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Riber View Barn

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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85 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful location with many stunning locations nearby."

    The Barn was warm, well appointed with plenty of nearby parking. The beds were comfortable and if necessary WiFi is available and was stable during our stay.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jan 2024

  • "What a fantastic cottage cosy warm and homley and a great spot for local places shops and restaurants with beautiful views from all windows."

    Owners very friendly. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage was super comfortable,cosy and clean, loved the fact that there was large field for our crazy Springer Spaniel to run around in."

    It was a shame the cafe was closed but Kath is not too well and she is more important (get well soon Kath) The only downside was that the shower although had great pressure was not very warm at all but aside from that we would definitely love to return to this wonderful cottage.

    Reviewed by Erich4.7Dec 2023

  • "Cosy and warm cottage with good facilities."

    Was able to park on site. Cottage was a few minutes drive from Matlock, we used it as a base to explore the Peaks. Lots of pubs a short drive away, we had a take away curry delivered too. Breakfast at the cafe next door was enormous!

    Reviewed by Jo3.8Oct 2023

  • "Kath and Geoff are absolutely wonderful people, very friendly and helpful and Geoff has a great sense of humour!"

    The shop is a little gem too! The washing machine would benefit from a deep clean and a updated vacuum would be great so we could clean as we go! (Apologies, I do like to clean as I go) We had a much needed rest and thoroughly enjoyed our time at the barn, exceptionally relaxing and would highly recommend these lovely people's holiday place.

    Reviewed by Nicola3.8Oct 2023

  • "We arrived at 3."

    10pm to find people in the cottage. we thought it had been double booked. Turned out they were the cleaners. We had been driving for 3 hours. So we had a stroll in the adjacent field till they had finished. This is our second visit here. The place is clean and warm. Comfy bed an plenty of hot water. We had a Sunday Roast dinner and the beef was very nice. They deliver so you can eat in the cottage. They dropped my Yorkshire pudding but she did try to get a replacement to be told it was the last one! They had another hour to serve meals so they are probably warmed up as the mashed potatoes were barely warm. So I suggest eating early. We had booked ours for 4pm All in all we enjoyed our stay and they are friendly owners and staff.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable."

    Location was remote, which was the reason we chose it. The stairs are very steep, so perhaps not ideal if you have mobility issues or young children. Very dog friendly

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Sep 2023

  • "Enjoyed our 4 nights away dog loved the large field to run around in."

    Reviewed by Colin4.1Sep 2023

  • "The best relaxing holiday we've had in a long time."

    The cottage was beautiful. Spotlessly clean, spacious, just loved it all. Enjoyed cooking on the range master. My husband loved the washing machine as he has ocd when it comes to washing, but atleast you didn't have to o it all when you get home. Fantastic walks, right from the door. Lovely garden center just down the road, with plenty of bargains. Will definitely book again xx

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2023

  • "Extremely friendly owner, cottage immaculate."

    Will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay (Mikki"

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our holiday at Riber View was a last minute booking as we wanted some time out after loosing Chester one of our collies."

    We had a lovely time with lots of walking from the cottage for us & Lottie our other Collie. We also had use of a large meadow. The cottage was clean, spacious & comfortable with everything you need. The TV in the bedroom was a bonus & a nice big bath to soak in at the end of your day. The owners were very welcoming & we bought some lovely produce from the farm shop next door. We would definitely recommend this cottage & are looking to return in February next year. Kieron Sheryl Hawes Northampton & Lottie

    Reviewed by Sheryl5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very clean and all the facilities that you need for a stay the property would benefit with a down floor cloak room for elder people without having to climb the steep stairs."

    Reviewed by Alec4.7May 2023

  • "A perfect break away , we loved our stay at Riber Barn, so peaceful and quiet we enjoyed the tranquility of it all, with plenty of space and beautiful walks."

