Sleeping up to 9, Lower Farm is a five bedroom, three bathroom, south-facing farmhouse tucked into the hillside with beautiful uninterrupted views across the valley. The farmhouse is one of four farms that make up the hamlet of Brushfield, 10 minutes from Buxton and Bakewell. There are many spectacular walks from the green lane in front of the house, including the Monsal Trail, (with the excellent Monsal Head pub en route), Cressbrook Dale, High Dale and the beautiful River Wye. The house has a small, enclosed lawn and pretty cottage garden, three stone terraces (two south-facing for al fresco eating; one tucked round the back with a 10’ netted trampoline for the kids), a front and back croft, often occupied by some friendly sheep and lambs, and a garage (occasionally occupied by lambs or used as a hay storage / play area).
- Farmhouse1810 sq. ft.
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Farmhouse in Brushfield, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England - Lovely Views And Idyllic Walks From The Doorstep
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About Joanne Bain
We are the Bain family (Jo, David, Saskia and Louis) and we live part time in London, and escape as often as possible to Lower Farm. Jo's maternal grandmother's family came from Derbyshire, and many are buried in Hope churchyard; David was brought up north of the Peak District in Cheshire, and we all feel very at home in this beautiful part of the country.
Joanne Bain purchased this Farmhouse in 2010
Why Joanne Bain chose Brushfield
We bought Lower Farm as our much loved weekend and holiday home in 2010. We chose it, after looking all over the Peak National Park, because it's in a very special location: beautifully rural and peaceful, close to a huge range of interesting things to do (caves to explore; horses to ride; rocks to climb; endless walks through extraordinary landscapes) and very easy to get to, as we're just off the main road between Bakewell and Buxton, though the steep lane means you'd never know you were so close.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Lower Farm has a warm and welcoming character and manages to be both cosy and spacious, even when it's full of people. Perhaps our favourite part is that we can walk straight out from the door on any number of lovely walks, whether it's a short circuit around High Dale (a Site of Special Scientific Interest with an astonishing display of cowslips in late spring) or a day-long adventure across to Cressbrook Dale or across the valley to Shelton. Wherever you go you see such wonderful wildlife: a toad sitting on the footpath, an owl on the dry stone wall at dusk, fox cubs playing on the lane to the house, little lambs in every field in the spring and early summer. We hope you'll enjoy it all as much as we do.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Comfortable farmhouse in a beautiful location
Perfect facilities for a group of adults, or for a family group who want a base in the beautiful Peak District. The Aga creates a cosy feel in the kitchen and there's plenty of room for cooking, dining together and sitting about / playing games in lounge.
A short drive takes you into the pretty town of Ashbourne, where we enjoyed a predesigned murder mystery walk with clues that mean you get to see most of the town.
Loved every minute of our stay ... so much so that we plan to go back again in 2018!
Thanks so much Jane - I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay and am looking forward to your return in May this year! All the best, Jo
Lovely little cottage in a beautiful area. Good fa
Lovely cottage, clean and well presented. Beautiful neighbourhood and friendly neighbours. Basics like soap, shampoo and toothpaste would be helpful. Easy checkin and out process. Thanks Joanne and family.
Great location, lovely cottage, owners extremely helpful, great communication.
I visited with my partner, son, 3 year old granddaughter & my 78 year old father. It was a birthday present for my father & it far exceeded any expectations!! Location was great , friendly neighbours, able to walk from property without using the car! Everything available to make a very relaxed, comfortable stay. I would highly recommend this property to others.
Beautiful & very peaceful!!
We (group of 6) absolutely loved our stay at Lower Farm. The house is great for larger groups with 4 bedrooms upstairs and 1 downstairs. Really lovely cosy place. Very peaceful but still only 5-10 minutes drive to Bakewell with its many shops and restaurants. Loved having an Aga and learning to how to use it!! We will certainly return, it's a very special place which we're sure would be wonderful any time of the year.
An absolutely great venue for our family get-together. Well-appointed and in a fantastic location.
We had a brilliant stay at Lower Farm and the owner, Joanne, was a pleasure to deal with. The house is very solid and that was great in the hot weather but would
no doubt be great in the cold weather too. Just loved the picture perfect stone walls, Aga and location. Would have loved to stay for longer!
