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.
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
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
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.
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.
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,
etc. The local amenities of
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
in the Water is only a few miles away with
within 15 minutes drive.
area is full of sites of historical interest, local
customs such as 'well dressing', beautiful countryside, and attractions for the children
Alton Towers, local Donkey Sanctuary etc).
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
We look forward to welcoming you to Bolehill Farm and
hope you enjoy your time in the area as much as we enjoy
& Shirley Swaap
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