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Swainsley Farm nestling in the Manifold Valley

Swainsley Farm nestling in the Manifold Valley

Coach House lounge

Coach House lounge

Coach House, room with a view.

Coach House, room with a view.

Coach House, Master - king-sized bed and en suite

Coach House, Master - king-sized bed and en suite

The Coach House's new deluxe kitchen

The Coach House's new deluxe kitchen

Coach house view from the gallery bedroom

Coach house view from the gallery bedroom

En suite shower room

En suite shower room

Coach House, walk straight from the door.

Coach House, walk straight from the door.

Haybarn - comfy and warm.

Haybarn - comfy and warm.

Haybarn, larger groups can eat together.

Haybarn, larger groups can eat together.

Haybarn master bedroom

Haybarn master bedroom

Haybarn deluxe bathroom

Haybarn deluxe bathroom

Haybarn, twin bedroom - can be king-size double

Haybarn, twin bedroom - can be king-size double

Children's room

Children's room

Old Byre lounge - relax and unwind

Old Byre lounge - relax and unwind

Old Byre bedroom

Old Byre bedroom

Cycle along the Manifold Trail

Cycle along the Manifold Trail

A winter wonderland

A winter wonderland

View from the Coach House

View from the Coach House

Swainsley Farm nestling in the Manifold Valley

Swainsley Farm nestling in the Manifold Valley

Coach House lounge

Coach House lounge

Coach House, room with a view.

Coach House, room with a view.

Coach House, Master - king-sized bed and en suite

Coach House, Master - king-sized bed and en suite

The Coach House's new deluxe kitchen

The Coach House's new deluxe kitchen

Coach house view from the gallery bedroom

Coach house view from the gallery bedroom

En suite shower room

En suite shower room

Coach House, walk straight from the door.

Coach House, walk straight from the door.

Haybarn - comfy and warm.

Haybarn - comfy and warm.

Haybarn, larger groups can eat together.

Haybarn, larger groups can eat together.

Haybarn master bedroom

Haybarn master bedroom

Haybarn deluxe bathroom

Haybarn deluxe bathroom

Haybarn, twin bedroom - can be king-size double

Haybarn, twin bedroom - can be king-size double

Children's room

Children's room

Old Byre lounge - relax and unwind

Old Byre lounge - relax and unwind

Old Byre bedroom

Old Byre bedroom

Cycle along the Manifold Trail

Cycle along the Manifold Trail

A winter wonderland

A winter wonderland

View from the Coach House

View from the Coach House

All Three Cottages

Swainsley Farm Staffordshire, ST13 7SS

This combined cottage is made up of 3 cottages

  • Larger groups in three cottages
  • Rural setting with walking straight from the door
  • Space inside or outside to dine and socialise
  • Great pubs and restaurants close-by
  • Lots of family attractions in the area
  • Fabulous views from all three cottages
    • Sleeps 12Sleeps 12
    • Bedrooms 6Bedrooms 6
    • Bathrooms 4Bathrooms 4
    • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
    • Ground Floor FacilitiesGround Floor Facilities
    • WiFiWiFi
    • ParkingParking
    • Open fire / Log burnerOpen fire / Log burner
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • Covid Refund GuaranteeCovid Refund Guarantee

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Features

Sleeps 12

Sleeps 12

Bedrooms 6

Bedrooms 6

Bathrooms 4

Bathrooms 4

Dines 12

Dines 12

Dog Free Cottage

Dog Free Cottage

WiFi

WiFi

Parking

Parking

Ground Floor Facilities

Ground Floor Facilities

Hot tub - private

Hot tub - private

Pub (within 1 mile)

Pub (within 1 mile)

Open fire / Log burner

Open fire / Log burner

EV charging onsite

EV charging onsite

Child-Friendly

Child-Friendly

Extra baby kit

Extra baby kit

Space to play

Space to play

Babysitting by arrangement

Babysitting by arrangement

Livestock onsite

Livestock onsite

Barbecue

Barbecue

Spa treatments available

Spa treatments available

Complimentary leisure club access

Complimentary leisure club access

Fine dining (within 10 miles)

Fine dining (within 10 miles)

National Trail (within 1 mile)

National Trail (within 1 mile)

National Trail (within 10 miles)

National Trail (within 10 miles)

Bike storage

Bike storage

Catering available

Catering available

Supermarket delivery available

Supermarket delivery available

Extra beds available

Extra beds available

Credit cards accepted

Credit cards accepted

Owners/Manager onsite

Owners/Manager onsite

Large groups welcome

Large groups welcome

Covid Refund Guarantee

Covid Refund Guarantee

About & Contact

A great location for family gatherings and events

Swainsley Farm overlooks the spectacular Manifold Valley inside the Peak District National Park.

