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.
Ever since we moved here we have wanted a dog, the farm just calls out for one. We have lots of guests that bring their dogs and each time we said we need to get on of our own. Well here she is Sunshine Honeybeam otherwise known as Izzy. She is a wired haired Vizsla […]
It has been really hot here as it has in most parts of the country. We are getting ready for Open Gardens next Sunday, 25 June 2017. The rose above the stone barn has prolific blooms that we are hoping will still be there at the end of the week. Lots of hot air balloons […]
Chatsworth House played host to RHS flower show for the 1st time this year. The setting is delightful and the show gardens all very natural which is lovely to see in this Peak District setting. Peak District Premier Cottages contributed to the sponsorship of the Experience Peak District garden which won a Silver Gilt medal. […]