Gateham Grange

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Alstonefield Camping Barn - An Alternative Camping Experience in the Peak District for families, walkers, cyclists, scouts, Duke of Edinburgh and  School Groups.  Basic venue for corporate bookings for team building - located on our working farm nr Alstonefield, Derbyshire BOOK NOW


Alstonefield Camping Barn at the foot of Narrowdale Hill Reached by an old bridle path our Camping barn nestles at the foot of Narrowdale Hill, providing basic communal accommodation for  1 to 12 persons with car parking.  Sole Use is 108 total per night (only 9 per person per night)

This quaint remote barn enjoys far reaching views and dale walks from the door.  Having no electric and no distractions it is the perfect place to switch off from the hassles of a hectic life.  Its like camping but you don't get wet! 

The ground floor comprises:-
  • Entrance lobby with coat hooks and plenty of room for storing boots, rucksacks, etc.
  • Cooking, eating and living area with two large picnic tables,
  • Kitchen units, sink and cooking bench
  • Multi-fuel stove -  which is purely for heating the barn and cannot be used for cooking.  Only dry seasoned logs or smokeless fuel should be burned- enquire when booking.
  • "Great camping barn, had an excellent stay. No need to worry about getting cold, the barn has a very efficient log burner. Perfectly located for walks along the River Dove to the local pub (The George) which serves an excellent pint of ale. Very friendly pub staff, locals and barn owner." Gareth McShane
  • Wash room with flush toilet and hand wash basin
  •  A cold water tap at the front of the barn for washing dirty boots.  


Upstairs - sleeping area The first floor is very traditional retaining:-
  • Original exposed stone work
  • Magnificent internal wooden beams
  • The Old wooden hay stalls - these have been reused as a feature providing a safety barrier around the stairwell

This large empty room enjoys wonderful views from both windows

What you will need to bring:-
  • Your usual camping equipment
  • A good sleeping bag (weight according to season)
  • A foam mat (blow up air bed) - as mattresses are not provided
  • Warm clothes, walking boots or stout shoes. 
  •  One torch per person, as there is no electricity at the barn
  •  Flat safety night/tea light candles.  For safety reasons it is not advisable to use ordinary candles.  Candle holders and an initial supply of tea lights are provided.
  • Camping Stove for cooking and fuel
  • Cooking utensils, saucepans, plates, cutlery etc
  • Dry seasoned logs or smokeless fuel for the multi-fuel stove - please enquire about what is required when booking.
This old pond provides drinking water for our cattle and sheep

 Please be aware that our barn is  not a suitable venue for loud celebrations parties and hen and stag parties.

In the past we have taken bookings from brides and grooms to be when the celebration planned is more in line with the type of holiday we are offering.  We are more than happy to discuss any booking before hand. 

We have recently taken a few team building bookings and have put a testimonial below.


Alstonefield Camping Barn - Venture Consulting - Navigation Training

"We really enjoyed our stay the last time and the Barn is ideal for the training I deliver. My students spend most of the day learning navigation but also wish to learn the basics of self sufficiency. The barn allows me to do this whilst giving me a 'non weather dependant' option. The students commented on the fact that the Barn (having no electricity) gave them an atmospheric experience.

We all enjoyed the communal dining arrangements in the downstairs room and the students left having a shared experience that will remain with them for some time.

The venue is ideal for me as gives me quick access to the major trunk roads and motorways. but places me right in the heart of Derbyshire and the terrain I need to teach my students."

Brian Deacon

The picturesque  village of Alstonefield is within easy walking distance (about a mile), there is The George and The Watts Russell both serving meals.  There is also the Royal Oak at Wetton around one and a half miles away.  The nearest shop is at Hulme End (2 miles) where milk, newspapers and provisions are available, there is also the Manifold Inn here which serves Bar and Restaurant meals.  Close by are numerous cycle trails, Dovedale, Alton Towers, Click on Attractions to plan your holiday. 


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T. Flower,Gateham Grange,Alstonefield,Ashbourne,Derbys. DE6 2FT

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