Ford Barn Rental Photos and Description
Luxury, sleep 4, en suites, Spa hot tub, log burner, arrival meal, quiet hamlet
Rated 'Excellent' on Top Trip review site, all 31 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. “Pristine!”
30 Jul 2012
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.
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
About 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 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.