Perched high on the hill tops of Two Dales, the beautifully refurbished Sydnope Hill Farm offers awe inspiring views. Offering an exceptionally high quality of holiday accommodation, with a fabulous games room, extensive gardens and a super dining room. Close to Bakewell, Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House makes it an ideal location for all types of gatherings .
There are 8 bedrooms in total in the 2 separate dwellings (the buildings are a few steps away from each other). Each bedroom has its own unique style with exquisite details and great views of the gardens and surrounding area. Most of the bedrooms offer twin or doubles so you can pick and choose your layout to suit your group.
The Farmhouse (sleeps 12)
5 double bedrooms, including a family Room with bunk beds
3 en suites and 1 shared bathroom which has a luxurious bath with shower attachment plus a separate large shower
The Annexe (sleeps 6)
1 ground floor double bedroom with large archway window and stone feature fireplace. Wall Mounted Smart TV with Free Sat
2 further bedrooms upstairs, one standard double and one twin
Downstairs bathroom with corner shower
Shared bathroom on the 1st floor which has a bath with shower over.
A stylish light and airy kitchen with plenty of preparation areas for your social dining occasions, overlooking the gardens.
Featuring a large central island with high stools around one side and a built in Bosch Oven underneath.
2 dishwashers and a fabulous Range Cooker. Floor to ceiling fridge and a separate floor to ceiling fridge freezer, giving you ample space for your wines / beers and food (the essentials!) There is everything you should require to make your stay as comfortable as it can be.
The main Social dining space is in the Farmhouse - with a fabulous feature fireplace. Here you can all come together in the inviting dining room which caters for 18 people, with a door that opens onto a patio area - ideal for those warmer nights and enjoying a BBQ.
The Annexe has a small kitchenette with tea and coffee making facilities plus a handy utility area, which houses 2 x washing machines and 2 x tumble dryers.
Within the Farmhouse you have a great choice or seating areas to snuggle down at the end of the day and unwind.
A cosy sitting room with soft furnishings offers a perfect space to rest after your day exploring the Peaks! A door leads to a porch way that takes you to the front of the property and the gardens. Walking through this sitting room leads to a fabulous snug- featuring a stunning gas log burner fireplace, this room is great for the adults to get together to relax or can be an ideal space for the children to have an area for themselves!
The spacious open plan lounge that leads to the dining room is a warm and inviting - with plump furnishings to sink into and a real log burner to enjoy, this is great for everyone to have a few pre-dinner drinks.
A further additional social space is in the large (600 square feet) fabulous, well equipped, Games Room for everyone to enjoy. With a soft seating area and additional luxurious bean bags you are not short of space - there is also a handy kitchen area featuring a dishwasher, microwave & fridge. Separate W/C.
Sydnope Hill Farm is situated in an amazing location, with far reaching views over the Derbyshire Dales. A perfect property for cyclists and walkers with an abundance of walks around the area. Close to the towns of Bakewell and Matlock you are a 10 minute drive away to enjoy a days shopping should you wish.
The gardens at Sydnope Hill Farm are amazing - featured all around the property you are spoilt for choice as to where to let off steam! With a couple of the old farm features still being in place its a real children's hide and seek dream space. Quirky stone features in the garden from when it was a working farm to add to the amazing outdoor space.
There is a patio area just off the dining room where you can sit and enjoy a BBQ on the warmer nights whilst taking in the fabulous views. BBQ facilities will be available for use from 1st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment.
There is ample parking on site - 10 cars can easily be parked.
Available to the guests is a Sync EV unit wired into a 30Amp supply giving ‘dynamic charging up to 7.4kW.’ It has a ‘Type 2 socket with auto-lock.’ Just plug your lead in & it will start charging. It’s a complimentary service at our property. Located outside the garage.
Access to a Lockable Garage ideal for storing your bikes / kids scooters etc - space for 20 bikes.
An added bonus to this fabulous venue is the fantastic Games Room. Located in a separate building just across from the Annexe, there are two large stone steps into this stunning building which boasts high ceilings and wooden beams. Furnished with an 8 foot Brunswick Metro Tournament pool table, the iconic French Bonzini B90 football table and imported Stern AC/DC pinball machine, set to free play - this space is perfect for both little and big kids! Also available is a widescreen wall mounted smart TV and soft seating area. and additional bean bags where you can choose to either watch the Free sat channels or play on the Sony PS4. There’s also a Yamaha Clavinova Digital Piano here too.
