A stylish, spacious and an exceptionally high quality of holiday accommodation set in the picturesque village of Ashover. Close to Matlock and Chesterfield this converted barn is full of traditional charm and offers a fabulous family-friendly holiday home.
There are 5 individually designed bedrooms each having its own country cottage feel. 3 can be made into twins or doubles, there is a fixed bunk bedroom, great for kids and adults alike and a further fixed double bedroom.
There is hanging space behind each stand alone cheval mirror in 3 of the bedrooms (rooms 1,2 & 5) and wardrobe space in bedrooms 3 and 4
There is a spacious country kitchen in the hub of the property, finished to a high standard of wooden fixtures and granite worktops. There is a large central island so ideal to get everyone involved with the food or drink preparations. A well equipped kitchen with a Leisure Range oven with gas burners, American style fridge freezer, dishwasher and loads of storage space.
There is a small round breakfast table seating 4 which is ideal for those early risers and a further soft seating area with sofa and high back chair cosily facing the Inglenook fireplace that houses a gas log burner.
There is an additional utility room leading from the dining room which has a washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and further storage, an ideal space should you have dogs staying as there is a door leading to the courtyard with outside tap just outside to hose down any muddy paws.
Leading from the kitchen and down one step is the dining room - with wooden bi-fold doors this space would be fantastic in the warmer months when you can throw open the doors and enjoy al fresco dining overlooking the pretty courtyard. Equally cosy in winter the opulent finish here provides a luxurious warm space perfect for a celebration meal with comfy leather-bound chairs and fabulous table accessories.
The Dining Room has a large wooden table seating 8 comfortably with an additional 2 chairs to seat 10. The leather-bound chairs and opulent table accessories. The room has been finished with an eye-catching wallpaper which lends itself wonderfully to the whole room's decor.
Leading from the stone-tiled hallway you enter via a large wooden door to the left, into the most stunning living rooms. Due to the age and character of the property, this room has been transformed into a wonderfully cosy living space and has been decked out with luxurious furnishings and plush details.
The furniture is rich with bold colours and textures and creates a really snug feeling in the room. Centrally heated throughout means you will be toasty and warm and the wooden floors, exposed stone walls and soft lighting make it a wonderful room to spend time with your guests cosying up in front of the welcoming log burner. There is also a smart TV in here so it's a great space for hunkering down and watching films with the family.
You enter the property through white double gates and a cattle grid just off the main road, the approach is via a gravelled driveway and Millstone Barn is tucked away to the right-hand side, and accessed through 2 black cast iron gates. The property has a spacious courtyard in front of the barn with ample space for parking.
There is a raised, sheltered, decked seating area, a lockable outbuilding for storing bikes, and gravelled area with a raised paved seating area. To the side of the property is an additional parking space and a gate leading to the rear. Here you will find the pretty cottage garden which blooms all through the summer months and is laid to lawn on varying levels accessed by small steps up or down. With established planting and hedging it's a private garden with open countryside fields beyond the walls. There is also a handy outside tap to wash down muddy paws or boots.
There is a 7kw smart electric vehicle charging point - located on the left hand side of the property on the wall in front of the lattice fence and black gate leading to the back garden
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Millstone Barn is located in Ashover a pretty village tucked away close to the charming market towns of Matlock, and Chesterfield which is famous for it's crooked church spire. The village has won Calor Village of the year on 2 separate occasions. It has 3 great pubs all serving food, a tuck shop selling coffees and homemade cakes and snacks, a butcher and a small cafe which is open 7 days a week. Just outside the village on the main road and a few minute's drive is a great Farm Shop ideal for trying some lovely local produce.
There are many beautiful walks right from the door, along rivers and streams and through woodland and fields. It is also a great location for road cycling, with many quiet country lanes to enjoy and mountain biking is very popular too so don't forget to bring your bikes! There is lockable bike storage at the property.
You are also on the doorstep to the market town of Bakewell - only a 20-minute drive and Chatsworth is well worth a visit and great for a family day out.
There is a handy milk vending machine near The Black Swan Pub - ideal if you run out of milk in the evenings
Millstone Barn, Butts Farm, Butts Road, Ashover. Derbyshire. S45 0AX
Use "What3words" for the exact location of the property ///reddish.legwork.chairing this will take you to the white entrance gates.
