Winnow Barn

Ashbourne, Derbyshire
+44 (0)1335 310271

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


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome

The Experience

You’re in the most beautiful part of Derbyshire; you could happily hole up here for weeks. All is deeply peaceful and comfortable in this fabulous barn conversion, with acres of fields to roam and your own garden to relax in. Find soft greys and lime plaster, lovely linen, latched doors and modern bathrooms (some baths, some showers). It’s the same in the stunning open-plan living area on the first floor with its amazing views and high vaulted ceilings.

Original local art adorns the walls, a wood-burner encourages lounging and cooks will be chuffed with the smart kitchen. The Clarkes – lovely people who live in the farmhouse – provide games, books, advice and logs. They’ll also leave you a homemade cake.

Nearby you’ll discover Peak District National Park walks, a good pub, Chatsworth House, Tissington, Haddon and Kedleston Hall.

Winnow Barn - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The views from the living room over to Dovedale
  • The magnificent Peak District walking
  • Feeling cosy and warm by the wood-burner when the weather turns
Winnow Barn - Gallery

You should know

  • There are two other cottages on site
  • One of the bedrooms is just next door to the living room


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • 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
  • Cot available


  • 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

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
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 £150
Weekly price
from £800
Damage deposit
1 Barn for 8
From £1504 bedrooms


Winnow barn is located in beautiful countryside and we walked from there to Milldale and Dovedale. The bedrooms are comfortable and the huge upstairs space perfect with wood burner and well equipped kitchen.

Gill, Norwich

Winnow Barn was the perfect location to celebrate my husband’s birthday, with three adult children. Room and more for everyone to have their own space, but also to be together to socialise - the upstairs open-plan layout being a perfect entertainment space. Clean and with everything we needed, including a bottle of fizz waiting for us in the fridge. Fabulous walks from the door and so peaceful. Would definitely stay again.

Rachel, Loughborough

We had such a lovely visit at Winnow Barn, particularly after months of lockdown. The barn is beautifully decorated with lots of space and we each had our own bathrooms and a big kitchen to cook in. We ordered a welcome basket with lots of lovely breakfast bits and Andrea had left us a chocs and fizz which was much appreciated! We couldn't have been better placed for walking straight from the door into Dovedale and the Ilam valley. The family-owned Dovedale Brewery is on site, we had award winning bottle conditioned ales delivered to our door when we got back from a days walking!

Ann, Bristol

We had a totally relaxing break at Winnow Barn, it's in a beautiful spot with some great walks on the doorstep. The barn is well equipped and it took us no time at all to settle in and feel at home, the kitchen has everything you need to cater for yourself but there's also some great eateries a short drive away. Finally, can't write a review at the moment without confirming that all the necessary steps had been taken to ensure the barn was Covid safe and we certainly had no concerns on that front.

Mark, London

A great place to relax and unwind with a log burner and a bottle of red! On top of that they brew their own beer too which is really good... Stayed for a long weekend with the family and had an amazing time. Barn is a high finish yet continues to feel authentic and homely. Facilities are a very high standard and surroundings are beautiful. Will absolutely be going back in the summer again. Highly recommended

Rob, Kent

We had a wonderful stay at Winnow Barn over a long weekend, we are a group of 6 friends and found the layout fantastic - each bedroom was comfortable and cosy with it's own on suite, and upstairs has the lovely log burner and we made great use of the kitchen and dining area to cook up big breakfasts and dinners. It's a great spot to do some lovely walks - we walked from Dovedale (what stunning scenery!) to the George at Alstonefield (perfect country pub). Hope to be back sometime soon.

Estella, London

An absolute delight - very comfortable, well-equipped, beautifully positioned. We walked through Dovedale from and back to the barn. And then Hartington to Pilsbury Castle loop, and the Roaches and Luds Church. Just fantastic walking, without being too challenging!

Helen, Chepstow

A beautiful property well equipped lovely setting friendly owners everything you want for a relaxing holiday.

Eileen, Wales

We had a lovely visit to Winnow Barn. Andrea was a very welcoming host and the fresh flowers, birthday champers and home-baked lemon drizzle cake were wonderful bonuses. The Barn was immaculately appointed and the lounge/dining/kitchen area was a great space for big breakfasts and and a long dinner. We were also able to make use of the BBQ (we like our food!) Would definitely recommend a stay. Thank you.

Alison, Surbiton

Winnow Nook was beautifully presented which enhanced our stay. A relaxing week in stunning surroundings, just what we needed. Hosts were very friendly, helpful and informative about the area. We will definitely be back and recommend a stay to others. Thank you

Nuala, Suffolk

Lovely relaxing place - in the middle of nowhere which is just what we wanted. Ideal for a New Year's get-together - our second stay here. Great hosts and excellent amenities.

R Tomkinson

Six of us, 3 generations including 3 teenagers had a wonderful Christmas in Winnow Barn.It is in a beautiful situation, surrounded by countryside and walks, ( beautiful Dovedale is very close by).The accommodation is finished to a very high standard throughout with plenty of room for us all. Having 4 ensuites was a real bonus.The open plan living area upstairs was lovely with plenty of space for us all to relax together, enjoy Christmas, cook and entertain. We really appreciated the welcome pack, lovely lemon drizzle cake and the Christmas gift.It was a wrench to leave, but we hope to be back.

S Goddon

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

Wander across the farmyard to visit the donkeys and pet goats or take a stroll to the Stepping Stones at Dovedale. Sample some beer from Dovedale Brewing Co, the award-winning on-site microbrewery hidden away beside the farmhouse. The nearest pubs are a 30-minute walk – The George at Alstonefield and the Royal Oak at Wetton. Stock up at the Village Stores in nearby Hartington or there are bigger shops six miles away in Ashbourne.

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 down to the river Dove in Milldale. Guided walks can be arranged for all abilities.
  • 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 sho
  • 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
  • Alton Towers is only 20 mins away...a fabulous day out for all the family.Matlock Park Farm is a hit with all the children as is Peak Wildlife ParkThrow a pot
  • Check out the wildlife, curlews, skylarks, buzzards, fieldfare, red kite, and kestrels are amongst a few of the regular visitors visible from the barn. not forgetting of course Dave, the resident barn owl.
  • Spend a day at Chatsworth exploring the gardens, looking around the house before a picnic on the lawns beside cascade. RHS Chatswothe show is always a fabulous day out in May.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.