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Herdwick's Barn

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Ramshorn, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "I actually stayed in two of these barns for quite sometime and both are perfect> :)"

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Dec 2023

  • "+ The property is surprisingly spacious, in the main and has good quality furniture and fittings and is well-equipped."

    It was also immaculately clean. It has (nearly) everything needed for a comfortable stay and the courtyard is an added bonus. I didn't notice road noise and there are some lovely walks, nearby. I had a lovely stay, overall and make the following observations which would have made my stay perfect. - I banged my head, twice (and I'm only 5'4"): once on the beam above the bed and once on the stair post which extends into the kitchen area below. There is very little storage space for food (maybe re-jig the contents of the cupboard above the sink), hence me using the shelf below the stairwell then banging my head when backing out of the space. Maybe a 'mind your head' warning could be displayed, or a warning added to the handbook. -There is no way to over-ride the heating (that I could find) - it became quite chilly at times due to the stone flooring and construction. - Check-out time of 9am is also not very convenient for guests (well, me), given that check-in is not until 4pm. To me being on holiday shouldn't mean an early start, tidying up and a rush to vacate on your final day. 10am would be much more civilised.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Oct 2023

  • "Second time we’ve stayed here and nice to see that it was still as good."

    Steve and Karen, bury st eds

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lack of storage would have been nice if a pint of milk put in fridge for when you arrive so can have a hot drink after long journey."

    Also being on a farm would have been nice to be able to take your dog for a walk in the field instead of a slip road on the side of a busy road but over all would stay again

    Reviewed by Jerry4.4Sep 2023

  • "The property was ideal for our requirements and to a very high standard."

    Parking was easy and very close to the property itself. There is a front area that is totally enclosed which was perfect for allowing our dog to go outside, knowing she could not wander off. We met the owners who were extremely helpful and friendly. There was nothing not to like and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a break in that part of the world.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2023

  • "A nice cosy retreat with friendly owners but let down slightly by early morning traffic noise on the road."

    It spoilt the quiet haven this place should be when windows need to be open during nice weather

    Reviewed by Howard4.1Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage and with such stunning views,had everything we needed."

    For us it was just a bit too quiet . It was very peaceful but for us that meant a drive out to shops,eateries and pubs and as the weather was wonderful but very hot it just spoilt it a little. Would definitely recommend to others though.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Jun 2023

  • "A lovely little place which suited us adequately as well as geographically."

    Good access to local and main roads/routes. Well equipped and comfortable. Clean, but some cob webs present here and there and previous occupants had left a make up item down by the side of the bed. Sofa had some staining, but in fairness it is advertised as pet friendly accommodation. We would though politely suggest a Deep Clean of the property and feel this would fix some issues. We read the reviews before booking and cobwebs were mentioned as well as the wooden beam above the bed. My partner and I are of Short Stature, so this didn’t bother us too much, but it may affect other people’s stay if they are taller. All in all a pleasant stay, a small place, but then we were out and about great deal. Very friendly owners who were also interesting and knowledgeable regards local tourist attractions. Their six year old lad was a lovely, friendly child who chatted to us when we were around.

    Reviewed by Mark3.8May 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful part of the world."

    Well equipped for the two of us and dog.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely brilliant stay."

    The decor and lighting, comfort peace and quiet. Totally has everything everything you need. The enclosed area in the front is perfect so the dog can’t get out. Definitely return and strongly recommend. Thank you so much to the owner. Lynn and George. X

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Mar 2023

  • "Immaculate cottage very friendly helpful hosts we will definitely be back"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great little property, just right for two."

    Excellent location for walking. Would happily return for another visit. Only gripe, shame about the rather large cobwebs!

    Reviewed by Lindy4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely stay in this cosy cottage."

    Good facilities and comfortable furniture. Good base for the lovely Peak District. Owners friendly and helpful, would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Another fabulous stay, everything you could ask for would recommend to everyone."

    Super dog friendly. Clean, tidy, small and cozy loved it.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very high standard BUT 1."

    Hottest day velux windows closed with no means of opening my 80 yr old husband had to stand on the bed. 2. What a challenge the bedroom is - beam over bed 1ft over pillow height -ouch and so little space side of bed. 3.Plates and dishes in high inaccessible cupboard for short people 4. Patio very stark could do with a bit of colour

    Reviewed by Thomas3.1Jul 2022

  • "Great no problems very nice cottage with agood standard of fixtures and fittings, good location would visit again"

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7May 2022

  • "The owners gave us valuable information about the surrounding area, as we had never been there before,we would never have found some of the lovely walks."

