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Trip advisor – Old Byre -5/5 – Oct 23

We wanted to visit the Peak District for the first time and found Swainsley Farm. The location is superb, within the River Manifold valley with great views southwards down the valley from the bedroom. It is also very peaceful with no traffic noise and very dark skies as there is no light pollution. We were warmly greeted by our host, Chris, who was at pains to make sure everything was just so. Our cottage was fitted out to a very high standard and it was warm and cosy, which was perfect after a hard day’s walking up on Kinder Scout or just straight out of the door down the valley. It was helpful there was a washer dryer as well when we returned home liberally soaked from the weather. A mile up the hill in the village of Butterton was a great pub, the Black Lion, which produced delicious food (the lamb pie was really special) and served good beer. More widely, the access across the National Park is easy and everything was accessible in under an hour by car. Top notch place – I have already recommended to friends and will aim to go back.


bert e   Trip Advisor Haybarn- 4.7/5  – Nov 23
“Beautiful quiet location, still everything within easy Reach
We had a wonderful week at the Old Byre Cottage, it leaves nothing to be desired. The location is away from all the modern noise and hustle. Still everything you want to do or need is easy to reach (albeit the roads are narrow). Lots of activities, walking Miller Dale, Lathkil Dale and Dove Dale (though avoid the last one on a weekend), cycling Tissington and Monsail trail. Manifold trail is on your doorstep. On a rainy Day vist a pottery in Stoke on Trent, we took a factory tour at Emma Bridgwater and shopped at their factory outlet. The Black Lion at Butterton is still a real English Pub with own food, not your standard hamburger or Chicken Skewer. Just go and experience Swainsley Farm yourself”   –  June 23

Visitors book comments

Coach House  Latest reviews 2023

We have hard a wonderful week in the Peak District. Such a beautiful house in such a magnificent location! Even with the floods that we saw and endured it was still amazing. Thanks a lot.( Family Lichtendont) Oct 23


A beautiful, comfortable, atmospheric work retreat! Thanks for hosting us. Can’t wait to return.  ( Sue, Huw, John & family)  Sept 23


Absolutely stunning. Quite easily the best weekend of our lives. 10/10 doesnot compare to anywhere we’ve ever stayed in all of plant earth ( The Kings & Queens)  Aug 23.


Haybarn  Latest reviews in 2023

Thank you both for a wonderful 3rd stay. Lovely cottage all around.  ( R & E Snell)  Oct 23


A wonderful peaceful and secluded location and a  lovely cottage. Appreciated your helpfulness and getting a couple of things sorted for us. ( The Mays.) Sept 23


Beautiful setting & comfortable stay. Fantastic accommodation. Thank you. (Levunsons & Kirk family) Aug 23


The Old Byre  Latest reviews in 2023

A wonderful few days. The cottage is gorgeous with spectacular views and great walking. Thank you. Food at the Black Lion was superb.



Enjoyed the use of the cottage and several walks. Would endorse previous comments about the quality of the food at the Black Lion. (D & A Poulton) Sept 23


Great cottage & location. Recommend the Black Lion – worth the walk!

(A & D) Sept 23