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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: Sexy place/love nest…?

According to the Times Travel section Sat 12 Feb 2011… With Valentine’s day fast approaching, and with both Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns having frequently been identified as romantic cottages for two I suppose we shouldn’t have been surprised to find Tom’s Barn selected by Kate Quill of the Times for her list of 18 “Love [...]

Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns – Romantic Getaways

- ‘Extra Special Country Retreats’ – We are delighted to report that our barns are featured in the February Country Homes & Interiors magazine, out today, as one of their four selected Romantic Getaways. They must have St Valentine’s Day in mind (which rather impractically for a romantic short break this year falls on a [...]

We’re (briefly) in the Telegraph Weekend section!

For a couple of hours on Monday we almost felt like celebrities, with a photographer here from the Daily Telegraph snapping away at John and me and Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns from every angle. Sadly, we didn’t look quite look the celebrity picture but it was fun while it lasted and Gabriel the photographer was [...]

Reader's Tip in BBC Countryfile Magazine Dec 2009

We had hoped to be able to give you a link to the BBC Countryfile Magazine feature on the Peak District where this Reader’s Tip appears,  but have discovered that this is not possible. Although there is a website  one cannot access articles (nor readers’ tips!) because otherwise I imagine they’d never sell any magazines. [...]

Tom's Barn in the Independent Sept 2006

Tom’s Barn No 1 in a list of Five Romantic Retreats! The first mention in the national press that we were aware of was over three years ago now, when – completely out of the blue – we found ourselves with a flurry of bookings from people who claimed to have read about us in [...]

Douglas's Barn in the Observer

Douglas’s Barn is officially a romantic escape! Douglas’s Barn, the newer of our two lovely barns, was picked out by journalist Annabelle Thorpe for her selection for The Observer ’20 Romantic Cottages for Two’ Escape Guide in the Observer Travel Section Sunday 13 Jan 2008. Obviously, we weren’t surprised at the time but it was [...]

Tom's Barn in the Daily Mail

Most recently there was a small but complimentary mention in July 2009 in the Daily Mail Travel section.

Tom's Barn in the Sunday Telegraph

Tom’s Barn was highlighted last year as one of ‘The UK’s Best Cottages for Lovers’ in the Sunday Telegraph Travel Section on March 30th 2008. Staying in a former cowshed might not sound romantic, but Tom’s Barn has been impressively transformed into a five-star retreat. Half-an-hour’s drive from Dovedale and the charming village of Tissington, [...]

Tom's Barn in BBC Countryfile Magazine

We are delighted to report that our barns are highlighted in the Reader’s Tips section of the December 2009  issue of BBC Countryfile Magazine. Two gorgeous self-catering barns on the edge of a beautiful Peak District village with walks from the door. For some time we knew that something was afoot, because we were asked [...]