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Swallow Barn

Priestcliffe near Bakewell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 10489)



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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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Reviews & Ratings

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90 Customer Reviews

  • "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 JackieJan 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 DamienJan 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 JanDec 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 SandraDec 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 WendyNov 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 ChrisSep 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 CatherineAug 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 ValJul 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by BarryJun 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 PeterJun 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 AgataApr 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 GeoffApr 2021

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

    Lovely warm cottage after a wet walk

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "Great location and the owner was extremely helpful"

    Reviewed by GerrySep 2020

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

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2020

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

    We had a great week there.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

  • "Brilliant holiday cottage."

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

    Reviewed by ColinMar 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 MalcolmJan 2020

  • "Always a lovely welcome."

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

    Reviewed by WendyNov 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 TinaSep 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 SarahSep 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 SueAug 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 ColinJul 2019

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

    Reviewed by ValJul 2019

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

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

    Reviewed by JacquelineMay 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 SophieApr 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 GeoffreyMar 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 TeresaMar 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 JuneMar 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 LesleyFeb 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 JaneOct 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 TinaSep 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 ValJul 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 LaurenceJul 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 SarahJun 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 RogerMar 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 DeborahFeb 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 JacquelineDec 2017

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

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 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 ValJul 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 DavidApr 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.

    Mrs PoveyNov 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 WendyOct 2016

  • "No everything satisfactory."

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2016

  • "The best cottage I have stayed in."

    The location was excellent. The owner had gone above and beyond what I would expect. The cottage was very clean, smelled lovely and was warm. If I go back to the peaks I will be staying here again.

    Reviewed by CharlotteJul 2016

  • "We liked the freedom to come & go but the knowledge that the owners were just a knock on the door away."

    It is perfectly situated to get anywhere in the White Peak area and there was lots of info in the cottage about walks & activities. A wonderful quiet base to come home to & relax.

    Reviewed by ValJul 2016

  • "The Barn was beautifully decorated, warm and the furnishings were lovely."

    The underfloor heating in the shower room was a lovely touch. We also loved the flame-effect fire and the reclining seats on the sofa. After a long day of walking in the Peaks, Swallow Barn was a warm, cosy, welcoming place to come back to. The owners were very friendly and helpful when we asked for some local information. The view from the barn is stupendous. We were sad to leave Swallow Barn and look forward to returning one day.

    Reviewed by TracyFeb 2016

  • "We liked the location and the cosy and homely feel of the cottage."

    The courtyard and conservatory was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by SharonOct 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.

    Reviewed by DebbieOct 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.

    Reviewed by BarbaraAug 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.

    Reviewed by AnnJun 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.

    Reviewed by JullieMay 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!

    Reviewed by AndrewDec 2014

  • "The conversion was really well done and the facilities were excellent."

    The owner was both helpful and unobtrusive. Well worth the money.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 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.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 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!

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2014

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

    Reviewed by HazelAug 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!

    Reviewed by JaniceJun 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.

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2014

  • "We liked the cosiness of the property."

    It was lovely to return to after a day out. The owner was available and helpful when needed. The location was quiet and peaceful, with great walks from the barn and easy access to the A6.

    Reviewed by PennyFeb 2014

  • "A cosy cottage for 2 people with wonderful views and great walks from the door."

    Very well equipped with information about local walks and amenities - all up to date! The owners were very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by RayDec 2013

  • "Swallow Barn really exceeded our expectations."

    The cottage has been decorated and equipped to a high standard. A lot of thought has gone into the details, such as folders of information on the area, local walks, places to eat, etc. The kitchen was well equipped. The comfortable recliner sofa was lovely to relax in during the evenings, and the central heating and log effect fire kept us warm and cosy. The beds were very comfortable with duck down duvets.

    Reviewed by BerniceOct 2013

  • "The cottage was excellent in every respect."

    Everything you might have needed or forgotten was provided. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by JoanSep 2013

  • "The accommodation was excellent, everything was just perfect."

    The property is situated facing lovely views, and we had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2013

  • "The location was perfect as was the cottage."

    The owner had gone to great trouble to make us welcome and has also created several folders of local places of interest, walks and sites to see. They all came in very handy. Superb.

    Reviewed by DaveAug 2013

  • "The cottage has everything anyone could possibly want."

    What a wonderful holiday. Walks from the front door, ours ended in the two good pubs, one at the end of the road, the other in Taddington both serve good pub grub, and the beer is nectar. We have several cottage holidays, this one is far ahead of all the others. Brilliant. We will be back. We wanted to stay forever.

