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Peaceful Barn With Rural Views, Wifi, Tennis Court, Walking, Cycling, - Appleseed

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking




Spacious barn ideally for couples or families - Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children.

Two bedrooms with family bathroom

Clearview Wood burner, well equipped kitchen with Grade A appliances

Many original features.

Gorgeous setting. Peaceful and comfortable.

Close to all Derbyshire Dales

New all weather tennis court.

About the property

Brailsford Barns

On the edge of The Peak District, the barn provide easy access to the best that Derbyshire has to offer and a luxurious escape from everyday life. Ideally suited to couples, business guests and families wishing to relax in peace and comfort in an idyllic rural setting. New all weather tennis court and excellent walking and cycling from your door. Set in landscaped grounds at the end of a long private drive, a mile from golf, quad biking and Deli Cafe in Brailsford village, 3 miles from renowned gastro pubs, 4 miles from the picturesque market town of Ashbourne with independent boutiques, antique shops, delicatessen and cafes. Carsington Water and Kedleston Hall just 5 minutes away. Newly renovated with Jim Lawrence ironmongery, F&B paint, the mix of well chosen antiques with contemporary styling creates the perfect relaxed retreat.White Company towels and robes. Nespresso machine.

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
23 December, 2017

About Emma

Chartered Surveyor, Chicago MBA.

Well travelled having lived in Barcelona, Singapore, London and Marbella.

Passionate about property and hospitality.

Mother of two sporty girls.

Emma purchased this barn in 2004

Why Emma chose Ashbourne

Holiday and business friendly, geared to ensure your stay is as relaxed as possible. Hotel-quality beds and linens, nespresso, secure Wifi, contemporary new Fired Earth bathroom. An English Modern Country style, pale oak beams and exposed brickwork are complemented by a stylish mix of new and old. Each barn is unique, clean, cosy and comfortable with lovely rural views.

Walking and cycling plus the all weather tennis court are on your doorstep, not to mention golf and quad biking in Brailsford village, sailing at Carsington Water and abseiling at Matlock.

Stay in by the fire, catch up on the weekend papers, enjoy a film, prepare for the week ahead. Cook supper with local farm shop goodies. Or, visit one of several highly renowned local gastro pubs a few minutes away.

Rural location yet easily accessible.

20 minutes from Derby station - St Pancras in 1hr 35min

35 minutes from East Midlands Airport.

Perfect weekend escape in home from home ambience.

What makes this barn unique

Unique ambience. Peaceful, rural views, surrounded by nature and wildlife.

Quality of furnishings, decor and appliances.

Comfortable beds and 400tc bedlinen.

Well equipped kitchen with Nespresso

Secure and good Wifi

New, all weather tennis court. Rackets and balls for hire.

Lots to do locally. Golf course, Cricket nets and Quad biking in village.

New England style Deli Cafe and several renowned gastropubs nearby.

Easily accessible from major routes - 1/2 mile from A52 & 20 minutes from A38/A50/M1.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Very welcoming, so peaceful and just perfect."

"Exceeds expectation, great value."

"Even better in reality; the details are superb; home from home."

"Great location to explore all the Peak District has to offer."
Feb 2012
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Send e mail for any enquiries. See www.brailsfordbarns.co.uk for full booking information and more information.
Detailed directions and sample itinerary sent with booking.

Changeover Day:
Monday or Friday is changeover day but flexible outside peak season/public holidays

Notes on prices:
Prices based on 2 adults and 2 children.
Price includes Welcome Drinks, kitchen essentials, fresh country flowers or herbs in season.
Short breaks available Fri-Mon and Mon-Fri
Please e mail or contact 07802 883655 for availability. We aim to respond by return.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Ashbourne in East Staffordshire District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , New Fired Earth bathroom with full height shower over bath
  • Fabulous new bathroom complete with full bath, shower over - marble and mosaic tiles.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King size bed with 400 tc hotel quality sheets
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Two single beds placed end to end. Cosy comfortable room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • caving
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Sample itinerary provided on booking. Outside: Tennis Court outside your door. Landscaped garden area, terrace with French bistro table and chairs. Walking from your door. Private parking.


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average rating of 4.5 based on 5 reviews

Quiet and Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

The barn was a lovely stay, and it was incredibly well equipped inside, it had everything that we needed. The furnishings and fittings were of a high specification and matched the property really well, and the grounds and tennis court lovely as well. We would definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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really great area away from it all. Very warm welcome from Emma.

  • 4 of 5

The exterior and interior of the accommodation was very impressive attention to detail. The only downside was 1 toilet which was upstairs so a bit of a pain.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We aim to offer the highest standard of accommodation to create a home from home. For Conservation reasons, it was not possible to create a downstairs wc due to Preservibg the original oak timbers of this eighteenth century historic barn. Our other barns do benefit from a ground floor wc so hope to welcome you back another time. .
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Superior cottage in quiet idyllic location

  • 4 of 5

Superior cottage clean and well equipped located near Ashbourne in a quiet location with direct access to walks and runs. Newly resurfaced tennis court and mature gardens. Recommended Nearby carsington waters, Kedlington hall and gastro pub Saracens head at Shirley.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive review and I am delighted you found Appleseed to be a superior holiday cottage close to many lovely places to visit.. We make every effort to ensure the property has everything you may need to ensure you can enjoy a relaxing break. We hope you will stay again soon.
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Fantastic Holiday Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, upmarket accommodation in a lovely area. Superb kitchen facilities for self catering and spotlessly clean too. Would highly recommend and would certainly return. The tennis court was an added bonus, which our 7 year old son loved.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
East Midlands Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Rose and Crown
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Brailsford, Kedleston
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Saracens Head
Car: necessary

Carsington Water with cycling and sailing closely

Ashbourne 15 minutes away

See the Big Four Derbyshire Stately Homes

Excellent walking and tennis from your door

Several excellent local gastropubs

Shooting & fly fishing school at Yeaveley.

Shrovetide Football in Ashbourne.

Wirksworth Festival.


East Midlands Airport - 30 minutes. Birmingham Airport - 50 minutes. London St Pancras to Derby or East Midlands Parkway. 1 hour 33 mins


Brailsford - 1/2 mile

Ashbourne - 4 miles, Derby - 7 miles

Tissington Trial & Dovedale - 8 miles

Carsington Water - 4 miles

Kedleston Hall - 3 miles

Chatsworth House- 20 miles

Further Details:

Brailsford is a vibrant small farming community with a village store, Post Office and a new Deli Cafe to get your Latte, Cappucino or healthy picnic, a saddlery, All Saints Saxon church, a golf course and quad biking/paintball venue. Pictureseque Ashbourne has a host of independent boutiques, deli's, fish & game merchants, antique shops, banks as well as M& S food, Waitrose and Sainsburys. Plenty of well priced restaurants and cafes. Kedleston Hall and Carsington Water are 10 minutes away and have a full program of events. Tissington Trail, Dovedale and Monsaldale all closeby. On booking, "An Ideal Week" will be sent to you full of ideas to help plan your stay.