Located within the Peak District and in the picturesque village of Ashford in the Water, Rafters…
“A wonderful Peak District holiday base with the Monsal Trail at the end of the drive.” - VisitEngland Assessor
Our Inspector's view
Churchdale Farm is a wonderful central Peak District holiday base, only two miles from Bakewell and five miles from both Chatsworth and Haddon Hall. For those who enjoy a serious stroll, the famous Monsal Trail is at the bottom of the drive, while Ashford-in-the-Water is just a leisurely walk through the fields. The three character cottages provide quality spacious accommodation with woodburning stoves and some beamed ceilings. Electric car charging point and bike storage facilities available.
Facilities – at a glance
- Total units: 3
- Maximum occupancy: 9
- Offsite cycle hire
- Private garden
- Lawn area
- Garden furniture
- Dish washer
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Sky or freeview
- En suite
- Linens provided
- Towels provided
- Fireplace or wood burning stove
- Low season minimum price: £925
- High season minimum price: £1395
- Closed: 20 December to 11 February
- Changeover day: Friday
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About the area
The natural features of this central English county range from the modest heights of the Peak District National Park, where Kinder Scout stands at 2,088 ft (636 m), to the depths of its remarkable underground caverns, floodlit to reveal exquisite Blue John stone. Walkers and cyclists will enjoy the High Peak Trail which extends from the Derwent Valley to the limestone plateau near Buxton, and for many, the spectacular scenery is what draws them to the area.
The county is well endowed with stately homes – most notably Chatsworth, the palatial home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, with its outstanding collections of paintings, statuary and art. Other gems include the well preserved medieval Haddon Hall, the Elizabethan Hardwick Hall, and Kedleston Hall, whose entrance front has been described as the grandest Palladian façade in Britain.
The spa town of Matlock is the county’s administrative centre and other major towns of interest include Derby and the old coal mining town of Chesterfield, with its crooked spire. Around the villages of Derbyshire, look out for the ancient tradition of well dressing, the decorating of springs and wells – the precious sources of life-sustaining water – with pictures formed from flowers.
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