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The Rumblings 3

(Ref. 12587)

Barlow near Chesterfield, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic base to explore The Peak District."

    Cottage was comfortable, felt very homely and my children loved the layout and low ceilings in the bedroom. The playroom was an added extra. There was adequate parking. I’d overlooked that this property doesn’t have a garden but wasn’t a problem for us with the weather we had! The hosts were lovely, not imposing but we knew we could ask for anything should we need it. Very isolated, exactly what we wanted! Would happily book again. Thank you for a lovely stay :)

    Reviewed by Toni3.8Apr 2024

  • "Great place."

    Beautiful walks around the cottage. Very comfortable. Disappointed with the cleanliness in the bathroom. The water would not drain away and when I lifted the plug, there was loads of hair there, which I had to pull out to allow the water to drain. Also mould growth around the bath. Didn’t expect to do cleaning for others. Need to bring all your supplies, washing up liquid, hand wash, shampoo etc.

    Reviewed by Rakish2.8Oct 2023

  • "Lovely place lovely host, even let us put our bikes in the garage while staying which was great piece of mind."

    Only minor complaint is having to push the fridge door hard to get it to close. Couldn’t find any other fault

    Reviewed by George5.0May 2023

  • "Brilliant quiet get away."

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jan 2023

  • "Great stay thank you but parking was a little awkward"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "Property was very nice and cosy."

    Unfortunately towels had some dirt and were not fresh. Downstairs was clean but the upstairs had lots of hanging spiders and large cobwebs. Nice welcome treats of cookies and crisps. The kitchen floor is a hazard as the flooring was lose around the sink!!

    Reviewed by Kalvinder3.8Sep 2022

  • "We had a brilliant time at Rumblings 3."

    The cottage had everything we needed for a super holiday and was beautifully clean and tidy when we arrived. It is well located for lots of attractions such as Buxton, Bakewell, Dovedale and Alton Towers. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage and will definitely return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very friendly and helpful owners."

    Comfortable and spacious accommodation. All requirements provided for a lovely stay. Excellent property for fabulous and peaceful surroundings

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property far exceeded our expectations."

    Owners were very friendly and helpful. Lovely cottage type property, very warm and comfortable. Bathroom was spacious with an excellent shower over the bath. Short drive down into Barlow to eat out, and we were also able to stay in and cook our meals as well. Comfortable beds in the two bedrooms. Separate TV room with television so that games could be played and videos watched. We wanted to stay longer! Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.4Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was OK, but not as good as we were expecting."

    The washing machine was not working as an engineer needed to visit and this did not happen prior to the end of our stay. In front of the washing machine the wooden floor had lifted causing this to be a dangerous trip hazard. There were marks on carpet and the seal around the bath was black in places. The towels and bed sheets smelled as if they had been left damp before they dried - not a pleasant experience. I found a black hair underneath the bottom sheet which was noticeable through the sheet. There were no pillow protectors on the pillows and the pillows were marked. The pillows in the upstairs bedroom were very badly marked. It would have been nice to have had some information on local restaurants/ shops etc.

    Reviewed by Marilyn Ann2.2Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage and location to explore the Peak District."

    Beautiful scenery all around. Home owner little touches like wine, crisps and biscuits went down a treat. Farm next door selling eggs is also handy. Nice walks around the area and "The Tickled Trout Pub" down the road is an added bonus for the family.

    Reviewed by Seri4.7May 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Rumblings"

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0May 2021

  • "Info about recycling needs updating."

    The front door lock tends to stick. Otherwise very good - good location, warm, good shower, clean, nice welcome goodies.

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Oct 2020

  • "We had a lovely weekend at the cottage and enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere."

    The cottage has everything one might need to stay and have fun in the country! Sorry we were only there for two nights. Many thanks for your hospitality.

    Reviewed by Lauretta5.0Feb 2020

  • "A fantastic stay in a beautiful cottage in a lovely location,everything we wanted on our doorstep,will definently be returning."

    Reviewed by Colleen5.0Sep 2019

  • "The location beautiful the cottage was so lovely."

    And leaving things for our arrival so kind

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautifully presented, spotlessly clean, lovely location and great hosts, who could ask for more."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2019

  • "Just an excellent three days."

    Even the local pub food was very good.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2018

  • "We found the photos of the front room on the website deceptive in that it made the front room look a lot bigger than it was."

