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Dragon Hill Barn Family Cottage in Brassington, Derbyshire

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Dragon Hill Barn Family Cottage description

Holiday home
This is a charming 16th Century detached barn that has been tastefully converted to provide outstanding holiday accommodation. Many of the original features have been retained giving the property charm and character. The open plan design makes the barn spacious and welcoming, the comfortable and relaxing sitting room has exposed beams and a wood burner and is raised up from the well-equipped kitchen and dining room. There are two beautiful and tranquil bedrooms, ensuring a restful night's sleep and the shower room is contemporary and well appointed. Outside there is a delightful patio garden with furniture and the pub is only a minute's walk away. This property offers a peaceful retreat and the ideal base from which to enjoy everything this stunning area has to offer.

Brassington is a tranquil, unspoiled conservation village on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park. Brassington has cottages dating back to the 17th and 18th Centuries and is a traditional limestone village. It has two public houses, both of which serve good food, and the bustling town of Matlock is just eight miles away for a wider range of shops and other amenities. Carsington Water is only two miles' distance and offers many outdoor pursuits such as sailing, boating, windsurfing and cycling. The park also has a restaurant, shops and an adventure playground for children. There are many towns and villages including Bakewell, Ashbourne and Matlock, waiting to be explored in this spectacular region and Brassington is a perfect holiday base from which to do this.

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.

Electric storage heaters with woodburner. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, Blu-ray/DVD, CD/DAB/internet-enabled radio & iPod dock, WiFi. Small library of books/DVDs. Fuel, power and logs for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request. Quiet roadside parking directly outside property. Secluded, attractive patio seating area with garden furniture, BBQ & space for bicycles. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 4 miles, village pub 1 min walk.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Dr Williams
May 2016
A beautiful house in a lovely setting, with great pubs locally and great access to the National Trust properties nearby.
Mrs Browning
July 2016
A lovely cottage in a very quiet location.
Mrs Barnes
January 2015
Liked everything! Great location and friendly village with two public houses. Gorgeous accommodation with very thoughtful and kind owners. Loved everything about it.
Mr Carver
March 2015
A very nice, comfortable and well equipped cottage finished to a high standard. In a lovely village and area with good pubs for food in the village and nearby. There was good local information in the cottage.
Mrs Hufton
November 2015
Fabulous accommodation with a very friendly owner. It was lovely, warm and comfortable.
Miss Bagshaw
March 2016
A lovely cottage with friendly owners in a beautiful village. A home from home to really relax.
Miss Paliakaite
November 2014
All the directions provided were helpful and the cottage is beyond beautiful. It felt like home, all the house is set up for a stay. Beautiful and comfortable beds, fluffy big white towels and a lot of attention to detail makes the property exceptional. Thank you to the owners (you made our first trip as a married couple amazing!) and we will be definitely coming back to stay and recommend our friends and family.
Mr Cheesman
October 2014
The Cottage was extremely well equipped in every area. Comfortable beds, very good standard of linen and towels with everything at hand. Very well thought through with best quality white goods also.
Mrs Tee
October 2014
This cottage was excellent: beautifully clean, very well-appointed, lots of little extra touches from the owners. The bed was super comfy with lovely, crisp white bed linen and the cottage was very warm which was wonderful to return to at the end of a long hike, especially if it was raining outside.
Mrs Brooke
August 2014
Dragon Hill Barn was lovely, newly decorated and had everything we needed and more. There were lots of thoughtful touches which made it a home from home stay - a great cottage!
Mrs Rothery
June 2014
We had a very happy holiday here.
Mrs Hill
June 2014
Lovely cottage with very comfy beds in an ideal location for exploring the local area.
Mr Reay
December 2013
Great cottage, very clean and warm. The best we have ever stayed in. Perfect Christmas cottage. the owners put up a tree and some decorations. Kitchen facilities were perfect, beds really comfy. Excellent cottage we really cant find a negative point and will 100% look to going back again.
Mrs Preston
April 2014
A great base to explore the Peak District. The cottage was superb, tastefully decorated and a pleasure to stay in.
Mrs Hill
April 2014
The barn is outstanding and renovated to an exceptional level. Very comfortable for a family of four. Would recommend highly.
