I love this place! It's an old, old, old stone farmhouse set on top of a hill with great views in all directions. Mossy stone barns and walls - the very image of an English farm from a children's storybook It's a real working farm and guests are free to wander. The breakfast is awesome!
Just a few minutes from Matlock, the turn is actually in the village of Tansley, where there is a pub serving food. You will need a car, no way you'd want to walk there, although as the crow flies it's only a mile or two from the train station. Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Bakewell, and the whole Peak District are very close.
We were greeted before we even got out of the car, Ian saw the headlights coming and directed us where to park. Then we were welcomed with some awesome homemade cake with the most delicious cheese frosting ever. The room was comfortable if a bit crowded, but what do you expect from a 16th century building? The bathroom is modern and en suite. There are bookcases in the hall and sitting room with some interesting reading, if you don't want to watch the TV. It was chilly and raining when we were there, so we didn't avail ourselves of the garden.
The breakfast - WOW. Joyce asked how we wanted our eggs and directed us to the cereal, yogurt, fruit, and toast. She brought our plates then made a second trip with a dish with enormous quantities of the farm's own bacon and sausages.
Anyone visiting The Peak District should stay here