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APPLEseed Brailsford Barns Ashbourne

from £108 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5

18 reviews

from £108 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Brailsford Barns

Barn / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

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Barn / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Fabulous converted barn with smart country character and contemporary comfort, ideally located on the edge of the Peak District. Approached by a long private drive, Appleseed is set overlooking the tennis court and orchard, in beautiful landscaped grounds of a traditional unspoilt Grade II Listed Derbyshire farmhouse dating from 1858.

The Snug features reclaimed wood floors, Clearview log burner, Samsung 37 inch tv, DVD. The sunny south facing kitchen is well equipped with Neff appliances, John Lewis Cookware, Nespresso coffee machine and opens on to a stone flagged terrace. The bedroom has kingsize bed with 400 thread count linen and has with far reaching views to the Peaks.

The bathroom has bath with shower over complemented by Fired Earth clay tiles and exposed oak beams.

Ideally suited for singles and couples wishing to relax in peace and comfort in an idyllic rural setting. Added bonus of an all weather tennis court and excellent walking and cycling from the door.

Welcome drinks, kitchen essentials and fresh country flowers/herbs in season included.

Lots to do in the immediate area ranging from walking, cycling, golf and quad biking in Brailsford to spending an afternoon in the picturesque market town of Ashbourne with its independent boutiques, antique shops, delicatessen and cafes. Carsington Water with sailing, mountain biking and nature reserve and Kedleston Hall are just 5 minutes away. Chatsworth House, Tissington, Dovedale, all easy to get to. Shooting and fishing at Yeaveley Estate. Suitable for romantic breaks, peace and quiet. For bridal families/honeymoons, we are close to Osmaston Park, Meynell Langley and All Saints Church Brailsford.

Whether for an active holiday or for rest and recuperation, Brailsford Barns offers unique accommodation for special breaks in Derbyshire and the Peak District.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: East Midlands Airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Derby or East Midlands Parkway 20 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture King Beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

- Spacious one bedroom, dressing room converted barn, fabulous all year

- Suit couples, friends, romantic getaway, special occasions, relaxation from City life

- Samsung TV & dvd/blu ray player. Wifi.

- Ground and first floor provide spacious, warm, comfortable accommodation.

- Unfitted French style kitchen with Neff appliances, Dualit and 18/10 stainless steel cookware, Nespresso machine

- Hall. Snug with Clearview Logburner

- Master bedroom has kingsize bed and panoramic views towards the Peak District

- Terrace with garden furniture.

- Peaceful,

- Eco friendly.

Further details outdoors

- All weather tennis court

- Abundance of wildlife; pheasant, owls, dragonflies, rare butterfly, March hares, duckpond

- French doors leading to south facing terrace with Fermob garden furniture.

- Lawn with gazebo for lazy picnics and photographs.

- Established footpaths, excellent cycle routes and good running from your door

- Circular walk via golf (driving range, putting green, etc), village cricket, Saxon Church, Delicatessen, Rose & Crown Pub, village stores and cafe.

Further details

- Welcome Drinks, fresh garden flowers and herbs in season

- Kitchen essentials provided

- All breakages and damage must be paid for

- Electricity included

The Derbyshire region

Brailsford Barns is located on the edge of the Peak District National Park, half a mile from Brailsford on the A52 between Derby and Ashbourne providing easy access to A38/M1/A50. Set in the grounds of a Grade 2 Listed Georgian Farmhouse dating from 1868 and once forming part of the extensive Ferrers Estate.

Derby station is just 20 minutes drive with half hourly high speed trains to London St Pancras & Eurostar taking 1 hour 33 minutes so a quick escape to the country from London is very realistic.

Fabulous walking, cycling and of course tennis on site. Golf, shooting, fishing and riding all very closeby


BRAILSFORD village has much to offer with an 18 hole Golf Course with Golf Pro tuition and Driving Range & Club House, Wild Park Leisure (paintballing, laser quest and quad biking), General store and Post Office, Pub, Blacksmith, Gallery, Meynell Saddlery, Cricket Club and Saxon Church

THE PEAK DISTRICT is on your doorstep. Hire an ELECTRIC BIKE and explore the Electric Bike Network. Check out Sally Moseley's walks or Will4adventure as well as abseiling, microlighting, caving, cycling.

