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Tissington Ford Barn, Bradbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1NP Sleeps 12

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

6 bedroom, 4 bathroom with countryside views and walks and cycle path on door

Tissington Ford Barn is a Grade II listed stone barn conversion located in the Peak National Park near to Ashbourne and Bakewell. Beautifully located with scenic walks and cycle path from its door step. The holiday accommodation is designed to give our guests elegance with comfort and has been recently furnished with a contemporary country-styled ambience. This is the perfect place to unwind after your sight seeing and walks with your family or friends. THE POSSIBILITY OF HIRING YOUR OWN HOT TUB TOO FOR THAT SPECIAL GET TOGETHER!

The Barn is adjacent to a footpath and stream and joins the High Peak, Tissington Trail and conveniently connects to Carsington Water (the famous Ellen McCarthur learnt to sail) and offers our guests good walking and cycling opportunities from the holiday cottage.

There is so much to do, see and explore in this area with some of the finest country stately homes in England to visit such as Chatsworth House - famous by the documentary series and also the much loved television series of Pride & Prejudice. Jane Austen fans will love the estate and gardens as much as the children! There is also the hauntingly enchanting Haddon Hall to visit which is a particular favourite of mine, where Jayne Eyre was screened from and are both an easy scenic car ride of 25 minutes away. Bakewell is a stunning Peak Park town and every Monday has a large busy market and various shops to explore. Bakewell is still open for business on a Sunday and also gives you a chance to wander along the River Derwent and feed the ducks and maybe take a bite of the real Bakewell Pudding!

If your love is for the sea, even in the middle of the countryside we can offer you Carsington Water as an alternative. A stunning setting just a couple of miles away you can do most water sports from or take a gentle walk around the area. Theme parks are readily available and the most famous in the area is Alton Towers only a 30 minute drive away and is set in stunning scenery. 20 minutes drive North through quiet lanes takes you to Gullivers Kingdom for the younger members of the group or The heights of Abraham exploring the caves at Matlock Bath.

The walks are endless and depending on your ability we have mountains to hills to valleys surrounding the Peak Park to explore. One of the most famous gentle walks is the Dovedales and is only a 5 minute drive away. Take a visit to Alstonefield or Hartington, Ilam and of course Tissington to see some of our local award winning villages in the area.

The accommodation includes:

The Main Barn; Enter into a welcoming Kitchen and Dining area with country painted kitchen cupboards, and a table and bench to seat 12 persons. Door to a large oak vaulted ceiling lounge with three large sofas and two armchairs, country dresser and chest and TV/DVD. A door leading to a wide L-shaped hall with Four bedrooms, the master with a large en-suite and one family Bathroom both fitted with Vileroy Boch suite and wall tiles. Across the courtyard is the Annexe with 2 further bedrooms both with en-suite wet rooms, walk-in wardrobes and kitchen. 'The Granary' Bedroom Suite can be separated or adjoined to 'The Miller's Rest' Bedroom Suite depending on your requirements. The Miller's Rest has its own separate kitchen with fridge,sink and microwave. There is a travel cot and highchair available upon request. The garden and grounds are secluded and have views of the surrounding countryside and is a lovely area to sit and relax in after a day of sightseeing or walking. There is a secure bike shed for your bicycles in the courtyard for your use. If you are interested in hiring a hot tub, please contact the owner for more details on booking.

We receive enquiries regarding our winter offers and we have now simplified this to a SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICE for a MID WEEK WINTER GETAWAY OFFER of £650.00 which includes a 4 night stay Monday to Friday only NOT including the weekend. Please email to reserve your Mid Week Winter Deal.

More Details

Property Manager
Sandra Potter
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Sandra Potter

I grew up in London and relocated with work to Derbyshire. It was after exploring the area that I realised I would never return to city life - the fresh air and freedom of the countryside and hills made me feel alive. I have now been lucky to live in the area for 30 years and in this time I have married and have three wonderful children who have grown up in this glorious part of England!

Our favourite places to walk from Tissington Ford Barn is the Dovedales and Ilam Estate, Tissington, Alstonefield and Mildale, Carsington and the Chatsworth Estate. If you like to venture a bit further then north of Bakewell is some outstanding walks and views. Monsal Head near Ashford On The Water, Curbar and Frogatt Edge, Stanedge Edge near,Hathersage and Kinder Scout are some of the ones which stand out if you are a keen walker. There is also Buxton Town which is another lovely day out with outstanding walks on the North side.

