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Critchlow Cottage

Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Per week

from 520.00 to 789.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Deborah and Martin Hofman

Member since Nov 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:50%
  • Avg. Response Time:
  • Availability Updated:21 hours 26 minutes

BFB's Overview

To get away from it all or for great get togethers with friends and family, Wheeldon Trees Farm is a really fab find. A cluster of farm buildings and cottages has been given a new lease of life as nine award-winning holiday cottages, centrally situated at the heart of England and surrounded by the spectacular Derbyshire Dales near bustling Bakewell and Buxton.

Just passing through in 2007, owners Deborah and Martin immediately fell in love with the place and decided to run away from the rat race in London, where they had a successful business, to start a new life in the country. The couple wanted to offer what they value themselves - a great environmentally friendly place to stay with a warm, professional welcome. Within months, the work was underway to renovate 7 cottages and create a new one, installing a ground source heat pump and providing extensive recycling facilities (for those post celebration moments!). A new games room / communal dining room were also created which is one of the big plus points when booking the cottages as a group, for up to 30 guests. The Long Room can be set up with a big banquet table or more informally for finger food and there's a well equipped kitchen and loo. When not being used for group celebrations, The Long Room is a superb space for families on damp Derbyshire days, as it's set out with a pool table, table football, board games, puzzles, books, DVD's and maps.

When it comes to the cottages themselves, Deborah and Martin have achieved a lovely balance of traditional features and contemporary home from home comfort. Exposed stone walls and timber-framed ceilings give a rustic feel to the cottages and underfloor heating keeps the smooth tiled floors toasty underfoot. Big leather sofas are the place to flop after a day on the fells and the cottages have added luxury in the form of flat smart TV’s, DVD players, IPod docks, Amazon Echo, Nespresso machine, and complimentary Wi fi. Open plan living, dining, kitchen spaces make keeping an eye on babies and toddlers that bit easier, as does all the baby gear that can be provided (see 'Fast Facts'). From the Denby China to a dishwasher and coffee machine, self catering is a pleasure plus a luxury breakfast pack of local goodies can be included. Other little luxuries include constant hot water, sparkling tiled bathrooms and ensuites, pocket sprung mattresses and foam toppers for really good nights’ sleep. There’s a separate laundry room with washer/dryers and all the cottages have patios and access to the outdoor areas where children can help feed the chickens and lambs in spring and play on the adventure playground.

Accommodation Overview:

Wheeldon Trees Farm has nine family and pet friendly cottages which each sleep 2-5 guests (pus cots) individually, or the cottages can be booked together for groups of up to 30 people.

Critchlow Cottage sleeps 3+ a cot with one double bedroom and one single bedroom. The modern bathroom has a bath with shower over it. Outside is a private south facing patio with garden furniture.


Check out a snippet of blogger Kate Staves from everafterwithkids.com review stay at Wheeldon Trees Farm here

Location Information

Wheeldon Trees Farm is surrounded by stunning Derbyshire scenery which made Deborah and Martin fall in the love with the place at first sight! It’s ideal for escaping the daily grind, unwinding and re-energising with glorious walks and bike rides from the door. The cottages aren’t completely miles from anywhere either because there are two pubs within walking distance and the spa town of Buxton is only 5 miles. For group gatherings of family and friends, the cottages also have a conveniently central location in the middle of England, smack between the M6 and M1 motorways.

The village of East Sterndale is within strolling distance and a visit to The Quiet Woman pub is well worthwhile – only crisps and pork pies for pub grub but interesting beers and a traditional atmosphere that’s a far cry from soulless gastro pubs and thumping theme bars. A healthy 40 minutes walk up the lane at the back of the cottages, following part of the High Peak Trail, leads to The Royal Oak at Hurdlow where food is available but it’s worth booking in advance.

Renowned for its spa water, Buxton is a thriving market town packed with shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, plus a supermarket. You can even swim in the ‘therapeutically blue’ mineral water at Buxton Spa Swimming Pool, on the edge of the town’s pretty Pavillion Gardens. Also close by (12 miles) is the bustling little ‘capital of the Peak’, Bakewell, most famous for its sinfully sweet and sticky puddings which are infinitely better than the pre-packed iced imposters with a cherry on top!

Around half an hour's drive from Wheeldon Trees Farm, Matlock Bath is an extraordinary little riverside town that’s well worth a visit. Essentially the town runs alongside the Derwent in a steep rugged gorge but there’s a distinctly seaside feel about the whole place, helped by numerous fish and chop shops!

