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The Old Barn

Farley near Alton Towers, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 2594)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • 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
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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88 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic location if you're visiting Alton Towers and Peak District."

    We had a good time.

    Reviewed by AnishSep 2021

  • "Fantastic local for visiting Alton Towers, less than a 10min walk to the park entrance."

    As a party of 8 the house gave us plenty of room and we never felt on top of one another. We felt a little TLC would enhance the property but overall we loved our stay. The entrance to the property is steep and quite narrow with a couple of holes and a drop as you leave the property, which lower models of car will hit.

    Reviewed by JackyAug 2021

  • "Our stay in the barn was not pleasant."

    There was a strong damp musty smell throughout. The upstairs bathroom smelt of sewage. The kitchen was grimy and I refused to cook in it. The WiFi was very poor. There were spiders in every room, broken hooks, broken handles, smashed windows. Basically the barn is in a very sorry state and needs a total deep clean throughout. We left a day earlier as a result. The one positive point to make is its close proximity to Alton Towers. This is not an outstanding property as you suggest; but it could be!

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your comments. We’re sorry to hear the issues you experienced during your stay. We can’t guarantee the Wifi speed, but we were pleased to be able to provide you with a personal hotspot as soon as you notified us and we’re glad that helped, along with the blind hook that was repaired at the start of your stay. We supervise the cleaning team personally so we’re sorry to hear the comments about this and take this very seriously; had you notified us of any cleanliness or maintenance issues during your stay we would have been happy to address them. We do clear any cobwebs at every changeover but being in a rural setting we do get some spiders. We have ordered a replacement for the window with a crack but couldn't locate the broken handles you mentioned. The kitchen is very traditional in keeping with the farmhouse style of the cottage, which we understand may differ to the contemporary kitchens and interiors you may be used to at home; however, the appliances are all fairly new with the new oven being installed the day of your arrival and all crockery, cutlery and utensils are thoroughly cleaned at every changeover. We have had other reviews recently which praise the cleanliness and comfort at the cottage, but we’re sorry it didn’t meet your expectations on this occasion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2021

  • "A really lovely home with plenty of space - we never felt that we were stepping on each others toes and we stayed for 7 nights."

    Bedrooms were super spacious with extremely comfy beds. Everything incredibly clean. The outside space is lovely as well. We had many meals sitting in the sunshine. Thanks for a great stay!

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "I stayed 10 years ago at this property and was looking forward to the holiday given our previous experience."

    I have to say I was very disappointed. The property has literally not changed in that time. The place is run down, with broken furniture, windows that don't open, cobwebs and dust everywhere. Dirty walls and paintwork, sticky, mucky handles, black mould in showers etc etc. Every time you tried to use the grill it fused the electrics. One of the showers couldn't be used because the drain was blocked and the other shower door was broken. There were cobwebs and spiders all over the bathrooms. The leather suite has seen better days so much so that you didn't actually want to sit on it. The place smelled as soon as you opened the front door. I definitely wouldn't go back again and actually considered leaving before the week was up. I have never stayed in such a dirty property and it's a shame as it has so much potential.

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2021

  • "Cottage was spacious, clean and well equipped."

    Lovely sunny garden is great (Although would be even better with a bbq) Great location for visiting Alton Towers, we just walked to the park. Some lovely walks from nearby as well. Would happily come back.

    Reviewed by LauraMay 2021

  • "Lovely house and we had a brilliant time."

    Owners flexible and good communication. We would stay again. Just a couple of useful tips; Towels are not included (as pictured) A welcome book would be useful - local takeaways, WiFi details, where to find the boiler etc.(in a cupboard in kitchen near sink) the drive is steep and a tight turn, a lowered car would struggle. No tree swing as pictured. Soooo close to Alton Towers, perfect of you are spending the day there and if not plenty of other things around. We found the chained old oak tree.

    We're so glad you had a great holiday. Thank you for your feedback. Much of this relates to the changes we had to make during the pandemic; we're pleased to say that we're now able to provide towels for all guests and our welcome book with all the info you need about the property and local area has been returned. The drive isn't on a steep slope and we've not heard of anyone having trouble before. We have taken the opportunity to refresh the photos so our guests have a really clear view of the property and the facilities. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NSep 2020

  • "The property listed is not luxury or 5 star."

