We enjoyed a wonderful week in the Haybarn, a beautifully presented cottage, fully equipped, and looking out onto stunning countryside. The grounds have been carefully tended with ample sitting space in which to enjoy commanding views over the hillside and valley below. There is much easy as well as strenuous walking within close range of the cottage. Liz and Chris could not have been more helpful in ensuring a restful stay. This is a great place in which to unwind.
I stayed at Swainsley Farm Coach House with a group of friends for 1 weekend. The cottage was cosy, modern and well equipped. The view outside was beautiful and if it had been a nicer weekend weather wise then the outside table would have been perfect to eat at.
Other great aspects: very friendly and accommodating owner; good immediate location for walks and good location for getting to other areas of the Peaks; complementary hot cross buns because it was Easter.
One regret. We did not make use of the hot tub!
Stayed at the old Byre at the end of Feb.....unfortunately the snow became so bad we had to end the break early to head home....was a shame as we really liked the location of the cottage with lots of walking from the door on the manifold trail and the cottage was really cosy and warm (much needed given the temperatures!!) with fabulous views - loved the ecomass wood burner ...the heat was instant and controllable compared to traditional wood burners. Owners were really keen to ensure your nejoyed your break and asking for ideas of what could be improved!
Would definitely like to return at a different time of year or a February with no beast from the east!!
We booked the Haybarn for the Christmas week and had a wonderful time. Liz and Chris are great hosts with an exceptional eye for detail. They think of everything and are on hand to help if you need it but equally leave you in peace if you prefer. The welcome pack is second to none and the cottage was so well equipped that we had everything we needed. The location is just what we were looking for with walks and runs on our doorstep, a beautiful view from the window, and plenty of things to do nearby. We are a family of 4 with two teenage boys and the cottage suited us very well. We would definitely consider returning here and would encourage others to visit!
The location is fabulous for walkers, with many options right on the doorstep you don't have to drive to find somewhere to hike (which is great). Chris kindly told us about all the best trails and pubs in the area so we were prepared.
We stayed in the old Byre which is perfect for two. We found it to be very well equipped and there was more or less everything we needed. We made good use of the fire too which was welcome after a day of walking.
There is wifi which is great as there is no signal and the hosts were on hand to help us whenever they could.
As a top tip for visiting the local areas, remember to take cash as many places don't take card!
We thoroughly enjoyed our break and hope to be back again soon!
My husband and I stayed in the Old Byre for a week. Chris and Liz really had thought of everything, including delicious scones upon arrival, and nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was beautiful and the views were stunning, plenty of great walks right from the front door! We borrowed the bikes advertised free of charge and cycled the Manifold Trail which was very enjoyable, especially the short detour up to Thor's Cave (well worth the climb). Chris' recommendations on local pubs were spot on; Manifold Inn is walkable from the cottage and has good pub food but for a treat nothing rivalled The George (a bit pricier but the food was superb).
We stayed in the Coach house and it was 5 star . From the welcome of delicious Derby scones waiting for us on arrival to the amazing detail that has gone into this cottage.
The views are stunning and peaceful . We would not hesitate to recommend to friends and family to stay here .
We will definitely return in 2018.
A lot of thought and care has gone into the cottage to make it the most amazing stay.
Well Done and thank you again .