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About Us

We took over the Bolehill Farm cottages from the previous owners in the middle of November 2003. As regular users of B&B's for many years we hoped to draw on this experience to provide the service and facilities today's guests expect.

Bolehill, once a working farm, has been run as a set of holiday cottages since the mid 80's.  The barns were converted to holiday cottages from the mid 80's to the early 90's. We now have 8 cottages all with modern living accommodation, easy access to the countryside and a quiet rural setting, providing guests with a tranquil and relaxed setting away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world but only 2 miles from the market town of Bakewell. 

We started Bed and Breakfast in the old farmhouse house just after our arrival in the summer of 2004.

In all we have approximately 20 Acres of grounds so there is ample land for guests to enjoy the beautiful countryside, soak up the atmosphere of Bolehill.

Guests are free to roam around the grounds at will.  The milder climatic conditions of our fields often means the farmer uses them for expectant mothers (cows and sheep) and young cattle.  In general the cattle are harmless but often inquisitive and sometimes mischievous, the sheep of course are just sheep and wander around in their own world.  

Although many of our guests while away the hours just relaxing in our grounds there are numerous walks from the door including short walks to Over Haddon, Sheldon, Lathkill Dale, Monyash etc. The local amenities of Bakewell are only 5 minutes away where you can stop for an afternoon tea (15 tea shops), browse through the shops, have a peaceful drink in one of the many pubs or just watch the world go by down by the river. The beautiful village of Ashford in the Water is only a few miles away with Chatsworth  and Haddon Hall within 15 minutes drive.

The surrounding area is full of sites of historical interest, local customs such as 'well dressing', beautiful countryside, and attractions for the children (Heights of Abraham Alton Towers, local Donkey Sanctuary etc).

As we live on site we usually meet our guests on arrival and assist them with settling into their cottage and are normally around to help guests with planning their holiday, advising on local attractions or generally providing assistance. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Bolehill Farm and hope you enjoy your time in the area as much as we enjoy living here.


Chris & Shirley Swaap  

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