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Beautifully spacious with apex ceilings and views of the surrounding farmland. - The Duck House Sleeps 2 (additional sofa bed can sleep 2 more)

South Derbyshire District, Derbyshire, UK
  • Barn
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

Superb groundfloor accommodation with double bedrooms, both ensuite. Wonderful sitting room with views overlooking the farm.

Formerly a tea room, The Tea House has been converted into a wonderfully spacious accommodation. Boasting apex ceilings, the property is incredibly spacious, and offers views of the surrounding farmland.

There are some wonderful pubs and restaurants in the area. Please do ask when booking and we will be only too assist in making a reservation for you.

Check in time is from 3.30pm onwards. Check out time is by 10.30am please unless previously discussed when booking.

Sadly we don't alow dogs in the main farmhouse, but will happily provide a bed and breakfast hamper in The Duck House where dogs are allowed. Please note that the hamper is an additional cost, and start from £12.00 per person. Please ask for further details when booking.


Sally Hibbert

Member Since 2013
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Mar 26, 2018
About Sally Hibbert

We have slowly and lovingly restored the family farm back to life - it has taken over ten years, but we have almost finished. We are incredibly proud to have achieved a Five Star Gold Award, and a Breakfast Award for the Bed and Breakfast accommodation which has now been running for over 5 years. We have a wonderful flow of returning guests. Some say its the cooking, others come to admire the views of a working farm, especially during the summer months at harvest time. We are really thrilled with The Duck House conversion, and there is already a list of guests forming who would like to move into it permanently! The Old Tea Room is a superbly appointed wooden cottage conversion which is tucked away from the main farmhouse but sits on the edge of the garden allowing visitors to have that extra bit of privacy. Both properties can be rented out together for larger groups and we can also offer room only in the B&B if that extra bed is needed and the barns are full!

Why Sally Hibbert chose South Derbyshire District

The farm was inherited over fifteen years ago, and we are the fourth generation to live here. Originally it was one of the biggest dairy farms in Derbyshire. Now however, it is run as an arable farm. The farm is easily located and because we are so central, you can get to various parts of the country really easily which also means you can have a touch of the rural qualities without being off the beaten track. Very accessible to the M1 and M6, and yet you can be in the Peak District within 10 minutes drive.

What makes this Barn unique

Incredibly private accommodation and not overlooked at all. The property offers open field views and there is a small enclosed verandah with tables and chairs for guests to use. The lake during the summer months is wonderful, and offers some superb coarse fishing, or if you are feeling a little more keen, open water swimming is allowed. The lake is only a very short walk away from the cottage - literally 100 metres. There is also a lockable shed for bicycles and fishing equipment. The verandah is dog proof and has a gated entrance onto it. The garden is also fenced with a gated entrance onto the cottage driveway.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon, The sofa bed is located in the sitting room.
      • Stylishly decorated with French doors overlooking the garden, this room has everything you need. A kng size bed with a memory foam mattress and bedside tables with lamps either side. A decent size wardrobe with mirrored doors, and a pine chest of draws allowing plenty of storage. There is a flat screen tv, and hairdryer in the room as well as a digital radio/cd player.


      • 0 Bathrooms
      • Shower room 1
      • This is an ensuite to the bedroom. Lovely large freestanding basin, WC, which has a hand rail next to it and superb shower with a large fixed head and a moveable smaller head. Another hand rail is also located in the showering area. Heated towel rail. Underfloor heating.

      Location Type

        • Lake
        • Rural
        • Village


            • Farm Holidays
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      All the property has underfloor heating.
                    • Internet
                      internet access via a code given on arrival.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      High quality linen is provided and extra pillows and pillow cases can be found in the wardrobe along with blankets. Seasonal duvets are provided throughout the year.
                    • Parking
                      Plenty of parking available and cars can be parked directly outside the barn in the main houseyard. This is well lit at night.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Extra large bath towels are provided, along with hand towels and flannels. Bath mat.
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Plenty of white dishes with every utensil you would need.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Slim line dishwasher set in between the cupboards.
                        • Kitchen
                          The kitchen boasts everything you would need to make your holiday enjoyable. White gloss units with plenty of work space. A large pantry cupboard for storage of food. Cooking utensils, pans etc.
                        • Microwave
                          Small white standard microwave.
                        • Oven
                          Fan assisted electric oven.
                        • Refrigerator
                          The fridge is set under the work surface and has a small freezer.
                        • Stove
                          Four ring ceramic hob with overhead extractor fan.
                        • Toaster
                          2 Slice toaster.


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              The table can extend allowing a total of 6 places. Normally it would sit four happily.
                            • Dining Area


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                  DVD player with a selection of films for guests to use whilst staying in the barn.
                                • Games
                                • Stereo
                                  There is a radio/CD player n the bedroom.
                                • Television
                                  Flatscreen TV with Freeview.
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      The terrace overlooks the farm fields and is very private with well established garden shrubs adding further privacy.
                                    • Golf
                                      Church Broughton Golf Course is approximately 4 miles from the farm.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      The garden is completely dog proof with a generous post and rail fence on the field side, and solid fencing for added privacy on the sides. The garden borders are planted up with shrubs and flowers.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      There is a snow dome in Tamworth and a dry ski slope in Swadlincote.

