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The Ivy Barn

(Ref. 967167)

Kirk Ireton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Had an awesome week at Ivy Barn."

    It was a complete home from home and I absolutely did not want to leave. The cottage is in a perfect location for walking around Carsington Water straight from the door! I didn't touch my car all week, just how I like it. Furface and me will be returning, hopefully later in the year. I would highly recommend this beautiful cottage and its views to anyone (as long as you don't want to go when I do ;)) Thank you so much for having us xxx

    Reviewed by Bev5.0May 2024

  • "Cosy and comfortable home from home!"

    Everything you could ever want or need and the treats were a lovely touch. Had a lovely stay in a beautiful location, a stunning part of the world.

    We are pleased that you enjoyed Ivy Barn and had a relaxing stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the Ivy Barn and could not recommend it more."

    Julie and Simon were fantastic hosts. We definitely hope to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a very enjoyable and relaxing break at Ivy Barn."

    The accommodation was immaculately presented, well appointed and is located in a lovely secluded spot overlooking Carsington Water. We hope we might be able to return for a longer stay one day.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2024

  • "A stunning little barn conversion."

    Everything you could need for your stay. Bed was really comfy and we loved the reclining sofa. The donkeys were an added bonus to say hello to in the morning. Wonderful views of Carsington water which is just a short walk down the lane. Lovely little extras for your dogs in the form of a ball thrower, treats and towels just for them. We’re definitely looking at booking again in the summer

    We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and had a good new year's eve in Ivy Barn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Dec 2023

  • "Perfectly located for a quiet relaxing break with walks from the doorstep."

    Plenty of attractions to drive to. The property has an eclectic mix of furnishings that are attractive and comfortable. It is equipped with everything you would need for self catering. Carsington Water footpath is a few minutes walk away.. or a short drive to the visitor centre and restaurant if, like me, you have limited mobility.

    Thank you very much for your lovely review and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely barn with high quality fixtures and fittings."

    Spotlessly clean and a lovely location. The bed was so comfortable, I had a little root to see what make the mattress was as I need a new one at home.

    Hi Ruth, thank you for your review, hope you find the mattress (dreams)and that your bathroom was finished on time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Oct 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ivy barn."

    The barn was spotless throughout and well thought out. The peace and quiet was wonderful and we visited so many places from this ideal base. Outdoor comfy chairs would be our suggestion so guests could enjoy sitting outside. We are looking to book again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation although we could nit stay long the place was very relaxing and cosy !"

    We will be back.

    Thank you very much for your review, we are pleased you had a relaxing stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent stay at Ivy Barn, it’s the little things that matter and the hosts had thought of ALL the little things"

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jul 2023

  • "Hi Our stay at ivy barn was amazing, everything was provided, the place, location and views were fantastic, it was easy to get to some amazing locations such as peaks caverns waterfalls."

    The stay was relaxing and peaceful it was like being in home from home, and little things like leaving out chocolates, sweets and milk in the fridge is so very thoughtful will definitely go back in the future Thank you for such a brilliant week.

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable accommodation in a brilliant location."

    Ideal for walking and a relaxing getaway. Would definitely recommend and will more than likely return in the future.

    Reviewed by Irene4.7May 2023

  • "Cosy, intimate liveable space with good amenities."

    Thank you for your care and making us so welcome.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at ivy barn."

    Julie and Simon are fantastic hosts, they are friendly and easy to get on with.Ivy barn did not disappoint the location and views are beautiful and the accommodation it self was lovely like a home from home. It is well equipped and the little extras made it extra special. Would definitely recommend staying here. Thank you Julie and Simon

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely place to stay and rest up."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Nov 2022

  • "Cottage was very comfortable with everything we needed - a real home from home."

    The extras that were left for us were very thoughtful and made our stay special.

    It was lovely to meet you both so pleased you appreciated the extras. Hope to see you soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2022

  • "Just had a lovely week in this outstanding cottage with our little dog."

    Very clean,comfortable and cosy In a quiet setting just a few minutes walk to Carsington water and within easy reach of many peak district walks will definitely be returning Thank you for a lovely stay.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and it was very nice meet you all and we would love to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation, Comfortable settee , smart telivision , great shower Everything required for self catering ( slow cooker much appreciated) beautiful surroundings."

    Thank you both . Will definitely recommend your property.

    We are very pleased you enjoyed your holiday and thank you for leaving the cottage so clean. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic property and lovely owners."

    Definitely worth another visit.

    Thank you very much for your kind feedback and we would love to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geof5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent property,ideal location"

    Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2022

  • "We stayed at Ivy Barn for a long weekend and it was just what we needed!"

    Beautiful views and a great little cottage. We were able to have a cup of tea on arrival as the host had left milk, tea and coffee and chocolates. Very comfortable and clean and equipped for our dog who seemed to focus on the jar of treats left for him. Would definitely stay again. Plenty of fluffy towels and lots of equipment in the kitchen to rustle up a dinner.

