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Wortley Barn

Bradwell near Castleton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 914110)



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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
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Reviews & Ratings

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61 Customer Reviews

  • "This was the third time a Wortley Barn."

    It has always been a fine place. There were a few little issues this time. The floors were not clean and a lot of dust underneath the seats. The vacuum cleaner was dirty. Items placed in the fridge became soaking wet. The downstairs windows were so smeared and dirty that upon arrival, that I had to clean them inside and out. It seems that their cleaner gives no attention to detail. The DVD player did not work. Otherwise it was fine.

    Thank you for providing feedback on your stay at Wortley Barn, we're sorry to hear you had felt that you needed to raise points after your stay, we are always on hand to help our customers during their stay with anything they require. We are somewhat confused as the windows on all our properties had been cleaned on the Friday before your arrival. Property Owner

    Reviewed by OttoOct 2021

  • "We felt totally at home in the barn, it had everything we needed and was so comfortable."

    Loved the underfloor heating! Bradwell was the perfect base, with all the places we visited within a short drive or walk. The Co-op was on hand for supplies and it was good to have a fish and chip shop and bakery in the village. The nearby villages of Castleton and Hope had lovely cafes to eat in after a nice ramble from Bradwell .We would definitely like to return there and if we did Wortley Barn would be our 1st choice for accommodation.

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2021

  • "Excellent barn conversion, very comfortable and well equipped."

    Lovely views over the countryside with friendly cattle coming right up to the garden to look at us! The barn is situated in a pleasant village with local shops and good walks.

    Reviewed by LesleyJun 2021

  • "This cottage was excellent with all the amenities needed to be self catering as well as for wet rainy days."

    The cottage sits in Bradwell which is a 45min walk to Castleton along a bridal way by cement works (sounds terrible but is a lovely walk). Also close to Hope which is walking distance too. We did loads of walks which is why we came. There are 4 pubs in the village but unfortunately too cold for sitting outside drinking (once covid restrictions ease this won’t be a problem). I would definitely return again to this well appointed cottage, which is a lovely private bolt hole.

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2021

  • "From the images and description, thought the barn was more isolated but in fact was situated in close proximity to residential bungalows."

    Other than that, a lovely, comfy, cozy barn situated in a superb location for various walks. Would return. Thank you

    Reviewed by RachaelApr 2021

  • "Such a lovely cottage in such a good location."

    Very much enjoyed our stay here

    Reviewed by JosephApr 2021

  • "What a fantastic cottage one of the best we have ever stayed in."

    Perfect location with excellent walking in all directions. We would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2020

  • "Fan little cottage."

    Lovely views over fields, convenient for walks straight from your door. Peaceful location. Plenty of mtb trails near by too

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2020

  • "We had a most enjoyable week and found Wortley Barn a very pleasant place to stay in a great location."

    Comfortable and tastefully furnished we are considering a return visit next year. Its so well equipped its hard to be critical but I think the provision of a curtain over the front door would improve its privacy.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    All instrctions for arrival were exact and easy to follow. The location is perfect for exploring the Peak Disrtict

    Reviewed by PaulineSep 2020

  • "Lovely barn, plenty of room for two."

    Very cosy and comfortable. Surrounding countryside is stunning.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2020

  • "I sent various messages in the week leading up to my trip which were all ignored."

    I also tried to get through on ‘chat’ as I was occupied on a course and/or travelling during the times that the ‘phone lines were open. Chat just told me to call..... Your customer engagement is insufficient

    Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry that you had trouble getting through to us and we were unable to respond to your queries. Our phone lines are open from 9am to 8pm every day and we are also contactable via email. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisJan 2020

  • "Lovely little barn with everything you would need for a break away."

    Great location, would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by NicolaJan 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    The owners did all they could for us and they were very welcoming. The village is situated very well for visiting famous sights in the Peak District. The only negative with the holiday was the reception my wife and I received when we went for a drink at the ‘Shoulder of Mutton’ in Bradwell. An extremely unfriendly landlord who overcharged us. No Christmas cheer at that pub.

    Reviewed by JeremyDec 2019

  • "We stayed for two nights to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and it was the perfect weekend getaway!"

    A beautiful property presented to a very high standard. Lovely decor, very comfortable bed, great shower and bath! The underfloor heating was a wonderful touch and we loved enjoying a coffee from the Lavazza machine - pleasantly surprised to see that a milk frother was also provided! Ideal location - close to local amenities whilst still feeling nice and secluded. Great spot for nature lovers! We did the walking trail from Bradwell village to the top of Mam Tor and we loved it. I would definitely book this property again and would recommend to friends and family. Thanks for a great weekend!

