Ford Old Hall Barn (Hot Tub)
About the home
Hot tub, log burner, luxurious getaway! Hot meal with wine on arrival too. You won't need to bring anything with you apart from your luggage! The barn is fully equipped including towels, duvets, bedding & additional towels & robes for use with the hot tub. We provide coffee, tea, sugar, milk, home baked bread, butter, eggs (freshly laid by the hens next door), wine & all detergents for dishwasher & washer, plus other kitchen basics.
Leave the car parked for the holiday if you want to experience the beautiful Peak National Park on foot, there are walks right from the door, you can do a different walk each day. If you see 10 cars a day in Ford it will be considered 'busy'! You are more likely to encounter the odd tractor or two.
At Ford Old Hall we strive to exceed your expectations & will try to accommodate any special requests you may have, for example, we can offer guided tours of the National Park as it is the area we have both lived all our lives & we really enjoy showing guests the parts that don't normally get discovered & are off the 'honeypot' trails. For keen cyclists the terrain is very diverse, from converted railway tracks to very challenging routes, the choice is yours. There are 3 very good golf courses within an easy drive & for the kids (or grown up kids!) Alton Towers is only 8 miles away & water sports at Carsington Water, 30 mins by car.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
Nearest amenities: 4.5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Jacuzzi / Hot tub, Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
The barn is newly converted with an 'upside down' living arrangement, with stone floors downstairs & solid oak floors upstairs, both with underfloor heating provided by our eco friendly heat pump which provides constant hot water too. A very sociable open plan living/dining/kitchen space upstairs which has a high ceiling & beams. The Kitchen is fully fitted in Oak with granite worktops, there is a breakfast bar area for 4 or a more formal dining table for 4. A Britannia oven with 6 ring gas hob & double multi function electric oven/2 fridges (for those Christmas & New Year groceries - 1 is never enough!)
A Bosch dishwasher, microwave & kitchen gadgets to make life easier. If you don't want to bother with breakfast, we can offer you a continental basket for an additional charge. 2 very large Alston sofas provide for a relaxing lounge whilst watching the freeview TV or listening to music. The Scandinavian log burner for those cosy winter evenings. Downstairs a utility/boot room on entering with oak units & granite worktops, washer/dryer/freezer/heated towel rail & clothes rack. 2 bedrooms: a super king double which we can convert to a twin with a fully tiled en suite wet room & a twin with a fully tiled en suite bathroom with shower over, both have underfloor heating.
Plenty of wardrobe & drawer space in both rooms. Under stairs storage for luggage. Hall wardrobe for robes for use with hot tub, 'hotel style' slippers also provided. Access from double room onto covered porch which houses hot tub & seating area, no need to venture outside in inclement weather, this leads onto a wrap around patio area which faces west, getting fabulous night skies as no light pollution. Bar b q/table & chairs/shed for bicycles/we provide 2 if you don't want to bring your own.
Further details outdoors:
Parking for up to 4 cars. Secure alarmed parking for motorcycles. Lockable storage for bicycles.
The west facing patio & totally private covered porch area with hot tub look out over a meadow.
Parking is off the road, although if we get 10 cars a day it's considered busy! We are located in a farming hamlet so if the kids love animals they will be in their element, visiting ducks & chickens from the farm next door will entertain.
There are great walks across the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands part of the Peak District, some straight from the door, the Manifold Valley is right on our doorstep, so too the Hamps way. Dovedale & historical Ilam are 10 mins by car. It is safe to walk the circular 5 mile route on our single track lanes without worrying about too much traffic, perhaps the odd tractor or two!
Welcome pack on arrival including a home baked loaf, butter, eggs, breakfast oatcakes, coffee, tea, sugar etc. A hot home made supper with wine will be ready for your arrival. Tesco, Sainsburys & Asda deliver so why not place your order, we are happy to put it away so everything is ready & waiting for you, hassle free.
We can bespoke tours of the local area for you at an extra charge, a great way to see a vast National park & make sure you don't miss the key highlights or the places most people miss when visiting the area.
We have 'heavenly' mattress toppers on all beds & offer you a choice of pillow type, please ask. All our bedding is hypo allergenic & for your comfort our property is strictly for non-smokers & is pet free.
We can offer a mid week housekeeping service on request.
We also offer continental breakfasts for an additional charge should you wish to indulge yourselves.
The initial supply of logs for the log burner is included, more are available locally.
Friday to Friday weekly bookings.
Minimum nights stay is 3.
Week end short breaks are Friday to Sunday inclusive.
