At a glance
- Ideal for a small family group who like the outdoor lifestyle
- A short drive to the Peak District National Park
- Outdoor entertaining area, private swimming pool and tennis court
About the property
Bluebell Cottage is ideal for a couple with one or two children and offers the opportunity to feel secluded in rural surroundings, without being remote. For enjoying the fresh air and making the most of outdoor living, it’s a fantastic choice. The outside space here really has the wow factor and on warm days the private swimming pool and tennis court provide hours of fun. Even in less favourable weather, you can enjoy morning coffee or evening drinks outside in the sheltered outdoor living area. You might never wish, or need, to leave the barn, but the Peak District is just a short drive away and is perfect for exploring nature, taking long walks and visiting stately homes.
Bluebell Cottage is a detached property set out over two floors and every inch of space has been made good use of. Original features include wooden ceilings beams, while bi-fold doors, skylights and a glass-panelled landing give a contemporary feel. Light and airy throughout, the barn is understatedly elegant and very homely.
Downstairs, the open-plan living room comprises the kitchen, dining and lounge areas. There’s a sofa and armchairs from where you can watch TV (which has Internet connection) or gaze outside at views of the swimming pool. Meanwhile, the modern kitchen features everything you will need to prepare family feasts including oven and hob, fridge, freezer and microwave, as well as luxurious extras including a boiling water tap.
You can dine at either the breakfast bar or the dining table that has seating for four, or open up the large bi-fold doors to extend your living area and eat al fresco on the patio.
Upstairs takes you up to the mezzanine and main bedroom which features a king-size bed dressed with soft linens by The White Company and Orla Kiely, storage space, a TV and a Juliet balcony that opens up to distant views of the Peak District. The second sleeping area is on the mezzanine landing and isn’t a separate room, but the 4ft wide sofa can be converted into a bed that’s perfectly comfortable.
Also upstairs is the second bathroom, which like the downstairs bathroom has a shower, WC and sink (there isn’t a bath at the property) and is ‘Jack and Jill’ style with two doors – one off the landing and one off the main bedroom.
Bluebell Cottage’s outdoor space is a real show-stopper. Enclosed and private, you can truly relax here. Along with the dining and lounge area, parts of which are covered by an electric retracting canopy, as well as the stunning heated swimming pool, there is a barbecue, patio heaters and a range of chairs and loungers so that you can make yourself comfortable. If you enjoy tennis, there is access to a hard surface court which you will have exclusive use of. By arrangement with the owners you can access their extensive gardens, including herbaceous borders, an orchard and a kitchen garden, which are a delight to roam around on a summer's day. There's also a 13 acre private woodland to walk in and enjoy.
Guest accessThe owners of the cottage live in a property within the grounds and will greet you on arrival to hand you the keys and show you around.
The swimming pool features a retractable solar cover that helps to generate and retain heat to maintain a pleasant water temperature. If you'd like to offset the carbon emissions from your trip get in touch and we can arrange this for a small fee.
Keep in mind
Check-in: from 15:00
Check-out: by 11:00
Pool: The pool will be open from Easter holiday until the last weekend of September.
TV: Ground floor TV is Internet only to which you can cast or connect your device to watch streaming services such as Netflix & BBC iPlayer
Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.
Book with confidence: If your booking is affected by new Government travel restrictions which were not known at the time of booking, and you're legally unable to travel, we will arrange with the property owner to refund 100% of your holiday cost.
- No smoking
- No dogs or pets
- No parties and events
- Day guests not permitted without prior agreement
- Please keep noise to a minimum
- Children must be supervised around the swimming pool