The Area

The location of the barn provides an ideal location from which to explore the surrounding area throughout both our neighbouring counties of Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Within a short drive from the barn are a large number of historic houses and stately homes and gardens. For the more adventurous there are available a range of outdoor pursuits from climbing, caving, hang gliding, and water sports. For families, the area offers theme parks, museums and adventure activities. If you’re looking for relaxation and pampering visit the local beauticians or health spa facilities.

Historic Houses

Chatsworth House
Kedleston Hall
Haddon Hall
Ilam Hall
Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood
Tissington Hall
Renishaw Hall
Shugborough Hall

Activities & Family Entertainment

Ashbourne cycle hire centre (Tissington trail)
Brown End Farm cycle hire centre (Manifold trail)
Go Ape – Buxton
Carsington Water
Alton Towers theme park
Gullivers Theme Park – Matlock Bath
The Heights of Abraham – Matlock Bath
Crich Tramway Museum
National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Nr. Lichfield
Lunar Lift Off play centre- Ashbourne
Ashbourne Leisure Centre
Poole’s Cavern – Buxton (advance booking required)
Chatsworth Farmyard and Adventure Playground
Tissington Trekking Centre
Conkers – Swadlincote
Churnet Valley Railway – Cheddleton
Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre
Arkwrights Mill (Derwent Valley) – Cromford
National Stone Centre – Cromford
Masson Mill – Cromford
Peak Village Outlet Shopping Centre – Rowsley
Water World – Stoke


Beauty by Leah (mobile) – Ashbourne
Hoar Cross Hall Spa Resort


Peak Walking