One of just six farmhouses in the rural parish of Gratton, Dale End House is a stunning Grade II listed Derbyshire long house. It’s situated on a pretty lane, surrounded by unspoilt countryside. This is the perfect spot if you’re looking for peace and quiet in the Peak District, and we’re delighted to be able to offer two wonderful holiday properties in the grounds of our farm.
The Lodge is a stone-built former milking parlour, cosy and warm and just perfect for two people. The Barn sleeps up to 8 people and is ideal for larger groups and families. Both properties are available on either a Bed & Breakfast basis or a self-catering basis.
The Lodge (Sleeps 2)
Overlooking a courtyard with open fields beyond, The Lodge is a stone built former milking parlour. It has been lovingly restored to an exceptionally high standard, and is decorated throughout with fine furnishings and historical colours. Here you can relax and enjoy the fantastic views, shared only with our ducks, chickens, peacocks and sheep.
The bright, airy double bedroom is furnished with an antique double bed with a down duvet and feather pillows, romantically lit by a crystal chandelier. There is an en-suite shower room.
The ground floor comprises a large, open-plan space with a lounge, dining area and fully-equipped country kitchen. The underfloor heating will keep you cosy even on the coolest nights.
Whether you choose to stay in The Lodge on a self-catering or Bed & Breakfast basis, you get unrestricted private access to the entire property. If you choose to have breakfast included, a freshly-prepared meal will be served to you in your dining area. We use the finest ingredients, sourced locally wherever possible. Guests staying on a Bed & Breakfast basis may also use the kitchen facilities as they wish to prepare other meals during their stay.
Outside, you’ll find unspoilt views over open fields and a babbling brook, with sheep and scattered trees on the hillside. There is ample parking and a secure indoor space for bikes.
The Barn is a beautifully-restored old stone farm building, tucked away and completely private. Sleeping up to 8 people, it can be booked in its entirety on a self-catering basis, or room by room on a Bed & Breakfast basis. The internal layout has been thoughtfully designed so that smaller groups can stay at The Barn and pay only for the number of rooms used. This, along with our simple ‘pay per night’ tariff, makes The Barn a very flexible place to stay.
The Barn has four spacious double bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities. Two of the bedrooms have Super King sized beds which we can separate into two singles if required. The other two rooms have King sized beds.
The very large open-plan lounge/dining area has a full-height beamed ceiling with stunning views down the valley. There are two large sofas and a long dining table, which easily accommodates up to 10 people.
For guests booking on a self-catering basis, there is a large, fully-equipped kitchen, perfect for cooking up a feast!
The gardens at Dale End House are a haven for wildlife. Woodpeckers and long-tailed tits are daily visitors through the Winter and Spring. There are brown hares in the fields above the house and badgers in the dale. In the Summer, spotted flycatchers return each year and nest in the stable beside The Lodge. In the early evening there’s a good chance of seeing a barn owl too!
Dale End House is located on a quiet lane between the pretty villages of Elton and Youlgreave. It’s surrounded by unspoilt countryside, popular with walkers and mountain bikers alike, yet it’s only six miles from the ancient market towns of Bakewell and Matlock, with their wealth of visitor attractions.
Slightly further afield, but still within easy driving distance, you’ll find the stately country estates of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.