Hello from Farditch Farm

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Hello from Farditch Farm

My name’s Nicola and I’m the new administrator for the cottages and campsite. I’ll be based in the office at Farditch Farm a couple of days a week and alternate weekends sorting out bookings and helping out with queries. Denis will be hanging out by the office door wanting tummy tickles from everyone passing. I just moved to Buxton a few months ago though I’ve lived nearby in the Peak District for many years, mostly around the Hope Valley area. I’m looking forward to extending my knowledge of local walks and plan to share those on our blog for visitors. I’m more of a rambler than a hiker nowadays and my ideal walk is an hour or so finishing somewhere I can have a pint or a nice cup of tea. It’s great that so many pubs and cafes in the area seem to be dog friendly.
Hello from Farditch Farm

Spring 2022

We are looking forward to welcoming friends old and new to Endmoor & Farditch Farm Holiday Cottages and Caravan Park! Due to Covid-19 restrictions many of the lovely cafes and pubs we have listed may be closed or only serving at a greatly reduced capacity, so we have come up with some alternative suggestions for you to create your own,


The Peak District has an abundance of locally sourced farm shops, butchers, and bakeries so we have listed a few below:

Also why not have a look at the small market which operates every Tuesday and Saturday on Buxton Market place?

The same as Bakewell Market which is open on Mondays which offers a mixture of stalls selling a variety of homemade and local sourced produce.

Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop (Bakewell DE45 1UF)


This award-winning Farm shop has a massive selection of locally sourced quality products to help you create that perfect dish, with a wide selection of meats, fresh vegetables, cheeses, chutneys & jams, and a freshly baked bread selection. This is a great place to discover something new or if you just fancy a treat.

Geoff Mycock & Son Butchers (Buxton SK17 6EF)

High class meat since 1958

All produce is sourced locally from there own farm and local auctions. Offers a friendly and personal service with a wide selection of meats, and amazing pork pies.

Ginger Butchers – (Bakewell DE45 1ES)


Offers a personal service with a wide selection of locally sourced quality meats from their own farm and homemade pies and pastries from the onsite farm bakery, along with freshly baked bread. Ginger Butchers also has a great selection of deli produce and provides everything you could need to make an amazing meal.

Fitzgeralds Craft Bakery (Buxton, Spring Gardens SK17 6DF)


Family run bakers since 1910, offering a wide range of fresh products with care and attention to detail.

Bloomers Of Bakewell (Bakewell DE45 1EU)

The perfect place for handcrafted pies, pudings, and tarts with a mixture of freshly baked rolls and local grocery produce. Using only the finest, local sourced ingredients to create mouth-watering freshly baked products.

Why not try the Bloomers original Bakewell pudding dating back to 1889?

Bakewell Pudding shop (Backwell DE45 1BT)


Bakewell Pudding Shop offers an array of homemade products, from freshly baked artisan breads, cakes, pastries, tarts, and puddings.

Why not plan ahead and organise your own supermarket delivery? Just be sure to book a slot after your planned arrival time! 

When the restaurants and pubs re-open please bear in mind that a maximum of six people or two households will be permitted to meet, until restrictions are lifted.

If you plan to dine out, we suggest you make a reservation – demand is sure to be high as many places will be at reduced capacity.

We have also included a list of Takeaways in the local area which you may find useful especially if you have had a long day exploring the Peak District and just want to relax.

Take Away Options

Fish & Chips – Bakewell has a variety of Fish & Chip Shops throughout the village you will be spoilt for choice and ideal to have when walking or sitting along the river.

Harper Hill – Fish & Chip Shop - Buxton

Longnor Fish & Chip Shop - Longnor

Buxton Tandoori - Buxton

Simple Thai – Buxton

Domino’s Pizza – Buxton

Raj’s Indian – Bakewell

Spring 2022

Farditch House

Self-catering holiday accommodation - Peak District

Breaking News… Farditch Farm, Chelmorton!

