Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derbyshire

Calke Abbey is nestled in the the quaint village of Ticknall just 4 miles away from the main town of Swadlincote.  It was owned many years ago by Harpur family until it was given to the National Trust in 1985 in lieu of death duties.   It was built circa 1701/1702.  It is a fantastic […]

A Quaint Little Village

Nestled away on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border of the Peak District is this tiny little village called Ilam.  If you’ve never been and like walking and scenic surroundings, I recommend going to visit.  Such a pretty little village and apart from the modern cars dotted about, it still boasts a vintage look about it.  Once in […]

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