Ideally situated in the Peak District – Derbyshire

The area is excellent for walking with the barn being an ideal base to explore the Peak District, with footpaths leading directly from your door.  Alternatively there is plenty of sightseeing and shopping in the nearby market towns of Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton, Derby and Nottingham.  The area is rich in stately homes and gardens notably Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Kedleston, Hardwick and Tissington Hall are all within half an hour’s drive away.  There are also caverns, mines, museums, gardens, antiques and boutiques and plenty of good restaurants and pubs.  For the more adventurous why not enjoy a family day out at Alton Towers Theme Park or Gullivers Kingdom.  Information on things to do and places to go throughout the Derbyshire Dales and Peak District is available in the cottage.

The ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is deservedly known as the ‘Palace of the Peak’.  Recently featured in the film ‘Pride and Prejudice’, Chatsworth is one of Britain’s most popular stately homes.  Chatsworth also has 105 acres of gardens and a world famous gravity fed water fountain.  Added attractions for the younger generation are farmyard and adventure playground and huge yew maze.