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Excellent 5/5 16 reviews

Brailsford Barns

Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Car advised

Five star barns with smart country character, Appleseed is one of two newly converted fabulous barns at Brailsford Barns. They can be taken individually or together for extended family/friends gatherings, sleeping up to 6. Set in the beautiful landscaped grounds of a Grade II Listed Derbyshire farmhouse at the end of a long private drive. Free Wifi, tennis court, Nespresso machine & White Company bathrobes and towels, 400 thread count bedlinen.

Appleseed is spacious, warm and welcoming, featuring hall, Snug with Clearview log burner, sunny south facing well equipped kitchen French doors opening on to terrace, Farrow & Ball paints, antiques and contemporary furnishings, Master bedroom has kingsize bed, far reaching views to the Peaks and second twin bedroom with high ceiling and feature oak beams.The bathroom has bath with shower over complemented by hand made clay tiles and exposed oak truss. Bespoke south facing kitchen with Neff appliances, overlooks tennis court., Samsung flat screen TV with Freeview and dvd/blu ray player. Double glazed and well insulated with Farho efficient electric heating.

Ideally suited to couples or two adults + one/two children wishing to relax in peace and comfort in an idyllic rural setting. Added bonus of an all weather tennis court and excellent walking and cycling from the door.

Welcome Drinks, kitchen essentials and fresh country flowers/herbs when in season included.

Lots to do in the immediate area ranging from walking, cycling, golf and quad biking in Brailsford to spending an afternoon in the picturesque market town of Ashbourne with its independent boutiques, antique shops, delicatessen and cafes. Carsington Water with sailing, mountain biking and nature reserve and Kedleston Hall are just 5 minutes away. Chatsworth House, Tissington, Dovedale all easy to get to. Shooting and fishing at Yeaveley Estate. Suitable for romantic breaks, peace and quiet. For bridal families/honeymooners, we are close to Osmaston Park, Meynell Langley and All Saints Church Brailsford.

Whether for an active or cultural holiday or just for rest and recuperation, Brailsford Barns offers unique accommodation for special breaks in Derbyshire and the Peak District.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: East Midlands Airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Derby or East Midlands Parkway 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

- 2 bedroom 5 star barn, newly converted, fabulous all year

- Suit couples, friends, small families, romantic getaway, special occasions or relaxation from City life

- Samsung LED TV & dvd/blu ray player. Wi Fi. iphone/ipad dock

- Ground and first floor provide spacious, warm, comfortable accommodation.

- Bespoke Kitchen with Neff Grade A Energy efficient appliances, Dualit and 18/10 stainless steel cookware, Nespresso machine

- Hall with boot room. Snug with Clearview Logburner

- Master bedroom has kingsize bed and panoramic views towards the Peak District

- Terrace with garden furniture. Immaculate landscaped grounds

- Eco friendly.

Further details outdoors

- All weather tennis court

- Abundance of wildlife; pheasant, owls, dragonflies, rare butterfly, March hares, duckpond

- French doors leading to south facing terrace with Fermob garden furniture.

- Lawn with gazebo for lazy picnics and photographs.

- Established footpaths, excellent cycle routes and good running from your door

- Circular walk via golf (driving range, putting green, etc), village cricket, Saxon Church, Delicatessen, Rose & Crown Pub, village stores and cafe.

Further details

- Welcome Drinks, fresh garden flowers and herbs in season

- Kitchen essentials provided

- All damage must be paid for.

- Electricity is metered and £30 per week credit included

The Heart of England/Peak District

Brailsford Barns is located on the edge of the Peak District National Park, half a mile from Brailsford on the A52 between Derby and Ashbourne providing easy access to A38/M1/A50. Set in the grounds of a Grade 2 Listed Georgian Farmhouse dating from 1868 and once forming part of the extensive Ferrers Estate.

Derby station is just 20 minutes drive with half hourly high speed trains to London St Pancras & Eurostar taking 1 hour 33 minutes so a quick escape to the country from London is very realistic.

