Stunning barn conversion in secluded Peak District hamlet, unwind & relax!
Lynn & Nigel King
About Lynn & Nigel King
Nigel & Lynn have a wealth of Holiday Cottage hospitality experience having owned a previous cottage in the Peak District for 18 years where they attained a 5* rating with the Tourist Board. Passionate about customer service excellence with an eye for absolute detail & high standards, they aim to ensure all guests staying at Ford Old Hall Barn enjoy a fabulous experience whilst retaining a true 'home from home' relaxed atmosphere. Nothing is too much trouble, on hand if you need them, or they'll leave you in peace if you don't!
Why Lynn & Nigel King chose Grindon
Having been raised in the Peak District National Park & never underestimating how lucky they have been to do so, Nigel & Lynn wanted to find a special place to move to with a holiday cottage close by so they could ensure they were always available should guests require any help or information. Ford is that special place, off the beaten track & a piece of good old fashioned rural England with old fashioned values still being followed by the small community. They have painstakingly converted the old cow shippen into this wonderful luxurious barn. Using only the highest spec materials & finishes to ensure all guests feel that they have truly enjoyed a luxurious experience & a taste of why Ford reminds you of 'Olde England'.
What makes this Barn unique
We fell in love with this place for so many reasons but the first has to be the lifestyle it provides, away from the hustle & bustle, it's like stepping back in time. The house, barn & land are all Grade 11 listed, from the Elizabethan era, it is a privilege to live here. At night there are uninterrupted skies with star constellations, in the day you can watch the wildlife, the woodpeckers which come back year after year or the many birds enjoying the rural landscape. You can walk straight from the door up onto the moor or you can simply head for the hot tub & watch the night skies unfold. Real escapism...no-one would know you were there!
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Perfect getaway location with wonderful hosts
Nigel & Lynn have thought of everything. Beautiful Friday eve supper waiting for us in the slow cooker on arrival, table set with linen napkins. Greeted with fresh farm eggs, bottle of wine, homemade preserves. Accommodation is spacious, super-clean. Top quality bed linen & towels, dressing gowns and slippers, towels for use with hot tub. Then Nigel arrived with a smile and homemade ginger cake. We will definitely be returning.
Really beautiful place lovely clean and tidy and made to feel very welcome
We really enjoyed our stay here both our children enjoyed surroundings
We are always delighted when our guests have a great experience at Ford Old Hall Barn & particularly so when they recognise the high standards we deliver.
It is our priority to ensure guests feel very welcome here, have an enjoyable stay in great surroundings & are able to relax as soon as they walk through the door.
Nothing is too much trouble for us, we pride ourselves on the level of hospitality we offer, over & above our guest' expectations.
Thank you for our 5* rating, we really appreciate it....
Lynn & Nigel King
absolutely fantastic 5*
We couldn't have asked for better accommodation, Ford Old Hall Barn is finished to a very high standard and the kitchen in particular is superb - everything is provided and well thought out. Lynn and Nigel are wonderful hosts who provided a very warm welcome with a tasty evening meal and wine (which was perfect after a long journey) and milk in the fridge for a much needed cup of tea, home baked bread and preserves and a home made cake which had been especially iced with my son's initial - these extra touches made this holiday stand out above all others, we would definitely recommend it and would absolutely stay there again. Thank you Lynn and Nigel.
Thank you for your fabulous feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to post a review for us, hope to see you all again in the near future....Lynn & Nigel.
Comfort, comfort, comfort
We took a short stay at the end March/early April. We have stayed at the Barn before. It really as is described in the promotional material. Lynn & Nigel have made every attention to detail and offer a luxurious facility that is extremely comfortable. The welcoming meal was a very nice touch after the long drive north. The hot tub - spotlessly clean - was fantastic to ease away the aches from the day's walking in the Peaks. Well done Lynn & Nigel - lovely people with a lovely Barn and great service - we'll return again!
We are delighted you enjoyed your second stay at the barn, thank you for your review & we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Lynn & Nigel
"Outstanding accommodation in a perfect location"
Stayed for 3 nights with my partner & young son - wonderful welcome with home cooked food and a bottle of wine. The barn conversion is outstanding with exceptional attention to detail & to the very highest standard.
The hot tub is really clean & well maintained & it is clear that Nigel & Lynn (the owners) take great pride in the standard of their accommodation.
The barn is perfectly placed to explore the Peak District. We did Alton Towers & Chatsworth House which we thought were great.
If you are looking for high end accommodation with a personal touch this is the place to be. We will definitely be going back.
Thank you for taking the time & trouble to write a review for us, we strive to deliver excellence & pay particular attention to the details as it is very important to us that all our guests receive the highest standards throughout.
We are delighted with your feedback & look forward to welcoming you all back to Ford Old Hall Barn in the future.
Lynn & Nigel
"This place is wonderful! Exceptional hospitality"
Gorgeous barn, cosy, warm & comfortable, 5 star all the way! It's so nice to find somewhere so clean & a finish to such a high standard. The little personal touches (robes, cake, bubbly, cards, welcome etc) made us enjoy our stay even more.
The hot tub is amazing!
You can really see how much time & love (& money!) has been put into this place & it made our stay worth every penny!
Ford Old Hall Barn will always be very special to us, keep doing what you are doing Lynn & Nigel, you have a fabulous, beautiful barn in a lovely location. We will definitely be visiting again...
We strive to exceed our guests' expectations by providing hospitality above & beyond that which you would normally receive at a holiday cottage, it is what we are all about.
We are delighted you enjoyed your your stay, thank you for taking the time & trouble to post a review, we do appreciate it. We will definitely keep doing what we are doing!
Ford Old Hall holiday cottage sits in the secluded picturesque farming hamlet of Ford, in the Peak District National Park. A LUXURY barn conversion with HOT TUB & LOG BURNER, no 'hidden extra' costs, HOT MEAL with wine on arrival. Nestled off the beaten track, only 10 mins to ALTON TOWERS. 15mins to market towns of Ashbourne & Leek & all amenities. A real home from home to sleep 4 with walking straight from the door to explore the beautiful Peak District.
The cottage enjoys a wrap around patio with a private HOT TUB area which is under cover & accessible from the ground floor without going outside, usable in all weathers.
Garden furniture, bar-b-q, a shed to secure your bikes & a hot tub provides lovely relaxation at the end of the day. Parking for up to 4 cars.
Dovedale, Staffordshire Moorlands & the spectacular scenery of the Manifold valley surround this farming hamlet which is nestled away from busy roads.
Stately homes Chatsworth, Haddon Hall & Sudbury half an hour by car
Other Activities: Theme park
Golf: Ashbourne, Derbyshire's oldest & friendliest golf club, 18 hole, awarded GolfMark & ClubMark by the EGU & EWGA with holiday guest membership available £70 for 2 weeks.
Leek is one of North Staffordshire's premier golf courses, situated one mile south of the Queen of Moorlands town of Leek on the A520. A warm welcome is given to visitors where the course offers a fair challenge to all standards of golfers, visitors will require a valid handicap certificate & observe the clubs bye laws & dress code as displayed.
Summer fees week day £30 & week end £35, Winter fees £18 all week - November to March
Bakewell golf club is located only half a mile from the town centre, visitors are very welcome & will be able to play at most times. Green fees £15 per round weekdays & £20 week ends, 2 for 1 (£20) accepted by prior arrangement.