Self-Catering Fenny Bentley

Church Barn Fenny Bentley, Derbyshire

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From: €405 weekly Guests 2 Rooms 1 Bathroom 1

Key Features

  • Garden
  • Parking

Property Description

Holiday home
Church Barn is a traditional, detached, stone barn conversion set in the owners' grounds in the village of Fenny Bentley just two miles from Ashbourne in the Peak District. The cottage is perfect for a couple as it has one double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and an open plan living area with a kitchen, a dining area and a sitting room with a woodburning stove. Outside the cottage is off road parking for two cars, bike storage and a lawned garden with outdoor furniture and a barbecue. With access to good walking and cycle routes directly from the property, and with the market town of Ashbourne, Alton Towers Theme Park and the rest of the Peak District within easy reach, there is so much to enjoy at Church Barn.

Accomodation Details
One double bedroom with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with well equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.

Fenny Bentley is an attractive village in Derbyshire, 2 miles from Ashbourne. The pub and church remain the heart of the village. The Coach & Horses is a welcoming inn with real ales, and the church retains some interesting old features. Ashbourne was once a social centre in the 18th Century, and retains some fine Georgian buildings and a selection of restaurants and interesting shops. The Dove and Manifold Valleys are close by with excellent walking and cycling opportunities, whilst Alton Towers is just a short drive away.

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.

Oil central heating with woodburner (Oct - April inclusive). Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, WiFi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Pretty, lawned garden with furniture, summerhouse and BBQ. Garden shed for bike storage. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 2.5 miles, pub with restaurant 2 mins walk.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Key Features
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Self-Catering Reviews

