Experience Something New
Award winning photographer and author of the photography location guidebook "Peak District Through The Lens”, James offers a variety of workshops. Whether you're a beginner learning the ropes or an advanced amateur looking to expand your sense of adventure, he can run a group or 1-2-1 workshop to suit you.
James: 07535 688969
Get off the beaten track. True North Adventures offer e-mountain bike guided tours and will bring them to Darley House with your dedicated guide. E-bikes are a great leveller making a group ride accessible to all levels of fitness. Do read our blog on our exhilarating day with TNA.
Jamie: 01538 300778
Hire beautiful vintage bikes or take a one day tour, such as the Trails Tea Party - a gentle scenic ride including afternoon tea. Darley House guests get 10% off when you hire 3+ bikes or book a retro ride tour for 3+ people with all levels of experience catered for.
Tel: 07890 274676
Cycle the traffic-free Monsal Trail through spectacular scenery and tunnels. It is suitable for all the family with bicycles, tag-a-longs and kids trailers and there’s no need to book in advance, unless you want to book electric bikes and tandems. Open all year round.
Tel: 01629 810 588
The place to go for outdoor adventures - have a go at mountain biking, abseiling, kayaking, or canyoning. Owner Steve Rudge knows the Peak District like the back of his hand and can organise the perfect activity day. Guests get £20 off bookings for groups of 4 or more. Steve: 07784 005097
Art & Culture
Described as “the most perfect house to survive from the middle ages”. Film-makers flock to Haddon Hall to use it as a location. 15% off entry price is available for Darley House guests.
Currently closed but holding a Winter Mercatum Artisan Markets 9, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29 Nov and 3, 4 , 5 and 6 Dec. Book in advance.
Tel: 07890 274676
The house is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality. Today Chatsworth contains works of art that span 4000 years as well as 105 acres of beautiful gardens and a fun farmyard for children, so there’s something for everyone.
All attractions open until end of December. Book in advance.
Tel: 01246 565300
Markets & Local Producers
For high quality local produce, visit the farmers market in the beautiful town of Bakewell on the last Saturday of every month from 9am - 2pm. It’s a great place to stock up on food and drink made in the area, such as Brock & Morten rapeseed oils.
Kate (Brock & Morten): 07739 188111
Spire has a selection of eclectic beers and believes "there is a beer for everyone", which they will deliver to Darley House. There is a minimum order of 12 bottles (mixed or same), which must be placed at least one week before your arrival. You can also pre-book a brewery tour for up to 14 people where you can also take advantage of their Snug bar or create your own brew and labels!
Tel: 01246 807940
In an area of breathtaking natural beauty, the elements, landscape and passionate hard work have combined to create Amber Valley Wines. Visit the online shop here and get your weekend delivery. The Cellardoor site is open with outdoor stall and pick-up service on Saturday afternoons 1pm to 5pm and on scheduled tour days from 11am to 2pm (dates here).
Relax in a hot tub on our secluded Paxton patio gazing at the sunset. Arrival and collection must be arranged within your booking dates. However, if we have no guests staying prior to you, Tim will set up the day before so your hot tub is up to temperature for the first evening of your stay at Darley House.
Tim: 07814 584423