Thorpe Farm Bunkhouses, Thorpe Farm, Hathersage, Peak District, Via Sheffield, S32 1BQ
Thorpe Farm Bunkhouses are situated a mile northwest of Hathersage, on a family-run mixed dairy farm which makes its own ice cream. The bunkhouses are 2 miles west of Stanage Edge with other popular climbing edges are nearby, an ideal area for walking and mountain biking. Castleton is 6 miles up the Hope Valley and Eyam is 6 miles southwest. Each bunkhouse has dormitories with individual bunks or The Hayloft has mattresses on the gallery floor. There is room for camping outside, secure bike storage and free parking. The bunkhouses have heating, drying facilities, hot showers, toilets, electric cooking, fridges, freezers, electric kettles, toasters etc.This accommodation is featured on our map of the Peak District and here is its own website.
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Old Shippon 32 2×12, 2×4. Byre 14 1×6, 1×4. Living rm 4; Old Stables 14 1×8, 1×6. Pondside 14 1×8, 1×6
All year, no restrictions.
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Essential for weekends.
GR 223 824. If walking from A6187/A625 in Hathersage turn right (just past the George Hotel) up Jaggers Lane, turn second right up Coggers Lane and fifth turning on left (signed Thorpe Farm). If driving follow the road from Hathersage towards Hope for ¾ mile, then turn right into private drive (signposted Thorpe Farm).
Train station at Hathersage, 15 mins’ walk from bunkhouse. Bus service 272 operates from Sheffield to Hathersage. Details phone Busline 01298 230980 or 01246 250450.
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…because who doesn’t like ice cream?
We rocked up to Thorpe Farm Bunkhouses, just outside Hathersage in the Peak District, with car loads of kids and parents for our more-than-annual walking and climbing weekend. The farm dogs yapped excitedly at us and the kids yapped back. We’d booked out the old Shippon (meaning cow shed) bunkhouse, although there are 3 more available with equally bucolic names: The Byre, Pondside and The Old Stables.). The children piled out of the cars and swarmed over the bunkhouse, thrilled to learn that they’d be sleeping on the hayloft sleeping platform among the exposed beams and rafters. With 32 bunks spread across two floors, there was plenty of beds and bathrooms for all of us and a large communal dining room and kitchen gave us acres of space in the evenings.
The next day we hiked up to Stanage Edge, spending a glorious morning climbing on the famous rocks. The afternoon took us back to the farm where the owners make their own ice cream on site. With plenty of ‘Oooh’ and ‘Aaah’ over the lambs, calves and piglets we indulged ourselves because who doesn’t like ice cream?
After supper, a rare treat. The owners were very happy for us to have a bonfire in the adjoining field. Children and adults huddled around, faces lit and sleepy after a full day in the outdoors.
Come to Thorpe Farm Bunkhouses and see the daffodils in bloom.
Come and see the Peak District wake up this spring. Thorpe Farm bunkhouses are on a working farm close the Stanage Edge in the Dark Peak. Stanage Edge is popular with climbers, famous with cyclists and provides a great ridge top walk with stunning views over Derbyshire. Glorious !
When you stay at Thorpe Farm Bunkhouses
Thorpe Farm provides accommodation in 3 bunkhouses where you and your mates can stay in the heart of the Dark Peak for just £10 per person per night. A working farm fives minutes away from Hathersage, here you are fee to enjoy the idyllic location and have yourselves a camp fire.