Swallow Barn

Sleeps 10

Luxury Self Catering Converted Holiday Barn with Five Bedrooms in the Heart of Monyash Village.

Highlights......

  • ​5  Bedrooms
  • 3 En suites and 1 shared bathroom
  • Sleeps 10 adults (and up to 12 with children).
  • Dog Friendly.
  • Super fully refurbished period limestone converted barn in the lovely village of Monyash.
  • Swallow Barn provides generous family self-catering holiday accommodation in the heart of the Peak District.
  • A superb 32' open plan dining kitchen, separate snug, and a super sitting room with Inglenook fireplace perfect for relaxing by the open fire.
  • Walking distance to a traditional country pub with a fantastic children’s park to the rear and a village café, popular with walkers and cyclists.
  • Only a short drive (10 minutes) to the historic market town of Bakewell and the spa town of Buxton.
  • You can literally walk from your doorstep to Lathkill Dale National Nature Reserve which is one is of the most beautiful and well known walks in the Peak District.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

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:

Ground Floor

  • Bedroom 1 – Double bed with en suite shower- sleeps 2

First floor

  • Bedroom 2 - Super king size double or twin and a bunk bed with en suite with bath - sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 3 - Double or twin with Jack and Jill en-Suite shower/bathroom shared with bedroom 4 features a bath with shower over - sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 4 - Double or twin with the en-suite Jack & Jill facilities shared with bedroom 3 - sleeps 2

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:

  • Bedroom 5 - Double or twin with en suite shower - sleeps 2


Cooking and Dining

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.


Living Spaces

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.


Garden and Outside Space

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!


The Peak District and Surrounding Area

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.


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How To Find Swallow Barn

Directions

The address of Swallow Barn is:

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

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Directions to Swallow Barn from Buxton (approx. 15 minutes):

  • From Buxton follow signs to the A515 to Ashbourne
  • Follow A515 for 6.8 miles
  • You will come to a very slightly staggered crossroads with ‘Monyash, Bakewell (B5055)’ signposted left and ‘Hurdlow, Crowdecote, Longnor’ signposted right (There is very often a large pile of rock salt on your left hand-side on the corner of the turning!)
  • Take a left here onto Tagg Lane (B5055) towards Monyash & Bakewell
  • Follow Tagg Lane (B5055) down into Monyash for 1.4 miles
  • You will go past The Old Smithy Tearooms & The Bull’s Head on your left hand-side, continue forward and there is a stone building on your left hand-side with full length brown wooden windows (The Village Hall)
  • Approx. 100m after this Swallow Barn is on your left hand-side (do not park behind the property as this is access only for the farm behind ) please use roadside parking to the front of the property. You have arrived at Swallow Barn!

Directions to Swallow Barn from Bakewell (approx. 10 minutes):

  • From Bakewell centre, take the B5055 between The Rutland Arms Hotel and The Bakewell Book & Gift Shop signposted to Over Haddon & Monyash (King Street, becomes S Church Street)
  • Follow the B5055 (turns into Monyash Road) for 4.6 miles
  • When the speed limit changes to 30 there is a house on your right hand side with a large gravel car park with a sign saying ‘Spingle Barn’
  • Swallow Barn is straight after this on the right hand-side ( do not park behind the property as this is access only for the farm behind) please use roadside parking to the front of the property). You have arrived at Swallow Barn

Directions to Swallow Barn from Ashbourne (approx. 25 minutes):

  • Follow signs for A515 to Buxton- follow A515 for appox 11.5 miles
  • On your left handside there will be a white building on the corner and it will be signposted to ‘Pilsbury & Parlsey Hay’ go past this turning and a few metres later there will be a right turn signposted to ‘Youlgreave, Monyash, Arbor Low’, take this turning onto ‘The Rake’
  • Follow Rakes Road down for 0.2 miles
  • At the crossroads (with The Old Smithy café & The Bulls Head infront of you) turn right
  • Follow the road down for 0.2 miles
  • There is a stone building on your left hand-side with full length brown wooden windows (The Village Hall)
  • Approx. 100m after this Swallow Barn is on your left hand-side (please do not park behind the property this is access only for the farm behind- please use roadside parking to the front of the property). You have arrived at Swallow Barn!

