2017 Summer holidays!

Hot air ballooning

There are still 3 or 4 weeks of the summer holidays left for most of England and Wales and tons going on in Derbyshire and the Peak District. This weekend, 12th and 13th August, brings the Bakewell Baking Festival with famous names like Sophie Grigson, GBBOs John Whaite, Edd Kimber and Howard…

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Fab 5: Things to do with youngsters

Crich Tramway Village

As well as the play area, lawns, gardens and swimming pool here at Hopton Hall Holiday Cottages there is so much around and about in Derbyshire and the Peak District to keep a youngster occupied; here is our Fab 5, in no particular order … Chatsworth Farmyard and Playground – A…

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Fab 5: Derbyshire market towns

Pic of Derby Market Hall

There are so many lovely towns within easy reach of Hopton; we love these (in no particular order) … Ashbourne – a lovely old market town. It’s a small place just on the southern edge of the Peak District … it’s famous for the Shrovetide football match. Just 15 minutes…

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2017 Summer Rose Gardens open!

Pic of a yellow rose

We’re open for visitors to our Summer Rose Gardens at 10:30am today!! Do please come and join us … we have refreshments available in our Summer House and over 2km of paths for you to wander … or not! Things worth knowing: The gardens are open every Tuesday, Wednesday and…

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