Set within the quaint village of Clay Cross, in Derbyshire, and on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park, lies this single-storey stone-fronted cottage, Barn Conversion. Accommodating four guests and one well-behaved dog, the cottage is the perfect place to spend some quality time with loved ones, suitable for families or couples looking to explore the countryside. Travelling down the country lane of Stretton Hall Farm, reach the Barn Conversion and make use of private off-road parking, before venturing into the welcoming entrance, ready to start your staycation. Arriving at the grand living/dining room, with lofty ceilings, traditional beams, exposed brickwork, and rustic furnishings, use this space to relax, dine and truly feel at home; there’s a woodburning stove to gather around, a Smart TV to entertain the whole party, and direct access to the private patio, displaying rolling views of the nearby fields. Venturing into the contemporary kitchen, you’ll find an array of state-of-the-art appliances, perfect for the budding chef of the group to cook up a storm and make the most of your self-catering break; you’ll also find a convenient utility room nearby, where you can refresh your clothes after a day of exploration. Enveloped by the epitome of nature, retreat to the private garden, where you can enjoy a glass of wine, unwind, and truly escape from everyday life; there’s also a communal courtyard to the rear of the property, where you can socialise with other staycation guests. As the evening unfolds, find yourself at two spacious bedrooms, stylishly furnished and equipped with plenty of storage, and direct views out to the surrounding fields; choose between a super-king-size, which also boasts an en-suite, or a double bed, with proximity to the contemporary shower room. Well-positioned near the bustling towns of Matlock and Chesterfield, be entertained by an array of attractions, from tours around Bolsover Castle, and elevated picture opportunities aboard the Heights of Abraham, to relaxing strolls around Matlock Bridge and River. You’ll also be a stone’s throw away from Matlock Farm Park, where you can greet a mix of farm animals, Matlock Bath Aquarium for marine life fans, or Bakewell House Museum for those who enjoy historic activities. For avid walkers, Reynards Cave is perfect for exploration, whilst hikes towards Stanage Edge and Harbour Rocks offer hillside views of the Peak District National Park. Nestled within the countryside, choose the Barn Conversion as your home-from-home.
Clay Cross is a small village near the Peak District National Park's boundary. There are numerous shops, taverns, and superb restaurants in the town. The old market town of Chesterfield, which serves as the gateway to the Peak District and has much to offer visitors, is only a few miles away. The town's 14th-century church is known for its "Crooked Spire," which twists strangely from its actual centre, and the town's regular hectic market days are great for visiting the many diverse speciality shops and stalls that line the old Market Hall and lovely Shambles beyond. Queens Park, with its boating lake, footpaths, and summer bandstand, as well as a museum and theatre, are all located in the town.
Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin, and WC, 1 x double bed.
Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin, and WC.
Central heating with underfloor heating.
Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, and dishwasher.
Smart TV, No wifi, Fuel & power, included in rent.
Bed linen and towels included in rent.
One well behaved dog welcome.
Off-road parking for 3 cars.
Side garden with lawn, patio and furniture, and a communal courtyard with furniture.
Sorry, no smoking.
Shop on-site, pub 1.3 miles.
Note: There are steps inside of the property, to reach the patio.
Note: This property does not accept less than 3-night stays.
Note: This property does not provide a highchair or a travel cot
Spacious, comfortable, as someone said bigger than it looks in the photos. My toddler and dog loved the open space. It's sad that it's not cleaned properly, it spoils the charm of the place. It shouldn't be hard to clean, seeing how open it is, but the furniture and the skirting boards were covered in thick dust. Also, it would be more than useful to have at least a cordless hoover; I don't know about others but we went on a walking holiday in November, with a toddler and a dog. Picking up after ourselves with a broom and dust pan was less than desirable, time consuming and inefficient. I hope this gets addressed as the property is truly beautiful and it shouldn't be ruined by lack of cleanliness. Lovely, enjoyable stay, otherwise, we would love to go again.
I think the overall experience would be first class if there was WIFI available and tea plates instead of just dinner plates. Overall I would highly recommend this property.
Cottage was a lot bigger than it looks but very comfortable. Finished to a high standard and fairly well equipped. Would have been nice to have some lighting round the fireplace just as a focal point , even just fairy lights. There were wonderful views and it was very quiet and peaceful. It was a real bonus having the cafe at the end of the drive. (Also belonging to the owners of the cottage) Had a lovely breakfast there on the morning we left. Food was delicious.
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