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Oakerthorpe (SW/B) - Farmhouse South Wing - Oakerthorpe Holiday Village

Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Farmhouse South Wing - Oakerthorpe Holiday Village

The South Wing of the property consists of a large farmhouse kitchen, spacious living room, 4 double bedrooms, 3 with en-suites and 1 twin bedroom and a family bathroom.

About the property

Oakerthorpe Holiday Village

The Farmhouse Basement and The Farmhouse South Wing are 2 of 7 properties set in the complex at Oakerthorpe Holiday Village.

The Farmhouse South Wing is part of the main Farmhouse known as Amber Mill Farm. The property was built circa 1790 and is grade 2 listed.

The South Wing of the property consists of a large farmhouse kitchen, spacious living room, 4 double bedrooms, 3 with en-suites and 1 twin bedroom and a family bathroom.

The Oakerthorpe Holiday Village grounds include a large playpark, designated BBQ area and a floodlit sports area.

Within the walled Orchard at the Farm are geese, ducks, bantams, quails, peacocks, sheep and meerkats where Farmer Vic invites guests to help at feeding time and collecting the eggs from the chickens.

The Oakerthorpe Holiday Village aims to provide a truly memorable stay for all its guests.

More Details

Vic Fell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2017

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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Farmhouse South Wing - Oakerthorpe Holiday Village
average rating of 4.8285713 based on 35 reviews
London, UK.

Excellent accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of 7 adults and one teenager who meet up for a post Christmas get together every year. This was our first time at 'Farmer Vic's, but it won't be our last. The Farmhouse South Wing suited our requirments perfectly. All the bedrooms are a good size and beds, bedding and towels of a very good quality and there was a TV in every room.There was plenty of hot water and the house was nice and toasty (a bit too warm sometimes, so next time we need to get the hang of the heating timer!) The large dining table seated us all easily for our evening meals and there were plenty of comfy seats for us to retire to afterwards for playing games and watching TV.

The kitchen was well equipped and the addition of a drinks fridge meant there was plenty of room in the main fridge and freezer for our other stuff. The only items we felt were lacking in the kitchen (or we couldn't find them!) were a chopping board and a tray. The animals outside were a delight, free roaming peacocks and ducks, meerkats, sheep, guinea fowl in the field right outside our door. Lovely Farmer Vic arrived just as we were about to have breakfast on our first morning with a dozen freshly laid eggs and spent some time answering our questions about the animals. We are already planning our return visit for next year

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place for family get together

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 8 adults and 7 kids (from Australia and UK) who spent 3 wonderful nights in the South Wing for a family Xmas. We arrived to a lovely toasty house with a well equipped kitchen (especially loved the drinks fridge) with plenty of space throughout. In the evening Vic came to make sure everything was ok and we were comfy. He made it 'Christmassy' with the tree and other decorations in the lounge - we made good use of cupboards in here). The adults could relax knowing the kids were safe in the playground (we could watch from either kitchen or lounge Windows) and they also spent quite a bit of time playing soccer with some of the adults. Even though they couldn't go into the orchard they were quite happy just to hang over the fence and look at the farmyard animals. The peacocks roamed free on Boxing Day which excited them somewhat. We arrived back rom Xmas lunch at White Hart Inn, Moorwood Moor (10 min drive) and there were beautiful flowers from Vic - this was a lovely gesture and very much appreciated by all of us. To Rachel, thank you so much for being flexible with the early check in for the Aussie contingent. Thank you Vic and Rachel for making our family Xmas so enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location, great host, great place!

  • 4 of 5

My friends and I had a fabulous time in the Farmhouse Southwing this past weekend. The building was so beautifully decorated for Christmas. That was a great touch, we were exchanging gifts whilst there so when we saw the tree we were very pleased indeed. Everything in the house was perfect for our needs! The only reason it's not a 5 star review is (not their fault) we were looking forward to playing with the anomals but due to avian flu we were not allowed to. Also, we were unable to find a dustpan and brush; we improvised but it's worth including one!

Farmer Vic was very welcoming on arrival (particularly as we arrived in a power cut!!) and a very pleasant chap. Our baby Vic was pleased to meet another one!!! We will be back and hopefully we will have the chance to play in the orchard!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi young Vic and friends! I am really sorry about you not being able to visit the Orchard but on this occasion I had no alternative but to close the Orchard to protect my flock that are so precious to us all, however I see you intend visiting us again upon which I will make sure I make amends for this. The best time for a visit is after Easter when I will have baby chicks hatched off and newly born lambs in the paddock. Thank you all Farmer Vic
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Excellent facilities, lovely bed linen, great beds.

  • 5 of 5

A really comfortable house, lovely and warm in a convenient position for lots of activities. Great things for kids too. A map for getting there would have been useful as our satnav didn't work and it was dark. Thank you very much.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning scenery & relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the south wing, there were 6 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs. We celebrated my dads 70th birthday (as a surprise). We found the south wing to be very clean and very spacious, the kitchen was well equipped. The park was just over the road from us which was grately appreciate by the children and the petting farm was just behind us which the children loved too.

The staff are friendly and very helpful.

My dad loved his surprise and we would all like to come back for longer next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Outstanding for a reunion stay

  • 5 of 5

We chose this because we were travelling from Canada with family (6 of us) and meeting up with other family and friends for a reunion before heading to Germany for a wedding. We stayed in Elliot House and also had The Dairy which gave up 6 bedrooms overall. With a private courtyard and hot tub it was a perfect spot for our get-together. We loved the ensuite bathrooms in Elliot House so each couple had privacy. The beds were comfortable with good pillows and bedding. The complex has numerous apartments and most were occupied over the Bank Holiday weekend, but it was very quiet and we barely noticed other guests. We had 6 children with us at one point and they loved the children's play park and more specially, the 'farm' area with sheep, ducks, hens, peacocks and meerkats. On the Saturday of our stay Farmer Vic entertianed the children with an hour feeding the animals and telling them all about the various species. That ended up with them collecting eggs which they had for breakfast the next morning.

We try to get across to the UK once a year to see our family and this may be our go-to accommodation from here on.

As far as the booking process is concerned I'd far prefer to communicate directly with an owner rather than through the Home Away portal which is cumbersome and feels less personal. On this occasion there was no choice but we did find the owner's own website and got more information from there. Vic has so much opportunity to capitalise on his website and create a great home base to describe the area in more detail.

We enjoyed local pubs - The Shoulder of Mutton is a 3 minute drive; the outlet shopping centre (15minutes); a big supermarket (5 minutes); and Shipley Park (20 minutes).

Thank you Vic Fell and your team for making our stay memorable and a real pleasure for our family reunion.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
East Midlands
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Amber Hotel
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
2.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Junction 28 M1
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Car: recommended

All the following attractions are within the local area.

Theme parks and children's activities: Alton Towers, Gullivers Kingdom, Cable cars and amusements at Matlock Bath.

National buildings and monuments: Crich Stand, Wingfield Manor, Chatsworth House, Riber Castle, Haddon Hall.

For walking and cycling enthusiasts: High Peak Trail, Carsington Water, Derbyshire Dales.

Other local attractions include: Crich tramway museum and the famous towns of Bakewell, Buxton and Matlock



Alfreton Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , En-Suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , En-Suite
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , En-Suite
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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