Going for Green!

As farmers we are acutely aware of the environment and all things eco but we’d never really thought of ourselves as particularly ‘green’. However all this changed when we were asked to write our environment and sustainability policy and we started to take a proper look at everything eco we did – and were amazed! Of course we’d made sure that we have renewable energies powering our luxury lodges with a mix of air source Read More…

Fancy a walk?

The sun’s out, spring is here and it’s time to get out and about, even if you still might need to don a pair of walking wellies when the weather’s wetter! We’re lucky at Oaklands as we are situated in the middle of the wonderful Derbyshire countryside, a few miles from the Peak District – and we’re on the edge of the National Forest (which is in South Derbyshire and Leicestershire) – both of which Read More…

From mud baths to hot tubs – celebrating five years of Oaklands Country Lodges!

This month is our five year anniversary – well of breaking ground for our three lovely log cabins anyway! In the first few months of 2009 the weather was atrocious, although not quite as bad as this year. You might think it odd that I remember the weather, but when you’re trying to get the foundations laid for a brand new project, then you really do remember. At one point it seemed like it would Read More…

Perk up in the Peaks!

January can be a bit of a miserable time for most of us. We’re back at work, it’s pretty chilly and our next holiday seems a long way away! So why not improve your mood by booking your 2014 holiday – or even just a short break to give you a little bit of respite before you take a longer holiday? You’ll find that once you’ve committed to some time away, you’ll feel much more Read More…

Walkers are Welcome!

If you’ve visited Derbyshire before, you’ll know that there are some superb walks, and whether you’re a seasoned rambler or a walking novice, there are a wealth of walks locally to choose from. Obviously we’ve got the Peak District and the National Forest just a hop skip and a jump away, but we’ve also got the first town – Melbourne – in Derbyshire to achieve the Walkers are Welcome national accreditation. Achieving this status means Read More…

Enjoy a Brew in Burton

Only eight miles away is the world famous beer brewing town of Burton, and so it fits that it is home to the very varied visitor attraction, the National Brewery Centre. Suitable for all weathers, this predominantly indoor attraction, The National Brewery Centre is a popular place for Oaklands visitors as it houses so much! For starters there’s the museum where you can learn more about the famous Bass family, the evolution of brewing and Read More…