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Stunning cottage in a beautiful location, definitely 5 star, thanks so much.

Michelle, Gareth and kids, Bedford

Excellent 5 star accomodation and setting. Hope to return again.

Mike and Bev, Plymouth

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Fabulous local food

After nearly two years at Sturston we’ve foraged the local area for some of the best local produce. There are fabulous suppliers for dining-in; superb butchers, bakers, (even a great candle-stick maker)….and delicious local ales – preferably by the barrel

We’ve come up with a list of the best, which guests at the Old Laundry have found useful. Here are just a few of our favourites for supplies at home:


There is great butchery in Ashbourne – all have good reputations - we use Mark’s in the Shawcroft carpark and always get great service.

Anthony Andrews – in Turnditch. He's tried rap music but is better at meat. Warm, delicately spiced sausage rolls, flaky pastry with those brilliant tasty chewy bits at the ends – well worth a journey. We love the belly pork stuffed with black pudding – delicious! Jamie Oliver would love the 'Turnditch Twizzler' - proper sausages.....

Stanedge Grange in Newhaven – half way to Buxton and a regular stop off en route to visiting family, this is a relative newcomer. Clearly love their animals, delivering top butchery & a beautifully marbled steak.

White Peak Farm Butchery, Tissington – hidden away in a back street of this beautiful village they create award winning sausages that are notorious (in a good way) in the local area.


The Loaf at Crich is a stand-out performer. They produce a wide variety of hand crafted breads and seem to supply every Derbyshire café and deli that is 'in the know'.

and to complete the rhyme…


On a Wick and a Prayer - Tissington.


Peak Ales – born in a barn on Chatsworth and supplying great beer to many local pubs and shops. We recommend Bakewell Best Bitter (renamed 'Barney’s Best Bitter' for his Christening – he’ll get to taste it one day) and Chatsworth Gold.

Thornbridge brewery – is one of Derbyshire's best kept secrets - crafted at Thornbridge Hall and in Bakewell, this is top class ale. Try 'Jaipur' – recommended by 'Uncle Nigel', who after 20+ years in the industry described it as one of his lifetime favourites and an 'absolute belter'. It's hard to disagree.




more to follow…..