Perfect for that romantic getaway that you have been promising yourselves!
John & Vanessa Marriott
About John & Vanessa Marriott
Welcome to Postcard Cottages, John and I (Vanessa) have taken (slightly) early retirement from our careers in Medical Sales and the Agricultural Supply Trade to live our dream by moving from Leicestershire to the beautiful hills and dales of Derbyshire. We started by coming on short holidays here over many years, just like you are thinking of doing and fell in love with the beautiful rolling green hillside, the limestone walls, numerous sheep, pretty villages and friendly folk. Watch out this area is addictive it could happen to you. We now have 2 properties, the first we opened in 2015 No3 Club Cottage at Biggin by Hartington is a charming old limestone shepherd end of terrace and it captured our hearts as soon as we saw the stunning rolling views front and back and safe south facing enclosed gardens. January 2017 sees the opening of “The Old Co-op Barn” Brassington our second property. This has been renovated over 14 weeks during Autumn 2016. The Old Co-op barn is so called because it used to store agricultural items for the old co-op store in the village and has been called the old co-op barn ever since when. Channel 4 filmed us for a new renovation show called Big House Little House to be shown in April 4pm,Saturday. We hope you like it, it was good fun being filmed and there should be some funny moments, hopefully they will not be too rude about us! Please like & share Facebook page for news and reviews visit us at postcardcottages www.postcardcottages.co.uk Please feel free to ask questions or message us. Hope to hear from you soon Regards Vanessa & John
John & Vanessa Marriott purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why John & Vanessa Marriott chose Brassington
The Barn is very special and everyone loves the unique character. You will see dustbin lids, potato baskets and ladders used as light fittings, old sacks, and picnic blankets for curtains. John made the kitchen from used pallets delivered to site during the renovations, Vanessa painted them to look like a garden potting shed. There are many more surprises, such as the double ended bath in the upstairs bedroom. The main bedroom upstairs is a beautiful room with double aspect windows with filed views. The luxury double ended bath is just what you need for a long relaxing soak. As a special romantic touch the bath is at one end of the bedroom! There is an en-suite loo and washbasin tucked away off the main bedroom. The twin-bedded room is on the ground floor with en suite large shower, toilet, and basin. With two full sized single beds and has relatively easy access to suit less able guests who find stairs a challenge. Also, ideal for children, friends, and relatives. The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to cook your own meals if you want to stay in. There is a full set of crockery, cutlery, and kitchen utensils to suit four guests plus plastic dishes and cups for one child. The kitchen has a full range of appliances; electric hob, full sized electric oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine. Choose the Barn to enjoy home from home comforts blended with traditional style and exciting design. Enjoy your break and let your imagination go. You will get plenty of ideas to take home with you. Photos are free; help yourself! Pets are welcome both in the barn and at The Olde Gate Inn is just a short stroll down the lane. It has open fires, great food, good beer, and a warm welcome. Some practical stuff now: The Barn has free dedicated wi-fi and the broadband service is good. There is a colour flat screen tv with a free sat service and a dvd together with a collection of dvd’s. There is also a radio, cd player with a phone music connection.
What makes this Cottage unique
The Co-op Barn offers you the perfect bolt hole for your holiday getaway. A unique blend of traditional style with all the home comforts for a cozy break. Special attention to detail by us means you don’t have to worry! We want you to have a great time here so have made an extra special effort to make everything perfect for you. Come on in and take a look…
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Children of all ages are welcomeChildren of all ages are welcome
Pets allowed - Pets are welcomePets are welcome
No smoking - NO SMOKING NO SMOKING
Max guests: 4
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Short winter break
The property is very quirky with interesting features. A lot of the interior uses recycled materials to great effect. A very cozy and comfortable cottage.
Lovely festive break
Upon opening the door we were fascinated with the decor, we loved the quirkyness of the property. The bath in the main bedroom was a huge hit!! The off road parking was a must for us and this property has off road parking for two vehicles which was a huge bonus. Although situated close to little road, the traffic is minimal apart from fellow dog walkers and horse riders! Great location for exploring the area. We would recommend the Old Gate Inn pub for meals out, which is 5minute walk down the lane. We hope to return next year! Many thanks.
In our first 10 years of marriage this is the only property we have ever returned to. We love it, thank you very much.
Cosy, quirky and equipped with everything we need !!
Great place to stay- comfortable and cosy and love all the unique interior features. Brassington itself is beautiful and very welcoming! Old gate inn a perfect place for a pint and a pie. Would highly recommend as so easy to get to the best spots in Derbyshire. Definitely book again.
Lovely village and the barn is very cozy with many special touches. We enjoyed the walking trails and the pubs as well. Thanks so very much John and Vanessa. We will be back as soon as possible.
Well located and stocked for a few nights in the area.
An interestingly furnished and finished home.