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Shearing Shed

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7 Nights  

  • £1000  to  £1900

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Short Breaks From

  • £216 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £273 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Access


  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner

About Shearing Shed

The Shearing Shed has been transformed from a former farm building into a light, bright and contemporary space where families and friends can enjoy beautiful views and a location in the rural heart of the Peak District National Park. The holiday cottage is on the family-run Farbrook Farm, where the owners raise a gentle herd of alpacas and also keep sheep, chickens and ducks. There are fantastic routes for walking and cycling from the door, making this place a favourite with families and friends who love spending time outdoors in all seasons.

Farbrook Farm is in a small hamlet about five miles from Buxton. This spa town's elegant Georgian and elaborate Victorian buildings are a far cry from the rustic charm of the farm. Still, both locations show why the Peak District is such a versatile holiday destination. When you stay at the Shearing Shed you can walk, mountain bike or horse ride for miles through woodlands and across valleys. You can also dress up and enjoy a night of theatre and fine dining, or spend a day shopping, sightseeing and eating your way around historic towns and pretty villages. It's all here and waiting for you.

Buxton is an excellent place to spend a day. Not only does it have the supermarkets, delis and markets that you'll need to self-cater, but it has a wealth of historic buildings dating back hundreds of years. The self-guided Heritage Trail highlights some of the more significant sites in town, or you can save your legs and hop aboard the vintage Victorian tram.

The Peak District is home to some of the most significant country houses in Britain, including the breathtaking Chatsworth House. Chatsworth is a fantastic family-friendly attraction with a magnificent art collection, incredible grounds and parkland, shops, a farm and an adventure playground. It's just outside of Bakewell, the pretty town made famous for its pudding and where you'll find a thriving market with over 100 stallholders every Monday.

Nearby attractions include stately homes like Haddon Hall, Lyme Park, and Capesthorne Hall, as well as Little Moreton Hall and Tatton Park. Older kids love Go Ape, while adventurous souls can go climbing and abseiling at the Roaches, or explore underground at Poole's Cavern and Peak Cavern. Within the national park are lots of places to go fishing and sailing, mountain biking, and horse riding. There's no limit to how you can enjoy this incredible landscape, which changes with the seasons and is always beautiful.

The Shearing Shed is one of two superb self-catering properties at Farbrook Farm, which sleep up to 16 people when booked together. Please see the owner's website for details.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Gemma Toia joined Independent Cottages in June 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Luxury
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay

Location (The Peak District)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Shearing Shed was only decommissioned as a farm building in 2018. Following restoration and a facelift, it now provides a high standard of accommodation over two levels. It is at the end of a private driveway and very private.


  • Sleek and modern, the open-plan living/dining room and kitchen are ideal for 21st Century guests. A wall of full-height windows frames stunning rural views over the fields where alpacas graze happily, to the hills in the distance.
  • Stretch out for a snooze on one of two long sofas, or light the log burner and put a film on the TV. The owners have provided a variety of books and games to help guests to relax during their stay. One of the sofas opens into a comfortable big double sofa-bed.
  • The solid wood dining table easily seats eight people and is perfect for lazy lunches or special celebration dinners. It can also be extended to seat up to 22 people which is perfect if you've also booked Overbrook Barn with extended family or friends.
  • Modern kitchen with fitted cabinets, quality appliances and ample space to prepare and store food.


  • Three beautiful bedrooms are upstairs. Each is furnished with zip-link beds that can be set up either as a super-kingsize (6ft-wide) or two full-sized (3ft-wide) single beds. Please let the owner know your preferred layout when booking.
  • Family shower room with a walk-in shower, heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage has an area with a barbecue and seating, which is ideal for lazy summer meals where guests can enjoy fantastic views. There is off-street parking for four cars. The owners can arrange for the hire of an outdoor hot tub.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, sheets and towels are provided. Well-behaved pets are welcome with prior agreement from the owner. A cot (including bedding) and a highchair are available on request. Short breaks are possible depending on availability. Smoking is not permitted indoors.

Shearing Shed Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6+2 in 3 bedrooms (3 SuperKing/Twins, 1 Sofa Bed)
3 or more dogs welcome
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1000
To £1900
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
Please note - Shearing Shed sleeps 6+2 people.The owner has 2 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 16 guests.
Dining capacity - Up to 22 (guests can be seated together for meals).
Pricing - Contact owner for group prices.
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1298 213299 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Gemma Toia
Member Since June 2020

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* Calendar last updated: 29th May 2024
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