    Our dog , Kai enjoyed running free in the fields ( No livestock) The beautiful cake , milk and dog treats were a nice touch and we loved the fresh produce from the shop and fabulous cakes from Kath’s cafe , truly scrumptious and a must . We didn’t want to leave . Thankyou Kath and Geoff for our perfect getaway

    Reviewed by Lucille5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Riber View."

    The food in the cafe is highly recommended. The house is lovely and comfortable and has everything you need. Kath and all the staff are so welcoming and friendly, we wish we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic stay at Riber View and a warm welcome from Kath and all her staff at the cafe opposite."

    The food is delicious so worth the stay just for this let alone the lovely walks and pubs nearby. Within easy reach of lots of wonderful sights to visit thanks a million

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0May 2023

  • "We have had a lovely relaxing week at Riber View Barn."

    The cottage is very comfortable ( especially the bed!!). Kaths cafe is next door and serves a great breakfast and we also had a fabulous Sunday lunch. If you have dogs you cannot take them in the cafe but your meal can be brought to the cottage to enjoy. You can't get better than that! I do suggest you are make sure you are hungry as the portions are huge! The only downside for some people is that the Internet seems to be down alot. This is possibly due to the very rural location. Not a problem for us as it was good to be away from the rat race for a while. We are already looking at re- booking for next year.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Apr 2023

  • "There was a cake and fresh milk waiting for us on arrival, a very pleasant welcome to the cottage."

    The cottage is well appointed and clean and the furniture is comfortable. It took a while to master the cooker as I have not used gas in over 40 years. The proximity of the cafe and shop was good, not having to travel for those small things. Location is excellent and close enough to areas of interest to avoid a lot of driving. We would certainly consider returning.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2023

  • "Clean and fully equipped property ideal for access to the Dales and various towns."

    Mr & Mrs Hays were really welcoming, friendly and helpful, accommodating but also in the background in our stay. The cafe was outstanding in whatever we chose and food was fresh and very tasty, well worth it. Ideal location.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Apr 2023

  • "Ideally located to visit many places."

    We arrived in howling winds and heavy rain, but as soon as we went into the cottage, it was very warm and comfortable. A lovely gesture was the cakes, milk and dog treats which had been left for us, so we were able to make a nice cup of tea straight away. The field adjacent to the cottage was available to exercise our dog, and he thoroughly enjoyed himself running free. The cottage is well equipped and even has sky tv. Couldn’t fault the cleanliness. The owners were available if we needed them but very unobtrusive. The rooms are all good sizes, and when our relatives joined us for the weekend along with their dog, we all had plenty of room. Would recommend a stay if you want to explore the lovely Peak District.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely, everything about the house was brilliant, treats on arrival went down ..."

    Lovely, everything about the house was brilliant, treats on arrival went down well, plenty of space/fields for our dog Loved it thanx

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jan 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in stunning surroundings and amazing views."

    The cottage was very clean and warm and beautifully decorated for Christmas. The owners were very helpful, Kath left some beautiful homemade cakes and a bottle of wine. Would definitely return. Well worth it!!!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very nice, will be back in the summer."

    Reviewed by Clifford5.0Dec 2022

  • "Amazingly lovely cottage."

    It was our second stay. Such a warm welcome again and we will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Dec 2022

  • "Cottage very clean and warm."

    Would have liked the heating to start later than than the 6 am switch on. Then again we never consulted the owner.

    Reviewed by Winifred4.4Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Riber View Barn."

    From the time we arrived until we left it was perfect.The Barn was lovely,comfortable and warm.Beautiful views all around.Kath the owner made us so welcome,we had amazing selection of cakes waiting for us,milk in the fridge,treats for our two dogs.Was a real bonus having the cafe as well. Kaths Sunday dinner was amazing and delivered to our door,as was afternoon tea so delicious ( scones were huge).My hubby had the cooked breakfast one morning and thoroughly enjoyed it.The barn was in a perfect location for exploring the area,Matlock is a nice place to visit ,Chatsworth not far,we also visited Dovedale.No negatives, we are already planning a return visit.Thank you Kath.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely warm and cosy barn Highly recommend The beds we're comfortable and the ..."

