Churchdale Farm is the perfect location for a holiday in the heart of the Peak District. We are hidden away down our own long private drive in peace and tranquillity. Our farm was formerly part of the Chatsworth Estate and is only 5 miles from Chatsworth House itself. After dinner, take a stroll down the drive and watch the lambs at lambing time or listen to the 27 different varieties of birds that we have at Churchdale.
Wake up in the morning to the sounds of the countryside and walk the mile through the fields to Ashford-in-the-Water, one of the prettiest villages in the Peak District. Buy your papers and provisions at the award winning village shop and admire the picturesque 'Sheepwash Bridge', said to be the most photographed bridge in England.
For longer walks, the famous Monsal Trail is at the end of our drive. It provides wonderful wild flowers and gentle walks to Bakewell and Monsal Head - a dramatic Derbyshire viewpoint. Be 'green' and leave your car at the cottage and spend the day walking or cycling from the door. The old tunnel at Monsal Head has recently been re-opened and you will are able to go all the way on the Trail to Buxton .
When you have exercised enough, relax and enjoy a glass of wine on the cottage lawn, or during the winter months relax in front of a log fire.
Latest News Around Churchdale
Read on the Walking from the Door section details about photographic courses we can set up for you whilst on holiday.
During the summer months Thornbridge Hall Gardens, just opposite us are open every Thursday.
Hassop Station Cafe is open until 9pm during the winter on Fridays and Saturdays, a pleasant 20 minute walk away along the Monsal Trail.
The Monsal Trail Tunnels are open. Hassop Station, a pleasant 1 mile walk along the Monsal Trail has a Bicycle Hire Store. If you use the Premier Cottage Privilege card you can receive a discount. www.monsaltrail.co.uk
Peak District Premier Cottages Privilege Scheme
We are a member of the Premier Cottages Owner Co-operative. We have recently started a new scheme to give our guests a little extra when they visit us. We have linked up with Hassop Station, Haddon Hall and many other places to offer a discount to our guests at these locations. Have a look at the Peak District Premier Cottages Facebook page where there are full details of the scheme and regular updates. The Original Bakewell Pudding Shop is the latest business to join the scheme and Mondays to Fridays our guests will receive a 10% discount when visiting the shop.