The Bears Barn is part of a two storey barn in the beautiful village of Hartington, in the Peak District National Park.
We aren't sure how old the building is, though we know it was converted in the late 1980's. From the look of the tiles on the roof, we would estimate it to be around the mid to late 1800's. It was definitely there in 1918 because we have a dated postcard of it.
The barn is a mixture of new and old inside. The beams in the living room and bedroom are original, the exposed stone wall in the bedroom is original, the rest is a more modern design.
The exterior stairs gave access to the top of the barn when it was still in use by the farmer.
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Holiday Cottage for Two Adults - Prices from £255 to £350 per week
One large bedroom with a four-poster double bed.
Lounge with multi-fuel stove.
Large kitchen with dining area, dishwasher, microwave, FM radio and Bluetooth boombox (allowing you to link your Ipod via Bluetooth and play your own music).
Exterior under-stairs cupboard for cycle storage.
Electricity, all bedding (duvets) and towels included.
Freesat TV, DVD player and a selection of DVDs.
Bathroom with an electric shower over a bath.
Private off-road parking behind the barn for two cars.
Shops, cafes and pubs within a minute's walk.
Non-smokers only, sorry no children or pets.
Mobile phones: Hartington has it's own O2 mobile phone micro-cell, there is no reliable coverage from anyone else.
Walking: Beresford and Wolfscote Dale from the door.
Cycling: Tissington, High Peak and Manifold Trails from the door.
Many local attractions just a short drive away.
Chatsworth (15 miles, 35 minutes)
Haddon Hall (13 miles, 29 minutes)
Lyme Park (26 miles, 40 minutes)
Calke Abbey (41 miles, 61 minutes)
Hardwick Hall (29 miles, 55 minutes)
Keddleston Hall (22 miles, 39 minutes)
Ashbourne (11 miles, 21 minutes)
Bakewell (12 miles/23 minutes)
Buxton (13 miles, 21 minutes)
Leek (13 miles, 30 minutes)
Matlock (15 miles, 30 minutes)
Other places of interest:
Crich Tramway Museum (17 miles, 32 minutes)
Denby Pottery (23 miles, 44 minutes)
Carsington Water (14 miles, 31 minutes)
Rudyard Lake (15 miles, 35 minutes)