The Old Barn
Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
This barn is a superb detached conversion in the rural hamlet of Farley on the Alton Towers estate. Contemporary furnishings have been married to original features to provide a dwelling full of character in a tranquil location. The property has a bright and spacious sitting room with a dining area and a lovely open fire set in an impressive fireplace. The large kitchen is well appointed and equipped and boasts a breakfast bar and a dining area. There are five sumptuous bedrooms, a bright and airy bathroom and an equally stylish shower room. Outside the mature garden has a barbecue and furniture to dine al fresco. This is the perfect property for a family get together and to enjoy all that the Peak District has to offer.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2)|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
Oil central heating with open fire. Electric oven, microwave, 2 x fridge/freezers, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TV with Freeview, Nintendo GameCube, DVD, CD, books/DVDs. Fuel, power & initial supply for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair. Off road parking for 5 cars. Mature gardens with furniture & BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops & pubs 1 mile. Note: £100 Good Housekeeping bond. Note: This property does not accept hen/stag parties.
The Heart of England/Peak District
The ultimate in "year-round" appeal, the Peak District offers countryside, picturesque villages and magnificent scenery. It touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, and wooded dales.
Located on the Alton Towers estate, Farley is a historic village that is made up of traditional farms and cottages spread throughout the estate. The theme park has many attractions and activities for all ages. There are magnificent gardens and a boating lake as well as the exciting rides for the brave at heart. Ashbourne is a lovely town only 12 miles from Farley and has a variety of shops and restaurants. The town is full of character and has charming cobbled alleys to explore and a host of antique shops for the avid collector. The Peak District National Park is an area of stunning countryside and has much to recommend it as a holiday destination, from historic houses to country parks and all within easy reach.
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30 Jul 2013
"Definately not 'luxury' basic at best!"
We stayed at The Old Barn from 14th to 21st June 2013, I completed the feedack form and emailed Sykes Cottages with our complaints, although they acknowledged reciept, the advertising remains the same… More
18 Jul 2013
"The wow factor"
Came over from Canada for a three week vacation.We spent 4 days at the old barn with my family there were 10 of us in the house the 5 bedrooms accomodated us just easily.The pics do not do this place … More
15 Jul 2013
"Needs some updating but good for Alton Towers visits"
The main reason to book this house would be for visits to Alton Towers as it is just across the road from the main entrance. The house is perfectly comfortable and clean but it and the garden could do with some tlc! Only one shower worked when we were there and the other is very small with a shower curtain and fluctuating temperatures if someone else is running water in the house. Both bathroom and shower room could do with updating to reflect the rental cost. The best room in the house is the sitting room which has lots of comfy seating (more than in the photos). We had gorgeous weather while we were there but unfortunately there is no comfortable outside seating (only a couple of old wooden benches and a wooden picnic table) which was a shame. Also beware that the garden photo is out-of-date as another house has been built in part of the garden behind the Old Barn so you no longer have that view. Sarah, the owner, did give us a great recommendation for a birthday dinner at the Duncombe Arms in Ellastone which was so lovely we returned a second time. She also replaced the DVD player quickly when we let her know that the one in the house was broken.
1 Nov 2012
"Very close to alton Towers"
Ideal location for alton Towers. Good size property. Kitchen nice and large. Family friendly accomodation. Good size garden and parking. Good communication and helpfulness from owners. Overall experi… More
12 Jan 2012
"Great location and excellent family holiday!"
Located opposite the entrance to alton Towers, within walking distance.The accomadation was ideal for our large family. Grandparents took the downstairs bedroom and were able to avoid using stairs.Ove… More
5 Jan 2012
A fantastic house, needs some maintenance doing though and some kitchen stuff needs replacing - there were a lot of lights not working! Other than that we had a great time, thanks!… More
12 May 2011
We have already given a review on two occasions. No further comment.… More
9 Feb 2011
Lounge, kitchen, bedrooms were really good, large enough cottage for 7 adults and 3 children.Very warm, central heating and open fire were really appreciated in the very cold weather. The only critici… More
13 May 2010
"Perfect birthday weekend"
The Old Barn was perfect for what I wanted. All of the rooms were really good sizes and really nicely decorated. The kitchen was well equipped, and we were met with fresh flowers and bread and milk - … More
18 Dec 2009
Really lovely cottage right next to the main gate of alton towers but still secluded, so ideal for getting in arly and going to and fro during the day. Large sitting room and kitchen, bedrooms really… More
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