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Stunning Location With Fantastic Walking, Mountain-biking, Horse-riding,Climbing

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Hayfield, Derbyshire, Peak District, England - Looking For Something Different? Part Of A Smallholding Of Several Acres

Farlands Cottage in the heart of the Peak District is a great place to stay at all times of the year. It is close to the village of Hayfield, and in a stunning location - the BBC series 'The Village' was filmed around here. It can be a quiet atmospheric retreat – it has a log fire, and is well-equipped. But, equally, there is always lots to do and see. The Cottage is the left-hand wing of the impressive 19th century Farlands House. It is comfortable and homely; ideal for recovering from a hard day in the outdoors, or from life in general! Relax with a BBQ, or in front of the log fire in the living room.

We can now offer:-

1. accompanied walks - if you want some help with route-finding, carrying your gear or just want a gentle commentary on the local landscape.

2. smallholding tours - 2 tours available: Highlights (1 hour) and the Full Tour (2 hours)

3. The Green tour (new!) - see and discuss in detail the biomass boiler (wood pellets), the solar panels, the water system, energy efficiency and recycling. All based on a greener, more sustainable way of life.

If you are looking to change the way you live, then this tour may gave you some ideas.

Free range eggs are available to buy along with Farlands comb honey.

More Details

Owner
James Ellson
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2017

About James Ellson

My wife Sarah works in Manchester, while I work from home.

I run our smallholding which we are busily developing. We have a large veg garden, a young orchard, a fruit tree nursery, over 250 trees (lots of bird boxes), bees, chickens and turkeys.

We are keen on a more sustainable way of life; we have installed PV (solar panels), and have changed our oil heating system to wood pellet (biomass).

I am an independent writer and have written for Living Woods, Smallholder, Climber and Summit magazines. I have written a memoir, Cop Down, and a trilogy of novels about a fictional DCI. Looking for a publisher!

We love the walking from the door. We are keen mountaineers and backpackers.

We often chat with our guests, and we welcome new ideas, and look forward to discussing both our and your plans and aspirations.

James Ellson purchased this cottage in 2010

Why James Ellson chose High Peak District

We moved to Hayfield in 2004 for the hills – fantastic walking, and some climbing. But, it is still only 25 mins and 45 mins from the culture of Buxton and Manchester respectively.

We moved to Farlands in 2010 (the holiday cottage is attached to our house) because it is even closer to the hills (3 footpaths from the door), and is a unique property in a truly stunning location.

We will not be moving again!

What makes this cottage unique

Fab walking from the door.

Great mountain biking, or more leisurely cycling on the Sett Valley trail. Also, horse-riding, and of course fell-running!

Enjoy a tour of the smallholding or the Green tour.

Enjoy free-range eggs and Farlands honey.

Relax in front of the log fire after a day on the hills or a hard period at work.

Plenty to see from the window or in the immediate local area, both for kids and adults.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We really enjoyed our stay, brilliant location with country walks from our doorstep! Thanks again for your hospitality."



"Fantastic week! Walked over to Edale via South Head and round the reservoir... loved the open fires and the Sportsman Pub."



"James, thanks for a great stay – the cottage was just right, cosy and character-full and more than fulfilled our hopes. We came to appreciate the luxury of the dishwasher after Christmas dinner, and real flames in the evening."
Dec 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hayfield in High Peak District

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom (downstairs) with wc. Shower with excellent pressure!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed, bedroom 2 with twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Notes:
Outside: Table and 4 chairs. BBQ. Large lawn suitable for young children to run around on. Plenty to see! Chickens and turkeys in garden; sheep and cows nearby. Lots of bird activity - half a dozen bird boxes in garden. The cottage is part of a smallholding of several acres that we are developing. There is a vegetable garden, an orchard, a bee hive, chickens and turkeys (Autumn to Christmas!). We make our own marmalade and other jams. We are keen on recycling, and renewable energy. Our aim is a greener, more self-sufficient way of life. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. (Additional cleaning and linen will be provided for multi-week bookings.)