We now have our latest property available from August 2020. The original farmhouse has undergone extensive refurbishment and now provides stunning, luxurious, self-catering holiday accommodation in the Peak District. The stylish, contemporary rooms are all beautifully furnished with quality fittings, and have your every comfort as a top priority. The house has fabulous views of the surrounding countryside from virtually every window. There is a superb, spacious open plan kitchen and dining room, beautiful lounge with comfy leather sofas – both having views across the garden and fields beyond. Also on the ground floor, a useful boot room, utility and wc. The four bedrooms each have en-suite facilities. There are 2 double rooms with en-suite shower rooms, and 2 twin rooms, with en-suite shower room and en-suite bathroom. The garden is laid to lawn, with several shrubs, a terrace with table and seating, private parking. Dog friendly. Photos of the interior to follow soon… watch this space! Interested and want to be the first guests to stay????? Contact us right away for further details
farditch house exterior

Scenic winter walks in the Peak District

Winter is the perfect time to wrap up warm, blow away those cobwebs and come and explore some of the beautiful places the Peak District has to offer. There’s nothing better than seeing the best of nature against a frosty background or with a sprinkling of snow adding that touch of magic. Here are some of our top picks for the most scenic winter walks to take in the Peak District. Enjoy!

Bamford Edge

The walk up to Bamford Edge is one that comes with rewarding views the whole way up. You can enjoy the moorland heather and rugged paths as you ascend to the hill’s peak, and once you reach the summit that is humorously named ‘Smoked Salmon, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of Hope Valley. Whatever season you choose to take this walk in, we can assure you it will be worth your while. https://www.baldhiker.com/2018/09/11/bamford-edge-walk-peak-district-derbyshire/ Hope Valley from Bamford Edge - Scenic winter peak district walks

Hardwick Estate

The grounds of Hardwick Hall’s wider estate are a treat to walk through during winter. The usually green pathways begin to pale, the trees are mostly stripped of their leaves, and the pond areas develop a beautiful icy covering. Winter suits the Elizabethan country house quite well, in our opinion – but don’t just take our word for it! Pop down for a visit whilst you’re in the Peak District. The gardens are open from 10am to 5pm every day and they make for a lovely day out with the kids. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hardwick-hall


Enjoy a leisurely walk round the beautiful historic village of Eyam, step back in time and immerse yourself in Eyam’s fascinating history going back to 1665 when the bubonic plague struck, by visiting the museum. The history can also be seen throughout the village with plaques fastened to most buildings along with information panels which can be found opposite the hall. https://www.eyamvillage.org.uk/explore

Hope Valley

During winter, Hope Valley simply transforms; green fades to brown, water turns to ice, and skies turn a pale blue/grey. If you’re lucky enough to visit during snowfall, then you will be treated to a winter wonderland. To make the most of this stunning area, start at Heathersage, travel over the railway tracks and head to Losehill Hall. From there, walk south to Castleton before heading back to the starting point once again. This walk takes you up through the hills and across the reservoir, so we recommend you come prepared. https://www.theoutdoorcity.co.uk/blog/read/2019/08/hope-valley-train-station-walks-b128 Winter walks in the Peak District

Mam Tor

Mam Tor, or ‘the shivering mountain” as it is also called, is one of the most popular walking spots in all the Peak District. It has gorgeous views all around and provides you with a plethora of routes to take. These range from easy to difficult and dogs are more than welcome. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kinder-edale-and-the-dark-peak/trails/mam-tor-circular-walk Winter Peak District Walks

Tittesworth Water

Tittesworth Water is a beautiful open space surrounded by nature. With a choice of two trails, it is also the perfect walking spot for all ages and abilities. The first walk is just 1.5 miles long and suitable for pushchairs and wheelchair users. At 4.5 miles long, the second trail is great for those who want to enjoy the pretty winter scenery for a little longer. https://www.stwater.co.uk/content/dam/stw/visitor-sites/tittesworth-walks-map.pdf https://www.stwater.co.uk/wonderful-on-tap/our-visitor-sites/come-visit-us/tittesworth-water/

Carsington Water

For nature lovers, the Carsington Water walking route is simply ideal. The area is well-known for its wildlife and it even has a Wildlife Centre with many bird hides to be found. Starting and ending at the Visitor Centre, the walk itself is 8.5 miles in length, and the terrain is fairly easy to walk. https://www.stwater.co.uk/content/dam/stw/visitor-sites/carsington-walks-map.pdf https://www.stwater.co.uk/wonderful-on-tap/our-visitor-sites/come-visit-us/carsington-water/

Errwood Reservoir

Utterly picturesque even without the summer flower beds, Errwood Reservoir is certainly a walking route that you’ll want to revisit time and time again. The route is 5 miles long and lets you explore the stunning woodland of Goyt Valley – great for dogs, too! https://www.goyt-valley.org.uk/project/errwood-reservoir-circular-walk/ Dixy at Errwood Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir is highly accessible and offers stunning views of Hope Valley. The walk also takes you past Derwent Dam, so you’ll get to enjoy this famous historical landmark during your stroll, too. At just over 5 miles with gentle pathways, this winter walk is ideal for the whole family. https://www.mudandroutes.com/best-walks-from-ladybower-reservoir-and-the-upper-derwent-valley/

Will you take one of these scenic winter walks?

