Testimonials

  • Thank you Dorota and Neil for having us!!! It was such a fantastic stay at Fernyford Barn – we had a very very lovely holiday esp. the boys! They loved to be with the sheep, the cat and your dog and of course riding your quad bike. Thank you so much! By the way, a perfect cottage, nothing missed, it was like being at home. Take care and see you once again.
    Milan, Linns, Daniela and Manfred
  • Our second visit – a fantastic break, as before and this time you laid on great weather too! We enjoyed lovely walks around 8 miles from Hartington, called in at Packhorse Inn at Crowdecote and received warm welcome. Everything here is 1st class: accommodation, comfy bed, brill kitchen. Loved your new addition, the Blacknoses. You work so hard! Thank you both so much for your warm welcome, a truly great stay. We’ll be back!
    Mike and Carol Holman (Farnham, Surrey)
  • Thank you for a fantastic holiday. It was the holiday that childhood memories are made of, never to be forgotten. Watching the lambs was a wonderful experience. We loved the beautiful cottage. You have all made us feel very welcome. Ellie has had a great time learning about the sheep, lambs, cows, calves and chickens. Thank you very much, we will return!
    Ian, Debbie and Eloisa (Bertchamsted Herts)
  • Thank you so much for such a wonderful, clean and cosy stay in your Cottage. You made us feel very much at home and welcomed to join in at the farm. The sheep are amazing to watch and to learn about. Thanks to Barney we feel we have learnt so much about the sheep! We shell miss your stories! Thank you Neil and Dorota for such a wonderful Easter break, truly has been fun! We will return again 100% for some more stories from Barney. The holiday home is fantastic! Thank you xxx
    Kimberley, Martin, Sherry and Barry (Braintree, Essex)
  • Our 3rd stay and it’s been perfect again! We have loved being able to help look after the animals and seeing a few lambs born and so special to see the 1st of the Blacknose! Cuddling lambs is just the best therapy! Special thanks to Szymon and Liz for our walks! We enjoyed chin tickling with 266 and 300 too! See you autumn! xxx
    Jo and Paul (Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire)
  • Thank you for a wonderful short break. Neil and Dorota were lovely hosts. Accommodation was really perfect. We will try to come back here again.
    Skaua, Kosby, Scya and Jacob (Wakefield)
  • Thank you for a great week. We'll always remember Caitlin’s first holiday fondly. It’s a great location and the warm and friendly atmosphere you both create only makes it better. Good lack with the Swiss sheep!
    Simon, Jess and Caitlin (Hedge End, Southampton)
  • Thank you Neil and Dorota for such a lovely few days. The Barn is gorgeous, very comfy bed and great shower. You’ve made us feel very welcome and thanks for showing us around your farm. Hopefully we can bring Harvey back when he’s bigger to meet the sheep again!
    Rob, Carly and Harvey (Southampton)
  • Thank you for such a wonderful stay and Neil and Dorota have been the perfect hosts. I’m sure we will be returning. All the best.
    Maya, Nina, Anjana, Jayan (Cambridge)
  • Wonderful few days - way too short, wanted to so much more, so will definitely come back. Thank you!!
    Matt and Gemma (stoke)
  • Had a lovely time. Gorgeous Barn, beautiful scenery, amazing hosts and love the animals.
    Rebecca, Rebecca, Kelly and kids (Derbyshire)
  • What a wonderful stay we have had! It has been everything we had hoped for the half term holiday. The cottage is very luxurious and has everything we needed. We have all enjoyed staying on the farm and Neil and Dorota have been very friendly and welcoming. Our guided tour of the farm by Szymon was fun. The girls have loved seeing all the animals and especially making friends with Sparkle. Hannah’s highlight was her ride on the quad bike. We have seen and done so much from our base here on the farm. We hope to return again sometime soon. Thanks so much.
    Debs, Dan, Hannah and Katie (Linton, Cambridgeshire)
  • We have really enjoyed our stay, the Barn is fabulous - lovely to have chickens and sheep stroll past your window! What a lovely family! Thank you for a lovely stay.
    Maria, Graham and Victoria (Leicester)
  • Our 2nd time and another perfect stay! We have loved spending time with you and the lovely Belties and cute Swales. Thank you for letting us get involved again, we loved learning more and how you two work so hard! See you next year xx
    Jo and Paul (Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire)
  • Thank you very much Neil and Dorota for your hospitality. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Barn, beautifully designed and very comfortable. Will have to make another trip.
    Mansoor, Zameer, Hannah & Rumaysah (London)
  • Thank you for opening your lovely Barn to us! It is a dream come true to be here in the hills dotted with sheep. Your hard work enabled us to sleep well, relax and enjoy! It was wonderful to meet all of you. We hope to come back!