There are 3 cottages grouped together around a courtyard with amazing views making it an ideal venue for familiy gatherings, holidays, birthdays and group events, plus there is great walking straight from the door!

Together they offer 6 bedrooms sleeping up to12 people with an additinal 2 folding beds (suitable for children) and 3 cots. There is space to socialise but also flexibility for those who choose to be independent.

The Coach House has 3 bedrooms and a large, spacious lounge for a large group to get together.

The Haybarn has 2 bedrooms and can be arranged to dine up to 12.

The Old Byre with 1 bedroom provides a peaceful bolt-hole for grandparents who may wish to join a family party.

A small paddock immediately in front of the cottages providess a private recreation area and there is ample parking to the rear (with an EV charging point).

Each cottage has a dishwasher, washer/dryer, wood burning stove (biomass), microwave, oven, hob, Nespresso coffee maker, hairdryer, Bluetooth speaker, TV, garden furniture and barbecue etc.

All large supermarkets deliver to the door, and there is a great choice of local pubs and restaurants close-by.

Member since 2002

Tel:+44 (0)1298 84530

Tel:+44 (0)7977051935

www.swainsleyfarm.co.uk

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Swainsley Farm
Staffordshire, ST13 7SS

Location & Attractions

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  • Cycling Cycling
  • Food Food
  • Heritage Heritage
  • Leisure Parks Leisure Parks
  • Pub/Restaurant Pub/Restaurant
  • Town Town
  • Visitors Attraction Visitors Attraction
  • Walks Walks
  • Wildlife Wildlife
  • Theatre Theatre

All Three Cottages, Swainsley Farm

Swainsley
Butterton
Nr Leek
Staffordshire
ST13 7SS

Theatre Buxton Opera House

Superb 19th C. theatre complex open all year. Comprehensive program includes plays, opera, rock concerts, classical music and pantomimes. Home to the Buxton Festival (mid-July) and a Family Festival (August).

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Leisure Parks Alton Towers

One of Britain’s largest theme parks. GALACTICA, the world's first roller coaster dedicated to virtual reality. About 20 mins drive from Swainsley Farm.

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Food Chatsworth Farm Shop, Pilsley

Quality produce fresh from the estate: vast array of Chatsworth meat, poultry and game. Freshly baked breads & cakes, delicatessen, fruit, vegetable and fish counters.

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Food Hartington Cheese Shop

Quaint old shop overlooking the duck pond selling quality local and national cheeses. Part of the team operating Hartington Creamery, producing Peakland Blue, Peakland White and Hartington Stilton.

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Walks Thors Cave

A spectacularly high and massive rock face with 10m wide cave. Occupied 10,000 years ago. Great walk up, through ash woodland with stunning views of the Manifold valley.

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Town Ashbourne

A picturesque, historic market town with a medieval street pattern, ancient buildings and cobbled market place. Many high quality independent shops, restaurants, cafés and family friendly pubs.

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Heritage Pilsbury Castle

Scheduled Ancient Monument, originally an Iron Age fortification on high ground overlooking the River Dove. Earthwork remains are of a motte and bailey castle built just after the Norman conquest.

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Heritage Hartington Village

Beautiful, ancient village adjacent to the River Dove and centered around the former market square and duck pond. Shops, cafes, pubs, garage/fuel, doctor/pharmacy. Only 5 mins drive from Swainsley Farm.

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Cycling Monsal Trail

Traffic free route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users through a spectacular limestone dale running between Bakewell and Blackwell Mill (Nr. Buxton). Cycle hire available.

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Cycling The Manifold Trail

Former narrow-gauge railway winding through 9.5 miles of amazing scenery (tea shops along the way!). The High Peak and Tissington cycle trails close-by. We have some cycles for guests to use.

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Food Denstone Hall Farm Shop & Cafe

Award-winning, family run farm shop and café on the Staffordshire and Derbyshire border selling their own meat and high quality local produce with provenance. Butchery, deli, café and gift shop.

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Heritage English Heritage, Arbor Low Stone Circle

An important Neolithic henge (stone circle) atmospherically set amid high moorland.

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Heritage National Trust Biddulph Grange

An exciting survivor from the great age of Victorian gardening, the vision of James Bateman, who spent more than twenty years collecting plants from all over the world.

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Pub/Restaurant The George, Alstonefield

Small, historic, family run pub on a beautiful village green close to Dovedale. Locally sourced ingredients served in cosy but elegant surroundings. Recommendations: Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Good Food Guide.

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Wildlife Rudyard Lake

A two and a half mile long lake lying between thickly wooded hillsides. A haven of peace and tranquility offering boating, sailing, fishing and walking. Narrow-gauge steam train trips.