    The downstairs was so small almost unusable especially if you had a young child. None of the top floor beds had linen on. We booked the whole cottage not just one floor! My wife was not feeling well so we needed the extra bed. Was forced to contact owner. I asked for an extra tray and dish rack as there was no dishwasher we needed the dish rack so plates etc could dry which they didn't without. What annoyed us was this request was ignored and we had quite a blunt text back saying linen would be left for us....but we shouldn't have had to ask! We had no welcome from owners. Signage to where park car needs replacing as you can't see it. Wasn't made clear in description that owners house was literally opposite. We had to put blinds down each day as anyone who walked past would stare in! Most mornings were quite noisy with either kids shouting on field behind us or some machinery work. Rooms need blinds to black out light! Bathroom and shower very good but need more hooks to hang towels.

    Mr Allen, I am very sorry you had issues during your recent stay at The Rumblings. We have had many families stay in this cottage with up to five people who have thoroughly enjoyed their stay and not struggled for space. With regards your welcome to The Rumblings, Myself or My Wife Tania always try our best to personally greet all guests whenever possible – as you say we do live in the farm house next to The Rumblings. However as you did arrive at 10.30pm on Friday night we did try to welcome you the following day but got no reply on two separate occasions. The bedding you requested was brought round and the extra bed made up for you the same afternoon. The machinery in the morning must have been down to the time of year because we do have a lot of farms close by so must have been working in the fields - apologies for this disruption. As with the children playing outside “ this was the neighbours grandchildren who were staying at the time we do apologise but these things are out of our control. We do appreciate feedback from guests in our cottages and the vast majority as I am sure you will see is excellent and we do have many repeat customers who come back to stay with us. Your points have been noted and we will do our very best to ensure these are put right wherever possible. Kind regards David Taylor Property Owner

    Reviewed by David1.9Aug 2018

  • "Fantastic service your telephone staff are great at sorting out any questions great service, I would and do recommend Sykes to my friends and family."

    Reviewed by Megan4.7Aug 2018

  • "Even though I was only there to bowl, I certainly will come back to cycle."

    Brilliant place and the perfect base for the peak district.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2018

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x second floor family room with 3 x 2'6" singles
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Play room.
  • Electric storage heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, Xbox 360, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Additional parking available in lay-by approx 100 yards from property on a first come, first served basis
  • Outside seating area with bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: The second floor bedroom has limited headroom
  • Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs
  • 939316 and 939317, together they sleep 13.

The property

A spacious end of terrace cottage converted from a stone barn in a hamlet just one mile from the village of Barlow.

Set over three floors with flexible accommodation, including an open plan living area with woodburner, two bedrooms plus a play room.

Set on the edge of the Peak District National Park in wonderful rural surroundings, this cottage makes an ideal base for a relaxing break.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs. 939316 and 939317, together they sleep 13.

The Rumblings

Barlow 1 mile. A group of three delightful cottages carefully restored from an old barn in a small hamlet just a mile from the pretty village of Barlow, close to the Peak District National Park. These stone-built cottages have been converted to a high specification, giving a light, contemporary feel, and have open plan living areas with kitchen, dining and sitting areas. Each cottage has been equipped and furnished to a high standard and tastefully decorated. There is a woodburner in the sitting area, ideal to relax by on the comfy leather sofas on chilly winter evenings, and the original beams have been retained where possible, reflecting the character of the original barn. The cottages are surrounded by fields and delightful countryside views and even a duck pond along the lane. Why not wander down the footpath through the fields to the local pub and restaurant to enjoy a drink and a meal after a day's sightseeing? These cottages are ideal for a quiet retreat or as a base for exploring the stunning Peak District at any time of the year.

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About the location


Chesterfield 4 miles; Sheffield 12 miles; Matlock 12.5 miles; Bakewell 12 miles.

Barlow is a pretty village situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park. An old mining village on the River Derwent dating back to the Domesday Book, it now boasts three pubs and a church. The village is situated in a rural location, surrounded by undulating countryside with deep valleys and high moors and is convenient for exploring the attractions of the Peak District.
There are many stately homes to visit including Chatsworth House, and its 1000-acre estate, magnificent gardens, farm and craft shop, children’s farmyard, play area and restaurant, and also nearby are Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall. The historic market town of Chesterfield, with its famous 14th century church with a crooked spire, along with the lively city of Sheffield, are both within a short drive, as are the amenities of Matlock and Bakewell, or the opera at Buxton. An ideal location whatever the time of year.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs. 939316 and 939317, together they sleep 13.
Minimum 3 night stay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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