Pros: Relatively easy to find and off a main road. Very clean rooms, nicely appointed and quiet. Nothing fancy or spacious, but the bed was soft and welcoming. Breakfast was very good. Vegetarian, but that's ok with me. Good parking. The staff was nice, friendly and very well organized. Don't let the Buddhist part dissuade you from staying there. It is a non-issue and never came up.
Cons: The rooms are in converted stables, away from the main house. My friend and I prefer to have separate rooms when we travel and to give us both a single room, we ended up in separate stable buildings. It appeared that we were the only guests that night, so we think we each had a building to ourselves. That was a bit disconcerting as had there been an emergency, there are no phones in the rooms and no one would hear any screaming, etc. as the wall are made of brick.
I would not return to this location as a solo traveler because I did not like the isolation. However, I would return if I was with my family or large group of people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Barn B&B provides the first English Tourism council accredited accommodation in the UK dedicated to World Peace. Set in 38 acres of grounds the Barn is an ideal place to rest and relax. All rooms are 3 star rated with broadband Wi-Fi access. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Barn At Ashe Hall Etwall, Derbyshire