Nr Ashbourne, Derbyshire
The pretty exterior of Darfar, Ashbourne, Staffordshire
The sheltered outside seating area at Darfar, Ashbourne, Staffordshire
The cosy dining area at Darfar, Ashbourne, Staffordshire
The large double bedroom at Darfar, Ashbourne, Staffordshire
The spacious twin bedroom at Darfar, Ashbourne, Staffordshire
The family bathroom at Darfar, Ashbourne, Staffordshire
The pretty River Manifold, nearby Darfar, Ashbourne, Staffordshire
The picturesque exterior of Darfar, Ashbourne, Staffordshire
The extensive exterior of Wetton Mill, Ashbourne, Staffordshire
The spectacular view of Thor's Cave, nearby Darfar, Ashbourne, Staffordshire
Stop in at Wetton Mill Tea Rooms, adjacent to Darfar, Ashbourne, Staffordshire

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 007003

About Darfar

A lovingly restored farm building with a modern rustic interior, set alongside the River Manifold.

Darfar is a characterful property sympathetically converted into a comfortable holiday home using traditional building methods. As tasteful as it is peaceful, the cosy cottage offers a welcome break from the hustle and bustle.

Wake up early and enjoy a riverside walk. Explore with lush green grasslands and wildflower meadows, thick woodlands and limestone crags, all features of the beautiful Manifold Valley.  It’s one of the most attractive landmarks in the ‘White Peak’ area of the Peak District.

Birdwatchers will be pleased to know that the popular Derwnet Reservoir with its informative visitor centre is just 30 miles from the cottage. While the bustling pottery town of Stoke on Trent is just a 20 mile drive. 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Entrance porch, step up to large open plan sitting/dining room with multi-fuel stove and kitchen.

  • First floor

    Two bedrooms (1 double and space for cot, 1 twin with en-suite shower) and bathroom with shower over bath.    

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Heating: Night storage heating included.

Parking: There is a parking area close to cottage.

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Garden: There is a small garden close to the unfenced River Manifold.

Utilities: The shared combined washing machine/dryer is in a shared utility room. 

Please note: The television reception can be poor at times. However there is a DVD player.

Please note: There is a café to the left of Darfar which is open from 1st April - end of October through the week. Weekends the café is open all year round.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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