Poultry in the Peaks

ImageOn On a self-catering holiday in the Peak District this week, but couldn’t resist bringing a supply of fresh home-laid eggs for easy suppers. Image

Staying in a beautiful, typical Derbyshire cottage, which may well end up being reviewed in the pages of Country Living as it’s just too good to keep to myself – a wonderful blend of Georgian features and proportions with some contemporary furnishings and a very cool Grand Designs-style glass extension overlooking the little garden.  

Spent the entire day at Chatsworth yesterday and returning today because even though we were there from 11am until 6pm, there was only time to see the garden and house. I can see why people become besotted with the place – it’s a world of itself. We’re going back to get a chicken fix this afternoon at the farmyard – the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire famously kept a large flock of hens when she was at Chatsworth and there are still some fine poultry specimens to be seen, along with cattle, sheep and pigs. I’ll file a feather report about it next week. In the meantime, happy henkeeping.


One thought on “Poultry in the Peaks

  1. I should love to visit Chatsworth, but it’s a long way from the south west … but what an gorgeous cottage! And fresh eggs, too. What could be nicer! I’m going to try the tea bread receipe tomorrow, as in the Oct issue of the magazine (p100.) So glad you’ve enjoyed your time in Derbyshire!

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