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The Stables

(Ref. 1049451)

Ramshorn, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "Very clean, quality fittings throughout."

    Very comprehensive information pack with lots of suggestions about the local area. Stunning views across the Derbyshire Dales when the October/November weather permitted!

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "Exceptionally clean and in a fantastic location for Alton towers and surrounding towns."

    Nicely decorated and lovely furnishings. Everything very new and well kept. Only negative is the double bedroom is on the smaller side. Wall mirror would be of benefit in that room also. Will highly recommend this property to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Oct 2023

  • "The stables was absolutely wonderful, it was so clean and comfortable."

    Sue the host was was so nice and friendly. I would definitely go there again.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautifully converted barn and very tastefully decorated."

    Main issue we had was the very slow internet and poor phone signal that shouldn’t really be a problem in this day and age. Cleanliness was very good but would recommend a regular kettle descale as it was not good when we arrived. Only other comment would be to replace the tin opener as the one supplied didn’t work very well. Would end by saying we had a lovely time and enjoyed our stay immensely.

    Thank you for your feedback, we have new kettle now! We only know items are not working when guests inform us, so thank you for the information regarding can opener, if you had contacted me during your stay I could have replaced it sooner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage very clean and comfortable ."

    A good base for getting to many places .A M&S food hall near by and a petrol station .

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2023

  • "In summary a delightful clean and very comfortable cottage ideally situated for exploring the White Peak cycle trails plus many old and interesting buildings such as Haddon House."

    We booked for a week of comfort and peace and quiet to cycle some of the High Peak Trails. The Stables delivered in spades. Which is more than can be said for Sykes, Sue, the very very helpful owner had not been told of the booking but fortuitously was around when we called on arrival at around 6.00pm as the cottage was locked with no key to be found. The cottage is spotlessly clean, simply but beautifully decorated and appointed with delightfully comfortable beds and pleasantly cool low tog duvets. The kitchen is well kitted out with everything you would need for self catering. If I had to carp sometimes less is more, the need to get to grips with programmable microwaves and coffee makers is sometimes not conducive to relaxation, simple microwave with timer button and power level plus a cafetiere would suffice for us. The underfloor heating was a very welcome bonus but being cold accustomed Scots we found it too much in July and it seems a shame to waste energy but we resorted to opening windows. Sue was extremely helpful and pointed us to local shops the winner of which is the well-stocked Londis in Altons, Colin pointed us to Dimmingsdale walk (not accessible friendly) and the delightful Ramblers Retreat at the start of it. Access to the various trails is good and we enjoyed the Tissington and Monsal with their excellent cafes at various points. If you think of visiting the lovely Haddon House I recommend you sign up to Historic Houses beforehand - you will recover nearly 50% of your £102 joint membership with free access to it and many more interesting buildings for the year. Lastly - it was refreshing to find a hive of industry at JCB in Utoxeter with a lovely pond and sculptures to walk around.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2023

  • "A very comfortable holiday home perfect in its simplicity."

    Everything we needed for our stay was provided. For us the location for amenities and local towns was great and its rural peaceful setting superb. The view from the back door was sunning and so appreciated. Hoping to return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage, well thought out for families."

    One of the cleanest holiday cottages we have ever stayed in and not furnished with the 'cheapest available will do' approach. Would happily book again.

    Reviewed by Julie Anne4.7Jun 2023

  • "Sue was very helpful and communicative leading up to and during our stay if we needed anything."

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Stables was excellent choice, very clean and spacious."

    Everything we needed was there. Surrounding area was very beautiful and we found lots of places of interest to visit. Would definitely come again and recommend to our friends and family. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, we had a great stay and really enjoyed the property."

    Ideally located for the lower Peak District and the many cycle trails and walks. Owner was very friendly and gave us an area to store our bikes. Cottage was well stocked with utensils and pots/pans and had everything we needed for cooking. Would definitely come back and recommend to others!

    Reviewed by Dan4.7May 2023

  • "We have a lovely time in the cottage, it was extremely comfortable and well equipped."

    It was clean and well stocked with cleaning products should we need them. The owner was helpful when we had questions and demonstrated her knowledge of the area and what to recommend. The only issue we had was the heating. Who knew that May would be so warm? We were unable to alter the heating upstairs so we were very warm at night. I am always wary of opening windows near farms - but in the end we did. Not sure if letting the heating out though is sound. Apparently, if we altered the temperature in the room it would alter the heating of the towel rail. The radiator valve was not working. The owner offered to look at this but we didn't like to disturb them in the evenings when they were available. I hope the valve can be fixed. There were plenty of towels although bath towels a little small. We also wondered if there could be restaurant, local amenities, pubs, walks recommendations in the cottage itself. Sue knew loads but no guarantee that we would see each other. We do our own planning before arriving but some ideas, flyers in the folder would be helpful. Overall, though we had a very comfortable stay. thank you.

    Reviewed by Sandie4.7May 2023

  • "This little cottage was lovely."

    Fab location and VERY clean. Well equipped kitchen and nice extra touches. Underfloor heating was a lovely treat. Beds were rather uncomfortable. Not much support for your back. None of us had brilliant sleep. Bridle and horse collar tack hanging in the lounge is a nice touch for obvious reasons but the bridle is going mouldy and really smells bad. Its not too pleasant to sit by it in the evening.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7May 2023

  • "Really great stay, so comfortable and clean."

    Lovely are and we bumped into owners who recommended some nice places. Only thing I'd say and completely did not ruin our stay but would have liked some tin foil and a dishwasher tablet as we didn't know there was one so didn't bring any ourselves.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2023

  • "Nicely styled property with everything that you need and in a good location with very responsive owners."

    Only one thing would add to the luxury - full size bath sheets - otherwise all great.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our cottage was delightful."

    It was warm and very comfortable, we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Mar 2023

  • "The Stables is a beautiful and comfortable holiday cottage that is in easy reach of Peak District attractions from the gentle dales of Derbyshire to the more rugged Staffordshire moorlands and Roaches."

    The accommodation has been furnished and decorated to a high standard making it a perfect retreat to get away from a stressful life in a city or after an active day of walking, climbing or cycling or just visiting places around the National Park.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Feb 2023

  • "We stayed in the Stables."

    It’s a beautiful cottage. The owners had a Christmas tree up which was a lovely touch. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The pipes to the water did freeze over once we had arrived but after we called the owner they came to fix this issue. The closest store for bits and bobs is a little out the way but overall the cottage is in a lovely place and is perfect for a little getaway. We would definitely stay here again. The staff at Sykes cottages were very helpful every time I called.

    Reviewed by Robyn5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a great stay at The Stables."

    It is beautifully furnishing and very comfortable and had everything we needed. However, we couldn’t figure out where the thermostat was hidden as we would of wanted it a tad warmer. I couldn’t call the owners direct from the cottage as I didn’t have reception, but as it wasn’t too much of an issue and we were only staying the weekend. Just a shame we arrived on a very foggy weekend as we couldn’t explore the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Irene4.7Nov 2022

  • "Lovely property with plenty of walks and things to do nearby."

    I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent property, very spacious with 4 adults."

    Comprehensive facilities. Walking and cycling from the door. Owners were very helpful.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage."

    No expense spared on the fixtures & fittings. The only issue was no mirror in the bedroom when needing to dry my hair. We would definitely recommend this cottage to family & friends & would love to return for another holiday

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Aug 2022

  • "Quality accommodation in a sympathetically converted property."

    Plenty to see/do in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed this week away with our 2 grandchildren.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Aug 2022

  • "Stayed at the Stables at Ramshorn and had a lovely time."

    The accommodation was very good, clean and comfortable with everything we needed for our stay. The only negative I could think of was perhaps consider putting a mirror in each of the bedrooms, my wife commented that it was hard to see while drying her hair, as the only mirror was in the bathroom and the hair dryer lead wasn't long enough to see through to there. That is a minor thing though and she did manage ok and did not spoil our stay there at all. I would not hesitate to recommend The Stables

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very good indeed."

    Lots of thought and investment has been put into modernising an old property. The kitchen facilities are excellent and the beds are comfortable. One drawback, which is not mentioned in the advertising, is the disappointing aspect to the rear of the cottage - farm rubbish and discarded implements, with part of a tin shed obscuring the very pleasant view.

    Reviewed by James4.4Jun 2022

  • "Great area for walking."

    Cottage very comfortable and well equipped. Good advice from owner on walks in the area

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely modern cottage with lots of charm."

    Everything that we possibly needed was inside the cottage A lot of thought must have gone into the final touches to make it a perfect weeks stay. George Marks

    Reviewed by George5.0May 2022

  • "A beautifully finished property, exceptionally clean and well equipped."

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2022

  • "Stables Cottage is the best Cottage I have ever stayed in."

    The owners have used high quality furniture and left some of the original features. The advantage of a washing machine and dishwasher is a huge bonus. I would fully recommend this cottage, you won't be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2022

  • "2nd visit to the property and it was just as good as the 1st."

    Property was immaculate, well equipped and the owners were extremely helpful with advice on the area or if there were any issues. A very relaxing stay!

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had a really enjoyable weeks stay at The Stables."

    The quality of the building, fixtures, fittings and location were 5* We had not stayed in this area before and it was great to see some new National Trust properties and revisit some favorites such as the Monsal and Tissington Trails. The view from the Stables was amazing, although appearing to be rural the accommodation had good access to A roads so we were able to get to our destinations quickly. Will definitely be back at some point.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely property with excellent facilities."

    Had a great stay. Thoroughly recommend it

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Feb 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, cosy, warm and has everything you could possibly need."

    Beds were super comfy and the beautiful kitchen was fully equipped. We only stayed a short while but visited mam Tor and Dovedale. We had a fabulous time and would highly recommend The Stables.

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage and lovely, friendly owners."

    Very helpful regarding places to visit. Would highly recommend the cottage. The decor was gorgeous and exceptionally clean.

    Reviewed by Ita5.0Jan 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage, well equipped, super clean, warm, great location - perfect for our new year break."

    Great communication prior to visit too. We hope to return soon and will certainly recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful accomodation, really high specification finishes."

    Stunning location and very helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage - by far the best cottage we have stayed in, done to a very high standard."

    Very clean and comfortable. Only criticism - being unable to adjust the heating on the ground floor when chilly, and the addition of a mirror in the bedrooms would be helpful. Well situated for visiting the Peak District. Definitely recommend staying here and look forward to returning when the remaining barn is converted!

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Oct 2021

  • "Owners were extremely friendly and helpful, particularly as we were not that familiar with the area."

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very modern and excellently maintained."

    Just about everything is provided. Lovely views over the countryside to Weaver Hills and there are several walks from the cottage. Also a lot of places to visit within a short drive. We briefly met Sue and her husband who seemed very nice, caring people. A couple of very small things that would have made it even better:- My wife would have liked a mirror near to a three pin socket in the smaller bedroom to help her dry her hair. A kitchen bin for recycling items would be useful and you need to be careful with the hot water coming out of the kitchen tap. It comes out either lukewarm or roastingly hot whilst the tap is in the same position, it's down to these modern boilers!!!

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Sep 2021

  • "Poor ventilation in the small bedroom."

    Only one small window in bedroom and no window in bathroom and no way to open skylight window. No control for downstairs heating when required . Poor WiFi connection

    Reviewed by Mary3.8Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings."

    Internet access was a bit hit and miss but did not spoil our holiday

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage is far by the best we’ve ever stayed in."

    Contemporary finish and clean. You can immediately see how much time, effort and money has been spent renovating the barn conversion. We will definitely book again. The owners are approachable and friendly. If you’re after a perfect break with lovely scenery and comfortable accommodation, this has it all if not more!. Cleaning products were supplied along with a Dyson hoover, iron, dishwasher and washing machine. The bed linen and towels were fresh and had a lovely scent. We felt as though we were at home. It was a vacation from home to home. Thank you to the owners for making my family’s weekend the best they’ve had since lockdown.

    Reviewed by Manny5.0Jun 2021

  • "Our stay on the Stables was excellent, our only regret was not booking for a longer."

    The pictures don't do it justice, the cottage was outstanding, it was exactly what we wanted for our 3 night break. It's location is great if you want to visit Alton Towers (5 mins away). It was clean, tidy and a perfect find. Thank you to the owners for an amazing stay.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really nice place to stay in a nice area being just a short drive from alton towers and the village of Alton."

    Very clean and well looked after cottage, only improvement I would suggest would be an upgrade to the TV as it was a bit dated lacking smart TV functionality however not the end of the world as there was still plenty other things to keep busy with. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Ben4.7May 2021

  • "Had the most wonderful time the stables are beautifully located and decorated to ..."

    Had the most wonderful time the stables are beautifully located and decorated to the highest of standard Sue was onhand and really lovely Will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2021

  • "This is a great place to stay."