    Warren, Julie and Olivia (Round Rock, Texas, USA)
  • We have had a brilliant stay in a wonderful place! The Barn is absolutely stunning. So comfortable. Shower great, kitchen amazing! Decided not to eat out as cooking in the kitchen was so enjoyable! Perfect location. So much to do nearby, just wish we’d had more time. Eloise has loved being on a real farm and so close to the animals, and she adores Liz and Sparkle. Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome and we look forward to returning soon.
    Andrea, Dean and Eloise (Fenton)
  • We loved our stay, fantastic accommodation and great hosts. Ben particularly enjoyed time with the children. Lots to do round and about. Filled every day Extremely sad we are leaving, has been a great holiday!
    Dan and Ben (Lytham St Annes, Lancashire)
  • Thank you for a brilliant stay in this amazing place. Time to relax, unwind, find peace, great walks and space! The barn is a fabulous conversion, so well equipped; loved the kitchen, comfy bed and shower – everything! Beautiful location, have enjoyed great walks. Our son and daughter-in- law joined us for the Bank Holiday weekend and loved it too. Thank you Neil, Dorota and family for warm welcome and great hospitality. We loved the sheep! We’ll be back!
    Mike and Carol (Farnham, Surrey)
  • Dorota – many thanks for the e-mail you sent us advising of good walks in the area. We really enjoyed four very good walks in beautiful scenery whilst we were here. Accommodation – first class. Many thanks!
    Howard and Sharon (Siittiwebourne, Kent)
  • Fantastic cottage and the best equipped kitchen I have come across to date. All the rooms are lovely and cosy and all looks brand new. Samantha had a fab time with Morgan and Barney. Neil and Dorota were lovely hosts and could not do more for us. The beef, beefburgers, sausages were great. We loved every minute of our stay.
    Lynn, Adrian and Samantha (Chelmsford, Essex)
  • We have had such a wonderful time! It has been great to experience life on a farm. The children have loved playing here, especially the trampoline and seeing Barney! The cottage is top class, very clean and cosy. We couldn’t have had a better stay. Thank you Neil for being a great host! See you again, all the best!
    Andy and Laura, Sofia, Annabella and Jasmine (Upper Cambridge, Cambridgeshire)
  • Amazing cottage, every little detail thought of! Fantastic hospitality from Neil and Dorota, felt as though we have known you for years! Love to come back. Thanks very much.
    Kev and Louise (Blackford, Somerset)
  • Last year, we said that we would come back and we are so pleased that we have!! A wonderful cottage, beautiful weather, amazing scenery and the great hospitality of Neil and Dorota. The perfect ingredients for a wonderful holiday. Thank you very much – we will be back again!
    Brian and Sue (Farnham)
  • A very short stay (shorter than we would have liked!) in this lovely farm. The barn conversion is great – very sensitively don, to a high standard. Neil, Dorota and family have been very friendly, great hosts. Hope to come back some day to share sheep and do some dry-stone walling! It has been a great insight into what farming life is really like and although appealing its clearly hard work! Neil - you’re a machine! Keep up the good work.
    Dan, Nilma, Mille and Odalice ( Beeston, Nottingham)
  • Very relaxing stay in a well-equipped cottage. The location has given us the chance to explore the area. The quiet location has also been a chance to unwind. Neil, Dorota and family have been lovely, helpful and friendly. Just made it a perfect stay for us. We will make sure to come back again.
    Nick, Kate and William (Harrogate, North Yorkshire)
  • What a wonderful place! We wanted to stay on a farm and experience a snapshot of farming life and we have done just that. Neil, Dorota Barney and Szymon have been perfect hosts and made our stay very special indeed! We can’t fault anything; we even got to see a lamb being born. We can’t wait to come back!
    Paul and Jo (Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire)
  • We’ve had a most enjoyable week here, despite a lot of rain! We’re especially grateful for the trouble Neil and Dorota took to make our stay here really comfortable, providing a welcome high chair and baby bath for our visiting grandson, and for having a current 1 in 25 laminated ordinance survey map – a rare find in a holiday cottage! They were also unfailingly patient when we plied them with our endless questions about sheep – hopefully we’re real experts now! And finally – thanks to them both for everything.
    Terry and Hilary (Vale of Glamorgan)
  • This was our third stop on our honeymoon tour. We’ve had a lovely relaxing time in well-equipped luxury cottage. We received a warm welcome and plenty of friendly assistance when needed. We can highly recommend the farm meat, especially the steak!
