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Old Robin Hood Grade II listed

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 37 reviews

Old Robin Hood

Barn | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 15

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

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. Beautiful views over the Peak District.

There is a large wooden beamed lounge that has been host to many birthday parties over the past 7 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.

The location is perfect for walking to local pubs, walks on the moors or cycling to key locations such as Hathersage, Chatsworth, Bakewell or many other Peak District villages.

This is an old house, so has got some uneven floors which may not be suitable for those with restricted mobility.

Size Sleeps up to 15, 5 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
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
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, 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
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.

Further details

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'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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Review 1-10 of 37

4 Aug 2014


"Loved the garden"

We stayed here as a group of friends on a weekend walking trip. The house was as described, and ticked all the boxes for us. We especially enjoyed the garden and hot tub and games tables. The large lounge and kitchen was perfect for a large group, and was well equipped. We had no complaints other than slow running drains, which the owner promised to look at after our departure, as it wasn't possible in the time we were there. Other than that it was great! The owner was easily contactable and although away, checked in with us by phone shortly after our arrival to check if there was any problems that she could arrange to be sorted.

11 Jun 2014


"Loved every moment"

We just returned from a long weekend from the Old Robin Hood, and I must say that we are a fussy crowd but we all absolutely loved the place.Photos don't do this place any justice. The house is v… More

Thanks for your lovely review. It was lovely to see you and all the children trooping off for a walk. Hope you visit us again soon.
best regards

25 May 2014


"Good place to get away"

Had a large group of cousins visit and we had a great time. The house is well maintained and looked after. The hot tub outside is a great place to relax. The Games table are a great place to hang out.… More

20 May 2014


"Absolutely beautiful, breath-taking views, cant wait to return!"

11 of us stayed at the robin hood from the 16th – 18th May for my hen party and absolutely loved it. The house is beautiful and the views from the garden are incredible. I miss sitting at the dining table looking out over the countryside, really didn't want to come home. We had everything we needed for the weekend and the kitchen was more than ample to cook in.

The house is located a 10minute drive from burbage where we went walking on the Saturday and had lunch at the fox house pub which was delicious. Another 15minute down the road is castleton which is a lovely little town which we also visited. We went into Sheffield for one evening which is around a 20minute drive away, cost £16 in a taxi for 6 people. We played table football, pool, table tennis and went in the hot tub on the Friday night which was perfect for a girly night in.

Cannot think of anything to complain about at all, phone signal was pretty poor which you expect in the countryside but you could always get on the wifi in the kitchen and in some of the bedrooms. Wifi wasn't great in the lounge but this wasn't really an issue as we could just go into the kitchen if needed.

The house was perfect for my hen do as it is located in the beautiful countryside however many towns aren't too far away to drive to so we had the best of both worlds.

Please don't contemplate booking this place out for your holiday, you will not regret it. I hope to return again next year 

Thank you for this lovely review and for sharing your recommendations for walks etc with others it is great for those who follow. The 400 year old walls do make the wifi challenging in some rooms sometimes but as you say the kitchen is best locaition! We look forward to welcoming you again..perhaps next time as Mr & Mrs. Best of luck for your big day.

22 Apr 2014


"Brilliant place for large families"

The place is spacious and has everything in the Kitchen. We had a lot of young children who enjoyed themselves there and there was enough place for the adults to have room to seat and relax. We will d… More

Thanks for your feedback, the wifi is now fixed, we changed the system and unfortunately the weekend you were there we had some teething issues. We have a pool table and table football, we used to have a table tennis table but changed it about a year ago. We have updated the site, but we left a net,bats and balls, so if kids want to they can play on the lounge table when not in use. Hope to see you again.

3 Apr 2014


"Great venue for a great weekend"

15 ladies had an absolutely fantastic weekend here! Kitchen lovely and big with everything we needed. Living room extremely spacious complete with large table for which 15 of us could easily eat aroun… More

28 Mar 2014


"Mostly great, but too many minor niggles to recommend."

Mostly this was a great place to stay. Positives: The accommodation was lovely, good sized rooms, comfy beds, great cooking facilities (we catered for 14 easily) and a well furnished and spacious lou… More

Really sorry to read this review. We maintain the house constantly and actually I bought new knives yesterday before I even read this review, unfortunately not in time for these visitors. We have instructions in the kitchen for all appliances. We take the other points seriously and despite having put lamps in the house these don't seem to give enough light satisfaction - so I will buy some stronger reading lights. All other items will be sorted. As this group was here for a week, I could have fixed anything required if it had been brought to my attention, but I will immediately for our next guests.

21 Mar 2014


"A good weekend to remember!"

Myself and 9 other ladies stayed in this lovely place for my hen party. It was clean and looked better in real life. We had a lovely time and really liked the character of the place. The owner Aoife w… More

I am glad you all had a great time, I am sorry to hear about the heating upstairs. We do have heating upstairs and have the heating on all the time, even when the house is not in use so it stays warm for visitors - we have a hefty bill to prove it! It sounds like I need to get it checked which I will do today now that I know. Hope to see you all again.

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

Review 1-10 of 37

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Calendar last updated:15 Sep 2014

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