ALTON TOWERS & SPLASH LANDINGS just 20 minutes away, UK's greatest theme park.

SHIRLEY not only a great pub but also Rudd Moncrieff offering fantastic workshops on cooking, flower arranging, food and wine pairing, children's Easter Egg Hunts, Festive food and decoration in the glorious surroundings of the Old Vicarage.

CARSINGTON WATER, with an impressive lake and nature reserve, is 10 minutes away, with the Visitor Centre offering a full annual program of mountain biking, sailing and walking.

OSMASTON PARK - Offers a wedding venue in unsurpassed private parkland and hosts an annual wedding fayre

YEAVELEY ESTATE - A full program of shooting and fishing courses.

ASHBOURNE is a thriving Georgian market town with an annual arts and music festival, home to Shrovetide Football and Antiques in the Street. A great place to spend a Saturday afternoon, having many interesting independent boutiques, Aveda day spa, antique shops, specialist food shops, cafes and restaurants as well as Waitrose, M& S not to mention excellent Thai, Chinese, Italian and excellent fish and chips. Ashbourne hosts the infamous Shrovetide Football in February, The Highland Games and a popular Arts & Music Festival.

The BIG FOUR STATELY HOMES are in close proximity: Kedleston Hall (3 miles), Chatsworth House (14 miles), Haddon Hall (12 miles) and Hardwick Hall.

Sudbury Hall & Museum of Childhood, Tissington Hall, Ilam Country Park and Calke Abbey are within easy reach for a day out.

DERBY should not be overlooked and has much to offer for the Museum containing the Joseph Wright collection, the new Westfield Centre for High Street shopping & Showcase de Luxe cinema experience as well as the Cathedral Quarter District with its many specialist shops and restaurants.

FACTORY SHOPPING at John Smedley, Denby Pottery, Royal Crown Derby, Emma Bridgewater and David Mellor.

WIRKSWORTH ARTS FESTIVAL is increasingly popular, and is a lovely small market town to discover. Peak Practice filmed here and is home to the newly restored ECCLESBOURNE VALLEY RAILWAY, a super day out here off the trodden tourist route.

KEDLESTON HALL (National Trust) is just 10 minutes away has a full annual programme of events

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30 Dec 2013


"A most welcoming and cosy retreat"

I stayed for Xmas week with my daughter and her husband to escape our saddest Xmas ever. It was perfect in every way with Emma's attention to detail evident throughout. Her information on the area before we arrived proved so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was extremely well equipped, clean and cosy with staples in the fridge to help get us started. There was even a decanter of port which my son in law enjoyed in front if the wood burner. Hot water constantly and although there was no shower the bath proved an excellent alternative with shower attachment to use. I'll be back.

9 Aug 2013


"Very comfortable stay, in a beautiful location with a wonderful host!"

My husband, son and I stayed for three nights earlier this week ostensibly to take our son to Alton Towers for his 7th birthday. With three days in the area we were able to dilute the pretty full-on, and long day at Alton Towers (!) with visits to some of the area's wonderful attractions. We really enjoyed Derbyshire, an area we have never visited and are already planning to go back later in the year, but probably to another venue where we can bring our dog who I know would love the gorgeous countryside right on the doorstep. The cottage itself was lovely. It was comfortable, very well equipped with soft bedding, lots of towels, good quality fixtures and fittings and a fantastic kitchen. My son and husband enjoyed the tennis court immensely and spent hours playing tennis, practicing rugby and also using the new remote controlled car Teddy had for his birthday! Emma was a very good host. She was warm, open, friendly and low-key. Knowing it was Ted's 7th birthday she had placed a really very delicious chocolate cake with candles and plates all ready for our arrival. She had even put a Happy Birthday bunting in his bedroom - such kind and thoughtful touches. It's these things that set the property apart. Any feedback I may have are teeny things, but it would have been great to have had some milk when we arrived. The cake was delicious but I didn't have any milk so we couldn't enjoy a nice cuppa with it! For me as well, I mentioned that a radio downstairs would be wonderful and Emma gave me the impression she agreed, so that would be a great addition. Apart from that, I loved the low key approach and if dogs were welcome we would 100% be back. But, it we're ever without the dog we'll be back in a heartbeat! Thanks Emma - we had a fabulous stay.

