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The Barn

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Sykes rating

  • 11 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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80 Customer Reviews

  • "We had the most wonderful stay!"

    The barn was perfect for our college reunion. Warm, well equipped and beautifully decorated- and in a beautiful location. Already booked for next year!

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Mar 2024

  • "Everything was amazing as were the owners!"

    We will certainly return!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Mar 2024

  • "Stayed for a long weekend in the Barn with a group of friends."

    It was a great property, perfect for what we wanted, in particular the open plan kitchen and dining room. We went out for short walks on both Saturday and Sunday which was enjoyable. Everyone commented on what a lovely place it was. Thanks also for the cake!

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Feb 2024

  • "We found the mattresses on the king size beds very hard."

    Neither couple had good nights sleep. The seating in the lounge was too low and not comfortable. For elderly people, it was difficult to get off them. The water from the shower in the ground floor bathroom does not drain away very well, possibly the pipe is partially blocked. Otherwise a lovely place to stay, particularly the scenery and the farm.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.4Jan 2024

  • "We gather for Christmas dinner and found not enough pots and pans were available."

    Bed comfortable but not great. It’s worth knowing the owner lives below the barn, however we had a great break, beautiful place with plenty of room and bathrooms for a group of 11. A lovely home made cake went down a treat, thankyou. A bit too warm for us ,lovely underfloor heating and saw a 20 minute old calf trying to stand up, a fist for all of us

    Reviewed by Norma4.7Dec 2023

  • "This accommodation is excellent."

    Of the very highest standards. The hosts are very welcoming and attentive to all needs and details. We have booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Dec 2023

  • "We throughly enjoyed our stay at The Barn."

    The Victoria sponge cake and milk were a lovely welcome for us and when we had an issue with the heating system it was rectified very quickly. The house was immaculately clean and beds were very comfortable. We didn’t get time to do the farm tour but got to see the cows as they were opposite the barn! Along with other reviews, we do suggest some side tables in the living area as it is a large room and if you are sitting on the settees you are unable to reach the table in the middle to place your drinks.

    Reviewed by Jacqui4.4Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful place for relaxing and chilling out loads of space Children in their element running around ,comfy beds all round,could do with some side tables in lounge, apart from that fabulous weekend spent at The Barn and would be happy to do it all over again in the near future."

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Oct 2023

  • "This property was wonderful, there is everything you could possibly need for 11 people and lots of space."

    There was a fresh, homebaked victoria sponge cake which was lovely left upon arrival. Would definately reccomend this Barn for large groups of people!!

    Reviewed by Stella5.0Oct 2023

  • "We all had a lovely time staying at The Barn, it is a lovely comfortable accommodation that suited all of our 4 generations, there was 9 of us staying with ages ranging between 5 yrs and 92 yrs."

    Plenty of space in the Barn for all. Lovely comfortable beds in spacious rooms, 3 bathrooms and a 4th toilet in the utility room made life easy with having young children and a senior there. The tour of the farm was enjoyed by both the children and adults. There was a lovely cake waiting for us and some milk in the fridge on arrival. Myself and the rest of my family would definitely recommend The Barn for holiday

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful barn conversion with plenty of room for large groups."

    The whole place was very clean, bright and airy. The setting was fab on a working farm. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Barn is a lovely property, very well furnished and generally very well equipped."

    When we informed the Owners that the microwave did not work, they provided a replacement. There were also two broken toilet roll holders and a bath with the seal missing on the plug. As there were plenty of facilities in this property, these two minor issues did not cause a problem. We all had a lovely holiday in The Barn.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "This property was brilliant, it was beautifully furnished and well equipped with everything we could possibly need."

    Vicky was very helpful with any enquiries before and during our stay. The children of our group were well entertained with the games room and outside space and we all thoroughly enjoyed the tour around the dairy farm. Also the lovely freshly baked Victoria sponge was a nice added extra, it was delicious.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2023

  • "A family week away in the Peak District."

    This property was big enough for all of us and the children loved being on the farm and watching the daily routines. A good place to base yourself to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful place to stay for a girls weekend."

    We were a group of mixed ages ranging from mid 20s to late 70s and each one of us were blown away by this amazing barn and the space we had. The owners left a tasty cake for our arrival and we’re on hand if we had any questions. We took a trip Into Matlock for an Italian which takes around 10-15 minutes to reach from the barn so not far from a few pubs or places to eat should people Wish to go out. We loved our stay and will 100% be coming back.

