I'm a cyclist and runner, my wife likes dragging me around small towns and villages. This made the Cow Sheds location the perfect base for us both. It's small yes, but beautifully finished and so comfortable. Every evening after a morning on the bike and an afternoon around one of the lovely local towns (Haddon Hall is WELL worth a visit btw and that's not usually my cup of tea at all) I jumped in the hot tub with a beautiful view over the hills, with a book and totally forgot that I have to go back to work next week. And I've not slept better for years. Super comfy bed, super quiet, super sleep.
Youlgrave is a five minute walk away and naturally we tried all three pubs, couldn't fault any of them, next time I won't be missing 'Pie Night' in the Farmyard either. Walking /running along the riverside is a pleasure and the locals all seem very friendly too.
The owner Tony is an absolute top man and couldn't be more helpful, I'll give him back the pint of milk I owe him when I return, which I most definitely will, probably in the Cow Barn with the rest of my brood.
If you're outdoorsy and like peace and quiet, comfort and a hill or 50 to bike/walk/run up then this is the place for you. Highly recommended.