Manor Farm Covid Aware Policy

To ensure yours and our personal safety, the new Covid 19 protocols are shown below to make your visit enjoyable, comfortable and safe.

  • There is hand sanitizer as you enter Manor Farm and we ask that you always use it every time you come in and go out of the front door.
  • We have taken the information booklets out of the rooms and will send these to you in a PDF format so you can peruse them prior to your arrival.
  • The government is insisting that we have all guests names, addresses, email and telephone numbers, which we will collect before arrival and destroy after the mandatory 21 days.
  • We are unable to allow takeaways to be brought back to the house.
  • We have temporarily closed our small library of maps, books and guides.
  • We have removed the comfy chairs and sofa from the breakfast room.
  • All rooms have en-suites and the spare family bathroom will not be available for use by guests.
  • All bed linen and towels are washed on a high temperature wash cycle.
  • Our customer fridge unfortunately will not be available for general use.
  • Our normal selection of confectionary and cold drinks will not be in the guest fridge but will still be available on request.
  • Any cereals or juices will no longer be left out for you to serve yourselves at breakfast, but we will be more than happy to bring these to your table.
  • The breakfast room has been laid out to adhere to social distancing guidance.
  • All rooms and general areas are fully cleaned and sanitized before guests arrive.

We are hoping that this will be a temporary measure and we can all get back to normal service soon.

Ever changing scenery in the Peak District

What an amazing month we have had with ever changing scenery in the Peak District. We went from cloudy and drizzling rain to beautiful snow covered white fields, roads and hills overnight, with the added feature of wind, which caused some amazing snow drifts.
The weather made mountain biking very interesting, beautiful scenery but slippery trails with some carrying of the bikes through and over the very deep snow drifts. Then the snow all melted and the local mountain bikers, road riders started cheering as we could all see the first signs of spring. The snowdrops held their heads up high and the daffodils started their journey upwards only to be halted again by fierce winds and heavy snow over night. A few days later we had beautiful clear blue skies, warmer temperatures and the only snow left was against the walls around the edges of the fields and heaped up on the edges of the road. Hopefully spring had finally sprung.

We are receiving information about some future local events, The Grindleford Goat a charity sportive to raise funds for the Local community shop on the 23rd September. Eroica, which is on June 17th and is open to all ages and abilities as long as you have an old bike, if not they are even available to hire for the day. More details available at http://www.eroicabritannia.co.uk and http://www.grindlefordgoat.co.uk

Soon we should be able to get hold of the Well dressing Calendar, which we will post on our website. These spectacular floral pictures take place all over the Peak District and a lot of them are in villages local to us.

Bookings at Manor Farm Bed and Breakfast are picking up with Easter upon us, the weather warming up and longer daylight hours on the way. So if your thinking about a break in the beautiful Peak District, now is the time to book with us, while there is still some availability.

Should we go for a mountain bike ride or walk?

Hassop Station and Bakewell loop

Another beautiful sunny but cold day here in the Peak District National Park.
The big decision, to go Mountain biking, walking or for a gentle family bicycle ride.

We decided on a walk starting from Hassop Station Cafe, where we had a lovely beef brisket ciabatta roll for lunch, which set us up nicely for the walk to come. Then it was off east, along the Monsal Trail to the picturesque town of Bakewell, where of course we had to have a Bakewell pudding for our pudding. After a lovely amble through the unique selection of shops we walked alongside the River Wye to Ashford in the Water and then cross country, passing Ashford Hall, Thornbridge Hall and Churchdale Hall, how the other half live!

A total of about six and a half miles and three and a half hours of fresh air.