Rowdale Farmhouse

Sleeps 10

A Spacious Self Catering Character Country Farmhouse, close to the market town of Bakewell.


  • 5 double bedrooms.
  • 3  en suites and 2 private shower rooms
  • Sleeps 6-10 guests
  • Dog Friendly
  • A true English country dwelling full of original features and a roaring log fire
  • Ideally located in the Peak District, it is 5 minutes to the town of Bakewell and only a short drive to Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. 
  • With direct access from the property to the Monsal Trail, you are able to enjoy the countryside and the newly opened tunnels by either foot or by bike.
  • Great Longstone is the nearest village and this offers a couple of great pubs and a village shop.
  • Rowdale Farmhouse is ideal for all types of groups whether it be a family gathering, birthday celebrations, Hen/ Stag Group or a relaxed stay.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

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) twin or double with en suite featuring a walk in corner shower with large shower head. Space for a cot.

Bedroom 2 twin or double with en suite featuring a walk in corner shower with large shower head. Space for a cot.

Bedroom 3 twin or double 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.

Bedroom 4 twin or double 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.

Bedroom 5  (low doorway height) twin or double with 2 steps down into the room - en suite with walk in shower.

Cooking and Dining

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 now not 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. 

Living Space

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.  

Garden and Outdoor Space

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. 

Property Information

Our standard arrival and departure times are:

  • ​4pm on the day of arrival
  • By 10am on the day of departure 

Please do respect these times as they are in place to allow the housekeeping teams enough time to thoroughly clean the property before and after your stay

  • Please remove any dirty or high heeled shoes on entry
  • Please do not bring any candles, tea lights or incense sticks 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
  • Any outside socialising to be brought inside by 11pm, we kindly ask that neighbours or local residents are not disturbed after this time, for more information please see our Noise and Behaviour Policy 
  • No glitter please as even the most eco friendly kind is impossible to remove from the soft furnishings and hard wearing floors
  • No Karaoke machines of any type

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.

  • ​No ground floor bedroom
  • Downstairs toilet and basin
  • Open plan lounge / diner with level access from the kitchen 
  • Level parking and access to the property entrance
  • One step into the property
  • Beds are flexible and can be made as twins or doubles
  • Located by open countryside, the garden can offer a calm and tranquil stay
  • We are supportive of anyone who needs to bring an assistance dog or guide dog to the property

Peak Venues have a dedicated Accessibility Champion who will be able to assist you with specific property information, please contact them by email for any further help at

The Peak District and Surrounding Area

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.

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How To Find Rowdale Farmhouse


The address of Rowdale Farmhouse is:

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

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Directions to Rowdale Farmhouse by car from Bakewell (Rutland Arms Roundabout) (approx. 5 mins):

  • From the centre of Bakewell (Rutland Arms roundabout) follow signs for A619 towards Chesterfield & Sheffield (A621)
  • Follow the road round for approximately 0.8 miles
  • (You will go past ‘Newholme Hospital’ on your right)
  • You will come to a wide left turn signposted to Hathersage (B6001), Hassop & Calver
  • Take the left turn and follow Hassop Road for 0.7miles until you come to a roundabout with ‘Hassop Station Café’ on your right
  • Take the 1st exit onto A6020 signposted towards Ashford & Buxton (A6)
  • Follow road for approx. 0.5 miles, you will go under a bridge and the road will bend to the right
  • There is a driveway on the righthand side also immediately after with gateposts, this is Rowdale
  • Follow the driveway round - carry straight on -  the parking is on the right
  • Rowdale Farmhouse is straight in front of you!

Directions to Rowdale Farmhouse by car from Buxton (Morrisons Roundabout) (approx. 20 mins):

  • Follow signs to the A6- continue along this for 12.2 miles
  • Turn left at the junction which says Ashford-in-the-Water/Monsal Head/Chesterfield/Sheffield. A6020 / (A619)
  • Carry on this road, for approximately 1 mile you will see a junction on your left signposted Gt Longstone / Rowland do not take this turning carry straight on.
  • There is a slight bend in the road and on your left you will see the back of some buildings carry on passed these until you come to a driveway on your left hand side – please turn here.
  • Follow the driveway round and carry straight on  - the parking is on the right
  • You have arrived at Rowdale Farmhouse! – if you have gone under a bridge you have gone too far,  but don’t worry - please carry onto the roundabout and then come back on yourself, once you have gone back under the bridge the driveway is on your Right hand side .

