Derbyshire News

Two local families have been running the agency for over 23 years and we know all about Derbyshire and all the cottages we look after. Here is where we tell you about local events that are happening, attractions to visit, super pubs and restaurants to try and lots lots more.

Coronavirus Update

March 17, 2020

Published: Monday 23rd Mar 2020 The safety and wellbeing of our holidaymakers, cottage owners and caretakers are, and will continue to be, our top priority. We must all do everything we can to follow the Government advice and protect everyone in our communities, especially those most at risk. As such, we are no longer accepting bookings with a start date before 4 June 2020. You can make a booking with us for after this date if you wish to. Neither we, nor others in our industry are in a position to enforce any travel restrictions across the UK. However, we strongly advise against UK travel until the end of April and ask that all of our holidaymakers with a booking prior to 30 April 2020 contact us to defer their booking until later in the year.

Snowdrops at Hopton Hall

January 23, 2020

Visit Hopton Hall’s beautiful Snowdrop Walk, wander through the woodlands and marvel at the first signs of Derbyshire spring.

Mercia Restaurant in Wirksworth

April 12, 2018

Mercia restaurant is in Wirksworth, a small creative town nestled in Derbyshire’s beautiful Peak District, They serve a variety of high quality, nourishing, home cooked food all made fresh to order by their devoted chefs.

Supporting a new local business.

September 23, 2017

Keep it local! Sauced Here - This is a brilliant alternative to the supermarkets. Sauced Here is a new online supermarket that is only stocked by producers and businesses local to our area. There are over 1250 products now on line from around 40 different local producers.

Merchants Yard restaurant in Tideswell.

October 18, 2016

The Merchants Yard provides the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy a high class dining experience all in a beautifully decorated restaurant, bar and courtyard in the heart of the Peak District village of Tideswell.

Love Cottages

March 30, 2016

A brand new holiday cottage company, including all our cottages, as part of the UK's largest collection of personally inspected holiday accommodation.

Cool River Cafe & Patisserie

January 2, 2016

Congratulations to Cool River Café - winner of 2017 Café/Bistro of the year at the Food Awards England.

Stones Restaurant in Matlock

December 16, 2015

Stylish, bistro dining in Matlock