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Walnut Barn

Nether Heage near Ambergate, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1075052)


(15 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous, well equipped comfortable accommodation with the advantage of alpacas as neighbours"

    Hi Jane, Thank you very much for the great feedback. I love to know that people have enjoyed their stay. Sorry I missed you the morning you left. I didn't realise you were leaving then, as you have a stealth car! It was lovely to chat to you guys. - Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2022

  • "We had a great stay at Walnut Barn (4 adults in May)."

    The cottage is beautiful, well-equipped and in a quiet location with good parking. The extras provided were much appreciated and Rob, the owner, was really friendly and welcoming. The delightful alpacas just added to the overall enjoyment!

    Hi Lynne, Many thanks for the nice feedback, it really is much appreciated. I'm pleased that you guys enjoyed your stay here. Best regards, - Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by LynneMay 2022

  • "Walnut Barn has been sympathetically restored and is immaculate."

    The owner, Rob, was helpful and informative, but not intrusive, and he also provided delicious fresh eggs and other goodies in the fridge. :-) Location was great with rural views, yet within easy reach of local pubs and other holiday attractions with great walks from the doorstep too. Heage Windmill is fascinating so well worth a visit. We also helped round up the three alpacas for their annual shearing which was great fun. They are real characters!! This was a short break which incorporated my 60th birthday and was thoroughly enjoyable.

    Hi Simon, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your short stay here. You certainly fitted a lot in (some of it unplanned activities - alpaca herding!). Lovely to have met you both. Paul at The Spanker asked if you had enjoyed your stay. Best regards, - Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by SimonMay 2022

  • "Brilliant spot, owner and village,"

    Hi Eric, Thank you for the positive feedback. Could only have been improved if you did better in the pub quiz :) It was lovely to have met you guys. I hope you had a good journey back. - Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by EricApr 2022

  • "Very clean & tidy."

    Small touches very welcome, i.e. tea, coffee milk, welcome beers and fizz in fridge. Friendly owner.

    Hi David, I have just seen your feedback. Thank you very much and I'm very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Have a great summer! - Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "Lovely house that we enjoyed for the week."

    Will recommend to any friends wishing to have a holiday in the area.

    Hi Darren, Thank you so much for the great feedback. I love to know that people have enjoyed their stay here. Just a shame the weather wasn't a bit better! Hopefully see you guys here again. Best wishes, - Rob & Sarah. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DarrenFeb 2022

  • "An excellent barn very clean and tidy."

    Getting to feed the alpacas was a bonus great place for a little family break. Would definitely vist it again.

    Thank you very much for the kind feedback. Lovely to meet you, and it would be lovely to see you guys again :) Many thanks, - Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by MohammedDec 2021

  • "We had a lovely time at Walnut Barn."

    The cottage was clean, tidy and had all the things you need for a comfortable stay. Rob was always at hand for any questions we had and always most helpful.All the little ones in the family (and all the adults!) loved the alpacas, especially when they were hungry. We would happily visit again.

    Thank you very much for the kind feedback. Lovely to meet you, and it would be lovely to see you guys again :) Many thanks, - Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2021

  • "Lovely location with private garden and alpaca neighbours."

    Great location for Nat Trust properties and Chatsworth. Friendly pub nearby for food and refreshments. Good walking.

    Reviewed by JacquelineOct 2021

  • "The setting of the Walnut Barn is beautiful at the top of the village, there are some great walks nearby and some great friendly pubs in the village."

    Only 6 minutes drive away is a great classic car museum where you can drive the cars, brilliant!.. The owners are very friendly and willing to help to make your stay very enjoyable. An exceptional holiday cottage it’s been our pleasure to stay in, would totally recommend.

    Reviewed by GregSep 2021

  • "We had a very relaxing weeks holiday at Walnut Barn."

    A clean and modern cottage. The Alpacas, ducks and chickens in the owners field added to our enjoyment, as did the weather.

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2021

  • "The cottage is a wonderful little find, utilises the space really well and was more than comfortable for our family of 4."

    The interior is clean and modern and the owners have ensured you have everything you need, including a couple of extra little treats! The first thing that was said when our holiday came to an end was, when can we come back again? A clear indication of a perfect break!

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2021

  • "Walnut Barn is a fantastic place to stay for a family break."

    Our children loved feeding the alpacas each day, the barn is very well equipped & a great location for exploring the Derbyshire dales.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2021

  • "Overall very good Cottage with modern facilities while maintaining the ambience of the farm."

