Hope Farm House Barn

Ashbourne, Derbyshire

On the doorstop, Dovedale, Buxton, Chatsworth House... Come home to snooker, books, logs, a patio with views and masses of lovely space


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


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!


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Short breaks available.


Nightly price
from £70
Weekly price
from £500
Damage deposit
Short breaks £300.
1 Cottage for 2
From £701 bed1 bedroom


We visited the lovely Hope Farm House barn over the new year, 2017/8. The accommodation is comfortable, cosy and welcoming for a winter visit, with wood burning stoves and efficient heating and the bonus of a full size snooker table and comfortable library upstairs! The barn is perfect for a couple looking for space and privacy, and ideally located with excellent access to lovely walks in the Peaks District from the door. Also nearby are the villages of Alstonefield with a great pub to eat in and the lovely Hartington with a great village store. We will certainly be back!

Jo, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ruth Pitts-Tucker

  • Favourite historic house and garden Haddon Hall
  • Local market towns Ashbourne, Buxton, Leek, all worth a visit
  • Four of Englands finest river valleys to walk along - Dove, Lathkill,Manifold, Dane - and high up on the wild moorlands too
  • Cycling along the old High Peak Railway lines
  • Buxton Festival every July, top performers in opera, music,literary events, late night fringe
  • Exciting rock climbing on the Roaches and in Dovedale