Recommended Local Attractions...
Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, standing on the east bank of the river Derwent. The house, labelled ‘Palace of the Peak’, features more than 30 rooms and a 105-acre garden. It has events all year round from the RHS flower show, to horse trials and country fairs.
A stunning English Tudor country house on the River Wye near Bakewell. One of England’s finest examples of a medieval manor house. This castellated medieval manor house around two courtyards has remained unchanged since the reign of Henry VIII. It reeks with antiquity and with fine untouched interiors including the Long Gallery, Great Hall and Chapel.
The Monsal Trail is a traffic free route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users through some of the Peak District's most spectacular limestone dales. The trail runs along the former Midland Railway line for 8 miles from Blackwell Mill in Chee Dale and Coombs Road at Bakewell.
Just south of Sheldon, an easy 10-minute walk from the farm brings you to one of the most famous lead mines in the Derbyshire Peak District. Mining for lead was carried out for over 250 years until the 1950’s and is one of the best examples of its kind in the country. The area is protected by scheduled monument status and more can be learned about it in the Peak District Mining Museum, housed in the Pavilion at Matlock Bath.
The historic market town of Bakewell is a little gem of a village in the heart of the glorious Peak District, and just a five-minute drive from our farm. The wonderful old buildings, the character cottages and the meandering river with banks of green willow, make it an ideal place to explore. Famed for its unique pudding, a visit to one of the many tea shops should be on your list.
Buxton Spa Town
Buxton lies just outside the Peak District National Park. It was founded by the Romans, who built baths to use the warm spa water. In the 18th & 19th centuries, Buxton was famous as a spa. It has an opera house, a fine crescent and Pavilion Gardens. Other things to see in Buxton are the museum, the Pool’s cavern and Grin Low country park. It has a well dressing and carnival in July.
A former spa town, Matlock is situated on the River Derwent. The Heights of Abraham at Matlock Bath is a unique Hilltop park reached by a spectacular cable car journey over the Derwent Valley. At the summit, there are exciting underground tours of two show caverns as well as exhibitions, shops, picnic area and café.
An outstandingly pretty village at the head of the Vale of Hope, surrounded on 3 sides by steep hills and close to the mighty Mam Tor. The Blue John Cavern is one of four show caves in Castleton. A newly refurbished visitors centre has a fascinating museum and a wealth of information on local attractions.
9th Nov - 5th Jan
This years Christmas decoration theme is following in the footsteps of explorers Phileas Fogg
23rd & 24th Nov
Town Centre Free Event in the beautiful Peak District town of Bakewell. Around 100 Stalls providing a fabulous selection of gifts, food, mulled wine, beers, street food etc.
13th Nov - 3rd Dec
Soak up the Christmas market atmosphere as you browse more than 100 stalls offering a wide range of Christmas gifts and decorations
7th, 8th, 9th, 12th, & 13th Dec
This wonderful opportunity to see Haddon Hall by candlelight will certainly be sure put you in the festive mood!
13th - 17th Nov
Mercatum returns to Haddon Hall in November for our Christmas Artisan Market this year extended to five full days. With over 110 local artisans, makers and the most dleicious produce, this is the perfect way to start and finish your Christmas shopping.
Events to look forward to in 2020
We'll be lambing on the farm from around 6th April onward.
15th - 17th May
A three-day event of thrilling world-class equestrian sport, combined with entertainment for all the family.
23rd - 25th May
The spiritual home of Baking hosts a 3 day baking extravaganza!
11th - 14th June
Enjoy an inspirational day out packed with stunning show gardens, colourful floral displays, top nurseries, have-a-go workshops, unique shopping and delicious food and drink.
3rd - 19th July
One of the UK's leading arts events taking place in July each year; a cultural celebration of the very best opera, music and literature.
Also Buxton Fringe Festival.
Walking and Cycling
Perhaps best known as walking country, the Peak District National Park offers a spectacular variety of scenery and routes to be explored – from steep sided limestone dales to the dramatic high moorlands. There is something for everyone – individuals, families and groups – whether you want a challenging hike or a short stroll.
Here at Manor House Farm Cottages you can walk directly from the door along the public footpath on our land which leads you directly down to Deepdale. Monsal Head is also a good walk from site with many lovely pubs and tea rooms en route.
If you don't want to organise your own walk, why not join a group walk or book a privately guided walk at
We have books of walks and information available in the games room.
We recommend these websites for further information on local walks:
We offer safe cycle storage for up to 12 bikes plus a bike stand, tools, pump and bike washing all thanks to Pedal Peak for Business, delivered by Peak District National Park Authority who awarded us a grant to encourage more cyclists to the area.
Explore the spectacular countryside by bicycle on quiet lanes or traffic-free trails such as Monsal Trail and Tissington Trail - both very close by and offering several miles of flat, traffic free easy cyling along dis-used railway lines.
We recommend these websites for further information on local cycling routes:
Pedal Peak feel as passionate about providing for cyclists as we do. Check out their video to see more about our cycling storage and how it impact our business and the local economy.