    It was filthy, substandard, and not as listed on your website. I will be contacting your complaints department with full details.

    We're sorry to hear your comments and note that this has since been resolved to your satisfaction. The property has undergone a full maintenance review and deep clean. We have also taken the opportunity to work with Sykes Cottages update the photographs and description to ensure the information on the website accurately reflects the fantastic facilities at The Old Barn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2020

  • "Fantastic property."

    Our booking was for 9 guests and everyone commented on how much space we had and that we weren’t ever on top of each other. The lounge has enough seats for everyone to sit in all at the same time, as did the kitchen. There was plenty of storage and fridge space too. Also, even though we knew we would be close to Alton Towers we were still taken a back by just how close the property is! You can see the welcome sign from the house and we were at the turn stiles within minutes as you don’t have to make the long walk from the car park. The property is also very reasonably priced. Our host was on hand with any questions and we would definitely book again to stay here with a large group.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely comments. We're so pleased that you enjoyed the property and had such a lovely stay. We hope to see you all again very soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by HannahAug 2020

  • "Oh where to start?"

    ? What r the main things I should mention? General Lack of kitchen equipment- no chopping board, no mats for the floor in bathrooms, furniture falling apart especially in the ground floor bedroom, no ventilation in the ground floor bedroom( no opening window and patio door locked shut with no handle) blinds didn’t all work, filthy in between cushions on sofa, windows filthy esp in the main bedroom, outside benches on their last legs, the tv in one of the bedrooms didn’t work, kitchen doors were hanging off, shower door was loose, toilet seat came off, the general cleanliness was poor. Positives - it could be a lovely cottage if the above issues were improved, it was a good size and the outside space was lovely and an excellent location. We felt that for almost £2000 for a weeks stay that the standards would have been higher. We would not stay here again. We did request a fan when we arrived for the ground floor bedroom and the owner brought 2 over which was appreciated. Alton towers is literally on the door step and lots of places within a 30-40 min drive, we loved Matlock bath and Cannock chase.

    Thank you for your comments. We’re sorry to hear that you found some issues during your stay. We’re pleased to say that all of these points have been addressed as part of our recent and very thorough maintenance review and the property has also been deep cleaned throughout. Chopping board and bath-mats are provided and all blinds and TVs have been tested and are in full working order. Please note that the window in the downstairs bedroom is a floor to ceiling static window and not an opening patio door. Many thanks again for taking the time to leave your review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2020

  • "We have just arrived back from a lovely weekend break at The Old Barn."

    We visited as a group of old school friends and our families to spend a day at Alton Towers. The property was very well suited to large groups and had plenty of space for 9 adults and 3 children. The property was very well equipped with a lovely kitchen and plenty of bath/shower rooms. The whole house was kept to an excellent standard and was ideal for a get away with friends. This property is in a prime location for visiting Alton Towers - we walked to the park gates in less than 10minutes! We also had some lovely finishing touches by the property owners with some lovely flowers and a few snacks left for us. Thank you Sarah & Nick for a lovely home from home for the weekend!

    Reviewed by RebeccaMar 2020

  • "Great location for visits to Alton Towers the house provides a welcome sanctuary after a full day on the rides."

    Loved the large kitchen and spacious living room. We were a party of 4 adults with 5 children aged 12 to 8 and the house provided space for each member of the party 2 downsides, the electric shower in the small wc did not work and the WiFi connection was poor

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage - very expensive though for what it was."

    No hot tub etc, but still beautiful and great for a big group sharing the cost. Right next to Alton Towers too. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by JoannaJun 2019

  • "Good location for the Peak District"

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2019

  • "There was 12 of us staying and not once did we feel like we was on top of one another all weekend loved how close it was to Alton Towers."

    We didn’t go but stayed at the cottage to watch the fireworks was brill good view. There was nothing we need everything was there even more games so fun was had by all

    Reviewed by RebeccaNov 2018

  • "Great stay :) nice cottage and so convenient placement for exploring Peak District"

    Reviewed by HamzaSep 2018

  • "When we arrived the house hadn’t been left in good condition, the floor was dirty and the oven was filthy, the sofa was falling apart in the living room."