    Lovely warm and cosy barn Highly recommend The beds we're comfortable and the barn was very well equipped Kaths Cafe behind the barn is a gem Can highly recommend to try the breakfast and what a treat delivered to your door Also the afternoon tea was heavenly

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in a beautiful and peaceful part of Derbyshire."

    The cottage is warm and comfortable and has everything you could need although I suppose a freezer could be handy. The owners are very friendly and welcoming and Kath runs a cafe on site where very good food is available.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2022

  • "Marvellous place and the owners and staff are so pleasant and welcoming."

    They generally want to make your stay special. They even left treats for the dog. There were dog beds and bowls but these were for small dogs not large like mine. The owners were on site all the time but didn't bother us and were not intrusive. Would definitely recommend this place. Lots of space, plenty of hot water, nice clean and comfy beds. Lovely cooker to cook on, plenty of cupboard space and worktop and a big table to eat from in the kitchen.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2022

  • "Outstanding accommodation, enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by Stphen4.7Aug 2022

  • "Had a lovely time, barn had everything you needed with a lovely cake waiting for you when you arrive."

    Dog friendly which made our family feeling even more welcome with bowls, bed and even treats. Had a large field where you had exercise your dog if you didn’t want to go on one of the many walks available without using your car.

    Reviewed by Ann-marie5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect and there was lots of outside space for the two dogs."

    Views were stunning. The owners could not do more to help us and the cafe served lovely home cooked food.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2022

  • "His cottage was supposed to be Child friendly."

    After giving children's ages, 5 yrs,4yrs and 9months in the form, a travel cot that was a play pen was supplied. No stair gates available, where upon 5yr old child fell down the stairs was a big disappointment. No wifi during the whole period. Owners were quite rude and not really interested or helpful. We have used Sykes Cottages for many years now, but after making a phone call complaint and the lack of help and response from the person on the phone, this will be the last time.

    Reviewed by Tracey3.4Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    It was well placed to visit local sights and lovely to come home to at the end of a busy day. The ladies at the farm shop/ cafe couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful. Kaths ' cakes are amazing - the pastry just melts in your mouth! And being able to order your meal from the cafe and have it delivered to the cottage was such a treat! We will definitely be coming back. X

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing stay here, anything you could need provided, so clean and comfortable and in the middle of all tourist attractions!"

    The food in the cafe is also very good!!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2022

  • "Really lovely, peaceful place to stay."

    Very clean and had everything you would need. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Their cafe was great for breakfast before heading out for the day. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Anne-marie5.0May 2022

  • "Had a wonderful time whilst staying here."

    The accommodation has everything you need and has a homely feel. Owners are very helpful and left milk, a lemon drizzle cake and some dog treats for us on arrival. The food at the cafe is excellent and the sunday roast is well worth having. The location is ideal for exploring the peak district. Would definitely recommend and are looking at booking it again.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0May 2022

  • "Loved it here, clean spacious and quiet with delicious prepared food and fam shop a stroll away!"

    Will definitely return and recommend! Homemade cake provided and milk in fridge, doggie bowls and beds if needed and treats too,

    Thanking you for your kind comments it was our pleasure to have you stay and you are welcome back at any time .Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thelma5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in a lovely part of the Peak District."

    Cottage was spotless and larger than expected. Ideally situated to explore Matlock, Bakewell, Chatsworth, the Monsal and Tissington Trails etc. The weather was fine all week so we were out walking each day. The owners cafe by the cottage served lovely home cooked food which we visited on numerous occasions, having full breakfasts, breakfast cobs, snacks and Sunday roast. Would certainly book again. Many thanks to Cath and Geoff the owners and to all the cafe staff.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7May 2022

  • "Really nice cottage ,nice and quiet, cafe was really good nice food."

    Must try the lemon drizzle in the farm shop.had a great time and will be going back again

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable and cosy barn."

