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The Byre

Hollington near Ashbourne, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 933893)



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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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Reviews & Ratings

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "The Byre is a lovely cottage and only surpassed by the cottage next door the croft."

    They are in a wonderful restful and friendly place. The facilities are great and the owners really friendly and helpful. I would thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by R MNov 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    The Byre is really well equipped and spotless. We forgot tea towels but they was provided, the welcome pack was great and lemon drizzle cake was best I’ve ever tasted. There were also an iron and ironing board and hair dryer. As it was a smart TV we also enjoyed Netflix, it really is furnished and decorated to a excellent specification. We didn’t cook any evening meals or Sunday lunch, as we went to the Red Lion every evening to something to eat (0.7mile), however the dishwasher did come in very useful for breakfast dishes. The views out from the bedrooms and living room are lovely across Green fields, and no one looking in, we just watched the birds, pheasants, owl, and falcon was seen, there is a blue-tit nesting in the bird box so we enjoyed watching it fly in/out so close. The location was perfect for us was we go walking and birdwatching regular so it was ideal location for Middleton Lakes, Carsington water and the Attenborough nature reserve, we also visited 1 National Trust house, sadly as November, most places were closed for winter. Lastly, it was so clear at night the stars was so visible. Overall, it was a hone from home and we will definitely return (hopefully in summer) when there are more places open to visit. Thank you again for the warm welcome and fabulous stay.

    Reviewed by DesireeOct 2021

  • "Amazing barn very clean and tidy ."

    Had everything you need Definitely will go back and would recommend, the hosts are such lovely people

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2021

  • "A delightful, cosy and peaceful place to stay."

    The owners are lovely friendly and helpful. No hesitation in recommending this property. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2021

  • "We were absolutely delighted with this cottage, a wonderful setting."

    Immaculate and super clean, lovely furnishings and all the equipment you need. A lovely welcome from the owners who were always available. The lemon drizzle cake and starter supplies for a drink were delicious. Lovely touch with dog biscuits, blanket and towels. Will certainly be going back.

    Reviewed by ToniJul 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and ideally situated for a relaxing break."

    Local pub in walking distance and lots of local walks. We had a fantastic time and the hosts were so friendly and helpful. We will be back

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage, ideal for a quiet break."

    Sun shines on the patio so you can sit outside relaxing all day and late into the evening. Easy access to several pubs and ideal for dog owners.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2021

  • "Amazing accommodation very clean and had everything we could need."

    Such friendly and helpful service from the owners.... couldn’t do enough to ensure we had a enjoyable and memorable stay....little things like a homemade lemon drizzle cake / doggie treats on arrival were great little touches...would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by KateMay 2021

  • "Well what can we say just a fantastic place to stay great location plenty of lovely walks on your doorstep local pub just 10 mins walk away serving great food."

    The cottage was just brilliant the bed in the main bedroom was just the best! so comfortable,also like to mention the owners brian&julie who live next door couldn’t do enough for us a big thank you to you both hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2021

  • "Booked the cottage for myself, husband, 3yr old and our dog."

    The cottage is beautiful with a lovely front garden opposite a field. It is located in the quiet countryside with a small village not far away. There is a secure paddock next to the field to let your dog run around which was great to use. The cottage was lovely and clean and spacious for us all. All the facilities you could need are available. The owners/family onsite are very friendly and will do anything to help. This is by far one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by SophieMay 2021

  • "No, everything about the cottage was lovely and comfortable, owners were nice people, made us welcome and the goody’s they provided were much appreciated, especially the lemon drizzle cake, the byre is out in the countryside and the views from the cottage were lovely, alas the weather was awful, rain and very cold, not conducive for sitting outside pubs and cafes, we are both elderly, just so glad the cottage was so nice and we could stay in and eat, you can’t do anything about the weather it’s the awful pandemic and the restrictions."

    Reviewed by BrianApr 2021

  • "The Byre was a lovely place to stay and very convenient for us as we were visiting family in Derby."

    The property was exceptionally clean, comfortable and well equipped. I'd like to thank the Owners who made us feel welcome and were only too happy to provide us with information and help finding our way around the local area. We would not hesitate to book The Byre again.

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2021

  • "A wonderful cottage."

    Very clean & comfortable with great facilities. The hosts were very attentive & friendly and provided nice touches including doggie biscuits and blanket for our dog. The homemade lemon drizzle cake was wonderful too. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by VanceOct 2020

  • "Good hosts."

    The Byre was lovely and clean and as it is now 2 weeks since we came home, Covid free. Very good location.

    Reviewed by AOct 2020

  • "The cottage was really lovely, everything we needed, clean and comfortable, a lovely courtyard garden with a beautiful view in a lovely location and really peaceful."

