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The Old Shippen

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7 Nights  

  • £995  to  £1500

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Short Breaks

  • The property is only available for a minimum of 7 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Hot Tub

About The Old Shippen

The Old Shippen allows you to experience everything that makes the Peak District unique and wonderful. Located on the 250-acre Wheston House Farm, where the owners rear sheep, pigs, beef and dairy cows, the gorgeous holiday cottage is a pleasing contrast to agricultural surroundings. "Shippen" is a traditional farming word for a cattle shed. The original inhabitants of this charming stone property would be so surprised to see it now, with space for six people to sleep in three bedrooms and a layout that suits families or friends.

Wheston House Farm is just outside of Tideswell village. You'll fall in love with its pretty buildings and magnificent church, which dates entirely from the 14th Century and which is called The Cathedral of the Peak due to its scale and grandeur. It's always been a social and economic hub for the region and still serves the community well, with a small supermarket and various cafes, pubs and other amenities. Tideswell is one of the Peak District villages to participate in the ancient custom of Well Dressing. If you're there for Wakes Week (late June or early July), you'll see incredible pictures made from flowers and other natural objects pressed into a clay base around the village's four wells. Tideswell also hosts a popular annual food festival and other regular events that attract locals and visitors all year round.

The footpaths and cycling routes around Wheston House Farm are some of the best in Peak District National Park. The Limestone Way goes on for 46 miles through the limestone-rich White Peak region, and you're also close to footpaths going to Cliffs Chee Dale, Monsal Head, and Monk's Dale. Closer to the cottage, the Tideswell Walk route goes to Tideswell Dale, Litton Mill, and Cressbrook Mill. Cycling, mountain biking and horse riding are all readily accessible, with routes, trails and bridleways to suit every ability.

Day trips can be spent shopping in Buxton, admiring the un-ashamedly opulent house and parkland at Chatsworth House, and browsing over 100 stalls at Bakewell's busy Monday market. Go underground into the Blue John Cavern in Castleton or Pooles Cavern in Buxton Country Park, where there is also a Go Ape venue. You can get to Alton Towers and Manchester in under an hour, giving you even more choice for fun days out.

The Old Shippen is one of two Peak District cottages on the farm. Neighbouring Stable View comfortably sleeps four people, and the two properties can be booked together to accommodate extended families or two families on holiday together.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

James & Laura Drabble joined Independent Cottages in June 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay

Location (The Peak District)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Old Shippen is a period stone barn converted into a beautiful holiday cottage with accommodation over two levels.


  • Large living room with oak lintels above the windows and beautiful flooring with cosy underfloor heating to keep you snug in winter. There are two stylish Chesterfield sofas (Chesterfield is only half an hour away) and two armchairs. Watch TV, read, or play one of the family-friendly board games provided by the owner.
  • Gorgeous country kitchen with a proper farmhouse table for meals. A door opens into the enclosed paved garden. If you don't mentally move into the cottage when you walk through the door, you will when you see this room, which is very well equipped for cooking and serving meals to half a dozen hungry family and friends.


  • Handcrafted staircase leading to the upper landing off which leads the three bedrooms.
  • Master bedroom with wonderfully thick carpet, a kingsize bed, bedside tables with reading lights, and proper storage. It overlooks the main farmyard and garden. The ensuite is beautifully presented with a heated towel rail, luxurious towels, and complimentary toiletries.
  • Suite made up of two bedrooms with an ensuite bathroom. The first bedroom has two single beds that can be joined into one king-size bed if you prefer. This room overlooks fields and countryside, but there's a blackout blind, so you don't have to wake up until you're ready. The other bedroom has full-sized bunk beds that can sleep either children or adults. These rooms are perfect if you're on holiday with grandparents (they can have the master bedroom while you enjoy this family suite). The ensuite is just as lovely as the other bathroom, with a shower, heated towel rail, thick towels and toiletries.

Outside: There is an enclosed paved garden with a charcoal barbecue, parasol and a table and chairs. The cottage has off-street parking for two cars.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all included. This is a working farm with animals, so guests will hear (and sometimes smell!) them during their stay. The owner regrets they cannot accommodate pets. Smoking is not permitted.

The Old Shippen Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Twin/King & 1 Bunk)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £995
To £1500
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card
Group Booking Details:
Please note - The Old Shippen sleeps 6 people.The owner has 2 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 10 guests.
Dining capacity - Please enquire with owner.
Pricing - Contact owner for group prices.
All male groups - No
All female groups - Yes
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

James & Laura Drabble
Member Since June 2021

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Hot Tub Hire Service Available - please enquire for details and price

*Please do not arrange your own hot tub hire!

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Owner's other properties

Stable View

Stable View

Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 2

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The Old Shippen 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 28th May 2024

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