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.

Floor Plans

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Virtual Tour

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Please note that some rooms may have been updated with new furnishings and decor since the virtual tour was created

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Guestbook

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Your Stay At Swallow Barn

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby

Country Pubs

  • The Bull’s Head, Monyash - A traditional pub located in the heart of the village, serving good pub food. Popular with families and walkers and only a 2 minute walk away!
  • The Royal Oak, Hurdlow - award winning pub offers open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great home-made pub food’ as it should be. They can happily cater for groups - booking advised.
  • The Manners, Bakewell - Gastro pub with great food and a family friendly beer garden in the heart of Bakewell
  • The Bull, Ashford in the Water - Traditional Robinson's small character pub serving great food in a lovely Derbyshire village with the River Wye flowing through the heart of it. Lovely cosy fire in the winter months.
  • The Packhorse, Little Longstone - Lovely historic character features in this compact pub – promotes itself with ‘Walkers and Muddy boots welcome.’ It is worth booking a table for a group as it is popular with the locals.
  • The White Lion, Great Longstone - traditional Sunday Roasts, homemade pub food, serving local real ales and a great selection of wines all situated in the pretty village of Great Longstone.
  • The Packhorse, Crowdecote - Located at the bottom of the bank just outside Longnor, the owners Mick and Sharon provide a warm welcome. There are well kept ales which change regularly and traditional home-made pub food. It’s a lovely place to visit for the scenery – careful of the hair pin bends on the way!
  • Devonshire Arms, Hartington - Centrally located in the heart of the village – good stop for lunch.


Restaurants

  • The Woodyard, Bakewell - Great location by the river in Bakewell for a family friendly Restaurant –  Serves both lunch and dinner.
  • PieDaniels, Bakewell - A fine French restaurant and cafe bar in the heart of Bakewell offering a selection of fine French & English cuisine.
  • Rajas Indian Restaurant - A great Indian restaurant located in the Bridge House just on the edge of the famous Bakewell Bridge. They also do take-aways.
  • Simply Thai, Buxton - Great local Thai restaurants located in the centre of town – booking is definitely recommended.
  • Taj Mahal, Buxton - Excellent curry house in Buxton
  • Pizza Express, Buxton -Well known pizza chain in a great location for town and the Opera House – kid friendly.
  • St. Moritz Restaurant, Buxton - Swiss and Italian cuisine, great pasta dishes and also has a excellent pre- theatre menu.
  • Indian Palace, Buxton - Great Indian restaurant in the centre of Buxton
  • Lone Star, Buxton - Mexican/American cuisine, known for their large portions.

Cafes

  • The Old Smithy Café, Monyash - Rustic! Famous for its breakfast featured in the Top 50 Breakfast Book in the country. Character décor, open year round – walkers and bikers welcome. Also serves lunch daily with dinner on certain days.
  • No 6 The Square, Buxton - Relax and enjoy morning coffee, light meals or a traditional English afternoon tea in the elegant surroundings of No. 6 The Square.
  • Lavender Tea Rooms, Bakewell - A lovely quaint tea room, hidden in the corner of Hebden court, the charming décor includes vintage memorabilia and there’s outside seating in the sheltered courtyard. A great place for afternoon tea.
  • The Bean and Bag, Bakewell - Family run café in the heart of Bakewell offering locally sourced freshly prepared meals, cakes and scones.
  • The Upstairs Café, Bakewell - A nice child –friendly café located in the centre of Bakewell.
  • Hassop Station Café & Bookshop -A  family friendly cafe with outdoor covered seating and play, with a focus on food, family & fresh air. Enjoy brunch, lunch or afternoon tea on the terrace on the renown Monsal Trail or in the newly refurbished station building.


