Peak District Cottages : The Old Barn at Swinscoe near Ashbourne
Peak District Cottages : The Old Barn at Swinscoe near Ashbourne

The Old Barn is a little slice of rural heaven situated in stunning countryside close to Ashbourne on the edge of the Peak District National Park.  Set within 20 acres of pastureland and surrounded by beautiful scenery, it offers comfortable Peak District group accommodation for up to 14 guests. It’s the perfect base from which to explore this lovely area!


The Old Barn Accommodation

The Old Barn is a traditional stone hay barn, over 250 years old, now lovingly converted into comfortable, spacious guest accommodation.

The Old Barn has six bedrooms and can sleep up to 14 guests. An extra adult/child can also be accommodated on a sprung slatted camp bed (a small additional fee applies).

There are two double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms on the ground floor, making them ideal for guests with reduced mobility.  Upstairs you’ll find two further bedrooms, one double and one family room that can sleep up to 4 people in three beds.  Each room is furnished with stylish wrought iron beds with a sprung slatted base. 

All rooms have an en-suite WC/shower room.  Bed linen and towels are provided, as is a hairdryer in each room.  Each room also has a colour TV with digital box. 

A light and airy guest lounge with a log burning stove provides a great place for everyone to gather together after a day exploring in the Peak District fresh air.  The lounge has sofas, a colour TV with a DVD player and a selection of books and games.

Peak District Cottages : The Old Barn at Swinscoe near Ashbourne
Peak District Cottages : The Old Barn at Swinscoe near Ashbourne
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The large kitchen is fully equipped with everything you’ll need for cooking up a feast, including an electric hob and double oven, a full-size dishwasher, a fridge/freezer, a microwave, a toaster and a kettle, as well as all the usual kitchenware. There’s even provide a little complimentary food hamper for your arrival!

A spacious dining room contains a large pine table and chairs for all guests, as well as a CD/radio player with an iPod docking station.

Finally, a downstairs WC and boot room/store contains shoe racks, coat hooks, clothes airers, a vacuum cleaner, and an iron/ironing board. 

If you’re bringing a baby or toddler with you, please enquire about the Baby Bundle before arrival.  Your hosts will be happy to provide a travel cot, highchair, safety gate and microwave bottle steamer. 

Outside, there’s plenty of space for children to play, with garden furniture for dining al fresco.  There is parking for up to five cars in the yard in front of the barn, with further parking available if needed. 

Regrettably pets are not permitted in The Old Barn.


The Old Barn Location

The Old Barn is located close to the lovely village of Swinscoe, on the southern edge of the Peak District National Park, on the border of Derbyshire and Staffordshire.  Surrounded by beautiful countryside, it provides wonderful opportunities for walking, cycling and sightseeing.  The beautiful valley of Dovedale, with its picturesque stepping stones, is only a short walk away.

Dovedale walk
Beautiful Dovedale

The Old Barn is also close to the picturesque village of Tissington, a perfect place for a day out.  It’s within easy driving distance of the market town of Ashbourne, with a great range of cafés, restaurants, pubs and independent shops. 

Only slightly further afield you’ll find the elegant spa town of Buxton, with its graceful Georgian architecture and award-wining Opera House.  Or explore the pretty town of Bakewell, the ancient capital of the Peak District, renowned for its fabulous puddings! 

The country estates of Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall are all within less than an hour’s drive.  


Contact The Old Barn

For further information, to check availability or to make a booking, get in touch with The Old Barn using the Contact Form below.

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