Reached via a narrow winding road, the unspoilt village is perched on a plateau between two river gorges, with a church, a green, a pond. And the George, one of the best pubs in Derbyshire: if you fancy a night out, beef, stilton and red wine pie is a stroll away. A tempting plan, after a day’s striding up hill and down dale. As for the barn, it’s a 1720s gem, sympathetically revived, warm and spacious inside and full of quirky pieces. You enter the sitting room (once the cowshed) with its flagged floor, now restored; there’s a cream sofa facing the log-burner, original shutters at windows and farming artefacts on the walls. A separate dining room leads to a super kitchen, then a patio with stunning views; where pigs once huddled, wood worktops and a gleaming range cooker now stand. Your cosy low-ceilinged bedroom is at the other end, and continues the country theme. Guide books, maps, jigsaws, a basket of logs, a hamper of goodies… welcome touches all, and there’s more fun to come at the top of the outside stair: snooker, a piano, a wood-burner, and floor-to-ceiling books!