Carr ViewSleeps 6
Enjoy a farm stay. Set on the banks of The River Derwent, Carr View is a stylish and modern house nestled in the heart of a working farm. Situated in the picturesque hamlet of Thornhill and close to Bamford village, Castleton, Hope and the Upper Derwent Valley, it’s perfectly located for exploring this beautiful part of the Peak District. Sleeps up to 6 guests
Stylish Three Bedroomed House Nestled on a Traditional Peak District Working Farm with Views of the Derwent and Bamford Edge
- What better way to experience the Peak District than to stay on a working farm surrounded by stunning views. Farm stays are great for all ages with the chance to gain an insight into a traditional way of life.
- Perfect for children to enjoy watching the new-born lambs out in the fields in Spring along side the chickens and the cows! Enjoy farm fresh eggs for breakfast provided by the lovely farm chickens, and feel free to chat to the farm owners and visit the farm animals whilst you're there.
- Three double bedrooms with one en suite and a shared family bathroom
- Sleeps up to 6 guests
- Dog Friendly
- This stylish and thoughtful holiday cottage is perfect for a romantic hideaway, relaxed gatherings for small groups or a cosy family retreat.
- Fabulous surrounding countryside providing lots of lovely walks and cycle routes. Bring your walking boots for great doorstep access to Win Hill, Bamford Edge and the Thornhill Trail. Secure bike storage is also provided for you so don’t forget your bikes!
- A perfect base to visit The Upper Derwent Valley, Castleton, Edale and The Hope Valley region of the Peak District
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
Wake up to the sound of the birds singing, enjoy the dark skies and the starry nights. Carr View is a modern and stylish property which is perfect for families or couples alike with three individually styled bedrooms sleeping up to 6 guests and offering flexible sleeping arrangements.
The layout is as follows:
- Bedroom 1 - King size double or twin with en suite
- Bedroom 2 - Double or twin with use of shared family bathroom
- Bedroom 3 - Double or twin with use of shared family bathroom
The modern and spacious family bathroom is fitted with a contemporary suite comprising of a walk in shower, separate bath, wash basin and wc.
Click here for full details of the bedroom layout.
Cooking & Dining
Carr View offers a bright, spacious and open plan contemporary kitchen and dining space. The large and modern kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering with quality cooking appliances and features a breakfast bar with an electric hob and two stools which is ideal for those wanting company whilst they cook. Across from the kitchen is a boot room perfect for storing your muddy boots and outdoor wear, and a washing machine for your use.
The dining space is situated to the front of the property and offers great views down the valley from the main window. There is a large farmhouse style dining table for seating up to 6 guests on a mix of chairs and a long bench.
Across the hallway from the Kitchen/Diner takes you to the cosy living room. With views down the valley its a great spot to sit and admire the scenery after a days exploring. With two big comfy sofas and an occasion chair there is ample seating for up to six guests.
The living room is bright and airy but also features a remote controlled electric fire to keep you toasty and warm in the cooler months. The living room also has a large coffee table which is perfect for nibbles and cake whilst watching a film. For those that like to read or play games there are a number of board games available for use and the local interest books are a great read for those who want to know more about the history and culture of the local area. There is also a good range of tourist information and a giant map in the boot room to help you plan your stay!
Outdoor Space & Garden
At Carr View you are spoilt with beautiful views down the Derwent Valley and the banks of the river. Across from the house you will spot the chicken house and will be able to watch the chickens roaming around the farm from the house.
Garden seating is available and the generous garden is all laid to lawn, so great for the kids to enjoy, wrapping around the front and side of the property. You shall be able to enjoy the sun all day long, and ideal for those BBQ nights. BBQ shall be available for use from 1st April through to 31st October - we do ask our guests to supply their own charcoal and lighting equipment.
To the front of the property is the parking space which can fit up to two cars with further space to the side of the house.
To the rear of the property there is a secure unit for cycle storage space where you can store 5-6 bicycles and comes with hose to wash off your muddy bikes!
