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Owls Barn

(Ref. 1073049)

Coldeaton near Hartington, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • clean (12)
  • beautiful (11)
  • stay (10)
  • location (10)
  • lovely (10)
  • walks (10)

31 Customer Reviews

  • "Once again we booked via Sykes for the best in self catering."

    This was a booking for my brother and his family which had a tough start due to power outages in Derbyshire following a huge storm. Sykes helped with sorting this out and everyone having a great Christmas. Huge thanks to Sykes for great support and selection of places to stay.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2023

  • "Owls Barn was an ideal holiday property for the 6 of us in a beautiful and convenient setting for our teenage boys to run along the Tissington trail and for parents and grandparent to enjoy walking."

    It was spotlessly clean, comfortable, and well equipped for all our needs. Alison was a friendly and helpful host who provided us with useful information about the farm and their beautiful herd of cows. This was our second visit to the barns and we look forward to going again.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Owls Barn."

    The property was clean with everything you would need. Just off the main road & within 25 minutes of Buxton & Ashbourne.

    Reviewed by Rhonda5.0Jun 2023

  • "One of the best properties that we have stayed in."

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2023

  • "We could not fault Owls Barn."

    It was set in a beautiful location, spotlessly clean, has everything you need and more. We absolutely loved this let and will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage !"

    ! We had everything we needed. We had a perfect holiday, we will definitely be back again. Thank you !!!

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Mar 2023

  • "Cosy, well equipped cottage."

    Ideal for local walks and exploring the Peak District

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Feb 2023

  • "Owl's Barn is a warm, cosy, comfy and clean home-from-home holiday cottage where you can relax instantly."

    A great base to explore the area- so many beautiful walks and things to do. The lovely owners are nearby and respond to any problems immediately. Thank you for a fab and relaxing holiday!

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Feb 2023

  • "Stayed many times always high standard would definitely recommend"

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful homely cottage, plenty of room, comfy beds and everything you'd need in the kitchen."

    In a perfect place for walking being situated next to the Tissington Trail. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Nov 2022

  • "An outstanding property of a very high standard and quality."

    Alison is a very friendly host who clearly takes pride in her properties. Plenty of walks from the door and local to some very pretty villages including Hartington (be sure to visit the Cheese Shop) and Tissington. This was our third stay at these cottages (also stayed at Shepherds Retreat) and booking again for next year. A truly hidden gem!!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is holiday accommodation of the very highest standard."

    Excellent in every way and to be completely recommended as being the perfect place to stay to explore a beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Jasmine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Owl cottage is beautiful."

    The owner has thought about everything that the holiday maker needs for a comfortable stay. The cottage itself is of a very high standard with tasteful decor. The location is scenic and quiet, with lovely walks from the doorstep, including the Tissington trail. It is within easy reach of places of interest a little further afield. We had a wonderful few days here and I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent high spec accommodation and setting."

    Only a very short stroll or cycle to access the Tissington Trail and to walks along the river Dove and the Waterloo Inn in Biggin is recommended. Great lunches and service after a long walk.. Owls Barn has lovely views from the kitchen windows. Great to meet the owner Alison who took the time to come and say hello. Would definitely stay here again. Probably the best holiday rental we’ve ever had. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Sep 2022

  • "Unable to find fault or anything wrong with this lovely accommodation."

    Spotlessly clean, well furnished and equipped to an extremely high standard. Alison is very friendly, and is always available if needed. We have stayed in the adjoining property The Haybarn and it is excellent also. A quiet, peaceful and great location for exploring the area. We are looking forward to our third visit at the end of the summer.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2022

  • "I am quite frankly disgusted by how I have been treated regarding this booking."

    Unreasonable damages claims and then my responses ignored. Terrible experience

    Reviewed by Ed1.3May 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage finished to a very high standard set in farmland and with lovely rural views."

    In an excellent accessible position just off the A515. The Tissington Trail is also just a short distance away. Ideal for cyclists and walkers and also accessible to lots of attractions - Chatsworth , Alton Towers etc We walked straight out of the door on several occasions into a wonderland of amazing spring flowers, particularly cowslips and orchids The owners also made time to come and see us with a wonderful welcome.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2022

  • "We had a fab week with lovely weather 20 degrees in march Lovely walks ,scenary ."

    Owls Barn was very comfortable. Couldn't get the radiator to work in bathroom but we shut the downstairs doors and left the bathroom door open so it was ok in the morning . Comfy sofas after a day in the dales plenty of space for 3 couples with cars Would definately consider staying again

    Dear Vanessa,Thank-you for your feedback and so glad you enjoy your stay.Regarding the radiator in bathroom,they are heated towel rails and the switch is on the outside of each bathroom.Sorry you miss them.We have since put information about the towel rails in the black folder. If you have any problems please ask that is what we are there for Kind regards Alison. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely first class accommodation, spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need for your stay."

    Stunning views from every window and beautiful walks right from the property and access to the Tissington trail at the top of the lane. Very quiet location for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with beautiful views, we had a really nice relaxing weekend"

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Feb 2022

  • "A well appointed property with great facilities"

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely property, very clean and refurbished to a high standard!"

    Everything we could of needed for our break was there and more. Fantastic location for beautiful walks and some well needed peace and quiet!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Nov 2021

  • "Exactly what we wanted - loved our stay!"

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Nov 2021

  • "Very clean and quite ."

    Nice view .very good location.

