The Room For All Seasons in Derbyshire – Holiday Cottage

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Written By The Bimblers

Rob and Bridget - The Bimblers are two of the UK's leading accessible travel bloggers. Their motto: Life is an adventure; let's make it accessible.

Let me introduce you to a luxury accessible cottage, The Room For All Seasons, in Derbyshire.

We jumped at the chance when Accessible Derbyshire invited us to stay at “The Room for All Seasons” in Lane End Farm. Who wouldn’t want to stay in a converted barn on a working farm?

Frankly, the standard of accommodation at Lane End Farm blew me away. I was gobsmacked by the beauty of the Peak District National Park and frustrated that we hadn’t explored Derbyshire before.

Lane End Farm Trust

Lane End Farm in Derbyshire

Lane End Farm is a working hill farm in the Peak District National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty in Derbyshire.

Perched high up on a hill in Hope Valley, Lane End Farm is much more than a farm. It’s a charitable trust set up to help disabled and disadvantaged young people have a holiday.

Throughout the year, the farm runs a range of indoor and outdoor group activities. Activities which have been specifically designed to encourage inclusion and personal development. For example:

  • Vegetable and Herb Gardening
  • Horse Riding and Pony Trekking
  • Cooking Lessons in the Farmhouse Kitchen
  • An Introduction to Animal Care
  • Countryside Conservation Work
  • Seasonal Logging
  • Sheepdog Training
  • Wool Spinning and Knitting

Although there is no obligation to participate in activities during your stay, I would encourage you to find out what’s on and get involved if you can.

Our visit was to review the accessible accommodation on the farm, so here goes …

The Room For All Seasons

Disabled Friendly Barn in Derbyshire

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want it to feel like a hospital when I stay in an adapted property. This is always a fear because heavily adapted properties often do, but not The Room For All Seasons.

The old barn has been designed for wheelchair users from the ground up. The level of detail and thought which has gone into the design is impressive.

For example, I asked Viv, the farmer, why they’d installed underfloor heating. Viv explained that heat rises, wall mounted radiators don’t heat the lower half of the floor. Installing underfloor heating ensures wheelchair users, who are obviously lower down, benefit from the heating system… I mean, cmon, I’d of never even considered that!

OK, let’s look at the accommodation…

Access to the farm is a pleasant drive up the side of Hope Valley. If you haven’t got a car, the trust has a minibus which they can use to collect you from the nearest train station.

Lane End Farm Minibus

When you pull into the courtyard, you are met with this…

Access to Lane End
Ramp in Courtyard
Farm Courtyard

And look at the views…

Hope Valley
View from Courtyard
View Over Fields

I have looked at many holiday accommodations, and The Room For All Seasons is one of the prettiest and most luxurious.

Once you step inside, you know you’re somewhere special. In all honesty, equivalent spec cottages would cost you about £800 a week, and even then, you’d be getting a bargain.

The trust charges nowhere near that amount to stay in The Room For All Seasons. You can see their current prices on their website: Lane End Farm Trust Prices

The accommodation is open plan, all on one level and includes:

Living Area

The spacious living area is finished to a high standard. Quality slate flooring, rustic beams and plenty of comfortable seating. The touch button-controlled underfloor heating gives off comfortable heat, and the view through the glass doors is a sight to behold.

Living Area

There’s a full local information folder, books, magazines, Sky TV and free Wifi …

Seating Area in Room For All Seasons
View from Living Area

There is even a Rise and Recline chair…

Rise and Recline Chair

Kitchen and Dining Area

If you crave a country kitchen, here it is… and every single kitchen appliance you could think of is here too!

View of Kitchen
Farmhouse Kitchen Table
Hob and Oven

You can wind the hob and sink up and down to suit your height.

Wheelchair Friendly Hob
Wheelchair Friendly Sink
Kitchen Appliances

Sleeping Area

In the living area, there is a cleverly hidden double bed. The bed is ideal for carers, larger families, or a disabled person who needs a specialist bed. Also, there is a small toilet and sink next to the bed, so there’s no need to disturb the person in the main bedroom.

Pull Down Bed
Guest Bed in Living Area

Main Bedroom

In the main bedroom, you have an electric bed and ceiling hoist. If you don’t need the hoist, it can be removed.

Orthopaedic Bed
Ceiling Hoist in Bedroom

And a low-level wardrobe …

Low Level Wardrobe

Accessible Wetroom

Probably the most important room is the fully accessible bathroom. I especially liked the blue lights, I’m not sure if they’re some sensory light, but they set the scene for a relaxing shower.

Accessible Wetroom
Accessible Sink in Wetroom
Accessible Toilet in Converted Barn

Lane End Farm was many times better than I expected.

The level of thought and detail in creating The Room For All Seasons is fantastic.

The variety and amount of activities the trust and Viv put on are brilliant.

The Peak District National Park is an area of natural outstanding beauty.

Whether you want a full holiday, a short break, or to get away from it all. We highly recommend The Room For All Seasons.

Website: Lane End Farm Trust
Twitter: @LaneEndFarmTrst
Facebook: Lane End Farm

See what else we got up to in Derbyshire: A Wheelchair Walk on the Monsal Trail, and We Visited Bakewell to Find a Tart

Where would you like to go next?

Take a look at other accessible cottage reviews:

Elms Farm Luxury Cottages in Lincolnshire

The Rings in Fife

Homelands in Fife

Hoe Grange Log Cabins in Derbyshire

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