    The lack of basic amenities were also dissatisfactory: no toilet roll, no bin liners, nothing to wash up with so we had to go out and buy everything ourselves. The temperature of the showers weren’t able to be controlled and not enough towels were provided. Overall the house needs a huge amount of TLC and a proper clean, We left the house in a better condition than we found it in. Very dissapointting.

    Reviewed by TanishaSep 2018

  • "The old barn was as it says, but requires a refurbishment."

    The position next to Alton towers will not be beaten its so close. The only problems we had was the hot water boiler was not working, and out of 3 showers only the electric one in the back was in operation for the 12 of us! The barn is comfortable, and met our needs for the 3 night stay. If it is refurbished i am sure anyone visiting it will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by GarryJul 2018

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely and is the perfect place to stay for a trip to Alton Towers."

    It's actually closer to the gates than the car park!! Thoroughly reccomend!

    Reviewed by GibranJun 2018

  • "Between 11 of us only one shower room was working."

    Saucepans were dated. Mop was very dirty. The beds were squeaking. The bath stopper wasn't working. There were hardly any mirrors in the bedrooms. The dining table and chairs were all rattling. Overall very poor accommodation.

    Reviewed by PanaMay 2018

  • "Kitchen floor was sticky ..."

    Kitchen floor was sticky Coffee blender was dirty Neighbours were very very noisey (plus overlooked) Bbq was rusty, old and unusable Wifi didn’t work

    Reviewed by GaryMay 2018

  • "Had an amazing weekend."

    Perfect location if you want to visit Alton towers as it is literally a stones store away (no exaggeration)

    Reviewed by EdwardOct 2017

  • "The house was in a great location and had all the family facilities we nended."

    Reviewed by PoppyJun 2017

  • "Fantastic place to stay."

    Could've sat in that living room for the whole three days we were there!! So comfy!!

    Reviewed by DanielMar 2017

  • "For anyone that is looking to spend time at Alton Towers, this property is ideal."

    It is right on the doorstep of the theme park. The Old Barn was perfect for our needs on this trip in terms of property size, location and facilities. One or two minor points that I would like to make: - The hot water was not easy to control. The note in the hallway shower room advises guests not to change the temperature dial as it is at a comfortable level. All of the guests in our party found it to be far too hot. In the upstairs bathroom, the hot water didn't run consistently in the bath so we could never get it much hotter than lukewarm. - The stairway is completely open on one side (no handrail), so it was difficult to prevent the kids from playing on the status by putting up a stair gate or barrier. - There is no WiFi at the property, which was slightly disappointing. All in all, however, we had a comfortable and enjoyable weekend break.

    Reviewed by LeeNov 2016

  • "The house was wonderful and fully met our expectations."

    Everything we needed was provided for down to the matches for the fireplace, meaning that all we had to do was bring the food for our meals. We were able to fully relax and enjoy the weekend. The area is lovely and perfectly situated for a walk in the Peak District.

    Reviewed by DinalieJan 2016

  • "Excellent location and plenty of space within the house."

    Reviewed by JamieNov 2015

  • "All 11 of us had a fantastic holiday!"

    The cottage was very spacious and very well equipped.

    Reviewed by KirstyJul 2015

  • "A fantastic stay."

    It was very easy to organise and pick up keys, and the owner was great and very helpful. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by JessicaJun 2015

  • "I would highly recommend The Old Barn."

    It had everything we needed for a brilliant stay; from comfy armchairs to a log burner and an elegant bath. It is set in a stunning location and the owner was extremely helpful. Thanks to all involved.

    Reviewed by ElaineMar 2015

  • "Delightful property in very relaxing surroundings."

    The proximity to Alton Towers was a blessing. It was a good sized lounge, and there were 11 in our party - lounge was comfortable and welcoming with the log fire.

    Reviewed by MaureenFeb 2015

  • "Beautiful, spacious cottage, very warm and cosy, comfortable and well-equipped."

    Couldn't believe how close it was to Alton Towers! Very easy cottage to spend time together in. Very helpful owner.

    Reviewed by EleanorJan 2015

  • "Great location with the house being really easy to find as well, it was literally across the road from Alton Towers."

