A large sweeping driveway leads you to The Farm. Offering an totally unique and exclusive self catering accommodation in the stunning Derbyshire Dales. Four superb separate dwellings set in 22 acres of beautiful countryside with fabulous far reaching views. It's a short 5 minute drive to the nearby town of Wirksworth.
The Collecting Shed has 5 stylish double bedrooms all with their own unique finish.
The Tractor Shed features a further 2 bedrooms on different levels:
The Farmhouse has a further 4 spacious bedrooms all located on the first floor
The Collecting Shed houses a fabulous country kitchen, with a large central island and includes all the modern appliances you could ask for such as a Miele built-in coffee machine, microwave, steam oven, under counter vegetable drawers, wine cooler and Sub Zero American Style Fridge Freezer. A great focal point is the large double oven range cooker, which is half gas and half electric with a griddle tray and Tapenyaki grill. The kitchen leads out through double doors to a flagged patio area, great for enjoying drinks and BBQ's over the warmer months, whilst admiring the far reaching views.
There is a choice of dining spaces in The Collecting Shed, depending on your group size and seating arrangements. The stone floored dining area has a stunning, eye-catching Italian Style log burner with high vaulted ceilings and also features 3 original feeding troughs. Seating is for 16 guests. A door leads out to the secluded central flagged courtyard, perfect for those warmer evenings enjoying a refreshing drink and catching up with all your friends or family.
Situated just off the kitchen and hallway is an additional dining space that seats 24 guests around 3 circular banqueting tables, seating 8 guests per table.
An added bonus to the properties is the well-equipped smaller kitchen/diner with Range, in The Farmhouse, with informal seating in the kitchen for 10 or you can enjoy a more traditional dining experience for 10 guests in the formal dining room along with its exquisite original features.
After a day of exploring the local area, you can choose from numerous lounges and cosy snugs to settle down and unwind at the end of the day. All the properties offer their own unique space, whether you want to be all together or slip away and enjoy a quieter moment or even enjoy a bit of friendly competition in the games room.
The Farmhouse offers three separate lounge areas all retaining their Victorian heritage. Read the papers in the Morning Room or enjoy the cosy snug. The formal lounge has a door that leads out to the garden veranda where you can sit and enjoy the beautiful views and get some Derbyshire fresh air.
The Collecting Shed has a cosy lounge with log burner.
The Tractor Shed offers a wonderful and very spacious communal lounge area, with comfy seating and French Doors that open out onto a garden area complete with a view over the duck pond.
You approach The Farm via an impressive sweeping driveway giving you the feel of an amazing stay before you even reach the property. It is situated in a breath-taking location with far-reaching views of the Derbyshire Dales.
A central courtyard with seating is a great area to all come together to enjoy al fresco dining and drinks before dinner, this can be accessed from The Collecting Shed property.
The garden areas and 22 acres of farmland wrap perfectly around all of the properties, featuring an eye-catching folly and your very own duck pond, there is no end of space to explore. Ideal for the children and adults is a games pitch overlooking fantastic views where you can enjoy ball games or hide and seek. With the property being set in amongst 22 acres of private farmland, you are free to enjoy the 6 fields that surround the property too.
This is a dog-friendly property where we can accommodate 1 well behaved dog in The Collecting Shed and 1 in The Farmhouse
Ample private parking for up to 12 cars
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.
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The Farm 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 suuply 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 to name but a few. There are numerous stately homes to visit such as Chatsworth House, Kedleston Hall and Haddon Hall, all within about 30 minutes of the property.
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
Oakerthorpe Road, Bolehill, Wirksworth. Derbyshire. DE4 4GW
Approx. GPS Co-ordinates are: 53.092442, -1.553524
Directions from Wirksworth
Directions from Cromford
Directions from Belper
The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for The Farm. Verbatim.
Just to let you know that the Farm was a brilliant venue for our long weekend. From the owners friendly welcome and thorough initial tour, they were true to their word and were available for a couple of queries. The property was clean, well maintained and had everything we wanted (and more!)
We had a lovely Christmas at the Farm - beautifully set, warmly welcomed and a really memorable time for a group of 7 families
We had an amazing time and I've already recommended your place to our families. The property is lovely and was the perfect stay for the weekend. People said it was the best holiday let they had stayed in and one just messaged me saying 'the place was unreal'.
We had a wonderful holiday thank you and are hoping to book again for next year
We had a cracking stay and will absolutely be recommending it to friends and family.
I had a wonderful family weekend celebrating my birthday. Everyone was impressed by the Farm & it’s amenities & views. I have already recommended you to friends, & hope in the future to revisit. Thank you to everyone for a wonderful weekend.
We had a really super weekend and everyone in the family said how lovely the house is and what a beautiful spot with all the scenery. There was so much space for everyone and everywhere was so lovely and clean and comfortable and there was everything you could possibly need. My Mum especially enjoyed her surprise weekend for her birthday. All the family had a super weekend stay and said they would love to come back again.
Thanks again for another fab venue
Thank you for your care and attention while we spent a fabulous time there with our family. The games room was particularly useful for the whole family and proved a great hit with all ages. The fittings in general throughout the house were of a high very high standard. I would definitely recommend peak venues to others. Thank you again for your attention to detail.
We really enjoyed the stay! Booking experience was good and really appreciated the accommodating our request for extra cot. R.e. property- Beautiful house and really comfy lounge. Games room was great!
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Fresh Delivered Meals and Take Aways
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 variey 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
A basic weekend supply of the following essential items are supplied at each property (as there are no staff on-site if you run out you will have to replace them):
The Collecting & Tractor Sheds
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).
The Farmhouse & Dairy
Cooking & Dining
Wi-Fi is provided free of charge, however, this does not cover The Tractor Shed- there is a good 4G signal in there though. The Peak District is in a beautiful location so sometimes there can be intermittent signal which is beyond our control. We also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee Wi-Fi if there are technical issues in the area