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

Dear Caroyln,
Thank you so much for sharing Lower Damgate Farm with us. We had an absolutely stunning weekend and made some wonderful memories. We appreciate everything you did for us to help make the day run smoothly. PLease pass on our thanks to your staff who were lovely and worked extremely hard. Hopfully we will come and see you soon and make more special memories.

Lots of Love, Sarah, Nick Isabelle & Elsie – Sept 2015

Dear Caroyln,
Thank you for helping to create our special day. For you kindness and support along the way. A new life together we now start, and you have played a special part. You helped to make our dreams come true, you even ensured the sky was blue. We wanted to send you flowers but we are sure you get plenty of bloom, so instead how about we pop over next summer with a specail gift from our honeymoon! with love

Nicole & Ian – August 2015

Dear Caroyln,
Thank you, thank you , thank you. Everyone we’ve spoken to since the wedding has spoken how beautiful the setting was, but for us a massive part of that is down to you and is something made true by the hard work and open personality. We cant say thank you enough for enabling us to have the perfect wedding day. Dont ever change the way you do things and the ethos of Lower Damgate Farm, it is perfect.

Lots of Love Alex & Rhiannon – August 2015

Dear Caroyln,
I wanted to thank you for your contribution in making Rhannon & Alexs wedding so wonderful and memorable. Lower Damgate Farm is very special with you as the heart and soul of the place. Deep gratitude for the loving support you gave and every good wish for the future.

Jude (Rhiannon’s Mum) – August 2015

Dear Caroyln,
We had the most amazing stay celebrating 50 years of marriage with all our children. Thank you for your kindness and for arranging the catering. It took a great weight off my mind to know that this was dealt with and we were very thankful. The grandchildren loved feeding the goats and the eggs are wonderful, we will miss collecting them in the morning. There is nothing I would say to change, it was perfect for our ever increasing family, thank you for making it so specail and so welcoming.

The Johnson Family – Surrey, Edinburgh, HongKong, Canada and Sheffield!

Dear Caroyln,

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for all of your help with the wedding. We had such an amazing weekend and it was perfect for us. You gave us the freedon and spave to create the wedding we had dreamed of, we have just about recovered! Cant wait to come and stay again… all the way from Austrailia .

Lots of Love Emma and Andy – July 2015

Dear Caroyln,
Just a little card to say thank you, you made Jo and Kevins WEdding day very special. Everyone says what a fantastic place and time they had. Also thnak you to your lovely ladies, I wanted to take them home with me.

Love Dorothy & Pat ( Jo’s Parents) Aug 2015

Dear Caroyln,
Thank you so much for everything you did for us in May, you helped make the most amazing wedding day and we have so many special memories. The farm is the most amazing place and the animals make it extra special. We felt completely at home and I am sure that is due to your kindness and welcome. Ps If we are able to be of help to other couples planning their weddings with you we’d be happy for you to pass on our details

Lots of love Amanda and Paul – May 2015

Dear Caroyln,
Liam & I would like to thank you enormously for making our wedding so special. Nothing was too much trouble and your help and support in the lead up to and on the day was amazing. 
Spending the time with friends & family at your wonderful venue was the best weekend of our lives. 
Everyone was blown away by the venue, so different….& special. 
We are so very pleased that we chose Lower Damgate to celebrate our marriage & look forward to spending many an anniversary there! 
Thanks again Carolyn, you really are an absolute star. xx

Liam & Kate Gray/Greaves – July 2014 

Dear Caroyln,

Thank you so much for all the help care and attention you gave us to help make our wedding weekend such a great sucess.

We had the most wonderful weekend and all our guests really enjoyed the event and how we were able to make it so personal to us. We are still pretty certain there wont be another wedding like ours ever! We have such good memories of our time with you that we will never forget. Thanks for making it so wonderful.

Lots of Love Josephine and Gibran – October 2014

Dear Caroyln,
What you have acheived at Lower Damgate Farm is simply amazing. I cannot imagine what you had to do to turn your property into sumpcious and spacious luxury accomodation. when I saw the cow shed pictures in the games room and realised that we were living in them … unrecognisable, you should be very proud of what you have acheived.. Not only were you a wonderful hostess you also managed to acheive the impossible and provide a venue where the whole family had something to do and not an arguement or grumpy word was said all weekend. We loved the animals so much that we wanted to adopt them too.. well thats an idea? All your hard work has paid off and it was the best weekend our extended family has ever had and thats saying something. Thank you

Louise Hay , July 2014 

Dear Caroyln,
On behalf of all of my family, I would like to say what a wonderful weekend we had at Lower Damgate. Everyone thought the cottages and the space we had to explore was wonderful. You were so warm and welcoming to us all, we immediately all felt at home. There was definitely something for everyone. The only thing I wish was that we had booked for longer to enjoy it more – but there is always next year!
Once again, thank you so much for making our weekend go so smoothly.

Christine Mant, August 2013 


Rebecca Airbnb September 2021

We’ve had a wonderful few days staying at the alpaca hut. It’s lovely and cosy inside with lots of attention to detail (the bottle of fizz was a nice addition!). The hot tub was great to relax in and watch the stars on an evening but the best part is definitely the animals! They’re very friendly (especially if you have food) and they seemed so well cared for which was nice to see considering they are all rescued. It was great to be able to wander freely around the fields and spend as much time as we wanted with the alpacas and goats. Carolyn and Karl were very welcoming, making us feel at home for our short stay on the farm. I can’t recommend the alpaca hut enough and we’ll definitely be back in the future.

Dear Caroyln,
Three years later and we came back, only it was better than our expectations, everything had been updated and was so clean and comfortable New beds, furnishing etc so plush, even Wifi now which was a bonus” The children loved the play areas and of course the weather was perfect. I want to come back and do it all over again … only we wont leave it three years next time.

Annette & Matthew Robinson Reading, June 2014

Dear Caroyln,
Many thanks for all you have done to make our get together, the best we have had so far. The cottages were all lovely and cozy and the surroundings were serene. Thank you for letting us use all the facilities, we could not have asked for more. The facilities were so nice that we could all be together when we wanted, but of course there was enough for that private moments. Everybody, young and old felt so relaxed after such a calming weekend and they thanked me for organising, but I have to say it is you and your team that deserves the most. I hope one day we will be able to comeback there, but certainly I will be recommending to my friends.

Arun Perumpallil – September 2013