|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This lovely converted threshing barn maintains its ancient beams used in the original 17th century timber frame. It has a contemporary kitchen featuring cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, dishwasher and washer/dryer. There is a four poster bedroom on the ground floor with an en-suite shower/wet room and extra wide doors to facilitate a wheelchair.
The large, cosy lounge houses a 19th century stone fire surround, natural stone flooring, knotted oak beams, coal effect fire and a 36 inch screen TV with DVD. Upstairs there is a super kingsize 7ft bed (which splits into 2 x singles) in one bedroom and a kingsize bed in the other bedroom. Flatscreen TV/DVD players and radio/IPod docks are in all bedrooms.
The second bathroom contains a Jacuzzi bath, matching Jacuzzi suite and free-standing shower.
Outside, with lovely views of our fields up the hill, there is a large private patio and lawn. A gym and table-tennis table are also available for guest's use in the grounds.
Diane and Vaughan offer all our guests a warm welcome to our farm which is set in 12 acres of delightful Derbyshire countryside. Nestled in the quiet valley of the River Dove just south of the pretty market town of Ashbourne and several hundred yards from the inspirational birthplace of Handel’s ‘Water Music’ and Anna Sewell’s ‘Black Beauty’, is Oldfields Farmhouse with its barn conversions of Handel’s Muse and Gorsey Hayes. Formerly part of Snelston vicarage, the farmhouse was built in 1828 and designed by Cottingham (the father of Gothic Revival architecture, teacher of Pugin and designer of Snelston Hall and its ‘chocolate box’ conservation village, just down the lane). Our lovingly restored barn and mews are a mixture of contemporary and antique country furnishings offering a fabulous opportunity to relax in idyllic and secluded surroundings. High quality fittings, furnishings and decoration throughout make Oldfields an ideal destination to relax and enjoy the countryside.
My wife Diane and I are a very friendly couple who are happy to welcome people to our property located in a lovely part of Derbyshire. We enjoy being able to walk out the front door and explore the lovely surroundings nearby on foot, or by car if we want to go further afield into the Peak District.
Vaughan Collins purchased this barn in 2013
We moved to this property early in 2012 after searching the midlands area for a lovingly restored country property with grounds and accommodation facilities. We fell in love with the place as soon as we first drove up to it and have felt at home ever since.
Mr. J.B., Dubai, U.A.E.
A Passion for Perfection
Paul & Viv H, Cambridgeshire, England
Lovely cottage. We were made very welcome & appreciated the extra touches like scones on arrival. Information folder was very well organised and helpful. Thank-you!!!
A.D., Stamford, Lincs, UK
Such a lovely place; the small touches really made it special. We will recommend it to everyone!
M&S, Dijon, France
Superb decor, excellent surroundings, really welcoming hosts – couldn’t have been better. Thank you, thank you!
Reservations will only be secured on receipt of a Booking Deposit of 25% of the total holiday cost. Deposits can be made by direct payment into our bank account or by cheque. A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75 for Handel’s Muse or £100 for Gorsey Hayes will also need to be paid, in addition to the balance of the total cost of the holiday, 6 weeks prior to the date of arrival.
Our preferred change-over day is Friday, but we are happy to consider any other arrangements that may better suit our guests. Accommodation will be available from 4.00 pm on the day of arrival and we request that guests leave by 10.00 am on departure day.
Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are for full weeks, however we are happy to consider a minimum stay of 3 nights in some circumstances.
Staying in this property, close to where our daughter was getting married, complemented the wonderful weekend. We were warmly welcomed by the owners upon arrival and nothing was too much trouble for them, both this and the adjacent one bedroom cottage were immaculate and as advertised, fully equipped and tastefully decorated. On the morning after the wedding we invited friends and family to join us for brunch, a dozen cars and 30 plus people were comfortably accommodated in the spacious and perfectly maintained grounds. Unfazed, the owners simply asked if we would like more chairs, we gratefully accepted. Everyone who came remarked on how beautiful it was, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be recommending these properties to anyone who wants to visit this delightful part of the world.
My family and I stayed at Gorsey Hayes for a much needed three day break. I cannot recommend this accommodation enough!. It is one of the finest places I have had the pleasure to stay. Diane & Vaughan made us all feel very welcome, the facilities are second to non too. Our 7 year old daughter had an amazing time as did the rest of us. We will definitely return for another dose of Ashbourne hospitality.
We had a idyliic and restful stay - the cottage was absolutely wonderful and the pictures didn't do the property justice.....very tastefully decorated - all mod cons! Diane was very hospitable - lovely scones awaiting us on our arrival, coffee, tea and milk in abundance - a wonderful restful stay!!! Will definitely return again!