The Barn at Forest View ref: UK4126

Melbourne, near Derby, Ashbourne



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  • Detached Property 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Open Plan 
  • Ground Floor Wet Room 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Thoughtfully furnished to a high standard throughout, The Barn at Forest View nestles quietly along a driveway in a rural setting. The property is light and airy with full bi-folding doors in the open plan living space, leading onto the patio with wonderful views. The large open plan living space is home to a well-equipped kitchen area, a dining area and comfortable and lovingly decorated living area. The first floor boasts two large bedrooms with kingsize beds, one of which is en-suite with free-standing bath. A spacious wet room can also be found on the ground floor.
If you can take yourself away from all that The Barn at Forest View has to offer, then why not visit the National Trust Calke Abbey, which is a beautiful and historic house within a 600-acre nature reserve. Also close by you will find the Staunton Harold reservoir, with its yacht club and children’s activity play area. The largest inland marina in Europe is just 4 miles away at Willington Mercia House. Donnington race track is not to be missed as it is home to the Grand Prix collection in the museum, and it is also the host for many major motor cycling and racing events. Ideally situated on the edge of the National Forest, there is easy access to a plethora of beautiful countryside with an array of walking, bird watching and cycling opportunities. A little further afield is the Peak District National Park which lays claim to the renowned Chatsworth House, as well as the historic towns of Bakewell, Matlock and Matlock Bath, so you surely won’t be stuck for things to do. After a day exploring the surrounding area, venture back to beautiful Melbourne, with its wealth of pubs, shops, restaurants and wonderful period architecture. Shop and pub ½ mile, restaurant ¾ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space.
Living area: With Freeview TV, iPod dock and bi-folding doors leading to patio.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and coffee machine.
Wet room: With shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with free-standing bath, shower attachment and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.


Lawned garden with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    ½ mile
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
    ¾ mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    ½ mile
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake
    1½ miles (reservoir)

About the local area

Ashbourne is situated in a beautiful green valley and is the southern gateway to the Peak District. A short distance from the River Dove, commanding the approach to Dovedale, this is one of Derbyshire's finest old market towns which still displays the original medieval street planning with historic buildings and a wealth of high quality shops. Even today the towns' appearance has changed little since the 18th century.

The cobbled market place, hidden alleys and yards are a delight to explore. Its many fine historic buildings include St. Oswald's Church, Owfield's Almshouses and The Mansion. The towns past visitors include Dr Johnson and James Boswell, Charles I and Bonny Prince Charlie, who stayed here on his march south to Derby in 1745.

Clustered around the old market square and along the main street there are many boutiques, antique shops, bistros, food shops and pubs including The Green Man and Black's Head, a famous Georgian coaching inn once frequented by Dr Johnson and Boswell.

To the north is Ilam at the lower end of the River Manifold; a pretty village with a long history, dominated by a memorial cross erected in 1840. Further along the Manifold Valley is Throwley Hall where the ruins of a fine Elizabethan manor house can be found.

Just off the Buxton-Ashbourne road is the village of Tissington, which is delightfully laid out with an imposing southern approach via a gateway and avenue of lime trees.

Other places of interest in the area are Tissington Hall near Ashbourne with wonderful paintings, furniture and porcelain, The Tissington Trail cycle route which follows the former Buxton to Ashbourne railway line and Thor's Cave in the Manifold Valley which was first inhabited by Stone Age man.

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