Self-catering accommodation & camping in the Peak District

Gateham Grange nestles at the foot of Wetton Hill surrounded by miles of scenic countryside with dale walks from the door. Our Farm is superbly located on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border, there’s so much to explore and discover and its all on your doorstep.

If you are looking for a peaceful rural retreat and a chance to be part of a real working farm Gateham Grange is the place to be.  The Flower Family look forward to meeting you and we are pleased to be able to offer Something for Everyone

Our accommodation suits Couples, Families and Larger Groups:-

The Coach House Holiday Cottage sleeps 2 to 6 persons

Alstonefield Camping Barn sleeps up to 12 persons and

Gateham Grange Group Camping (Great for D of E Groups and Family Gatherings) is a basic pop-up camp site for up to 40 campers.

 

 

Take a look at the photos and descriptions below, choose your accommodation, book in and start making memories...

Alstonefield Camping Barn

Up to 12 persons can camp all year round in our traditional barn, with cosy wood burning stove.

The barn stands in a meadow at the foot of Narrowdale hill and enjoys truly spectacular views and dale walks in all directions. It is part of our 200 acre sheep and beef farm.  Although situated well off the beaten track you can drive right up to the barn via an upgraded old bridle path where there is car parking space for 4/5 cars.  Our barn is a most excellent base for walkers, cyclists, scouts, Duke of Edinburgh and school groups etc; teambuilding, as well as smaller groups of friends and families.

A Unique Basic Budget Holiday with no electric and no distractions costing £132 per night (when divided between 12 campers that’s only £11 per person per night)  

Coach House

Sleeping 2 - 6 persons in 2 bedrooms, this barn conversion is full of character and stands next to the quaint old stone dovecote with views of Wetton Hill.  It has a private garden with lovely views down the valley.

Deceptively spacious it is suited to both couples and families and has been sympathetically converted retaining old beams and exposed stonework.

Having a toilet on both levels this cottage is great for families and people with limited mobility

From £425 to £720 per week, short breaks also welcome – please enquire

Gateham Grange Group Camping

A sole use, pop up camping field ideal for large groups (D of E, Scouts, team building etc) or smaller groups wishing to seek privacy.

The camping field takes a back to basic approach with portable toilets and a plumbed stainless-steel sink providing fresh drinking water. It is easily accessed from the road and is south facing with spectacular views of the rolling hills towards Wetton.  Looking over the limestone walls you will be greeted by our inquisitive cows and sheep. Having booked our sole use field these will be your only neighbours.

The field is a great budget option priced at £4.50 per person per night with a minimum booking of £90 per night.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch to discuss your requirements.

 

Each of our accommodation enjoys its own privacy with the Coach House being located at the farmstead, the camping barn is at the foot of Narrowdale Hill (just over a mile from the farmstead) and the pop up camping is over the road around half a mile away from the farmstead in a meadow directly off the Alstonefield Road.

Gateham Grange lies between three villages, Alstonefield, Wetton and Hulme End.  These villages all have excellent pubs serving food and are within walking distance (around one to one and a half miles).  We are close to the popular Stepping Stones at Dovedale, the Manifold Valley Cycle Trail, busy Hartington (famous for its stilton cheese), historic Chatsworth and The Alton Towers Resort.  We have everything you could possibly want for a Memorable holiday and its all so easily accessible from Gateham Grange.  Start planning to make memories now ...

MEMORY MAKER

There are several caves in the Manifold Valley and the best known is Thor's Cave which is 76 meters up from the Manifold cycle/walking track.  A visit here is an absolute must. Its a steep walk but the magnificent view makes it worthwhile, then head for refreshments at Wetton Mill Tearooms by the river, it's really idyllic. Great for families and for children to paddle.