    It had all the requirements and was very clean and attention was paid to detail. The kids had great fun with the animals and was able to feed the Alcapas. Rob was amazing and very helpful as a host. There was very good communication and directions were very clear.

    Reviewed by RiazJun 2021

  • "The barn has been beautifully converted with lots of thoughtful extra details."

    It had everything we needed for our short family break and is well located for days out in the Peak District. Rob and Sarah were wonderful hosts, very welcoming and really went the extra mile. The highlight of the holiday for the kids was being able to visit the alpacas and feed the ducks. We would love to return to Walnut Barn for another stay and to see how much the ducks have grown!

    Reviewed by JillMay 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x ground-floor bunk room
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Air source central heating with ground-floor underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, Nespresso machine, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars and electric car charging point
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Property is opposite owner's home and grounds which include a field with three alpacas, chickens and ducks

The property

Ambergate 1.1 miles.

Settled in the village of Nether Heage just north of Belper in the Derbyshire countryside, Walnut Barn has been beautifully transformed from nothing more than ruins into this wonderful detached barn conversion next door to the owner's home.

Offering contemporary and stylish accommodation for six guests within traditional, rustic walls, Walnut Barn is perfect for a group seeking to get to know the area and the Peak District.

Enter into the open-plan living space, with white painted exposed stone walls, feature lighting and underfloor heating adding to the welcoming feel of the property, relax on the sofas before the Smart TV after coming back from a day out.

Come together around the rustic bench dining table and chairs for tasty meals, cooked up in the sleek fitted kitchen, with everything you need here and in the utility room next door.

Tuck the children into bed at the end of a busy day in the lovely ground-floor bunk room, with a window looking out to the alpaca field, along with a shower room on the ground floor too.

Take the stairs up to the first floor to find two lovely double bedrooms, each with pretty accents of a luscious green, and served by a second shower room.

Soak up your tranquil surroundings in your enclosed garden area, looking out over the gorgeous field home to alpacas, chickens and ducks, with your own outdoor furniture to unwind on and enjoy alfresco dining in warmer months.

Just a short stroll down the road is the local pub, The Spanker Inn, serving delicious pub grub and drinks, while a little further walk will bring you to Heage Windmill.

The nearby village of Ambergate has the nearest shops, while the historic town of Belper is well worth a visit, not only for its shops and eateries, but for the rich heritage it holds.

Head to Strutt's North Mill Museum housed in a former cotton mill with guides in full costume, it'll be like going back in time, afterwards taking a turn around the scenic Belper River Gardens.

For those feeling adventurous, head to Carsington Water for a number of fun activities, whether hiring bikes to ride around the lake, simply walking alongside, or taking to the water for a number of watersports available here including paddle-boarding and kayaking.

Alton Towers is within driving distance, around 45 minutes away, perfect those adrenaline junkies, while the Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath isn't for the faint hearted who don't like heights, but the views are surely worth the cable car journey up.

Enjoy visiting the likes of Haddon Hall, the National Trust's Kedleston Hall and Hadwick Hall and the grand Chatsworth House, each providing their own historical insights and amazing examples of old architecture.

The Crich Tramway Village is a a charming attraction to enjoy with your family, while Gulliver's Kingdom is a great way for rewarding the children with a fun-filled day out!

Venture into the Peak District for plenty of walks and outdoor activities, with a host of excellent routes available to follow, and those off the beaten track too!

Enjoy a memorable stay to Derbyshire from Walnut Barn.

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About the location


Belper 2.8 miles; Matlock 7.5 miles; Carsington Water 9.7 miles.

Ambergate is a village resting in Derbyshire, enjoying a position where the River Amber joins the River Derwent, and within easy reach of the Peak District National Park thanks to the nearby A roads. Ambergate is part of the Derwent Valley Mills UNESCO World Heritage, like the neighbouring town of Belper, home to Strutt's North Mill Museum and Derwent Valley Mills. Ambergate is home to a train station, takeaway, shop and pub, providing all your self-catering needs. Venture down to Belper to explore the heritage here, take strolls along the river and visit the Belper River Gardens. Enjoy a walk out to Heage Windmill, or make a trip over to Ripley. The towns of Matlock and Matlock Bath are easily reachable with a host of attractions between them, including the amazing Heights of Abraham cable cars, and Gulliver's Kingdom family theme park. Venture into the Peak District to Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Haddon Hall and the Wye Valley for some memorable days out. Ambergate makes a great base for exploring Derbyshire and the Peaks.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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