The Old Farrowings
Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
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)|
|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|
The Heart of England/Peak District
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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2 Sep 2014
An idyllic cottage in a wonderful location. Stunning views in every direction. The cottage is furnished to a high standard by someone who clearly has a good sense for interiors. The owners are kind and helpful without ever being intrusive. You couldn't really ask for more
I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for the nice review. I'm glad you like the cottage and I try to keep all the original features along with all the modern essentials that we all need! It was really nice to meet you both. Jane
4 Aug 2014
"Stunning views and perfect location for a romantic getaway!"
We knew from the photos that the cottage and surroundings would be lovely, however the real thing exceeded expectations! We were able to enjoy the stunning views right on our door step with a glass of wine, and enjoy the characteristic cottage (esp wood burning fire) to relax in the evening after a day of walking!
From a practical point of view, this is a really easy cottage to get to off main roads so not too much country road driving, however once at Biggins Grange, you feel wonderfully cut off from the world. Great base for walks/cycling as well as visiting more well known places such as Bakewell and Chatsworth. Jane was extremely welcoming and helpful in pointing out good walks for us to do. All required amenities came with the cottage and overall was a very comfortable stay. The main selling points are location and the amazing views. We would definitely rent here again on our next visit to the Lake District!
I am really pleased you chose you come and stay with us on your way to the Lake District and glad you had a nice few days.
Even in the summer the wood-burning stove can make the cottage so cosy and I'm glad you made use of it.
It was nice to meet you both and do come back in the future,
1 Aug 2014
We stayed at The Old Farrowings for a week at the end of July. If you want to get away from everything, and don't mind the odd moo from the neighbouring fields, then this place is for you. We wer… More
Thanks very much for your lovely review. Really pleased you had a nice time and the hens and ducks kept you amused! Hope you find time in the future to return to Biggin Grange.
16 Jul 2014
"Brilliant cottage in a great area"
Really enjoyed our week long stay with a few local walks into Hartington for ice cream and along Tissington Trail as well which isn't far away.
The cottage itself is beautiful, not overlooked and has stunning views. There was a minor plumbing issue whilst we were there but it was soon sorted at a time that suited us so we suggested a day when we would be out and about exploring Chatsworth house.
The people were very friendly and we would definitely recommend this cottage and area.
Thanks so much for your review and I am glad you both had a nice time at the Cottage. We are so lucky with the views and I am glad the weather has been so good recently that you were able to sit out and enjoy them.
1 Jul 2014
"PERFECT ACCOMMODATION AND LOCATION"
Perfect cottage, with everything you could possibly need. Ideal location especially for cycling on the Tissington trail. The three ducks kept us amused by their antics!
Really pleased you had a nice time and glad you managed to make use of the Tissington Trail. We are lucky it is so near! Glad the Indian Runners ducks amused you - I could do with them laying a few more eggs!
Thanks for the review.
29 Apr 2014
This property is as nice as it looks in the photos and more. We arrived late but were greated at the gate as we pulled up. The cottage is part of a working sheep farm which adds extra character but … More
Thank you very much for your nice review. I am really glad you had a good few days relaxing in Derbyshire and managed to explore the area. Come back and see us again in the future!
23 Apr 2014
"Perfect location, excellent accommodation....."
The cottage was perfect, from the wood burner to the fluffy towels and little extras like dishwasher tablets and dvds you really couldn't ask for anything more. We will definately be booking agai… More
Thank you very much for your review. I'm really pleased you had a nice few days in Derbyshire and hope to see you back at Biggin Grange before too long. Jane
22 Apr 2014
Attractively renovated cottage with beautiful views and lambs outside door. Cosy sitting room with well equipped kitchen. Stunning bedroom. Walking from door. Warm and clean. Thank you very much.
So pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. The lambs are getting bigger and bigger now! Hopefully you will find time to come back and visit Biggin Grange again. It was very nice to meet you both. Jane
24 Feb 2014
"gorgeous cottage, perfect location"
A fantastic stay at a delightfully snug cottage. Log burning stove to curl up in front of each night, luxurious bedroom with a four poster bed with a convenient and spacious en-suite with a deep bath to soak your aching muscles in after one of the many local walks available. Surrounded by gorgeous villages, each with their own pub, this cottage is perfect for couples young and old to get away from everyday stresses, switch off and relax in some of the countries finest scenery and countryside. Rolling hills and deep valleys, with local towns with plenty to see, do, eat and drink all within a short drive away.
I would highly recommend this cottage, not only for it's location, but it's size, amenities, cleanliness and overall value...not to mention a very helpful owner who went above and beyond the standard service i.e. went and collected a bouquet of flowers on my behalf to have ready and waiting on our arrival.
Really pleased you had a lovely time and glad you managed to explore. It was very nice to meet you both and hope to see you again in Derbyshire in the future.
17 Dec 2013
"Cosy barn conversion with an impressive bedroom"
We stayed at the old farrowings, one of three barn conversions at Biggin Grange. The accommodation was just as we hoped it would be, warm and cosy with a lovely log burner in the living area.The kitchen provided all the essentials needed but the surprise was the huge bedroom, with exposed beams, very nice. The property has lovely views and a private patio area. We will definitely book again in the Spring.
Thanks very much for the review. Hope to see you back in Derbyshire in the Spring to enjoy the lovely views!
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