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5* LUXURIOUS BARN, HOT TUB, ALTON TOWERS 15 MINS – Home 174058 Barn

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

5* LUXURIOUS BARN, HOT TUB, ALTON TOWERS 15 MINS – Home 174058

Excellent Excellent – based on 66 reviews

  • Barn
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Barn / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

TRIP ADVISOR "EXCELLENT" 5* RATING - 66 Reviews awarding "EXCELLENT" 5* - LUXURY BARN - HOT TUB (very private & under cover) - LOG BURNER - Wi Fi - GREAT HOSPITALITY - PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK - SECLUDED PICTURESQUE HAMLET LOCATION - MEAL WITH WINE ON ARRIVAL - BREAKFAST BASKET - ALTON TOWERS ONLY 15 MINUTES DRIVE - CHATSWORTH, THE PRETTY MARKET TOWN OF BAKEWELL, THE SPA TOWN OF BUXTON & BEAUTIFUL ELIZABETHAN HADDON HALL ARE ALL A SHORT DRIVE AWAY.

At Ford Old Hall Barn we strive to exceed your expectations, you will receive great hospitality from us, we don't use a manager so we personally make sure the standards are just right for you.

We will try to accommodate any special requests you may have. We are on hand if you need us but you can be totally private too if that's your preference.

Relax as soon as you walk through the door as your meal with wine will be waiting, so no need to start cooking or looking for somewhere to eat when you arrive, what more could

TRIP ADVISOR "EXCELLENT" 5* RATING - 66 Reviews awarding "EXCELLENT" 5* - LUXURY BARN - HOT TUB (very private & under cover) - LOG BURNER - Wi Fi - GREAT HOSPITALITY - PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK - SECLUDED PICTURESQUE HAMLET LOCATION - MEAL WITH WINE ON ARRIVAL - BREAKFAST BASKET - ALTON TOWERS ONLY 15 MINUTES DRIVE - CHATSWORTH, THE PRETTY MARKET TOWN OF BAKEWELL, THE SPA TOWN OF BUXTON & BEAUTIFUL ELIZABETHAN HADDON HALL ARE ALL A SHORT DRIVE AWAY.

At Ford Old Hall Barn we strive to exceed your expectations, you will receive great hospitality from us, we don't use a manager so we personally make sure the standards are just right for you.

We will try to accommodate any special requests you may have. We are on hand if you need us but you can be totally private too if that's your preference.

Relax as soon as you walk through the door as your meal with wine will be waiting, so no need to start cooking or looking for somewhere to eat when you arrive, what more could you ask for!

There's a breakfast basket prepared with croissants, pain au chocolate, home baked bread & preserves for at least your first breakfast, so if you don't want to, you don't even have to think about shopping for food until you have settled in.

You won't need to bring anything with you apart from your luggage! The barn is fully equipped, a true 'home from home', soft white fluffy towels, white luxurious cotton bedding, hypo allergenic duvets, 'heavenly' mattress toppers for that extra comfy night's sleep & your choice of pillows.

Additional large bath towels & white robes are there for you to use with the hot tub or to feel completely relaxed in around the barn.

We provide you with coffee, tea, sugar, milk, home baked bread, butter, eggs (freshly laid by the hens next door), there's plenty to provide for at least one breakfast during your stay.

Dishwasher detergents, soap powder & conditioner plus many kitchen basics are also provided.

A basket of logs to start you off to set your cosy atmosphere with the Scandinavian log burner.

Explore the beautiful Peak National Park on foot, there are walks right from the door. We have access to 3 excellent, flat, converted railway tracks which are great for either walking or cycling.

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.

Further details indoors

The barn is immaculately 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.

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.

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.
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!

Location description from owner

The England 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.

Ford

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!)

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Families

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

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 2 En suites

Amenities

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

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Nigel and Lynn K
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
03 Dec 2016
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Barn has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 05 Jul 2011. Located in Peak District National Park, it has 66 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £495 to £1250.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 03 Dec 2016.

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“Perfect retreat”

Reviewed 19 Jul 2016

Another 5 star review from us! Our second visit to this magnificent place (seriously undersold by the pictures). We visited for our first anniversary and were relaxed as soon as we arrived; the accommodation is perfect and especially the hot tub! The little touches (dinner – lovely homemade chili, wine, breakfast supplied) just makes this an ideal retreat in an idyllic location where really all you need to do is pack some clothes. So much to do within a short distance away means we’ll keep coming back for years to come!

“Fabulous Self Catering Premises - jewel in the Crown”

Reviewed 12 Dec 2014

We rented this wonderful property with our friends ford a long weekend. It exceeded our expectations and there were many personal touches which our Hosts provided. Hot tub was simply divine

“A lovely base for exploring the Peak District”

Reviewed 8 Aug 2013

The barn is beautiful - a real home from home. We arrived to a fabulous evening meal and the hot tub was an extra treat - even when it rained it was a great way to relax after a day out exploring. The kids also loved watching the chickens from the next door farm wander around so they were never bored. There is so much to do in the local area and the barn is a lovely base for a family break. Thank you very much to Nigel for all his advice on places to go - his knowledge beats any guide book! Many thanks for a lovely stay.

“*Seeing is believing- Returning is a must!!!*”

Reviewed 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.

“The staffordshire moorlands hidden gem.”

Reviewed 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

“Why wait - book now!”

Reviewed 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.

“Ford Old Hall Barn offers contemporary convenience with 16C charm.”

Reviewed 13 Sep 2012

We lucked upon Ford Old Hall Barn and enjoyed 8 nights in this pastoral paradise. The barn conversion offers the finest contemporary appliances and fixtures while retaining the ambience of the old 16C stone building. We particularly enjoyed the hot tub under the covered porch off the master bedroom! Hosts Lynn and Nigel provide personal touches for their guests, while allowing them privacy to enjoy their stay. Beautiful walks to neighboring villages and the proximity to historical houses and other attractions makes this an idyllic spot for a peaceful and romantic getaway. M & D

“Superb cottage with luxurious finishing touches.”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2012

The cottage is absolutely fantastic. The surrounding area is picturesque and peaceful. We had a lovely honeymoon and can't wait to return

“Pristine!”

Reviewed 31 Jul 2012

The barn is fabulous, very pleased to have found it. Everything is pristine and we are very picky customers to please! The food on arrival and the cake were excellent finishing touches that made the whole stay exceed our expectations. We will certainly recommend it to friends and hope to return ourselves at some point.

“Beautiful and luxurious accommodation”

Reviewed 7 Jul 2012

An outstanding barn conversion with exceptional attention to detail. The extras provided such as a lovely homemade meal and bread, fresh eggs and a lovely table all beautifully set for your arrival was amazing. Our trip was for 2 adults and 2 teenagers to go to Alton Towers, which was on 15 minutes drive away. The hot tub was very much appreciated after a hetic day at theme park. My description of this accommodation would not do it justice, it is a must to stay in this accommodation if your planning to visit this area, highly recommended.

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