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Little Barn


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Shirland, near Alfreton, Derbyshire
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Pets 1
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

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Little Barn offers walking, cycling and fishing right from the doorstep and is ideal for exploring Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Little Barn is a light, bright, stunning detached barn situated on an equestrian centre, with sheep, hens and a very friendly dog. The barn is next to a golf course, overlooking rural countryside and with the owner living on-site. This property offers open plan living at its very best. A spacious living/kitchen/dining area has been furnished with a quirky, eclectic range of items, which will be adored by everyone who stays there. Little Barn has been designed for people who want to get away from it all regardless of the time of year to enjoy the beauty and tranquillity offered by this idyllic location. Relax on the patio and enjoy the views over the hills to the famous Crich Stand war memorial.
The cottage offers walking and cycling right from the doorstep, and within a 5-minute drive there are trials for walking, cycling and horse riding, and within 15 minutes is the Crich Tramway Museum. Little Barn is located next to the villages of Higham and Wessington where you will find country pubs serving food and real ale. Close by is Hardwick Hall, built in the 1590s by ’Bess of Hardwick’, the second most powerful woman in England after Queen Elizabeth I. The Hall, and even its original tapestries and textiles, have survived unaltered for four centuries, and it is now open to the public by the National Trust. Near the estate’s original water mill, still in operation and open to visitors, is the Hardwick Inn, also built in the 16th century, probably by the masons who built the hall.
A little further away are the delights of the Peak District, including Chatsworth House, a 30-minute drive, and the town of Matlock is just a 15-minute drive, with the amazing Heights of Abraham at nearby Matlock Bath, as well as some stunning countryside. For a nostalgic journey back in time through the Derbyshire countryside take a trip on one of Peak Rails steam engines, or visit Cromford Canal and take a trip into the past on an historic narrow boat. The towns of Chesterfield and Derby are just a 20-minute drive away, and nearby Nottinghamshire is also just 20-minutes away, here you can visit Nottingham’s castle or Sherwood Forest to go on a Robin Hood hunt! Close by is Teversal, a small village in Nottinghamshire which is surrounded by the Teversal Trail Visitors Centre, offering great access to the Teversal and Pleasley Trails network, perfect for enjoying a variety of walks and cycle routes. Visit the famous Crooked Spire in Chesterfield, Gulliver’s Kingdom in Matlock or for thrill seekers, Alton Towers theme park. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space:
With wooden floor.
Living area:
With Freeview TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Wet room: With shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

Electric underfloor heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Patio with garden furniture. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (working farm). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

Show amenities 


  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Ground Floor Wet Room
    Ground Floor Wet Room
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/12/2018
    Beautiful barn in beautiful surroundings. Liz was wonderful , very helpful and accommodating. We will definitely like to visit again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 26/10/2018
    Lovely and peaceful 4-day break which served as our base for walking and bike rides as it’s within easy reach of the Peaks and the Dales.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 24/08/2018
    Little Barn was ideal for couples with nothing to much trouble for Liz and Phil. On our arrival we had lovely fresh eggs from their chickens and a welcome pack. We spent a lovely week at Little Barn and came away feeling refreshed ready to start again. Best of luck with your horse venture and your expansion plans. Thank you again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 08/06/2018
    The owners made us very welcome, the outlook is fantastic and peaceful. Walking from the door with many good eating places locally.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased you enjoyed the peace and quiet at Little Barn. We hope to welcome you back in the future.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2018
    This is a lovely compact modern cottage cleverly designed and tastefully decorated, it is located on an equestrian farm at the end of a lane ( very private) with superb views over the fields, there are walks from the doorstep. The owners are helpful but not intrusive and we found the quietness extremely enjoyable away from the normal humdrum of our working lives.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Little Barn and for your kind comments. We hope to see you both again in the future.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/05/2018
    A beautiful cottage, well equipped and spotless. The owners made us feel very welcome, a very thoughtful welcome pack and milk in the fridge was a lovely touch (you can tell that they take a lot of pride in their cottage and want their visitors to enjoy their stay there) We really enjoyed our weekend and would not hesitate to return.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back in the near future.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/05/2018
    Great location for a quiet break for 2, equipped to a high standard. The owners Liz & Phil set the right balance, there if you needed anything but not intrusive. Little Barn is well situated for ease of access to some beautiful walls in the southern Peak District, we had a most enjoyable time.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for taking the time to review our cottage. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return in the future. Many thanks 😊

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/04/2018
    we had a lovely week at Little Barn cottage, its beautiful , the views over the dales are stunning. We visited all the usual places and had a great time .

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you so much for your comments, we are so pleased you had a wonderful stay.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/04/2018
    We loved The Little Barn, cute, small & cosy place to relax & take in the rural location.From the patio you can watch the horses & listen to the birds. The basket of goodies was a nice surprise & Liz made sure we had milk for our first cup of tea. Nothing was too much trouble for her. Had a lovely stay, we would love to revisit & would recommend it to others.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you so much for taking the time to review the cottage. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 23/02/2018
    Lovely place and the owners are friendly and attentive. Always on hand if you need them. Great little hideaway for relaxing

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your stay. We are so pleased you had a great time 😊

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9.1 out of 10 – based on 22 reviews collected by Reevoo
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