The Barns

Sleeps 10

Family Friendly Five Bedroomed Converted Barns Nestled in The Heart Of Bakewell.


  • ​5 Bedrooms, 2 on the ground floor.
  • 1 Shared Bathroom, 1 family bathroom and a downstairs toilet.
  • Sleeps 10 guests.
  • Dog Friendly.
  • Incredibly spacious self catering holiday home which has been cleverly converted and offers five super stylish bedrooms for groups of up to 10 guests.
  • Fantastic location within 150m of the centre of Bakewell and with private parking
  • Only a stone’s throw away from the start of the Monsal Trail - walk or cycle for miles on the former railway line and enjoy the stunning scenery along the way.
  • Ideally located to visit the beautiful stately homes of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, both are only a 10 minute drive away.
  • The Barns are nestled at the end of a peaceful narrow lane and provides a quiet haven yet just a few minutes walk from the country chic town centre and the meandering River Wye.
  • The Barns have been sympathetically renovated into a countrified yet stylish abode. The décor is light and airy with a fresh modern look.
  • Super walking and cycling right from your doorstep—the nearby Lathkill Dale and Monsal Dale are a must!

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Fabulous for families and mixed groups with five super bedrooms. All bedrooms are freshly decorated and have a light and airy modern feel. The bedrooms are located  between two feature oak stair wells leading off the main open plan ground floor:

  • Ground Floor Bed 1: With luxury king size bed and Smart TV
  • Ground Floor Bed 2: With full size adult bunk beds
  • First Floor Bed 3: With luxury king size bed and Smart TV.
  • First Floor Bathroom: super stylish modern suite with shower over the bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
  • First Floor Bed 4: With luxury double bed and Smart TV
  • First Floor Bed 5: With luxury king size bed and Smart TV.
  • First Floor Bathroom: super stylish modern suite with bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Click here for the bedroom layout.

Cooking and Dining

The kitchen is well stocked with all the equipment and mod cons you need to self cater for your guests. With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, double under the counter fridge, freezer, dishwasher and French doors leading out to the garden. There is a separate utility room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer.

In the open plan main communal space you can enjoy dining together round the large oak table with comfortable seating for up to 10 guests.

You could pop down to Bakewell and purchase an abundance of local produce (there is a regular Farmers Market in the town on the last Saturday of each month and a regular market every Monday throughout the year) and take full advantage of the stunning kitchen preparing delicious holiday meals.

Living space

The Barns has been beautifully restored by cleverly adjoining two derelict stone buildings. The property has been converted to a very high standard throughout with ample space for a group of ten guests to enjoy a self catering stay.

With a great  mix of old and new, the modern open plan social space on the ground floor has large floor to ceiling windows over looking the garden, creating a lovely light and airy feel.  The lounge area is furnished with plush leather sofas.

Click here for the floorplans of the property.

Garden and Outdoor Space

Tucked quietly away from the hustle and bustle of this popular market town, you turn into a narrow lane (approx 3 metres wide) where you approach a  five bar gate (this is narrow too so do check the width of you car is less than 2.44m). You enter into a gorgeous and well maintained private garden which is laid to lawn with flowering borders. There is a wonderful entertainment patio furnished with outdoor lounge sofas and BBQ facilities available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment.

To make the most of the stunning surrounding area you are very welcome to bring bikes. The Barns is a perfect base for cycling in the Peaks as there is a secure storage shed for approx 10 bikes and a hose to wash down muddy wheels —perfect if you are keen cyclists.

The provision for private parking for 5 cars means you can park up for your entire stay if you choose and explore Bakewell and its surrounding villages by foot or bike due to fabulous central location.

Property Information

Our standard arrival and departure times are:

  • ​4pm on the day of arrival
  • By 10am on the day of departure 

Please do respect these times as they are in place to allow the housekeeping teams enough time to thoroughly clean the property before and after your stay

  • Please remove dirty or high heeled shoes on entry
  • Please do not bring candles, tea lights  or incense sticks as they are not allowed at the property
  • No fireworks or Chinese lanterns please
  • No smoking or vaping inside the property. Vaping can trigger the fire alarms
  • Can any outside socialising please be brought inside by 10pm, we kindly ask that neighbours and local residents are not disturbed after this time, for more information please see our Noise and Behaviour Policy
  • Not suitable for Hen or Stag groups
  • No glitter please as even the most eco friendly kind is impossible to remove from the soft furnishings and hard wearing floors
  • No Karaoke machines of any type

If you are looking for a holiday cottage that is accessible for everyone we have a wealth of properties that are suitable for guests with varied access needs. Many of our properties are situated in rural locations, offering peaceful settings that would be suitable for guests with autism & learning difficulties.

