Some poems by our guests ...
A Special Derbyshire B&B
By Anne Smith
EDELWEISS is a beautiful house
in Stanton in the Peak
This lovely bed and breakfast house
Owned by Ian and Jill Avent,
Is where we stayed quite recently
And it was time well spent.
Jill’s father built this lovely place
When she was only eight,
Now over thirty years have passed
And much has changed of late.
Every part is modernised
And lovingly restored
With smart furnishings and fittings
And fabulous oak doors.
It was strange to see the bedrooms
Below the flight of stairs
And bathrooms, so exquisite
Which are fit for millionaires.
The rooms are very airy
The beds are really great
All guests are warmly welcomed
And everything’s first rate.
The gardens are quite spacious,
Jill loves her garden so,
She clearly has green fingers
And likes to see things grow.
Ian plays golf quite frequently
But he’d love to be cutting the grass,
So one day he’ll buy a new mower
And that would be just first class!
Sam, the dog makes you welcome
He fusses every guest,
But just one word from Jill, his boss
And he sits on his mat for a rest.
With magnificent views from the windows
One can see right over the Peak,
Sights spectacular, awesome and grand
Make this Derbyshire Peak so unique.
So thank you Jill and Ian
For a memorable stay,
We’ll recommend your B&B
Please remember Anne and Ray!!!
Be and Be at Stanton in the Peak
By Jill Roberts
Poetry flows across Stanton vale
In the whisper of grass
The fleeting bleating sheep
And idling of horses
Flowers edge the view
And peace defines low decibel
Balconies or lawns
on which to sit and stare
Or stand and muse.
A perfect spot to stay
Away from Brexit clamour
Busy deiseled roads
work filled days.
A house, well built
Stands open to the view
Exuding warmth and spotless comfort
Wood, stone and Crystal
please the eye.
Cake, tea and smiles greet
Via Ian and Jill
Hosts most barely dare
To aspire to be yet
They deliver with consummate ease..
This is a place to be and be
But whenever time gifts you.
Do not stay away
Head for the hills and the vale.
By Mervyn Powell
There is a nice couple called Ian and Jill,
Who have B and B in Stanton up a steep hill.
To stay there is really good, quiet and stlll,
And you leave paying a very reasonable bill!
Ian, clever chap, recognised my birth place by my voice.
I am a proud Bristolian, yes, that’s what I be.
I may not speak proper but that be my choice.
But now living in Oxford, I can talk posh, like OUP.
I cannot compete with Anne Smith the poet
On the web-site of Stanton in Peak B and B.
But I too am a poet, though no one here knows it,
Writing verse at night and sometimes after tea.
I, too, have stayed several days at Eidel Weiss,
German I do not know, so it is ‘Idle Vice’, to me
But in this upright establishment, there is no vice.
At least nothing I could see.
If you are horrified by this verse,
The WI, U3A and my family and friends
Will tell you that I can write much worse!
See what our guests have to say ...
June 2021: Honestly never been to such a wonderful B&B - you are the best! Thank you for everything (especially the use of Herdwick mug!) - we simply couldn't think of one extra thing we needed and you were both kind and fun! We love the area and beware.... we will be back! Steve and Madeleine.
Ditto - Francesca and Robin.
June 2021; our first nights away from home for 9 months after lockdown! We sruck gold coming here. Thank you for delicious cakes and coffee, exceptional breakfasts, accomodating our vegan needs and mostly all the invaluable advice about amazing walks and where to go. We will most definately be back to see thuis wonderful part of the world in a different season. Its no great surprise that you were mentioned as the best airbnb ever and the best hosts on airbnb! Thank you, we loved it. Beth
June 2021: Wow. your eggs benedict never fails to amaze me and the vegan brownies were an absolute better! Thank you so much for always being kind and welcoming, and also all the local advice and tips! We've all had the best time here, and I'm going to miss it when we're gone! Thanks again. Tom
June 2021: You have been the warmess hosts I've ever stayed with, thank you for always greeting us with the widest smiles. We have had such a glorious time and it is all thanks to your great advice. I am going to miss your wonderful home and delicious breakfasts. thank you so much. Grace
May 2021: Thank you so much for your hospitality and warm welcome. We hope to come back here soon. Mitya and Olga.
May 2021: Thank you so much for your hospitality and the welcome you gave us in your lovely home. I am sure that I speak for the whole group in saying we loved every minute of our stay. Thank you for such a warm welcome to your home. We absolutely loved it and hope to come back some time again. Olga and Anthony.
Oct 2020: This is just a quick note to say a big thank you for the above and beyond the usual B&B service. The breakfasts and meals were fabulous and much appreciated, especially by the non-residents. It was lovely to meet up with family in such lovely surroundings and with such gererous hosts. We will definately plan a halfway visit when the next opportunity presents. Alison.
Oct 2020: Unsurpassable! B&B heaven creators! hosts marvellous. The Thornbridge Girls -
Oct 2020: What a wonderfuk guest home. This home is fit for the Queen! I have really chilled and its down to Jill and Ians great hospitality and care. TRhank you so much. Look forward to July 2021. Jennifer.
once more a real treat. i never fail to look forward to every visit and cant wait till July 2021. Thank you Doris.
Sept 2020: Yet another wonderful stay with hosts and friends Jill and Ian. Of course Sam included. Im sure we'll be back again. Ron & Alison.
Sept 2020: This is so far the best air B&B experience we have had. You have been amazing hosts. Thank you for cooking such tasty breakfast for us everydau. We both really dont want to go home. 5 star experience. Sayab and Sab
Sept 2020: Our first experience of a holiday in the Peak District. We had a very enjoyable time with glorious weather all week. Thank you both for a wonderful experience in your lovely home. Bed and breakfast was superb. Edwin and Angela
Aug 2020: Thank you for welcoming us into your lovely house. The bed was so comfy, I didnt want to get up in the morning! Jill and Peter
Aug 2020: Thank you for a wonderful and relaxing stay. Your home is wonderful and your breakfasts were great. Thank you also for your advice on wherer to go for walks and good places to eat. Would definately come back. Hemant, Shriti, Niran and Kian.
Feb 2020: Now that we are back at home we just wanted to thank you so much for our wonderful stay with you - it truly felt like home from home from the minute we arrived! Thank you for all your kindness, advice and help as well as your delicious cakes and breakfasts and the Valentine Chocolates. All in all we had a treuly lovely time with you and we really hope that it won't be long before we see you again. In the meantime we hope you have a successful season and that the sun shines! With love (and to my new best friend Sam!) Sally and Mark.