Church Farm Cottage, Church Farm

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£125 - £171
per night
£800 - £1200
per week

An idyllic cottage for animal lovers, children, peace seekers and walkers. Immaculate interiors and breathtaking views soothe the soul


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£125 - £171 per night

£800 - £1200 per week

The Experience

The cottage originally formed part of the owners’ listed farmhouse, now the ancient farm is managed organically. In the summer the meadows brim with wild flowers and named sheep and cows are treated as family friends.

A comfy sofa and chairs surround the old black range; wooden floors, richly-coloured rugs and embroideries add to the cottagey feel. Bedrooms (one double and a twin) are traditional and comfortable with pretty fabrics. Add a small, stone-walled cottage garden, an iron table on a lawn and those wonderful views and you should unwind and relax.

Susan leaves you homemade scones, bread, jam and eggs from the hens you can say hello to outside. There’s a gastro pub just a mile up the road – The George at Alstonefield. Ashbourne, with its winding cobbled streets is a 15- minute drive.

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We think you'll love

  • Sitting by the roaring fire in the living room with a good book while something delicious simmers in the kitchen
  • Walking in the beautiful Dales with your dog
  • The little sun-trap garden in summer and the dark skies with hooting owls at night
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You should know

  • The mobile phone signal needs to be boosted with WiFi calling but broadband speed is ultrafast
  • No puppies under 12 months old please


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from £125
Weekly price
from £800
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 4
From £1253 beds2 bedrooms


Special offer: Enjoy a summer break with a 10% discount for the week commencing 27th July. Relax with beautiful views and walks from the door.

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
By 9.30am
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


I have only good things to say about the cottage. The welcome scones, butter, jam and bread, the incredibly comfortable beds, the spotlessly clean bathroom and kitchen, the wonderful fireplace and furniture, the extremely pretty garden..... it is truly beautiful. A five star stay. We loved it! Out of all the holiday cottages I've stayed in, yours was the most pristine - everything had been thought of and it did feel like a luxury stay.


Just a note to thank you for a very relaxing stay in your lovely cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our break and your warm welcome made us feel very much at home.

Christine, Newport

We had a fantastic time at the Cottage. It is a great place in a beautiful setting and we really enjoyed our stay. We had a fantastic time and it was lovely to explore a part of the peak district that we haven’t really got to before and we would definitely like to come back. Many thanks for a fantastic stay.

Huw, Stockport

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The neighbourhood

You're in the Peak District National Park for miles of wonderful walking, gentle cycles along old railway lines or mountain biking. Dovedale and the Manifold Valley offers stunning views and great walks from the door. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Kedleston Hall are nearby for a day out with lovely gardens, Buxton is half an hour, as is Bakewell which has a good market and independent shops.

Local points of interest from Susan Franks

  • Situated on an organic working farm in a tranquil farming hamlet surrounded by fields containing a host of wild flowers and herbs. Come and meet our cows, sheep, hens and ducks.
  • Wonderful walks & cycle rides from the cottage door. Walk down Hall Dale & along the Dove to Milldale or the Stepping Stones, admire the views over the Manifold Valley, ride along the Tissington, High Peak & Monsal Trails across stunning countryside.
  • Visit the local friendly pubs after exploring the countryside e.g. The George in Alstonefield which serves restaurant quality food in cosy surroundings.
  • Experience an area rich in historic stately homes with Chatsworth and Kedleston, Sudbury, Haddon and Hardwick Halls all within a short drive.
  • Spend the day being thrilled on the rides at Alton Towers. Only 20 minutes away for those children who can't resist.
  • Explore the local market towns of Bakewell, Ashbourne and Buxton offering independent shops, antiques, cafes and parks.


Susan Franks

Susan, an applied mathematician, and James, a mechanical engineer, enjoy their life in this stunning area with their hens and ducks that roam free, their Red and White Irish setter, Fergus, and 3 cats: Ellie, Treacle and Maine Coon, Lily. Farming organically they treat their animals with love and respect and work hard to conserve their land, wildflowers and herbs, and dry stone walls.