|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Delightful self catering accommodation set in a peaceful rural setting within the National Peak District National Park overlooking the magnificent Manifold Valley and Thors Cave. Village pub and church 5 mins and walking and cycling from your door step.
Hall Farm Holiday cottages offer delightful accommodation on the edge of the village of Wetton within the Peak District National Park. Accommodating up to twelve people in three cottages, we are in an ideal location for exploring the many activities and attractions within the Peak District, whether it is walking, cycling, golfing or just relaxing in the beautiful peaceful surroundings.
After successful business careers and many years of long days and long commutes, in 2002 the opportunity arose for us to make the lifestyle change which we had both dreamed of and worked for.
In July 2005 after numerous property viewings and the difficulties of negotiating the property market both in terms of buying and selling, we finally moved to Hall Farm Wetton.
We are never happier than when we have visitors to our cottages as we love to share our wonderful location.
We are always happy to give advice on walks or what to do and see but equally we understand that some of our guests simply want the peace and solitude which our location offers.
Ian and Christine Royle purchased this cottage in 2005
We had first viewed the house and cottages in 2003 and had been immediately captivated by its stunning location and its potential for development. Ian had walked the area many times since the late sixties (and spent many a happy hour hour in the Royal Oak Wetton) and considered the Staffordshire Moorlands one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas of the Peak District. Christine, a keen amateur gardener, was blown away by the potential for the gardens and was undaunted by the six foot high beds of nettles which formed the borders.
Nine years on it is still work-in-progress and will always be so as we strive to continually improve the properties and their environment and consequently the experience for our guests who incidentally have often become our friends too.
We never tire of the wonderful view of the Manifold Valley and Thors cave which has remained unchanged for thousands of years and every day we feel privileged to live in such a wonderful environment and most of all we love the opportunity of sharing it with our guests.
Our guests too love the peace and tranquility of our location yet the tourist hotspots of the Peak District are all within easy reach.
You can walk or cycle from the door, explore the surrounding area or simply watch the local bird life fighting for the best spot on the birdfeeders, whatever your preference we are sure that you will fall in love with Hall Farm as we did.
A lovely cottage in a peaceful location lots of places to explore and close to many activities.
The setting is straight out of a fairy tale, tranquillity at its best.
Beautiful, peaceful holiday and lovely hosts.
We had a fantastic time staying here; the views are stunning. Loved looking out to see a passing cow or sheep.
The cottage was really cosy; fully equipped and a great base for exploring nearby towns and attractions.
The owners were fantastic hosts; and the local pub is a ten minute walk away and offers a lovely warm welcome.
Great walk to Thors cave.
We will return.
Thank you - A & L
Thirteen of us ranging in age from 2 to 75 enjoyed a wonderful family holiday in Wetton last August/September. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and we particularly appreciated the provision of essential supplies and of course the play barn with entertainment for all ages. Not only would we highly recommend the property but plan to come back ourselves.
Some of our cycling club members wanted more challenging terrain, so the Peak District seemed an ideal choice; we booked all three cottages for a long weekend, having noted that secure cycle storage was available. The cottages were comfortable, clean, and reasonably well kitted out with the usual self-catering equipment and facilities - the storeroom of essentials (for a small price) was especially handy on arrival, for staples such as milk and eggs.
The cottages form an excellent base from which to explore the Peaks, and there is the awesome Thor's Cave just up the road to start your adventure off - it's definitely worth the short scramble up to the cave mouth. The local pub, the Royal Oak, serves decent portions for a reasonable price, and we made sure we enjoyed the Blue Moon craft beer, on tap.
Our weekend was predominantly spent trying to cycle up the hills, whilst enjoying the spectacular scenery. We enjoyed it so much, there is already talk of booking again for next year.
We rented all 3 cottages for a family get together. Which was great. We were all right next door to each other but also had our own space, plus it didn;t mean the earliest riser woke everyone else up.
The single story cottage was great for the grandparents, no stairs, and the two families had the 2 beds v(kids ranging from 5 to 9 years old). The kids loved the playbarn. There are lots of toys and they found things to play with. Remember it is a barn so can be chilly. They also liked the independence of going out to the barn or paddock without parents in tow.
The walk to the cave was a big hit, we were only there 3 days but the kids went on two of them. You'll need a torch to look around properly but can go a fair distance in without one.
The cottages were small but cosy (i.e. cottages) and we enjoyed staying there very much. There is no dishwasher so take something to wash up with.
The local pub was great, a five minute walk, very friendly. We had sunday lunch there and they set up a big table for the 10 of us.
The village is small but you can walk around it on the quiet lanes and see the sheep, which the kids enjoyed, or go to the village play area. There isn't much there but take a ball or a cricket set or just play chase.
Getting there, it is deep in the country side so check you know the directions. Sat nav gets you close but you just need to have a check for the last bit.
In summary, we enjoyed staying here very much and would recommend it.
We had a very restful week in Thor's cottage. The views were beautiful - valley to the front and fields to the back. It felt very secluded and a real escape from urban life. I thought the cottage might be drafty but it soon warmed up and stayed snug throughout the week - even when we awoke to find everywhere covered in snow! Christine and Ian were so helpful giving us suggestions for walks / lending maps / suggesting where to buy a real Bakewell tart! Our young children (7, 5 and 3) had a great time. The play barn was a real hit (it was cold but they didn't seem to notice!) as was the large garden with play equipment. We had beautiful walks everyday as the surrounding countryside is stunning. Thank you very much for a wonderful holiday, we hope to return and next time will bring bikes.
Chose two of the cottages for a New Year getaway with a group of friends (9 of us in total), perfect for our needs, cottages were clean and homely with everything we needed for the duration of the trip. Importantly in the cold weather they were still warm and if it did get cold there were plenty of heating appliances dotted around to fix it quickly.
Beautiful location, and fairly easy to get to even in the snow, although if it'd have fresher it could have caused difficulties. The group wasn't much for walking/hiking but given the location there are plenty of opportunities for nice walks.
Owners were always prompt with equerries and were on hand on arrival to show us around and help with anything we needed.
All in all I'd thoroughly recommend the property for people looking to get away from busy city life.
East Midlands and Manchester airports are about an hours car journey and Birmingham is about an hour 15 mins.
Buxton train station is 30 mins and Derby is 45 mins.
Staffordshire Moorlands Community bus, which can be ordered from your door to take you to local areas is a phone call away.
Ashbourne 10 miles
Alton Towers 12 miles
Bakewell 15 miles
Buxton 15 miles
Chatsworth 20 miles
Derby 28 miles
Leek 10 miles
The Roaches 6 miles
Hulme End which is 3 miles away has a small village store which also sells newspapers.
Hartington (5 miles) has a village store, newsagent with cash point, post office, cafe, petrol station and cheese shop.
Ashbourne and Leek have a much wider selection which includes Waitrose, Sainsburys, Boots, Co-op, Morrisons etc.
Sainsbury, Tesco, Waitrose and Asda provide 'Home Delivery'.
Pubs & Restaurants:
There is an excellent choice of good pubs in the area.
The Royal Oak, Wetton is the nearest a 5 minute walk. The George in Alstonefield is 3 miles away and food is excellent but more expensive and the Manifold Inn at Hulme End is also good along with the Devonshire Arms in Hartington and the Greyhound in Warslow. Hartington Youth Hostel offers a good real ale selections and good food and also has a lovely play area for the children.
There is a wide choice of restaurants in Leek & Ashbourne
Doctors: Hartingdon, Ashbourne and Leek.
Chemist: Ashbourne and Leek.
Banks: Ashbourne and Leek.
Church services: Rotated throughout the Diocese, We can provide details.
Cycling: The Manifold, Tissington, High Peak and Monsal trails are all close by. Cycle hire is available too.
Walking: Thors Cave is a must, it can be seen from the cottage and is only a 20 minute walk away, remember to take a torch for the scramble in, then climb to the top to appreciate the best views. Dovedale and the famous stepping stones is 5 miles away or can be accessed from Milldale (3 miles). The Roaches are a particular favourite of ours, with fantastic views and on a clear day you can see Snowdon (allegedly!). A local walking booklet has been produced which offers many walks directly from Wetton. It is available for £3 with proceeds going to the Church.