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The Barn at Dale End House - Self-catering in Derbyshire

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Gratton, Bakewell, DE45 1LN, Derbyshire
England, United Kingdom

Sarah & Paul Summers

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+44 (0)1629 650380(landline)

Smart, sumptuous barns surrounded by fields. Tip-top kitchens, open-plan living and bold art. Derbyshire Dales at your feet, good pubs too

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The countryside here is so ridiculously pretty it's like a child's play scene. Idyllic country lanes lead you through picture-perfect Derbyshire dales, past graceful oaks and fields of sheep to these sandstone converted barns. The old courtyard quacks with a team of ducks, the clucks of the fluffiest chickens and gliding peacocks. There are two contemporary, cleverly renovated barns that allow bookings for two, four, six, eight or 10. In the large barn, there's a huge funky farmhouse kitchen with turquoise glass tiles that cooks will love. An open-plan sitting/dining room with high beamed ceilings is decorated in creams, taupes and soft greys with a chunky long dining table for unhurried dinners and modern pieces of bold art decorating the walls. The bedrooms are light, with subtle colours, plush new bathrooms and views of the surrounding fields. The Lodge is separate with equally sumptuous beds, calming colours and modern twists. There's walking galore straight from the door, heavenly country pubs, historic houses to explore and, of course, Bakewell tart to scoff!

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Local points of interest from Sarah & Paul Summers:

Local points of interest from
Sarah & Paul Summers:

  • Fantastic walks straight from the front door! We walk, cycle, Paraglide and climb in the local area so please ask for ideas!
  • Just 15 minutes drive through glorious countryside to Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. Bakewell, Matlock Bath and Buxton are all 15-20 minutes away.
  • You can also book The Lodge, just accross the couryard from The Barn, sleeping a further 2 guests.
  • There's a good choice of pubs, all dog and child friendly, that serve great food.
  • We love animals so there are usually pigs, sheep, chickens, ducks and peacocks here which guests and there children love.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"We had the most wonderful stay at the Barn at Dale End House. Sarah and Paul were delightful so friendly, welcoming and helpful in every way. The home was stunning, immaculately clean, beautiful décor, well equipped, cosy and comfortable. My family were visiting from New Zealand and it was a treat staying here in the rural village of Gratton, a real escape to the country. We didn't want to leave! "

Sharon - Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom

January 2017
"Fantastic stay at The Barn. A little bit of heaven in the middle of the Peak District. Peaceful but a stones throw from all the amenities of Bakewell; Matlock; Chatsworth. Lovely wading through the chicks and pigs to the front door and Sarah and Paul couldn't do enough! A highlight was the impeccably served breakfast. We will definitely be back!"

Lara - Sheffield, United Kingdom

October 2016
"Percy the peacock and his two friends, baby chickens and their parents, a very friendly cat, two pigs that like their snouts scratched - if this appeals to you then stay here!! Superbly placed in the Derbyshire countryside Dale End House is fantastic. We were a party of six and stayed in the converted barn. As you would expect from Alastar Sawdays the standard of the accomodation was excellent. Dale End House is nestled in beautiful countryside and placed very conviently for Chatsworth House, Monsal Head, Eyam (the Plague Village), Bakewell and loads of other places. "

Jean - Coventry, United Kingdom

July 2016
"Very well appointed and spacious accommodation in beautiful area. Excellent place to stay."

Jane - Farnham, United Kingdom

July 2016
"We highly recommend this accommodation which is of a very high standard...all modern conveniences in a very tasteful barn conversion. We used it as a base for a reunion with old friends and were also able to enjoy the stunning Peak District location with good walks, good pubs close by. Bakewell and the Chatsworth House estate are both very accessible . In the Barn all home comforts( and more!) are there for a relaxing stay. We hope to come back."

Pat - Worcester, United Kingdom

July 2016
"Very well appointed accommodation in an interesting location. A very pleasant place to spend some time away from the pressures of city life. "


September 2015
"The Barn was the perfect 'long weekend' solution for our party of seven friends and family. We were looking for somewhere quiet to spend quality time together, and the location and the fantastic quality of the accommodation were everything we wanted. There is a real welcoming feel to the set-up at Dale End House, from the warmth and friendliness of the hosts, to the relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. The chickens and other animals just add a lovely touch to the whole scene. We are already planning a return visit. Thoroughly recommended."
July 2015
January 2015
"We had a fantastic long weekend at the barn. It is a beautiful place, very attractively restored and furnished. It's ideal for a big group like ours - comfortable , social, well equipped. Fantastic setting - great to sit out and just listen to the sounds of the sheep and birds. We would recommend the tea room at Over Hatton and Old Red Lion at Birchover to any of your guests. Thanks for getting the weather organised for us too - perfect for walking. "
May 2014
"Charming visit. Friendly, helpful hosts. Lovely setting. Rooms are spotless and pretty, not to mention extremely comfortable. We would love to return. "
April 2014
"Extremely pleasant stay in idyllic surroundings with charming and very welcoming hosts. The lodge B&B accommodation was extremely comfortable with state of the art decor and amenities. However, it was the little 'home-from-home' comforts which make the stay very memorable; a box of brio train track for the children to play with, time feeding and petting the piglets,ducks and bantams, the welcome breakfast and pleasant conversation between our hosts and ourselves. I would thoroughly recommend it for families and couples alike, both of whose needs are catered for."
October 2013
"just spent a very enjoyable few nights at the Barn- beautifully appointed and spacious barn conversion with all the luxuries- lashings of hot water in luxury bathrooms, best quality linens and towels and superbly equipped kitchen with not an ikea item in sight(!) very highly recommended- and the resident Ducks, hens and peacocks are just gorgeous! take a pound of corn and feed them from your hand all in all a lovely place high on our list of return places to visit "
September 2013

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  • 1 Barn for 8
  • , 1 House for 2
Price:(i) £445 to£1780 per week

Special Offer: Early Bird Discount, Peak District Barn - Sleeps 8 - The Barn is now available for £1500 per week throughout 2018* (should be £1780). Weekends are also available for £750 and £950 (2 and 3 nights resepectively) * Excludes Christmas and New Year.

Booking info:

Short breaks available.


Pubs/restaurants 2.5 miles.




Gratton, Bakewell, DE45 1LN, Derbyshire

Self-catering The Barn at Dale End (self-catering)
Barn ~ 4 doubles, all ensuite
Price: (i) £ 1400 to £ 1780 per week
Self-catering The Lodge at Dale End (self-catering)
House ~ 1 double, ensuite
Price: (i) £ 445 to £ 445 per week

Sarah & Paul Summers

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+44 (0)1629 650380(landline)