The Old Barn

UK England West Midlands Staffordshire Uttoxeter

  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Family-Friendly
  • Short walk to pub
  • Walking
A beautiful place to stay by any standards – and a perfect base for the Peak District, Alton Towers and much else besides.

Right on the Staffordshire-Derbyshire border, The Old Barn is an elegantly refurbished property located on the Calwich Estate. The estate entertained all manner of celebrity folk during the 19th century, including the French philosopher Rousseau and composer Handel, who was a regular visitor and apparently composed his 'Water Music' suite here. The local Duncombe family sold the estate in the 1920s but it was acquired recently by their descendant Laura Greenall (who also bought the local pub, the excellent Duncombe Arms) and it has since been converted into a really luxurious three-bedroom holiday cottage, bang on the edge of the fabulous Peak District National Park.

 An 'upside-down' property, with the living space on the upper floor and the bedrooms down below, The Old Barn has two double bedrooms and a single room that can be converted to a double with a guest bed. Above here, there's a lovely open-plan, oak beamed living space with a spacious kitchen-dining area which has a superb electric range cooker, dishwasher, Nespresso machine and a dining table with space for 6 people. On the other side of the space, squashy sofas and comfy chairs gather around a large fireplace with a wood-burning stove, while downstairs there's a  large and secluded garden with an alfresco dining and barbecue area.

The Old Barn is a beautiful place to stay by any standards, renovated to a high spec and and very convenient, and with lots of country walks on your doorstep.  It's also a terrific base for exploring the Peak District National Park and just a ten-minute drive from the theme park at Alton Towers, making it a perfect choice for young families. You could go fishing or walking in in the Dove Valley, walk the nearby Weaver Hills, or visit the pleasant, antique-filed market town of Ashbourne just a short drive away.

Details

Open

Available all year.

Accommodation

A 3-bedroom cottage sleeping 5–6 people. 

Location

The Old Barn, Ellastone, Ashbourne, Staffordshire DE6 2GZ

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