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Woodside Barn

Mugginton near Hulland Ward, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 21659)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Great living/social space with a back garden that opens out onto fields."

    Perfext for walking the dog. Our older dog did slip on the floors though and on arrival we found she was not allowed upstairs, which was not ideal. To stop dogs going up there was a baby gate on the bottom step and this did make me anxious when older family members were coming down stairs / when going down to the aecond bathroom in the night but i imagine those with children are used to navigating these. Property was lovely and warm and opposite a nice pub. Good parking for two but quite tight turning onto the road, due to the neighbours placement of a bollard at the corner of their drive. Had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by ClaireDec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, in a lovely location"

    Reviewed by DebbieSep 2021

  • "Lovely modern clean barn conversion with plenty of space for family plus dogs."

    Great for kids and dogs that full patio doors from living room opened out into safe large garden and paddock beyond.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "We loved this cottage, it delivered on every level, particularly the comfort of beds and furnishings."

    Having a secure garden for dogs brings peace of mind and meant that they could watch all the bunnies through the gate, which fascinated them. Fantastic walks from the door meant not having to move the car all week. Pub across the road an added bonus. Will be booking again.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "Lovely little barn, very easy to instantly relax into and feel at home and definitely what we needed after the last year."

    Sad not to have been able to try the pub opposite as they were fully booked all week and the smells wafting across when we got in the car to go out were extremely good! There is a pretty bright light that illuminates the pub wall directly opposite the main bedroom though and in an ideal world, there would be a blackout blind or curtains on this window as it was very bright in there when I went to bed. But otherwise no complaints at all.

    Reviewed by RosieJun 2021

  • "Lovely location, peace and quiet and a lovely bistro style restaurant and bar a few steps away."

    Lovely house, and garden.

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2021

  • "Third time we’ve stayed here and it was great again."

    Perfect for the dogs, the pub across the road is a fantastic dog friendly place that serves fabulous food and the barn is comfortable and well appointed. Only three small gripes relating to the stay: the bed is quite hard in the main bedroom and the pillows are very thin, which doesn’t make for the most comfortable night’s sleep the field at the back that is available for use when you stay hadn’t been mowed, which made it challenging when playing fetch with the dogs both lights in the bathroom upstairs (ceiling light and the mirror light) weren’t working - assume bulbs had gone, but would expect these things to be checked before a new guest comes to stay I would absolutely recommend Woodside Barn and I’m sure me and the family will be back again soon.

    Reviewed by GillianMay 2021

  • "A lovely holiday cottage would highly recommend."

    We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you :))

    Reviewed by FionaMay 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage in a lovely location, outstanding accommodation really clean, fully equipped kitchen."

    Big enclosed garden which was ideal for our 2 dogs, leads to a massive field and wooded area. Would definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2020

  • "Nice short break just before Lockdown #2."

    Lovely, spacious and well equipped cottage in a good location. The garden and field are great if you have dogs.

    Reviewed by ChristopherOct 2020

  • "Perfect cottage in a perfect location."

    Out dogs loved the fact that step through the garden gate into a paddock leading into the woods. The cottage was beautiful and exceptionally clean. The location was perfect for exploring the Peak District. Highly recommend the food at the cock inn over the road. Would highly recommend a visit to this property

    Reviewed by SueSep 2020

  • "Amazing setting, great for dogs and the field beyond the garden was excellent."

    A well kitted out place, with lots of things to do within a reasonable drive. Would recommend Dovedale (get there early and leave early!) , Carsington Water, Castleton (cave dale), Alton Towers, Chatsworth and of course you have to get an authentic Bakewell Tart from Bakewell. The house is literally opposite the pub which can work to your advantage! Though expect a little traffic back and forth at busy points and the pubs extractor goes off at 11pm ish then it gets nice and quiet. Parking is good though ensure you reverse in, by the end of the week we were swinging our SUV in easily. Good sized bedrooms with good storage, outdoor seating, and great views. Easy to find with directions given and owners on hand to help when needed (but not needed)! Thanks very much!

    Reviewed by GavinAug 2020

  • "Lovely place to stay the house had everything you need very quiet and picturesss surrounding would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by JoeJul 2020

  • "We stayed Friday to Monday for a short break."

