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Enchantingly English, deliriously lovely

Past enchantingly English scenery, down a long drive, Brosterfield Farmhouse does just that: give you a deliriously lovely view of Derbyshire’s Peak District. For large groups and families, this is rustic England padded with high living. Stone walls, old oaks, endless lawns and a tyre swinging from a tree. What more could you want?

Maybe a dash of luxury? It’s laid on thick at Brosterfield Farmhouse. The house sleeps 20, the gleaming kitchen’s open-plan, the soft furnishings are ready to sink into, the Sky TV multi-room comes with movie channels, and there’s a cinema room with projector TV. In the lounge, the woodburner crackles a family-friendly welcome.
Outside, the old oaks stare at the horizon as you invade the lawn. There’s croquet or cricket to be played, a football net, and swings to help you let go of your cares. Refuel with fresh local fare concocted on the double range oven and gather around the conservatory’s U-shaped table, or on the picnic benches, to chomp and chat.

Pass the time with games of pool, with books and blockbuster movies. Pop down the lane for a pint by the fire in the Bull’s Head. Get family and friends together and take over the Farmhouse. Leave your cares at home, yomp over the hills, bring your dog, waste a little time with the people who matter.

Gardens and grounds

The tyre hangs from the old oak, ready for you to swing away the worries of the world. The lawn spans endlessly towards the horizon. The football net waits for the kids to run riot amid three acres of glorious greenery. And the croquet’s there for long summer days punctuated by cool drinks and crisp salads.

The backdrop of untamed rolling hills and open moorland sits in contrast with the manicured lawns, the serene English oaks and the traditional stone walling that gaze upon it. Soak it all up on the picnic benches beneath the parasols, sizzling steaks and chewing the fat in the pure country air.

Living spaces

This is the heart of homely luxury. Brosterfield Farmhouse offers spaces to play and places to simply sit back in the warm glow of the logburner and dip into books or share a family film.

The living-room sofas and footstool are suitably squishy and there’s a basket of logs ready to burn by the woodstove. Load them up, break out a book, or fire up a family film on the Multiroom Sky TV. Or make a night of it and head to the cinema room with projection.

Escape to the (no ordinary) entrance hall to sit, read and recharge, or clatter the pool balls around. Brosterfield Farmhouse offers the essence of easy living.

Cooking and dining

Cook like a pro on the double electric oven and five induction hobs, single electric oven and two-ring, island-unit induction hob. Chip in as you chop and chat and rustle up a roast or sort out a stew. Dining for 20 in the conservatory’s not a problem. Fling open the French doors and let the country air sharpen your appetite.

Special occasion? We can take over, putting on our whites while you tackle a glass of red. We’ll even load the dishwasher when we’re done. If you’d rather eat al-fresco, there’s a charcoal barbie on standby and a side order of rolling hills and open moorland to savour.

If it’s pub grub you’re after, try the local in Foolows. Wash it all down with good local ales and then ask the landlord for a lift home. It’s not a problem. For oak-beamed character, The Barrel Inn can’t be beaten and has the lofty claim of being Derbyshire’s highest pub. Step inside for flagstones, oak beams and low doorways.

There’s traditional Italian at El Lupos in Baslow, French at Piedaniels, and coffee, cake and a paper at Riley’s in Bakewell. Catch a takeaway from The Curry Cottage. For culinary connoisseurs, try Michelin-starred Fischer’s at Baslow Hall and pick from Derbyshire spring lamb, Yorkshire game, Cornish crab and Scottish shellfish.

bedrooms

Sleep soundly in the cradle of the English countryside, lulled into slumber by the breeze through the boughs and the snuffle of the occasional fox. Brosterfield Farmhouse seats 18 as a five-bedroom option or 20 in six-bed format that includes the suite.

Beds come in soft, luxurious cotton with deep mattresses and soft lighting. Kick off your shoes, stare at the fellside views, or settle back to Sky Multiroom with movies.

Bedroom one provides a king and two singles with en-suite bath and shower. There’s a double and single in both bedrooms two and three, while, downstairs, bedroom four comes with a double, single and en-suite shower.

Bedroom five offers a double and two singles and a small shower room just a hop across the corridor, while bedroom six is a kingsize with en-suite shower. Sweet dreams.