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4 weeks ago

The decorations are up!
Happy Christmas to all our guests, past and present 😁
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The decorations are up!
Happy Christmas to all our guests, past and present 😁

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Merry Christmas x

Merry Christmas and HAPPY new year to you and wonderful time and wonderful time and wonderful time and wonderful

Merry Christmas ⛄🌲 xx

Merry Christmas 🎄 🎅🏻🎄🎅🏻

2 months ago

A late afternoon wandering around Chatsworth House, the Christmas Market and illuminated garden walk.
Bought a few Christmas pressies too 🙂
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A late afternoon wandering around Chatsworth House, the Christmas Market and illuminated garden walk.
Bought a few Christmas pressies too :-)

Autumn in Dimmingsdale.

A few photos from yesterday’s stroll in the woods 🍂🍁

#dimmingsdale #autumnvibes #fallvibes #churnetvalley #enjoystaffordshire #ig_staffordshire #lovewhereyoulive #visitbritain igers_staffordshire
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Autumn in Dimmingsdale.  A few photos from yesterday’s stroll in the woods 🍂🍁  #dimmingsdale #autumnvibes #fallvibes #churnetvalley #enjoystaffordshire #ig_staffordshire #lovewhereyoulive #visitbritain igers_staffordshire

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Stunning photos - lovely part of the world

Beautiful

Beautiful

Stunning ! 😊

3 months ago

Our handmade Halloween biscuits have just been delivered.
A little treat for our guests 😊

#altontowers #scarefest #bedandbreakfast #bookdirect
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Our handmade Halloween biscuits have just been delivered.
A little treat for our guests 😊  #altontowers #scarefest #bedandbreakfast #bookdirect

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They were amazing , thank you. Xx

A few more from our cycle from The Laurels to Ilam and back.
Fabulous scenery even on a very grey day
#peakdistrictnationalpark #peakdistrict #igers_staffordshire #bedandbreakfast #bookdirect #CyclingUK #ebike #ebikeadventures #ebikeowner
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A few more from our cycle from The Laurels to Ilam and back.
Fabulous scenery even on a very grey day
#peakdistrictnationalpark #peakdistrict #igers_staffordshire #bedandbreakfast #bookdirect #cyclinguk #ebike #ebikeadventures #ebikeowner
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Why is There Money in Trees in Dovedale?
Why is There Money in Trees in Dovedale?

Money, they say, doesn't grow on trees.  I have to tell you, that it most certainly does. Well, around here it does anyway. Before you all jump in your cars and descend on our green and pleasant bit of the country, let us explain. The money, in this case, coins, are...

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A Walk Around Ilam (9 Miles)
A Walk Around Ilam (9 Miles)

For some reason, we decided it would be a good idea to do a 9-mile circular walk from the beautiful village of Ilam as our starting point. Ilam is pronounced 'Eye lamb' by the way and not 'Ill am' as I first thought. Such stupidity will get you in trouble with locals,...

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How to Run a Luxury B&B
How to Run a Luxury B&B

Four Tips for Running a Succesful B&B One of the reasons we decided to open a B&B in the first place, apart from a lack of knowing there are a lot of Idiot Builders around, was that we'd been to dozens of them over the years, so we knew how they worked from...

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Cycling the Tissington Trail
Cycling the Tissington Trail

The Tissington Trail is part of the National Cycle Network. It runs along a disused railway (as all the best do) built in 1899, that goes from Ashbourne to Buxton. We decided to hire a bike from Ashbourne Cycle hire. Our favourite mode of transport is the tandem. This...

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The Roaches and Luds Church
The Roaches and Luds Church

Unless you've never read this blog before, you'll have heard me bang on about how much fabulous countryside there is, just minutes from our front door. To continue in that vein then, let's have a look at The Roaches. (or Les Roches as our garlic eating friends would...

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Emma Bridgewater – A Rainy Day to Remember
Emma Bridgewater – A Rainy Day to Remember

If there's one thing you can rely on in the UK - it's the weather. Yep, you can always rely on it to mess up your plans on a regular basis. Especially when you're on holiday. I've always loved holiday-makers, in the 'hot spots' of England, wandering around in their...

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