    The owner was really helpful and the house was great - an excellent size with really comfy features. Great garden as well. We'd definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by MissJan 2015

  • "The location of the property was excellent."

    Communal areas (lounge, kitchen) were great for a large group. For our group, a Christmas weekend away is an annual event, and everyone very much enjoyed and would definitely consider a return to The Old Barn.

    Reviewed by CraigDec 2014

  • "The cottage is superbly located for those attending Alton Towers."

    Lovely comfortable and well equipped property

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2014

  • "Perfect for a group holiday, we had everything we needed and really felt at home!"

    Thank you, we will be back!

    Reviewed by CaraOct 2014

  • "The cottage was very homely, the lounge chairs are very inviting."

    The best thing about this cottage was the 5 minute walk to the Alton towers ticket kiosks and a leisurely walk back after a day on the rides - past the queues of exiting cars! Great location and cottage!

    Reviewed by NickSep 2014

  • "We like the fact that the property was only a short walk from Alton Towers."

    Also the property was large enough for three generations and meant we could all spend time together but not get under each others feet.

    Reviewed by LynnSep 2014

  • "The cottage was beautiful and perfect."

    Quite a few of us commented over the weekend about wishing we could take it home with us and just live in it permanently. Thank you for having such a wonderful place and if anyone else asks me for a recommendation for somewhere to stay in the area I'll have no hesitation in recommending the cottage.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2014

  • "Size of rooms, size of house, location; it was a fully stocked house with everything you would need."

    I have already recommended to friends and we would not hesitate to go back to this house again. Very impressed!

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2014

  • "I enjoyed the entire stay at The Old Barn - everything was just perfect, really beautiful cottage and you literally come out the driveway turn the corner and your at Alton towers gates yet it is still peaceful."

    You would never think you where staying next door to the theme park. I would absolutely recommend staying here, I will definitely be back next year.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2014

  • "There was lots of space for large parties, both inside and outside."

    A very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by GwenJun 2014

  • "The Old Barn was spacious and comfortable for us to relax and spend time together in."

    The garden was pretty and we had visits from a family of ducks which delighted the children. We also loved the location as it was walking distance from Alton towers so it was lovely to be home and relaxing within 5 minutes of leaving the park!

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2014

  • "A luxurious cottage and a fabulous location."

    Reviewed by AnneApr 2014

  • "Nice place!"

    Lounge is the best feature - comfortable chairs, rugs to warm your toes, a nice fire with a small supply of firewood. Good value overall.

    Reviewed by LFeb 2014

  • "Loved the location and the cottage."

    Reviewed by JeanetteSep 2013

  • "This cottage was exactly what we we had been told - everything was perfect although our holiday was anything but relaxing it was great to come home to the cottage after a complete and full day sightseeing to relax."

    What a great place; would recommend to everybody!

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2013

  • "We loved the cosiness of the Old Barn, and the location."

    Everything was clean and tidy. Would recommend anyone to go for a break. Lovely.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2013

  • "A cosy house with lots of room in a stunning location."

    Perfect for big get-togethers; a place that quickly feels like home. The views are beautiful.

    Reviewed by VictoriaDec 2012

  • "We had a fantastic break at the Old Barn, it is a lovely property and so close to Alton Towers."

    I can't recommend it highly enough.

    Reviewed by FionaOct 2012

  • "The property was very spacious and definitely child friendly."

    The garden was interesting for the children to play in. As a place for a family gathering it was ideal as it was within easy access of Alton Towers but also a quiet location.

    Reviewed by SueSep 2012

  • "The Old Barn was perfect for a get together with friends."

    9 of us met there for the weekend and there was enough room for all of us with a lovely spacious lounge and big country kitchen. Although close to Alton Towers you would not know it and the setting was beautiful and peaceful. I would highly recommend this property and we would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2012

  • "Located right next to main entrance of Alton Towers."

    Lovely views. Beds clean and comfortable with clean bed linen.

    Mrs BuckAug 2012

  • "Everyone had a great time, the property is within a minute of the main entrance to Alton Towers!"

    Reviewed by WillJun 2012

  • "It was a lovely spacious cottage which accommodated all of my family and we had a lovely week together."

    Reviewed by DawnJun 2012

  • "Very spacious property, handled 8 adults and 3 children very comfortably."