pipnicolson
pipnicolson
21. May, 2019.
Wonderful Family Holiday Teresa and her family were so welcoming. This cottage had ideal amenities and was in a brilliant location for a family of 4 that included 2 children (age 4 and 7). There was lambing, sheep maternity and neonatal care to get involved with every day. There were walks straight out of the cottage door. There were nearby amenities with a play park in Alstonefield and swimming pool in Ashbourne. Very easy to feel like we'd left work behind us for a week with there being no WiFi and unreliable phone signal which was brilliant! We will definitely come back.
Stone70
Stone70
19. May, 2019.
Fabulous stay! We went as a family of 6 with dogs. Absolutely loved everything about this place - the setting and views, great farmhouse with everything you need but I think the thing that makes it so special is the genuine friendly welcome the family give you. We had 2 boys with us aged 12 and 9 and they were shown the farm and were able to feed the lambs one morning and even witness the birth of 2 lambs. Theresa and her husband and their son Sam were so lovely to them answering their many questions! Milldale was a few minutes drive away and we were able to have an early start on the walks to Hartington and Dovedale for the day. Having the garden and outside seating areas was wonderful too. Thank you again for a wonderful stay.
Wanderer508480
Wanderer508480
7. May, 2019.
A perfect location for all the family. Just back from a long bank holiday weekend with my family. Staying at the Coach House Alstonefield. A perfect location staying on a working farm. Walks right on your doorsteps facing Wetton Hill and many more. My two grandsons thought it was amazing being shown around the farm feeding the lambs, having a tractor ride & collecting fresh eggs for their breakfast. So much so they want to know when we will be going again.The coach house was great for families warm & comfortable and a very e relaxing time was had by all. Can't wait for our next visit hopefully stop a little longer.
sue h
sue h
10. April, 2019.
lambing live!! We thoroughly enjoyed our second stay at the Coach House.We went at this time of year so we were able to see the lambing & help out where we could.The family are very friendly & welcoming.The cottage is comfortable with everything you could want - especially the lovely eggs courtesy of their hens - thanks girls!! Nearby is Ashbourne which is worth a visit,including 'The George & Dragon'pub in the square.We plan to return again & get away from it all.
theoleworthy
theoleworthy
10. June, 2018.
A great family get-away spot in the heart of the Peak District The Peak District is beautiful, and this delightful little cottage, situated on a working farm, is the perfect place to appreciate it.The cottage is lovely, and Teresa and her family are friendly and accommodating - they made us feel welcome from the get-go, and went out of their way to do so.My daughter loves animals, so the farm was a big attraction. There was no shortage of opportunities to make the most of it: Sam (Teresa's son) let us ride in the trailer when he went to feed the cows and the lambs. In the morning, Maya (my daughter) joined in with bottle feeding the little ones.The location is ideal, offering breathtaking views of the peaks and plenty of country roads to walk down, where vehicles are a pleasant rarity. Villages with country pubs and artisanal grocery shops are just a few miles away - we went for a very fulfilling walk and stopped for a (brilliant) pub lunch at The George.All in all, I would recommend The Coach House to anyone looking for a quiet getaway in the British countryside, and will be returning next summer!
catharine44
catharine44
6. May, 2018.
'Lambing Live in Alstonefield' Had a wonderful week in March staying at the Coach House despite getting snowed in!!!The cottage was comfortable & we felt quite at home there.We were made to feel welcome by the owners,Teresa,Robert & son,Sam especially on the farm.We helped with many jobs - bedding with fresh straw,feeding corn & hay,refilling water buckets,assiting with moving new mums & lambs to individual pens & delivering 2 lambs.It was a wonderful experience which we're hoping to repeat next year.
Alison D
Alison D
31. December, 2017.
Perfect country retreat This is the perfect location for walking in the countryside. Within easy access to all the local attractions and beautiful views over the valley. It has the added bonus of being dog friendly. Sam is amazing and showed us around the farm and answered all our questions without irritation. He even towed us out the snow with his tractor!!Theresa is very attentive to your needs and is considerate as to your safety and comfort. I'm sure we will be back in the future, maybe in the summer next time though lol.
KettsCorner
KettsCorner
30. March, 2017.