Thornhill, The Upper Derwent Valley & The Peak District
Carr View is set on the outskirts of Thornhill, a quiet rural hamlet with picturesque houses and from here you can walk up Carr Lane to The Yorkshire Bridge Inn and Derwent Reservoir (about 20 minutes). Alternatively you head northwest and climb up to the summit of Win Hill. The views from the top are superb with Lose Hill and the Castleton Ridge, Edale, the moors of Kinder Scout, Ladybower Reservoir and the wild moors and edges of the eastern Peak District all included in a glorious panorama.
Whilst staying at Carr View, a visit to the Upper Derwent Valley is a must. There are three reservoirs in the Upper Derwent Valley. The River Derwent flows first through Howden Reservoir, then Derwent Reservoir and finally through Ladybower Reservoir. There is a visitor’s centre at Fairholmes with a café and you can also hire bikes and cycle round the reservoirs, the scenery is absolutely stunning. You may have heard about the ‘Dam Busters’ during the Second World War the reservoir was used by pilots of the 617 Squadron for practising the low-level flights needed for Operation Chastise (commonly known as the "Dam Busters" raids), due to its similarity to the German dams. In the West Tower of the Derwent Dam there is a memorial and museum for the Dambusters 617 squadron.
Click here for more information on the Upper Derwent Valley and here for more information on Derwent Cycle Hire.
The Peak District and beyond offers a wealth of activities, places to go and things to see and do. Click here for more details
How To Find Us
The address of Carr View is:
Carr View Farm, Carr Lane, Thornhill, Hope Valley S33 0AJ
Approx GPS coordinates of the property are: 53.351350, -1.700565
Directions to The Carr View by car from Castleton (approx. 10 mins):
- Follow signs for the A6187 towards Hope Valley (Castleton Road)
- Once on A6187 follow road for approx 3.5 miles
- You will come to a set of traffic lights with the Travellers Rest pub on your left, continue straight on these lights. You will drive past the Glenbrook Outdoor Activity Centre on your left
- Take the next left on to Thornhill Lane driving towards Thornhill village
- Follow the road for 0.8 miles into the main village and follow the road to the right (now Carr Lane)
- Follow Carr Lane for approx 200 metres and you will see a lane on your right hand side signposted for Carr Bottom Farm and Carr View Farm, turn right down this lane and follow it to the bottom. (Please drive carefully as this is a single track lane and is not tarmaced
- You have arrived at Carr View!
Directions to Carr View by car from Hathersage (approx. 5 minutes):
- Follow signs for A6187 towards Castleton (Castleton Road)
- Once on A6187 follow for 2 miles
- At the traffic lights there will be a petrol station ahead of you on the right hand side
- Keep going straight at the lights continuing on A6187 approx 0.4 miles
- You will go past J.E Noutch Funeral Directors on your right, take the right hand turn to Thornhill immediately right after the funeral directors.
- You are now on Thornhill Lane heading towards Thornhill Village
- Follow the road for 0.8 miles into the main village and follow the road to the right (now Carr Lane)
- Follow Carr Lane for approx 200 metres and you will see a lane on your right hand side signposted for Carr Bottom Farm and Carr View Farm, turn right down this gravelled lane and follow it to the bottom. (Please drive carefully as this is a single track lane).
- You have arrived at Carr View!
The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Carr View. Verbatim.
Anon stayed in August '20
A beautiful house and so many lovely walks nearby. Worth a walk to Ladybower Reservoir. Debbie really looked after us and the children had a lovely times. Thank you
Green stayed in August '20
We’ve been to the Peak District a lot and this was definitely one of the best places we’ve stayed. Debbie was really thoughtful and there were plenty of little touches to make us feel welcome. A great location for exploring on foot, by bike or in the car. We look forward to returning.
Anon stayed in August '20
Thank you for the loan of the house, we love it here. We liked the chickens and the stepping stones. We also walked up Win Hill and cycled around the reservoir.
Anon stayed in August '20
Just had a fantastic time at Carr View, its a beautiful house, spotlessly clean and in a fantastic location. Stunning walks from the house without needing to use the car. John and Debbie were great hosts, we will definitely be back.
