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Oakerthorpe (SW/B) - The Farmhouse South Wing - Oakerthorpe Holiday Village



Updated: 19-May-2017
  • Sleeps 14
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


The Farmhouse South Wing - Oakerthorpe Holiday Village

The South Wing of the property consists of a large farmhouse kitchen, spacious living room, 4 double bedrooms, 3 with en-suites and 1 twin bedroom and a family bathroom.

About the property

Oakerthorpe Holiday Village

The Farmhouse Basement and The Farmhouse South Wing are 2 of 7 properties set in the complex at Oakerthorpe Holiday Village.

The Farmhouse South Wing is part of the main Farmhouse known as Amber Mill Farm. The property was built circa 1790 and is grade 2 listed.

The South Wing of the property consists of a large farmhouse kitchen, spacious living room, 4 double bedrooms, 3 with en-suites and 1 twin bedroom and a family bathroom.

The Oakerthorpe Holiday Village grounds include a large playpark, designated BBQ area and a floodlit sports area.

Within the walled Orchard at the Farm are geese, ducks, bantams, quails, peacocks, sheep and meerkats where Farmer Vic invites guests to help at feeding time and collecting the eggs from the chickens.

The Oakerthorpe Holiday Village aims to provide a truly memorable stay for all its guests.

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About the Owner

Vic Fell
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2017

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37 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)


Clean, lovely decor, very well equipped properties with carefully considered outside areas.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit, this time with 8 adults and 8 children. This year we stayed in the old milking parlour, lovely kitchen and dining area and very well equipped. We found the smallish communal area a bit too small for the number of exuberant children, and we could perhaps have done with a bigger dishwasher but that's a small gripe! The beds are comfortable, the right number of ensuites and bedrooms vs bathrooms meant there was never a queue for the shower. The outside play areas are excellent and the kids enjoyed the animals and egg collecting again.Vic and team are helpful and welcoming, thankyou!!

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent weekend

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful weekend here with all the family (6 adults, three children and a baby). We were celebrating our Ruby wedding anniversary and were touched to find a card on our arrival - a lovely gesture.

The house lacks for nothing including lots of information about the area (restaurants, trip out etc). It is very comfortable and full of character, with all mod cons and very comfy beds! It is also very tasteful decorated and we felt very much at home.

The highlight for the children was collecting eggs and feeding the animals with Farmer Vic who gave them an experience to remember (he's a natural with children!). Waking to the sound of peacocks was a unique experience too.

The organisation and information given both before and during our stay was excellent. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our time here making new memories and I would certainly look to stay here again with the family for any future get-togethers.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of 7 adults and one teenager who meet up for a post Christmas get together every year. This was our first time at 'Farmer Vic's, but it won't be our last. The Farmhouse South Wing suited our requirments perfectly. All the bedrooms are a good size and beds, bedding and towels of a very good quality and there was a TV in every room.There was plenty of hot water and the house was nice and toasty (a bit too warm sometimes, so next time we need to get the hang of the heating timer!) The large dining table seated us all easily for our evening meals and there were plenty of comfy seats for us to retire to afterwards for playing games and watching TV.

The kitchen was well equipped and the addition of a drinks fridge meant there was plenty of room in the main fridge and freezer for our other stuff. The only items we felt were lacking in the kitchen (or we couldn't find them!) were a chopping board and a tray. The animals outside were a delight, free roaming peacocks and ducks, meerkats, sheep, guinea fowl in the field right outside our door. Lovely Farmer Vic arrived just as we were about to have breakfast on our first morning with a dozen freshly laid eggs and spent some time answering our questions about the animals. We are already planning our return visit for next year

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place for family get together

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 8 adults and 7 kids (from Australia and UK) who spent 3 wonderful nights in the South Wing for a family Xmas. We arrived to a lovely toasty house with a well equipped kitchen (especially loved the drinks fridge) with plenty of space throughout. In the evening Vic came to make sure everything was ok and we were comfy. He made it 'Christmassy' with the tree and other decorations in the lounge - we made good use of cupboards in here). The adults could relax knowing the kids were safe in the playground (we could watch from either kitchen or lounge Windows) and they also spent quite a bit of time playing soccer with some of the adults. Even though they couldn't go into the orchard they were quite happy just to hang over the fence and look at the farmyard animals. The peacocks roamed free on Boxing Day which excited them somewhat. We arrived back rom Xmas lunch at White Hart Inn, Moorwood Moor (10 min drive) and there were beautiful flowers from Vic - this was a lovely gesture and very much appreciated by all of us. To Rachel, thank you so much for being flexible with the early check in for the Aussie contingent. Thank you Vic and Rachel for making our family Xmas so enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location, great host, great place!

  • 4 of 5

My friends and I had a fabulous time in the Farmhouse Southwing this past weekend. The building was so beautifully decorated for Christmas. That was a great touch, we were exchanging gifts whilst there so when we saw the tree we were very pleased indeed. Everything in the house was perfect for our needs! The only reason it's not a 5 star review is (not their fault) we were looking forward to playing with the anomals but due to avian flu we were not allowed to. Also, we were unable to find a dustpan and brush; we improvised but it's worth including one!

Farmer Vic was very welcoming on arrival (particularly as we arrived in a power cut!!) and a very pleasant chap. Our baby Vic was pleased to meet another one!!! We will be back and hopefully we will have the chance to play in the orchard!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi young Vic and friends! I am really sorry about you not being able to visit the Orchard but on this occasion I had no alternative but to close the Orchard to protect my flock that are so precious to us all, however I see you intend visiting us again upon which I will make sure I make amends for this. The best time for a visit is after Easter when I will have baby chicks hatched off and newly born lambs in the paddock. Thank you all Farmer Vic
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Excellent facilities, lovely bed linen, great beds.

  • 5 of 5

A really comfortable house, lovely and warm in a convenient position for lots of activities. Great things for kids too. A map for getting there would have been useful as our satnav didn't work and it was dark. Thank you very much.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : East Midlands at 29 Miles Nearest Barpub : Amber Hotel at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : Shirland at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Alfreton at 2.2 Miles Nearest Motorway : Junction 28 M1 at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Santos at 2.5 Miles Car: recommended

All the following attractions are within the local area.

Theme parks and children's activities: Alton Towers, Gullivers Kingdom, Cable cars and amusements at Matlock Bath.

National buildings and monuments: Crich Stand, Wingfield Manor, Chatsworth House, Riber Castle, Haddon Hall.

For walking and cycling enthusiasts: High Peak Trail, Carsington Water, Derbyshire Dales.

Other local attractions include: Crich tramway museum and the famous towns of Bakewell, Buxton and Matlock


Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Location Type

  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, En-Suite
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, En-Suite
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, En-Suite
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

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