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'Exceptional' Top Trip review site 5*, Luxury/Hot Tub/Peak District/Alton Towers

Lynn & Nigel King

Member since: 2011
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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'Exceptional' Top Trip review site 5*, Luxury/Hot Tub/Peak District/Alton Towers

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Ford Barn Rental Photos and Description

Stunning barn, secluded Peak District hamlet location, Alton Towers 15 min drive

Rated 'Excellent' on Top Trip review site, all 39 reviews 5/5.

You will experience the highest standards & modern facilities here, which continue outside with a wraparound patio and a fabulous covered hot tub area, great to soak after those long walks in our glorious surroundings, or to simply watch the dramatic skies we get as you relax at the end of the day exploring the National Park.

Our latest ‘Guest Book’ review - March 13th 2015:

Thank you Lynn & Nigel for making us feel so at home here. This place is wonderful!

5 star all the way! We will definitely be back if you will have us...

It’s so nice to find somewhere so clean and with a finish to such a high standard.

The little personal touches from you both (robes, cake, bubbly, cards, welcome etc) have made us enjoy our stay even more.

Thee hot tub is amazing! Not that we got much time in it with the two little ones demanding our time & attention. Thank you for always thinking of them too! The high chair and cutlery & crockery, baby gate and Malteser cake all went down well with our 3 year old and we really appreciated all the extra thoughts.

You can really see how much time and love (and money!) has been put into this place and it has made our stay worth every penny!

This place will always be very special to us what with the secret proposal :-) so keep doing what you are doing...............

30 Jul 2012

'Pristine'

The barn is fabulous, very pleased to have found it. Everything is pristine and we are very picky customers to please! The food on arrival and the cake were excellent finishing touches that made the whole stay exceed our expectations. We will certainly recommend it to friends and hope to return ourselves at some point.

07 Jul 2012

“Beautiful and luxurious accommodation”

An outstanding barn conversion with exceptional attention to detail. The extras provided such as a lovely homemade meal and bread, fresh eggs and a lovely table all beautifully set for your arrival was amazing. Our trip was for 2 adults and 2 teenagers to go to Alton Towers, which was on 15 minutes drive away. The hot tub was very much appreciated after a hetic day at theme park. My description of this accommodation would not do it justice, it is a must to stay in this accommodation if your planning to visit this area, highly recommended.

29 Apr 2012

“luxurious perfect getaway”

Luxurious barn with everything you could need for a wonderful break. The hot tub to relax in and the extra personal touches 'home made bread,cake and meal on arrival' made our week away perfect .Beautiful location and only a stones throw away from anything you need. Lyn and Nigel should be very poud of their wonderful holiday Barn.

The barn is for guests who enjoy a ‘non smoking’ & ‘pet free’ environment, we sleep 4+infant, either a super king double & twin, or we convert to 2 twins. Our beds have ‘heavenly’ deep mattress toppers & a choice of pillows. The super king double has a fabulous en suite wet room, the twin en suite a bath with shower. You have constant hot water & underfloor heating at no extra cost, from our eco friendly ground source heat pump. We book Friday to Friday, giving you the advantage of experiencing a full week end at the start of your holiday & one at the end when you return home too! A hot supper with wine awaits you on arrival. so no worries about what to cook or where to eat, just sit back, relax & enjoy a home cooked supper, a great way to start your holiday.

Ford Old Hall Barn with log burner & hot tub: Luxury Peak District barn only 8 miles from Alton Towers. You will not need to bring anything with you apart from your luggage! A home cooked hot supper awaits you on arrival, tea, coffee, sugar, milk, home baked bread, eggs, wine & all detergents for dishwasher & washer provided. Includes white fluffy towels, white cotton bed linen, duvets & additional towels for use with the hot tub. Continental breakfasts provided at an extra charge on request. We strive to exceed your expectations & will try to accommodate any special requests you may have so don’t hesitate to ask & we will see what we can do. We are able to offer guided tours of the Peak district as it is the area we have both lived in all our lives & we really enjoy showing guests areas that don’t normally get discovered

Great for walking or cycling, converted railway tracks offering fairly flat routes through to very challenging routes, the choice is yours. Secure facilities for bikes & alarmed garaging for motorcycles.

Step back in time in this Peak District hamlet: Ford Old Hall is 1567 & Grade II listed, whilst the Barn is a 21st century conversion offering discerning guests the highest of standards with all modern facilities, yet retains the absolute charm of this 16th century farming hamlet which still has that slower pace of life as it is off the beaten track, yet only 15 minutes from the local market towns of Ashbourne & Leek. Located in the south west corner of the Peak district, looking to retreat away from the ‘hustle & bustle’ with fabulous walking country straight from the door, or indeed, want great amenities close by, then look no further than Ford Old Hall Barn which delivers it all. It nestles in this charming farming hamlet getting you right back to a little pocket of rural England, it feels like it's from a time gone by.

Relax the moment you walk through the door!

