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“Lovely cottage in a very pretty village”
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Brassington, Derbyshire, England

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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“Lovely cottage in a very pretty village”
Reviewed October 2, 2011 for a stay in September 2011
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The cottage was very well serviced, very neat, clean and comfortable. The owners provided items for kitchen/bathroom cleaning/washing up-even dishwasher tablets, condiments, and liquid soap.Plenty of logs for the fire (though we didn't need them this week!) and plenty of CDs, DVDs, books and games. Also a lot of local information and booklets provided.
The only downside at the property was the double bed was a little big for the room, and you just had to be careful not to bang your knees on it. Also the bedrooms had window shutters, not curtains, but this wasn't too much of a problem.
The village was very pretty and served by 2 good pubs-The Miners Arms is a good real ale pub, serves good pub fayre and is a good place to chat with the locals. Ye Olde Gate is a lovely 'olde worlde' type pub complete with real fires, and tankards hanging from its beams. The food here could compete with any high class restaurant and the chef even offered to cook whatever our vegetarian friend liked (which you don't find happens often).
The cottage is not far from many pretty villages- Ashbourne is great on market day and has lovely individual shops and plenty of places to eat. Carsington Water is close by and is a lovely place to walk and has a lovely restaurant overlooking the reserve.There are also a few shops there. Dovedale is beautiful -great for short and easy or more strenuous walks. We also visited Kedlestone Hall and Calke Abbey- both interesting and about 3/4 hr away. At Calke you can even have a picnic at the side of the Deer reserve. It also has a lovely garden with organised tours-well worth it.
We had a lovely week. The cottage made a lovely comfortable base from which to explore the surrounding area. Would happily recommend it.

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Liked best: Comfy seating area and useful extra toilet
Liked least: Double bed a bit large for the room /window shutters
Traveling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Aviemore
Reviewed September 17, 2010 for a stay in July 2010

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Traveling group: Family with young children
Your age range 35-44
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Kent
Reviewed December 17, 2009 for a stay in August 2009
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Liked best: Quality
Liked least: Tv picture - teenage children not amused
Traveling group: Family with teenagers
Your age range 35-44
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Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Dec 17, 2009
Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Dragon Hall Barn changed ownership in April 2011 and since then the new owners have spent time improving the TV signal and they hope that you will return to their lovely property in the future.
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Preston
Reviewed December 3, 2009 for a stay in June 2009

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Traveling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 65+
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Older travelers Tourists
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Management Response
Dec 3, 2009
Thank you for your review. Dragon Hall Barn changed ownership in April 2011 and since then the new owners have improved the outdoor seating area which they hope will be a valuable asset to the property.
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Sheffield
Reviewed December 3, 2009 for a stay in February 2009

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Liked best: Internal decor
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-44
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Management Response
Dec 3, 2009
Thank you for your review. Dragon Hall Barn changed ownership in April 2011 and since then the new owners have made some improvements to the property and now provide shoe storage and hanging space for coats and jackets. Kindling for the woodburner is replenished on a weekly basis.
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North Yorkshire
Reviewed December 2, 2009 for a stay in September 2008

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Liked best: Comfort and cleanliness
Liked least: The longe settee was a bit uncomfortable
Traveling group: Family (extended)
Your age range 65+
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Friends getaway A romantic getaway
Older travelers Families with young children
Tourists Luxury-minded travelers
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