Manifold FarmhouseSleeps 24

Manifold Farmhouse is Brimming With Country Charm with Ten Super Bedrooms and Close to Ashbourne and Carsington Water

Highlights..........

  • Ten Stylish Bedrooms
  • Eight en-suite or bathroom facilities
  • Sleeps up to 24 guests
  • Dog Friendly
  • Huge fabulous huge games rooms in a converted barn
  • We welcome dogs and cyclists! Manifold Farmhouse has great access to the rolling hills and quiet country lanes of the Peak District, a rural location with fabulous walks from your doorstep
  • Just over a mile down the country lane to a village pub in Idridgehay
  • Amazing location for the Peak District, Ashbourne, Wirksworth and Carsington Water, Alton Towers is half an hour’s drive away, making this a great base for the whole family.
  • Centrally located in the heart of the UK, only 10 miles from Derby Train Station (1hr 30 mins from St Pancras International, London)
Manifold Farmhouse Dining Space
Manifold Farmhouse Second Lounge
Manifold Farmhouse & Garden
Manifold Farmhouse - Bedroom 6

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Manifold Farmhouse - Bedroom 6
Manifold Farmhouse - Bedroom 8 Ensuite
Manifold Farmhouse - Bedroom 5
Manifold Farmhouse - Bedroom 8

Manifold Farmhouse boasts ten boutique styled bedrooms most with private bathroom facilities which have been individually decorated and carefully styled. Each bedroom is decorated with stunning wallpapers, plump cushions and luxurious bedding.  This character filled building has seven bedrooms with six bathrooms/en suites and a further three bedrooms in the wing with two en-suites/bathrooms interconnected by a glass hallway.

Most bedrooms offer the flexibility of twins or double beds and some have additional bunk beds for children.

Please click here for the bedroom layout.

Cooking and Dining

In the wing section of The Farmhouse, there is a stunning designer kitchen which is fully kitted out with a bespoke range of modern units. The kitchen is well stocked with all the equipment and mod cons required to cater for large groups of guests. The open plan dining room seats up to 20 guests.

You can choose to totally self cater or we can recommend outside catering companies and private chefs.

Please click here for the finer details of what to expect at the property. 


Manifold Farmhouse Dining Space
Manifold Farmhouse Dining
Manifold Farmhouse Kitchen facilities
Manifold Farmhouse Kitchen and Dining space

Living Space

Manifold Farmhouse Second Lounge
Working fireplace in the largest Farmhouse lounge
Lounge Furniture
Manifold Farmhouse First Lounge

Manifold Farmhouse has two beautiful sitting rooms with soft seating, cosy sofas and beautiful feature fireplaces. The first lounge in the Farmhouse has a working fireplace, perfect for cosy nights in after a long day exploring the many attractions of the Peak District

Please click here for floor plans.

Games Room

A converted barn with exposed beamed rafters furnished with a table tennis table and a table football. To the far end, sink into huge velvety bean bags in a chill out area with a log burner and a wall mounted TV. 

The room is a huge space measuring 11.5m x 5m and has been designed to offer a multi functional space - all equipment can be folded away and moved to the edge of the room - perfect for yoga or meetings.

There is also a  kitchenette for tea and coffee making and wifi.

Manifold Farmhouse Games Room
Manifold Farmhouse Games Room with Table Tennis and Log Burner
Table Football in Manifold Farmhouse Games Room
Manifold Farmhouse Games Room Log burner

Garden and Outdoor Space

Manifold Farmhouse Exterior
Manifold Farmhouse - Games Room
Manifold Farmhouse - Garden View
Manifold Farmhouse & Garden

There is no shortage of  outdoor space at the property, to the front and side of the Farmhouse are lawned gardens which lends themselves to garden games with an open vista towards the village of Idridgehay. 

To the front of the Farmhouse there is also a patio area with picnic benches and a charcoal BBQ (please provide your own charcoal), the perfect place to enjoy some al fresco dining while soaking up the amazing countryside views. 

This is a shared site with Manifold Barns next door , we kindly ask you to respect the peaceful location and our late night policy of no external noise after 10pm.


The Surrounding Area

Perched high on a hillside position, Manifold Farmhouse enjoys beautiful views overlooking the Derbyshire valleys. Manifold Farmhouse is part of the rural hamlet of Shottle located in lovely rolling countryside, on the southern borders of the Peak District National Park. Nearby Wirksworth is a small yet charming market town on the edge of the White Peak and is full of character, and a real gateway to the Peak District.