    Reviewed by Nafise4.7Oct 2021

  • "A very enjoyable place to stay and near the Tissington trail too."

    Attention to little details also appreciated - we could log onto both Netflix and Amazon Prime (obviously using our own credentials).

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Sep 2021

  • "Owls Barn is beautiful, comfortable and."

    Cosy. Great local.views and walks, cows and sheep and peace and quite. Very clean and well equipped. Thank you we had a great time.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great place to visit, cottage in the middle of nowhere but central to everything."

    Barn/cottage has been renovated to a high standard and was spotlessly clean with everything required provided.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in the countryside."

    Very quiet and great location to explore the peaks. Some walks are next to the cottage as well.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2021

  • "Accommodation was excellent."

    we had a great time. location is perfect. The place has obviously been renovated to a really high standard - most impressive if we were to nit-pick some info on the location/local amenities would be good another bathroom ? one between six not perfect step from stairwell to kitchen caught us out a few times Thank you again for the stay Michael Lowe

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback this is very important to us, on the coffee table their is a black folder with information on the local village, in the oak sideboard we have lots of leaflets, I am sorry you missed these. Owls Barn has one family bathroom upstairs and a downstairs cloakroom. We also own the property next door, The Haybarn which you may find better suited for 6 Adults ( 2 bathrooms). There is a warning sign on the door warning guests that there is a step in the kitchen. Again thank you for leaving feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2021

  • "The barn was beautifully renovated and very clean."

    Excellent location, fantastic scenery with lots of things to do within a short drive.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2021

  • "The house was in a superb location."

    Very comfortable, clean and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Smart TV, 1 x small double with Smart TV, 1 x twin with Smart TV
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Oil fired central heating with underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 x Smart TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking for three cars
  • Front patio with garden furniture and lattice fence for privacy
  • Portable BBQ
  • Lockable bike store
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.7 miles, pub 1 mile

The property

Hartington 3.7 miles.

Lying amongst the luscious rolling fields of the Peak District National Park, in the hamlet of Coldeaton, Owls Barn offers a wonderful haven for a family or group of six to call home during their adventures across Derbyshire.

Boasting underfloor heating, stone floors, and solid oak furniture, Owls Barn presents excellent accommodation within the Dove Valley.

Step inside and notice the beautiful bespoke oak staircase before heading into the living/dining room, a social space to unwind whether gathered at the oak dining table or reclining on the plush corner sofa watching the Smart TV.

The kitchen is a stunning space with hidden integrated appliances and a stylish breakfast bar, with a door leading to the front patio outside where you can dine alfresco or sip your morning coffee.

The ground floor is completed by a handy downstairs cloakroom.

On the first floor, discover three beautiful bedrooms: a king-size, a double and a twin room, each benefitting from a Smart TV and solid oak furniture.

The bedrooms are served by the sleek bathroom which offers both a bath and a walk-in shower to freshen up in.

Choose Owls Barn for your next scenic and serene break to the Peak District.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1073051,1073047, together sleeping 14 guests.

Lees Barn

Set within the gorgeous green landscapes of the Peak District National Park, on a quiet lane up to the owners' farm, are Lees Barn resting in the small hamlet of Coldeaton, near to the village of Hartington. The properties consist of one detached single-storey cottage, Shepherds Retreat, sleeping two guests, along with two semi-detached barn conversions, Owls Barn and The Haybarn, both sleeping six guests each. The properties each benefit from quality oak furniture, underfloor heating, and magnificent views of the surrounding countryside, with a lockable bike store to share. The location of the properties is perfect for hopping onto the Tissington Trail resting within walking distance, spanning 13 miles from Parsley Hay to Ashbourne, it's perfect for traffic-free bike rides and walks. Amble down to the River Dove from your doorstep for riverside strolls and wildlife watching in the epic Dove Valley, with lots of walking trails to discover and natural landmarks like Thor's Cave and Reynards Cave, along with Ilam Rock, one of the 'Wonders of the Peak'. For a great day out, travel over to Bakewell to Chatsworth House and Gardens and explore the magnificent stately home and grounds, or head up to Buxton for the day to admire the delights of this traditional spa town including Buxton Crescent, The Pavilion Gardens, and Poole's Cavern and Country Park. The fun-filled theme park of Alton Towers lies within easy driving distance, perfect for thrill-seekers to get their fix, with the Peak Wildlife Park nearby too and watersports awaiting you at Carsington Water, there's a wealth of choice for your group. Discover the beauty of Derbyshire and the Peak District from the comfort of Lees Barn.

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

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About the location


Bakewell 10 miles; Buxton 10 miles.

Hartington, situated in the Dove Valley in the Peak District National Park, was an important market centre in the Middle Ages, having been granted a market charter in 1203. Today the ever-popular village boasts lovely tea rooms, a cheese shop, old curiosity shops, traditional pubs and a splendid market square where the stone-carved village pump, once an important source of water for the villagers, still stands on the green. The local bars stock local ales brewed at the Leatherbritches Brewery in Fenny Bentley and Whim Ales in Hartington itself. The former Hartington railway station, about a mile and half from the village itself, is now a picnic area and the converted track is known as the Tissington Trail, popular with both walkers and cyclists. Hartington is also a good starting point for walking along Beresford Dale, a beautiful place with its curiously formed cliffs and rocks. Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are both within a 20 minute drive, and Alton Towers is within easy reach.