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Study Farm Barn

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 20 reviews

Study Farm Barn

Barn | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This converted barn is set in the courtyard adjacent to the owners farmhouse in the village of Bonsall. It is high above the wooded 'Via Gellia' gorge. With the lively town of Matlock Bath, 2 miles by car or a scenic walk through woodland. Superb walks from the door to the limestone moors above.

It is a quiet spot ideally located for walkers but within easy driving distance of many visitor attractions. Chatsworth House, park, garden, farm and childrens play area has something for everyone. Haddon Hall and Arkwright's Mills for the historians and Crich Tramway Museum, Gullivers Kingdom, Carsington Water and Alton Towers theme and water parks for family groups. The Play Mill is an indoor play area for under 9's which is a 5 minute drive away.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 50 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: East Midlands 54 km, Nearest railway: Cromford 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

Private car park for 4 - 6 vehicles. Private outdoor area with garden furniture and BBQ. Utility room with washer, dryer and space for cycle storage.

Childrens park with swings, slides, climbing frame, football pitch and woodland walks a short walk away at the bottom of our drive.

Milk, eggs, juice, yoghurts etc can be ordered in advance or on arrival and delivered to your door on a daily basis.

The Fountain Tea Rooms, at the bottom of the drive, is open daily for breakfast, lunch and tea and cakes.

The Fountain Store and Deli is situated next to the tea rooms and sells everything from essentials to luxury items.

There are two pubs in the village which serve meals daily, except Mondays, and have weekend entertainment.

Cycle hire is available in the village.

If you would like further details or bookings making for any of the above please don't hesitate to ask at time of booking.

The pubs do get busy on Saturday nights so booking is advisable.

WiFi is available at the Fountain Tea Rooms, the Barley Mow and the Kings Head.

Further details

No hen or stag parties. No pets

The barn is available from 3pm on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 10am on the day of departure.

Full address to send payment and for Sat Nav. - Study Farm, Study Drive, Bonsall, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2AD

The layout of the barn makes it ideal for families and friends to share but also have some privacy. There is a double, with vanity basin, and bunk bed room on entrance which share a bathroom. Upstairs next to the lounge is the double ensuite and next door a twin room (these beds can be put together to act as a double if required). The lounge leads through into the dining room, kitchen and outside seating area. Downstairs from the dining room is a double and a twin room, with vanity basin, which share a bathroom.

Please note - of the six single beds two are bunk beds. Two cots and high chairs are available on request.

Both sets of stairs have stair gates fitted. There are TV's in both the lounge and the dining room.

About this location

The Derbyshire region

The lively towns of Matlock and Matlock Bath are only two miles away by car or scenic walk through woodland.

Attractions locally include :

Chatsworth House, gardens, park, farm and childrens play area

The Play Mill, Via Gellia - indoor play area for under 9's

Gulliver's Kingdom, Matlock Bath

Crich Tramway Museum, Crich

Alton Towers, Theme and Water Parks

Carsington Water, Carsington

These all provide great family days out within easy driving distance.

We are situated just on the edge of the Peak Park and Dovedale is just a 20 minute drive away. If you enjoy walking there are some fantastic walks for the accomplished walker and we have also produced a booklet containing a variety of walks right from your cottage door, in and around the village. These range from 1 – 10 miles and are suitable for the whole family.

The closest swimming pools are at Matlock and Bakewell. There is also a swimming pool at Chesterfield which has a slide, toddler pool and three diving boards.

There are three cinemas in the area:



Derby (Derby cinema is situated in the new Westfield shopping centre.)

Factory outlet shopping is also easily accessible at:

Arkwright Mills shopping centre, Cromford

Peak Village, Rowsley.

There is a folder in each cottage containing leaflets for all of these and so much more, to keep you entertained during your stay. There is also a folder containing local restaurants and take away menus.


Bonsall is a lovely and very active village. As well as a farm shop we have two pubs serving fine ales and food.

The Barley Mow is renowned for its Landlords guided walks, sighting of UFO's! and annual hen racing on the first Saturday in August. Most Saturdays they have live music. If you're here on a bank holiday look out for their mini beer and music festivals.

The Kings Head has Saturday night entertainment and Sunday night quiz's.

We also have a monthly village publications called The Mutterings with what's on and all the latest village gossip!!

The last Saturday in July is our annual well dressing and carnival. There are events every evening of the following week culminating in a fantastic firework display on the Friday evening. A week not to be missed!

At the bottom of the driveway is a park with football pitch and a childrens play area with climbing frames, swings and a slide and is suitable for all ages!

The Fountain Tea Room, at the bottom of our drive, is open for breakfast from 8.30 and serves food and drinks until 5.30pm.

The Fountain Store and Deli is a 2 minute walk away (adjacent to the Tea Rooms) for all your essentials and luxury items.

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27 Jan 2015


"Ticked every box"

Our third trip to Study Farm Barns and it certainly wont be our last! We have been meeting up as a group for 15 years or so and had a rule of never going to the same place twice. We broke that rule fo… More

13 Jan 2015


"Perfect holiday Rental!"

My husband & I rented the property with my Parents and brother, and our three little Girls, aged 2, 6 & 7. We rented the 3 bedroom barn conversion before it was converted into one big property. As we … More

5 Jan 2015


"Welcome and well catered for in a great location"

Eight of us (55 to 57) spent 4 nights at Study Farm Barn from 28 December and we would thoroughly recommend the place to others. Jane was very welcoming and happy to address any questions put her way… More

28 Dec 2014


"White Christmas"

We all had a great time and the snow on Boxing Day was a perfect end to our Christmas break Jayne was very accommodating and flexible and we felt very relaxed here We would definitely like to return i… More

30 Nov 2014


"Absolutely Fabulous"

We stayed as a group of nine adults and had a fabulous time.The owner Jayne was there to welcome us and was very friendly and helpful in showing us around our accommodation and settling us in .The bar… More

8 Oct 2014


"Excellent house for a group to stay in. Lovely beds, kitchen and surroundings""

A group of 7 stayed at the house for a weekend of mountain biking and a social get together. It was easy from the beginning, great communication with the owners and easy to make payment.The house gave… More

10 May 2014


"What a find!"

What an excellent place to spend my 50th birthday celebrations with 10 friends. Everything was there to make For a fantastic weekend including a brand new BBQ. Very clean, great setting and a courtyar… More

3 Apr 2014


"Great accommodation in a fabulous location"

We wanted a central location in the country in order to get the family together for my 60th birthday weekend. Study Farm Barns was a great choice and gave us flexibility on accommodation in a wonderf… More

23 Feb 2014


"Warm, clean and comfotable stay. Ideal location for visiting the peak district."

We travelled as a group of 3 families with children, 12 in total. Jayne the owner was fantastic with communication from the start of booking our stay. She made sure our time there was as comfortable … More

9 Jan 2014


"Great times with great friends"

We stayed for the New Year week Dec 2013 & enjoyed really enjoyed our stay. We were a group of 10 friends & rented both cottages for a period of 4 days. The cottages provide a warm & cosy setting & … More

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Calendar last updated:01 Mar 2015

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