The Derbyshire Dales and Peak District National Park is a mecca for every kind of outdoor pursuit. Besides scary mountain bike trails and soaring peaks to hike or climb, the region is cross crossed with well maintained railway line trails which are perfect for leisurely family cycling and pushchair

For other things to see and do, guests staying at Wheeldon Trees Farm can enjoy discounts and offers at local attractions with a Peak District Privilege Card. Attractions include Peak and Monsal Trail Cycle Hire, the Medieval Manor of Haddon Hall, the Heights of Abraham hill top park, reached by panoramic cable cars above Matlock Bath, Poole’s Cavern and the chocolate making experience at Cocodance in Castleton.

Nearest Medical Services: Local GP in Buxton; nearest A&E in Stockport

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5/5

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 11:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: GBP100.00

Balance: 60 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 11:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: GBP100.00

Balance: 60 days prior to arrival

Late Availability Discount

Bookings made within 7 days of travelling discounted by 25%, within 15 days by 15%

Rates

24 May - 2 Jun 2019 : £766 /week3 Jun - 27 Jun 2019 : £712 /week28 Jun - 31 Aug 2019 : £766 /week1 Sep - 17 Oct 2019 : £712 /week18 Oct - 2 Nov 2019 : £766 /week3 Nov - 7 Nov 2019 : £712 /week8 Nov - 19 Dec 2019 : £520 /week20 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020 : £766 /week5 Jan - 13 Feb 2020 : £536 /week14 Feb - 22 Feb 2020 : £733 /week23 Feb - 2 Apr 2020 : £536 /week3 Apr - 18 Apr 2020 : £789 /week19 Apr - 30 Apr 2020 : £536 /week1 May - 9 May 2020 : £789 /week10 May - 21 May 2020 : £733 /week22 May - 30 May 2020 : £789 /week31 May - 30 Jun 2020 : £733 /week1 Jul - 5 Sep 2020 : £789 /week6 Sep - 22 Oct 2020 : £733 /week23 Oct - 31 Oct 2020 : £789 /week1 Nov - 8 Nov 2020 : £733 /week9 Nov - 17 Dec 2020 : £536 /week18 Dec - 19 Dec 2020 : £733 /week20 Dec 2020 - 2 Jan 2021 : £789 /week24 May - 2 Jun 2019 : €867.5103 /week3 Jun - 27 Jun 2019 : €806.3542 /week28 Jun - 31 Aug 2019 : €867.5103 /week1 Sep - 17 Oct 2019 : €806.3542 /week18 Oct - 2 Nov 2019 : €867.5103 /week3 Nov - 7 Nov 2019 : €806.3542 /week8 Nov - 19 Dec 2019 : €588.9104 /week20 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020 : €867.5103 /week5 Jan - 13 Feb 2020 : €607.0307 /week14 Feb - 22 Feb 2020 : €830.1371 /week23 Feb - 2 Apr 2020 : €607.0307 /week3 Apr - 18 Apr 2020 : €893.5582 /week19 Apr - 30 Apr 2020 : €607.0307 /week1 May - 9 May 2020 : €893.5582 /week10 May - 21 May 2020 : €830.1371 /week22 May - 30 May 2020 : €893.5582 /week31 May - 30 Jun 2020 : €830.1371 /week1 Jul - 5 Sep 2020 : €893.5582 /week6 Sep - 22 Oct 2020 : €830.1371 /week23 Oct - 31 Oct 2020 : €893.5582 /week1 Nov - 8 Nov 2020 : €830.1371 /week9 Nov - 17 Dec 2020 : €607.0307 /week18 Dec - 19 Dec 2020 : €830.1371 /week20 Dec 2020 - 2 Jan 2021 : €893.5582 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 11:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: GBP100.00

Balance: 60 days prior to arrival

Discount Notes

Late Availability Discount

Bookings made within 7 days of travelling discounted by 25%, within 15 days by 15%

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

- 1 x double bedroom (4'6 bed) and 1 x single bedroom

Airport under 2 hours drive

Manchester airport is just under an hour away.

Amenities within Walking Distance

Farm shop on site selling essentials and homemade meals.

Babysitting

Babysitting is available on request.

Nursery Gear (additional)

This baby friendly cottages has a baby bath, baby gym/playmat, baby monitor, baby toys, bed guard, bottle steriliser, changing mat, children’s, cutlery, hand blender, high chair, infant back carrier (Vaude Jolly), maclaren Quest Pushchair, nappy disposal system, nappy sacks, night light, plastic plates, plastic cups, potty, stairgate, toilet training seat with handles, toilet training step, travel cot, waterproof mattress protector for single bed.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

For indoor play there are bath toys, children's books, general toys and U-rated DVDs.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Breakfast baskets are available on request and home made meals and other supplies can be brought from the onsite store.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates provided on request.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

There is a private south facing terrace.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided.

Pet Friendly

Pets Welcome

Friendly Animals

There are daily hen feeding rounds and lamb feeding (when lambs are onsite).

Golf

Golf course just 20 mins drive away.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Depending on availability.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

Stove in the lounge.

Reviews

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  • One I would recommend and will definitely be returning to. Little personal touches made it even more special.Review dated 25/08/2014

  • Perfect in every way. Fantastic owners, they have thought of everything, with highchairs, toys, nappy bins and sterilisers etc all available if needed! You could potentially travel to Wheeldon Trees Farm with a half empty car! Critchlow Cottage was lovely, the optional Breakfast Basket contained so much beaufitul home-made produce, it was a great addition. The little laminated cards with numerous different local walks was a perfect way to get to see the area with a little'un strapped in the baby carrier :)Review dated 28/04/2014

One I would recommend and will definitely be returning to. Little personal touches made it even more special.

Perfect in every way. Fantastic owners, they have thought of everything, with highchairs, toys, nappy bins and sterilisers etc all available if needed! You could potentially travel to Wheeldon Trees Farm with a half empty car! Critchlow Cottage was lovely, the optional Breakfast Basket contained so much beaufitul home-made produce, it was a great addition. The little laminated cards with numerous different local walks was a perfect way to get to see the area with a little'un strapped in the baby carrier :)

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 3 guests.



Rates

24 May - 2 Jun 2019 : £766 /week3 Jun - 27 Jun 2019 : £712 /week28 Jun - 31 Aug 2019 : £766 /week1 Sep - 17 Oct 2019 : £712 /week18 Oct - 2 Nov 2019 : £766 /week3 Nov - 7 Nov 2019 : £712 /week8 Nov - 19 Dec 2019 : £520 /week20 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020 : £766 /week5 Jan - 13 Feb 2020 : £536 /week14 Feb - 22 Feb 2020 : £733 /week23 Feb - 2 Apr 2020 : £536 /week3 Apr - 18 Apr 2020 : £789 /week19 Apr - 30 Apr 2020 : £536 /week1 May - 9 May 2020 : £789 /week10 May - 21 May 2020 : £733 /week22 May - 30 May 2020 : £789 /week31 May - 30 Jun 2020 : £733 /week1 Jul - 5 Sep 2020 : £789 /week6 Sep - 22 Oct 2020 : £733 /week23 Oct - 31 Oct 2020 : £789 /week1 Nov - 8 Nov 2020 : £733 /week9 Nov - 17 Dec 2020 : £536 /week18 Dec - 19 Dec 2020 : £733 /week20 Dec 2020 - 2 Jan 2021 : £789 /week24 May - 2 Jun 2019 : €868.9734 /week3 Jun - 27 Jun 2019 : €807.7142 /week28 Jun - 31 Aug 2019 : €868.9734 /week1 Sep - 17 Oct 2019 : €807.7142 /week18 Oct - 2 Nov 2019 : €868.9734 /week3 Nov - 7 Nov 2019 : €807.7142 /week8 Nov - 19 Dec 2019 : €589.9036 /week20 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020 : €868.9734 /week5 Jan - 13 Feb 2020 : €608.0545 /week14 Feb - 22 Feb 2020 : €831.5372 /week23 Feb - 2 Apr 2020 : €608.0545 /week3 Apr - 18 Apr 2020 : €895.0653 /week19 Apr - 30 Apr 2020 : €608.0545 /week1 May - 9 May 2020 : €895.0653 /week10 May - 21 May 2020 : €831.5372 /week22 May - 30 May 2020 : €895.0653 /week31 May - 30 Jun 2020 : €831.5372 /week1 Jul - 5 Sep 2020 : €895.0653 /week6 Sep - 22 Oct 2020 : €831.5372 /week23 Oct - 31 Oct 2020 : €895.0653 /week1 Nov - 8 Nov 2020 : €831.5372 /week9 Nov - 17 Dec 2020 : €608.0545 /week18 Dec - 19 Dec 2020 : €831.5372 /week20 Dec 2020 - 2 Jan 2021 : €895.0653 /week

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