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Tom’s & Douglas’s Barns - Self-catering in Derbyshire

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Orchard Farm, Parwich, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
England, United Kingdom

John & Marion Fuller-Sessions www.tomsbarn.co.uk
+44 (0)1335 390519 (landline)

2 romantic barns with a deep-country feel. You get cottagey gardens with BBQs, stunning green views and walks galore from the door

High above pretty Parwich, untouched by traffic, are two freshly restored barns. Inviting is the approach, delightful is the welcome: John and Marion know how to look after guests. Enter Tom's Barn through an old stable door... beams, rafters, quarry tiles and a large Indian-style rug, cream walls, pine shutters, pale olive sofa, vibrant art and a wood-burner; up open-tread stairs is your galleried bedroom above, and a luxurious two-person spa bath. Douglas's Barn is more contemporary, but still with that lovely country feel. There's a kitchen with olive wooden units, a stainless steel fridge, a top-of-the-range cooker, a white dining table with perspex chairs and a spiral iron staircase to bed – king-size with a quilted throw in a room lined with African art. Sweet cottagey gardens have barbecues and stunning views over the village and beyond. As for walks, you're spoiled for choice, and the best pub in Derbyshire is an hour's stride away. Return to the homely luxuries of boot rack, boot warmer and delicious homemade cake. A further treat: the neighbour is a caterer and can sometimes cook for you.

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

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John & Marion Fuller-Sessions:

  • Warm, welcoming, peaceful and above all, romantic. We (John and Marion) live next door so are on the spot to welcome you when you arrive, there to help when needed but discreetly out of the way the rest of the time.
  • Tom's Barn is dog-friendly although you would not suspect it if you didn't know! We're told that lovely holiday cottages that also accept dogs are apparently quite rare. Both cottages are squeaky clean, 5 Star Gold standard.
  • Wonderful walks from the door in every direction. You'll find masses of walk books and maps in your barn, if you need inspiration. Your problem may be deciding which walk to choose...
  • We are so lucky in our Idyllic rural setting - facing south, on the edge of a lovely White Peak village complete with nearby pub and shop, but next to open countryside
  • Free Wi-fi and in each barn an iPad for your own use, with weblinks added already to useful local websites. You'll find Sky TV in Douglas's Barn, FreeSat in Tom's. Mobile reception is improving but not yet brilliant. There is a telephone in each barn.
  • So quiet and peaceful, yet within easy access of Chatsworth, Haddon, Tissington and Dovedale, great book shops, Farmers' Markets, farm shops and delis and exceptional pubs and restaurants.
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  • 2 Barns for 2
Price:(i) £485 to£675 per week

Dogs welcome downstairs in Tom's Barn, £25 charge.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.




Orchard Farm, Parwich, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Self-catering Douglas's Barn (self-catering)
Barn ~ 1 double; 1 bath/shower room.
Price: (i) £ 485 to £ 675 per week
Self-catering Tom's Barn (self-catering)
Barn ~ 1 double; 1 bath/shower room.
Price: (i) £ 485 to £ 675 per week
John & Marion Fuller-Sessions www.tomsbarn.co.uk
+44 (0)1335 390519 (landline)