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Your Stay At Carr View
Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby
- The Angler’s Rest, Bamford - Bamford’s community owned pub, post office and café. Friday Night is Fish and Chip Night - available to eat in or takeaway from 5.30pm - 9.00pm.
- The Yorkshire Bridge Inn, Bamford - Traditional pub serving food about a 20 minute walk from Bamford.
- The Scotsman’s Pack Inn, Hathersage - Home cooked pub food using locally sourced produce.
- The Chequers Inn, Froggatt Edge - Award winning inn serving fresh locally sourced food.
- The Plough Inn, Hathersage -Traditional pub serving great food.
- The Barrel Inn, Bretton- Quaint 16th century inn with the most amazing views - on a clear day it is possible to see five counties.
- The Bulls Head Inn, Foolow - Family run pub serving hearty traditional pub food.
- The Moon Inn, Stoney Middleton - A lovely traditional pub with a great beer garden.
- The Bridge Inn, Calver - A pub which serves great Spanish tapas.
- Maazi Indian Restaurant, Hathersage -Brilliant Indian restaurant located in the centre of Hathersage, they also do take-aways and outside catering.
- 1530, Castleton - Nice Italian restaurant located in the centre of Castleton.
- The Merchant’s Yard, Tideswell - a stylish restaurant with a private dining area for large groups. Also a lovely setting for afternoon tea and the cocktails are a must!
- Charlie’s Bistro, Baslow - Lovely little bistro in the centre of Baslow, advisable to book ahead.
- Curry Cottage at Lovers Leap, Stoney Middleton - Restaurant and take-away.
- Hathersage Social Club, Hathersage - A great café that also hosts special food evenings and can also be hired for private parties.
- David Mellor Design Café, Hathersage - Incorporated in the David Mellor museum and shop is this wonderfully designed café offering speciality teas and home-made cakes.
- Colemans Deli, Hathersage - Great place to grab and sandwich and a coffee.
- Grindleford Station Café, Grindleford - Traditional style café with huge portions, popular with walkers.
- Village Green Cafe, Eyam - Lovely little café serving lunch and snacks as well as great homemade cakes.
- Eyam Tea Rooms, Eyam - Quaint tea room and ice cream parlour.
- The Orangery Restaurant, Losehill House Hotel and Spa.
- Cintra’s Tearoom, Hathersage.
- The Cavendish Restaurant, Chatsworth.
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.
- Bradwell Fisheries, Bradwell - Traditional fish and chip shop take-away in Bradwell.
- Hope Valley Pizza Co - A take away pizza company in the nearby Hope Valley.
- The Angler’s Rest, Bamford - Bamford’s community owned pub, post office and café. Friday night is Fish and Chip night - available to eat in or takeaway from 5.30pm - 9.00pm.
- Maazi- Sumptuous Indian meal or buffet delivered to your door. Numerous catering options and can also provide waiting on staff and even take away the washing up.
- Curry Cottage at Lovers Leap, Stoney Middleton - Indian take-way in the nearby village of Stoney Middleton
Our Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby
1. Upper Derwent Valley
Whilst staying at The Derwent Country House a visit to the Upper Derwent Valley is a must. There are three reservoirs in the Upper Derwent Valley. The River Derwent flows first through Howden Reservoir, then Derwent Reservoir and finally through Ladybower Reservoir. There is a visitor’s centre at Fairholmes with a café and you can also hire bikes and cycle round the reservoirs, the scenery is absolutely stunning. You may have heard about the ‘Dam Busters’ during the Second World War the reservoir was used by pilots of the 617 Squadron for practising the low-level flights needed for Operation Chastise (commonly known as the "Dam Busters" raids), due to its similarity to the German dams. In the West Tower of the Derwent Dam there is a memorial and museum for the Dambusters 617 squadron.
2. Visit Castleton and its famous caverns
Castleton is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to the Peak District, it has an array of natural and historical features both above and below ground, and is surrounded by superb walking country. High above the village stand the imposing ruins of Peveril Castle. To the west of Castleton lies Mam Tor offering amazing views and fantastic walking on the ridge. Castleton is most well-known for its four caves, each offering a different experience to the visitor, Peak Cavern, Speedwell Cavern, Treak Cliff Cavern and Blue John Mine. The caverns are a great activity for kids and when the weather does not cooperate for outdoor activities.
