The Dutch Barn
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
The Dutch Barn is an impressive luxury barn conversion which lies in the peaceful village of Over Haddon on the edge of Lathkill Dale, one of England's most beautiful valleys and a national nature reserve. The Dutch Barn has been newly renovated , is beautifully furnished to a high standard and is kept spotlessly clean. With enclosed front garden and private rear decked area with the super new Sundance Hot Tub ( delivered March 2014), Dutch Barn is the perfect holiday/ honeymoon destination or place to celebrate a special occasion.
The Dutch Barn is 2 miles from bustling Bakewell, with swimming pool, museum and shops. Ashford-in-the-Water has excellent river walks and great pubs. Surrounded by stunning Peak District countryside, The Dutch Barn is perfect for a walking or cycling holiday with many traffic-free trails and cycle hire centres locally. Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are within 5 miles. Visit Matlock Bath, with the Heights of Abraham and Gullivers Kingdom. Castleton Caverns and Carsington Water are just 12 miles. Alton Towers, 25 miles.
The spacious lounge, with dining area enjoys views over the garden, has lovely new soft leather sofas to sink into after a country walk or after enjoying dinner at the table. It has all modern conveniences including a large TV, wi fi and ipod dock with a range of DVDs and games are also provided.
The modern kitchen is well equipped, with quality utensils and bone china. There is a downstairs toilet and wash hand basin.
Upstairs there are two kingsize four poster bedrooms, one with an ensuite and one with an extra pull out single bed as well as a twin bedded room. All bedrooms have luxury summer and winter natural duvets , quality pillows and all bed linen is high quality cotton. Hairdryers are provided in each bedroom.
A travel cot , high chair and stair gate are provided free of charge on request.
The spacious enclosed( dog and toddler friendly) lawned front garden is provided with garden furniture to enable guests to relax out of doors perhaps with a pre dinner drink, in the evening sun, after rambling through Lathkill dale or enjoying a shopping experience in Bakewell
To the rear of the property is a private decked area, again with garden furniture but also boasting a large Hot Tub. You will love the brand new Sundance Hot Tub, delivered at the very end of March 2014 just in time to welcome guests for the start of the new season. With an ideal balance of heat, buoyancy and jet driven massage, the new Sundance spa is designed to deliver a superior form of Hydrotherapy, is the perfect place for you to relax and a great way to spend time together with friends.
There is off road parking for two cars opposite Dutch Barn as well as ample space on the quiet lane in front of the property.
Up to two dogs are welcome by prior arrangement at a charge of £25 per dog per booking.
Over Haddon, is situated just over 2 miles south-west of Bakewell .The name Haddon means Heath Hill, the Over relating to being above Nether Haddon (Haddon Hall).It is probably one of Derbyshire's prettiest villages, with an assortment of houses and cottages mainly built of limestone, typical of the White Peak. It's an ideal location for a holiday, just 2 miles from the bustling market town of Bakewell and a short drive to the world famous stately home of Chatsworth, ( the number one place in the UK to picnic) and the regal spa town of Buxton. Within 200 yards of The Dutch Barn is the Lathkil Hotel with the most spectacular and panoramic views of any pub in the Peak District and serving excellent food.
The villages, has an idyllic setting, nestling on a ridge high above Lathkill Dale which stretches like a deep dark chasm toward Monyash in the west whilst opening out into a lush green dale with a succession of weirs as the river flows downstream towards Alport.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
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12 Mar 2014
"Perfect luxury escape to the country"
A group of us stayed at the Dutch Barn over Valentines weekend and had a fabulous time. Lovely clean and welcoming accommodation with nice touches for a homely but contemporary feel. Both double beds … More
11 Mar 2014
"Brilliant weekend, lovely accommodation"
We have just had a brilliant weekend in this lovely accommodation. We have been to the Dutch Barn many times and it never fails to come up to a very high standard. We had great weather and spent much… More
Thank you so much. We always love to welcome back regular guests and do hope that you will visit us again soon to try out the new Hot Tub.
Gill and Jonathan
8 Mar 2014
On arrival it was obvious the barn had not been cleaned from previous guests,contacted the owners who were most apologetic and organised for the cleaner to come and invited us to go for tea which the… More
18 Feb 2014
"Girly weekend jan 2014"
Lovely stay with my best friends mid January, well equipped lively cottage.only problem..hot tub defiantly needed a clean..we arrived around 7pm so it was dark when we used the hot tub. In the dayligh… More
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We always welcome honest reviews and are devastated that that Dutch Barn failed to live up to your expectations on this occasion.
We employ a Manager to ensure that the Hot Tub is sparkling clean at all times and are sure that on your arrival this was the case. We would encourage all guests to ring us should a malfunction develop during their stay so that we are able to immediately respond. On this occasion you chose not to do this.