Just a short drive to Carsington Water offering superb water sports and bike hire facilities. The exquisite Chatsworth House, impressive Haddon Hall and Kedleston Hall are within easy reach, as well as Ashbourne with its quaint cobbled stone marketplace, Matlock Bath with its spectacular cable car to the Heights of Abraham , Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and Gulliver's Kingdom. Only 2 miles away, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in Cromford is not to be missed.

Click here for our recommendations to help plan your stay.


Water activities at Carsington Water
Carsington Water is only 10 minutes from property
Carsington Water is only 10 minutes from property
Fantastic walks nearby

How To Find Us

Directions

The address of Manifold Farmhouse is:

Shottle
Belper
Derbyshire
DE56 2DX

Approx. GPS coordinates of the property are 53.042317, -1.561887

Directions to Manifold Farmhouse from Belper (approx. 15 mins):

•    From Belper follow signs to the A517 towards Ashbourne for (keep left following the A517) •    Follow for approx. 3 miles (you will go through Blackbrook & Shottlegate)
•    You will come to a crossroads with “The Railway” pub on the right •    Turn right at the crossroads onto B5023 towards Wirksworth
•    Follow Wirksworth Road for approx. 1.1 miles
•    The road will then have a fork to the left, do not go left, carry on right round the bend
•    Continue to follow the B5023 for a further 1.2 miles
•    You will go through the village of Idridgehay
•    Take the right turn signposted towards ‘Shottle’ onto ‘Jebbs Lane’ •    Follow Jebbs Lane for approx. 0.6 miles. You will approach a collection of buildings on your right handside – this is Manifold Farm
•    If you have booked ‘The Farmhouse’ please carry on a few metres and take the second entrance which will take you to the rear of the property whereby you will find the glass walkway entrance.
•    You have arrived at Manifold Farmhouse!

Directions to Manifold Farm from Matlock/Cromford (approx. 20 mins):

•    From Matlock head through Matlock Bath towards Cromford
•    After you have taken the right turn at the traffic lights up Cromford Hill into Cromford, follow the B5036 towards Wirksworth for approx. 1.7miles
•    You will go through Wirksworth
•    The road will turn into the B5023 •    Continue straight on the B5023 for 3 miles
•    You will see a sign for a left-hand turn, this is signposted towards ‘Shottle’
•    Take the left turn up to Shottle (‘Jebbs Lane’)
•    Follow Jebbs Lane for approx. 0.6 miles. You will approach a collection of buildings on your right handside – this is Manifold Farm
•    If you have booked ‘The Farmhouse’ please carry on a few metres and take the second entrance which will take you to the rear of the property whereby you will find the glass walkway entrance.
•    You have arrived at Manifold Farmhouse!

Directions to Manifold Farm from Ashbourne (approx. 20 mins):

•    From Ashbourne follows signs to A517 towards Belper (Belper Road)
•    From A517 follow the road straight towards Belper for approx. 8.3 miles
•    You will go past the villages of ‘Hulland’, ‘Hulland Ward’ & ‘Turnditch’
•    You will approach a set of traffic lights at a cross-roads with ‘The Railway’ ahead of you on the right
•    Take the left turn onto the B5023 towards Wirksworth
•    Follow Wirksworth Road for approx. 1.1 miles
•    The road will then have a fork to the left, do not go left, carry on right round the bend
•    Continue to follow the B5023 for a further 1.2 miles
•    You will go through the village of Idridgehay
•    Take the right turn signposted towards ‘Shottle’ onto ‘Jebbs Lane’ •    Follow Jebbs Lane for approx. 0.6 miles. You will approach a collection of buildings on your right handside – this is Manifold Farm
•    If you have booked ‘The Farmhouse’ please carry on a few metres and take the second entrance which will take you to the rear of the property whereby you will find the glass walkway entrance.
•    You have arrived at Manifold Farmhouse!

Floor Plans

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Virtual Tour

Why not take a closer look. Using state of the art technology we can let you take a walk around the wholeof this property.

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Your Stay At Manifold Farmhouse

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby

​Country Pubs

  • Black Swan, Idridgehay - Just over a mile walk from the property, serves a bar, a la carte and pizza menu. 
  • The Hanging Gate, Shottle - Country pub serving hearty, seasonal pub food. Great beer garden. 
  • The Devonshire, Belper - Has a large menu serving pub classics  with a wide range of cask ales. 


