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Chestnuts Barn

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Holbrook, Derbyshire, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely few days at Chestnuts Barn."

    It is very comfortable and situated in a lovely village close to lots of places of interest. It is dog friendly just a shame it hasn't got a garden where we could let the dog out for a run. But she enjoyed lots of walks instead.

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2023

  • "Ideal comfortable base for exploring the Peak Distict."

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2023

  • "Hi , lovely cottage , everything you needed as home from home ."

    Thanks again

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2023

  • "Very comfortable, home from home."

    Reviewed by JacquelineJun 2023

  • "Great accommodation, and ideal base for access to all what there is to see in the Peak District."

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2023

  • "The photos of the barn are correct on your website, the rooms are large, Wi-Fi ..."

    The photos of the barn are correct on your website, the rooms are large, Wi-Fi is very good no lag, the power shower is great and get hot within 30 seconds, the bed is good and nighttime no noise from the road, all of the Peak District can be reached within an hour, the Spotted calf and it’s mother are very good, parking is a bit tight for some vehicles but ok once you get the hang of it, would recommend to anyone that’s overall it is a lovely place to stay , would book again

    Reviewed by EddieApr 2023

  • "We are just back from a lovely week in Chestnuts Barn and would highly recommend this property."

    The cottage is a cosey barn conversion with all the comforts of home. The kitchen is well equipped the living room comfortable with a good sized smart TV. The WiFi and mobile reception (O2) are also both excellent. Holbrook has lots to offer both in terms of the two local pubs, a friendly tearoom, a small shop and lots of good walking straight from the door. For anyone worried, having read about the parking, I have a Land Rover Discovery Sport and was able to park this without difficulty, although anything bigger might be a challenge! Within a short drive there is much more to be found, The southern end White Peak is about 20 minutes away by car and Bakewell about 45 minutes. We booked on to the Denby Pottery factory tour (10 minutes away) which was a good option for a damp day. Also worthy of a mention is Barry Fitch butchers shop in Little Eaton (1.5 miles away). The Fitch family farm locally and take great pride in selling the best of their produce in the shop along with a popular range of filled cobs and much, much more! We are already looking forward to our next visit!

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2023

  • "The cottage is in a lovely spot in the village and the owners were really nice."

    Our stay was almost like being in hotel rooms, with the fluffy towels, complimentary toiletries, comfortable beds and towelling dressing gowns. The only slight disadvantage was parking. The available spot is tight to get into, though fine if you are a competent driver. There is road parking in the village.

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2022

  • "Fantastic stay here, cottage was lovely and warm, it has a very well equiped kitchen, loads of games and books to keep the family occupied and close to some great dog friendly village pubs."

    Highly recommend and would stay again.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and location, the welcome gift for us and dog was lovely thought."

    Kitchen had everything we needed for our weeks stay. Enjoyed the walks around the area.

    Reviewed by VictoriaSep 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in a lovely location!"

    The accommodation had everything we needed as a family which included a 10 year old boy and a small pooch. The village itself (Holbrook) was busy with some fast cars driving through but had an amazing pub (Spotted Cow), lovely café (Spotted Calf) and a very handy shop. There were lots of lovely places to visit within the area, loads of amazing walks from the cottage and plenty of local pubs serving the most fantastic food. We had a fantastic week at Chestnuts Barn, would definitely return and would highly recommend a visit!!

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2022

  • "A lovely family weekend break."

    We were extremely lucky with the weather, 32 degrees! It would have been helpful to have a small freezer compartment in the fridge for our ice lollies though. The host left us a lovely welcome hamper too with a beautiful fresh cake! Great facilities and location. Lots of leaflets/walking guides etc to help us and a lovely spacious living room upstairs. Great idea to have the bedrooms downstairs as it was much cooler at night so we weren’t too hot when it came to sleeping. Thanks again for a brilliant stay! The Peaks is beautiful!

    Reviewed by HarrietAug 2022

  • "We had a great stay."

