Self-Catering Peak District National Park

Dover Barn Peak District National Park, Derbyshire

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From: €344 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Key Features

  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Rural location

Property Description

Holiday home
Dover Barn is a single-storey semi-detached cottage on the owners' farm a couple of miles from Parwich in the Peak District National Park. The cottage has a double and a twin, and a family bathroom. The kitchen has a dining area, and there is a sitting room with electric stove. Outside is off road parking for two cars, a front sitting-out area and an additional shared sitting area down by the donkey paddock. Dover Barn is very well placed for enjoying the walking and cycling of the area, including the Tissington Trail, and also for the area's historic houses, theme parks, villages and towns.

Accomodation Details
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with electric woodburner-effect fire. Shared Laundry Room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

The lovely old village of Parwich is surrounded by beautiful countryside and dates back to the Saxon times, although there is evidence of a Roman farm at Roystone Grange nearby. Parwich has a village green, public house and a church as well as a post office with a general store. Cyclists and walkers will be well occupied with the lovely walks and paths in the area, one of them being the Manifold Trail which follows the Leek to Manifold light railway. There are many pretty villages within easy reach. Ilam, Alstonefield and Brassington all have an interesting past waiting to be discovered. With so much to offer in the way of sightseeing and outdoor activities, this peaceful area makes a great holiday base for all ages.

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 central heating with electric stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Electricity inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Front seating area and shared seating area next to donkey paddock. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 2 miles. Note: Two internal steps from kitchen to sitting room.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
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Key Features
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Rural location

