Bumble Bee Barn
Barn | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
If you are looking for seclusion, wonderful views and top quality fittings and furnishings in a truly beautiful stone property with real character set in the fabulous Derbyshire Dales and Peak District, then look no further, Bumble Bee Barn is the perfect holiday destination for you with Chatsworth and Haddon Hall only 10 minutes away.
Bumble Bee Barn is a beautifully recently converted detached barn set in glorious gardens in a quiet hamlet mid-way between Matlock and Bakewell. It nestles just below Stanton Moor with the 9 Ladies Stone Circle and is the perfect get-away for couples seeking a romantic, tranquil and secluded break away from it all in a wonderful country setting and yet only ten minutes away from the country towns of Bakewell and Matlock.
The lovely stone property which is 5 star, faces south with French doors from the large dining/sitting room opening onto a private patio (with table and chairs) overlooking the garden, ponds and adjoining land, with fabulous views up the valley towards the moor and also over to a wonderful wooded hillside which is sensational in autumn. The whole area is rich in wildlife, and you will often see the local deer grazing from your windows. This location is a bird-watchers’ paradise with pheasants and numerous wild birds including woodpeckers, especially the Greater Spotted Woodpecker, all the Tit family, Finches and the majestic Buzzard all to be seen from the gardens. Free-range chickens are also kept in the field and lovely eggs are usually available for guests to enjoy.
Great attention has been paid to every detail for your self-catering needs and a new widescreen TV with Freesat has recently been installed for your entertainment and free WiFi for you to retrieve your e-mails. No doubt you will also wish to try the local country pubs and restaurants in the area and there are many – full details will be provided of personally tried and tested ones when you book.
Short breaks are booked over weekends and weekdays during the autumn, winter and early spring so you can get away from the city and work and have a relaxing break to recharge your batteries. Full weeks are booked during the summer months but sometimes last minute short breaks are available. Booking is easy either taken direct over the telephone or by e-mail and deposits can be made by direct bank transfer or cheque. A Booking Confirmation is then sent direct to you with a brochure and full directions.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: East Midlands 40 km, Nearest railway: Matlock 5 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The 5 star character accommodation includes a spacious but cosy dining/sitting room which is tastefully furnished in chintzy style with two very comfortable sofas, an easy chair and a dining table and six chairs, a flat screen TV with Freesat and radio/CD player. A Derbyshire fireplace houses an impressive black stove with glowing coals - all the benefits of a real fire but none of the mess!
Bumble Bee Barn has a farmhouse style craftsman built fitted kitchen in old pine with granite worktop and Belfast sink, Alpha range cooker/boiler which provides plenty of hot water, central heating in cold weather and of course cooker which is very simple to use. There is a built in fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave together with plenty of crockery, pots and pans and an iron and ironing board.
You will find a very pretty double bedroom with lots of character, plenty of storage space and a most comfortable bed with quality linen. A gorgeous white Victorian style bathroom with gold fittings, incorporating a bath and shower completes the accommodation.
Safe parking is provided within the secluded gardens.
|Further details outdoors|
French doors from the dining/sitting room open directly onto your own private terrace with table and chairs. Lounger chairs are also provided together with a barbecue on request. Access to further gardens including lawn and two ponds with further seating overlooking the private land comprising a proper meadow around which you can walk. Free-range chickens on site and lovely brown eggs available.
Safe parking is within the gardens.
Bumble Bee Barn is usually booked for full weeks, Saturday to Saturday during the summer months with short breaks being available at all other times, and sometimes during the high season. Please call or e-mail for late availability.
The Heart of England/Peak District
Stunning scenery in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales with Stanton Moor just a mile away. The historic country houses of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall are both only ten minutes away. The towns of Matlock, Matlock Bath and Bakewell are only ten minutes away and the whole area is full of lovely picturesque villages. Walking, cycling, horese-riding and golf are all nearby.
Bakewell is a market town and there is a wonderful market on a Monday which is well worth a visit. Bakewell is also full of antique and gift shops, cafes, tea shops and various pubs and restaurants. You can walk alongside the lovely River Derwent with its ducks and trout. Bakewell is famous for its Bakewell Puddings which are absolutely delicious and a must for visitors. A large Country Show is held in August and there is also a big Carnival during the summer.
The old steam train station of Peak Rail is less than a mile away and for those a little more adventurous, you will find excellent facilities for horse-riding and trips in a carriage and four. Walkers will love the area with walking direct from the door or within a short drive. The nearby Tissington and Monsal Trails are superb for cycling and the beautiful country houses of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall are only ten minutes away. The market town of Ashbourne and nearby Dovedale lie to the south while Castleton, the Blue John Mines and Ladybower and Derwent Water Reservoirs lie to the north. In fact, the whole of the Peak District is within easy reach of Bumble Bee Barn.
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26 Jan 2014
"Excellant stay this is second stay and did not disopoint"
Lovely place to stay so quite warm and cosy. Accommodation is clean well equipped.Dog friendly. Hope to spend another week there this year. The views and walks are amazing a must for people who love s… More
8 Jan 2014
"Beautifull & cosy little barn, perfect for a secluded getaway!"
Me, my boyfriend and our (big) German Shepherd rented the cottage from the end of December & saw in the new year, it was the perfect getaway for the 2 of us to enjoy some much needed peace and quiet a… More
26 Dec 2013
"wonderful stay at Bumble Bee Barn"
Stayed for a weekend for our wedding anniversary- what a lovely cottage - well equipped, and so comfortable- a real home from home!
Spent a pleasant few hours walking at Stanton Moor finished off with a pint in the village.
A wonderful restful weekend in beautiful surroundings - would love to see the garden in full bloom so need to have a return visit- we will be back!
11 Sep 2013
"A truly outstanding, beautifully fitted property"
We stayed in September and were welcomed by Cherry, the owner. The garden and views were truly stunning with lots of unusual wild birds and deer on both the owner's land and the hillside opposit… More
30 May 2013
"Beautiful Bumble Bee barn"
An excellent base for exploring the peak district. A quiet peaceful location but close enough to Chatsworth and Bakewell and lots of walks in the South of the peak district. All amenities you need f… More
16 Feb 2012
"A lovely escape from the City"
We stayed here for 4 nights in February 2012. The barn was even better than I'd expected. I particularly liked the thoughtful decor and character of the building. It was clean and cosy, with all … More
31 May 2011
"A perfect retreat for two......."
Bumble Bee Barn is a lovely little cottage...comfortable, spacious enough for two and tastefully appointed. The view from the lounge over the beautifully maintained garden and valley beyond is deligh… More
27 May 2011
"lovely, comfortable and cosy"
A charming and comfortable place to be in after walking in the dales and visiting historical houses. Quiet, surrounded with an attractive garden overlooking the fields and hills. Friendly and helpful… More
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