For World Book Day its fitting that #Derbyshire and the #Peak District should be celebrated. Jane Austen refers to there being “no finer county in England than Derbyshire”, and features “all the celebrated beauties of #Chatsworth, #Dovedale and the #Peaks” in her novel Pride and Prejudice. It is largely considered that Mr Darcy’s estate, the stunning Pemberley, is based on Chatsworth House. The House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is famous for its grandeur and beauty, surrounded by acres of land in the Derbyshire countryside. The House has also been used for several period films including The Duchess, The Wolfman and, the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice.
We are pleased to announce the Spring Event at Cavendish Hall on the Chatsworth Estate will take place on Sunday 5 April, Easter Sunday. Featuring some fabulous hand picked local traders, offering hand made, brocante, vintage and artisan products as well as a lovely tea room serving hand baked goods including cakes and pastries. Entry is £1 and free for children, we look forward to seeing you to celebrate spring time with us
It is with regret that the Posh Jumble Sale at Baslow Village Hall in the Peak District on the 31 January is postponed as a result of unpredictable weather and a concern that people may not be able to get to the event because of snow and ice. Hope everyone is not too disappointed and understand what a difficult decision we have had to take. We have had snow and freezing ice over the last couple of weeks in the Peak District and thought that it best to postpone the event now rather than at the very last minute.
If you’re in the Peak District on the weekend of 31st January, we would love to see you at our Posh Jumble Sale at Baslow Village Hall from 11am to 2pm.
There will be a selection of fabulous vintage, bric a brac, handmade goods, fabric and clothes, all priced £1, £3 or £5. We’ll also be offering a delicious selection of homemade cakes to eat in or takeaway.
With admission only 50p for adults and free for children, come along and grab a bargain and enjoy tea and cakes in the lovely village of Baslow, near Chatsworth!
… with a lovely winter country feel, just perfect for this time of year.
The Peak District provided us with the perfect setting for the Baslow Very Vintage Xmas one day market.
The event featured a range of local vintage, handmade and brocante traders, selling a broad mix of gifts and collectables from French brocante to upcycled furnishings, handmade cards and jewellery and handmade chocolates.
Also on offer, and perfect for the season, were hand sewn gifts and floral Christmas arrangements from the BBC’s floral expert, Jonathan Moseley (also well known for his Florabundance Flower Festival at nearby Chatsworth House), to vintage china and cutlery.
Timed to coincide with the last weekend of the Chatsworth Christmas Markets, the event, at Baslow Village Hall, provided visitors with a feast of products from high quality hand picked vintage and handmade traders.
From the moment the doors opened on a sunny Sunday morning, a steady stream of visitors arrived to have a leisurely look round and soak in the festive atmosphere
The vintage themed tearoom, serving delicious traditional artisan cakes and hot drinks proved irresistible!
The Merry Vintage Xmas 2014 event at Baslow was a resounding success for traders and visitors alike and plans are afoot for next year with an even bigger and better and more spectacular Christmas extravaganza!
Please bookmark this page to find out more about the Home and Garden events that we are planning for 2015 in Peak District landmarks