16.10.2022 – The Butwells + Saunders family, Thame, Oxfordshire. Horsleys Green, Buckinghamshire
Lovely spot for (another) family get together (pre-school to pensionable!) Very comfortable + well equipped cottage. We enjoyed buzzard spotting. The walk to the playground in Holymoorside via Birkinshaw wood, Hardwick Hall (house & history), Chatsworth (gardens and playground), and Edensor Tea rooms.
3.10.2022 – Sue + Geoff, Newcastle upon Tyne
Wow, what a magical stay. thank you so much. It’s been so nice to enjoy this lovely family home. Our family together making memories that we will treasure forever. XXX
26.09.2022 – Nottingham, Leicestershire,London
We’ve had an amazing amily time. Made precious memories. West Barn, truly is “home from home”. Immaculately clean, everything you need. Loved it here! Thank-you.
26.09.2022 – 6 Adults, 2x16yrs, 1x2yrs, 1x10mnths, Nottingham, Leicestershire,London
17.09.2022 – Grandma -> NZ. Parents + children (4&2) Chesterfield
We had a lovely week and the kids (5,2,2,2) really enjoyed the garden. So much to see and do locally – will have to come back! Thank you
03.09.2022 – Scott, Katty & family, Warlingham
Brilliant week in a fantastic location. Barn was everything we’d hoped for and more. Would love to come back. Thank you!
06.08.2022 – Jeremy, Elliot, Lucs & Rowab Heynes. Bexhill-on-sea
Thank you for another splendid week. Surroundings and house as beautiful as ever. Hope to come back again soon!
30.07.2022 – Marshall family
Our second stay here – an excellent stay in your well equipped cottage. Superb weather which was a bonus – really appreciated garden chairs and umbrellas. Thank you.
15.07.2022 – Maw – Jenkins & family. England & France
09.06.2022 – M + M
04.06.2022 – The Rowe family
Lovely stay. Great cottage + wonderful surroundings. Great for kids. Had an amazing stay + little extra touches greatly appreciated. Thank you.
08.05.2022 – Laleks & Allotts. Chester + Holmes Chapel
02.05.2022 – Danny and Kim from Kettering, Heather and Nike from London
16.4.2022 – Sayers – North Yorks + Essex
Thanks for a fantastic week of comfort, peace and restoration. Wonderful house, beautiful surroundings!
9.4.2022 – Adams, Kenny, Lazzan Families – Oxford, Leeds Northumberland
A lovely cottage, very wel equipped with everything we needed and more. Beautiful area and garden + despite the weather (snow) thoroughly enjoyed our time – would do it again.
02.4.2022 – Kellys + Ropers – Manchester, Lymington & Macclesfield
04.3.2022 – Smiths / Maxteds – Breaston / Risley, Derbyshire
20-26.2.2022 – Young +3 – Sunderland
Lovely stay in a lovely place. Wish it could have been longer. Even though weather not brilliant, barn a lovely warm + cosy accomodation. Many Thanks.
14.2.2022 – Toplis, Damato & wheeler family – Derby, Stockport & Bromley
We had a great week. Big family gathering. Love this beautiful house. Would really like to visit in spring/summer. Thank-you for being so accommodating with your our arrangements! Much appreciated.
4.1.2022 – Grumley extended family. London, NY & Northampton
Such a lovely stay thankyou in your wonderful, comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings. Would come back in a blink.
2-9.10.2021 – Jill, Peter, Val, Chris and Julie. Newcastle Upon Tyne
We’ve had a lovely stay + were lucky with the weather. Our toddler loved the house, garden, stream + lane – ideal for collecting conkers. A good selection of walks locally using public footpaths straight from the house. We walked over the moor to Chatsworth. Lovely fire to come back to in the evening. Very relaxing week + great family time.
18-25.9.2021 – The Forsyth + Forsyth-Barnett Family, West Yorkshire + North London
Thank you so much for such a lovely house and the welcome pack on arrival. Aside from Chatsworth, recommend Hardwick Hall. For a walk the Monsal trail, joined from White lodge and return via Cressbrook Mill, is very beautiful if you start early before the crowds. A wonderful week, with great weather!
4-11-9.2021 – Rhys and Nicola – Isle of Wight
We’ve had such a lovely, peaceful and refreshing week here @ West Barn, such a beautiful house – full of lovely, tasteful things and great, well equipped kitchen. We enjoyed walking locally; up in the dark peak, including Mam Tor. Bakewell + Buxton definitely worth a visit. We received a good welcome at St Thomas church, Brampton + the Gulab curry house in Chesterfield. Thank you XX
28-4.8.2021 – The Simon family – West Suffolk
Beautiful views, lots of places to explore walking. Chatsworth garden was a lovely day out. Thank you.
22-27.8.2021 – Sheena, Stuart, Ella, Peyton, Oliver & Dexter
A lovely cottage in a fantastic location! Highlights included Poole’s cavern; Mam Tor & Kinder Scout! Thank you.
7-14.8.2021 – Derbyshire family, Hampshire
Lovely week, superb barn, beautiful views, peaceful setting. Highlights; Bolsover castle, the Monsal cycle trail. Children 5&7 loved the animals park & the Jungle play centre
31-7.09.2021 – Spratley family + grandparents, St Ives, Cambs
We’ve had a relaxing week, thanks to the comfortable house and breathtaking views. Highlights included Heights of Abraham; Chatsworth (impressive modern sculpture), Crich Tramway Village (kids enjoyed woodland walk)Cromford Mill (excellent audio tour and bookshop in village – Scarthin Bookshop); Buxton Crescent Experience also recommended.
24.-31.7. 2021 – Morris family, SW London and Farrors (grandparents) Somerset
Superb cottage, lovely setting and great location for sightseeing, along with ridiculously warm weather. We had a brilliant time! Thank you.
17-24.7. 2021 – Ellis + Frasers – Wirral + Lancaster
26.6.2021 – Marie & Adrian, Colchester
Lovely House, well equipped and tastefully decorated. Fantastic location. Had a great week. Thank you
12-19.6.2021 – Jane & Richard Collier, Jill & Bob Hughes
5.6.2021 – Dave & Kate Carter
15.5.2021 – Deb & Paul
23.4.2021 – M+M
West Barn remained unused for the first 4 months and then, once the regulations eased, slowly visitors started to return..
A fabulous stay in the most beautiful location. We loved the house – so much space and well equipped. Thank you Terry& Irene!
24-26.12.2020 – Tonys and Byrds
31-7.11.2020 – Jim & Paula
We have had a lovely week despite the rain. Such a cosy, homely barn. Kids loved the stream and garden. We will be back! Thankyou
24-31.10.2020 – The Burrows family, Hitchin, Herts
Magnificent job on the restoration, making a warm, comfortable home. Our kids have loved it here and we have had a perfect break. Thank you. Support the Monsal Trail!
17-24.10.2020 – The family Rye. Tonbridge, Kent
10-17.10.2020 – Matt & Marie
5.10.2020 – The Stretch and Maguire families
Excellent stay – and lucky with the weather. Chatsworth lovely as always. And an enjoyable walk at Lathkill Dale.
14-18.9.2020 – Andrew McLoughlin & Tina Theis
15.8.2020 – Clattenburg + Holmes
22.8.2020 – Bramley family – Thank you once more! We have had yet another great week here.