There is access to our orchard where there are two brick built BBQs, patio, grass lawn, swings and additional furniture. Boules, rounder’s bats, footballs and other play items are available on request.
Visitors are welcome to ramble across our fields, although there are lots of great walks in the immediate vicinity either down by the river, along quiet lanes or a stroll around Snelston conservation village.
For those wishing to go further afield, there is an extensive selection of guide books for your perusal. If you have forgotten the wellies, we have a modest ‘welly bank’ which you are free to use. Cycles are also available (nominal £5 per day, fully serviced) and can be secured with a refundable damage deposit. Please note that we do not supply adult safety helmets and recommend you bring your own.
The less energetic of our guests may simply wish for a pleasant picnic at Monsal Head, or a romantic glass of bubbly by the bridge at Chatsworth House; in which case, Oldfields can provide a picnic set for such a venture. Please let us know.
Within our grounds we are fortunate to have many different species of animal or bird and the binoculars we provide in both the properties are for sighting some of this wonderful wildlife.
Barn owls can often be seen in the mornings or evenings in our top field, and nuthatches and nuthatches and woodpeckers are often seen in the orchard. Our bat boxes and various bird boxes have been very effective at attracting wildlife and we often see a family of hares in our front field early in the morning. Buzzard’s often raise their young near by and can be seen regularly over the farm.