Hello and welcome to Bolehill Farm Cottages!
We’re Dan and Fay and we’re the owners of Bolehill Farm, having taken over in November 2017.
We are not from far flung areas of the country - far from it! Fay grew up just over the road at Melbourne Farm (dairy farm opposite) and her parents still live there, so it's feels like coming home. It's her dad's cow's (more on Andrew below) in the fields and it was one of his happiest days learning that Fay would be returning home - living just over the road, who would have thought that.
Dan is from the next county along, Nottinghamshire (hush hush, we keep this quiet as the rivalry between Derby County and Nottingham Forest is quite something!).
We are a small family business and are here to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible. From making the booking, through to the end of your stay so if there is anything you would like or require advice on where to visit, eat or walk - please just ask.
Find out about all of our 8 cottages by clicking here.
We live on-site, so we are usually around for any support or guidance which you may need during your stay.
We are proud to call this home and look forward to welcoming you to this special slice of the Peak District National Park.
Dan and Fay
About Andrew (the local farmer - Fay's Dad)
Just over the road from Bolehill is Melbourne Farm which is where Fay grew up.
Fay's parents Andrew and Joanna still live at Melbourne Farm running the family dairy farm. Despite the photo, Andrew doesn't normally farm in his suit (this is a photo from our wedding day - he couldn't resist a photo with these lovely ladies!).
It is their cows which spend their summer on the fields around Bolehill. These cows are generally expectant mothers, getting ready to give birth.
It is purely a dairy farm. They milk approximately 120 cows, twice a day. They rear all their own calves and have nearly 300 livestock in total on the farm.
The farm has been in the family since Andrew's dad bought it in 1974, moving from the Ashbourne area. Jake works on the farm alongside Andrew who also lives on the farm with his family.
Despite all of the trials and tribulations associated with dairy farming; they are proud dairy farmers who would not choose to do anything else.
Please wave if you see a red tractor on or around the fields!
AT A GLANCE
8 cottages sleeping 2– 5 people (25 in total)
Flexible arrival & departure days
Set on a former working farm
Local family business
Dog friendly & dog paddock
On-site car parking
Group dining area
2 miles from the centre of Bakewell
Close to Chatsworth House
Monsal and Tissington Trails nearby
Owners live on site
Set in 20 acres of grounds
Walks from the door