Study Farm Barns
Barn | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12
These two converted barns are 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, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 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
|General||TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
Private car park for 2 vehicles per property.
Shared flagged courtyard with garden furniture and BBQ.
Childrens park with swings, slides, climbing frame, football pitch and woodland walks a short walk away at the bottom of our drive.
The Fountain Cafe at the bottom of the drive is open every day for breakfast, lunch and tea and cakes.
Ideal for groups of family and or friends who wish to holiday together but with the added advantage of the privacy of two seperate barns.
For further details of facilities please look at ref 201517 - Church View and 201518 - Meadow View.
No hen or stag parties.
The cottages are available from 3pm on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 10am on the day of departure.
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The Heart of England/Peak District
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 now open for breakfast from 8.30 and serves food and drinks until 5.30pm.
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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
11 Dec 2013
"Beautiful, comfortable, friendly and fun."
Booked both barns for an extended family pre-Christmas reunion and had a wonderful time on the farm in Bonsall. The barns comfortably accommodated our large group of 8 adults and 3 children and we al… More
29 Nov 2013
"FANTASTIC WEEKEND EXPERIENCE ....."
Having been looking for a property that would suit myself and 8 friends I came across Study Farm Barns in the Heart of the peaks that looked fantastic and ticked all the boxes that were required. Book… More
14 Nov 2013
I have just returned from a week in Study Farm Barns with 9 of my friends. The village of Bonsall is probably the best place we have ever stayed, we have been meeting up for many years. The Barns loca… More
9 Oct 2013
"Fantastic Weekend Away with Good Friends"
We booked the Barns for two 50th Birthday celebrations. The Barns are ideal for a large party of friends. Two Barns directly next door. We had 9 of us and were able to have a lovely Special Meal in o… More
4 Oct 2013
"Fantastic base for our cycling holiday"
We stayed at Study Farm Barn during the last week of August. The accommodation was very clean and fresh. Jane was the most fantastic host and made us feel most welcome from the moment we arrived unti… More
3 Oct 2013
"Perfect accommodation for 3 families!"
What a lovely place! Friendly, helpful owners. Clean, well furnished and maintained. Perfect for our families with a secure courtyard and regular visits from the tractor which was very exciting for tr… More
15 May 2013
"Great accommodation in a great location"
A large group of friends, 12 of us, stayed in both of 'The Barns' across several nights and we found them to be fantastic and exactly what we needed.
The rooms were clean and tidy, the beds were comfortable and everything we needed was provided. There was even complementary milk, eggs and orange juice!
There was plenty of information regarding what to do in the local area. We went to the Barley Mow but unfortunately we arrived just as the live band were setting up so there wasn't enough room for all 12 of us, so we nipped across the village to The Kings Head where we were made very welcome and tucked into some fine grub! The Fountain Cafe down the road is also worth a mention too, great full English!
Study Farm Barns are highly recommended, if I ever want to explore that part of the world again with family I'll be returning!
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