Welcome to Lower Damgate Farm - Dovedale Ilam - Peak District National Park
“One of the Finest barn conversions I have ever seen”
Fidler Taylor, Estate Agents, Ashbourne
Our Home Lower Damgate Farm is situated in the Peak District National Park, nestled between the magnificent Valleys of Dovedale and the Manifold Rivers with far reaching views over the Peaks and surrounded by National Trust land.
We specialise in
Family Gatherings, Large Groups, Reunions, Special Occasions, Birthday Parties,
Team Build and Corporate Events.
We also offer all different kinds of activity retreats such as yoga, art and adventure weekends, plus DIY workshops for local and corporate guests throughout the year
And we host 12 weddings a year in our Dovedale Barn
Our Philosophy is that nothing is a problem and our aim is for you to have a wonderful stay in a stunning location with your family and friends.
We provide luxury self-catering accommodation for up to 30 guests on our working farm which has been turned into a forever loving Home for a range of rescued Animals; these include Alpacas, Goats, Ponies, Chickens, Ducks as Geese.
The largest accommodation we have is the courtyard property which used to be three holiday cottages, incorporating Reuben's Roost, Bremen's Barn and Hope's Hideaway as they are connected via a courtyard. Together the courtyard sleeps up to 24 guests in 11 bedrooms or 18 singles. Reuben's Roost has a large living and dining room area to seat everyone on site and is used as a community cottage.
At the end of the Farmhouse and part of our 16 century home, we also have the Old B&B Rooms. This includes two bedrooms with a living and dining area plus a bathroom and is perfect for up to 5 people.
Both Properties share the Hot Tub and amenities on site.
For those wishing to stay in the courtyard property, there is ample space to get together and for dining most guests use the main room in Reuben's Roost. This area is large enough for everyone to sit and eat together in and has a great kitchen with enough equipment to cater for everyone on site. The whole property is fitted out with luxury furnishing and antiques, comfy leather sofas and Beds as well as Wi-Fi and Free Sat TV’s with all the appliances you could need. We have been told it is like a Tardis as it is bigger on the inside!
The property is very unique and the layout has both upstairs and downstairs living and bedroom areas, so all needs are catered for.
There are also lots of break off rooms, plus another couple of kitchens and dining areas so you can breakfast or eat separately or just have your own space depending upon what suits you.
The property lends itself to mix and mingling as much or as little as you like.
All the double bedrooms are large, beautifully furnished with antiques and comfy beds. Each room is unique so whether you choose the beautiful Truss room in the eaves or the four poster bedroom you will be assured a comfortable night’s sleep! There is no light pollution and as we are remote, little noise! Though as all these rooms can easily accommodate cots, we cannot guarantee that you won’t wake up in the night, but it might just be from the sound of a fox or night owl!
We also have a separate Laundry room and indoor Games Room.
Outside we have Large Decking areas with 3 Stone built BBQ's and garden furniture, there is a safe enclosed garden area also with garden furniture as well as a toddler play area. These gardens then lead to the paddocks and farm, where there is a large mown field for outside games and also 22 acres of grounds with stunning far reaching views for you to explore.
On site we have a forever Animal Rescue Farm, with Goats, Ponies and Alpacas as well as chickens, Geese and Ducks. We are happy for you interact with the animals and collect eggs, explore and enjoy your time away on our farm; we feel we are very lucky that we can share our home with you.
We also manage our own bio-diversity woodland above Dovedale and all parts of our 22 acre farm are organic as we do not use any pesticides ever. We have created wild flower meadows and sow wild flower and grass seeds every other year and we make this into Hay for our own animals.
Our woodlands are situated above Ilam Park at Bloor Pastures with stunning views across Dovedale and Thorpe Cloud. It really is one of the most spectacular views in the country and our guests are welcome to use this area as well as the grounds of the farm.
Walking and exploring this area is a must and you can walk straight from the door down into Dovedale or across the hills, ending up at one of the many local pubs or tea rooms where you are always assured a warm welcome.
Our property was featured as one of the Best in Britain Holiday Cottages in the Sunday Telegraph and we are very proud of that accolade, However we do not stand on ceremony and the ethos of our farm is relaxed with a no problem attitude where we try and create a warm ambience for you to relax, unwind and get away from the stresses of the world.
The photos on this website are a little old, so if you would like to see a little more please look at our Facebook Page (link above) or go to LowerDamgateFarm on your facebook page. We post regularly on our facebook page so Please visit and look at the reviews and comments and then hopefully will meet you too one day.
If you would like more information please call directly or email Carolyn@damgate.com and look at the following pages for more information. holiday cottages. We have combined our family into one, though our children are still called Reuben, Bremen and Hope and each one has their individual character as s Reuben’s Roost, Bremen’s Barn and Hope’s Hideaway (The Courtyard) plus there is Purdy’s Place. now the Old B&B Rooms attached to our 16C farmhouse.