Ashbourne holiday barn rental with jacuzzi/hot tub, internet access, balcony/terrace and walking

57 reviews

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  • Barn
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner


****** Please e-mail for a mid-week booking request ******

Fantastic 7 seat hot tub (for your exclusive use) please see pictures & reviews.

Holiday Lettings / Trip Advisor have changed their policy so our phone number is no longer displayed here, sorry, not our choice.

Eco-friendly barn conversion ideal for extended families, friends, re-unions and social get-togethers & with 2 night weekend breaks for up to 10 people (+ cot).

When booking you are booking both cottages together (no need to make a separate booking for Anvil Cottage). Please note that Orchard Barn on its own sleeps 6 & Anvil Cottage 4 (which is included in the rate). We don't let them out separately, so you will have exclusive use of the hot tub & recreational areas.

Orchard Barn is the larger of the 2 barns & is 2 bedroomed (1 double & 1 twin) + a pair of single beds (75cm each) that can be zipped together to create a king sized bed downstairs (see layout in pic.2, Note that there is no longer a sofa bed, just in case you find an old photo / reference to one!). This part of the barn sleeps 6 and has catering / dining facilities for up to 10 guests. The upstairs bathroom has a bath with shower over & a shower room downstairs all with under floor heating, contemporary fittings and fully tiled.

Anvil Cottage is a luxury 2 bedroomed conversion (1 double & 1 bunk bed), it has a kitchen with breakfast table, separate lounge with 2 settee's & a log burner. The fully tiled contemporary bathroom upstairs has a shower over the bath & under floor heating. Both were completed in 2011 and new to the holiday rental market in 2013. Please note that whilst they are attached to each other, it is not possible to access the other without briefly going outside (just a few steps across the well lit, private area).

Our guests tell us that this is ideal as it means that extended families have their own space, but there is ample room in Orchard Barn to socialise together. Many of our bookings have been for birthday parties, family get togethers and re-unions.

Sited in the grounds of a 17th Century timber framed former farmhouse, the superb facilities include full under-floor heating powered by a Biomass Wood Chip Boiler & PV cells, lovely baths & showers, log burners (logs provided), dishwashers & washer dryers. The 2 acre paddock is for you to play in. (Please note that this a field, not a garden, and we like to make hay from the grass, so at certain times of the year the grass will be too long to play games in, although we do maintain an area about the size of a tennis court for games and a path all around the perimeter). There are 37 inch Sony LCD TV's & blu-ray players in the lounges of both barns & combi TV/DVD down stairs bed room area of Orchard Barn. Free Wi-Fi is available in both barns and there is ample private parking. Included within the price is all bedding, towels (min 2 each), Gas BBQ and in each barn there is a 'welcome starter pack' including some coffee, tea, sugar a pint of milk, washing up liquid, dishwasher & washing machine detergents, basket of logs for each wood burner, some toilet rolls.

Being just 5 minutes from the A50 at Sudbury, we are situated on the outskirts of the village of Draycott-In-The-Clay on the very edge of the National Forest, with abundant beautiful woodland foot & bridle paths, 2 traditional pubs an Indian restaurant (who will deliver free) & a shop all in the village and just a few minutes easy walk away. We are within easy reach of the towns of Ashbourne, Burton upon Trent, Lichfield & Uttoxeter with all the attractions of the Peak District, Dovedale, Staffordshire Moorlands & Alton Towers on the doorstep.

If you are planning a walk then there are plenty in area, try looking up Hanbury Walks, Staffordshire, where you should find a down loadable pdf, alternatively, we have started to map our local walks via the osmaps.ordnancesurvey web site which has a free downloadable app. Search via the post code de6 5bt and remember to un-check the 'premium routes only' box

One last thing, we have another (one bedroomed) holiday home a mile from Ashbourne called Christmas Cottage, home id 481361.

Thanks for looking.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • Bedroom 3: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4: Bunk Bed
  • Beds in other rooms: 2 Single Beds
  • 2 Family bathrooms, 1 Shower room


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available


  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

Should you require any help or advise with the property or surrounding area, we are usually available at any time as we live in an adjacent property. If we are unable to meet you on arrival, we will leave the keys in the nearby key safe's.



Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

100% refund100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
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50% refund50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.
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25% refund25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
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Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £125.00

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No smoking at this property

House rules

Please remember to bring flip flops / sandals to get to / from the hot tub - separate towels provided.

Please do not smoke in the house (numerous containers for ash provided outside).

Thank you.

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About the owner

Adam R.
Average reply time:
1 hour 2 minutes

Calendar updated:
27 Jul 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Barn has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 25 Jun 2013. Located in Derbyshire, it has 57 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £2285 to £3035.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 27 Jul 2021.


57 reviews
Very Good

Jun 2021

This place is perfect! Every aspect of our weekend break was so straight forward due to the fantastic owner, Adam. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was thought about. Booking was straight f… More 

Reviewed 14 Jun 2021

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

May 2019

We have just returned from a 3 day break with our sons, and their children, ages 2,4 and 6yrs. The barn and cottage are kitted out with everything you can think of to have a comfortable stay. The chil… More 

Reviewed 1 Jun 2019

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Weekend stay
Oct 2018

Very nice stay, everything that we wanted and needed was available. Would recommend for groups of friends or families.

Reviewed 16 Oct 2018

Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Ladies downtime
Sep 2018

A stunning very quiet and secluded location to stay with friends and the owner Adam is so helpful and welcoming. The rooms are very clean and sleeps 10 people comfortably. The hot tub is very spaciou… More 

Reviewed 1 Oct 2018


Fantastic Venue for a Relaxing Hen Weekend
Jul 2018

We stayed here in July for my friends Hen weekend; what a perfect venue for a relaxing weekend. We had such a lovely welcome with a bottle of bubbly and a homemade chocolate cake waiting for us from A… More 

Reviewed 31 Jul 2018

Review 1-5 of 57


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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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If Adam (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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