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Holiday Cottage Reviews for Holestone Moor Barns holiday cottages

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Holestone Moor Barns holiday cottages, Holestone Moor Farm, Holestone Moor, Ashover, Derbyshire, S45

Description of the self catering

Hire both cottages together (The Barn & The Stables) 5 Star self catering accommodation The Steadings is our name for both holiday cottages hired together and therefore sleeps 15 plus Z bed plus 2 cots.

Great for reunions of family and friends. [Note - if you stayed in just one of these properties please leave a review on that property's listing - The Barn is property 401 and The Stables is property 402]

Best Features

Graded 5* Gold Fully inclusive prices Log burning stove Visit and collect our hens eggs. We aim to provide as much as we can, so that you only need to bring your food, yourselves and your own personal requirements. Almost 6 acres of grounds to explore including woodland, meadow and garden area with picnic tables & barbecues. Well equipped games room, outdoor play area with climbing frame.

The Barns are utterly peaceful and well away from main roads. At almost 1000 feet above sea level you get some wonderful weather effects, and beautiful starry skies. Sitting out in the evenings over a bottle of wine on a clear night, you may even experience the Northern Lights!

Sleeps: from 0 to 16

Pets: No

Contact Details

Contact Name: Maxine Williams

Telephone: 01246 591263

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Reviews

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12 of 20 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 10/2010
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From the moment we arrived to a warm welcome from owners Vicki and Steve and an array of delicious cakes, till the moment we left, our visit exceeded our already high expectations. The rooms were beautifully furnished, we loved the themed bedrooms, and warm and cosy even after a very frosty night. The kitchen was very well equipped and absolutely everything we needed was provided. The log burner was a lovely feature in the comfortable lounge and so easy to use. Our family group was aged 2 to 88 so we made good use of the playroom and excellent games room as well as the stunning location. The 2 year old loved visiting the alpacas and collecting eggs from the hens. We had an amazing weekend that could not be faulted.

Make up of party:  Extended family and 3 friends
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: maureenfaragher Review Added: 02.11.2010
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14 of 18 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 01/2010
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We have holidayed together as a group of 5 families for more than 10 years now. As our children grow older we are left with fewer of them. Last February we visited Holestone Moor for the first time and enjoyed every minute of it even though we were snowed in for most of the visit. We booked to return this February and once again had a thoroughly enjoyable time. All previous reviewers' wonderful comments are echoed by us. Any Real Ale lovers should visit the nearby Ashover. Even non-ramblers should bring some boots and have a wander around. If you are eating in, get Tesco to do a home delivery, there's a good kitchen with lots of equipment. Fire any questions you have at Vicki - she is more than helpful and quick to reply by email.

Make up of party:  5 couples (aged 50ish) with 4 teenagers.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: mickpage Review Added: 22.02.2010
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Owner response:
Thankyou Mick, for your comments - I certainly try to answer any queries as quickly as possible.

21 of 27 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 11/2009
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We arrived to a very warm welcome from Vicki and Steve who made us feel right at home. The cottage was warm, cosy and beautifully decorated for Christmas with thoughtful little extras such as crackers and a truly scrumptious cake from the local farm shop (well worth a visit). The cottage was spotlessly clean and had everything you could wish for, from comfy beds and exceptionally well equipped kitchen to a lovely log fire. Children are very well catered for with a play area and games room and lots of animals to see including the comical, if somewhat aloof, alpacas.

The cottage is set in beautiful Derbyshire with lots of pretty villages and bustling market towns within easy driving distance. A visit to Chatsworth House and farm shop is a must. But the best way to see the countryside is to put on your walking boots. There are gentle walks around the cottage but, for the energetic, the views from the top of Mam Tor, High Tor and the Heights of Abraham are well worth the effort. We would like to thank Vicki and Steve for making our Christmas so unforgettable and would recommend the cottage to everyone. VISIT SOON YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!

Make up of party:  couple
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: anne Review Added: 09.01.2010
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Owner response:
Thankyou so much for such a lovely review!

11 of 17 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 03/2009
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We've just had our third and [not] final visit at Holestone Moor Barns.

We initially found it through Premier Cottages after sending for their brochure. The main marketing photo put us off at first - we thought we'd never get anywhere THAT nice. But after revisiting and looking at the HMBarns website we booked for a week in The Stables.

First impressions last, and I can still remember the first moment we landed. After a troubled journey the fantastic welcome from the hosts, Vicki & Steve, was very warm, relaxing, and made us feel like we could leave the road behind before even getting out of the car.

From our first visit with our only-just one year old we've been hooked for the boomerang holidays (just keep coming back...). Vicki and Steve are very welcoming towards our little whirlwind, and they have provided travel cots & high chairs, plus a games room with toys for kids of all ages. No to mention the variety of outdoor stuff - the climbing frame (a labour of Steve's love), the pond teaming with wildlife, the animals, the woods, the meadow with wild flowers - plenty for every exploring mind to enjoy, right on site. If that really isn't enough the location is ideal, too. An hour from Alton Towers, 15 minutes from Gulliver's Kingdom, 2 seconds from fresh air, a million miles away from the stresses of work.

We have been with friends and on our own, and found it equally relaxing. Small groups, big groups - flexibility with the two cottages being available separately or together, the larger having dining space enough for both cottages - well planned!

From a family perspective there are multiple reasons to stay here: The location is superb. The accommodation is fantastic. And the hosts are just amazing people.

Make up of party:  Family - 2 adults & a 2 year old
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: tc6603 Review Added: 04.05.2009
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Owner response:
Thankyou so much Lee, Deborah & Iain. How could anyone not come with such a glowing review! We really enjoy your visits too! Vicki

19 of 35 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 02/2008
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A group of ladies 8/9 of us have been visiting Holestone Moor Barn since 2004 for a long weekend each Spring, The Barn is so comfortable, so cosy in the colder weather, lovely log fire spotlessly clean, and very well equipped. Vicki and Steve are always so welcoming, friendly, and helpful. We love the themed bedrooms with adorable cuddly animals and lovely fluffy towels sitting on all our beds along with complimentary toiletries in all the bathrooms. We all enjoy the time to chill out, pamper ourselves and relax in wonderful surroundings, in our fantastic Derbyshire. Every year we say it will be our last, we must have a change, but the trouble is we cannot find anywhere as good, so we just keep returning, and enjoy ourselves more each year !! - Try it, I am sure you will agree. It’s a great place for everyone.

Make up of party:  Group of friends
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: good Views: good
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: adams Review Added: 12.04.2009
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Owner response:
Thankyou all for your lovely review. We can't wait to see what you do for your fancy dress night this year! Vicki


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