Equipment, Linen, Crockery Florists, Flowers, Favours and Vintage, Other
Even though we provide tables and chairs etc, sometimes guests would like that little something extra so here is a small list of people we’ve used to date:
We also have a few items that we hire for charity like 180m of beautiful Bunting, Table decorations and candles that you look very real as well as a few other items which include Oblix patio Heaters which look stunning when lit, and indoor gas heaters for cooler nights. We can also provide wood for our fire pit and Gazebos etc, Disco lights and a small portable speaker with a mic as well as 6ft benches if you would rather use these than the chairs.
We cannot provide everything, though we are collecting and it is often nice to pass these gifts on like jam jars or even an arch for standing under etc, so please ask if we can help as we can supply some of these items for free which will hopefully keep costs down for you. Please also let us know if you would like to donate anything or even sell anything as it is lovely to be able to provide added extra for our guests.
Crockery Hire and Luxury Linen – Alan Dunnicliff 01332 862292 www.luxury-linen-hire.co.uk
Luxury Line and Crockery Hire – This family is amazing and such helpful people. Based locally Alan and Henry Dunnicliff own this family linen, china, cutlery and glassware hire company. They drop off and pick up and all their items are perfect for weddings or events. You won’t even have to wash up after yourselves as they take away plates etc dirty and wash them themselves perfect!
Crockery / Specialist Hire – See Caroline Siddons Catering above. Tel 01335 310166 email : email@example.com
Caroline has her own crockery to hire up to 180 Guests, full Dinner service, Full tea place setting for 180 guests, Beautiful Vintage china, and teapots. Silver platters and silver condiments. Bunting, shabby Chic and other beautiful items.
Wild Orchid – For Beautiful flowers and Table Decorations or even the whole thing, Please call Teresa Critchlow – Mobile: 07976 678866 – Email firstname.lastname@example.org website http://www.wild-orchid-florist.co.uk/
Newton Carnival – Dexter Bullock 07881 562354 email email@example.com Web : www.newtoncarnival.org ( Non profit charity) Chairs – Glass ware, Crockery, Pop up Marquees – Bouncy Castles
A&M Marquees: based in Knutsford website: www.ammarquees.com telephone: 01565 633977
Taylor Made Events. – Phillip on 07798 808774 email Phillipmarks2@hotmail.com www.taylormade-events.co.uk
Flowers – Nadia Di Tullio Tel: 07973 952 249 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org w: www.nadiaditullio.com
Sheila at Freedom Flowers email: email@example.com phone: 07531 286757
Floral Inspirations – Joan Wain at Air Cottage, Ilam Tel: 01335 350475
Rosedale Floral Designs – Jane Tel: 01332 824741 m. 07971 285929 firstname.lastname@example.org
Adrian Wilson 07900 43115 email Adrian@willheyweddings.com
Lucy Little M: 07771 514 256 W: http://www.lucylittle.co.uk FB: http://www.facebook.com/lucylittlephotography
Pixies in the Cellar – Pete and Sara – T – 07929 713072 http://www.pixiesinthecellar.co.uk/
Sassy at email@example.com 07968 948114
Becki Castle . www.redsquaregallery.co.uk Tel 01335 360103
Becki is young and vibrant and based in Ashbourne, having recently worked at the farm for a wedding, we had fun and it was relaxed and easy.
Cathy Higgins – Oethlers Photography . www.oehlersphotography.co.uk Tel 01332 871654 or M 07817657041
This is another lady whose photography inspired me, a Husband and wife team who made some amazing shots…. .
Therapists & Beauty
Georgia’s – Ashbourne – Tel: 01335 346 664 – Address 29-31 St John Street Ashbourne
Rosey MCkinney www.roseysbeautylounge.co.uk Telephone 07516 261 437
Makeup Bliss by Angie Warburton – Makeup Artist 07968 352091 or 01298 871552
Beauty by Leah – 07966 639459 firstname.lastname@example.org – Individuals to large groups and weddings
My Personal Sanctuary – 01625 540 557 email@example.com www.mypersonalsanctuary.co.uk
Buxton Spa – At the Dome in Buxton – 01298 338408
For wedding weekends the Hot Tub is only available for the wedding couple – At other times the Hot Tub can be pre booked for £5 per person per session and all donations go towards the Rescued Animal Farm – Terms and Conditions apply.
Farm Equipment – Hay/Straw bales.
