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The Farmhouse

(Ref. 1079762)

Youlgreave, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 18 Guests

  • 7 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • farm (14)
  • stay (11)
  • hot (11)
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27 Customer Reviews

  • "A perfect house for a large gathering!"

    We stayed here for a family holiday and it had everything we needed. There was lots of space for all 18 of us in the bedrooms and reception rooms; with a welcoming kitchen, living room and conservatory. Plenty of room for the younger children to play and give the teenagers some separate space too. The kitchen was very well equipped and the welcome basket, board games and books were a nice addition. The house was very clean, warm and well-kept which I'm sure isn't easy with such an old farmhouse! The hot tub was a huge hit with everyone and the views were amazing! Lots of outdoor space for football and our Easter egg hunt! We had an issue with the filter on the hot tub and the maintenance team came out very quickly and resolved it; Vicky was very responsive and helpful. I would definitely recommend this holiday house!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic place."

    Perfect location (remote and private). House was very well stocked with all you'd need, including board games. Jacuzzi was amazing, we bathed in the hot tub whilst watching new born lambs gambling about only feet away

    We are so pleased you had a great time! This is a magical time of year. It’s been a rough and wet winter. So pleased you got to see the farm on the other side. Bring on the summer! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely, comfortable property in a beautiful location."

    Great space for a large gathering of friends and family. The dogs enjoyed the huge garden space (we were there before any livestock moved in to the surrounding fields) Friendly and helpful manager - thanks for a great week away!

    Reviewed by Sarah3.4Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic long weekend spent at the Farmhouse with 12 adults and 3 infants."

    The photos don’t do it justice! Beautiful area, comfortable beds with a well equipped kitchen and the hot tub was an added bonus. Responsive hosts who were available but not intrusive. We will be back!

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are trying! The work never stops and it’s heartbreaking when something goes wrong. Especially due to weather or these charming but old houses But we do our best! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elsa5.0Feb 2024

  • "There were a couple of small problems with a sink and the hottub."

    The hottub issue wasn't totally resolved but the site manager gave us an alternative and a compensatory bottle of wine. So worth noting, but also dealt with very well and the site manager was very responsive and worked as hard as she could to solve the issue when it came up.

    Thank you. We had a bit of a nightmare getting the first hot tub to the right temperature so fortunate that the second one was able to heat up quickly. That’s now resolved (phew!) and thank you for the patience and for being so nice about it. It’s hard to get things fixed quickly out here in the wild! But we do our best and Vicky is on hand to help. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Feb 2024

  • "The dishwasher filter might need cleaning"

    Glad you had a good stay. Lots of effort going on now to spruce things up for the spring and after a rough winter weather - wise! We will look at the dishwasher. Thanks! Hope to see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lowfield Farm is a perfect location for a family gathering."

    We were a party of 16, with 10 adults and 6 children. We had a really excellent weekend and the hot tub was loved by young and old.

    Thank you so much for your kind words. We have tried so hard to renovate and improve since we took over and address some older issues. Delighted you used the word “perfect”. That’s the target. More upgrades coming this year. As the location is, I hope you agree, stunning. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2024

  • "Great property perfect for a family get together."

    Everything we needed, the location was great. The property was perfect for everyone. It suited all three generations of the family. Everything was as described and exceeded our expectations. We would definitely book again

    Thank you for your kind words. Feedback is really appreciated. We’ve have a tough time with the weather this winter and keeping things up to scratch and thankful it didn’t impact your stay. Hope to see you again when not such savage winter weather! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Dec 2023

  • "Had a great time at the cottage - the facilities are great and it is a beautiful area."

    There are footpaths for walks immediately from the property. There is plenty of space for a big group - we spent one night in the cottage making a big group meal, and the other night booked a pub meal at a place in Youlgreave (about 30-40 mins walk on footpaths across the fields). The hot tub was a great addition, especially when it was cold and snowing outside. The hosts were very friendly and incredibly helpful when we had some car issues at the end. Would highly recommend!

    Thank you very much for your kind review. We’ve been working hard on improvements this year and making sure every one has a great time - despite the crazy weather recently! Glad we were able to help with the car problems and you found the pubs. The best way there is to walk along the river path to Youlgrave as you found. The views are fabulous. Hope we can welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2023

  • "One of the best places we have ever stayed in."

