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Swainsley Farm: 3 award winning cottages

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Overview
6 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
12 guests
Minimum stay varies
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SWAINSLEY FARM is a wonderful, peaceful hideaway - relax and unwind in one of the most stunning locations inside the Peak District National Park - please see our reviews! Three cottages: COACH HOUSE (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6/7), HAYBARN (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4/5) & OLD BYRE (1 bedroom, sleeps 2). PRICES & AVAILABILITY ARE FOR ALL 3 COTTAGES - IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN 1 (OR 2) COTTAGES ONLY PLEASE CONTACT US ! SWAINSLEY FARM is located on high ground overlooking the beautiful River Manifold which flows through spectacular crags and wooded valleys before joining Dovedale a few miles down stream. Great walking straight from the door! Our change-over days are Fridays and Mondays and a 3 night weekend (Friday to Monday) is the same price as a 4 night mid-week break (Monday to Friday) - this we...SWAINSLEY FARM is a wonderful, peaceful hideaway - relax and unwind in one of the most stunning locations inside the Peak District National Park - please see our reviews! Three cottages: COACH HOUSE (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6/7), HAYBARN (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4/5) & OLD BYRE (1 bedroom, sleeps 2). PRICES & AVAILABILITY ARE FOR ALL 3 COTTAGES - IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN 1 (OR 2) COTTAGES ONLY PLEASE CONTACT US ! SWAINSLEY FARM is located on high ground overlooking the beautiful River Manifold which flows through spectacular crags and wooded valleys before joining Dovedale a few miles down stream. Great walking straight from the door! Our change-over days are Fridays and Mondays and a 3 night weekend (Friday to Monday) is the same price as a 4 night mid-week break (Monday to Friday) - this website only allows us to show one change-over day (Friday) - if you are interested in a mid-week break please contact us. There is a weekly rate which may be cheaper.than the price the website shows for 5 and 6 night bookings. The COACH HOUSE, a former carriage & stable block, has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 6/7 guests. It has a spectacular, and very spacious, beamed lounge with a wood-burning stove (Biomass). From the lounge, which has fantastic views, a flight of open-tread stairs leads to a romantic galleried, double bedroom. All other rooms are on the ground floor making this cottage suitable for visitors with limited mobility. The master bedroom has a king-size double bed with an en-suite shower room while a separate, family bathroom has a shower over the bath, hand basin and toilet. A third bedroom has twin beds in a bunks arrangement and there is a folding Z-bed for an extra guest. A spectacular modern kitchen with granite worktops, American style fridge/freezer and under floor heating gives this cottage the WOW factor! TOURIST BOARD 4 STAR GRADING, GOLD AWARD The HAYBARN, part of a former barn and corn store, has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4/5 guests. It has a very spacious modern kitchen & dining room complete with granite worktops and is equipped to an exceptionally high standard. The lounge is especially cosy with wood-burning stove (Biomass) and wonderful views. An open-tread flight of stairs leads to a landing overlooking a courtyard. The landing provides access to a modern, deluxe, family bathroom with a shower over the bath, toilet and hand-basin. The master bedroom has a spectacular vaulted ceiling and king-size double bed. A separate, second bedroom has twin beds (which can be made into a king-size double by arrangement). This cottage will easily accommodate two couples but the layout (second bedroom leading off the master bedroom) means that it’s particularly suitable for families, especially those with small children. The second bedroom contains a Z-bed for an extra person. TOURIST BOARD 5 STAR GRADING The OLD BYRE, a cozy and romantic cottage, has 1 bedroom and sleeps 2 guests. It has an open-plan lounge, dining area and modern, deluxe kitchen with granite worktops and integrated appliances. We have just installed a wood-burning stove (Biomass) making the cottage especially cosy and warm! An open-tread flight of stairs leads to a galleried landing which provides access to a double bedroom with truly stunning views! The deluxe bathroom has a shower over the bath, toilet and hand basin. TOURIST BOARD 5 STAR GRADING, GOLD AWARD Each cottage has dishwasher, washer/drying machine, hob, oven, fridge, freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, microwave, LCD TV, DVD and WiFi. Outside, each cottage has its own garden furniture, picnic table, barbecue etc. with access to a grassy paddock. There is ample safe parking (adjacent to the cottages) which is well away from roads. We have some complimentary cycles for our guests to use.More
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About the Owner
Liz and Chris S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2014
Interaction with guests
The cottages have beamed ceilings and many original features but they are very much 21st century exuding luxury, comfort and warmth (including premium quality bed linen, comfy beds with mattress toppers, robes and sumptuous towels). We will greet you personally with a welcome tray, pot of tea, locally made scones and preserves. Our aim is to provide you with a lovely, relaxing, self indulgent treat in a fantastic location with incredible views and wonderful walking straight from the door! We want you to have a great holiday and go home refreshed and ready to meet the world again!
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful stay at Swainsley Farm. The scones, home made jam, fresh flowers and well equipped cottage made for a happy and welcoming arrival. The Old Byre was quiet, cosy, clean and very comfortable providing us a perfect base to explore the surrounding...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank KimB5232
Elizabeth S, VR Owner at Swainsley Farm: 3 award winning cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Chris and Liz, with their warm welcome and thoughtful touches have, in the Haybarn at Swainsley Farm, created accommodation that not only ensured a perfect family getaway for our first holiday with our 10 month old daughter but has already got us planning our return...More

Date of stay: September 2019
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Elizabeth S, VR Owner at Swainsley Farm: 3 award winning cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review - glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully we’ll see you in the near future! Best wishes, Chris & Liz.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a super holiday - Chris and Liz are so welcoming and helpful as hosts. The cottage was everything we expected and very well-appointed. The landscaping around the cottage and outdoor seating makes it all the more attractive. The area has superb walks and...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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Elizabeth S, VR Owner at Swainsley Farm: 3 award winning cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just back from a fabulous stay at The Coach House. Beautiful location and immaculate accommodation. Loved the 'personal' touches of fresh flowers, scones and homemade jam and a toys for the children. Thank you to Chris and Liz for making our stay so enjoyable.

Date of stay: August 2019
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Elizabeth S, VR Owner at Swainsley Farm: 3 award winning cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us - many thanks for the lovely review! Best wishes, Chris & Liz.

Reviewed 14 August 2019

Swainsley Farm is a perfect place to unwind and explore the many cycle and walking trails. There was nothing wanting in the Byre, everything provided and included a very nice welcome pack. The courtyard was a relaxing place to sit and admire the excellent views....More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Hug2848
Elizabeth S, VR Owner at Swainsley Farm: 3 award winning cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the great review!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
• Steeped in history, an area of outstanding natural beauty, lush tranquil dales, wild romantic highlands. • Located on the Manifold Trail (9.5 miles of cycling, some of the most spectacular scenery in the National Park, easy access for pushchairs & wheelchairs). • Fishing, pony-trekking, golf and water sports available locally. • The less energetic can stroll along the banks of the river or explore pretty villages with lovely old churches and ancient inns. Shops and wonderful places to eat close-by. • Local attractions include: Chatsworth, NTproperties, gardens and Alton Towers. • Market towns: Buxton, Bakewell, Ashbourne and Leek all a short drive away. • Complimentary Leisure Centre pass (Leek) for swimming pool, gym etc.
Getting around
· We are about a mile from the pretty village of Butterton which has a shop and a lovely old pub, the Black Lion. There are other wonderful pubs and places to eat close-by including the Manifold Inn (in the tiny hamlet of Hulme End, a short distance away along the Manifold Trail) and the George Inn in Alstonefield (Michelin Guide & selected by the Times/Alistair Sawday as one of their 10 best pubs)
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