We found this amazing accommodation on airbnb (click to claim $20 travel credit on us!) and spent 2 nights surrounded by nothing but the green fields and fresh air. One of the best things when going away, apart from the beautiful sites and scenery, is the accommodation. We always prefer staying in small and cosy B&B’s or even better, staying with local people.
Peak District is an amazing place, famous by its breathtaking panoramic views, green valleys, rocky fields, beautiful rolling hills, little historic villages and so much more. It’s a place where I definitely want to return with hiking boots and see more of it.
Anroach Farm in Derbyshire
When planning our trip to Derbyshire, we wanted to stay away from all the hustle and bustle. Anroach Farm was our first ever accommodation we booked through Airbnb, and what a perfect choice it was!
When we arrived to the farm, we loved it instantly. Located in a tranquil valley between Leek and Buxton, it was a great base for us to explore the Peak District.
Once we settled in we met our host Sally, who was very welcoming and accommodating. Sally said ‘when it’s windy here, it’s really windy.’ Luckily the house is cleverly built on the sheltered side of a peak, the top of which provides 360 degree views across stunning surroundings.
Trotting in the North is much colder than in London, but on our arrival, our part of the cottage was pleasantly warm. I loved the wooden features and the original thick stone walls promised to keep us nice and warm during our visit.
Our room was very clean and cosy with a kitchenette and a brand new, spotless clean bathroom. The bed was very comfortable and we had everything we needed for our stay.
Catching the sunrise at Anroach Farm
Catching a sunrise is always on my itinerary wherever I go and so I planned to catch one at the beautiful Anroach Farm. After seeing how amazing the place is I chose my spot – the top of the hill behind the house.
As planned, I got up early in the morning, made a cup of coffee, wrapped up warm and made my way up in the faint dawn light. The farm was so still and quiet and I was filled with excitement to see the sun rising above the Peak District. It was one of those perfect mornings and I wholeheartedly recommend trying to catch the sun rising if you are visiting Anroach Farm.
The sun took its time to show up. The moment it started rising I could hear the birds and animals waking up and something scurrying through the grass… nature was waking up. I saw the bright yellow disk peeking out in the distance while warming my hands with my cup of coffee.
One of the best cups of coffee so far! As soon as the sun was up, it got much warmer and I enjoyed a stroll around the land for a little bit longer.
The horses came over and we wished good morning to each other while standing in the dewy grass. But this was not the end to my already awesome morning.
Breakfast basket at Anraoch Farm
For an additional £12, our breakfast was packed in a beautiful basket. By time we showered and got ready for the day, it was warm enough to enjoy the goodies overlooking the green fields.
The breakfast was continental and included the usual fresh pastries, bread, fruit, butter, jam and some cereal as well as a couple of little bottles of juice. We made tea and coffee in our room and enjoyed our breakfast with the view.
Exploring the grounds of the Anroach Farm and beyond
After the breakfast with the view, we trotted off to have some exercise while exploring the beautiful grounds of the farm. It was a gorgeous day and our walk across the fields was so inspiring. I seriously fell in love with Peak District and would absolutely love to come back here again.
Bewitching sunset at Anroach Farm
After an excitement packed day exploring the picture-perfect Peak District we returned to our cosy accommodation just before the sunset. I am big on pink sky and needless to say that Charlie and I found ourselves on the top of the peak behind the house again to catch a soulful sunset. The view was bewitching.
Was it worth staying at the Anroach Farm?
We appreciated our stay immensely. It’s such a treat to stay somewhere as lovely as this and it’s so great that people are willing to share their beautiful home with strangers.
As much as we would have liked to stay longer, we also wanted to explore the district a little bit more. One last cup of coffee was a must while admiring the view on the crisp and hazy morning. It was a great base from which to have more adventures in the Peak District.