Wheeldon Trees

Wheeldon Trees Amenities

Wheeldon Trees Amenities

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

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Wheeldon Trees Cottages

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The Owner / Manager

Deborah and Martin Hofman

Member since Nov 2009
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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

Fast Facts

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 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

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

Games Room

Games room with tennis table, books and games.

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 course just 20 mins drive away.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Depending on availability.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

Stove in the lounge.