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"These are Holiday Cottages at their best; beautiful, luxurious, peaceful, rural, romantic, charming and everything was relaxed - a secret and private getaway in a perfect location" Best of Britain Sunday Times Travel Supplement


"There are very few places that enable you to get together as a family and encorporate a gathering at the same time with enough space to dissappear if you would like to or have enough room to all be together. That is why Lower Damgate Farm is a perfect setting for any occasion and I will certainly be back for a longer stay". Mark HF - The Telegraph Newspaper


"There is less space in the Tardis - very pleasantly surprised with the layout and ambiance of this property" Nigel Howarth - Celebrity Chef

"I slept in a bed I didnt want to get out of it was so comfy" - Nadia C - Travel Writer


For over 400 years Lower Damgate Farm (Formally Damgate) has stood here. Before we purchased it in 1996 the farmhouse had been little used for 40 years. It was in a sad state and over the years we have sympatheticaly restored it. Our renovations have retained many of the original features and the house that stands here today is as close to the original 16th Century period property that was rebuilt over 400 years ago. It would be lovely to go back in time and see what it looked like when the Vikings and Romans occupied this site. If you stay here we really hope you enjoy the area and our family home. We are happy to share it with you and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


In 1999 when we converted the old unused farm buildings into Holiday accomodation, we used local materials and items sourced with care and thoughfulness. The finish is as original and authentic as possible and you will see the craftmanship and attention to detail if you visit. We now provide luxury 4 star holiday accomodation as well as a space for rural retreats, weddings and events all set within the working structure of our 20 acre smallholding. We run this as a family business and as well as trying to keep up to date with organic farming we are also dedicated to providing a loving lifelong home to the rescued animals on our farm.


Our Farm is easily accessable and surrounded by stunning scenery, the farm is situated in the center of England near Ilam in the Peak District National Park and nestled between the beautiful Rivers of Dovedale and the Manifold Valley. We are surrounded by National Trust land, with excellent local walks, outdoor activities, villages and places of interest it is a wonderful place in which to explore and base your holiday or event.


As well as the holiday cottages the farm has been host to many weddings and charitable events over the years. The Farm barn has been converted to accomodate 50-120 guests and you can find details of this on our wedding page

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with our holiday accomodation and grounds with all the amenities including the games room, Hot Tub, gardens and farm by looking through our interative map and virtual tours. We have also provided information on this website that gives you details on local things to do or places to eat and visit. Please look at "http://www.damgate.com/local.htm" class="one">local area and facilities which range from local supermarkets (who deliver to the farm) as well as Local Pubs, restaurants, walks and leisure interests.

Thank you for visiting our site and we hope to meet you soon.


Reuben's Roost

Luxury Self Catering

Rated 4 Star by the British Tourist Board
  Reuben's Roost Holiday Cottage

Reuben's Roost (Courtyard Property)
Children Welcome
Pets Welcome - See our Booking Conditions on Pets
(please note that all our cottages have been updated but we have not been able to update the pictures on our website - therefore please look at the new pictures on our facebook page)

Reuben's Roost is south and west facing, with the largest living area. It is the main property where large groups congregate. Dining is already set out for 18, plus there are more tables and chairs for additional guests. There is also soft seating around a lovely warm fire. This is a great space to meet, greet and entertain.

Connected to the other properties via the courtyard (5 outside steps) This property has three bedrooms and stands near the entrance to the farm and an ancient 200 year old sycamore tree.

Baby monitors work throughout the property and if you had an overhang along the front of the property you could understand how it could be one big house, but with added kitchens and living areas to be seperate or together depending upon your needs.

It has views overlooking the beautiful open countryside up to Long Low, providing a good view of  the dry stone walls which snake up the hills which form such a powerful image common across Derbyshire's and the moorlands countryside.

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Living Area

  Living Area   Kitchen   Bedroom 1   Bedroom 2   Bedroom 3  

  Patio & BBQ Area   Games Room   Picnic Area  

Bremen's Barn

Luxury Self Catering

Rated 4 Star by the British Tourist Board
  Bremen's Barn Holiday Cottage

Bremen's Barn
Children Welcome
Pets Welcome - See our Booking Conditions on Pets

Bremen's Barn part of the courtyard properties is perhaps most unusual in the fact that it is largely upside-down! The living area, kitchen and dining areas are upstairs, along with a double bedroom. The views from the upstairs windows overlook the fields and paddocks with the Peak moorland hills beyond. There are another three bedrooms downstairs and two bathrooms. Situated in the middle area of the courtyard, this part is most suitable for those with children.

