Before you arrive, we will always send you an updated list of recommended local pubs and restaurant. We also send the names of a few local butchers, farm shops and delicatessens: we are spoiled for choice in an area that boasts the Chatsworth Farm Shop, various Bakewell Pudding shops/delis in Bakewell, whilst in Ashbourne we have the Cheddar Gorge for cheeses, pies and cakes and Bramhall’s for cheeses, pates, chocolates and olive oil amongst a shop full of other temptations.
The meat from the White Peak Butchery in Tissington is something else again – not for nothing do some of our guests walk over every day to buy their next treat!
For any basic necessities you suddenly find you need, Janet Gosling in the pub/shop, will undoubtedly be able to help you. You could have a quick drink in the pub at the same time if you felt like it or even a bar meal.
And, when you return to cook your effortless casseroles and even steak & Kidney pudding, we have the slow-cookers ready and waiting for action in each barn. However all this requires at least some energy output, however pleasurable.
For totally relaxed forward planning, who don’t you pre-order online with Waitrose (plenty of healthy and organic choices there as well as nice wines)? They will deliver here DE6 1QB any day, free as long as you spend over £50 which doesn’t take long these days. If you arrange delivery in the 11-1 slot for the day you are arriving we will put it all away for you before you arrive.
On the other hand you can also order organic veg, fruit, meat and dairy products – even wonderful chocolate – from the local Riverford Sacrewell (the relevant section of the famous Riverford Farm organic set-up from near my brother’s in Buckfastleigh, Devon). Conveniently, they deliver here on Fridays at about midday, so we can take your order in and put it away to await your arrival, as we do for Waitrose orders or other orders.
The system with Riverford for one-off orders is rather more personal than it is with the bigger Waitrose. Look online to choose what you would like but the actual order itself needs to be made by telephone to 01780 789700. Explain you are staying here at Orchard Farm and would like your food delivered at the same time as ours on the Friday of your stay. You can pay by card over the phone.
We have just moved the outside tap to a new position which is lot more accessible for the guests. Great for washing boots, dogs and bikes.
Spring may not quite be here but it is a great time to for a visit to the Peak District. The weather has been quite mild here and although we have had some mixed weather, guests are still enjoying the beautiful surroundings. The evenings are getting longer and the countryside is starting to take on […]
‘Doris’ has just blown through and no damage at Orchard Farm Parwich. The days are getting longer. the spring flowers are starting to poke their heads through, the snowdrops are in full bloom at Hopton Hall so why not treat yourselves to a few days away. There are still a few days available in Tom’s […]