​Restaurants

  • Mercia, Wirksworth - Lovely restaurants that serves brunch, lunch and dinner. 
  • The Loft, Belper - Serves traditional British dishes in a modern style.
  • Nonno's, Belper - Italian restaurant in the centre of Belper
  • Le Mistral, Wirksworth - Great French Bistro 
  • Stones, Matlock  - Fine dining restaurant in the centre of Matlock, ideal for a special occassion. 
  • Angelos Restaurant at the New InnBelper Extensive menu offers a range of Italian, French and English dishes. 



Cafes

  • Nourish, Belper - Licensed cafe serving, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea. Wednesday - Saturday they also serve a evening menu.
  • Parky's Eatery, Cromford - A  lovely café in the centre of Cromford offering a varied menu, known for their breakfasts and afternoon teas. 
  • The Family TreeWhatstandwell - Family run cafe and tea room located in the beautiful Amber Valley next to the river Derwent. 
  • Beaurepaire Patisserie, Belper - Well known for their cakes and amazing afternoon teas. 
  • The Loaf, Crich  - Artisan bakery, delicatessen and cafe.  Large sandwich/panini menu served on freshly baked bread every day.

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.
  • Ambergate Chip Shop, Ambergate - Popular fish and chip shop 
  • Gurkha Express, Belper - Nepalese and Indian cuisine offers delivery as well as collection 
  • Tom Yum Thai Kitchen, Belper -  Thai restaurant in Belper which also offers takeaways - collection only
  • Pappa's, Belper - Serves pizzas, kebabs, burgers as well as Indian cuisine. 
  • George's Tradition Fish and Chips, Belper - Takeaway and Restaurant 



Our Top 5 Places to Visit Near Manifold Farmhouse

​1. 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.


​2. Wild Park Derbyshire

​Wild Park Derbyshire is only 8.5 miles away from the property and boasts to be the ultimate paint balling, quad trekking, laser tag and archery experience, they have recently also added crossbow and pistol shooting to their list of activities. They offer a variety of different packages, so whether you want an activity for a whole day or just a couple of hours there is something for everyone. A popular choice with hen/stag groups and families alike!

Click here for more information on Wild Park Derbyshire



​3. Kedleston Hall

A beautiful example of an 18th century mansion, designed by the famous architect Robert Adam, Kedleston Hall was built for Sir Nathaniel Curzon in 1765 as a house to rival Chatsworth. Intended as 'a temple of the arts' and as the location for grand entertainments, the main house was never meant to be a family home, but a show palace in which to showcase the finest paintings, sculpture and furniture. The most spectacular example of this can be seen in Lord Curzon's Eastern Museum which is brimming full of a eclectic mix of treasures he amassed whilst Viceroy of India. Outside there is a variety of long and short walking routes, perfect for all the family (dogs included) around the Pleasure Grounds and park land to enjoy. 

Click here for more information on Kedleston Hall

​4. Crich Tramway Village

An award-winning tramway museum, buy a ticket and take unlimited trams rides all day long a mile long track with various stops including the period village scene, where you can step back in time and along the recreated street. Enjoy a drink in the recreated 'Red Lion Pub' or explore one of the exhibitions in the recreated 'Derby Assembly Rooms'.  The woodland walk and sculpture trail is great for stretching the legs and to take in some amazing views over the Amber Valley.  Children will also enjoy the indoor and outdoor play areas

Click here for more information on Crich Tramway Village

​5. The Northern Light Cinema

Located in Wirkworth,  in a old malthouse Northern Light Cinema offers a unique cinema experience with quirky comfortable seats/sofas. The bar has a variety of beers and wines to choose from and also offers Mediterranean inspired food. The 52 seater cinema shows a variety of films is also available for private hire. 