    Thank you for your lovely review and we are pleased that your dog liked the treats and you liked the fluffy towels. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0May 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage with everything you need for a holiday off the beaten track with a local shop and pub a mile away."

    Ivy Barn is well furnished and full of interesting local books, guides and maps. It feels like a real home with a well equipped kitchen, TV, lovely bathroom towels and access to a washing machine. Hosts Simon and Julie make you feel welcome and their thoughtful gifts of biscuits and sweets on arrival along with a pint of milk was so nice. Breathtaking setting above Carsington Water, the photos just don't bring out the real magic of the place. A perfect base for exploring the area and enjoying the great outdoors.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2022

  • "We enjoyed our holiday here so much, we will return at some date in the future."

    The owners were very helpful and friendly and the accommodation very comfortable. The location was beautiful and a key part of our stay was to be able to walk our dog along the paths and tracks of Carsington Water. It’s very close to a lot of Beauty spots in the area and the local towns and villages. There is absolutely nothing to dislike about the accommodation or the area. One of the best holidays we have had.

    We are pleased that you had such a lovely time at Ivy Barn, we hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2022

  • "Such a beautiful location, offering gorgeous skies over a distant Carsington Water, and fantastic dog walks without needing the car."

    Ivy Barn was a cosy, stylish and well equipped barn conversion. Its furnishings were extremely smart and aesthetically pleasing. The heating system was good, we had a v comfy bed with excellent bed linen, the lounge seating was great, wifi top was top notch and there was a smart tv too, so we could log into our own account. We were left alone, even though the owners were “on site” and that was great for us. We would love to return to Ivy Barn & we wholeheartedly thank our hosts for such a great experience.

    Thank you so much for a lovely review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Ivy Barn with our Golden Retriever."

    The pictures really don’t do it enough justice! The barn was very spacious, comfortable and homely. We had everything we needed for a relaxing stay, it was perfect for the three of us. We also loved the grounds and waking up to see the donkeys! Carsington Water was a stones throw away which was perfect for walks with the dog. We had a lovely long weekend and will definitely return!

    Thank you for the lovely review and we look forward to seeing you all again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Mar 2022

  • "Stayed here before 27 years ago."

    Location still as lovely as we remember. Accommodation greatly improved. Lovely hosts and We loved The Barley Mow

    Thank you for your lovely review, it was nice to meet you and see the old photos of Ivy Barn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely little conversion in the barn roof space."

    The views over Carsington Water were beautiful and there are walks straight from the door. Good for us visiting family in Ashbourn and Derby.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Dec 2021

  • "Our stay at the Ivy Barn was perfect for our first family holiday."

    The barn was spotless and attention to detail was fantastic. The location was beautiful, perfect for long walks with our dog. Cannot thank the owners enough.

    Thank you for your lovely review, we are pleased that you had a pleasant stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2021

  • "Really welcoming place to stay."

    Extremely comfortable and clean. Having basic supplies in the barn on arrival made a big difference. Would definitely stay again and recommend highly to others.

    Reviewed by Carolyne5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely property the owners were really helpful and the views were spectacular ..."

    Lovely property the owners were really helpful and the views were spectacular Walk to Carsington Water was good Would certainly recommend to friends and hope to return

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "This lovely accommodation was bigger than the photos made out and was very well equipped."

    It was in a brilliant location for sightseeing and for walks around Carsington Water. We would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Sep 2021

  • "Felt very welcome, accommodation lovely in hilly farm setting."

    My dog enjoyed it too nice touch jar dog bones snack

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fabulous place to stay."

    Peaceful and extremely clean. Had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jul 2021

  • "Gorgeous location."

    Welcoming hosts. One thing missing was outdoor seating, plenty of space but just a couple of deckchairs would have made it perfect so you can follow the sun around?!

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jul 2021

  • "So peaceful & quiet."

    Ideal for the dog. If you like walking then there is plenty to do. Good access to main villages & towns with many interesting things to see & do. Crich Tram Museum is interesting & you can ride on the trams

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "A lovely barn convertion, all you need for a fabulous holiday, very thoughtful owners i."

    E milk chocolates and very yummy biscuits and not forgetting doggie treats.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7May 2021

  • "The hosts were extremely welcoming and helpful."

    The barn is an ideal base for exploring the lovely local walks as well as those further afield.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0May 2021

  • "The view from Ivy Barn was breathtaking and the place itself was 10/10."

    From the moment we walked through the door we felt at home; The care, passion and love put into Ivy Barn makes it a must stay for anyone in the area. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Damien5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation just as described, it even has reclining seats on the settee for comfort."

    The place was spotless when we arrived and we were greeted by the owners who are very friendly and helpful. We had a great holiday and the area is very beautiful, the view from the windows is just lovely

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2020

  • "This was a very well equipped and tastefully furnished holiday let in a beautiful area."

