Spring at Offcote Grange Cottage Holidays

Spring is well and truly here, beautiful gardens and views around the cottage. The donkeys and cats are loving it basking in the sun.

The geese have returned again this year and have produced 8 lovely goslings, we have had baby ducks and wrens and a host of other chicks around the gardens. The Koi  and other fish in the pond have produced young, along with frog and toad spawn, the heron is a pain and continues to arrive every morning to inflict itself on the pond-its wing span must be over 6 foot across.  The goslings are about 2 weeks old now and growing fast, lessons have begun and their parents hold several classes a day- fantastic to watch.

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Our large nature pond for guests to enjoy

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Had an interesting few hours at Peak Ales visitor centre at Chatsworth, brewers of Ales and Gin.An interesting talk on the brewing process and history of their business. Plenty to taste and buy. There is lots to do in the area with Chatsworth House, the Chatsworth farm shop, garden centre and the Richard Whittlestone Art Galley all on the doorstep of the Chatsworth Estate. Owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, beautiful Chatsworth House is full of treasures, the house and gardens give an amazing day out, it also has a play area, children’s farm and restaurant with something for everyone. Located just 14 miles from Offcote Grange Cottage Holidays its a great day out for all the family to enjoy.

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Ghost Hunter Tours head to the Town Hall in Ashbourne to investigate this very haunted location With sightings and strange happenings this location must be on every paranormal fans to do list !!! It has been said that this amazing location is the Most Haunted building in the whole of Ashbourne, you will be investigating here with the GHT team of investigators.

Ashbourne Town hall is in the heart of Ashbourne, this building was built in 1861 and stands on the previous built Talbot Inn. This location is a hidden gem with an array of many rooms. The ballroom here is known for its disembodied voices, on many occasions the door has been seen and heard slamming shut from unforeseen hands. The upper floor kitchen dark tall black figures have been seen, and some have reported seeing figures in the upper floor windows. The main hall is known for its sudden drastic temperature changes, many people feel extremely uncomfortable here alone.

The History of Ashbourne Town Hall

The building is faced with ashlar stone with the over-fussy decorative embellishments typical of the mid-Victorian period.

A purpose-built meeting room was first suggested in 1852, and was combined with a proposal to build a Market Hall. Subscriptions were collected and various premises in the Market place were considered, but the scheme was postponed through lack of sufficient funds. A number of local tradesmen formed a trust to purchase a property in St John’s Street, which was rebuilt as a lecture and meeting room (now St John’s Gallery and Café). The Market or Town Hall went ahead as a separate project and, eventually, another property was purchased in the Market Place and rebuilt as the Market Hall. The stone pediment shows the date 1861 along with the names of the Trustees.

The Hall was built on the site of the Talbot Inn, mentioned in Izaak Walton’s and Charles Cotton’s “The Compleat Angler”. In the book, Piscator Junior and Viator stopped here for a drink on horseback before heading for the River Dove at Milldale; an early form of a “drive through”.

There has been hundreds of reports of strange unexplained happenings within these walls at Ashbourne Town hall. There have numer

Ghosts at Ashbourne Town Hall

Ghosts at Ashbourne

ous reports of footsteps coming up and coming down the stairs when noboby is present. Doors heard and seen slamming shut from unforseen hands. The sound of disembodied voices and even childs laughter and singing has been heard. Items have been left in a certain position and staff members upon their return have found these items moved. Sudden and unexpected drastic temperature changes. Dark tall figures are seen. Many believe is location is home to many lost souls


Ghost Hunt At The Haunted Ashbourne Town Hall 22/2/20

Want to book by credit card 07724364333

Want to book on our website https://www.ghost-hunters.me.uk

If you would like group accommodation  convenient for Ashbourne and this tour contact us on www.hillsidecroft.co.uk 

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Come and enjoy a warm welcome late break within the beautiful county of Derbyshire and the amazing Peak District National Park.

During February  2020 at  our  large party cottages we have some weeks, weekends and mid weeks still available in both Billys Bothy  ( www.offcotegrange.com  )and Hillside Croft.(  www.hillsidecroft.co.uk ). There is  10% off  most dates and some special mid week break offers at 15% off. Dont miss some great deals at these two fabulous luxury cottages.

Snowdrops in the gardens of Offcote  Grange, open

There are hot tubs, and a sauna available for hire, catering by arrangement.

Both cottages are ideal bases for viewers of Royal Shrovetide Football in Ashbourne on the 25th and 26th February and  the snowdrops at Offcote Grange and at Hopton Hall.   Sleep 14 each cottage.

Ring 01335 344795 or 0780 8899493 and let us give you a quote.

Quote February 2020 when enquiring

snowdrop gardens at Offcote Grange

Snowdrops at Offcote GrangeSnow Drops at Offcote Grange

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