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The Barn with stunning views and your own parking just in front

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 150km

Minimum charge for The Barn is 3 nights. 4 star gold rating with Visit England.

Please go directly to our own website for The Barn's full details, video, photographs, to check availability, book and pay online. Ravenscliffe Farm Holidays.

Homestead Cottage has M1 disability rating & is an annexe to the farmhouse at Ravenscliffe Farm. 3 bedrooms Sleeps 6

'The Barn' has one bedroom, which is in the same farm yard as Homestead Cottage. Lockable bike store in the garden.

Fishing pond stocked with Rudd and Brown Carp. Free to use whilst renting one of our cottages.

We have stables on the farm and a Manege, should you wish to bring your own horse. Please contact us for pricing. Ride around our 62 acre hill farm.

Ravenscliffe Farm is a mile from one local pub and restaurant and one and a half miles from another. Just a couple of miles from Ashbourne.

For those who enjoy walking, we have 3 footpaths crossing the farm for lovely country walks to such as Tissington, approx 25 minutes walk away.

Push bikes can be hired from Ashbourne at the start of the Tissington Trail.

Alton Towers is famous as a Theme park and is approximately 25 minutes by car. For younger children, Gullivers Kingdom in Matlock Bath, half hour drive is ideal.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Skegness 150 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3.21 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Nottingham East Midlands Airport M1 junction 24 36.5 km, Nearest railway: Derby 23.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

This property was fully restored from a building just short of collapse. We believe it to be as old as the main farmhouse. Records have been found dating back to 1626. Any stone replaced had been taken directly out of the ground at Ravenscliffe as they match the stone of the existing building. The walls are interesting as the original builders didn't seem to have used a spirit level back in the 1600's. This adds to its charm however.

In additon to the settee, there is a large puffe'

This cottage is suitable for 2 people only.

Large fishing pond stocked with Rudd and Carp. Please bring your own fishing tackle. Not provided.

Further details outdoors

Outside there is generous parking area for car. The stone walls around the patio and garden were all recently built, but in the same stone as The Barn. The stone seat is perfect to sit and rest, watch and listen to the sounds of the wildlife. The views are stunning. Watch the sun rise over the hill. There are dusk to dawn night lights around the farmyard. The Barn has exterior lights, operated by a switch.

Homestead Cottage, which sleeps 6 is just across the yard, should you wish to come as a family group.

Further details

Welcome pack provided on arrival.

Minimum charge of 3 nights. If staying less than 3 nights, departure time adjusted from 10am to evening.

We live on site and are generally around to answer any queries. We want to ensure that you have an enjoyable stay and very much prefer it if you could let us know if there any problems arise with the cottage, rather than trying to put up with it. I.e. the washing machine suddenly doesn't work or your need extra bedding

The Heart of England/Peak District

Situated within The Peak National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Limestone and Gritstone quarries are still worked, but generally hidden by trees. Lead mining was once carried out in the area, but ceased some years ago. Hills and valleys create some dramatic scenery. Derbyshire once sat under a shallow sea. Evidence can often be seen in the rocks, with fossils of small crustations.

Blue John Gemstone is a rare mineral and the alternating colour bands of blue to purple through to yellow or white are unique to the Treak Cliff Hill in Derbyshire. The shallow rivers are ideal for Trout.


Some of the local places within half an hour of Ravenscliffe Farm are: Matlock Bath and The Heights of Abraham and Gullivers Kingdom. Dovedale, Alton Towers, Kedleston Hall, Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood, Bakewell, home of the original Bakewell Tart and Bakewell Pudding. Carsington Water with Visitor Centre, cycle hire and ride. Tissington Trail with cycle hire and ride.

Other places to visit within forty five minutes to an hour are: Haddon Hall, setting for Jane Eyre, Chatsworth - back cloth for Pride and Prejudice and The Duchess of Wolfman. Dovedale, Lindale and Ilam Hall, featured in Robin hood, Jane Eyre and The other Boleyn Girl, Hardwick Hall of The Elizabethan era. Derwent Valley with Lady Bower Reservoir. Buxton.

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Review 1-10 of 11

26 Oct 2013


"Ideal place to get away from it all."

The Barn was exactly what we required for a long weekend escape. The quiet, rural surroundings make it a wonderfully peaceful retreat. It is ideally situated for visiting places in the Peak District. … More

29 Jul 2013


"Excellent accommodation - well kitted out and such a peaceful location!"

