Peak District award holders

Congratulations to all the current EQM award holders in the Peak District.

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Upper Hurst Farm

Award date: 23rd November 2019

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Upper Hurst Farm is a caravan and camping site situated near Hartington that offers super-pitches for caravans and motorhomes, an underfloor-heated toilet and shower block, and accessible facilities. There is also a small holiday cottage and a new yurt with a wood fired hot tub. Susan has demonstrated her commitment to the environment with the installation of a biomass boiler for heating and hot water, 100 ground mounted solar panels providing around half of their electricity requirements, a recycling compound, and the introduction of eco cleaning products. She has sought the advice of the National Park Authority for hedgerow management and has screened the campsite and landscape with native hedgerow species. 

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Upper Hurst Farm Hulme End Buxton, SK17 0HH


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01298 687273

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Blueberry Cafe (Castleton) Ltd

Award date: 14th November 2019

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Buxton Road, Castleton, S33 8WP


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01433 620020

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The Nightingale Centre

Award date: 10th November 2019

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Great Hucklow, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 8RH


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01298 871218

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Peak ORGANICS

Award date: 10th November 2019

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3 Unity Villas, Dale Road North, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, DE4 2HX


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01629 732445

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Lockerbrook Farm Outdoor Centre

Award date: 1st November 2019

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Lockerbrook Farm, Snake Pass, Bamford, Hope Valley, S33 0BJ


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01433651412

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Rainbows End Holiday Cottages

Award date: 1st November 2019

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Rainbows End is a charming eco holiday cottage with lovely attention to detail and lots of little extras - from locally made, natural toiletries to cheese from the cows that graze the flower-rich meadow. If you are feeling active you can walk or cycle from the door (secure cycle storage is provided). Or simply watch the wild birds from the window whilst cozying up with a fair trade cuppa.

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Rainbows End, Blackwell in the Peak, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9TQ


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01298 85597

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Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Award date: 1st November 2019

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Derbyshire Wildlife Trust works to promote and protect wildlife across Derbyshire. They manage 11 nature reserves within the Peak District National Park and manage the land to encourage the plants, fungi, lichens and mosses, insects, birds and wild animals that are special to each site. They work to engage people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy and appreciate nature and have range of activities and projects aims at young people, small children and disadvantaged groups.

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Sandy Hill, Main St, Middleton, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 4LR


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01773 881188

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Peak District Holiday Cottage

Award date: 1st November 2019

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Rockfield House, Flagg Lane, Flagg, Derbyshire, SK17 9QS


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01298 808280

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Beechenhill Farm

Award date: 24th October 2019

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Award winning self catering accommodation and eco wedding venue on an organic dairy farm. Local and organic foods provided to guests at breakfast, including porridge and yoghurt made from their own milk. Locally produced ready meals and puddings also available. Wood-fired hot tub and barrel sauna add extra fun to the stay.

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Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2BD


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01335

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Church Farm Holiday Cottages

Award date: 22nd September 2019

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Freshly baked cakes await your arrival at Pinster or Winnets Cottage, converted from a stone barn at the grade II listed Church Farm. The farm specialises in rare breed Gloucester cattle and pigs, and is right in the heart of the White Peak area of the Peak District National Park. Walk straight from your holiday cottage door to explore the hills and the dales (Dovedale 2 miles).

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Church Farm, Alsop en le Dale, DE6 1QP


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01335390216

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Underleigh House

Award date: 1st September 2019

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In a stunning location, this Gold award and five star B&B has four en suite bedrooms (three of which have their own private lounges). Breakfasts feature local and homemade specialities and they hold AA and Visit England Breakfast Awards. Reduce your carbon footprint with fabulous walks from the door. Electric car charging point available, powered by the solar panels when the sun is shining!

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Lose Hill Lane, Hope, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 6AF


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01433 621372

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Dove Valley Centre

Award date: 17th July 2019

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Sustainably converted 18th century barn provides stylish, self contained cottages sleeping 5 & 7 or together sleeping 12. A studio and camping is available for larger groups - great for parties and workshops. In a secluded setting on an environmentally managed farm in the beautiful Upper Dove Valley. Family and dog friendly too! Locally sourced and organic food available. Electricity supplied via a green renewable tariff.

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Under Whitle, Sheen, Buxton, SK17 0PR


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01298 83282

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Blaze Farm Partners

Award date: 17th July 2019

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Farm with ice cream parlour and tea-room offering Hilly Billy Ice Cream, made on the farm using milk from a neighbouring dairy herd. Home baked cakes and home-made, local food. Nature trails for all abilities through meadows and woodland. See lambing in Spring and sheep-shearing in Summer. See the baby calves and feed the hens.