A wonderful place to stay
We stayed at Lower Farm with my parents and two young children and had a fabulous few days, enjoying the impressive position the house commands over the valley. The house has everything you could need and is rustic, yet extremely comfortable. As there are two staircases, my elderly parents were able to have their own private landing / bathroom which they found ideal. The location is wonderful with its proximity to Bakewell and Chatsworth and we enjoyed many days out. As we were also blessed with good weather, we were able to enjoy sitting at the outside table, looking at the gorgeous landscape and chatting with the very friendly neighbours. We would definitely come back.
We’ve never yet made it out of the Peak National Park, enjoying the odd dip in the River Wye, a twenty minute walk from the house. But should you wish to visit the coast, Blackpool (Pleasure Beach and Theme Park) is served by a direct train from Buxton station in two hours twenty minutes. The beautiful north Wales coast is about two hours drive and the end of pier delights of Cleethorpes about an hour and fifty minutes away.
M1 junction 28 is a forty minute drive from the house. M6 junction 18 is a fifty minute drive from the house.
Nearest airport is Manchester International (one hour by car).
Nearest rail stations: Buxton (15 min drive); Chesterfield (30 min drive); Macclesfield (30 min drive).
Avis have a car rental office at Macclesfield station.
Enterprise Car Hire operate a local pick-up service.
Brushfield is excellently located in the heart of the White Peak (limestone) area of the Peak National Park.
The towns of Buxton and Bakewell are only about ten minutes drive away. Bakewell is an attractive and busy market town with lovely places for lunch, interesting independent shops and plenty of Bakewell puddings for sale. Buxton is a spa town with a grand Opera House and Pavillion Gardens, and, helpfully, a Waitrose and a Morrisons.
Ashford in the Water, just four miles down the road from Brushfield, is a very pretty traditional Derbyshire village, famous for its Well Dressings in early summer, with a lovely church, post office, village store & delicatessen (Ibbotsons), hotel, restaurant and good pub. Feed the ducks by the Sheepwash Bridge or have a cup of tea at the cafe.
Chatsworth House is a 20 minutes drive away and a favourite of ours: it has an amazing children’s adventure playground and stunning gardens (including a maze) that delight everyone in our family.
Haddon Hall is a similar distance away and is the finest medieval house in the country.
Hardwick Hall is a forty minute drive, owned by the National Trust and is a classic example of an Elizabethan manor house.
There are too many to detail here, but we can provide plenty of guidance should you want to plan ahead. Some of our favourites from the house include Monsal Dale, the walk to Ashford, looking for the rare orchids in High Dale or walking across to Cressbrook Dale.
Beyond that we often take a short drive to the Dark Peak (a wilder, rockier landscape) to explore Stanton Moor, the Roaches (like a giant rocky, naturally formed, playground) or Kinder Scout.
Other easily accessed activities include rock climbing, horse riding (both for experienced adults and children’s lessons), gliding, fishing, mountain biking or cycling, golf and swimming. We can help direct you to many of these in advance of your stay and the house has a good selection of guide books and information.
Additional information about rental rates
GROUPS OF YOUNG PEOPLE We regret that we are unable to accept bookings from non family groups under the age of 30. NUMBER IN PARTY A list of guest names must be provided on booking. This must not exceed nine guests. LOSS, DAMAGE & CARE OF PROPERTY The hirer is responsible for any loss or damage to the property (excluding reasonable wear and tear), for taking good care of the house and leaving the whole property in a clean and tidy condition. Specifically, please ensure any of the games, books, DVDs are put away neatly and all the kitchen cookware and utensils are washed and put away. Obviously it’s fine to fill the dishwasher and leave it running when you go. A refundable damage deposit of £250 will be required before the start of your stay. This will be refunded in full unless it is found (a) that there is damage, accidental or not, and / or (b) that an excessive amount of tidying or cleaning is required. In either case a charge will be deducted from the damage deposit. Libby, our cleaner, is paid for six hours of cleaning: occasionally if guests haven’t tidied up as above she’ll need longer. Additional hours will be charged to the guest. COTS & HIGHCHAIRS We have two high chairs (in utility room) and a travel cot (in wooden chest in downstairs bedroom). Please ask for these when booking. Note that linen is not provided for the travel cot.