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Harthill Hall - Harthill Barn

Alport, nr. Bakewell Grade 4 Star rating View Map
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A unique barn conversion with fantastic views over the countryside. Superb onsite facilities include pool, games room and landscaped gardens.

‘‘...imbued with noble history...set in a dramatic and varied landscape...’’

Take a beautiful Peak District National Park setting, just 3½ miles from Bakewell, add a historic hall (first recorded in the Domesday Book), and an ancient cluster of listed buildings converted to form superb holiday cottage accommodation....and the result is the captivating blend that is Harthill Hall. Nestling in 14 acres of grounds on an upland called Priest’s Hill with excellent walking available from the doorstep, the properties have the use of an extensive range of leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, solarium and treatment rooms. Noble names have woven the threads of the hall’s long history including Henry de Ferrers, the Cokaynes and the Harthills. Henry VIII is also believed to have stayed at the hall.
It was here in 1259 that Sir Richard de Hartle was issued a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander II, allowing him to appoint his own chaplain. The chapel ceased its functions as a place of worship in 1546 and now takes the form of The Chapel and Hartle Cottage. The eight cottages are furnished with antiques and surround a medieval cobbled courtyard. They all retain a wealth of original features including thick stone walls, large oak beams, mullion windows and flagstone floors. Derbyshire’s bustling market towns, villages, hills, dales and rivers offer majestic scenery, and a rich variety of customs. Boasting a varied and beautiful landscape, they offer a blend of heritage, history and family attractions. The beautiful market town of Bakewell (3½ miles) is situated on the River Wye, crossed by a 13th-century five-arched bridge which has coffee shops and restaurants. Within easy reach are Matlock, Hall Leys Park, Chesterfield, Alfreton and Buxton. National Trust properties and gardens nearby include Riley Graves, Longshaw, Mam Tor, South Peak, Dovedale, Hardwick Hall and Kedleston Hall. Close by are both Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. Games room with free wireless internet connection (1gb per day per device). Golf and horse riding are available within 5 miles. Shop 3½ miles, pub 1 mile.

Harthill Barn sleeps 12 adults and 4 children under the age of 8. A barn conversion with fantastic views over the countryside. Four double bedrooms, three with 5ft (zip & link) beds. Boot room. Open-tread, turning stairs to first floor: Open-plan living/dining room with exposed stonework, superb views and modern fitted kitchen area with TV. Games room. Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and folding bunk-beds (each for +2 children under 8 yrs). All bedrooms with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet.

  • Full central heating included
  • Cot and high chair on request
  • Eight TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Small enclosed patio with furniture and hot tub
  • Private games room with small billiards and table tennis tables, LCD TV and Wii games console

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels, pool towels and bathrobes included
  • Microwave
  • 24-hour laundry service available at cost
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • 14 acres of grounds with furniture
  • Children’s play area
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool with shower and changing facilities (23ft 6in x 11ft 6in, depth 4ft 6in) open 7.30am-8.30pm, 1 hour private use per day available via booking system
  • Shared games room with small snooker table, billiards and wi-fi
  • Ample parking
  • NB: Small pond in grounds

Four night mid-week breaks include tickets to Chatsworth House (September to April inclusive). In some Winter months when Chatsworth House is closed, champagne and chocolates are included.
Note: Harthill Barn (RAA5) and Manners (RAA4) can be joined by interconnecting doors and may be booked together to sleep up to 16+4 children under 8 yrs. Four night mid-week breaks include tickets to Chatsworth House (September to April inclusive). In some Winter months when Chatsworth House is closed, champagne and chocolates are included. Not in conjunction with any special rate.

Each property at Harthill Hall has one hour of private use of the facilities per day booked on site

  • Indoor heated swimming pool with showers and changing facilities
  • Sauna (adults only) and solarium (coin-op, adults only)
  • Treatment rooms
  • 14 acres of landscaped grounds with children’s play area
  • Key collection 4pm
  • Shared games room with small snooker table, billiards and wi-fi

