Dovedale Cottages at Church Farm

“Award-winning cottages nestled in the grounds of an organic farm in a tranquil setting” - VisitEngland Assessor


Stanshope, Staffordshire

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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Open
Our COVID-19 measures:
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 offer two gold award winning self-catering cottages nestling in the grounds of our organic farm in the tranquil setting of Dovedale in the Peak District. Church Farm Cottage is a delightful pretty country cottage, full of character and charm with a cosy open fire to warm your toes. Our luxurious Ancestral Barn has splendid canopy beds (with ensuite bathrooms), ‘Olde Worlde’ ambience and an open fire to snooze by after those walks from the door!

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

5 Star Self-Catering
Gold Award
Suitable for hearing impaired guests
Suitable for older and less mobile guests

Awards and ratings may only apply to specific accommodation units at this location.

Dovedale Cottages at Church Farm
Church Farm,Stanshope,Alstonefield,ASHBOURNE,Derbyshire,DE6 2AD
Phone : 01335 310243

About the area

Discover Staffordshire

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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