The FarmSleeps 24

A Perfect Setting For Large Gatherings. Enjoy a Luxury Stay in an Idyllic Rural Position With Breathtaking Views of the Derbyshire Dales. Secluded Location, Vast Landscaped Gardens & An Enormous Games Room. Sleeps 26

​Highlights.....

  • ​12 Individually designed bedrooms
  • 9 Fabulous en suites, 3 of which have deep luxurious baths, 1 shared bathroom and 1 private bathroom
  • A Unique Collection of a Victorian Farmhouse, Old Dairy, Tractor and Collecting Shed all beautifully renovated and full of original features, set in 22 acres of private Derbyshire countryside.
  • Sleeps up to 26 guests.
  • Huge games room full of equipment to entertain every age
  • Dog Friendly (1 dog permitted in The Collecting Shed and 1 in The Farmhouse)
  • Fabulous secluded location with stunning wrap around gardens with an abundance of outdoor space to choose from
  • Located near to the town of Wirksworth where there is a great selection of local shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs
  • With the local attractions of Carsington Water, The Tissington Trail, Crich Museum, Matlock Bath an Chatsworth House, being on your doorstep it's a perfect property to explore the local area.
  • An ideal base for walking, cycling and running or just relaxing and enjoying what the property can offer
  • Parking for 12 cars
External view of The Collecting Shed
The Farmhouse Exterior
The Boutique Bolthole Dairy
The Tractor Shed

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The Dairy Bedroom with en suite
Bedroom 1 in The Farmhouse
Luxury en suite in Bedroom 4 Collecting Shed
Shared Bathroom in The Farmhouse
Bedroom 4 in The Collecting Shed
Large luxury Bath

There are a total of 12 bedrooms in 4 separate dwellings set up as follows:  

The Collecting Shed - 5 bedrooms

Ground Floor

  • ​Bedroom 1 - Fixed Queen Size Double with en suite shower room
  • Bedroom 2 - Double or Twin (space for cot) en suite with shower over a bath
  • Bedroom 3 - Double or Twin - access from bedroom 2 and also external access, wet room en suite

1st Floor

  • Bedroom 4 - Fixed Super King Double - (space for cot) separate dressing area and fabulous luxury en suite with deep bath and walk in wet room
  • Bedroom 5 - Fixed King Size Double - (space for cot) en suite with separate shower and bath

The Tractor Shed - 2 Bedrooms

  • ​Bedroom 6 -Fixed Queen Size Double (space for cot) en suite with large bath
  • Bedroom 7 - Double with single bed and pull out trundle bed, large en suite with open wet room shower area


The Farmhouse - 4 Bedrooms

  • ​Bedroom 1 - Fixed Super King Size Double (room for cot) en suite with luxurious teardrop bath and vast walk in shower area
  • Bedroom 2 - Fixed Sleigh Bed King Size Double with use of shared Victorian Style bathroom with large luxurious bath with shower attachment and separate walk in wet room
  • Bedroom 3 - Small Double with use of shared bathroom
  • Bedroom 4 - Fixed Sleigh Bed Double with separate bathroom featuring a corner shower


The Dairy - 1 Bedroom

  • ​Bedroom 5 - Boutique style room with fixed king size double and wet room en suite and your own private relaxation room above



Cooking & Dining

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, undercounter 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 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.

Large Social Kitchen
Kitchen in The Collecting Shed
Dining Area in The Collecting Shed
Dining Area in The Collecting Shed
Large Social Kitchen in The Collecting Shed
Original features

Living Spaces

The Farmhouse Morning Room
Spacious Lounge in the Tractor Shed
Spacious Lounge in the Tractor Shed
The Farmhouse Snug
Formal Lounge in The Farmhouse

After a day 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 altogether or slip away and enjoy a quieter moment or even enjoy a bit of friendly competition in the games room.

The Farmhouse offer 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. Listen to some great tunes on the amazing Wurlitzer Jukebox, which is situated in the hallway enabling the music to be heard all round the house.

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.

The Tractor Shed Games Room

Located in the former converted Tractor Shed is the most amazing entertainment hub. Full of fabulous games for all ages, an amazing space for all the family, friends, hens and stags to enjoy:

  • Pool table
  • Air hockey
  • Table tennis
  • Table football
  • Electronic basket ball game
Superb Games Room
Well Equipped Games Room
Games Room Equipment
Games Room Table Football

Garden and Outdoor Space

View of the Duckpond
Garden Features
The Folly and Seating Area
Secluded Courtyard
Stunning Views
The Farmhouse Exterior

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

The Surrounding Area

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


Local Scenery

How To Find Us

Directions

The Address for The Farm

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 Farm

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 Farm

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 Farm




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Your Stay At The Farm

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.

​Restaurants

  • ​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.

​Cafes

  • ​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 to The Farm

​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 variey of rocks and minerals.  A popular location fpr 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 Farm

​The Collecting & Tractor Sheds

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
  • Store cupboard essentials – a basic supply of tea, coffee, sugar and salt and pepper.
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Wifi


Useful Information

  • ​1 x travel cot (if requested - please remember to bring your own cot bed linen)
  • 1 x high chair (on request)
  • 2 x hair dryers
  • Fresh linen with beds made up on arrival
  • Fresh towels - bath towel and hand towel for each guest in the bedrooms
  • Lounge with  Sky TV
  • TV in the Collecting Shed kitchen
  • Tractor Shed has a TV in both the lounge and games room
  • 2 x log burners with complimentary basket of logs (Due to Health & Safety we do ask you to bring your own lighting equipment)
  • Washing Machine & Tumble Dryer (available for use when requested)
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hoover
  • Mop and Bucket
  • Juke Box
  • SONOS Speaker
  • 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
  • Miele Microwave
  • Miele Steam Oven
  • Nespresso Miele Coffee Machine with a complimentary selection of 6 coffee pods to get you started
  • La Cornue Range with gas hob, griddle and teppanyaki tray
  • 2 x Cafetieres
  • 1 kettle and 1 teapot
  • Dishwasher
  • 1 x toaster
  • Chopping Boards
  • Gravy Jugs
  • Colanders

​Outside

  • ​BBQ (available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment.)
  • Garden furniture 
  • Lawned garden area


​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
  • Store cupboard essentials – a basic supply of tea, coffee, sugar and salt and pepper.
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Wifi


Useful Information

  • ​1 x travel cot (if requested - please remember to bring your own cot bed linen)
  • 1 x high chair (on request)
  • 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

​Outside

  • ​BBQ (available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment.)
  • Garden furniture 
  • Lawned garden area


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!
  • ​​No fireworks due to nearby live stock
  • 1 dog allowed in The Collecting Shed and 1 x The Farmhouse only.
  • Due to the character and age of The Farmhouse, please note these stairs are very steep and narrow so may not be suitable for the less agile of us.
  • We are happy to accept up to a maximum of 2 dogs at the venue, please note unfortunately dogs are not allowed in The Tractor Shed or Dairy. We do charge £20 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 however this does not cover The Tractor Shed - however there is generally a good 4G signal.
  • There is a large Duckpond within the garden behind the Tractor Shed which is not fenced off.  Please do not leave your children unattended in this area.


​Location

  • ​The postcode is DE4 4GW
  • The nearest town is Wirksworth (approx 0.5 miles away)
  • Parking for 12 cars for exclusive use


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 £700 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.