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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Fab 5: Things to do “with” Teenagers

Families welcome logo

If you’ve got teenagers coming with you to Hopton Hall holiday cottages you might want something with a bit of adventure for them to do … here’s our fab 5 for Things to do “with” Teenagers! In no particular order … Mount Cook Adventure Centre mountcook.org – 01629 823 702…

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We’ve added Sauced Here

Sauced Here logo

We love Derbyshire and the Peak District and all that it give us … including the fabulous produce. We’ve recently linked with Sauced Here a local company supplying local produce to the door, like a supermarket delivery but not 🙂 You can visit the Sauced Here website to book your…

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