Harpur Barn


Gorgeous contemporary barn conversion for 4, in a peaceful Peak District village

2 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

Child friendly

Dog friendly

Private garden

Walk to a pub



Space & setting.

In the 1800s, this barn was part of the village’s Red Lion pub, with a dance room on its first floor, and beer and wine storage down below. Fast forward to present day and though the ancient beams and original shutters still remain, the ale barrels have been replaced by 2 gorgeously contemporary bedrooms; the dance floor magicked into a designer kitchen and light-filled lounge, with a wood-burner for wintry evenings.

Friends, couples and families will all love staying here. Set high above Dovedale with views stretching for miles, it’s a brilliant base for Peak District walking, while woodland trails, classic country houses, caves and little zoos are an easy drive away. What’s more, the Red Lion itself has been replaced by the famous George pub, which serves award-winning food. Meaning you can keep that beautiful kitchen Insta-ready.

Getting here: you’ll need to drive.




Owners of Peak District Barn and Cottage

Owners Rob and Jo have lived in Alstonefield village for years, and own the manor-house estate. They converted this barn from a near-derelict state, cleverly turning it into an upside-down structure to flood the living areas with light. You can still see the double doors at the rear of the barn, which were originally used for dray deliveries.

My Kip favourites

They love
“Being in the lounge and watching village life pass by below you.”

We love
The gorgeous double-height sitting room and the sociable bar area – perfect for serving G&Ts.

You may not love
You’ll need to drive to get here and reach grocery shops.

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  • "Simply perfect weekend getaway in the Peak District. A modern day take on ‘the holiday’ cottage and an interior lovers dream! I couldn’t recommend this stay more, from the upside down layout, cloud like beds, underfloor heating and a bathtub to sink deeply into. Everything was a dream :)"

    Samantha, January 2022
  • "From the moment we entered the village of Alstonefield we were transported to a very happy place - it is a beautiful charming quiet village, Harpur Barn was out of this world - finished to the highest of qualities, we could not fault it. The George pub is out of control good - best pub food I've ever eaten. Can't wait to return!"

    Emma, May 2019


  • Peak District National Park
    Peak District National Park
  • Calke Abbey
    Calke Abbey
  • Little Moreton Hall
    Little Moreton Hall
  • Peak District National Park
    Peak District National Park
  • Peak District National Park
    Peak District National Park
  • Chatsworth House
    Chatsworth House
  • Explore the epic Peak District National Park. Walk through Luds Church and climb Stanage Edge or The Roaches, both of which offer amazing panoramas.
  • Bring bikes to whiz along the Manifold Trail and – if you’re feeling brave – the High Peak Trail.
  • Calke Abbey and Little Moreton Hall are fun stately homes for family days out, whilst elegant Chatsworth House is home to the Duke of Derbyshire.
  • Zip up to the Heights of Abraham by cable car, a hilltop park with cave tours and an adventure playground. Or take an underground boat tour of Speedwell Cavern, along a 200-year-old lead mine to a massive subterranean lake.
  • Little’ins will love Matlock Farm Park (sheep racing and a petting corner) and Gulliver’s Kingdom, with its Lost World of Dinosaurs and JCB digger land.


  • Private cottage in a Derbyshire village
  • Kingsize bedroom with in-room tub and ensuite toilet; twin or super-kingsize bedroom with ensuite shower bathroom
  • Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, ceramic hob, oven and dishwasher. Basic ingredients provided
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Living/dining area warmed by a woodburner
  • Lovely lawned garden, with alfresco dining furniture
  • Family friendly. Highchair to borrow, please BYO travel cot
  • One dog allowed
  • Drive to get here and reach shops
  • 3 or 4-night minimum stay applies. Check the calendar for minimum stays applicable on specific dates.
  • Remember to pack: walking boots and maps. Book ahead to eat at The George

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