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Stubben Barn Family Cottage in Handley, Derbyshire

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Stubben Barn Family Cottage description

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This delightful single-storey detached cottage is well-situated in a lovely position as part of the rural hamlet of Handley. This property offers wonderful countryside views towards Ogston Reservoir and provides warm, welcoming accommodation for its guests. The cottage also comes with use of a private, mature garden with lovely countryside views - ideal for al fresco dining or summer ball games. Well-situated within the Derbyshire Dales, this property is within easy reach of local amenities and activities.

Peacefully situated in the Derbyshire Dales, the small, rural hamlet of Handley is just two miles from Clay Cross - home to a traditional shop and three welcoming country pubs. Three miles further is the wonderful village of Ashover. Located in the Amber Valley and close to the popular town of Matlock, this great location offers a nine-hole golf course and several good pubs including the Crispin Inn - renowned as one of the oldest pubs in the Peak District. Famous for its warm springs, Matlock also offers a host of fine eateries, good shops and a fascinating museum. The town centre boasts Leys Hall Park, a lovely setting for recreational activities such as bowls, tennis and boating. Gulliver's Kingdom, Matlock Gorge and The High Peak Cycle Trail are all close by, making this a wonderfully diverse area.

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.

Gas central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, shared use of owner's tumble dryer, TV, DVD, stereo/CD, WiFi available and library of books. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Large garden with furniture and countryside views. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins. Note: No children under 14 years of age.


