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    Type Self Catering
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    Units 3
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    Sleeps 2 - 7
  • £425 - £995 per week


Awesome scenery * stunning location inside the NATIONAL PARK * 21stCentury luxury and comfort * idyllic hideaway.

Set in a truly spectacular location surrounded by lush, tranquil dales and wild romantic highlands, these luxurious cottages retain many original features combined with new, well-equipped kitchens and modern, deluxe bathrooms.

On arrival you’ll find flowers, locally made scones, home-made jam, tea, coffee, sugar and a jug of milk, toiletries, cling film, silver foil, kitchen & loo paper. Breakfast boxes are available on request, along with other local produce.

We provide premium quality bed linen, robes, hand, bath and kitchen towels. Guests with babies are requested to bring their own cot linen.

COACH HOUSE, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6/7. A detached cottage with magnificent beamed lounge and wood-burning stove. Galleried double bedroom plus a master bedroom with king-size double bed and en-suite shower room. Bunk bedded room and folding single bed for an extra guest. Modern, deluxe, family bathroom. Spectacular new kitchen and dining room with under-floor heating and a large, American-style fridge/freezer.

HAYBARN, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4/5. A superb barn conversion with beamed interior. Lounge with wonderful views, new kitchen/dining room. Master bedroom has a king-size double bed leading to a twin bedded room which also has a folding single bed for an extra guest. Modern deluxe family bathroom.

OLD BYRE, 1 bedroom, sleeps 2. A cosy romantic cottage with beamed open plan lounge/dining room with new kitchen. From a galleried landing there is a double bedroom with outstanding views and a modern deluxe bathroom.

Each cottage has premium quality bed linen and towels, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, fridge, freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, LCD TV, WiFi, cot, highchair and stairgate. Outside, each cottage has a picnic table, barbecue, and new garden furniture. There is ample safe parking adjacent to the cottage (well away from any roads) and there are shops and wonderful places to eat close-by.

SWAINSLEY FARM is set on high ground looking south over the beautiful River Manifold which flows through spectacular crags and wooded valleys before joining the Dove a few miles down stream. There is great walking straight from the door but the less adventurous may prefer to stroll along the banks of the river into Dovedale or explore our pretty villages with their lovely old churches and ancient inns. We are located on the Manifold trail which offers wonderful cycling (and which also has easy access for pushchairs). We have some cycles for our guests to use at no charge. Fishing, pony-trekking, golf and water sports are all available locally. There are many attractions including Chatsworth, National Trust properties, gardens and Alton Towers. The market towns of Buxton, Bakewell, Ashbourne and Leek are a short drive away in different directions. We offer our guests a complimentary Leisure Centre pass if they wish to use the swimming pool, gym etc.

Available Extras

  • A. All inclusive prices

    No extra charges

  • C. Ultimate comfort

    Comfy beds, mattresses toppers, sumptuous towels and robes all included

  • B. Personal welcome

    Visitors are greeted personally with a free welcome tray and pot of tea on arrival

  • E. Cyclists Welcome

    Some adult bikes available at no charge. Cycle storage and drying area.

  • D. Families welcome

    Cot, stair-gate, baby walker, monitor, pram, push-chair and many other items available on request

  • F. Leisure Centre

    Complementary leisure centre pass (Leek) for guests wanting to use the swimming pool, gym etc


  • SC Enjoy England 5 Star
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    Old Byre
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    Sleeps 2
  • £425 - £595 per week
  • Old Byre bedroom
  • Swainsley Farm nestling in the Manifold Valley
  • Take a romantic break
  • Old Byre exterior
  • Celebrate at Swainsley Farm
  • Swainsley Bridge, Manifold River
  • Tea for two
  • Relax and unwind
  • Old Byre bathroom, with shower over the bath.
  • Chatsworth, 15 - 20 mins drive
  • Swainsley Farm nestling in the Manifold Valley
  • View from the Old Byre
  • Complimentary bikes
  • Stepping Stones, Dovedale
  • " views to die for "
  • Fine dining localy

The Old Byre, 1 bedroom, sleeps 2 + cot. The perfect romantic hideway! The Old Byre has unrestricted and amazing views of the Manifold Valley and the high hills surrounding Swainsley Farm.

This superb cottage has beamed ceilings, many original features and is ideal for couples wanting peace, quiet, comfort and understated luxury.

Downstairs, there’s an open plan dining room, sitting room with newly installed wood burning (biomass) stove, deluxe kitchen (granite worktops, integrated appliances and a full range of cooking and dining ware). Upstairs, a galleried landing leads to a lovely double bedroom ('with views to die for', the opinion of one of our visitors). There’s also a modern deluxe bathroom with bath/over-bath shower, WC and heated towel rail.

VisitEngland: GOLD AWARD

5 star
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    Sleeps 5
  • £525 - £795 per week
  • Haybarn exterior
  • Swainsley Farm nestling in the Manifold Valley
  • Haybarn kitchen & dining room
  • Haybarn lounge - comfy and warm.
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Master bedroom, king-sized double bed
  • Haybarn main bedroom
  • Master bedroom leading to twin bedroom
  • Great walking straight from the door!
  • Children's room made up for adults, can be made into a kingsize double.
  • Twin bedroom made up for children
  • The Haybarn
  • Haybarn bathroom
  • Veiw from the Haybarn
  • Lots of different activities
  • Complementary cycles
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  • View from the Haybarn

The Haybarn, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4/5 + cot. Originally a barn and corn store built in the 18th Century, the Haybarn has beamed ceilings, a wealth of original features and stunning views!

A new, deluxe kitchen with granite worktops has integrated appliances and a full range of cooking and dining ware. There’s a lovely, comfy lounge and upstairs a landing provides access to a modern, deluxe bathroom (with bath/over-bath shower, WC and heated towel rail) and a spectacular king-size double bedroom. A separate, second bedroom has twin beds (which can be made into a king-size double by arrangement). This cottage easily accommodates two couples but the layout (second bedroom leading off the master bedroom) means that it’s particularly suitable for families, especially those with small children. The cottage also has a folding single bed.


5 star
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    Coach House
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    Sleeps 7
  • £595 - £995 per week
  • Coach House Lounge
  • Swainsley Farm in the Manifold Valley
  • Coach House
  • Coach House kitchen and dining room
  • View from the Coach House
  • Cosy and warm inside.
  • Wonderful views from the Coach House.
  • Coach House lounge from gallery bedroom
  • Gallery bedroom
  • Family bathroom
  • Fine dining available
  • The Manifold Inn,( an easy walk)
  • Coach House master bedroom
  • En-suite shower room
  • Guests at Jane Austin event, Chatsworth
  • Complementary cycles
  • Snowy Swainsley Farm
  • Swainsley Farm

The Coach House, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6/7 + cot. The Coach House is a magnificent, detached cottage with spectacular views. Originally an 18th Century coach house and stables, it has many original features.

The master bedroom has a king-size double bed with deluxe, en suite shower room. A new deluxe, family bathroom has bath/over-bath shower, WC and heated towel rail. A flight of open tread stairs leads to a romantic, galleried, king-size double bedroom overlooking the lounge. A smaller bedroom has two single beds in a ‘bunks’ arrangement and there’s a folding, single bed.

A new kitchen has granite worktops, underfloor heating, integrated appliances, a large American style fridge/freezer and a full range of cooking and dining ware.

The entrance hall leads into a magnificent beamed lounge with vaulted ceiling and timber trusses. French windows have incredible views of the high hills surrounding Swainsley Farm and the cottage has a new, woodburning stove (biomass) and a large, flatscreen TV.

The cottage is spacious and, with the exception of the gallery bedroom, all rooms are on the ground floor (making it suitable for visitors with limited mobility). VisitEngland: GOLD AWARD


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Additional Directions Information

 Visitors coming north on the M1.

We suggest you avoid Derby by taking exit 23A onto the A50 and then the A515 to Ashbourne.

Visitors approaching from Leek or Ashbourne on the A523.

Turn onto the B5053 at a main cross-roads and pass through Onecote village. 1½ mile past Onecote take the second turning on the right into Butterton. Drive through Butterton to the far edge of the village and bear left towards Hulme End. We are located ¾ mile down this lane on the right. The entrance to our driveway is clearly marked.

Visitors approaching from Bakewell, Buxton or Ashbourne on the A515.

Turn onto the B5054 and pass through Hartington to Hulme End. At the Manifold Inn turn left and after 400 yards take the first right onto a very narrow lane. After 1½ miles a hump backed bridge takes you over the Manifold River . Carry on up the hill towards Butterton for about 200 yards (going past the gates of Swainsley Hall) and the entrance to our driveway is clearly marked on the left.

If you get stuck on the way simply give us a call on 01298 84530

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Swainsley Farm Special Offers

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    Coach House , 4 star Gold, sleeps 6/7, 3 bedrooms

    27th Sept.for 7 nights now £920 short breaks available too.

    Haybarn, 5 Star, sleeps 4/5, 2 bedrooms

    Friday 4th Sept. for 3 nights now £562 

    COVID-19: In July and August we are leaving a three day gap between bookings, deep cleaning & taking all recommended precautions. We have been awarded the "Good to Go" certification by Visit England and AA Covid Confident accreditation.

     Looking forward to welcoming you to our idyllic hideway in the middle of the Peak District National Park. 

    Offer expires 30 September 2020, terms & conditions may apply.