* Please note you are able to head from Bakewell into Matlock then follow the Matlock directions should you prefer.
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The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Millstone Barn. Verbatim.
Wonderful house, great for 2 families, very well equipped for cooking and hosting dinners, all in all a perfect weekend, thank you we will be back
Really well equipped house in a beautiful spot. It was perfect for two families getting together for the weekend with walks nearby and plenty of activities within easy reach. The house was thoughtfully provided for, with everything we needed in the kitchen.
Millstone Barn was wonderful - immaculate inside and out with everything we could have wanted for our short stay. Would not hesitate for a moment in recommending. Thank you so much from all 8 of us (+ the dog!)
Fantastic venue, beautiful home and location. Will certainly be going again.
Thankyou we have had an amazing time at Millstone Barn. It was perfect for our needs. So well equiped and beautifully appointed. A 5 star home that I would love to live in permanently if I was able to. It is so lovely and well positioned. The wedding party including the bride walked to church and then onto the village hall I have taken a grey dressing gown which my daughter left at the barn after putting on her wedding dress. I had presumed it was hers. I will drop off with the owners in the next few days. Thankyou again for a perfect stay in this 5 star home.
Such a beautiful place. We had a wonderful time. Thank you.
Beautiful, well equipped house in a lovely setting. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you again! I would highly recommend.
The cottage was perfect for our Peak District get away. It was an ideal location for walks and day trips. The cottage itself was very well equipped and spacious. Will definitely return :)
Amazing property, with all the small amenities to make for a memorable stay. The kids were amazed and entertained with the animals in the backyard. Clean and well appointed, and close to the local village (with an amazing tuck shop selling ice cream). Easy drive to nearby towns and villages.
We wanted to find a place big enough for 9 adults, a child and an infant to celebrate my mum’s 70th. Millstone Barn was perfect. The bedrooms were all a good size and there were lots of living spaces so that if you wanted some quiet time away from everyone then there was a space to do that! We didn’t feel like we were living on top of each other, yet there were plenty of communal spaces where we could all have dinner together and socialise. The kitchen was well equipped and there was plenty of crockery and cutlery to last us all the whole day without having to wash everything between meals. The garden is enclosed, feels private and is a lovely space to sit and relax or eat a meal. The chickens and sheep were bonus entertainment for the children! There was enough space for us to park three cars and the place was easy enough for us to find. The host Lindsay was very friendly and quick to respond, we were made to feel very welcome and would happily stay here again.
An absolutely amazing property in a wonderful location. Spotlessly clean and decorated to a very high standard. Lots of walks from the doorstep and host was extremely helpful. Cannot recommend highly enough!
We had a fantastic stay, the property was really impressive.
Beautiful property with everything we needed (and more) within walking distance of village amenities and easy access to nearby attractions. Our Great Dane also enjoyed the secure outside space. Recommended.
This was the perfect venue for our relaxed three-generation family gathering of 10 people and two dogs. The layout allows privacy and space. The facilities were excellent and the rooms were spotless and maintained to a high standard whilst retaining a homely and comfortable feel. The village and pubs are a short walk away and we made the most of the outdoor space, the beautiful garden and the gas barbecue. We all had a wonderful time. Thank you.
This was great, for a group of us, we walked, cooked and relaxed -thanks so much for having us.
Beautiful venue in pristine condition! So clean and beautifully decorated. Had everything we needed in the perfect location
A lovely barn, perfect for our trip with 8 adults and 2 little ones. Easy to check in via the lock box and good communication with the owner. Great location for the Peaks and lovely and quiet surroundings!
A perfect weekend with friends and family. The house was lovely and clean and furnished to a high standard. Would not hesitate to book again. Thanks so much!
We stayed at Millstone Barn and had the most wonderful time! The property is set in the beautiful village of Ashover and feels very private and secluded, while being only a short walk from the pubs and shops in the village itself. There is also a great farm shop with a top café which is a bit further in the oppose direction. It is very tastefully decorated and manages to feel nicely cosy while having an abundance of space across the various rooms. We cooked a number of different meals in the kitchen which is very easy to navigate. There are plenty of excellent walking routes which do not require any travelling – you can simply step out of the door and be off. Lindsay was extremely helpful in arranging the booking and accommodating our requests before and during our stay. We really could not recommend this place more, and will definitely be back at the first opportunity.