Sandra Potter purchased this barn in 2016

Why Sandra Potter chose Bradbourne

Tissington Ford Barn is a Grade II listed stone barn conversion in the Peak District National Park and is a rare find due to its location and beauty. It is set in its own secluded corner alongside a stream and offers guests the ultimate holiday break away. With walks and a cycle path on its doorstep and glorious countryside surrounding it, its setting is second to none. Award winning villages are minutes away and Carsington Water which offers various water sports and stunning scenery is around the corner. Tissington Ford Barn is close to two enchanting market towns, Ashbourne and Bakewell and the best stately houses in the UK - Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. If this is not all, Alton Towers, Heights of Abraham, Gullivers Kingdom Theme Parks are all approximately 25 minutes drive away from the Holiday Accommodation.

What makes this barn unique

The charming stone barn is in a secluded corner set in its own detached grounds with fabulous views of the Peak District. It really offers you a place to relax and enjoy walks and cycle paths from your door. Venture a little further to Tissington Village a mile away where you will go back in time to the enchanting Hall, church, duck pond and little stone cottages.

There is so many places to visit here in Derbyshire and the area offers the finest stately homes such as Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Sudbury Hall. Alton Towers Theme Park is only a 30 minute drive away as well as Gullivers Kingdom and The Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath. The pretty market towns of Bakewell and Ashbourne are in easy access as well as Carsington Water and the Dovedales, Ilam only a couple of miles away. Whatever you do during your day, you know that you will be able to relax back at the Barn and enjoy the fine views. We look forward to welcoming you very soon.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Bradbourne in Derbyshire Dales District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Ensuite from Master Bedroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Vileroy Boch Bathroom suite and wall tiles
    Bathroom 2 Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Vileroy Boch Bathroom suite and wall tiles
    Bathroom 3 - Annexe The Miller's Rest - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wet Room with Shower Toilet and Sink
    Bathroom 4 - Annexe The Granary - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wet Room with shower, toilet and sink
  • There are four bathrooms at Tissington Ford Barn. Two in the main Barn and two wet rooms in the Annexe. The Master Bedroom 1 has an en-suite and there is a family bathroom.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Zip and link bed can be made into a twin.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , twin bedroom with built in wardrobe and small bedside unit
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , With ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 6 The Granary in the Annexe. - 1 Double Bed , Zip and link bed can be made into a twin. Ensuite wet room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Double bed with slim french style anitque furniture
    Bedroom 5 - The Miller's Rest in the Annexe - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite wetroom & connecting door to kitchen & The Granary
  • The Barn consists of 6 bedrooms, three with en-suites and the rest share the family bathroom. 4 bedrooms in the Main Barn and 2 bedrooms with ensuite wetrooms in the Annexe. The Annexe has two entrances to create separate living accommodation. The first is called the Miller's Rest with a separate kitchen with microwave, fridge, kettle and toaster. The second room is called The Granary with ensuite wetroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is the possibility to hire a hot tub and if you are interested to please contact the owner for more details. There is a brook bordering the Barn and a Ford nearby. A cycle path and footpath on the door step. A bike shed with anchor point is only available to use for guests and can contain up to six bikes. SPECIAL PRICING: Mid Week Winter Breaks in Low Season are discounted to a flat rate of £650.00 Monday to Friday Only 4 Nights.


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Tissington Ford Barn, Bradbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1NP Sleeps 12
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

A gorgeous barn in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Tissington Ford Barn as a group of 12 friends. We would highly recommend this gorgeous home to everyone! The barn is located in a great area in the Peaks with a variety of walks nearby, and the house and especially kitchen are amazingly equipped. It literally had everything we could wish for!

Communication with Sandra was great - she was a lovely, warm and welcoming host, with great recommendations, advice and the offer of any help if needed. The welcome pack was a lovely generous touch and went beyond what we would expect!

