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About Lower Damgate Farm Holiday Cottages

Welcome to Lower Damgate Farm - Award Winning - 4 Star Luxury Self Catering holiday cottages in the Peak District National Park, sleeping 5, 7, 8 and 9 or a combination of up to 29.

The farm is set in the Peak District National Park, nestling between the magnificent valleys of the River Dovedale and the Manifold. We are surrounded by National Trust land that has outstanding natural beauty for stunning walks straight from the doorstep. Here you will find a 16 th Century Farm House with four uniquely renovated holiday cottages. Each one has its individual character and these are reflected in their names Reuben’s Roost, Bremen’s Barn, Hope’s Hideaway and Purdy’s Place.

English Tourist Council - 4 Star Self Catering  

Lower Damgate Farm - Holiday Cottages

  Lower Damgate Farmhouse

Lower Damgate Farmhouse

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the cottages and the farm through our interactive map and image gallery and virtual tours.
We have also provided information on this website that gives you details on the local area and facilities which range from local supermarkets and shopping as well as Local Pubs, restaurants, walks and leisure Interests.

A dwelling has been here since the Bronze and Iron ages. There are burial mounds (tumuli) in the farm fields and archaeological remains have also been found. The land is listed in the Doomsday book and the house has deeds dating back to 1580. Over the following centuries the original farm house has been extended to what you see today.

The farm retains its original water course supply via a rill which runs along side the drive, feeding original stone troughs and in its day the farmhouse and barns. The rill has recently been repaired and you can now hear the running water that has supplied people for centuries


Since the 1930s the farmhouse was allowed to fall into disrepair until our family moved here in 1997. Since then a program of restoration was undertaken initially starting with the farm house and moving on to the cottages. These have been sympathetically renovated keeping original features and characters of the building and working with the Peak District National Park Authority to enable us to provide you with the best holiday accommodation possible.

“One of the Finest barn conversions I have ever seen”
Fidler Taylor, Estate Agents, Ashbourne

Damgate Aerial Holiday Cottage


Our cottages (seen right) have been completely renovated to a very high standard using original materials and local craftsmanship. They offer impressive holiday accommodation in their quality of fitting and furnishings. The properties are grade 2 listed and retain many of the original features such as beams and stonework sometimes lost in renovation. These have been complemented by selective use of antiques, furnishings and modern day appliances. This quality is reflected in the statement “of exceptional standard” when awarded with 4 stars by the English Tourist Board.

The Farm’s idyllic rural location is a perfect place to escape the city crowds, unwind and relax in beautiful surroundings. Enjoy romantic weekends, family gatherings or just get away with friends. Peace and tranquillity abide here, listen to the birds sing, the sheep bleat and cows moo. Count the stars at night and soak up the ambience of our soon to be hot tub…check out our News page for further developments.

"A fabulous fortnight in wonderful surroundings. Thanks Carolyn and Charlie for being so welcoming" The Eaton Family [read more testimonials]

Lower Damgate Holiday Cottages

Lower Damgate Holiday Cottages

Alternatively have some adventure and go exploring. There’s no shortage of leisure activities in the surrounding area and we will be happy to help you plan your stay. After exploring our lovely countryside choose to stay in by the fire and dine with self catering ease or dine out in local restaurants which will delight your taste buds and save you stacking the dishwasher!

We have a policy on our farm that is working towards sustainable eco tourism and helping to protect the environment in which we live. The farm is a natural habitat to some rare and unusual plants and flowers which we have protected under a stewardship scheme from DEFRA. Additionally we share our home with bats, swallows, skylarks, cormorants and also to an occasional field mouse!

On the farm you can help to feed our pet Ducks, Chickens, Sheep, Cows and Goats. You can also bring your pets too! See our Booking Conditions on Pets.

Find out Why we are so Special

Carolyn Wilderspin
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