    The description doesn’t do it justice. A luxurious ,beautifully appointed farmhouse in a stunning location. Our party of 10 adults 5 children and a baby had everything they needed and more !

    Thank you so much for your review and stay. We do our best and always making improvements especially when we learn there have been mishaps or issues in the past! Vicky is now just around the corner to help with any last minutes issues or queries. I hope we can welcome you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Nov 2023

  • "The Farmhouse is a lovely place to stay with family and friends."

    We were there to celebrate and the facilities were ideal for this. It is an old farmhouse but this gives it its charm. The information maybe should mention that there is a long access road.

    Thank you for your note and stay. They are old farm properties and come with some quirks! Thank you for being understanding. The listing also comes with some constraints! Your note on the access lane is a good one. I will make the point more clearly. Thanks! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zoe4.4Nov 2023

  • "The location is amazing and the care taker was very friendly."

    Having stayed in the other holiday let here I must say we were a little disappointed with the farmhouse. This was a family holiday for my parents 50th wedding anniversay. The property is in need of some general maintenance with broken furniture and light fittings in several of the rooms. There were only 4 wine glasses (the rest were plastic) and the kitchen equiptment did not match what was available in the other property. The hot tub needs daily check or more chlorine as by day 2 the water was pretty unpleasant (we showered before using). Overall I would recommend this location but would advise booking the other accomodation.

    Thank you for your note and return stay. I’m sorry you weren’t entirely happy with the facilities. As you can appreciate the farmhouse has had many visitors this summer and now we can conduct a major overhaul and restock of the facilities. To this end the house is closed completely for the next 3 weeks to ensure we can do a full end of season service. If the hot tub needs a top up please let us know via the Sykes app and I can reset the water. I hope we can welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison3.4Sep 2023

  • "After a wonderful week at the Farmhouse…the location was fantastic, suitable for our large family, comfortable, clean and with views to die for."

    Just a couple of things…. There were water problems upstairs…no cold water came out of upstairs taps or loos while the bath was being run. The grass around the property was very long, making games of football difficult. Dave did come and mow but stopped when the wheels fell off the mower. Dave was helpful with other things when we contacted him. I did feel irritated when emailed by Sykes Cottages while we were in the Farmhouse, offering the property at almost £5000 less just two weeks after our stay….it made me question whether we had been overcharged for the week we had booked. Despite this, our family of twelve adults and six children had a very happy holiday, in an outstanding location and in a very comfortable and well-equipped farmhouse.

    Pleased you had a good stay and the weather was good for a change. The constraint rain has stopped us mowing frequently and we avoid getting out the big tractor when people are staying. The day you left we were finally able to cut it back. The smaller mower has also been replaced now. Thank you for the review and the observations that I will look into regarding the water. These old houses have a lot of character and sometimes mysterious plumbing is one of them! That’s a first for us Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline3.4Aug 2023

  • "The Farmhouse is in a good location, with great views, including from the hot tub!"

    It was great for children to romp around, both inside and out. Plenty of outside space but the over-long grass prevented some games being played. The kitchen was well-equipped with plenty of crockery and cutlery. As with any building of that size and age there were some maintenance niggles, but nothing to mar our stay.

    Thank you for the kind feedback. The maintenance is a never ending challenge - the house is several hundred years old! Hopefully that “character” is part of the charm… I’m sorry about the grass. Has rained every changeover day we’ve hoped to cut. And don’t generally like to come around with a noisy mower when people are relaxing on holiday. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Aug 2023

  • "A farmhouse in a beautiful location but sadly very overpriced for what we got."

    Day 1 we couldn’t turn heating off despite 20C Day 2 plumber came and said there was a problem but he had closed all radiator valves. Also day 2 downstairs toilet started to smell badly. We were told there had been a problem but obviously not fixed Day 3 we decided to have a BBQ but realised 40% of outdoor table had no glass top - we were told the wind had caught it and the glass had broken. We found out they hadn’t swept up properly when one of the children in our party brought some pieces of glass they had found between the paving stones. I could go on about insufficient glasses and poor wifi but they seemed relatively insignificant!!

