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Douglas's Barn

Parwich
Ashbourne
Derbyshire
DE6 1QB

Sleeps up to 2    Cost about £475-£655

  • Extra-wide and long king-size bed
  • It boasts an en-suite whirlpool bath
  • A unique, distinctive spiral staircase
  • Do try the home-made Bakewell tart!
  • A south-facing suntrap - in winter too
Contact: John and Marion Fuller-Sessions
Tel: 01335 390 519
For details of Availability/Booking click here

Douglas’s Barn is the (relatively) newer of the two Orchard Farm traditional limestone farm buildings/now Five Star holiday cottages. Next door neighbour, Tom’s Barn, is probably somewhat earlier than Douglas’s Barn; we suspect that the space between the two buildings was joined up to the house in a fairly ad hoc way by a late 18C Parwich farmer, with more concern for his cows than architecture.

But we love the resulting odd angles and weird nooks and crannies, which add so to the character and charm of our ‘quirky but gorgeous’ holiday accommodation.

We don’t take short cuts and we don’t believe in economies. We know that if you want to provide top quality you must use top quality products and well-respected suppliers (including it must be said Ikea when appropriate!) but mainly such as Farrow & Ball and Valtti for paintwork, John Lewis and The White Company for linen and towels, Vi-Spring mattresses (and bed in Tom’s Barn), Gilchrist and Soames for ‘toiletries’; we buy top of the range electrical equipment having first pored over Which? for hours.

Sorry, no pets. [See also Tom's Barn]
Enjoy England 5 Stars
Enjoy England Gold
Green Tourism Gold

Other facilities

  • Bathtub
  • Central heating
  • DVD player
  • Fishing on site/nearby
  • Good parking
  • Home cooked food
  • Internet access/Wi-Fi
  • King-size bed/s
  • Linen provided
  • No pets
  • Owners on hand
  • Rural location
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • TV with freeview/satellite
  • Village location

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