Full of charm and immense character is this beautiful period limestone converted barn. Positioned in the lovely village of Monyash you can walk to the head of the Lathkill Dale in a heart beat and enjoy the most stunning scenery in the Peak District National Park. Perfect for family groups, sleeping 10 adults and up to 12 with children.
Swallow Barn offers plenty of flexible family accommodation with a total of five super bedrooms, three en suites and one shared bathroom. The layout is as follows:
A door from bedroom 4 leads to the second landing where there is a staircase leading down to the snug
A door from the second landing opens to:
The entrance hall provides plenty of space for coats and muddy boots. It is a great place for up to two dogs to sleep as it has a stone flagged floor which continues into the kitchen.
The open plan dining kitchen has a bespoke range of Shaker style cabinets in a hand painted soft grey finish with a large expanse of oak work surfaces which incorporate a generous breakfast bar with seating beneath. Plenty of space to cook for your group in the Range Master triple oven. There is an American style larder fridge/freezer, microwave and integrated dish washer. The kitchen is well stocked with all the equipment and mod cons you need to self cater for large groups.
In the central space is the communal dining area with a table to seat 10 guests comfortably. The room enjoys a delightful dual aspect with French doors opening directly onto a enclosed landscaped garden.
A gorgeous sitting room with an impressive Inglenook style stone fireplace over 7' feet wide with French style cast iron open fire place. Oak boarded floor throughout and French windows which open directly onto landscaped and enclosed gardens flood the room with light.
A door leads through to a snug which is perfect as a children’s play room. The snug has been set up with comfy seating, board games, and a Smart TV and DVD. From the snug, there is an alternative staircase that leads to bedroom five.
Swallow Barn enjoys a sheltered garden framed with limestone walls. The garden has been particularly well landscaped with raised borders stocked with raised shrubbed herbaceous and scented beds. You are also welcome to help yourself to an array of fresh herbs.
There is a level lawned area adjacent to which is a gravelled patio offering privacy and a wonderful external dining space with outdoor seating and a BBQ which is available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment.
Swallow Barn is a perfect property for families and mixed groups who are looking for a stay in the Peak District stay with plenty of choice of country pursuits but are not looking for a party venue. Due to the residential location it is not suitable for hen and stag groups - we have plenty of other properties we can recommend!
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If you are looking for a holiday cottage that is accessible for everyone we have a wealth of properties that are suitable for guests with varied access needs. Many of our properties are situated in rural locations, offering peaceful settings that would be suitable for guests with autism & learning difficulties.
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There is heaps to explore in the immediate surrounding area and beyond, with stunning countryside and majestic peaks where every season can be enjoyed winter or summer.
Cycling round the country lanes is a real treat too with wonderful scenery to enjoy. Within a couple of miles (1.7 miles) you can join The Tissington and High Peak Trial and bike all the way to Ashbourne.
There are towns and pretty villages aplenty. The famous spa town of Buxton and the market town of Bakewell are both just a short 10 minute drive. Dovedale, Chatsworth House, Tissington and Haddon Hall are all within an easy drive as is Alton towers Resort which is within a 35 minute drive too.
Church Street, Monyash, Nr Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1JH
Approx. GPS coordinates of the property are 53.195138, -1.772419The postcode takes you to a nearby farm so please follow the directions
Please note that all parking is in front of the property or village parking - there is no access behind Swallow Barn, this is for access only to the Farm behind.
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The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Swallow Barn. Verbatim.
We had a fantastic stay at Swallow Barn! It was perfectly located to explore the Peak District. We would definitely go back - thank you!
Beautiful house, excellent location - we couldn’t have asked for better, and would definitely recommend it.
we had a weekend at swallow barn, with our children and partners, and everyone loved it. it felt like christmas!! the long table in the kitchen was superb for breakfasting and chatting….en-suites to four of the bedrooms so everyone had space and comfort. we walked 4 mins to the fantastic bull’s head pub for dinners, and hiked the gorgeous Lathkill dale which starts 10mins walk away. absolutely recommend it!!
