Church Farm Holiday Cottages
, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1QP

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All About Church Farm

Church Farm, a Grade II listed Georgian farmstead, nestles alongside the historic 11th century Norman church in the tiny village of Alsop-en-le-Dale. It sits at the head of one of the most beautiful but undiscovered dales in the Peak National Park and Derbyshire Dales.The church has a wonderful stained glass window which was designed to celebrate the millenium by Henry Craig, the renowned designer of stained glass windows in many of our best known Cathedrals.

On our farm we rear Gloucester Cattle, an ancient breed which were numerous in the Severn Vale from the 13th century, and whose milk was used to make the original Double Gloucester cheese. We occasionally have Gloucester heifers for sale (Gloucester Cattle for Sale)

There are only about 700 Gloucester cows in existence, a number of these being on our farm. Gloucester cattle are a dual purpose breed - they are good milk producers, provide fine lean beef and were also, in times gone by, used as draught oxen.

Church Farm's Australian Kelpie dog - she's called Mollie
One of the farm hands is our Australian Kelpie dog called Chatsworth Mollie. She helps round up cattle and she's as soft as a brush! She is guaranteed to keep children quiet for hours if they throw a ball for her. Our two cats, Mango and Chutney, make up the team.

Our rare breed Gloucester cattle (like Alsop Frideswide, pictured) are out and about from April to late October. Our visitors often join us on our walk through Flaxdale, their summer home, when we're checking our stock.

Gloucester cattle -Alsop Frideswide


Free range cockerel at Church Farm in the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales
Church Farm and the Norman Church at Alsop-en-le-Dale in the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales
View from a Cottage window at Church Farm Holiday Cottages
The Norman Church next to Church Farm Holiday Cottages, Alsop-en-le-Dale

Our Welsummer and Light Sussex poultry are free range, and can often be seen wandering about the church grounds! Lovely fresh eggs are for sale on the farm between February and November when the hens are laying.

In Church Farm's cosy and comfortable holiday cottages, Pinster and Winnets, you have the perfect base to explore the wonderful Peak District National Park and Derbyshire Dales. A wonderful location for walking, cycling and climbing - you can be as energetic or as relaxed as you feel at Church Farm, a wonderful location for the whole family.

Trip Advisor Church Farm Cottages

Church Farm Holiday Cottages
Alsop-en-le-Dale, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1QP

Telephone: 01335 390216


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