    Amazing fireplace, so welcoming. Cottage was exactly what we needed and as described.

    Reviewed by NicholaApr 2012

  • "Overall an excellent property, handy for visiting National Trust properties, Alton Towers, small farm zoo and for walks from the cottage."

    Great views enjoyed by family.

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2012

  • "The cottage was lovely and a perfect size for us."

    It was ideal in its location so close to Alton Towers. We loved every second of our stay and will be back again.

    Reviewed by FionaOct 2011

  • "Excellent accommodation with every extra you could hope for."

    Very well maintained and all in all an excellent break! I have already recommended it to several friends.

    Reviewed by NickMay 2011

  • "We could fit 10 adults into the property comfortably with no issues over sleeping or eating arrangements."

    The dining room had JUST enough space.

    Reviewed by LillyMar 2011

  • "The location and the house were both excellent."

    The overall standard of the cottage was very good, the gardens were lovely and the bedrooms' quality was very good. The real fire was a bonus and the seating very comfortable.

    Mrs GriffinOct 2010

  • "Great value for money."

    The property was clean and much better than I had anticipated. I was pleased that little details had been thought about and it really was like being home whilst away from home.

    Reviewed by RajOct 2010

  • "The location was fantastic, the property was amazing and we will definitely be going back."

    All our family enjoyed it and our friends thought it was fabulous. It is perfect to explore the area, and we can highly recommend the tram museum in Crich and also the Abraham Heights in Matlock.

    Reviewed by JimSep 2010

  • "Fantastic weekend away."

    Lovely place.

    Reviewed by DemiSep 2010

  • "The proximity to Alton Towers was amazing you didn't need a car (so no parking or monorail!"

    ) even with lots of little ones. A glass of wine by fire in the lounge was also the perfect end to a loooooong day with the kids.

    Reviewed by GemmaAug 2010

  • "The cottage was an excellent base for exploring the Peak District, visiting local attractions, e."

    G. Chatsworth, and local towns, as well, of course, as visiting Alton Towers. It was a pleasant house to relax in when not out and about. Everything that we needed was supplied.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2010

  • "Excellent property!"

    Alton Towers 2 mins walk from property. Croxden Abbey well worth a visit. 'Blacksmith Arms' in Alton serves good food.

    Reviewed by LynnJun 2010

  • "The Old Barn was beautifully decorated, and we arrived to fresh flowers, and bread, milk and butter in the fridge."

    The location was perfect. All of the rooms were really comfortable and felt really cosy.

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2010

  • "This was a family weekend and all ages of the party loved the homely feel to the cottage and the spacious rooms."

    We felt very comfortable relaxing after great days out at Alton Towers and the Water Park. Very warm throughout even without lighting the open fire. The 6 inches of snow was "the icing on the cake".

    Reviewed by SheilaFeb 2010

  • "Comfortable, homely cottage."

    A lovely place to spend Christmas with family. Loved the open fire.

    Reviewed by SuzanneDec 2009

  • "Easy contact with the owners; friendly support."

    Location was excellent for our needs.

    Mr BaxendaleDec 2009

  • "Picuresque walks."

    Reviewed by CNov 2009

  • "Good location."

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2009

  • "Proximity to Alton Towers theme park."

    Size and layout of the cottage.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2009

  • "The Old Barn is a lovely cottage and was large enough for our group get together."

    There was enough space for everyone to enjoy the fully equipped kitchen or sit around playing games, music or chatting in the lounge. The garden was wonderful too.

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2009

  • "A home from home experience, everything well thought about."

    We want to go back already. Thank you very much!! We loved this cottage!!

    Mrs DifrancescoJun 2009

  • "I just have to say how wonderful our holiday cottage was!"

    Great value for money with the extra touches of the welcome pack and the heating being on for arrival.

    Reviewed by FionaJun 2009

  • "The garden is great for young children."

    Reviewed by LeeMay 2009

  • "The cottage satisfied all our requirements."

    We would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by AnneApr 2009

  • "The cleanliness of the property, decor and location."

    Reviewed by JoanneMar 2009

  • "The barn was beautiful and spotlessly clean, and the small touches like fresh flowers, milk, orange juice, bread etc."

    were just lovely. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by CFeb 2009

  • "Getting away from work and relaxing in this beautiful house with our friends."

