Swallow Barn

Priestcliffe near Bakewell, Peak District (Ref. 10489)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
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Lydgate Farm Cottages

Two wonderful semi-detached, stone barn conversions set next to the owner's home in the hamlet of Priestcliffe, within the breathtaking Peak District National Park. Beautifully refurbished with high quality fixtures and fittings, these two cottages offer luxurious accommodation for couples or families wishing to discover the delights of this magnificent area. Swallow Barn is set all on the ground floor, whilst Broadway Barn features bedrooms on the ground floor, ensuring that guests of all ages can make the most of their Peak District holiday. Book both cottages together and up to fourteen people can be accommodated for a family celebration or just for a walking holiday amongst rolling hills and verdant valleys. Walkers and mountain bikers will be spoilt for choice with many bridleways, a nature reserve, tracks and footpaths nearby, taking you through magnificent open moors and countryside. With Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, and the market towns of Bakewell, Buxton and Ashbourne close by you'll be planning the next day's activities before you know it in these lovely Peak District cottages. Two excellent cottages, ideal at any time of year.

The property

This cottage has been thoughtfully converted to provide delightful furnishings and facilities all on the ground floor, yet still retains the character and charm of the original building. It provides a cosy twin bedroom, a shower room and an open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area, along with full length windows and stunning views across the valley and beyond. Note: This property is next to Ref. 926297, together they sleep 14.


All ground floor. One twin bedroom. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric woodburner-effect fire. Small conservatory.


Electric central heating with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Further off road parking available. Front patio area. Small enclosed rear courtyard with furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 4 miles, pubs 1 mile.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Great find”
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    • “We stayed for 4 nights and it was delightful. We took our dog Charlie and it was perfect for walking him first and last thing each day as the location was stunning. We walked to the local pub, which took about 15mins where Charlie was made very welcome, we ate there one night and found the food to be home-made and enjoyable. The accommodation was amazing, the owners had thought of everything, to be honest it was more like a hotel with towels, bed-linen, kitchen full of everything needed including condiments and the local information inc. walks and places to eat was really helpful. We even had tea/coffee/sugar/water/milk/biscuits and a vase of fresh flowers waiting for us. The location was rural but near to all the places that we wanted to visit, nowhere was far away, we were extremely pleased with our choice.”

    MICHELLEIpswich, IPSWICH, June 2015

    • “Just brilliant”
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    • “Cannot praise this conversion too much. Everything was spot on. The owner was friendly and helpful and the location was ideal.the decor was tasteful, the sofa was huge but really comfortable. The TV reception was excellent and the DVDs player worked, which we found unusual judging from past experiences. Brilliant”

    Alan D, March 2015

    • “A little gem”
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    • “Just returned after a weeks holiday with my wife and our dog. This is really the most fabulous place to stay. The owners Tina and Paul have thought of everything to make sure you have a great holiday. Nothing has been missed of the list! We will certainly be returning.”

    Brian C, Birmingham, United Kingdom, September 2014

    • “Great cottage, with so many thoughtful additions”
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    • “Would definitely return here. The lovely owner was very helpful, and had included comprehensive information about the area. Everything to make your stay comfortable. Reclining leather sofa, CD/DVD/TV, well equipped kitchen which even had a slow cooker. Garden is mentioned; there is a small enclosed courtyard, but didn't spot a garden.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bedford, January 2014

    • “Perfect Derbyshire bolt-hole”
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    • “The cottage was immaculate, absolutely nothing missing. The owner was on hand if any help needed. The flowers and biscuits were a nice touch.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Doncaster, December 2013

    • “Absolutely excellent”
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    • “Unbelievably good. Everything is clean there is so much information on things to do and the cottage is stunning, would recommended to anyone will defiantly be going back!”

    Jamie D, Maidstone, United Kingdom, August 2013

    • “ideal retreat.”
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    • “Top class place to stay ,excellent facilities , walks straight from the door, friendly welcome, everything you require for recharging break.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Birmingham, July 2013

    • “really cosy cottage, just right for a couple with a dog in tow”
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    • “We really enjoyed our stay at Swallow Barn, the owners were welcoming, friendly and helpful. The cottage is right on the doorstep of some lovely walks without the need of using the car. The owners have taken a great deal of time and care to create an excellent holiday home, thinking of everything that the holidaymaker might need to make their stay just that extra comfortable.”