The Hot Tub was due for replacement in the near future anyway and in view of your review we have brought this forwards and a new " all singing all dancing" Hot Tub is now on order to be delivered shortly.
We would like to invite you to return to Dutch Barn to review the new Hot Tub as soon as you are able.
Jonathan and Gill
20 Jan 2014
"Perfect for a relaxing break"
We have just returned from The Dutch Barn after spending a wonderful relaxed weekend there. The holiday cottage is very well equipped, it had everything (and more) that we needed, including hairdryer… More
We would like to thank you for taking the time to post a review. We strive hard to maintain high standards for the benefits of our guests and are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
We will endeavour to replace the gate so that canine friends are completely secure in the front garden as well as the rear and look forwards to welcoming you back to Dutch Barn soon.
Jonathan and Gill
23 Oct 2013
Having been to wedding in Derbyshire the weekend before, it was great to find somewhere close at hand to relax and unwind. The Dutch Barn was ideal. Well converted from an open barn, the house has jus… More
Thank you for making the effort to write a review on your stay at Dutch Barn. We work hard to maintain standards and are so glad that you enjoyed your stay . We hope that you may choose to return again in the future and that you will recommend it to your friends and family.
Gill and Jonathan
7 Oct 2013
Group of young guys stayed here for a long weekend. We absolutely loved it. Lovely to get-away from the city. Largely it's about making your own fun but asides from that the lovely walks, pubs an… More
We would like to thank you for taking the time and making the effort to post a review on your stay at Dutch Barn. We work hard to maintain standards and are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
We hope that you may choose to return to Dutch Barn again in the future and hope that you will recommend it to your friends and family.
Best Wishes, Gill and Jonathan
21 Sep 2013
"60th Birthday, perfect for family gathering"
A well equipped cottage with luxurious towels and bedding. There is plenty of room for everyone to relax in the lounge. Outside there is the hot tub which is fabulous! The surrounding area is amazing … More
Thank you for making the effort to post a review on your recent stay at Dutch Barn- we are sorry that you experienced minor teething problems and are pleased that e were easily able to resolve these for you and that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that you will choose to return to Dutch Barn again in the future.
5 Jun 2013
"Perfect quiet beautiful location"
Well first of all if you are booking or have booked to go to this barn please do not go on the motorway you will be missing a treat, we went the scenic way and the views are amazing!! The barn is very… More
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Dutch Barn. We work hard to maintain standards and aim to give all our guests a fabulous experience staying at Dutch barn.
We value comments from our guests and would like to thank you for making the effort to post a review.
We look forwards to welcoming you back to Dutch Barn again in the future and hope that you will also recommend Dutch Barn to your friends.
Gill and Jonathan
31 May 2013
"Stunning location, modern well kept property"
We stayed at the Dutch Barn for one week - 4 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs. We found the property to be exceptionally clean with modern furnishings and lovely touches such as candles, high quality linen and canvases of the area.
All of the amenities were in good working order but, had any problems arisen the manager of the property lived opposite. Very handy! She came and introduced herself on our first night to make sure we had settled in.
The property was well situated for exploring Lathkill Dale on foot; Bakewell and Matlock were a short drive away. Lovely views from all the windows at the front of the property. It was nice to have the option to sit out the front and enjoy the view, or to sit in the private decked area out the back (where the hot tub is situated).
There were a couple of things missing in our view: the hot tub did not have a lid lifter so getting the cover on and off was very heavy/difficult - it was definitely a job for the men! All female groups could struggle!! The outdoor tables could have done with parasols. The addition of a 'Welcome pack' would have been useful...to include simple instructions for appliances and the hottub; useful phone numbers; and details of local supermarkets/pubs etc.
Its also worth noting that the front garden is elevated from the road and whilst it is enclosed, it wasnt difficult for a dog to jump over the low wall onto the road. There were few cars but lots of walkers and dogs going by. The decked area out the back was completely enclosed.
Overall we had a fantastic holiday, and would recommend staying at the Dutch Barn.
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Dutch Barn.We work hard to try to maintain high standards and customer feedback is very important to us.
We are sorry you found the Hot Tub lid so heavy - we believe it is heavy due to it taking on water and following your comments we have ordered a new lid.
We already have parasols and are expecting the all important weighted bases to be delivered this week.We just hope the sunshine will arrive with them!
We have previously relied on our Manager to give out information during the meet and greet, but appreciate that our guests may like some written information aswell.Following your comments we are therefore currently putting together a welcome folder to include useful telephone numbers/ appliance instructions so if you decide to stay at Dutch Barn again all will be in place.
We hope to beable to welcome you back to Dutch Barn in the future and hope that you will recommend it to your friends.
Many thanks for your comments.
Best regards Gill and Jonathan
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