‘Cottage perfect. Views and scenery in the surrounding countryside stupendous. Will be back for more’. Mary & Sandy Kelman
elcome to the spectacular Manifold Valley, Dovedale and the luxurious all inclusive self catering cottages at Swainsley Farm.
Escape the hustle and bustle. Get away from it all. Come and relax at our luxurious, hideaway. Swainsley Farm is very private with parking well away from the nearest road. We are located in an elevated position looking south over the beautiful Manifold River which flows through spectacular crags and wooded valleys before joining the Dove several miles downstream. Our guests have amazing panoramic views with wonderful walking straight from the door!
Great care has been taken to convert traditional 18th century farm buildings into three fantastic cottages. Beamed ceilings and many original features have been combined with modern essentials such as well equipped kitchens and new, deluxe bathrooms providing contemporary but understated luxury. Free WiFi internet connection, comfy beds with mattress toppers, I-pod docks and Nespresso coffee machines are some of the things you can expect. Spa treatments: why not pamper yourself and book holistic and beauty therapies in your cottage?
This is an area of outstanding natural beauty with lush tranquil dales and wild romantic highlands. Steeped in history, there are many National Trust properties, great houses and magnificent gardens. Some of the best cycling in the Peak District is available on the Manifold Trail (running below Swainsley Farm and suitable for wheelchair users and mums with push chairs).
Riding, trekking and fishing are all available locally and the more adventurous can try their hand at rock climbing, caving, sailing, canoeing and hang gliding. Others may just want to stroll through fields, walk along the banks of the Manifold River or visit our pretty villages with their lovely old churches and ancient inns.
We are about a mile from Butterton which has a shop and a lovely old pub, the Black Lion. There are other wonderful pubs and places to eat close-by including the Manifold Inn (in the tiny hamlet of Hulme End, a short distance away along the Manifold Trail) and the George Inn in Alstonefield (selected by the Times/Alistair Sawday as one of their 10 best pubs). There are a number of golf courses nearby.
The market towns of Buxton, Bakewell, Ashbourne and Leek are within 10 or 12 miles - all have regular markets, good shops, cafes and antique centres. There are many family attractions close by including Alton Towers, Matlock Bath and Chatsworth. The Potteries is the home of Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Spode and others. The international sporting and concert venues of Manchester, Sheffield, Derby and Stoke-on-Trent are easily assessable for a great day out.
Try our perfect romantic hideaway and relax in this wonderful, peaceful setting!