Had a wonderful week in March staying at the Coach House despite getting snowed in!!!
The cottage was comfortable & we felt quite at home there.
We were made to feel welcome by the owners,Teresa,Robert & son,Sam especially on the farm.We helped with many jobs - bedding with fresh straw,feeding corn & hay,refilling water buckets,assiting with moving new mums & lambs to individual pens & delivering 2 lambs.
It was a wonderful experience which we're hoping to repeat next year.
This is the perfect location for walking in the countryside. Within easy access to all the local attractions and beautiful views over the valley. It has the added bonus of being dog friendly. Sam is amazing and showed us around the farm and answered all our questions without irritation. He even towed us out the snow with his tractor!!
Theresa is very attentive to your needs and is considerate as to your safety and comfort.
I'm sure we will be back in the future, maybe in the summer next time though lol.
Gateham Grange is set in the most beautiful green and limestone location - with Wetton Hill and amazing walks a stone's throw away. We went to this working farm specifically during the lambing season, and Theresa, Robert and Sam couldn't have been more patient and informative. We saw lambs being born and helped feed them. Our accommodation was great - especially liked sitting in the back terrace for breakfast listening the the rooks cawing, chickens clucking and lambs baaing. A perfect tonic and highly recommended.
Location is unbeatable - gorgeous scenery and numerous walks from the front doors. The land backs on to the imposing Wetton Hill which dominates much of the view from the outside. Both Gateham Cottage and the Coach House are lovely places to stay, cosy and comfortable. It is perfect for people looking for a delightful rural escape. The wifi is limited in most places other than the cottage's front room/ bedroom, and phone reception is sporadic and pretty much non-existent at the Coach House. But this just adds to the sense of escape and seclusion. There is land backing onto the properties which is great for a ramble and view over the valley, and our children loved exploring and clambering, even in the gale force winds that buffeted us over Christmas!
Alstonefield and Wetton are short walks (c. 1 mile) away, with great pubs at both (the George at Alstonefield is more 'gastro' with prices to match; the Royal Oak at Wetton is more down to earth and affordable. Both are great places for a cosy drink though). Further away is Hartington which is a delightful village with a wonderful store and a couple of great pubs.
Teresa the owner was extremely helpful and friendly and really made us feel welcome and her son Sam was excellent: he introduced us to the bulls and calves, talked us through the farm and took our 7 year old (also Sam) on tour of the farm and to help out with getting the sheep in, feeding the animals and various other things. Really lovely people who made a Christmas break even more magical.
Highly recommended, and we would love to return some time.
My wife and I traveled with our daughter and two young granddaughters. There was something to suit all of us. The adults enjoyed the great comfort and facilities of the Coach House and the beauty of the surroundings, whilst the two children threw themselves enthusiastically into the life on the farm.
Our hosts could not have been kinder or more welcoming.
We were all sorry to leave (our eldest granddaughter cried) and we have already had a return visit.
We will go again and would certainly recommend the premises to people of all ages seeking a truly relaxing break.