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Stunning Location With Fantastic Walking, Mountain-biking, Horse-riding,Climbing
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 18 reviews
4

Comfortable base in stunning location

  • 4 of 5

We booked the cottage as we were visiting family in the Greater Manchester area.It proved to be a very peaceful location(apart from the overhead aircraft!) and a great base from which to venture out on short or longer walks.The terrace at the front is pleasantly sunny to sit out on.We would definitely consider returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Perfect cottage, Nice surroundings, perfect host

  • 4 of 5

Everything was available in the cottage. Clean and very Nice setting!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a week at the cottage. It was cozy and well kitted out with everything we could want. Great walks right from cottage and the village of Hayfield was lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely setting and homely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay with very helpful owners in a beautiful location would recommend it to anyone who wants to explore this lovely part of the world

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Great Getaway to Recharge, Enjoy Nature and Explore

  • 5 of 5

Having found my way from Manchester Airport to Farlands Cottage late in the afternoon, I was warmly greeted by James who was awaiting my arrival and who showed me the lay of the land. I enjoyed the first snowfall of the winter and the beauty of Kinder Scout and the surrounding hills and walked into Hayfield to enjoy lunch at the Royal Hotel. The location of Farlands is perfect for a quiet, relaxing break and the fire, burning each evening, added to the serenity of the cottage. The cottage is well-kept, spacious and has fabulous views from each room. It is great for a single person or a family. The walking paths are right there at the front door and even in November are wonderful to explore. The river running down at the bottom of the garden adds to the peacefulness of the environment. The location is ideal for getting into Manchester, exploring the surrounding area in towns and villages such as Castleton and Buxton and is close to the caves and stone circles. So much to do and not enough time. James and Sarah's homestead is truly a magical place and one to which I will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Idyllic location above Hayfield and below Kinder Scout.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage to retreat back into at the end of a cold winter's day. Cosy, lovely and warm. Well maintained with everything you would want or need.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Location

Travel:

45 mins by car to Manchester airport.

Distances:

The attractive village of Hayfield is only 1½ miles (a pleasant 20 min walk, 6 mins cycling (downhill, 12 mins back up) or 4 mins by car.

Local places of interest include Lyme Park, Chatsworth, Bakewell and Buxton (opera house and weekly markets). Manchester with its many cultural highlights (inc. Bridgewater Hall, the Lowry, Manchester Art Gallery) is only 45 mins (10 mins by car plus 35 mins by train).

Further Details:

Sorry, no smoking and no pets.

The closest pub (which also does food) is only half a mile away. The village has lots of amenities (PO, chemist, chip shop, newsagent, greengrocer, general food shop, antiques shop, DR's surgery, restaurant, several pubs and a tea shop). There is a stream that runs through the village with ducks etc. The stream runs past the village cricket square and the Royal pub.

There is fantastic walking from the holiday cottage. There is a local OS map and guide books in the cottage, and we can send you off in the right direction. We now also offer accompanied walks - showing you some of the locals' footpaths, helping you carry your gear and telling you something about the local area. Please see Cottage website for further details.

In 2012 we replaced our two oil boilers with a state-of-the-art wood pellet boiler (biomass) that runs both our house and the Cottage. This involved an extension to contain the boiler and the 4-tonne hopper. As a result we are (effectively) zero consumers of non-renewable energy:- the wood pellets supply heating and hot water, PV panels supply the electricity (on a yearly basis), we have spring water and use septic tanks.

Accompanied walks - further details on cottage website.

Treatments and Massages - if you are interested in these, then please email for further info and a price list.

Smallholding Tours - more details on cottage website

- meet the livestock

- see the large veg garden

- visit the orchard

- tour the tree projects

- discuss the green energy systems

We can also usually sort out the following to make your stay even more special / different:- chocolates, champagne, baby-sitting, weekend papers, lifts back from local pubs / restaurants, a breakfast tray (mainly home-made and local produce) and dinner at Farlands House (ie with us! - 3 courses including wine).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hayfield, Derbyshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Summer
14 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£495
 
 
August BH
25 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
From
£110
Fri,Sat,Sun
£530
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£140
for 2 nights
From
£70
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

** Changeover Day is usually Friday (departure by 10 am, arrival after 4pm). For short bookings changeover is usually Monday. But, phone or email if you have unusual dates and we will try to accommodate!
** 10% discount for 2 people on some bookings - please ask.
** some discounts also available for 4, 5 and 6 night bookings - again, please ask
*** if you are interested in the 2 week June special, please phone or email ***

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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