    Reviewed by KeithAug 2013

  • "I cannot rate the accommodation highly enough, it was amazing in every respect."

    The owners had given a lot of thought into providing everything for your holiday - a well stocked kitchen, towels and lots of little personal touches, like fresh flowers. Cant wait to go back.

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2013

  • "The attitude of the owner was welcoming, friendly and helpful."

    We really felt they had gone out of their way to make sure there was everything we needed. We would definitely like to book this property again.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2013

  • "The cottage was the best we have stayed in in this country and the owners were very helpful."

    We could not fault it in any way.

    Reviewed by ThomasMay 2013

  • "The accommodation was excellent."

    Spotlessly clean. Everything you could think of, or had forgotten, was available. The owner was very hospitable. Perfect base for walking or visiting places of interest. Would certainly visit again and recommend.

    Reviewed by FrankMay 2013

  • "Swallow Barn was excellent in every way."

    It was spotless and equipped to a very high standard. It was warm and very comfortable to come back to after a day out. Owners very helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DoreenMay 2013

  • "Whether you want to walk or visit places of interest, this cottage is the ideal location in the heart of beautiful scenery yet only 1/2 mile from the main road."

    Without doubt, this was the best self catering accommodation I have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by PApr 2013

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Swallow Barn, the accommodation was excellent, location ideal for walking and the owners very friendly and welcoming without being intrusive."

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2013

  • "The cleanliness of the property, the standard of furnishing and the attention to small details like the information folders all made the time spent at Swallows Barn enjoyable."

    Looking forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2013

  • "Excellent accommodation in a great position, warm and welcoming."

    Reviewed by TrevorApr 2013

  • "The owner added her own touches, such as providing milk, water, biscuits, and flowers which made it feel very welcoming."

    We loved being able to go for good walks from the property, knowing we had a very nice place to get back to at the end of the day.

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2013

  • "Swallow Barn was perfect, loads of up to date leaflets on local walks."

    The owner was lovely and made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2013

  • "Our second visit to this property and the condition was just as good as the first time."

    Priestcliffe is a great centre for a walking holiday with great routes just outside the door.

    Reviewed by ChristopherFeb 2013

  • "The location is great - quiet but very central for getting out and about."

    The cottage was extremely well equipped and beautifully furnished with excellent quality items. The recliner sofa was heaven after a long days walking! We would definitely return to this lovely cosy cottage.

    Reviewed by JoanNov 2012

  • "The standard of accommodation was excellent and the owners so friendly and helpful."

    The folder of information they supplied was really helpful especially the eating places (menus supplied) and the walks that were typed up and spot on.

    Reviewed by BarbaraOct 2012

  • "Very peaceful, quiet, warm and cosy."

    Beautiful scenery and plenty of walking places. Loved the reclining settee, really comfortable.

    Mrs HollingsworthSep 2012

  • "What can I say about Swallow Barn?"

    Fabulous location, wonderful owners, stunning 5 star accommodation, with all our needs met, can't fault it in anyway.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2012

  • "The owners provided everything you could possibly want from a holiday cottage."

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2012

  • "Swallow Barn is comfortably furnished and is well equipped."

    The owner has put a lot of work into a file of local information which is interesting and informative.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2012

  • "We had an excellent time at Swallow Barn."

    The barn was in brilliant condition, very clean, very tidy and with great views. We met the owner, she was very polite and helpful.

    Reviewed by BenJun 2012

  • "It was very isolated and peaceful, which was just what we wanted."

    The owner was very welcoming and the cottage was beautifully furnished. We have already recommended it to friends and would certainly stay there again.

    Reviewed by LionelMay 2012

  • "This is an excellent property in a great location."

    The quality of the property and the furnishing was excellent.

    Reviewed by PennyMay 2012

  • "Well appointed cottage in a very good location for walking holidays or short breaks"

    Reviewed by ChristopherMar 2012

  • "The Peak District was excellent for walking and photography, which are the reasons for us going there."

    It was nice to come back to a very comfortable warm cottage each day. There were also little treats for our dog left by the owners.

    Mrs ListerFeb 2012

  • "Beautiful setting and wonderfully equipped and furnished accommodation."

    The owners were really helpful. Totally dog friendly and even treats were left for the dog. Fantastic information about the area.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2011

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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, 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.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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