Ray G
September 2020
Church Barn is ideal for a stay for 2 people. Ideally located for the Tissington Trail and surrounding area. Although snug it is perfect ,well appointed with a beautiful garden and summerhouse. A superb pub just a short walk away with really good food is an added bonus. This is our second stay at Church Barn and we were not at all disappointed and hope to be back again.
Mrs Theaker
May 2019
A perfect getaway.. The cottage is lovely and cosy with fantastic views. Would recommend!
Mr Robertson
March 2019
The only issue and I meant to mention this to the lovely gentleman who owned it but it slipped my mind is that the WiFi was very slow indeed.. But that's a minor issue really, the cottage is lovely.
Mr Sharples
February 2019
Nice cosy cottage great friendly owner.. lovely gardens and village location, Super efficient heating and fabulous wood burning stove All very good
Mrs Collett
October 2018
Generally good and good value for money.. One thing that could be improved are the wonky taps in the bathroom.
Mrs Ridgway
October 2018
Beautiful little cottage, extremely warm , lovely owner Ken , pub is 1 minute walking distance with fantastic food .. I would highly recommend this place for 2 people . Loved it
Mr Ruse
July 2018
Very well located for walks & cycling.. Well equipped with welcoming tea coffee and milk. Very friendly owner with lots of ideas for walks right from the door, only half a mile from Tissington cycle trail. Sylvia & Roy
June 2018
Very comfortable cottage in lovely peaceful surroundings..
Saber S
June 2018
The cottage is very well equipped and perfectly located in Fenny Bentley. Very short distance away from fantastic walks in Dovedale and the Tissington Trail. The lovely town of Ashbourne is minutes away by car. Thorpe village is within easy reach. The owners provided every item you are likely to need,  even needle and cotton! The garden is very well equipped and very pleasant place to relax in. Spacious bedroom with bath and shower. The owners provided a folder full of practical and useful information about the area. We very much hope to return!
Mrs Sobey
May 2018
Location of the cottage was excellent, enabling us to explore the beautiful countryside and nearby towns with ease , both on foot and by car.. The beautiful sunny garden was provided with a good range of seating facilities and was an excellent place to relax . Within the area, are many places of historical interest as well as wonderful walking and cycling trails. Something for all weather!
Mr Robinson
April 2018
We, enjoyed our stay at Church Barn, everything we needed was there.. Tea, coffee, milk were awaiting our arrival, which we appreciated .
Mr Helps
November 2017
Path & Car Parking, would be nice, if a bit closer to cottage, not a proper base to path so unable to use wheels on suitcase`s, this makes it quite difficult to carry heavy case`s.. Road noise quite high, with windows open in bedroom, having to close very early in morning . Plumbing requires better maintenance, kitchen sink blocked for to days of holiday & pipe work banging when hot and cold water taps are turned on in bathroom sink. Dinning chair broke, when getting off of chair, wife fell onto floor.
Mr Bayliss
October 2017
Great cosy cottage.. Very friendly & helpful owner, nice extra unexpected touches, would highly recommend.
Mrs Platt
April 2017
If you are looking for a good broadband/WiFi connection, you will be disappointed! We were very happy to go with the flow & it didn't bother us at all. Lovely place to come back to at the end of the day, very cosy with the logburner :)
Mr Crosley
February 2016
Church cottage was a very cosy, although very small. The memory foam mattress was fabulously comfortable and the opportunity to have a hot bath at the end of a long walk was an absolute luxury.
Mr Irvine
January 2016
This is a really cosy cottage! The owner could not have been more helpful and yet completely unobtrusive. He even fixed my car for me! Highly recommended.
December 2015
We were made extremely welcome on arrival by the owner Ken who quickly went through the salient points of the accommodation including how to work the log burning stove. However, despite the fact that we were there in November, the central heating in the barn was so effective we did not need to use the log burner. The barn, although not large, has been converted to a very high standard and is ideal for 2 people. It is situated in a lovely quiet spot with the village church on one side and a small field containing sheep on the other. A footpath leads directly from the property onto the Tissington Trail in one direction and the lovely village pub in the other. Ideally situated close to the pretty town of Ashbourne it is also perfect for anyone wanting a walking holiday in the glorious Peak District.
Mr Vincer
November 2015
The cottage was lovely, comfortable and cosy. The central heating kept it so warm that we did not need to use the wood burning fire. The owner, was very welcoming and made us feel right at home. The cottage is well located for walks in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District, one of which passes right by the property, and for the local village pub which is about 100 yards walk away. A very peaceful and relaxing spot to have a break.
Mr Haddrell
October 2015
The owner was most friendly, welcoming and informative. We enjoyed the setting of the property in attractive rural surroundings near the interesting medieval parish church. We liked the warmth, comfort and coziness of the cottage. We felt the barn conversion had been very well carried out.