Our luxury cottages are ideally situated in the heart of the Peak District making it the perfect base to explore and enjoy the great outdoors! Take advantage of the crisp, icy backdrop of the Peak District. There’s nothing quite like a hike around the Peaks when the weather is cold, and Spring will soon be here. Call us on 01629 815 683 or 07943 665428 to book.
Scenic winter walks in the Peak District

Christmas Markets in the Peak District

Christmas Markets in the Peak District are some of the prettiest and most renowned in all of the UK. This traditional experience is the ideal opportunity to pick up some special gifts while being immersed in the stunning countryside on a crisp winter day. Here are some of our favourites for you to stop on by when staying at our luxury holiday cottages.

Haddon Hall Winter Artisan Market (DE45 1LA)

November 13th – November 17th Always a fabulous day out, the Winter Artisan Markets at Haddon Hall provide you with over 110 market stalls to discover on the grounds of this beautiful Tudor manor. Explore the stunning Victorian gardens as you pick up some unique Christmas gifts for friends and family and take in the lovely, festive feeling of this 5-day event. Christmas Markets - Peak District

Chatsworth Christmas Markets (DE45 1PP)

November 15th – December 3rd Chatsworth House has over 100 Christmas stalls for you to enjoy this year. Have a browse as you wander through the pretty grounds of the estate and venture inside the house to see its stunning architecture and artwork. Not to be missed! Christmas Markets - Peak District

Castleton Light Switch-on and Christmas Markets (S33 8WN)

November 16th Hosted by The Castle Hotel, there will be a lights switch-on and Christmas market event in Castleton on the 16th of November. A number of stalls will be there for you to purchase some lovely trinkets and gifts, so do come along to join in on the fun.

Christmas at Dunham Massey (WA14 4SJ)

November 22nd – December 30th This beautiful display of lights, projections and reflections is sure to dazzle you as you walk through the formal gardens and deer park at Dunham Massey. A selection of hot drinks are available such as mulled wine and hot chocolate to keep you nice and warm, and you can even toast marshmallows over the open fire near to the gift shop. Plenty of entertainment is available for the kids, too, and you can look forward to an appearance from Santa!

Bakewell Christmas Market (DE45)

November 23rd – November 24th The Bakewell Christmas Market will be an action-packed weekend of Christmas stalls, music, games, festive displays and so much more. Perfect for every member of the family.

Grand Bazaar & Pavilion Gardens Christmas Lights Switch On (SK17 6BE)

November 23rd With over 40 Christmas stalls, Santa’s Grotto, festive decorations and more, the Grand Bazaar and Pavilion Gardens Christmas lights switch-on is set to be a great day out for the family. Shops will also be open later than usual so that you can get some last-minute Christmas shopping done. Top Christmas Markets in the Peak District

Cromford Christmas Market (DE43)

November 30th Wrap up your festive gift-buying at Cromford’s Christmas market. There will be live music, Santa’s Grotto, as well as a number of stalls selling unique gifts to line everybody’s Christmas stockings with. Fun for all the family!

Deck the Halls at Haarlem Hall (DE4 4BG)

December 5th Deck the Halls presents an evening of festive workshops, great food and shopping at Haarlem Mill in Matlock. The event is hosted by two local artisans, so you can expect the evening to be an intimate and cosy one. Enjoy!

Matlock Victorian Christmas Market (DE4 3AR)

December 6th – December 8th Celebrating its 25th year, the Matlock Victorian Christmas Market is back again! You can look forward to over 200 stalls, a Christmas Parade and lights switch-on, Santa’s Grotto… the list goes on! Since this is a big anniversary, the event is sure to be unmissable. Peak District Christmas Markets

Peak Shopping Village Christmas Makers Market (DE4 2JE)

December 8th Have a browse of some quality goods, handmade by local artisans. There will be plenty of delicious food and drink available as well as live music. Stop on by and see what’s on offer.

