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, with two wonderful self-catering holiday properties in the grounds of the farm.
The Lodge is a stone-built former milking parlour, cosy and warm and just perfect for 2 people. The Barn sleeps up to 8 people and is ideal for larger groups and families.
The Lodge at Dale End House (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 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.
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.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome at The Lodge!
The Barn at Dale End House (Sleeps 8)
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 or room by room. 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 a 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 can be separated 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. There’s also a large, fully-equipped kitchen, perfect for cooking up a feast!
Well-behaved dogs are welcome at The Barn.
Dale End House is Pet-Friendly!
Well-behaved dogs are welcome at both The Lodge and The Barn, so feel free to bring your four-legged friends along with you! We know they’ll love your adventures in the countryside as much as you will!
Dale End House : Location
Dale End House is located on a quiet lane in the little hamlet of Gratton, between the pretty villages of Elton and Youlgreave in the Peak District National Park. It’s surrounded by unspoilt countryside, popular with walkers and mountain bikers alike.
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!
Gratton is a peaceful idyll, 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.
Breathtaking morning to be honest. On my travels this morning I managed to take shots of......... 5 red deer, 1 roe deer, an unbelievable 6 little owls, 4 hares , and a giant white rat ! (see below) Mornings like this come along rarely but that makes them all the more special when they do, wow what a start to the day ! ... See MoreSee Less
If ever you needed a reason to be stood in the middle of nowhere on the moors at 4.39 am this morning watching the sunrise, I think this one is quite convincing .......... Brought to you by our friend and partner Villager Jim! ... See MoreSee Less