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Visitors Attraction Pooles Cavern

Vast limestone caverns, see how stalactites and stalagmites have lined the chambers over millions of years. Evidence of life from the Neolithic, early Bronze and Romano-British ages. Cafe, gift shop.

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Walks National Trust, Ilam Park

Enchanting oasis of tranquility at the southern end of the Manifold Valley, close to Dovedale. Gardens, parkland, ancient woodland. Saxon tomb of St Bertram in the church. Tea room.

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Walks National Trust, Ecton Mines

Mined from Bronze Age times now a Scheduled Monument. The Duke of Devonshire made a fortune here in the 18th century. Tours available. An Area of special scientific Interest (SSSI).

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Pub/Restaurant Manifold Inn, Hulme Ends

A 200 year old coaching inn and restaurant in Hulme End offering quality home cooked food (1.5m from Swainsley Farm, just a short walk or bike ride along the Manifold Trail).

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Visitors Attraction Heights of Abraham

Hilltop park accessed by a Gondola cable car. Attractions include cavern and mine tours, woodland trails, fossil exhibitions and the Vista Bar and Restaurant. Spectacular views across the Derwent Valley.

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Heritage Haddon Hall

“The most perfect house to survive the middle ages”. Atmospheric and beautiful, parts date from the 12th C. Elizabethan terraced gardens overlook the River Wye. A location in many films.

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Visitors Attraction Gulivers Kingdom, Matlock

Giant adventures for little people! An amusement park aimed at children aged 3 to 13 with a wide range of rides and attractions. Set on a hillside with great views.

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Walks Edale

The start of the Pennine Way, the village is surrounded by walking country in a beautiful setting below Kinder Scout. There are two pubs serving real ale and food.

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Walks Dovedale

A renowned beauty spot: dramatic limestone ravine, busy with wildlife and rare wild flowers. Impressive rock outcrops, scree slopes, tranquil woodlands and steep cliffs. Surrounded by wonderful walking country.

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Heritage Chatsworth House

Spectacular stately home with a collection of priceless paintings, furniture, Old Master drawings and sculptures. Childrens playground and farmyard set in extensive parkland on the banks of the River Derwent, –

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Wildlife Carsington Water

Sailing, canoeing, wind surfing and trout fishing available. Cycle hire, plentiful car parking and a Visitor Centre with café, restaurant and children's playground.

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Town Buxton

Founded by the Romans and famous for its spring water. Georgian architecture provides an impressive backdrop to a wealth of music and theatre festivals. Many independent shops, cafes, bars, restaurants.

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Town Bakewell

Beautiful old market town on the banks of the River Wye. Markets are held every Monday including a thriving livestock market. Wonderful riverside walks, shopping arcades and numerous cafes.

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Wildlife Peak Wildlife Park

Come face to face with exotic and endangered animals from across three continents: Lemurs, Penguins, Wallabies, Giant Tortoise and many more. An entertaining, exciting and educational day out.

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Pub/Restaurant Devonshire Arms, Hartington

Charming 17th century pub in a pretty village. Faces the village square and duck pond. Serves good quality home-cooked food and fine ales. Excellent beer garden to the rear.

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Heritage Frogall and Caldon Canal

Boat, walk or cycle through the Churnet Valley. Outstanding scenery. Dine out on a canal boat. The pub at Consall Forge only accessible by boat or by the preserved steam

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Pub/Restaurant The Black Lion Inn, Butterton

Lovely village setting. Pub grub, open fires, pool room, darts and beer garden.

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Visitors Attraction Churnet Valley Railway

A victim of Beeching’s cuts, now run by enthusiasts. Re-live the classic days of railway travel. A rural line passing through the beautiful Churnet Valley, moorland scenery and picturesque stations.

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Pub/Restaurant Carriages at Newhaven

Restaurant with a railway theme. A ticket booth area at the entrance, a platform bar and dining in two steam-era Orient Express and Pullman railway carriages.

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Wildlife Tittesworth Water

Open all year, stunning views of the Roaches, bird and wildlife watching, walking trails around the waters' edge, picnic area children's play area, visitor centre, restaurant.

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Heritage Tissington Hall and Village

The seat of the FitzHerbert family. Jacobean mansion surrounded by an amazingly pretty estate village. Norman church, pond, tea shop, gift shop. Notable for its well-dressings.

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Wildlife RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve

Walk through delightful oak woodland, lots of migrating birds breed here. On steep valley sides see flycatchers, redstarts and wood warblers. In winter: redwings, fieldfares and finches are regular visitors...