    Reviewed by HannahOct 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage, we had a mixed weather week and the underfloor heating was excellent when returning from a days walking."

    Comfortable bed and all facilities were of a high standard, will definitely recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2019

  • "Cottage equipped to a very high standard and is situated close to the centre of Bradwell which proved to be a delightful village with a more than adequate shop, a post office, a bakery and four pubs."

    Reviewed by ValerieAug 2019

  • "My family and I have been staying in Hope Valley, in particular the village of Bradwell for many years and so I was thrilled to come across this wonderful barn conversion."

    Wortley Barn is situated in its own little piece of countryside with wonderful views over Bradwell edge and the surrounding hills. The barn was welcoming, clean and cosy with all the required amenities and I thought the milk and bottled water in the fridge on arrival was a lovely touch. The barn has been very well thought out and finished to a high standard and was a real treat to return to after long days of walking, visiting National Trust properties, sitting in the local pub gardens and sampling the famous Bradwell's Ice cream (not to be missed). My favourite part of the day was waking up, making a fresh coffee and sitting outside by the lavender watching the cows in the next field. A wonderful place to stay and we will be back next year.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2019

  • "The barn conversion provided everything we needed in comfort and the location was extremely peaceful for its location on a farm site close to local amenities."

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2019

  • "Wortley Barn was quite a find, looking out onto fields and hills yet just a five minute walk to the village."

    The cottage is a gem, very clean, warm and well equipped with everything we needed for a great stay. Gill, the owner was friendly and welcoming. We have already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2019

  • "Fantastic, beautiful and perfect stay."

    ..have booked again

    Reviewed by SamFeb 2019

  • "The barn itself was absolutely lovely."

    Small, but had everything that a couple would need. We appreciated that it has been renovated to a high standard and loved the underfloor heating! Location is great, quiet with easy safe parking, yet just a short walk into the centre of the village. We wouldn't hesitate to stop there again.

    Reviewed by AndreaFeb 2019

  • "It’s set in a lovely location."

    The cottage is beautifully decorated and the under floor heating was a real bonus. Very lovely and helpful people. Will definitely be going back again.

    Reviewed by SallyJan 2019

  • "Wortley Barn is a gorgeous little pad for a couple wanting to adventure the Peaks."

    All Hope Valley peaks, edges and reservoirs are within easy reach. Castleton has the nicest pubs and is 45-50min walk. Bakewell is a favourite stop. The barn is perfect - comfortable, warm (nice underfloor heating), has a vast and comfortable bed and all amenities. It’s easy to get to yet feels nice and remote with view of hills from the windows. The barn is all ‘open plan’ but very well laid out. We returned for a second visit 4 years after the first and it did not disappoint!

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2018

  • "Very cosy barn ."

    Lovely comfortable bed . Very quiet area on farm .

    Reviewed by RichardNov 2018

  • "The barn is very well furnished."

    however the glass electric cooking hob needs replacing as it has a very sharp chip which caused my wife to cut her hand while trying to clean it

    I'm sorry that your wife cut her hand, the hob has been replaced now. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Views are amazing. If I had to find something that could be improved on, it would have been nice to have a chest of drawers put in the walk in wardrobe as there’s plenty of room.There is a large shelf running the length of the room above the hanger rail, but if your short like me it’s not much use. Also a minor, but irritating thing was the kitchen mixer tap is very very stiff. Don’t let it put you off staying there though as it’s such a lovely place.

    Reviewed by JanineSep 2018

  • "Had a Brilliant experience at Wortley Barn!"

    We arrived late afternoon and everything was prepared for our stay. The little details didn't go unnoticed such as milk provided for tea and 2 cold bottles of water in the fridge. Gill was lovely and made us feel at home from the moment we got there. Would be happy to stay again and recommend to anyone thinking of staying. Thanks.

    Reviewed by JackAug 2018

  • "Lovely property, very comfortable stay, marred only by a couple of small details that seem to have been overlooked."

