Little quiet village of Hollington, with a handy Pub 5mins walk serving good food, was great.
We visited the wonderful Chatsworth House, we found a lovely little tea room in Matclok Bath called
Hollington is a small friendly village just of the main route. The local pub, The Red Lion is only 5 minutes walk, and also serves good food. We visited the glorious Chatsworth House. Found a great little tea room called "The Clock Strikes 3" in Matlock Bath, recommend a visit. Bakewell was quaint especially for "Tart Lovers" ! Nearest town is Ashbourne, a lovely town with lots to see and some lovely shops and lots of eateries.
But by far the best thing about our trip was The Old Smithy itself, what a great place to come home to. Our host Philippa was welcoming, gracious and a very bubbly lady (& she greeted us with some home made cake and the means to make a cuppa before we unpacked, marvellous)
Well done Philippa work cottages are a credit to you.
Hollington is a little village just off the main road, it has a great pub, The Red Lion