Explore the Peak District Christmas Markets

This year’s Christmas markets are sure to be the perfect pre-Christmas treat. And if you’d like to experience any of these wonderful Christmas markets in the Peak District, then we have the perfect place to stay! Our luxury holiday cottages are based within easy reach of all of these markets. Whether your party is big or small, we can accommodate groups of up to 26 people, and the quality of our accommodation is sure to impress. Call us on 01629 815 683 or 07943 665 428 to book.
Christmas Markets in the Peak District

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lyme park pumpkin carving

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Cottages near baslow poppy field

8 Dale Hike Adventure

We’d like to give a big thank you to Michelle and Andy, who stayed at Farditch Farm and captured their 8 Dale Hike Adventure. It shows all of the amazing places you can visit during your stay. We hope you find it useful.

monsal head 8 dale hike adventure

Places to treat your dad on Father’s Day in the Peak District

With Father’s Day just around the corner, we thought we’d give you a couple of ideas on places to treat your dad. And since every dad is unique, our recommendations cover almost every interest you could think of within easy reach of our luxury holiday cottages in the Peak District.

The local brewery

Places to treat your dad on Father’s Day in the Peak District, the local brewery Does your dad have a special place in his heart for craft beers or ales? Take him on a brewery tour! The Peak District is lucky to have quite a few amazing breweries dotted around, and some even let you have a go for yourself. Some fabulous ones are Wincle Brewery, Peak Ales Visitors Centre, and Thornbridge Brewery. At Wincle Brewery, you can expect a fully guided tour of their award-winning brewery, followed by a tasting session. Tours are held every Saturday at 2pm and cost just £10 per person. There are also some lovely walks in the area so you can enjoy a lovely stroll after the tour. Peak Ales Brewery offers you the chance to learn all about the brewing process. You’ll learn which raw materials are used and why, and hopefully come away from the experience with a much greater knowledge and appreciation for a good pint. Want a keepsake of your day? The Thornbridge Brewery tour includes the tour, 3 halves of their tasty beers, plus a branded glass to take home with you. Tours cost £10 per head for adults and just £3 for those aged 5-17. Available dates are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 3pm.

The golf course

Places to treat your dad on Father’s Day in the Peak District, the golf course Treat your dad to a day out on the green at Cavendish Golf Club in Buxton. Visitor prices are very reasonable for the quality of the course and you’ll be able to relish in the stunning countryside views while you play. Just be sure to check the club rules before your visit.

The cycle trails

Places to treat your dad on Father’s Day in the Peak District, cycle trails One of the greatest selling points of the Peak District is its many varied cycling trails. And if your dad is an avid cyclist, we’re sure he’d love nothing more than to explore the Peak District on two wheels. We recommend Monsal Trail and Tissington Trail if you’re looking for a comfortable ride with stunning views. And if you don’t fancy lugging your bikes around while on a weekend away, there’s always the very useful Parsley Hay cycle hire centre.

Go Ape

Places to treat your dad on Father’s Day in the Peak District, Go Ape For the active dad, Go Ape is the ideal place to zip, glide and climb around for the day. Feel the adrenaline rush from 1,200ft high and leap from the summit in a death-defying display of courageousness (they also have ‘calmer’ bits for those that just want to test the waters).

Longshaw Estate

For a day out in nature, why not visit Longshaw Estate? You’ll have hours of fun exploring the beautiful grounds and it’s great for little ones. There are 3 circular walks mapped out for you, each with something different to offer, and there’s an on-site café for drinks and nibbles.

Hardwick Hall

Enjoy the beautiful grounds of Hardwick Hall this Father’s Day. You could treat dad to a delicious meal at the on-site restaurant, stroll along the woodland of Lady Spencer’s walk, or delve into the furthest reaches of the estate. It’s a fabulous option, whatever the weather.

Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak

Places to treat your dad on Father’s Day in the Peak District, Dovedale Full of gorgeous natural views and walkways, you’d be hard pressed to find a prettier part of the Peak District than this trio of destinations. Ilam Park is set between limestone hills and provides you with unbeatable views of the Peaks. Dovedale, a natural limestone valley, is equally stunning and has an abundance of rare flora and fauna.

Have a wonderful Father’s Day!

To everyone staying at our luxury holiday cottages and caravan site this Father’s Day, we hope this blog has helped you to decide the perfect way to spend the day. Wishing all the dads a very happy Father’s Day!
go ape peak ditrict

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