The Old Byre is a superb cottage created out of a mellow brick barn that provides really classy accommodation. It offers lots and lots of luxury with a fantastic lounge, superb kitchen, lovely bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a glowing log burning stove to top it all. BT Vision TV and Wi Fi are an extra bonus.
It also has a lovely rural location on the edge of the pretty village of Barlow with the 'Hare and Hounds' pub at the end of the lane and the popular 'Tickled Trout' just a stroll away. Wander a little further and you are in Cordwell Valley with its rhododendron clad sides and views out across the Peak District hills. Chesterfield with its historic market square, 'crooked spire', cinemas and new shopping centre is but a ten-minute drive in the opposite direction.
Children and adults alike will enjoy Gulliver's Kingdom, the Chestnut Owl and Otter Sanctuary and Carsington's adventure playground. What about a pudding in Bakewell, a cable car ride in Matlock Bath and a visit to Chatsworth House? Peak Rail's steam trains and the nostalgia of Crich's Tramway Museum are just as easy to get to!
A hall with cupboard space for coats and boots. A magnificent lounge with glowing log burning stove, luxurious sofas, T.V., DVD, BT Vision and Wi-Fi. A lovely dining room with birch table, chairs and C.D player. A quality fitted kitchen with induction hob, double oven, microwave, large fridge/freezer and dishwasher. A utility room with automatic washer-dryer. An attractive galleried double bedroom with en-suite shower room with large shower and W.C. A smaller double bedroom on the ground floor with en-suite bathroom with bath, large shower and W.C. A upstairs twin bedroom with en-suite shower room with shower and W.C. A cloakroom with W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, under floor heating, power and an initial supply of fuel for the stove are included. A cot and high chair can be requested. There is a sunny patio with furniture, large front garden, rear paddock and table tennis in the large double garage. Parking for up to six cars is available. Pets are allowed by arrangement. Smoking is not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be possible. Please ask for details.
Weekly bookings are normally Saturday to Saturday but short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas and New Year. Bookings for Christmas and New Year are from Sunday to Sunday.
Nearest pub - Barlow 200 yds. Nearest village shop - Barlow 1 mile. Nearest supermarket - Chesterfield 3 miles
"Lovely spacious house. Great walks, especially Linacre reservoirs. Kids enjoyed caves at Blue John. Good meal at Peacock Baslow and Village fisheries chip shop, Dronfield."
Written by Shirley, Keith and family, 27th April 2019
"We had a wonderful week at The Old Byre and our two year old grandson was in his element with the toys and books. Best holiday home we have stayed in."
Written by Harry, Moira and family, 23rd March 2019
"A really lovely break with friends. If the opportunity arrives would return here. Super facilities and a well looked after place."
Written by Paul and Sue, France, 06th November 2018
"We are the above friends. We agree with all the above comments. Enjoyed walks in Ashford in the Water and Linacre Reservoirs."
Written by Jo and Peter from Bedfordshire, 06th November 2018
"One of the nicest holiday cottages we have stayed in through years of coming to Derbyshire."
Written by Daniel and Leigh Santamaria, 15th April 2017
"We have had a brilliant time at the Byre. We love this area, so much to do and all within easy reach of The Byre. Well equipped, comfortable and sociable house. Girls loved the books and games and we all appreciated the welcome treats - Thank you! We hope to return again soon!!"
Written by The Harrisons, 04th January 2017
"As previous reviews have said, this holiday house had absolutely everything we needed for a wonderful half term week in Derbyshire. The living and dining areas were very spacious so even with two young boys we could find somewhere to relax. The boys loved the huge toy box and all the children's books. The kitchen had everything we needed and included far more than any other accommodation we have ever stayed in. As mentioned the welcome "goodies" we're appreciated and an added nice touch. The older grandson loved the table tennis in the garage! There were torches, umbrellas, washing up liquid, dish washer tablets...just everything you could need and everything in the house is of good quality. The location is perfect for the family to visit all the sites of the area, with Chatsworth, the Matlocks, steam railways, the Dark and White Peaks, caves, walking and wonderful scenery close by. We used the pubs in the village and The Tickled Trout was ideal for an early dinner with boys. Linacre reservoir was the best value pound spent on parking for two hours walking in stunning woodland with all the Autumn colours. We loved our time at the Old Byre and would thorougherly recommend it."
Written by Carter family, Essex, 31st October 2015
"We have really enjoyed our stay at The Old Byre,it is a beautiful property with everything there that you could possibly need.We met the owners on arrival as they live next door but,after that we were left to our own devices which was great,we were told to just let them know if we needed anything.There was a tray with tea etc.waiting for us on arrival and a bottle of milk and a bottle of wine in the fridge.The location was handy for everything we wanted to do.All in all,we would highly recommend this property."
Written by Allen, Bridlington, 26th September 2015
"“A superb property which has been well designed and equipped. There was nothing missing at all - we had everything we wanted. The cottage was spotless, all linen is of good quality and immediately, my husband, myself and my 90 year old mum felt at home”"
Written by Maughan family, Durham., 19th September 2015
"“Our first impression when we arrived was ‘wow’ how lovely and very spacious inside”"
Written by Thurston family, Suffolk., 22nd August 2015
"“What a thoroughly quiet and beautiful retreat this is. We found the cottage to be extremely well equipped with everything you could want”"
Written by The Wheatley family, County Durham., 25th July 2015
"“Our return to The Old Byre has not disappointed us - it is as comfortable and well-equipped as ever”"
Written by Mrs Beaton, Dunbartonshire, 04th July 2015
"“Lovely cottage, have been to quite a few around the country and this ranks among the best! Well equipped and beautifully presented”"
Written by The Murrell family, Kent, 11th April 2015