    Thank you for your feedback which is appreciated. As to the comments - yes - we did unfortunately discover a problem with the thermostat that day when you wished to turn the heating down - because most people like it warm when they arrive (see prior comments about the area being cold and it an old farmhouse) we now heat the house up so its a warm and welcoming place when guests arrive. A plumber was called immediately and could only came the next day - in the interim we turned off the heaters and that hopefully helped in the interim. Apologies if you detected a smell - this is a rural area and the farm next door does have cows and other animals and they will spread muck too. Nor are we on mains plumbing many miles from the village. But I appreciate this might be different from what you have at home. The recent storms did knock about the peak district very badly and the picnic area did see a lot of impact and the glass broken - which we have replaced, including the new glass for the table we had made bespoke and was delivered last week. I am sorry if you found any glass on the floor - I am surprised and we will triple check that again. Rural standard wifi is flagged in the listing of course - we are not on fibre up a long mountain track and use satellite wifi - which of course will take a lot of use but if there are 15 or so people on at the same time will be, as the listing says, good for browsing and not for streaming. I hope this didn't spoil your visit to the Peak District. It is a beautiful rural area and this a very old farmhouse in a very remote and peaceful spot. Your feedback is appreciated, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard3.4May 2023

  • "Leak from beneath the kitchen sink (possibly from dishwasher drain) was a problem, but hopefully now fixed."

    Two long tables don't really fit well in the dining room, especially while it's also trying to be an entrance hall, boot and coat removing area etc. Not sure what you could do about that though. But a very warm and comfortable house - we had a good time.

    Thank you for your feedback - it’s really helpful and appreciated. Sorry about the kitchen water leak - as you will see from an earlier review we replaced a faulty dishwasher in an hurry and the pipe got bent out of shape in doing so. And we didn’t know until you ran it.. Now resolved.. The comment on the tables is really interesting - as you know there are a lot of bedrooms and often large (very large!) extended family parties can come to stay and host huge family meals in the house. So the tables are for that. Let us have a think about how we make that better- not feedback we’ve had before. All the best and hope we see you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.4Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely time thank you!"

    A few minor things cd be improved - the conservatory doors don’t lock altho I appreciate that the location is remote, this needs fixing. Oven gloves and more cleaning clothes would have been helpful and there is a relative lack of glassware for the size of property. The cold tap in the first four poster room sink also not working. A booklet with some info on the property/appliances/local amenities and walks would also be helpful. We had a problem the first night with the landing light switches which are on a timer not turning off so had to remove bulbs until the electrics were reset the next day. All minor issues which didn’t spoil our week - the property is spacious, the jacuzzi has panoramic views after long local walks straight from the front door and the electric car chargers were great. Would love to stay again as the local area is beautiful and pubs/shops in Youlgreave kept us well supplied.

    Thank you for your feedback and useful input - very much appreciated. I am sorry to hear you couldn’t lock the door - we’ve never had that problem before - I expect the recent torrential rain has caused some swelling of the door in the frame. But I will check that again and have it sanded down to provide more give. I will order (even!) more glasses (they are broken and replaced at a remarkable rate!) - thank you for that suggestion. I will also top up the supply of oven gloves - I genuinely believe people think they are disposable! I hope we can welcome you back again. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Feb 2023

  • "We have spent a fabulous weekend at Lowfield Farm with all our children and grandchildren."

    It's a lovely property in a delightful location and is really well equipped. The caretaker Dave was readily available for any queries. We're very happy to recommend this as a super location. A bonus was being able to luxuriate in the hot tub with ice on the surrounding garden. And the stars at night were amazing.

    Wonderful news! Glad you had a good time despite the cold snap! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the farmhouse over Christmas."

    The kitchen had all we needed for Christmas lunch and David the caretaker was really helpful. Perfect home away from home for big groups.

    So pleased you had a good time. Even if it’s been a bit wild and wet recently. All advice and recommendations welcome as we continue to invest in the properties to ensure our guests have a wonderful time - and come back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great farmhouse - lovely and warm and comfortable."

    Really nice touches - a welcome pack with mince pies and a Christmas tree in the front room which was a lovely surprise and much appreciated. Lovely clean and comfortable beds, plenty of room for my family of 14 adults. Although drive was quite icy the caretaker made a special trip that night to add more salt. Altogether a great stay, would definitely recommend, thank you.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Sounds like you were unlucky with the weather but hopefully we did what we could to make you welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely property in a lovely location."

    Plenty of space, really well equipped, and the owner was really helpful. Would definitely stay here again!

    Really appreciate your feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely loved the weekend stay!"

