Holly Bush FarmSleeps 48

A Collection of Luxury Country Farm Houses For Large Groups To Gather In The Peak District

This former rural farm is being converted to a super collection of luxury holiday cottages. Located in a beautiful Peak District rural hamlet in the heart of the UK, the development is being sympathetically restored to provide a stunning modern venue for large groups. Phase one has already been completed (The Barn). Phase two (The Annexe) will be finished in the Spring and phase three (a grade two listed Farm House) due for completion by the end of May 2018.

  • Hire the entire venue for exclusive use - three super dwellings ready to book from June 2018 onwards.
  • A total of twenty four exquisite bedrooms
  • Beautiful rural hamlet with total privacy
  • Twenty four brand new en suite or bathroom facilities ​
  • Fabulous games room
  • We welcome cyclists! Great access to the High Peak Cycle Trail
  • Fabulous walks from your door step - we welcome dogs!
  • Equidistant to Ashbourne, Matlock and Buxton
  • Close to Dove Dale, Tissington, Alstonfield, Ilam, Carsington Water and Hartington

The Accommodation

  • The Barn (Phase one completed) is a stunning open plan converted barn with dining for up to 48 guests and nine bedrooms with en suites. ​
  • The Annexe (Phase two) will have six ground floor bedrooms all with external access and six en suites.
  • On the first floor in the eaves of The Annexe, there is a fabulous games room. The games room will be furnished with a pool table & a few more facilities to keep you entertained. To the far end there is a TV room with soft seating and kitchinette
  • The grade two listed farm house (Phase three) has a lounge, dining room, TV Snug in the cellar, boot room and nine bedrooms with private facilities planned
  • Loads of open plan space for big gatherings yet cosy corners for quieter moments
  • Large lawned garden with outdoor seating and BBQ
  • Private parking
  • Wifi

How To Find Us


The address of Holly Bush Farm is: 

Pikehall, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2PH

Approx GPS co-ordinates of the property are 53.128759, -1.713098

Directions to Holly Bush Farm from Buxton (approx. 20 mins):

  • From the centre of Buxton (roundabout near University of Derby dome & The Palace Hotel) follow signs to the A515 to Ashbourne going through the town
  • Follow A515 (towards Ashbourne) for approx. 11 miles
  • (On your way you should go past The Duke of York on your left hand side)
  • You will approach a petrol station on your left handside (Newhaven Services) – take the left turning immediately after the petrol station onto A5012 (signposted Cromford A5012 & Matlock A6)
  • Follow the road for approx. 1.9 miles (you will go past a lane for Croft Farm Holiday Cottages on your right – keep going into Pikehall)
  • Just after you have gone past the sign for Pikehall there will be a large farm on your left and a lane on your right – continue straight following the road
  • Holly Bush Farm is the next property on your right
  • You have arrived at Holly Bush Farm!

Directions to Holly Bush Farm from Bakewell (approx. 15 minutes):

  • From Bakewell centre (roundabout in Bakewell Square by The Rutland Arms Hotel), take the exit on the roundabout for A6 towards Matlock
  • Follow A6 for approx. 2.2 miles (you will go past Haddon Hall)
  • There will be a bus stop/lay by on your right then just after a right turn (with a middle lane)
  • Turn right onto B5056 towards Ashbourne & Youlgreave
  • Follow B5056 for approx. 4.2 miles
  • You will reach a pub on your right called ‘The Miners Standard’
  • You need to take the next right after the pub (goes to national speed limit – country lane)
  • Follow the road for approx. 2 miles
  • You will then merge onto the A5012 (merge right signposted Pikehall, Newhaven A5012 & Buxton A515)
  • Follow the A5012 for approx. 0.8 miles
  • You will come to the sign for ‘Pikehall’ and Holly Bush Farm is the first collection of buildings on your left (you will see the main farmhouse first and the drive is just after)
  • You have arrived at Holly Bush Farm!

Directions to Holly Bush Farm from Ashbourne (approx. 20 minutes):

  • Follow signs for A515 to Buxton- follow A515 for approx. 9.2 miles
  • You will enter ‘Newhaven’
  • Shortly after the signs into Newhaven you need to take a right turn for the A5012 (signposted Cromford A5012 & Matlock A6)
  • (*TIP* If you reach the petrol station on your right you have just missed the turning)
  • Follow the road for approx. 2 miles (you will go past a lane for Croft Farm Holiday Cottages on your right – keep going into Pikehall)
  • Just after you have gone past the sign for Pikehall there will be a large farm on your left and a lane on your right – continue straight following the road
  • Holly Bush Farm is the next property on your right
  • You have arrived at Holly Bush Farm!


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Your Stay At Holly Bush Farm

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby

Country Pubs

  • Royal Oak, Hurdlow - Our award winning pub offers open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great homemade pub food’ as it should be. Please call to make a reservation or just pop in.
  • Ye Olde Gate Inne, Brassington - A 17th century village pub serving gastro pub style food. 
  • Sycamore Inn, Parwich - Quaint Robinsons village pub serving food.
  • The Red Lion, Birchover - Traditional Derbyshire village pub serving great food, they also brew their own beer! 
  • The Druid Inn, Birchover - Traditional country pub, serving well-kept local cask ales and delicious freshly cooked food.
  • The Old Bowling Green, Winster - Cosy country pub with open fire serving nice food.
  • Devonshire ArmsHartington - Centrally located in the heart of the village – good stop for lunch.
  • The George  at Alstonfield - The George is an unspoilt, historic, family run pub in the Peak District village of Alstonefield, above Dovedale. 


