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Dover Barn

Parwich near Ashbourne, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 19144)

4.9

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "This cottage was perfect for my farm loving 3 year old to go out and see the donkeys, horse, goats and sheep every day."

    The cottage itself was clean and well equipped with everything we needed for cooking and playing games to entertain ourselves. A well located cottage for day trips to Alton towers and Matlock, also in easy reach of Buxton and Ashbourne. Would highly recommend.

    Pleased you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by RachaelApr 2022

  • "Super place, compact but very comfortable, Good beds and bedding."

    We stayed end Feb 2022 and had a great week, the cottage is well kitted out, warm and quite. Easy parking. Only issue for us was that BT mobile phones did not work, but that made a nice change if honest. Owners were helful and friendly but not intrusive.

    Thankyou, pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Dover Barn."

    It was warm and cosy and had everything we needed. We loved the quiet, rural setting and the opportunity to relax in comfortable surroundings. We hope to come back again in better weather when we cna explore our surroundings more!

    Thankyou very much, pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClaireFeb 2022

  • "Dover Barn is a lovely cottage."

    It is spotlessly clean, lovely and warm and cosy and provides the perfect base for exploring the Peak District. Thank you for the lovely warm welcome.

    Reviewed by NerysDec 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Dover Cottage."

    The cottage was warm, clean and comfy with everything we needed. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by BryonyDec 2021

  • "Great barn conversion, clean and comfortable and well equipped."

    Very peaceful location but plenty to see and do in surrounding area, ideal distance from Alton towers.Host lives on site and very friendly, nothing too much trouble.

    Reviewed by KarlOct 2021

  • "We found the cottage was beautifully prepared and very well equipped."

    Thomas and Irene were lovely and helpful hosts. There was no mobile reception but I was able to use their landlines and must ask my grandson to show me how to use WiFi for calls! A good holiday venue for us as my husband has sight and mobility difficulties.

    Reviewed by PennySep 2021

  • "The owners were very friendly and helpful, would highly recommend if anyone is going to the peak district then this is the place to stay."

    Reviewed by WilfredSep 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, friendly owners."

    Reviewed by PatrickAug 2021

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at whitecliffe farm."

    It has all the facilities you need in a very peaceful and scenic location, only a short drive to the some of the best walking areas and main towns. The owners Thomas and Irene are great, My children loved feeding the donkeys and goats. Overall a great place to stay and one we will certainly go back to.

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2021

  • "The cottage was clean and cosy."

    Our children loved being able to feed the donkeys and goats (don't forget to bring carrots and apples). We've done lots of cottage breaks over the years and we have to say that this was probably the easiest to drive to of the lot (only a short stretch of single track lane with lots of passing places). It was also really well situated for many day trips within 30 minutes of travel. All in all, it was a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2021

  • "A very quiet location with very welcoming, attentive hosts."

    The cottage was comfortable and well appointed with a wonderful back garden area (shared) with patio furniture, picnic bench and bbq stand (disposable bbq required). The beds were very comfortable and we all slept well. While being very rural, it is in easy reach of Buxton, Bakewell and Ashbourne with plenty to do in the area.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "Dover Barn was a lovely cottage, spotless and very comfortable."

    We had a lovely stay. The owners were very friendly. The fresh eggs on arrival were an added bonus. Loved feeding the donkeys, goats and horse. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by JacquelineJul 2021

  • "We have stayed in this cottage on a number of occasions."

    It’s an ideal peaceful base for touring the many lovely towns and villages of the Peak District. It’s clean, well equipped and has a large garden to enjoy the views. The upgraded WIFI is an additional bonus. I’d certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2021

  • "Well furnished ground floor accommodation that is ideal for exploration of the Peak District."

    Beautifully situated on a farm with very friendly goats. Good parking and the property is easy to find. Places such as Tissington, Ilam, Dovedale and Carsington water are only minutes away. Polite and friendly hosts who are keen to ensure guests have a pleasant stay. A large lawned area with bench seating at the rear of the property is great for long sunny summer evenings.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "A lovely holiday accommodation in a farm setting."

    The accommodation was extremely clean, warm and comfortable. Great place to access all the activities the Peak District has to offer together with a lovely outdoor seating area when you return. Enjoyed the farm’s free range eggs for breakfast and feeding the donkeys and goats. Don’t forget to bring apples and carrots for them! Had a great few days away.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2021

  • "We took the children for a weekend break and the cottage was cosy and warm and had everything we needed - including excellent wi-fi!"

    The goats and donkeys were lots of fun and my children spent a very happy afternoon feeding them. The location is secluded and peaceful whilst also being just a short drive away from lots of wonderful sights and popular walks.

    Reviewed by LisaSep 2020

  • "A lovely holiday home and a perfect base for exploring the area."

    A bit hard to find when we arrived in the dark - suggest slightly tweaking the instructions - turn off the A515 into lane marked with two circular lorry 7.5 ton weight signs - Dover Barn is part of Whitecliffe Farm, which is the first farm on the right. We will go again.

    Reviewed by GailSep 2020

  • "We really couldn't fault Dover Barn, a really good location, a very nice accommodation with good facilities, friendly hosts, friendly goats and donkeys, a really enjoyable weeks break."

    Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation in great location, very clean and peaceful."

    Very helpful hosts. Had a great time and would certainly book again

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    We had a fantastic eeek here. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2020

  • "This cottage is beautiful and has everything we needed for a family of 4."

    We absolutely loved staying here and it was immaculately clean which in these covid times is important to us. We fed the goats and it had a lovely garden. Perfect for visiting the countryside around, we went to dovedale, Thors cave, Ilam park, Bakewell, buxton and the local pub!

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2020

  • "The weather was great, the hosts were very friendly and welcoming."

    The children enjoyed being able roam in the large garden and liked being able to pet and feed the animals. The property was clean,tidy and well equipped. The pint of milk on arrival was most welcome.

    Reviewed by SamAug 2020

  • "Lovely quiet situation but not too far from the main road."

    The donkeys and goats on the farm were a joy for my grandaughter. As the weather was not great it was great to have a warm, snug retreat to return to!!

    Reviewed by AnnFeb 2020

  • "We had an excellent week at Dover Barn."

    Cottage great, really well equipped and owners friendly. The kids loved feeding the donkeys!

    Reviewed by GwynethOct 2019

  • "Lovely converted barn with everything you needed."

    Lovely setting and easy reach of places to go. Made very welcome by the owners and there family and the donkeys and goats. Would recommend this lovely cottage to all family and friends and would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2019

  • "Loved Dover Barn with everything provided and friendly welcoming hosts."

    Great area for exploring the Derbyshire Dales.

    Reviewed by SheilaOct 2019

  • "We loved Dover Barn and the donkeys and goats."

    Everything was spotless and the owners were very friendly.It was central for many different places to visit.Will definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2019

  • "This is the second time we have been to Dover Barn and we are hoping to come again next year."

    Irene and Thomas are really nice and so helpful. The facilities are excellent and very comfortable. It was good to see and hear the animals and to be able to feed the donkeys and goats. The cottage is centrally located to all places and it was fun exploring the countryside and various places of interest.

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2019

  • "Lovely place ,it had everything you would require."

    So clean and confortable Hosts were very pleasant and helpful, enjoyed feeding the Donkeys and goats Would recommend it to friends, and we will visit the place again.

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week in Dover Barn."

    The best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Lovely, peacefu,l rural setting. Cottage very well equipped, clean, spacious & comfortable. Laundry room on site, if needed. Excellent local pubs. Good choice of supermarkets in Ashbourne. Endless choice of things to do & see within a few miles.We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by JeanMay 2019

  • "Very welcoming host."

    Property was spotless. A cot and highchair was provided which was very welcome. Lovely shower. Good to have plenty of items such as dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, toilet roll, kitchen roll etc as it is very annoying when places only provide the bare minimum! The only complaint was the mattress in the double room was very uncomfortable. Would strongly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by LauraMay 2019

  • "Excellent location for nearby attractions and walking routes."

    The donkeys and goats were a nice addition.

    Reviewed by GaryApr 2019

  • "The cottage is really lovely & ran by very friendly people."

    The setting is lovely, peaceful and quiet. The cottage is very well equipped and had everything we needed. We hope to come back again soon!

    Reviewed by AmyApr 2019

  • "Really lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Close to places of interest such as Carsington Waters and Doverdale. Had a really peaceful holiday which was much needed. The donkeys and goats were definitely a winner with my 5 year old. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by LucyApr 2019

  • "Very clean and comfortable."

