This week I went with family to stay on Hall Farm in the village of Hollington (near Ashbourne) in Derbyshire. The farm has three conversions, (I got to take a look in The Mews which was beautiful and even had a hot tub)! The farm also had sheep in the field towards the back, which were a variety
of breeds and enjoyed being fed bread or digestive biscuits.
We stayed in ‘The Old Smithy’ a delightful cottage that is very open plan. The barn conversion has been decorated beautifully with touches of purple to give the rooms colour whilst remaining simple. After a busy time over the last term for all of us it was really wonderful each evening to have a warm bubble bath in the upstairs bathroom. This cottage was clearly designed with relaxation in mind!
A big benefit of staying where we did, was the fact that everything was really close. We were close to a huge number of great days out. Over the course of the week we visited: Kedleston Hall, Calke Abbey, Hardwick Hall and Sudbury Hall, we also visited three pubs which were close by and nice for a drink in the evening. I will be writing another post shortly about the different visits we went on, and my review of the various places.
Derbyshire itself is beautiful, and the farm we stayed on was situated in such a quaint village in England, if you fancy going for a long weekend, or for a relaxing week Hall Farm is the perfect place to do it (and if you go to ‘The Old Smithy’ I definitely recommend a soak in the bath).
To take a look at Hall Farm Holidays website follow this link: http://www.hallfarmholidays.co.uk/
Have you been to Derbyshire? What would you recommend? Leave a comment below….
Have a wonderful week,