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Luxury self-catering In a lovely setting on the doorway to the Peak District - Gorsey Hayes, Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
barn
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Ashbourne Barn Rental Photos and Description

Barn and Cottage in Snelston, Nr. Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England.

Diane and Vaughan offer all our guests a warm welcome to our farm which is set in 12 acres of delightful Derbyshire countryside. Nestled in the quiet valley of the River Dove just south of the pretty market town of Ashbourne and several hundred yards from the inspirational birthplace of Handel’s ‘Water Music’ and Anna Sewell’s ‘Black Beauty’, is Oldfields Farmhouse with its barn conversions of Handel’s Muse and Gorsey Hayes. Formerly part of Snelston vicarage, the farmhouse was built in 1828 and designed by Cottingham (the father of Gothic Revival architecture, teacher of Pugin and designer of Snelston Hall and its ‘chocolate box’ conservation village, just down the lane). Our lovingly restored barn and mews are a mixture of contemporary and antique country furnishings offering a fabulous opportunity to relax in idyllic and secluded surroundings. High quality fittings, furnishings and decoration throughout make Oldfields an ideal destination to relax and enjoy the countryside.

Details for Gorsey Hayes, Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

This lovely converted threshing barn maintains its ancient beams used in the original 17th century timber frame. It has a contemporary kitchen featuring cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, dishwasher and washer/dryer. There is a four poster bedroom on the ground floor with an en-suite shower/wet room and extra wide doors to facilitate a wheelchair.

The large, cosy lounge houses a 19th century stone fire surround, natural stone flooring, knotted oak beams, coal effect fire and a 36 inch screen TV with DVD. Upstairs there is a super kingsize 7ft bed (which splits into 2 x singles) in one bedroom and a kingsize bed in the other bedroom. Flatscreen TV/DVD players and radio/IPod docks are in all bedrooms.

The second bathroom contains a Jacuzzi bath, matching Jacuzzi suite and free-standing shower.

Outside, with lovely views of our fields up the hill, there is a large private patio and lawn. A gym and table-tennis table are also available for guest's use in the grounds.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Vaughan Collins
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2016
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About Vaughan Collins

My wife Diane and I are a very friendly couple who are happy to welcome people to our property located in a lovely part of Derbyshire. We enjoy being able to walk out the front door and explore the lovely surroundings nearby on foot, or by car if we want to go further afield into the Peak District.

Vaughan Collins purchased this barn in 2013

Why Vaughan Collins chose Derbyshire Dales

We moved to this property early in 2012 after searching the midlands area for a lovingly restored country property with grounds and accommodation facilities. We fell in love with the place as soon as we first drove up to it and have felt at home ever since.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mr. J.B., Dubai, U.A.E.

A Passion for Perfection

Thank you!



Paul & Viv H, Cambridgeshire, England

Lovely cottage. We were made very welcome & appreciated the extra touches like scones on arrival. Information folder was very well organised and helpful. Thank-you!!!



A.D., Stamford, Lincs, UK

Such a lovely place; the small touches really made it special. We will recommend it to everyone!



M&S, Dijon, France

Superb decor, excellent surroundings, really welcoming hosts – couldn’t have been better. Thank you, thank you!
May 2013
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Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Gorsey Hayes, Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Sarah and Chris's wedding

  • 5 of 5

Staying in this property, close to where our daughter was getting married, complemented the wonderful weekend. We were warmly welcomed by the owners upon arrival and nothing was too much trouble for them, both this and the adjacent one bedroom cottage were immaculate and as advertised, fully equipped and tastefully decorated. On the morning after the wedding we invited friends and family to join us for brunch, a dozen cars and 30 plus people were comfortably accommodated in the spacious and perfectly maintained grounds. Unfazed, the owners simply asked if we would like more chairs, we gratefully accepted. Everyone who came remarked on how beautiful it was, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be recommending these properties to anyone who wants to visit this delightful part of the world.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review of your stay with us. We so pleased we could accommodate all your family and friends in our grounds and that you enjoyed everything we offer here at Oldfields Farm.
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Gorsey Hayes for a much needed three day break. I cannot recommend this accommodation enough!. It is one of the finest places I have had the pleasure to stay. Diane & Vaughan made us all feel very welcome, the facilities are second to non too. Our 7 year old daughter had an amazing time as did the rest of us. We will definitely return for another dose of Ashbourne hospitality.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very positive review of you and your family's stay with us. We are so glad you enjoyed the accommodation and facilities we offer and we look forward to welcoming you back again some time.
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5

Relaxing break away in the Dales

  • 5 of 5

We had a idyliic and restful stay - the cottage was absolutely wonderful and the pictures didn't do the property justice.....very tastefully decorated - all mod cons! Diane was very hospitable - lovely scones awaiting us on our arrival, coffee, tea and milk in abundance - a wonderful restful stay!!! Will definitely return again!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
East Midlands
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Ashbourne
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Uttoxeter
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Ashbourne
Car: necessary

Travel:

Due to the rural location and lack of local bus services a car is really essential (unless you're avid walkers or cyclists!). The nearest train station is Uttoxeter (20 minutes drive away) but for mainline services you will need to go to Derby (30 minutes drive away). The nearest airport is East Midlands, approximately 30 miles, or 45 minutes away by car.

Distances:

The picturesque village of Snelston is a short 10 minute walk away. The market town of Ashbourne is 3 miles away and this is considered to be the doorway to the Peak District with many places of interest. The popular attraction of Alton Towers is only 3 miles away.