Paul http://www.walkonents.co.uk/ 01335 372744 or 07801535687
Magician – Nick Rushton www.nickrushton.co.uk Tel: 07771 524035
Newton Carnival – Dexter (Charity run company) Dexter Bullock 07881 562354 email firstname.lastname@example.org Web : www.newtoncarnival.org– as well as providing chairs etc Newton Carnival also provide other equipment like Bouncy Castles and Games etc
Peak Castles of Ashbourne – Bouncy Castles – 07970 847 758
Please go to our Information page on our website, from the main page click on “Helpful Information” you will find these details, for more information click on the “more information” link on the top bar and then you can local information by again clicking on the top bar. There are three tiers of information. Within these pages you will find lots of information about the area, local villages and towns, there are also a number of walks as well as more information on local providers like pubs and country houses etc.
At a glance here are a few more ideas…………..
Organic Milk and Cheese. Have you ever wanted to go to the farm and collect your own milk or cheese? Our neighbours (only quarter of a mile south of us) at Beechenhill farm provide just that experience for you. They produce unpasteurised organic milk and cheese (feta style) on their farm. They have a producer licence that allows them to sell milk from the farm, and it goes through extra tests. They have several customers who come to the farm regularly to collect their milk in their own sterilised containers; some come every week, others every month, or local guests who like to try and see the experience. Unfortunately they don’t bottle or deliver their milk you have to go and pick it up
They would be delighted to see you if you wanted to call in and collect some milk or cheese. Please call either Sue, Alex or Terry on 01335 310274 to order and arrange collection of your milk or Cheese.
One of the things about living where we do at Lower Damgate Farm is that there are stunning walks straight from the farm. We are literally situated between the river Dove and Manifold and both are a short stroll away. These are popular attractions so if you would like to go off the beaten track a little bit, please call me or arrange for me to show you the way!
National Trust Park at Ilam – down the Hill.
Ilam Park is often missed and well worth a visit whilst you are staying at the farm. There is always a load to do at Ilam Park, The National Trust rangers put on activities every weekend and you can join in and enjoy the experience. There is also a tea room which serves yummy cakes. Fridays are open walk with a ranger day and are free.
The youth Hostel at Ilam is also open to the public and as well as doing breakfasts ( see catering section) they also have a bar and on a summers or warm evening you can meander along the river and have a beer! There are often loads of activities going on at Ilam so just pop down there or call 01335 310212 to find out any information.
Chatsworth House: Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP Tel: 01246 565300
Home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and only half and hour from the farm, if you have time this is a must as the scenery, house gardens and setting is stunning. I still go often and it’s right on my doorstep.
Threads Workshops – Cathy and Janie Tel 01335 310125 or text 07732 222206 email – email@example.com website – www.threadsworkshops.co.uk
Cathy and Jani deliver creative and enjoyable needlework workshops and craft workshops at the farm. The cater for a range of abilities and are very popular, especially with groups, wedding or hen guests and often do workshops specifically for groups to make corsages etc. At Threads you can make Japanese temari balls, corsages, fabric boxes, work designs in crewel wools or silk, learn the embroidery stitches, and much more. Enjoy learning a new skill and come away with a special hand-made item to keep or use as a gift. They also offer a bespoke service to groups celebrating special events such as a birthday, anniversary or wedding, where they will design an item to suit your individual needs. This is a great activity whatever the weather and there is plenty of space at the farm to cater to your needs however large or small.
Visit some Caves – There are many famous caves locally to us :
Pooles Cavern, Speedwell Cavern, Blue John Cavern and more, all worth a visit.
1. Aspire adventure activities – David Matthews Tel: 01629 732445 Mobile: 07786740384
www.aspireadventureactivities.co.uk email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave offers friendly, professional instruction in rock climbing, abseiling, rock scrambling, mine exploration, caving, orienteering, guided walks, team building for school, youth, special need groups, families, adults, scouts, guides and special events, birthday and stag and hen groups. Gift vouchers available for special events. AALA licensed (L2730/RO520) Climbing, Water sports, caving and Trekking. Open all year.