Mr Childs
June 2014
Perfect accomodation. Very clean and well kitted out. Well situated for all that the Peaks has to offer.
Mr Greenhalgh
July 2013
The information/tourist brochures were very well arranged in folders, making finding things you preferred quick easy. Special slips were provided to inform the owners if there were any issues to be fixed, such as light bulbs to be changed, this shows the owners are keen to respond to small issues quickly.
Ms Fraser
October 2013
Lovely village location. Very modern and well equipped cottage. Great pub around the corner.
Mrs Bean
October 2013
The cottage was a perfect little haven. We absolutely loved it.
Mrs Fern
November 2013
It was snug and cosy, very welcoming, and had all the facilities you would need. Great location, with 2 good pubs both serving food within 3 minute walk. All in all, nothing to dislike!
Mr Lannon
November 2013
Great cottage in a great location. The cottage is ideal for 4 people. It is well equipped and clean. There is plenty to do in the area.
Mr Matthews
November 2013
The cottage is perfect for home from home comforts. The two pubs are minutes from the cottage door. There are lots of walks to do either by a short drive away to the start point, or from the cottage. The cottage is a credit to the owners.
Mr Turner
October 2012
The sitting of the cottage was excellent for local walks and attractions. The cottage was cosy, comfortable and well-equipped. We felt quite at home there.
Ms Cadden
October 2012
The owners had provided lots of extra finishing touches which made it feel like home from home. The quality of everything from bedlinen to crockery was very good and tasteful.
Mrs Dean
October 2012
The barn was so different to our other accommodation with a true village atmosphere.
Mrs Pendlebury
November 2012
Loved the cottage and it's location. Log burner is a great asset for those dark evenings at this time of year.
Miss Salsbury
December 2012
Very comfortable and cosy cottage - everything finished to a high standard.
Mrs Tipler
April 2013
Beautiful cottage in a stunning location.
Mrs Davies
April 2013
It was a very relaxing place to be. The barn was comfortable in a scenic area.
Mr Sirett
May 2013
A delightful cottage, immaculately presented and in a good position to tour the southern part of the Peak District. We would certainly book this cottage again.
Mrs Atkinson
October 2012
Everything we could have wished for, very happy with the property and the owners phoned twice to check we had everything we needed, highly recommend.
Mr Clements
August 2012
Great cottage in a great location.
Mr Fielding
September 2012
Generally the property was as stated, clean and met our needs. Owner was helpful. Location was very good for walking, cycling and pubs. Cosy nights in with log burner.
Mrs Plain
July 2012
A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting.
Mr De'ath
July 2012
We liked absolutely everything, the weather wasn't so kind so every evening we had a lovely fire. A real 'home from home' - perfect.
Mrs Simpson
July 2012
The cottage was geared to making it a home from home - it was outstanding - the added bonus was the beautiful scenery around that area. As members of the National Trust we never seemed to have to travel too far to see the gardens and houses. Pity the weather wasn't kinder - however, it didn't stop us from doing the things we had planned. Thank you Sykes we believe you have the best cottages available and at a most reasonable cost, we'll be back.
Mrs McCarthy
July 2012
This is a lovely, cosy cottage. A real home from home with everything you need to enjoy a wonderful break. The king side bed was really comfortable and the large sofa's were perfect for chilling out after a day out. There is a great pub with amazing food just a few minutes from the house, but if you choose to cook in the kitchen, its modern, clean and well equipped. A definite keeper.
Mrs Ferdinando
February 2012
The property was extremely well equipped, warm and comfortable and in a good location. Good pub round the corner. Easy parking right outside. Good base for exploring the Peak District.
Miss Murphy
December 2011
The barn conversion was stunning. It was extremely well equipped and the village of Brassington was gorgeous. The location worked well for local amenities and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole weekend there. The wood burning stove was particularly good fun and effective!
Mr McNally
November 2011
The cottage was very homely and comfortable, we didn't want to leave!
Miss Edwards
October 2011
The cottage was very well equipped - plenty of DVD's, CD's and books were kindly supplied by the owner if you wanted to use them. Also plenty of condiments and cleaning items supplied, which was thoughtful. The village was very picturesque and the cottage was close to many pretty villages and interesting places to visit. The two pubs were in walking distance and great for food, drink and a chat with the locals. It made a very good and comfortable base.