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Blaze Farm, Wildboarclough, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 0BL, SK11 0BL


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01260 227266

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My Country Houses Ltd

Award date: 3rd July 2019

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My Country Houses Ltd offer a beautiful historic holiday home - Portland House c1870, owned and run with great attention to detail by Martin and Juliet Harrop. The property is 5 star rated, sleeping up to 24 guests situated with the "most complete location" on the edge of historic Matlock Bath. Lovingly restored to its former Gentleman's residence grandeur and purposely renovated to be as energy efficient as possible without compromising on quality.

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Portland House, New Bath Road, Matlock Bath, DE4 3PX


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01629 734414

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Haddon Hall

Award date: 2nd June 2019

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Haddon Hall forms an important part of the heritage of the Peak District and also strives to be sustainable for the future. The grounds and Home Farm are managed organically and with wildlife conservation at heart. The house and gardens are rich with wildflowers and are host to tadpoles, bats, swallows and nesting ducks (look out for the nest-cam!). The rich natural history of Home Farm is shared through guided farm walks in the Summer. Visitors can also enjoy a wide range of locally sourced foods in the restaurant and local handmade crafts in the gift shop.

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Estate Office, Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LA


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01629 810910

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Secret Cloud House Holidays

Award date: 2nd June 2019

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The environmentally responsible luxury yurt accommodation at Secret Cloud and boutique camping at Scaldersitch Farm offer award winning luxury yurts and tipis with private wood fired hot tubs, essential oil sauna and onsite wellness treatments. All stays include a delicious locally sourced breakfast hamper for you to enjoy. Enjoy the great outdoors with luxurious yet eco-conscious attention to detail.

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Limestone View Farm, Stoney Lane, Cauldon, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST10 3EP


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Grindleford Community Shop

Award date: 29th April 2019

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Grindleford Community Shop is an wonderful example of what happens when passionate local people work together to create something really special for their own community. The shop supports a wealth of local food producers, artisans and projects. The shelves display an eclectic mix of favourite household brands alongside organic, fair trade, eco and wholefood alternatives. The shop's location in the Vestry of Saint Helen's Church makes day to day use of this historic building and reinforces its place as the heart of the village.

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The Vestry, Saint Helen's Church, Grindleford, Derbyshire, S32 2JN


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01433 631611

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The Servants Quarters, Buxton

Award date: 29th April 2019

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Pete and Cath Spriggs have sensitively restored a Buxton town house, considering the environment and supporting local businesses at every step of the way. They have created a charming, welcoming guest environment and pride themselves on excellent customer service. There is a wealth of cultural and historic information provided for the guest as well as maps and walks from the door.

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c/o 4 Kinnaird Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9BF


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Acclimbatize

Award date: 27th February 2019

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Acclimbatize offers authentic, adventurous experiences and technical training in a range of outdoor activities. Delivery is sensitively punctuated by environmental, social, and historical information relative to the activity and location. Daryl and the team strongly believe that by doing this their customers' experience of the Peak District National Park (and other areas they operate in) is greatly enhanced.

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Suite 304, Via Gellia Mills, Bonsall, Matlock, Derbyshire., DE4 2AJ


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01629 820258

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April Cottage

Award date: 27th February 2019

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April Cottage is a 200 year old self catering cottage in the centre of Youlgrave, with three pubs and two shops on the doorstep offering local produce. Accommodation is provided for three people in twin and single rooms with central heating and an open fire. Walks into Lathkill and Bradford Dale start nearby. Next door, to April Cottage, Woodturning at Christmas Cottage is the ideal place to get gifts and souvenirs with the environment in mind. Matthew uses sustainably sourced, mainly local woods.

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Christmas Cottage, Church Street, Youlgrave, DE45 1WL


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01629 636151

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Walls for the Future Ltd

Award date: 27th February 2019

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An accredited (DSWA/LANTRA) training provider to teach dry stone walling. The three tutors are all wallers in their own right, and are passionate about their craft and how it enhances the Peak District. Training is to a high level, and aimed at beginners, schools, corporate training, and working wallers.

