Lower Damgate Farm Cottages & Wedding Venue Dovedale Animal Sanctuary

Dovedale, llam, Nr Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AD
Tel: 01335 310367 Mob: 07779 210791 Email: info@damgate.com

Thank you for all of your help, guidance & support. Your caring nature and calming affect you have on people is wonderful as a stressed out bride. From the moment I first arrived at your beautiful home, I knew Lower Damgate Farm was where we wanted our wedding reception. You, your home, your sanctuary, your family and your animals are just amazing and I am just so happy whenever I am there. Thank you for no question ever being too silly or too big & for always being honest!

We have just got home from our fabulous, perfect, amazing (I could go on) wedding at Lower Damgate Farm. We had the best time and it was so lovely that we got to spend the whole weekend there. Carolyn was so accommodating and we really could do whatever we wanted. We didn’t want to have “just another wedding” and so many people have told us what fun they had. I would recommend Lower Damgate Farm in a heartbeat. We can’t wait to return!!
We stayed in the Alpaca hut at the start of the year and had such a lovely, relaxing mini break away! Carolyn and Karl were both very welcoming and made sure we felt right at home with nothing being too much trouble. The private hot tub was a great way to unwind after checking out the local walking routes and scenery; especially during the snowy weather we had! Lots of local pubs with great food and atmosphere to choose from. Highly recommended and will definitely be back!
We had an amazing time at Lower Damgate Farm celebrating 90 years of birthdays (30th & 60th) We were lucky to find the perfect accommodation that fit our every growing family. Carolyn, you surpassed our expectations, not only with your kindness and generosity but also with the cottages themselves. We will highly recommend. We loved the animals too and thankyou for the eggs, the children are still talking about when we can come back and see you all again!
Annette Robinson

Lower Damgate Farm is situated near Dovedale in the Peak District National Park. Nestled between Dovedale and the Manifold Rivers the farm has far reaching views and stunning walks straight from the door and is placed in a wonderful setting for you to get together with friends and loved ones. Whether you are staying for a short break, long weekend, longer stay or business group or wedding, you will find the ambience of the farm perfect for any occasion. 

We specialise in large groups and family gatherings, birthday celebrations, reunions or we can host your wedding or business workshop. Whatever your occasion you will find the natural setting of the farm a perfect place to relax and enjoy time away together.

Our ethos in life is that ‘nothing is a problem’ and though we are only a small family business we take pride in what we have created over the last 20 years and it gives us great pleasure to be able to share it with you.

Lower Damgate Farm is also home to Dovedale Animal Sanctuary which was founded in 1996 by Carolyn and started when she rescued two sheep! Over the years the Sanctuary has grown and is now home to many animals with a menage of alpacas, goats, horses, sheep, geese ducks and chickens. Guests are welcome to visit and meet the animals and often join us at feeding time or go and collect eggs from the hen house for breakfast!

Whatever combination of accommodation you need, we can hopefully provide something a little different for you to enjoy and we look forward to welcoming you to our home

Karl and Carolyn