  • ​2 x ground floor bedrooms with use of the downstairs w/c 
  • Open plan lounge / diner that flows into the kitchen
  • Level gravelled parking area close to the property entrance
  • Step up into the property
  • Hypoallergenic bedding throughout
  • TV's with subtitles
  • Private garden with seasonal planting so can create a calm and tranquil setting
  • We are supportive of anyone who needs to bring an assistance dog or guide dog to the property

Peak Venues have a dedicated Accessibility Champion who will be able to assist you with specific property information, please contact them by email for any further help at

Bakewell and The Peak District

Just a 2 minute easy walk down the hill you arrive at the central hub of Bakewell just outside The Rutlands Arms. Bakewell which is famous for its Bakewell Pudding (with the Original Pudding Shop open every day for you to buy this famous treat), also has a variety of independent shops, an abundance of lovely cafes, restaurants and pubs for you to explore and enjoy.

You are literally a short drive away from the most amazing of Peak District treats for you to enjoy - Chatsworth House (10 minutes), Haddon Hall (10 minutes), historic spa town of Buxton (20 minutes) to name just a few.

Alternatively, pop on your boots and head off on foot in whatever direction takes your fancy with access to the most incredible walks and dramatic landscape the Peak District has to offer. We recommend you jump onto the Monsal Trail or drive a short distance to the village of Monyash to walk the Lathkill Dale or head to Ashford in the Water to view the impressive Monsal Dale.

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How To Find The Barns


The address of The Barns is: ​

  • South Church Street, Bakewell, Derbyshire. DE45 1FD.
  • Approx GPS coordinates of the property are: 53.212438, -1.677454
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Directions to The Barns from Buxton (approx. 20 minutes):

  •  From Buxton follow signs to the A6 towards Bakewell
  • Once on the A6 follow this road for approx. 11.6 miles into Bakewell
  • On entering Bakewell you will approach a roundabout where The Rutland Arms Hotel will be on your right handside.
  • You need to take the 2nd exit at the roundabout (straight over) signposted to Matlock
  • As soon as you have exited the roundabout you need to turn right – there is a lane for the right turn – get in lane.
  • Once you have got in lane and turned right (between The Bakewell Book & Gift Shop and The Rutland Arms Hotel) onto King Street (signposted to Monyash, Over Haddon, B5055) follow the hill up for approx. 200 metres
  • The entrance to The Barns is concealed and can be difficult to find – you will go past a bridal shop on your left and there will be a small road on your right call ‘Church Alley’ – the entrance to The Barns is on the left opposite ‘Church Alley’
  • Please take care when turning into the entrance of The Barns as it is very tight
  • Follow the lane up through the gate
  • You have arrived at The Barns!

Directions to The Barns from Bakewell (less than 1 minute):

  • From Bakewell centre, take the B5055 between The Rutland Arms Hotel and The Bakewell Book & Gift Shop signposted to OverHaddon & Monyash (King Street, becomes S Church Street)
  • Follow the hill up for approx. 200 metres
  • The entrance to The Barns is concealed and can be difficult to find – you will go past a bridal shop on your left and there will be a small road on your right call ‘Church Alley’ – the entrance to The Barns is on the left opposite ‘Church Alley’ 
  • Please take care when turning into the entrance of The Barns as it is very tight
  • Follow the lane up through the gate
  • You have arrived at The Barns!


  • Access to the property is down a short narrow lane (approx 3 metres wide) and through a five bar gate, this is also narrow so do check that the width of you car is less than 2.44m.
  • There is parking for ideally 3 cars but if blocking each other in a maximum of 4 can fit – due to the fabulous central location you can park up and choose not to move your car!

Floor Plans

To view or download the floorplan for this property click the button below

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Your Stay At The Barns

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby


  • The Queens Arms - Bakewell - ideally located in the heart of the town, serving local ales, a selection of gins and wines and on some Saturday nights great live bands. A warm and welcoming open fire awaits you over the cooler months and a small courtyard beer garden behind the pub for those warmer days / evenings. Unfortunately they do not serve food but why not make it your pre or post dinner stop off.
  • The Royal Oak, Hurdlow - Our award winning pub offers open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great home-made pub food’ as it should be. We can happily cater for groups - booking advised.
  • The Bull, Ashford in the Water - Traditional Robinson's small character pub serving great food in a lovely Derbyshire village with the River Wye flowing through the heart of it.  Lovely cosy fire in the winter months.
  • The Packhorse, Little Longstone - Lovely historic character features in this compact pub – promotes itself with ‘Walkers and Muddy boots welcome.’ It is worth booking a table for a group as it is popular with the locals.
  • The White Lion, Great Longstone - Recently refurbished gastro pub situated in the pretty village of Great Longstone.
  • Devonshire Arms, Beeley- Set on the Chatsworth Estate, The Devonshire Arms is one of those picturesque country inns at the heart of village life. It offers the charm and character of an historic inn with a contemporary twist! The Brasserie is modern, bright and relaxing while the Inn is cosy and inviting.
  • The Bull’s Head, Monyash - A traditional pub located in the heart of Monyash, serving good pub food. Popular with families and walkers.
  • The Barrel Inn, Bretton - Charming traditional pub with amazing views across the Peak District.
  • The Bull i'th Thorn, Hurdlow - pub and pizzeria, enjoy a selection of made to order oven pizzas in the refurbished spacious room, with a mixture of booth seating and individual tables - or sit in the bar area, still featuring some of the traditional charm from the days of the old coaching inn and enjoy burgers / sandwiches/ grazing boards, pub classics, children's menu and desserts to die for.