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Private Pool
                                          Not so much a swimming pool but we have a fresh water lake on the farm. The water is tested regularly for swimming during the summer months. Please ask about this when booking.


                                            • arboretum
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • forests
                                            • live theater
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • spelunking
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis


                                                            • Notes on accommodation: Entrance to the property is from the main courtyard with very easy access and is suitable for those in a wheelchair or those with disabilities. Excellent lighting at night. The property boasts open plan living accommodation with under floor heating. The main living accommodation has a spacious kitchen with everything you would need. Electric oven, hob, microwave, toaster, fridge/freezer, slim line dishwasher, and washing/dryer machine. Excellent cooking equipment located in the kitchen units, and plenty of storage space for guests to bring their own food. Extendible kitchen table. The sitting room has a leather sofa together with an arm chair and footstool where guests can enjoy views of the garden and farmland through the French doors. Flat screen TV/DVD. Free wifi. The bedroom has a super king-size bed which can be split into twin beds. Excellent storage, hair dryer, TV and radio. Super en-suite shower room with twin headed shower, grab rails, sink and WC. Cot/highchair. Outside: There is a nicely established private garden, which is completely dog proof. The terrace offers two easy loungers during the summer months and a seating area with table and chairs. There is also a BBQ. The farm boasts the most wonderful lake (approx 5.5 acres in size) which guests are allowed to use for open water swimming during the summer months. It also holds a good selection of coarse fish.

                                                              18 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              a well equipped, clean and welcoming cottage

                                                              Pavlenka S.

                                                              We had a really comfortable and relaxing stay. The place was very well equipped and much care and attention has been taken with decor and furniture. Sally had left a bunch of flowers and pastries which was a lovely surprise and popped round to welcome us. The bed was so comfy it was hard to gt out of it each morning! We only wish we had found it sooner as we have been staying in nearby hotels when we visit our son & family near by each month.

                                                              Lovely, clean and bright.

                                                              Sarah B.

                                                              We had a nice relaxing time in lovely surroundings. The barn was gorgeous but the shower did leak out over the bathroom a little bit. The kitchen had everything you could need and Sally was a great host.

                                                              Great as usual

                                                              John L.

                                                              We have a great location and accommodation here. Sally is a great host


                                                              Bronwyn J.

                                                              Perfect place....high standard...so relaxing.


                                                              Trisha J.

                                                              Fantastic,, comfy, cozy place- will stay again and fully recommend-thanks again Sally for a lovely restful time.

                                                              Wonderful vacation

                                                              Yael K.

                                                              Last October we stayed in the "Duck house" at Croft Hall Farm, Hilton. The place is MAGNIFICANT: it is located in a nice place on the outskirts of Hilton, very comfortable, equipped with everything you might need to feell at home, and of course - the kind and friendly owner - Sally - who made all efforts to make it a pleasant stay. No doubt, it is one of the best places we've ever stayed at during our vacations.


                                                              South Derbyshire District, Derbyshire, UK

                                                              Travel: East Midlands Airport is approximately 20 minutes drive from the farm, just off the A50 and Junction 5. The M1 is south of the farm, junction 24, and access from the M6, junction 15 is west and approximately 30 minutes drive. Hatton & Tutbury train station is a 5 minute drive. There is a fairly decent bus service V1 that stops almost at the bottom of the farm drive every hour. It is recommended that guests have use of a car. Distances: The farm drive is approximately a quarter of a mile long, but it is flat, so walking into the village is a pleasant walk, and to get a morning paper would probably take you about 10 minutes. Tutbury is 3.5 miles. Uttoxeter is 6 miles and is well known for its race course. Castle Donington race track is approx 15/20 mins drive just off the A50. We are in easy reach of The National Trust properties - Kedleston Hall (approx 9 miles) Sudbury Hall (approx 4 miles) and Calke Abbey (approx 15 mile Further Details: There is an excellent selection of shops in the village, which include a post office/off licence, Tesco Express, Aldi, Chemist, Doctors Surgery, Optician, Beautician, Hair Dressers, and a variety of takeaways. There are some great food pubs not far from the farm. The Talbot in the village doesn't serve food, but has guest beers.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Booking Notes: Bookings can be taken over the phone or via email. Deposits are required for weekend short break/week holidays in The Duck House. For Bed and Breakfast, bookings there is no minimum stay required, but a card number is required to secure the booking please or a deposit made via internet banking. Changeover Day: Changeover days are very flexible, and we strive to fit in with guests who can't necessarily do certain days. Please mention this when booking. Notes on prices: The Lavender Patch Bed and Breakfast prices are from £45.00 to £52.50 per person per night - double occupancy. Single occupancy is from £68.00 - £78.00 per night. The Duck House IS AVAILABLE for ONE NIGHT STAYS, from £105.00 per night. Weekend short breaks from £235.00 for three nights and £250.00 for seven nights. Sheets and towels are included. Breakfast hampers can be provided either continental or full English. Prices range from £15.00 to £25.00 for two people.

                                                              18 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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