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Swallow Barn

(Ref. 10489)

Priestcliffe near Bakewell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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77 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely week at Swallow Barn , great walks from the doorstep lovely and peaceful our dog loved every minute."

    Tina was really helpful and on hand when needed , my husband forgot his key so was very grateful they were close by to use there spare key. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Mar 2024

  • "Myself and my husband had a wonderful time at the cottage ,the owners went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed,they also helped sweep away the snow."

    Which was very much appreciated it was the perfect weekend away. We would definitely recommend, and return to swallow barn.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Feb 2024

  • "Great location for many walks from the door."

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Dec 2023

  • "Was a very nice few days in your lovely cottage ."

    .we were very warm and cosy as the rain did rain ..but manged to get out..,,,thank you very mutch. Geraldine Green.. defetly will come back

    Reviewed by Geraldine4.7Oct 2023

  • "Great property for a trip to Buxton / Derbyshire."

    Facilities inside are spot on. Would definitely stay there again when not working so much.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2023

  • "Exactly as described: comfortable, clean and well equipped to a high standard."

    There is so much to see within just a few miles.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was wonderful, well equipped, in fact more than we expected, the ..."

    The cottage was wonderful, well equipped, in fact more than we expected, the owner was very helpful and gave us useful information about the best place to eat for our evening meals

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at swallow barn its a comfortable cottage with everything you need & in a great location where you walk out the door to numerous footpaths."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "Swallow barn is clean, comfortable and that, along with a welcoming and friendly host made for a great week away."

    The area is beautiful. There’s nothing to dislike here, have already booked to go back next year.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Nice cottage, ideal for two people as it's quite cosy but everything you would need for your holiday."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous conversion ,hosts very welcoming and helpful."

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Jul 2023

  • "Limited kitchen worktop space."

    All cupboards in kitchen have something in them, and therefore no space to store you own groceries. Sofa too large for the lounge area and you have to walk around it so many times to do anything. Beds not that comfortable. Great location for Monsal Trail cycling.

    Reviewed by Antony4.1Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful barn."

    Handy location for walks. Great hosts. Definitely go back

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very friendly and welcoming owners and we felt we could approach them should a problem arise."

    Very dog friendly and very pleasant area, tucked away and very rural, yet easy to reach main towns and villages.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jun 2023

  • "Host was on site to meet and greet; offering advice on local eateries and places to see."

    Loved the folder containing a guide to walks; it was really useful. The barn was warm and cosy and had everything we needed to escape from work life. Myself, my husband and my dog thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our 4night break at the swallow barn was probably the best we have ever had."

    The accommodation is superb. It is clean, warm and well equipped. We wanted for nothing.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Apr 2023

  • "Swallow provided us with a perfect peaceful retreat to relax, walk and explore the local Priestcliffe area, with our dog."

    Swallow accommodation was warm, clean, relaxing, a great deal of thoughtfulness was evident from the well equipped kitchen and very comfortable decor, it had everything and more ensure that visitors had everything they may need for a self catering break. The on site owners were very helpful, welcoming, generous with provisions on arrival, their helpful information file was much appreciated. Thanks Tina.

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2023

  • "I have booked Swallow Barn holidays for many years now."

    That clearly shows my satisfaction with the property and my relationship with the lovely owners.Thank you!

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Nov 2022

  • "The owners allowed our dog to play in there field and it was wonderful to see him have fun."

    Perfect location for chatsworth house and dog walks. The holiday was booked as we we're baby sitting a dog and it was the perfect stay for both of us. Thank you

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2022

  • "A very clean and comfortable cottage and perfect for two people and our dog!"

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had a really lovely holiday, thee we cottage and local area were fantastic."

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Aug 2022

  • "A cosy little cottage with everything included for an enjoyable holiday."

    Nearby enclosed paddock for our dog to excercise and very central for all the tourists attractions. Owners lived nearby and were always very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "The bedroom was very small but I don't think there was anything you could do about that."

    It was difficult for 2 people to be in it at the same time The rest of the cottage was very nice.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Jul 2022

  • "Ideal for us with our dog."

