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
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:
The modern and spacious family bathroom is fitted with a contemporary suite comprising of a walk in shower, separate bath, wash basin and wc.
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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!
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!
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
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):
Directions to Carr View by car from Hathersage (approx. 5 minutes):
The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Carr View. Verbatim.
One of the best Airbnb's we've been to. Great scenery and no hassle.
We had an amazing stay at Carr View. Such an idyllic location with beautiful views. It was nice to be able to get away from City life with family. Lots of lovely walks nearby. The house itself was immaculate and had everything we could have needed. Thankyou to Debbie & John for having us, we hope to stay again in the future.
Peaceful spot on owners farm. Debbie was very helpful and the views are spectacular...just didn't have time to do it all justice
Large place with plenty of room for 6 people, gorgeous space and great location! Would recommend for a group of 6! Lots of communication before and choice on how the rooms were made up. The check in and out times are a bit earlier and later than other Airbnb’s I’ve stayed it, I’ve recommended these be adjusted slightly, but overall would recommend staying it! Beautiful part of the world!
Beautiful house in an ideal location for the Peaks with some lovely walks very close by. Hosts are amazing and couldn’t be more helpful, absolutely wonderful stay.
Fantastic accommodation with great hosts and in a brilliant location. We highly recommend this property if you love the great outdoors. “We loved our stay at your beautiful accommodation, the welcoming pack was great fully received and the location of the property is excellent”
We have had a lovely relaxing 'mini break'! Lovely house - very comfortable and spacious and we slept very well in the very comfy beds (aided by many autumn walks in the Derbyshire area). Very friendly and helpful hosts.
We have had a great week in this very comfortable house 9the beds are so comfy!) A great location, we hardly used our car as loads of walks from the house. We hope to return very soon. Thank you to John and Debbie for being great hosts.
Great property if you’re looking for somewhere secluded and quiet, with great walks and views on your doorstep. Lovely welcome pack and great communication from the hosts. Hope to be back! Thank you again Debbie and John for a great stay. We really enjoyed ourselves.”
We came here to celebrate a birthday and have a weekend away together as a family. What a wonderful place this is, in every way. We had a fabulous walk along Bamford Edge. The weather was perfect and the views spectacular, we had a couple of great meals out too. All of this could not have been achieved if it wasn't for the brilliant hosts Debbie and John and the beautiful cottage. p.s the welcome pack was amazing. thank you.
Had a lovely stay here! Fantastic walks, pubs and local villages. A fantastic experience from start to finish. Excellent house, excellent facilities. Would recommend!
We've had a lovely few days here at Carr View. Thank you to Debbie and John for the lovely welcome pack- certainly formed the basis of breakfast for more than one day! Although the weather was a little (!) cloudy for us going up Win Hill, Mam Tor and Bamford edge it did not disappoint. Beautiful.
John and Debbie are incredible hosts. They made us feel so welcome and helped us make the most of our farm home! Our one year old was loving the tractors, chickens and cows and the walks to the local pubs were really pleasant. Rooms were spacious, clean and well stoked. Debbie and John couldn't have done more for us and we will definitely be back! It was so nice to spend time with the family, and have such wonderful egg fuelled breakfasts!”
We had a fantastic 4 night stay at Carr View. The house was the perfect home away from home, very clean and cosy with a lovely welcome pack on arrival. The hosts were so nice and welcoming, and happy to recommend nearby walks and point out where the local pubs were. We even got to meet a two day old calf! Couldn’t have asked for a better location - so many great walks from the doorstep. We will definitely be back.
Pristine clean accommodation in a beautiful location. Gorgeous comfy huge beds and really well equipped kitchen. Wonderful walks from the door and easy access to the rest of the Peak District. Would definitely stay here again. Lovely provisions provided on arrival too, milk, bread, honey, eggs.
We came from everywhere, York, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle and Weston super mare- the house, farm and countryside around was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed our long awaited time together. We were celebrating belated 60th birthdays and retirements. John and Debbie were wonderful hosts and their continued egg supply were much appreciated. We will certainly endeavour to return sometime and pass recommendations onto family and friends
Carr View farm is in a lovely setting with great walks from the doorstep. The house is great, well equipped, very clean and was perfect for our week's stay. Debbie and John were very helpful and always on hand if we needed them. The weather wasn't always kind, but very helpful to have a boot and coat room to keep wet things away from the main part of the house. The outhouses were also very useful to store equipment we'd brought without having it clutter up the house. We would definitely go back!
A family visit to Carr View Farm to incorporate a wedding on the Saturday. We have enjoyed local walks and runs, despite often drizzly weather. Win Hill was spectacular with all the heather on the top, we also enjoyed walking up to Bamford Edge and visiting the community cafe in Bamford. Much of the holiday was taken up with preparations for the wedding and the large dining table was ideal for the production line of sandwiches. Thank you John and Debbie for being so helpful we really liked the house and had a wonderful time at the wedding.
Once again we have absolutely loved staying in this property. Debbie and John your generosity and attention to detail surpasses any other property we've stayed in and its much appreciated. Blessed with lovely weather we enjoyed our family wedding, walks, runs, pottery, biking and lots of meals out. Thank you and see you again soon.
We have had such a wonderful time at Carr View. It's our second time and it just gets better every time. We can't wait to be back. John and Debbie are wonderful, so friendly and pleasant to be around. Thank you! Jojo, Noah & Jonathan have loved playing with Chester they will miss him dearly. Thank you for everything and hope to see you soon.
