Come to Swallow Barn for an idyllic rural retreat in the heart of the Peak District National Park. A sylish little stone barn for two, it combines modern comforts with oak beams - the perfect mix of old and new. Set in an attractive conservation village , there are walks from the door and beautiful countryside to explore in every direction, plus a traditional village pub serving good food. In the summer you can sit out on your private patio and enjoy the peace and tranquility.
South facing, the detached property is approached from the road by a wide walled path which leads to a private, flagged patio area with roses and garden furniture. French windows open into the light and airy kitchen dining/lounge area, with a beamed ceiling which goes up to the rafters, wooden floor and comfortable seating. One corner is occupied by the well-equipped kitchen. An archway leads into the bedroom, with comfortable double bed and en-suite shower room. The accommodation is open plan all on one level and offers everything you need for a relaxing holiday. TV, free wifi, DVD player and Bluetooth radio. Short breaks available all year. One well behaved dog welcome.
The village is 6 miles from the spa town of Buxton and 8 miles from the attractive market town of Bakewell (famed for its'pudding' and monthly farmers market - voted the best in Britian). Nearby are a weath of historic houses to visit - Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Lyme Park, Kedleston, Sudbury Hall - plus many others a little further afield. Experience a cable car ride at the Heights of Abraham, industrial heritage at the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site or a roller coaster ride at Alton Towers. Go underground in a boat at Speedwell Cavern at Castleton or view the stalagtites and stalagmites at Poole's Cavern in Buxton
Lots of summer events include the Buxton Festival, village well dressings, RHS Chatsworth and the cycle event 'Eroica Britannica', plus a year round programme of shows at Buxton's beautiful little Opera House. Less than 2 miles away are superb traffic-free cycle trails along former railway lines (bike hire is available at several centres) and a network of footpaths, bridleways and quiet lanes. The recently opened Monsal Trail goes through long tunnels and over spectacular viaducts to offer superb views along the River Wye. The picturesque dales of the rivers Lathkill, Dove and Derwent are also nearby. Derby, Manchester and Sheffield are all less than one hour drive away and accessible by train or bus for a day out.
Chelmorton itself is an ancient Derbyshire village with narrow fields counded by attractive white limestone walls which trace the patterns of medieval farming. Today the fields enclose herds of nibbling sheep and cows. As a conservation village, not on the way to anywhere, it is peaceful and safe. Very little traffic goes up and down the road and you are as likely to see sheep being herded up the road or a few hens wandering about. There are no shops in the village, however the Church Inn (dog friendly) is just 5 minutes walk and does good food.
- Number of Rooms / Units
|Room / Unit Type||Capacity||Room / Unit Tariff*||Notes|
|Swallow Barn||2||from £315.00 to £375.00 per unit per week||This property is open plan and all on one level and therefore suitable for people with limited mobility. There are however three steps on the path to the property.|
*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
- 4 Visit England Stars Self-catering
- Visit England VisitEngland Cyclists Welcome 2019
- Visit England VisitEngland Pets Welcome 2020
- Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
- Visit Britain We're Good to Go 2020
Booking & Payment Details
- Euros accepted
- Cooker - Full cooking facilities - oven, hob, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster.
- Central heating
- Staff fluent in Italian
- Ironing facilities - Ironing board and iron.
Linen & Bedding
- Linen provided - High quality bedlinen and towels.
- On street/public parking - Free on street parking within sight of property.
- Dogs Accepted - One well behaved dog welcome.
- Non-smoking property
- WiFi or internet access - Free wifi.
- CD player
- DVD player - Please bring your own DVDs.
- Ground floor bedroom
- Satellite TV
- Television - Freeview channels.
- Garden - Pretty stone flagged patio and path.
Property Facilities: Swallow Barn
- Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
- Ground floor bedroom
Map & Directions
Approach by car from either the A515 (Buxton to Ashbourne road) or the A6 (Bakewell to Buxton road). Turn onto A5270 (Coalpit Lane) and take signposted turning into village. Swallow Barn is approximately half way up the main street of the village on the left hand side (going up the road), past the stone telephone box but before the minor road (Common Lane) turning. Owners live at The Green (white gateposts) next to Swallow Barn.
Public Transport Directions
If travelling by car (recommended) you can park free on the street (very quiet) within sight of Swallow Barn. The village has bus services to Buxton and Bakewell and the TP Transpeak service connects to Manchester and Derby. The nearest train station is Buxton (trains from Manchester).
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This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.