    Lovely quiet location yet close enough to Ashford & Bakewell etc. Very central for all parts of the Peak District . Beautiful views from the barn. Warm welcome from Mrs Tibbles. Would come again.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had an absolutely wonderful weeks holiday at Swallow Barn and were sad to leave our home from home nestled in the Peak District national park."

    If are looking for a quiet getaway that is close to the attractions the area has to offer, then this is a great base. Swallow Barn was clean and has all the comforts you would expect. The owner was welcoming but not intrusive. We took our Puggle Gracie along and really enjoyed our evening walks with her to spot bats.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay,it’s the perfect location for a walking holiday in the Peaks."

    The cottage has everything you could want,and owners very friendly.Would definitely recommend,and we hope to return again soon

    Reviewed by Tina5.0May 2022

  • "I would highly recommend Swallow Barn for a visit to the Peaks."

    Me and Furface thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this immaculately clean and comfortable barn. It had everything we needed with amazing views. Tina is lovely and on hand should you need anything, I like to keep to myself and was left alone to do this also. Walks from the door are awesome! I would definitely return here for more walks and comfort. Thank you to Tina for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Apr 2022

  • "Mrs Tibbles was welcoming and very helpful."

    The cottage was warm and had everything we could want except the beds and settee were not too comfy, but this could be a matter of choice. Ideal place if you want to explore the Peak District. (We had not very good weather so walking a big hairy dog in mud was none too good but who can choose the weather!)

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.7Apr 2022

  • "Cosy warm barn conversion situated at the end of a quiet lane."

    The gift pack of tea, coffee, milk, biscuits and water was most welcome. With 2 induction hotplates, oven and microwave it was easy to do simple meals. Country walks from the doorstep with walk directions in information folder. My only criticism would be there was nothing in the small bedroom to hang clothes on at bedtime. ( However this did not spoil our stay)

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Apr 2022

  • "Peace quiet views comfort easy living with my 3 pooches."

    I would have liked a bigger quilt but lovely fresh clean linen. There was microwave gate which was funny and owners were helpfully as confused as I was. I couldn’t work the induction but that’s down to me and was easily demonstrated. Very relaxed stay-already booked again. Ideal for singleton and pets.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Apr 2022

  • "A big thank you to Tina and Paul, very welcoming, Swallow Barn was cosy, comfortable, clean, decor and furnishing good, suited us very well."

    Our dog enjoyed the walks along the cart tracks. We will certainly return

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very welcoming and everything there that you would ever need, even though I had brought my own."

    Very comfortable, warm and cosy. In a very good place to wonder around and walk to the Monsal trail, but be warned. It is very steep and a long way down. We’re both 61 and made it down and back for three days on run, but lots would struggle. Ended up eating in Anglers Rest, really good food and plenty of it to get you back up the hill!

    Reviewed by June5.0Mar 2022

  • "A very comfortable warm cottage in a very convenient location with beautiful views."

    We received a warm welcome and the owner was only next door if we needed anything. We didn't as it was such a well equipped property - they seemed to have thought of everything! We hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Feb 2022

  • "We have had a lovely stay in Swallow Barn."

    We were welcomed by the host who gave some info about the property & surrounding area. The accommodation is exactly as described & has everything needed for a comfortable stay. Lovely gesture with milk, tea & coffee supplied as well as some cookies & fresh flowers. The only negative being that we wished we could have stayed longer!!

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jan 2022

  • "Big enough and Cosy enough for 2, Plus Dog Friendly!"

    Swallow Barn had everything you needed and couldn’t have asked for more at such short notice. We just decided; let’s get away for the weekend and found this little Gem. Facilities were excellent and everything you required to hand. Scenic walks and Bakewell a few miles away, if you fancy some Bakewell Tart, lol! Definitely recommend and they also have a Fantastic 12 sleep Barn Conversion next door for Family get togethers; Looks Amazing!

    Reviewed by Damien5.0Jan 2022

  • "This little one bedroom cottage is an ideal retreat."

    My wife and I and our small dog thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay. The beautifully decorated Christmas tree was a really nice touch. Tina was especially helpful in recommending nearby walks with wheelchair accessibility and also a brilliant local pub which served excellent meals by very friendly staff, both locations within a 6 minute drive from the property. Many thanks to Paul and Tina at Swallow Barn for their hospitality. We highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely property, owner very friendly and helpful."