    Very friendly owners. The facilities were great! Even had a dishwasher and all the little extras that you expect to take yourself eg: washing up liquid and cloth. Salt and pepper, board games, etc. I would highly recommend it. We loved the goats, horses and donkeys right outside our front door and fed them apples and carrots. The outside land is extremely well presented and well maintained. If I had to give it a score out of 10... I’d give it an 11.

    Reviewed by DonnaApr 2019

  • "This was a very nice cottage, perfect for the two of us."

    Parwich was a good centre for all the places we wanted to visit and nowhere was very far away - that includes Buxton, Cromford, and Matlock - the furthest place we visited was Hardwick Hall. The local attractions of the Tissington Trail, the High Peak Trail, Dove Dale, Magpie Lead Mine at Sheldon - all brilliant - and never fail to satisfy. Food Shopping at Matlock and Ashbourne excellent, plus all the various farm shops, cafes, Ilham Park, Eyam, and the High Peak Bookshop. All in all a very good base for travelling around, close to the A515, and friendly locals!

    Reviewed by AdrianMar 2019

  • "A very comfortable stay in Dover Barn."

    Thomas and Irene made us feel very welcome and we're there if we needed anything but left us alone to enjoy our stay. We enjoyed the quiet surroundings yet we were within easy reach of the A515 and many great places to visit and areas for walking. Loved the donkeys (take carrots!) and goats (apples!).

    Reviewed by RobertaMar 2019

  • "No complaints whatsoever about Dover Barn."

    Warm and cosy, very well equipped, a perfect base for exploring the local area.

    Reviewed by VikkiOct 2018

  • "Such a beautiful place in a completely peaceful location, yet close to amazing places to visit."

    Alton towers was a short drive away as was Buxton, Bakewell and Matlock. Ashbourne too was also a bit of a surprise, a lovely little village and one I will be visiting again. I loved being able to sit back and relax with a glass of wine in the barn and really enjoyed feeding the donkeys and goats that were so friendly. I’ll definitely be back again.

    Reviewed by KellieSep 2018

  • "Dover Barn is comfortable, clean and well equipped."

    It is on a farm, so very quiet, surrounded by fields and situated just outside the village of Parwich. There were two rooms, one with a double bed and one with two singles, perfect for our party of two adults and two children. There are donkeys and goats on the farm and we could feed them carrots! Dover Barn is perfectly placed between Ashbourne and Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District. Our hosts were lovely and couldn’t have been more welcoming and helpful. We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2018

  • "It wasa well situated and very comfortable cottage."

    The owners were very friendly but not intrusive.we really enjoyed our time at Dover barn and will be returning.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Dover Barn, the property is lovely and very well equiped, the owners are extremely nice people, and the peace and quiet was wonderful."

    Reviewed by PaulineJul 2018

  • "Dover Barn is a lovely property."

    Set in a wonderfully peaceful location. The barn itself was very clean and comfortable. It had a well equipped kitchen with everything you would expect and more. The household bits that we took expecting to use (as we have done in other properties) stayed in the car. You could sit both in front and at the back of the property taking advantage of the sun in both the morning and evening. There was a nice well kept, secure large lawn area. The pub at Parwich served lovely meals.

    Reviewed by GlenysJul 2018

  • "We had a fantastic holiday staying in Dover Barn."

    Perfect for families like ours with a toddler, there’s a large enclosed garden for running about in. The farm’s donkeys & goats were our little boys favourite part of the holiday! The cottage has all the home comforts needed with a lovely traditional farm cottage feel. The owners are friendly & helpful. It’s a great base for visiting places - we had days out to Matlock Bath, Bakewell, CBeebies Land, Buxton and The Derwent Dams. We’ll be coming back next year!!

    Reviewed by MikeJul 2018

  • "Make sure that you follow the instructions, or phone and ask rather than following the saynav."

    Reviewed by JonathanJun 2018

  • "Dover Barn is an excellent cottage, comfortable, well equipped, spotlessly clean and with a lovely garden area to relax in."

    It is in a peaceful location yet within easy reach of the many attractions the Peak District has to offer. The Tissington trail is a mile away and is an easy bike ride from the property. This was our second stay at Dover Barn and we had a very enjoyable time.

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2018

  • "We had a lovely few days at Dover Barn."

    The cottage is in a wonderful area and the owners on the farm were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2018

  • "Lovely, well-equipped little cottage in a very peaceful location."

    Nice and warm even with snow and icy wind raging outside!

    Reviewed by ClaireFeb 2018

  • "Lovely cottage and although we didn't see much of the owners, what little we did see, they were very friendly people."

