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Peak District Farm Shops and Delis
The Peak District is blessed with some great farm shops and delis. Surrounded by countryside, the Derbyshire Peaks have been farmed for more than 4,000 years. Farming dates back to when Neolithic man took advantage of the light, well-drained soil to raze sheep and cattle and to grow pulses, beans and cereals.
Here’s a list of our favourite farm shops and delis to visit while staying with us at Wheeldon Trees Cottages.
Chatsworth Farm Shop
Recently named among the best in the UK, and nestled within the stunning grounds of the Chatsworth Estate, the Chatsworth Farm Shop is a fantastic place to shop and dine. It’s known as one of the poshest farm shops in the Peaks. There’s a huge cafe with a stunning terrace boasting spectacular views out across the rolling countryside and to the fairy-tale estate village of Edensor. Customers rave about the huge selection of local produce in the store, which can be found in the picturesque village of Pilsley in Derbyshire.
Hartington Farm Shop (and cheese shop over the road)
The pretty village of Hartington boasts a farm shop and café. Just over the road, you’ll find the Hartington Cheese Shop. The café offers breakfast, cake and lunches. The Hartington Cheese Shop sells cheeses from Hartington Creamery and other local and regional artisan producers. The shop, established 30 years ago, is in a beautiful old stone building overlooking Hartington duck pond. It specialises in British cheeses, featuring the likes of Lincolnshire Poacher, Dovedale Blue, Wensleydale, various Stiltons and plenty of varieties of goat’s cheese. There are also local beers, chutneys, biscuits, pickles and pâtés.
Stanage Grange Butchery, Newhaven
Established in 2012, this butchery and farm shop is just down the road from Wheeldon Trees in Newhaven. It’s a foodie’s haven rearing Belted Galloway Cattle and Limestone lamb for its artisan butchery. All the meats are skilfully prepared by lifelong Master Butcher Michael Shirt. He’s assisted by newly qualified butcher James Bunting. The team has several Great Taste Awards for products including their black pudding and bacon.
Lambton Larder, Bakewell
Not quite a farm shop but it does make the list, the Lambton Larder is home to lots of luxury treats. The Lambton Larder only sells produce they firmly believe in and know to be delicious. They have quickly gained a good reputation locally for their extensive cheese counter with a particular emphasis on British cheese. Don’t miss the deliciously flaky breakfast pastries and barista coffee.
Tagg Lane Dairy
Just a hop, skip and a jump away from Wheeldon Trees, Tagg Lane Dairy is home to delicious gelato and farm shop produce. It’s just outside of the beautiful village of Monyash and a stone’s throw from the High Peak Trail. Their artisan Jersey ice cream is made using the milk and cream from their award-winning Jersey herd. It’s all made freshly on-site. In addition, a café and a shop sell free-range eggs, their famous Raw Unpasteurized Jersey Milk and delicious cuts of meat and burgers.
Culinary cottages to cook up a storm
Once you’ve shopped until you drop, you will be needing a cottage with an amazing kitchen to cook up your culinary treats. Wheeldon Trees Cottages have everything you need when away from home – we even supply the olive oil. What’s more, every cottage has a herb planter to add extra flavour to your dishes. In addition to great accommodation, we offer free EV charging, free electric bikes, an honesty shop and amazing views in our 12 acres of Peak District National Park. Above all else, luxurious Derbyshire cottages. What’s more, Wheeldon Trees is packed full of amenities and is currently in the running for the Peak District and Derbyshire Tourism Awards‘ best self-catering accommodation.
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