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Swainsley Farm - The Old Byre

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £425
    Low season
  • £595
    Peak season

Availability 12 month calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Calendar last updated: 22nd March 2018
Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

Next OfferMore offers

£370 Fri, 23 Mar 2018
3 nights - was £410. 7 nights now £482. Super warm, cosy cottage.

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access


  • Star Rating

    5 Star

  • Log Burner

About Swainsley Farm - The Old Byre

VisitEngland: 5 Stars, Gold Award, one bedroom, sleeps 2 - Converted from an 18th century barn, The Old Byre offers superb accommodation surrounded by truly spectacular scenery within the Peak District National Park. Premium quality bed-linen, comfy beds with mattress toppers, robes and sumptuous towels are provided for your ultimate comfort. Relax and recharge your batteries in those idyllic tranquil setting.

Explore our lush, peaceful dales and romantic rugged highlands on foot, horse back, bike or car. Perfect for cyclists, The Manifold Trail can be accessed just below the farm (easily accessible for bikes as well as wheelchairs and buggies) provides over nine miles of fantastic cycling (some adult cycles are available for guests to use). Fishing, golf, water sports, pony trekking and many other activities are available in the local area. For those seeking something a little less adventurous, enjoy a leisurely stroll alongside the Manifold River into Dovedale or visit the picturesque villages with traditional inns for a meal and lovely ancient churches. Shops, pubs and some excellent places to enjoy a meal out are near to Swainsley Farm.

Family attractions include Alton Towers, Chatsworth and Matlock Bath. There are many country houses, National Trust properties and gardens a short drive away.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Chris & Liz Snook joined Independent Cottages in June 2008

1) Phone:

2) Enquire online:

3) Visit the owner's website (opens in a new window):

Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay

Location (The Peak District)

The Old Byre faces south and enjoys lovely views over the Manifold Valley and the hills surrounding Swainsley Farm. Ideal for a couple wanting a romantic break in comfort and luxury, the cottage offers a very high standard of accommodation combining modern facilities with lovely original features and beamed ceilings, possibly making it one of the most romantic cottages in Derbyshire and the Peak District.

Downstairs there is an open-plan living room, kitchen and dining area with rugs on the terracotta floors. The stylish luxury kitchen has granite worktops and is exceptionally well equipped with washer/dryer, dishwasher, oven/hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and also a Nespresso coffee machine.

Stairs (open tread) lead up to the galleried landing which leads off to the delightful bedroom with double bed and stunning views. The landing provides access to a modern stylish bathroom with shower over the bath, hand-basin, WC and towel rail.

Immediately outside the cottage there is a sheltered courtyard with garden furniture, picnic table, BBQ and uninterrupted views of the Manifold Valley.

Special Features

  • Idyllic and secluded location
  • All inclusive prices
  • Great walking directly from the front door
  • Excellent pubs and eating establishments nearby
  • Bakewell, Ashbourne, Leek, Buxton, Chatsworth House and Alton Towers (sure to be a hit with the children) are all under twenty minutes away by car
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate are available if needed
  • Baby sitting can be arranged
  • A complimentary pass is available to guests by arrangement with the owner for use of the swimming pool, gym etc at Leek Leisure Centre
  • Adult cycles are available by arrangement with the owner for guest to use
  • Wi-Fi

Additional information: Changeover days are Fridays and Mondays but the owners will try to be flexible.

Star Rating: 5 Star Gold

Swainsley Farm - The Old Byre Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (1 Double)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £425
Mid Season from £495
High Season from £565
Peak Season £595
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit Card, Bank Transfer
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)1298 84530 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Chris & Liz Snook
Member Since June 2008

Visit the owner's website (opens in new window)

Swainsley Farm - The Old Byre Noticeboard

Newly installed wood burning (biomass) stove just installed in the Old Byre. Walkers and Cyclists all welcome. Look out for our late availability discounts on our website.

Last Minute Offers

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 for 3 nights, £370
was £410. 7 nights now £482. Super warm, cosy cottage.
Mon, 26 Mar 2018 for 4 nights, £370
was £410. Walking straight from the door.

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Swainsley Farm - The Old Byre 12 month availability calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 22nd March 2018