Our stay at Swallows Barn was perfect for our large group of three families with teen boys, we could all get together but it was set up for us to have our own spaces too. The area is beautiful and there are lots of walks and places nearby to visit. The only downside was the road was a bit busier than we thought it would be, but mainly during the day so not a problem getting to sleep at night. Would definitely recommend to friends families wanting a group getaway.
Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful barn. We came with our three young children, my parents, my 90 year old grandmother and my aunt who is blind. There was something at this cottage for everyone… an absolutely beautiful barn.
We had a lovely stay and the cottage was a perfect base for our holiday .
Lovely stay for a group of 5 couples here. It's even more beautiful than the pictures, tonnes of space, every bedroom was lovely and all nice and clean and tidy. Would recommend for a weekend away together as a base for walks, pubs and a trip to Bakewell or Chatsworth.
A very well laid out property with good separate areas for people to use . Good sized hall to dump outdoor clothes and nice eating area for family meals together. Garden big enough & private for outdoor use Handy having pub & cafe do close Also being able to go on walks straight from the door and close to both Buxton & Bakewell very helpful
Exactly what I had hoped for in the venue, couldn't have been better for a countryside retreat with friends. Management team and Host really helpful in the lead up to the stay in ensuring everything was spot on for our needs.
Swallow Barn was perfect for 10, very spacious and lots of room for us all to spread about . We were all able to gather around the kitchen table for our meals and chat and game of card. Monyash is a great location for walks in the Peaks , both locally and further afield. Thank you Hannah and the Peak Venues team for a great Bank Holiday weekend😀
Really lovely stay, family reunion and it was perfect for 8 of us plus some little ones and a dog, great location for exploring Bakewell and the surrounding villages, would recommend!
We had a couple of little issues which were easy to manage as Hannah responded straight away and came over in the morning. Very impressed
An impressive barn, very well equipped for 10 guests who all had a marvellous family stay. Such a lovely village location, with nice easy village walks closeby, the three pub walk that starts and finishes at TheBull is recommended. A great kitchen, big fridge with on-tap ice and huge dining table was most welcome. We appreciated the spacious comfy sitting room and other spaces to relax in. French doors into the back garden were welcome to cool the place down on the hot weather days. The pub and cafe being a short walk away is a bonus for those not wanting to cook. The location so close to Bakewell was perfect for our family holiday.
We visited Swallow Barn for a Family Wedding on the Chatsworth Estate and found the accommodation and location wonderful. There was plenty of space for the family to spread out which meant we didn't have to be on top of each other all the time. The kitchen and dining space is really well laid out which means we could prepare food with ease and all sit down to eat together. Although we were a little apprehensive that there was no on site parking we were able to park all of our vehicles outside the property with no problems. Peak Venues were always quick to respond to any pre trip queries and our host Hannah was exceptionally friendly when we had queries during our trip.
We had a great time staying here. The Barn is beautiful and really well equipped. The space is perfect with lots of different living areas, ideal for a trip with a big group. Monyash is lovely and a great place to enjoy the Peaks from. We particularly enjoyed lots of walks in Lathkill Dale. Thank you so much for a lovely stay. Your place was beautiful and absolutely perfect for our trip.
If you can pass on to Hannah at Swallow Barn that we had a lovely stay. The barn is absolutely beautiful and was extremely clean. I am very fussy about cleanliness and the barn was definitely cleaned to my high standard. I would definitely recommend yourselves and Swallow Barn to friends and family.
We loved the space which was also immaculately clean. Hannah was also pleasant & attentive.
We had a lovely weekend, thank you. Swallow Barn worked brilliantly for all of us - lovely house - clean, very well equipped and plenty of hot water.
We thought the house was great and would use it again if visiting the area. The piano was a great addition and a big hit with our family!
We have had a wonderful stay this week and shared some precious family time together, in your beautiful home. Thank you for a wonderful and comfortable stay.
Would highly recommend Swallow Barn for family get together!