  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mrs Plested
June 2016
We loved the whole ambience of the cottage the beautifully kept grounds. Its position gives fantastic views of the countryside lots of walking opportunities. An all round excellent holiday.
Mrs Langdown
June 2016
A wonderful cottage in a picturesque spot, with very pleasant and helpful owners. Would definitely return.
Ms Srinivasan
March 2016
It is a fantastic place with lovely views all around. The owners were extremely helpful. Wish we had more time to spend in the cottage and would love to go back again for a longer stay.
Mr Wallhead
November 2015
We felt very comfortable in the home, it was beautifully furnished, and the view from the lounge was lovely and enjoyable to sit and relax with. The owners were very pleasant and helpful. Definitely a top rating for this. The area was central to a number of towns with beautiful scenery to see on the way. We would love to visit again.
Mrs Brewster
June 2015
A warm welcome and first class accommodation. There were lots of places of interest in the nearby area.
Mrs Lazarus
July 2015
The cottage was great and the owners were friendly.
Mr Davies
July 2015
Stubben Barn was very spacious. It was comfortable, very well equipped and surrounded by immaculate gardens.
Mr Alvarez
August 2015
A wonderful house which was very clean, with lots of crockery, cutlery and everything. There were impressive views and it was very comfortable in all senses. Highly recommended, we would really love to come back!
Mr Pitcher
June 2015
Liked the area, with the views, it was peaceful. Great accommodation and friendly and helpful owners. Highly recommend and should be 5 Star, will recommend to family and friends.
Mrs Bason
October 2014
The grounds were of a very high standard. Seeing the wildlife is a great bonus, for example; badgers, squirrels and birds. This was our second visit and will not be the last.
Mr Debie
October 2014
Great place to stay, very kind and helpful host and hostess
Mrs Whitworth
October 2014
This is the third time we have stayed at the cottage, we always have a very good welcome, and the cottage is like a home from home for us. There is nothing you need for a holiday that isn't there, and the owners are always ready to help if needed.
Mr Simpkin
November 2014
Everything could not have been better. The location was fantastic, with lovely views and great fresh air. Also, although well into the countryside it was within easy reach of many places that were worth visiting. Very peaceful and staying in was also a very good option. Highly recommended.
Mr Hooper
June 2015
The cottage was beautiful, comfortable and well equipped. The owners couldn't have been more helpful and friendly, and the area was lovely. We couldn't fault anything at all!
Mrs Plested
May 2015
The grounds surrounding the cottage are immaculate very attractive. The views of the Dales the reservoir from the cottage are spectacular. The location is very quiet provides lots of places to walk. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay plan to return next year.
Mr McEwan
August 2013
This cottage is a pure gem that we were lucky enough to book. The grounds within which the cottage is sited are no less than gorgeous and well maintained. It was a superbly relaxing break away and is within short driving distance of many beautiful areas to visit in Derbyshire. I thoroughly recommend this cottage to anyone looking to stay in the area. I know that I can't wait to go back.
Ms Board
October 2013
Very comfortable and welcoming accommodation, with friendly owners, in a great area.
Ms Van Klinken
January 2014
A perfect cottage in every way. Thanks for the lovely hospitality.
Mrs Mann
June 2014
The property overall was very good, cosy and comfortable with excellent views from the cottage and surrounding gardens. The owners were most welcoming, friendly and approachable.
Mr Josland
March 2013
The position of the barn was fantastic, the view from the lounge spectacular. We will definitely come back here. The owners were very friendly with nothing too much trouble.
Mr Geraghty
July 2013
We loved the cottage, the surroundings and the really nice hosts.
Mrs Gilmer
July 2013
Beautiful cottage in lovely countryside. Friendly and helpful hosts. We will be going again!
Mrs Bennell
August 2012
The hosts, the grounds and the holiday cottage were fantastic. The whole place was so peaceful and the surroundings full of wildlife. We will definitely return in the near future. Many thanks for a great retreat.
Mrs Fordham
October 2012
This was definitely the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Friendly owners, good quality linens, extremely clean and the visitors book showed how many people return to the cottage again and again. Excellent accommodation.
Mr Fleming
October 2012
The property is in a most beautiful location. It is very well appointed and well finished. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The inside is very well thought through and feels quite spacious for a family of 4. We loved our holiday there and would recommend the property without reserve.
Mrs Plant
July 2012
We liked the friendliness of hosts and the whole surroundings.
Mr Edwards
November 2011
The house was situated in a lovely, central and peaceful area of the peak district.
Miss Sherratt
December 2011
Great location and most of all very friendly hosts.
Mr Mason
July 2012
The property location, it's grounds and views are superb. The owners are very helpful and friendly.
Mrs Whitworth
July 2012
This property is ideally situated in Derbyshire, to enable you to visit a lot of interesting places. It is also a very tranquil spot to have a restful holiday. We were on our second visit and hope to return again soon.
Miss Walker
April 2012
This is our 4th visit to this cottage, and we have always thought the accommodation and equipment superb, as is the hospitality and friendliness of the owners.
Dr Brook
July 2012
Living in the middle of a Badger set was great! I loved the views, privacy and security.
Mr Metcalfe
July 2012
The cottage was excellent. It was comfortable and cosy and had everything that was needed to be a 'home from home'.
Mrs Ventress
July 2012
Our holiday at Stubben Barn was brilliant. We enjoyed every minute of the week. The house is immaculately kept, a true home from home, and we would not hesitate to recommend a holiday there. The owners are all lovely people, they are there if they are needed and will help in any way they can. The area is wonderful and the views from the cottage are stunning. We certainly hope to return again in the future.
Mr Mrs Stephenson
August 2011
The cottage was beautifully furnished and our two boys loved the toys and games and all the grounds to run around in. The cottage is really well situated and there is lots to do in the area. The owners were very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Morse
May 2011
The location and general setting of the holiday cottages themselves. The friendly and helpful hosts.
Mr Childs
June 2011
If this barn is 4 star it should be 5 star! The owners were excellent hosts. We would love to go again some time.
Mrs Sthanakiya
April 2011
I enjoyed all of the holiday. The accommodation was perfect and the hosts were very nice people.
Mr Conduit
October 2010
The cottage was in a rural setting but was not a great distance from main roads and local towns and villages. The owners were on hand if required but were not intrusive in any way.
Mrs Brown
October 2010
We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this holiday. Our hosts were exceptionally hospitable, and provided the best self catering facility we have encountered anywhere.
Mr Ashwell
June 2010
Ideal country holiday.
Mr Cunningham
July 2010
Best cottage we have had for some time!
Mr Singleton
November 2010
Fantastic cottage for everyone of all ages, with fantastic views over the countryside. A cottage that we will be going back to soon.
Mrs Fulton
November 2009
Excellent facilities for all the family both in the cottage, garden and the surrounding areas.
Mr Wright
August 2009
Fantastic property and owners. Lovely grounds for the children to play.
June 2012
This is our fourth stay at Stubben Barn, and we are never disappointed. Mike and ann Kerry are so welcoming and nothing is too much bother for them. The cottage is superbly-equipped and very comfortable and warm. The view from the large lounge window over the reservoir is wonderful and the Matlock Hills from the side windows superb, when it is not raining!! Couldn't want anywhere nicer. Central location for visiting Derbshire.
Mr & Mrs Metcalfe
September 2012
This accommodation was ideal and met all our requirements. It had everything to help make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. The bedrooms were cosy and clean, the bathroom with its spacious shower was also lovely whilst the kitchen and dining area had more than adequate facilities. We spend all our evenings in the spacious living room, watching TV (as it was part of the Wimbledon fortnight!). We could not have made a better choice for our base to explore the Peak District.
Mr Mrs Whitworth
October 2009
This cottage was a home from home, and we were made very welcome, and well looked after. We will certainly go again.
Mr Jackson
July 2009
I have already recommended this property to friends and family. Please pass our thanks on again to the owners of the property.
October 2011
We all had a fantastic time. The owners were very helpful and friendly. Our twin boys loved the space to run around and play. Have booked again for June!
January 2012
Great hosts & everything in easy reach from walks & cycle rides. Lots of ideas in the accommodation including restaurants & upto date interests. Accommodation boasts full range of cooking eqipment & amazing heating system in the colder months. Would be somewhere I'd go back to
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