    Very well equipped and comfy. Really cosy and warm. Bedrooms exceptional and the beds too. The location is amazing and the views from the hot tub are just outstanding! Thank you for helping to make my 50th a memory that will last forever!

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. We are working on it and using all feedback to make it better every time. I am so pleased you had a good time. Even if the weather is unreliable this time of year we hope the quality of your experience is as high as we can make it! Hope to see you again. For another big birthday or family event! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Nov 2022

  • "We arrived in the pitch black and it was a scary drive to the house (tiny roads) but so worth it."

    The first thing we found was biscuits, tea, coffee, milk and what a GODSEND that was! Thank you!! I was never so happy until I saw them. The house is beautiful and clean with four poster beds, jacuzzi for about 6, lovely conservatory, dining room with real fire, sitting room with fake fire (which sadly didn’t work when we were there) and well-equipped farm kitchen. Linens and towels and some soaps and toilet rolls provided. Only one bedroom has en-suite with bath but there were 3 other shared bathrooms and the one I used had the best shower ever - so powerful. All the beds were comfy (everyone said so!) with fresh linen sheets and very plumped up pillows. More than enough for everyone. We had to use some initiative to work out the central heating as no instructions. Basically, the thermostat is upstairs, left down the long corridor and next to the furthest upstairs bedroom. Once that was spotted, we were toasty and warm. The electric fire needed instructions - using iPhones to photograph the back of the fire told us it was a Dimplex Oakhurst so we looked up instructions on the internet but as the lights didn’t work, we contacted The caretaker who suggested we didn’t use it. We didn’t miss it though and preferred the real fire anyway which was well stocked with wood and fire lighters. The S’mores we cooked by the fire with the children were delicious. The Wi-Fi and instructions were clear and good info in a sheet about rubbish and toilets. The Jacuzzi was amazing! So hot when I first got in and easily took 5 of us. Again, some instructions on use would be helpful but we worked it out (ish) with experimentation. The view from the tub is AMAZING - right over the valley to the hills opposite - we felt like kings. One touch the house owners might like to add to make it perfect would be some fairy lights on the patio and leading to the jacuzzi for evening sessions with just adults. It was a lovely stay and we really enjoyed it. A few niggles but excellent on the whole.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback - it is appreciated. You will be pleased to hear A) New outside lighting on a “dusk to dawn” setting will be fitted shortly across the entire farm, B) the “fake” fire in the living room has been replaced - sorry - it conked out just as you arrived! C) all the bed linens, pillows etc are new this season… Really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review - hope we can welcome you back in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annie4.7Nov 2022

  • "Great location, beautiful house and perfect for a family getaway."

    Plenty of room, ample bathrooms and the house was toasty and warm. Hot tub was great too! Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you very much for your feedback - and delighted you had a good time! We’ve made a lot of changes and investment since buying the properties a year or so ago and hopefully this is now leading to great experiences time after time! Hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Sep 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay and the caretaker David Bailey was so helpful and attentive."

    Really wonderful and looking forward to booking soon for next year.

    So pleased to hear this - and thank you for your repeat booking! We are new owners and this feedback and for the team is really appreciated. We will continue to improve the facilities and hopefully you will see the benefits again next year! With all good wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Even better than it looks on photos!"

    The cottage is beautiful , spacious and in an amazing location! We already want to come back!

    You are incredibly welcome - I hope you can make it an annual event! I’m pleased you think it looks better than the photos - we’ve upgraded a lot of things since the photos were taken, like the garden furniture and the kitchen appliances and so on, so hopefully some of the prior comments are out of date! It was great to see you all having such a fab time. I hope you treasure the memories. We loved having you here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ella5.0May 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay after a few initial concerns regarding the central heating."

    These problems were rectified by David fairly swiftly. The accommodation suited the family group of 18 with comfortable beds and areas to socialise. The farmhouse is situated in a very beautiful part of Derbyshire which the family appreciated with lots of walks and visits to local areas of interest.