“The barn is beautiful and set in a great location in the heart of monyash. We loved the bbq area and the fireplace. Good pub just moments away.”
“Perfectly located for walks. Stunning barn with everything you need. Great host. Comfy, clean, simply brilliant!”
Thank you for a truly lovely stay in your gorgeous barn Suzanne & family. It is very warm, comfortable, clean and well equipped with everything we desired for a 'child free' weekend. We walked lots, laughed lots and don't want to go home.
Thank you for a wonderful weekend in this fantastic house. We've all appreciated the comfort and quality of the barn - it has everything we've needed and more!
No service was very informative at all stages and very efficient
A fantastic venue and perfect place to celebrate Christmas and the New Year back in England. A big thank you to Suzanne for making our stay a truly memorable one - the perfect hostess. We will definitely be back again next time we return to England.
We loved it here and want to come again. The games were fun and it is the perfect place for a weekend holiday. Thank you!!
The prefect place for a pre Christmas get together! Thank you!
We had a fabulous few days in your beautiful home. Such a lovely, peaceful location, and a bonus being near the pub. Thank you so much x
This is our third stay in one of your cottages and it surpassed expectations once again. I love how everything is finished off to such a high standard- it makes the stay feel luxurious and so cosy! There is always a great stock of utensils and crockery which is particularly useful when catering for a crowd. We have decided that we will now work our way through the rest of your properties one cosy cottage at at time! And will certainly be recommending you to our family and friends.
Perfect weekend for our group of friends to celebrate a big birthday! We loved the cottage and the weather could not have been kinder. Thank you so much x
We have all (8 adults, 3 babies and a little dog) had a fantastic time together, loved the area and the house.
What a superb weekend being able to have a family party and beds for everyone. All celebrating 25th and 50th wedding anniversaries, splendid time had by all. Excellent games table.
Thank you for letting us enjoy this beautiful house!It was perfect for our weekend, allowing us to bring together some of the people who love Alice most. We were so comfortable, had everything we needed to cook and eat together, play games and have fun. We also loved Chatsworth!
We had a great time and would have loved to stay longer. A perfect, peaceful and relaxed location - we were lucky to find and will recommend to others. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and exploring the local area. A very memorable 70th birthday weekend.
What a superb weekend being able to have a family party and beds for everyone. All celebrating 25th and 50th wedding anniversaries. Splendid time had by all. Excellent games table. Thank you.
A wonderful place to celebrate Dad's 70th birthday ( continuing a trend, we think! ) The house is beautiful and had everything we could have looked for, and worked really well for several large family meals (which we may not have prepared ourselves! ) The area is great - super walks and the opportunity for a pint or two at the local pub. Thanks!
The perfect venue for a family get together. The kitchen, family room and the bath were a particular hit with the girls. Spotlessly clean & perfectly warm. Thank you.
Many thanks for that! Wonderful weekend and great weather!
A perfect venue for a family celebration for Tim's 40th Birthday. Fantastic weather was enjoyed and several walks in the beautiful area too. Fabulous barn with lots of room for the children to explore and enjoy. Great BBQ and Sunday dinner at the pub enhanced the experience! Many thanks for it all! Piano was well played by several of the clan - lovely addition!
We all had a super weekend at Swallow Barn celebrating my husband’s 60th birthday; it went better than I imagined it would. Thank you for your helpful and efficient administration of our booking.
Just to say that we all (11 plus dog) had a super weekend at Swallow Barn celebrating my husbands 60th Birthday. The property was fabulous, well equipped, beautifully decorated, and very cosy. We especially enjoyed spending time together in the kitchen around that lovely table, eating, drinking and chatting. It was a shame it was the wrong time of year to use the garden, but the log fire was very welcome. The information on the Peak Venue website about the property and local area was very comprehensive and helpful. I really appreciated the small details like tea, coffee, soap, loo rolls and many other useful items being provided for us. It was great having so much cupboard space in the kitchen for mountains of food.
