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Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Rural family & pet-friendly Farmhouse on a REAL working Peak District fa

PLEASE NOTE: weekly bookings ONLY are accepted through late JULY/AUGUST.

Our 4* (VisitBritain) self catering Farmhouse above the Manifold Valley has provided a relaxed environment for friends and family alike for over 40 years in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Throwley is an ancient settlement now privately owned and farmed by the Richardson family.

On the estate is the ruin of Throwley Old Hall, an ancient scheduled monument with public access.

Throwley Moor Farmhouse is on a REAL working farm of sheep and beef cattle.

The spacious C.19th Farmhouse is built of local limestone and is in a private idyllic location 1/4 mile from the lane with walking and cycling from the door.

For those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life this farmhouse is popular for families and reunions, offering easy access to local Peak District attractions and outdoor pursuits.

Attractions include:




Stately homes of CHATSWORTH, HADDON HALL and National Trust properties including ILAM COUNTRY PARK await your discovery.

A car journey over the Staffordshire Moors or White Peak, is a must with beautiful scenery, will take you to the Market town of BUXTON (30mins) which is renowned for its Spa water, Pavillion Gardens and Opera House with all year round entertainment including a summer Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in July.

Go Karting and the underground caverns (including the only mine of the famous Blue John mineral) are close by.

The market town of ASHBOURNE (15mins), has Georgian architecture, cobbled market place and wealth of high quality independent shops and restaurants making a nice trip out.

BAKEWELL (30mins) has a weekly livestock market and a lively open air market on Mondays. A visit to the famous BAKEWELL PUDDING shop is a must!

MATLOCK (30mins) has a range of visitor attractions including Peak Railway, Adventure Farm, vintage and antique shops,

MATLOCK BATH, built along the banks for the River Derwent, is popular for its annual Illuminations where dressed boats float along the river Derwent at Weekends from August Bank holiday through to the October half term, providing a pleasant evening out for families.


Downstream is CROMFORD MILL & MUSEUM once at the heart of the Industrial Revolution

The POTTERIES of STOKE ON TRENT (30mins) include Emma Bridgwater, Wedgwood and Moorcroft and have visitor centres.

Denby Pottery is a few miles north of Derby and is also worth a visit.

BURTON UPON TRENT (40mins) famous for its breweries has the Bass Museum.

UTTOXETER - (25mins) for Horse Racing, Cinema and Bowling,

LEEK (20mins) for its Mill Heritage and Antiques.

The Farmhouse is ideally situated for those who love to explore the outdoors, with some of the Peak Districts finest walks straight from the door, including a popular footpath linking the Manifold Valley and Dovedale with its famous Stepping Stones and Thorpe Cloud.

For the cycling enthusiast the Manifold Valley, Tissington Trail, High Peak Trail and Monsal Trail offer safe off road cycling for families, with cycle hire available on these trails.

The local villages offer traditional pubs and dining:

The Okeover Arms at Mappleton accepts walkers, children and dogs,

The Old Dog at Thorpe accepts walkers and dogs also.

The Isaac Walton Hotel is a favourite of ours offering a la carte and bar menu with a large garden.

The Rose & Crown at Middle Mayfield west of Ashbourne is a firm favourite personally managed by owner-chef Danny & family.

The picturesque local village of Ilam is 2 miles away, with its houses and school designed in a Swiss style, it is also the gateway to DOVEDALE a popular limestone gorge.

Ilam Hall is now a Youth Hostel within the grounds of National Trusts Ilam Country Park.

After discovering the thrills of the Peak District guests can return to the farmhouse and relax in front of the open fires, or enjoy the summer evenings out in the garden listening to the birds evensong.

The entrance hall has a wooden floor with carpeted stairs leading to 4 carpeted bedrooms:

1 double with wc & wash basin,

1 double + 2 singles

1 double + 1 single

1 room with 4 singles, 2 of which can be joined to make a large double.

A family bathroom and a shower room off a large carpeted landing.

Downstairs is a large family room equipped with tv, board games, table tennis & a junior snooker table.

A second large siting room with tv and Bluetooth cd/radio,

Fully equipped kitchen/diner

Pantry with large fridge and chest freezer

Laundry room with shower & wc off.

At the rear is an enclosed yard with coal/log store & views to the northern hills and small farm yard.

At the front of the Farmhouse is off road parking for up to 6 cars (max), south facing patio, benches & bbq with a large level lawn accessed by 3 steps ideal for family games. The garden has a birdbath and mature bushes attracting many species of birds.

All linens, power, heating, fuel, cots and highchairs are provided.

*Well behaved pets are welcome at an extra charge of £10 each.

Pets and children must be supervised at all times.

*Short breaks available.

**Weekly bookings through late July/August are accepted.

More Details

Mrs Sue Richardson
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

About Mrs Sue Richardson

The Richardson Family have lived and farmed here since 1947. After raising my family I now personally manage the holiday accomodation, whilst husband Philip and sons James & Tom, run the farm.

We love to have visitors to the farmhouse as we like to share our wonderful location with others.

We are happy to give advice on walks or what to visit and do.

Mrs Sue Richardson purchased this farmhouse in 1947

Why Mrs Sue Richardson chose Ashbourne

Throwley Moor Farmhouse is the perfect getaway for friends and family wanting a warm and cosy, rural escape from life's stresses to do as much or as little as you fancy.

What makes this farmhouse unique

This is a unique location for exploring the Peak District. The Large farmhouse sleeps up to 13, and Throwley Cottage can also be booked to provide additional accommodation for 7 people. This cottage is situated just across the field from the farmhouse accommodation accessed by a lane.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Ashbourne in West Midlands

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Washbasin
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Washbasin
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Washbasin
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Views overlooking the garden.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Wasbasin and Shaving Light. Views overlooking the garden.
    Bedroom 4 - 4 Single Bed , Views overlooking the garden.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , W.C, Washbasin and Shaving light.
  • 2 Full Size Cots Available. All Bedding Provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Farmhouse is rated 4 Stars with QiT (Tourist Board). A Welcome tray of locally made Biscuits, Coffee, Sugar and Tea is provided on arrival.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Cosy, inviting, peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a girls weekend away. The cottage had lots of thoughtful little touches to make our stay even more lovely, even from a provided hairdryer and rubber duck for the bath!! We would definitely stay here again, we didn't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place for a get together near Alton Towers

  • 5 of 5

A huge thanks to Sue and family for a truly memorable family get together.

The house is perfectly situated for a trip to Alton Towers. It is clean, well maintained and well equipped with an excellent layout for families to enjoy time together.

Our holiday didn’t work out as originally planned owing to heavy snowfall which meant most rides at Alton Towers weren’t operating. In spite of this we all an absolutely great time. There’s enough around the house and farm to keep adults and children happy. Even when we were snowed in for an extra night!

Sue and family were incredibly welcoming and helpful. We’ll be back again to use our refunded Alton Towers tickets.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Ilam or Waterhouses
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Metres
Ilam or Ashbourne
Car: necessary

We are located in a beautiful RURAL area providing a peaceful and quiet break or many varied pursuits, active or not so active, which include ALTON TOWERS, Stately homes including CHATSWORTH, HADDON HALL, GAWSWORTH HALL (with its Outdoor Theatre in the summer) and NATIONAL TRUST properties of ILAM COUNTRY PARK, LYME PARK, HARDWICK HALL, SUDBURY HALL and CALKE ABBEY.

For WALKING and CYCLING, the Manifold Valley (the River Manifold runs mainly underground and access to THORS CAVE), Tissington Trail and High,Peak Trail (former railway tracks) are nearby providing miles of off- road enjoyment.

An extensive network of public FOOTPATHS provide access to our especially beautiful scenery linking up to rural villages and traditional English PUBS. The famous limestone gorge of DOVEDALE and its STEPPING STONES across the River Dove is near the villages of ILAM and THORPE.

Local market towns of ASHBOURNE and LEEK have antique shops as well as independent and high street shops and restaurants; BUXTON (with its Opera House and Spa waters is a must), MATLOCK and BAKEWELL (of Bakewell Pudding Fame!) are well worth a visit too.

For the RAIL enthusiast the Ecclesbourne Valley, Churnet Valley and Peak Railways are nearby offering trips with themes such as Afternoon Tea, Suppers and Nostalgia events.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

What is included in the price:

Central Heating, Power, Water, Logs & Coal for open fires.

All bedding, bath, hand and tea towels, initial supply of hand/shower soap, loo rolls and cleaning detergents.

Arrival time is after 2pm on day of arrival.
Departure is before 10am on day of departure.

It is expected the Farmhouse is left in a clean and tidy condition as you found it.
Damages must be declared and paid for.

Family pets welcome - additional charge of £10 per pet, per stay.

Open all year round, short breaks where available, please contact for availability and prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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