  • The Woodyard, Bakewell - Great location by the river in Bakewell for a family friendly Restaurant – Serves both lunch and dinner.
  • PieDaniels, Bakewell - A fine French restaurant and cafe bar in the heart of Bakewell offering a selection of fine French & English cuisine.
  • Rajas Indian Restaurant - A great Indian restaurant located in the Bridge House just on the edge of the famous Bakewell Bridge. They also do take-aways.


  • The Upstairs Café, Bakewell. A nice child –friendly café located in the centre of Bakewell.
  • Lavender Tea Rooms, Bakewell - A lovely quaint tea room, hidden in the corner of Hebden court, the charming décor includes vintage memorabilia and there’s outside seating in the sheltered courtyard. A great place for afternoon tea.
  • Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop Cafe - Located around the back of the award-winning farm shop is this great cafe serving local produce with amazing views over the estate.
  • Hassop Station Café & Bookshop - A family friendly cafe with outdoor covered seating and play, with a focus on food, family & fresh air. Enjoy brunch, lunch or afternoon tea on the terrace on the renown Monsal Trail or in the old station building.
  • Aisseford Tea Room, Ashford in the Water - Pretty village tea room with lots of outdoor seating. 
  • Hobbs Café, Monsal Head Hotel, Monsal Head - Situated at Monsal Head this cosy café offers great views and serves locally made ice cream.
  • The Old Smithy Café, Monyash - Rustic! Famous for its breakfast featured in the Top 50 Breakfast Book in the country. Character décor, open year round – walkers and bikers welcome. Also serves lunch daily with dinner on certain days.

Fresh Delivered Meals and Take-Aways

  • Sauced Here- fantastic selection of home made prepared meals from local chef/cooks - great for large groups. They also provide a full basket of groceries from local producers that can replace a supermarket delivery.
  •  Scoff - Delicious, home-cooked food, delivered to you in the Peak District
  • Bakewell Fish and Chip Shop
  • Rajas Indian Restaurant
  • Hope Valley Pizza Co - Take away pizza with free delivery
  • Maazi -Sumptuous Indian meal or buffet delivered to your door. Numerous catering options and can also provide waiting on staff and even take away the washing up.

Our Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby

1. Spend a day exploring the historic market town of Bakewell

Bakewell is the largest town within the Peak District National Park and is a hub of activity. Market day is on a Monday and as well as a large range of stalls there is also an agricultural market which is definitely worth a look around as it offers a great insight todays farming community. The town also hosts a craft and gift fair every weekend in Brigade town hall. The Bakewell Old House Museum occupies one of the oldest buildings in Bakewell and dates back to 1543, it provides a fascinating glimpse into the towns past and is very interesting and informative with lots to appeal to all ages. Obviously no trip to Bakewell would be complete without sampling an original Bakewell pudding. The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop claims to have the old the original recipe and still makes the puddings by hand from the secret recipe.

Click here for a link to further information on Bakewell.

2. Cycle or Walk the Monsal Trail

With the Monsal Trail close by (access to the trail is a short walk across Bakewell from the Barns) it would be rude not to take the opportunity to cycle/walk along this old Midland Railway line which runs from Bakewell right up to Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale. The trail offers 8.5 miles of traffic free and mud free cycling/walking and with the recently reopened tunnels offers one of the most spectacular leisure routes in Britain for cycling, walking and horse riding. The nearest cycle hire is at Hassop station which is great place to stop for a bite to eat or for a coffee and nice piece of home made cake! There is also a lovely little gift shop and book shop and a children’s play area.

Click here for a link to cycle hire at Hassop Station or here for more information on the Monsal Trail.

