A pair of one bedroom luxury cottages in England, Derbyshire, Ashbourne
- DVD player
- Internet Access
- Linen provided
- Log Fire
- Washing Machine
- Golf within 30km
- Horse Riding
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Other rental properties on site
- Pet Friendly
- Short breaks available
Two romantic cottages for two in an idyllic Peak National Park setting. Warm, welcoming Five Star, Gold Award comfort in imaginatively converted 18C cowsheds next to our house on the edge of a charming rural village with traditional pub. The perfect romantic bolthole for couples wanting a very peaceful, relaxing special time together. Dogs welcome, wonderful walks, Chatsworth and Dovedale nearby
From the outside in spite of a mass of colourful pots of flowers and the soothing blue-green paintwork youd be forgiven for wondering if our two luxury Five Star holiday cottages in the Peak District had in fact altered much since their more modest beginnings as cowsheds. However, fear not. Open the door and you may be taken aback no ancient farm buildings these! You sense at once that both our 18C barns are very much 21st century luxury: peaceful, relaxing, exuding comfort, warmth and welcome. You will find yourself in the perfect romantic hideaway for two, far removed from all the pressures and strains of normal life. Your stresses will instantly start to unravel as you start to revel in the luxury of enjoying a totally relaxing time together in your own very special home from home with no other responsibilities except to enjoy yourselves.
Parwich is a charming traditional limestone village, 7 miles north of Ashbourne, in the Peak National Park. The village has its own pub and little shop (and tennis courts) and is set in a beautiful area with wonderful walks right from the door. Orchard Farm is one of the older buildings in the village, perfectly situated between the village and open countryside. Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Tissington Hall (famous for its well dressings) are within a half hour drive, as is Dovedale, Bakewell, Ashbourne, Buxton (Opera House) and numerous pretty villages. Carsington Water - about five miles away is excellent for water sports and fishing; numerous other activities are available locally. The area excels in good food with many farmers markets, farm shops and specialist butchers etc.; also many pubs and restaurants priding themselves on excellent food and good beers.
Right in the centre of the country we are conveniently accessible from all directions. On our website we give detailed directions but in general one would aim for Ashbourne, then take the A515 towards Buxton, turning off on the B5056 after about two miles, eventually turning left onto the road signed for Parwich. There is a very limited bus service into Ashbourne; the nearest train stations are Derby and Chesterfield, both 20 miles away. A car is almost essential, although once here you may not need it at all, or much.
East Midlands Approx 25 miles
Nearest Train Station:
Mainline: Derby and Chesterfiled Approx 20 miles
Nearest Bus Stop:
In the village Approx 400 yards
The pub serves food; nearest reataurants 4 miles
The village pub has a shop; Waitrose will deliver
Ashbourne (Thurs/Sat); Bakewell Mondays
Toms Barn and Douglass Barn are charmingly different but share a uniquely warm and welcoming atmosphere. Both are equipped with everything you could possibly want and more - what our guests call little extras. Each (only ever) sleeps two but can dine four. Toms Barn accepts dogs. It is more farmhousey with a mixture of antique and modern: the sitting room is airy but cosy with its log burner, high ceilings up to the rafters and huge gable window. It has an en suite, galleried bedroom and an unusual two-seater whirlpool bath up two steps. Douglass Barn - with all its delightfully quirky shapes and angles - is more contemporary, with the emphasis on peacefulness and convenience. The spacious bedroom has a longer-wider king size bed and in the ensuite bathroom there is a power shower over the whirlpool bath.
We are next to open countryside. Each barn has its own private garden area. We live next door; we never intrude, but are there when guests arrive, and if and when needed.
A big plus for all our guests is that our two holiday cottages are owner-run. We, Angela and Robert, live next door. We own and cherish Toms and Douglas Barns and our guests and are on the spot if you need us but very discreet otherwise. We are there to welcome you, to answer any questions and iron out any problems if they should happen to occur. We are there when you need us but promise we dont intrude! Our aim is to make our luxury self-catering accommodation in the Peak District the most perfect relaxing romantic cottages for two: the sort of holiday accommodation we would love to stay in ourselves (we keep looking !). Luckily for us, our two converted barns are very popular and in great demand but we dont ever want to rest on our laurels. We are constantly trying to think what else we can do to keep everything as special as possible; we are aware that standards progress and expectations increase and a bit like over-indulgent parents are always trying to think what next we can spoil our cottage guests with. Orchard Farm is no longer a working farm. We are in a Conservation Area, in Parwich, in the Derbyshire Peak District National Park. As well as our 5 Stars we also have a Silver GTBS (Green Tourism in Business Scheme) grading.
Conditions of Rental
Friday changeover day; Mon/Fri and Fri/Mon short breaks available Oct to end March. £100 deposit to secure booking, balance due 6 weeks before the holiday starts. Babies welcome but not suitable for toddlers or children; not suitable for the infirm. Dogs (Toms Barn only)are £25 each per stay. We do not ever accept dogs in Douglas Barn. We accept most credit and debit cards. Free wi-fi; FreeSatTV; remote-controlled TV in bedroom;Sony Netbook or your own use; Goosedown duvet (ask for an hypoallergenic one); Fridge-freezer, Slow-cooker; boot dryers; bikes to lend; Weber barbecue.