Peakland Grange, Hartington

Stone Well lane site is situated in the beautiful peak district village of Hartington and is the site of the former cheese factory. The original Hartington creamery was established by the Duke of Devonshire in the 1870’s where it produced a white crumbly Derbyshire cheese until the creamery was partially destroyed by fire in 1894.

After standing empty for six years it was taken over and reinstated in 1900 by Thomas Nuttall, a prize-winning Stilton cheese-maker from Melton Mowbray. He began producing Blue Stilton at Hartington on the 1st April 1900 and helped start the legacy that made “Nuttalls” cheese famous throughout the world. The business was later carried on and expanded by his son, John M. Nuttall. Sadly, John died in 1915 but his wife and site manager Mr Brindley carried on and built up the company, and it was Joe Brindley (a local man) who held the warrant to King George V in the 1930’s.

Hartington was one of many cheese factories in the Peak District but as the twentieth century progressed it became far more profitable for farmers to supply milk to the fast-growing urban townships than to local cheese factories, and one by one the other cheese factories in Derbyshire gradually closed until only the Hartington factory was left to keep the Derbyshire cheese-making tradition alive up until 2009 when the Hartington factory closed.

Purchased by Amos Group Ltd in 2017, this exceptional site with surrounding pastures exists seeks plans for up to 26 exciting new and converted homes, traditionally built but contemporary presented. Sympathetically designed to immerse into the historic Peak District and taking in stunning rural vistas across open countryside.

Each property has been coherently designed to offer practical accommodation for today’s busy lifestyles and generous plots which allow ample parking and garaging set in the most beautiful Derbyshire village of Hartington.