Our charming country house is situated in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, on the edge of the Peak District, high above the Derwent Valley, recently designated a world heritage site.

Dannah is only 20 minutes from the M1 and close to both Derby and Nottingham, our central location is ideal for touring the many and varied attractions of Derbyshire, the peak district and the surrounding area.

Address: Dannah Farm, Bowmans Lane, Shottle, Nr Belper,  Derbyshire, DE56 2DR

Getting to Dannah

From The North

Exit M1 at Junction 28

A38 & A610 to Ambergate

A6 to Belper & follow the map below

From The South

Exit M1 at Junction 25

A52 to Derby

A6 from Derby towards Matlock

At Duffield B5023 towards Wirksworth & follow the map below

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Sat Nav

If you choose to use satellite navigation please do so in combination with the map and directions provided above. Please do not solely rely on our postcode to get you directly to Dannah farm. Your sat nav will simply get you to the centre of the post code area which is unfortunately half a mile away.

Please be aware that if you are using satellite navigation (or following route planner print outs), you may be taken on the back lanes as a “fast route”. Although we have easy access, we are in a rural location, and a few wrong turnings can make your journey anything but “fast”!!  If you follow the directions and simple map above we are only a short distance from the main road, and the margin for error is low!!!


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, (like a glass of wine – or two!! with your meal), a local taxi could be the answer. Please see the list of local firms we recommend below. The more notice you can give them 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.

Please give as much notice as possible and do make sure to arrange your return journey at the same time!

Scotts Taxis (Belper) 01773 880 880 or 07766 859 435

Belper Cars (Belper) 01773 828 384

K’s Taxis (Belper) 0786 6892 942

Redline (Belper) 01773 828 828

Greenway Cars (Ashbourne) 01335 342 964

Train Services

National Train Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50

Nearest Station: Belper – Approx 3 miles.

Nearest Mainline Station. Derby – Approx 10 miles.


Dannah is located within easy reach of many of the UK’s major airports.

The nearest international airport to Dannah is East Midlands which is only a 45 minute drive south of Dannah.

Slightly further afield but still within easy reach are Birmingham Airport which is around 1 and 1/4 hours south of Dannah and Manchester Airport at around 1 and 1/2 hours North West of Dannah (across the peak district). The London airports are further still, the closest being Heathrow at around 2 and 1/4 hours drive south.