Fresh Delivered Meals and Take-Aways

Our Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby

1. Spend a day exploring the historic market town of Bakewell

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.

2. The Tissington and High Peak Trails

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.

Click here for more information on Parsley Hay cycle hire.


3. Lathkill Dale

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.

Click here for further information on Lathkill Dale

4. The Spa town of Buxton

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.

Click here for further information on Buxton

5. Chatsworth House and Park

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.

Click here for a link to Chatsworth House and Park.


Finer Details

What To Expect At Swallow Barn

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):

  • Anti Bacterial Hand soap
  • Loo rolls (1 x on the holder and 1 spare per bathroom)
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film &, kitchen foil
  • Bin bags
  • 5 x dishwasher tablets
  • 6 x tea towels
  • 4 x dish cloths
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Wi fi


Useful Information

  • 1 x high chair (if requested)
  • 1 Travel Cot
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - Bath towel for each guest and hand towels in the bathroom
  • 1 x multi fuel open fire in the main lounge – 1 x complimentary basket of logs (due to health and safety we cannot supply fire lighters or matches so please bring your own). There is a log store on site where you are able to get another bag of logs with an honesty box should you wish to purchase more.
  • 1 x Smart TV with Freesat and DVD player in the Snug
  • 1 x Nest Speaker
  • 1 x Digital Radio
  • 1 x Hair Dryer (if requested)
  • Combination Washing Machine & Tumble Dryer
  • Iron, ironing board & drying rack
  • Christmas- throughout December there will be a Christmas Tree decorated with a set of lights
  • Please note the Table Football that features on the Virtual Tour is now no longer available
  • Please note from January 2023 the sofa bed featured in the snug on the Virtual Tour will no longer be available


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).

  • Integrated Microwave/Grill
  • Kitchen Scales
  • Rangemaster Double oven with 5 gas hobs, warming zone and grill
  • American style fridge freezer with ice and water dispenser
  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • Double toaster
  • 3 x Cafetieres
  • 1 x Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table in the open plan kitchen seating 10 and 2 breakfast bar stools


House Rules

  • ​Standard check in is 4pm and check out is 10am
  • Please remove dirty and high heeled shoes on entry and we do ask that no shoes are worn on the carpeted areas
  • Please do not bring any candles or tea lights as they are not allowed at the property
  • No fireworks or Chinese lanterns please
  • No smoking or vaping inside the property. Vaping can trigger the fire alarms
  • Can any outside socialising please be brought inside by 10pm we kindly ask that neighbours and local residents are not disturbed after this time
  • Not suitable for Hen or Stag groups or parties
  • No glitter please, as even the most eco-friendly kind is impossible to remove from soft furnishings and hard wearing floors

Parking

  • The parking is on street and in front of the house​, spaces for 4 cars
  • Please do not park around the back of the property as this is access only for the farm behind
  • There is more street parking in the village if needed


Outdoor Space

  • ​Sheltered, enclosed garden with Limestone walls
  • Landscaped with raised borders and shrubbery
  • level lawn area
  • Gravel area with log store
  • Garden furniture seating 12 - with parasol
  • Herb Garden- please help yourself!
  • Outside tap - but no hose
  • BBQ- charcoal- available between the 1st April to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment


Property Quirks

  • ​Located near to a working farm so you may experience some seasonal sights and smells and the odd tractor going passed the property
  • The front door opens to the main road so if there are dogs or small children in the group please be careful
  • There is a step up from the lounge to the kitchen
  • There are 2 staircases the set from the snug lead to bedroom 5 and are quite narrow and steep
  • Small stone step from the hallway into the kitchen
  • Jack and Jill bathroom for bedroom 3 and 4
  • 2 stone steps from the hallway double doors to the garden area


Dogs

  • ​We allow 2 dogs at the property and charge £30 per dog for the duration of their stay
  • We do ask that dogs are kept off the furniture and out of all bedrooms
  • Please make sure you clear all dog litter from the gardens and grounds
  • Please do not leave your dog unattended at any time


Wi-Fi

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

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