Welcome to your home from home
Diane and Vaughan offer all our guests a warm welcome to our farm which is set in 12 acres of delightful Derbyshire countryside.
Nestled in the quiet valley of the River Dove just south of the pretty market town of Ashbourne and several hundred yards from the inspirational birthplace of Handel’s ‘Water Music’ and Anna Sewell’s ‘Black Beauty’, is Oldfields Farmhouse with its barn conversions of Handel’s Muse and Gorsey Hayes.
Formerly part of Snelston vicarage, the farmhouse was built in 1828 and designed by Cottingham (the father of Gothic Revival architecture, teacher of Pugin and designer of Snelston Hall and its ‘chocolate box’ conservation village, just down the lane).
Our lovingly restored barn and mews are a mixture of contemporary and antique country furnishings offering a fabulous opportunity to relax in idyllic and secluded surroundings. High quality fittings, furnishings and decoration throughout make Oldfields an ideal destination to relax and enjoy the countryside.
To assist your stay
We hope to cater for most of our visitors needs with complimentary use of binoculars, picnic baskets, rucksacks, book shelves (with novels/maps/guides), ‘welly bank’ (different sizes), CD & DVD library, drying room, WiFi facilities and loan of our own bicycles during your stay (subject to refundable damage deposit and a nominal £5 per day, fully serviced). Please note that we do not supply adult safety helmets and recommend you bring your own.
We are fortunate to be on a bore hole and its taste is wonderful! No chemicals or chlorine as we are on the Buxton aquifer. Save your plastic bottles through the week, if you’d like to take some Derbyshire mineral water home with you.