    The accomodation was spotless and we would recommend this to anyone who would like to visit the southern peak District.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2022

  • "Super clean cottage / barn, always a bug-bear of mine if not."

    Kitchen is well-equipped, shower has good power flow, bed comfy, sky-light in bedroom ideal for watching stars & early morning clouds, sufficient outdoor space for dogs with private yard & gate, great views, bonus were the cows in adjacent field & sounds of sheep/lambs in nearby fields, owners are very easy-going & friendly, their young son is an absolute joy to chat with, and their dogs are very cute. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend as a holiday or short get-away.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely holiday barn, very clean, good lay-out, kitchen is very well-equipped, shower has good strong flow and constant hot water, and bed is comfy."

    Secure, private garden for pets and pleasant views. Owners are very welcoming and friendly. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Mar 2022

  • "Could not fault the property."

    It was beautiful and perfect for the break away with our dog. The cottage was clean, cosy and in a lovely location! Will definitely be staying again!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely break at Herdwicks Barn, really enjoyed the local walks with our dog Charlie, local pubs dog friendly serving good food with very friendly locals, we will definitely return."

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay over New Years and extended our stay."

    Beautiful location, lovely cottage, lovely touches with the Christmas decorations. We visited a lovely pub in Alton quite a few nights only 10mins drive and dog friendly. Local eggs from the farms next door and then milk and butter from the local dairy farm is a must. Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Dec 2021

  • "Stayed from the 20th to the 27th November."

    Accommodation is absolutely beautiful, would definitely recommend staying here. We went walking everyday and then relaxed in our accommodation after. Would definitely stay again. The owners were lovely.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped."

    We met the owner on arrival as she was servicing the neighbouring cottage. She was very helpful and gave us lots of information about walks and dog friendly establishments in the area (as we had our greyhound with us). All in all I would say that Herdwicks Barn is a perfect place to stay in for the area - very clean warm and comfortable and we would highly recommend it to others looking for a walking holiday or a stay in that area either with or without a dog!

    Reviewed by D5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is the fifth time we have stayed at this accommodation."

    It has always been very clean, it’s a lovely spot. A fan would of been helpful this time due to the heat, but we will definitely be back and have recommended this accommodation and Sykes to people in the past.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jul 2021

  • "The peace and quiet ."

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Jun 2021

  • "Cottage was beautiful, extremely clean & tidy."

    It had everything we needed for our few days away, perfectly located it wasn’t too far to go to any of the attractions.

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage!"

    It had everything you could possibly need and is in a lovely secluded location. Good distance from all the main attractions like chatsworth house and Dovedale. Would definitely recommend exploring the local area as well. Would 100% recommend this place, We’re already looking at coming back!

    Reviewed by Joseph4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had a fantastic break."

    Lots of beautiful walks and places of interest nearby. The accommodation itself was perfect for a short break, beautifully clean and tidy- we would definitely return!

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2021

  • "Cottage was spotless , everything in the cottage you could possibly need , hosts were lovely and friendly , there if you needed them ."

    Obviously you need a car due to location , we did find a cycle trail just about 5 mins down in the next village ( oakamoor) which was about 6 miles which lead to another village with a good farm shop and outdoor seating area. Nice places to visit about 20 mins direction either way , carsington water , llam park ( national trust) worth a visit .

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage, spotlessly clean, warm and friendly hosts."

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fabulous little retreat."

    Spotlessly clean. Colin and Sue (and Scout) very helpful and friendly. Would certainly consider coming again.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had a fantastic time."

    Herdwicks Barn was the perfect base for us to set off from for activities in the Peak District and further afield. We generally didn't have to travel any longer than 45mins to get to attractions. The owner, Sue, was also very attentive friendly and helpful. Her local knowledge really helped us to plan our days.

    Reviewed by Ben4.4Aug 2020

  • "We had a very relaxing time, exactly what we needed."

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jul 2020

  • "Great little cottage very comfortable and clean credit to the owners Colin and ..."

    Great little cottage very comfortable and clean credit to the owners Colin and sue would highly recommend this cottage had a lovely Christmas would definitely book again

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Dec 2019

  • "Cottage was lovely to stay in, had everything you needed, especially loved the under floor heating."

