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The Old Farrowings

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 21 reviews

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Idyllic cottage that has been restored and converted to a very high standard set within the grounds of the owners Grade II listed property which dates back to the 14th Century. Uninterrupted views over Biggin Dale from the private patio and in an ideal position as from the door you can walk to the River Dove, Wolfscote Dale, Hartington and beyond. Close to the Tissington Trail. There is a private footpath with direct access to Biggin Dale. Free WI-Fi.

The Old Farrowings has accommodation all on one level and you enter into the large open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room which has a flag floor and exposed beams. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and Nespresso machine. There is an wood-burning stove with basket of logs, coal and kindling. The huge bedroom (6 metres square) with a vaulted beamed ceiling has a king-size 4-poster bed with goose down duvet and 100% cotton linen. The ensuite bathroom has a bath, walk-in shower, bidet, hand-basin & loo. Soft white fluffy towels included plus 'Au Lait' toiletries. The private south-facing patio is accessed from the living area.

Plenty of secure storage for bikes. The tennis court is available throughout the year. A central laundry area has a washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board and also a pay phone. The cottage is heated by oil-fired central heating. Free Wi-Fi.

4* English Tourist Board Rating.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: East Midlands 41 miles & Manchester 35 miles, Nearest railway: Buxton 13 miles & Derby 23 miles
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Peak District National Park region

The Peak District National Park which was established in 1951 covers over 1400 sq km and has a huge variety of landscapes, wildlife, history and culture. The diverse nature of the Derbyshire landscape with its dry-stone walling, deep wooded valleys, heather clad moorlands, market towns and villages makes it the perfect setting for a relaxing break.

Biggin-by-Hartington sits high in the spectacular White Peak landscape and is a very popular are with walkers and cyclists. Just off the A515 midway between Ashbourne and Buxton the village is typical of a White Peak village, running along a single street and surrounded by farms and agricultural land. Buildings of note are the Church of St Thomas, the Waterloo Inn and Biggin Hall.

Biggin Grange is just outside the village and looks over Biggin Dale which is a beautiful sanctuary of which part of it is a National Nature Reserve. A short walk from Biggin Grange takes you down into Biggin Dale which runs into the River Dove. The hills are covered in lovely wild flowers amd in the Spring cowslips and purple orchids are abundant.



The Waterloo Inn & Biggin Hall Country House Hotel are 0.8 miles away.

Hartington which has The Devonshire Arms, Charles Cotton Hotel, The Rook Coffee Shop, Beresford Tea Rooms, Post Office, Garage, Cheese Shop and 2 village shops is 2 miles away.

Ashbourne - 9 miles

Bakewell - 9 miles

Buxton - 13 miles

Tissington Trail - 1.2 miles

Chatsworth House - 14 miles

The nearest town is Ashbourne with a good choice of independent shops, supermarkets including Waitrose, Marks & Spencers and Sainsbury together with many restaurants and pubs.

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30 Nov 2014


"Lovely midweek break"

We really enjoyed our stay at The Old Farrowings. The wood burning stove made the room nice and cosy with views over Biggin Dale. We arrived late so the home made biscuits were a surprise treat. I wou… More

I am glad you had a nice couple of days at Biggin Grange. You will have to come for longer next time! But glad you discovered the Tissington Trail which is so near and a lovely place to walk.

21 Nov 2014


"Lovely little hideaway"

The Old Farrowings is a lovely little cottage in a quiet location. There is a lovely friendly pub not too far away that serves great food.

The cottage itself is perfect. The bedroom is spectacular, and spacious., and a joy to both sleep, and wake up in.

The cottage is incredibly well presented, with high quality furnishings, and nice little touches (the cookies on the kitchen sideboard were are nice surprise and treat after the long drive)

Attention to detail is great, right down to there being coffee, and washing up liquid provided (I'd bought my own just in case).

I have stayed at many cottages in the Peak District, but this is the best so far, and I will most likely be returning. If you want peace and quiet, in lovely surroundings, this is the place!

I'm so pleased you enjoyed staying in The Old Farrowings. I am just about to put a new bathroom in so hopefully if you return you will notice a few improvements. The local pub seems to be getting lots of good feedback from our guests and it is handy being able to walk over to it. Thanks very much for taking the time to review the cottage. Jane

4 Nov 2014


"Idyllic cottage"

Upon entering biggin grange you are greeted by the most immaculate grass driveway. Everything is perfectly kept and the colours of the old stone and green barn doors are beautiful. We stayed for a long weekend and were delighted with old farrowings: a very comfortable room, sheep roaming freely outside the door, an excellent wood burner and a very very well equipped kitchen (with nespresso machine to help with the inevitable hang over).