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Living Area

  Bedroom 1   Bedroom2   Bedroom3   Bedroom 4   Bathroom 1   Shower Room   Hallway   Patio & BBQ Area   Games Room   Picnic Area  

Hope's Hideaway

Luxury Self Catering

Rated 4 Star by the British Tourist Board
  Hope's Hideaway Holiday Cottage

Hope's Hideaway
Children Welcome
Pets Welcome - See our Booking Conditions on Pets

Hope's Hideaway is next to Bremens Barn in the courtyard and situated about 75 yards from the main 16th century farm house and Old B&B Rooms. It is also an upside down house and from the main upstairs window you can see beyond the farmhouse to views of the Peaks and Hall Dale (owned by the National Trust) where you can take the path from the farm down to the River Dove and Dovedale.

This cottage also has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

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Living Area

  Bedroom 1   Bedroom2   Bedroom3   Bedroom 4   Bathroom 1   Shower Room   Landing   Patio & BBQ Area   Games Room   Picnic Area  

The Old B&B Rooms

Luxury Self Catering

Rated 4 Star by the British Tourist Board
  Purdy's Place Holiday Cottage

The Old B&B Rooms (Part of our Farmhouse)
Children Welcome - Limited availability
Allergy Free - Pets Are NOT Allowed

The Old B&B Rooms are integral to our home and we only let this out for a limited time only. We charge B&B rates without the breakfast! and all proceeds from letting these two rooms is donated to the animals rescued on site.

Mainly used during weddings or large groups, these rooms are ideal as an offshoot of the main courtyard property. (sadly we do not offer breakfast but guests normally join those already on site)


Our home is a character grade 11 listed Farmhouse that we converted sympathetically in 1996 after it had been derelict for many years. We happily share our home with you and hope you enjoy it as part of your stay. This part of the farmouse is on three floors and there is use of two bedrooms and a bathroom plus a small living area.

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Lower Damgate Farm is surrounded by a land steeped in History for 1000's of years. Not only is it situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Britian, it is also full of interest as the earliest formal burials that we know about, and which involved any kind of grave structure took place after about 4000 BC are found on our land. Neolithic farmers had a strong tradition of building burial chambers covered by mounds....and the longest barrow in the country is situated about half a mile due west of the farm. The Barrow is on the same lay line as Arbor Low a Stone Circle about 5 miles away and Stone Henge in the south. The farm is surrounded by National Trust Land as well as English Heritage sites. Close to us is Throwley Hall, The old Hall is is ruins but a Roman Villa once stood on that site and where Roman gold coins were found 40 years ago.


Excavations at the farm have found a neoglithic axe head and a sharpening stone. Artifacts have also been found from the Viking era and and there was a Viking settlement situated on the site of the farm house before the stone structure was built. There was also a Roman kiln on site and the spring from our well above us is still providing us with running water today. This area is well known for its viking history and many of the local villages are named after Thanes of the time. The Historian Phil Mottrum found that there was an an old wooden Viking Long House called Wallsitch (Water by the Wall) on the site of the farm. Our deeds date back to 1585 when the Farmhouse was rebuilt using locally quarried lime stone. However in dating the house many of the older beams pre date this time and possibly came from the wooden structure orignally here. The fire place is huge with four chimney's from the base and during renovations in 1997 a hidden priest hole was found. This is one of the largest fireplaces of its type in a long house of this type

We know that the property was used in Roman times as the old road from Throwley Hall (Originally a Roman Villa ) used to run past the farm and join up with The Packhorse Way, this then runs down Hall Dale and on to the River Dove less than a mile away.


Last year when the Dovedale hoard was found in a cave in Dovedale, archeologists noticed the culvert running alongside the drive and dated it to being an original Roman Culvert. This still brings water to the house from our spring 200m away. In Roman times our property was part of a huge kiln complex and some of the pottery found in recent excavations dates back to this era 2-3 Centuary AD.


It is exciting for us to live where many generations have lived here before and there is certainly a feeling of peace over this property, Though the History of the farm overwhelms us, we feel that we are only looking after it as many families have before us and the love and laughter will be felt here for many years and we hope you join us in enjoying our farm.


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Living Area

  Bedroom 1   Bedroom2   Bathroom   Landing   Games Room   Picnic Area  
Facilities in the main courtyard properties include:
  Central Heating Colour Television Telephone Video Player DVD Player Microwave Dishwasher Freezer Hairdryer Washine Machine Linen Provided Garden and Patio  
  Children Welcome Cots Highchairs Parking Next to Unit Non Smokers Only Laundry Room Weekend/Mid-Week Bookings Pets Welcome Riding/Pony Trekking Nearby Fishing Nearby Cycle Hire Nearby Secure Storage for Bicycles  
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