Elm Tree Farm is individual, built as a real home for a large family with grandchildren and dogs – but available to you for your well-deserved holiday or to celebrate a special birthday, anniversary or reunion. (However, please note that the property is not suitable for late-night parties with amplified disco-type music – our three immediate neighbours are accustomed to rural tranquility!)
The centrepiece of the building is a glorious lounge and dining room plus kitchen – as big in itself as many a modern starter home – in which you can enjoy a get-together with family and friends with a sense of space, light and warmth whatever the weather outside. There is plenty to keep everyone busy – TV, books, games, toys and the dressing-up box.
Our location is ideal – rural without being remote – in an area of traditional stone-built villages, small farms and beautiful wooded countryside very close to the Peak District National Park. We are in the hills and close to moorlands and rock outcrops – the most accessible truly wild country from the south and east of England!
Around the house itself you can often see less common birds like Nuthatches, Jays and Great Spotted Woodpeckers, while Buzzards circle overhead. The call of the Curlew heralds spring, while in summer Swallows swoop around the barns.
Peaceful walks in beautiful countryside begin at the farm gate – with opportunities to observe tracks and signs left by the well-established population of healthy badgers. Other paths pass landmarks linked to historic figures such as Florence Nightingale or bring to life Britain’s early industrial heritage, part of the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site.
Just 250 yards down the lane lies the Jug and Glass (pictured), a traditional pub offering drinks and tasty meals, while in nearby villages, coffee shops, artisan bakers and Holloway’s award-winning butcher’s shop, Maycocks, offer some of the best Derbyshire cuisine.
Lea lies close to many holiday attractions to suit all ages and activity levels, ranging from country houses, gardens, cable car rides and factory shops, to off-road cycling and many other sports activities. For a full search facility see http://www.visitpeakdistrict.com/see-and-do/attractions.aspx