    Extremely clean and very friendly and hospitable owners. The cake, milk and doggy treats on arrival were very much appreciated. Lovely farm shop and cafe next door which was very good value and beautiful food. Good location to visit lots of beautiful places. Would definitely visit again and highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was warm, comfortable and spacious."

    The welcome pack of milk, cake and doggy treats was a nice touch. We were made very welcome and the cottage was certainly doggy friendly with bowls and dog beds. It is set in a lovely central location for this area and all attractions with in a short distance. For us to be able to charge the car was a bonus. The cafe and farmshop on site was lovely serving great homecooking including breakfast. The farm shop sold fresh veg, milk, bread, cheese, eggs and meats plus lots of gifts. I would definately recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Apr 2022

  • "Everything was fine."

    Lovely people, willing to help at all times. Ideal spot for those who want to discover Derbyshire and ramblers. Will definitely come back.

    We enjoyed having you and your family as our guests hope you had a safe journey back to France look forward to seeing you soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Mar 2022

  • "Fabulous barn, very warm and cosy."

    Cake and some milk when you arrive which was a lovely touch. Great location for walks and easy access to the area. We would definitely stay there again.

    We enjoyed having you to stay thank you for your comments look forward to seeing you in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful location."

    Loved the barn conversion. It's deceiving as it's massive inside. The pictures on here don't do it justice. Amazing views. Friendly hosts. Loved the cake, milk and dog treats left for us on arrival. Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Justine5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely hosts very inviting and warm property ,great location i would highly recommend keith Allen"

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Nov 2021

  • "Very cosy cottage."

    lovely hosts. great location

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Nov 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Riber view, the cottage is warm, clean and cosy."

    The one downside is no freezer or fridge freezer box.The cafe opposite ideal we had a lovely roast dinner on the Sunday. Everyone we met very friendly. Milk, preserve, a lovely cake and doggy treats on arrival. Ideal location for Matlock, Matlock Bath and Bakewell ,we also visited Cromwell mill lovely walk down the canal.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.4Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and the welcome cake."

    milk and jam VERY welcome after a long drive. The cottage was very clean the people at the Farm shop were very helpful. We had a bacon bap on the morning we left and it was enormous.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Oct 2021

  • "Spacious property within reach of Peak District."

    Quiet location but overlooked by farm shop and cafe which are only a few yards away. Property was mainly clean but on arrival we removed several completely overpowering air fresheners; then realised they had been masking a strong smell of dog throughout the ground floor. We mainly had to use the kitchen rather than the sitting room because the sofas gave off a unpleasant doggy odour. Some kitchen equipment had been put away unwashed by previous occupants (pans, cheese grater). No dishwasher. No freezer or freezer compartment in fridge so unable to freeze our coldpacks. No cafetiere or coffee filter. We only stayed a weekend so put up with this, but would not have been comfortable for a whole week and would have asked for the sitting room and sofas to be deep cleaned.

    Reviewed by R2.8Sep 2021

  • "The property was very nice and clean."

    The owners left milk, tea bags coffee and cake for us on arrival. The sofa's and cushions could do with replacing as not very comfortable. A lock on the bathroom door would have been nice. Beds were comfortable and lovely view over the field of cows. The house did smell of dogs which they tried to cover up with plug in air freshners. I took a dog but he does not smell as I know some do. This is very difficult I know as we are lucky to be able to take our furry friends with us. Overall the place was very nice and would stay again.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely weekend at the cottage- clean, spacious and comfortable with treats for humans and dogs on arrival!"

    We also visited the cafe next door for our full English breakfasts which we can fully recommend. (warning- bring cash as cards not accepted!) We would definitely return :-)

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7Aug 2021

  • "Very friendly people, very clean and tidy, lovely touch having cake on arrival, couldn't ask for more."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cleanliness, comfort and quality of the accommodation was first class, plus the location meant no night time lights at all and total quiet."

    The owners are on site and very helpful, when asked for help with T.V. controls came over and sorted it. Although their own cafe was ( Covid) closed, there is a nearby Garden Centre with good food.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a wonderful location."

