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Why not get a closer look at our build quality, by spending a relaxing weekend or tranquil week, in a holiday cottage we built for a client in the lovely village of Shirland close to Alfreton. It was an old barn that we have completely renovated to look in-keeping with its natural woodland environment, while giving the interior every possible luxury and convenience. It is situated in Shirland, just 15 miles from Nottingham and 18 miles from Sheffield. Derby is 13 miles and East Midlands Airport is 19 miles from the property.

It is a light, bright, stunning detached barn situated on an equestrian centre, with sheep, hens and a very friendly dog. The barn is next to a golf course, overlooking rural countryside and with the owner living on-site.

This property offers open plan living at its very best. A spacious living/kitchen/dining area has been designed for people who want to get away from it all to enjoy the beauty and tranquillity offered by this idyllic location. Relax on the patio and enjoy the views over the hills to the famous Crich Stand war memorial.

The cottage offers walking and cycling right from the doorstep, and within a 5-minute drive there are trials for walking, cycling and horse riding, and within 15 minutes is the Crich Tramway Museum. Little Barn is located next to the villages of Higham and Wessington where you will find country pubs serving food and real ale.

Close by is Hardwick Hall, built in the 1590s by ’Bess of Hardwick’, the second most powerful woman in England after Queen Elizabeth I. The Hall, and even its original tapestries and textiles, have survived unaltered for four centuries, and it is now open to the public by the National Trust. Near the estate’s original water mill, still in operation and open to visitors, is the Hardwick Inn, also built in the 16th century, probably by the masons who built the hall.

A little further away are the delights of the Peak District, including Chatsworth House, a 30-minute drive, and the town of Matlock is just a 15-minute drive, with the amazing Heights of Abraham at nearby Matlock Bath, as well as some stunning countryside.

For a nostalgic journey back in time through the Derbyshire countryside take a trip on one of Peak Rails steam engines or visit Cromford Canal and take a trip into the past on an historic narrow boat. The towns of Chesterfield and Derby are just a 20-minute drive away, and nearby Nottinghamshire is also just 20-minutes away, here you can visit Nottingham’s castle or Sherwood Forest to go on a Robin Hood hunt!

Here are the links to it on Booking.com and Cottages.com. https://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/little-barn-shirland-near-alfreton.en-gb.html

Have a look at the fabulous pictures, or book yourself in for that quiet weekend in the country…

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