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5 Star Gold B & B accommodation with enormous ensuite bedroom. - The Lavender Patch (1 Bedroom)

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The Lavender Patch (1 Bedroom)

The Lavender Patch offers luxurious private accommodation in the wing of the farmhouse. Guests can enjoy using their own private sitting room with a flat screen TV, DVD player with a selection of DVD's. The log burner is always lit during the colder months, and there is a dining table where breakfast is served, and is also available for guest to bring back food to eat in the evening if they wish. A private staircase leads to an enormous bedroom, with a sumptuous super king size bed and a gorgeous en-suite, which includes a large roll top bath, very generous shower, double sinks and WC. Flat screen TV, Ipad docking station, radio/alarm, tea making facilities, hair dryer. There is a small fridge located in a room within the bedroom with a wardrobe, iron and ironing board. There are two easy chairs for guests to use and enjoy the views of the farmland. A travel cot is available and we can also provide camp beds for small children. Wifi is available free of charge for guests to use.

About the property

The Lavender Patch

The Bed and Breakfast accommodation is located in the wing of the farmhouse. Guests have use of their own entrance, which leads into the hallway of the wing. Double doors lead to their private sitting room, which boasts beautiful soft furnishings and antique furniture. The sitting room has an oak beamed ceiling, with the focal point being a wonderfully large brick fireplace with a log burner. This is where breakfast is served, at a well appointed table for two. There is a flat screen television and a selection of DVD's for guests to watch whilst relaxing in front of the fire. Wifi is available.

French doors lead out onto a terrace area, which guests are able to use during the warmer months. There is also a ground floor WC and an area to store wellies and coats.

A private staircase leads to the enormous bedroom which is located above the sitting room. Some 30ft long by 20ft wide allows guests to experience true space. Apex ceilings with A frame beams allows wonderful amounts of light into the bedroom. A sumptuous super king size bed occupies the far wall with bedside tables and lamps either side. Again the bedroom is decorated lightly with antique ornaments. High quality Egyptian sheets are used with seasonal duvets, and appropriate throws depending on the time of year.

There is a large flatscreen television together with an alarm radio in the bedroom. There is plenty of storage space with an antique pine chest of drawers together with a wardrobe situated just off the bedroom in a separate small room which can hold bags/suitcases. There is also a small fridge in this room which will hold a couple of bottles of wine, and a small amount of food. An ironing board, iron and hair dryer are also provided.

There is a refreshment tray in the bedroom, with a selection of teas, herbal teas, fresh coffee pods and biscuits. Milk is provided in the fridge along with bottled water.

The ensuite boasts a wonderful roll top bath, twin sinks, a WC and a walk in shower. Two heated towel rails, bath robes, large bath sheets, hand towels and flannels are also provided.

There are some wonderful pubs and restaurants in the area. Please do ask when booking and we will be only too assist in making a reservation for you.

Check in time is from 3.30pm onwards. Check out time is by 10.30am please unless previously discussed when booking.

Sadly we don't alow dogs in the main farmhouse, but will happily provide a bed and breakfast hamper in The Duck House where dogs are allowed. Please note that the hamper is an additional cost, and start from £12.00 per person. Please ask for further details when booking.

More Details

Sally Hibbert
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Sally Hibbert

We have slowly and lovingly restored the family farm back to life - it has taken over ten years, but we have almost finished. We are incredibly proud to have achieved a Five Star Gold Award, and a Breakfast Award for the Bed and Breakfast accommodation which has now been running for over 5 years. We have a wonderful flow of returning guests. Some say its the cooking, others come to admire the views of a working farm, especially during the summer months at harvest time. We are really thrilled with The Duck House conversion, and there is already a list of guests forming who would like to move into it permanently! The Old Tea Room is a superbly appointed wooden cottage conversion which is tucked away from the main farmhouse but sits on the edge of the garden allowing visitors to have that extra bit of privacy. Both properties can be rented out together for larger groups and we can also offer room only in the B&B if that extra bed is needed and the barns are full!

Why Sally Hibbert chose South Derbyshire District

The farm was inherited over fifteen years ago, and we are the fourth generation to live here. Originally it was one of the biggest dairy farms in Derbyshire. Now however, it is run as an arable farm. The farm is easily located and because we are so central, you can get to various parts of the country really easily which also means you can have a touch of the rural qualities without being off the beaten track. Very accessible to the M1 and M6, and yet you can be in the Peak District within 10 minutes drive.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Incredibly private accommodation and not overlooked at all. The property offers open field views and there is a small enclosed verandah with tables and chairs for guests to use.

The lake during the summer months is wonderful, and offers some superb coarse fishing, or if you are feeling a little more keen, open water swimming is allowed. The lake is only a very short walk away from the cottage - literally 100 metres. There is also a lockable shed for bicycles and fishing equipment. The verandah is dog proof and has a gated entrance onto it. The garden is also fenced with a gated entrance onto the cottage driveway.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Perfect in every way - peaceful hospitality, luxurious comfort, cuisine to die for, thoughtful beyond belief. Thank you!' Sally Bradbury, Brimingham.

'Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. A great place to stay. Expect a few more Aussie visitors'. Roger and Jackie Moon, Cashmere, Queensland, Australia.

