This was our third stay in this property, which has stunning views across the Manifold Valley.
We couldn't wait to return here for a three night Bank Holiday break ( wish it had been longer! ) in this property, which is furnished to a high standard and has a homely feel. Fruit scones and a tea tray were waiting for us in the kitchen on our arrival.
Comfy lounge with big leather sofas for relaxing and a well-equipped kitchen if you want to prepare your own food.
Outside is a beautifully-kept gravelly courtyard accessed by a door from the kitchen, having tables and chairs to sit and enjoy the view on a warm day. There are lots of colourful plant containers and solar lanterns on the tables at night for that extra bit of magic!
The location is ideal for walking and cycling in the picturesque Manifold Valley, or taking a quick drive round to the T-Junction Tearooms at Hulme End, a favourite spot of ours which has a Jazz Trio playing on the last Saturday of the month during the summer. Lots of places of interest a short drive away.
The owners Liz and Chris are always on hand if you need them and ensure that your stay is enjoyable. This property provides five star accommodation whilst retaining a homely atmosphere which makes you want to return for another stay.
One the best holidays we've had. Beautiful cottage in a beautiful position with views. We enjoyed the local villages and many walks in the area. We enjoyed it so much we booked next year as soon as we got back! Highly recommend this property for two.
We stayed in the Old Byre which is in a group on 3 cottages adjacent to the owners house. Swainsley Farm are beautifully converted stone barns set in a stunning location. The cottages are in a very secluded area with many walks and the manifold trail on your doorstep. The owners Chris and Liz were very helpful but also respected the privacy of guests. Each cottage is very private and the outside dining areas are well designed with beautiful views. The Old Byre is a one bedroom cottage with an open planned ground floor. The lounge area looks as though it's been recently decorated as the website photo is out of date. It now has a biomass stove within a traditional fireplace and a modern grey leather sofa and chair. The cottage has everything you need and the bedroom has the postcard view. We would definitely recommend this cottage to a couple who would like to get away into the middle of the beautiful Peak District and to relax in a traditional stone cottage. We had a lovely stay and will hopefully be back soon.
These cottages were extremely comfortable and well presented and the views were incomparably beautiful. There are plenty of walks in the area, many of which are possible with a buggy and small children in tow. We had some delicious meals outside and it was a wonderful place to spend time with friends. Highly recommended!
What a wonderful week we had in the Old Byre - stunning views from our very well appointed cottage which provided everything you could need. Our hosts were extremely welcoming and the foodie basket awaiting us on arrival was a lovely touch. Walking trails on our doorstep, interesting places to visit and plenty of good food pubs nearby - what more could you want!
Surpassed our expectations. The Haybarn was first class in every way. Very comfortable, well equipped, lovely location, views fantastic and Chris and Liz were marvellous hosts. We look forward to our next visit.
We stayed for seven nights at the Haybarn in May 2017. We cannot recommend this destination highly enough. The cottage was clean, well looked after and contained all the facilities you would need for your holiday. The layout of the Haybarn makes it ideal for families with young children. In terms of location, this is an ideal base from which to explore the Peak District – remote enough to feel like you can relax in tranquil surroundings but close enough to some of the towns (like Bakewell and Ashbourne) for days out. Overall, this was a fantastic cottage stay – we were made to feel very welcome by our hosts and we felt well rested after our break.