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The Cow Barn in Alport, Derbyshire

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sleeps 8
4 rooms
2 bathrooms

The Cow Barn description

Holiday home
The Cow Barn is a wonderful, detached barn conversion cottage in the rural hamlet of Alport near Youlgreave. The cottage offers four bedrooms with a TV and Freeview, two of which are located on the ground floor, and two upstairs with sensational views of the surrounding countryside. There is a ground floor wet room, and a family bathroom upstairs. The cottage offers an open plan living area with exposed beams, stone floors, and a vaulted ceiling, and contains a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area, and a sitting area with a woodburning stove. Outside, there is a patio with furniture and off road parking for four cars. The Cow Barn is the perfect base for friends and families exploring the Peak District, all year round.

Alport is nestled in some of Derbyshire's most beautiful countryside, a small hamlet scattered with farms and cottages. Close by, the ancient village of Youlgreave has three pubs, two shops, one with a Post Office, and a delightful medieval church. Surrounded by glorious countryside, Alport is a wonderful base for exploring Derbyshire, all year round.

The ultimate in "year-round" appeal, the Peak District offers countryside, picturesque villages and magnificent scenery. It touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, and wooded dales.

Eco underfloor heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, dishwasher, 5 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Off road parking for 4 cars. Enclosed patio with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: Coarse fishing lake on adjoining farm 5 mins walk. Note: Property accessed via single track lane. Note: No stag/hen or similar.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mrs Burfoot
October 2015
A homely feel with stunning views and exceptional attention to detail.
Miss George
June 2016
Everything was perfect at The Cow Barn. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need, everything was clean and comfortable with lots of thought put in to the decor and furnishings. It really felt like a home from home. Comfortable beds and lovely bathrooms. Was really impressed!
Mrs Kolb
July 2016
The countryside was beautiful and the accommodation was excellent - a really well done barn conversion. The standards were high throughout, every detail was attended to. The owners in the cottage next door were very welcoming and friendly but not intrusive. We would definitely return if in that part of the world again.
Mrs Scales
April 2016
The scenery was lovely and the owners were friendly. It was a lovely relaxing break and the beds were so comfortable. We will hopefully be booking again for later in the year.
Mrs Grogan
July 2015
The property was furnished and decorated to an exceptional standard. The hot tub was fantastic and the owner was on hand to offer help and advice when needed. Fabulous location also!
Mrs Gribbin
March 2015
Very friendly and helpful owner. Views from the property were stunning, in a lovely location. The hot tub was perfect!
Mrs Isles
September 2015
Overall the cottage exceeded our expectations. It was of a very high standard and set in a beautiful rural location. The owners clearly take pride in the property. It was the perfect place to spend a family weekend celebrating our parents 50th Wedding Anniversary.
Mr Shaw
June 2015
The Cow Barn was situated in a lovely location which was great for walking trails from the door. There were amazing views and very peaceful. The locals we met were friendly. We particularly loved the chickens and cows and overall we found the property a perfect spot which I'm sure we will return to.
Mrs Dobson
January 2015
Wow wow wow, what a lovely property in a fantastic location. The accommodation is outstanding; it is decorated to a high standard, all eight of us did not want to leave. The hot tub, under floor heating and open fire all go to make this a fantastic property.
Ms Watson
February 2015
We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Cow Barn - absolutely fabulous!
Miss Harris
February 2015
Absolutely excellent. Beautiful cottage, beautiful surroundings and the hot tub was perfect. Could have lived there. The owners were lovely too, everything we could have wished for they had already got.
Mrs Hastings
March 2015
The Cow Barn is an absolutely lovely barn, we loved every second. It was warm and cosy, underfloor heating and the fire were very welcoming. The beds and bedding were so comfortable and the property is decorated perfectly throughout. The hot tub was the peak of our stay and finished it all off nicely
Ms Wilkinson
June 2015
This really is an amazing place to stay. I can't recommend it highly enough. Picture postcard property in biscuit tin scenery and the view from the back door is to die for. If I could give the place 10 stars I would.
Miss Ellis
January 2015
Fantastic property with wonderful owners. Extremely comfortable and warm, just amazing throughout. There was plenty of everything including kitchen extras - we had an early Christmas meal and the property was perfect for this. Would highly recommend this property as would the other members of the group.
Mrs Lett
October 2014
Absolutely loved The Cow Barn. In a gorgeous setting overlooking the rolling country hills. The house was beautifully decorated and furnished, we immediately felt at home.
