Old Robin Hood Grade II listed
Barn | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 15
This is a beautifully restored coach house. The original stone floor is evident and heated throughout the downstairs via geothermal heating. It is a spacious house and very suitable for large groups.
There is a large wooden beamed lounge that has been host to many birthday parties over the past 3 years, as well as hen do's, stag do's, retirements, reunions and even a small wedding.
This house is steeped in history and is a real landmark in Holmesfield. The kitchen is modern and inviting, the games room includes a pool table and also a table football. There is one small step into the house, and 2 steps into the living-room.
|Size||Sleeps up to 15, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: East Midlands, Manchester, Doncaster 35 km, Nearest railway: Chesterfield, Sheffield or Dore 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (7), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 17, Lounge seats for 15|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Bedroom 1 (downstairs) 1 double bed plus 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2 (downstairs) 2 single beds plus 1 pull out bed
Bedroom 3 (upstairs) 1 double bed plus en suite shower room
Bedroom 4 (upstairs) 2 singles plus 2 pull out beds
Bedroom 5 (upstairs) 1 double bed plus 1 sofa bed
|Further details outdoors|
Fab Hot Tub - suitable for 4-5 at a time, to relax in after your long walks in the countryside! Beautiful Patio for BBQ's with views of the Peak District.
There is an outside secure shed next to the house which is warm and dry - please advise us if you have a pet prior to booking your holiday.
There is a large back garden with ample space for children or adults to play sports.
There are special mid week rates available, we also do long weekend rates - just send us an enquiry for rates.
Duvets, linen and towels provided • High quality bedding has been provided.
The Heart of England/Peak District
The Old Robin Hood, is located within easy reach of Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and various other historic halls.
There are many easy walks to Baslow, Hathersage, Grindleford - with a few good eating stops on the way, Grindleford Station Cafe, Fox House, Grouse Inn, The Royal Oak and several in Hathersage too.
On Mondays there is the famous Bakewell market - where you can buy fresh veg, meat and other country fayre items.
There are lots of activities for children in Sheffield - if the weather isn't great for walking - Magna, Sheffield Millenium Galleries, the Peace Gardens to name but a few.
Chatsworth Estate hold many events during the summer - it is worth looking at their website. Longshaw Estate is part of the National Trust and is a nice walk from the house, Padley Gorge is a nice 8 mile walk across the moors and down along the river.
The Peak District National park has plenty for everyone. You can even do unusual sports such as paragliding in Castleton
Holmesfield: Holmesfield Holmesfield is a Parish based around two centres of population; the village of Holmesfield itself, and the hamlet of Millthorpe. It is made up of a number of farming hamlets situated above the Cordwell Valley.
The village is very pleasantly situated in a highly respectable neighbourhood and contains several very genteel habitations. The Parish extends beyond Owler Bar to the West and towards Dronfield to the East.
The centre of the parish is marked by St Swithins parish church, which was built in 1826, which can be seen from almost all of the surrounding areas. Amongst the local amenities are eight pubs, (including The Angel Inn, Horns Inn, Travellers Rest Inn and the George & Dragon) and a number of restaurants; both a football and cricket pitch, a village hall (that can be booked by members of the public) and a host of groups and societies to accommodate many an interest, and the parish’s most recent addition, the Vicarage was added in 1999.
Areas of Interest within walking distance: Fanshawe Gate Hall in Holmesfield is one of the most popular private gardens in north Derbyshire. It combines traditional cottage garden planting with magnificent topiary and water features. Holmesfield’s important buildings are Holmesfield Hall, dated 1613, with additions built in the 18th century, and Woodthorpe Hall, a large 17th century, gabled manor house, dated 1636.
Peak District: The property overlooks the Peak National Park - where there is an abundance of things to do. Every activity you can imagine is available in some shape or form. Over 22 million people visit the Peak District every year and when you get here ..you'll know why. If you are a keen walker - a guide can be arranged a very reasonable fee to arrange day walks taking in some of the finest views in Europe! Just let the owners know in advance.
If you are interested in off road mountain biking then there are plenty of tracks. Hathersage village (7 miles away) has a great heated outdoor pool that is open from April - end September and is definitely worth a visit. Chatsworth House is 6 miles away and is a must visit!
Other Activities: Close to Chatsworth House, Hathersage, Bakewell, Haddon Hall and many other historical points of interest
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22 Feb 2014
"Great family holiday"
Our family party of 8 adults and 6 children with 2 dogs enjoyed a half term holiday in this lovely house. There is lots of room for everyone and a large well equiped kitchen with good views of the cou… More
4 Feb 2014
"Hen Party....Just Perfect!"
A large group of us recently stayed here for my Hen Party.....Amazing! The house was stunning, clean and very spacious. Excellent sized living room and dining room with a beautiful log burner. Clean t… More
27 Jan 2014
"Top house for a group - lots of space and v well kept"
We recently stayed here for a friends 30th and would recommend it for families and large groups alike. Place was spotless - underfloor heating kept us nice and warm. Huge lounge with great views and… More
16 Jan 2014
"Great location for a large celibration"
We stayed at the old Robin Hood over the weekend of Jan 10th for a 70th birthday there were a large number of guests, there was plenty to keep us all occupied, with games for the younger children supp… More
16 Dec 2013
"Fantastic group house"
Absolutely loved our weekend at this brilliant home. There was 15 of us in a mixed group and there was plenty of room for u all, huge living and dining area with big log burner, fantastically equipped… More
Thank you so much, we love to read when people have enjoyed the house. Best wishes to all your group and hope to see you again soon.
21 Oct 2013
"Great family gathering house"
Stayed here for a family birthday, chose this because it has 5 double bedrooms with one of these and a bathroom on the ground floor for an older relative. Location is great, with lovely views, walking distance to several pubs and restaurants, really close to gorgeous countryside, or rugged moors for walking, pretty market towns to explore like Bakewell, Buxton and Matlock. House is about right for 10 people and a few kids - good sized lounge with log burner and high beamed ceiling, large dining area with views over the valley, attractive and well equipped kitchen, 5 good sized bedrooms with comfy beds and 3 bathrooms. The pool table and table football were great, as would have been the hot tub in the courtyard, but it was unseasonably cold so we weren't able to use it. Nice extras like two fridges, lots of family games, a supply of logs and kindling, plastic cups and plates for outdoor eating etc. The temperature dropped suddenly when we arrived so we weren't warm enough in the lounge (as its such a big room) on the first day or two but the owner was fantastic about sorting this out and giving us some fab electric heaters until the central heating had caught up, it was really cosy after that. The house was really clean and tidy but there were some maintenance issues with things that needed painting, fixing or replacing but they weren't major and perhaps it was a sign of it being the end of the summer season. Would be great to stay here in the depths of winter providing you had plenty of supplies in, as well as in summer when the outdoor spaces and hot tub would be fantastic fun.
Just a quick update on this review; The house has been completely re painted since this review, a job that we do annually as well as constantly touching up during the year.
18 Oct 2013
"Hen do - Amazing"
The house is amazing!
We went there on a hen do and the house was great.
Large kitchen with everyhing you need.
Hot tub = perfect!
Could not want for anything else!!!!
2 Oct 2013
"Enjoyed by all"
We spent a lovely weekend in this beautiful property. There was plenty of space for the 11 people in our party and the hot tub and games tables were put to good use. I would recommend Old Robin Hood a… More
10 Sep 2013
"spacious and well equipt."
A awsome time from start to finish, thirteen members of our family and two dogs, shared a lovely break in the old robin hood. With plenty of room to sit and relax, comfortable beds and three bathrooms no one felt on top of each other, the children especially enjoyed the table football and space in the garden, we all enjoyed the hot tub and lovely view. The kitchen provided all the equipment we could possibly need on our stay, and everyone could fit around the large dining table easily. With lots of interesting places to visit within a short car journey and some lovely long or short walks nearby we never had a dull moment, we can't wait to visit again!
3 Jul 2013
"Perfect property for a relaxing, fun hen do with my friends and family"
I booked the Old Robin Hood after looking around the internet for quite a long time in search of the perfect venue for my hen weekend. I wanted a nice relaxing weekend where I could spend time with my friends and family in great surroundings. The Old Robin Hood was everything I had hoped for. The building is gorgeous and very well equipped. We catered for ourselves the whole weekend and there was everything w could need. Aoife the owner left us loads of towels to use and all the beds were lovely and comfy with nice fresh white bed linen. The hot tub at the back of the house was great and really nice and warm despite the amazingly strong winds! The house is at the top of a hill and I think it must get the wind a lot of the time, this didn't spoil our enjoyment of the garden or the hot tub and BBQ. There is a table large enough for 16 people which was great for us to have our murder mystery party around and a TV and DVD player for when we were chilling out on the last night. I would really recommend this as a venue for a celebration or a large group or family holiday. The surrounding area is gorgeous and has so many things to do. Aoife and her family were lovely and friendly and ensured we had everything we needed.
Thank you so much for your lovely review. Hope to see you all again.
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