    Very clean and comfortable and everything we needed was provided. A warm welcome from the owner made our stay very enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2021

  • "Warm & comfortable."

    Good shower. Spacious. Treats left for dogs & humans.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0May 2021

  • "A beautifully located cottage , remote position yet a 5 minute drive from Matlock."

    Immaculately clean and greeted by a magnificent chocolate cake ! Kitchen a bit dark but well equipped.. Good sized rooms with comfortable beds Loads of super walks in the area. Lovely hosts

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Apr 2021

  • "Met at the property by Cath, the owner, who had baked us the most delicious cake."

    Accommodation spotlessly clean, a real home from home. Cath was on hand 24/7 if we needed anything. A real handy base for exploring the Peaks. We would definitely stay again, and hopefully next time (Covid allowing) Cath’s Cafe would be open and we could sample a breakfast or two! .

    Reviewed by Vic5.0Apr 2021

  • "A very comfy and cosy cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    We really enjoyed our short break here. Very central for visiting attractions in the local area. Kath and her husband are great hosts, always on hand if needed. The little farm shop has lots of fresh farm produce. The little cafe on site has the most amazing comfort food, including the best full English breakfasts and Sunday roasts. All the staff were pleasant and were always asking if we were enjoying our stay. This cottage is also very dog friendly. There was a small dog bed, food and water bowls, dried dog food and lots of dog treats for our rwo dogs. When we arrived we also had everything on site that we needed for a hot drink after our journey - coffee, tea, sugar, a pint of milk and best of all a Homemade Bakewell cake. Couldn't have asked for a better place to have a well needed relaxing break. Xx

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    Warm welcome from the owners and a delicious cake on arrival. We had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very enjoyable break, owners very welcoming and cook a great breakfast (well worth trying), dogs made to feel at home with dog bowl and treat bag and a field next to cottage to exercise dogs in, highly recommend and the jam and cake welcome gift works very well."

    A great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Oct 2020

  • "They took care of some lovely touches when we arrived there was sweet treats, milk in the fridge for tea, a dog bed, bowls and treats."

    Complimentary soap and shampoo. Lots of space outside our Boxer Dog Zeus loved it, A lovely little cafe and shop on site and convenient car parking the ladies in the shop/cafe were very friendly made us feel at home.

    Reviewed by Trace5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely spot."

    Booked in for next year. Breakfast at the farm shop was excellent

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2020

  • "One of the very best cottages I have stayed in."

    Excellent location, very friendly and helpful owners. Cottage exceed expectations with its feeling of spaciousness. One surprise was a conservatory which was great to sit out in. Doggy bed and bowls provided. The kitchen, furnishings and especially the beds are exceptional.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2020

  • "No, the service, information and actual holiday were exactly what we envisaged."

    Kath and all of her family and staff were more than helpful and very friendly.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2020

  • "Riber View Barn was the perfect place if you love peace and quiet and want to get away from it all."

    The cottage is also situated in beautiful countryside with great views to the west. The cottage was clean, comfortable and well-equipped. The owners were very friendly and left a cake and milk for arrival. I would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jul 2020

  • "Staying at Riber view Barn was an absolute pleasure with everything you could wish for on hand."

    The barn was immaculate ,and lovely and warm with all modern conveniences. Only a short distance away is the farm shop selling local fresh produce that tastes like it used to years ago. Home made delicious cakes , pies jams etc all cooked on site by Kath. That’s not all, next door is the cafe where Kaths expertise is yet again evident with breakfasts , lunches and dinners that beat all competition. Light snacks and fabulous choice of cakes, tarts and puddings are also available through the day. All this is complemented by all the staff who are efficient, courteous and friendly. This place is a dream find in a beautiful location and without doubt a holiday must. Our thanks go out to Kath, Geoff, Wendy, Carol and everyone else that made our stay unforgettable .Will definitely see you again soon. Terry and Carol Wright

    Reviewed by Terry Carol5.0Feb 2020

  • "Extremely beautiful barn, exceeded our expectations."

