Winnow Barn

Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Come to walk, cycle, fish and hunker down in style in front of the wood-burner - sleep in deep comfort in lovingly converted barn


4 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8


You’re on a small working farm in possibly the most beautiful part of Derbyshire; you could happily hole-up here for weeks. All four bedrooms – three downstairs – are gorgeous, smallish, perfect, with big beds (the twin beds zip into a super-king). Soft greys and lime plaster, lovely linen, latched doors and modern bathrooms (some baths, some showers) set a deeply peaceful and comfortable scene. It’s the same in the stunning open-plan living area on the first floor with its fabulous views and high vaulted ceilings. Original local art adorns the walls, a wood-burner encourages lounging on white sofas and cooks will be chuffed with the smart pine-floored kitchen. The Clarkes – lovely people who live in the farmhouse – provide games, books, advice and logs. They’ll have set the bread-maker to have a loaf ready for your arrival, along with a homemade cake. A fabulous barn conversion without a garden of your own but with acres of fields to roam, and picnic benches in the courtyard. Nearby: Peak District National Park walks, a good pub, Chatsworth House, Tissington, Haddon and Keddlestone Halls. 


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: Come and stay for 4 nights or more for a 10% discount - mid week and weekends! Can be booked alone or alongside our other cottages to sleep up to 14 people... See our website for details...

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Available with Winnow Stable & Winnow Nook for parties of up to 14.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £280
Weekly price
from £800
Damage deposit
1 Barn for 8
From £2804 beds4 bedrooms


Winnow Barns is in a lovely location. The configuration of the barn was perfect for a social family break. All the bedrooms being En Suite is great, the barn is well equipped, great layout and very comfortable beds.

Helen, Towcester

Winnow Barn is a beautiful and tasteful renovation, Andrea and John have done a fabulous job. The living space is upstairs, it is a beautifully decorated and the kitchen dining, and seating areas all complement each other perfectly. The log burning stove is a great centre point and was very well received by us after a long drive on a Friday night. Andrea left a welcome pack, with cooking essentials and Madeira cake, what a treat. All the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and every shower was excellent; linen and towels fluffy. Lastly, listen to Andrea her recommendations of pubs are brilliant!

Daphne, Richmond, surrey

Just what we expected and more. Wonderful accommodation with everything provided that you would require for a self-catering weekend. The kitchen top folder was packed with information about local facilities, walks, etc. The farm is in a beautiful part of the peak district, in our opinion, and we would happily go back again. Ps the barn's acoustics were wonderful for musical evenings (un-plugged!) and didn't disturb the neighbours.

Adrian, Royston hertfordshire

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Andrea Clarke

  • Fabulous walks and cycling from the doorstep - suitable for all abilities. Exert yourself in Wolfscote Dale, admire views from the top of Thorpe Cloud or simply amble beside the river in Milldale.
  • Explore the local market towns .Ashbourne with a thriving antiques quarter and Thursday and Saturday market Buxton - the pretty spa town with many shops, cafes and the Opera HouseBakewell - how could you resist a visit to the famous Bakewell Pudding shop
  • You're a 30 minute stroll downhill to picturesque Dovedale and the famous stepping stones (or a 5 mins drive!)
  • Cycle from the doorstep or for an easier ride choose one of the cycle trails close by. Routes along picturesque tracks with lovely cafes and pubs along the way. Bikes are available for hire.
  • Check out the wildlife, curlews, skylarks, buzzards and kestrels are amongst a few of the regular visitors visible from the barn.If you prefer something slightly less flighty we have pet goats Wilfy and Jimbo who are always happy to receive a cuddle.
  • Spend a day at Chatsworth ambling around the gardens, looking around the house before a picnic on the lawns. beside cascade. Kedleston, Sudbury, Haddon and Hardwick Halls all within easy reach too.


Andrea Clarke

Andrea and John Clarke took on the restoration job of a lifetime when they bought Damgate Farm seven years ago, swapping their professional careers in Sheffield for rare-breed sheep and converting dilapidated barns into three beautiful holiday lets. Now that their two daughters have flown the coop for university they’ve moved in a flock of rescued ex-battery hens and two donkeys, along with a host of other animals who call the farm home.