view from the back door of courtyard barn holiday cottge
Courtyard Barn was originally an 18th-century hayloft and cowshed, and is now a spacious 8 bedroom, 4 bathroom holiday property on the outskirts of Tideswell village. It is set back from the road adjacent to the original farmhouse and pretty terrace of miners' cottages. The main feature inside is the impressive oak-beamed 'cathedral-ceiling' living room, complete with 400 year old fireplace, rescued from an old monastery. Outside, there are 2 patios, a barbeque area, gardens, 1 acre of field and a lawned area for playing games approximately 5 metres x 25 metres.

Full double glazing and underfloor heating throughout

Please note that for the comfort of all our guests with allergies, we cannot accept pets, and that we operate a no smoking policy inside the house - although you are welcome to smoke outside in the gardens.


  • BEDROOM 1: (18-ft x 10-ft ; 5.5m x 3.0m) kingsize bed+ double sofabed with ensuite BATHROOM and separate dressing room
  • BEDROOM 2(13-ft x 13-ft, 3.75m x 3.75m) double bed, opens onto sunny private courtyard patio.
  • BEDROOM 3(17-ft x 13-ft; 5.2m x 3.75) twin beds + double sofabed with ensuite BATHROOM and separate dressing room. Ideal children's bedroom as it contains a second TV/video, activity table and chairs.
  • LAUNDRY ROOM with:
    • washing machine
    • tumble dryer
    • sink and storage


  • BEDROOM 4: (11-ft x 12-ft ; 3.3m x 3.5m) double bed
  • BEDROOM 5: (13-ft x 9-ft ; 4.0m x 2.6m) twin beds
  • BEDROOM 6: (11-ft x 12-ft; 3.3m x 3.5m) double bed in gallery bedroom
  • LIVING ROOM/DINER (25-ft x 13-ft; 7.5m x 4m) with tables that can be arranged into 1 long table 4.68m x 1.0m seating up to 24.
    • log burning fire
    • 33-inch TV
    • SKY WORLD package for movies, sport, kids etc
  • FAMILY BATHROOM with corner bath & shower
  • KITCHEN (13-ft x 11-ft; 3.8m x 3.2m) features:
    • double oven & grill
    • gas hob (4 ring)
    • microwave
    • 2 fridges
    • 1 freezer
    • dishwasher
    • 2 toasters
    • Crockery and cutlery for 20 place settings
    • 2x9-litre pans, saucepan set, various serving dishes



At the rear of the house is a smaller cottage called 'The Outback'. This is like a gatehouse to the entrance to the rear drive, but situated very close to the main house (10 metres door-to-door, across the gravel drive). It is completely private and exclusive to Courtyard Barn. There are no roads to cross as The Outback is entirely contained within the boundaries of our land. This is also where the Games Room is situated.


  • BEDROOM 7: (16ft x 16ft, 5.0m x 5.0m to eaves) twin bed
  • BEDROOM 8: (12ft x 12ft, 3.5m x 3.5m) double bed
  • KITCHEN DINER: (12ft x 14ft, 3.5m x 4.0m) with fully equipped kitchen and folding dining table & chairs
  • BATHROOM: with shower and luxury Japanese-style deep soaking tub (please note, due to the depth of bath, this may not be suitable for people with limited mobility - please ask)
  • Scandinavian-style underfloor electric heating throughout (very responsive and cosy!).
  • GAMES ROOM with table tennis, table football, dance floor, disco lights and sound system, beer/wine fridge and several comfortable sofas!


The Outback is always rented with the main house and is inclkuded in the price. We never let it separately. It means this whole property can sleep 20 people in a total of 8 double/twin/quad bedrooms (including 2 sofabeds). The main house also has the capacity to seat 24 people around the same table for main meals and social events.

The Outback is an ideal location for those who might prefer to sleep away from the main group.