lovely host who understood kids are kids."

    Ruth (host) was extremely friendly, down to earth and always there to help if we needed it. Cottage was just the right size with everything advertised there and in working order. Really honestly can not fault our stay.

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2019

  • "Think people should be made aware that the road/lane which farm is situated on is busy and quite noisy at times."

    Reviewed by TracyJun 2019

  • "I have mobility issues and there was a ramp at the front door a downstairs wet room and areally nice bedroom on the ground floor with a lovely large bed."

    The owner was helpful and the cottage was lovely and clean.

    Reviewed by DeborahJun 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation and very friendly hosts."

    Have been before and will certainly go again.

    Reviewed by RoyMay 2019

  • "Lovely tranquil spot, close to woodland walks, and local attractions, owners are on hand if needed, cottages have everything needed for a pleasant stay."

    Reviewed by William Brian AlbertApr 2019

  • "Lovely home from home, owner on site and very welcoming, a great central location with plenty to see and do without spending hours in the car, all in all we had a fabulous holiday and no doubt will put in another booking in the future."

    Reviewed by JeremyMar 2019

  • "Amazing cottage!"

    !! Will return soon. The location is perfect for visiting or hiking.

    Reviewed by KarimDec 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage ..."

    Beautiful cottage Can’t fault decoration or the cosy-factor and the host was quick to respond to queries and offer advice Easy to check-in and out, plenty of parking on doorstep, would definitely return and recommend to friends; a perfect country escape from city life

    Reviewed by DeborahNov 2018

  • "Brilliant service."

    No issues. All went smooth. Above all owner was very helpful and supportive. I would definitely recommend and rebook in future. The location was excellent and within easy reach of the main attractions. My kids enjoyed it so thank you Sykes and Ruth.

    Reviewed by JameelJul 2018

  • "Fletchers Barn was wonderful."

    Would stay again. Lovely location too.

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2018

  • "This was a lovely clean and well stocked cottage."

    I was absolutely delighted with the accommodation in every aspect, plus the owners were very friendly and helpful. Simply excellent!

    Reviewed by RoyApr 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage, owner is nice and helpful."

    Been several times and hope to go again.

    Reviewed by ThomasMar 2018

  • "Excellent rural location but very close for trains and nice quaint towns, June the owner was very pleasant and helpful and ensured we had a very good holiday."

    Reviewed by DuncanMar 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage,well looked after by Ruth and David."

    Loved our short stay so much that we have already booked Fletchers Barn for a week in the summer of 2019!!!

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2018

  • "Ruth the owner was very accommodating and the cottage was immaculate."

    We had a lovely last minute break to celebrate the New Year.

    Reviewed by LouiseDec 2017

  • "Absolutely amazing place where my family felt like at home."

    The owner Ruth went above and beyond to make sure we all felt welcomed. We will definitely be back ;)

    Reviewed by MartaNov 2017

  • "Cottage a high standard."

    Owner very generous, left Milk, Wine and fruit on our arrival.

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2017

  • "We had a very enjoyable holiday and the house was perfect."

    Reviewed by JayneMay 2017

  • "On arrival we were met by Ruth who showed us round the cottage and was knowledgeable of events happening locally during our stay."

    We had welcome gifts of fruit flowers and even a bottle of wine. The cottage itself was finished to the highest standard. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you would need. The living area was ample and completed with a wonderful wood burner. Both bedrooms were of a good size with comfortable beds. A spacious bathroom with walk in shower was again finished to the highest standard, with individual bath , hand towel and flannel for each member of the party. Having a bedroom, bathroom and living area on the ground floor makes this cottage accessible to all abilities. For the warmer weather there is even a bbq area set behind the cottages. A games room has a pool table, darts board, jigsaws and board games to keep everyone entertained and information leaflets of the local area. We would not hesitate to use Fletcher's Batn when visiting this area again.

    Reviewed by KeithNov 2016

  • "Beautiful barn in a lovely setting."

    The owners were welcoming & generous and even took us on a tour of their working farm. We definitely plan to return.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2016

  • "The most cosy, comfortable cottage in an amazing location, beautiful walks from the doorstep."

    We loved our stay and hope to be back!

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2016

  • "Very nice well equipped cottage, with a horse and a field as a beautiful vieuw."

    A very nice welcome, with flowers, fruit and milk in the fridge. A very nice location, and very friendly owners, with good advice all over.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms (zip/link, can be twin on request): 1 x super king-size double with child’s sofa bed, 1 x ground floor super king-size double
  • Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Shared external utility
  • Shared external games room with pool table
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer in shared utility, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • 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
  • Patio garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Shared games room with pool table and darts board
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: This cottage has a Disability rating Grade 1
  • Note: There are narrow stairs in this property

The property

Alderwasley 2 miles.

This is a wonderful detached barn conversion, one of two holiday properties on the owners’ own working livestock farm, settled in the heart of rural Derbyshire, two miles from Alderwasley.

Beautifully converted, this Derbyshire cottage is the perfect place for couples, friends or families to enjoy one of the most picturesque parts of the Peak District.

With open brickwork and beams plus a lovely woodburner, this Alderwasley cottage brims with traditional farmhouse charm.

There are two lovely bedrooms, one set on the ground floor alongside a wet room, and both convertible on request, with the option to create either twin or super king-size bedrooms.

With a sociable open plan living area, complete with a warming woodburner, this Peak District cottage is a calming place to return to after an eventful day of exploration.

On warm evenings you can settle in the pretty garden, ideal for taking advantage of sunny Peak District evenings.

Alderwasley is an outdoor-enthusiast’s delight, with paths from the doorstep, and the Peak District National Park just a short drive away.

A visit to the quaint market town of Wirksworth rewards visitors with lovely pubs, superb restaurants and many interesting shops and boutiques.

Matlock is nearby, with its many attractions to suit all ages, including the Matlock Farm Park, Gulliver’s Kingdom, and the unique Heights of Abraham from where you enjoy an elevated display of Derbyshire’s green horizon.

A wonderful base for enjoying this rich and varied area.

Note: This cottage sits next to Ref. 30357, together they sleep 10 (8 adults).

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About the location


Wirksworth 2 miles; Belper 7 miles.

Alderwasley is a scattered area of farms and a couple of local pubs located in lovely rolling countryside with undisturbed views for miles, on the southern borders of the Peak District National Park. Nearby Wirksworth is a small, charming market town on the edge of the White Peak, and is full of character, with many buildings of architectural interest, including its magnificent parish church. Visitors will enjoy exploring the ancient "jitties" and courtyards, and the National Stone Centre, as well as the delightful surrounding countryside including nearby Carsington Water and the High Peak Trail. Rock climbing and cycling can be enjoyed here at every level, and there is good walking all around. Well Dressing is unique to Derbyshire, and Wirksworth combines this tradition with a lively carnival. The annual Arts festival attracts international performers of every kind. Close to Alderwasley is Belper which is a town with a long and famous history dating back to the 13th Century, when it was then called Beaurepaire (beautiful retreat), a name that still holds true today. Now a spirited and bustling town, attractions include the North Mill, Long Row and the River Gardens. Beautiful Chatsworth House, Shottle Hall and Haddon Hall are within easy reach, as well as Matlock Bath with its spectacular cable car, the newly restored Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and Gulliver's Kingdom. Only 2 miles away, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in Cromford is not to be missed. A great location for a varied holiday.

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