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Pampering – a tempting rainy day indulgence

Sad to relate, neither John nor I have recent first hand experience of being pampered (professionally) – John almost certainly never, I’d say with confidence. So, we need some up to the minute feedback, please, of local pampering possibilities. We used to recommend on the basis of reliable information that¬† ‘Hurley’s Boutique Salon‘¬† in Ashbourne [...]

Walks, Speedwell Cave and possible ballooning

More really helpful comments from Laura (thank you, Laura, so much!)… Little daunted by their aborted helicopter ride (and we can vouch for the beautiful day!) Laura and Andy changed their plans. “So as an alternative to the helicopter we chose to walk around Derwent Valley and the Ladybower/Derwent Reservoirs on the Saturday, which was [...]

Exciting activities to liven up your holiday here

We have received such a helpful email from Laura, a recent guest, responding to our to our quest for sharing of information for the benefit of other guests. Laura managed to pack an enormous amount into her weekend here with Andy, having obviously done a fair amount of useful research beforehand. “The highlight was due [...]

More Things to Do

There is so much to do locally, it can be bewildering knowing where to start. When you are actually staying here you will find access to pretty well all the information you might need already loaded onto the Sony netbook in your barn. Before you are here perhaps the first bit of advice is to [...]

Cycling in the Peak District

We’re on slightly dodgier ground here, personally, as neither of us is a great cyclist. We do have possess a pair of bikes bought to lend our guests (at the their own risk as one has to add, these days) which does mean you don’t necessarily have to drive here with a pair strapped to [...]

Walking in the Peak District

For walking there can’t be many spots to rival the Peak District (and not that many can better the choice immediately available to guests in our two Orchard Farm holiday cottages). Without even getting into the car there is something to suit everyone, right from the doorstep and all in such beautiful surroundings. In each [...]