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“Fantastic cottage in beautiful setting”
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Swainsley Farm nestling in the Manifold Valley.
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Swainsley Farm nestling in the Manifold Valley.
Coach House lounge- cosy and warm
Haybarn,  everything you would need in a kitchen and more.
Come and celebrate!
Old Byre, cosy and warm.
Make it a very special stay!
Relax and unwind in the Haybarn.
Coach House, large well equipped kitchen with American style fridge freezer.
Haybarn - king-sized double bed
Old Byre bathroom.
Coach House- gallery bedroom
Enjoy the outdoors.
View from the Haybarn
Welcome to Swainsley Farm.
Chatsworth House a short drive away- always worth the trip.
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Cottage -
6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Hartington, Peak District National Park, England

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jetsetter...
uk
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic cottage in beautiful setting”
Reviewed August 23, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

My family (my parents, 4 year old son and myself) stayed for a week in The Coach House. The cottage is extremely well equipped with everything you could possibly need; everything is of really good quality. The kitchen is gorgeous with a great American Style fried-freezer so there's lots of room for storing food and cooking. The sofas in the lounge are very comfortable and the large screen TV and DVD player provide welcome entertainment, as do the provided board games. The beds were all very comfortable and my son loved the toys and books in his bedroom. Outside the seating is very comfortable and there is plenty of space in the paddock for little ones to run around, greet the horse in neighbouring field and observe wildlife. The provided barbecue is great and really clean, so we only had to buy charcoal, not a disposable bbq as we usually end up doing. The little welcoming touches, such as the fresh flowers in the lounge and basket of bread, cheese, chutney, milk, scones ,butter and jam were lovely and very welcome after a day of travelling. There are lots of things to do in the surrounding area, we loved Bakewell (the children's play area with water fountains to run around in was a huge hit,) Trentham Gardens and Monkey Forest, all of which are within easy driving distance.

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Liked best: Everything!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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hampshire...
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent accommodation in a beautiful spot”
Reviewed August 2, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We enjoyed our first visit to the Peak District and could not have found a better location. Plenty of places and sights to visit - all within easy reach. Excellent hosts and accommodation. The Haybarn had everything we needed - and more - and was very well appointed.
Fantastic property in a peaceful location with many walks and cycles on offer from the door step. Only regret - we could stay just a week. We will be back though.

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Liked best: The tranquility offered by the location
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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christine...
sunderland
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32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Amazing location and beautiful cottages”
Reviewed August 2, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We stayed in the coach house and my parents stayed in the hay barn. The coach house was perfect for us in every way, lovely gallery king size bedroom over looking the lounge. Ensuite king size bedroom and a bunk bedroom and family bathroom. Kitchen had everything you could imagine you might need and more! The owners have certainly thought of everything. The views over the valley are amazing and you can sit outside in your own paddock to sample them. Lots of outside space with benches and six seater table and chairs, with solar lanterns. Lots to see and do in the area. Loved the use of the owners bikes provided free of charge and went on a few rides down the manifold trail. Nice walk to Thors cave from cottage and visits to Matlock heights of Abraham, Ilam country park, Bakewell all recommended. Gorgeous meals and friendly, welcoming staff at the Devonshire Arms in Hartington. We all enjoyed our stay and had a lovely holiday here, thanks

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Clairebai...
Central Scotland
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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Peace perfect peace”
Reviewed August 1, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Booked Swainsley Farm and really enjoyed the stay. We arrived late afternoon and were shown directly into The Coach House. The welcome platter of cheeses, bread, butter, scones and chutneys as well as tea, coffee and fresh milk was a lovely touch and very welcome after a long journey. Chris gave us time to get unpacked then returned to run through what we would need to know for our stay. The folder in the cottage has lots of very useful information re the surrounding area and places to eat/shop. The cottage was amazing. Everything you wanted was there including a Nespresso coffee machine. The views were breathtaking and although the weather was rather wet, which meant we did not get the chance to sit out much the range of garden furniture available for use was more than enough. There was an abundance of wildlife and being a very keen but very amature photographer I loved the opportunity I had to photograph birds, horses, cows and deer. Looking into the Manifold Valley was picture perfect. We did spend a bit more on this holiday rental than we had originally planned however it was money well spent. The other two cottages on the farm were close by however you never felt as though your privacy was being invaded. Lovely walks right on the doorstep was the icing on the cake.

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Liked best: The peaceful location and home comforts of the cottage.
Liked least: The very narrow farm road leading from Butterton to the farm.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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johnmcrae...
Dollar, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“fabulous cottage in the peak disrict”
Reviewed July 14, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

excellect cottage with fabulous views of the manifold valley.the welcome tea tray with bread cheese and sones a lovely touch aswell as fresh flowers.chris and liz have thought of everything you need for your stay and helpful with local knowledge and lots of useful information in the cottage.numerous pubs with good food and plenty of walks and things to see and do .will certainly come back.lovely comfy bed .use of outdoor furnature in lovely courtyard area with lots of plants in pots giving lots of colour.

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Liked best: everything
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Garry M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic week in a beautiful property”
Reviewed May 30, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We stayed in the Haybarn in early April and had a fantastic week. Chris and Liz were very welcoming (they've thought of everything and the welcome basket of foods even though we booked last minute was very welcome), and very helpful thoughout the week.
The area is beautiful. A quieter, but stunning, part of the Peak District but still easy to get to Matlock or Buxton in the car if you want to.
The other advantage of where they are is as well as the hills there are short walks both ways from the property that are pretty flat. Great for small children!
Overall a fantastic week in a beautiful property.

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Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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mbc722014
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“PERFECT”
Reviewed May 9, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We stayed in the 2 bedroom Haybarn, a very thoughtful and tasteful conversion.
The location is idyllic, from the moss-covered dry stone walls to the wonderful view from the cottage and large, amply furnished outside seating area. Listen to the birdsong and watch the swallows swooping over the fields.
We couldn't find anything to fault here, and even if we had not been lucky enough to have the excellent weather during our stay we would still say PERFECT.

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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