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0May 2023

  • "It’s important to emphasise this is a working farm."

    It smells like one (cow dung) and sounds like one (cow mooing and cockerel 4.30a.m.). That said, it would be hard to fault it. The accommodation was generously stocked - loo rolls, washing liquid, milk, tea, coffee (bring your own salt and pepper) and a lovely homemade cake. Every utensil you could think of. The barn is very spacious and clean and felt like a safe place inside for kids to runaround.The games room was a very wise and fun addition. Would definitely recommend a stay there….in this beautiful part of England.

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7May 2023

  • "Perfect place."

    4 generations had a great time.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2023

  • "Great place for an extended family stay."

    Plenty of room for grandparents and two other families. Added bonus of games room to keep children entertained. Lovely cake for us on arrival along with fresh milk, tea and coffee. Set on a working farm, so expect to hear cows and a cockerel.

    Reviewed by Shelagh4.7Apr 2023

  • "We are recently back from a brilliant stay at the barn."

    Communication over a few questions we had before arriving was great. The homemade cake on arrival was superb and went down really well with our family. The barn is situated on a working farm and the farm tour provided by Michelle was brilliant - the kids really enjoyed it. The barn itself is fantastic. Loads of space for a group of 10 and really well equipped with really comfortable beds. Games room for the younger ones went down really well. Loads to do in the Wirksworth area with kids too. My only note for people looking to stay is that the outside area is slightly smaller than imagined and doesn't really have a view. This was fine with us not really having the weather at Easter, but may be something people need to be mindful of if hoping to be outside alot later in the summer months. But overall we had a fantastic week at the barn!

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Apr 2023

  • "Brilliant location, nice and central to visit numerous places around the peak district."

    lovely big property which was great for two families to share together and well stocked. Had the pleasure of a farm tour whilst staying there which was brilliant, very informative and friendly. Mattresses could do with updating, felt very lumpy but overall a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely helpful owners."

    Very informative farm tour . We were all adults but really enjoyed it.cake left for us was delicious

    Reviewed by Pat4.4Feb 2023

  • "Our family of 5 adults and 3 children aged 10-13 years had a fantastic time as we celebrated our Mum’s 70th birthday."

    The Barn was beautifully presented and very spacious, the beds were very comfy and we loved waking up to the cows mooing every morning, found it very calming. The farm tour is a must and thank you for the cake also.

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Jan 2023

  • "Amazing property."

    Owners were so accommodating. Will definitely return as a family. Dan and Deb Hamby

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jan 2023

  • "Excellent cottage."

    We are a family of 11,spent New year here.Beautiful inside and out,excellent facilities. Games room was fun. Had a brilliant time. Went to The Hanging Gate and The Barn both lovely country pubs Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Dec 2022

  • "The Barn was a lovely place to stay, all rooms are of a high standard beds comfy and plenty of space for big groups."

    Plenty to do in the surrounding area. We particularly enjoyed being on a working farm found it very interesting, thankyou to the farmer who was constantly bombarded by my daughters and neices with endless questions about his cows,they spent more time in the cow sheds with the farmer than in the cottage. ,they even made him and his wife a presi before we left, loved it !

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2022

  • "This is a fabulous cottage and we enjoyed our stay enormously."

    The cottage is warm, has all the provisions that you could expect and it comes highly recommended by us. We enjoyed the farm tour, the games room gave us great fun with family competitions, Wirksworth is a lovely village, the Bear Inn was great for Sunday lunch and only a short walk away and England won their World Cup match! Everything was perfect for a family weekend away (our party was aged from 73 to 7 months old).

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Dec 2022

  • "The Barn was perfect for our party of 11 including 5 children."

    It is incredibly spacious and the layout was perfect for 3 families to allocate bedrooms with children next door to their parents. The beds are very comfortable and all furniture & fittings of high quality.Whilst there is ample seating in the lounge area, one suggestion I would make is to provide a couple of small side tables to set drinks on whilst relaxing. A foot stool as well would be even better. Lastly, the tour of the farm is well worth taking up. Everyone enjoyed it and learned a lot about the challenges of dairy farming. All in all, a great weekend!

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Nov 2022

  • "Fantastic property!"

