Burrs Farm is the antidote to boring family get-togethers, and the answer to your prayers if you have to organise a holiday for a large group of people who all want something different from their time away. The luxurious farmhouse sits within three private acres of pristine Peak District countryside, remote from other people yet within walking distance of the Church Inn pub in Chelmorton and a five-minute drive from the award-winning Royal Oak. It is also close to great attractions like Bakewell, Buxton and Chatsworth House.
Chelmorton is a lovely village so typical of the Peak District National Park, with limestone walls and stunning scenery. Being one the highest villages in England means it benefits from amazing views, including of the White Peak. There is a quirky stone telephone box in the village, but the main attraction is the countryside and the walking trails in the area. Buxton is five miles from Burrs Farm, which is an easy fifteen minute drive or a pleasant cycle. It is a fantastic place with beautiful buildings that reflect its popularity as a Georgian spa town. The best way to see its fabulous architecture is by following the circular walk that takes you through the Pavilion Gardens and Opera House and past the Victorian letterbox.
Bakewell is smaller than Buxton but still great for shopping, especially if you want to sample the local Bakewell tart at its source. It is nine miles or a twenty minute drive from Burrs Farm, and has a fantastic array of pubs and restaurants if you want a night off cooking. The town has held a regular market since 1330, and you can shop there on Monday from early morning until around 3pm. Matlock, Ashbourne, Derby, Macclesfield and Sheffield are all other excellent places to visit for a day out if you like shopping or need a good wet-weather destination.
As luxurious and stylish as Burrs Farm is, it pales in comparison to Chatsworth House. The beauty of the Grade I listed “house” is breathtaking, as are the gardens and parkland. It offers a full day out with a small farmyard and playground for the kids, superb places to eat, stunning collections of art and furniture, and a gift shop that leaves others in the shade. If Chatsworth doesn’t make you want to re-read Pride and Prejudice, nothing will!
There are a wealth of footpaths, bridleways, and mountain bike trails, including the famous Monsal Trail, nearby, as well as National Trust properties and country houses, shops, restaurants and family-run country pubs serving exceptional food and local ale. Burrs Farm sleeps up to twenty people in seven magnificently appointed bedrooms and, with features like a hot tub, Footgolf course, and an enormous country kitchen with a range cooker, it will make you feel like you’re on the set of a shoot for Tatler magazine.
Rachel joined Independent Cottages in July 2017
Burrs Farm is finished to the highest standard with top quality fixtures and furnishings. Great care has been taken to make you feel as if you are the most important guests in the world, and personal requirements can be discussed at the time of booking to make sure everything is perfect.
Outside: The grounds of Burrs Farm are as impressive as the interior. The gardens surround the house, which is at the end of a mile-long private driveway, and there are fields and countryside beyond. Outdoor features include:
Additional information: Burrs Farm has WiFi, and all utilities are included in the cost. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement and at an additional cost. There is livestock in the neighbouring fields so dogs must be kept on leads and no fireworks are allowed. All utilities, linen and towels are included. Two travel cots and three highchairs can be provided.
Prices: Please contact the owner directly who will provide an accurate price based on your party size and personal requirements. Short breaks are available all year round with three-night minimum breaks (starting on a Friday) offered over the weekend. Please contact the owner for late availability.
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