    The cottage was lovely with great views at the rear and enclosed garden and everything needed in the property. We planned a BBQ for the first night but the BBQ wouldn't work - we contacted the owner and he said he wouldn't be able to sort it until the following day, which was OK with us and we told him that was absolutely fine. The BBQ was indeed sorted for the following day when we enjoyed our BBQ. However, we struggled from our first day with opening the locks on both of the doors leading to the garden. On our return to the cottage on the second day, we couldn't open either door and had to walk the dog around the side and through the gate to let him out. We texted the owner to explain our problem. In the meantime, we did eventually manage to unlock one of the doors. The owner arrived shortly afterwards and we said that we had in fact managed to open one of them since texting him. He wasn't at all happy that we had called him out and promptly drove off in a very unhappy state, not even bothering to look at the doors or locks, saying that he had driven 7 miles to attend and not to call him again the following day because he "needed a day off". On no occasion were we rude to this man, we were very pleasant and understand that these things happen. Well, we didn't bother calling him again, despite struggling with the locks/keys every day - only one of the doors seemed to want to unlock after a great deal of struggle and difficulty. All I can recommend to anyone staying is, please don't have more than one problem because the owner needs a day off from you even though you have paid your hard-earned money to use his property! I would expect that if your property has been unused for a few months that you would have time to fix these things before you were allowed to open up again (one of the curtain rails looked to be hanging off too) - he mentioned that the doors had been sticking when he attended to the BBQ so he already knew there was a problem, but hey ho, he needs his days off and we won't be back. I have never left a review like this in my life, but it had to be said. Unfortunate, because the cottage was lovely.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2020

  • "We had a very comfortable and relaxing week."

    We felt welcome the moment we stepped inside, and the whole barn was cosy and quiet with great facilities. The garden was fully enclosed, which was ideal for dog owners too. We look forward to returning in the future.

    Reviewed by DaleNov 2019

  • "Good location for the Derbyshire Dales."

    Lovely surroundings. Plenty to do in the area . National Trust properties Water sports Shopping. Nice choice of Pubs and Restaurants close by.

    Reviewed by LoisAug 2019

  • "The cottage was just perfect."

    It was bright and clean and very comfortable. The patio and garden was a great space to sit and chill looking out at the lovely views. The location was outstanding and there was so much to in the area particularly walking . The hosts were more than helpful and we can’t wait to go back. Thank you!

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2019

  • "Perfect for dog owners"

    Reviewed by TraceyJun 2019

  • "The cottage was nice and light, and thoughtfully converted."

    One of the party is visually impaired so this was a bonus. The kitchen was well equipped and the cottage was very comfortable. WiFi was a bit slow but I guess that’s the area. The location was great and very dog-friendly - nice to be so close to Kedlestone Hall and the Tissington Trail. We enjoyed sampling gins at the pub over the road, although it’s a bit expensive so not one to eat at too often.

    Reviewed by DanielApr 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful place."

    Very well equipped and comfortable. We had a very enjoyable break.

    Reviewed by SharonApr 2019

  • "Beautiful views from the back of the property."

    Lovely barn conversion. Comfortable beds.

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2019

  • "Well maintained and equipped cottage in a lovely location."

    To be recommended.

    Reviewed by NancyMar 2019

  • "We found it to be cosy, clean, comfortable, and everything we needed ((apart from a hairdrier, but fortunately we had taken one)) ((We found the hob difficult to use, but eventually got the hang of it."

    )) We were fortunate that the owners lived nearby as accidentally our car keys and cottage keys got locked in the boot of the car, and the owners, and Sykes, facilitated us receiving a second set speedily. They were very helpful. A very pleasant stay all round. We would definitely stay again. ((I am happy for you to publish the good reports, but not comments about the hairdrier and hob as these are not complaints.))

    Reviewed by JanetFeb 2019

  • "We had lovely walks every day in crisp very cold weather then came back to a comfortable, very warm cottage."

    Reviewed by JanFeb 2019

  • "This is a really nice holiday cottage, close to Kedleston Hall."

    Good to have lots of little necessities available (e.g. dishwasher tablets, soap) and milk in the fridge was a nice touch. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by StevenOct 2018

  • "We had a lovely relaxing break at the barn."

    It is a well converted beautifully decorated and very well equipped and comfortable. The bedrooms were well furnished and the beds very comfortable. The downstairs is well laid out with sofa and dining area in large kitchen. I loved views from lounge watching the birds. The garden and field is great for the dogs as are the woods behind. The pub restaurant opposite is great place to eat and drink busy every night so you need to book. I would recommend Woodside barn and it's good value compared to other places I have stayed in..

    Reviewed by RosalindOct 2018

  • "Relaxing and enjoyable stay."

    Fantastic accommodation, couldn’t have been better with lots of fun things to do in the area. Great for all ages.

    Reviewed by KenAug 2018

  • "Woodside Barn is an amazing place to stay."

    Went as a family with 2 of our daughters friends and 2 dogs and we all loved it. From the moment you walk in to a nice homely feel and then realise how spacious and well decorated it is. Nice and private, with lots of fields to take the dogs out in. Couldn't believe how well stocked the place was, we didn't need to bring any of the kitchen utensils etc we brought along (lesson learned!) there was even fresh milk in the fridge on arrival. It was so clean and tidy too, obviously the owners take pride in their business and it shows. Added bonus of a great pub/restaurant that is literally a 30 second walk away. Cant praise the place high enough and cant wait to return. Thank you

    Reviewed by IainAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in rural location, walks nearby, enclosed garden which is essential for dog owners."

