Dovedale Cottages at Church Farm
“Award-winning cottages nestled in the grounds of an organic farm in a tranquil setting.” - VisitEngland Assessor
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
All pre-arrival, during stay and departure information sent electronically before arrival including measures on social distancing, hand washing and suggestions of what to bring e.g. gloves, face masks and sanitiser. Hand sanitiser provided at entrance to each cottage and shared laundry facilities. Removal of shared gates to reduce transmission.
Our Inspector's view
Dovedale Cottages are two self-catering properties nestling in the grounds of an organic farm in a tranquil Peak District setting. Church Farm Cottage is full of character and charm with a cosy open fire, while the luxurious Ancestral Barn has splendid canopy beds, en suite bathrooms, ‘Olde Worlde’ ambience and an open fire to snooze by after those long walks.
Facilities – at a glance
- Total units: 2
- Maximum occupancy: 10
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Child gates
- 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: £800
- High season minimum price: £1595
- Open all year
- Changeover day: Church Farm Cottage Saturday changeover, Ancestral Barn Friday changeover
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About the area
It was Staffordshire that bore the brunt of the largest non-nuclear explosion of World War II, when a munitions dump at RAF Fauld went up in 1944. It was also the county’s regiment that once boasted within its ranks the most decorated NCO of World War I, in the person of William Coltman (1891-1974). Going back a little further, George Handel penned his world-famous masterpiece The Messiah on Staffordshire soil. During another chapter of Staffordshire history, the county was home to the first canals and the first factory in Britain, and it had front-row seats for the drama surrounding one of the most notorious murder trials of the 19th century, that of Doctor William Palmer.
In outline, Staffordshire looks not unlike the profile of a man giving Leicestershire a big kiss. The man’s forehead is arguably the best region for hillwalking, as it comprises a significant chunk of the Peak District. This area is characterised by lofty moors, deep dales and tremendous views of both. Further south are the six sprawling towns that make up Stoke-on-Trent, which historically have had such an impact on Staffordshire’s fortunes, not to mention its culture and countryside. This is pottery country, formerly at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution and the driving force behind a network of canals that still criss-cross the county.
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