We all had a lovely time. Weather was lovely and played lots of games. There was lots of room for everybody. Good kitchen facilities for cooking for the 11 of us. Its a beautiful cottage and the surrounding area is picturesque
Thank you so much for a brilliant weekend in your lovely holiday home. The barn is absolutely beautiful! We don't want to leave. It is a beautiful part of the world and we have realised it is not to far from Wigan....Thank you again for your kindness.
Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our weekend in your beautiful property! Thanks so much for accommodating us. My daughter turned 2 whilst we were there and we will always remember it as a fantastic weekend in a beautiful part of the world! If I could model my home on that house I would!!
Had a lovely family weekend celebrating a birthday. Beautiful house, lots of attention to detail. Lovely long walks & log fires. Thank you.
Thank you for a lovely stay!
Gorgeous accommodation! Had a lovely break with lots of walking...and a huge tasty evening meals at The Bull's Head! Would definitely return to stay in this lovely house again, everything was wonderful - thank you.
Fabulous House! We cam to celebrate my 40th birthday and the house served us brilliantly! The kitchen gave us the ideal venue for lots of laughter! We will be back!!!!
Fabulous house! We came to celebrate my 40th birthday & the house suited us brilliantly! The kitchen gave us the ideal venue for a lot of laughter! We will be back!!!
Lovely accommodation. We had a very relaxing long weekend with excellent weather so we were able to enjoy a BBQ in the beautiful garden. Great days out in Matlock and Buxton. Enjoyed our stay in your fabulous house. We were celebrating a 21st, 50th and 75th birthday - a great time was had by us all!
We have had such a super three days at your beautiful cottage. Seven adults and three children (family celebration) - just perfect. Couldn't have asked for anything else, beautiful weather, perfect setting, safe garden which the children loved. Thanking you for sharing your barn with us.
This was a surprise 60th birthday gift from my three children and ten grandchildren and wife. I could not have chosen a better location, the barn is perfect in every way. Thank you for allowing us to stay, we spent most of our time in the garden sharing memories and a few drinks. I would love to think we could so this again very soon.
We have had such a super three days at your beautiful cottage. Seven adults and three children for a family celebration, just perfect. We couldn't have asked for anything else, beautiful weather, perfect setting, safe garden which the children loved. Thank you for sharing your barn with us.
What a beautiful cottage! We were a group of 9 adults and 5 children and have had a wonderful time here, the weather has been perfect too. It was really well equipped and we enjoyed the garden.
We have had such a lovely time in your beautiful house in its lovely setting. The weather was perfect and made the weekend even more special. A perfect family venue for a birthday treat. We love to come back one day.
Extended Family Gathering for mums 80th birthday. The property was tastefully furnished, super clean and fully equipped with all we could possible want or need. We will certainly recommend your house to others looking to hold a family event for multiple generations.
Thank you so much for having us at your beautiful barn. We really didn't want to leave, its so homely. We were comfortable and had a lovely stay. We will definitely recommend to anyone who come to stay here.
Long Bank Holiday - 3 families. We had a great stay, Bulls Head had lovely food and play area. Great walks and a visit to Monsal head. BBQ in the garden with lovely weather. Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely house. It was great and everyone had a smashing time. Had everything we need to cater for such a large group. I had a great time and wish I could come back. A happy 10yr old. I loved Swallow Barn the piano was my favourite. A happy 8 yr old.
We've had a lovely time here! We came for my mum's 70th birthday. Amazing to spend quality time with the people you love the most in the world. The cottage has provided us with so much space and comfort. The Bulls Head is great and a convenient pub to relax. The Royal Oak is definitely worth a nice walk, beautiful food and amazing service. The cottage is in a perfect location for dog walks. Great family experience. I've had an amazing time staying in this wonderful cottage it's so cosy and warm. I've had an adventure through the woods. I would love to come back to this place. (aged 9yrs)
Thanks you for a lovely stay and very well equipped and comfortable home. We will recommend Swallow barn to anyone wanting to stay in the area
Thank you so much for having us at your beautiful barn! We really didn't want to leave it as it is so homely. We were so comfortable and had a lovely stay. We will definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting to come and stay in this area. Thanks again
Many thanks for a great stay!