    One of the best cottages we've stayed by location and comfort would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Dec 2021

  • "We have rebooked Swallow Barn on many occasions."

    The description of the cottage is accurate and really suits our requirements. Centrally situated in the Peaks, it is an ideal place to tour the area with shopping facilities within a 10 minute drive.The welcome is excellent. We shall be booking again next year. All my bookings with Sykes have been very good; a company that can be relied upon.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet location with walks from the door."

    Made very welcome by Tina, milk, biscuits and coffee and teabags provided. Very thoughtful.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very attractive and very clean, excellent surroundings for ..."

    Lovely cottage, very attractive and very clean, excellent surroundings for walking, owners extremely pleasant and helpful

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed being able to get away for first time in 2 years due to ..."

    We thoroughly enjoyed being able to get away for first time in 2 years due to the pandemic but are not impressed with the huge price hike for the same week next year so have had to go later

    Reviewed by Val4.7Jul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful break in this delightful cottage."

    The attention to detail by Tina and family was second to none.

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely location."

    Nice touch by the host Tina by leaving a lovely box of chocolate biscuits and a supply of milk. Accommodation fulfils all needs, adequate kitchen facilities, comfortable lounge with TV, nice twin beds and decent bathroom with power shower.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2021

  • "Everything we needed for two people with a medium dog."

    Well positioned to explore the peaks with some nice options for local walks.

    Reviewed by Agata4.7Apr 2021

  • "Perfect situation for visiting the Dales, lots of walks from the door, warm ..."

    Perfect situation for visiting the Dales, lots of walks from the door, warm comfortable accommodation and very hospitable owners, would return

    Reviewed by G4.7Apr 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage,great views,good walks from cottage door."

    Lovely warm cottage after a wet walk

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2020

  • "Great location and the owner was extremely helpful"

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Sep 2020

  • "We enjoyed it very much ,owners very friendly plenty of walks and beautiful views from cottage"

    Reviewed by John4.7Aug 2020

  • "Swallow Barn was absolutely lovely, as was the owner."

    We had a great week there.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2020

  • "Brilliant holiday cottage."

    Lovely place to stay, lovely walks, peaceful. Had a fantastic time.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely setting in the Peak District very helpful lady, shame about the weather, ..."

    Lovely setting in the Peak District very helpful lady, shame about the weather, everything in the property if you want to cook in there pots and pans even roasting tins however we chose to eat out as there are plenty of eating places within 6 miles, car is a necessity as it is out in the country once again lovely place

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jan 2020

  • "Always a lovely welcome."

    The owners are very friendly and willing to adapt to your needs.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Nov 2019

  • "Our second visit to this cottage,excellent location for a walking holiday,made very welcome by the owners,and cottage has everything you need and more."

    Really nice to be able to do walks from the door,will definitely be back next year.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage is off the beaten track and extremely quiet which I love."

    There are walks from the cottage, and both Buxton and Bakewell are within 15 minutes drive. This is my second time here and I will definitely be back in the future.

    Reviewed by Miss5.0Sep 2019

  • "A little gem of a place."

    A lovely welcome from Tina and Paul. The Barn was lovely and comfortable and warm. All that you need was there. Lovely walks and plenty of place to go and see. Plus a field for the dog to play in.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2019

  • "We really enjoyed the Swallow Barn."

    Tina has been an excellent host. Her write ups on walks, restaurants and places of interest are one of the best that we have ever came across. The facilities there are excellent and value for money. We strongly recommend Tina to anyone else looking to book with her.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2019

  • "The owners are now friends & are so welcomung it feels like a home away from home"

    Reviewed by Val4.7Jul 2019

  • "Wonderful location - quiet yet close to everything."

    Cottage was very clean and new. Had everything one could want - inc thermos.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2019

  • "Swallow Barn was a perfect base for exploring the National park, although the walk back uphill from the Millers Dale was challenging but doable."