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Higher Plainsteads Farm, SK13 6JZ


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Woodturning at Christmas Cottage

Award date: 27th February 2019

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Woodturning at Christmas Cottage is the ideal place to get gifts and souvenirs with the environment in mind. Matthew uses mainly local woods from sustainable Peak District sources to make bowls, plates, objects d'art, plus other useful smaller items. Commissions undertaken.

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Christmas Cottage, Church Street, Youlgrave, DE45 1WL


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01629636151

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Lower Wigginstall Farm

Award date: 7th February 2019

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Reapsmoor, Longnor, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 0LJ


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01298 84946

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COCONUT BLUSH

Award date: 6th February 2019

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Natural olive oil soaps, handmade using traditional methods and recipes. Sourcing sustainable ingredients is important to Coconut Blush and they particularly avoid using palm oil from felled rainforest. They support other Peak District businesses using Peak District honey, beeswax and cow's milk in their soaps. Available online and at local farmers' markets. Customers are welcome by prior arrangement.

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59 MANCHESTER RD. BUXTON, DERBYSHIRE, SK17 6SR


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01298 214478

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Hoe Grange

Award date: 9th January 2019

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Four luxurious self-catering log cabins with stunning views of the beautiful limestone countryside. Hipley, Rainster & Daisybank (sleep 4-6), are NAS rated Mobility Level 2. Pinder cabin (sleeps 6-8) rated Mobility Level 1. Located on the Pennine Bridleway; stabling& grazing available for guests to bring their own horse on holiday. Relax in our log-fired Swedish hot tub and sauna.

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Hoe Grange, Brassington, Matlock, Debyshire, DE4 4HP


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01629 540262

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Village Aid

Award date: 12th December 2018

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Village Aid, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, DE45 1AE


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01629 814434

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Sue Prince Artist

Award date: 12th December 2018

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Sue Prince Artist uses natural materials to paint Peak District stories using a traditional Swedish Folk Art style. Her work features village and farming life, well dressings, festivals, dark starry skies, flora and fauna as well as documenting key moments of our time such as the current refugee crisis. She explores environmental and social issues such as climate change and the commodification of the food chain. She is passionate about reviving and celebrating the folk art tradition - locally in her village of Ilam through community projects and also nationally and internationally.

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Beechenhill Farm, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2BD


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44

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English Tilly

Award date: 12th December 2018

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In the view of the assessor, English Tilly exemplifies the values of the Environmental Quality Mark scheme. Carol makes charming handcrafted felt pieces using rare breed Whitefaced Woodland wool from the Peak District National Park. She is committed to offering the farmer a fair price for the fleece, supporting the farming economy in her small way. She takes great care to minimise even the small impact her business has on the environment. She imagines and delivers wonderful, therapeutic projects and courses which are accessible to harder to reach people and communities. And she uses the Peak District landscape, as well as rare and precious species as the inspiration for her work.

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Kenwood, Mytham Bridge, Bamford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 0EA


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01433 659922

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Caltonberry

Award date: 30th November 2018

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Caltonberry "helps you celebrate the little things in life as well as marking the milestones" through their beautifully simple range of porcelain gift tags, adornments and decorations, handmade in their Peak District studio. Their natural cotton and linen ribbons in subtle shades are made locally in Ashbourne and Congleton and can be plain, or printed and personalised. Lyn's products are a charming, contemporary celebration of the rich ceramic and textile heritage of the Staffordshire Peak District!

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Club Farm, Back Lane, Calton, Nr Leek, Staffordshire, ST10 3JX


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01538 308555

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Dewsnaps Farm

Award date: 28th November 2018

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Dewsnaps Farm offers two converted barn holiday cottages. Both cottages and the main farm house use solar PV and solar thermal, as well as a wood pellet boiler to heat and light the buildings. The buildings also use LED lighting and has internal insulation to the solid walls. Free electric vehicle charging is provided for guests and cyclists and walkers are welcomed, with luggage ferrying and bicycle storage, cleaning and repair facilities.

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Dewsnaps Farm, SK23 6AW


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01663 751175

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Clearer Thinking Ltd

Award date: 28th November 2018

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It is clear from this application that sustainability and regard for the environment are at the heart of this business' ethos. Clearer Thinking clearly derives great satisfaction from involvement in projects which will help its clients to operate with greater regard for the environment and to protect and enhance the characteristics which make the Peak District so special.

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4 Kinnaird Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9BF


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Hector & Cedric Ltd

Award date: 8th August 2018

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Hector and Cedric design and build inspiring and unique oak framed buildings, extensions and timber frame structures, using wood from sustainable sources. Their highly skilled design and carpentry team is based at their workshop in Ecclesall Woods, close to the Sheffield boundary of the Peak District National Park. They combine ancient methods and modern eco construction techniques to create structures with low environmental impact and high energy efficiency, using natural and recycled insulation.