Directions to Rowdale Farmhouse by car from Baslow (approx. 5 miles)

  • From the large roundabout coming from Chesterfield and Sheffield follow the signs for A619 Bakewell, follow this road for approximately 1 mile.
  • You will go passed The Cavendish Hotel on your left.
  • Take the 1st exit on the roundabout towards the A619 signposted Bakewell / Rowsley / Chatsworth
  • Follow the road for 0.5miles
  • Turn right at the first junction heading for Bakewell / Buxton / Haddon Hall
  • Continue on this road, which is quite bendy so please be aware, for about 2 miles
  • You will come to a turning on your right which is signposted for Buxton (A6) / Ashford in the Water – turn right here.
  • Follow this road for about 1 mile until you come to a roundabout.
  • You will see Hassop Station Café on your left
  • Take the 2nd exit, heading towards Ashford A6020 and Buxton (A6)
  • Carry on this road for 0.5 miles and you will go under a bridge and the road will bend slightly to the right.
  • There is a driveway on the righthand side with a set of gateposts, this is Rowdale Farmhouse – turn right into the driveway.
  • Follow the driveway round and carry straight on -  the parking is on the right
  • Rowdale Farmhouse is straight in front of you!


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Your Stay At Rowdale Farmhouse

Our Favourite Places to Eat


  • The Bull, Ashford in the Water - Traditional Robinson small character pub serving great food. Lovely cosy fire in the winter months.
  • The Manners, Bakewell - Gastro pub with great food and a family friendly beer garden in the heart of Bakewell.
  • The Royal Oak, Hurdlow - Our award winning pub offers open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great home-made pub food’ as it should be. Groups welcome - booking advised.
  • 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 - Recently refurbished gastro pub situated in the pretty village of Great Longstone.
  • Monsal Head Hotel and Stable Bar, Monsal Head - This place has a great viewing area and is a fabulous place to rest and enjoy a pint in the old Stable Barn when walking along the Monsal Trail.
  • The Red Lion at Litton - Nestled on the green in the picturesque village of Litton, The Red Lion is one of a very few unspoilt traditional Peak District pubs. This historic inn combines character & quality in a way that is rare in modern pubs.
  • Devonshire ArmsBeeley - Set on the Chatsworth Estate, The Devonshire Arms is one of those picturesque country inns at the heart of village life. It offers the charm and character of an historic inn with a contemporary twist! The Brasserie is modern, bright and relaxing while the Inn is cosy and inviting.
  • The Bull’s Head, Monyash - A traditional pub located in the heart of Monyash, serving good pub food. Popular with families and walkers.
  • The Bridge Inn, Calver - A pub which serves great Spanish tapas. 
  • 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.

  • The Bull i'th Thorn, Hurdlow - pub and pizzeria, enjoy a selection of made to order oven pizzas in the refurbished spacious room, with a mixture of booth seating and individual tables - or sit in the bar area, still featuring some of the traditional charm from the days of the old coaching inn and enjoy burgers / sandwiches/ grazing boards, pub classics, children's menu and desserts to die for.


  • 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, Bakewell - A great Indian restaurant located in the Bridge House just on the edge of the famous Bakewell Bridge. They also do take-aways.
  • Riverside House Hotel, Ashford in the Water - A luxury Hotel with a fine dining restaurant, they also offer afternoon tea.
  • The Merchants Yard, Tideswell- a stylish restaurant with a private dining area for large groups.  A great place to enjoy lunch or an evening meal with family or friends. Or just go to unwind and enjoy the selection of cocktails on offer.


  • The Yondermann Cafe - A great  English Breakfast Diner offering local Peak District Products, enjoy a hearty breakfast or a good choice of lunchtime options, including jacket potatoes and sandwiches this is  a great stop off point to recharge your batteries. Offering plenty of seating inside and out and ample parking on site too.
  • Hassop Station Café & Bookshop - A  family friendly cafe with outdoor heated covered seating and also a play area, 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 refurbished station building.
  • ​Aisseford Tea Room, Ashford in the Water - Pretty village tea room with lots of outdoor seating.
  • The Upstairs Café, Bakewell - A nice child–friendly café located in the centre of Bakewell.
  • 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.
  • Hobbs Café, Monsal Head Hotel, Monsal Head - Situated at Monsal Head this cosy café offers great views and serves locally made ice cream.
  • 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. 