'Another wonderful stay. Shame we have to go home'. Carol & Rob Newman, Wales
Nov 2013
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Booking notes:

For Bed and Breakfast bookings there is no minimum stay required. Payment via Owners Direct or bank transfer direct.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months. Some months we can be flexible. Please check when booking. We strive to fit in with guests who can't necessarily do certain days. Please mention this when booking.

Notes on prices:
The Lavender Patch Bed and Breakfast prices are from £47.50 to £52.50 per person per night - double occupancy. Single occupancy is from £68.00 - £78.00 per night.
Business rate available for single guests just wanting room only. £50.00 per night week days only. Long contracts welcome.

The Duck House IS AVAILABLE for ONE NIGHT STAYS, from £105.00 per night. Sheets and towels are included. Breakfast hampers can be provided either continental or full English. Prices start from £12.00 per person.


South Derbyshire District Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • The bathroom boasts the most wonderful double ended roll top bath. Double sinks, WC and a huge walk in shower with an electric shower unit. Heated towel rails are located next to the shower and the bath. Extra large bath towels are provided along with a hand towel and flannels. Dressing gowns are also provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Wonderfully large bedroom - approximately 20ft x 30ft long. Exposed beams with vaulted ceilings set off this magnificent bedroom. Huge amounts of space with windows on both sides of the bedroom and two dorma windows in the roof allowing a wonderful amount of light in. (The dorma windows have blinds for guests to close in the evening). Sumptuous sleigh bed style super king size bed and bedside tables either side with glass lamps. An ottoman sits at the base of the bed and there is also a pine set of draws/dresser for further storage with a mirror above. The hairdryer is stored in the top draw. Two easy chairs sit either side of a coffee table which houses a flat screen TV and a large tea tray. There is a small room off the bedroom which holds a large wardrobe and also a small fridge which sits on a table allowing easy access. There is a split level landing before reaching the bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
This is the perfect place for guests who relish privacy. The accommodation is accessed by a door, which only guests use, which leads into a private hall. The sitting room is located just to the left of the back door, and the bedroom is located directly above it, which is accessed by a private staircase. This is the only guest accommodation in the farmhouse. The farm boasts the most wonderful lake (approx 5.5 acres in size) which guests are allowed to use for open water swimming during the summer months. It also holds a good selection of coarse fish. Please do not hesitate to discuss any further requirements.


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The Lavender Patch (1 Bedroom)
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Amazing accomodation, amazing hospitality, amazing breakfast... just AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Lavender Patch after a day at Alton Towers. On arrival at around 5pm we were greeted warmly by Sally (and some very cute bantam chickens) who was a fantastic host throughout. She showed us around and made us tea and scones which was the perfect way to start our stay (we are very foodie with sweet teeth!). The photos do not do justice to this fantastic accommodation. The lounge was huge, with an amazing fireplace and log burner, comfy sofas and a dining table where breakfast is served for you. The bedroom was massive (even the super king bed was dwarfed), with beautiful oak beams, and the bathroom with roll top bath and walk in shower (both of which we used) was lovely, clean and well provisioned. Our breakfast selection was comprehensive (we chose Greek yoghurt with fresh fruit, followed by poached eggs and bacon on muffins) and so fresh and delicious. Would thoroughly recommend a stay here for anyone in the area, and thank Sally wholeheartedly for her warmth and hospitality throughout our stay. Worth every penny and more!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Rob for your kind words and a fabulous review. It's so lovely to hear you both enjoyed your stay with us and thrilled you were delighted with the accommodation. Do hope you managed to get a walk in on the way home without getting too wet. Best wishes to you both.
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Lovely quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for one night, Lovely warm welcome from Sally who showed us around and made us feel very welcome, breakfast the next morning was spot on too, really enjoyed our stay and would defiantly reccomend 5 star 😊

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely B&B. Excellent breakfast and a very welcoming host.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property. Very spacious. Breakfast was lovely. Friendly helpful hosts. I would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Simply the best.........

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit was unbelievably perfect in every way, so much so that we broke our golden rule of 'when its been great and fantastic, never go back because it'll only end in disappointment', we've just returned home from our second 'perfect' visit and we're still talking about it! Wonderful accommodation fantastic hosts. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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perfect with absolulty perfect hosts. Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

5 star all the way. Perfect and great value

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


East Midlands Airport is approximately 20 minutes drive from the farm, just off the A50 and Junction 5. The M1 is south of the farm, junction 24, and access from the M6, junction 15 is west and approximately 30 minutes drive. Hatton & Tutbury train station is a 5 minute drive. There is a fairly decent bus service V1 that stops almost at the bottom of the farm drive every hour. It is recommended that guests have use of a car.


The farm drive is approximately a quarter of a mile long, but it is flat, so walking into the village is a pleasant walk, and to get a morning paper would probably take you about 10 minutes. Tutbury is 3.5 miles. Uttoxeter is 6 miles and is well known for its race course. Castle Donington race track is approx 15/20 mins drive just off the A50. We are in easy reach of The National Trust properties - Kedleston Hall (approx 9 miles) Sudbury Hall (approx 4 miles) and Calke Abbey (approx 15 mile

Further Details:

There is an excellent selection of shops in the village, which include a post office/off licence, Tesco Express, Aldi, Chemist, Doctors Surgery, Optician, Beautician, Hair Dressers, and a variety of takeaways. There are some great food pubs not far from the farm. The Talbot in the village doesn't serve food, but has guest beers.


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