garden room B&B

Packhorse Farm
Tansley, Matlock

Byron & Susan Haynes,
Packhorse Farm, Tansley,
Matlock, Derbyshire. DE4 5LF.

Tel/Fax: (+44)(0)1629 580950

If you are looking for a cost effective holiday for 2017, look no further than the Peak District and a camping pitch at Packhorse Farm.

Cuckoostone walk is a 3.5 mile walk from the farm and is a proper way marked route. A council produced leaflet gives full details including historic information about Matlock Moor and the Lumsdale Valley. It comes complete with map and provides a good half days free entertainment. Leaflet available FREE OF CHARGE from the reception.

For a car parking fee of £4.00 per day you can park right outside Chatsworth House and use their facilities such as toilets and baby changing, self service restaurant and their take away shop. Very useful for an impromptu picnic serving delicious homemade pasties and scones for a wonderful cream tea.

There are acres to explore in Chatsworth Country Park without paying any entrance fees. Distance from the farm 4 miles.

The High Peak Cycling trail near Middleton-by-Wirksworth provides traffic free cycling and walking (cycle hire available). Again facilities such as toilets and picnic tables provided free of charge for visitors The High Peak Trail is connected to the Tissington Trail for a further 30 miles of beautiful limestone scenery. Distance from the farm 5 miles.

Hall Leys Park situated in Matlock Town centre has recently had 2 million pounds of Lottery money spent on it providing a carefree day for families wanting low cost entertainment. The beautiful shallow paddling pool complete with fountains is a no cost attraction together with a skateboarding area. For a nominal cost there is also pitch and putt, motor boats on a small lake and tennis courts. There is plenty of seating in a beautiful formal garden and plenty of space for football and cricket. Distance from the farm 2.5 miles.

Matlock Bath only 3 miles away provides a lovely walk along the River Derwent, circular route includes crossing the two bridges and a small park and formal garden area. Beautiful ponds holding very large cold water fish and band stand area are all part of the Derwent Gardens. All free of charge, toilets and tourist information also available close by.

Above Matlock Bath, and linked to it by a cable car system, is the Heights of Abraham.  These are a pleasure gardens and include walks on the hilltop, a restaurant and the spectacular Rutland Mine - an ancient lead mine.

Carsington Water Reservoir, situated between Middleton-by-Wirksworth and Ashboume town centre also offers a very good day out for the price of a car parking ticket. There is a circular walk around the reservoir which is home to a host of wild birds some rare species and many others more familiar. Cycle hire is available as is windsurfing, canoeing and many other water sports. There is also a free adventure playground for children together with picnic tables and toilet facilities. An information centre is on site plus restaurant and takeaway for snacks and drinks. Distance from the farm 7 miles approx.

Caudwell's Mill is a unique grade two listed historic roller flour mill. Powered by water from the River Wye it is free to park. There is an admission cost if you wish to see the mill working and a lovely riverside restaurant on site. Distance from the farm 4.5miles approx.

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chatsworth house
Chatsworth House
on the tissinton trail
On the Tissington Trail
matlock bath
Matlock Bath
carsington water
Carsington Water


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Byron & Susan Haynes,
Packhorse Farm, Tansley,
Matlock, Derbyshire. DE4 5LF.
Tel/Fax: (+44)(0)1629 580950