Dannah Farm

East Midlands Derbyshire Belper

  • From £245 a night
  • 4 Suites
  • Luxury B&B

High-end B&B luxury in an informal setting in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales

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This beautiful boutique B&B is situated amidst rolling countryside on the edge of the Peak District in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales. The elegant late 18th-century farmhouse lies at the centre of a working farm on the Chatsworth Estate at Shottle, and although it’s easy to reach, it’s a beautiful rural place to stay, with levels of luxury that compare favourably to a top-end hotel but in a gloriously informal setting. We also like it because it’s a proper family business, created by Joan and Martin Slack in the mid-1980s, and now – along with its sister business Dannah Cottages – run by Joan and daughter-in-law Helen, the whole family has pitched in as the business (and they) have grown.

There are four beautiful suites, and all have private hot tubs, flatscreen TVs, WiFi, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and large well-equipped bathrooms. But the similarities end there, because each room is utterly individual in style. From deluxe suites with magnificent four-poster beds and private sitting rooms to the cosy bijou split-level suite with a spiral staircase, each space has been designed with luxury in mind. Each has a private hot tub, either on a secluded terrace or patio area, from which to enjoy the countryside views, and one also has a Finnish sauna. All rooms are perfect for two, making Dannah ideal for a romantic getaway. There's also a family suite that welcomes up to two dogs, with a four-poster bedroom, twin room, and a large living space, making it perfect for breaks away with the family or a group of friends. Throughout it all, there's a distinct emphasis on space, luxury and comfort.

Breakfasts are certainly worth leaving your room for: generous affairs featuring homemade bread, and local produce like bacon, sausage, black pudding and free-range eggs; veggies are well catered for, too. There are some wonderful places to eat out nearby, offering a range of fabulous food – or why not order a takeaway to enjoy at your leisure? If there's a more comfortable family-run place to stay in this stunning part of Derbyshire, we have yet to find it.

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Surrounded by peaceful unspoilt countryside on the edge of the Peak District, Dannah Farm offers luxury boutique accommodation for a truly relaxing stay. Beautiful individually styled suites - from luxury unique decor, jacuzzi baths to private hot tubs and wonderful scenery, Dannah provides the ideal opportunity to relax and unwind. Dannah boasts four luxurious suites - no room is the same here - why not try them all out!
The Hay Loft Spa Suite is one of our superior spacious suites with adjoining secluded spa facilities. Expect a breathtaking entrance with stunning handmade four poster bed, large squashy sofa, exposed stone walls, original beams and en-suite with double roll top bath and power shower. Step outside and discover your private and secluded spa with large hot tub, Finnish sauna, double power shower and living space - this hideaway is perfect for a relaxing spa retreat for two!
The Granary Suite is our luxurious large split level suite with private hot tub. Spacious yet cosy, guests will find a lofty beamed bedroom with super king bed and an amazing en-suite with enormous deep double spa bath leading through to a wet room with shower and body jets. Take a few steps down to a relaxing sitting room and small kitchenette which opens out onto a beautiful secluded terrace with covered private hot tub - perfect come rain or shine.
The Studio Hideaway is our bijou split level suite with private hot tub. Split over two levels, this hideaway certainly impresses with a downstairs sitting room and en-suite shower room with double shower, a luxurious hot tub on a private terrace area and a beautiful spiral staircase leading to the cosy beamed bedroom above.
The Sycamore Spa Suite is our spacious split level accommodation, beautifully romantic for two adults but also large enough to enjoy with family or friends and we welcome up to two dogs. Split over two levels, guests will find a cosy snug, dining area, twin bedroom and shower room with waterfall shower on the ground floor. A few steps up takes you to a spacious relaxing four poster bedroom. Leading from the cosy snug, you will find the Finnish sauna and expect to be 'wowed' by the private outdoor space and garden area with covered hot tub. It really is a perfect spa retreat with luxurious accommodation.
With superb countryside around Dannah, it is the perfect base to explore a beautiful part of the country. Enjoy many local walks, take in un-interrupted views or why not sit and relax in the beautiful garden here at Dannah, sip your favourite drink, indulge in a good book and listen to the beautiful bird song.

