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Peak District Self Catering cottage, Closes Barn, Hognaston, sleeps 8

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Closes Barn

Closes Barn, Hognaston, Derbyshire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £556.00

This fantastic, detached cottage located in rural countryside on the owners' working farm in Atlow, near Ashbourne, can sleep eight people in four bedrooms.

Closes Barn is a wonderful, detached cottage, located on the owners’ working farm in quiet, rural countryside, in the hamlet of Atlow near Ashbourne. The cottage offers a king-size double bedroom, two further double rooms, and a twin room, all boasting their very own en-suite bathroom or shower room. There is a mezzanine kitchen with a small breakfast bar and a sitting room featuring a dining area.

Outside, there is off road parking for four cars and a patio with furniture. Closes Barn is the perfect base for families and friends seeking to uncover the delights of Derbyshire and the Peak District.


Great for extended family or group of friends
Well equipped kitchen, large living room with lots of toys for younger children, and comfortable, en-suite bathrooms. Felt spacious with 6 adults, 2 children a baby and a boisterous dog. The converted barn is next to the stables with beautiful views of the surrounding hill sides. The owners (and their children, dogs and chickens) were very friendly and welcoming nothing was too much bother. We took snooker cues with us as a previous review had said there were none, but this had been rectified and our grandchildren spent hours playing in the outdoor room which even in January was usable. It is ideally placed for the beautiful villages and walks around the lower Derbyshire Dales. Carsington water is close with walks etc. for all abilities and Ashbourn only a few miles away with its independent shops and a large supermarket along with a couple of pubs serving good food in Hulland Ward. We enjoyed it so much we have booked again for later in the year.
Diane S

Great with mates!
As a group we have been hiring cottages around the country for more then 20years! It is hard to find a rental with suitable bedrooms for all! This one cannot be faulted! The bedrooms are a great size and very individual, all the en-suites are again generous. The kitchen is well equipped and the dinning living room is prefect. We are so impressed with Closes Farm that a fifth visit has already been booked in.

Closes Barn Revisited
Just returned yesterday after 4th consecutive early November stay. Found this gem of a place in 2015 and our group of 8 already booked to return in November 2019. Modern and spotlessly clean throughout. Well-equipped kitchen upon entry with large dining/lounge area accessed by a couple of steps. Open-plan staircase from kitchen leading to 4 bedrooms, each with en-suite. Situated off private albeit shared access, leading from quiet country lane. Ideally located for Peak District towns of Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton, and Matlock. Also close to Carsington Water and associated activities. Roll on November 2019.

Can't rate this place more highly - our fourth visit and it gets better every time!
All 8 of us love going to this cottage and we have already booked to return for our 5th visit. This cottage is ideal, both inside and out. Inside are four gorgeous ensuite bedrooms, a good kitchen and a massive living / dining room. The rooms are all clean and the bedding and towels are of a high standard. Outside is the lovely rolling farmland of Derbyshire. The cottage is close to the market towns of Bakewell, Matlock and Ashbourne and even closer to Carsington Reservoir and pubs. We got a particularly friendly welcome from the staff of the nearby Nags Head. Plenty to do in the area but also a great place simply to chill. The owners are friendly and helpful. In over 20 years of hiring self catering cottages this is the best cottage we have found for our group.

We weren?t overly impressed
This was a tale of two halves. Some good points: the kitchen was generally well equipped, the bathrooms were nice, the sitting room big enough for all of us. But all this was as expected, for the price. The place is let down by the details though. The toaster will toast one slice of toast at a time. The mattresses are the cheapest possible and VERY uncomfortable. The view from the windows is industrial at best...don't expect anything idyllic or rolling countryside. The advertised pool table has no adult cues...disappointed teenagers. The cottage is a triumph of style over substance. Oh and we never saw the owners, with the exception of being shouted at moments after we arrived by a random man angry that we?d opened a door we ?weren?t allowed to open?. No idea why the key was in the back door if opening it is such a problem but hey. Two other comments...there are biblical amounts of flies in the property. Clouds of them rise from every service as you move about. Thousands of them. Take spray, sticky papers, traps with you and be prepared to learn to live with them. And don't believe the Sykes App when it lists the restaurants that are 100m away...it's a 20 minute drive. Check google maps before you book!



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Ground floor eco underfloor heating with first floor radiators
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot, highchair, stairgate and children's toys/play tent available
Off road parking for 5 cars
Enclosed front patio with furniture and enclosed lawn with decking
Two well-behaved dogs welcome (dog cage, towels and throws provided)
Sorry, no smoking (undercover smoking area available)
Shop and pub 1 mile
Note: Livery for horses can be provided by prior arrangement with the owner

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Tissington Hall - 4.5 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Dovedale - 5.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Cascades Gardens - 6.1 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Cromford Mills - 6.2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Masson Mills - 6.2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Bonsall, St James Church - 6.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Peak District Lead Mining Museum - 6.6 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Peak Cavern - 6.7 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

Ilam, Holy Cross Church - 6.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Ilam Park and Hall - 6.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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