    Reviewed by PippaJan 2009

  • "It was a lovely place to spend Christmas."

    Good central location, nice walks nearby and cosy pubs.

    Reviewed by SimonDec 2008

  • "The location and standard of the property was great and it was roomy enough for all of us."

    Reviewed by FionaNov 2008

  • "The house was warm and cosy."

    A really good place to meet up with old friends for the weekend. A real home from home. Immaculately clean, which was very much appreciated (and so were the comfy beds).

    Mrs MaynardNov 2008

  • "A lovely property in a tranquil location, despite being close to Alton Towers we were never disturbed."

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2008

  • "Location - 100yds from the entrance to Alton Towers."

    Property was warm, comfortable, well furnished and well maintained. Nice welcome pack of foodstuffs left by owner.

    Mr WalkingshawOct 2008

  • "The house and the location Lots of lovely places to walk from the doorstep."

    Reviewed by GaynorOct 2008

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The property

A detached barn conversion set in beautiful grounds in the small rural village of Farley, 12 miles from Ashbourne and just a five-minute walk from the main entrance of the popular Alton Towers Theme Park.

The Old Barn combines original features with contemporary facilities to provide welcoming accommodation in a quiet and peaceful location.

The property has a spacious sitting room with a large TV, here you can kick back on the leather sofas as the woodburning stove creates a snug ambiance.

Resting behind is a well-equipped country kitchen/diner, ideal for throwing together your best home-cooking from the range of amenities provided, to be enjoyed on the sociable dining table over a bottle of wine.

Withdraw for a refreshing night's sleep in one of the five bedrooms, comprising an accessible ground-floor triple bunk room, served by two ground-floor shower rooms, as well as two doubles, a twin and another triple bunk room on the first floor.

The delightful large garden is perfectly positioned and ideal for alfresco dining.

The Exciting Alton Towers Theme Park is right on the property's doorstep, offering a thrilling day of excitement throughout 500 acres of beautiful Staffordshire countryside, boasting spine-tingling rollercoasters, a luxurious waterpark and spa, as well as rides and attractions to suit all the family.

The village of Alton is nearby where you'll find a handy selection of shops for you to pick up essentials during your self-catered stay, as well as a Gothic castle, Curtis Museum, and the Allen Gallery.

Adventurers will delight in the chance to explore the Tissington Trail and High Peak Trail with a wealth of walking and cycling trails, whilst the vibrant market town of Ashbourne is home to an even wider selection of amenities, shops, supermarkets and restaurants.

Other attractions in the area include the Consall Valley Steam Railway, Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Dovedale, and the amazing Peak District national Park further afield.

The Old Barn is the perfect base for families and friends looking to enjoy the many attractions of the Peak District and the outstanding thrills and spills of Alton Towers.


  • Five bedrooms: 2 x doubles, 1 x twin, 1 x triple bunk with double and single, 1 x ground-floor triple bunk with double and single
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, basin & WC
  • Two ground-floor shower rooms with shower, basin & WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 4 x TVs with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Starter pack for woodburner inc in rent
  • Cot and highchair provided, stairgates can be supplied on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Large mature gardens with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles & pub 0.8 miles
  • Note: There are open tread stairs, please see photos
  • Note: This property does not accept hen/stag parties or similar
  • Note: The window in the downstairs bedroom is a floor to ceiling static window and not an opening patio door
  • Note: Check-in 4pm
  • Note: Property is within ten minutes walk from the pay gates of Alton Towers enabling guests to pop in and out of the park

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Ashbourne 12 miles.

The historic village of Farley consists of a small scattering of traditional cottages and farms adjacent to the Alton Towers estate. Britain's number one theme park, Alton Towers has rides and attractions aimed at everyone, including fabulous white knuckle rides, Toyland for the younger guests, boating on the lake, magnificent gardens and rides on the cable car. Nearby, the lovely market town of Ashbourne, with its eccentric street plan and narrow cobbled alleys, features an array of delightful antique stores and a choice of good pubs and restaurants. Attractions like Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Dovedale, and the fantastic Derbyshire Villages Ilam, Hartington and Tissington - famous for the well dressings - are also within easy reach.

Region Information

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £250

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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