Fresh Delivered Meals and Take-Aways

  • Sauced Here - fantastic selection of home made prepared meals from local chef/cooks - great for large groups. They also provide  a full basket of groceries from local producers that can replace a supermarket delivery.
  • Scoff - Delicious, home-cooked food, delivered to you in the Peak District.
  • Bakewell Fish and Chip Shop
  • Rajas Indian Restaurant
  • Hope Valley Pizza Co - Take away pizza with free delivery
  • Maazi- Sumptuous Indian meal or buffet delivered to your door. Numerous catering options and can also provide waiting on staff and even take away the washing up.
  • Curry Cottage at Lovers Leap, Stoney Middleton - all the authentic Indian Dishes that you should wish to choose from, will deliver to the local area.

Our Top 5 Places to Stay Nearby

1. Cycle or Walk the Monsal Trail

With the Monsal Trail being so close by, just over the stile from the property 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.

Click here for a link to cycle hire at Hassop Station or here for more information on the Monsal Trail.

2. Thornbridge Brewery and Tap Room

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 freshly made to order 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.

3. Chatsworth House and Park

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.

4. 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 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.

5.Walk along the Edges

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.

Key Facts

What to expect at Rowdale Farmhouse

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):

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

Useful Information

  • 2 x high chairs (if requested)
  • 2 x Travel Cots- we provide basic travel cot's that comply with BSI. Please note that due to health and safety reasons, you will need to bring cot linen and any extra padding you require over and above the lightly padded standard base that is supplied by the manufacturer.
  • Vacuum cleaner and mop located in store room
  • Fresh linen and beds made up on arrival
  • 1 bath towel per person and x1 hand towel and x1 bath mat in each ensuite/bathroom 
  • 1 x log burner with complimentary basket of logs - please bring matches and firelighters are these are not supplied
  • Open Plan Living room with TV (this is not a SMART TV)
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • 2 of the bedrooms and the private shower room at the top of the stairs have low doorway heights - so please do be careful
  • Downstairs cloakroom with washing machine, extra basin and toilet
  • Christmas - throughout December the property will have a Christmas Tree decorated with a set of lights

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).

  • Plenty of different sized cooking pots and pans
  • Champagne Flutes
  • Tumblers
  • Crockery, Cutlery
  • Plastic dinnerware for children
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • For ease the kitchen is well equipped with a separate 4 ring ceramic hob and fan assisted electric oven
  • Although the main aesthetic focal point is the large Redfyre Aga, this adds great additional charm to the nature of the kitchen but it is not the main cooking facility due to the complexity of Aga cooking. The Aga is electric only meaning the ovens can be set and maintain a consistent temperature. Please note the hot plates on the Aga are now not able to be used with it being electric - they are display only
  • Chopping Boards
  • Grater
  • Roasting Tins
  • 2 x cafetieres
  • 2 x under counter fridges
  • 1 x 3 drawer freezer
  • Belfast Sink


  • ​There is space for 5 cars
  • Follow the driveway passed the building on your left and the property parking is on the right
  • Please do not park in front of the field gates as the farmer needs access at all times
  • For reasons of both safety and property insurance, under no circumstances should you use the domestic plug sockets in the property to charge an electric vehicle. Our domestic supply in the property does not have the capacity or set up to support EV charging. Please use this link, that you may find helpful for the local nearby charging stations. 

Outdoor Space

  • Flagged area with 2 picnic benches each seating 6, in front of the property
  • Well established garden with mature trees and hedges as boundaries
  • Lawn area ideal for the children to the side of the property
  • There is a partially fenced off area to the right of the property as you approach we do ask that children do not climb the fence and enter this area
  • Gated area to the property- but does not leave the garden completely secure so do not leave pets or children unattended
  • BBQ - charcoal - available between the 1st April to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment

Property Quirks

  • Situated just off the A6020 which is a main road
  • Easy access to the Monsal Trail via the stile on the driveway, walk across the field to access the trail. If on bikes you will need to go to Hassop Station just a couple of minutes down the road to access the trail
  • For the musically talented people there is a piano for the guests to enjoy in the lounge
  • There is a large pond as you approach the cottage on your left, we do ask​ that children and dogs are not left unattended as this is not fenced
  • Some of the bedrooms and bathrooms have low doorways and sloping ceilings so will reduce the head height
  • The full postcode will take you to a neighbouring property so we do ask that you use our directions page for the exact details
  • The drains flow into a septic tank so please only flush away toilet paper.  All other items to be disposed off hygienically into the bins provided in the bathrooms


  • ​We allow 1 dog and charge £30 for the duration of their stay
  • We do ask that dogs are kept off all furniture and out of the bedrooms
  • Please clear any dog litter from the gardens or grounds
  • Do not leave your dog unattended in the property or garden at any time
  • Please can all dogs be kept on leads at all times when outdoors


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


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