The Farmhouse & DairySleeps 10

Superb Victorian Grade 2 listed Farmhouse and Dairy, Full of Traditional Charm and Original Character. Stunning Walled Garden Setting in an Idyllic Location.


  • ​5 classically decorated beautiful double bedrooms
  • 2 x En suites, 1 x private bathroom and 1 x shared bathroom
  • Sleeps up to 10 guests (8 in The Farmhouse and 2 in The Dairy).
  • Original home of a wealthy Derbyshire vintner,  full of Victorian character and charm whist still maintaining a homely cottage feel
  • As a Grade 2 listed building, The Farmhouse & Dairy has been transformed to provide the most unique and beautiful self catering dwelling
  • Set in a stunning walled garden setting,  you can enjoy watching the wildlife whilst sitting in the gorgeous maintained garden complete with folly and veranda. 
  • Fabulous rural location with far reaching views and walking distance to a country pub
  • Within minutes to the Market Town of Wirksworth and close to the local attractions of Carsington Water, Tissington Trail, Crich Tram Museum, Matlock Bath and Chatsworth House. 
  • Parking for 4 cars

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The Dairy Bedroom with wet room en suite
Ornate Furnishings
The Farmhouse & Veranda

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The Dairy Bedroom
Bedroom 1 with en suite
Bedroom 1 with en suite
Bedroom 1 Luxury en suite
Luxury Victorian Bathroom in The Farmhouse
Bedroom 2

Bedroom 1 – Fixed Super King Size Double (space for cot) en suite with luxurious bath and huge walk in shower

Bedroom 2 – Fixed Sleigh Bed King Size Double with use of shared bathroom

Bedroom 3 – Small Double with use of shared bathroom

Bedroom 4 – Fixed Sleigh Bed Double – separate private bathroom featuring Victorian corner shower

Shared Bathroom - Victorian Style bathroom with large luxurious cast iron bath with shower attachment and fabulous walk in wet room shower (low head height into the room)

Sitting alongside the Farmhouse is the Old Dairy, a one bedrooms 'boutique' bolthole in a converted barn just outside the rear of the building:

The Old Dairy (Bolthole) – 1 Bedroom & Fixed King Size Double with en suite wet room

Cooking and Dining

The Farmhouse comprises of a bespoke handmade kitchen with all the amenities you would need to self cater for your friends and family. To one end of the kitchen is an open plan breakfast room for 10 guests.  

For special occasions, there is a separate elegant Dining Room for formal dining with seating around an extendable circular table for 10 guests.

Formal Dining Room in The Farmhouse
Breakfast Dining Area
Kitchen with Breakfast Dining Area
Formal Dining Accessories

Living Space

Cosy Snug in The Farmhouse
Formal Lounge in The Farmhouse
Morning Room
Formal Lounge in The Farmhouse

Having been carefully interior designed, to reflect its original style and in colours that are reminiscent of its heritage, the Farmhouse is full of traditional features, with Victorian character and charm yet offering a homely comfortable country cottage feel. There are three separate living areas all with original features and each perfect for a family celebrations or just some time away from it all:

  • A warm and cosy snug with ornamental fireplace and TV with comfortable seating for four guests
  • A classic morning room with original features and a quaint library feel to the room, ornamental fire, ideal for relaxing and reading the papers
  • A wonderful formal lounge with sofa seating for 7 guests, a TV and doors leading out onto the veranda with views over the  garden

Garden and Outside

The private walled garden has a wonderful folly, BBQ area & veranda from the lounge to enjoy the spectacular views of the rolling surrounding hills.

The Farmhouse & Dairy is on a shared site with The Collecting & tractor Sheds but you do have your own private areas. 

The Dairy (ground floor room)
Folly with seating area
The Farmhouse Exterior
The Dairy Exterior
The sweeping driveway
The Farmhouse & Veranda

Derbyshire and The Surrounding Area

Idyllic location in the popular Derbyshire Dales on the cusp of the Peak District, The Farmhouse and Dairy is located 5 minutes away from the Market Town of Wirksworth, which holds its local market every Tuesday, and has fantastic amenities including country pubs, cafes and a handy petrol station. Wirksworth is steeped in lead mining history dating back to Roman times.  Sir Richard Arkwright introduced the textile industry in the area when he built Haarlem Mill, set on the River Ecclesbourne, which was the first cotton mill in the world to use a steam engine to supply the water to the mills water wheel.

This property is superb for walking,  cycling, running and sight seeing as you are surrounded by endless countryside and popular destinations such as Carsington Water, Cromford Canal, the Tissington and High Peak Trail plus of course Chatsworth House to name but a few.

