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A rural retreat with walks from the door.

Barn | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Come to Swallow Barn for an idyllic rural retreat in the heart of the Peak District National Park. A detached 17c stone barn for two, it combines modern comforts with oak beams and exposed stonework – the perfect mix of old and new.

Set in the conservation village of Chelmorton, there are walks from the door and beautiful countryside to explore in every direction, plus a traditional village pub serving good food. In the summer you can sit out on your private patio and enjoy the peace and tranquility. The market towns of Buxton and Bakewell are within easy reach, as are the historic houses of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall.

South facing, the property is approached from the road by a walled path which leads to a private, flagged patio area with garden furniture. French windows open into the light and airy kitchen dining/lounge area, with a beamed ceiling which goes up to the rafters, wooden floor and comfortable seating. One corner is occupied by the well-equipped kitchen. An archway leads into the bedroom, with comfortable double bed and en-suite shower room. The accommodation is open plan, all on one level and offers everything you need for a relaxing holiday. One well-behaved pet is welcome. Secure cycle storage. 10% discount for single occupancy.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 45 km, Nearest railway: Buxton 8 km
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

The Heart of England/Peak District

The Peak District National Park encompasses some of the most breathtaking scenery in England and draws walkers and outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world. The countryside is spectacular and varied – from the gritstone moorland of the 'Dark Peak' to the gentler limestone landscape of fields and valleys in the 'White Peak'. Situated in the middle of England, it is easy to reach by car or public transport.

The historic villages and towns of the Peak District are a real pleasure - with their alleyways, courtyards and arcades of small individual shops. Bakewell, Leek, Buxton and Ashbourne all have a wealth of outlets selling crafts, antiques and speciality foods, as well as regular traditional markets. Bakewell's farmers market (held on the last Saturday of the month) is the second biggest in the country. Buxton's splendid Opera House hosts a full theatre programme, including the renowned Buxton Festival of opera and literature.

The area also boasts a wealth of historic houses, castles and splendid gardens to discover. Chatsworth, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is the most well known stately home, medieval Haddon Hall is a lesser known gem and the National Trust has several grand properties within easy reach including Sudbury Hall, Kedleston Hall and Hardwick Hall.


Swallow Barn is situated right at the heart of the National Park and therefore offers the perfect base for exploring the area. It is situated in Chelmorton, an ancient Derbyshire village in the 'White Peak' renowned for the surrounding narrow strip fields bounded by limestone walls which trace the patterns of medieval farming methods. Today the fields enclose herds of nibbling sheep and grazing cows. As a conservation village, not on the way to anywhere, it is peaceful and safe. Very little traffic goes up and down the road and you are just as likely to see sheep being herded up the street or a few hens wandering about. There are no shops in the village, however the Church Inn (which serves good food) is just 2 minutes walk up the road.

The picturesque dales of the rivers Wye, Lathkill, Dove and Derwent are all nearby. There are countless footpaths, bridleways and quiet lanes to explore and a selection of leaflets, brochures and maps at Swallow Barn can help you plan your day. Secure bicycle storage is available for your bikes at Swallow Barn. However if you prefer to hire bikes there is are excellent cycle hire centres just a few miles away on the Monsal Trail and Tissington Trail – former railway lines which offer miles of safe, traffic-free cycling.

The nearest railway station to Swallow Barn is Buxton (6m), served by trains from Manchester. The airports at Manchester, East Midlands and Liverpool are all less than 1.5 hours away by car.

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2 Nov 2014


"Amazing location."

My girlfriend and I stayed at Swallow Barn at the end of October for 3 nights.The barn itself was really cosy and its location made it a perfect base for exploring the Peak District.We had dinner at t… More

28 Oct 2014


"Cosy and calm"

We had a lovely cosy and quiet week at Swallow Barn with our 2 dogs... Gill was a really friendly and helpful host and the cottage, more of a studio apartment than a cottage, was (after appearing a l… More

17 Jun 2014



What a beautiful property. We used it for our honeymoon and it was perfect.Private, secluded with your own entrance and a terrace (perfect for disposable BBQ's) with the owner (Gill) not far away… More

3 Apr 2014


"Excellent stay - great location"

I recently stayed in the swallow Barn for 3 nights. It was an excellent base camp to explore the local area. It is clean and comes equiped with everything you need. Also the local pub down the road is… More

21 Mar 2014


"complete chill out"

we stayed for a week mid febuary with our dog we needed a weeks chill out and this is what we got. Fantastic walks with our dog no need to go any were in the car, lovly pub serving food and a lovely … More

6 Jan 2014


"a perfect getaway small and cosy"

my husband and i stayed for a couple of days just into the new year and we found it a cosy little place perfect for 2 people and a dog, lovely walks on the doorstep and lots of interesting places to v… More

18 Nov 2013


"Clean and tidy cottage in the heart of a tiny peak district village"

Owner very friendly and helpful, a clean and well equipped cottage in a quiet are with neighbouring houses but within walking distance from idyllic hills and valleys.

14 Nov 2013


"Perfect cosy location to get away from it all!"

We try to 'get away' for our birthdays and explore somewhere new, this time, the White Peaks was the chosen location. Swallow Barn was idea for a few days away, it's a lovely little pl… More

4 Aug 2013


"Comfortable allergy-free high standard self-catering holiday"

This was our fourth stay at Swallow Barn. I have an extreme allergy to wool and cannot stay anywhere where there is wool or wool-mix carpeting in a property. I found Swallow Barn back in Easter 2009 a… More

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