“Cosy, restful and peaceful” Study Barn Farm is a lovely converted barn in the centre of Bonsall Village. It is nicely decorated, very well equipped and easily accommodates 12 people. All in all a lovely cosy place with a lovely atmosphere, the big windows and open aspect made it very airy. The heating was fab which added to the cosiness. All the bedrooms were nice even though only one has an en-suite and the other 2 bathroom are shared.
Practically there is not much work space in the kitchen but we weren't really that bothered as its manageable. It's well stocked with equipment and gadgets.
Booking the barn was really easy and Jayne the owner was very responsive and informative.
Just a few little niggles, the radiator in the main bedroom is really noisy. the downstairs shower by the front entrance couldn't be regulated so the mixer needs checking, and the lounge TV could do with being bigger.
So nothing to complain about at all and would recommend to anyone as I'm sure the owners will take those on board.
The Fountain tea-room across the way, lovely breakfast reasonably priced, nice modern and welcoming.
The Kings head pub, great atmosphere, fab food, fun environment, with live music on Saturday nights and Sunday is quiz night (bit hard for us numpties) The landlady is lovely.
The Barlow Mow, a really quirky pub full of character well worth a visit.
Both pubs a 5 minute walk.
Nice walks into Matlock Bath where there is plenty to do and see.
We rented for an army reunion and will definitely think about going there again.
“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.
“Lovely, Homely and Amazing scenery” There was 10 adults staying at this barn and there was loads of room. The house was clean and everything you could need was there. The owner came to welcome us and was lovely and extremely helpful. The location is amazing with lovely scenery and nice and peaceful. The hot tub was also fabulous. We all had a fantastic time. Would happily go back again.