Local Interest | Family Holidays | Outdoor Activities | Food and Drink
Throughout the year, special events provide countless reasons to visit us. From art to food, sport to history, plays to festivals, there's a full diary of things to do every month in the Derbyshire Peak District. The August calendar of events is full of singing, shows, gardens, theatre, films, mazes and loads of cycling for the summer. Plan your visit with us as we have the
ideal short break or fun filled week holiday locations to choose from along with a wide choice of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. More...
Local Interest | Weddings | Outdoor Activities
We have recently been watching a rather elegant Swan nesting in the middle of the lake right next to our woodland summer house. Well the Cygnets have arrived at Egginton Hall on our very own Swan Lake!! Read on to see the happy ending... Also take a trip down memory lane with us to unfold the history behind Egginton Hall; through the Lodge gate can be seen the re-incarnated Egginton Hall which can now be hired as a stunning countryside Wedding Venue.
Local Interest | Weddings
Calling all departed and future weddings - Fancy something new? ...A photo shoot took place last month at one of our stunning Wedding Venues, Knockerdown Cottages, where they "Trashed the dress"
, also known as "fearless bridal"
or "rock the frock"
It is a style of wedding photography
that contrasts elegant clothing with an environment in which it is out of place. It is generally shot in the style of fashion
or glamour photography
Family Holidays | Spa Breaks | Outdoor Activities
Gainsborough Retreats has the perfect choice for a family holiday in the Derbyshire Peak District. We have 2 holiday sites situated in the peak district with great facilities and accommodation. You simply can’t risk disappointment so if you are flexible you can pick any week in August for a great last minute deal. Fancy renting one of our charming cottages set in the magnificent countryside? Love wide open spaces? Come and explore Derbyshire historic market towns, heritage sites, walking trails, watersports and friendly pubs.
Food and Drink
This really is a tasty mid-week snack and is really easy to make. It also keeps well in the freezer for those nights you just need something quick! More...
Family Holidays | Outdoor Activities
This month we have chosen a Derbyshire Peak District walk around Stanton Moor and Bichover. This walk takes in the major sites of Stanton Moor and Birchover, an area rich in historical associations and with superb views across the surrounding countryside. Great for long summer days where you can take your time, take a picnic and enjoy a local pint on the way round!!. Try the walk on a 3 night break at one of our holiday sites. Imagine arriving on the Friday to a welcoming delightful character cottage, taking the walk on the Saturday ending with a local pub meal and enjoy a relaxing day on the Sunday with a local carvery and either a a swim in our swimming pool or relaxing hot tub with champagne. More...