3. Chatsworth House and Park

No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth House. At Chatsworth there is something to do for every member of the family. The Farmyard and Adventure playground is a brilliant day out for children of all ages - with animal handling, milking demonstrations and daily activities, plus a woodland adventure playground with slides, trampolines and more! Then there is obviously the house itself, steeped with history it’s one of Britain’s greatest stately homes and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The gardens are equally as impressive as the house, over 100 acres and as well and the beautiful flowers and plants, there are giant water features and sculptures dotted around. 

Click here for a link to Chatsworth House and Park

4. Take a tour around the Thornbridge Brewery

This award winning brewery is just down the road from the property and for any real ale lover taking a tour of this state-of-the art brewery is not to be
missed. Please contact them for details. After a day exploring The Peaks why not try their Tap room, offering a huge selection of local ales and gins, plus wines and soft drinks - this is a great venue for large or small groups.  Furnished with a mixture of sofas, church pews, rustic tables it's slightly different to the other pubs in town and it has a real buzz about it. Dog friendly too.

Click here for further information on Thornbridge Brewery

5. Visit Haddon Hall

After Chatsworth, Haddon Hall is the second most popular historic house in the Peak District. Haddon Hall dates back from the 12th century and is a fine example of a fortified medieval manor house, very little has changed over the centuries in fact the most modern room in the house is the Elizabethan long gallery! As Haddon Hall provides a unique view of early English life it makes the property very popular as a film and TV location, various versions of Jane Eyre have been filmed at Hall as well as Pride and Prejudice, The  Other Boleyn Girl and most recently Death come to Pemberley, however these are just a few of the Hall film and TV appearances. The Hall is open to the public, however please note that it does close for periods throughout the winter season, so please check its website for its opening times and special events.

Click here for a link to Haddon Hall.

Key Facts

What To Expect At The Barns

A basic weekend supply of the following (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):

  • Loo rolls (1 x on the holder and 1 spare per bathroom)
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film &, kitchen foil
  • Bin bags
  • 5 x dishwasher tablets
  • 2 x tea towels
  • 1 x dish cloth
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Free Wi fi

Useful Information

  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - Bath towel for each guest and hand towels in the bathroom
  • 2 x high chair (if requested)
  • 1 x Travel Cot we provide basic travel cot's that comply with BSI. Please note that due to health and safety reasons, you will need to bring cot linen and any extra padding you require over and above the lightly padded standard base that is supplied by the manufacturer.
  • Child's Toilet Seat
  • 1 x hair-dryer
  • Gas central heating through out,  underfloor heating on the ground floor.
  • 5 Smart TV's throughout the property, 1 in the lounge and the other 4 TV's in bedrooms 1,3,4 and 5.
  • 1 x Bose bluetooth speaker
  • Coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer.
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Christmas - throughout December there will be a Christmas tree decorated with a set of lights

Cooking and Dining

Any kitchen items that are absolutely vital for your stay, please check with us before your visit to ensure that it is at the property (as things do sometimes get broken).

  • Microwave
  • Hot Plate
  • Warming Tray
  • Table Top Veg Warmer
  • Slow Cooker
  • Electric oven, separate gas hob
  • Double under counter fridge
  • Under counter freezer
  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • Double toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen scales
  • 1 x cafetiere
  • Dining table and chairs for 10 guests


  • ​There is space for 5 cars
  • Access to the property is down a narrow lane (approximately 3 mtrs wide) and then through a five bar gate, which is narrow- please check the width of your car and that it is less than 2.44mtr wide.
  • Once the gate is shut the site is fully secure
  • For reasons of both safety and property insurance, under no circumstances should you use the domestic plug sockets in the property to charge an electric vehicle.  Our domestic supply in the property does not have the capacity or set up to support EV charging. Please use this link, that you may find helpful, for the local nearby charging stations.

Outdoor Space

  • ​Well maintained private garden
  • Lawn area
  • Flagged patio area
  • Garden furniture that seats 10 guests with parasol
  • Hose Available
  • BBQ- charcoal- round standard size, which is available between the 1st April to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment

Property Quirks

  • ​There is a lockable shed for up to 10 bikes, to be used at your own risk. We do advise to make sure your bikes are covered under your own house insurance for personal belongings, personal effects and household content
  • Narrow gateway and drive- access to the shared lane is required at all times
  • There is a coin operated washing machine that takes £1 coins
  • There are 2 flights of stairs one is from the Dining Room and access to bedrooms 4 and 5 and a further set to access bedroom 3 and a bathroom


  • ​We allow 2 dogs at the property and charge £30 per dog for the duration of their stay
  • We ask that dogs are kept off all furniture and out of all bedrooms
  • Please make sure you clear all dog litter from the garden
  • Please do not leave dogs unattended in the property or garden at any time


Wi-Fi is provided free of charge, however, as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there may be intermittent signal which is beyond our control. We also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee Wi-Fi if there are technical issues in the area


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