2. Twin Peaks Outdoor Activities – Colum Walsh Tel: Mobile: 0797 972 4014
Email: email@example.com Website: www.twinpeaksoutdooractivities.com Column from Twin Peaks Outdoor Activities offers a range of Adventurous activities for any type of group and can cater to your needs. Hen, stag parties, family groups, team building, recreation, outdoor education, development and training to voluntary organisations, individuals, families, adults, youth groups, schools and corporate groups. Either here in our 20 acres or there, this company will enthusiastically plan a great time for you. There sister company Twin Peaks Adventurous Activities also provides activities to individuals who are enthusiastic and want to go further, higher and deeper………
Paintball and Quad Biking : Wild Park, Brailsford – Tel : Richard 01335 360485 firstname.lastname@example.org : www.wildparkleisure.co.uk
Now this is fun (really fun) and where my boys 13, 14 and 40 always want to go…me too as this is not just for boys! You can have a great time, quad biking around 10 miles of very different terrain and getting covered in mud (overalls and helmets are provided) paintballing and my goodness if you get hit sometimes it hurts, I have welts to prove it, so this is not for the faint hearted. There is also laser tagging, for those who don’t want to dodge paint balls but who get tagged instead… Richard is a really nice chap who will look after you and try not to get you too muddy!
Horse Riding – Tissington Trekking Centre – Wood Farm Tissington Tel: 01335 350276 ask for Sue.
Great for beginners and novices and your ride includes a leisurely scenic tour of the peaks. Stunning. If you are an experienced rider be warned you will not be able to go off on a gallop, however all ages and ranges are catered for. You can stop off for tea at Tissington coach house on your way back…… A really enjoyable experience for everyone and a lovely day out.
Water Sports/ Sailing / Fishing etc – Carsington Water – 01629 540478 email@example.com www.carsingtonwater.com.
There is lots to do at Carsington and not just Sailing, Kayaking, windsurfing or power boating ( though you can do those too) and in high season all water activities need to be booked in advance as it gets very busy. Carsington is also a wildlife heaven and bird watching paradise with a little fishing thrown in as well….though I prefer the river Dove for that…You can walk, ride (hire bikes) shop, lunch, picnic and relax there whilst taking in the view of one of the largest lakes ( reservoir) in the Peaks. Carsington also offer Fishing days and is one of the premier competition lakes in the country. ( Trout Master)
Fishing on the Dove
Day Tickets are available from Hartington Stores in Hartington on selective parts of the River Dove and Manifold River.
Alternatively if you call Rupert Hignett on 01335 310389 you may possible be able to hire a day ticket for a three mile stretch of the Dove from Milldale to Berefordsdale. Those tickets are very limited but sometimes there are guest rods for hire. This is one of the best fishing areas on the Dove.
The Yeaveley Estate – Shooting, Clays, Fly Fishing. Contact Guy on 01335 330247 www.yeaveley-estate.co.uk
The Yeaveley Estate located about 15 mins away offers a wide range of shooting sports, Fly Fishing and country pursuits. They have extensive clay pigeon facilities which can provide a challenge to both novice and experienced shooters.
Go-Ape: Buxton. Website: www.goape.co.uk or Tel: 0845 643 92 15.
You need a head for heights with this one and I did it with my 14 year old under duress and then went back for more. I loved it. You climb up into the trees and attach yourself to zip wires. Under 14’s need to be accompanied by an adult ( hence having to go with Reuben) The idea is to get from one end of the park to the other without touching the ground and using muscles you didn’t realise you had, you’ve seen monkeys do it, well that’s about it you become the monkey! The final highlight is flying through the air on a zip wire, exhilarating.
Sticky Fingers – This is a shop in Ashbourne (12 Church Street) which does ceramic painting and has a craft studio. 01335 4108001 firstname.lastname@example.org
This is incredibly good fun and a great way to spend your time with your children or just friends. My children love going here and will spend hours painting their own pot or creating a “masterpiece” of some sort of construction! There is also a tea room in house with fabulous cakes.
Alton Towers : 15 minutes away – Theme Park: Open March to mid November. Web: www.altontowers.com
My children go to Alton Towers all the time and never tire of it…rides ranging from scare thrills to tea cups and you will definitely get wet on the water rides…Sea Life centre is also there now and has a lovely display of sharks! We have been going since my children were little and the rides cater for tots to teens/adults and if you don’t like the rides you can meander around the beautiful cultivated grounds and park, though you may hear a lot of screaming in the background from the hoards of people who are there for the thrill rides, my little tykes included. The largest and most famous theme park in the country is just down the road and your children will never forgive you if you don’t take them…….just don’t tell them its there. If you do go I suggest you book your tickets online as it will save you a fortune.
