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Ancestral Barn & Church Fm Ctg


Property Address: Ancestral Barn & Church Fm Ctg, Stanshope, Ashbourne, DE6 2AD

Property Type: Self Catering

Price Range: £392 - £876

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Email: sue@dovedalecottages.fsnet.co.uk

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Owner: Sue Fowler

Tel: +44 (0)1335 310243

We offer luxury self-catering accommodation in our Derbyshire holiday cottages, some are on our Organic farm situated in Dovedale within the Peak District National Park. Our Dovedale Cottages are Grade 2 listed and have a cozy "Country Living" feel in one of the most peaceful and tranquil settings deep in the heart of the Peak District National Park, with stunning scenery in all directions. These lovingly restored cottages are situated in a truly unique position at the top of Hall Dale in Stanshope and therefore are ideally positioned for the Dovedale and Manifold Valleys. If you are looking for first class accommodation, surrounded by peaceful/quiet countryside then Church Farm is the place for you to get away from the demands of modern living!

Church Farm has been a farm as far as we know since the 16th century and has been in the Fowler family for half a century. We have evidence of the occupation on the site of Church Farm in much earlier times. It has always been farmed traditionally in the old fashioned way of using very little pesticides and fertilizers. Animals were allowed to spend their summers grazing the meadows and pastures with the sun on their backs and a friendly pat from the farmer who is boss. They had the very best sweet smelling hay and silage to eat, and were allowed to mature gradually as nature intended. The massive downturn in farming has caused so many of the small farmers like ourselves to either grow into large factory type units or to sell and move out. We did not wish to lose our family home nor leave our land and animals to be farmed more aggressively so we made the decision to fully convert the farm to be organic in April 1997 in an endeavour to protect and preserve the environment and the animals and wildlife on the farm for the future generations who should be lucky enough to live here.

Church Farm is therefore an organic farm (no fertilizers or pesticides) with the fields containing a host of wild flowers and herbs. Beautiful walks start from the doorstep of the cottages. So, if you enjoy the countryside you cannot find a better place to relax, unwind and explore it. At the end of the day you have a lovely cottage to come back to and that cozy open fire to laze in front of. If you can drag yourself away, our local pub is just a short stroll.

Access to Golf CourseAccept ChildrenDish WasherFishing NearbyFreezerGround Floor BedroomLaundry FacilitiesMicrowaveSuitable for MobilityWorking FarmBBQFridgeGarden PatioPony TrekkingCycle Hire AvailableLinen ProvidedParking On-SiteReal FiresSuitable for Hearing Impairment



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Things to see and do in Derbyshire :
Blue John Cavern
Blue John Cavern

The Blue John Cavern in the Peak District is a series of caverns considered to be the finest range in Great Britain. Our Cavern Tours are of immense educational interest showing clearly how the caverns are formed in limestone strata and how the limestone itself had much earlier been formed by the deposits on the floors of great oceans which have long since receded, as the fossilised remains of marine animals now show.


Bolsover Castle
Bolsover Castle

Be transported back to the golden age of chivalry and romance. Set on a hilltop overlooking the Vale of Scarsdale, Bolsover Castle enjoys panoramic views over the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. Children will love the fairytale Little Castle, designed as a fantasy entertainment house with magnificent wall paintings. Visit the indoor Riding House where William, Duke of Newcastle indulged his passion for training horses in balletic movement. Wander round the beautiful Venus Garden, with its secluded love seats, 23 statues and fountain which plays again for the first time in centuries. There are also intriguing audio-visual displays to enjoy in the Discovery Centre.


Chatsworth House
Chatsworth House

There is always something new to see and do in the house, garden, farmyard and adventure playground. Experience a taste of Chatsworth in our shops, restaurants and award winning Farm shop, or explore our beautiful 1000 acre park.


Derby Industrial Museum
Derby Industrial Museum

The Silk Mill Museum is on the site of the world's oldest factories, the Silk Mills built by George Sorocold in 1702 and 1717. The foundations and parts of the tower from the 1717 mill are still visible.


Highfields Happy Hens
Highfields Happy Hens

Highfields Happy Hens is an open farm set within the beautiful South Derbyshire countryside. Come and take a leisurely walk around the farm and take in the peace and tranquility of the countryside - after your walk - why not have a cuppa (or more!) in our tea room!


Kedleston Hall
Kedleston Hall

Take a trip back in time to the 1760s at this spectacular Neo-classical mansion framed by historic parkland. Designed for lavish entertaining and displaying an extensive collection of paintings, sculpture and original furnishings, Kedleston is a stunning example of the work of architect Robert Adam. The Curzon family have lived here since the 12th century and continue to live at the Hall. Lord Curzon's Eastern Museum is a treasure trove of fascinating objects acquired on his travels in Asia and while Viceroy of India (1899 to 1905).


Matlock Farm Park
Matlock Farm Park

Matlock Farm Park is set in part of a 600 acre working farm, providing a great day out with varied activities for all the family. the park has a varied selection of animals to see including llamas, goats, peacocks and red deer to name a few. There are specially designed playgrounds and even a go-kart track for the kids and many places for the adults to relax if they wish.


Nine Ladies
Nine Ladies

A small early Bronze Age stone circle of (actually) ten stones. They were traditionally believed to be nine ladies turned to stone as a penalty for dancing on Sunday. Part of a complex of prehistoric circles and standing stones on Stanton Moor.


Rosliston Forestry Centre
Rosliston Forestry Centre

Discover Rosliston Forestry Centre. From quiet walks to action-packed family fun, uncover nature at its best.Enjoy the woodland’s tranquil peace or experience exhilarating outdoor activities, many of them free. Share a family day out. Match your mood… reflect the seasons.