    Thank you for your very generous feedback. Its our first season as owners and hosts so we’ve been grateful for all feedback on how to make things better - and inevitably we find a few teething issues (eg how to work the mysterious central heating!) in our first season open, and hopefully we can resolve them promptly. Based in part on feedback received we’ve made some improvements like completely new garden furniture, a new range oven and complete refresh of the crockery and linen. Hopefully we can continue to improve things so everyone can have a fabulous holiday. All feedback and input welcomed and valued. Hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2022

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Summary

  • Seven bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with basin, 2 x ground-floor king-sizes, 1 x twin, 1 x family room with king-size and two singles,1 x family room with king-size and single with pull-out bed
  • 2 x shower rooms with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Dining room with large open fire
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory
  • Oil central heating
  • New electric range oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi (best suited for browsing not streaming), selection of books, games and DVDs * Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Rear garden with lawn, patio, hot tub, barbecue and new garden furniture
  • Well-behaved pets welcome
  • EV charger
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 2.2 miles
  • Note: Lowfield Farm is non-working, although there are livestock in the surrounding fields - please be mindful of and keep your dogs under control (as the garden is not fully enclosed) and clean up any mess in the gardens
  • Note: This farmhouse is reached via a single track road, please take care
  • Note: No day visitors can be accommodated
  • Note: This property can be booked with Ref 1079765 together sleeping up to 32 guests

The property

Settled on an old farm in Middleton near Youlgreave, Derbyshire is this delightful, detached house of The Farmhouse.

A Grade II listed building boasting original features throughout, whilst sitting in a courtyard of a non-working farm in the Peak District National Park, The Farmhouse is the perfect getaway for a large group or family of 18.

After parking in one of the ample off-road spaces and taking in your marvellous surroundings, venture inside to a charming sitting room; where a toasty electric woodburning stove for you and your loved ones to cosy up around, as you watch a movie on the TV.

Another sitting area can be found in the nearby conservatory, where you can really relish those countryside views as you sink back into the plush seating.

Continue through the delightful property to find a country kitchen/diner hosting all you need to whip up delectable meals, from an AGA range to a dishwasher.

Dinner can be savoured at the kitchen's small table, or as a grander affair in the dining room, where two tables seating all the family awaits as well as a crackling open fire.

As the day comes to an end, you can find two inviting ground floor king-size rooms, with one featuring a four-poster bed; both bedrooms enjoy access to a nearby shower room, where you can enjoy a refreshing shower as you wash off a day packed with walking.

Upstairs is home to five more thoughtfully laid-out bedrooms, all styled differently to give each space a personality, with two of the rooms being king-sizes sporting canopy beds, another being a delightful twin, as well as a family room with a king-size and two singles, and lastly, a family room with a king-size and a single bed featuring a pull-out bed.

The first floor also hosts two handy shower rooms, so those resting upstairs won't have to travel far to freshen up for a day packed with activities! The garden is a stunning spot, with far-reaching views of the surrounding Derbyshire countryside; the hot tub rests on the patio and is a wonderful relaxation spot, where you can soak the day away.

Travel a short distance north to find the friendly village of Youlgreave, home to three pubs including the friendly Bulls Head Hotel and a post office that hosts a village store; there's no need to travel far for your self-catering needs.

The farm is also within easy reach of fantastic sights to see, which can be found on walks along the weaving trails surrounding the property, these include: the renowned Cratcliffe, Cork Stone, Lathkill Dale and Arbor Low Stone Circle.

A little further afield you can find the market town of Bakewell, where you can learn of the local area at the Bakewell Visitor Centre, marvel the views from Bakewell Bridge, and tour the fascinating Old House heritage museum.

The Park District National Park is home to so many more places and delights to discover, so be sure to make the most of it; you can make a start by visiting the nearby Chatsworth House or the town of Matlock for some fantastic days out.

A footpath passes by the property giving easy access to wonderful local walks such as along Gratton Dale, Smerrill Moor and the Limestone Way.

A countryside getaway to remember awaits at The Farmhouse.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref 1079765 together sleeping up to 32 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £1000.

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About the location

YOULGREAVE

Bakewell 4 miles.

Surrounded by stunning countryside, the Historic village of Youlgreave winds its way along a narrow limestone shelf, situated between two of the area's loveliest valleys - Lathkill Dale to the north and Bradford Dale to the south. Once the centre of Derbyshire's lead-mining industry, this charming village now plays home to three pubs, all serving Home Cooked food, two shops (one with a Post Office) and a delightful medieval church. The attractive market town of Bakewell is nearby and offers a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a weekly local market. With the whole of the Peak District National Park on the doorstep, many stately homes to visit including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Clake Abbey offering a great day out. Alton Towers, Britain's premier theme park, is just a short drive away, this great area has plenty to offer!

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas