Dannah Farm

UK England East Midlands Derbyshire Belper

01773 550 273   Bowmans Lane Shottle Belper Derbyshire DE56 2DR

  • 7 Guest Rooms

  • Luxury B&B
High-end B&B luxury in an informal setting

This beautiful boutique B&B is situated on the edge of the Peak District in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, looking down onto the Ecclesbourne Valley. The elegant late-18th-century farmhouse lies at the centre of a 154-acre working farm on the Chatsworth Estate at Shottle, and although it's easy to reach, it's a very 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 back in the mid-1980s and now – along with its sister businesses Dannah Cottages – ran by Joan and daughter-in-law Helen, the whole family have pitched in as the business (and they) have grown.

There are seven large rooms and suites, and all have flatscreen TVs, wifi, tea and coffee-making facilities and large well-equipped bathrooms, but there the similarities end, because each room is utterly individual, varying from large two-level suites with a private sitting room and hot tub to spacious doubles with four-poster beds. One has an en-suite bathroom complete with flatscreen TV, another is a two-bedroom suite that is big enough for a small family or group of friends, but throughout it all, a distinct emphasis is made on space, luxury and comfort.

True lotus-eaters can also book the 'Secret Garden' for exclusive use for the duration the duration of their stay: a deliciously enclosed space equipped with a hot tub from which to enjoy the views of the countryside all around. Breakfasts are the other thing worth leaving your room for: generous affairs featuring homemade bread, free-range eggs and excellent local bacon, sausage and black pudding; 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 take-away to enjoy at your leisure. If there is a more comfortable family-run place to stay in this part of Derbyshire, then we have yet to find it.



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 rooms and suites - from luxury unique decor, jacuzzi baths to private hot tubs and wonderful scenery, Dannah provides the ideal opportunity to relax and unwind.

Suitable For

Dannah Farm nestles in a beautiful area of the Derbyshire Dales making it a wonderful place for a romantic getaway, mini moons 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 Black Swan at Idridgehay - a 10 min drive, The Cock Inn at Mugginton - a 10-15 min drive or The Saracens Head at Shirley, Nr Ashbourne - a 25 min drive. There are so many to choose from!


Open all year.


From £205 a night

The Owner Says

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, in addition to offering superb accommodation, Dannah is still a traditional working farm.  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.
Whether you are looking for a feature room with superb views, private sitting room and luxury bathroom with double spa bath, or an amazing suite with wetroom, double jacuzzi and private deck with its own hot-tub,  hopefully you will find it here at Dannah. Three of our suites, each have their own private and secluded outdoor area with their own hot tubs. In addition, we also have “The Secret Garden” with its changing pod and stunning hot tub which can be booked alongside any of our rooms. 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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