The Barn @ The Old Bakery was originally one of the oldest cottages in the pretty Derbyshire Dales village of Youlgreave, within Derbyshire's Peak District National Park. The Barn is accessed from a courtyard and has charming views of the spectacular countryside.
The comfortable spacious lounge area has two sofas, one of which can form an extra bed for two. In the newly fitted kitchen there is an induction 4 ring hob and an electric fan oven, together with a microwave, fridge and washing machine. All the utensils and crockery necessary to prepare delicious meals are provided. There is a dining table and 4 chairs. A large TV with an extensive DVD collection is available for guests use. A light and airy bedroom at the opposite end of the property boasts a king sized double bed and a Velux window through which you can fall asleep watching the starry night sky. The bedroom and lounge are joined by a hallway with plenty of storage space for your belongings. The bathroom with bath and overhead shower leads off the hallway. The Barn is centrally heated throughout, making it warm and cosy even when the weather outside is cold. It has a private balcony where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine and watch the world go by on those sunny afternoons and evenings. There is free secure parking next to the cottage.
The Barn is a fabulous place to use as your base for a walking holiday, (simple walking guides are provided), in the Peak District or for cycling or sight seeing across the whole wondrous area that makes up the unique White Peak.
There are three village pubs in Youlgrave, all serving good quality home cooked meals and a butcher who sources his meat locally.The village Post Office, also doubles as a grocery store and newsagent. The popular tourist town of Bakewell with its famous pudding and tarts is just three miles away. An hourly bus service runs from the village to Bakewell, from which there are further buses to Sheffield, Chesterfield, Buxton, Castleton and Chatsworth House.
The town of Matlock, which offers fantastic sight seeing via the Heights of Abraham's cable car, is 8 miles away.
Chatsworth House is within walking distance as is Haddon Hall. Both are well worth a visit.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: 40, Nearest railway: 10|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Barn is situated in the White Peak in The Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, with its idilic scenery for walking in quiet countryside, cycling on trails and deserted roads. Monsall Trail allows walking and cycling through the stunning scenery of Derbyshire's White and Dark Peaks.
Within Derbyshire there are some fantastic bouldering and climbing pitches.
For the Photographer, the region represents a fantastic challenge to capture the stunning scenery.
Derbyshire is a haven for Birdwatchers.
Local towns of Bakewell, Matlock, Ashbourne, Buxton are all near by. The cities of Sheffield, Chesterfield, Derby and Nottingham are all within an easy drive. There are many Antique shops and auction houses in Derbyshire.
For lovers of 'Stately Homes' There are many examples of National Trust and Privately owned properties to visit.
The Inn Way (Real Ale trail) has the largest representation in the country of pubs and hostelries many of which are independent and thriving.
The village of Youlgrave (Youlgreave) is situated above the beautiful and stunning Rivers of Bradford and Lathkill. This area offers an idillic setting for Walking, Cycling, site seeing and photography.
Youlgreave Well Dressing takes place in June. Offering 5 stunning, 'dressed wells' within the village.
The town of Bakewell offers retail therapy and the famous Bakewell Pudding, local Farmers Market,
Visitor attractions include: Chatsworth House (10 minutes drive) and its parkland: "Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The house architecture and collection have been evolving for five centuries."
Haddon Hall (5 minutes drive away) "Described by Simon Jenkins in “1000 Best Houses” as “the most romantic house to survive from the middle ages”. Set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park, parts of the house date from the 12th Century, sitting like a jewel in its Elizabethan terraced gardens, and overlooking the River Wye"
Monsall and Tissington Trails offer cycle hire and fantastic family fun.
A steam train runs from Matlock through to Darley Dale, which offers a taste of "yesteryear".
Many of our visitors arrive 'on foot' from other villages, using popular walks such as the Limestone Way.