Click here for a link to Castleton and the Caves.
3. Eyam – The Plague Village
Nearby is the village of Eyam, famously known as the plague village. The village was unique in its response to the outbreak of plague in 1665 as the village placed itself in voluntary quarantine. Eyam museum is great to place to find out more about the plague story and the history of village, there is also Eyam Hall, built in 1676 in a Jacobean style. The house is open to visitors (please check the National Trust website for opening hours) and next door there a small craft centre, which is also worth a visit. There are many great walks around the village and it is lovely just to wander around as many of the buildings also have plaques giving details of their history and the part their inhabitants played in the Plague saga, notably the Plague Cottages where the outbreak began.
4. Walk Bamford Edge and Moor
There are so many stunning places to walk in the local area including Kinder Scout, Mam Tor, Edale, Hathersage and Castleton to name but a few! There are also some great walks which are on the doorstep of the Derwent Country House, including a lovely 5 mile and a 7 mile circular route around Bamford taking in Bamford Edge and Moor. From the elevated position of Bamford Edge there are simply wonderful views over the surrounding area and down to the Ladybower Reservoir.
5. Visit Hathersage and its Outdoor Lido
Fabulous open air heated pool (one of the last remaining outdoor lidos in the country) in the nearby picturesque village of Hathersage, with a great selection of events throughout the year. The lido is heated to a lovely 28 degrees all year round and has a nice cafe on site, undercover seating area as well as a grassed area (perfect for sun bathing in the summer months) and a bandstand. Please check out their website for opening times and further details on special events including night time swims and outdoor cinema events.
What to Expect at Carr View
A basic weekend supply of the following essentials are supplied:
- Hand soap
- Shower Gel
- Loo rolls (1 x on the holder and 1 spare per bathroom)
- Washing up liquid, bin bags.
- Kitchen roll, cling film, kitchen foil
- Dishwasher tablets
- Washing liquid for washing machine
- 2 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
- 1 x travel cot (if requested) - please supply your own travel cot linen
- 1 x high chairs (if requested)
- Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
- Fresh towels - Bath towel & hand towel for each guest in bedroom
- 1 x TVs with DVD player
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Iron & ironing board
- Hoover & mop
- Board games
Cooking and 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).
- AEG Electric Oven and 4 ring hob
- Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
- Double toaster
- Kitchen scales
- Hand whisk
- Washing up bowl & cloths
- 2 bar stools at the breakfast bar
- Table with 4 chairs & a bench seating up to 6 guests
- Enclosed garden (patio area at the front) and courtyard at the back.
- BBQ – available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment
- Outdoor seating for 6 guests
- Lockable Bike Storage available in the shed for up to 6 bikes
You Should Know
- Carr View is situated on a traditional working farm, and with this comes the usual smells, sights and sounds of such a farm. The house is set within in its own enclosed grounds and provides you with ample room and privacy, but please be aware that you are sharing some areas of the farm with its owners and their animals. Expect animals, machinery and tractors passing by, and during certain times of the year you may be able to witness annual farming practices such as lambing, shearing, and mowing. These all add to the wonderful experience of a farm stay and Debbie and John encourage you to ask questions and visit the animals if you wish too.
- Please note that we are dog friendly at this property however there are livestock in the surrounding fields so dogs must be kept under control at all times. For your information, a maximum of two dogs are allowed on site if pre-arranged - you will be expected to keep them out of the bedrooms and off the soft furnishings. We do charge £20 per dog for the duration of your stay. Please see our dog policy for further details.
- Noise Policy -
- No fire works
- WiFi – we provide free WiFi however as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there can be intermittent WiFi signal that is beyond our control, we also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee WiFi if there are technical issues out of our control.
- The postcode is S33 0AJ - for more details check the directions page
- The nearest town is Bamford
- The nearest village is Thornhill with village pubs and shop
- Parking for 2 cars on the car parking bay outside the front of the property, further car parking in the yard to the right of the house
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 £200 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.