The Old Farrowings – Home 628847 Cottage
- 1 bedroom
- 2 sleeps
- min stay varies
The Old Farrowings – Home 628847
- 1 bedroom
- 2 sleeps
- min stay varies
Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2
- Ask owner if suitable for children
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
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 Wifi. 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. There is a TV, DVD and Bluetooth speaker plus a large selection of board games, jigsaws, DVD's and walking guides. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Dualit toaster and kettle plus a Nespresso machine. There is a wood-burning stove with basket of logs, coal and kindling. The huge bedroom (6 metres square)
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 Wifi. 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. There is a TV, DVD and Bluetooth speaker plus a large selection of board games, jigsaws, DVD's and walking guides. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Dualit toaster and kettle plus a Nespresso machine. There is a 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. There is another TV in the bedroom and an antique sofa to relax on. The ensuite bathroom has a bath, walk-in shower, hand-basin & loo. Soft white fluffy towels included, heated towel rail, 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, iron, ironing board and also a pay phone. The cottage is heated by oil-fired central heating. Mobile phone signal can be patchy depending on your network - reasonable coverage for O2 and Orange/EE.
4* English Tourist Board Rating.
Location description from owner
The England 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.
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
- 1 En suite
- Wi-Fi available
- Private tennis court
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Staffed property
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 26 Feb 2017
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 08 Oct 2013. Located in Peak District National Park, it has 60 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £400 to £490.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 26 Feb 2017.
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– based on 60 reviews
- Very Good
I spent 3 nights at the Old Farrowings cottage in August and could not fault anything. It was highly recommended by my parents who stayed previously and it certainly didn't disappoint! We were greeted by Jane and showed to the cottage, where she had left us a tin of flapjack which she had baked. The cottage was absolutely beautiful, with a fully functional kitchen, a log burner with simple instructions (yes, I did light it one night!) and a TV with DVD's and board games kept underneath. It is a brilliant place to unwind and relax away from the stresses of the city life, with lots of walking trails and pubs in the neighbouring villages. There was no phone signal at the cottage, which was a positive for me, but the wifi was there for getting in touch with people if needed. Overall, I would certainly recommend the Old Farrowings to anybody and will be booking for next year!
Thanks so much for writing the lovely review. It is always nice to have guests to stay who have been recommended by others so I'm glad your parents passed us onto you! I'm glad you enjoyed the flapjacks - my children get bored by me always cooking them so I'm pleased you liked them! Do come back and see us again when you want to escape to Derbyshire. Jane
We've just had the pleasure of staying at The Old Farrowings (part of Biggin Grange) for a week and it was easily the best part of our trip. The cottage is beautiful, sitting on top of a hill with an amazing view. It's on the grounds of a working farm, but the sitting room and outside patio area faces away over the hillside, making it seem secluded and remote. Even though it was August, thanks to the unpredictable English weather we took advantage of the wood-burning stove a couple of times, just because the house is so cosy. The kitchen is well stocked with tea, coffee etc and Jane was very friendly, with a tin of flapjacks there to welcome us.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and so pleased you enjoyed your time at Biggin Grange. The views from your cottage are stunning so I'm so glad you were able to enjoy them. Do come back and see us again! Jane
“Delightful country retreat”
We were made so welcome with even delicious home-made brownies on arrival . This is very comfortable with everything you could need and positioned in great walking country .
It was great to see you both again and I am so pleased you and your friends all had a good weekend. Do come back and see us again when you feel like escaping from London!
“The perfect restorative retreat.”
Our second stay at Biggin Grange - we stayed in The Cheese Press in April and now The Old Farrowings too. Wouldn't change anything about the whole experience. What makes these the best cottages I've stayed in is the thoughtful attention to detail in the accommodation and the setting and views from the cottages just calm and restore your sense of well-being!
Thanks for taking the time to write a review and it is lovely for us when guests return. Even better when you have booked to come again in October! You were so lucky with the weather and I hope when you come back you will discover even more to do in the Peak District. Jane
“One not to be missed.”
If you are looking for accommodation for two people in The Dales area of Derbyshire , The Old Farrowings is definitely not to be missed. The location is perfect and the setting is lovely. Sitting outside on the patio watching the sunset was the perfect way to end a day of walking and/or exploring. Inside, the cottage is everything that you would expect having seen the pictures on the Biggin Grange web site and then some. A great deal of love,care and time has obviously been put in to creating a wonderful cottage out of old farm buildings. The cottage has everything you could wish for and was more like staying in someone's home rather than a rented cottage. As I say. One not to be missed.
Thanks for the lovely review. We do seem to have had some amazing sunsets recently and it is perfect sitting out on your terrace looking at the view. Really pleased you had a good time at The Old Farrowings. Jane
“A great place to get away from it all”
We have stayed at The Farrowings in both early March and summer and thoroughly enjoyed it. Good walking in all directions for as long or as short as you want with a good selection of amenities in Hartingdon - a 40 minutes walk or 5 minute drive. Cottage is always clean and tidy, massive bedroom and bath / shower equally spacious. Good views from the kitchen and outside to the surrounding hills and no cars in sight. Kitchen is well equipped and has everything you would need for a short stay. Logs and kindling for the wood burner in place on arrival. No doubt in recommending if you want peace, quiet and relaxation. Jane and Richard manage from booking to arrival and stay professionally and fully welcoming.
It's always nice when guests return to see us and you have both been very loyal to us over the years. I am pleased you had another lovely stay in the Peak District and hope to see you both again in the future. Jane
Loved the cottage. We stayed for two nights and enjoyed the rest. The only problem was, no phone signal for four miles. We would recommend the cottage.
Thanks for the review. Sorry to hear about your phone signal - I have O2 and my children have Orange and we all get a signal! This is one of main reasons we upgraded the cottages to have individual protected Wifi so our guests can get emails etc. Hope to see you again! Jane
“Tranquil, peaceful and beautiful”
We booked into the Old Farrowings cottage on the way home after a tour of Yorkshire looking for some peace and quiet in the Peak District. We got it in bucket loads. The cottage is beautifully situated with a view across rolling hills which literally took my breath away. We could only hear the sound of birds and sheep which was a welcome change. The cottage itself was equipped with everything you would need for a few days away and the bedroom and bathroom were really spacious. My wife and I love exploring and visiting new places but we will definitely make time to return here when we need some time out. Wonderful.
I am so pleased you had a nice few days after coming down from Yorkshire. The sheep will soon be moving and then we get beautiful chocolate brown and black cows to gaze at which we all enjoy. Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review. Jane
Another perfect and cosy weekend in the Old Farrowings. Everything you could need for a couple of days or a week. Excellent equipment-even down to a torch for the walk to the village pub should you need it! Plenty of logs and coal for your stay, and the new coffee machine was another nice touch. The family work really hard to add those little extras that make it extra special. Great base to explore from, with lots of local walks or bike rides should you want to stay closer. Thank you again for a lovely, lovely stay :)
It's lovely when guests return to the cottage and I am glad you enjoyed it again. You will have to come back again as I have done lots of work on the bathroom so now it looks very smart! Thanks for taking the time to write a review and look forward to seeing you again in the future!
“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
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