    Reviewed by JackieJun 2018

  • "A very comfortable stay in a nice property and a great location - fantastic for dogs and just relaxing and the convenience of a very good pub/restaurant just across the road."

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2018

  • "Downstairs toilet doorcatch was hard to close not enough room in the upstairs shower otherwise everything was fine"

    Reviewed by DaveJan 2018

  • "Really enjoyable place to stay, perfect for dogs as rear garden completely enclosed."

    Close proximity to a very nice pub in which to eat.

    Reviewed by ChristopherNov 2017

  • "The barn is spacious and very comfortable with everything needed for a family holiday."

    It was immaculately presented, The secure garden is perfect for a dog and ours loved it! Some lovely places to visit and good food in local pubs. Ashbourne is a very nice place to shop and Carsington Water great for a day out. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by MaureenJun 2017

  • "The cottage was perfect in which to celebrate my son's 30th birthday."

    He and his fiancée have a dog and she loved the out door space. It was lovely to be able to walk in the woods right behind the cottage. The Cock Inn opposite the cottage was one of the best pubs I have been to and perfectly situated for us! It would be useful to know what is at the cottage in the way of cleaning materials, tea towels, tea, coffee etc. The owner of the cottage was very accommodating when I called her to ask and in fact did leave us some milk and tea. A very good holiday experience, it was the first time we have booked with Sykes cottages but I would certainly do so again.

    Reviewed by RoselynApr 2017

  • "Excellent property for our boxer dogs with secure garden and plenty of local walks."

    Reviewed by MartinNov 2016

  • "An excellent cottage which we would recommend for staying in this area, spotlessly clean with all modern day facilities."

    Ideal for dogs with a secure garden and larger exercise field.

    Reviewed by RaySep 2016

  • "This is one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in."

    Good location for visiting places of interest. Very clean and tidy and had everything there that you needed.

    Reviewed by TraceySep 2016

  • "The cottage itself was lovely with a good location."

    Use of the field was a bonus for the kids. Unfortunately the work on the nearby pub (which should've been fished in April) woke us up every morning at 7! (Except sunday). This is obviously not anything that could be influenced by Sykes but a 'heads up' would've been good. It shouldn't affect many more booking although there is a large extractor fan opposite the master bedroom that could be noisy on completion

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed gravelled garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Shared use of field
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub opposite
  • Note: Field is not fully enclosed
  • Note: There is a late check-out fee at property if not checked out by 10AM.

The property

Hulland Ward 2 miles.

A charming detached barn conversion located on the southern edge of the Peak District National Park, in the picturesque village of Mugginton.

Close to the hamlet of Hulland Ward, this Peak District cottage is just a short drive from the watersports centre of Carsington Water and the town of Ashbourne.

This Peak District cottage offers spacious, contemporary accommodation with underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, and provides an ideal retreat for family and friends who wish to spend time together in a peaceful and unspoilt part of the country.

This stylish cottage near Carsington Water has three lovely bedrooms offering flexible sleeping arrangements, a well-equipped kitchen and a comfortable sitting room with woodburning stove.

Outside there is a large patio and gravelled area, perfect for enjoying alfresco dining on a summer's evening, and beyond is use of the owner's field, where you can exercise your dogs or play a game of football.

Situated in the village of Mugginton, which benefits from a lovely church with features dating back as far as the 11th and 12th centuries, this Mugginton cottage is a wonderfully relaxing holiday base.

If you fancy a night off from cooking there is even a fantastic modern pub/restaurant opposite the cottage serving delicious meals or you can have a drink and enjoy the views.

A short distance from this Peak District cottage is the hamlet of Hulland Ward, which is steeped in history and has a pub and shop, plus Kedleston Hall is nearby and well worth a visit, as is the ancient market town of Ashbourne and a little further afield is the charming Derbyshire town of Matlock.

A perfect holiday destination at any time of year.

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About the location


Carsington Water 2.5 mile; Ashbourne 5 miles.

Steeped in history and situated at the southern end of the Peak District lies the lovely hamlet of Hulland Ward, which, nine centuries ago, was the Royal Duffield Forest of Frith. Hulland Ward is made up from a number of smaller hamlets including Hulland Moss, Hulland Upper and Nether Biggin, and is comprised of a scattering of traditional brick built cottages, old farmhouses and barn conversions, 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. The town offers 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, Carsington Water is one of the country's premier watersports centres, offering excellent sailing and a host of other activities including walking, bird watching, cycling and pony rides, whilst Alton Towers is just 45 minutes away!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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