Mrs Eaves
September 2011
The cottage was in a very good location to enable us to get to all parts of the Peak District. The village is nice, with 2 pubs and other restaurants nearby. The amenities of the barn were very good with a lovely small outdoor space with seating.
Mr Conroy
October 2009
The location of the property was excellent, a very quiet village with two pubs would recommend the Old Gate. The owner is very nice.
Mr England
December 2009
Wonderful location and friendly villagers.
Mr Mrs Wilbraham
December 2009
A perfect retreat away from the hustle and bustle. A great place to relax and unwind from everyday life. Very cosy and welcoming - great wood burning fire. Well equipped and a great location for exploring the surrounding area. Would definitely return.
Mrs Gallagher
March 2010
Cottage in good location, near beautiful scenery. A fine collection of tombs at St. Oswald's Church in Ashbourne.
Mr Cossor
May 2010
A lovely clean and fresh property, nice bed linen, perfect for a family of four. The village is beautiful and general location ideal for exploring Dovedale and the Peaks.
Mr Lee
May 2010
Beautiful house in lovely area. Very well appointed.
Mr Bourner
July 2010
Excellent conversion and use of space inside. Very convenient for nightlife in Buxton, which has a lovely theatre.
Mrs Augier
September 2010
It was beautiful accommodation in a very good situation for exploring Derbyshire. One of the best properties we have stayed in.
Mr Sizer
October 2010
Dragon Hill Barn was a cute and cosy base to explore the Peak District. It was a pleasure to return to 'our little barn' at the end of the day.
Mr Harcourt
October 2009
Excellent accommodation in a lovely area. This is a well equipped and comfortable cottage.
Mrs Cooper
July 2011
A 'home from home'.
Mrs Bagshaw
July 2011
It really was a home from home. Everything we needed and very comfortable for all of us, including our 13 month old daughter. Lovely location too.
Mr Manning
June 2011
Lovely area and beautiful cottage!
Mr Hippey
June 2011
Great area for activities, lots to see and do. Comfortable cottage.
Mrs Walker
April 2011
Fantastic property, cosy and warm. Great walks from the door step. Thank you very much.
Mrs Mason
May 2011
Ideal base for touring the area, everywhere within easy reach. Cosy and comfortable.
Mrs Williams
November 2010
Lovely property. Great location. Log burner on cold nights.
Mr Lee
August 2009
Loved the location, ideal for walks and close to activities eg. Carsington Water, Heights of Abraham and Alton Towers.
Mr Cann
September 2009
The location of the cottage was great for cycling and visiting Derbyshire. Cottage very well presented and great value for money. The owner was very helpful.
Mrs Watkinson
June 2009
The cottage was in a nice location for enjoying Derbyshire
Mrs Hunter
July 2009
The friendliness of the locals and the local pub!Also the owner was fantastic.
Mrs Wall
August 2009
Carsington Water Reserve is close by to the property and has excellent facilities for children.
Miss Stockings
April 2009
We loved the location, the building and the way in which the cottage had been furnished. The wood burning stove was a real plus.
Dr Smithson
April 2009
We had a great holiday and we were very impressed with the Barn. The property is near a great reservoir and the two local pubs serve good food.
Mr Palmer
May 2009
Excellent property in a great location, check out the Gate pub for great food.
Mrs Lague
July 2008
Lovely accommodation, could not fault it!
Mr Anderson
August 2008
Beautiful cottage, Beautiful village, plenty of country pubs in the area serving good food. Only 20 mins from Bakewell.
April 2009
What a fabulous cottage! Immaculate inside and out. Perfectly placed in a lovely village with a couple of nice pubs. Within easy driving distance of tourist attractions and super walks from the doorstep. We have already recommended it to many of our friends.
Mr Jennings
October 2008
Lovely cottage in a lovely setting.
Mr Baron
October 2008
The cottage was lovely and the log fire was a bonus. Bedrooms were great and everything was very clean.
Mr Kent
November 2008
Good location, 2 pubs serving meals, walks and bike rides from door. Very clean new property. Comfortable beds, good shower, excellent towels.
Mr Deacon
December 2008
Gorgeous location, the barn conversion was superb and on the morning of my other halves birthday there was snow on the ground!! Excellent.