An amazing house in a beautiful setting. Absolutely perfect for a family get together to celebrate Mum's 65th birthday with a flamingo theme. Weather ideal for some walking.
We had a great time at Swallow Barn which completely met our expectations. It was the perfect venue for a family celebration. Many thanks for managing my booking in such an efficient and professional manner.
What a wonderful place to have a family get together after the New Year. We loved all the space and the children particularly enjoyed playing hide and seek! We didn't mind the weather as the house was so warm and welcoming. We managed to experience the fine food at the Bull's Head and spent a little time exploring the village. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. We will be taking many happy memories back to Canada.
Started with snow first morning so road walk to Hurdlow and lunch at the Royal Oak- highly recommended. Also did great walk up to Monsal Head from Ashford- The Packhorse at Little Longstone looked fab - but was full (book ahead) so White Lion at Great Longstone played a blinder as a late substitute in injury time. Saved best for last - walking down Lathkil Dale spotted Fairy house and 12 waterfalls - great beer at Lathkil Hotel in Over Haddon. Magical day even with a bit of rain.
Thanks for letting us stay in your lovely home. It was a perfect home from home for us with lots of space for us all to relax into in all our different ways. We didn't even notice the weather when the house was so welcoming. Had a lovely meal in the Bulls Head at Monyash: Excellent service, nice surroundings, great fire, if somewhat uncomplicated food - fitted the bill perfectly! Hope to return one day as it made such a lovely stay
Thank you we had a lovely stay and will certainly contact you again next year.
Lovely stay, many thanks. Beautiful accommodation. recommend the Midland Train Line for kids, includes puppet show. Fantastic.
Thank you for all the information and advice you sent during the booking process which helped me organise our break. We had a lovely family weekend at Swallow Barn which was made even better by the lovely weather. We met Suzanne there who gave us a very warm welcome and a quick run through of the necessaries which is always appreciated when you go to a new house. I have already passed on your details to a friend of a friend who is looking for a similar type of accommodation! Once again thank you for you help and we would definitely book with Peak Venues again.
We've had a wonderful 4 night stay here at Swallow Barn - what a fabulous cottage. Perfect for our family group of 10. Well appointed rooms, lovely sung areas and the fire made for relaxing evenings with a glass of wine when the boys had gone to bed. Thank you!
We've had a wonderful 4 night stay here at Swallow Barn - what a fabulous cottage. Perfect for our family group of 10. Well appointed rooms, lovely snug areas and the fire made for relaxing evenings with a glass of wine when the boys had gone to bed. Thank you!!
We have had a wonderful weekend here, a family celebration of leslie's 90th birthday. We could not have had a better venue Swallow Barn is beautiful- so comfortable, warm, very well fitted out. Thank you, we shall never forget it. P.s we love the art work and the attention to detail.
We have had a wonderful weekend here, a family celebration of Leslie's 90th birthday. We could not have had a better venue, Swallow Barn is beautiful - so comfortable, warm and very well fitted out. Thank you. We shall never forget it! P.s. We love the artwork and the attention to detail.
Thank you for letting us stay in a wonderful place, I enjoyed it so much. I would love to come again and stay longer. Please never change the house (cottage) as it's pretty and unique. Once I passed this cottage with my school and they told us about the cottage, I replied "one day I would love to stay at Swallow Barn also go to the Duke of York." Here I am now, so happy! All the best xx
We were all accommodated very nicely and enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage. We were 8 adults and 3 children who all had plenty to do whilst staying here. Thank you!
Thank you so much for a WONDERFUL family weekend. It was a great, cosy time and the supply of teabags was very helpful when we needed caffeine after a long day and early morning. Would love to come again.
We had such a lovely time in swallow barn, thank you!
We can't thank you enough. Had a lovely weekend! Swallow Barn was brilliantly equipped. Fantastic service from all.