Stunning location, bouncy lambs! Gateham Grange is set in the most beautiful green and limestone location - with Wetton Hill and amazing walks a stone's throw away. We went to this working farm specifically during the lambing season, and Theresa, Robert and Sam couldn't have been more patient and informative. We saw lambs being born and helped feed them. Our accommodation was great - especially liked sitting in the back terrace for breakfast listening the the rooks cawing, chickens clucking and lambs baaing. A perfect tonic and highly recommended.
JamesDCollins
JamesDCollins
3. January, 2017.
Excellent Cosy Cottages, Friendly Owners Location is unbeatable - gorgeous scenery and numerous walks from the front doors. The land backs on to the imposing Wetton Hill which dominates much of the view from the outside. Both Gateham Cottage and the Coach House are lovely places to stay, cosy and comfortable. It is perfect for people looking for a delightful rural escape. The wifi is limited in most places other than the cottage's front room/ bedroom, and phone reception is sporadic and pretty much non-existent at the Coach House. But this just adds to the sense of escape and seclusion. There is land backing onto the properties which is great for a ramble and view over the valley, and our children loved exploring and clambering, even in the gale force winds that buffeted us over Christmas!Alstonefield and Wetton are short walks (c. 1 mile) away, with great pubs at both (the George at Alstonefield is more 'gastro' with prices to match; the Royal Oak at Wetton is more down to earth and affordable. Both are great places for a cosy drink though). Further away is Hartington which is a delightful village with a wonderful store and a couple of great pubs.Teresa the owner was extremely helpful and friendly and really made us feel welcome and her son Sam was excellent: he introduced us to the bulls and calves, talked us through the farm and took our 7 year old (also Sam) on tour of the farm and to help out with getting the sheep in, feeding the animals and various other things. Really lovely people who made a Christmas break even more magical. Highly recommended, and we would love to return some time.
Adam
Adam
27. March, 2023.
This has been the most amazing anniversary Robert, Theresa and Sam thank you so much, the cottage was perfect and so very clean with everything you could need. However, the hospitality was excellent, so warm caring and friendly where nothing was too much trouble. Doing little things around the farm meeting the cows, little lambs and sheep was fantastic. We can’t wait to come back next year. Thankyou. Michelle and Adam (Smalley)
Annie Noor
Annie Noor
20. March, 2023.
Lovely farm for a weekend away, everything was very clean and Teresa & her family were so accommodating, they also invited us to meet the animals on the farm
Amanda
Amanda
13. March, 2023.
We had a fantastic stay. Lots of walks right on the doorstep, and Teresa was absolutely lovely. We travelled up in the snow and one of my friends car got stuck. Teresa's husband went out in his Tractor and got towed it out for us, which was above and beyond!!!! The kitchen was very well equipped, there are extra heaters provided if needed and we found the beds very comfortable. Everything was very clean. You do have to pay for electricity using a meter but the rate is not set to make a profit.
Rob
Rob
27. November, 2022.
A wonderful place and friendly, helpful hosts. Highly recommend!
Abraham
Abraham
20. November, 2022.
This place blew us away! We had such a great time that we will definitely return! The location astounded us, and Teresa was extremely helpful in providing all of the details about the location; the house was all set up and ready for us even before we arrived. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, and we had a lot of help from the family getting to know the place; Sam took us around the farm and showed us around. Highly recommend this to anyone visiting Peak District.
Laiba
Laiba
3. September, 2022.
Great place to stay in a lovely location. House was very clean & identical to the pictures & Teresa was a great host. Would recommend
Kenny
Kenny
29. July, 2022.
fantastic place, everything about our trip was excellent, the whole family loved the location and what we had on the door step and the accomodation was spot on for all our need ♥️
Oliver
Oliver
19. June, 2022.
Great location and value property !
Hannah
Hannah
16. June, 2022.
We had a wonderful family holiday at this lovely cottage.Our two toddlers loved seeing the sheep, cows and busy tractors working. It’s a very rural location so just ensure you have all the supplies you need, as finding a local shop open in the evening was a challenge.A fantastic location for Alton Towers, a picturesque 20-25 minute drive. Teresa and her family were very friendly and accommodating.
Graham
Graham
16. May, 2022.
Wonderful warm welcome to a fabulously run family farm. Cottage and location were exactly what we were looking for. Seeing the farm at work was a real privilege. Special thanks to Sam for the tour and his patience from an inquisitive couple of townies.