The beautiful village of Stanton

Stanton in the Peak is a glorious example of an historic, gritstone, White Peak village. The imposing Stanton Estate Wall leads you in to the heart of the village where an intimate cluster of cottages winds up the hill to Birchover. Stanton Hall, dating from the C16th stands sedately to the south side of Main Street.

The majority of the village was built by the Thornhills of Stanton Hall, including the pretty little church which rings out its bells every Sunday morning. Unexpected courtyards and quaint corners are peppered with secret gardens and expect to find chickens, ducks and a communal allotment that Mr McGregor would have been proud to call his own. It really feels like you're stepping back in time. The village school has probably the highest rate of daydreaming ever - the panoramic views from the Wye Valley across to Haddon Hall and beyond to Bakewell are stunning. The village also boasts having one of the highest cricket pitches in the country - 850' above sea-level.

Just a stone's throw from the cottage is arguably the most important building in the whole of Stanton = The Flying Childers Inn (named after a racehorse owned by the 4th Duke of Devonshire, which was never beaten and is still regarded as one of the fastest horses ever raced). If you like pheasant stew, home-made soups, a great ploughman's or a hot beef cob with roasties then this is the place for you. Their award winning real ales are a bonus too!