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Welcome to Tom’s Barn

If you’re looking for peace, quiet and Five Star luxury in a beautiful rural setting, where your dog is welcome too, Tom’s Barn may well be your perfect  romantic retreat.

Tom’s Barn is our dog friendly, self catering luxury holiday cottage for two in the beautiful Peak District, tranquil and peaceful, with wonderful walks right from the door…

If Tom’s Barn is fully booked for the dates you are looking for and you have a dog please give us a call as we may still be able to accommodate you.

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Welcome to Tom’s Barn

Five star, dog friendly romantic cottage for two

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Beautiful bedroom

A stylish galleried bedroom to relax in.

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Homemade cakes

The perfect welcome: a freshly baked cake awaits you

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Five star luxury

Wallow in Tom’s Barn’s two seater whirlpool tub.

From the GUESTBOOK

Such a lovely cottage in an incredibly beautiful village. Amazing walks and lovely people everywhere. Our dog Baxter is at home in this cottage. Angela and Robert thank you for making us feel so welcome and providing everything needed for a comfortable stay.

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About Tom’s Barn

You may love the romantic galleried bedroom (complete with ancient roof truss) the two-seater whirlpool bath and the cosy log burner. If you like to holiday with your dog you may also be grateful – and also suprised – to find a top quality Five Star cottage that is spotless and odourless, as well as dog friendly.

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  • Sleeps two, in king size bed
  • Dog-friendly
  • Log burner, unlimited logs
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Apple iPad for your use
  • FreeSat TV
  • Stocked with basic essentials


Why Tom?

A former owner of Orchard Farm was Tom, a well-liked village character, but probably not the best farmer in the world and certainly not the most dedicated homemaker. After years of neglect the house and barns were in a seriously awful state.

Marion and John, who bought the farm after Tom died, took over a year just simply getting the house and outbuildings reasonably habitable. They then were able to start on the rather more exciting  transformation of the adjoining cowsheds into top of the range luxury holiday accommodation for two that they are today.

It was at least twenty years before people stopped referring to Orchard Farm as ‘Tom’s place’, hence Tom’s Barn.

Tom’s Barn History

Tom’s Barn now is bright, warm, welcoming and spotlessly clean. It is hard to believe, before they were converted it in 1999, it was the most decrepit and cobweb-festooned old barn you could imagine, unbelievably filthy and smelling pretty unpleasant, too.

Marion and John’s vision was to create top quality holiday accommodation with all modern comforts, whilst remaining as faithful as possible to the original design – this was just as well, as being in the Peak Park one had little choice. They kept as much of the original structure as they could, reusing the original stone where walls had to be repaired and retaining all the old and somewhat misshapen wooden lintels. They equipped the barns with the best they could find, and furnished them with a blend of antique and modern.

LATEST NEWS

  • We are celebrating a new award

    We have just been awarded a 2017 VisitEngland Rose Award in recognition of Excellent Customer Service. These awards are given annually to 100 VisitEngland quality assessed accommodation businesses that go the extra mile in order to provide excellent customer service and can only be won once. The nominations are triggered following annual VisitEngland assessment and […]

  • Last Minute Availability for 23 October 2017

    Due to a late cancellation Douglas’s Barn has become available from 23 to 30 October 2017. Full week, Monday to Monday or part week Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday. Late deal rates, 7 day break £495, 3 night weekend, Friday to Monday or 4 day Monday to Friday break £345.

  • Special discounted rates.

    Why not treat yourself to a few days away in the Peak District in Douglas’s or Tom’s Barns. The prices have been reduced from 17 November to 7 December 2016. The days may be shorter but it is great to get out for a few hours for a walk or drive in the lovely countryside. […]

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