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Fully Equipped Self-Catering Set on Working Farm in the Glorious Peak Diststrict

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Holiday rental near Longnor, Buxton in Peak Disctrict, England - Peaceful Location, Ideal For Walking, Visiting Buxton, Chatsworth, Bakewell, Alton Towers And More

Fernyford Barn is a luxury, fully equipped self-catering accommodation set on a working farm and run by our family. We did our best to make sure that our holiday cottage is a perfect blend of modern facilities and good old country comfort and cosiness. Fernyford Barn is a delightful property with stone floor downstairs and solid oak flooring on the first floor, exposed oak and stone lintels giving warmth and character. It offers a perfect balance between being able to completely unwind, or, if you prefer, getting involved with the day to day life of a working farm! We will be happy to offer our guests the opportunity to experience seeing the livestock on the farm, the different farming operations throughout the year and to taste quality meat produced on the holding. Fernyford Farm is a traditional farm, and we love living here. This is a great part of the world, and we would really enjoy being able to share it with our guests. So, we look forward to welcoming you here on the farm! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!

Property Manager
Dorota Falkowska
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, polish
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Wonderful location with friendly hosts, the ideal place for a family holiday!

My wife and I stayed at the farm with our 4 month old baby and we had an amazing time at the hotel. The accommodation is advertised as being baby friendly and I'm pleased to say it definitely was as a baby bath and cot were provided and there was even an offer to organize baby sitting if we wanted it!

The accommodation is finished to a high standard and is well equipped with the various things you might need for a holiday. However, its the location and the people that really make this a special place to stay. The farm is located in what feels like the middle of nowhere so its the perfect place to escape the world of office work, yet there are plenty of things to do near by and there are a number of good pubs within driving distance that serve good food. That being said, Neil and Dorota butcher the farms meat on site, so there's a plentiful supply of sausages, burgers and steaks on site that will make you want to cook your own meals rather than head to the pubs. If you stay here I'd definitely recommend the meat balls! They were amazing!

Neil and Dorota were brilliant hosts and were always around to say hello and check we had everything we needed. They also went the extra mile with little things, like letting us know they were going to be sheering their rare breed sheep from Switzerland, so that we could go and watch. I can safely say that our baby daughter was blown away by this!

I'd definitely stay here again (even if its just to taste the meat balls again!) and would thoroughly recommend this for people with families who are looking to escape to the countryside for a bit.
Mar 2015
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Fawfieldhead Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: On the first floor there are two bedrooms with cottage style sloping ceilings along and solid oak flooring. The main bedroom with king-size bed (pocket sprung mattress with memory foam topper) and Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Outside: The property has its own patio area with a gas BBQ to sit out and enjoy the peaceful location. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided.


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Fully Equipped Self-Catering Set on Working Farm in the Glorious Peak Diststrict
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

This is the most charming and cleanest and most organised holiday let

  • 5 of 5

Dorota and Neil make you feel very welcome and nothing is too much trouble for them...a beautiful holiday let in the most amazing peaceful and definitely a great bolt hole to get away from it all. Everything about the place is top notch and very well looked after...try some of Neil's sirloins and sausages you will not be disappointed

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Luxurious accommodation with a warm welcome

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from our fourth visit to Fernyford Farm. We will also be booking another return visit in the near future! Having stayed in many cottages in the Peak District, this is now a firm favourite with us.

The cottage is wonderful - very well equipped with everything you'll need, spotlessly clean and furnished to a very high standard indeed. Little touches like a normal sized hair dryer rather than a travel one make a real difference. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need for proper cooking which is often not the case with holiday rentals (and plenty of everything too so you're not constantly washing up!). Upstairs, the beds are super comfy and the shower is wonderful too!

There is also always a pint of milk on plenty of tea and coffee on arrival ensuring you can get on with enjoying your break straight away.

Dorota and Neil are wonderful hosts, providing a really warm welcome to you as guests on their farm. They are more than happy to take time out of their busy days to talk about farming and have been wonderful at helping our 2 boys to understand a bit more about farm life. The location of the cottage is perfect for exploring the Peak District - within easy reach of both Leek and Buxton but maintaining that feeling of really being out in the heart of the countryside.

Overall, throughout all 4 of our visits so far, we have not yet found anything to complain about at Fernyford! Well worth a visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our Stay at Fernyford Farm

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 7 nights at Fernyford Farm self catering barn conversion. The accommodation was excellent, very clean and homely, and with the under floor heating nice and warm. There were numerous nice touches in the décor without being fussy. During our stay we didn't come across any aspect of the place which was amiss or lacking what anyone would want in a SC accommodation.

If you like being on a working farm - cows, sheep, hens - in the middle of beautiful scenery, then this is the place for you. Coming from a town in the industrial midlands it was refreshing to be away from major roads, traffic, housing estates, and all the general stress of the daily round in a built up area. Fresh air, fields, big views, out of the rat-race, a place to unwind, relax and experience a more traditional way of life. Yes, it might be a few miles to the nearest petrol station, or shopping complex, but for those who are fed up with such 'convenience' this area will be a welcome change.

There are some nice country villages around, devoid of modern 'development', plenty of walks with your O/S map, and endless changes of view when you go on even a relatively short drive from the farm. If you like towns then you are not too far from Leek, Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock, Ashbourne all of which are attractive in their way.

Another good thing about the farm is that they process their own meat, so if you want fresh tasty cuts, its on the doorstep!

All in all a very good place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Neil and Dorota are so welcoming. The cottage is perfect. We can highly recommend staying here. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We really enjoyed meeting you and it will be a pleasure having you to stay in the cottage again.
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  • 5 of 5

Neil and Dorota made us feel so welcome! The barn was finished to such a high standard, always lovely and warm and very clean! Neil and Dorota showed us round the farm and gave us a peek into their lives which was such an experience in itself! Cannot thank them both enough for such a lovely time. Will be returning! Highly recommend to anyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely comments. It was pleasure to meet you both. We hope to see you again.
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Rates & Availability

Fawfieldhead Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 4
Jun 5 2017 - Jul 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 21 2017 - Jul 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Holiday
Jul 28 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 5
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 6
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 7
Oct 30 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 7
Nov 6 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 8
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 5 2018 - Jan 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
Changeover day for seven day bookings is usually Friday. The Barn is available from 3pm at the start of your holiday, and we ask visitors to vacate the Barn by 10.30 am on the day of departure.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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