    High standard of cleanliness, comfortable and had everything we needed. We didn't get a good spell of weather so didn't get to explore much, however the location is perfect for what we would have liked to do in the peak district. We were happy to just be in the barn using the kitchen to try new recipes to cook and bake. Very welcoming arrival with cake and treats for our cats. Will 100% recommend to others and will be back again.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Feb 2020

  • "It was our 2nd visit to Riber View Barn and it was as perfect as the first time."

    Really clean, beds super comfortable and Katy left us a few goodies on arrival. Would very highly recommend Riber View.

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Feb 2020

  • "We had fantastic time in cottage, all facilties were taken care of by the owners, we had good time Thanks"

    Reviewed by Vinita5.0Dec 2019

  • "Perfect!! I can not recommend this place enough, it was absolutely perfect"

    ! Amazing price for what you get, very clean, lovely people, great place for dogs, it was absolutely faultless! Will definitely be coming back!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2019

  • "The owners of this barn far exceed your expectations they are friendly, helpful, and welcoming, from having a beautifully fresh baked cake, to dog chews for our dog Bramble, really enjoyable."

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay , nice quiet area but close to some lovely towns and attractions in wonderful countryside"

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Oct 2019

  • "Wonderful hosts,."

    superb accomodation.. Bacon sandwhiches in the cafe are to die for. beautifully isolated cottage with hosts cafe alongside.

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0Sep 2019

  • "We stayed at Riber View Barn while going to Chatsworth Country Fair."

    The Barn is very spacious and comfortable with glorious views and a big field where we walked our dogs. We were so pleased when we entered the Kitchen and found a plate full of gorgeous fairy cakes and some treats for the dogs, how welcoming. Also tea, coffee and milk. Thank you so much Kath and family! I would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2019

  • "A lovely place for a quiet relaxing holiday, close to Matlock and surrounding area."

    It was not too far to drive to Chatsworth, Crich Tram Museum and other local amenities too. There are walks around and about also.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2019

  • "Riber view barn is a lovely cottage for families, plenty of room and space for us and the children and our dog ."

    Kath is very helpful and welcoming, all the staff at the cafe opposite the barn were very friendly. We enjoyed our short break at the barn, one of favourite places we have stayed as a family. We will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0May 2019

  • "A very comfortable cottage, adjacent to owners cafe with home made cakes etc and shop."

    Set among fields in the countryside near many places to visit,and walks to take. Very helpful and friendly people. A lovely base to explore Derbyshire.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0May 2019

  • "We have just returned from a short break at Riber View Barn and it was fantastic."

    Kath (the owner) was there if you needed anything and left you to it if you didn’t, she’s a lovely hard working lady and the Barn is a credit to her and the family. There is also a little family run cafe behind the Barn for supplies if needed including meat, veg and cakes. The thing about the Barn that struck us straight away was how clean it was, it was spotless. Everything you needed was supplied. The bed was lovely and comfortable and the living room cosy. We will definitely be staying here again. We LOVED Riber View Barn.

    Reviewed by Mel5.0May 2019

  • "Beautiful views."

    Clean cottage. Beautiful homemade cakes left as a wonderful welcome. Handy shop opposite the cottage serving a beautiful breakfast. We really enjoyed a relaxing break where everything we needed was provided. One of the best cottages I have ever stayed in - Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Apr 2019

  • "Lovely location, friendly owners and property contained all we required."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Apr 2019

  • "The location is fantastic."

    Beautiful walking country, lovely canal nearby. The property is charming, we spent lots of time playing games at the kitchen table. The cafe next door is FANTASTIC, food is amazing. Best food we've had in a long while. The weather was great, so we also sat at the cafe's picnic tables a lot. Kath and her family made us very welcome, nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely return. One small drawback, it would make it even better, if there was some private outside space with table/chairs.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Apr 2019

  • "This cottage is beautiful."

