Our story

We’re thrilled to introduce ourselves, the Hackett family, as the new owners of Manor Farm, Sheldon. Having lived in Nottingham for 26 years where we happily raised our children, it’s safe to say that our move to a sheep farm in the heart of the Peak District was a massive change for us. We’d always dreamt of moving to Derbyshire for its beautiful countryside, scenery and walking and it has definitely lived up to our expectations! Whilst we weren’t actively looking to move, this property instantly caught our eye, comprising of the Manor House, a range of old stone barns, two agricultural barns and 50 acres of land. 


Our dream of moving to Derbyshire however, never involved animals or farming of any sort. Having never had anything to do with farming nor come from any kind of farming background, we suddenly had to learn a lot, quickly. Country file has a lot to answer for! We now have a flock of 140 sheep, including 6 charming Southdowns and 8 beautiful Jacobs which have just lambed for the first time.

Our plans from the outset were to convert the courtyard of stone barns into luxury holiday accommodation that we could manage from our doorstep. Having been granted planning permission in November 2017, building work began in February 2018 and we have been open for visitors since April 2019.

Having been welcoming guests for several months now, we are always delighted to receive 5 star reviews from our guests. Our booking diary for 2020 is already starting to look like a busy year ahead, including several returning guests who've been delighted to find this hidden gem.

If you would like to make a booking, please contact us - we’d be thrilled to hear from you.

Tel. 07891 582870

2020 also sees the launch of our sister website

for grass-fed, native breed lamb, delivered to your door. www.lambbox.co.uk 

Everything you need and more...

  • 4 converted stone barns, all with feature stone walls and original beams


  • Sleeping 2,4 or 12, can be booked individually or combined - sleep up to 22

  • Superfast fibre WIFI


  • Zip & Link beds for flexible sleeping arrangements

  • Log burners with basket of logs

  • Underfloor heating

  • Dishwashers

  • Freezer space available

  • Dogs welcome in The Cowshed

The Barns

  • Games room with information, pool table, table tennis, and board games

  • BBQ Area.

  • Laundry facilities

  • Eggs and lamb available to purchase from the farm

  • Yoga classes on Tuesday evening 

  • Safe storage for 12 bikes, bike washing, tools & pump  

  • Meeting facilities for Corporate midweek meetings & stays

  • Working sheep farm with lambing in Springtime

  • Woodland with fire pit available

The Site


  • 5 mins walk to village pub

  • Walks from the doorstep to Deepdale, Monsal Head & Bakewell

  • 10 mins drive to Chatsworth & Haddon Hall

  • Private dining experiences available

  • Locally sourced products delivered to your door

  • Historical sites

The Area

About Us



With 50 acres of rolling fields, looking out across the whole valley, it won't be the high altitude taking your breath away. 

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