Alton Towers : Water Park Caribbean lagoon – www.altontowers.com
Part of Alton Towers above though situated in the Splash landings Hotel away from the theme park. It is a little like oasis, water world or centre parcs and is like a tropical island with lots to do both inside the dome and out, swim wear is a must. Splash landings claim the longest water ride in the country as well as flumes and water rapids. The hot tub is nice.
Alton Towers Spa, Tel: 0871 702 7043 Half day packages from £45
Just chill and relax and let someone else look after you…
Airways Air Sports : 01335 344308 E-mail: email@example.com Web: www.airways-airsports.com
Airways Airsports is one of Europe’s top flying schools for Hang Gliding, Paragliding and flying Micro light aircraft. Darley Moore Airfield, Darley Moore, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2ET Darley Moor is on the A515 just outside Ashbourne going south and is great for that special treat or for something a little different..You never know….
Peak District Hang Gliding Centre, Tel: 01538 382520 or 07000 4264 454 – firstname.lastname@example.org – www.peakhanggliding.co.uk
1/2/3/5 day hang gliding courses for complete beginners. Ok I lied again I haven’t done this either but I still want to.
Golf: Ashbourne Golf Club, Wyaston Road , Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1NB Tel: 01335 342078 E-mail: email@example.com Web: www.ashbournegolfclub.co.uk
Enjoy a round of golf in Ashbourne and appreciate the stunning views over towards our farm and Dovedale. Ashbourne is a lovely course and many of our guests highly recommending it. My friend whose brother plays professionally took me around and taught me how to play. I can now appreciate the draw to the game and if I had more time or I was on holiday like you then this is where you might find me….Oh I changed my mind I think I’d like the gliding better….. or the Paintballing…..
A Time to Kiln – Mobile pottery painting. Ask for Jenny 01543 481176 www.atimetokiln.co.uk
You really can’t beat this for something different and brilliant fun for all the family. We have a great time and keep adding to the collection. Whatever you make Jenny will kiln it for you and send your items directly to you back home. Very reasonable for an afternoon of creativity and only £11 per person.
Acclimbatize : 01629 820268 firstname.lastname@example.org Website : www.acclimbatize.co.uk 01629 820268
This is a really fun outdoor bound type of activity including some abseiling and treasure hunts and outdoor adventure activities. Great team building and bonding! Worth giving it a go with great rates for larger bookings… when you ring them say where you are staying and remind them that last time I did this at Melanie’s Hen Party I got stuck in a hole on top of a mountain..Now how can I be in a hole at the top of a mountain!
We often find that on a wedding weekend a BBQ is easy and you can get anyone to cook a Barbie! Richard Hobday from Peak Farm Butchers lives in Alstonefield and often delivers brilliant BBQ food to the farm. Call him on 01335 310066 for details.
Please note that no more than an additional 16 guests can join you onsite at the farm either the preceding or following day. This is perfect for those staying across the road at winnow barns as they can join you here with us for the duration of your stay.
There is lots more to do whilst at our farm, like walking straight from the cottages without the hassle of finding a parking space or enjoying the splendour of Chatsworth or one of the many National Trust properties around. Please visit National Trust Ilam Hall with its Tea Rooms just a mile down the road and the National Trust have activities most weekends at Ilam.
At Milldale along the Dove, only a mile and a half’s walk from the farm, you will find the hole in the wall tea room, great for grabbing a cuppa and pasty or icecream and eating it by the river.
Dovedale and the Manifold Valleys have amazing walks and you can find links to these on our website WWW.Damgate.com
Please also look at our Facebook page and add your photos and make comments or leave interesting to-dos for other intrepid guests.
We also hope you will just enjoy the ambience of the farm and relax in the garden or on the decking areas with a glass of wine or chilled juice….. you are welcome to picnic in the fields and make use of the 20 acres of farm grounds we have with the farm.
There is also our Forever Farm – we have rescued farm animals on site and you might like to go and greet the alpacas and goats, or give the ponies and Horses apples, though the goats might like some too and the alpacas will just look at you bemused!
Please collect eggs (if there are any left!) Straight from the hen house, and you are welcome to feed the ducks and geese
……….but whatever you do at Lower Damgate Farm enjoy yourself and have fun………
Thank you and we hope you have a wonderful time.
With best wishes Carolyn