The Old Wash House Self Catering
Hosted by Alex
Alex is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Charming and comfortable cottage for two located in the guest wing of our long traditional farmhouse.
Through its own front door you have a small entrance hall with hanging space for coats, a cosy sitting room with log stove, books and a big flat telly if you need it. This leads to a light and comfortable kitchen dining room. This room, with its glass roof, used to be the old barrel ceilinged wash house with an old copper for heating the water. Now it has a small, simple but well equipped kitchen and a big table where you can relax and watch the cows go to and fro to milking.
The back door, leads up old stone steps to a tiny patio area with garden furniture, but, of course you can also enjoy the big country garden at the front of the house too.
Up the main stairs there is a little landing which leads to a spacious bedroom with the best of the beautiful views across the Peak District and beyond. There is a canopied king size bed with beautifully laundered Egyptian cotton sheets in which you can oversleep and the room's en-suite bathroom has a rainfall shower.
We have a large biomass boiler which provides plenty of hot-water and keeps the central heating going whenever you need it so you will be cosy and warm all year round.
Walk straight from the door over beautiful Bunster hill to Dovedale and its famous stepping stones, or along the ridge of the Manifold Valley, or beyond, there are so many walks to choose from.

The space

Swallows skimming about, the scent of homemade organic bread and a selection of local and homemade goodies are the things that may greet you when you arrive at our organic dairy farm in the Peak District National Park.
Our home is a farmhouse on an organic dairy farm in the beautiful Peak District National Park. Built from local limestone the farmhouse has been added to over the centuries since the 1500's. We run our business in the most environmentally friendly way we can without compromising on comfort for our guests. In 2015 we won the BSL Sustainability Innovation Award!
We have a Swedish hot-tub and barrel sauna in the farmhouse gardens which can be booked and hired by guests for a unique elemental experience.

Guest access

Staying here gives you access to the cottage, its own private patio and the farmhouse garden too. The cottage is in the guest wing of the farmhouse, it has it's own entrance and it is not overlooked. You can hire our hot tub or sauna for cosy evenings basking in nature underneath the stars. You are able to walk around the farm, follow the farm trail and find where the pre-Roman settlement is hidden. Access footpaths that take you through the fields and down into the beautiful valleys of Dovedale and the Manifold.

Interaction with guests

The cottage is in the guest wing of the farmhouse, we live in the other part of the farmhouse just along the path and we are available most of the time if you need something.

Other things to note

Availability - minimum stay 2 nights.
Between March & October Changeover days are Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.
2 night stay during the week (Monday to Wednesday, Wednesday to Friday)
3 night stay at the weekends (Friday to Monday)
4 night stay for the price of 3 during the week (Monday to Friday)

A Swedish Style wood burning Hot Tub, heated romantic Cave and Sauna are also available to hire at extra cost, located outside in a private secluded part of the farm's gardens, if booked you get exclusive use all evening.

The Simple Hot tub Elemental Experience:
An afternoon (4hrs) or evening (4hrs finishing by 11pm)
Hot tub seats up to 6 people, min age 14
We light the cave stove, the hot tub and heat the water, we supply a jug of fresh water
You bring your own towels, drinks.
£100 for 2 people plus £5 per extra person, for residents at Beechenhill Farm

The Luxury Hot tub Elemental Experience:
Sitting by the stove in Beechenhill's cave
An afternoon (4hrs) or evening (4hrs finishing by 11pm)
Hot tub seats up to 6 people, min age 14
We light the cave stove, the tub and heat the water, we supply a jug of fresh water
We supply towels and fluffy white dressing gowns
We supply refreshments; usually cava and chocolates or hot chocolate and cakes, then at Christmas and New Year mulled wine and home made mince pies.
£125 for 2 people plus £10 per extra person, for residents at Beechenhill Farm

Simple Sauna: Use of the heated sauna, outdoor shower and sauna corner for a session (a morning, afternoon or evening) £40

Luxury Sauna: Use of the heated sauna, outdoor shower and sauna corner with fireplace lit, marshmallows for toasting and lovely thick cotton dressing gowns for a session, (a morning, afternoon or evening) £60


Amenities
Spa
Free parking on premises
Internet
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

Check in is after 3pm
Sorry, no pets allowed in the cottages, but they are welcome on site.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
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1 Review

Babs User Profile
July 2017
A wonderful organic farm, incredible scenery, absolutely breath taking walks and views in every direction. The cottage is beautiful inside and out. We loved the hot tub experience and enjoyed our time at the farm immensely. Cooking breakfasts in the beautiful kitchen, having adventures by foot and bike to local beauty spots, the local history, the story of the farm and family and what they have done with the place is so inspiring. Thank you so much Alex and the Prince's for having us to stay!!! We love Beechenhill Farm!!

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Ilam, United KingdomJoined in September 2016
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Organic dairy farm in the beautiful south Peak District.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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