Mr Robinson
August 2015
It was cosy, comfortable, warm and inviting with a very friendly and welcoming host. In a great location with walks from the door, really good local restaurant and a bus stop within 100 yards. A little gem of a cottage. We look forward to returning.
Mrs Brooks
June 2015
The situation of the cottage is beautiful with a very pretty private garden. The cottage is small but comfortable and warm.
Mr Girling
June 2015
The accommodation was ideal for 2 people and fitted out to a very good standard. The whole place made you feel very comfortable. The garden was lovely and it was great to be able to dine alfresco. There was a great pub with really good restaurant very close by. A wonderful location with good walks from the doorstep. We would definitely return to this cottage.
Mrs Crook
April 2015
In an excellent location. Had a friendly, helpful owner and a pub with good food very close. The garden was lovely. Church Barn was warm cosy and well furnished equipped. We would definitely like to return.
Mrs Coffin
March 2015
The property had everything you need for a relaxing holiday. We particularly loved the log burner, there was a good supply of logs for our use.
Mr Brown
March 2015
It was cosy well and equipped, everything we needed and more. The log fire was lovely on a cool evening.
Mrs Priest
October 2014
All excellent! This was our third visit, everything is catered for. The little cottage is cosy clean and has a relaxing atmosphere. It has a nice private garden and it makes the best of its compact space - just fine for two people. The bus stop and fantastic pub a very short walk away couldn't be more convenient. We hope we'll be back!
Mrs Medlow
October 2014
The barn was very comfortable, with a lovely garden to relax. A very good eatery just 2 minutes walk along a footpath. Good footpaths straight from the door, ideal for walkers. The owner was very welcoming.
Mrs Garrod
August 2014
Excellent accommodation and a very attentive and helpful host. Church Barn is an excellent base for exploring the Peak District.
Mrs Thorne
July 2014
The owner gave me a warm welcome. The cottage was lovely and the garden beyond expectation. There was some noise from the nearby main road, but the situation was very peaceful. There was access to lovely walking country and remarkable scenery.
Mr Burrows
July 2014
Excellent cottage for two people. Ideal for walking the Peak District. Good off road parking and property was easy to access being just off the main road. There are also plenty of local pubs.
Mr Dadswell
July 2014
The cottage was situated in a lovely quiet location with it's own private garden and the property owner who lives next door was very friendly and helpful. There is a pub just 2 minutes walk from the cottage which serves excellent food, with very friendly staff. There are plenty of excellent places to visit just a few miles away and lovely walks, especially at Dovedale.
Mr Shuker
June 2014
The location and proximity to the local pub with excellent food. The scenery was stunning with a great choice of walks. There isn't anything I didn't like, it was perfect.
Mr Evans
May 2014
A fantastic little cottage where you could just relax - very quiet and peaceful.
December 2013
The owner ,Ken, was very welcoming and explained all about the Barn, and what we could do around the location. An excellent holiday home for two and very well equipt. Well situated for exploring the surrounding countryside.
Mr Clark
October 2013
The property, and everything connected with it was more than excellent. The owner was very helpful, advising on places to visit. A very enjoyable holiday, we would go back again.
Mrs Meredith
September 2013
Church Barn had absolutely everything you could wish for on a Peak District holiday. It had so much character! It was cosy, comfortable, very clean with a lovely garden and a great pub (Coach Horses) within a few minutes walk - what’s not to like!! There was nothing that I would change. It was perfect! The owner of the property gave us a warm welcome and showed us around. He was exceptionally friendly and very helpful.
Mrs Blanning
July 2013
Cottage had everything we needed for our holiday. The private garden was perfect as we were able to make full use of it, and after buying bird food, we had a really good selection of birds visiting us every day, including a woodpecker. We particularly liked the fact that there was a good pub and restaurant only two minutes walk away.
Mrs Winn
June 2013
Lovely owner, beautiful cottage and garden, plenty to do within a short distance.
Mrs Brown
May 2013
An absolutely superb cottage in ideal surroundings, not to be missed. Hopefully will be returning at some time in the future.
Mrs Stimpson
April 2013
We found the location of the property perfect for our needs.
Mr Turner
April 2013
The property was cosy and warm and in a good location.
April 2013
Small but beautifully formed. This cottage is perfect for two people to enjoy a wonderful holiday in fabulous surroundings. The owner Ken could not have been more helpful, everything worked and we relaxed completely. The walking is great both from the door and from a short drive away. We would not hesitate to recommend it.
Mrs Armstrong
March 2013
The cottage was always warm and cosy with heating from the wood burning stove all at no extra cost. The owner was friendly and helpful.
