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Church farm Holiday Cottages are cosy, well-equipped, eco-friendly cottages which have been award the Environmental Quality Mark. Situated at the head of a beautiful, quiet dale. Walk from the door on to numerous trails & footpaths.

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Rooms: 2 Cottages Pinster Cottage Sleeps 3 Winnets Cottage Sleeps 4

From £380

Meals: Self-catering
Open: Year round, including Christmas and New Year
Address: Church Farm, Alsop en-le Dale, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1QP
Tel: 01335 390 216
reviewed by greentraveller

Church Farm, nestles next to the ancient Norman Church of Alsop en-le Dale, at the head of one of the most beautiful, hidden dales of the Peak District National Park.

Our limestone barn, converted into two topsy-turvy, self-catering cottages, overlooks an enclosed cobbled yard against a backdrop of hills and copses. You can walk right out the front door into the stunning White Peak, with miles of footpaths and trails ideal for Walkers and Cyclists.

The Tissington trail, just two fields away, and the nearby High Peak and Manifold Trails provide miles of traffic-free walking, cycling, or riding (Trekking available in nearby Tissington village. Cycle hire in Asbourne) Within easy distance are Dovedale and its famous stepping stones; Alstonefield with its award winning George Inn and Tissington, famous for its Well Dressings (be sure to stop and sample the vintage sweet shop’s wares)

For the stately home lover Chatsworth and Haddon Hall are a short drive away with Sudbury, Keddleston and Hardwick Halls nearby. If you are more adventurous then Alton Towers is 30 minutes away. Sailing and water sports are available on Carsington Water. The spa town of Buxton with its famous Dome and Opera House is worth a visit, as are the excellent shops in our market towns: Ashbourne (a Georgian gem), Bakewell (home of the famous pudding) and Leek.

Our self catering cottages sleep 3 or 4 people in comfort and are equipped to ETB 4 Key standard. We hold the Peak District Environmental Quality mark.

Review by Liz Granirer

 "At Church Farm Holiday Cottages, the upside-down arrangements – bedrooms downstairs, living areas upstairs ­­– mean you get to enjoy the farmyard views by day. The well-appointed, open-plan kitchens have everything you need to cook full-blown family meals, there’s plenty of comfortable seating, wi-fi, a DVD player and TV, and highchair and cot available. Dogs welcome (but do let them know first!).  Being green has obviously always been a way of life for Christine and Chris."  

>> Read Liz's full review of Church Farm Holiday Cottages

Top Eco Features at Church Farm Holiday Cottages:

  • Renovation of a traditional barn

  • Rare breed cattle and chickens raised

  • Bicycle store



Church Farm Holiday Cottages, Alsop en le Dale, Derby
Nearest train station: Derby or Buxton

Directions from station:
From Buxton Bus 442 takes you to the top of our lane on the A515. From there the village is a 1/3mile walk downhill. From Derby Bus from Railway Sta to Bus Sta, Bus Swift To Ashbourne, Bus 442 to the top of our lane on the A515. From there the village is a 1/3mile walk downhill. We can collect by prior arrangements or Taxis are available

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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