Fabulous walking, cycling and of course tennis on site. Golf, shooting, fishing and riding all very closeby


BRAILSFORD village has much to offer with an 18 hole Golf Course with Golf Pro tuition and Driving Range & Club House, Wild Park Leisure (paintballing, laser quest and quad biking), General store and Post Office, Pub, Blacksmith, Gallery, Meynell Saddlery, Cricket Club and Saxon Church

THE PEAK DISTRICT is on your doorstep. Hire an ELECTRIC BIKE and explore the Electric Bike Network. Check out Sally Moseley's walks or Will4adventure as well as abseiling, microlighting, caving, cycling.

ALTON TOWERS & SPLASH LANDINGS just 20 minutes away, UK's greatest theme park.

SHIRLEY not only a great pub but also Rudd Moncrieff offering fantastic workshops on cooking, flower arranging, food and wine pairing, children's Easter Egg Hunts, Festive food and decoration in the glorious surroundings of the Old Vicarage.

CARSINGTON WATER, with an impressive lake and nature reserve, is 10 minutes away, with the Visitor Centre offering a full annual program of mountain biking, sailing and walking.

OSMASTON PARK - Offers a wedding venue in unsurpassed private parkland and hosts an annual wedding fayre

YEAVELEY ESTATE - A full program of shooting and fishing courses.

ASHBOURNE is a thriving Georgian market town with an annual arts and music festival, home to Shrovetide Football and Antiques in the Street. A great place to spend a Saturday afternoon, having many interesting independent boutiques, Aveda day spa, antique shops, specialist food shops, cafes and restaurants as well as Waitrose, M& S not to mention excellent Thai, Chinese, Italian and excellent fish and chips. Ashbourne hosts the infamous Shrovetide Football in February, The Highland Games and a popular Arts & Music Festival.

The BIG FOUR STATELY HOMES are in close proximity: Kedleston Hall (3 miles), Chatsworth House (14 miles), Haddon Hall (12 miles) and Hardwick Hall.

Sudbury Hall & Museum of Childhood, Tissington Hall, Ilam Country Park and Calke Abbey are within easy reach for a day out.

DERBY should not be overlooked and has much to offer for the Museum containing the Joseph Wright collection, the new Westfield Centre for High Street shopping & Showcase de Luxe cinema experience as well as the Cathedral Quarter District with its many specialist shops and restaurants.

FACTORY SHOPPING at John Smedley, Denby Pottery, Royal Crown Derby, Emma Bridgewater and David Mellor.

WIRKSWORTH ARTS FESTIVAL is increasingly popular, and is a lovely small market town to discover. Peak Practice filmed here and is home to the newly restored ECCLESBOURNE VALLEY RAILWAY, a super day out here off the trodden tourist route.

KEDLESTON HALL (National Trust) is just 10 minutes away has a full annual programme of events

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Review 1-10 of 16

20 Apr 2014


"Beautiful setting"

Had 4 nights here in a very quiet setting, the barn was very well kitted out like home from home. Extremely pleased with our stay, The owners very pleasant people… More

30 Dec 2013


"A most welcoming and cosy retreat"

I stayed for Xmas week with my daughter and her husband to escape our saddest Xmas ever. It was perfect in every way with Emma's attention to detail evident throughout. Her information on the area before we arrived proved so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was extremely well equipped, clean and cosy with staples in the fridge to help get us started. There was even a decanter of port which my son in law enjoyed in front if the wood burner. Hot water constantly and although there was no shower the bath proved an excellent alternative with shower attachment to use. I'll be back.

27 Sep 2013


"What a beautiful place, did not want to leave"

We were made to feel so welcome but left alone to get on with relaxing!We loved the policy "we don't do chipped" and they certainly do not! I have never slept in sheets so soft and had … More

30 Aug 2013


"Beautiful !"

Beautiful and peaceful barns with a very welcoming and helpful host. The barns are luxuriously decorated and very well equipped with everything you need if you want to eat in or some lovely local pla… More

18 Aug 2013


"Wonderful, looking forward to returning"

Emma knows how to look after her guests and this is a very well appointed high quality holiday home with excellent attention to detail. Also exceptionally clean and comfortable. She is a welcoming h… More

9 Aug 2013


"Very comfortable stay, in a beautiful location with a wonderful host!"