    The owners were lovely people and catered for all needs. Our dog was welcomed and thought of with a bowl blanket etc in the cupboard. Arriving to flowers and Biscuits was a nice touch. It's cosy, modern and has outside parking. Will definitely stay again next year.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage is amazing ."

    it is so clean and tidy has everything you could possibly need. lovely greeting from the owner who left fresh flowers milk water and yummy biscuits. this was our second visit and will be back again. lots of nice walks from the cottage and very close to the monsal trail.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was outstanding a friendly welcome greeted with fresh flowers milk bottled water biscuits tea coffee if you needed them clean fresh and comfortable beds also a draw with items such as toothbrushes toothpaste in case you forget."

    everything was covered by Tina and Paul. beautiful scenery a court yard for your dog and even a dog bowl first class. I would totally recommend this accommodation it is amazing restful and idyllic stunning we look forward to returning in the near future. many thanks Tina and Paul you have it all covered 5*

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely views."

    It was perfect for us and our dog, Cody. Great walks from the cottage. Everything you need for a long weekend away. Been twice now and would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Sandra June5.0Mar 2019

  • "We knew that the room was a twin bed but it would have been useful to know that it had a sliding door."

    Fantastic cottage though with the best information packs I've ever seen - helpful, up-to-date and organised. Superb location.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Feb 2019

  • "This cute cottage was spotlessly clean, well equipped and very comfortable."

    The owner was helpful and had left huge amounts of information on walks and things to do in the area. Views from the cottage are breathtaking. I will be back next year. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2018

  • "We felt the photographs on your website did not do this property justice."

    Lovely property,great location for a walking holiday,couldn’t recommend it enough.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Sep 2018

  • "A peaceful location with fantastic views & walks from the door."

    Conveniently situated for access to local places of interest such as Bakewell, Buxton & Charsworth.

    Reviewed by Val4.7Jul 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Swallow Barn - thank you very much Tina!"

    We had everything we needed for a nice and relaxing holiday :-)

    Reviewed by Laurence5.0Jul 2018

  • "Swallows Barn was delightful and situated in the middle of the Derbyshire Dales within easy reach of most of the major towns."

    I have been very happy with all the rentals from Sykes Cottages, but this was the best cottage so far. It was very well equipped and extremely comfortable, with a number of walks right outside the cottage which my dog loved. We had a wonderful week, with a number of great walks where I was able to let Marley off his lead. I am hoping to go back to this cottage next year.

    Reviewed by Miss5.0Jun 2018

  • "Everything was as described, in fact there were more comforts than expected."

    The owners were around all week, they left us to enjoy our time there but we knew we could have contacted them for help at any time.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Mar 2018

  • "It wasn't an issue for us as we only had a 2 night stay but for people staying ..."

    It wasn't an issue for us as we only had a 2 night stay but for people staying any longer you need to use a vehicle to find any shops or eating establishments

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Feb 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Exceptionally warm, clean and well equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Within easy reach of Chatsworth House, Buxton and Bakewell. We had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Dec 2017

  • "Owner very helpfull always on hand to ask any questions lovely barn conversion would go again."

    Reviewed by Anthony4.6Aug 2017

  • "The peace & quiet."

    We knew owners were around if needed but didn't feel intruded on. Lovely setting for much needed R&R

    Reviewed by Val4.8Jul 2017

  • "Nice quiet cottage in rural location to suit our purpose of walking straight out ..."

    Nice quiet cottage in rural location to suit our purpose of walking straight out onto the countryside Very clean with everything thought of

    Reviewed by David4.4Apr 2017

  • "The cottage was very cosy, it had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and very enjoyable."

    The owner was so kind and helpful, left us some yummy chocolate biscuits, milk, and flowers to welcome us, we would highly recommend this lovely place to stay, and would love to visit again someday.

    5.0Nov 2016

  • "Warm and friendly welcome from owner who helpfully responded promptly to a request for an extra facility - my daughter is disabled which is why we chose this particular cottage."

    Wonderful location mid Peak District. Walks for dogs from cottage door. Warm, comfortable and excellent facilities. We love the area and shall be returning, especially to this cottage. A relaxing and lovely week. Thank you Tina. Thank youSykes.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.8Oct 2016

  • "No everything satisfactory."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2016

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  • 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, WiFi, 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.

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.

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.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas