Douglas's Barn and Tom's Barn
Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns are 5 Star Gold Award charming barn conversions for two, the perfect romantic holiday cottages for couples of all ages, or singles wanting comfort, peace and quiet, in a beautiful area. We welcome dogs in Tom’s Barn.
Our luxury self-catering holiday accommodation in the Peak District village of Parwich offers all couples the real chance to relax in peace and comfort in an idyllic rural setting
Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns have been converted from 18C cowsheds with considerable imagination and flair. They are very different from each other, but share a warm and welcoming ambiance and a very definite ‘wow factor.
Everything is planned to be relaxing and superbly comfortable so that whatever the weather you will have a wonderful time, completely sheltered from all life’s usual stresses and strains.
Our guests range from the young and lovely to the gracefully matured; all are looking for – and finding – luxury and tranquillity in a beautiful setting.
We welcome pets in Tom’s Barn but sadly neither barn is suitable for adults unable to cope with steps and stairs including spiral stairs in Douglas’s Barn and a deep-bath-up steep-steps in Tom’s Barn.
Nor are we able to accept children of any age, other than totally immobile babies.
Douglas’s Barn is tucked between Tom's Barn and our own house, Orchard Farm. All three buildings are most attractively grouped at slight angles to each other, facing south down the valley, tranquilly situated on the edge of the traditional limestone village of Parwich with walks right from the door, yet only a few minutes’ stroll into the heart of the village with its shop, pub, church, tennis courts and bus stop.
We are very proud of our two ‘cottages’ and want nothing but the best for all our guests. We will never intrude, but on the other hand are there if needed.
The price for both cottages is the same and in 2012 ranges from £475 to £625 per week depending on exact dates. Dogs are welcome in Tom’s Barn at £25 each per dog/week/short break. We keep Douglas’s Barn completely pet-free, for the benefit of allergy sufferers so there is nothing extra to pay (unless you order a newspaper!).
We do short breaks (Mon to Fri (4-nights) or Fri to Mon 3-nights at roughly 70% of the relevant weekly rate throughout the winter months of October to the end of March.
We do get booked up very fast, but occasionally may have last minute availability at a special rate. Do check on our website.
Things to do
You could stay a month and still not do and see half of what is available. However, here is a small sample…
The thing all our guests want to do is walk, whether for short or more gruelling distances, and there is ample scope over the hills and along the numerous dales and trails. There is also cycling (we can lend bikes), water sports on Carsington Reservoir, fishing, golfing and riding. We can also lend you tennis rackets and if you wish to bring your horse we can arrange stabling and grazing on a friend’s farm nearby. Dovedale is only a few miles away, with the Staffordshire Moorlands and all its attractive scenery starting on the other side of the Dove.
Sightseeing, shopping, antiques and the theatre:
Chatsworth House, Keddleston Hall, Haddon Hall and Tissington are all within half an hour’s drive; there are caves, museums, gardens, antiques and boutiques; theatres (Buxton Opera House is the nearest); well dressings, festivals and open air concerts.