Perfect for families as you are a short drive away from Gulliver's Kingdom at Matlock Bath, Little Monkey's Play Area at Darwin Forest, near Matlock, Matlock Park Farm and The Play Mill at Cromford.  You are also only 35 minutes away from Alton Towers and Peak Wildlife Park

How To Find Us


The Address for The Farmhouse & Dairy is: 

Oakerthorpe Road, Bolehill, Wirksworth. Derbyshire. DE4 4GW

Approx. GPS Co-ordinates are: 53.092442, -1.553524

Directions from Wirksworth 

  • ​From the B5023 and the Market Place, you will see The Red Lion Hotel, turn up Coldwell Street the B5035 and follw this road for 1 mile until you get to The Malt Shovel Inn on your left.
  • Turn a sharp left and continue with the Malt Shovel Inn being on your left hand side.
  • In 50mtrs the property will be on your right.
  •  You are looking for a gated driveway with fields and trees on either side.
  • You have arrived at The Farmhouse & Dairy

Directions from Cromford

  • ​At the traffic lights on the A6, follow the B5036 up Cromford Hill towards Wirksworth for about 1 mile- going past Black Rocks.
  • Carry on until you get to a Railway Bridge at the peak of the hill.
  • Immediately under the bridge turn left onto Oakerthorpe Road.
  • Follow Oakerthorpe Road for about a mile heading towards the B5035 junction with The Malt Shovel Inn on it.
  • About 50mtrs before the B5035 junction you will have reached your destination.
  • You are looking for a gated driveway with fields and trees on either side.
  • You have arrived at The Farmhouse & Dairy

Directions from Belper

  • ​From the A6 turn onto the A517 towards Ashbourne, going past Strutt's Mill.
  • Follow the road over the River Derwent
  • When to get to Armando's Restaurant at The Talbot, turn right to go up Belper Lane.
  • Continue along Belper Lane for about 1 mile.
  • When you get to a junction at The Bulls Head, turn right onto Dalley Lane.
  • Continue straight onto Gorses and follow the road for about 3 miles going past The Bear Public House on your right.
  • After 3 miles, Gorses turns slightly right and becomes Wirksworth Road follow this for another mile until you reach an offset crossroads with The Malt Shovel Inn straight in front of you
  • Go straight over the offset crossroads onto the B5035 continue with The Malt Shovel Inn on your left and follow Oakerthorpe Road.
  • In 50 mtrs the destination is on your right.
  • You are looking for a gated driveway with fields and trees on either side.
  • You have arrived at The Farmhouse & Dairy


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Your Stay At The Farmhouse & Dairy

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby

Country Pubs

  • ​The Malt Shovel - Wirksworth, local pub within walking distance.  offering a great Sunday roast and traditional food alongside fine ales, this pub has a large carpark and beer garden.  Dog friendly.
  • The Black Swan - Idridgehay - less that a 5 minute drive away offering homemade pub food and also a pizza and a la carte menu.
  • The Feather Star - Wirksworth - pub with a difference - serving great food from local producers and great ales and ciders.  This quirky pub allows you to browse and buy vinyl records that are for sale in the upstairs room.
  • The Hope and Anchor - Wirksworth, with vegetarian and gluten free options alongside the traditional pub food, this is ideal for families with children and also dog friendly.
  • The Hanging Gate - Shottle,  country pub serving hearty, seasonal pub food.  Great beer garden.
  • Miners Arms - Carsington, country pub, welcoming families, walkers and well behaved dogs. Family run with great pub food and local ales. Large beer garden and children's play area.


  • ​Le Mistral - Wirksworth, Award winning Parisian Style Bistro in the town centre, serving brunch, lunch and dinner, centrally located with parking nearby,
  • Mercia - Wirksworth, serving locally sourced produce you can enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks.  A relaxed and friendly environment which is centrally located and parking nearby.
  • Gino's - Wirksworth, small, quirky restaurant serving Italian food, where you are able to bring your own bottles of wine or beer
  • Maazi Indian Restaurant - Matlock, 4 miles form Wirksworth this popular restaurant offers great authentic cuisine.


  • ​Sour Cow - Wirksworth, Dog friendly cafe, serving breakfasts, brunch and lunches. or just sit and enjoy a slice of cake and a coffee.
  • The Coffee Drop - Wirksworth, serving cakes, paninis, sandwiches and soups this cafe is ideal to watch the world go by over great coffees and teas.
  • Parkys Eatery - Cromford, choose from a breakfast or a lunch in the daytime or an evening bistro style meal in the evening.  Friendly staff are there to welcome you and make your stay as relaxed as it can be.  A popular stop for Afternoon Tea too!
  • Forget Me Not Coffee Shop - Matlock Bath, quaint coffe shop offering delicious drinks, breakfasts, sandwiches and cakes. A real gem!
  • The Green Way Cafe - Matlock, Vegetarian cafe offering something a little different, everything is homemade serving excellent breads, pates and savoury dishes alongside numerous cakes.  Freshly ground coffee and loose tea is available.
  • The Fountain Tea Rooms -  Bonsall, a short drive from Wirksworth, this comfortable and friendly tea room offers you a great selection of choice - whether you are wanting breakfast, lunch or simply a coffe and a piece of cake, it's a great place to watch village life or sit and read a paper or magazine. 

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
  • Birds Nest Chinese - Wirksworth, Take Away, no delivery service but has a great choice of authentic Chinese food.
  • The Balti - Matlock Bath, eat in or take away, popular restaurant swerving great Indian food.  Can deliver locally.
  • Wirksworth Fish Bar - Fish and Chips Take Away
  • Bellini Pizzeria - Matlock, order online and pick up, or can deliver locally, please enquire. 
  • Robinsons of Cromford - Cromford, Fish and Chips Take Away.

Our Guide to Nearby Attractions

Black Rocks

Black Rocks is a small weathered outcrop of natural gritstone, close to Wirksworth and Cromford.  Originally mined for Lead it's great for searching for a variety of rocks and minerals.  A popular location for walkers and climbers offering great circuit walks, taking you through the adjoining woods. The area is well known for it's hard climbs, where there is a slightly easier climb it is still not for the faint hearted. There are breath-taking views from the top of the rocks.  A picnic area is also nearby.

Click Here for more information on Black Rocks

​Crich Stand

Looking from the property you can see the memorial tower in the distance.  Located in Crich this memorial was erected to remember the Sherwood Foresters who died in battle in WW1.  Built in 1923 on the site of an older tower which was called Crich Stand it is now a destination for an annual pilgrimage for old and new members of the regiment which is held on the 1st Sunday in July. A steep climb up to the tower, but once you get to the top you will be blown away with the glorious views  of the surrounding area.  With a small cafe on site it's a perfect backdrop to enjoy a quick snack.

Click here for more information on Crich Stand

Visit the 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 

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 

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 

Finer Details

What to Expect at The Farmhouse & Dairy

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
  • Loo rolls (1 x on the holder and 1 spare per bathroom)
  • Washing up liquid
  • Kitchen roll, cling film, kitchen foil
  • Dishwasher tablets
  • 4 x tea towels
  • 1 x dish cloth and pan scrubber
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Wifi

Useful Information

  • 1 x high chair (on request)
  • 1 x Travel Cot
  • 1 x hair dryer
  • Fresh linen with beds made up on arrival
  • Fresh towels - bath towel and hand towel for each guest in the bedrooms
  • Lounge & Snug have a TV
  • Washing Machine & Tumble Dryer (available for use when requested)
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hoover
  • Mop and Bucket
  • Intruder alarm ( to be set each time guests leave the property)

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).

  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, cutlery and glassware
  • Glasses - including wine glasses and tumblers
  • Microwave
  • La Cornue Range with gas hob
  • 2 x Cafetieres
  • 1 kettle and 1 teapot
  • Dishwasher
  • 1 x toaster
  • Chopping Board
  • Gravy Jugs
  • Colanders


  • ​BBQ (available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment.)
  • Garden furniture consisting of a wooden table and chairs, seating 6. Cast iron table and chairs.
  • Lawned garden area
  • Parking for 4 cars 

You Should Know

  • For the comfort of all guests, outdoor shoes are not generally worn on the carpeted area of the house so don’t forget your slippers!
  • Due to the character and age of The Farmhouse, please note the stairs are very steep and narrow so may be unsuitable for the less agile of us.
  • ​​No fireworks due to nearby live stock
  • We are happy to accept 1 dog in The Farmhouse only, please note unfortunately dogs are not allowed in the Dairy. We do charge £30 per dog for the duration of your stay. Please see our dog policy for further details. 
  • Noise Policy - to respect our neighbours any late night noise must be confined to inside the building by 10pm.
  • WiFi – we provide free WiFi.


  • ​The postcode is DE4 4GW
  • The nearest town is Wirksworth (approx 0.5 miles away)
  • The property is on a shared site with The Collecting and Tractor Shed, please respect the boundaries of each property.

Booking and Payment Process

  • ​We ask for a 25% deposit to confirm a booking
  • The balance is due 12 weeks prior to arrival
  •  Full payment is due upon booking if it is booked with 12 weeks prior to arrival
  •  A cautionary damage deposit of £300 is held and returned after your stay
  • Click here for a full description of how to make a booking

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 arranged 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 Venues staff on site).

Local Shopping Delivery From Local Producers - Sauced Here

Keep it local! 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 or you can click and collect at a local pick up point. 

Click here to book a delivery slot.

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