Mr Molloy
October 2014
The cottage was superb and the level of finish was first class.
Mr Armstrong
November 2014
A great holiday let, very high standard throughout, we had a lovely family break here and enjoyed spending time together in the property. The Hot tub was superb with great views and the wood burner was wonderful. Lots to do in surrounding area, would recommend very highly.
Mr Isaac
February 2015
A fantastic place to stay in a great location! Everything you could wish for was provided. Missing the underfloor heating already!
Mr Miller
December 2014
A great place, very very nice and we found the standard throughout to be great! We would consider a return without hesitation.
Mr Haydon
December 2014
Friendly and very helpful owners. Exceptionally well-equipped property, with generous provision of towels, cleaning materials and everything else you could need.
Mr Watson
January 2015
We all thoroughly enjoyed the barn conversion and also the outdoor hot tub was a nice touch, especially in the cold snow.
Mrs Drage
September 2014
We had an absolutely excellent stay, we were 7 adults and we all felt there was plenty of space to relax, unwind and catch up.... clear the head the next morning with a walk in the beautiful scenery right on the doorstep. A wonderful place to stay, we all highly recommend it.
July 2015
Wonderful location, the barn is superbly refurbished....we had a fantastic time. From the hot tub to the BBQ to the bedrooms....we had such a lovely relaxing week. Ideally located for walks in the country we will definitely be returning. Belinda and Tony are lovely too - and went over and above to return a forgotten item to me. Make sure you stay here!
Miss Walton
July 2014
The scenery was amazing, the house was amazing and the hot tub was definitely to die for!
Bernadette K
February 2015
Wanted a girly weekend to catch up relax and chill. Couldn't have found a better place, hot tub was superb, the whole place was finished to the highest standard every detail no matter how small was thought of. There was eight of us but you think the cottage was catering for three times that with crockery,glasses,towels etc. on arrival there was a welcome pack of basics but also a very welcome bottle of wine and box of chocolates. My only negative it is not very well signposted which made it difficult to find especially in the dark when I arrived. A small niggle really. I would most definitely recommend the Cow Barn and I personally cannot wait to go back.
November 2014
We booked this cottage for a family break to celebrate a 60th Birthday. We were all delighted with the cottage which has been finished to the highest of standards. The open plan living area is great for socialising and the kitchen had everything you could possible need. The wood burning stove was a fantastic feature and made the evenings in cosy and relaxing. Outside there is a large paved sitting area and just beyond a wonderful hot tub with views to die for. The owners, Tony and Belinda, were always on hand to help with any questions and give recommendations for things to do and places to eat. All in all a wonderful holiday, in an exceptional cottage. Thank you!
December 2014
The Cow Barn is exceptionally well-equipped, with generous supplies of towels, excellent cooking and washing facilities, and lots of books, games and DVDs. The house sleeps 8 comfortably and there are two very good bathrooms. The owners are welcoming and friendly. We were ever so grateful to Tony for his help with the cars when the roads became icy after Christmas. We loved the wood burner and enjoyed our cosy evenings by the fire. The hot tub was great and we made good use of it despite the cold weather, sitting comfortably in the warm bubbles while admiring the snow-covered hills (special fluffy towels are supplied!). The location is idyllic, with a number of walks starting on the doorstep and the pretty village of Youlgreave nearby. We had a wonderful family Christmas at the Cow Barn and hope to come back soon.
October 2014
The Cow Barn is totally delightful There has been great thought into the decor and furnishings. The bed linen was superb. A good supply of bottled water, milk, A very welcoming bottle of wine, truffles, fresh laid eggs, tea, coffee etc and biscuits........ all a very nice touch, A plentiful supply of wood for the wood burner. Superbly large towels for use with the hot tub. Plenty of toilet roll, cleaning products and complimentary bathroom toiletries. The Cow Barn was very clean and very very welcoming. Beautifully decorated. The kitchen was very well stocked apart from only having 2 pans - not enough to cook for 8 person. but otherwise plenty of everything else There were DVDs, CDs, Books, Games TV and WiFi An obviously large amount has been spent on making this property a very high standard...... so why then is there a (very expensive) just one hot tub to share that comfortably only accommodated 4 - 6 When the cottage sleeps 8? And having to share with the annex (Cow Shed - sleeps 2) was uncomfortable. There was also the disturbing smell of bad drains that hit us every morning except our last one - it had rained all night. Would we go back? Yes if the hot tub was big enough for 8 - 10* adults and not shared. * The annex is offered as part of the Barn for groups up to 10 persons
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