We will take mid week short breaks too unless specified otherwise on the calendar.
Open all year round
A deposit of 50% of total booking price will confirm & secure your booking, the balance becomes payable 8 weeks before the holiday start date.
If the booking is made at 8 weeks or less to the holiday start date, then the full amount is payable upon booking.
All prices include electricity, heating, initial wood supply for log burner, bed linen, towels, robes & additional towels for use with hot tub, hot tub, hotel style slippers.
On arrival there will be a hot supper provided for you & a basket of local goodies including home made bread.
We can act as a local tour guide for the peak district for an extra charge, the tours can be bespoke to you, just let us know what you want to see.
Arrival time is 5pm & departure is 10am, if you want to arrive later let us know & we will make sure arrangements are made to ensure you are welcomed to your holiday cottage & know where to find everything!
The Heart of England / Peak District / Peak District/Derbyshire region
The Staffordshire Moorlands are the real 'hidden gem' of the Peak District, very unspoilt & less busy than other areas. We are in the white peak area which includes the fabulous Manifold Valley.
The National park covers an area of 555 square miles & a population of 38,000, most of it's area is pastureland & includes 80 square miles of open country or access land.
The white peak , an undulating limestone plateau of high pastureland, scattered villages, hamlets & beautiful river valleys, is girdled in a horseshoe shape by the far larger dark peak.
We are surrounded by fabulous moors & valleys, with views on the top of the moor across in the distance to the mountains of Wales.
The Churnet Valley Steam railway has been lovingly restored for the visitor to enjoy as in days gone by.
The grandeur of Chatsworth House, the simplicity of Haddon hall & the uniqueness of Sudbury hall are just some of the stately homes dotted across this very diverse landscape.
Ford itself was originally a Quaker village when the Quakers were persecuted, it was the ideal place to retreat from society & live their simple lifestyle in an uninterrupted way. The old ford has been replaced with a stone hump backed bridge, so no need to attempt the water in the car any more, although there are many fords across the area should you wish to try!
There are 12 properties dotted across this secluded hamlet, with dairy & sheep farming being the main employment in the area, with many families passing down the farm through the generations. The rest of the properties are lived in by people who enjoy the quieter lifestyle, off the beaten track, but still very close to local amenities & travel infrastructure, we have the best of both worlds here.
The Ford area
ALTON TOWERS is only 8 miles away, approximately 10 minutes by car, if you are not one for the thrills of the rides, don't worry, it's hidden away.
Both LEEK (also known as The Queen of the Moorlands town) & ASHBOURNE are traditional market towns with full amenities. Ashbourne is famous for it's antique shops, gingerbread & the 'infamous' shrovetide football.
Leek still has a traditional cattle market & street market, If you are looking for individualism & less 'high street branding' then both Ashbourne & Leek are the towns to visit.
A walk through both towns will allow you to step back in time as they are both steeped in history.
DOVEDALE & the famous stepping stones is approx 10 minutes by car with historic ILAM on the way, why not stop off at Ilam Hall & enjoy this National Trust property with it's excellent Cafe serving home made meals & delicious cakes & pastries.
There are 3 very good golf courses: Leek welcomes visitors, summer fees £30 day & £35 at week ends.
Ashbourne is Derbyshire's friendliest & oldest golf club, 18 hole, £70 for 2 weeks for visitors.
Bakewell, 25 minutes away, green fees £15 per round week days & £20 week ends.
LITTLE MORETON HALL, near Congleton is perhaps the best known example of timber framed architecture in England. The Moretons had been powerful, local landlords since the 13th century. Only 30 minutes away with fabulous tea room & restaurant
HARDWICK HALL, it was the formidable 'Bess of Hardwick' who first created Hardwick in the late 1500's, visit both the ruins of the original Hardwick Old Hall & let your imagination take you through the life she led, or the 'newer' Hardwick Hall, built only 30 years later, to impress the nation with her power, influence & standing, considered to be 'second' only in terms of power of position, to Queen Elizabeth 1st. Bess had close links with Chatsworth House too.
HADDON HALL & CHATSWORTH estates are both within 30 minutes drive & provide contrasting buildings which will take your breath away, one 'olde world' charm whilst the other, Chatsworth, offers opulent splendour.
SUDBURY HALL & Museum of Childhood, Tissington Hall, Ilam Country Park, Biddulph Gardens & Calke Abbey are within 30 minutes drive, most are National Trust properties & have fabulous tea rooms with home made cakes & pastries to enjoy.
