Enter at the top of the house

Organise your next friends & family or stag/hen celebration at Courtyard Barn in the medieval village of Tideswell. It's in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District National Park, with spectacular limestone gorges and riverside rambles straight from the door - no need to use the car.This big barn conversion (and separate cottage) offers a total of 8 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 4 bathrooms and a drying room -  plus a large open-plan dining room, enough room for 10 - 20 adults to eat together comfortably around the same table - then relax by the log burning stove.


There is also a large games room with a dance floor, disco lights and sound system (iPod/MP3 compatible), table tennis, table football, a beer/wine fridge and several comfy sofas and bean bags.


Outside, the garden/patio has magnificent views over the village. Turn round and look in the other direction and you gaze over open countryside of fields and sheep. And what better place to end the day than in the real ale pub literally across the road. (Order the night before and they will provide a full English Breakfast for your group, only £6 (approx) per head).


An unusual feature of the house is that you first enter through a door in the roof - though this is at ground level! The house is built into a hillside, with one entrance at the top and the other at the bottom! This interesting architecture makes Courtyard Barn a totally topsy turvey residence, packed full of character! (It also makes it very hard to photograph, which is why you don't see many pictures of the outside.)


Note: While the main house and gardens are not suitable for loud music (because we do have neighbours) you are welcome to have party celebrations/disco in the separate Games Room which is part of The Outback cottage looking out on open fields. Bring your music on an MP3 player, smartphone or tablet and you can connect to the in-house speakers via docking station or minijack headphone socket (lead is supplied). There is also good internet wifi in the Games Room


Spectacular lounge featuring 400 year old stone fireplace

Kitchen (main house) complete with granite worktops


Detail of interior corridor wood & stone (with underfloor heating)

Layout Plan                       click thumbnail photos for bigger pictures                            

Dining area easily seats 22+ with room to spare!

Master Bedroom 1 with ensuite (sleeps 4: 1 double, 1 single, 1 pullout)

 Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2: double bed) opens onto fairy grotto courtyard

Bedroom 3 with ensuite(sleeps 4: 3 singles, 1 pullout)

Bedroom 4 (sleeps 2: double bed)

Bedroom 5 (sleeps 2: single beds)

Gallery Bedroom 6 (sleeps 2: double bed)

Family bathroom with corner bath, bidet, w/c and shower



The Outback - the separate cottage in the garden (4 metres from the main house) with Games Room, extra 2 bedrooms and its own kitchen/diner. This is included in your rental.



The kitchen/diner at The Outback. Fully equipped, it provides additional cooking facilities and an extra fridge and storage facilities.


Bedroom 7 (sleeps 2: twin beds in The Outback)


Bedroom 8 (sleeps 2: double bed) next to the bathroom/wc/shower room)


There is extensive outside space. The rear garden opens to a private field of 1 acre for your use - seen at the rear of this photo of the barbeque area.


In summer the mature gardens are a riot of colour.


Another view of the barbeque patio at the rear. It features a charcoal/wood cooking bowl.


There is also a raised decking area with seats, overlookimg the rear of the house and gable end of The Outback.


All unsolicited and unprompted by us!

Sent post-stay, by our lovely guests.


Debbie B: 19th Jan 2020

Hi Kirsty. Fabulous weekend.  Loved The Barn. We all had a wonderful time. Facilities were great. Stairs a challenge for our older family … but we all coped and wanted to say Thank You.


Matthew S: 17th January 2020

Thank you, New Year was brilliant and we really enjoyed our stay at Courtyard Barn. It was everything we could have asked for… and more – Thank you very much.


Sylviane R : 12th January 2020

Good weekend, house was perfect for our needs. Perfect kitchen equipment, crockery, knives and utensils.


Chiraq P: 14th November 2019

Thank you once again for the use of Courtyard Barn. We all found the house inviting and very homely. I will certainly be in touch in the near future about another potential booking. If there is anywhere you would like us to review the property on, please let me know and I will gladly do so.


Vicki C: 9th June 2019

Thank you so much for givingus the opportunity to rent your beautiful house. All the girls relly enjoyed the stay and commented how amazing it was. We hope everything was to your satisfaction after leaving. We are all looking at doing the same next year.


James L: 2nd April 2019

Hi Kirsty & Marcus. I just wanted to say thanks for a great weekend in Tideswell. The guys thought the house was fantastic and it was a superb base for the Stag. I even managed to knock together an industrial quantity of Thai curry for everyone using the mega pans in the kitchen.


Haley G: 27th December 2018

Dear Kirsty & Marcus. My family and I have just returned home from a fantastic Christmas at Courtyard Barn. The house is amazing, the village is beautiful.  Such a great picturesque setting for walks and views. We thoroughly enjoyed it all. We will certainly return one day and definitely recommend to others.