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Dannah Farm nestles in a beautiful area of the Derbyshire Dales making it a wonderful place for a romantic getaway, mini moons, a break away with family or friends or to just enjoy an indulgent much needed retreat from everyday life.


This stunning area is a year round destination - from wild moorlands to pretty villages, picturesque scenery, well dressings to village fetes, Christmas markets and famous stately homes. Visit the beautiful majestic historic stately homes such as Chatsworth House and Calke Abbey. Take a walk around beautiful historic market towns such as Ashbourne and wander around the wonderful antique shops. Experience the thrills and spills Alton Towers has to offer, try your hand at a range of water sports at Carsington Water or take a trip back in time at the Crich Tramway museum. All within easy reach from Dannah. See our website for in depth information about local attractions and things to do.

Food & Drink

We start your day off in the right way by serving you our renowned English Farmhouse breakfast, using locally sourced ingredients. A great start to any day. After building up an appetite enjoying the many and varied attractions the area has to offer or after a day of relaxing and unwinding, there are some truly wonderful places to eat out whilst you are staying with us. We do not offer evening meals here at Dannah, however we do hold an appropriate drinks licence and have a carefully selected range of wines and Champagnes for you to choose from, as well as beers, spirits and soft drinks.

As Dannah is in a rural location, none of the places to eat are within comfortable walking distance, when dining out in the evening, although some can be incorporated into our circular walks (from Dannah), and may be perfect for lunch. You can of course also order a take-away to enjoy at your leisure. Once you have chosen it is advisable to make a booking as soon as possible, as these pubs and restaurants are usually very busy! If you would prefer not to drive to enjoy a drink with your meal, there is taxi information available in your rooms and on our website. A few of our favourites include: The Bull Shed & Shottle Farm Brewery (Friday & Saturday menu) - a 2-3 minute drive, The Bulls Head Belper - a 5-10 min drive or The Joiners Arms at Quarndon, Nr Derby - a 20 min drive. There are so many to choose from!


Open all year.


Mid-week and weekend rates apply. Rates range from £245 mid-week to £375 at weekends.

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Our luxury boutique accommodation is the perfect base for your romantic break in the Peak District. Awarded the prestigious 5 star gold award from the AA – the highest accolade possible in its category, Dannah is so much more than a luxury B&B.  Part of The Chatsworth Estates at Shottle, we have spared no expense in converting Dannah into luxurious boutique accommodation.  Here you can take the chance to relax and unwind in the peaceful and tranquil environment of the Derbyshire dales with its wonderful scenery and hidden delights. Surrounded by beautiful unspoilt countryside, a stay at Dannah Farm is an experience to treasure.
Choose from four beautiful suites with private hot tubs each very individual in style. Think original open beams, chunky four poster beds, luxurious furnishings and fabrics teamed with private hot tubs, amazing bathrooms and superb views. Dannah really does have everything and more for a romantic relaxing stay with a loved one, a getaway with family or friends or just for a well earned break from hectic everyday life. Relish in the stunning surroundings, slip into a tub, order the Champagne and truly relax, a perfect way to while away a day in complete privacy where unashamed luxury is the order of the day.


Contact Website  01773 550 273  Dannah Farm, Bowmans Lane, Shottle, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 2DR

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Getting There

From the south, leave the M1 at junction 25 and take the A52 to Derby, where you pick up the A6 towards Matlock. At Duffield pick up the B5023 towards Wirksworth and make a right at the Railway Inn junction onto the A517. At Shottle Gate turn left and follow the winding road up towards Shottle, where Bowmans Lane leads off to the right; Dannah Farm is up here on the left. Approaching from the north, exit the M1 at junction 28 and take the A38 and then the A610 to Ambergate, then the A6 to Belper, where you pick up the A517 towards Ashbourne. Make a right at Shottle Gate and follow the winding road up towards Shottle, where Bowmans Lane leads off to the right; Dannah Farm is up there on the left.


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