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Old Robin Hood

Barn | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 15

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

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 32

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

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.
Perfect location.
Large kitchen with everyhing you need.
Cosy bedrooms.
Large bathrooms.
Hot tub = perfect!

Could not want for anything else!!!!

Review 1-10 of 32

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