Thanks Sandra for a brilliant stay, we would absolutely love to return!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Natasha for your kind comments. I try to make sure all my guests have a great holiday stay even if the weather like snowfall causes you problems getting out and about! Having real fires and comfortable accommodation with plenty of kitchen equipment, makes cooking more enjoyable when you want to stay in and not go too far. I hope you are able to come back and experience the new secluded waterside picnic area we have created. All the best to you and your family. Kind regards Sandy
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Lovely spacious accommodation in a beautiful area. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spacious accommodation in a beautiful area. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tina for your review and I am so glad you enjoyed your mid week stay. You certainly chose a great week with the weather! All the best and hope to see you return in the future. Best wishes Sandy
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Beautiful, well equipped and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights at Tissington Ford Barn celebrating with friends, it was a fantastic house for such a get together. The large kitchen and lounge meant that eating and sitting together was easy. It is extremely well equipped, beautifully decorated and spacious. We hired a hot tub which was lovely especially as we had fantastic weather. The welcome pack and information provided was much appreciated. Sainsbury’s can deliver which is another bonus. An excellent house for large groups. Thanks Sandy !

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alex, I am so pleased to hear you had a wonderful stay and I do hope you will return to Tissington Ford Barn in the near future. Best wishes to you and your friends. Sandy Potter Owner
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  • 5 of 5

Had the most amazing four days at this property with nine friends to celebrate my birthday. Everything you could need is there, very well equipped and tastefully decorated.

Near to many beautiful places, Tissington village, Dovedale, Ashbourne, Bakewell and many others.

Sandy the owner was extremely helpful and left me a little gift for my birthday. So thoughtful, thank you Sandy.

Will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So lovely to hear from you Stephanie and thank you so much for your review. I am glad you had a wonderful birthday at Tissington Ford Barn and if you are able to return, we give a discount to our returning guests. All the very best to you and your friends. Sandy Potter Owner
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Beautiful, comfortable cottage.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage certainly lived up to expectations even though the weather did not. We were a party of ten and stayed for a week but had plenty of space and found everything provided to be both plentiful and of a high standard. The owners were pleasant and helpful and we would certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Miriam Thank you for your time in writing a review, it is lovely to hear you had a wonderful stay at the Barn. Hope to welcome you back very soon. Kind regards Sandy
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Chatsworth House Park & Garden
Alton Towers Theme Park
Carsington Water
Ilam Park
Matlock Bath
Tissington Hall
Sudbury Hall
Heights Of Abraham
Gulliver's Kingdom
Peak Wildlife Park
Haddon Hall
Nearest Airport
28 Miles
East Midlands Derby M1
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Ashbourne - Numerous
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Derby Train Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
M1 A50
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Ashbourne - Various
Car: recommended

Tissington Ford Barn is located in the glorious Peak District National Park and offers an abundance of walks on its doorstep and the Trail at Tissington Village which offers miles of cycle routes off-road.

Historic houses such as Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Sudbury Hall are only 25 minutes drive away as well as Alton Towers Theme Park.

Ashbourne is the nearest Market Town and is known as the gateway to the peaks and offers major food stores, antique and gift shops and various cafes, restaurants and bars. Bakewell is only a 20 minute drive away and offers a wonderful day out in a historic town. Take a stroll along the river, feed the ducks and browse the gift shops and try the original Bakewell Pudding.

Other activities in the local area extends to water sports at Carsington Water and horse riding in the local village at Tissington. Both only a mile away from the cottage.

A 20 minute drive takes you into Matlock Bath and the theme park for younger visitors called Gullivers Kingdom and the amazing caves at the Heights of Abraham Heights.

Award winning villages are only a short drive away such as Tissington, Dovedales and Ilam, Hartington, Carsington, Wirksworth, Matlock Bath, and Alstonefield.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payment can be made with the Secure Credit Card System at Owners Direct or you can contact the owner directly to pay by BACS or cheque. A copy of our terms and conditions will be sent on the day of the reservation and booking. Mid week short breaks through the Winter are calculated at a special flat discount of £650 for 4 nights. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to confirm pricing. Discount is also offered for reduced party sizes of 8 or less and for second bookings. Turnaround days are Monday to Friday (mid week breaks) Friday to Monday (weekend breaks). 25% deposit is required to secure your booking dates. Any queries please do not hesitate to call Sandy Potter.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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