    Alastair and Janine (City of Bath)
  • This is a beautiful cottage in wonderful surroundings. Everything is finished to perfection, the walking shower is great, and I have never slept in a comfier bed. We thoroughly enjoyed cycling along the Monsal trail into Bakewell, it’s highly recommended.
    Jack and Jacky (Retford, Notts)
  • We had such a lovely stay at Fernyford! What beautiful surroundings and such a treat away from London! We go home happy, rested and with a car been full of meat! Thanks Neil and Dorota.
    India and Tom (London)
  • We have all had a super time at Fernyford farm. The cottage is fantastic, the countryside beautiful and the friendly welcome from Neil and Dorota was great. Lauren and Angus really enjoyed farm life with Morgan and Barney too. Great days out cycling on the Manifold and Monsal trails with amazing weather. Lovely sausages and burgers for tea when we got back to the farm! Thank you for an excellent stay.
    James, Judy, Lauren and Angus (Morpeth, Northumberland)
  • We are sad to be leaving this lovely cottage today. Such wonderful accommodation and surroundings, made all the better by the hospitality of Neil, Dorota and the kids. Livi has had hours of fun on the trampoline with Morgan and like us has thoroughly enjoyed strolling around the farm looking at all the animals. Even got to watch some sheep moving and shearing! Even tried the local bacon and eggs – very welcome in the mornings! We hope to be back soon! Thanks so much.
    Mark, Lorna and Livi (Wexham, Berkshire)
  • We have enjoyed our stay in such lovely accommodation. It has been good to visit local places of interest and to enjoy the beautiful scenery round the farm. We hope we may be able to come back again one day.
    Sue and Brian, (Farnham, Surrey)
  • The scenery and weather have been amazing. The Barn is very well equipped and we have enjoyed seeing the lambs and Belted Galloway cattle. Fish and chips at Longnor are the best we have ever tasted. Thank you Neil and Dorota for all your hospitality and good luck with all your restorations.
    Dave, Jane and Eileen (West Midlands)
  • Having found Fernyford Farm on the internet, I didn’t know what to expect. It is a beautiful place with wonderful modern style and all the comforts of home. I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay and have found the location ideal for all of the sight-seeing I planned in and around the Peak District.
    Karen (USA)
  • Another wonderful stay at Fernyford Barn. The accommodation is fantastic, we just can’t fault it. Getting to see real farm life has been a fantastic adventure for our 3 year old. Had some lovely walks in the area and had great fun exploring the farm and the river. We’re already planning our 3rd visit. Thank you Neil and Dorota!
    Nerys, James, Thomas and Charlie (Wokingham, Berkshire)
  • Our 3rd visit, such a hidden gem! Superb views and location. My son loves the animals, tractors, etc. and my husband loves the local ales. Fantastic hosts, perfecT!
    Lisa, Matt & Ted (Saffron Walden, Essex)
  • Beautiful barn conversion, well equipped and very cosy. Had a wonderful time here, really enjoyed seeing the farm life. Fabulous countryside, weather could have been better but did not spoil it for us. We loved all the animals and the freedom of being able to be with them.
    Christine, Mark, Lydia & Alex ( Essex), October 2012
  • Lovely cottage, facilities are spot on, we would happily move here if we could! Pork, beef and eggs superb! Thanks for a brilliant experience and hope to see you again.
    Steve, Kath, Val, Margaret (Ulverston & Haskayne)
  • What a great place!! Wonderful renovation. Very high spec and very tastefully done, and fantastically well equipped. Bed is super comfy, and I think it’s my best “shower experience” ever! Attentive hosts. Liliana is obsessed with Sparkle the cat. We’d definitely like to return for a longer break, to explore the area more, and chill out in this lovely, cosy Barn. Thank you.
    Lucy, Dom and Liliana (Cambridge)
  • A truly wonderful cottage, such a high standard. You both work so very hard, good luck with sales, hope you get rewarded for all the hard work. Thank you both.
    Fizz & George (Lincolnshire), September 2012
  • This place is amazing – finished to such a high standard and so comfy. The first place we’ve ever stayed to provide a proper cot for our son – massive bonus as he slept brilliantly. Only came for a short break and so wish we were staying longer – hopefully we’ll be back soon as our little boy loved it. Location is fantastically close to all the local attractions and walks. We’ve had a fab time. Thank you!!
    Matt, Maddie, Albie (North Yorkshire)
  • Second stay at the cottage, and again we had a great time here. Both children love the place! Thanks to Neil for giving Azumi the tractor ride! He loved it!! We hope to return next year!