    Angela A, Norfolk, May 2013

    • “Perfect location and great accommodation.”
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    • “The owners were very helpful with local knowledge of walks and places to eat. The cottage was modern and well equipped and a pleasure to come back to at the end of the day. Everything needed for a comfortable stay was supplied. In the middle of the Peak District situated between Bakewell and Buxton, Priestcliffe enabled us to reach most of the area during the week. The scenery is stunning and so varied, wonderful views from high up in the north to beautiful valleys in the south. We had a wonderful week despite the changeable weather.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Chippenham, December 2012

    • “a peak district gem .”
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    • “the owners are very friendly and helpfull. plenty of information was available for places of interest etc .the barn which is very clean is situated along a very quiet lane.good views and walking from the door step .everything you need is provided.very comfortable lounge and very modern kitchen .”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Newcastle-under-lyme, September 2012

    • “Comfortable with all the facilities.”
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    • “No complaints about this cottage and everything you could want is there.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Norwich, May 2012

    • “Lovely place to stay.”
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    • “The cottage was well equipped and clean, the owners were friendly and we were made welcome. We have just booked this property for next year.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Kent., August 2013

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    • “We liked the location and the cosy and homely feel of the cottage. The courtyard and conservatory was an added bonus.”

    Mrs Church, Welwyn Garden City, October 2015

    • “Everything was great, the cottage was really lovely, plenty to do lots of great walks. You don't even need to drive any where for a good walk, but if you do there's lots to do, small towns close by if you fancy a bit of shopping. It was just great and I no the dog had a good time too.”

    Mrs Crawshaw, Berkeley, October 2015

    • “A lovely cottage; incredibly well-equipped, beautifully furnished and very clean. In a good location with nice local walks, but close to the A6 so it was easy to go and visit other places. The landlady couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. We had a fab holiday and would happily recommend Swallow Barn.”

    Mrs Baghapour, Ashford, August 2015

    • “There was a relaxed atmosphere around Swallow Barn. The owners were most helpful and had taken a great deal of time to leave information on eating places, places to visit and the best of all places that accepted dogs. Also supplied were a comprehensive list of DVD's and CDs for rainy days. This was our first visit to Swallow Barn and we have booked to go again at the end of August.”

    Mrs Linton, Newton Aycliffe, June 2015

    • “The owners had thought of everything with lots of local information provided which was very much appreciated. Overall it was a very pleasant and comfortable stay.”

    Mrs Norman, Hull, May 2015

    • “Liked the location of the Cottage, the welcome received from the owners and the outstanding ambience of the cottage. Even our dog loved it!”

    Mr Backway, Tonbridge, December 2014

    • “The conversion was really well done and the facilities were excellent. The owner was both helpful and unobtrusive. Well worth the money.”

    Mr Douthwaite, York, October 2014

    • “Great location - a secluded hamlet yet minutes from facilities. Although a small property, it makes excellent use of the space, there was plenty of room for two of us. The owner shows great attention to detail - the information packs were the best we've encountered. Special mention to the slow cooker; just the ticket after a bracing autumnal walk.”

    Mr Coles, Grimsby, October 2014

    • “First impressions count and this place was spotless. The view from the sitting room is stunning and the location is ideal, being far enough off the main road to be silent. This really is one beautiful place to stay and its location being halfway between Bakewell and Buxton is great for easy access to some lovely places. Go - you will not be disappointed!”

    Mr Clarke, Birmingham, September 2014

    • “The people where very friendly helpful and accommodating the countryside was stunning .”

    Mrs Middlemiss, Bungay, August 2014

    • “This was an exquisite property in a lovely area. The owners have been so thoughtful and generous in the way they have equipped Swallow Barn. We particularly appreciated the amount of helpful information regarding walks and places to visit and the welcome gifts of biscuits, milk and flowers. We enjoyed the numerous footpaths direct from the barn and that there were so many places of interest within very easy driving distance. It is important to us that we can take our dog when we holiday in the UK. He was welcome at Swallow Barn but also at many pubs and tearooms in the area. And he was allowed to enjoy the gardens at Chatsworth!”

    Mrs Clarke, Bury St. Edmunds, June 2014

    • “Excellent base for walking holiday in the Peak District. Most well equipped cottage we have been to plus a few extras; milk,chocolates and flowers and also dog biscuits, bowl and lead. Enjoyable stress free break.”

    Mr Prentice, Broadstairs, February 2014

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About the location


Bakewell 7 miles.

Priestcliffe is a small hamlet of farms and dwellings, sited between Taddington, the River Wye and Monsal Head. This is the scenic heart of the Peak District, with high limestone hills offering fantastic walks. Monsal Head is a famous beauty spot, with a magnificent view down Monsal Dale and up the Wye Valley. The position is at a spot where the Wye, on its passage eastwards to meet the Derwent, encounters a band of harder rock and is forced to make a sharp turn southwards and carve its way through a high ridge of limestone. The view is spectacular, with the river far below, winding through a steep-sided and often rocky valley. The route of the former Midland Railway makes its way along Monsal Dale and was carried by a viaduct over the river and into a tunnel which goes right beneath Monsal Head. This is now part of the Monsal Trail, a popular route with walkers. The attractive market town of Bakewell is just 7 miles away and offers visitors a good selection of shops, restaurants and pubs, as well as frequent local farmers’ markets. An ideal location for exploring the Peak District National Park.

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