    We had everything we could possibly need including lots of helpful information about the area.It was lovely to have walks on the doorstep; the proximity to Carsington reservoir and the very pretty village of Kirk Ireton were definite benefits. We would certainly return here for another break.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2020

  • "We loved this beautiful cottage set in a perfect quiet position overlooking Carsington Water!"

    Simon and Julie were on hand if we needed anything and found them very friendly approachable people! We loved the donkeys they had too! The nearby Barley Mow Inn was just a mile down the lane and was a step back in time, serving ales from jugs drawn from the cellar! All in all we had a lovely week and would highly recommend Ivy Cottage a home from home. We shall be back!

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2020

  • "Absolutely Brilliant."

    The Barn in every way was Amazing The owners of The Barn were lovely and friendly. We had no issues at all, everything was perfect Thank you

    Reviewed by Deb5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location with stunning views."

    Excellent for walker’s & great to be able to take the dog with us. When walking around the lake have to be careful of cyclists so dog on the lead is preferable as some cyclists are rather inconsiderate of walkers &

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Aug 2020

  • "We spent a month in the Ivy Barn as we were between houses and it was absolutely perfect."

    Home from home, perfect peace and relaxation and walks from the door. Balm for the soul indeed! It was compact, but had everything we needed, a wonderfully comfortable bed and lovely shower. The owners Simon and Julie were great too, friendly and helpful yet not intrusive.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2019

  • "Easy to book, pleasant staff, would recommend Sykes cottages to family and friends."

    The Ivy Barn was clean, comfortable, and exceeded expectations. Would definitely recommend, owners very helpful, lovely location. Would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Sep 2018

  • "Really was just perfect cannot fault it in any way what so ever had a fantastic week"

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2018

  • "The barn conversion was lovely with a nice mix of character and comfort, it is a nice size and we found it a very relaxing base for a break."

    It is in a lovely peaceful and sheltered spot. I can see us going back for another stay.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jul 2018

  • "Excellent location about 300 metres from Carsington Water."

    Character-full cottage with a pleasing mix of older features and stylish modern kitchen and bathroom. Very çlean but pet friendly. Lots of local walks and things to do.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2018

  • "The barn has been beautifully renovated."

    A very comfortable and lovely living space, in a stunning location. Lovely and warm, we had snow for one of our days. Easy to access, and very private. Great to have the option to use a washing machine and tumble drier. So much to do in the area that we ran out of time. Lovely to be able to do walks directly from the house. Lots of places to eat and drink in the local area. We also like to cook where we stay and perhaps would have liked a few more kitchen utensils. This is not a complaint, just an observation. Thank you for a lovely, relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Mar 2018

  • "Amazing property with everything provided to the highest standard!"

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Feb 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet location."

    Reviewed by Paul4.8Jan 2018

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  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with single sofa bed.
  • Fully air-conditioned Air Source heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, fridge, microwave, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer TV with Freeview, WIFI, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Large storage area for Bikes if required
  • Shared use of fields and paddock area with seating area
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Shop and pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: No smoking is allowed in this property

The property

Kirk Ireton 1.2 miles.

A splendid first floor barn conversion, placed delightfully near to Kirk Ireton in Derbyshire.

With the cosy living and rural location, this is the ideal cottage for outdoor enthusiasts to come and enjoy a holiday in the country.

The property is next door to the owners, and up a flight of external stairs.

Enter into The Ivy Barn and be welcomed into the fabulous open plan living area.

It has a stylish, well-equipped kitchen and a fantastic original sitting area boasting lots of wooden beams and brickwork, with charming features to make you feel right at home.

There is ample seating for dining and for relaxing when you're not out in this incredible area.

Both of the bedrooms are well-presented and cosy under the sloping ceiling, they have pleasant linen and lovely views.

The interior of The Ivy Barn is fulfilled with a family shower room.

Outside there is extensive fields with wonderful views and even Casington Water within a stones' throw which offers watersports facilities.

Kirk Ireton village centre isn't far away, it offers the essentials that you will need for your stay along with beautiful 17th century buildings and a Norman church.

This cottage comes very close to the Peak District National Park, in which you can visit stunning towns like Matlock and Bakewell, or you can make the most of the walking, cycling and wildlife that it has to offer.

The Ivy Cottage is an excellent cottage in a beautiful location.

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About the location


Wirksworth 4 miles.

Kirk Ireton is a lovely rural village located in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, dating back to the Bronze Age, on the southern borders of the Peak District National Park, just four miles from Wirksworth. Kirk Ireton is made up of lovely locally quarried sandstone buildings, many of which date back to the 17th century, the oldest of which is the village pub. Kirk Ireton is home to a fascinating Norman church and the village is just perfect for having a stroll around and soaking up the history. 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. Beautiful Chatsworth House, Shottle Hall and Haddon Hall are within easy reach, as is Matlock Bath with its spectacular cable car, the newly restored Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and Gulliver's Kingdom.

This property does not have its own garden.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas