We stayed for seven nights at the Haybarn in May 2017. We cannot recommend this destination highly enough. The cottage was clean, well looked after and contained all the facilities you would need for your holiday. The layout of the Haybarn makes it ideal for families with young children. In terms of location, this is an ideal base from which to explore the Peak District – remote enough to feel like you can relax in tranquil surroundings but close enough to some of the towns (like Bakewell and Ashbourne) for days out. Overall, this was a fantastic cottage stay – we were made to feel very welcome by our hosts and we felt well rested after our break.
What can we say - this is the only place to stay in this area of the Peak national forest. Chris and Liz are the perfect hosts. They have thought of everything to help make your stay home from home. From cheese graters to mountain bikes. This place is probably the best we have stayed in and we cannot recommend highly enough. The accommodation is of the highest quality. We stayed in the coach house which is ideal for 6 people. There are a further two luxury cottages. The inside is modern but also contemporary and in keeping with a beautiful country cottage feel. A wonderful kitchen too which we enjoyed cooking and eating in! The outdoors are amazing. We would love to come back in the spring and summer when we really could enjoy a BBQ and a glass of wine in our private outdoor patio area. Wow - and the scenery...... What a find. Don't look past this place. Also ideal for walking and driving to the many villages, towns, pubs and attractions which can be reached in 5-30 mins. Perfect, relaxing and tranquil and with the nicest hosts you could wish to meet. Highly recommended.
Lovely quiet getaway in picturesque surroundings. Chris was extremely helpful, friendly and very willing to share his rich knowledge of the area including some lovely country walks. We really appreciated the additional extra's that Chris & Liz provided. It was lovely arriving to find tea and scones on the table and toys for the children to play with. We have been traveling around the UK for a few months and Swainsley Farm has been among the highlights!
Just did 2 nights here for a last minute break, two couples with two babies under 6 months. It was perfect.
Cottage in a beautiful location, owners excellent and super helpful (especially with providing extra bits for the babies ie. cots, changing mat etc).
Cottage has everything you need for a relaxing break.
We will be back for a longer holiday!
Fantastic views, very well appointed cottage, helpful owners - everything you need for a home from home holiday
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