There are kitchenette facilities consisting of a dishwasher / fridge / sink and microwave plus a separate w/c.
Our standard arrival and departure times are:
Please do respect these times as they are in place to allow the housekeeping teams enough time to thoroughly clean the property before and after your stay
If you are looking for a holiday cottage that is accessible for everyone we have a wealth of properties that are suitable for guests with varied access needs. Many of our properties are situated in rural locations, offering peaceful settings that would be suitable for guests with autism & learning difficulties.
Peak Venues have a dedicated Accessibility Champion who will be able to assist you with specific property information, please contact them by email for any further help at email@example.com
You are a short drive away from Chatsworth House (15 minutes), here you can enjoy the vast gardens / stunning house and children's farmyard and adventure playground - a great day out for all the family.
The spa town of Matlock and leading onto Matlock Bath are 10-15 minutes away. Great for having a few hours retail therapy or enjoying the abundance of pubs and cafes on offer where you can stop and people watch whilst enjoying a bite to eat. The Park in Matlock is great for children with a splash pool, skate park and play area to enjoy you also have a small boating lake where you can hire a small boat - plus a miniature railway track.
The Market Town of Bakewell is on the doorstep, featuring Farmers Markets every last Saturday in the month, you can pick up some great local produce, to take back home with you. Every Monday is the popular market in the centre of the town, featuring various different stalls for you to wander around and grab some bargains!
Heading in any direction you will have access to fabulous walks, the ever popular Monsal Trail is not far away where you can cycle the entire trail through all the opened tunnels and enjoy the stunning scenery.
To entertain the younger children you are 5 minutes from Darwin Forest, here there is an excellent Soft Play area for children (Little Monkeys) and a bar and restaurant on site too. Matlock Farm Park in on the doorstep too, great for families - here you can view and pet the animals and get to feed them too. A great day out!
Sydnope Hill, Darley Moor, Matlock. Derbyshire. DE4 5LN
Approx. GPS Co-ordinates of the property are: 53.167781, -1.572023
Directions to Sydnope Hill Farm by car from Bakewell (approx. 15 mins):
Directions to Sydnope Hill Farm by car from Matlock (approx. 10 mins):
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The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Sydnope Hill Farm. Verbatim.
‘Such a lovely weekend, Fantastic house. Would love to come back. x’
‘Lovely property and all set up perfectly. You’ve done a great job with it’
‘Amazing 60th Birthday Celebration with all my wonderful family. Thank you so much for everything x’
‘Second time this year (!) 12 Adults, 7 Kids, Chaos! Superb Facilities – What a House’
‘Fabulous time despite the tricky journeys due to floods. Thank you!’
‘Amazing! Thank you so much. Had an incredible time. xx’
Back, once again! Loved making the most of the stunning weather playing games on the perfectly manicured lawn! Until next time ♥
‘Another amazing weekend in a fabulous house. Thank you!’
A lovely place for a family get together. Lovely house and grounds. Thank you!
‘Fantastic time by all Celebrating a 60th Birthday. Thank you
Perfect - thank you.
We had a fantastic time here with our wedding guests. Beautiful house & lovely location.
We had a brilliant time celebrating a Golden Wedding Anniversary in this beautiful house.
An ideal place for a family get together. Wonderful house and grounds and a warm welcome. Thank you from us all.
Lovely weekend, great facilities. Thank you!
We had an amazing time; fabulous home, all the amenities & more. Thank you
We had an amazing time, the farm is truly beautiful with everything you could possibly need. It was clean and well maintained and the games room was the icing on the cake.
Been great it’s an amazing house, just what we needed!’
Moring Paul, all locked up and key left in secure lockup. Thank you for a fantastic weekend, everyone had a great time and were asking about coming again.
We have had the best weekend. Full of family love & Sydnope Hill Farm is spectacular; not just the views but the whole place.’
Stunning house, everything we needed and more. Warm welcome. We have all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.’
Amazing house /set up. Loved our stay. Thank you!
Just fabulous in every way! Your Farmhouse is Superb. 10/10
Great house for a family weekend for Coronation
Lovely venue for a chilled weekend! Spotlessly clean house & amazing facilities
What a fantastic House for my husband’s 70th with the family. Everything Catered for and the Grandkids loved the Games Room & Garden space
Fantastic Venue for a long overdue Get Together. Thank you to Paul & Family for a great weekend!!
