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“Jewel in the Dale”
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Bears Barn, Hartington - Teddy friendly
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Bears Barn, Hartington - Teddy friendly
Bears Barn entrance. Cycle store in in under stairs cupboard. Lounge big enough for two, have a sofa each
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Bears Barn, Hartington - Teddy friendly
Bears Barn entrance. Cycle store in in under stairs cupboard.
Lounge big enough for two, have a sofa each
We have had many lovely comments about our comfy bed.
Kitchen diner
Day out in Hartington for our bears.
Bedroom to rear, bookcase with local area guides, eclectic books, selection of games and jigsaws.
Our lovely stained glass window, based on an old postcard of Alport, near Youlgrave.
Bathroom with electric shower over bath
Lounge with log burner for a cosy night.
Ready for dinner.
Park your car, unload, relax and enjoy the countryside.
Autumn leaf carpet
Village centre a very short walk away.
Longnor Fish and Chip Shop our favourite.
Lyme Park a lovely place to visit for Pride and Prejudice fans. 40mins drive
Calke Abbey
Hartington Village
Howden Dam - you can hear the water roaring
Manifold Trail provides  easy trail walking through the Valley. A short drive away.
Sheldon Church nr Bakewell
We have some lovely neighbours.
Peak Rail at Rowsley,  steam and deisel heritage trains to Matlock.
Crich Tramway Museum, good day out, near to Cromford home of the Industrial Revolution.
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Hartington, Peak District National Park, England

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AdrianHac...
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Jewel in the Dale”
Reviewed September 2, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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If there is a better place for a couple to enjoy the countryside, I have yet to find it.

Bear's Barn is simply perfect: the size of the property, the cleanliness, the facilities on site, the large TV, the Log Burner and THE most comfortable bed I have ever slept in.

Leave the front door, cross the road and you begin one of the walks around the Hartington countryside. Spectacular doesn't do the views justice as you walk alongside the River Dove. One word of advice, though - one of the routes takes you along Biggin Dale and this should not be undertaken without sturdy boots. The riverside walks, though, can be tackled with ease and is well worth it.

The town itself is pretty much self contained. A General Store and newsagent that have enough variety of produce to keep you happy, the food in the Derbyshire Inn is terrific, there is a tea shop (which we didn't get a chance to sample), the café/gallery at Rooks (literally across the road from Bear's Barn) does some lovely lunches and has a take-away option on Wednesday and Saturday evenings.

One wee tip for you - take a little time to read through the two visitors' books going back to the late 1990s. Some good hints, humour and an insight to what people expect when they go on holiday, leading to some changes being made by the owner in response (and some suggestions begging belief!)

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Liked best: The bed
Liked least: Not having booked for a fortnight instead of a week
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GeorgeMid...
Mid Calder, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent place to stay and explore the Peak District”
Reviewed July 27, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Spent a great week staying at the Bears Barn. This is an ideal retreat for exploring the Peak district with 'everything' on the doorstep. Particularly pleasing that there is a really nice pub and a decent hotel within a hundred yards - so not far to go after a nice meal and sampling the local ales.
The accommodation itself is really nice, and not only comes fully equipped with all the 'usual stuff' there are also loads of books, dvd's games etc if you aren't as lucky with the weather as we were.
Everything was spotless when we arrived (and hopefully not too bad when we left!) and the accommodation is perfect for a couple. It's maybe a little dark in the living room - but it's a converted barn! Would have been nice to have a garden area to sit in the sun, but just had to make do with sitting outside the pub instead.
Never mind.

Definitely recommended both for quality of accommodation and the location.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Didn't have an area to sit outside
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Alison R
Dulverton
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Loved it loved it loved it !”
Reviewed July 26, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

An amazing cottage. It was very clean and very comfortable, could not fault it at all. Walks right on the doorstep and a fantastic pub in the Village (Devonshire Arms) did great food. Had a wonderful week staying there and would definitely go back to The Bears Barn again. Thank you to the owners for their brilliant upkeep and attention to detail.

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Liked best: Cleanliness.
Liked least: Could not fault it at all.
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John R
Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A great place to come home to”
Reviewed December 13, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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The Barn is very well set up as a place to relax in and do nothing at all or use as a base to walk or cycle the countryside. Rooms are spotless and all appliances in excellent condition. Location is the middle of an attractive small village with several pubs within100 metres or so. We have stayed there twice now spending 2 weeks each time before returning to our home in Australia after European touring.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Farm produce trundling by occassionally
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Reviewed July 21, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Liked best: Everything about it was lovely
Liked least: No mobile phone conection in cottage. Not all bad.
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Beds
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67 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“This is a fantastic Home from home”
Reviewed June 24, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Just arrived back from what was a wonderful stay at 'Bears Barn' a real homely cottage with all mod cons nothing has been missed. It was very clean and the bed was really comfortable. The owners even left a welcome tray with biscuits and a pint of milk. Thoughtful people we will certainly return to this superb accomodation

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Liked best: everything was 1st class
Liked least: Not being able to gain access to the property until 4pm. Seemed rather late
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A S
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Bears Barn as cosy as its name suggests!”
Reviewed June 2, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We have just had an amazing week at Bears Barn enjoying the delightful location and the luxury of the barns facilities. The owners have provided a home from home with lots of thoughtful extras that make your stay a real pleasure. We enjoyed the local walking through the beautiful countryside which is literally right on your right door step. Do use the local shops and we would highly recommend the Rook Cafe and its delicious take away menu which is just across the road. It was our first holiday to the Peak District - we will definitely be back to stay at Bears Barn to explore even more of this lovely area.

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Liked best: Everything was brilliant.
Liked least: Not applicable
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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