Dr Keeney
January 2009
Beautiful village, two pubs, lovely walks and a relaxing home to come back to.
Mrs Cooper
January 2009
Great place in a lovely part of the country. Cool pubs nearby as well as lots of tourist attractions. Would happily go back to Dragon Hill Barn or indeed live there!
Mrs Cooper
February 2009
Really lovely little cottage, modern but with it's original features.
Mr Bointon
March 2009
Dragon Hill Barn has been developed and furnished to a superb standard throughout and is a very comfortable place to stay.
Mr Cavanagh
March 2009
Good location, excellent facilities and a fantastic cottage.
Mrs Davies
March 2009
Lovely place. Nicely furnished. Flowers a nice touch!
Mrs Shepherd
September 2008
The location of Dragon Hill Barn is great to easily reach surrounding attractions. The Barn has been sympathetically restored to a high standard and retains a very homely feel in a quiet village. We would definitely stay there again and recommend to other friends.
April 2016
We picked Dragon Hill Barn for a spur of the moment getaway... wanted somewhere cosy, near a nice pub to just hole up and relax. We weren't disappointed. The cottage was perfect - beautifully decorated, amazingly well equipped, comfy, warm and I wish we had more time there. Rod and Liz have thought of everything - right down to toiletries and other creature comforts. The village was charming - the two pubs both do good food and ales. Personally we preferred the Miners Arms as our watering hole - friendly locals and landlord and some honest, tasty pub food. We failed dismally to get the wood burner going, but even with snow outside, the Barn was warm and snug. We'll definitely come back.
Leanne L
January 2016
This cottage is beautiful. Th furnishings and fittings are of a very high standard. It is cosy and comfortable and ideal for a family or group of friends. The owners are very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The cottage is perfectly situatied for exploring The Peak District. Sadly our stay was only for two nights between Christmas and New Year so the opportunities to explore the trails and natural beauty of the surroundings were limited. It is a perfect base with all the comforts of home and I have no hesitation in recommending the accommodation.
Mal D
September 2014
We have stayed at Dragon Hill Barn now on a number of occasions. Usually over New Year period with a couple of friends. The cottage is always clean & tidy, wifi & all you would expect. The storage heating can be a bit cool in the afternoon but is quickly backed up by the roaring log burner. The only problem is then, the bedrooms are roasting through the night. Brassington village is a lovely place to be at New Year. The 2 local pubs are warm & welcoming & have great food & ales. We love Dragon Hill Barn although it's an acquired taste.
June 2015
A small but beautiful cottage, very comfortable with everything one would hope for. In an excellent location for getting around to see all the sights, within 30mins you could easily be in Ashbourne or Bakewell. Chatsworth & Haddon Hall are only a short drive away. It's great to have a pub just over the road that serves good honest food, It's so quiet considering its in the middle of the village.
October 2011
The cottage was very well serviced, very neat, clean and comfortable. The owners provided items for kitchen/bathroom cleaning/washing up-even dishwasher tablets, condiments, and liquid soap.Plenty of logs for the fire (though we didn't need them this week!) and plenty of CDs, DVDs, books and games. Also a lot of local information and booklets provided. The only downside at the property was the double bed was a little big for the room, and you just had to be careful not to bang your knees on it. Also the bedrooms had window shutters, not curtains, but this wasn't too much of a problem. The village was very pretty and served by 2 good pubs-The Miners Arms is a good real ale pub, serves good pub fayre and is a good place to chat with the locals. Ye Olde Gate is a lovely 'olde worlde' type pub complete with real fires, and tankards hanging from its beams. The food here could compete with any high class restaurant and the chef even offered to cook whatever our vegetarian friend liked (which you don't find happens often). The cottage is not far from many pretty villages- Ashbourne is great on market day and has lovely individual shops and plenty of places to eat. Carsington Water is close by and is a lovely place to walk and has a lovely restaurant overlooking the reserve.There are also a few shops there. Dovedale is beautiful -great for short and easy or more strenuous walks. We also visited Kedlestone Hall and Calke Abbey- both interesting and about 3/4 hr away. At Calke you can even have a picnic at the side of the Deer reserve. It also has a lovely garden with organised tours-well worth it. We had a lovely week. The cottage made a lovely comfortable base from which to explore the surrounding area. Would happily recommend it.
