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Choose from a range of beautiful cottages in a quiet, relaxed location amidst the Peak District's stunning scenery - at Wheeldon Trees every comfort is provided & the friendly hosts, Martin & Deborah will ensure your stay is everything you hope for.

Quote greentraveller when you book and you will receive enjoy a box of delicious chocolates hand made in the Peak District!

Rooms: 9 cottages, 17 bedrooms, 10 bathroom, sleeps up to 30

From £132

Meals: Home made Breakfast Baskets and freezer meals; great pub 2 miles
Open: Year round
Address: Earl Sterndale, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 0AA
Tel: +44 (0)1298 83219
reviewed by greentraveller

How does Wheeldon Trees Farm minimise its impact on the environment and contribute to a sense of place?

To minimise draw on energy, a ground source heat pump has been installed under-floor heating in the cottages controlled with thermostatic valves, all external cottage doors and frames have been replaced with specially designed draught proof closings to reduce heat loss, and the loft and solid stone walls have been heavily insulated. Low energy lighting and ‘A’ rated appliances throughout also help reduce energy consumption. Laundry is hung to dry. Electricity is sourced from renewable sources, and monitoring usage helps the owners identify ways to further reduce consumption.

To minimise the amount of waste sent to landfill, products with minimal packaging are purchased as much as possible and recyclable materials are separated. Food waste is fed to the on-site green cone food waste digesters or put in the cardboard recycling bin to compost. Items that are no longer needed are advertised on the local ‘Freecycle’ website. To minimise water consumption, all toilets are dual-flush, shower heads and bathroom/kitchen taps have water saving devices. Rainwater is collected in butts and used in the garden.

Locally sourced produce is used as much as possible; including milk from a nearby dairy, local artisan cakes, and the Derbyshire Breakfast Basket includes homemade jam and eggs from the owners’ chickens. To encourage guests to arrive by low carbon transport alternatives, discounts are offered to guests who choose to arrive by public transport or by bike and the owners are happy to collect guests in their hybrid car from nearby train and bus stations. Guests are refunded for the costs of local bus journeys during their stay and on-site cycle hire in available, as well as secure bike storage. These proactive transport measures help guests have as little impact as possible on the protected landscapes of the Peak District National Park.

Review by Florence Fortnam

"Behind every great place to stay are owners who work tirelessly to make it all happen. Martin and Deborah swapped the London rat race for this patch of Derbyshire six years ago and have created much more than simply a place to rest your head at night. Quietly green and incredibly relaxed, it’s a perfect place for an activity-packed family holiday or a relaxing getaway for two."

>> Read Florence's full review of Wheeldon Trees Farm

Top Eco Features at Wheeldon Trees Farm

  • Ground source heat pump

  • Stone walls of cottage heavily insulated

  • Water-saving shower heads

  • Discount for guests who come by public transport or bike

  • Hosts can collect guests arriving at nearby train & bus stations

  • Gold Award in Green Tourism Business Scheme



Wheeldon Trees Farm Holiday Cottages, Peak District
Nearest train station: Buxton, Macclesfield or Chesterfield

Directions from station:
You can either take the train to Buxton station, or a bus from Macclesfield (No. 58) or Chesterfield (No. 66) (both are served by more train services) to Buxton. From Buxton, you can take bus 442 to our doorstep.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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