The Old farmhouse
Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Set in the Derbyshire Dales on the edge of the Peak District National Park, Woodside Farm, Nr Matlock, was once a dairy farm but is now run as a smallholding, standing in five acres with free-range chickens and sheep graze in the surrounding fields. The farm and holiday cottage occupy a super rural position with fantastic views over the Derwent Valley and surrounding countryside. We are ideally situated for exploring the Peak District and the areas many attractions, with Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Bakewell and of course Matlock and Matlock Bath close by.
Adjoining our farmhouse, The Old Farmhouse is an 18th century stone cottage with exposed beams and full of character, furnished and well equipped providing a home from home feel, with excellent walks from the doorstep. The cottage sleeps 4-5 people in two bedrooms. We have been awarded 3 stars by Visit Britain and have been approved for the Walkers and Cyclists Welcome Scheme.
Pets are welcome by arrangement. Water is from our own natural spring.
Originally from the area we have local knowledge to assist you in your holiday plans, advising on local attractions or generally providing assistance, if you wish, or you may want to explore this area of natural beauty yourself. A well-stocked library of guidebooks and maps enables our guests to plan and gain the most from their stay.
As a family enterprise, we aim to please and provide a memorable holiday, weather that is simply self-catering accommodation, Bed & Breakfast or a more organised event. With over 30 years of mountain biking and walking experience, we understand the needs of people who enjoy the outdoor life. Guided cycle rides can be organised for all levels from the simple to the very technical.
We usually meet our guests on arrival and assist them with settling into The Old Farmhouse. We look forward to welcoming you to The Peak District and hope you enjoy your time here as much as we enjoy living here and will return again.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Matlock 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame|
|Further details indoors|
Lounge: Sofa bed and chairs, freeview colour television, video and DVD/CD player.
Kitchen /Dining room: Table and chairs, oak beams, electric cooker, refrigerator and microwave.
Shower Room: With wash basin and toilet.
Drying room :With tumble dryer and spinner.
Entrance hall: For storage of bikes etc.
Bedroom 1: One double bed with cot or Z-bed if required.
Bedroom 2: Two single beds.
Wash room: Wash basin and toilet.
|Further details outdoors|
A small walled garden to the front and to the back a lawned area, patio table & chairs and portable barbecue are provided + new childrens play area with climbing frame. Washing line and pegs provided.
Shops and pubs in the village of Two Dales and Darley Dale 1.5 miles away.
Railway station at Matlock 3.5 miles.
Tariff includes electric, bed linen, towels, tea towels plus many extras. High chair and cot provided at no extra cost.
Welcome pack: tea, coffee, milk and flowers. Extras can be provided by prior arrangement.
Information pack: In the cottage is a folder full of useful information, attractions, walks, cycling routes and lots more.
The Heart of England/Peak District
The Peak District provides opportunities for many types of outdoor activity. An extensive network of public footpaths and numerous long-distance trails (over 3000 km in total), as well as large open-access areas, are available for hillwalking and hiking. Bridleways are commonly used by mountain bikers, as well as horse riders. Some of the long-distance trails, such as the Tissington Trail, re-use former railway lines; they are much used by walkers, horse riders and cyclists. The Park authorities run cycle hire centres at Ashbourne, Parsley Hay and Ladybower Reservoir. Wheelchair access is possible at several places on the former railway trails, and cycle hire centres offer vehicles adapted to wheelchair users. There is a programme to make footpaths more accessible to less-agile walkers by replacing climbing stiles with walkers' gates.
The many gritstone outcrops, such as Stanage and the Roaches, are recognised as some of the finest rock climbing sites in the world (see: rock climbing in the Peak District). The Peak limestone also provides many testing climbs. Some of the area's large reservoirs (for example, Carsington Water) have become centres for water sports, including sailing, fishing and canoeing, in this most landlocked part of the UK.
Darley Moor is in a secluded position on the edge of Two Dales in the Derbyshire Dales, not far from the lovely market town of Matlock and Bakewell. With bridle ways going right past the door, there is direct access to the local countryside. A short drive away are the stately homes of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall and famous beauty spots including Dove Dale, Lathkill Dale and Monsal Dale.
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2 Aug 2013
The cottage has everything that we needed for a break away. It was clean and the beds were comfortable. The cottage is situated in stunning scenery and set right on a cycle/walking track into a gorgeous forest. The owner of the house was cheerful and helpful. It was excellent value for money and we will be returning.
5 Oct 2012
The cottage was as cottages are meant to be:- quaint, cosy, warm, intimate, quirky. A short drive from the nearest village but well worth the drive. The owner is lovely and really helpful. Quite well equiped and just an excellent place to stay at. If we ever come back to the area we would be staying here again.
No Wi-Fi and this would be our only comment that some people can't seem to do without, . You can get your 'fix' of Wi-Fi in Matlock if required.
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