22 May 2012


"Beautiful barn conversion - a peaceful and luxurious break"

Appleseed barn has been converted to a really high standard with luxurious fitting and finish and really nice touches throughout. With hotel standard towels and linens and fabulous Emma Bridewater and White Company items, this really is a home from home. The owners live on site, but let you keep to yourselves and enjoy their little in peaceful contrysie oasis in Derbyshire. They spoilt us with welcome supplies, a homemade cake and the Sunday Times! There is a shared tennis court, wonderful walks and plenty to explore. Simply put, lovely - we would definitley receommend it and hope to return soon.

6 Mar 2012


"perfect gate away, beautiful barn and surroundings..."

We have just returned from a long weekend at Brailsford Barns. We booked very last minute and Emma (the delightful owner) could not have been more helpful. Detailed directions and info on the local area were provided beforehand which was great. The barns are beautifully kitted out and the furnishings and kitchen equipment are all of the highest quality. There has clearly been a lot of love put in to their making which we greatly appreciated. It's peaceful and your privacy is completely respected. The fire is super efficient and the lounge area is very difficult to tear yourself away from!! There is lots to see/do in the local area and more than enough to keep everyone happy. Quad biking for us was a great hit..We didn't try the local pub in Brailsford though had a lovely meal in The Saracens Head, Shirley, reasonably priced gastropub type food. We have stayed in several self catering places in the Peaks and this has certainly been the most luxurious and we are looking forward to returning already..hopefully when the weather is slightly brighter and we can have a game of tennis!! Thanks again.

28 Aug 2011


"Very nicely finished property with plenty to do nearby"

We stayed for a whole week and spent a lot of time in the barns and enjoyed it greatly - especially the tennis court right outside the front door, which we could use in the evenings knowing our toddler was in bed within earshot! We were made very welcome and would definitely recommend to others. We are National Trust members and there were plenty of places nearby to make use of this - including Keddleston Hall which is only a few miles way. Chatsworth House is also fairly close and easily takes a whole day to go around, including a great farm for kids. If you have not been to this area before then this is a fine base for exploring the area and a pretty short drive from the main routes to the Derby area.

25 Aug 2011


"most lovely place, so happy to have found it!"

we had a magical stay for a week, the owner so welcoming and full of good ideas of places to visit and on hand if anything is needed, the appleseed is so peaceful and has everything you need! more than what we expected, and traveling with two young children aged 2 and 5 years, they absolutly loved it! would deffintly come again.

21 Jul 2011


"It was perfect in every way"

Right from the start I knew that I was dealing with an organisation that knew their onions where looking after people was concerned. Booking was simple, a quick phonecall and all was sorted and the owner was more than willing to accommodate a mid week request at short notice. Communication was excellent and questions were answered by return of email or on the phone. Directions were precise and easy to follow. Upon arrival at the property the owner was there to meet and greet as promised. The property was superb and as described with luxury fixtures and fittings, we felt totally at home. The location is great for walking with Carsington and Ashbourne nearby there is plenty of walking to be had. Reluctant to leave the property as it was so lovely. Plus points: Owner friendly, communication and website excellent, propery itself lovely, cleanlienss, local area, privacy. Minus points: None!

21 Jun 2011


"Highly recommended property."

Every attention to detail has been lavished on this property. The furnishings and fittings are of the highest quality and there's enough kitchen equipment to actually cook a meal with - a rarity with funished lets in our experience. The tennis court was a great bonus to our holiday. Just step out of the door, and you're on the court. Such a peaceful location, but a car is essential. The owner of the property is on hand to answer any questions, and couldn't be more helpful. The wood burning stove in the lounge is perfect for the cooler evenings with everything you need supplied. A lovely, restful stay is guaranteed.

20 Jun 2011


"Lovely accommodation, lovely host full of great tips"

We experienced a warm and friendly welcome. The property is located down a lane and is therefore wonderfully quiet. Within a short driving distance, there are lots of things to do if you so wish - both cultural and for the wallet (!). We found the house well furnished. This is also true of the kitchen - little things like salt and pepper were there and washing up liquid so you did not have to start from scratch.

19 Jun 2011


"Staying at Appleseed was a comfortable, private and delightful experience."

Follow the owners directions to the cottage or use a good map Research both Derbyshire and Staffordshire, which is close, as there's alot to see

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