Just recently returned from a 4 night stay at 'The Barn' and absolutely loved it! Location is absolutely perfect, close enough to Ashbourne and other local attractions (would thoroughly reco… More

Thank you for the great review. It is much appreciated. Asbourne is a thriving town and only 10 minutes away by car.

11 May 2013


"Beautiful, relaxing place to stay"

This is a beautiful property in which we spent a very relaxing weekend. The Barn is an ideal place for a couple "to get away from it all". It is extremely well equipped, with good quality … More

I am pleased to see that we are getting it right, but would welcome any suggestions.

3 Jun 2012


"Peaceful break"

This is a comfortable and beautifully situated property. The owners are very friendly and helpful. It's very good for cyclists or walkers because you are minutes from two execllent trails and loads of similar opportunites are on the doorstep. There are loads of interesting old pubs round about, most with good food.

The trails are very popular in the Peak District. It was a pleasure to have had our guests stay at Ravenscliffe Farm in The Barn and then make full use of the facilities in the area. The cottage was left as found, very clean and tidy. Thank you both.

29 Oct 2011


"Get away from it all"

It was lovely to arrive to the Barn which was warm and comfortable even on an October night! The barn is decorated and furnished to a high standard and really is a home from home. The owners could no… More

The walls of The Barn are thick and hence they keep the warmth in. I am so pleased our guests were nice and snug.

16 Sep 2011


"Delightful cottage set in beautiful Derbyshire countryside"

The Barn is a small but excellently presented modernised cottage in the heart of the countryside, surrounded by natural beauty. The kitchen and bathroom are modern and of top quality. The property is… More

We are delighted that our guests enjoyed the cottage and appreciate the quality of fittings. It is not a large cottage, although the bathroom is spacious. We cannot deny the natural beauty of the surroundings. The Peak District is a lovely area.

1 Sep 2011


"A fabulous place"

We arrived early - and everything was ready for us. A great welcome and the Barn was even better than the photos on the website.Everything you could want - a real home from home - even a tv in the bed… More

Our guests have been lovely and appreciative of the surroundings. We wanted to ensure their stay would be remembered as a happy time. For us, this makes our own efforts worthwhile.

27 Jun 2011


"Shame we had to go home!"

This was our first trip to Derbyshire, and we found The Barn by searching for cottages online. From the first contact, Sandra the owner was very helpful in verifying the availability for the dates we … More

We are so pleased that The Barn and the surrounding area has met with expectations. We always aim to ensure our guests have a quality enjoyable stay and will always do our best to maintain a high standard. Any problems; we like to know about it in order that we can recify it ASAP no matter how small.

11 Jun 2011


"A place to return too at different seasons."

Our stay was in February of this year. It could not have been more magical, with the snow having fallen on the stunning hills and views that are all around this beautiful place.We stayed in the one bed-roomed The Barn.
The accommodation far exceed our expectation, having everything you would need. really a smaller home from home.The bedding and furnishings were of a very good quality, with a good lay out in the Barn.
We were met by the owners David & Sandra Snow, who could not have been more helpful.nothing being too much trouble. we were told of the endless places we could visit, but sadly we did not have the time. It is our intention to visit this beautiful place again later on in the year and we would like to see it, in all the four seasons.

Many thanks to our customers for putting their comments on Trip Advisor. It is lovely to know that they enjoyed their stay. We also find the views stunning.

11 Jun 2011


"What a find, a "gem" of place in the heart of Derbyshire."

Have stayed in both holiday rental properties here and never want to leave! Ravenscliffe Farm is truly a unique place to stay.Guests are encouraged to enjoy not only the property but surrounding farmland. Never have I been made as welcome as I am here. The proprietors always on hand whilst unobstrusive go above and beyond to make the very best of your stay. Wildlife abounds the surrounding farmland. Stunning views and beautiful walks from the doorstep.The barn is an ideal retreat for two people. Finished to a very high specification it provides ideal base for exploring all of the very best that Derbyshire has to offer.
For further information and lots photographs see their website.
www.ravenscliffe farm

Both cottages are maintained to the same high standard. Our customers here are very particular and hence we feel that we must be getting something right. It is a pleasure to know that the surrounding hills and fields full of wildlife are appreciated. We hope that future customers will enjoy what Ravenscliffe has to offer.

Review 1-10 of 11

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