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Self-Catering Reviews

Ms Peachey
September 2020
A lovely holiday home and a perfect base for exploring the area.. A bit hard to find when we arrived in the dark - suggest slightly tweaking the instructions - turn off the A515 into lane marked with two circular lorry 7.5 ton weight signs - Dover Barn is part of Whitecliffe Farm, which is the first farm on the right. We will go again.
Ms Peachey, September 2020
September 2020
We really couldn't fault Dover Barn, a really good location, a very nice accommodation with good facilities, friendly hosts, friendly goats and donkeys, a really enjoyable weeks break.. Would thoroughly recommend.
Mr Turner, September 2020
September 2020
Lovely accommodation in great location, very clean and peaceful.. Very helpful hosts. Had a great time and would certainly book again
Mr Grout, September 2020
August 2020
Fabulous cottage.. We had a fantastic eeek here. Highly recommended
Mr Pears, August 2020
August 2020
This cottage is beautiful and has everything we needed for a family of 4.. We absolutely loved staying here and it was immaculately clean which in these covid times is important to us. We fed the goats and it had a lovely garden. Perfect for visiting the countryside around, we went to dovedale, Thors cave, Ilam park, Bakewell, buxton and the local pub!
Mrs Lambert, August 2020
August 2020
The weather was great, the hosts were very friendly and welcoming.. The children enjoyed being able roam in the large garden and liked being able to pet and feed the animals. The property was clean,tidy and well equipped. The pint of milk on arrival was most welcome.
February 2020
The owners are lovely and friendly and very helpful. My daughter loved feeding the goats and donkeys. Very secluded but couple of minutes drive to main road. Easy drive to Matlock, Bakewell and Ashbourne. Cottage has everything you need. Would definitely recommend.
Mr Mudd, August 2020
February 2020
Lovely quiet situation but not too far from the main road.. The donkeys and goats on the farm were a joy for my grandaughter. As the weather was not great it was great to have a warm, snug retreat to return to!!
Mrs Willacy, February 2020
October 2019
We had an excellent week at Dover Barn.. Cottage great, really well equipped and owners friendly. The kids loved feeding the donkeys!
Mrs Sandbrook
March 2019
A very comfortable stay in Dover Barn.. Thomas and Irene made us feel very welcome and we're there if we needed anything but left us alone to enjoy our stay. We enjoyed the quiet surroundings yet we were within easy reach of the A515 and many great places to visit and areas for walking. Loved the donkeys (take carrots!) and goats (apples!).
Mr Carlton
March 2019
This was a very nice cottage, perfect for the two of us.. Parwich was a good centre for all the places we wanted to visit and nowhere was very far away - that includes Buxton, Cromford, and Matlock - the furthest place we visited was Hardwick Hall. The local attractions of the Tissington Trail, the High Peak Trail, Dove Dale, Magpie Lead Mine at Sheldon - all brilliant - and never fail to satisfy. Food Shopping at Matlock and Ashbourne excellent, plus all the various farm shops, cafes, Ilham Park, Eyam, and the High Peak Bookshop. All in all a very good base for travelling around, close to the A515, and friendly locals!
Mrs Chambers
October 2018
No complaints whatsoever about Dover Barn.. Warm and cosy, very well equipped, a perfect base for exploring the local area.
Miss Shine
September 2018
Such a beautiful place in a completely peaceful location, yet close to amazing places to visit.. Alton towers was a short drive away as was Buxton, Bakewell and Matlock. Ashbourne too was also a bit of a surprise, a lovely little village and one I will be visiting again. I loved being able to sit back and relax with a glass of wine in the barn and really enjoyed feeding the donkeys and goats that were so friendly. I’ll definitely be back again.
Mr Tapp
August 2018
Dover Barn is comfortable, clean and well equipped.. It is on a farm, so very quiet, surrounded by fields and situated just outside the village of Parwich. There were two rooms, one with a double bed and one with two singles, perfect for our party of two adults and two children. There are donkeys and goats on the farm and we could feed them carrots! Dover Barn is perfectly placed between Ashbourne and Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District. Our hosts were lovely and couldn’t have been more welcoming and helpful. We would definitely book again.
Mr Chrisian
July 2018
It wasa well situated and very comfortable cottage.. The owners were very friendly but not intrusive.we really enjoyed our time at Dover barn and will be returning.
Mrs Amos
July 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Dover Barn, the property is lovely and very well equiped, the owners are extremely nice people, and the peace and quiet was wonderful..
Mr Rowles
July 2018
We had a fantastic holiday staying in Dover Barn.. Perfect for families like ours with a toddler, there’s a large enclosed garden for running about in. The farm’s donkeys & goats were our little boys favourite part of the holiday! The cottage has all the home comforts needed with a lovely traditional farm cottage feel. The owners are friendly & helpful. It’s a great base for visiting places - we had days out to Matlock Bath, Bakewell, CBeebies Land, Buxton and The Derwent Dams. We’ll be coming back next year!!
Mr Chiswell
July 2018
Dover Barn is a lovely property.. Set in a wonderfully peaceful location. The barn itself was very clean and comfortable. It had a well equipped kitchen with everything you would expect and more. The household bits that we took expecting to use (as we have done in other properties) stayed in the car. You could sit both in front and at the back of the property taking advantage of the sun in both the morning and evening. There was a nice well kept, secure large lawn area. The pub at Parwich served lovely meals.
Mr Blankley
June 2018
Make sure that you follow the instructions, or phone and ask rather than following the saynav..
Mrs Cecconi
June 2018
Dover Barn is an excellent cottage, comfortable, well equipped, spotlessly clean and with a lovely garden area to relax in.. It is in a peaceful location yet within easy reach of the many attractions the Peak District has to offer. The Tissington trail is a mile away and is an easy bike ride from the property. This was our second stay at Dover Barn and we had a very enjoyable time.
Mrs Graham
May 2018
We had a lovely few days at Dover Barn.. The cottage is in a wonderful area and the owners on the farm were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely go back.
Mrs Cowen
February 2018
Lovely, well-equipped little cottage in a very peaceful location.. Nice and warm even with snow and icy wind raging outside!
Mr Gaffiney
December 2017