    Initially the cottage was a little difficult to find but was very well situated between Buxton and Ashbourne and with a wonderful pub in Parwich village just down the road. The Sycamore Inn was very welcoming and the food was excellent. Everything in the cottage was of good quality and it was well equipped and clean. We were there over New Year and it was always nice and warm no matter what time of the day it was. We will definitely return when the weather is a bit warmer and drier. So handy for the Tissington and High Peak trails.

    Reviewed by AlanDec 2017

  • "A nice clean comfortable cottage and very friendly people."

    Ideally situated for exploring the southern Peak District and the towns of Bakewell, Matlock and Buxton.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2017

  • "Well equipped comfortable cottage in peaceful location."

    Friendly owners available if required.

    Reviewed by LynnJul 2017

  • "The cottage setting was wonderful, and we enjoyed being close to the farm."

    The owners were very friendly. It was a great weekend. Also in a good location - easy to get to all Peak areas to explore. Katherine (Leeds)

    Reviewed by KMay 2017

  • "Good location , friendly owners ."

    Barn had all you required for a long weekend break , kids loved feeding the 4 donkeys . Wifi very good,

    Reviewed by SimonApr 2017

  • "No. A very enjoyable holiday in a comfortable cottage."

    We had a great time. Lovely location, friendly owner, spotlessly clean with everything that we could wish for. Our granddaughter, Holly, loved feeding the owner's donkeys with carrots and was very happy to meet their black cat, George. Our second year at a Sykes cottage, and we would recommend both Sykes and Dover Barn to all our friends and family. Thanks for a great holiday!

    Reviewed by MikeAug 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric woodburner-effect fire
  • Shared Laundry Room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric central heating with electric stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front seating area and shared seating area next to donkey paddock
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Two internal steps from kitchen to sitting room
  • Travel cot & highchair available upon request

The property

This cosy and welcoming semi-detached cottage is situated 2 miles from Parwich, in the beautiful countryside of the Peak District National Park.

With a lovely feel throughout and providing comfortable accommodation, this Parwich cottage is just perfect to escape from the hustle and bustle and relax in this beautiful part of the Peak District.

With all ground floor accommodation in this Parwich cottage, you will find a cosy sitting room with electric woodburner-effect stove and a lovely well-equipped kitchen/diner.

Outside this Parwich cottage is a seating area, with an additional area overlooking the donkey paddock where the animals will be happy to make new friends with you!

This lovely Parwich cottage is just perfect to get away from it all and enjoy a country break.

Note: This cottage is next to Ref 3517, together they sleep 8.

Whitecliffe Farm

Parwich 2 miles. Three lovely barn conversions with views over the beautiful surrounding Peak District countryside, next to the owners’ farmhouse, 2 miles from the pretty village of Parwich and 9 miles from Ashbourne. All three cottages offer warm and welcoming hideaways, with beams and lovely views to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Peak District. In fine weather, dine alfresco or stop and say hello to the owners’ pet donkeys and goats! The old village of Parwich is just a short distance from these Peak District cottages and has some beautiful old buildings and a super village pub. Enjoy cycling or walking on the nearby Tissington Trail, or a sightseeing tour of the Peak District National Park to include the market towns of Buxton or Ashbourne, Chatsworth House and nearby Dovedale. Alternatively, test your nerve at thrilling Alton Towers! These Parwich cottages make an ideal base to get away from it all and enjoy a country break.

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About the location

PARWICH

Ashbourne 7 miles; Bakewell 13 miles.

Parwich is a lovely old village surrounded by verdant green countryside, boasting a delightful country pub set on the village green, a church, a village hall, a playground and many pretty cottages. With an air of peace and tranquillity, Parwich dates from Saxon times, although at nearby Roystone Grange the remains of a Roman farm have been discovered. The nearby Manifold River cuts a course through superb scenery and is a delight for both walkers and cyclists, with the 'Manifold Trail' following the route of the old Leek to Manifold Light Railway. Nearby are the pretty village of Ilam, the award-winning village of Alstonefield and Brassington, while golf, horse riding, cycling and sailing are all available within seven miles. Enjoy a day out at Alton Towers or visit the impressive Chatsworth House and Kedleston and Sudbury Halls, all within 10 miles. Also within easy reach are Matlock Bath, Carsington Water and Alton Towers, while further afield are the market towns of Ashbourne and Leek.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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