    Kevin, Emi, Azumi, Mei (Lowestoft, Suffolk)
  • We have had a wonderful week’s holiday here. The Barn is beautifully decorated and equipped. Our hosts kind and thoughtful and the farm makes a great base from which to explore the area. We have been cycling two days, walking three days and visited The Heights of Abraham for a great day out. Neil’s bacon, sausages, eggs and the fish and chips from Longnor have kept us well fed! We all agree this has been our best holiday ever. We hope to be back soon!
    David, Claire, Erin (Chelmsford, Essex)
  • Many, many thanks for a lovely stay. Incomparable hospitality. Mike and Lucia have new friends in Barney and Morgan – what splendid kids!! We’ll definitely be back. Make sure you try the meat – it’s the best I’ve ever had!
    Shane, Marta, Mike, Lucia (Seville, Spain)
  • The Barn really well equipped – everything catered for! Great location for all the best places in the Peaks! We really enjoyed the bacon, sausages, burgers, mince and honey from your farm! We had some great walks also! Thank you for your hospitality.
    Kevin, Alison, Jane and Bethany (West Sussex)
  • We have never been to this part of the country before. So pleased we have now – beautiful! Recommend climbing Ramshaw Rocks nearby – fantastic views. Have visited Lyme Park, Chatsworth and The Hights of Abraham. Also the Wedgewood factory in Stoke. The Peaks are wonderful and it is so nice after a busy day to come back to this lovely Barn. Many thanks to Neil and Dorota for a lovely stay. Really enjoyed the eggs and meat too!! Even the weather was good!!
    Tracey, Keith & Hannah (Kent)
  • We have had a fantastic time, the Barn is beautiful and you made us all feel very welcome. Dougie especially enjoyed watching me bike!
    James, Miriam, & Dougie (Alnwick, Northumberland)
  • We had a great time, the children really enjoyed the farm and your hospitality has been exceptional. The sausages were great!
    Ben & family (Phuket, Thailand)
  • Lovely place, great hospitality. Thank you!
    Claire, Sheila, Garry (Aberdeen)
  • Lovely property, friendly people and in a beautiful place – what more could we want!! (well maybe some sunshine!!!). We’ve had a great week. Thank you.
    Paul, Sharon & Sara (Plymouth)
  • We had heard so much about Neil, Dot and family from Alison and Keith and all has been very true. You are so good with everything we needed in the Barn. Dot is so friendly, helpful and full of fun. The kids are lovely! We enjoyed meeting them and I will always remember the day Szymon has joined us to Alton Towers. Every success in the future. Hope the rockery is blooming well soon. Stan enjoyed the company and activities with the farming side. We have had a relaxing, brilliant stay!
    Stan & Rita, Alison, Keith & Aiden (Durham)
  • Thank you for a wonderful vacation away from the city! We had an amazing time and really enjoyed the countryside. The Barn is very homely and very well furnished/ equipped/ maintained which made our stay even more enjoyable! We will surely made another visit in the future.
    Arnold Perera & family (London)
  • Our second visit and we are so glad to have found this place. Fabulous central location in the Peaks. Wonderful hosts, we have been watching the lambs being born and the Cottage is so amazing. Every need has been catered for, and our 2-year old loves this place. Thank you, we will be mailing a 3rd visit!
    Lisa, Matt & Ted (Saffron Walden, Essex)
  • Thank you very much. We loved play with Barney, Morgan and Szymon. It was lovely. We will be coming back next year. Thank you very much from Eve. Lovely people and children are an asset to you both. Our kids had a ball and we found it very relaxing and we would love to come back.
    Michael, Mary, Eve & Lydia (London)
  • Can’t think of enough superlatives to describe the Fern Cottage experience… Some great walks close by: Hartington, Biggin Dale, Milldale, Alstonfield, The George for lunch (might need to book), Wolfscote Dale. Goyt Valley, the reservoirs and up Cats Tor & Shining Tor for great views. Now off to the Mam Tor, Winits over the Hope Valley en route home.
    Sonia & Martin (Sevenoaks, Kent)
  • Superb!!! Neil & Dorota are a delightful couple and first class at making guests welcome. The Cottage is so well equipped and the design/structure has an architectural excellence! A much needed long weekend rest was achieved for the three of us. Am I repeating myself? Superb! Hopefully making a return trip.
