Lockerbrook Farm

Hope Valley, Derbyshire

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An unusually remote and stunning location for this cottage high in the Peak District suiting walkers, peace seekers and nature lovers


6 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

You’ll feel peaceful in the simple beamed sitting room with its deep windowsills, comfy sofas and ancient stone fireplace: on chilly days you can light the wood-burner, setle down with a book and enjoy the total quiet. The kitchen is a good size with industrial-style stainless steel tops and there’s a separate dining room with another fireplace and big wooden table.

Upstairs bedrooms are old-fashioned and spotless with gorgeous views, crisp cotton sheets and pretty rugs on the floors. You have your own garden overlooking the Ladybower Reservoir with a barbecue and outdoor seating. Resident swallows come back every year, there are buzzards mewling overhead and even a turkey vulture. It’s not the sort of place to forget anything – the track up takes ten minutes to drive and you have to open and close two gates.

City dwellers will be bowled over and rejuvenated by the landscape, and we hope will be in sympathy with the aims of the place – this is one of our Community Champions.

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We think you'll love

  • Walking, cycling, climbing, wild swimming in this most glorious National Park
  • Gathering together all you need and then just staying put - it takes ages to get anywhere in any case
  • Watching the wildlife and wonderful views from the garden
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You should know

  • WiFi is dodgy and mobile signal is possible 100 yards up the track by the car park
  • The track can be tricky in snow or ice
  • When there are courses taking place there'll be staff and guests milling about


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub 20-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £96
Weekly price
from £672
Dogs £20.
1 House for 6
From £966 beds3 bedrooms


Walkers, mountain bikers, wild swimming enthusiasts and of course rock climbers will find themselves in the most remarkable playground here - high above the Lady Bower reservoir with fabulous views over the Peak District National Park. Return to light the barbecue in summer, the fire in winter and settle in for stunning sunsets.

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The neighbourhood

Lockerbrook means 'safe place by the stream'. This land is still farmed today and there are rare breed sheep and cows in the fields. There are circular walks from the cottage and a wonderful climb up to Alport Castle for more views. An iconic mountain biking route for the very brave is the Lockerbrook descent. The nearest village is Hathersage for food shops and an open-air swimming pool.


The Team At Lockerbrook Farm

The cottage and the two barns beside it are owned and managed by a charity called Woodcraft Folk, set up in the 20s with the aim of giving urban children a taste of the countryside. The centre runs outdoor residential education for youth groups, schools, the public sector and voluntary organisations and companies. If you're staying in the cottage you can join a course or be completely independent.