My husband, son and I stayed for three nights earlier this week ostensibly to take our son to Alton Towers for his 7th birthday. With three days in the area we were able to dilute the pretty full-on, and long day at Alton Towers (!) with visits to some of the area's wonderful attractions. We really enjoyed Derbyshire, an area we have never visited and are already planning to go back later in the year, but probably to another venue where we can bring our dog who I know would love the gorgeous countryside right on the doorstep.

The cottage itself was lovely. It was comfortable, very well equipped with soft bedding, lots of towels, good quality fixtures and fittings and a fantastic kitchen. My son and husband enjoyed the tennis court immensely and spent hours playing tennis, practicing rugby and also using the new remote controlled car Teddy had for his birthday!

Emma was a very good host. She was warm, open, friendly and low-key. Knowing it was Ted's 7th birthday she had placed a really very delicious chocolate cake with candles and plates all ready for our arrival. She had even put a Happy Birthday bunting in his bedroom - such kind and thoughtful touches. It's these things that set the property apart.

Any feedback I may have are teeny things, but it would have been great to have had some milk when we arrived. The cake was delicious but I didn't have any milk so we couldn't enjoy a nice cuppa with it! For me as well, I mentioned that a radio downstairs would be wonderful and Emma gave me the impression she agreed, so that would be a great addition. Apart from that, I loved the low key approach and if dogs were welcome we would 100% be back. But, it we're ever without the dog we'll be back in a heartbeat! Thanks Emma - we had a fabulous stay.

29 Oct 2012


"A place of beauty"

We stayed at APPLEseed for 1 week in September 2012 as a 'get away from the city' type break. What we found was a place that we will go back to many times over. Despite being just 7 miles fr… More

22 May 2012


"Beautiful barn conversion - a peaceful and luxurious break"

Appleseed barn has been converted to a really high standard with luxurious fitting and finish and really nice touches throughout. With hotel standard towels and linens and fabulous Emma Bridewater and White Company items, this really is a home from home. The owners live on site, but let you keep to yourselves and enjoy their little in peaceful contrysie oasis in Derbyshire. They spoilt us with welcome supplies, a homemade cake and the Sunday Times! There is a shared tennis court, wonderful walks and plenty to explore. Simply put, lovely - we would definitley receommend it and hope to return soon.

6 Mar 2012


"perfect gate away, beautiful barn and surroundings..."

We have just returned from a long weekend at Brailsford Barns. We booked very last minute and Emma (the delightful owner) could not have been more helpful. Detailed directions and info on the local area were provided beforehand which was great.

The barns are beautifully kitted out and the furnishings and kitchen equipment are all of the highest quality. There has clearly been a lot of love put in to their making which we greatly appreciated. It's peaceful and your privacy is completely respected. The fire is super efficient and the lounge area is very difficult to tear yourself away from!!

There is lots to see/do in the local area and more than enough to keep everyone happy. Quad biking for us was a great hit..We didn't try the local pub in Brailsford though had a lovely meal in The Saracens Head, Shirley, reasonably priced gastropub type food.

We have stayed in several self catering places in the Peaks and this has certainly been the most luxurious and we are looking forward to returning already..hopefully when the weather is slightly brighter and we can have a game of tennis!!

Thanks again.

28 Aug 2011


"Very nicely finished property with plenty to do nearby"

We stayed for a whole week and spent a lot of time in the barns and enjoyed it greatly - especially the tennis court right outside the front door, which we could use in the evenings knowing our toddler was in bed within earshot!

We were made very welcome and would definitely recommend to others. We are National Trust members and there were plenty of places nearby to make use of this - including Keddleston Hall which is only a few miles way. Chatsworth House is also fairly close and easily takes a whole day to go around, including a great farm for kids.

If you have not been to this area before then this is a fine base for exploring the area and a pretty short drive from the main routes to the Derby area.

Review 1-10 of 16

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