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The Perfect Peak District Autumn Retreat

Where...?Read this lovely review of Douglas’s Barn by Lucy Dodsworth and there, I’ve given the answer away. It is Douglas’s Barn, apparently, but perhaps it could equally well have been Tom’s Barn if Lucy had stayed there? Or perhaps any one of the local Peak District Premier Cottages romantic cottages for two, but happily for us she and [...]


  • Tom's Barn now boasts a brand new Bosch Slimline Dishwasher! The last one had given valiant service until it tried to wash with cold water - not a good idea! As always, there are lots of little new things -including a set of brilliant Robert Welsh knives but nothing else major since the complete redecoration and new lighting in the kitchen earlier on the year.. #
  • The weather for November has been pretty amazing, still with real warmth in the sun and all the cows still out. If you have any worries about roads or weather before coming here do check with us first; and check also for up to the minute reports during adverse conditions on our village blog. Do also look at these sites: Local weather conditions for BBC reports for Ashbourne. Local road conditions for BBC Travel News #
  • There is only one gap (thanks to someone having to move their booking to another date) in Tom's Barn  this year - the first midweek break in December Monday 1 to Friday 5. See here for the latest update on availability for Tom's Barn. #
  • The only available date in Douglas's Barn this year is the week or two short breaks during the week Monday 8 to Monday 15 December 2014. #
  • Since the new iPad - pre-loaded with weblinks to helpful local sites to ensure you can make the most of your time here - we had both barns redecorated from top to toe earlier this year. We also have a new table in the kitchen and an extending magnifying mirror in the bathroom. #

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