Steve's Old Cow Shed, Dale End Farm
Zoe and Steve Blair
About Zoe and Steve Blair
Steve and Zoe purchased Dale End Farm in December 2015, after a whirlwind year including our marriage and later the birth of our daughter. The renovation started in February 2016 with the support of local tradesmen and materials. It was completed in May 2016 after an intensive restoration programme. We have a black poodle dog called Rupert, 3 alpacas called Pedro, Pablo and Alfi.
Zoe and Steve Blair purchased this Barn in 2015
Why Zoe and Steve Blair chose Bakewell
Dale End farm is an 18th Century period farmhouse situated in the heart of the stunning Peak District within easy reach of Bakewell, Chatsworth house, Haddon Hall, Buxton Opera House, Matlock Bath, Carsington Water and many other attractions. The small holding is nestled in a gentle rolling valley at the tail end of Gratton Dale a National Nature Reserve. It is extremely peaceful and relaxing.
What makes this Barn unique
Gratton Dale is a National Nature Reserve. It is extremely peaceful and relaxing
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Beautiful property, stunning location
This property is beautifully decorated and easy to feel at home in immediately. Very well equipped. We got there quite late and in the dark but the lights had been left on for usso it was welcoming and easy to find. The owners were easy to contact and replied quickly. Handy directions we're sent out a few days before. The only down side was weather related... we sadly had rubbish weather and for 4 adults, a 4 year old, a crawling/cruising baby and a full size Labrador the living space was a little too cosy for me for the amount of time we ended up staying inside...but this is very much a personal thing as I prefer space!! This shouldn't take away from what is otherwise a really special find.
Thank you for your review. I am so sorry you couldn’t get out and enjoy the area it has been awful the weather. The other cottage would have suited you better for space as although only 2 bedrooms the living space with children is much bigger.
Zoe and Steve
Lovely short stay
We had a lovely stay in Steve’s cottage with our two young children and also two friends. So much to do in the surrounding area and the children loved the animals!
We had some decent weather so could take advantage of the BBQ but also plenty to nearby when the rain started too!
Perfect! Excellent location. Easily found with Steve and Zoes directions. Would defo stay again. Grandkids loved the alpacas, hens and geese etc.. Could not fault this place.. Kaz
Peaceful Part of the World
My family met up for the weekend at Steve’s Old Cowshed and loved the location. We enjoyed sitting in the garden with the animals to keep my grandson’s attention. The walk up Gratton Dale was very pleasant. Fortunately the weather was good most of the time so we could sit outside, but we all fitted nicely in the living area when it rained and at night. Would love to visit again.
A great short trip with my family
A wonderful cottage, in a delightful area, extremely well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, my grandchildren loved it, wish we could have stayed longer. The alpacas greeted us every morning over the fence, ducks, even a peacock.
Would certainly recommend this special holiday getaway.
Thank you for your lovely comments and I’m so pleased you enjoyed it x
Very enjoyable three days. Lovely accommodation and great to be able to include the dogs. Alpaca neighbours, ducks, hens and piglets a bonus, not to mention the scenery.