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Oakerthorpe (SW/B) - The Farmhouse Basement - Oakerthorpe Holiday Village

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights



The Farmhouse Basement - Oakerthorpe Holiday Village

The Apartment consists of a living room / dining room, 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin room, 1 single room, en-suite to master double bedroom and a family bathroom.

All bedrooms have outside windows except for 1 single room making it feel quite light and airy and the heating is under floor keeping it at a constant level.

Please note that the ceiling height varies throughout the property of The Basement due to its retained character of arched stone ceilings

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 first floor of the South Wing consists of 5 double bedrooms, 3 with en-suites and 1 twin bedroom along with a family bathroom. The ground floor has a large country kitchen with dining table and a spacious lounge area with w/c. The ground floor double bedroom with en-suite wet room -for further mobility access questions please inquire.

Please note that the ceiling height varies throughout the property of The Basement due to its retained character of arched stone ceilings.

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.

More Details

Vic Fell
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

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Oakerthorpe Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • All bedrooms have tv and dvd players.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • 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
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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The Farmhouse Basement - Oakerthorpe Holiday Village
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

very unusual but nice place to use by a family for a celibration

  • 4 of 5

In the main we all enjoyed the place and only had a few niggles, one was the the fire alarm units kept beeping in all bedrooms at night and the access code for the TV films in the information booklet was not correct, however in respect to both when called your man was out immediately to correct these though the the alarm bleeping started again after one quite night.

Other small disapointments were it is accommodation for 7 people but it only had comfortable seating in the lounge for 5 people so some unlucky family members were quite uncomfortable sitting on the hard upright dinning table seating, the bedroom No4 i.e. two single beds, has very poor lighting and we could not see very well with all the lighting on, also the continuous green light over the window was a little off putting when trying to sleep.

please note the door handle to the on suit bedroom kept coming loose and we had to keep tighten up the screws on the last two days with a suitable knife ,and one of the family dropped one of the wine glasses and it smashed,Sorry.

We also think that your web site should make some reference to the fact that head room in some areas is severely limited as even though you had signs over the doors in question the taller men in particular could not avoid banging there heads at least once each but other than theses small points we all enjoyed our stay. so thank you.PB Hornby

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr Hornby I would like to thank you for your very thorough and helpful review and of course apologize for any inconvenience caused however you can be assured I will act swiftly to get the points highlighted rectified immediately and thank you for letting me know about the wine glass which of course is not a problem these things happen. Finally I hope to see you again in the future which I am sure you will hopefully be able to give my property a five star review. Thanks again Vic Fell Owner
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Beautifully appointed, well equipped and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful holiday apartment with everything you need. Comfortable beds, underfloor heating, fluffy towels and fresh eggs from the chickens. Vic gave us a warm welcome on arrival and a minor plumbing issue was fixed instantly.

The grounds are beautiful and we loved listening to the peacocks asking for their breakfast in the morning!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottege very cosy

  • 5 of 5

just hired this cottege for my friends hen party weekend, we hired two cottages due to being a large party, this was perfect and extremely cosy, lovely surroundings would not hesitate to return

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing , beautiful and friendly place

  • 5 of 5

Pictures dose not give this place justices- stayed in the Elliot house and the dairy, both places were lovely clean tidy everything's is in there that you need. Farmer Vic was soo friendly and was really good if we ever needed him for a query got back to us asap. Very kid friendly the kids loved helping farmer Vic out feeding the animals and collecting the eggs! Kids were always entertained aswell as the adults with the hot tub! Literally couldn't ask for a better place to stay - highly recommend it . Defiantly will be staying there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic, beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay, hired The South Wing and Basement, 4 generations of family 10 adults 5 children and 1 dog still room to relax and have your own space. Farmer Vic was amazing with the children who all loved feeding the animals and collecting eggs, the play area is brilliant for the children, beautiful house's beautiful surroundings nothing is too much trouble we will be returning soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really interesting basement apartment with lots of character

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at Oakerthorpe, made even better by farmer Vic's egg collecting and and animal feeding experience which the kids loved - they were thrilled by the certificate which arrived in the post after our stay. The basement apartment was a good size for our weekend away and in a great location for Matlock Bath. The apartment was well equipped with two fridges. I was fascinated by the history of the place as the stone walls were an incredible feature - definitely a property with character at a very reasonable price.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
East Midlands
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Amber Hotel
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
2.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Junction 28 M1
Nearest Restaurant
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