For high street shopping and all major outlets and services Derby is 20 minutes drive away.

Further Details:

Ashbourne is the nearest town, with a Marks and Spencers, Waitrose and Sainsbury's for provisions, and a Barclays, RBS and Nat West for banking. There's plenty of good pubs and restaurants in the surrounding villages.

Some of the more popular local attractions include:

Dovedale’s stepping stones appear on thousands of post cards and the area attracts a million visitors a year. Keep away on sunny weekend afternoons.

Ashbourne (founded by the Saxons) is one of Derbyshire’s finest old market towns, combining a medieval street pattern and historic buildings with a wealth of high quality shops. Lying in a lovely green valley on the southern edge of the Peak District, the town attracts many visitors who come to enjoy a scene which has changed little in appearance since the 18th century. The cobbled market place, hidden alleys and yards are a delight to explore, and the wide and elegant Church Street is considered to be the finest street of Georgian buildings in Derbyshire.

The Tissington Trail runs along a 13 mile route from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay. Surrounded by beautiful countryside the traffic-free trail is ideal of horse riders, cyclists, naturalists and walkers. It is suitable for wheel chairs and pushchairs along the flat sections.

Tucked away in the Peak District’s wild rolling hills lies the Tissington Estate which presides over a quintessentially English village, complete with duck pond and village green. There are a number of interesting shops here, as well.

Escape to the fabulous world of the Alton Towers Resort – there’s so much going on, the fun never stops! As good for the big ones as well as the little ones. Great swimming open all year in a palm tree oasis.

Chatsworth House has a stunning backdrop, adventure playground, lovely gardens, great walks and farmyard fun – certainly a 2 day visit when linked with beautiful Baslow (and its village trail) only next door. Enjoy afternoon tea in the Devonshire Arms, or Lupo’s Italian Restaurant.

Rates & Availability

Ashbourne Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 17
Nov 4 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$155
$775
 
 
Rate 18
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$197
$985
 
 
Rate 19
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$252
$1,258
 
 
Rate 1
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$183
From
$229
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,144
 
 
Rate 2
Jan 6 2017 - Feb 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$127
From
$160
Fri,Sat,Sun
$798
 
 
Rate 3
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$151
From
$189
Fri,Sat,Sun
$948
 
 
Rate 4
Feb 17 2017 - Apr 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$127
From
$160
Fri,Sat,Sun
$798
 
 
Rate 5
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$163
From
$203
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,014
 
 
Rate 6
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$151
From
$189
Fri,Sat,Sun
$947
 
 
Rate 7
Apr 28 2017 - May 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$183
From
$229
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,144
 
 
Rate 8
May 5 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$151
From
$189
Fri,Sat,Sun
$947
 
 
Rate 9
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$207
From
$259
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,296
 
 
Rate 10
Jun 2 2017 - Jul 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$183
From
$229
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,144
 
 
Rate 11
Jul 21 2017 - Sep 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$207
From
$259
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,296
 
 
Rate 12
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$183
From
$229
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,144
 
 
Rate 13
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$151
From
$189
Fri,Sat,Sun
$947
 
 
Rate 14
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$163
From
$203
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,014
 
 
Rate 15
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$137
From
$172
Fri,Sat,Sun
$858
 
 
Rate 16
Nov 17 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$127
From
$160
Fri,Sat,Sun
$798
 
 
Rate 17
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$207
From
$259
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,296
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$127
From
$160
Fri,Sat,Sun
$798
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $127

Booking Notes:
Reservations will only be secured on receipt of a Booking Deposit of 25% of the total holiday cost. Deposits can be made by direct payment into our bank account or by cheque. A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75 for Handel’s Muse or £100 for Gorsey Hayes will also need to be paid, in addition to the balance of the total cost of the holiday, 6 weeks prior to the date of arrival.

Changeover Day:
Our preferred change-over day is Friday, but we are happy to consider any other arrangements that may better suit our guests. Accommodation will be available from 4.00 pm on the day of arrival and we request that guests leave by 10.00 am on departure day.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are for full weeks, however we are happy to consider a minimum stay of 3 nights in some circumstances.

25% of the accommodation price is due at the time of booking. The balance of the accommodation price plus the security deposit is due 6 weeks prior to the date of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Ashbourne Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs main Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Downstairs Shower room - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs bedroom - 1 double , Four poster
    Upstairs king-size bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs super-king bedroom - 1 king , Super-king bed can be split into 2 x single beds by request
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: For those wishing to explore the area we have an extensive selection of guide books for your perusal. If you have forgotten the wellies, we have a modest ‘welly bank’ which you are free to use. Cycles are also available (nominal £5 per day, fully serviced) and can be secured with a refundable damage deposit. Please note that we do not supply adult safety helmets and recommend you bring your own. The less energetic of our guests may simply wish for a pleasant picnic at Monsal Head, or a romantic glass of bubbly by the bridge at Chatsworth House; in which case, Oldfields can provide a picnic set for such a venture. Please let us know. For couples with a young family we have a travel cot and high chair available for use. Outside: With over 12 acres of land there is plenty of grounds to explore. We have a small orchard where there are two brick built BBQs, patio, grass lawn, swings and additional furniture. Boules, rounder’s bats, footballs and other play items are available on request. Visitors are welcome to ramble across our fields, although there are lots of great walks in the immediate vicinity either down by the river, along quiet lanes or a stroll around Snelston conservation village.

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