March 2012
Dragon Hill Barn is a well equipped and modern property, with parking immediately outside. It is warm and comfortable - the woodburning stove is very efficient and easy to use. Two pubs are close by, with the Gate Inn particularly recommended for its warm welcome, good beers and excellent food. The property is within a 30 minute drive of the major tourist attractions of the Peak District. Over the years we have stayed at many cottages, and invariably there is some fault somewhere. However, with Dragon Hill Barn there were none, and we will most certainly book again.
December 2012
Dragon Barn is situated in a lovely village and close to towns in a beautiful scenic area. The barn is tastefully presented and the owners have provided all the extras you might need. It is warm, comfortable and charming. We enjoyed being able to walk to the village pubs and eat out and to walk during the day and visit small towns . Ashbourne especially good for shopping. Dragon Barn is excellently placed for a relaxing break.
peta b
October 2013
We have just returned from a very wet and foggy week in the area, but Dragon Hill Barn is the perfect place for sheltering from the elements! The log fire makes the already cosy cottage even more so and is super for warming up from a wet walk. The cottage has everything in it that you'd need for a stay - the towels are just wonderful! There is no phone signal in the cottage - heavenly! - but there is wifi if you need to connect. The 2 pubs in the village are lovely and welcoming. There is plenty to do in the area, even in bad weather! Would thoroughly recommend.
derren c
May 2014
This is a small but excellent property. Modern inside with excellent kitchen equipment, tv's and fast broadband. Ideal for a couple or with children. Lots to do in the area.
August 2014
A lovely cosy barn, good peaceful location, great walks from the door, everything we needed was supplied and in excellent condition. Several nice pubs, two within a 2 minute walk. The welcome folder with local info was invaluable. Only down side was no bath and no garden, but the other features more than made up for it!
Marie B
August 2014
The 2 bedroomed cottage (1 kingsize & 1 twin) is conveniently located to explore the Peak District. The cottage has lots of extra facilities (books; dvds; local walk leaflets; board games; free wifi - TIP take your laptop/tablet etc) The electric, towels and bed linen are included. There is no mobile 'phone reception but a land line 'phone is provided with free weekend & after 7pm on week day calls. There is no shop in Brassington so remember to shop when you are out & about or use the grocery vending machine in the Miners Arms car park. The Miners Arms pub is opposite and there were 2 other pubs in the local area. A great comfy cottage made extra cosy by the log burner.
March 2012
Dragon Hill Barn is a well equipped and modern property, with parking immediately outside. It is warm and comfortable - the woodburning stove is very efficient and easy to use. Two pubs are close by, with the Gate Inn particularly recommended for its warm welcome, good beers and excellent food. The property is within a 30 minute drive of the major tourist attractions of the Peak District. Over the years we have stayed at many cottages, and invariably there is some fault somewhere. However, with Dragon Hill Barn there were none, and we will most certainly book again.
December 2009
We had a lovely time at Dragon Hill cottage. it was clean and well equiped and the furnishings were of good quality. it was as was described in the brochure. ideally situated to abraham heights, carsington water and about half hour from alton towers. we also expliored Dove dale area. good walks around the barn. the only issue was that the TV picture was poor so you could only watch DVD's. we didn't try the local pubs due to the comments in the visitors book there. we would go back again. the owner was very friendly and helpful
December 2009
Lovely barn conversion in nice village with2 pubs within walking distance. Both serve meals. Cottage well serviced. O. K. for 2 adults & 2 children. Not a lot of space for 4 adults. Lacking in a little more outdoor space for sitting out on nice days.
December 2009
Not easy to find from the directions if you are travelling from the South, fine from the north. Cottage renovated very nicely. Could do with somewhere to hang coats, put boots etc. Disappointed that there wasn't kindling for the fire. Over all a nice play to stay.
September 2010
Good value cottage ,good location ,handy for a lot of places which are fairly close by
December 2009
The cottage has been sympathetically restored and provides every modern comfort. It was impeccably clean and although the area is quiet the village provides interesting walks. The local pubs give good value and produce good food. It is a short distance away from other attractions,say Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall which are a "must" to see. I cannot find fault and would stay there again.
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