Situated on the edge of the pretty village of Great Longstone The Old Dairy enjoys direct access to the Monsal Trail, making it the perfect base for exploring the surrounding countryside. The Old Dairy is located in the heart of the Peak District National Park, just 2 miles from Bakewell and Chatsworth.
A great base to visit the nearby town of Bakewell, the picturesque village of Ashford in the Water and a short drive to Chatsworth
The Old Dairy is a self contained barn with two en suite bedrooms which lead off the super main social space consisting of open plan lounge with wood burning stove, large dining area and fully equipped kitchen.
The two double bedrooms are light and airy one with modern ensuite bathroom facilities and a further family bathroom.
The beds will be set up as a double unless otherwise stated at the time of booking, and made up for your arrival with fresh towels provided for each guest.
The former dairy with attractive high beamed ceiling offering a wonderful light and airy space designed as a fine tribute to the buildings previous existence.
The Old Dairy has been fabulously styled with modern fabrics and furnishings as well as a high end kitchen transforming this former ‘cow shed’ into a gorgeous space
Rowdale Barns is located in the heart of the Peak District National Park, just 2 miles from the market town of Bakewell and Chatsworth Estate on the main road between Hassop and Ashford in the Water. It is approach via a sweeping driveway and is surrounded by fields to the rear and side. You can enjoy a traditional farm setting with a garden supplied with picnic benches and BBQ's (please remember to bring your own charcoal).
Hop over a stile to the rear of the garden and walk over the field which will lead you directly onto The Monsal Trail. A fabulous off road former converted railway for travel by foot or bicycle to Bakewell or Buxton. You are a short walk down the trail to Hassop Station cycle hire and its fabulous cafe. Alternatively, travel in the other direction through the tunnel and arrive at the famous viaduct with an awesome view. Travel off the beaten track down into Monsal Dale and you have access to the most incredible walks and dramatic landscape the Peak District has to offer right from your door step.
BBQ available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment.
There is parking within the grounds
Rowdale Barns provides wonderful village accommodation just on the cusp of Great Longstone. You can walk up to the village and enjoy a selection of heart-warming country pubs, a village store and buy fresh milk and eggs at the farm.
Take a leisurely walk down the trial through fields to the picture postcard village of Ashford in the Water, one of the most scenic and popular villages in the Peak District National Park.
Rowdale Barns makes a great base for visiting the most amazing of Peak District treats for you to enjoy - the ancient market town of Bakewell, Chatsworth House (a few minutes minutes drive), Haddon Hall (10 minutes drive), historic spa town of Buxton (15 minutes drive) 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
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The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for The Old Dairy at Rowdale Barns. Verbatim.
“Really lovely cottage. Right on the monsal trail.”
“Amazing AirB&B place! We had such a great time from start to finish. The hosts were fabulous and ever so polite. Our young Frenchie really enjoyed his time too! The location of the cottage right next to the Monsal Trail was a bonus and short drives to Bakewell and Chatsworth too. Couldn't have asked for anything better for a nice break.” Loved every minute of it”
“Nice place to stay. Very spacious and well-equipped kitchen. Close to Bakewell, lots of nice walks, and a 4 minute drive to a great pub (Packhorse Inn). Lots of cute little lambs across the road, which was a highlight. The directions can be a little confusing, and google maps gets the address wrong, but one we worked out first right after passing under the bridge we were right :). Highly recommend for small group (we were 2 couples) trips, but would be great for a family, too! We had a good time playing board games in the living room
Great location, lovely open plan accommodation. Very comfortable beds with crisp fresh linen. Will definitely book again - thank you for making it possible.
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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 and for any real ale lover taking a tour of this state-of-the art brewery is not to be missed. Tours take place very Wednesday and Friday at 3pm, booking is advisable. Also if you are lucky enough to be staying with us in the last week of the month, the brewery holds two socials on the last Wednesday (5-9pm) and the last Saturday (12-8pm) of each month. They generally have a range of 10 cask and keg Thornbridge beers, including Thornbridge favourites and also some of their rarer beers. They also run brewery tours on these socials at 6 and 7pm on the Wednesday and 3 and 5pm on the Saturday, again booking is advisable.
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):
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).
You Should Know
Please note that we are dog friendly at this property however there are livestock in the surrounding fields so dogs must be kept under control at all times. You will be expected to keep them out of the bedrooms and off the soft furnishings. We are happy to accept 1 dog at the venue. We do charge £30 per dog for the duration of your stay. Please see our dog policy for further details.
Access to the Monsal Trail is on foot only (no bicycles), across the field to the rear of the property.
This venue is on a shared site .
No fireworks due to nearby live stock.
Noise Policy - due to the shared site, late night noise must be confined to inside the building by 11.00pm.
Wifi – we provide free wifi however as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there can be intermittent wifi signal that is beyond our control, we also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee wifi if there are technical issues out of our control.
Please note this venue is situated off the A6020 which is a main road.
Situated just off the main road A6020. The postcode is DE45 1NX. Please check our directions page for more detailed information.
The nearest town is Bakewell
For ease, lots of our guests pre-ordered a shopping delivery. You are very welcome to organise this however, please do make sure you have arranged the delivery time slot to arrive after you have checked in, as we are unable to accept it on your behalf (as the property is let as exclusive use there are no Peak Venues staff on site).
Keep it local! Our guests often ask for recommendations for local farm shops and butchers for the all-important celebration meals and this is a brilliant and very easy service. Sauced here has similar functionality to an on line supermarket but is only stocked by local suppliers in the Peak District - order your wine, meat, vegetables,
dairy and so much more with a choice of over a thousand products and at reasonable prices. It's a great service which delivers straight to your holiday cottage or you can click and collect at a local pick up point.