• Old Byre

    Relax in comfort.

  • Old Byre

    Room with a view.

  • The Old Byre

    1 bedroom, sleeps 2 + cot


  • Welcome basket

    Afernoon tea with scones and homemade jam.

  • Old Byre

    Diner for two - Old Byre

  • Relax and unwind outside the Old Byre

  • Old Byre


  • Old Byre

    Cosy, romantic cottage. 1 bedroom sleeps 2

  • Old Byre

    5 Star Gold Luxury

  • Old Byre


  • Chatsworth House

    Always worth a visit.

  • Swainsley bridge over the Manifold River.

  • Winter sunshine

    Winter sunshine at Swainsley

  • Old Byre bathroom

    Soak or splash

  • Old byre bedroom

    'with a view to die for'

  • Swainsley Farm

    Nestled in the Manifold Valley

  • The George, Alstonefield

    Gastro pub - a short drive away.

  • View from the Old Byre

  • Borrow our bikes

    Cycle the Manifold Trail

  • Romantic break

The Old Byre

Perfect Romantic Hideaway

Facing south with unrestricted and amazing views of the Manifold Valley, the Old Byre is a superb cottage ideal for couples wanting comfort, peace and quiet. It’s been converted to the highest standards from a barn dating back to the 18th century and combines understated luxury with beamed ceilings and many original features. The Old Byre is one of the cosiest and most romantic cottages in the Peak District.

Comment from one of our visitors: “a little piece of heaven”

Downstairs, we have installed a wood burning stove (Biomass) in the open-plan sitting room, dining room & kitchen. The deluxe kitchen has granite worktops and a terracotta floor while the lounge is newly carpeted. The cottage is equipped with a full range of cooking and dining ware. A flight of open tread stairs leads to a galleried landing, off of which is a lovely double bedroom with “views to die for” (the opinion of one of our visitors). Also leading off the landing is a modern deluxe bathroom with bath/overbath shower, WC and heated towel rail.


Ready for a walk?
Ready for a walk?
Relax and enjoy
Relax and enjoy

All inclusive prices

  • The cottage is equipped with a dishwasher, auto washing machine/dryer, microwave, fridge, freezer, flat screen TV, CD, DVD, I-pod docking station and Nespresso coffee machine. This cottage  is fully equipped with everything you will need to make your holiday enjoyable.
  • We have some additional equipment you may wish to borrow, free of charge: bread maker, hand blender/whisk and slow cooker. Please let us know before you arrive if you would like any of the above in your cottage.
  • On arrival you will find kitchen roll, toilet paper, bin bags, tea, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper, aluminium foil, greaseproof paper, cling film, dishwasher tablets, washing powder, shampoo, conditioner, hand wash, and body lotion.
  • Heating: the cottage has electric central-heating and a wood burning stove (which is very effective in making the cottage warm and cosy).
  • Linen (duvets), robes, bath/hand/kitchen towels are provided. All beds have mattress toppers.
  • We can provide a cot, high chair, stair-gate, baby monitor, bouncing cradle and baby walker if required.
  • Baby sitting by arrangement.
  • Leisure Centre complimentary pass (by arrangement) for visitors wanting to use the swimming pool, gym etc.
  • We have some adult cycles for visitors to use (by arrangement). Cycle store, helmets and drying cabinet available.
  • Free WiFi internet access (this is a rural area and our broadband is not Superfast but fine for emails and web browsing).
  • We ask visitors not to arrive before 4pm so that we have enough time to get the cottage ready for you.
  • We would be grateful if you could vacate the cottage by 10am on the day of departure.
  • Regret no smoking or pets inside the cottage.
  • Sunny courtyard with garden furniture, picnic table, BBQ and small shared paddock.