Welcome to the peaceful country idyll of Church Farm, deep in the heart of the Peak District National Park. This stunning place offers the perfect place to escape the demands of modern life!
Church Farm is a little patch of heaven in the Peak District. It has been a farm since the 16th Century, and has been in the same family for more than 50 years. It’s located in the beautiful hamlet of Stanshope, perfectly positioned between Dovedale and the Manifold Valley, both areas renowned for their outstanding natural beauty and tranquility.
Dovedale Cottages Accommodation
At Church Farm you’ll find two luxury self-catering holiday cottages to enjoy. Dovedale Cottages are both Grade II listed, lovingly restored and furnished to the highest standards, and have a cosy ‘Country Living’ feel.
Both cottages have been awarded Visit England Gold Awards, awarded to establishments that outperform in their category and offer exceptional quality within their star rating.
Your pets are welcome here too! Dovedale Cottages are proud to be dog-friendly and we know your four-legged friends will love their adventures here as much as you will!
Ancestral Barn (Sleeps 6)
The Ancestral Barn oozes charm and character. This luxury barn conversion has beamed ceilings and panelled walls, polished floors and richly-coloured rugs.
The splendid lounge has a glorious open range fireplace and antique furniture. Relax in front of the cosy fire, and enjoy the wide-screen TV with On Demand channels and access to ultrafast broadband.
The fully-equipped kitchen/dining room, complete with fridge, freezer, dishwasher, electric cooker and microwave, is perfect for cooking up a feast. There’s a separate utility room, with washer, dryer and hanging facility with ironing equipment.
Three bedrooms (one accessible for the mobile disabled downstairs) feature splendid canopy beds that are the very essence of comfort and luxury.
All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, two with showers, and the master bedroom has a roll top bath.
Outside you’ll find stunning views over the organic farm, and private parking for guests.
Treat yourselves to the peace of this rural retreat in delightful countryside. Just walk, talk, relax, enjoy the fantastic scenery, and then return to laze around a roaring fire.
This beautiful cottage originally formed part of the main farmhouse at Church Farm. Grade II listed and dating from around the 16th Century, Church Farm Cottage has been lovingly restored and beautifully converted to a very high standard. It is full of character with many original features, including stone flagged floors or polished floorboards throughout, covered with richly coloured rugs, and beamed ceilings. The cottage has a secure private cottage garden.
The L-shaped lounge has a full-beamed ceiling and sandstone fireplace, inset with an old black range for cosy open fires. There’s access to ultrafast broadband if you need to stay connected to the outside world.
The fully equipped kitchen/dining room (with fridge, freezer, dishwasher, electric cooker, microwave, etc), also has a beamed ceiling, a gritstone fireplace, window seat and a quarry-tiled floor.
The main bedroom includes a king-size canopy bed and wonderful open views across the surrounding countryside. The second bedroom has two good-sized 3’6″ single beds. Both bedrooms are decorated to a high standard. The main bathroom consists of a bath, hand basin and toilet.
Church Farm has been an organic farm for more than a decade, with the land farmed in the traditional, old fashioned way, as it has been managed for generations. Wildflowers still bloom in the lush meadows and the animals are all treated with respect and love. It is very important to the owners to protect and preserve the environment and wildlife on the farm for the future generations who should be lucky enough to live there.
Stanshope is a tranquil farming hamlet in the heart of the southern Peak District, much of which is now owned by the National Trust.
The wonderful landscape of the Peak District National Park, and Dovedale in particular, is a paradise for walkers, cyclists and all outdoor enthusiasts. There are innumerable beautiful walking trails in the area, many of which start right from the doorstep of the cottages.
There are also miles of cycling trails, along country lanes and former railway lines such as the Tissington Trail, High Peak Trail, Monsal Trail and Manifold Way. There are cycle hire stations at Mapleton (near Ashbourne), Parsley Hay (near Hartington) and Middleton Top (near Wirksworth).
The area is also wonderful for horse riding and the bridleways and country lanes across the Derbyshire Dales offer superb riding with spectacular views.
There really is no better place to unwind and explore the beauty of the Peak District National Park, all the time knowing that you have a luxurious cottage to return to, and a cosy fire to relax in front of.