The Farm

Sleeps 24

A truly unique venue, nestled in idyllic Derbyshire countryside, its the perfect setting for a group gathering. Sleeping up to 24 guests across 4 separate dwellings

​Highlights.....

  • Sleeps up to 24 guests in 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 buildings featuring a Victorian Farmhouse, Old Dairy, Tractor Shed and Collecting Shed all beautifully renovated and full of original features, set in 22 acres of private Derbyshire countryside.
  • 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

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

There are a total of 12 bedrooms across the 4 separate dwellings that make up The Farm. Altogether there is a combination of 10 doubles and 2 twins OR 12 doubles, (2 small children can be accommodated upon request) Beds are made up and ready for your arrival and each guest has a bath and hand towel.

The Collecting Shed | 5 Bedrooms | 5 Ensuites

The Collecting Shed has 5 stylish double bedrooms all with their own unique finish. 

Ground Floor

  • ​Bedroom 1 - Fixed Queen Size Double with en suite shower room
  • Bedroom 2 - Double or Twin (with space for a 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

First Floor

  • ​Bedroom 4 - Fixed Super King Double (with space for a cot) a separate dressing area and a luxury ensuite with free standing bath
  • Bedroom 5 - Fixed King Sized Double (with space for a cot) en suite with separate shower and bath

The Tractor Shed | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Ensuite

The Tractor Shed features a further 2 bedrooms:

  • ​Bedroom 6 -Fixed Queen Size Double (with space for a cot) and a lovely en suite with a large bath
  • Bedroom 7 - Double with large en suite with open wet room shower area. 
  • Bedroom 7 also has room to accommodate a maximum of 2 children under the age of 12 in a single bed and an additional single bed via a pull out a trundle mattress underneath.



The Farmhouse | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms or Ensuite

The Farmhouse has a further 4 spacious bedrooms all located on the first floor

  • ​Bedroom 1 - Fixed Super King Size Double (room for a 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 Victorian Style bathroom with large luxurious bath with shower attachment and separate walk-in wet room
  • Bedroom 4 - Fixed Sleigh Bed Double with separate bathroom featuring a corner shower




The Old Dairy | 1 Bedroom | 1 Ensuite

The Dairy - a cosy nook just across from the Farmhouse features the final double bedroom. 

  • Bedroom 5 is a lovely boutique-style room that features a fixed king-size double bed and wet room en suite.




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, 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.

Living Spaces

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.

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

Garden and Outdoor Space

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

View Site Plan

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


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How To Find The Farm

Directions

The Address for The Farm

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

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

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Directions from Wirksworth 

  • ​From the B5023 and the Market Place, you will see The Red Lion Hotel, turn up Coldwell Street the B5035 and follow 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


Guestbook

The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for The Farm. Verbatim.

Bryant stayed in June '22

Newton stayed in May '22

Stewart stayed in April '22

Coper stayed in March '22

Briggs stayed in August '21

Fowler stayed in July '21

anonymous stayed in October '19

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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 Bear Inn- Alderwasley - 2 miles from Wirksworth - offering Sunday Roasts and a vast menu in a lovely traditional pub setting.
  • 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,
  • 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 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 



What to Expect at The Farm

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):

  • 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
  • Wi-Fi


The Collecting & Tractor Sheds

Useful Information

  • 1 x high chair (on request)
  • 1 x travel cot
  • 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 a 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
  • SONOS Speaker
  • Intruder alarm ( to be set each time guests leave the property)
  • Christmas - throughout December there will be a Christmas Tree decorated with a set of lights


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

The Farmhouse & Dairy

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 rooms 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

  • 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

House Rules

  • ​Standard check in is 4pm and check out 10am
  • We ask that dirty or high heeled shoes be removed on entry
  • Please do not bring candles or tea lights as they are not allowed at the property
  • No fireworks or Chinese lanterns allowed
  • No smoking or vaping inside the property. Vaping can trigger the fire alarms, please dispose of the cigarette ends in the bins provided
  • Can any outside socialising please be brought inside by 10pm, we kindly ask that neighbours and local residents are not disturbed after this time


Parking

  • There is space for 12 cars
  • Access is via a long sweeping driveway


Outdoor Space

  • ​Central paved courtyard with access from The Collecting Shed with outdoor tables and chairs
  • Large wooden table and chairs to the front of The Collecting Shed and Farmhouse
  • 22 acres of private farmland and gardens that wrap around the property
  • You are able to enjoy access to the 6 surrounding fields
  • Large flat grassed area in front of The Collecting Shed ideal for ball games
  • Further lawn area near to The Tractor Shed with a large duck pond
  • Lawn area behind The Farmhouse with seating and charming Folly
  • BBQ- charcoal - 2 are available on site one is 2ft x 18 inches and the other is 3ft x 2ft- these are available between the 1st April to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment


Property Quirks

  • ​The Farm is made up of 4 separate dwellings, each with its own garden area
  • There is a large duckpond within the garden which is not fenced off and is over 2mtrs deep with a clay bottom. Animals and humans are not to enter the water- there is a water rescue flotation ring if anyone accidentally falls in. We ask that children are not left unsupervised in this area
  • There is an eye catching Folly in the farmhouse garden with bench type seating inside
  • Please note some of the stairs in The Farmhouse are steep and narrow due tot he age of the property so might not be ideal for guests with mobility restrictions
  • Fantastic large Games Room in The Tractor Shed
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer available when requested
  • Various steps throughout the garden so please take care when wet
  • Original stone feeding troughs in The Collecting Shed dining room- these are not to be climbed into by small children
  • View Site Plan


Dogs

  • We allow 2 dogs​  at the properties, 1 in The Farmhouse and 1 in The Collecting Shed we charge £30 per dog for the duration of their stay
  • Please do not allow dogs on any of the furniture and out of the bedrooms
  • Please make sure you clear any dog litter from the garden or grounds
  • Please do not leave dogs unattended at any time
  • No dogs are allowed in The Tractor Shed or The Old Dairy properties


Wi-Fi

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

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