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3 Barn Conversions, Great For A Relaxing Weekend Or A Family Gathering - The Retreat Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Popular Features
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet



The Retreat Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

This cosy barn conversion for two was originally a stable block and vegetable garden! It has been converted into a cosy and inviting open plan living space with a contemporary wall mounted plasma fire on the ground floor. A private and well stocked garden overlooking fields is at the rear of the property, offering a super space to enjoy the afternoon and evening sun. Again, the original truss has been retained, bespoke furnishings create a luxurious feel to this holiday cottage. A kingsize bed and seating in the bedroom, plus a wet room completes the accommodation. A fabulous location for a romantic break!

About the property


Welcome to Hall Farm. Whether you are a couple looking to escape for a relaxing weekend, or an extended family looking to catch up, we can accommodate you! 'Home from home' barn conversions sleeping 2; 4 and 6/8 are available individually or together. We were originally a working farm, but now have friendly pet sheep, hens, dogs and cats to welcome you! Our larger property has a decked area overlooking fields that has a fabulous hot tub, fun in the sun and the snow. We have a friendly pub serving home cooked food only 5 mins walk away, together with an award winning gastropub only 5 miles away. Ashbourne, a glorious market town and often called 'The Gateway to the Peak District' is only 10 minutes drive. Children and well-behaved dogs are very welcome! Coarse fishing can be arranged on our 5 acre lake, situated 10 minutes drive from here.

Philippa Hibbert
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 January, 2017

About Philippa Hibbert

We have lived at Hall Farm for 14 years and have spent the last 9 years lovingly restoring the outbuildings to create 3 barn conversions that we are very proud of!

Julian, my husband is a farmer, so is quite prone to bringing various lambs home in the spring for us to look after, and they tend to get named after guests who are staying! We have two children, George and Annabel, as well as 2 dogs, Dave and Archie, 1 cat, Tasha, and 3 pet sheep, Amber, Lizzie and Bear plus lots of hens, so fresh eggs in plentiful supply!

Why Philippa Hibbert chose Hollington

We are Derbyshire born and bred, but met at a 21st birthday in Aigua Blava, Spain! Derbyshire has an array of activities and such stunning scenery within a short distance. Ease of access also a major factor.

What makes this barn unique

Hollington is a very well placed village for guests arriving from all directions of the country - only 25 minutes from the M1, 10 minutes from the A50, perfect for meeting friends and family. We have award-winning gastropubs galore within a short distance, perfect after a day out in the Peaks and its surrounding areas. Not to mention the hot tub!!!

Available Rentals


  • Booking Notes:
    We ask for a booking form to be completed online and then 50% of the amount to confirm the booking. The balance is due a month before your arrival date.

    Changeover Day:
    Friday and Monday are our changeover days
    Frid - Frid
    Frid - Mon
    Mon - Frid


Accommodation and facilities for The Retreat Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)in Hollington in East Staffordshire District

Property Type:
  • barn
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Internet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Golf ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Notes on accommodation: All three properties can be booked individually or as a combination. If booked in conjunction with the Mews, all guests can be seated in the Mews for dining, and enjoy the hot tub too! Catering can be arranged for parties and celebrations if required. Outside: Guests share a communal yard, which is entered from the road, and this is where everyone (including us!) park our cars. The Mews - this has an outdoor decked area that has the hot tub on it, overlooking fields. It has seating for 6, and a decent sized charcoal BBQ.Please note that the hot tub is for sole use of guests staying in the Mews. It can only be used by other guests if properties have been booked in conjunction with each other. The Old Smithy has a small seating area with charcoal BBQ and a bench outside the kitchen window. Guests are enjoy the field if they desire, feed the sheep, see the hens. The Retreat has a fabulous private garden to the rear of the property. It has a seating area and a charcoal BBQ. Views are across the fields.


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The Retreat Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Spent a short 4 day break and were very happy with The Retreat, perfect place for our break. The property was very well equipped and very clean, comfy bed and the owners had put welcoming pack of home made cakes, fresh eggs and milk ready and waiting for us which was much appreciated on our late arrival. Would highly recommend and would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A car is essential for your stay

Derby Train Station - 20 minutes drive

East Midland Airport - 30 minutes drive

Birmingham Airport - 45 minutes drive


Hollington has a friendly pub, 5 minutes walk away. Ashbourne is 10 minutes drive, Alton Towers is 20 minutes drive, Chatsworth House 35 minutes drive.

Further Details:

Ashbourne is a glorious market town, with plenty of supermarkets, banks, coffee shops and delis selling local produce for you to enjoy during your stay. We have an abundance of award winning places to eat within a short drive, together with plenty of places to visit. Cycling along trails, visiting National Trust properties, having fun at Alton Towers - the list is endless!