    The lemon drizzle cake was delicious too.

    Reviewed by PennySep 2020

  • "The owners of the property were charming and made us feel really welcome"

    Reviewed by BrendanSep 2020

  • "A very well kept and comfortable cottage, and exceptionally clean."

    The owners are onsite and very friendly. The location was perfect for us.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2020

  • "Just a delightful and peaceful place to rest and enjoy some of Derbyshire and the Peaks."

    A view to enjoy and very responsive and helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by TinaAug 2020

  • "A place to go for peace and relaxation."

    Owners are very friendly and made us feel very welcome. Although rural a super pie pub near by and Ashbourne town a short drive. Our dig Charlie loved it!

    Reviewed by MarinaAug 2020

  • "Divine Derbyshire stay!"

    ! The Byre was beautiful. Extremely well appointed & spotlessly clean. It far exceeded our expectations and the hosts, Brian & Julie were a pleasure to deal with. A very warm welcome & on hand if you had any queries etc. Our little Westie needed the vets whilst away & they were very kind & caring. Would thoroughly recommend staying in this lovely property, in an idyllic village surrounded by gorgeous countryside. Thank you & we hope to be back some time!

    Reviewed by CarolineJul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely area, lovely people"

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2020

  • "A gem of a cottage, the milk, tea, coffee and sugar left for us was very welcome as was the delicious home made lemon drizzle cake, the owners met us on arrival, the cottage was so fresh and clean even smelling lovely."

    Will certainly be back

    Reviewed by JeanMar 2020

  • "Lovely and friendly on arrival."

    Everything easy to understand and easy to find. Xmas tree was an added touch. As stated above very cleN and comfortable. Great place to explore from.

    Reviewed by CarolineDec 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week at The Byre."

    It is so well looked after by the owners - beautifully clean and comfortable and with everything you need. We ate in a few times but also found lots of lovely places nearby. It's very well situated and we visited Ashbourne, Derby, Barton under Needwood Marina, Uttoxeter and lots of pretty villages. If you choose to stay here you will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2019

  • "Staying at the Byre in Hollington was a real treat, so peaceful and green with beautiful views from the front."

    It is perfectly placed for exploring the Peak District, with good access to local shops and amenities in Ashbourne. The cottage itself was very comfortable and beautifully furnished and decorated, with the pretty garden at the front complete with table, chairs and loungers. We were made so welcome by the owners, who live on the farm themselves, and were friendly, relaxed and helpful throughout our stay. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "A great welcome, a great location, well fitted out, everything you could need for a great holiday"

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2019

  • "A real gem of a property."

    Beautifully decorated, immaculate in every way with all the home comforts you could possibly need. Fantastic location with great open views and amazing sunsets.

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2019

  • "Friendly owners,one of the best properties we have stayed in over the years,very ..."

    Friendly owners,one of the best properties we have stayed in over the years,very clean , comfortable , warm and everything you needed for a great stay for humans and dog

    Reviewed by TrevorMar 2018

  • "What a fabulous property, we had a wonderful break and would not hesitate to go ..."

    What a fabulous property, we had a wonderful break and would not hesitate to go back , everything was perfect, thank you so much

    Reviewed by CaroleFeb 2018

  • "A wonderful, cosy, very clean cottage with tremendous hosts."

    So peaceful and with great views. And with delicious fresh eggs too! Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by JJan 2018

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage in a beautiful location with very welcoming owners."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JDec 2017

  • "This cottage was everything we hoped for and more."

    Our hosts were welcoming and very friendly, but also left us to enjoy our break without intrusion. The little extras they left us were much appreciated.The cottage was spotless and very well equipped, and in a wonderful quiet location overlooking the countryside, and still in easy reach of nearby Ashbourne which is a lovely town to visit. Overall we had a great time and will certainly be back! What better compliment can we pay.

    Reviewed by JillNov 2017

  • "Our second stay in this beautiful cottage where guests are made to feel so welcome."

    Fantastic area for walking, interesting properties to visit as well as the charms of places like Ashbourne, Bakewell and Buxton.

    Reviewed by PennyNov 2017

  • "Excellent cottage, homely in a lovely peaceful location."

    Julie and Brian are so welcoming and the cottage is immaculate. We had a wonderful weekend.

    Reviewed by RachaelOct 2017

  • "Great place to stay owners very friendly couldn't ask for a better place."

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2017

  • "It was really rejoyable nice countryside the owners were very helpful"

    Reviewed by MJun 2017

  • "We had a great time at The Byre."

    The holiday cottage was beautifully decorated and immaculate. Outdoors is also kept to a very high standard. Brian and Julie were absolutely lovely and made our stay even more enjoyable. We will definately be back!