Had a wonderful weekend; a real home from home. Wonderful location with fabulous walks and scenery. Paul has been a really kind and helpful host. We will be back!! 😊
‘This beautiful house offers everything you could possibly want for a stay in the Peak District - beautifully decorated, comfortable and well-equipped for self-catering. Our party had 4 children who loved the games room and nearby attractions such as Go Ape and the cable car ride to the Heights of Abraham. Thank you to the owners for such a pleasant stay’
Gorgeous Place. We had the Best Time!
Spotlessly clean, amazing facilities in a great location. Great host. Thank you 🙂
What a fantastic place! Beautiful, functional & so much fun! Will absolutely be back!
Thank you so much we had a fantastic and relaxing time, such a lovely house
I love this place
A big thank you to the owners who are lovely and really looked after us.
‘Simply Fab! Only issue was that we couldn’t stay longer! LOL! Truly a weekend to remember. Fantastic stay, we will definitely be back’
A beautiful house, we thoroughly enjoyed our annual family holiday. We’d definitely bear it in mind for next year! Thank you so much.
Outstanding! Great communication, excellently equipped, out of this world games room!’
Beautiful place & great location for a family gathering’
The joining instructions plus the nice email from the owner covered it all fully. (Both the joining instructions and owners email covered absolutely everything and we appreciated the Tour on arrival). Will definitely recommend Peak Venues to friends. Thanks
Paul met us on arrival and was the perfect host. Our stay was excellent in every way.
Another wonderful family gathering at this gorgeous house. Many thanks.’
A fantastic time had by all four generations. Another great stay in a beautiful house. The games room was a big hit again. Thank you!’
‘Beautiful house, so clean! Fabulous fun relaxing & playing games. Thank you for thinking of every little detail!’
‘Stunning weekend, had a fun time playing Jenga & pinball! Great views & Fab house!’
Excellent stay – lovely house & views. Thank you.’
We really enjoyed our week-end at the lovely farm house.
Fantastic weekend had by all. We made the most of the garden. Thank you
Excellent accommodation & plenty of quiet areas for peace & quiet when necessary! Thank you
Thoroughly enjoyed our weekend here, thank you so much! Lovely home, gardens & games room. A memorable weekend
Just wanted to pass on our thanks for an amazing stay at Sydnope Hill Farm. We had a fantastic stay and made great use of the facilities…especially the garden in the glorious weather!
‘Once again a great time with many generations’
‘Another fantastic weekend where all the family can be together in great accommodation. We have resolved to make this an annual event!’
Great house & location! We had a wonderful time. Thank you!
‘Amazing place and hen party perfect! Beautiful views & GREAT games room X’
‘What a splendid spot in a little corner of paradise. Much fun was had by all. x’
We loved everything about this place. Thanks so much for making it so special. xx’
Perfect location, amazing house. All 17 of us had wonderful time. Perfect. Thank you very much.’
‘Hockey Catch Up' - Perfect venue. Would definitely recommend. Thank you for a great time!’
‘Great venue to celebrate my 70th & 71st Birthdays! Thank you’
We had a wonderful weekend in such a beautiful house and have lots of happy memories.
‘Hen Party Perfect! Beautiful accommodation. Well equipped, great location 🤍’
‘Wonderful weekend! Fabulous Property – Thank you!’
Fabulous property. Fantastic family weekend. Would recommend to anyone. We’ll be back.’
‘Brilliant venue for family get together + 3 birthdays!.’
Fabulous facilities for 40th x 2 birthdays. Very impressive location and high spec. finish to property.
Fantastic. 4 Generations. All delighted. Everything covered all ages. A celebration for Mum & Dad’s Diamond Wedding Anniversary. Thank you so much.
Hi Paul, Thanks for a great stay over the weekend. We all loved it. You’ve got an amazing place
Just wanted to say thank you so much for allowing us to stay at the weekend. The photos looked amazing when we or originally booked so we knew it would be lovely but it was even better than we imagined. We had such an awesome time from start to finish. Everything in the house is done to the highest quality and just made the birthday weekend even more special! Thank you so much again and we hope to visit again one day. I couldn’t have wished for a better 30th celebration.
‘Lovely house. Chilled weekend’
Wonderful time away to celebrate our anniversary. 20 years married to my darling Jeff!’
Loved it. We all had the most fabulous time at Sydnope. Thank you so much to everyone involved, including Paul the owner.
We had a fantastic weekend at Sydnope Hill Farm, so thank you.
‘We has a lovely time; very comfortable house & great games room; lots of lovely walks nearby. A special time for us all – Thank you Paul!’
Great House & Games Room. Good walks, great food. Thank you!’
‘A gorgeous house. We had the best time here. Will return again. Thank You!’
What a house! Absolutely beautiful! It had everything we needed for a perfect Hen Weekend. The beds were so comfy! Thank you!!’
‘Fantastic location and a celebration to remember.’ ‘Lovely stay, beautiful scenery!’ ‘Very comfortable, great view & wonderful family time.’ ‘Nice views & great get together.’
Just wanted say we had a lovely stay at the cottage. Everything was perfect and will highly recommend! Thanks again.
‘Great occasion in great setting. Fantastic private meal & perfect surroundings & comfort for everyone to relax & feel at home. Thank you. x’
Perfect setting to catch up for our annual weekend away. Lots of laughter, walks, good food & wine in a perfectly equipped house. Thank you!’
Perfect venue for a family weekend with 3 generations! Everything we needed was here. Thanks to Paul for a friendly welcome
Had a fabulous weekend. What a wonderful venue!!’
All had a wonderful weekend in a great house. Absolutely fabulous venue.’
A delightful week in this beautiful house. Excellent attention to detail – particularly enjoyed the games room, garden and (slightly creepy) robot lawnmower.’
What a setting…….. I love your robot. xxx’
Had a wonderful time here for Dad’s 70th. House was beautifully clean & well presented. We had a brilliant time. Thank you.’
An amazing house for such a fun weekend. Rooms were beautiful and setting is great. Thank you so much for having us x’
The warm welcome from Paul was a great start to our long awaited family get together. With age range 8 to 84 everything was catered for in this warm luxurious house. In this gorgeous setting there is plenty to do with the games room proving very popular. Thank you for such a fabulous break.’
Beautiful house for our holiday with friends, enjoyed by all. Thank you
Amazing accommodation, perfect for our holiday with our friends. Had a brilliant time! Thank you
Fantastic week, beautiful house and accommodated 18 of us perfectly. Thanks
Great place to stay, Loved every minute. Thanks
A wonderful time – 80th, 21st & 18th. We’ll definitely be coming again.
Superb communication from host from start to finish. Fantastic accommodation for our whole family. Lovely to have lots of different spaces where we could enjoy a quiet moment yet come together when we wanted to! A lovely setting – check out Whitworth Park in the village. But unfortunately some of us came away with a pinball addiction!!!
A fantastic venue for a family & friends get together. The accommodation was beautiful and we didn't want for anything. We would love to return during summer to make use of the stunning grounds & views! Thank you ❤
Outstanding venue for a special 70th birthday. The house is really well thought out, extremely comfortable and very well equipped. The Games Room was amazing for everyone age 4 to 70+. We had happy pool competitions throughout the weekend! Brilliant - thank you. we hope to return!
After staying in several Peak Venues' homes this is one of my favourites, with the games room being a highlight for us. Would definitely stay here again
Fantastic venue & weekend despite inclement weather. Thanks!
Had the most wonderful time; absolutely beautiful property & Paul was a Saint. Thank you'
Fabulous House - games room was a huge hit.
Your service was exemplary, both during the booking process and during our stay ( when you quickly provided us with some practical help ). We particularly appreciated your personalised and knowledgeable service.
We had a wonderful stay at Sydnope Hill Farm. It was perfectly equipped , furnished and appointed and very comfortable . The owner , Paul, was also very helpful . We had a wonderful New Year with guests from 66 to 1 ! We’ll be back I’m sure. Your service was exemplary throughout and we have already recommended you to several friends.
The perfect house for our New Year gathering, beautifully furnished, equipped and appointed. We'll be back to explore the area further- perhaps in Spring.
Amazing place to spend our weekend, a beautiful place for a very relaxing holiday.
We have all really enjoyed our family get-together at the property. The house and surrounding countryside are beautiful and although our ages range from 16 - 83 there is something here for everyone to enjoy. Thank you from us all.
Fabulous setting and superb for a successful family reunion
Fantastic weekend- perfect place to celebrate our birthdays - thank you!
Excellent venue and help from PV team.
Absolutely brilliant loved everything about the place hope to come back soon.
We enjoyed your beautiful property.
Sydnope has been a beautiful place for a very relaxing holiday. Thank you
As the first guests in this place, we had the time of our lives. Awesome family reunion. Weather and grounds were perfect. We had our very own family sports day!
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Tiroler Stubert - Bakewell, Austrian Coffee Shop, if you are looking for something a little different, this Authentic coffee shop offers sandwiches, toasties, cakes and various scones - all alongside their vast choice of Austrian Sausages, cooked to order. A firm favourite in town.
10 minutes away from Sydnope Hill Farm is the popular attraction of Gulliver's Kingdom, great for children aged between 2 - 13 years, you can easily spend a full day exploring the site and enjoying the numerous rides available. Set on the hillside of Matlock Bath the location itself boasts great views. You have various themed areas within the park, from Western World, Pirates Play Area, Lost World of Dinosaurs and a log flume. Why not bring your own picnic or eat at the various eating spots throughout.
Click here for a link to Gulliver's Kingdom
A couple of minutes away from Gulliver's Kingdom are The Heights or Abraham, a cable car ride taking you high above the valley letting you enjoy the stunning views. At the summit you can enter the 2 caves, Masson and Rutland Cavern, experience the day in the life of a 17th century miner from the guided tours available. There are also two play areas with slides, climbing walls, rope walks and a range of activities to keep you active all day.
Click here for a link to The Heights of Abraham
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.
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Open all year round this is a great day out for all the family. There are lots of animals to see and the children can enjoy feeding and petting the smaller animals. There is a Trekking Centre and Riding School for all abilities, with short pony rides on most days too. Why not take a well earned break in the cafe and sit and have a catch up with what you've done so far over a cup of tea, cake and snacks. There is a great indoor play area and also an adventure playground outdoors. You can easily spend a day here.
Click here for a link to Matlock Farm Park
Offering a great space for the children to let of steam if the weather is not so great outdoors. Little Monkeys offers an area for toddlers and a larger play area for the older children in your group. Climbing / hiding / sliding is all readily available - so come with plenty of energy! There is a great little cafe for the adults to sit and chat, whilst enjoying a selection of hot and cold snacks and cups of tea.
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Masson Mills at Matlock Bath are the best preserved example of an Arkwright Cotton Mill, built by Sir Richard Arkwright in 1783, this working textile museum takes you right back to the genuine atmosphere of how life was working in the mill. Visitors can experience the sights and smells of the mill in all its glory whilst viewing the various rooms such as the bobbin room, the weaving shed and watch some of the oldest working looms still in operation.
Click here for a link to further information on Masson Mill
Peak Rail is a preserved railway line which operates a steam and heritage diesel service for visitors. It is a lovely way to see the Derbyshire countryside and you get a real feeling of travelling back in time. This preserved railway line is 4 miles in length and trains run from Rowsley South to Matlock station with the option of stopping at Darley Dale station. The railway operates special events as well as the normal timetabled services. These include ‘Santa Specials’ for children and families, and the ‘Warring Forties’ event, with battle re-enactments of World War Two skirmishes involving military vehicles and re-enactors on the site; Diesel Galas; and local music festivals. A restaurant service called "The Palatine" operates on given days throughout the season, whilst at Darley Dale there is a museum of the line's local history.
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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
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A Grade II listed Historic Flour Mill in Rowsley. Offering a great insight into how the flour was originally milled, with hands on models for the children to have a go with to experience life in the mill. You are able to purchase flour, for those keen bakers among us from the shop on site along with other specialist foods, biscuits and ice cream. There is also a craft centre for you to take home a few bits and bobs from your time in the Peaks.
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Located in Matlock, only a 5 minute drive away this is a great day out for all the family, a corporate stay or if you are celebrating a hen or stag do. Offering Climbing / Rafting / Mountain Biking/ Tubing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding it's a great way to fill one of your days stay. Get to know the stunning surrounding area by floating down the River Derwent or climbing the many crags that The Peak District has to offer. Advisable to book the activities you may be interested in.
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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):
Cooking & 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).
Wi-Fi is provided free of charge, however as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there may be intermittent signal which is beyond out control. We also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee Wi-Fi if there are technical issues in the area. There is ultrafast full fibre broadband available throughout all properties