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Fairfield House

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7 Nights  

  • £1935  to  £2800

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Short Breaks From

  • £ Enquire
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £ Enquire
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    5 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Fairfield House

Fairfield House is a fantastic self-catering choice for large families or groups of friends staying in the Peak District. The property is finished to an exceptionally high standard to provide luxuriously comfortable accommodation for up to 10 guests in five bedrooms, four of which can be configured with either king sized or twin beds to fit your needs.

As well as being such a beautiful place to stay, Fairfield House has the added benefit of being an easy 20-minute walk to Bakewell and even less through the fields to the pretty village of Ashford in the Water. Both are deservedly popular with visitors and locals, not only for their chocolate box good looks but also for their good range of amenities.

Roberts in Ashford is an excellent delicatessen and grocery store where you can buy the makings of a delicious picnic. It’s on Church Street and only a two-minute walk to the much-photographed, Grade II Listed Sheepwash Bridge that dates from the early half of the 1600s. To get there, you’ll have to pass the Aisseford Tea Room. It’s a favourite place for a cream tea, but if you want something more substantial then try the family-run Bull’s Head which has an open fireplace and serves delicious home-cooked meals. Ashford in the Water’s locals are enthusiastic upholders of the Peak District tradition of dressing wells which takes place six weeks after Easter, so if you're in the village in late May or early June, you can see their efforts.

Bakewell completely lives up to its reputation as the most picturesque town in the Peak District. It has everything you could want, from a 13th Century bridge spanning the River Wye to lovely Georgian buildings, quirky independent shops, a church dating from the Middle Ages and, of course, numerous bakeries selling both Bakewell pudding and Bakewell tart. There is a small supermarket in Bakewell for the basics, but both Waitrose and Sainsbury’s delivering to Fairfield House so you can order your groceries to be delivered.

Chatsworth House is one of the area’s biggest attractions. The vast estate, which inspired Jane Austen to create Mr Darcy’s home, Pemberley, is worth putting aside one or two days to explore. The grounds are as magnificent as the interiors, and there is an exciting calendar of events designed to appeal to people of all ages. There is a farmyard and playground for the kids, gorgeous gardens, a great shop (which is particularly lovely in December with all the Christmas goodies) and several excellent cafes and restaurants. If Chatsworth House doesn’t fill your country house quota, add Haddon Hall to your list of places to visit in the Peak District.

The landscape and scenery of the Peak District National Park attract walkers and cyclists all year round. The Monsal Trail is a dedicated traffic-free route suitable for cycling, walking and horse riding. There is also a good mountain biking circuit around Chatsworth House, nearby trails around Beeley Hill and a path across White Peak to Longstone Edge.

A holiday in the Peak District National Park offers something for everyone, regardless of whether you want to spend the entire time walking through unspoiled landscapes or settling back peacefully with a cup of tea or glass of wine and good conversation with people you love. Fairfield House is in the perfect location to access it all.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Myles joined Independent Cottages in July 2017

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Luxury
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The Peak District)

Accommodation Comprises:

Accommodation in Fairfield House is spread over two levels with all living areas and one bedroom on the ground floor, and the remaining four bedrooms on the first floor. It has ample space for everyone to get together but also gives the opportunity to escape for solitude if necessary.

Ground Floor:

  • The rear of the property is open plan to create a light-filled space where everyone can congregate and chat, eat and cook. The modern kitchen is fitted with everything to make self-catering a pleasure, including a dishwasher, six-burner stove and large oven. There is ample bench space, while the breakfast bar makes it possible for the kids to help with meals if they want.
  • The dining space features a wooden dining table and chairs to seat ten people, while the lounge area has squashy sofas facing a log-burning stove and flat-screen television.
  • Patio doors open on to the garden and allow even more natural light to flood in.
  • There is a separate sitting room or "snug" at the front of the property to give adults a peaceful place to relax. It has a television with DVD player and a log-burning stove.
  • A spacious bedroom that can be arranged with either a king or twin sized beds to suit your requirements. It is decorated in white with splashes of colour and has room for a cot. This room has the shared use of the family shower room on the first floor.
  • There is a separate WC with hand basin.
  • A utility room leads off the stairs. It houses a washing machine and tumble drier, and is ideal for storing muddy boots and coats to dry.

First Floor:

  • There are four remaining bedrooms on the first floor. Each is decorated to the same high standard as the rest of the property. Three are furnished with king size beds that can be separated into twin beds if required, while the fourth bedroom has bunks. All have plentiful storage so you can unpack and settle in.
  • The master bedroom has lovely views over the garden and space for a cot. It benefits from a modern ensuite shower room with WC and handbasin.
  • The large family shower room has a walk-in shower, hand basin and WC. There is lots of storage for everyone's toiletries.

Outside: A large garden, mostly on one level provides the perfect place to relax at the rear of the house. It is flat and enclosed to make it safe for children (and dogs) to play, and features a decked area with garden furniture and barbeque for outdoor dining. The garden benefits from far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. A lockable shed provides a secure place to store bicycles and other outdoor gear. There is off-street parking for four cars.

Additional Information: All utilities, bed linen towels are included in the price. Cots and high chairs can be provided on request. There is central heating and WiFi throughout the property (due to the rural nature of the Peak District, internet access may not be as quick as you are used to at home!). Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement with the owner (small additional charge applies).

Prices: Please contact the owner directly who will provide an accurate price based on your party size and personal requirements. Short breaks are available all year round with three night minimum breaks (starting on a Friday) offered over the weekend. Prices for short breaks range from £950-£1350. Please contact the owner for late availability offers.

Fairfield House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms (4 King/Twins, 1 Bunk Room)
3 or more dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1935
To £2800
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - No
All female groups - No
Catering available - Yes (by arrangement).
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1629 888666 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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* Calendar last updated: 3rd July 2022
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