    Reviewed by AimeeMar 2017

  • "Beautiful setting."

    Cottage was perfect and friendly owners were available when needed . Loved the area and will definitely return in future. Many places to visit for active holidays but plenty of options for wet days and less energetic visitors. Although the weather was not perfect, having a cosy base to return to each evening was lovely.

    Reviewed by PennyNov 2016

  • "The cttage was fantastic the owners were so helpful and friendly the told us ..."

    The cttage was fantastic the owners were so helpful and friendly the told us places to visit while staying overall excelant

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2016

  • "Great, welcoming hosts, truly excellent bed, peaceful location."

    Reviewed by LesSep 2016

  • "Everything was excellent."

    From arrival to leaving... No complaints.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2016

  • "Excellent Cottage."

    Well situated, clean and comfortable. The owners were very friendly and hospitable.

    Reviewed by JulietSep 2016

  • "Julie brian Ang and Jamie were brilliant couldn't do enough for us."

    Made our stay more than welcome.

    Reviewed by BeverleyAug 2016

  • "Beautiful property, well kept, clean, & well equipped."

    Owners were very friendly & welcoming and provided suggestions about places in the area.

    Ms VickersAug 2016

  • "The cottage is lovely and the owners are extremely friendly, helpful and generous."

    It is located on a reasonably quiet narrow country lane so sleep quality is great, as are the comfy beds. It's a great location to explore the Peak District from either by car or to go for a walk. The animal rescue farm nearby is of interest, and the owners welcome visitors. All in all the owners gave us a holiday week to remember and the hard work they are putting in will only add to the excellence of the place.

    Reviewed by David EJul 2016

  • "The Byre was furnished and presented to a very high standard and we received a warm welcome from the owners."

    It was a perfect place for three of us plus a dog. It's in a rural location, with lovely views from the front of the cottage, yet a short walk down a wonderfully quiet lane in either direction takes you to one of two pubs, both serving good food. It's in a convenient location for exploring the area, just south of Ashbourne. We're looking forward to returning next year.

    Reviewed by BridgetJun 2016

  • "We liked the friendliness of the owners who lived nearby, the welcome was wonderful."

    There were great views and it was lovely to be able to sit outside in the beautiful courtyard garden watching the sheep and baby lambs in the field opposite. We have had many cottage holidays over the years, but The Byre was by far the best we have ever had.

    Reviewed by MarilynMay 2016

  • "The location was excellent and the owners were so friendly."

    We loved our stay, it is such a beautiful place to relax, unwind and watch the world go slowly by.

    Mr SadlerApr 2016

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The property

Hollington 0.5 miles.

A delightful, semi-detached, single-storey barn conversion, situated in open countryside, half a mile from the Peak District village of Hollington and just under six miles from Ashbourne.

Lovingly converted, and decorated and furnished to a high standard, this charming cottage has two bedrooms, one double and one a twin that can be a super king-size double on request, as well as a welcoming sitting room and an enclosed garden in which to sit out and relax, all enjoying lovely views of the beautiful surrounding countryside.

The village of Hollington offers a number of country pubs, while local walks take you through Osmaston Park and on to neighbouring villages where pubs and restaurants offer a range of food from snacks to a la carte meals.

Visit the nearby market town of Ashbourne with its eccentric street plan, Georgian buildings and good selection of inns and restaurants, take advantage of excellent walking and cycling, including the Tissington Trail, or enjoy an action-packed day out at Alton Towers, before returning to your holiday home to plan the next day's activities!

Ideally located for exploring this wonderful part of the Peak District, this delightful cottage makes a great family base.

This property can be booked alongside The Croft (Reference 964759), together sleeping 6.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x superking (can be made into 2 singles upon request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front, enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 8 mins walk, restaurant 10 mins walk.

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About the location


Ashbourne 6 miles.

Steeped in history and situated at the southern end of the Peak District, the lovely village of Hollington, mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, provides home to a scattering of traditional brick built cottages, old farmhouses and barn conversions, whilst being surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside and offering a number of country pubs renowned locally for excellent service and fine cuisine. Nearby Ashbourne is the perfect example of an English market town, boasting an eccentric street plan, narrow, cobbled alleys, old market stalls and many fine coaching inns. In its heyday, during the 18th century, the town was a fashionable social centre and many fine Georgian buildings remain from this period. Today the town still has much to offer with a good selection of restaurants, whilst being regarded as something of a haven for antique hunters - but don't expect a bargain! For those who prefer outdoor pursuits, the Dove and Manifold Valleys are close by offering good walking and cycling, whilst Alton Towers is just 25 minutes away!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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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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