Absolutely amazing stay for 10 friends. Beautiful scenery.
What a fabulous stay we had – I will write separately on this. A wonderful place….and great service from yourselves. I am already looking at some future bookings with yourselves for next year (again I will be in touch separately)! Thanks for all your help – you should be proud to work for such a great company!
The perfect place for an extended family holiday. Fantastic accommodation. We will be recommending you!!
Thank you so much for letting us stay, we had a great time and the house is beautiful. Highly recommend you.
A great house, village and countryside. We all had an amazing day at Chatsworth with many happy memories! Thanks.
Thank you for letting us stay in Swallow Barn. We loved playing table football and exploring the house!
We have had a fantastic weekend in the Barn. Accommodation was comfortable and very luxurious. We would thoroughly recommend to everyone.
Our group had an amazing time at Swallow Barn - it is so beautifully decorated and feels so cozy. Definitely will come back again
A fabulous weekend celebrating Dad's 80th - beautiful barn!
A fantastic cottage for our son's first birthday. The whole family loved everything about Swallow Barn. The cottage had everything we needed and two of the youngest visitors couldn't believe there was two staircases! Thanks for making our stay comfortable and enjoyable.
Thank you for a fantastic stay in your beautiful house. Decorated fantastically and loved all the homely touches. It was so easy to get out to the lovely walks.
Thanks for having us at Swallow barn. We had a lovely weekend and we all thought the house and garden were great.
We had an absolutely fantastic time at Swallow Barn. It was a great house and all of our group absolutely loved it. Suzanne was also very nice and very accommodating when we had problems with the internet. Thanks so much for everything!
What a great place with such easy access to wonderful walks. A friendly pub with good beer! We all agreed we really did not miss camping!
We had a very enjoyable friends reunion last weekend staying at Swallow Barn. The location was within easy access to wonderful walks,the local pub and the weather was amazing too! The property was spotless and very comfortable. The garden was safe for our dog and we enjoyed a BBQ. Thank you very much for a memorable weekend. I am sure we will return again.
We thought the barn was excellent. Very tastefully decorated throughout, with a lovely garden. It was extremely well equipped. The provision of things like cling-film, dishwasher tablets and tea/coffee/sugar was a small touch that made a big difference. The location was great too. Communication was very good. We would definitely return.
60th birthday bash was a blast! We loved the house, the area and the local - all fabulous. Thanks so much.
Many thanks, we had a great weekend.
We had a great time at Swallow Barn.
We've had a very enjoyable stay here. The house is perfect for families, with the snug to keep the kids quiet! Plus lots of space for everyone to relax. Thank you! Fantastic location and wonderful house
Had a lovely weekend celebrating. Cottage stunning, fire incredible, everything great. Would highly recommend to friends and family
Absolutely gorgeous place and so much so that we only ventured out to The Bulls Head!! Would definitely recommend this place to family and friends Thank you!
Many thanks for a fabulous stay - we loved every minute.
Thanks very much for this and for a lovely stay. We had such a nice time in a great space that the house offers
We had a great stay at Swallow Barn & will look forward to visiting again in the future
A beautiful barn, perfect for a family weekend away. Everyone was incredibly comfortable, and although there were 10 adults and 2 children and 2 toddlers it still felt quite roomy
We had the most fantastic time and were most comfortable in the barn.
We all had a fab time at Swallow Barn celebrating my 50th birthday. We will be back!!!
So sad to leave Swallow Barn this morning. We have had such a memorable and amazing weekend. Swallow Barn was such a great place to stay, spacious, comfy and homely. We will always remember this holiday. Highly recommendable to all!
We have had a fantastic stay at Swallow Barn, once again peak venues has not disappointed! We certainly did not want to leave. We could have not asked for anymore. We also had another brilliant meal at the royal oak last night. I will definitely book through peak venues again.
We had a lovely weekend at Swallow Barn- thank you.