The CHURNET VALLEY steam railway lies 10 minutes away & provides a step back in time & a nostalgic look at the ways of the railways, again, tea rooms along the route, run by volunteers, it is a real testament to the rail enthusiasts in the area who have provided something a little bit special for the rest of us to enjoy too. A great day out is to take the train to Cheddleton from Froghall, take lunch at the Black Lion Pub where you can sit outside, enjoy a hog roast sandwich whilst watching the steam trains cross over the canal where boast meander along, a real 'step back in time' view. It is an easy 2 mile walk back along the canal, or catch the last train! (It's around 4pm!)
How to get there
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Nearest airports: East Midlands (served by easy jet) & Manchester at 35 miles. Birmingham served by easyjet is an easy 1hr 10 min drive - all 3 airports have multiple car hire companies
Nearest ferry port: Liverpool at 65 miles
Nearest train stations: Macclesfield at 14 miles/30 min drive & Stoke On Trent at 16 miles/40 min drive - taxis available at the station taxi ranks
Nearest motorway junction: M6 junction 15 or M1 junction 24 at 30 miles
Activities near Ford
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
14 Mar 2013
This really is the most amazing place to re-charge your batteries and in such luxury and style. I truly could of stayed longer. Even my 13 year old son was impressed and enjoyed the relaxtion of it all.
From the large fluffy towels to the slippers and hot tub, there was really nothing more that you could ask for.
The meal and wine on arrival was just great along with the homemade ginger cake, a real special touch.
Nothing was too much trouble for Nigel and Lynn, they were always at hand if you needed anything.
Before we even left we booked in again for 2013. All three of us cannot wait.
30 Dec 2012
Theres not alot to say other than "out of this world" Lynn and Nigels attention to detail shows from the minute you arrive, from the lovely meal on arrival to the luxury towels, the great bedding....and wait im forgetting something, oh thats right the HOT TUB! even down to the little things like dishwasher tablets, coffee, tea, milk, red sauce, its all provided at no extra cost. these little touches really make the barn a home from home (or better as our 2 kids keep telling us) We arrived for our christmas in the barn, to a home cooked meal (chilli) which was stunning! presents for us and the kids, a lovely christmas tree, fresh cooked loaf, theres just to much to list about this place, the best thing to do is just book to experience it for yourselfs. If you want to be in a pure peace and quiet, not to far from lovely towns and attractions and enjoy walking, then book the barn! I really havent a bad word to say. So thank you Lynn and Nigel for making my 30th and Christmas 2012 so special. see you soon. Craig Debbie Oliver and Ellie x
13 Sep 2012
We used the Barn as a base to attend a Family Wedding, only wished we could have stayed longer.
Arriving on the Friday to a fully laid table and prepared eveing meal complete wtih a bottle of wine was much appreciated.
The accommodation was just perfect, spotless with everything you could want for a relaxed holiday.
Lynn & Nigel were so welcoming and friendly and explained everything to us, even advising which route to take to avoid the roadworks.
Relaxing in the hot tub with a glass of wine was the 'icing on the cake'.
Sincerely hope to return and explore the area soon.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Feb Half term||8 Feb 13||22 Feb 13||£ 730||£ 150||£ 160||3 Nights|
|Early Spring||22 Feb 13||22 Mar 13||£ 490||£ 130||£ 160||3 Nights|
|Easter||22 Mar 13||12 Apr 13||£ 750||£ 150||£ 160||3 Nights|
|Early Spring||12 Apr 13||24 May 13||£ 590||£ 150||£ 160||3 Nights|
|Early summer||24 May 13||5 Jul 13||£ 750||£ 150||£ 160||3 Nights|
|Summer||5 Jul 13||30 Aug 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|Late summer||30 Aug 13||11 Oct 13||£ 650||£ 150||£ 160||3 Nights|
|Half Term||18 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||2 Nov 13||8 Nov 13||£ 490||£ 150||£ 160||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Payment to owners by bank transfer: 50% payable to confirm & secure booking, 50% balance payable 8 weeks prior to holiday start date.
No 'hidden extra' costs, our price includes a home cooked hot meal with wine on arrival, plus:
All white cotton towels, white cotton linen, duvets, unlimited hot tub use (under cover on a private porch), additional towels, robes & 'hotel style' slippers for use with hot tub, all heating & electricity, welcome basket of goodies (coffee, tea, sugar, milk, eggs, oatcakes,freshly baked loaf), products for use with washing machine, dishwasher etc
Additional services we can provide an an additional cost are:
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