Brosterfield Farmhouse

Foolow, Nr Eyam & Bakewell, Derbyshire, Country village

Past enchantingly English scenery, down a long drive, Brosterfield Farmhouse does just that: give you a deliriously lovely view of Derbyshire’s Peak District. For large groups and families, this is rustic England padded with high living. Stone walls, old oaks, endless lawns and a tyre swinging from a tree. What more could you want?

Maybe a dash of luxury? It’s laid on thick at Brosterfield Farmhouse. The house sleeps 20, the gleaming kitchen’s open-plan, the soft furnishings are ready to sink into, the Sky TV multi-room comes with movie channels, and there’s a cinema room with projector TV. In the lounge, the woodburner crackles a family-friendly welcome. Outside, the old oaks stare at the horizon as you invade the lawn. There’s croquet or cricket to be played, a football net, and swings to help you let go of your cares. Refuel with fresh local fare concocted on the double range oven and gather around the conservatory’s U-shaped table, or on the picnic benches, to chomp and chat.

Pass the time with games of pool, with books and blockbuster movies. Pop down the lane for a pint by the fire in the Bull’s Head. Get family and friends together and take over the Farmhouse. Leave your cares at home, yomp over the hills, bring your dog, waste a little time with the people who matter.