Homestead and Cheesehouse
Homestead and Cheesehouse, The Farm, Bamford, Hope Valley, S33 0BL
These two bunkhouses are situated on a small mixed farm in the middle of Bamford, just 3 miles from Stanage Edge. The Derwent Dams are between 1.5 and 7 miles further up the valley. Castleton is 5 miles to the north, Chatsworth House and Park 10 miles to the southwest. Both bunkhouses have individual bunks each with mattress, fitted sheets and pillow (bring your own sleeping bags), gas central heating and drying facilities. Homestead has 22 beds in 3 rooms, and 2 bathrooms with 2 toilets and showers in each, a large dayroom with oak seating and a fully equipped kitchen with gas cooker. Cheesehouse is a self-contained bunkhouse with four bunks, ideal for a small family or group. It has a shower and toilet and is equipped with a kitchen having cooking rings, a microwave oven, toaster and kettle. The bunkhouses are 2 minutes’ walk from a pub. Sorry, no dogs (working dogs on site).This accommodation is featured on our map of the Peak District.
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Homestead 22: 1×10, 2×6. Cheesehouse 4: 1×4
All year, arrive after 2pm on day of arrival and leave by 11am on departure.
From £15 pp. Sole use: Homestead £195, Cheesehouse £45. Min 2 nights for Homestead at weekends. Phone for a quote for single night.
Recommended for weekends.
The farm is in the centre of Bamford on South View Lane (turn off A6013 at the Country Stores).
Nearest train station Bamford, 10 minutes walk. Bus 274 & 275 operates Sundays Bamford to Sheffield or Castleton. Bus 272 Bamford to Sheffield and Castleton. Bus 241 Bamford to Bakewell.
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in the heart of the Peak District.
Loving the countryside, the range of opportunities for recreation and its centrality, our climbing and walking group often convenes in The Peak District. This time we took over both The Homestead and The Cheesehouse (which we referred to affectionately as ‘homestead and cheese’). It really is in the heart of the Peak DIstrict, with the iconic attractions of Castleton, Hathersage, Chatsworth and the Derwent Valley reservoirs within easy reach, whilst still being part of a snug little village. Homestead is the larger one, housing 22 people in 3 rooms. With its large communal kitchen and adjoining day room, we adopted Homestead as our base. The smaller Cheesehouse, sleeping 4, was a good overflow and extra shower room for when certain un-named individuals were hogging the bathrooms.
The bunkhouses are on a working farm. The younger members of our group were charmed by the constant activity as cows, working dogs, fowl and other livestock were perpetually bustling about their business.
I said earlier that we loved the range of opportunities for recreation. Various members of our group hired bikes from an outdoor shop in nearby Hathersage; climbed the excellent and popular routes on the nearby ‘Edges’; ran across the moor tops and edges; and walked the wooded reservoir edges of Ladybower.
In the evenings, we cooked up huge pots of delicious stuff and shared them out in the communal ‘day-room’. With bottles open and stories flowing, for many this was the best part of the day. Afterwards we explored the local pub, The Angler’s Rest, which is unique in my experience by being communally owned and run by the village.
The Farm at Bamford has two bunkhouses, The Homestead sleeping 22 and The Cheesehouse sleeping 4.
Right in the centre of the Peak District village of Bamford, The Farm is a working farm with sheep and cows. Across the road from the Farm Lane is the village pub the Anglers Rest. This is Derbyshires first community owned purchased collectively by over 300 people in 2013 and run for the benefit of the community. The Anglers Rest hosts live music, runs quiz nights and contains the village post office and cafe. A great resource for villages and visitors alike.
Local stately home Chatsworth will be opening its Christmas house next week. A great place to visit whilst you are staying with us.
Find out more on the Chatsworth House Website