The bedroom is stunning with a vaulted ceiling and excellent bathroom. We could not recommend this cottage highly enough. The owners are lovely and very welcoming, we asked for a cup of ice and were given a sack as we were too impatient to wait for the water to freeze for a gin and tonic. Great owners and a perfect cottage in a faultless setting.

Thanks very much for the lovely review. Am so pleased you had a nice couple of days and you managed to relax from your life in London! So pleased you liked the cottage and I have just put a new larger TV ready for those autumn evenings when you just want to watch a film and curl up in front of the wood-burner. Come back and see us again when you need a Derbyshire fix! Jane

29 Oct 2014


"Beautiful Peak District Cottage"

We arrived to a friendly greeting from Jane and home-made ginger biscuits! The cottage was absolutely lovely with an enormous bedroom and bathroom, well stocked kitchen, a cosy wood burning stove and … More

So pleased you had a good time in Derbyshire and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are lucky having a pub in the village and also Hartington seems to get better and better which means you don't need to go far! Hope to see you again in the future. Jane

21 Oct 2014


"Yet again a perfect stay....."

Having stayed at the Old Farrowings at Easter we decided to return to celebrate a birthday. Once again everything was perfect, luckily for us we had sunshine on the first day so sat on the terrace which is a great suntrap for the whole evening. The next day rained so we got to take advantage of the wood burner. Everything we could possibly need was there and we are looking forward to returning for a 3rd time next year.

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and I am so pleased you had a nice weekend. You certainly got both types of weather! Hope to see you again in the future. Jane

19 Oct 2014


"Beautiful cottage with lovely views."

We spent the weekend in this cosy cottage and thoroughly enjoyed it. We arrived late so no face to face welcome but inside we found a lovely hand written note and some homemade ginger biscuits. Taste… More

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and I am so pleased you enjoyed your weekend at the cottage. It was really nice to meet you both and if ever you need to have a few days break away again then you know where we are! Jane

29 Sep 2014


"Perfect Cottage, Lovely Owner, all in all highly recommended"

My stay at the Old Farrowings was to be honest, perfect. Jane couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful (there was even home made fruit cake waiting for me when I arrived! - Yum!). The cottage itself was lovely and cosy with everything that you could need - kitchen with espresso machine, fridge, cooker, microwave etc - a VERY impressive, very spacious bedroom with high beamed ceiling and a goose down duvet that made it very hard to get up in the morning, views over the dales from my private area outside where I sat with coffee and did some drawing in between throwing a tennis ball for their dog Otto. Spent the days roaring around the countryside on my Harley (close to Ashbourne, Matlock, up to Buxton etc.) and the evenings with a log fire watching films on netflix thanks to the free wifi. If you want a nice quiet holiday in beautiful countryside in a clean, modern yet old cottage conversion... this is it. Recommending it to friends already and hopefully stay again next year.

It was really nice to meet you and I loved hearing the roar of your Harley - the first one at Biggin Grange! Am glad you managed to explore the area but also have some time relaxing and enjoying the warm weather and views. Thank you very much for your nice review. Jane

28 Sep 2014


"Perfect weekend in the peaks!"

A lovely homely cottage with an incredible views of the peak hills. The pictures on here do not give this beautiful place justice!...
Added bonus:
*having the chance to play tennis on a really nice and well maintained tennis court with beautiful views all around.
*Jane and Richard were amazing, catering to all our needs! S.M to Richard going the extra yard and picking us up from the local pub, when no taxis were available!
*Having a well kept wood burner, which was lovely to relax in front of after a long walk in the Peaks.

Thrilled you had a nice few days in Derbyshire and glad my Richard was able to scoop you up from Hartington - sometimes trying to get a taxi at the weekends can be hard round here! Also you managed to get to play some tennis. Come back and see us again!

19 Sep 2014


"Perfect chocolate box cottage"

We have just returned from our four night stay at the Old Farrowings. Words escape us when we try to portray just how lovely and pictures this cottage is. You would be very hard pushed to find a clean… More

Thanks so much for the lovely review and I'm so pleased you managed to have some relaxing days enjoying Derbyshire. We are still enjoying some lovely late summer days and everywhere just looks so nice so do come back again and see us again when you need to recharge your batteries!

17 Sep 2014


"Hospitable owners and a fabulous location"

We enjoyed our weeks stay immensely. A perfect location for walking in the dales and hills of the southern Peak District. The cottage was a welcome base with everything we needed. Our early evenings with Mungo and Otto for company on the terrace will always be remembered. Thank you once again.

I'm so pleased you had a nice week and managed to do lots of walks. We are so lucky being so close to lots of wonderful walks and I bet the dogs were hoping you would take them along with you!

Review 1-10 of 21

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