Plan your summer staycation with us
Perched at the gateway to the Peak District and the Dovedale valley, we're perfectly placed for anyone looking to explore this beautiful corner of the world. And with plenty of beautiful greenery and gorgeous gardens to wander round, summer is the a great season to visit.
We’ve pulled together a few of our favourite places and activities so you can get planning your trip to the Peaks this summer.
Renowned for its ancient art and stunning architecture, Chatsworth House is a must-see spot. It’s a 40-minute drive from ours, but there’s plenty of activities to keep you busy for the whole day. Discover the rich history behind the grand stately home before strolling through the gorgeous 105-acre garden. After, stop for a quick bite to eat in the restaurant, or let the kids roam free in the woodland playground complete with a rope park, slides, and more. The exhibition 'Living With Art We Love' runs until 9th October and Radical Horizons: The Art of Burning Man features 12 stunning sculptures dotted through the grounds ~ on until 1st Oct.
Just a 10-minute drive away, you’ll struggle to find a more perfect Peak District village than Tissington. With clusters of pretty stone cottages surrounding a gorgeous stately home, a beautiful church, charming tea shop and cafe, and six ancient wells, you’ll never be short of corners to explore. And for those looking to get their adrenaline pumping, you can get stuck into a range of activities from cycling and hiking to watersports and rock climbing.
Ashbourne is a special little town that we’re lucky to live just a short drive from. Home to the Shrovetide football match, where a massive game is played through the village, this market town is certainly worth a visit. There is a rich history to be discovered, medieval architecture, fine Georgian houses and plenty of boutique shops and cafés.
Wander back to Callow Hall
And of course, there’s plenty to see and do when you come back to ours after a day of exploring the Peaks. Wander through the house and chat to the team to learn how they make your favourite cocktail, or head to the Coach House and spend some time unwinding with a treatment or two.
And for those looking to make the most of the summer sunshine, our 35 acres of wild space and gardens are just perfect for an afternoon stroll. Find working beehives pollinating the newly planted orchard, the early signs of the changing seasons in our ancient woodland, and gardeners tending to the grounds. Our team are always happy to stop for a chat or give out a few gardening tips too.