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Alpaca farm in a quiet corner of the Peak District National Park. - The Farmhouse

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Updated: 16-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Bookable online


The Farmhouse

Detached traditional stone farmhouse (sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms). Bedrooms 1, 2, 3, and 4 are on the first floor with views over the farm and garden. Bedroom 5 is on the ground floor overlooking the garden. Bedroom 6 has its own staircase and a lovely view of the pond. All bedrooms have twin beds which can be joined to make super-kings if you prefer.

Bathroom one is downstairs with bath and shower-over. Bathroom 2 has a walk-in shower. There's also an additional separate toilet.

The kitchen has plenty of space to cook for a full house. Neff oven, microwave, and ceramic hob, full-size dishwasher, fridge/freezer: well equipped for those who want to do some adventurous cooking. There's also an AGA, so if you've always wanted to try one here's your chance!

The living room has a log-burner, TV/DVD/SKY, and beautiful views over the farm.

Bed linen and towels included. Washing and drying machines.

The Farmhouse has its own gated and lit garden which is secure for small children.

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About the property


Farbrook is a beautiful 18th century farm nestling in a quiet valley in the south west corner of the Peak District National Park. Our long driveway leads to a bridleway on the famous Three Shires Head network providing some of the most spectacular walking and riding in the country. Farbrook is a working farm where we breed excellent quality alpacas for the fine fibre industry, we're surrounded by fields of these beautiful and inquisitive creatures and you're welcome to walk among them. Also on-farm are sheep, chickens, ducks, geese, and sometimes pigs: a paradise for city children.

About the Owner

Gemma Toia
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2017

About Gemma Toia

Hi, I'm Gemma. Simon and I have been living in this gorgeous part of the Peak District since 2000. Farbrook is a working farm where we breed excellent quality alpacas for the fine fibre industry. We decided to convert our loveliest barn to self-catering accommodation and Overbrook Barn is the result. Overbrook sleeps eight in four double rooms, it's very comfortable, cosy, and has modern equipment throughout. We're in the centre of a network of footpaths and bridleways that offer some of the best walking and riding you'll find in the country. There's a huge amount to do locally, along with great eating and drinking.

I do hope you'd like to come and share our life on the farm, if there's anything you'd like to know do get in touch with me.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Delightful house set in a little bit of heaven. So peaceful, a real tonic.
Aug 2015
  • 1 of 5

Guestbook comments from the manager

Delightful house set in a little bit of heaven. So peaceful, a real tonic.
Aug 2015
  • 1 of 5

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Booking Notes:
Contact owner direct. Deposit: 25% to secure booking, the balance payable 6 weeks before letting. Refundable damage bond of £150. Short lets and under-occupancy discounts by negotiation. Payment method: electronic transfer, cheque, credit card (incurs a 5% surcharge).

Changeover Day:
Friday (may be flexible).

Notes on prices:
'Per week' prices are accurate, however 'Per night' prices are 'from' prices, for accurate pricing go to our website www.farbrookcottages.com.

To get to our website scroll down this listing until you get to 'Submit your enquiry', look right and you'll find...'Owners Website: Click here'

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Flash at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Buxton at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Buxton at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Buxton at 8 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Blackpool at 50 Kilometres Car: recommended


Blackpool (Pleasure Beach and theme park) is served by a direct train from Buxton station. The beautiful north Wales coast is about 2 hours drive.


The nearest airport is Manchester International (one hour by car): good services to London, Europe, USA, and the Middle and Far East. East Midlands Airport is just over an hour away. Macclesfield station (20 minutes drive) is on the London-Manchester main line (London 1hr 40mins). Buxton station (10 minutes by taxi) is at the end of a local line from Blackpool and Manchester. Avis have a car rental office at Macclesfield station. Enterprise Car Hire operate a local pick-up service.


Flash village and pub: half a mile. Buxton 5 miles. Macclesfield 9 miles.

Further Details:

While many people visit us just to enjoy life on the farm there is also an enormous amount to do locally. Countryside enjoyment starts with some of the best walking and cycling in the country on a network of bridleways and footpaths which start on the doorstep. There's a trekking centre in Flash so you can enjoy the same on four legs. The less experienced can sign up to a week's course of riding lessons at the local school. Get involved in local farm life: watch milking, visit farm shops and the mushroom farm, or try your hand at some alpaca husbandry. This is great badger country: in the evening there's nothing so exciting as watching the dusk exodus of tens of badgers off on their nocturnal rounds. We're surrounded by some of England's most beautiful and exciting country houses. Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Little Moreton Hall, Biddulph Grange, Gawesworth Hall, Capesthorne Hall, Tatton Park, and Lyme Park are all within 20 to 40 minutes drive. Many have spectacular gardens and children's playgrounds. Chatsworth has an outstanding adventure playground. Buxton Opera House has a 7-day programme of family entertainment as well as some opera. Clonter Opera (the Glyndebourne of the north) is about 30 minutes drive and they will cater for your interval dining if you don't want to take your own picnic. Macclesfield has a great 'classic' cinema. Alton Towers (rides and theme park) is 30 minutes away.

Macclesfield was the centre of silk production in the 18th century. Many of the mill buildings are still standing and there are several museums covering this great part of our history. Buxton (10 minutes drive) is a spa town and was built by the Romans, there is lots to see here including some fine Georgian architecture. It's our nearest town and probably has all you'll need. Good restaurants including Italian, Indian, Chinese, Pizza Express, and an excellent Thai. Good parks and playgrounds. There are Waitrose, Morrisons, and Aldi, supermarkets.


Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Internet


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural


  • pond

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6


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Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Both Overbrook Barn and The Farmhouse have oil-fired central heating which keeps them very warm 24 hours a day. They both have telephones, and free wireless internet throughout. Well behaved pets are welcome. No smoking indoors please. Order your groceries online for delivery through Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsburys, or Ocado and they'll be here for your arrival. Outside: Both Overbrook Barn and The Farmhouse have their own gated and lit gardens which are secure for small children and dogs. There's a barbeque area in each with seating for a full house. There's plenty of room to walk on the farm and we've usually got an empty field for off-the-lead walking for your dog. Longer walks start on the bridleway at the end of your drive.

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