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Stable Barn

Wetton near Ashbourne, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 918083)

4.5

Very good

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Despite being advised by husband, you have failed to correct the contact 'phone number for keys (The wife died some time ago)."

    Embarrasing for me when I phoned.

    Reviewed by BarrySep 2021

  • "Great location , owner very friendly and a genuine guy."

    We also had great weather which was an added bonus . Would definitely return

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2021

  • "Honestly in all the years we have been staying at holiday cottages with Sykes both my children and I think this was the best!"

    The cottage was perfect, everything we hoped it would be. The farm we stayed on was wonderful, really well managed, clean, organised and both the animals and the family were so friendly. The village itself is also beautiful-we had some great evening walks and really enjoyed a meal at the local pub! The location was perfect for my family too as we already had lots plans before we arrived of where we wanted to go and we found ourselves central to all of them. Will definitely be recommending this cottage and for the first time we are actually considering rebooking!!

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2021

  • "A very comfortable cottage in a beautiful area."

    Extremely helpful host

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2021

  • "Owner very pleasant and helpful."

    Lovely little cottage with everything you need -apart from Wi-Fi and mobile phone signal in cottage. The owner was helpful and loaned us a Wi-Fi booster which worked only if you stood in one corner of the lounge. However, this did not detract from a lovely holiday in a comfortable, cosy cottage with walks from the front door. Would stay again. Only improvement could have been a safe area to allow the dog to toilet. We had to put her on the lead and walk her all times of day and night, and she never had a non-lead outside time to release her energy! We will book again in the future.

    Reviewed by SandraMay 2021

  • "Great location, the owners we chatted with was really friendly."

    The whole accommodation had everything you needed and the kitchen stocked all the utensils you would need. The property was always warm everything was exceptionally clean lots of fresh bedding and towels. Really quiet village which was nice. loads of places to walk to and only 15 minutes walk to Thors Cave. Kids really enjoyed as did we would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by LeighOct 2020

  • "We had a great week at Stable Barn."

    Our kids loved going around to see horses and explore the local area. The cottage was really warm as well. Wifi was reasonably fast which was really great with not much mobile network, and I managed to do some work on the day I had to. My dog also loved it. The nearest pub is less than 100m away, and was great too. I would visit again. These are relatively minor points but these could be improved to enhance holiday experience: 1) Their cooking utensils and pans are dated and could be replaced. The frying pan was small, not flat anymore, and I just managed to cook a meal for 4. Knives were very blunt. Having done a number of cottage holidays though, I may bring my own knives and chopping board next time. 2) The washing machine could be cleaned better. It was quite mouldy in the dispenser and the rubber seal. I used a dettol washing machine cleaner to clean it before using but wouldn’t have used it otherwise.

    Reviewed by YunOct 2020

  • "Stable Barn is more dated than it looks on the photos."

    A light bulb out in the lounge made it very dark. Shower cubicle very small. Not much room to move around and wash and the doors didnt close properly so the floor got wet. Quite alot of early morning disturbance near the property . We wondered who needed to ride a horse at 5 am and someone walked about with a strong flashlight which shone through the bedroom windows. WiFi signal very poor but the owners produced a booster router which seemed to do the trick.

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2020

  • "A great cottage, comfortable and clean with everything you need for a break."

    Our time was well spent with walks in the dales, exploring the local towns and villages as well as a couple of thrill days at Alton Towers.

    Reviewed by OwenAug 2020

  • "The Stable Barn was lovely and comfortable and Wetton is the perfect spot to start walks in the Peak District from."

    It is very handy to Thors Cave and you can find some lovely loop walks that vary in length and difficulty which all allow you to start from Wetton, so no driving required. We had the most relaxing weekend and this was largely due to having the Stable Barn as our base. From the minute we booked the host made contact and gave clear instructions about what would be different due to COVID, so we felt much more secure in travelling at this time. The accommodation itself was clean, the beds were comfy and the wine and biscuits went down a treat. Would highly recommend the Stable Barn.

    Reviewed by MelissaAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage."

    The owners are friendly and helpful. The location is great, right in the centre of the national park. We had a fantastic holiday and really felt we got away from it all. It was well equipped and we felt we had everything we needed. The shower was hot and powerful, it was cosy and warm, the beds were super comfy, we couldn't have asked for more.

    Reviewed by MichaelaAug 2019

  • "Being on a working farm with all the horses, sheep etc was wonderfully relaxing."

    The property host was wonderfully welcoming and helpful. The village location was charming. All in all a lovely break

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2019

  • "Positives ."

    Overall it was great break - a lovely little cottage in a beautiful village and the owners were very welcoming Negatives. The sink in the bathroom was completely useless - no plug and very, very tiny. Would recommend replacing it with something deeper that you can actually wash in! Would have appreciated being warned that the daughter's horse was going to wake us up at 5am one morning walking around outside the cottage - there might have been a good reason why that happened but we weren't pre-warned or given any explanation or apology afterwards.

    Reviewed by LynnMay 2019

  • "Very cosy cottage, well equipped, and the welcome gift of wine and biscuits was very much appreciated."

    Really well located for walking the Peak District.

    Reviewed by AnjaMay 2019

  • "The cottage is in a central location in a quiet village."

    There was little passing traffic so there wasn't a lot of noise. It is next to the farmhouse on a working farm so occasionally there will be a farm vehicle passing. The cottage was cosy, very clean and well kept. The owners lived next door and were very pleasant and helpful without being intrusive. For those who cannot escape modern technology, the mobile phone signal (on the Three network) was weak and the wi-fi signal was somewhat intermittent. A great holiday and we'd definitely use this cottage again.

    Reviewed by LeslieMar 2019

  • "Wi-Fi signal was very weak and intermittent."

    Water pressure in taps very low. Every thing else was very good and the cottage was very comfortable, all necessities and met expectations. Thank you

    Reviewed by IanJan 2019

  • "Nice touch with the bottle of wine and biscuits (made us feel welcome ) Great area for walking"

    Reviewed by PhilNov 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely, really well appointed and located in a beautiful area."

    The owners were most welcoming and friendly. We loved our stay.

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2018

  • "The owners of the cottage made us feel very welcome it is situated in a perfect position for walking etc"

    Reviewed by SAug 2018

  • "Lovely location, quiet and friendly village, new owners at the pub so food menu ..."

    Lovely location, quiet and friendly village, new owners at the pub so food menu lacking its past quality, central to all we wanted to visit, overall very pleased, on the minus side little or no phone or internet signal

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2018

  • "Mr & Mrs Higton & Family very kind & helpful."

    Reviewed by TimothyJul 2018

  • "Ideally situated for walking & cycling cosy cottage with friendly owners, lovely ..."

    Ideally situated for walking & cycling cosy cottage with friendly owners, lovely light lunches served at the School Room cafe good holiday brilliant weather will return in the near future

    Reviewed by ArthurJun 2018

  • "The cottage was excellent, and the owners where really helpful."

    We had a brilliant peaceful break with plenty of good walks for us and our dog.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2018

  • "Lovely cosy Comfortable cottage ."

    Reviewed by GeoffreyDec 2017

  • "Comfortable , very relaxing, clean and well presented, peace and quiet all week."

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2017

  • "Perfect for 2 couples and very cosy ."

    We had a lovely week with a bonus of beautiful weather,fantastic scenery and plenty of places to visit . A beautiful area of England to explore.

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2017

  • "Lovely farm cottage situated in a small village with beautiful countryside all around."

    Very friendly people. Being able to take dogs especially in the local pub and tea room was a bonus.

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2017

  • "Lovely situation and interesting being on the farm."

    Happy interaction with the family members and very impressed with the work load and times of work

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2016

  • "This cosy little cottage offers all you possible need."

    Good location for day trips and very close to Alton Towers. The owners are lovely people and very helpful.

    Reviewed by LaszloJun 2016

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The property

This is a delightful little semi-detached barn conversion, on the owners’ working livestock farm on the edge of the very pretty Peak District village of Wetton.

On arrival, enter into the practical kitchen, complete with a dining table for enjoying a tasty evening meal.

Two steps down from the kitchen is a cosy sitting room, with stone windowsills and a full-length window looking out over the village, while completing this welcoming room is a warming woodburner-effect electric fire.

The staircase leads directly from the sitting room, arriving firstly at the cosy twin bedroom.

Then, take another three steps to the shower room and double bedroom to the left, again with a window for gazing out over the village.

There is plenty of parking available and a front courtyard with a bench makes a lovely spot for a coffee in the sun.

Wetton itself is a lovely little village, with a good pub serving food.

From Wetton, there are many varied things to explore, starting with a network of footpaths and the Dove and Manifold Valleys, which also have great cycle routes.

Thor’s Cave offers an exciting opportunity for exploration and also has amazing views from the prow.

The village of Hartington is just five miles away, with a traditional village feel and a range of shops and places to eat.

Alton Towers is also less than half an hour's drive away, making Stable Barn just the place to enjoy the wide choice of different attractions the Peak District has on offer!

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric woodburner-effect stove.
  • Electric storage heaters with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Wifi, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared front courtyard with bench
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Cottage is on a working farm, some farm traffic to be expected.

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About the location

WETTON

Ashbourne 8 miles.

The tranquil, stone-built village of Wetton is ideally situated in an elevated position at the most westerly extent of the Chatsworth estate, above the valleys of Manifold and Dove, in the beautiful White Peak countryside of the Peak District National Park. Located off the beaten track, the village boasts a fine old inn and a 14th century church, with an external staircase to its belfry. The spectacular Thors cave, rising 360ft above the river Manifold with its 60ft entrance, has over the years yielded ancient bones and artefacts dating back to 600 BC, whilst the river itself provides excellent walks and cycling opportunities through wonderful rural scenery. The nearby, charming village of Alstonefield, situated on a limestone plateau 900 feet above sea level, has won the Best Kept Village Award ten times and is home to Hope House Costume Museum and Restoration Workshop as well as the excellent The George pub, enjoyed by visitors from near and far. Follow the Manifold Trail along the route of the old Leek to Manifold Light Railway, or visit the market town of Ashbourne with its narrow cobbled alleys littered with Georgian architecture, fine restaurants and antiques shops. A wonderful location for a relaxing break, at any time of year.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

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