www.matlockmeadows.co.uk Matlock Meadows Ice Cream Parlour


About Matlock Meadows

Matlock Meadows Ice Cream Parlour is located on Masson Farm overlooking the historic spa town of Matlock. Four generations of the Dakin family have been milking cows on Masson Farm since 1930, when the tenancy of the farm was first taken over. Masson Farm is a 200 acre working dairy farm and the current dairy herd consists of 90 Holstein Friesian cows, producing approximately 550,000 litres of quality farm assured milk per year.


The inspiration to make our own ice cream, using the high quality milk produced by our own dairy herd and open Matlock Meadows Ice Cream Parlour, came from tasting some fantastic ice cream on a trip to Italy, combined with our family’s love of real dairy ice cream. With the help of an RDPE grant from the East Midlands Development Agency we have been able to realize our ambition and build an ice cream parlour on the farm to make and sell our own ice cream. Our real dairy ice cream is hand made on the farm using fresh milk from the farms dairy herd. Locally sourced fresh ingredients (when available) and the finest natural ingredients from around the world are also used to create interesting flavours of ice cream.


Matlock Meadows Ice Cream Parlour is approximately half a mile from Matlock’s town centre, and is close to the main A6 trunk road, a major tourist route from the East Midlands area to the Derbyshire Dales and Peak District National Park. The 200 acre limestone farm overlooks Matlock and the Derwent valley with panoramic views extending towards Bakewell and Chatsworth. Many local attractions are within close proximity such as Peak Rail, the Heights of Abraham, Gullivers Kingdom and Matlock Bath. One of the most scenic walks in Derbyshire, The Limestone Way, passes through the farm before meandering through the heart of Derbyshire amongst the Dales of the White Peak towards Edale in the North of the county.

Our friendly staff offer a selection of freshly made coffee’s, loose leaf teas, real hot chocolates as well as a selection of home made light lunches and afternoon teas. Our facilities include, free parking, toilets including baby changing facilities and disabled access, hand wash trough, outside play area, indoor viewing access to milking parlour & animal housing, access to farm animals, pedal tractors, classroom/meeting room, function room and toddler soft play room. (please note we are not a petting farm and we do not have an admission charge)