2 (off peak)
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.
Chris & Liz Snook joined Independent Cottages in June 2008
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.
Additional information: Changeover days are Fridays and Mondays but the owners will try to be flexible.
Star Rating: 5 Star Gold
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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.