    The first one was a lack of anywhere to do my hair and makeup, standing in a ‘dressing room’ which turned out to be quite a dark cupboard did not fulfill the requirements. The next minor problem was washing machine but no place to peg out or hang washing. Small details easily remedied

    I am sorry you didn't like the Dressing Room, other guests have liked the space to store their clothes and suitcases out of sight and use the chair to dry their hair in front of the full length mirror. The lighted vanity unit in the bathroom was intended for shaving and makeup etc. Under the stairs is a clothes dryer, as mentioned in the Guest Welcome letter. Thank you for staying at Wortley Barn. Regards Gill Simpson Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2018

  • "Lovely barn in a great location."

    Very sunny spot, private with sheep as neighbours but only a short walk into the village. Very well appointed, clean and comfortable, well thought out. Four good pubs in the village all do meals, handy co-op and ice-cream shop; lots of good walks so no need to use the car much. Highly recommend a stay here!

    Reviewed by AnnabelJun 2018

  • "Wortley Barn is the perfect holiday cottage for a couple who like to be out and about all day but want to enjoy their own cooking in the comfort of stylish accommodation."

    It was a real pleasure to discover the high peaks of the Peak District from this location. The converted barn offered everything we wanted and needed.

    Reviewed by KateMay 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Excellent directions and just as descriptive bed. Made for a very relaxing weekend.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2018

  • "We have never been disappointed with any bookings made through Sykes cottages, and Wortley Barn was no exception."

    This is a beautiful property in a great location. The cottage is extremely clean and very comfortable with everything you need. I would definitely recommend it. In fact, I have already done so.

    Reviewed by JaniceApr 2018

  • "Really lovely cottage in a working peak district village."

    Beautifully presented, warm and comfortable.

    Reviewed by RuthMar 2018

  • "A fantastic, comfortable and relaxing week away, perfect."

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely and very well equipped."

    The location was perfect for what we wanted to do.

    Reviewed by LauraFeb 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage in gorgeous surroundings."

    My husband and I had a wonderful week. The views and sheep were superb, so quite too. Underfloor heating was great.

    Reviewed by KatherineFeb 2018

  • "Incredible location, idilic barn"

    Reviewed by AnjuliNov 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location - look forward to returning some time soon."

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2017

  • "The cottage was Fantastic and was just what we needed to have a nice break from work !"


    Reviewed by SamJul 2017

  • "Location was brilliant, we like it quiet but in walking distance of facilities."

    The village was lovely, every one we met was friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2017

  • "We loved it."

    Great location. The automatic gate key/remote didn't work but we contacted the owner & an alternative was sorted out straight away. Very comfortable stay. Lots of little details included.

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2017

  • "Owing to the rural location of the cottage there was no WiFi and very weak phone signal which was fine, but feel it could be mentioned in the description of the facilities not find out on arrival in the owners information file."

    Otherwise fantastic cottage.

    Reviewed by EricSep 2016

  • "The owners Gill and Alan very helpful and friendly and it was important to them that we enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage is spotlessly clean with good facilities. The location is lovely.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2016

  • "A lovely barn conversion in a very pleasant location, ideally situated within easy reach of all areas of interest."

    This property gave us a very peaceful and lovely break from our hectic life. We would recommend Wortley Barn to other couples seeking some solitude and relaxation.

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2016

  • "This cottage is perfect for a couple."

    It is cosy and nicely furnished. We loved all the lighting. We have already recommended it to a friend!

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2016

  • "Liked the quality of the facilities within the cottage, and the location was absolutely perfect."

    Reviewed by TraceyMar 2016

  • "Wortley barn was spotless and had a really comfortable bed."

    Places to eat within walking distance. So much to do in the area, especially if you enjoy walking.

    Reviewed by CherylFeb 2016

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a great location; we would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by SimonJan 2016

  • "A lovely relaxing, warm and inviting cottage."

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2015

  • "The standard of accommodation was better than expected, and the location ideal for walking and exploring the Peak District."

    It was in easy reach of shops and pubs.

    Reviewed by DuncanDec 2015

  • "The location was perfect to visit various sights in the area."

    The cottage was beautiful and finished to a very high standard, in wonderful surroundings.

    Reviewed by EllaAug 2015

  • "Absolutely beautiful barn in a gorgeous location."

    It was absolutely spotless and the furnishings were modern. The views around the Barn were stunning, especially around sunrise and sunset. The Barn was a short drive away from some lovely villages which were great to explore.

    Reviewed by JosieApr 2015

  • "The size and location of Wortley Barn was ideal for cycling or walking from."

    The views are lovely. The volume of garden birds in the hedge running down to the Barn was amazing and at this time of year their song was a daily joy.