The farm is in an excellent location for a break in the Peak District. Debbie is a good host who provides lots of information about the area and provides an excellent provisions pack. We enjoyed lots of bbqs on the patio.
We had a fantastic trip to 'Carr view'. It’s situated in a fantastic area with local villages two or three miles away! Great walks pubs and activities nearby and a lovely farm house to stay in.
The farm is in an excellent location for a break in the Peak District. Debbie is a good host who provides lots of information about the area and provides an excellent provisions pack. We enjoyed lots of bbqs on the patio. “Thank you for a lovely week. The farm is in a really good location for a holiday. We thought you were great hosts and provide your guests with an excellent provisions pack.”
We had a fantastic trip to Carr view. It’s situated in a fantastic area with local villages two or three miles away! Great walks pubs and activities nearby and a lovely farm house to stay in
We've had a lovely time at Carr View with Debbie and John and enjoyed the property and the range of walks and activities nearby. The house is lovely and well equipped. We loved out treks to Mam Tor and Stanage Edge as well as a visit to Chatsworth and Bakewell. Lots more to explore and another visit is needed. Thank you for a great trip.
We have had a lovely time at 'Carr View' thanks to our delightful hosts and their extremely beautiful and comfortable holiday home. We didn't know this area of the country and we have enjoyed exploring. We were joined for a couple of days by our daughter and granddaughters, the first time they have stayed with us since Christmas 2019 so that was a real treat.
We had a wonderful time at Carr View Farm. Such a lovely and homely house and the most fantastic views looking out of the windows. We had a mixture of family visiting during our 2 weeks stay and everyone has said how great the house is and the area. Fantastic walks for our golden retriever and friendly people. Debbie and John have been very welcoming and we will miss Carr View very much!
We've had an amazing time, so special to be together for the first time for a weekend since 2019!! Fantastic weather and location. Thankyou so much for letting us stay in your beautiful house, words can't describe how special your place is! I'm sure we'll be back.
“This is a beautiful house in a fantastic location for exploring the Peak District. The hosts were very welcoming. There are a couple of decent pubs within walking distance offering nice food. I would highly recommend a visit, and we will certainly book again!” Thank you for everything, we had a great time and the house is beautiful. Thanks for your hospitality!”
Wonderful holiday let in the perfect location. Amazing views and walks from the property and it was great to see the chickens and cattle from the garden. Lovely comfortable furnishings and the house is equipped with everything you could ask for . Hosts friendly and always there if we needed them , but discreet , just perfect ! Cant recommend highly enough. Can’t wait to return. Wonderful property, perfect location, comfortable Stay. Amazing views and walks from the property.
We've had a lovely week at Carr View Farm. Super house and super location, Thankyou!
May 2021 Coyne Thankyou! We have had a brilliant stay at Carr View. Debbie & John have been very welcoming and even invited our little boy to meet the latest calf to arrive at just one day old! Its a lovely house and we would love to come back one day.
Thank you. We had an amazing time at Carr View. We loved the walks, the Peaks, the rope swing the beautiful scenery and amazing forests. Thank you so much
Thank you very much for a wonderful stay. This is the perfect location to escape to the countryside away from city life. It has been great to come back and enjoy all the local walks and we hope to be able to visit again.
We've had a fantastic stay thank you its a lovely house with a real home from home feeling, situated in the middle of beautiful countryside. Hopefully it's not our last stay.
It was fun and I had an amazing time, I loved saying "bye" to the cows everytime I left and everytime I came back.(George aged 8)
Thank you for a lovely stay. We enjoyed walking to the reservoirs and pubs without having to drive anywhere first! We had a great time walking up Mam Tor from Castleton. Wished we could have stayed a few more days, but hopefully we'll be back soon.
“We had a lovely time at Carr view farm - enjoying the freedom and lovely nature all around. Debbie was a great host, easy to contact and always helpful. The house was spotless and very cozy.”
We absolutely loved this place. Probably the best 'holiday house' (as our 6 year old calls it) we've ever been to. Despite the rainy days we didn't want to go home. It's like a home away from home and we will definitely be back soon to tackle more hill tops!
This is a perfect location for a relaxing weekend break. The house was a wonderful base for all the walks on the doorstep and we really enjoyed our stay here. Debbie and John made our stay incredibly welcoming and we would come back.
This is a perfect location for a relaxing weekend break. The house was a wonderful base for all the walks on the doorstep and we really enjoyed our stay here. Debbie and John made our stay incredibly welcoming and we would come back.
Had a really relaxing time, a fantastic house in a beautiful location. Will be back next year. Thanks
“The farm has a beautiful view from the property, with nice walks possible straight from the bnb. It was also very clean and well equipped. Debbie and John made everything easy and were very responsive.”
Just had a lovely weekend at Carr View, arrived to a very welcoming house, had a fantastic nights sleep, the beds were so comfy, would definitely like to come back again. Thanks
We had a lovely time at Carr View. Arrived to a very welcoming house, spotlessly clean and with everything you could need, home form home. Lovely welcome pack which was much appreciated and stocked with fresh eggs during our stay. Lovely area, beautiful scenery and lots of walks. Good pubs with very good food in walking distance. John and Debbie made us very welcome and are excellent hosts. Thank you for a lovely stay and we hope to come back again soon.
Stunning walks from the house, without needing to sue the car. John and Debbie were great hosts, we will definitely be back again.
Had a great time at Carr View, lovely house and wonderful hosts, supplied with fresh eggs and a welcome pack. Fantastic walks nearby and many local pubs for refreshments. Many thanks to Debbie and John
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
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A basic weekend supply of the following essentials are supplied:
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).
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).
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.