Smallholding and holiday cottages in Peak District
Nestled within the undulating landscape of the Peak District National Park, Axe Edge Green Farm is an oasis of peace and tranquility. It’s located just outside the village of Flash, on the border of three counties: Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire.
A few miles away from Buxton and less than a mile from the nearest A road, yet it feels as if it was in the middle of nowhere. Perched up on the side of a hill, with stunning views in all directions, it is a perfect place for nature lovers to enjoy walks from your doorstep and explore the Peak District.
Axe Edge Green Farm backs to an extensive moorland with paths going in all directions across the Wolf Edge, where you can meet red deer and watch birds of prey. The famous Three Shires Bridge is only a 30 minute walk away, and the legend of Lud’s Church awaits nearby too. The Roaches tempt with their spectacular ridge walking and climbing opportunities.
The area attracts cyclists, walkers, nature and culture lovers. With a wide range of cafes, country pubs, and markets, there is something for everyone to experience here.
Axe Edge Green Farm is a smallholding with a variety of animals and nature related projects happening throughout a year. Our holiday cottages provide a fantastic opportunity to experience it all.
Area of outstanding natural beauty
The highest village in Brittain
Situated at over 1,500 feet above sea level, Flash is characterised by its weather-worn cottages by the side of the A53 Leek to Buxton road. This exposed high altitude offers far reaching views of the surrounding moors and crags, and the sound of a wide variety of birdlife fills the air.
Located four miles south-west of Buxton on the side of Oliver Hill, Flash lies close to Axe Edge which is an area of gritstone moorland, as well as the source of no less than five rivers, being the Dane, Goyt, Wye, Dove and Manifold. The Dane and Goyt head towards the Irish Sea, whilst the Wye, Dove and Manifold have a long journey before they reach the North Sea.
Some of England's finest
Having a diverse topography to include exposed and isolated moorland, glacial edges, deep valleys and wooded gorges as well as rich pasture and semi-urban residential areas, Peak District provides an extensive range of habitats to suit an amazing array of species; common, rare, and even a species that is found nowhere else on Earth.
There are numerous birds of prey, including owls, buzzards and kestrels. A range of common birds like the blackbird, robin, woodpecker, sparrow, starling and goldfinch can be seen too. Look out for long-eared hares and majestic red deer when you are out and about.
Relaxing stay for our guests
It’s important to us that our guests find their stay with us comfortable, enjoyable and relaxing. Axe Edge is an oasis of peace and tranquility and we love to share it.
We love our dogs and will love yours. Everything at Axe Edge is designed with safety and relaxation in mind. We want both you and your dogs to have an enjoyable holiday.
From recycling to using the right detergents (or hardly any at all), we care about the impact we make on environment.
High standard of animal welfare
We love our animals, and make sure they have the best level of care, and the best environment to live peaceful and happy lives. Watching them looking healthy and freely foraging around is the best reward ever.
Nature is in the centre of everything we do at Axe Edge Green Farm. Planting 480 shrubs and trees and looking after our land is only a start of it. We have a plan to create a nature reserve.
Supporting rare breeds is important to us. So far we have Tamworth pigs that we pedigree breed, as well some rare chicken breeds. No doubt the numbers will increase in the near future.
From growing our own fruit and vegetables, producing own pork, making preserves, bread and cakes, we aim to make most of the things we eat ourselves.
We believe animals thrive in their natural habitat. By supporting Derbyshire Wildlife Trust as well as creating pollen opportunities for bees, bug hotels and providing natural snacks for birds in winter, we hope we do our bit.