We all had an amazing time and the property was superb. A truly excellent week was had by all and we loved all of the walks from the property. It was absolutely 'tip top'.
The house is in a stunning location come out with 360° views, it sleeps very comfortable at 10 people and dogs are welcome and well catered for. The house has a private sweeping drive with ample room for several car parking spaces . The kitchen diner is absolutely perfect for large groups, whenever we go anywhere in a group we tend to spend most of the time in the kitchen. And the kitchen at Millstone is all open plan, and Super spacious so all 10 people can be in there at once more than comfortably ,making it the perfect central hub . It’s fully equipped with everything you will ever need . There is a second reception room which again is so specious ,with beautiful sofas and a log burner ,and while the house is so luxuriously big , it still has a real cosy cottage vibe to it . There is also a wonderful separate dining room just off the kitchen which is beautifully decorated ,with stunning views. All the bedrooms are fabulous, the beds and bedding are better than most 5 star hotels I could have happily stayed in my bed all weekend .. The house is decorated stunningly And tastefully throughout , keeping and most of the original features . There is a gorgeous garden which will be fabulous to sit outside in the summer , we stayed there in January so obviously didn’t do that , but will definitely go back to this place in the summer to enjoy the garden and everything else this hidden gem has to offer . The host, Lyndsey, was was the perfect gracious host , very friendly & welcoming . She gave us excellent restaurant and pub recommendations & also advised us on some excellent walks ,which we all really enjoyed , especially Poppy the Dog . I cannot recommend Millstone Barn , high enough, it’s definitely the best air bnb I have ever stayed in . What a treat to find somewhere that is suitable for families , couples and large groups and best of all … dogs . We can’t wait to go back very soon .
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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
10 minutes away is the popular attraction of Gulliver's Kingdom, great for children aged between 2 - 13 years, you can easily spend a full day exploring the site and enjoying the numerous rides available. Set on the hillside of Matlock Bath the location itself boasts great views. You have various themed areas within the park, from Western World, Pirates Play Area, Lost World of Dinosaurs and a log flume. Why not bring your own picnic or eat at the various eating spots throughout.
A couple of minutes away from Gulliver's Kingdom are The Heights or Abraham, a cable car ride taking you high above the valley letting you enjoy the stunning views. At the summit you can enter the 2 caves, Masson and Rutland Cavern, experience the day in the life of a 17th century miner from the guided tours available. There are also two play areas with slides, climbing walls, rope walks and a range of activities to keep you active all day.
Carsington Water is a 2 mile long reservoir managed by Severn Trent Water which is only a 30 minute drive from the property. There is plenty to see and do including cycling/walking around the reservoir there are two routes, a 3 mile route perfect for little legs (and big ones too) and an 8 mile cycling route for those who want a bit more of a challenge. There is also the opportunity for bird watching, fishing and water sports, including kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and paddle boarding. A large modern visitor centre at the reservoir includes a restaurant, shops and water sports centre. There is also large outdoor area suitable for picnics and BBQ facilities for those warm summer days and a fantastic children’s outdoor play area for the little ones to enjoy.
An award-winning tramway museum, buy a ticket and take unlimited trams rides all day long a mile long track with various stops including the period village scene, where you can step back in time and along the recreated street. Enjoy a drink in the recreated 'Red Lion Pub' or explore one of the exhibitions in the recreated 'Derby Assembly Rooms'. The woodland walk and sculpture trail is great for stretching the legs and to take in some amazing views over the Amber Valley. Children will also enjoy the indoor and outdoor play areas
Click here for more information on Crich Tramway Village
A 25 minute drive to the stunning Elizabethan Hardwick Hall, now owned by The National Trust. Built by Bess of Hardwick in the late 1500's who had the greatest vision to build such a building. Her descendants, the Dukes of Devonshire and their success preserved Hardwick and in the 20th century the Devonshire's ensured that the hall building was passed on to the nation with its splendour intact. With woodland walks, for all abilities and parks to explore it's a great family day out.
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Wi-fi is provided free of charge, however, as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location, sometimes, there can be intermittent Wi-Fi signal that is beyond our control. We also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee Wi-Fi if there are technical issues out of our control