Lovely cottage and although we didn't see much of the owners, what little we did see, they were very friendly people.. Initially the cottage was a little difficult to find but was very well situated between Buxton and Ashbourne and with a wonderful pub in Parwich village just down the road. The Sycamore Inn was very welcoming and the food was excellent. Everything in the cottage was of good quality and it was well equipped and clean. We were there over New Year and it was always nice and warm no matter what time of the day it was. We will definitely return when the weather is a bit warmer and drier. So handy for the Tissington and High Peak trails.
Mr Gould
September 2017
A nice clean comfortable cottage and very friendly people.. Ideally situated for exploring the southern Peak District and the towns of Bakewell, Matlock and Buxton.
Mrs Daws
July 2017
Well equipped comfortable cottage in peaceful location.. Friendly owners available if required.
Mrs Wyatt
May 2017
The cottage setting was wonderful, and we enjoyed being close to the farm.. The owners were very friendly. It was a great weekend. Also in a good location - easy to get to all Peak areas to explore. Katherine (Leeds)
Mr Brown
April 2017
Good location , friendly owners .. Barn had all you required for a long weekend break , kids loved feeding the 4 donkeys . Wifi very good,
Mr Bartholomew
July 2016
The accommodation was in great order and hassle-free. The location was ideal for a range of amenities and activities.
Mr Barton
June 2016
Lovely place, very friendly and helpful owners. Perfect for children.
Miss Thomas
June 2016
Lovely surroundings and lovely people, not too far away from the main road to be able to get to such lovely places like Bakewell, Chatsworth House, Matlock and Dovedale etc.
Mrs Jackson
June 2016
This is the fourth time we have been to this property, which probably speaks for itself. Very comfortable, very peaceful, has everything we need, a perfect base for a few days holiday in the Peak District.
Mrs Soen
December 2015
Our second visit and will not be our last. It was peaceful and restful, definitely on our favourites list!
Mrs Barnes
November 2015
The cottage was warm with a comfortable bed had all that we needed - an added bonus was the abundant bird life with woodpeckers through the windows! The friendly owners, the donkeys and the quiet surroundings made for a restful break - excellent!
Mrs Scott
September 2015
As the property was such an excellent standard throughout and so very comfortable it made the holiday all the more special. A great place to come back to after a busy day out exploring the area. Much more to do and see than we initially thought. Would recommend this property and the area.
Graham C
August 2015
Had a three night stay with two young grand children. .Very well placed to explore Ashbourne and Peak District and handy for Alton Towers. Peaceful location. Well appointed cottage with all you would need and made very welcome. Would stay again without hesitation.
Mrs Rhodes
June 2015
Had welcoming and helpful hosts, and it was in beautiful peaceful countryside. Everything in the cottage is new, efficient and sparklingly clean. Wish we lived nearer and could visit regularly.
Dr Bell
May 2015
The property was comfortable, very well presented and clean. The setting is quiet with good views. The owners were welcoming and helpful.
Mrs Cuneen
May 2015
A fabulous cottage - clean and cosy.
Mr Cecconi
April 2015
Dover Barn is a lovely cottage. It's well maintained, spotlessly clean and deceptively spacious. It's centrally located for accessing all the popular destinations of the Peak District. It was ideal for us, as it was close to the easier cycling routes of the Monsal, Manifold and Tissington Trails. The latter being less than a mile away! Would recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a good value, rural getaway.
Dr Tyers
November 2014
Very comfortable barn conversion which perfectly suited my needs as a base for the week. Well equipped kitchen. Good quiet location 0.5 miles off the A515. Excellent WiFi.
Mrs Jackson
October 2014
The second time we have been to Dover Barn, and already planning next years visit. It's ideal for mum who can't manage steps due to arthritis. The owners are there if needed, but as everything is provided we didn't need anything. Very friendly too. As far as we are concerned there is nothing to improve; in fact mum isn't interested in trying anywhere else.
Ms Wheelwright
August 2014
The cottage was lovely and lived up to its description online. The owners were very pleasant - came and found us when we got lost!
August 2014
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful cottage. The hosts were always helpful and went out of their way to help us.
Mrs Penman
May 2014
Lovely location. Friendly hosts and an enjoyable time had by all. Thank you.
Mr Dymond
May 2014
The cottage was clean, warm and comfortable, all one could ask for. The owners were very helpful and the accommodation was first class.
Mrs Soen
December 2013
The cottage was extremely comfortable and peaceful. The kitchen was well fitted, and all appliances were in excellent condition and easy to use.
December 2013
We had Xmas week and could not have had a better choice of cottage. Utmost peace and quiet on lovely farm. Weather was changeable but the cottage remained cosy and warm. We will certainly be returning One small suggestion could be for a radio for guests. Thank you Irene and Tom for this lovely week
Mr Van Doren
October 2013
The cottage was great, clean, space enough for two adults and two children to play. The bathroom and kitchen are just simply perfect, everything one would need and want. Overall great stay!
Mr Pye
September 2013
The cottage was immaculate, well equipped, and comfortable. Quiet beautiful location. Very good access to places of interest, walking etc, and a photographers dream. Owners very friendly and non intrusive. Highly recommended, we will be back.
Mrs Deegan
August 2013
Dover Barn is a lovely cottage which is really well equipped; it is situated close to many beauty spots and Alton Towers. The owners are friendly.
Miss Campbell
August 2013
We had a great time at the cottage. Beautiful country surroundings.
August 2013
A stone cottage in a remote part of the Derbyshire Dales. The cottage is superbly furnished and extremely comfortable. The owners are very friendly and the whole atmosphere is one of peace and quiet. The cottage is ideally located for exploring the Dales and the many interesting places in the area. Thoroughly recommended to anyone wanting a quiet holiday away from the madding crowd.
Mr Cooper
May 2013
This was one of the best small cottages we have stayed in over the past 30 plus years. It gave us everything we needed. Perfectly placed for exploring the southern half of the Peak District as well as areas of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire nearby. We would recommend it to anyone not wanting the attractions of town life on their doorstep.
Mrs Whittaker
April 2013
Beautiful, peaceful setting. Excellent accommodation. Good parking facilities. Very helpful owners. We would certainly visit again.
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