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, traditionally furnished and well equipped , 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. Help feed lambs during lambing or collecting eggs from our own chickens.
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 Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Matlock 5 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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|
|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 and hob, refrigerator, microwave and washing machine.
Shower Room: With wash basin and toilet.
Drying room :With tumble dryer.
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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4 Nov 2014
"Dog friendly cottage"
A very good place for our party of 3 ladies plus one Golden Retriever. We each had a space of our own at night as I made use of the bed settee in the cosy living room which meant I kept an ear open for doggie at night in kitchen. Lovely new kitchen with all essentials and importantly, easy to clean floor!Great if you want door step walks into woods but in my case a bit of enclosed garden would have been helpful too, for letting dog just sit and admire nature! Not a problem really just more trips down the lane for me. We were visiting relatives just down the road but wanted independence and no stress with the dog! This fitted the bill and would use again. Very helpful owner.
3 Nov 2014
"Relaxing weekend away from it all"
I have stayed at many cottages in the past and this has got to be one I have stayed in for the size of group. This is well placed for the Matlock and surrounding areas. This cottage can sleep 6 adults comfortably if using the sofa bed. The cottage feels like a home away from home as it has all the bit and pieces you need and has proper central heating. Will be booking again if in a small group if in the area again.
6 Oct 2014
The Old Farmhouse was a very comfortable place to stay for a holiday. There were lovely walks straight from the cottage so it was easy to take our dog first thing in the morning. We did though have pa… More
2 Oct 2014
"Fabulous, peaceful cottage with a lot of character"
It was a last minute booking, the owner Shelley was very accommodating and welcoming. We loved how peaceful and out the way the cottage was, it had beautiful views and we would very much like to return at some point in the near future!
You are not very far from anything; towns, walks, biking routes and Shelley provides information for everything you could want to do.
13 Sep 2014
"A perfect short-break"
We've just had a 3 night short-break at The Old Farmhouse and it was absolutely brill! The cottage is comfortable, cosy and quirky and Shelley, the owner, is friendly and helpful.This just reite… More
8 Jul 2014
"Lovely farm cottage away from it all"
Lovely upgraded cottage which was comfortable & with a well fitted out kitchen ideal for a couple with 2 children. Friendly landlady meets and greets...very impressed. Matlock only 3 miles away with plenty to see and do.
Looking forward to returning soon.
24 Jun 2014
"Cosy, homely cottage with character in peaceful location"
We received a warm welcome. Loved staying in this cottage for a long weekend break. It had character. very homely and everything we needed for our stay. Set in the middle of the country side, so qui… More
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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