Mr Webb
February 2013
We loved our stay. The owner is marvellous. It is a delightful little cottage, maintained to an excellent standard and we were very happy there for our week in the Peak District. We would go back in the future.
Mr Hawkins
November 2012
We loved the setting, lovely walks, great pub 2 mins walk away and really friendly hosts.
Mr Hooker
November 2012
Lovely cottage, very relaxing. The owners were very nice and helpful.
Mrs Priest
October 2012
The hosts are extremely helpful, welcoming and provided lots of things for us. The cottage is very cosy, even in bad weather, and the pub just beyond the end of the garden is brilliant. There are excellent walks and lots of interesting places to visit within a short drive.
Mrs Harwood
September 2012
We loved the cottage and its location. It was close to all local attractions with a lovely pub 2 minutes walk away. The owners were a lovely couple who were on hand in case of need.
Mrs Scourfield
August 2012
The proximity of the cottage was great for visiting the surrounding countryside. The owners were extremely helpful and welcoming. The cottage was clean, neat and tidy and the garden was immaculate.
Mr Sanderson
July 2012
A delightful cottage which was very warm and cosy with a beautiful private garden. It provided an excellent base for visiting the surrounding Peak District countryside.
Mrs Johnson
May 2012
We were impressed with all staff at Sykes Cottages, very efficient and extremely pleasant and helpful. Thank you. Such a warm, cosy cottage and extremely pleasant hosts. Lovely garden and so peaceful.
Miss Tame
December 2011
The cottage was small and cosy just what we wanted. It had everything we needed and more. The owners were lovely and very welcoming while totally giving us our own space. The local pub was a beautiful country pub with log burners and served great food. We will be visiting this cottage again and have already recommended it to friends and family.
Mr Thorne
October 2011
Location is excellent for all the things we wanted to do in a 25 mile radius. The owners went the extra mile in making us feel welcome, even to the extent of providing us with a home made apple crumble one evening.
October 2011
A first class cottage with a welcoming atmosphere, a lovely garden and with the owner next door a safe and secure feeling. The owner is friendly and helpful but keeps out of the way. The location is perfect for visiting the Peak district and ideal for just relaxing.
Mrs Mclaughlam
September 2011
It's a lovely warm cosy cottage. Very quiet setting with a very nice garden. Beautiful location, I would highly recommend this cottage.
Mr Barron
August 2011
The cottage was ideal for a couple - well presented, very clean, and very well equipped. It is one of the best properties we have used. The location was excellent and the property had a private garden which was a bonus. The owners were friendly, welcoming and helpful. We hope to go again soon!
August 2011
very enjoyable stay hosts could not be more freindly and helpful great holiday
August 2011
the cottage is beautiful,and the garden is very private and lovely
Mr Rogers
July 2011
Made very welcome, cosy and warm atmosphere to the cottage. First rate garden with full use of facilities including a BBQ.
Mrs Mullings
July 2011
The cottage was quaint, well kept with a beautiful private garden full of birds and wildlife. The hosts were friendly and welcoming and there is so much to see in the area and plenty of walks whatever your ability.
Mr Garland
June 2011
Excellent cottage, very well furnished and central to most things in the Peak District.
Mrs Roper
June 2011
Lovely cottage overall, the owners were very helpful with local knowledge - nothing seemed to be too much trouble for them. Perfect cottage for a perfect holiday.
Mr Clements
May 2011
Owners were very friendly and helpful in informing us about everything regarding the barn, surrounding area and facilities.
Mr. and Mrs. Wood
May 2011
We have stayed in many cottages over the years but can honestly say that the owners were the friendliest and most helpful we have ever come across. Super location, loads of walking from door and added bonus of pub just across the road serving good food!
April 2011
The friendly welcome and the attention to detail were great. The garden is wonderful, catching the sun all day. The location was good for many places to visit and walk.
Mrs Menday
April 2011
We found the owners very friendly and helpful. The cottage was just what we wanted and we really enjoyed having our own private garden. Also we were able to walk from the cottage so we didn't always need to use the car.
Mr Wood
March 2011
We were made very welcome by the owners, who went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable - nothing was too much trouble.
Mr Haynes
February 2011
The owners were welcoming and friendly. The accommodation was excellent and the location superb.
Mrs Calvert
November 2010
This was a very quaint little cottage with everything you could possibly need. The Coach and Horses pub just down the road was very cosy and served excellent food.
Mr Bond
August 2010
This is an excellent cottage, delightful with large garden space. A 'home from home'. Lovely hosts; informative, very helpful and we were their first 'Sykes' customer! Plenty of leaflets of places to go. Good local walks (Dovedale). There is nothing more to add; everything was first class.
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