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The Barns

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7 Nights  

  • £1996  to  £2900

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Short Breaks From

  • £ Enquire
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £ Enquire
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    5 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Luxury

About The Barns

The Barns is a wonderful detached property on a quiet lane just a few minutes walk from the centre of Bakewell, arguably the loveliest town in the Peak District National Park. It is close to popular attractions including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Buxton and the Monsal Trail. The property has been skillfully converted from a traditional farm building into a stunning holiday home that sleeps up to ten guests in five luxurious bedrooms. It is ideal for families or groups of friends who want to holiday together without giving up their own space or creature comforts. Guests comment that it’s so good they never want to leave, and you’ll understand why when you see The Barns for yourself.

Enjoying a peaceful location near the centre of this thriving market town means that minutes from leaving the front door you can be settling down for a drink at The Queens Arms, perusing the delights of the Bakewell Deli, or sampling the town’s famous Bakewell Pudding. A good place to buy the latter is at The Original Pudding Shop, but there are several excellent suppliers so have fun finding your favourite baker. The kitchen at The Barns is extremely well equipped for self-catering, but if you prefer to eat out then you will find several excellent choices in Bakewell, including The Manners, Pointing Dog & Duck, and Juniper. In addition to a variety of shops and a reasonably sized supermarket, Bakewell has an excellent market with around 100 vendors every Monday, and hosts the second largest farmers’ market in the UK (and the only farmers’ market in the Peak District) on the last Saturday of the month.

Buxton is around a 20-minute drive from Bakewell. The spa town was a popular destination for well-heeled Georgians and Victorians, and they left their mark in elegant buildings and lovely public parks and gardens. Ashford in the Water is between Buxton and Bakewell. The small but charming village is on the River Wye and a good choice for a relaxed walk and picnic. Other Peak District towns and villages to discover include Matlock and the pretty Spa town of Matlock Bath, which are a 20 minute drive away, the nearby cities of Derby and Nottingham, both can be reached within an hour.

Chatsworth House is one of the finest stately homes in Britain. It would be a shame to stay so close to Chatsworth and not see the beautiful house and glorious parkland and garden. The award-winning attraction offers something for everyone from a farmyard and adventure playground for the kids, to collections of priceless art and excellent shops, cafes and a restaurant. They have a varied calendar of events so check to see what’s on before you visit. Haddon Hall is more modest but no less lovely than Chatsworth. It is considered one of the best medieval and Tudor manor houses in the country and still can wow today’s visitors. Unlike Chatsworth, which could easily take two full days to explore, Haddon Hall and gardens will only take two or three hours to see.

The natural beauty of the Peak District National Park attracts millions of visitors every year. It is spectacular in any season but possibly at its most magnificent in October and November when the autumn colours are at their most dramatic. There is a wealth of footpaths, bridleways and cycle paths running through and near Bakewell, including the popular Monsal Trail. The Visitor Information Centre in the 17th Century Old Market Hall on Bridge Street is a good place to go to find out what is available during your stay so you can make the most of your holiday.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Myles joined Independent Cottages in July 2017

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Luxury
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The Peak District)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Barns is a fantastic conversion finished to the highest specification throughout. The owners have given every thought to their guests' comfort and the result is an uncluttered, contemporary space with lots of natural light.


  • The open plan living/dining room has comfortable leather armchairs and sofas and an oak dining table with ample room for ten guests.
  • A modern kitchen includes a fridge, freezer and dishwasher. French windows open onto the garden. It is well equipped with a good variety of cooking utensils, plates, cups and cutlery. The owners have thoughtfully provided basic cleaning equipment and some non-perishable staple ingredients.
  • A separate utility room leading off the kitchen houses the washing machine and tumble drier.
  • A double bedroom with luxury king sized bed, SmartTV and space for a travel cot leads off the main hallway.
  • There is a twin room with full sized bunk beds - ideal for teenagers or younger children, next to the double room.
  • A cloakroom with WC and hand basin is conveniently tucked away under the stairs, next to both downstairs bedrooms.


  • There are three spacious double bedrooms upstairs, each with its own kingsized bed and Smart television. Two of the rooms are large enough to fit a travel cot.
  • The smaller of the two family bathrooms has a generously deep bath with shower attachment above, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail.
  • The larger bathroom has a deep bath, separate walk in shower cubicle, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail.

Outside: A beautiful and well-tended garden graces the front of the property, which is accessible from the lane via a five-bar gate. This is enhanced with a paved seating area furnished with outdoor sofas, a table and a barbeque. A lockable shed provides secure storage for up to ten bikes, and there is a hose for washing muddy boots and equipment. Off-road parking spaces for three cars will mean you can safely leave your car untouched for the duration of your holiday if you choose.

Prices: Please contact the owner directly who will provide an accurate price based on your party size and personal requirements. Short breaks are available all year round with three-night minimum breaks (starting on a Friday) offered over the weekend and priced at £1000-£1400. Please contact the owner for late availability.

Additional Information: The property benefits from WiFi and central heating throughout. All utilities, linen and towels are included. No dogs. No smoking.

The Barns Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms (4 Double, 1 Twin)
2 dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1996
To £2900
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - No
All female groups - No
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1629 888666 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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The Barns 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 14th June 2024
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