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Swainsley Farm: 3 award winning cottages

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Swainsley Farm nestling in the Manifold Valley
Old Byre bedroom
Haybarn master bedroom
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6 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
12 guests
3 nights minimum
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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
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
3 Full baths, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had the most amazing stay In the Old Byre. Absolute comfort and luxury in a beautiful and peaceful area. The owners were so helpful in every way and we were made to feel very welcome. We also felt very covid safe in the accommodation...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Suzie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a brilliant stay at the cottage. We were welcomed with fruit sconces, jam and cream and were given great recommendations by Chris. Our stay fell on Halloween and the family very kindly gave my son the largest pumpkin he's ever seen. It was...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank LindseyH227
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've stayed at the Haybarn 3 times now and can't fault the accommodation. Its the perfect base to visit different parts of of the Peaks or you can stay local and enjoy some of the lovely walks from your doorstep.

Date of stay: October 2020
1  Thank Ian F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything you need is there for a perfect getaway. The cottage is equipped with all you would need. The location is extremely peaceful with beautiful views down the valley and is perfectly placed for both local walking and days out to Buxton, Bakewell and Ashbourne....More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Freedom43939925975
Reviewed 11 October 2020 via mobile

The accommodation we booked (The old byre) was simply outstanding . It was presented spotlessly clean and well equipped with high quality furnishings . The welcome goodies comprising of various cheeses , scones and a freshly baked loaf ,again,were of top quality and locally sourced...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank TimB1960
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Reviewed 3 October 2020

Just returned from a stay at the Coach house, Wow fantastic location, easy walks from your doorstep, and luxury accommodation. Loads of brilliant pubs close by, so much choice and all serving great food, try the Staffordshire knot for quality food at a great price...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Savman11
Reviewed 30 September 2020

Located in a very quiet spot will a fantastic view of valley and hills..The cottages are very well fitted out and feel homely you want for nothing extra as all supplied. The owners are very helpful and friendly attend to any problem quickly and helping...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank brianeR3282MF
Reviewed 25 September 2020

The cottage was comfortable and cosy with a sunny sitting out area and a great view. Really quiet too! We were very happy with the covid precautions taken and could really relax during our stay. There was a thoughtful welcome pack, and the bonus of...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank F L
Reviewed 16 September 2020

We had booked The Old Byre cottage in June during the main lockdown - in the hope that we could indeed have our week's holiday in September. We were very glad that we did as such properties were quickly booked up when the lock-down eased....More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Scenic22403178014
Reviewed 30 August 2020

This is a review of our second stay at the Old Byre and we have already booked to return next year. Chris and Liz could not be better hosts or more helpful, and despite the challenging circumstances, have ensured a safe, welcoming and exceptional place...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank AlanI04
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Private Garden
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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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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