We were strolling round Tissington the other day, daughter Ruthie having bought us some wedding anniversary plants from the nursery there, when we were charmed to see this mummy coot, nesting on a very precarious looking bunch of weeds in the big pond. (We also felt rather proud that we had spotted the scene, before John – he has such sharp eyes and is normally so quick to spot anything interesting, amusing or unusual in the bird world.)
At fairly frequent intervals, the father coot swam up with some delicious morsel in his mouth which he transferred to the mother’s beak; she promptly fed the two babies while he paddled off again to find some more for them.
Breaks are available in Douglas’s Barn at a 10% discounted rate between 1 May 2017 and 26 May 2017. A 3 day weekend break or 4 day mid week break is on offer for £410 and a 7 day beak at £625. Why not treat yourself for a few days away in the beautiful Peak […]
Happy Easter to all our guests, past, present and future. Thought today’s guests in Tom’s Barn and Douglas’s Barn would appreciate special cakes.
Ashbourne’s first ever Thursday market in the new location of Civic Square has got off to a bustling start, with traders turning out early to await their first customers. The new location, alongside Waitrose off Shaw Croft, is part of a trial to see if new life can be breathed into the Thursday market, which […]