The countryside here is so ridiculously pretty it’s like a child’s play scene. Idyllic country lanes lead you through picture-perfect Derbyshire dales, past graceful oaks and fields of sheep to these sandstone converted barns. The old courtyard quacks with a team of ducks, the clucks of the fluffiest chickens and gliding peacocks. There are two contemporary, cleverly renovated barns that allow bookings for two, four, six, eight or 10. In the large barn, there’s a huge funky farmhouse kitchen with turquoise glass tiles that cooks will love. An open-plan sitting/dining room with high beamed ceilings is decorated in creams, taupes and soft greys with a chunky long dining table for unhurried dinners and modern pieces of bold art decorating the walls. The bedrooms are light, with subtle colours, plush new bathrooms and views of the surrounding fields. The Lodge is separate with equally sumptuous beds, calming colours and modern twists. There’s walking galore straight from the door, heavenly country pubs, historic houses to explore and, of course, Bakewell tart to scoff!