Jordanthorpe Farm is an historic farmhouse on the edge of Sheffield, close to the Peak District, ideal for quiet and cosy Hen/Stag weekends.
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.
In Conservatory and at tables in the garden.
Reliably house trained
Note some wood and stone floors
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Warm and characterful farmhouse
Booking the property was easy and communications good. The kitchen Aga ensured we were warm during poor weather and there was loads of kitchen equipment, cutlery and pots. The huge dining room table was perfect for our large family as were the 3+ bathrooms. The beds were comfy and the TV big enough for us to watch our programmes together. The handy shops and massive park were great.
Great location fora relaxed weekend with the family.
An old listed property with lots of charm and interesting features. Some stone flagged floors, beamed ceilings, very thick walls and small windows. Surprisingly quiet considering the location. The property was warm and an open fire with logs already provided was very welcome after a wet day. Everything was provided to enable our party of 14 to have a very enjoyable weekend.
Great location for Sheffield and the peak District
We stayed here for a family celebration and found this suited our various needs very well. The flexible bedroom arrangements worked well for our family configuration. Well equipped and space for everyone to relax together. The garden is more secluded than you would imagine considering the proximity to the main road. We found it quiet inside as well. We loved Graves park and the animal area for the children and recommend the Peacock Inn at Cutthorpe for a Sunday lunch experience. The St James retail park
just along the ring road deserves a mention with an M&S Foodhall and an Aldi to meet any food need, not forgetting other shopping opportunities!! The generous extras - tea, coffee, sugar, milk, biscuits, personalised welcome card and flowers were much appreciated and not something we have found at other rental properties. Thank you for sharing your characterful historic home.
Perfect for a family get together
Homely house with a large kitchen and dining table that will seat 16. Everyone in our party enjoyed staying here. The three bathroom were a distinct advantage.
Great family base for a wedding
Plenty of space, convenient location, well-equipped but, most of all, full of character
Great affordable option with large living spaces
Great living spaces. Close to travel networks but still private. Close to Graves park run. Not deluxe but not a deluxe price so suited our group. Ground floor bedroom for Grandma. Super service from host who returned left behind items. Would return.
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.
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.