    Judith, Des, Yuddi (Solihull & London)
  • Fern Cottage is 5* accommodation, state of the art of water & heating systems, brilliant TV (we helped add Wi-Fi!) Furnished throughout with exquisite taste, kitchen with granite worktops and all possible equipment. Oak woodwork and furniture, enough storage to live here rather than just stay. Then there is the location, remote (vehicle essential) but spectacular, the farm, working but very organised and quite different. The Galloways, Swaledales, pigs, chickens, Fern, Liz and Sparkle the cat wonderful. I haven’t mentioned Neil, Dot, the eggs, meat, Michael’s new friend Morgan – you need a bigger Visitors Book!
    Julie, Adrian and Michelle (Chapel-en-le-Frith)
  • I really like Sparkle and Liz and Fern. The ride on the quad with Morgan was great and so was the buggy. Also the baby Galloways are really cute.
    Michelle
  • Neil and Dot are two of the most hospitable people I have ever met. My 2 year old Ted has had the time of his life, feeding the animals and being allowed to take part in farm life. We loved Bakewell and Ashbourne and despite being born and bred here and then moving away, I forgot how beautiful the area is and its fabulous folk! We are coming back. Thank you so very much.
    Lisa, Matt & Ted (Saffron Walden, Essex)
  • I wanted to say thank you for a lovely weekend when we stayed in Fern Cottage earlier this month. We really did have a lovely weekend and didn't want to leave when the time came! The cottage is beautiful and so well equipped, the location is perfect for exploring the Peak District which we love so much, and the chance for Thomas to see a working farm... well he still talks about it now (everybody now knows that the pig was sleeping, the cows said 'moo' and he could see the chickens from the top of the steps!)!
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    I really can't express just how pleased we were with our weekend with you. It's probably best described by the fact that I pass your website details onto anyone willing to listen to me!
    Nerys, James & Thomas (Wokingham, Berkshire)
  • Thank you for a wonderful short break. The Cottage is beautiful; really well equipped and homely. The hospitality is second-to-none and we’ve all been made really welcome. We’re looking forward to trying your meat when we get home! We definitely be returning for another holiday at Big Fernyford Farm.
    Nerys, Jones &Thomas (Wokingham, Berkshire)
  • Thank you for a real home from home experience on a real farm. Ena has enjoyed having her breakfast taking in the view of ‘Neil’s Beauty Parlour’ and we do hope that Mr Paul fares well. The whole holiday has been Champion of Champions. Fernyford Farm gets a 1st from Ena. We have explored the heights – Mam Tor and the physical lows – 4 caverns including Speedwell in a boat – enjoying all that the Peaks can offer. A good day at Chatsworth, a wet day at Bakewell and a fun family holiday for us all.
    Paul, Maz & Ena (Ely, Cambridgeshire)
  • Cottage is finished to the highest of standards, especially the heating system. The hospitality shown by Neil, Dot & family was superb.
    Eric & Ruth (North Devon)
  • We had a lovely time – really chilled – you have created a great country escape. Weather wasn’t nice for us but we hope to return when it’s a bit drier!
    Ed, Wendy, Katie & Sam (Nottingham)
  • Fantastic: walking, weather, countryside & cottage. Given Molly a new lease of life! Brilliant time had by all – and super meat – haven’t enjoyed cooking on holiday this much ever! Wishing you all great success and hope to come again in the future.
    Claire & Steve & Molly (Thatcham, Berkshire )
  • Many thanks for a very enjoyable week in your superb cottage. The steaks were superb!
    Mary & Derek (Suffolk)
  • Thank you for a lovely holiday. We all had a wonderful time staying at your lovely cottage. Azumi loved playing on the slide with the children. Hope we can stay again soon.
    Kevin, Emi, Azumi and Mei (Lowestoft, Suffolk)
  • We’ve had a wonderful few days, fantastic cottage, lucky with the weather. So much to see and do, we’ve been cycling, walking, and down the Blue John carven. Loved seeing your animals, and meeting the family too. Awesome buggy rides!
    Dinah, Peter, Laurie and Ottilie (Norwich, Norfolk)
  • We’ve had a wonderful time here. Thanks for everything, very nice accommodation, warm welcome from all of you. Lovely to meet family, the animals! Thanks for the tour to see the deer as well. We’ll recommend this to friends. (Carla) I would love to come again – friendly, warm and clean. Had an amazing time. Great hospitality. Would love to come again. Loved to driving the buggy too! Thank you very much! The accommodation was very comfortable and it was very well thought out – everything that was needed was here! Thank you very much!
    Carla, Shlomit, Daniella & Tsivia (Edgware Middlesex)
  • Thank you very much for the great time here! You have a wonderful Cottage and we enjoyed the farm, the fantastic meat, the river, tractor rides, the trampoline and the warm welcome a lot! See you again!
    Martin (Germany), Christina & Erik with Jakob & Emma (Cambridge)

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