Holiday home 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.
Area 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.
Region 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.
Amenities 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. NOTE - Please be advised that this property only accepts bookings from a Saturday changeover.
The cottage was extremely comfortable and well equipped and very clean.. Attention to detail was second to none. The location and views were excellent and the owners were welcoming and helpful.
Such a relaxing place to stay with great views and a lovely comfortable and clean cottage with everything you need.. Owners very helpful friendly and wanting to please and make your stay a happy one. Would definitely like to go back again.
We had a lovely week in Stubben barn.. Everything was very clean and cosy.Ann Michael and son Michael were so helpful and friendly.This is one of the best cottages we have stayed in.The views are great and it is so peaceful.Would recommend it .Will be going back.
We would thoroughly recommend Stubben Barn 100%.. It is the nicest cottage we have stayed in through Sykes. It was beautifully furnished, very comfortable, very well equipped and set in lovely grounds. The owners Ann and Michael were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. We could have stayed longer.
Definitely a 10 out of 10.
The cottage is perfect in a beautiful area.. The views are superb and it’s so quiet and restful. Everything we wanted with friendly owners who were unobtrusive but extremely helpful. Can’t wait to go back!
Ann and Michael were extremely friendly hosts ,giving us lots of local information where to visit etc.. National Trust and English Heritage properties were near at hand .Matlock has a beautiful park with a paddling pool a boating lake and a lovely cafe we enjoyed watching all the children having a good time would certainly visit again.
The cottage was in a beautiful location and the view from the full length window in the sitting room was stunning.. We could see all the way down to the local reservoir from that room.
As for the quality of the cottage and fittings we could not fault it and we found Mr and Mrs Kerry very welcoming and most helpful,even giving us a call after we got home to check that we had arrived safely.
One of the best cottages that we have stayed at!
The barn is a tasteful conversion from its original use, It has the most wonderful open views across the hills and the reservoir at Ogston.. The large sitting room window makes the most of the panoramic scene, one seldom experienced in any other holiday property in our experience.
The accommodation is tastefully furnished with comfortable seating and period ornaments and is a credit to Ann and Michael, the owners.
On the second day of our holiday we were snowed in and Michael, the son, showed great concern for our wellbeing. As a couple who are in their 80’s this really made our holiday complete.
A beautifully situated cottage.. Cosy, warm and comfortable with excellent views. The owners were friendly and helpful and it was a joy to stay in their lovely home.
Lovely cottage and very friendly hosts in an idyllic location.. Peaceful and relaxing holiday - would definitely book again
The hosts were really welcoming and the place was like home it was so .... The hosts were really welcoming and the place was like home it was so comfortable and clean and really look forward to going back there in the near future
One of the best we have been to Regards Chris and Ian Smith
Anne, Michael and Michael jnr made us feel most welcome and the cottage was presented in the highest standard with stunning views and we would certainly visit there again..
Friendly hosts and excellent facilities.. Good area for walking, restaurants and access to the Peak District
A wonderful cottage in a picturesque spot, with very pleasant and helpful owners. Would definitely return.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The cottage was great and the owners were friendly.
Stubben Barn was very spacious. It was comfortable, very well equipped and surrounded by immaculate gardens.
A warm welcome and first class accommodation. There were lots of places of interest in the nearby area.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great place to stay, very kind and helpful host and hostess
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.
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.
Ms Van Klinken
A perfect cottage in every way. Thanks for the lovely hospitality.
Very comfortable and welcoming accommodation, with friendly owners, in a great area.
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.
We loved the cottage, the surroundings and the really nice hosts.
Beautiful cottage in lovely countryside. Friendly and helpful hosts. We will be going again!
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.
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.
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 & Mrs Metcalfe
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.
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.
We liked the friendliness of hosts and the whole surroundings.
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.
The property location, it's grounds and views are superb. The owners are very helpful and friendly.
Living in the middle of a Badger set was great! I loved the views, privacy and security.
The cottage was excellent. It was comfortable and cosy and had everything that was needed to be a 'home from home'.
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.
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.
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.
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
Great location and most of all very friendly hosts.
The house was situated in a lovely, central and peaceful area of the peak district.
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!
Mr Mrs Stephenson
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.
If this barn is 4 star it should be 5 star! The owners were excellent hosts. We would love to go again some time.
The location and general setting of the holiday cottages themselves. The friendly and helpful hosts.
I enjoyed all of the holiday. The accommodation was perfect and the hosts were very nice people.
Fantastic cottage for everyone of all ages, with fantastic views over the countryside. A cottage that we will be going back to soon.
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.
We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this holiday. Our hosts were exceptionally hospitable, and provided the best self catering facility we have encountered anywhere.
Best cottage we have had for some time!
Ideal country holiday.
Excellent facilities for all the family both in the cottage, garden and the surrounding areas.
Mr Mrs Whitworth
This cottage was a home from home, and we were made very welcome, and well looked after. We will certainly go again.
Fantastic property and owners.
Lovely grounds for the children to play.
I have already recommended this property to friends and family. Please pass our thanks on again to the owners of the property.
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