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Food Stanedge Grange Butchery, Newhaven

Farm butchery selling home reared beef, lamb, pork and turkey. Meat is hung and allowed to mature to give tender, succulent and flavorsome cuts.

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Visitors Attraction Go Ape

Enjoy zip wires, Tarzan swings and rope ladders - tree top adventure amongst woodland over looking Buxton.

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Meet the owner

Liz or Chris Snook

Working overseas and looking for a home in the UK, we fell in love with Swainsley Farm one day in November 1979. The sun was shining brightly, there was a little snow on the ground and we were amazed by the beauty of the Manifold Valley - everything was so incredibly peaceful and pristine! It’s the only home we have ever had and it’s been a wonderful place to bring up three daughters. 18th C. farm buildings were not viable in terms of modern agriculture and holiday cottages seemed the best way of preserving them. We’ve been members of Premier Cottages almost from its inception and we’ve tried to provide what we would want: quiet, peaceful and luxurious accommodation in surroundings where it’s easy to relax and unwind. The Peak District offers a huge range of activities … we’d love to welcome you to our spectacular home! Chris & Liz.

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Other cottages at Swainsley Farm

From £788
  • Coach House lounge
  • Swainsley Farm nestling in the Manifold Valley
  • Coach House
  • Coach House kitchen & dining room
  • View from the Coach House
  • Coach House with wood burning stove
  • Master bedroom king-sized bed
  • View from the Coach House
  • View from the gallery balcony
  • Coach house gallery bedroom
  • Relax and unwind
  • Coach House lounge with fire
  • Coach House
  • View from the Coach House
  • Coach House room with a view
  • Chatsworth, Jane Austin event
  • Complimentary bikes
  • Swainsley Farm
  • en-suite shower room
  • Snowy Swainsley

Coach House at Swainsley Farm - Staffordshire

Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Dog Free Cottage

There are 3 cottages at this site

Sleeps 6Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2Bathrooms 2
Dines 8Dines 8
Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
From £663
  • Haybarn kitchen/dining room, underfloor heating
  • Swainsley Farm nestling in the Manifold Valley
  • Haybarn exterior
  • Haybarn - comfy and warm.
  • 15 min stroll to the Manifold Inn
  • Haybarn, kingsize double bedroom
  • Haybarn master bedroom
  • Main bedroom leading to twin room
  • Great walking from the door!
  • Twin bedroom for adults
  • Twin bedroom for children
  • The Haybarn
  • Haybarn bathroom
  • Cosy wood burning stove
  • View from the Haybarn
  • Swainsley Dovecote
  • 15 min stroll to the Manifold Inn
  • A cows view of Swainsley Farm
  • Complimentary bikes
  • Snowy Swainsley

Haybarn at Swainsley Farm - Staffordshire

Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Dog Free Cottage

There are 3 cottages at this site

Sleeps 4Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1Bathrooms 1
Dines 12Dines 12
Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
From £486
  • Swainsley Farm quiet & peaceful
  • Old Byre lounge - relax and unwind
  • Old Byre bedroom
  • Take a romantic break.
  • "Views to die for!"
  • "Views to die for!"
  • Gastropub, The George, Alstonefield
  • Old Byre exterior
  • Celebrate at Swainsley Farm
  • Old Byre,  cosy fire
  • Swainsley bridge, Manifold River
  • Relax and unwind
  • Old Byre bathroom
  • Tea for two
  • Swainsley Farm in the Manifold Vall
  • View from the Old Byre
  • Complimentary bikes
  • The stepping stones in Dovedale
  • "Views to die for!"
  • Snowy Swainsley

Old Byre at Swainsley Farm - Staffordshire

Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Dog Free Cottage

There are 3 cottages at this site

Sleeps 2Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1Bathrooms 1
Dines 4Dines 4
Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
From £1937
  • Swainsley Farm nestling in the Manifold Valley
  • Coach House lounge
  • Coach House, room with a view.
  • Coach House, Master - king-sized bed and en suite
  • The Coach House's new deluxe kitchen
  • Coach house view from the gallery bedroom
  • En suite shower room
  • Coach House, walk straight from the door.
  • Haybarn - comfy and warm.
  • Haybarn, larger groups can eat together.
  • Haybarn master bedroom
  • Haybarn deluxe bathroom
  • Haybarn, twin bedroom - can be king-size double
  • Children's room
  • Old Byre lounge - relax and unwind
  • Old Byre bedroom
  • Cycle along the Manifold Trail
  • A winter wonderland
  • View from the Coach House

All Three Cottages at Swainsley Farm - Staffordshire

Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6
Dog Free Cottage

Made up of 2 or more cottages

Sleeps 12Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 4Bathrooms 4
Dines 12Dines 12
Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage