At last I’ve found the time to enter the recent comments for Tom’s Barn. Douglas’s to follow…
“At the risk of becoming repetitive another superb week here in Tom’s Barn – John and Marion, wonderful owners, nothing too much bother for them. No complaints! New cooker a doddle, Marion!!” April 2010
“Yet another fabulous week at Tom’s Barn. Thank you Janet for the warm welcome but that is what you get every time you arrive at this lovely cottage. All the little touches were the same as last time, but when i thought it couldn’t get any better you threw in homemade marmalade (do you do internet orders?) Thank you again.”April 2010
“Tom’s Barn – what can I say – you thought of everything. We thoroughly enjoyed our ‘short’ stay – it was a wonderful relaxing place. The walks were very pleasant and there is still so much more to discover – we would love to come back again! Thank you.” April 2010
“A wonderful time was had by us all. Tom’s Barn was the perfect setting for our last holiday before the arrival of our twins! Rest and relaxation was the order of the day and this was helped by the comfort and the little extras that were provided by John and Marion in the barns. We were very sad to leave. Thank you.” April 2010
“A lovely relaxing week away from it all – everything we could need in the cottages and lots of lovely dog walks on the doorstep. Locals very friendly and happy to chat – any problems and John and Marion are available. Attention to detail excellent – I particularly appreciated the padding on the upstairs beam on several occasions!!” April 2010
J&MF-S ”It felt strange being our own guests, and even stranger writing in the Visitors’ Book…! It made a very pleasant change to be guests, and casting aside all pretensions to modesty, we loved our short stay here. We have always tried to make our barns the kind of place we’d enjoy ourselves, so perhaps it is not surprising, but quite a relief all the same. It was useful, too. We did identify one or two things that weren’t quite up to snuff but a quick word in the owners’ ear ensured these were quickly rectified. (Couldn’t find the frying pan, the phone too crackly to use with any comfort, tatty chopping boards…). Can’t wait for the chance to try Douglas’s Barn (again) now.” March 2010
“Superb stay. Tom’s Barn is so cosy and it’s the best equipped cottage we’ve ever stayed in. The George (Alstonefield) well worth a visit, as is Ye Olde Gate Inn (Brassington) as both allow dogs in the pub. The George’s food was the best. John and Marion are great, very helpful as needed but equally, left us to enjoy the cottage. We would love to return -… a fantastic introduction to the Peak District. Thank you!” March 2010
“We had a great time. The barn is fantastic and the attention to detail is excellent. Really relaxing break. The ‘steak and stilton pie’ from the butcher’s in Tissington was fantastic, as were the walks. We look forward to returning!” March 2010
“Tom’s Barn is a haven of peace and tranquillity, where stress just slips away. Beautifully appointed and equipped to ensure a most enjoyable stay. It is those extra touches such as the welcome tea tray, flowers, information packs that set this accommodation apart, not to mention the friendly welcome from John and Marion. We would love to come back and would have no hesitation in recommending this as the perfect getaway. Thank you so much.” March 2010
Due to unforeseen circumstances Tom’s Barn is now available 24 June to 1 July 2016.
Douglas’s Barn is available to book for short breaks 3 or 4 nights between 2 and 20 May 2016. Bookings usually start on a Monday or a Friday but if you want a break that starts on a different day get in touch. We are very flexible with bookings.
There are some new attractions added to the list of treats available with the Premier Cottages special privileges card. Amongst them are Renishaw Hall, Thornbridge Hall Gardens (new discounts), Hassop Station Cafe, Village Green Cafe Eyam, Carsington Water Sports and Leisure, Hartington Cheese Shop.