    Close to beautiful walks.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Sep 2019

  • "Just missing a wardrobe, but everything else was perfect."

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Sep 2019

  • "Brilliant cosy barn conversion - the owners were lovely and a fantastic location!"

    Reviewed by Arber5.0Aug 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, there was just a couple of things missing, a radio would be nice and we have always had a welcome pack when visiting other cottages of just a few items, like milk, bread etc."

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Jul 2019

  • "The cottage is on a minor road but is very noisy with traffic from about 4."

    30am which was disappointing as did not expect this. Also there was no information on recycling in the property which was poor given there were two bins and not all council's take the same things.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Jun 2019

  • "This was our third visit to Herdwick Barn."

    It won’t be our last. Clean, comfy and convenient.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2019

  • "This is an amazing little cottage - small enough to be cosy but just about everything you need for a perfect holiday."

    This was our first break in four years and we couldn't have been more fortunate with our choice. We chose to cook and eat in every night of our holiday and the facilities were perfect for self-catering. The owners were so friendly and helpful and we really couldn't fault anything. We even had glorious weather which enabled us to sit out and enjoy the garden which being fully enclosed was an absolute boon for our little dog. Thank you so much for providing us with the most perfect cottage in a wonderful location.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2019

  • "This is an excellent holiday cottage."

    The conversion has been completed to a very high standard and is nice and warm. The property is very comfortable - even the sofa which is not often the case. It is a compact space but not claustrophobic and contains everything that you need. The owners are very friendly and welcoming. We would like to return again and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Dec 2018

  • "Cozy and snug with good cooking facilities and superb bathroom."

    Owners friendly and helpful and location superb. Dog really appreciated the under floor heating as did we as made it extra cozy.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Dec 2018

  • "Beautiful"

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2018

  • "Cottage was finished to an excellent standard, and our hosts were extremely friendly."

    My only suggestion for improvement in Herdwick barn would a new tin opener! Great location, great stay, would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Joe4.7Oct 2018

  • "Herdwick's Barn was very comfy and clean ."

    Dog Friendly with a nice enclosed garden .Nice base for exploring the area with scenic views. Visit from Sue the host was very informative, most helpful .

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely, comfortable stay."

    Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a few days away. The countryside was beautiful not used to seeing so much scenery as from the city. We visited Alton towers which was only a 10 minute drive away from the cottage, very convenient location. The owners were very friendly and welcoming, came to see how our stay was which I thought was nice. Overall, very good experience, hopefully be back again soon :)

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Aug 2018

  • "Cottage was lovely, owners great and location perfect for us thank you."

    We had a wonderful few days and the weather was amazing too.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2018

  • "This is my list of constructive criticisms, it is not intended to be mean but ..."

    This is my list of constructive criticisms, it is not intended to be mean but more as how to improve: Incorrect wifi connection details No iron / ironing board No hair dryer No hanging rail for clothes No air fresher in bathroom - this has no window No bath sheets - bath towels supplied, although very nice were not very big No blind on second velux window

    Reviewed by Brett2.5Jun 2018

  • "Excellent place to stay."

    Very relaxing and well equipped. Near to beautiful countryside. Friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0May 2018

  • "We were very fortunate to have the weather on our side for the bank holiday weekend but had it been raining, it would still have been wonderful."

    The setting was beautiful and the cottage was perfect. It has a really rustic feel yet very modern at the same time. The location is calm and 'secluded' but a short drive to everywhere. We did a number of walks and in Sunday went to the Ramblers retreat for brunch (10mins away) and it was idillic. The owner was lovely and even provided tables and chair for us to eat outside in the evening sun. It was just wonderful. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Emilie5.0May 2018

  • "Already booked the same cottage again in the summer."

    Fabulous the nicest self catering cottage we’ve stayed in xxxx

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2018

  • "The cottage was beautifully renovated with up to date facilities, fast wifi, gorgeous decor and furnishings (you had thought about everything - right down to the Christmas decorations!"

    ). Myself and my partner stayed over new year with our dog and it was just wonderful as a relaxing retreat, will definitely be back. Thank you for a lovely time and brilliant recommendations for things to do too!

    Reviewed by Esmie5.0Dec 2017

  • "It was a really love little cottage."