    Reviewed by TimothyMar 2015

  • "A beautiful and well looked after cottage that surpassed our expectations."

    Reviewed by EmilyDec 2014

  • "This is a lovely cottage and a very thoughtful barn conversion."

    It is very well equipped and spotless throughout with a very comfortable bed. The in-floor heating, particularly at our visit in mid-December, was particularly welcome. Bradwell is also a lovely little village, close to a number of attractions. Lovely, relaxing long weekend away before the rush of holiday-hosting.

    Reviewed by ChristineDec 2014

  • "Wortley Barn is in a great location, lovely surroundings and a peaceful retreat."

    Reviewed by NicholasNov 2014

  • "Lovely place."

    Would stay again. Just what we were hoping for.

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2014

  • "The location was excellent and the Barn was peaceful and tranquil, couldn't have wished for much more."

    Exactly what was needed.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2014

  • "The cottage was extremely well appointed."

    The village of Bradwell had good amenities, including 2 very friendly pubs within easy walking distance, serving excellent food. The village was well placed to visit all the beautiful points of interest. If you are a walker, then this is the place, with its hundreds of walks through the most beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2014

  • "Overall Wortley Barn is excellent."

    From floor to ceiling this was a cosy and comfortable stay. The area is quiet and we had a nice sit on the patio on our last night.

    Reviewed by KennethJul 2014

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The property

This outstanding, detached cottage is set in a quiet, rural location, within its own grounds on the owner's working farm, surrounded by glorious Derbyshire countryside, on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Bradwell.

Luxuriously appointed throughout with feature beams and exposed stonework, this cottage makes for the perfect romantic retreat for couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, in this beautiful part of the Peak District.

Boasting beautiful countryside views, the cottage offers a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom as well as a separate dressing room.

The open plan living area features a well-equipped, bespoke kitchen, a dining area, perfect for romantic candlelit meals, and a sitting area.

Outside is a private patio with lovely views stretching across the surrounding hills and countryside.

Sit out with a refreshing glass of wine and catch up on some reading in the warm summer months.

The village of Bradwell has a wonderful array of amenities, including friendly country pubs serving delicious food, a good supply of shops, and an excellent fish and chip shop!

The many delights of the Peak District National Park are all within easy reach of this Bradwell cottage, including the beautiful Edale Valley that marks the start of the Pennine Way, England's first and most famous, long-distance footpath.

Visit the market town of Bakewell or the famous spa town of Buxton, meander through its delightful streets, and explore the town’s many tea rooms and shops.

Discover the majestic beauty of Chatsworth House, explore the Blue John Cavern, or enjoy an adrenaline-filled day out at Alton Towers!

With so much to see and do in this glorious stretch of countryside, this cottage is the perfect retreat for couples at any time of the year!

Note: This property is a short walk from from Ref. 28564 and Ref. 924122, together they sleep 6.


  • One super king-size double bedroom (can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Dressing room
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Air source underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, Lavazza coffee machine, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking for 2 cars outside property
  • Front patio with furniture and Summer House
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Lavazza coffeee machine takes Lavazza Minu coffee pods
  • In light of the current situation, the owner would like to draw guests attention to the rural and isolated setting the property is found in

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About the location


Castleton 3 miles; Tideswell 4 miles; Buxton 11 miles; Bakewell 12 miles.

Bradwell is a pretty village in the Hope Valley, in a prime position in the Peak District National Park. Tideswell, with its renowned Tideswell church, known as the ‘Cathedral of the Peak’ is just four miles from Bradwell. The picturesque village of Castleton is three miles away, home to fascinating caves, including the Blue John Cavern, and is overlooked by the crumbling Mam Tor or 'Shivering Mountain'. The dramatic scenery of Winnats Pass and Edale in the Edale Valley, famous as the start of the Pennine Way, is nearby. Hathersage is just four miles away and has excellent cafes and an open-air, heated swimming pool. Slightly further afield you can potter around the historic market town of Bakewell, or the Spa town of Buxton, renowned for its spring water, opera house and arts, jazz and opera festivals. It is easy to spend a whole day at Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, whilst there are many historic properties nearby. Pull on your boots and enjoy the spectacular scenery, or explore a web of cycling trails, with bike hire available on the Monsal Trail, the Tissington Trail and at the Derwent Reservoir. Bradwell has shops, pubs and places to eat and makes an excellent base for enjoying this beautiful area.

Region Information

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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