Bears Barn History

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 1903 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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Future Home of Johan von Logflume according to our bear (believe him if you will).

Barn Details

Holiday Cottage for Two Adults - Prices from £300 to £364 per week

One large bedroom with a four-poster double bed.

Lounge with multi-fuel stove.

Large kitchen with dining area, dishwasher, microwave, FM/Digital radio.

Exterior under-stairs cupboard for cycle storage.

Electricity, all bedding (duvets) and towels included.

Freesat TV, DVD player and a selection of DVDs.

Wi-Fi Internet access.

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. We can leave a mobile phone out that will take incoming calls. Please let us know when you book and we'll send you the mobile number in our confirmation email.

Local Area

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.

Stately homes:
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)

Market Towns:
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)

Local Eateries (click below to see their menus)
The Devonshire Arms