Open plan ground floor luxury barn with living flame burner, king size bed and walk in shower room. With a private garden area makes a perfect cosy retreat for two.

Key Features


  • Dog-friendly
  • Enclosed Private Garden
  • Hot Tub

At a glance

  • Private Hot Tub
  • Great for nature lovers
  • Luxurious finishes throughout
  • About the property

    The Couple's Retreat is a thoughtfully converted barn that provides luxurious living accommodation in a quiet village location near the Peak District. This beautifully restored property is perfect for couples looking to explore the local countryside and for a relaxing or romantic break. With wood panelled flooring and open-plan ground floor living throughout, the cottage feels spacious, bright and airy. The living room and kitchen are very well equipped with top of the range furnishings. This character dwelling also has some great features including a romantic super-king sized bed and a delightful private garden with luxurious hot tub and sumptuous bath robes. Just outside Ashbourne and only a 20 minute drive from the Peak District, this cottage is an idyllic retreat to explore the Peaks and Dales of Derbyshire.

  • The space

    The Couple's Retreat is a modern barn conversion with everything you need for your escape to the country. With modern styling and quality furnishings throughout and features a spacious king size bedroom with wet room, an open plan living area with flame effect fire, original truss fully fitted kitchen leading to the private pretty garden.

  • Guest access

    The property is accessed via a private driveway and guests will be greeted by the owners upon arrival. If you are arriving late keys can be left in the lockbox for you to access the property.

  • Extras

    The owners can provide freezer food or a meal waiting for you on arrival. If you would like catering arranged Delish Dishes, in Ashbourne comes highly recommended and can make your stay even more enjoyable and relaxing. Situated next to but detached from The Mews this accommodation can be booked together, if available, sleeping up to 10 guests.

  • Sustainability

    The Couple's Retreat is in a set of beautifully converted set of farmhouses in the Derbyshire countryside. The owners provide you with fresh eggs and milk from their local farm and there are plenty of sheep in the nearby fields. The farm is partially powered by solar panels reducing the carbon footprint of the property. If you would 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: After 16:00
    Check-out: by 10:00

    Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking and service fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.

    Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 prior to their stay. An advance payment as detailed in the booking summary can be made to waive the requirement.

    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.

  • House rules

    • No smoking inside the property or grounds
    • Please keep noise to a minimum
    • The Couple's Retreat welcomes 1 dog



  • Child-friendly
  • Dog-friendly
  • Enclosed Private Garden
  • Hot Tub
  • Pub Within Walking Distance
  • Shop Within Walking Distance

Health & Safety

  • Fire Blanket
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Smoke Detector


  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Iron And Ironing Board
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Private Entrance
  • Seating Area
  • Smart TV With Internet Access
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi


  • Small Cottages

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Local Info

The Couple's Retreat is located in a pretty village not far from the market town of Ashbourne. Within a short walk is the Red Lion pub where you can get excellent pies and local ales. Further afield the Saracens Head in Shirley comes highly recommended for its food and the Church Lane Deli which is 1.5 miles away provides delicious home cooked food and local produce. Ashbourne itself has everything you would expect from a traditional market town including cobbled streets and numerous shops and restaurants.

Within a 10 minute drive you’re in the Peak District with plenty of fantastic walks and sights to explore including the picturesque valley at Dovedale as well as Thors Cave in the Manifold Valley. If you’re a water sports enthusiast, make a trip to nearby Carsington Water where you can go sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, cycling and fly fishing. For thrill-seekers Alton Towers is also within a short drive making this the perfect base for an adventure filled escape.

For those looking to plan day trips please contact our Guest Services team who would be happy to provide you with recommendations.

Getting around

We recommend travelling by car so that you can easily explore the local area. There is private off-street parking for four cars at the property. The property is readily accessible from the M6 and M1 and there are a number of routes in each direction to get you into the heart of the Peak District.



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