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

And unrelenting 

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

Not once

Not twice

But whenever time gifts you.

Do not stay away

Head for the hills and the vale.

Poem by Ian from Norwich

We went off on our travels

For perfection we did seek

We ended up in Edelweiss

That Gem in Stanton in Peak

The views just left us nreathless

A sight thats just worth seeing

The welcome totally first class

From the lovely Jill and Ian

A friendly bark from Sam

He'd show us all his tricks

Then off for beautiful walks

And taking lots of pics

So thank you Jill and Ian

For your wonderful house to share

Stunning in every aspect

We will be back again next year. 


Stanton Verses

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 ... 

Oct 2021: We are so glad we have found you! What a lovely home to share with you and your hospitality and comaraderie is very special. Thank you once more for giving us comfort, space and good times. until next time Hazel and John.

Sept 2021: Our thans to you for your hospitality and beautiful accomodation. The 5 days with you made an excellent holiday and brought back many happy memories of this beautiful part of the country. Helen and Peter.

Sept 2021: A really lovely weekend. You gave your home to us - it was like home from home. You have a wonderful house and are exceptional hosts. Thank you Steve and Trudie.  

Thank you for letting us share your gorgeous home for 2 nights. Everything was 5 star and excellent value for money. Not felt so relaxed and chilled out for a long time. Those views! Will be back next year! Hope to see you in the Flying Childers before then.  Sue and Dave

Sept 2021: A big thank you for your care and hospitality. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us for the week. We have been fully blest by your love and fellowship. Jim and Mollie.

Aug 2021: A big thank you for your hospitality and patience. We had a lovely stay. Amy, Tara, Mark, Jess, Rob and Faye

Aug 2021: We just wanted to say a very big thank you to both of you for being fantastic hosts and making our stay so wonderful. You truely have a beautiful home and the food is delicious, especially the cakes. They are a lovely touch along with everything else you provide. You certanly have done it well and we cannot wait to stay again with you. Elena and Ian

August 2021: Top Class in every way. Thank you so much for making our first holiday for 2 years so lovely. We are coming back. Hazel and John

July 2021: Thank you for having us in your lovely place and sharing your beautiful home with us. We love your garden, your whole house and we are so thankful for your superb breakfasts and amazing hospitality. Hope to be back again very soon. Michelle, Daniel, Kit, Jerry, Brit and CK

July 2021: Thanks again for allowing us to stay in your beuatiful home. Superb food, a service beyond belief! Who could fail to love it here! Doris and Jenny.

July 2021: Biggest thank yous for an amazing stay. Such a welcome break after 2020. Best B&B, Best Breakfast, Yummy Cakes, Best Hosts Ever. Thank you so much. Debi and Scott. We love Sam!​

July 2021: Thank you for making our stay perfect! You have been wonderful hosts, and the place is so nice. Yui and Penny

June 2021: Fabulous Place! We had an excellent stay. we have never seen such wonderful hosts. jill and Ian paid attention to every single detail.... Nothing was too small for them. We would definately come back again. Van, Malar, Roupa, Ranita

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 struck 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.