Relax in the heart of the Peak District
Formerly a working farm, we now provide self catering holiday cottage accommodation in our modern barn conversions situated around a tranquil sunny courtyard. The cottages are set in 20 acres of Peak District meadows which are still grazed by cattle in the summer and sheep in the winter.
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Our attractive cottages are a peaceful haven that enjoy magnificent views over open countryside towards one of the peak district's treasures - Lathkill Dale or towards Chatsworth and Baslow Edge but are only a few miles from the market town of Bakewell. Our self catering holiday cottages have been created from the sympathetic and tasteful conversion of the original Derbyshire farm buildings. The character of the buildings has been preserved, with the accommodation having been decorated, furnished and equipped to a high standard. All modern conveniences are provided including dishwasher, washing machine (in laundry area) Wi-Fi, digital TV etc. For children there is an outside play area and a games room with table tennis, a pool table etc. A sauna is available for the more adventurous adults. Our numerous out buildings we can easily accommodate bicycles etc.
Situated just two miles from Bakewell we are ideally located for Chatsworth House (the hunting tower can be seen from our back fields) and historic Haddon Hall. Other historic houses such as Hardwick Hall and Bolsover Castle are in easy reach. The stepping stones at Dove Dale or cycling on the Monsal trail are less than 15 mins away (bicycles can be stored in our sheds). For climbers Stanage Edge is nearby and Baslow Edge can be seen from our fields. For children there is Gulliver's Kingdom and the Heights of Abraham (with its cable car) at Matlock (10 miles away) or further afield Alton Towers (40 mins).
We pride ourselves on providing dog friendly accommodation. With our 20 acres of fields, a specially set aside paddock area and our own two Border Collies, we are an ideal location for a self catering cottage holiday with your dog. Although there are ample walks from our cottage doors, it is only a short distance to the magnificent walks at Chatsworth House (dogs are allowed in the gardens), Lathkill Dale, the 'trails', the nearby 'Edges' or across the moors. There are suitable walks for dogs of all agilities. In general the pubs in the area welcome dogs in the bar area and we find most attractions accommodate dogs as best they can (we can advise on most attractions from personal experience). Although we do have some rules we do try to keep them to a minimum. For details please see our terms and conditions. Please also see our Dogs Welcome page and of course our dogs own blog at The dogs blog
As we are located in the photogenic Peak District just outside one of the most photographed towns in the area (Bakewell) we are well placed to accommodate the budding amateur photographer. From our cottages there are spectacular views towards one of the best photographic opportunities (both landscape and natural history) in the Peak District - Lathkill Dale. We therefore attract many amateur photographers. As Chris is a keen amateur photographer, he is always on hand to assist in finding the perfect location or providing technical advise regarding Lightroom and Photoshop etc. To see some of Chris's pictures see photograph gallery
Please note that due to our setting there are a number of steps up to some of our cottages that the less mobile may find difficult. We do, however, have a number of cottages that are suitable for the less mobile. Please call for further information.