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  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Ideal for GolfIdeal for Golf
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Hot TubHot Tub
  • Horse Riding NearbyHorse Riding Nearby
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • WifiWifi
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-11-01
    Excellent weekend break. Not the best sound insulation so hard to get kids to sleep when you're in the living area and rather tight in the kitchen when at full capacity but we were only there for the weekend so didn't matter. Pool & hot tub were awesome and lovely grounds for the kids to play.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-12
    We stayed here as a family group of 12 adults and 2 children. The accommodation is in a great location, ideal for exploring the surrounding area and has plenty of parking with lovely views and lots of areas for children to run around quite safely. The accommodation is fairly spacious (nice large lounge area with lovely window). The kitchen is well equipped, particularly in terms of utensils, crockery, cutlery, etc. However, it is on the small size given the size of the property and any more than 2 people in the area causes a bit of a problem. We felt that the games room would have been better utilised as the kitchen/dining area really. Three of the bedrooms are a very good size but the other 3 are quite small and seem more suited to children. However, for a long weekend they were absolutely fine. The general opinion was that the beds were very comfortable. Only one pillow per person though so had to use the cushions on the bed. We liked the fact that each room had an en-suite but to be honest they all needed some TLC. The toilets and basins seemed new but the shower cubicles had all seen better days with chipped tiles. As for the floor tiling it was atrocious. It looked like someone had put some tiles down and then thrown some grout into the area and walked around on it. Our en-suite was very very small but, again, it was fine for a weekend stay. There was plenty of hot water and water pressure was very good providing that not everyone was showering at once. We liked having the use of the pool and the hot tub was a nice addition. The accommodation advertises free robes, slippers and pool towels. However, three of the rooms were missing robes and slippers (weren't particularly bothered about this but if they are advertised it would be nice to have them) and there were only 2 pool towels when we arrived. However, Housekeeping did provide these as soon as I contacted them. The complimentary Prosecco and chocolates are a nice touch. The barn was more than adequately heated and we had to turn it off as it was too warm during our stay. We all felt that the 'rules' were somewhat stringent and there was constant concern that a minor transgression would result in us (or me as the booker of the accommodation) losing the security deposit. For example, one of the instructions basically said that the hot tub would be 'condemned' if we were found not to be using it correctly, which seemed a bit OTT. A stair gate would be useful for those bookings with children as the stairs were quite steep for youngsters and anyone with mobility problems. On the whole it was a lovely weekend in a fantastic location.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-07-13
    Beautiful location,lovely property,with excellent facilities.I would have liked a bit more detail on the size & layout of the bedrooms so that I could have picked in which room to have the bunk erected.The one that had been used wasn't suitable as it was right by the living area & therefore noisy for children going to bed early.Otherwise it was a really lovely place to stay.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-08-17
    We had an absolutely fantastic time staying at Harthill Hall. The location is fantastic, my only comment about the area is that there didn't seem to be many footpath near by. The Barn was equipped with everything you could need and we used the swimming pool, spa and hot tub which were all faultless. I would definitely recommend this place as a good place to go whether your with a small family or large party. We loved it.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-05-11

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-05-29
    We found the accommodation and amenities at the Barn very good. We felt that for a large party the kitchen and dining space was a bit cramped, and the en-suite wc and shower a little on the small side. We also felt that the property could benefit from a family sized bathroom with a bath. The children enjoyed and the pool and the adults enjoyed the hot-tub, and it was good to have our private outside space. The situation and views were magnificent. We were not put off by an evening visit in the living room by a mouse, anticipating that to be a "one-off".

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-03-30
    We had a great few days irrespective of the weather. The barn was spacious yet cosy and it was great to have such a big table for everyone in the family to sit together and chat. The view was stunning across the countryside with horses and pheasants running across the fields.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-03-09
    Great location for walks. On site facilities were an added bonus for adults and children. Amazing views from the open plan kitchen / lounge. A very comfortable stay.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-02-20
    Great accommodation for a large party. Rooms are spacious with modern furnishings but could do with a little TLC on the floor tiles in the en suites. Great to have daily access to the swimming pool (but you have to be quick in putting your name down) and own private hot tub although disappointed its location had been move from the private courtyard behind the Barn to the front garden which felt very overlooked. We were staying with young children so although a laundry service is available we really could have done with a washing machine & dryer or at least access to a communal one. We stayed in February and found the heaters in the downstairs bedrooms weren't powerful enough to heat the rooms sufficiently. The temperature in the bedroom my young children shared was only 13 degrees for the first half of the week, rising to 16 degrees by the time we left and their en suite was so cold we couldn't use it. Also there didn't appear to be any heating in our private games room so we didn't use it much as it was too cold to be in. However, we would stay again as overall Harthill was lovely and location was good for visiting local attractions, but we would visit in the summer when the weather is warmer and heating wouldn't be a problem in the Barn. I would also like to mention the housekeeper who was very responsive to my messages and extremely helpful during our stay.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-01-19
    Lovely house and fantastic location. Bathrooms could do with updating and some sort of heating putting in . All were cold. Heating in 1 of the rooms would not stay on so was also cold. But didnt spoil our stay . Got plenty of use of the hot tub and the games rooms. Had the perfect weekend . Lolly the house keeper was fantastic and nothing was to much trouble. So thank you very much

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8.2 out of 10 – based on 21 reviews collected by Reevoo

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