Great location, tucked away in Bonsall but really easy to get to the rest of the village.
Study Farm Barn is lovely, with an upside-down layout. Two flights of stairs, one at either end of the building, lead down to four of the bedrooms, the other two are on the first floor. Lovely dining hall and great patio area, ( shame it wasn't warm enough for us to sit out once the sun went down). The bedrooms are not huge, but all very pleasantly presented and had wardrobe and drawer space so we could unpack properly. All very clean and tidy, and Jayne was very welcoming.
The Fountain teashop is a two minute walk away & does great cakes, and for a fun night with the locals head to the Barley Mow pub.
We stayed here for a couple of nights in march for a gathering of friends. Its a really lovely place with lots of room for a gathering.
Great facilities in the kitchen and very comfortable beds, with plenty of bathrooms.
I wouldn't hesitate to stay again!
Had 3 night stay to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary. There were 12 people, and the facilities were excellent. Everything from cutlery, glassware, towels, bedclothes all seemed to be brand new. The owner Jayne was extremely helpful, was there to greet us. She took in our online delivery, and was even kind enough to leave us complimentry eggs and milk fresh from the farm on arrival. I could not rate the whole experience any higher. Many thanks Jayne, hope to visit again very soon.
We came here as it was a short drive from Alton Towers and convenient for the attractions of Matlock Spa and Chatsworth.
The house was beautifully clean and comfortable. Our children (7 and under) played outside in the fenced in garden and the little ones (2 & 4) could not leave the shingle alone.
There are plenty of foil lined tins for cooked English breakfast or ready-meals in cartons. I ordered baking parchment to line the tins on top of the foil to stop bacon & sausages sticking. The saucepans are easily big enough for 2 or 3 tins of tomatoes or beans. Sainsburys is the only supermarket which will deliver. However if you intend to cook Bolognaise, pasta, curry or stews for 8 or more you need to bring large saucepans with you. Jayne very kindly obtained a preserving pan which enabled me to cook pasta for our party of 6 adults and 5 children. Washing machine tablets, fairy liquid and cloths were provided.
The barn is built into a hill and the windows onto the front are quite small. Upstairs is very light and airy and receives a lot of sunshine. Downstairs the atmosphere is more basement like. We kept the downstairs bathroom light on to keep the extractor working to ensure that the maximum amount of moisture was extracted and reduce the likelihood of mould formation. The bathroom was spotless and all the grout was in good condition, and we wanted to do our best to help it stay that way. If you examine the photos you will see that there is very little room down the side of the downstairs double beds. This was not a problem for us but it could be a problem for some more elderly people. The pub up the road to the left, is up a bit of a hill and the footpath up the side through the woodland is even steeper and requires proper shoes. We did not eat at the pub because we needed to get our children in bed early. Had we wanted to, we would probably have taken a car. Some of us did a quick walk around the village which took us nearly an hour because it is very hilly. Six couples holidaying together would probably wish for somewhere more luxurious ,however this accommodation is perfect for extended families with children. Jayne was extremely kind and helpful and even printed our tickets for our attraction on our way home. We really enjoyed our stay and wished we had stayed longer to explore more of this beautiful area.