A Warm Welcome
From the Hall family
We are delighted to be able to share The Old Barn with yourselves and all we ask is that you take care of it.
Being our family home we have had for 22 years of fond memories at The Old Barn. Whilst within reach of major routes The Old Barn provides for a unique and tranquil way of life - away from the madding crowds and those city blues. Positioned in a small hamlet The Old Barn commands some spectacular views. You are now in the Peak District National Park which offers fabulous scenery - walks and many other activities. We encourage you to explore such places as Castleton, within its impressive ‘gorge way’ and historical caves - not so far away is Buxton the home of spring water and onlu approximately 40 minutes away is Chatsworth House, well worth a visit.
Now that our children have long flown the nest we want other people to now enjoy The Old Barn’s relaxing influence.
Converted in the mid 70’s The Old Barn was the first of its kind in this area - forming part of Bowden Hall’s farm estate and some parts of this original structure are over 300 years old.
Bowden Hall with its fabulous clock tower is situated just down the lane.
You may also be interested to know that Bowden Hall and this area were the main location for the BBC drama ‘The Village’ (including our pool!!!!)
We have enjoyed over the past years being able to rent out The Old Barn, the profits of which have been solely ploughed back into its upkeep. Although we are only the current custodians of this wonderful property (given the longevity of this building) it will in our life remain as the family home. When we don't have guests we do live here so this is a working house and contains many of our personal belongings. Please do treat it with the same love and care as we do.
Besides being distressing to us when we return to find it has not been looked after it is also not fair to the next guests which may be arriving in just a few hours after your departure. We do not expect you to give the property an intensive clean (we will take care of that following your departure) but we do expect sensible and reasonable level of cleanliness. Sometimes we have found this has not been the case and unfortunately we have had to apply an extra charge.