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Ecclesall Wood Sawmill, Abbey Lane Sheffield, S7 2QZ


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0114 2356436

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Wheeldon Trees Farm Holiday Cottages

Award date: 17th July 2018

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Nine award-winning self-catering cottages in a stunning traditional stone barn conversion, restored and run with the environment in mind. Sleeps 30 in total with communal games and dining room. Walks from the door, cycles for hire, locally sourced breakfast baskets, home-made meals available; fresh eggs from organically fed hens; children and pets welcome.

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Wheeldon Trees Farm, Earl Sterndale, Buxton, SK17 0AA


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01298 83219

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Chatsworth Estate

Award date: 11th May 2018

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The Chatsworth Estate has made clear and significant strides on their journey towards sustainability: the assessor saw strong evidence of leadership from the Duke's son, Lord Burlington, and real passion, enthusiasm and pride among staff interviewed in their environmental, social and economic activities. Renewables projects such as the extensive installation of biomass boilers across the estate, ground-source heating systems, the combined heat and power plant at the house and the new hydroelectric turbine will move the estate closer to energy self-sufficiency. Extensive educational access to the house, garden, woodlands and farmyard is in evidence through the work of the Devonshire Educational Trust. Particular projects targeted towards harder to reach groups are carefully designed to have real social impact. The immense passion among the estate farm shop team for high quality locally sourced food results in a highly significant spend in the local economy. The Triple Bottom Line Assessment undertaken by NEF Consulting in 2013 and the recently developed annual reporting system have given the Devonshire Group the framework to continue their work towards an increasingly sustainable future.

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Chatsworth Estate Office, Edensor, Bakewell, DE45 1PJ


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01246 565300

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Weathericks and Bradstone

Award date: 25th April 2018

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Jean Hurdle has beautifully restored her traditional stone barns at Windmill Farm in Wirksworth to create two five-star gold cottages. Architectural features of the old barn have been left in place and add fantastic character, along with antique furnishings, charming farming memorabilia, local art and lovely china from the Staffordshire potteries. The gardens and farmland around the cottages are teaming with birds and wildlife and Jean clearly has a deep knowledge and passion in this area. She works closely with Chris Johnstone of Peak Nature, who has established two wildlife photography hides on the farm. She is also working with Joanna Faulkner, friend and local tourism consultant, to further develop her website and her eco-tourism offer, incorporating wildlife experiences for guests.

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Windmill Farm, Hopton Lane, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4DF


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01629 822616

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East Peak Countryside Associates CIC

Award date: 4th April 2018

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East Peak Countryside Associates are enthusiastically delivering National Park and sustainability messages to a range of clients (often community groups and charities) in the wider Peak District and surrounding areas. The projects they deliver include local history and heritage research and interpretation; supporting community groups to seek project funding or to be self sustaining; green principles and heritage skills training; promoting the special wildlife, heritage and culture of the Peak District through events and research projects.

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9, Stanier Way, Renishaw, Sheffield, S21 3UU


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Old Post Office Barn self catering holiday let

Award date: 26th February 2018

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A restored Roaches red gritstone barn offers self catering accommodation for two people and a dog. A place for relaxing, unwinding and spending quiet time. A simple but cosy base for walkers, climbers, bird watchers, photographers, artists, and environmentalists with easy access to The Roaches, the western gritstone moorland area of the Peak District National Park.

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Old Post Office, Upper Hulme, Staffs., ST13 8TY


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01538 300403

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Hope Valley Ice Cream

Award date: 21st February 2018

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An old established family-run dairy farm, producing home-made ice cream. Stroll on their footpaths while enjoying ice cream from the cows you can see in the wonderful views of the Hope Valley.

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Thorpe Farm, Hathersage, Hope Valley, S32 1BQ


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01433 650659

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White Peak Shepherd Huts

Award date: 2nd January 2018

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White Peak Shepherd Huts' vision is that both tourists and locals alike can have a closer relationship with nature and the landscape of the Peak District by residing in a traditional agricultural shelter nestled in the corner of a farmers' field. They are made with love using responsibly sourced raw materials such as Forestry Stewardship Council certified wood and ecowool insulation.

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Butterton Cross Farm, SK17 8QH


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01298 937363

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