    Accommodation was in a great location in a really friendly village and was clean, comfortable and ideal for us. Only thing we missed was a freezer box in the fridge to keep ice ....but we were blessed with sky high temperatures so we just had to meander the 100 yards to the pub . What a shame

    Reviewed by PhilJul 2022

  • "The cottage is absolutely amazing and in such a beautiful setting."

    It is so clean and well organised and has everything you need, Will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by LesleyJul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very nice welcome pack.Great shower!!

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2022

  • "Beautiful home."

    No complaints whatsoever. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by ClareJun 2022

  • "One of the best places we've stayed the barn had everything we needed and we felt very welcome."

    Plenty of information on places to visit and local pubs and cafe as well as a shop were superb. We would certainly like to revisit some time.

    Reviewed by PaulineMay 2022

  • "Cannot fault the cottage."

    Absolutely everything has been thought of. Only tiny thing I would change is the metal foot scraper at the front door. My little dog couldn't walk on it as her feet went into the holes. Other than that...PERFECTION

    Reviewed by RogerMay 2022

  • "A very big thank you to Sykes and especially the owners of Chestnut Barn."

    The cottage was spotless,very well equipped and in a great location for exploring the Peak District. Away from the crowds but close enough to all the amenities. Never had a welcome pack like this before, thank you. Would recommend to anyone. Loved it and thank you.

    Reviewed by StuartMay 2022

  • "Great property in fab location."

    Everything you could possibly need was provided including extra treats of cakes, wine and beer in lovely welcome gift. Treats for dog included too! Pub and cafe 2 mins walk away - highly recommend both. Don’t hesitate to book this property.

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2022

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

    We were very comfortable and the barn was very well equipped and the owners were lovely. The barn is close to amenities and in a beautiful village setting.

    Reviewed by SuzanneMar 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    The house was a real home from home - very comfortable, clean, well decorated and well equipped. There were lovely touches like a bottle of Prosecco on arrival! We would definitely recommend to others. Thank you!

    Reviewed by AliceDec 2021

  • "A lovely converted barn, comfortable and with all the facilities you could need."

    Lots to do in the area too. We had a great stay and wouldn't hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by LouiseDec 2021

  • "Chestnuts Barn was well presented, well equipped and in a great location"

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2021

  • "Chestnuts Barn was a delight to stay in."

    It was clean and cosy and had all the amenities we needed. It was like a home from home and we could not have asked for more.

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2021

  • "The barn was exceptionally clean and comfortable."

    It’s in a lovely location and the welcome pack was excellent. I’d highly recommend Chestnuts Barn.

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2021

  • "Had a lovely time, really enjoyed the village and felt very at home in the house."

    All clean, comfortable and in perfect working order - and a fabulous welcome gift! :)

    Reviewed by AliceOct 2021

  • "Lovely, clean accommodation with some very nice welcome gifts for humans and dog!"

    Loved the upside down layout, v clever use of space. Great wifi coverage and internet speed was good which was a bonus (often hit and miss when away from home). Only suggestion is a fridge with freezer /ice box would be welcome.

    Reviewed by M LouiseSep 2021

  • "Really good, well equipped cottage with everything you need."

    Welcome pack was lovely. Village is really beautiful.

    Reviewed by ElaineSep 2021

  • "Great location ."

    Great hosts . A really worthwhile few days away .

    Reviewed by MaggieSep 2021

  • "Nice location with a local community owned pub just a minutes walk away that is friendly and serves great food, plus the cafe next door that does a nice breakfast."

    The owners of Chestnut Barn are very welcoming,friendly and helpful would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by David and HelenAug 2021

  • "Very comfortable barn conversion with bright lounge upstairs."

    Pub and cafe nearby and good walks from the door. Would visit again

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    The owners had thought of everything. We also loved the stock of board games, DVDs and books which came in handy during a rainy day! Thank you!

    Reviewed by FionaAug 2021

  • "The property was well presented and very clean with everything you should need in the kitchen."