  • Carriages, New Haven - A Quirky restaurant serving great food, only a 5 minute drive from the property. 
  • The Greyhound Restaurant and Bar, Cromford - Serves British gastro pub style food, located on the square in Cromford. 
  • Stones, Matlock - Fine dining restaurant in the centre of Matlock, ideal for a special occasion.
  • Maazi Indian Restaurant, Matlock - Indian restaurant serving authentic dishes in a relaxing atmosphere with excellent service.They also offer a take-away service and can provide outside catering.
  • Viva Italian, Matlock - Italian restaurant in the centre of Matlock


  • Parkys Eatery, Cromford - A lovely café in the centre of Cromford offering a varied menu, known for their breakfasts and afternoon teas. 
  • The Green Way Café, Matlock - Café serving just vegetarian dishes, also had a good selection of vegan dishes.
  • When the Clock Strikes 3, Matlock Bath - Traditional English tea shop, a lovely place to have afternoon tea and they can cater for large groups.
  • Mad Hatter, Matlock - A great tea room and cocktail bar, with scrumptious cakes! Look out for the ‘cake and cocktail’ offer!
  • F’ coffee, Matlock Bath - Lovely place to have breakfast and coffee, the cakes are also amazing! 

Fresh Delivered Meals and Take-Aways

  • Sauced Here- fantastic selection of home made prepared meals from local chef/cooks -great for large groups. They also provide a full basket of groceries from local producers that can replace a supermarket delivery
  • Scoff - Delicious, home-cooked food, delivered to you in the Peak District
  • Maazi- Sumptuous Indian meal or buffet delivered to your door. Numerous catering options and can also provide waiting on staff and even take away the washing up.
  • China Rose, Matlock Bath- Chinese take-away and restaurant
  • There are a selection of fish and chip shops in Matlock Bath, Promenade Fish Bar, Riverside Fish and Chips, Tucker Fish and Chips, Kostas Fish Bar, Halls Traditional Fish and Chips to name a few! 

Our Top 5 Places to Visit Near Holly Bush Farm

1.The High Peak Trail

With the High Peak Trail on your doorstep you can walk/cycle for miles along this old railway line, this 17.5 mile trail runs from the High Peak Junction, near Cromford all the way to Dowlow near Buxton (the nearest access to the trail is 0.5 mile walk up a track from Pikehall.) The High Peak Trail follows the route of the former Cromford and High Peak Railway. This was one of the world's first long-distance railway lines, built between 1825 and 1830. Many important railway buildings and features can still be seen, including High Peak Junction Workshops, Middleton Top Engine House, Hopton Tunnel and Hopton Incline. Surrounded by beautiful countryside the traffic-free trail is ideal for horse riders, cyclists and walkers of all abilities. The nearest cycle hire to property is at Middleton Top Cycle Hire. 

Please click here for further information on the High Peak Trail and here for further information on cycle hire

2.Carsington Water

Carsington Water is a 2 mile long reservoir managed by Severn Trent Water which is only a 20 minute drive from the property. There is plenty to see and do including cycling/walking around the reservoir there are two routes, a 3 mile route perfect for little legs (and big ones too) and an 8 mile cycling route for those who want a bit more of a challenge. There is also the opportunity for bird watching, fishing and water sports, including kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and paddle boarding. A large modern visitor centre at the reservoir includes a restaurant, shops and water sports centre. There is also large outdoor area suitable for picnics and BBQ facilities for those warm summer days and a fantastic children’s outdoor play area for the little ones to enjoy.

Please click here for general information on Carsington Water and here for details on sports and leisure at the reservoir 

3.Visit the pretty town of Matlock

The town of Matlock is situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park. A former spa town lying alongside the River Derwent, Matlock is the historic County town of Derbyshire. The popular tourist resort of Matlock Bath is a short distance away following the course of the river valley which is renowned for its industrial heritage sites. Within Matlock and Matlock Bath there is abundance of places to visit, if you have children within your group then Gulliver’s Kingdom, Matlock Farm Park or the Heights of Abraham are all great days out. For those interested in history then obviously Sir Richard Arkwright’s Mills are worth a visit, the Peak District Mining Museum is also in Matlock.

Click here for further information on Matlock 

4.Chatsworth House and Park

No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth House. At Chatsworth there is something to do for every member of the family. The Farmyard and Adventure playground is a brilliant day out for children of all ages - with animal handling, milking demonstrations and daily activities, plus a woodland adventure playground with slides, trampolines and more! Then there is obviously the House itself, steeped with history it’s one of Britain’s greatest stately homes and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The Gardens are equally as impressive as the house, over 100 acres and as well and the beautiful flowers and plants, there are giant water features and sculptures dotted around. Again suitable for all the family, with the maze, the garden trails, and the famous water cascade to keep the little ones occupied. 

Click here for a link to Chatsworth House and Park.

5.Alton Towers

Arguably one of Britain’s best theme parks, Alton Towers is only a 40 minutes’ drive away. The infamous Alton Towers resort offers a great family day out, as well as the renown rides which provide enough excitement even for the most ardent fun seeker, the Cbeebies land is a great addition to cater for the youngest family members. The waterpark is also not to be missed, with rides for the adrenaline junkies as well as relaxing areas for those who just want to chill out in the Lagoona Bay. And for those looking for a more relaxing day, the Spa is a great place to unwind and chill. The Spa also offers a great selection of treatments if you are feeling indulgent. For more information on the resort and to check open times please have a look at their website.

Click here for further information on Alton Towers 

Finer Details

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