The Old Barn

West Midlands Staffordshire Uttoxeter

  • From £300 a night
  • Sleeps 5–6

A beautiful place to stay by any standards – and a perfect base for the Peak District, Alton Towers and much else besides.

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Right on the Staffordshire-Derbyshire border, The Old Barn is an elegantly refurbished property located just a stone's throw from the excellent Duncombe Arms country inn. Both properties used to be part of the Caldwich Estate, which entertained all manner of celebrity folk during the 19th century, including the French philosopher Rousseau and composer Handel. The local Duncombe family sold the estate in the 1920s but The Old Barn was acquired recently by their descendant Laura Greenall (along with The 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.

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Available all year.


From £300 per night with a minimum 3 night stay

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Contact Website  01335 324 275  The Old Barn, Ellastone, Ashbourne, Staffordshire DE6 2GZ

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  • BBQs
  • Car-Charging Points
  • Dishwasher
  • Fishing
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Microwave
  • Open Fire
  • Parking
  • Smart TV
  • Wifi

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  • Cycling
  • Family Friendly
  • Historic
  • Short Walk to the Pub
  • Walking

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