    There were plenty of games, suggestions for walks and days out. The owners also left a fantastic welcome pack! Location wise was very close to the local pub and various others that could be walked to.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2021

  • "The Barn was perfect!"

    Had everything you could think of! Lovely village and great location

    Reviewed by JuliaJul 2021

  • "We really liked the accommodation - the owners welcoming and helpful when needed."

    The place was clean, spacious, quiet. The shower has good pressure and the beds comfortable. We had everything we needed. The park space is a little awkward, but fine with a bit of skill and patience. The local shop has free cash withdrawals which is really useful as you'll need lots of change for the car parking if you're planning on driving anywhere.

    Reviewed by SelinaJul 2021

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  • Note: this property will only accept Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday and weekly Friday to Friday bookings
  • Dedicated off road parking next to the property for one small or medium sized car, parking for larger vehicles close by in the village centre
  • Reverse-level
  • Two ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x double with TV/DVD player, 1 x twin with TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, coffee machine, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Dedicated off road parking for one small or medium sized car
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: There is a field and children's play area that is a 5 minute walk away from the property
  • Please note: Dedicated off road parking next to the property for one small or medium sized car, parking for larger vehicles close by in the village centre.

The property

Enjoying a lovely position in the Derbyshire village of Holbrook next to the owner's home is this delightful brick-built barn conversion, Chestnuts Barn.

A characterful property complete with exposed beams and tasteful decoration, Chestnuts Barn is perfect for a family or a group of four friends in need of a break away in the countryside.

Enter into the property after admiring the pretty front patio with furniture, and firstly take a peek at the ground-floor bedrooms, comprising of a double with a TV and a twin, both furnished with ample storage and elegant décor, served by a ground-floor cloakroom.

Head upstairs to find the contemporary kitchen and dining space, with fitted units and ample appliances for your self-catered stay, along with a dining table to gather around.

Retire in the evening to the sitting room where you can relax on the sofas or armchair, with a selection of books, DVDs and games to enjoy together, as well as a Smart TV.

Freshen up in the shower room on the first floor before or after your adventures, with a walk-in shower, basin and WC.

With everything you need on your doorstep in the village of Holbrook, you can choose to simply savour a relaxing break and do as little as you like, with an excellent pub and café just a stone's throw away, and a village shop too, whilst the award-winning town of Belper isn't far and has even more to offer, including North Mill and Belper River Gardens.

For those looking for a little more adventure, the superb road networks in the region offer endless opportunities to explore all the Peak District has to offer, with plenty of excellent walking and cycling routes bringing you before awesome scenery.

Just half an hour away by car lies Matlock and Matlock Bath, the county town of Derbyshire offering a whole host of exciting activities such as admiring the stunning views down the gorge as you take a cable car up to the Heights of Abraham and the family fun Gulliver's Kingdom theme park.

Also, for those who enjoy cycling, the High Peak Trail lies just south of Matlock whilst to the north is the market town of Bakewell, home to the magnificent Chatsworth House.

Visit Carsington Water for excellent fishing on the lake as well as the chance to try out some epic watersports and sailing with local organisers.

Whether spending time with your family or enjoying a long and overdue catch-up with friends, Chestnuts Barn is the perfect base for a memorable holiday to Derbyshire all year round.

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About the location


Derby 7.6 miles; Carsington Water 10.8 miles; Nottingham 15 miles.

The village of Holbrook lies in the county of Derbyshire, situated between Matlock and Derby, offering a lovely location for exploring the Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District National Park. Holbrook's local pub The Spotted Cow Pub has expanded into a café too, The Spotted Calf Café, both serving excellent food and drink, with Holbrook Village Store providing visitors somewhere to pick up essentials and ingredients. Nearby is the town of Belper, part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, and boasting a history dating back to the 13th century; visit here for North Mill, Long Row and the Belper River Gardens, along with the frequent festivals and events hosted by the town, including an arts festival and seasonal food festivals too. Venture up to Matlock Back for the Heights of Abraham and Gulliver's Kingdom, and make sure to explore the stunning Peak District National Park.

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