    Very well equipped to a very high standard. We loved every thing about it. And are considering going back.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2017

  • "Met expectations but the option for a welcome basket would have been a nice addition."

    Trying to find shops on a Sunday in a rural area for bread and milk was difficult

    Reviewed by Elese4.6Apr 2017

  • "Really cosy cottage with all you could ask for."

    Location excellent for local walks or further afield. Owners very welcoming. Will be returning.

    Reviewed by Stefania4.8Mar 2017

  • "The barn was everything we needed for the week."

    Very quiet and peaceful. Highly recommend. Will be returning.

    Reviewed by Dean4.6Feb 2017

  • "Delightful location, cosy, warm, comfortable cottage, helpful host."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jan 2017

  • "Truly dog friendly and having an enclosed area, there was no worry of our dog getting out."

    Very restful stay, perfect for a wind down few days.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2016

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage under floor heating was a complete surprise only ..."

    Absolutely fabulous cottage under floor heating was a complete surprise only minor worry was nowhere to dry wet clothes and no iron but otherwise well worth it

    Reviewed by Prideaux4.6Sep 2016

  • "Disappointed there was no wardrobe space."

    Reviewed by Glynne4.6Sep 2016

  • "Lovely conversion, cleverly laid out with all you would need for a holiday."

    Ideal spot for getting out and about, very good facilities to bring the dog too.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2016

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • One mezzanine double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating with ground floor underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Small, enclosed front courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Pub 1.5 miles, shop 2 miles
  • Please be advised this property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £200

The property

Herdwick's Barn provides cosy and comfortable accommodation for couples, a lovely romantic hideaway from which to explore the Peak District.

Thoughtfully presented to a high standard, it has an open plan living area with a mezzanine bedroom above.

With walking and cycling from the door, plus plenty of pretty sights to see and attractions to discover nearby, it is a fine spot from which to unwind and visit nearby Ashbourne, known for interesting independent shops and antiques.

Note: This property adjoins Ref. 920744 and 1049451, together sleeping up to eight people

Ramsor Farm Holiday Cottages

These three delightful, adjoining red sandstone barn conversions, are situated on the fringe of the small country community of Ramshorn, on the edge of the glorious Peak District, five miles from Ashbourne. Beautifully converted with a keen eye for quality, they both offer open plan living areas across the ground floor, with cosy double beds tucked away on the mezzanine floor above. From the oak doors with polished pewter handles, to the slate flooring and exposed stone walls, they exude charm and character, with a touch of luxury from the underfloor heating downstairs. Warm and welcoming, they have modern kitchens and contemporary shower rooms, with comfortable beds and quality bedding ensuring a good night's sleep. Outside the properties are small, enclosed private courtyards, a sheltered spot to sit and relax with a glass of wine after an enjoyable day exploring the vicinity. Walkers and cyclists will be eager to sample the nearby Tissington Trail and High Peak Trail, or for an easier afternoon, try pretty Ilam Village with its stately home and village walks. The popular historic market town of Ashbourne offers independent shops, restaurants and tea rooms and is known for quality antique shops, a pleasant way to spend an afternoon browsing. For thrills and excitement, Alton Towers Theme Park lies two miles away, but the Consall Valley Steam Railway and Foxfield Railway are both within easy reach and for a day with a difference, visit Peak Wildlife Park. Three endearing properties providing a good base from which to explore or simply relax and unwind.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Alton Towers 2.5 miles; Ashbourne 8 miles.

The beautiful wooded hamlet of Ramshorn is just a five-minute drive from the entrance of the ever-popular Alton Towers. Once you've had your fill of the thrills and spills, head for the nearby lovely market town of Ashbourne, with its eccentric street plan and narrow cobbled alleys, which features an array of delightful antique stores and a choice of good pubs and restaurants. Attractions like Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Dovedale, and the fantastic Derbyshire Villages Ilam, Hartington and Tissington - famous for the well dressings - are also within easy reach. The area offers so much variety in the way of outdoor pursuits - hire bicycles to take advantage of the region’s many famous cycle trails, relax with a round of golf on one of the superb courses, have a go at rock-climbing or pot-holing, or swap two legs for four and see this beautiful part of the country from horseback. Alternatively, take advantage of the many wonderful walks for all abilities which criss-cross the spectacular Peak District and Derbyshire Dales countryside. The perfect destination for all ages.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas