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Flutes at the Barns is a division of Zocopoco Limited, registered in England and
Wales no. 7287733
Registered office: 30 Whitecroft, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 1UU
Flutes at the Barns Autumn 2011
Monday 24th October - Thursday 27th October
Situated in the beautiful Peak District, equidistant from Ashbourne and Leek, a grand
hall and barn provide the unique venue and on-site accommodation for FATB in the
autumn of 2011! Set in the village of Waterfall, close to where the river Hamps
runs into the Manifold Valley, the two properties are linked through a games room
and lobby. The accommodation comprises a total of eighteen bedrooms and seven modern,
fully-fitted bathrooms, recently finished following a high class refurbishment. Stoke-on-Trent
or Derby are the nearest mainline railway stations.
Autumn 2011, Staffordshire, north UK
With nine bedrooms the hall has the feel of a large cottage, with some low ceilings
(but all over six feet) and exposed beams. As well as individual accommodation the
hall also includes a luxury kitchen, lounge, sitting room, snug and games room. The
barn is a beautiful stone property with another nine bedrooms, lounge (fifty feet
long), kitchen, dining room, snug and games room. There are mature gardens surrounding
the property with a patio and plenty of tables and chairs and a barbeque. There
are five acres to enjoy and the more energetic may enjoy walks over the hill directly
to the Manifold Valley and on to Dovedale.
Saturday to Saturday, 14th - 21st April, 16th - 23rd June
Our musical base for the duration of Flutes at the Barns Ireland 2012 will be a beautiful
Irish Georgian country house, dating from 1776 and incoporating a fortified tower
house from 1576. This unique historic property, overlooking the idyllic Oysterhaven
Bay, combines individual, luxury ensuite accommodation on the same site as all the
musical activities, meals and refreshments, The house is well-kept, and regularly
hosts film shoots and special events.
The intriguing history of this family home is documented over three centuries, until
the 1980s. An ambitious and painstaking project to restore this property to its
former glory began in 1996; the result is an eclectic mix of old and new, preserving
the eccentricity and atmosphere of the old estate so loved by families, guests and
Spring 2012, West Cork, Ireland
The house itself is listed as a building of local and national historical importance,
and is catalogued as one of the historic houses of Ireland, with the sympathetic
and painstaking restoration attracting comment from the Irish Georgian Society, Society
for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings and Cork County Council planners.
Just thirty minutes from Cork airport, close to Kinsale, this property hosts ten
bedrooms (each with modern ensuite bathroom) scattered between the property’s cottages
and apartments. Comfortable communal rooms include our musical studio (which doubles
as a cinema room), an old hall and the cafe, as well as apartment living rooms suitable
for chamber music. The house promises to be a relaxing, comfortable and inspiring
backdrop to Flutes at the Barns 2012!
Monday to Thursday, 16th - 19th July, 22nd - 25th Oct
The venue for Flutes at the Barns courses at the end of 2012 is situated on the western
edge of the Peak District – on a clear day there are views for miles to the Welsh
mountains. This grand hall was once the home of the High Sheriff of Staffordshire
and was originally built in approximately 1590; exposed beams and quirky features
such as wattle and daub panels remind you of the historic past of the house, whilst
thorough and tasteful renovations ensure a cosy and relaxing stay.
All fifteen bedrooms are furnished with new comfortable beds and rich fabrics, each
with its own unique style. Most have beams and other architectural features such
as shutters or wattle and daub panelling.
Summer, Autumn 2012, Staffordshire, north UK
The converted Barn makes an excellent ‘studio’ for the course activities; its wooden
floors and airy feel create a great acoustic for rehearsals and performances. The
beautiful, south facing, mature gardens are enclosed on two sides by the original
high stone wall, with rose arbour, herb garden, wildlife pond and breathtaking views.