Q. What is the difference between your types of room?
A. We offer a variety of rooms, hopefully to suit all tastes and pockets! The rooms vary in price accordingly, and are all very individual. The Granary Suite and the feature rooms are the most expensive, and these are the ones with the special bathrooms, double spa baths, hot-tubs, etc. If guests look at the room descriptions on the website, the special features of each room are explained. Some of our rooms and suites are more modern, some more traditional in style. The Rooms are all pictured on the Rooms pages of this website, the pictures will give a good idea, but, if you are at all unsure we are always very happy to explain the types of room in more detail.
The Chatsworth Suite is a large family suite, suitable for family or friends travelling together.
Q. Can we sleep in The Cabin?
A. No, the Cabin is not a bedroom, it a new facility we have available for our guests to book, for exclusive use, along with any of our rooms. Once booked, guests may come and go as they please, using the facilities, hot-tub, sauna, etc., from 12.30pm to 9pm.
Q. Are there places to eat out close by.
A. We are very lucky to have many really good places to eat out within a 5 – 25 minute drive of Dannah, to suit all tastes and pockets. As keen “eater outers” ourselves, we have a carefully chosen list of the ones we especially like on our website. Look under “food and eating out” page on the top menu. Most of these are very popular with visitors and locals alike, and so if one takes your eye, although you may well be able to book at the last minute, try and book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Q. Can we book taxis?
A. As Dannah is in a beautiful rural location, unfortunately most of the local attractions and places to eat are not within comfortable walking distance – especially for dining out in the evening. However, If you don’t drive or If you would prefer not to drive (like a glass of wine – or two!! with your meal), local taxi’s can be booked (a list of local taxi companies contact numbers can be found on our location page). The more notice you can give the better, as at certain times it may be difficult to arrange a taxi at the last moment, especially if you plan to return late at night.
Q. Can we book dinner at Dannah?
A. For details of what food is available at Dannah please view the Food and Eating Out pages of the site.
Q. Can we bring our own wine?
A. No, sorry, guests own drinks cannot be consumed on the premises. We do have a small but comprehensive wine list, and a wide range of spirits and liqueurs.
Some guests don’t realise that we are licensed and bring their own wine. If guests do this and ask for ice/glasses, etc then we do make a charge for corkage. Similarly guests leaving behind their own empty bottles will be liable to a small discretionary disposal charge. This is because in order to be able to provide alcohol on sale to our guests we have to go through a lengthy and costly licensing process.
Q. Can we book a room just for Saturday night?
A. We normally accept two night bookings only over weekends, (Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday). Any accommodation not let for two nights will be released for single night stays on the Thursday prior.
Q. Is Dannah in a good area for walking?
A. Absolutely! The area is crisscrossed with footpaths, and we have a series of walks from the door. Alternatively, we have details of walks further a field, and maps and books for guests to borrow. Their is also a footpaths & walks page under the about us section of this website.
Q. How far is Chatsworth House from Dannah Farm?
A. We are tenants of the Chatsworth Estate, and are situated approximately 35 minutes drive south of Chatsworth House itself.
Q. Do we need a car?
Although we do occasionally, have guests staying without a vehicle, it is not really a practical option. Public transport in rural areas is virtually non existent, our nearest bus stop is a two mile walk, and services infrequent. Details of the local transport links can be found on the location page.
Q. Can we bring our dogs to Dannah?
A. We are able to take one well behaved dog in The Chatsworth Suite, although we do ask that they are not allowed upstairs in the bedrooms. However, dogs are not allowed in the dining room or guest sitting rooms and we ask that they are kept on a lead when outside. Alternatively guests occasionally leave their dogs in the car overnight, but please advise us of this on booking.
Q. Is Dannah suitable for children?
A. we welcome families at Dannah, and have several rooms where we can put an extra bed or a cot, (although some of our rooms are not suitable for children sharing). For families with two or more children, we would recommend “The Chatsworth Suite”, which has up to three Bedrooms a private sitting room and two bathrooms, giving plenty of space and privacy for a family group.
We have a high chair available for very young children and also baby listening devices can be made available so parents can make sure their children are safe and well at all times.
The area around Dannah offers a range of attractions for Children and Families. Alton Towers, Chatsworth’s adventure playground, Gullivers Kingdom and The Midland Railway to name but a few. However, we often find that our younger visitors go out for the day a little unwillingly, as they can’t wait to get back here to play with Jack, Chase and the cats!!