    The Stables was very clean, warm and comfortable with a super king size bed. The owners made us feel very welcome and gave us some good tips for places to visit. It was a fantastic area for walking and cycling and we could have easily filled another week with things to do. A large car park and somewhere to store the bikes was very useful. We would be very happy to return here in the future.

    Reviewed by M5.0May 2021

  • "Our holiday cottage was the best we've ever stayed in."

    The fixtures and fittings were exceptional quality and the location was breathtaking. The host's were friendly and gave us complete privacy but were on hand if we needed anything. Definitely going to re book 'The Stables' for a future visit.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2021

  • "As a family of four, we had a great ‘4 day break’ away at the Stables at Ramshorn."

    The barn conversion was spotless and we felt very confident in the COVID precautions that had so obviously been considered. The owners were very friendly and unobtrusive, thank you for your hospitality! The cottage had all amenities we could want; two bathrooms was a bonus in a property of this size. We would highly recommend the Star Inn at Cotton village; friendly staff and lovely food! Local walking was enjoyable but not easy to find a circular walk from the cottage door ... we drove instead to Ilam and Dovedale for some fabulous local walking trails.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Apr 2021

  • "The standard of the cottage exceeded our expectations."

    Provided us with all the essentials and gear for our toddler which saved us packing everything. I appreciate how worried some people are by staying places at the moment with the covid situation but no need to worry about visiting here, the cottage was impeccably clean and made us feel very safe. Stunning views and several beautiful walks just minutes away. The owners made us feel very welcome and we’re there for us if we needed anything. Will definitely be returning, thank you for our stay.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2020

  • "Amazing cottage and setting."

    The accommodation has been done to a very high standard. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend. The host was also really nice and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Oct 2020

  • "Had a really lovely stay over the weekend."

    The property is fantastic and really suited what we were after. Having two separate bathrooms was a huge bonus! The property and the grounds are very well kept, with cleanliness to the highest level. Very impressed by the speediness of the owners when we realised there were no towels in the second bedroom. Within 30 mins they had appeared! The only let down was the 9am check out time, just that bit too early when trying to make the most of the weekend! But all in all a fantastic property and I'd thoroughly recommend to others. PS on the directions given by Sykes this does not take you to the property (a mileage error) use the postcode!

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very clean and comfortable"

    Reviewed by Bharat5.0Sep 2020

  • "Barn was decorated to extremely high standard, lovely to see the owners did not use cheap kitchen appliances and mismatched crockery as we have often experienced in the past."

    Even down to the toilet rolls , which were quilted, Owners very friendly.Would go back most definitely

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Stables is such a beautiful property."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it!

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Cottage was well located for our requirements and was very clean and well presented with great facilities."

    The only downside was the poor level customer service from Sykes. The customer service response seems to be pre written and automated e-mails.

    Reviewed by Terry4.7Sep 2020

  • "Cottage was lovely but information for check in/out was incorrect."

    We arrived early as check in stated 10am but cottage owners questioned us as it was actually 3pm. Turned out the times were mixed up. Owners were fine once we explained but we felt at end like we had lost a day of holiday. Would recommend cottage and area but really need to get the basics right!

    Reviewed by Will4.7Aug 2020

  • "The property was immaculate, great location, well equipped (coffee maker maybe the one item missing"

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2020

  • "The stables was absolutely beautiful and really clean."

    It was very modern and seemed like new. Lovely quite area with lovely walks. We had a lovely time and will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Aug 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link beds, can be made into king-size bed on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate, high chair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed rear and front garden with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles

The property

One of three characterful stone-built barn conversions resting on the edge of the glorious Peak District National Park in the country community of Ramshorn.

The quaint cottage has been designed with a family in mind, ideal or those in pursuit of exploring the countryside setting and visiting the ever-popular Alton Towers theme park.

Enter inside to find a well-equipped kitchen, where you can look forward to creating your own delicious meals to be enjoyed at the formal dining table, before you relax into your evening within the sitting room, with a TV for entertainment.

Upstairs, you will find a double bedroom with an en-suite and a twin bedroom with an en-suite, both enjoying a contemporary interior design, which creates wonderful spaces to return to each evening.

To the exterior, there is off-road parking and table and chairs within the enclosed garden area, offer an alternative spot for alfresco dining.

A great base for touring the area with loved ones.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 920744 and 920745, 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.

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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:

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  • Christmas