    We were very impressed from the moment we arrived :) we would recommend this house to any family or close group of friends. The milk, eggs and cake - Yes cake!!!!! Were very welcoming thank you! We had a wonderful time celebrating my step-mum’s 60th Birthday.

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Nov 2022

  • "The property was an ideal space for the three generations of our family to spend time together."

    In a lovely location too in th3 midst of the countryside. Brilliantly equipped 2ith lots of space.

    Reviewed by Gill4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely spacious property, well equipped and maintained."

    Perfect for our family get together. Owners very friendly and the farm tour was excellent!

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Oct 2022

  • "Unfortunately the Rayburn central heating boiler was not working when we arrived on the Friday evening, it had locked out."

    The boiler was reset by the owners and worked intermittently (continually locking out and needing resetting) until Monday afternoon. The owners provided electric heaters during this period. They also identified that there was issues with the underfloor heating where heating zones were not working. On Monday heating engineers arrived in the afternoon and got the Rayburn working, however there was a catastrophic failure in the evening when the Rayburn did not switch off leading to the asociated pressure vessel failing. Pressurised steam was released externally and due to failed soldered pipe joints steam was released internally. Heating engineers arrived in the eveniing and worked until circa 9.00 p.m. but could not fix the breakdown. The owners provided further electric heaters. We managed to celebrate a 60th birthday on the Wed. However on the Thursday 4 adults with 4 very young children left the premises. Our holiday was sadly compromised by various people intrusions caused by the central heating failure and associated facilities. The owners did their very best to keep us comfortable in the barn but with small children our holiday was stressful and did not meet our full expectations, resulting in two families ( 8 family members) leaving after the 60th birthday celebration. The heating event and outcome was such a shame as location and property was exactly right for our important celebration. We are sad that we could not be positive in our feedback. If we had not endured the above problem we would have been ecstatic in our feedback.

    Reviewed by Francesco3.4Oct 2022

  • "We were a group of old school friends getting together and the layout of the barn was ideal."

    Plenty of room to spread out but still be sociable. Downstairs ideal for anyone with mobility issues. The cottage was equipped with everything we needed including tea, coffee, milk and a delicious Victoria Sponge. The only small draw back was the distance to walk into Wirksworth, the lack of footpaths and the fact that it's uphill on the way back, although we cheated and got a taxi back.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Nothing much to detract, but we were often awoken by farm equipment or cows."

    I wouldn't normally mention something like that as it's near impossible to change, but it's the one thing that detracted even if only ever so slightly. It was a very nice holiday, thanks.

    Reviewed by Will4.7Sep 2022

  • "What a lovely holiday home!"

    We had a great week, the farmhouse was clean and had everything we needed and the homemade cake was delicious. Vicky was so helpful especially when the gas bottle ran out during cooking a roast dinner! Michelle and Samantha gave us a really interesting farm tour which we all really enjoyed. I would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Ally5.0Aug 2022

  • "A great cottage with lots of room for our party of nine."

    Very clean and had all that we needed for a comfortable, relaxing stay. The outdoor play room was enjoyed by all ages, and several pool challenges took place. The homemade cake was wonderful

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage - spacious and beautifully furnished."

    Ideal spot for a holiday. Would recommend unreservedly.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0May 2022

  • "Loved the Barn … it was beautifully appointed … kitted out with the stuff we needed … and a great space for the 9 adults to share."

    We were all very happy with it. The cows were pretty smelly on arrival, yet the smell outside didn’t seem to travel inside, and didn’t spoil anything for us at all. Only saying this, in case someone is hoping to sit outdoors the whole time.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0May 2022

  • "We had a most enjoyable stay for our family of 10."

    We particularly liked the trip around the farm and an evening walk over the fields. The facilities were just right for our extended family. One very minor point some of the doors squeaked and need a squirt of oil!

    Reviewed by Alan4.7May 2022

  • "Fabulous property."

    Plenty of space for 11 people, well laid out and comfortable. Perfect for families of all ages (we were aged 11 to 90 yrs) A great experience to be on a working dairy farm and would highly recommend a farm tour. Lots to do in the surrounding area too.

    Reviewed by Sharmila5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful barn, spacious and perfect for large parties."

    We had a fabulous stay. The owners very kindly left us milk and eggs in the fridge and even baked a cake for us. Would highly recommend this property and would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovelly big property with all amenities and a lovelly touch with the treats when we arrived."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Faith4.7Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic property for a family gathering."

    Owners were great. Had everything that you needed and great space. We had Fantastic weather and took advantage of this to do some beautiful walks and explore the local area. Very keen to use the property again.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Feb 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at the barn."

    Fantastic accommodation for our family holiday. We couldn’t travel on our arrival date due to storm Eunice and the owners very kindly took our food delivery in for us as we were not there. Michelle and Samantha gave us a tour of the farm, which was so interesting and fun. Can’t wait to come back!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great barn conversion with plenty of space for the 8 that came in our party."

    Well equipped kitchen / dining room with lots of space for gathering and cooking. Nice surprise on arrival which consisted of fresh farm eggs,milk,wine,fire wood and large cake. All of which were appreciated. We had the BBQ pack which we pre ordered also placed in the fridge. Great long weekend. Mark

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2022

  • "We booked The Barn for a girlie weekend away as a well deserved break."

    The property itself was amazing, located on a working dairy farm. Loads of space - all the rooms were well presented and there was even a games room which was great! Vicky and the family had left a delicious cake for our arrival as well as stocked up on the essentials: milk, teabags, coffee and even wine! A wonderful welcome after the drive over. And they even helped us out with some salt and pepper when we realised we hadn't brought any. A wonderful weekend in a wonderful home.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a great weekend at the barn."

    The accommodation was amazing, really clean, spaciuos, great facilities. We enjoyed a very informative and friendly farm tour too and definitely will try and go back.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Nov 2021

  • "This is a fantastic property the owners are on hand if you need anything, the home made cake, wine, milk and fresh eggs were an added bonus as was the tea,and coffee so you could have a brew when you arrived."

    We had a 60th birthday gathering and everyone commented how lovely the place was. I would definitely recommend this property

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Nov 2021

  • "We booked The Barn for a Family get together for my 70th Birthday, all 9 of us."

    We had an amazing time. Every facility you could possibly wish for had been provided by the host. We loved the wine, sponge cake and new laid eggs; a generous touch. Our Grandchildren enjoyed using the games room and the Pool table kept them busy for a good while. The Farm tour was much appreciated and a pleasant surprise. I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2021

  • "The Barn was very spacious, well proportioned and extremely well equipped both inside and out."

    We had everything we needed for our stay which included 3 generations with the youngest having just turned 3. The whole property was extremely clean and fresh given its location in the centre of a working dairy farm and access to the property was straightforward with plenty of parking for all 3 cars. We all enjoyed our very informative farm tour especially our four youngest members who couldn’t get enough of the young calves and chickens. I would most certainly recommend The Barn as our whole party had an excellent time in great surroundings.

    Reviewed by George5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had an amazing stay, fantastic location, we all loved the farm tour, lovely hosts, would recommend to anyone staying in the area."

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Oct 2021

  • "Holiday cottage was immaculate and hosts bent over backwards to accommodate everything we asked for!"

    We even got a personal tour of the dairy farm for our little boy! Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely spacious, clean converted barn in a ideal location in Derbyshire."

    Owners were more than helpful and in regular easy contact through texts. Owners made a beautiful cake and left a bottle of Prosecco to help us celebrate a golden wedding anniversary. We had a fantastic time!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2021

  • "Customers should be made to understand that the Barn is in the centre of the working farm with the daily life of the place starting early and finishing late."

    The Barn could do with a fly screen over the door to keep out unwanted visitors. Lovely accommodation and a really nice family running the place. Enjoyed the cake, eggs and milk provided on arrival.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Aug 2021

  • "A fantastic property, very spacious and well equipped."

    An excellent base for exploring and participating in a wide range of outdoor activities. There were eleven of us sharing the property and there was plenty of seating and space for evening meals and participating in games nights with the whole family.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2021

  • "Our first family holiday together in 2 years We couldn't have ask for anything better thank you for everyone who made it happen."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely, and well equipped, with the exception of too few wine glasses ( only 4 or 5), and no non stick spatula in the kitchen."

    Bedrooms upstairs ran into each other, so that access to stairs or bathroom from some rooms, was only possible by passing through others. Would not be ideal for all groups , but fine for family groups and children.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage…."

    Very spacious. Well equipped and games room was brilliant. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2021

  • "The communication from Vicky was great, even before we got to The Barn."

    On our arrival, the cottage was immaculate. And we found a freshly baked cake in the kitchen and eggs in the fridge. We were well-looked after. The kids (young and old) loved the games room, and we were so happy that there was play equipment available for our toddler too. It's a lovely cottage, and if you don't mind being woken up by the cows on the farm, then I'd recommend staying here. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Jun 2021

  • "There was a minor problem in that the instruction Sykes issued to get there were wrong."

    The approach road was correctly identified, but the cottage was on the left not the right.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0May 2021

  • "Left a lovely cake , milk, eggs and wine- a lovely touch x"

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very spacious and clean."

    very friendly owners, had an amazing week, highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Noreen5.0Sep 2020

  • "An excellent location and immaculate condition in the barn ."

    Owners were extremely receptive to questions and were very accommodating throughout ! We had a wonderful time and enjoyed it all . Many thanks .

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was excellent - spacious, clean and well appointed."

    The owners were very responsive to any issues and the “extras” - cake on arrival, essentials in the fridge - were a great addition. The farm experience was a treat for the under 5’s in our party and the farm tour a highlight of the week. We were made to feel welcome on a working farm. Our only quibble with the experience was Sykes itself. The automated emails came regularly and impersonally but were basically fine. Our telephone experience when we had a query about dates was less good. It took a very long time to make contact and we sensed that the person we spoke to was not familiar with Sykes procedures. We were eventually able to make the necessary change but it was a long winded process. We do however understand that these are not normal times.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was fabulous and we would happily recommend it."

    However we will NEVER use Sykes (or any of their associated companies) again as they are only interested in taking money from customers without providing any decent service. I feel sorry for owners who use Sykes because I suspect they are also being poorly treated.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 2020

  • "It's a bonus when the owner is concerned you enjoy your time in their property, but to have the welcome pack, of fresh Bread wonderful large Victoria sandwich, fresh farm eggs and fresh farm milk was outstanding."

    Then to add to the great stay we had a conducted tour of the Dairy Farm, which was also being covered for a member of the party who was not well by a virtual tour he could follow on his iPad. We had also : a tour led by the farmers young Son of his flock of chickens, extremely clear in his talk of how he started the hens off and his plans for the future to follow. The farm family are courageous in their venture forward to widen the scope from just dairy to Beef also, we met current Black and White bull who serves the dairy cows, as well as a visiting beautiful hughe tan very Beefy Bull to go forward this year . The hospitality and friendly family could not do anything more to make our stay a success. We thank them for our very comfortable stay which has never been matched to date.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2020

  • "This was one of the best cottages we have stayed in, the perfect place for our family birthday celebration."

    It is spacious and the standard of the facilities could not have been higher. There was nothing that we could have wanted that was not provided. The cottage was absolutely spotless and extremely cosy. The welcome pack, including an amazing homemade cake, and the extra touch of a birthday balloon, made it even more special. The children loved the games room and we happily spent the evenings at the cottage rather than going out. I would recommend the farm tour, which was fascinating and really educational. I would also recommend the additional breakfast pack from the farm shop, the food was exceptionally high quality.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Feb 2020

  • "Owners were very helpful."

    Cottage was perfect for our group, 6 adults and 5 children. There was enough dose for the children to play and the adults relax. Farm tour was great and all the children loved seeing the animals.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Feb 2020

  • "We had a fabulous weekend with friends here."

    The cottage is immaculate and beautifully set up, even storm Ciara didn’t stop us enjoying ourselves. Matlock is a short drive away for a day out and lots of walks not too far (if the weather had cooperated!) you are right in the middle of the farm, so we woke up each morning to views of cows and chickens

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Feb 2020

  • "We were all so impressed with the cottage which was very comfortable and had lots of thoughtful touches."

    There was nothing that hadn't been thought about. We received a warm, personal welcome along with a freshly baked cake, wine, fresh milk, eggs and butter from the farm. The cottage was fitted out to very high standards and it was a wonderful space to enjoy a family weekend together. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jan 2020

  • "The property is absolutely beautiful."

    .. Spacious, very clean, modern, simply stunning. We purchased meats and vegetables from the on site farm shop, and these were left for us in the property upon arrival. We received a welcome pack from the owner along with a beautiful homemade cake. We would recommend the farm tour, it was very interesting and had the wow factor. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Estelle5.0Dec 2019

  • "Absolutely fantastic place to stay, it was beautiful inside and out and immaculately presented."

    Facilities were brilliant and very friendly owner who couldn’t do enough for us! Will definitely be returning and would recommend to anyone! I didn’t want to leave, thanks

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2019

  • "We had a superb weekend at The Barn."

    Everything was excellent - the accommodation, surroundings and friendliness and helpfulness of the owners. The children really enjoyed the farm tour and definitely didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Nov 2019

  • "If you are thinking about booking The Barn - do it now!"

    The place was spotless, modern and very homely. Beds were comfortable, towels were lovely and the kitchen was fantastically well equipped. We loved the welcome pack, especially the cake! When we couldn't work out the oven, Michelle popped over straight away to help us out. The farm tour is an absolute must - it really opened my eyes to farming life and i have a new found respect for farmers. We even saw a calf being born at the end of the tour which made our week! The farm shop on site stocks a good range of delicious food at reasonable prices. I would definitely recommend The Barn - we liked it so much we've booked to come back next year! Thank you for making our stay so special, already looking forward to next year's trip.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Nov 2019

  • "Fully equipped barn conversion with everything you could possibly need."

    Very friendly and helpful owners. Unique location being on a working dairy farm.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2019

  • "Excellent large barn conversion set in wonderful countryside convenient to tourist attractions."

    Lovely friendly helpful family who run this large dairy farm. Superb equipment provision plus a games room to appeal to the teenagers. No need to be concerned about noise from a busy working farm in our judgement. Wonderful farm shop on site with fabulous meat, pies, sausages etc. Farm tour was a highlight of our stay Very highly recommended!!!

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2019

  • "What an amazing cottage and the hosts were fantastic."

    The cottage was lovely, very cosy and extremely clean with great facilities. We all really enjoyed our farm tour (thank you to the hosts for the great hospitality) and the having the farm shop was a nice extra touch to our stay. I really can not stress how welcoming the hosts were, and how they went the extra mile for us exceededing our expectations. Wishing the hosts the best of luck

    Reviewed by Kamran5.0Aug 2019

  • "The Barn was wonderful."

    The layout and bedrooms were perfect for the three generations who stayed there. Everything we could reasonably require was available, and the facilities are in excellent condition. It is a very convenient base for Matlock, Bakewell and other places to visit, with a lot of activities for young children without having far to drive. The farm shop was also really useful. The best part of the stay, though, was the tour of the farm: the children loved feeding and learning about the animals. The host family were all exceptionally helpful and we enjoyed their kindness as well as their company. We would certainly recommend this accommodation for families.

    Reviewed by Brendan5.0Jul 2019

  • "Staying on the farm is a wonderful experience for all the family."

    Our hosts could not have been more accommodating throughout our weekend. Positives + farm shop is delicious and convenient + the tour of the farm was highlight of the weekend + hosts family are very welcoming and helpful + perfectly clean and super comfortable + complimentary farm eggs, milk and home-baked cake were delicious + huge kitchen table to accommodate large groups + great communication from hosts Feedback - high fences surrounding property mean no view of the beautiful countryside - limited fridge space for large groups - single-use plastic toiletries in bathrooms - could do with a radio in the kitchen (or bring your own) - only a general waste bin in kitchen, nowhere to put recyclables Overall, a wonderful place to stay, and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Mike4.4Jul 2019

  • "The whole experience at The Barn was superb."

    The premises were very well presented, immaculate and comfortable with ample parking. Even before we got out of the car we were welcomed and helped by a friendly face. Inside we were met with fresh eggs and milk straight from the farm. The location was such that using local walks we covered a lovely 8 Mile walk, even with an 8 year old granddaughter. The games room is well equipped, even with french boules and coloured stones to hide! One of the highlights was the guided tour of the dairy farm, showing how technical farming is nowadays and how the welfare of the animals is paramount. And not forgetting the owners son and his hen. Overall superb and ideal place to celebrate my 65th birthday with my family. Good luck to The Barn. The ‘mark down’ to 9 to the Sykes Experience is due to Sykes not returning several of our calls with enquires not in relation to the Barn itself.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely large converted barn, 6 bedrooms, on a dairy farm."

    Recently opened. Large comfortable space, located in the rural areas of Derbyshire, but within short driving distances of many lovely little villages. The owners were fantastic. They allowed us to move our dates, when I made an error in the booking and sorted this with Sykes. Email communication was very good. We were greeted and welcomed cheerfully, and had all our queries eg working the stove etc and request for more towels responded to immediately. There is an on-site farm shop with fresh eggs and meat. On arrival there were some easy instructions and a home made sponge cake, loaf of bread, salted butter, eggs and a jug of milk from the farm. The area was also lovely to walk around and we got a tour of the farm especially for the child accompanying us. All in all and fantastic place to stay for a lovely quiet get away with family and friends. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Savitri5.0May 2019

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  • Six bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 2 x twin, 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x ground floor single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with walk in shower over, basin and WC, ground floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Games room in external building with pool table, darts board and table football.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove and underfloor heating downstairs
  • Gas oven and hob, Rayburn range cooker, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed garden with patio furniture, games room
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and x 2 pubs 0.7 miles
  • Note: The garden is enclosed, however the property is on a working farm, therefore children are to be supervised
  • Please note - Electric cars can not be charged at the property

The property

Nestled on a working dairy farm on the fringes of the beautiful Peak District National Park, where you have a series of pastimes such as walking and cycling to indulge, is this well-appointed barn conversion.

The Barn offers large families and groups of friends the chance to escape to the country and find a relaxing base to return to, after trying out all the outdoor activities this fascinating region has to offer.

With underfloor heating throughout the ground level and a woodburning stove adding additional warmth to the sitting room, this cosy dwelling is just what you need to unwind into your evening.

The kitchen is fully equipped with many helpful appliances to hand, as well as a breakfast island and a large dining area, elevated by the exposed ceiling beams, adding character to the space.

The ground floor is also well-appointed for those less able on their feet, with a double and single room served by the family bathroom, where you can indulge in a hot shower on return from a walk.

You can find yourself a quiet corner somewhere and enjoy a good book with a hot beverage and there is also a study/desk space upstairs on the landing, for anyone who wants to bring their laptop and get a bit of work done while they are away.

Further along the corridor is a children's play area, with a selection of games to keep them entertained for hours.

Retire to one of the well-presented bedrooms to catch your rest, then wake up to a refreshing shower each morning, with a choice of bathrooms ensuring you don't have to queue.

To the exterior of this fabulous abode are two seating areas within an enclosed garden, one accessed via the sitting room, where you can sit out with a drink and soak up a crisp afternoon.

Alternatively, spend an evening in the games room, which is housed within an external building in the garden, where you can get competitive over the table football or a round Head into Wirksworth for a selection of independent shops, local pubs and places to eat, stroll through its maze of ancient 'ginnels' or 'jitties' and find yourself at the Heritage Centre, which houses the town's museum collections.

You can also head out to Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House to step back in time and delve into a world of history, and truly make the most of this fabulous location near the Peak District.

The Barn at Lane Head Farm offers something for everyone to enjoy!

Note: this property can be booked with Ref:1017565, together they can sleep a total of 16 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Matlock 6 miles.

Wirksworth is a small, charming market town situated just a few miles from Matlock, on the edge of The Peak District. Wirksworth is full of character with many buildings of architectural interest, including its magnificent parish church. Independent shops sit alongside the deli, butchers and bakers with a strong local food ethic. Visitors will enjoy exploring the ancient “jitties” and courtyards of the Puzzle Gardens, along with the Heritage Centre and the delightful surrounding countryside including nearby Carsington Water, Black Rocks and the High Peak Trail. Rock climbing and cycling can be enjoyed here at every level, and there is fantastic walking all around. Well Dressing is unique to Derbyshire, and Wirksworth combines this tradition with a lively carnival in May. There is also an annual Arts festival with an amazing Art & Architecture Trail in September, showcasing contemporary art and international performers of every kind. With an art deco independent cinema and a range of places to eat there is plenty to entertain. The town offers a leisure centre with a climbing wall and a small trainer swimming pool, The Eco Centre, The National Stone Centre and the Mount Cook Adventure Centre. The weekly market and monthly farmers' market provide local produce and crafts. Beautiful Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are within easy reach, as well as Matlock Bath, with its spectacular cable car, the heritage Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and Gulliver's Kingdom. Only two miles away, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in Cromford is not to be missed. In all, Wirksworth is a great location for a varied holiday.

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Please note - Electric cars can not be charged at the property
Please note - This property has a good house keeping bond £500

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas