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Characterful and friendly farmhouse, just ideal for groups of family or friends

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Jordanthorpe Farm is an historic farmhouse on the edge of Sheffield, close to the Peak District, ideal for quiet and cosy Hen/Stag weekends.

Jordanthorpe Farm dates back to at least 1660 and has enormous quirky character and charm, with heavily beamed ceilings and a stone flagged floor in the Dining Room. It is a Grade II listed building, with a 3 star grading, and is part of the area known locally as 'Chantreyland'. Sir Francis Chantrey, a famous painter and sculptor was born at the farmhouse in 1781. He was commissioned to create sculptures by four reigning monarchs, the last being Queen Victoria. This is a very friendly house which welcomes all guests, including children and pets. It is situated on the edge of Sheffield, a stone's throw from the Derbyshire border, and is very close to the Peak District. There are 5 bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 14 guests. One of the bedrooms is on the ground floor, making it very suitable for children or the elderly. The accommodation also features 3 bathrooms, a ground floor cloakroom, a large dining room with antique polished pine table to seat up to 14, a spacious lounge, farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room, study, and a conservatory. There is a lawned garden with tables and chairs, and ample courtyard parking for 5 or 6 cars. Free BT Infinity WiFi Internet access is provided, and the Sitting Room TV has BT vision and BT Sport. Additionally there are 2 bedroom TVs available.

Judie Kingdom
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2018

About Judie Kingdom

We are Judie and Patrick. I am originally from Surrey and Patrick from Yorkshire. Much of my childhood and early life was lived in Wales, and Patrick comes from an Irish family, but was born and has lived all his life in Yorkshire. His father was a doctor who came to work in Sheffield as a GP in the 1950s. I have also lived in Devon. Patrick and I have been together since 1982 and have one grown up son. I also have two older children who live in Essex and Germany, and who have provided me with three lovely grandchildren. I am a retired librarian, having worked in both public libraries and in the Arts, Film and Media section of Sheffield Hallam University Learning Centre. These days we are rather nomadic! We both enjoy travel, reading, Scrabble, crosswords, cooking and wine!

Judie Kingdom purchased this farmhouse in 1986

Why Judie Kingdom chose Sheffield

We totally fell in love with this beautiful, spacious Grade II listed old farmhouse which dates back to around 1660. The house has oodles of character and history, having been the birthplace in 1781 of the famous painter and sculptor, Sir Francis Chantrey. The position is excellent being on the fringe of the city of Sheffield, and yet also close to the countryside of the Derbyshire Peak District. Jordanthorpe Farm is a friendly welcoming farmhouse that lends itself very well as a venue for a group of friends or relations wanting to hold an informal get together in a central location, which is easy to reach for guests arriving from the north and south, east or west of the country.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The farmhouse enjoys close proximity to a wonderful park which is a rare breeds centre, and which also has a small animal enclosure ideal for children to see goats, rabbits, piglets, chickens, guinea pigs, deer, etc. There is also a Leisure Centre within easy walking distance with a swimming pool and tennis courts for hire.

Jordanthorpe Farm is a central building in a particular area which is known locally as 'Chantreyland' and offers modern conveniences and comfort within an historic environment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'The garden was a perfect informal setting for our summer barbecue party. We put up bunting in the trees and decorated the tables'

'My hen night was everything that I had hoped. All the girls loved the being in farmhouse, and they loved Lemmy too, who was spoilt all weekend'

'Jordanthorpe Farm was just the job for Mum's 70th birthday - all the family fitted into the place, and we had a smashing celebration dinner. It was far nicer than staying in a hotel'
Jun 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Sheffield in North East Derbyshire District

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Wash Basin
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Wash Basin
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Wash Basin
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , Hand Basin
  • En-suite bathroom (1) to bedroom 1, with marbled roll-top bath, heritage wash basin, wc. Bathroom (2) with 5ft corner bath with shower over, bidet, wash basin, wc. Bathroom (3) with bath, electric shower, bidet, wc.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10/14 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and 2 single beds. Bedroom 2 with double bed and 1 single bed. Bedroom 3 with 1 double bed. Bedroom 4 with 1 double bed. Bedroom 5 (ground floor) with 1 double bed and 1 single bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The cot and high chair are shared with our other properties so please request them if required. Outside: There is a courtyard for parking 5/6 cars and a private track leading to the farmhouse. Gardens surround the farmhouse with lawns and flower beds. A conservatory leads into the garden. There are plenty of outdoor tables and chairs provided plus a large charcoal barbecue. Utility Room: Large sink, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen : Farmhouse is thoroughly cleaned ready for arrival of new guests. Towels and bed linen are supplied, and changed after 7 nights, for guests staying longer than 1 week. Washing and ample drying facilities are available to guests. Other: Spacious heavily beamed characterful dining room with original stone flagged floor, and polished pine table to seat up to 14. Side/serving tables. Door to garden.


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Characterful and friendly farmhouse, just ideal for groups of family or friends
average rating of 4.8 based on 21 reviews

Perfect venue for a wonderful family gathering.

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Jordanthorpe was the setting for our family gathering to celebrate our daughter's wedding in Sheffield. We had 14 to sleep and everyone was comfortable. The dining room is amazing. Our candlelit wedding eve supper was a highlight of the weekend.

Judie and Patrick were really helpful in advance and gave excellent instructions about the use of everything in the house. It is a really characterful place and we will all remember our stay here fondly.

Many thanks

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely place full of character

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Jordanthorpe Cottage for a hen do. On arrival I was not sure about it as it is in quite a random location - just off a bypass next to a School! When I got inside I was blown away with how lovely it was and full of character. The property is old and they have maintained that theme throughout the property so it really does keep its character. The facilities are excellent and there is everything you would need for a weekend/weeks stay.

They priovide useful items such as cleaning products, bin liners etc so you do not need to take these.

The property is ideal for large groups as the lounge area is the perfect size to sit around and chat and the kitchen and dining room have large tables where everyone can fit around. The rooms are all a great size - there was only 1 of the double rooms that was very small but still fine for a short stay.

The location is not very scenic but if you are wanting somewhere close to Sheffield then this is the perfect location. It cost us approx £10 in a taxi into Sheffield City Centre.

I cannot reccommed this place enough. All my party loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal for my other halves 30th Birthday weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our group of 14, staying for my boyfriends 30th Birthday. It has everything you need; cosy kitchen, large dining room, plenty of space. The house in general has loads of character with lots to discover. The kitchen is also incredibly well stocked.

I would recommend the accommodation, and will definitely book again if I need another similar venue.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another great stay at Jordanthorpe Farm

  • 5 of 5

Second visit to this large, old farmhouse. Great character - loved the kitchen range and large dining room. Very convenient location for Sheffield and Chesterfield. Excellent value for money.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything you need for group visits to the Peaks and the city

  • 5 of 5

12 of us stayed here as a base for a stag weekend with activities planned in both the city and the peak district. It had everything we needed - a really large dining room and fully equipped kitchen perfect for our Friday evening dinner and plenty of beds all with linens and towels provided. It was so much better staying here than booking rooms at a hotel as we all had a much better chance to mingle and relax. It's a 350 year old building so we had a great time discovering all the rooms and how they all connected. Further, despite the age, the house was warm, clean and in good condition. A really unique piece of accommodation for those looking outside of generic stag weekends planned by an agency! The location is perfect if you want to split your time between the lively city for the nightlife and the stunning Peak District for something more chilled! Taxi rides were all of reasonable prices due to the short distances involved and most seemed to know where the farmhouse was. For a mid-sized stag party, I cannot fault the property and would highly recommend it if you are looking for something different and to vary your weekend activities. The owners are extremely nice and very happy to help with any queries you have. They provide a large manual all about the house (running instructions etc.) as well as info about what to do in the area. The only issue I have (had), is that the property is not easier to find on the internet, but perhaps it is better the place is kept a secret!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great, characterful house, perfect for our hen do

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our hen do. It's away from other residents so we didn't need to worry about noise but close enough to walk to the church for bell ringing, the park run and a pub. It's just a short drive to the peaks where we had a wonderful walk from Hathersage along Stanage Edge and a meal at the Scotsman's Pack. There's an aga and a rangemaster which made cooking breakfast for everyone easy. Simply perfect for us.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
The Norton Sizzler Pub
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Sheffield or Chesterfield
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Ferdinandos Italian
Car: recommended


Nearest bus stop a 10 minute walk with regular services into Sheffield centre.


The centre of Sheffield with the usual city amenities, cinemas, galleries, museums, shopping, etc, is only a 20 minute drive away, as is the large Meadowhall Shopping Mall. The attractive market town of Bakewell is also only a 20 minute drive. The Derbyshire border is literally a stone's throw from the property. Many charming Peak District villages are less than a 30 minute drive away, such as Eyam, Hathersage, Castleton, Ashford-in-the-Water and Youlgreave.

Further Details:

A lovely park is within easy walking distance of the farmhouse. This includes lots of rare breeds, and also features a small animal section which is delightful for young children, with piglets, chickens, rabbits, goats, deer, etc. The Rose Garden Cafe provides refreshments. There is also a Leisure Centre within easy walking distance, with a swimming pool and tennis courts for hire. A group of local shops lie just 2 minutes away by car, with a large supermarket a little further on, which also has a cafe and garage.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The minimum booking is for 3 nights. Bookings are agreed online or by phone, and payment is made by sending a cheque in the post, or by making a bank transfer, or alternatively by using PayPal (a small charge is incurred using PayPal). 25% is requested to confirm a booking, with the remaining 75% due 2 months before the holiday start date.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible according to the requirements of our guests.

Notes on prices:
3 night prices are currently from £699 - £799 depending upon the season. 2 nights lets at £100 less than the 3 night price will be considered at short notice (within 4 weeks) if the farmhouse remains available. Regretfully 1 night lets are not possible.

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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