We came to stay to celebrate Shelleys 40th. We have all enjoyed a fab weekend including children. We have had lovely food at local pubs, visited Bakewell and Abrahams Heights as well as short walks and runs. Best of all was the fun we all had together in your lovely house which is welcoming and had everything we needed provided - except wine, beer, champagne but we were able to bring our own! Cheers and thank you from us all
Swallow Barn is a great place to stay withy our fabulous family. Your house/barn is lovely and you have thought of everything Thanks we had a great time
What an amazing place Swallow Barn is, we love it. I came with my amazing family for my 50th birthday. Enjoyed walks, a visit to Bakewell, and a couple of walks to the village pub. The barn is perfect for family celebrations of all ages. Thank you Suzanne
We had a fantastic time at swallows barn and everyone commented on how much they liked the place. I'm sure we will use it again in the future
We had a great Christmas in Swallow Barn! Loved the cosy fire, local pub & Christmas decorations. A great place to stay & check out the local, beautiful area.
We had a fantastic time at Swallow Barn
Wow, what a beautiful property! We've all had the most wonderful weekend celebrating my birthday. Plenty of room but still feeling cosy with the fabulous fire. We all contemplated not leaving!! hehe Thank you for the warm welcome I have no double that we will be back
We have had a fantastic week here - in such a beautiful barn. Would highly recommend a visit to Sudbury Museum of childhood, a very hands on experience for the children and beautiful grounds too. We also had a great meal at the pub in the village
We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed staying at your beautiful house in Monyash. It was such a lovely stylish cottage, very comfortable and with all we needed for a weekend relaxing together with friends and perfectly positioned for going out for walks. We had a great meal at the pub on the second evening, and did a walk from Bakewell and had a look round there on the Sunday. It worked out really well for the size of group we were.
We enjoyed the property and its location very much. I hope we will return next year.
We have just enjoyed a weekend at Swallow Barn, and wanted to thank you for a lovely stay. We were a large group of 3 families, including 7 children, and had plenty of space to enjoy with and away from the kids! (thanks to the snug and table football!) The bedrooms were great, and the beds and linen luxurious. We spent time in the enormous kitchen, and around the piano, as well as out and about in the local area. The house is ideally located for for the Monsal trail and visiting Bakewell which we enjoyed and of course there is a great pub 2 mins away. Also, If anyone wants to have a lovely meal at home, and does not want to cook, use Scoffonline. They were fantastic; cottage pie for the children, brownies, and delicious beef daube and cheesecake for us... We chose well, and need to book quickly if we want to visit again! Thank you.
Thank you for such a lovely stay. Perfect for our reunion, lots of space and beautifully appointed and comfortable. Will be recommending it.
Thank you for your email and we have had an amazing time and made some memories that will last a lifetime not just for us but also our children . The home and setting was perfect for what we wanted and we all thoroughly enjoyed it . I would also like to say a huge Thank You to Suzanne who made us feel so welcome and made us feel like friends rather than just guests . Can't wait to come back and thank you for letting us stay at swallow barn.
Thanks again for letting us stay in your beautiful house. We had a fantastic time and wouldn't hesitate to stay again or recommend to others.
This is an amazing place! There is lots of room and the facilities are brilliant. Thank you so much, the area is great and it's so beautiful. Thanks!
We had an absolutely wonderful time at Swallow Barn. The venue was a perfect antidote after a night out in Manchester, in a beautiful setting. We enjoyed exploring the countryside around us and taking a walk to the Royal Oak, before retreating to the comfortable and well-appointed cottage for a relaxing evening. The kitchen and lounge are extremely comfortable, and perfect for a large group to spend time reconnecting and enjoying food prepared in the huge kitchen. The outside space is not enormous, and we were disappointed that we couldn't linger in the garden in the evening, but we appreciate the need to maintain good relations with the neighbours. We found the furnishings (sofas, beds, etc.) very comfortable, and the kitchen well equipped with a big oven and fridge (although we'd have liked some better knives and Pans when we were preparing a large meal). The table in the kitchen is huge, but seemed a little less solid and well-finished than the oak we found everywhere else. We left with some great memories and I would be keen to recommend Peak Venues to anyone who was looking to host a large number in beautiful surroundings.
