Rowdale Farmhouse is a superb character country Farmhouse, situated near to the village of Great Longstone and on the doorstep to the Monsal Trail. Located in the heart of the Peak District and just a couple of minutes to nearby Bakewell and Chatsworth House, this is a great base for your stay.
With 5 double bedrooms to choose Rowdale Farmhouse gives you the flexibility to have twin beds or super king size doubles in all rooms, depending on your group size and make up.
Bedroom 1 (low doorway height) with en suite featuring a walk in corner shower with large shower head. Space for a cot in the bedroom.
Bedroom 2 with en suite featuring a walk in corner shower with large shower head. Space for a cot in the bedroom.
Bedroom 3 with use of the private shower room at the end of the corridor. The shower room features a walk in corner shower. Space for a cot in the bedroom.
Bedroom 4 with use of the private shower room at the top of the stairs. Please note the shower room does have a low doorway height and features a walk in shower. Space for a cot in the bedroom.
Bedroom 5 (low doorway height) with 2 steps down into the room - en suite with walk in shower.
A spacious entrance hallway is a great space to kick off your walking boots and hang up your wet coats - should the weather be unkind to you!
The large and airy country style kitchen is ideal for you all to pitch in with helping prepare your meals. Tiled floor throughout and finished in neutral colours this is a great hub of the property. The large central island houses 2 under counter fridges along with a separate freezer. To one side of the island is additional seating in the form of high stools. Although the main aesthetic focal point is the Redfyre Aga, this adds great additional charm to the nature of the kitchen but is not the main cooking facility due to the complexity of Aga cooking. The Aga is electric only meaning ovens can be set and maintain a consistent temperature. Please note the hot plates on the Aga are not now able to be used and are display only.
The kitchen is well equipped with a separate 4 ring electric hob to the side of the Aga, dishwasher, microwave and all the necessary cooking equipment to expect to find in your own home. The kitchen leads in to the lounge area via 2 entrances a low beamed doorway and a stunning archway.
The Dining Area is within the lounge social area, featuring a large wooden table that easily seats 10 guests it is bathed in light with french doors leading out to the garden.
Offering a real country style feel to this property the wooden floor lounge carries on the theme with its inviting cosy sofas to relax in after a day exploring the Peaks. Unwind in front of the impressive stone fireplace that houses a large log burner- ideal for those cooler months and social evenings.
The lounge has subtle lighting that creates a relaxed feel and encourages you to sit down and unwind with a refreshing drink at the end of the day.
The lawned area at Rowdale Farmhouse is to the left of the property, planted with mature bushes this is an ideal area for the children to let off steam. From the front door you walk out onto a flagged area with 2 picnic benches, a great spot to enjoy a BBQ.
Rowdale Farmhouse is set within the same grounds of Rowdale Barns, but you have your very own parking / gardens and driveway.
Parking for 5 standard sized cars on the right hand side just before you reach the property.
Rowdale Farmhouse is located in stunning countryside with an abundance of walks whichever way you head from the property. Two miles from the market town of Bakewell where there are plenty of cafes, pubs and shops to visit - along with the traditional cattle market with stalls held every Monday, it has something for all the family. Over the stile that is within the grounds it directs you to the Monsal Trail, a fabulous converted railway that now enables you to walk the entire length through recently opened tunnels leading left towards Monsal Head, offering stunning views from the viaduct and then onwards to Buxton. Or head right towards Bakewell, where you will pass Hassop Station which is a great stop off for coffee, cakes and light meals - you can even hire a bike from here!
Rowdale Farmhouse makes a great base for visiting the most amazing of Peak District treats for you to enjoy - Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are 10 minutes away, the historic spa town of Buxton is 15 minutes away to name just a few.
Ashford-in-the-Water, Bakewell. Derbyshire. DE45. Please note the postcode takes you to a neighbouring property, so please follow the directions below.
Approx GPS coordinates of the property are: 53.233594, -1687527
The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Rowdale Farmhouse. Verbatim.
Everything was great, Very nice comfy and clean accommodation in a great location.
We had a lovely time at Rowdale Farmhouse last week.
Beautiful property excellent location
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The Crispin Inn, Great Longstone - A 2 mile / approximately 30 minute walk away into this popular local village you have this Traditional Pub serving all the pub favourites, home made pies, and also enjoy the lighter snacks at lunch time. it also has a great beer garden to relax in on those warmer days.
With the Monsal Trail being so close by, just over the stile from where you park and then a very short walk away - it would be rude not to take the opportunity to cycle/walk along this old Midland Railway line which runs from Bakewell right up to Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale. The trail offers 8.5 miles of traffic free and mud free cycling/walking and with the recently reopened tunnels offers one of the most spectacular leisure routes in Britain for cycling, walking and horse riding. The nearest cycle hire is at Hassop station which is a great place to stop for refreshments and a well earned nice piece of homemade cake! There is also a lovely little gift shop and book shop and a children’s play area. In the Summer Months it is open into the evening to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the world go by! If walking it is also worth leaving the trail and dropping down in to Monsal Dale itself to enjoy walking along down by the river.
This award winning brewery is just down the road from the property an ideal place for any real ale lover. A recently opened Tap House lets you enjoy social get togethers, sampling the local ales and pizzas. With various events happening through out the year like open mic nights and quizzes it's a great place to check out.
Click here for a link to Thornbridge Brewery.
No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth House. At Chatsworth there is something to do for every member of the family. The Farmyard and Adventure playground is a brilliant day out for children of all ages - with animal handling, milking demonstrations and daily activities, plus a woodland adventure playground with slides, trampolines and more!Then there is obviously the house itself, steeped with history it’s one of Britain’s greatest stately homes and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The gardens are equally as impressive as the house, over 100 acres and as well and the beautiful flowers and plants, there are giant water features and sculptures dotted around. Again suitable for all the family, 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.
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 into today's farming community. The town also hosts a craft and gift fair every weekend in the 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 original recipe and still makes the puddings by hand to this day from the secret recipe.
Click here for a link to further information on Bakewell.
Baslow, Curbar and Froggatt Edges are only a short drive away and offer a spectacular walking route where you can view both the Dark and White Peaks. These three gritstone edges are part an almost continuous line of cliffs running from Stanage Edge down to Birchen Edge at the southern end. These Edges once famous for millstones, are now known as great places to rock climb. There over 200 rock-climbing routes on Curbar Edge alone, making the edges a mecca for walkers and climbers alike. For walkers Baslow Edge also offers interesting features including a memorial to the Duke of Wellington, a giant rock called the Eagle Stone which in years gone by the young men of Baslow used it to show off their prowess and fitness for marriage by climbing to the top and even some resident Highland cows.There are many different routes, some circular, some linear around the edges and also different staring/finishing points. A nice circular route which also includes walking along the river Derwent can be viewed by clicking here.
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 & 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 supplied free of charge, however, because we are in a beautiful rural location sometimes there may be intermittent service which is beyond our control. We also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee Wi-fi if there are technical issues in the area