We were incredibly well looked after after a weekend away with our 17 month old toddler; she had a lovely time watching the animals from the window seat, and - some minor reshuffling of the coffee table later - was safe and happy roaming around the cottage.
The cottage is incredibly well equipped - every meal we prepared had exactly the right utensils immediately and easily accessible. The living room is comfortable, the TV equipped with Freesat for lazy evenings and there's decent broadband/wifi included too.
The hosts were wonderful; Chrissy greeted us with freshly baked cake on arrival (including a piece for Emily), provided a highchair for our daughter to save us bringing one all the way up, provided a soft toy when we left our daughter's favourite bunny behind and had all manner of toys from their grandchildren's visits lying around for our little girl to delight in. They provided helpful recommendations of things to do and great conversation for when we were wandering around the farmyard, marvelling at the turkeys and more!
Oh - and the location is good. There's tonnes of great stuff to do within 30-35 minutes drive (Chatsworth, Bakewell etc), and Ashbourne is 15-20 minutes away if you need a semi-urban centre.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Church Farm nestles alongside the historic Norman church in the tiny village of Alsop en le Dale, at the head of one of the most beautiful but undiscovered dales in the Peak National Park. Our topsy-turvy cottages were created from an old barn on the farm. They have a wealth of character with high ceilings and and exposed beams, are at the top end of the Tourist Board Scheme and inspected annually. They are situated in the cobbled yard of our Rare Breeds farm and are just the place for your Peak District Derbyshire holiday. Winnets is the larger of the two cottages. There is a downstairs single bedroom, another single bedroom upstairs and a double bedroom that overlooks the courtyard (an additional identical full sized bed is available for the single room, if required to accommodate an extra person 5 max in cottage). Pinster has one double bedroom and one single. An additional identical full sized bed is available for the single room, if required, to accommodate an extra person (4 max in cottage). Changeover is on a Saturday. Prices for the week vary from £260 to £475 depending on the time of year. Between the end of October and 1st April except for Christmas and New Year, the cottages may be booked for Winter Breaks for any period of 3 days or more. The first three nights are charged at £170 [Pinster] or £180 [Winnets] for two people sharing. If there are more than two people, the price is £210 [Pinster] or £240 [Winnets]. Each additional night is £38 [Pinster] or £40 [Winnets]. ... more less