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Shopping and Supermarkets


The nearest town is Ashbourne this is 6.5 miles south of us.
There are a number of local stores in the town itself which provide general produce.

Marks and Spencer – Situated in Ashbourne retail park below the bypass on teh A52/A515 roundabout. 10 minutes walk to the town center

Sainsburys – (01335 347601) 5 minutes walk to town centre. At Nestle roundabout on the bypass go past Nestle, left at the mini roundabout you will see the store on the left there is plenty of parking.

The Co-Op (01335 342645) 1 minutes walk to town centre. From the Market Place follow one-way system at T-junction turn left. First left again into Car Park (opposite Park) here you will also find Boots the Chemist and main shopping area in town.

Waitrose 1 minutes walk to town center, near to the Co-OP

Aldi - opening Autumn 2015




Hartington – Dr Hurst, and Woods 01298 84315 ( This is our local Doctors)
Ashbourne - The Health Centre – 01335 343784 or 342666

St Oswald’s Hospital in Ashbourne - 01335 342121 covers non-Emergency issues.
The nearest Accident & Emergency is Derby Royal – 01332 347141 t

A & E at the Children’s Hospital (Derby Royal Hospital) 01335 340131

Buxton – Small A&E unit – 01298 22293.
As we are quite remote this area has an Emergency Response Unit. If you urgently need assistance please come to the main house, as Carolyn is a First Responder Paramedic.




Ashbourne Police Station 01335 300022
Leek Police Station 01538 399333




Nearest stations are Derby and Buxton
Midland Main Line 0845 712 5678
Virgin Trains 0870 010 4490




There is a bus from Ashboure to Derby every hours on the 25 past from Ashbourne.

Trent Buses Traveline – 0870 6082608




Winfield & Rose (Paul Winfield) – Church St (nr Market Place) 01335 342509
White Peak Dental Practice – Compton Nr Sainsbury’s 01335 343126




There are a couple of local girls who do babysitting for us and we may be able to arrange babysitting by appointment. Please let us know at the beginning of the week if you would like us to ask the girls for you.




Dovedale Garage – Thorpe 01335 350258 open 9-5 weekdays and Saturday morning.




Ashbourne: 18 Hole phone 01335 342078
Derby: Kedleston 18 Hole phone 01335 840035
Brailsford: 9 Hole phone 01335 360096


Horse Riding


Tissington Trekking Centre - Wood Farm Tissington 01335 350276 (Sue)


Swimming / Leisure Centres


Ashbourne Leisure Centre has a swimming pool with fun sessions on Saturdays at 2pm and periodically throughout the summer. There is also a Gym, Sunbed and Squash courts. 01335 343712

Derbyshire Dales also have the same facilities at
Bakewell - 01629 814205
Matlock - 01629 582843
Wirksworth - 01629 824717

Buxton Spa
Buxton has a lovely pavilion swimming pool with a toddler pool. (01298 26548) This is set in the park and Royal Gardens and makes a great outing with the children.

(See Buxton – Town as the Pavilion Gardens are easy to miss – ask for them!).





   Taxis have to be hire in advance and they are quite expensive

Warrington’s of Ilam         Ilam            01335 310204   1 mile away (minibus hire)
Alpha Cars                       Ashbourne   07702 712317   4 miles away
Burgess Taxi Services       Warslow     01298 84931      5 miles away
Ashbourne Taxis              Ashbourne 01335 345198   6 miles away
ACT Taxis                       Ashbourne    01335 343928   6 miles away   07831 788845
Greenway Cars                Ashbourne     01335 342964   6 miles away
Taxico                            Leek               01538 387777   8 miles away


Tourist Information Centres


Ashbourne: 01335 343666
Bakewell: 01629 813227
Castleton: 01433 620679
Matlock Bath: 01629 55082
Matlock: 01629 583388
East Staffordshire: 01283 516609

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