Self Catering in Derbyshire
Welcome to Tom’s Barn & Douglas Barn,Self Catering in Derbyshire.5 Star? Gold Award? Luxury cottages? Are you sure? Perhaps, just for a moment, when you first arrive you might wonder… Despite the colourful pots of flowers and the soothing blue-green paintwork, from the outside Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns still look remarkably like the cowsheds they once were.
Don’t worry. The minute you pop your head around the door you will be reassured: both our ancient 18C barns are now very much 21st century luxury, exuding comfort, warmth and welcome.
Come on in, and close the door behind you. How lovely! The pressures and strains of everyday life suddenly melt away as you start to relax, in your own very special home from home, whether it be your perfect romantic hideaway for two or your peaceful and safe refuge for one. From now on your only responsibility is to enjoy yourselves.
Tom’s Barn is our dog friendly self-catering holiday accommodation for two. Like Douglas’s Barn it is all about peaceful and quiet Five Star luxury in the Peak District with wonderful walks right from the door yet only a short stroll from the heart of the village with its pub and little shop.
You, like most our Tom’s Barn guests, may find you love the romantic galleried bedroom (complete with ancient rood truss) the two-seater whirlpool bath and the cosy log burner. If you like to holiday with your dog you may also be grateful – and maybe surprised – to find a top quality Five Star cottage that is spotless as well as dog-friendly.
Douglas’s Barn is the (relatively) newer of the two Orchard Farm traditional limestone farm buildings/now Five Star holiday cottages. Next door neighbour, Tom’s Barn, is probably somewhat earlier than Douglas’s Barn; we suspect that the space between the two buildings was joined up to the house in a fairly ad hoc way by a late 18C Parwich farmer, with more concern for his cows than architecture.
But we love the resulting odd angles and weird nooks and crannies, which add so to the character and charm of our ‘quirky but gorgeous’ holiday accommodation.
Our guests also love the contemporary interior with all its funny nooks and weird crannies; they love the calm, still atmosphere and soothing ‘Peak District’ colours which make one feel instantly protected from the stresses of the outside world.
They also appreciate all the ‘little extra” touches and the fine quality of the furniture and equipment of the superior holiday accommodation in the Peak Park that they have come to love. (They also seem to like the homemade cake and the Orchard Farm marmalade!)
There is endless opportunity for WALKING for everyone, from those whose ideal is to potter gently round our very attractive village to those who stride out daily for at least 20 miles whatever the weather. This area has a wealth of footpaths and we have masses of walk books and maps in each barn, including a booklet showing all the walks in and around Parwich.
There are a lot of excellent pubs (many stocking real ales) and restaurants in the area, where one can enjoy good food. Chefs and owners move on from time to time but we try to keep up with the changing reputations and have a list of places we personally recommend. The Gate in Brassington (just under 3 miles away on foot over the hills or 10 minutes by road) is our very favourite pub; many if not most of our guests become equally smitten.
5 Star Visit Britain.
£25 Per Pet.