Click here for more information on The Northern Light Cinema



Finer Details

What to Expect at Manifold Farmhouse

A basic weekend supply of the following essentials are supplied (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):

  • Hand soap
  • Shower Gel
  • Loo rolls (1 x on the holder and 1 spare per bathroom)
  • Bin bags
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film & kitchen foil
  • 5 x dishwasher tablets 
  • 2 x tea towels
  • 1 x dish cloth
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Store cupboard essentials – a basic supply of tea, coffee, sugar and salt and pepper.
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  •  WiFi


​Manifold Farmhouse 

Useful Information

  • 2 x travel cot (if requested)
  • 2 x high chairs (if requested)
  • Hair dryer (if requested)
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - Bath towel for each guest & hand towels in the bathrooms
  • Iron and ironing board and indoor clothes airer
  • Hoover and mop.
  • 3 x Blue tooth speakers (1 in each lounge and a further speaker in the kitchen) compatible with any phone or device with blue tooth. 
  • There are 5 TV’S (all are Free View) located throughout the property. 1 x TV with DVD players in each lounge, 1 x large TV with HDMI facility in the kitchen/dining room (guests do need to bring their own HDMI). A further 2 TV’s with DVD players are in bedrooms 6 and 8.
  • Working fireplace in the largest lounge. 1 x complimentary basket of logs supplied upon arrival. Due to health and safety we cannot supply fire lighters or matches so please bring your own.


Cooking and Dining

Any kitchen items that are absolutely vital for your stay, please check with us before your visit to ensure that it is at the property (as things do sometimes get broken).

  • ​Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware including champagne flutes and cutlery
  • Plastic crockery/cutlery suitable for young children
  • 1 x Electric double oven with grill 
  • 1 x 5 electric ring hob 
  • 1 x Single electric oven
  • 1 x Microwave
  • 1 x Kitchen scales
  • 1 x Tall fridge/freezer 
  • 2 x Double toaster
  • 3 x Cafetieres
  • 3 x Kettles 
  • 1 x Food processor/blender
  • 1 x Electric hand blender 
  • 2 x Dishwashers
  • Dining table and benches/chairs for 20 guests.


Manifold Farmhouse Games Room

  • ​Small kitchenette area in the Games room with 2 x kettles, under counter fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. 
  • Table Tennis 
  • Table Football
  • 1 x Log Burner in games room. 1 x complimentary basket of logs per log burner supplied upon arrival. Due to health and safety we cannot supply fire lighters or matches so please bring your own.
  • TV with DVD player and HDMI facility (guests do need to bring their own HDMI)
  • 1 x Blue tooth speaker compatible with any phone or device with blue tooth. 
  • Table and chairs and soft seating with bean bags. 

Outside

  • ​1 x Large oil drum BBQ – please bring your own charcoal
  •  4 x 6 man picnic benches 
  • Washing Machine and Tumble dryer located in the laundry store across the courtyard.


You Should Know

  • ​Please note that we are dog friendly at this property however there are livestock in the surrounding fields so dogs must be kept under control at all times. You will be expected to keep them out of the bedrooms and off the soft furnishings. We are happy to accept up to a maximum of 3 dogs at the venue, please note unfortunately dogs are not allowed in the Annexe. We do charge £20 per dog for the duration of your stay. Please see our dog policy for further details. 
  • No fireworks due to nearby live stock
  • Noise Policy - due to the quiet rural location, late night noise must be confined to inside the building by 10.00pm. 
  • WiFi – we provide free WiFi however as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there can be intermittent WiFi signal that is beyond our control, we also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee WiFi if there are technical issues out of our control.


Location

  • The postcode is DE56 2DX. Please check our directions page for more detailed information
  • Located in the hamlet of Shottle
  • The nearest town is Wirksworth (3.5 miles away), Ashbourne (10 miles away) or Belper (5.5 miles away)
  • Ample parking – Parking area to the rear of the venue for Manifold Farmhouse. 


Booking and Payment Process

  • ​Click here for a full description of how to make a booking
  • A cautionary damage deposit of £500 is held and returned after your stay


Arrival and Departure

  • ​Check in 3pm or after
  • Check out is by 10am prompt


Shopping Delivery Information

For ease, lots of our guests pre-ordered a shopping delivery. You are very welcome to organise this however, please do make sure you have arrange the delivery time slot to arrive after you have checked in, as we are unable to accept it on your behalf (as the property is let as exclusive use there are no Peak Venus staff on site).  As our properties are in rural areas please make sure you use our directions page for more further directions details for your supermarket delivery.

Local Shopping Delivery From Local Producers - Peak Venues Recommend Sauced Here

Our guests often ask for recommendations for local farm shops and butchers for the all-important celebration meals and this is a brilliant and very easy service.Sauced Here has similar functionality to an on line supermarket but is only stocked by local suppliers in the Peak District - order your wine, meat, vegetables, dairy and so much more with a choice of over a thousand products and at reasonable prices.

It's a great service which delivers straight to your holiday cottage for your arrival or you can use a click and collect point. 
Click here to book a delivery slot.