A real gem for the holiday market, operated by owners with over 15 years experience, previously managing a De-Luxe graded cottage in the heart of the Peak District

Expect the best of facilities: The barn is newly converted, upon entering there is a fully equipped utility & boot room with a washer dryer, freezer, sink & heated rail to dry off those wet clothes. The bedrooms & fully tiled bathrooms (with rain showers) are on the ground floor,all with underfloor heating.

Stairs lead to an airy living space with high ceilings & feature beams, there is an open plan kitchen with 2 fridges, dishwasher, microwave, a Britannia oven with 6 gas burners & double electric ovens (multi functional) the kitchen is fully fitted in oak with granite worktops & a breakfast bar for more informal dining.

The dining area for 4 leads to the very comfortable lounge area with 2 large comfy sofas made by Alstons, a free standing modern style log burner, nestle of tables, bookcase & TV with freeview channels. There is oak flooring throughout the upstairs, again, with the comfort of underfloor heating.

There is understairs storage for luggage & a wardrobe with robes for use with the hot tub.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lynn & Nigel King (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2015

About Lynn & Nigel King

Nigel & Lynn have a wealth of Holiday Cottage hospitality experience having owned a previous cottage in the Peak District for 18 years where they attained a 5* rating with the Tourist Board. Passionate about customer service excellence with an eye for absolute detail & high standards, they aim to ensure all guests staying at Ford Old Hall Barn enjoy a fabulous experience whilst retaining a true 'home from home' relaxed atmosphere.

Nothing is too much trouble, on hand if you need them, or they'll leave you in peace if you don't!

Why Lynn & Nigel King chose Ford

Having been raised in the Peak District National Park & never underestimating how lucky they have been to do so, Nigel & Lynn wanted to find a special place to move to with a holiday cottage close by so they could ensure they were always available should guests require any help or information.

Ford is that special place, off the beaten track & a piece of good old fashioned rural England with old fashioned values still being followed by the small community.

They have painstakingly converted the old cow shippen into this wonderful luxurious barn.

Using only the highest spec materials & finishes to ensure all guests feel that they have truly enjoyed a luxurious experience & a taste of why Ford reminds you of 'Olde England'.

What makes this barn unique

We fell in love with this place for so many reasons but the first has to be the lifestyle it provides, away from the hustle & bustle, it's like stepping back in time.

The house, barn & land are all Grade 11 listed, from the Elizabethan era, it is a privilege to live here.

At night there are uninterrupted skies with star constellations, in the day you can watch the wildlife, the woodpeckers which come back year after year or the many birds enjoying the rural landscape. You can walk straight from the door up onto the moor or you can simply head for the hot tub & watch the night skies unfold. Real escapism...no-one would know you were there!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A lovely base for exploring the Peak District"



The barn is beautiful - a real home from home. We arrived to a fabulous evening meal and the hot tub was an extra treat - even when it rained it was a great way to relax after a day out exploring. The kids also loved watching the chickens from the next door farm wander around so they were never bored.

There is so much to do in the local area and the barn is a lovely base for a family break. Thank you very much to Nigel for all his advice on places to go - his knowledge beats any guide book! Many thanks for a lovely stay.
Aug 2013
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

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'Exceptional' Top Trip review site 5*, Luxury/Hot Tub/Peak District/Alton Towers
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
5

"Outstanding accommodation in a perfect location"

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 3 nights with my partner & young son - wonderful welcome with home cooked food and a bottle of wine. The barn conversion is outstanding with exceptional attention to detail & to the very highest standard.

The hot tub is really clean & well maintained & it is clear that Nigel & Lynn (the owners) take great pride in the standard of their accommodation.

The barn is perfectly placed to explore the Peak District. We did Alton Towers & Chatsworth House which we thought were great.

If you are looking for high end accommodation with a personal touch this is the place to be. We will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time & trouble to write a review for us, we strive to deliver excellence & pay particular attention to the details as it is very important to us that all our guests receive the highest standards throughout. We are delighted with your feedback & look forward to welcoming you all back to Ford Old Hall Barn in the future. Kind Regards Lynn & Nigel
5

"This place is wonderful! Exceptional hospitality"

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous barn, cosy, warm & comfortable, 5 star all the way! It's so nice to find somewhere so clean & a finish to such a high standard. The little personal touches (robes, cake, bubbly, cards, welcome etc) made us enjoy our stay even more.

The hot tub is amazing!

You can really see how much time & love (& money!) has been put into this place & it made our stay worth every penny!

Ford Old Hall Barn will always be very special to us, keep doing what you are doing Lynn & Nigel, you have a fabulous, beautiful barn in a lovely location. We will definitely be visiting again...

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to exceed our guests' expectations by providing hospitality above & beyond that which you would normally receive at a holiday cottage, it is what we are all about. We are delighted you enjoyed your your stay, thank you for taking the time & trouble to post a review, we do appreciate it. We will definitely keep doing what we are doing!

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Manchester & East Midlands
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Onecote
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Liverpool
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Leek
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Stoke on Trent & Macclesfield
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
M6 junction 15 or M1 junction 24
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Foxt
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
North Wales
Car: necessary

Ford Old Hall holiday cottage sits in the secluded picturesque farming hamlet of Ford, in the Peak District National Park. A LUXURY barn conversion with HOT TUB & LOG BURNER, no 'hidden extra' costs, HOT MEAL with wine on arrival. Nestled off the beaten track, only 10 mins to ALTON TOWERS. 15mins to market towns of Ashbourne & Leek & all amenities. A real home from home to sleep 4 with walking straight from the door to explore the beautiful Peak District.

The cottage enjoys a wrap around patio with a private HOT TUB area which is under cover & accessible from the ground floor without going outside, usable in all weathers.

Garden furniture, bar-b-q, a shed to secure your bikes & a hot tub provides lovely relaxation at the end of the day. Parking for up to 4 cars.

Dovedale, Staffordshire Moorlands & the spectacular scenery of the Manifold valley surround this farming hamlet which is nestled away from busy roads.

Stately homes Chatsworth, Haddon Hall & Sudbury half an hour by car

Other Activities: Theme park

Golf: Ashbourne, Derbyshire's oldest & friendliest golf club, 18 hole, awarded GolfMark & ClubMark by the EGU & EWGA with holiday guest membership available £70 for 2 weeks.

Leek is one of North Staffordshire's premier golf courses, situated one mile south of the Queen of Moorlands town of Leek on the A520. A warm welcome is given to visitors where the course offers a fair challenge to all standards of golfers, visitors will require a valid handicap certificate & observe the clubs bye laws & dress code as displayed.

Summer fees week day £30 & week end £35, Winter fees £18 all week - November to March

Bakewell golf club is located only half a mile from the town centre, visitors are very welcome & will be able to play at most times. Green fees £15 per round weekdays & £20 week ends, 2 for 1 (£20) accepted by prior arrangement.

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Rates & Availability

From £90 Per night

Ford Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Apr 10 2015 - May 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
£150
From
£180
Fri,Sat,Sun
£750
 
 
May Half Term
May 22 2015 - May 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
£160
From
£190
Fri,Sat,Sun
£890
 
 
Early Summer
May 29 2015 - Jun 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
£150
From
£180
Fri,Sat,Sun
£750
 
 
High Summer
Jun 26 2015 - Sep 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
£890
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 4 2015 - Oct 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
£150
From
£180
Fri,Sat,Sun
£750
 
 
October Half Term
Oct 16 2015 - Oct 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
£160
From
£190
Fri,Sat,Sun
£890
 
 
Autumn/Winter
Oct 30 2015 - Dec 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
£140
From
£170
Fri,Sat,Sun
£595
 
 
Pre Christmas Week End
Dec 18 2015 - Dec 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
£170
 
 
Christmas Holiday Week
Dec 21 2015 - Dec 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
 
 
New Year Holiday Week
Dec 28 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
 
 
Post New Year Break
Jan 4 2016 - Jan 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
£90
From
£170
Fri,Sat,Sun
£495
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Full weeks are Friday to Friday.
Minimum booking is 3 nights.
Week end is Friday to Monday, mid week breaks are 3 or 4 nights.
A deposit of 50% of the total booking price will confirm & secure your booking, the balance becomes payable 8 weeks before the holiday start date. If your booking is made at 8 weeks or less to the holiday start date, then the full amount is payable upon booking.
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Amenities

Ford Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Fully tiled wet room with underfloor heating, shaver point
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom has underfloor heating, shaver point, mirror
  • Fully tiled bathrooms with stone floors, underfloor heating, mirrors with shaver points & lights. Both en suite bathrooms have rain showers. 24 hour hot water provided by our eco friendly heat pump. Additional large fluffy bath size sheet towels are provided for use with the hot tub. Towels are provided & a mid week laundry service is available on request.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , super king converts to 2 singles if required
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • In both bedrooms quality white cotton bedding with duvets is provided with a choice of pillows if required, all hypo allergenic, luxurious heavenly mattress toppers add that extra comfort. Stone floors with underfloor heating, Roman blinds to windows with blackout & thermal linings. Super king double has a large wardrobe, dressing table & chair with drawers, 2 bedside tables & access out to the covered porch where a hot tub for 4 & outdoor furniture provides a lovely area to relax after a days walking or sightseeing. Extra towels, & robes are provided for you after your soak in the hot tub, we also provide 'hotel style' slippers. The twin bedroom has a large wardrobe with drawers, bedside drawers & lamps & dressing table with chair. Hair dryers are provided in both bedrooms. There is a travel cot available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a fully equipped utility & boot room on entering the holiday barn, with a large heated rail to dry wet clothes. There is a washer/dryer, freezer & additional sink in the utility room. The property is 'upside down' living with an open plan lounge/kitchen/diner making for the most sociable environment, not leaving someone stuck in the kitchen whilst everyone else is relaxing. There is a wood burning stove with the initial supply of logs provided, more can be ordered. There is the option of a mid week housekeeping service including a change of towels. Whatever time of day you return to the barn, the temperature will be right for whatever time of year, delivered by underfloor heating supplied through the ground source heat pump. A constant temperature is maintained & it is lovely & cosy in the colder months, heating & hot water is 24 hrs a day, all included. 3 supermarkets deliver so why not order your groceries for your arrival, we will receive them & put them away for you too.

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