The Old Granary Barn at Beech Farm

Wheatcroft, Derbyshire
+44 (0)1629 534426 / +44 (0)7988 793763
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Peaceful cottage in the heart of Derbyshire, perfect for families, with a pretty garden, hot tub and gorgeous valley views


3 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This cosy Grade II-listed cottage is tucked away in a tiny hamlet overlooking the Amber Valley, with plenty of wildlife in the fields around – birdwatchers will be in paradise – and the most incredible night skies.

Friendly Amanda lives in the main farmhouse and leaves some thoughtful goodies – a home-made Victoria sponge cake, chocolates, a bottle of wine, fresh eggs from the chickens, milk, butter, bread from the local bakery as well as a basket of logs for the log burner. Ask her about renting the Shepherd’s Hut if you need space for extra people.

You’ll be happy here rain or shine, with a wood-burner and plenty of books, magazines and DVDs; in fine weather you can eat outside or soak in the hot tub while you gaze down at field, hill and dale. Children and dogs have a field to romp around, there are pubs and shops a few minutes away, and plenty of historic houses are within a half hour drive.

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We think you'll love

  • The fabulous view and setting
  • Sitting back in the hot tub with a glass of fizz while gazing at the view
  • There are footpaths leading straight from the door
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You should know

  • All the bedrooms are upstairs
  • One of the bedrooms hasn’t the view


  • 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
By 9.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights on weekdays.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £119
Weekly price
from £838
Damage deposit
1 House for 6
From £1193 beds3 bedrooms


This is an absolute gem. Tucked away in a tiny hamlet with the most beautiful views of the Amber Valley, is this gorgeous cottage. Beautiful décor, extremely comfortable bedrooms, spacious living areas and a large social kitchen make this a very special place. The icing on the cake is the Jacuzzi hot tub outside. Lift a glass of fizz and enjoy that view. Blissful.

Mandy, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Beech Farm is set in a tiny hamlet with the nearest pub, The White Hart Pub at Moorwood Moor, 1.25 miles away and The Blue Bell at South Wingfield is 1.5 miles. Crich, two miles away, has an off-licence and an excellent bakery, café and deli called The Loaf. Matlock is four miles Chatsworth House, Hardwick Hall and Kedleston Hall half an hour.

Local points of interest from Amanda Brown

  • Crich tramway museum - 2 miles
  • Matlock Park, with a bowling alley, boating lake, miniature railways and skate park - 4 miles
  • Chatsworth House stately home, with farmyard, playground and 105-acre garden with sculptures, rock garden and maze - 15-minute drive
  • National Trust property Hardwick Hall and estate, created in the 16th century and great for countryside walks - 20-minute drive
  • Heights of Abraham country park - mining museum with cable cars taking you across the valley
  • Visit the market town of Bakewell, 15-minute drive


Amanda Brown

Amanda is very welcoming and smiley. She and her husband found Beech Farm in 2001 and fell in love with it – finally managing to buy it at auction. They’ve done much to restore The Old Granary and hope you’ll be as happy here as they are.