A fantastic stay, a beautiful house and the weather and countryside was great; the perfect place for our celebration.
Thanks so much for the use of Swallow Barns! It was really wonderful,
Wow, what a beautiful house, so big we didn't get to make use of it all. Great Kitchen/diner that we used all of the time. Lovely gardens - safe for the children. Great pub up the road with good beer and a great playground. We had a lovely weekend and will definitely be back. Thank you so much
We've had a lovely family weekend celebrating Dad's 60th birthday. The house is gorgeous! We've been really lucky with the weather - having nearly every meal in the garden. Would definitely recommend
We had a lovely time, we really enjoyed the cottage a lot!
Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. It was the perfect place to stay for our family holiday. Loved using the fireplace and the BBQ. Suzanne was a very helpful host and we would recommend anyone to stay here.
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Bakewell is the largest town within the Peak District National Park and is a hub of activity. Market day is on a Monday and as well as a large range of stalls there is also an agricultural market which is definitely worth a look around as it offers a great insight todays farming community. The town also hosts a craft and gift fair every weekend in Brigade town hall. The Bakewell Old House Museum occupies one of the oldest buildings in Bakewell and dates back to 1543, it provides a fascinating glimpse into the towns past and is very interesting and informative with lots to appeal to all ages. Obviously no trip to Bakewell would be complete without sampling an original Bakewell pudding. The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop claims to have the old the original recipe and still makes the puddings by hand from the secret recipe.
Click here for a link to further information on Bakewell.
With the Tissington and High Peak Trails close by you can walk for miles along these old railway lines. Both trails meet at Parsley Hay, the TissingtonTrail runs along a 13 mile route from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay, while the High Peak Trail is 17.5 miles long route from the High Peak junction near Cromford to Dowlow. Surrounded by beautiful countryside the traffic-free trail is ideal for horse riders, cyclists and walkers of all abilities. It is also suitable for wheel chairs and pushchairs along the flat sections and the trail is mainly mud free which is quite rare in the Peak District. The nearest access and also bike hire is at Parsley Hay which is 2 miles away and is at the junction of the High Peak and Tissington Trails.
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Just down the road from the property is the starting point of one of Derbyshire best known walks through the beautiful Lathkill Dale. Lathkill Dale is a fine example of a limestonedale, the river Lathkill rises just below Monyash and flows down to meet the Wye just below Haddon Hall. The valley is full of interesting flora and fauna, the upper part of the valley is a National Nature Reserve and is managed by Natural England with several Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI’s.) The lower part of the valley is equally stunning as the river widens and is a perfect spot for picnics and maybe a wild swim in the summer.
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The spa town of Buxton can really offer something for everyone; enjoy a stroll around the pretty Pavilion gardens. The kids can enjoy the playground areas or you might choose to go for a swim at the recent refurbished swimming pool. The more adventurous may want to try out ‘Go Ape’ the treetop adventure course, for those without a head for heights a visit to Poole’s Cavern is fascinating, and it’s a great activity especially for kids when the weather does not cooperate for outdoor activities. For theatre lovers, seeing a show in the intimate Buxton Opera House is a must, and for the shopaholics the pretty Cavendish Arcade has a range of lovely little boutique shops. Lovers of real ale will enjoy visiting Buxton Tap House, which is Buxton’s own brewery pub serving its very own ales and bitters.
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No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth Estate. There really is something to do for every member of the family - The Farmyard and Adventure playground, the magnificent house and the gardens which are equally as impressive as the house , with the maze, the garden trails, and the famous water cascade to keep the little ones occupied.
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A basic weekend supply of the following essentials are supplied (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):
Cooking and Dining
Any kitchen items that are absolutely vital for your stay, please check with us before your visit to ensure that it is at the property (as things do sometimes get broken).
Wi-Fi is provided free of charge, however, as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there may be intermittent signal which is beyond our control. We also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee Wi-Fi if there are technical issues in the area