    We would stay there again in a heartbeat.clean and spacious and everything you need.welcomed with cake,fresh milk and jams and you can tell that Geoff and Cath work really hard.they are on the go until early hours of the morning making delicious cakes.thankyou for our stay.what a gem.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Mar 2019

  • "Riber View Barn was everything we could have hoped for."

    Stunning accommodation in a fabulous location. Straight from the barn to three open and secure fields where our Leonberger was able to run to his hearts content. The barn was equipped to a very high standard everything we needed, including a lovely cake, jams and dog treats. Geoff and Kathy were wonderful hosts and made us so welcome. Having Kath's Café on the door step was also a boon. Lovely full English at the weekend, light breakfasts on week days, lovely cakes when returning from a day out. All in all GREAT!!! Linda, Martyn and Soda

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Feb 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage, we were made to feel very welcome by the owners Kath and Geoff."

    Kaths cafe is exceptional with farmhouse cookery at its best, we thoroughly enjoyed our week here and can't wait to go again

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x four poster bed, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with gas stove
  • Sun room
  • Gas central heating with gas stove
  • Rangemaster cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine
  • TV with freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.8 miles
  • Note: There is also a farm shop and cafe next door selling local produce
  • Please note if you wish to charge your electric car then you will be charged £4 per car per day - Please speak with the owner to arrange.

The property

Set on the edge of the Peak District National Park, with spectacular views across a patchwork of verdant fields over to Riber Castle in Matlock, is this lovely barn conversion.

Located in the Ashover area, close to Chatsworth and Tansley, this cottage offers a memorable getaway for families, couples and friends.

The kitchen plays host to a Rangemaster cooker, taking centre stage, with a traditional style of units integrated alongside.

Cook up a storm in this spacious room and feast together at the dining table.

And if you don't fancy cooking, the tea rooms next door offers breakfast and lunches, with food all day long, especially in the summer months!

Fully relax in the sitting room, by the glow of the gas imitation woodburner and simply enjoy a pleasant setup.

Original features are exposed throughout this charming home for a character fell, and there is even a sunny conservatory, where you can enjoy a quiet read.

Upstairs, the four poster bed, decorated with intricate, lace curtains, stands boldly in the first bedroom, accompanied by another spacious double room and a tiled bathroom with a modern finish.

There is even a travel cot available for babes-in-arms!

The village of Ashover boasts several good pubs to choose from, whilst the county town of Matlock offers a variety of other amenities.

Close by is Matlock Farm Park, a fantastic day out with the kids, and an opportunity to get out in the fresh air and tranquility of the countryside.

Pet the animals, befriend a meerkat and ride a go-kart!

Leys Hall Park provides a lovely setting for a host of recreational activities such as bowls, tennis and boating.

For those who love being outdoors, follow the traffic free High Peak Cycle Trail and explore a vast region of the Peak District National Park.

The delightful towns of Bakewell and Buxton offer an array of attractions to discover, for a wonderful day out with the whole family!

A charming retreat to enjoy the year-round!

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About the location


Matlock 5 miles.

The small, rural village of Ashover is peacefully situated in the Amber Valley, just five miles from Matlock. The village has several good pubs, including the Crispin Inn, renowned as one of the oldest pubs in the Peak District and The Old Poets’ Corner which offers home-brewed Ashover ales. The county town of Matlock, a former spa town, offers a host of fine eating places, good shops and an interesting museum, whilst at the heart of the town, Hall Leys Park provides a lovely setting for a host of recreational activities such as bowls, tennis and boating. Enjoy a thrilling day at Gulliver's Kingdom, with its owl maze, water gardens, nature trails, exhilarating rides and cable car trips over the magnificent Matlock Gorge. Follow the High Peak Cycle Trail, explore the lovely market town of Bakewell, famous for the Bakewell pudding, or visit the elegant Chatsworth House and Hardwick Hall where it all started for the Cavendish family. There is certainly plenty to see and do at in wonderful location!

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas