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Check out this great offer at Valley View holiday cottage in the Peak District.

From Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November the price is reduced by £100 to £991.

Valley View holiday rental sleeps up to 15 guests in six bedrooms and is in a stunning location with views all round Dovedale, one of the best known areas in the Peak District.  It is ideal for walks or relaxing.  There's a log burner with unlimited free logs and kindling and your booking will include all bed linen and towels.

Dog friendly too, ask us about holidays for dogs.  

And to top it all off there's a great foodie pub only a short (but fairly steep) walk away in the next village.  

If you are looking for a late Half-Term getaway with friends and family this could be just the deal for you!

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Booking direct with holiday cottage owners means that you get independent care and attention at all times.  Your not one of many, but one of a few highly valued guests.  And to that end the owners of Valley View holiday cottage stay there on a regular basis, checking out everything that is used by guests as well as sampling the same holiday experiences.  That's not something you always get with the large holiday cottage organisations.

Some recent improvements at Valley View holiday cottage include a complete refurbishment of the utility room.  There are two brand new large capacity drum size washing machines and two brand new dryers.  Not that there's been a lot of rain, but it will be ideal for wet walking gear or general family washing.  And there's a new whirly dryer outside for those great sunny drying days!

The Entrance Hall is also undergoing a revamp with the lovely bench seat taking pride of place to face the views over Dovedale.  We are creating a quiet seating area here and in September it will be finished off with hand-made cushion seating and two side tables for books, tea or wine.  

And in January 2019 work will start on a total refurbishment of the downstairs bathroom to include a smart new walk in spacious shower, new wc, sink and modern tiling throughout.  Valley View holiday cottage will be closed after the New Year guests leave for the whole of January 2019, but the owners will take the opportunity to also replace some bedroom carpets and carpets in the Cottage Annex too.

So book direct and experience the thought and attention that is provided when the holiday cottage owners really care about your holiday. 

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(Valley View holiday cottage sleeps up to 15 guests in six bedrooms and is dog and pet friendly).

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One of the delights of visiting the Peak District is to enjoy walks centered around visiting pubs.  There are many pubs to choose from in the Peak District and both the holiday cottages, Valley View and Riverside House, are within easy walk or drive to some great pubs. 

During our recent visit to the Peak District in January 2018 we visited some old favourites and reconnected with past haunts.  Here's our shortlist.

The George, Alstonfield

The new owners are delightful, friendly and welcoming.  They are keeping the tradition of excellent food, wine and beer going and are happy to welcome bookings from larger groups staying at Valley View holiday cottage.  There is a room to the side of the bar that can be booked along with a large stand alone room across the courtyard.  

The Devonshire Arms, Hartington

There's always a friendly welcome here from the cheerful landlord.  We visited the walker's bar with our dog but there is also a larger dining room available.  The pub food is of a consistently good standard and the beer is always well liked by the beer drinkers in our group.  

The Church Inn, Chelmorton

Another favourite of ours and ideal for guests staying at Riverside House holiday cottage.  Dogs are welcome in the bar area, the landlord is welcoming and the food is varied and good.  The rabbit pie special went down particularly well.  

The Old Gate Inn, Brassington

It's been over 10 years since we paid this pub a visit and we regret not going back sooner.  A roaring log fire, great beer and excellent food and service makes this pub well worth a visit.  Dogs are welcome too.  

Of course there are plenty of other lovely pubs to visit in the Peak District, and we can advise you when staying with us at our holiday cottages.  We've visited quite a few (all in a days work) so do ask us!

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Don't miss the Chatsworth House Country Fair on 1 to 3 September 2017.

Top events include: horseback displays, motorcycle stunts, a human flight team and aerobatics as well as some of our favourite chefs cooking up some foodie dishes in the fine food village.

And in the showground there's something for all ages with fishing, falconry, vintage cars and hot air balloons.  And of course a fun fair!

Book in advance for discounted tickets of 10% and under 14s get in for free.

For more information visit Chatsworth House website here

Chatsworth House is only around 20 minutes drive from our holiday cottages Riverside House and Valley View in the Peak District National Park.  Sleeping from 6 to 15 guests they are ideal for family holidays.

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The only way to experience your holiday cottage from the guests point of view is to stay in it.  That's not the same as being there and checking it out, you do need to stay there. 

I've just come back from a few days at both Riverside House and Valley View holiday cottages in the Peak District.  And I've booked to stay there again in September.  Using up a few mid-week days doesn't cost me very much, but I get to find out a lot.

At Valley View I picked up that the velux black out blinds, which give a great nights sleep, were slightly out of kilter.  Once moved darkness was resumed.  I only saw that because I was lying in bed!

A few other little niggles like broken curtain hooks, a blunt snooker cue for the pool table, a wobbly kitchen door handle and teak oiling the outside bench were all dealt with over the few days.  Some things you just don't notice straight away.

At Riverside House the kindling was topped up (well it is the Peak District), the blunt scissors sharpened and pieces from the puzzles gathered together.  Whilst sitting enjoying the sun on the private patio we also noticed that a tree branch was overgrown and making too much shade, so we did some trimming too.

All these are little things, but add to the big picture.  These are things that the guest will experience and will notice.  They probably won't tell you, but unless you are living there, as a holiday cottage owner you won't pick up on these things.  

So holiday cottage owners, go and treat yourselves to a couple of days away and experience the break from the guests angle.  

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Due to a cancellation at Valley View holiday cottage in September 2016, from 23 to 26 September there's a special offer price of £850 saving over £270!  

Valley View holiday cottage sleeps 13+2 in 6 bedrooms and has lovely views over Dovedale in the Peak District.  All bed linen, towels, heating and an unlimited supply of logs for the log burner are included.  

Valley View holiday cottage is dog friendly too and accepts up to five well behaved dogs.  (£15 per pet per stay)

This offer won't be around for long, if you want a self catering break with friends or family snap it up now! 

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After ten years of running Riverside House holiday cottage in the Peak District we have decided to do some major upgrades.  The holiday cottage will be closed for two and a half months while everthing is going on.

So what's happening?  First of all the whole kitchen has been removed and the tiles in both the kitchen and dining room are being replaced.  We are having underfloor heating put in both these rooms and then new flooring laid.  The hand-made wooden kitchen units are going to be rubbed down and re-stained and will look like new before they are refitted.  A new granite worksurface, taps and new applicances such as fridges, dishwasher etc are being installed.  Three of the exterior walls in the kitchen are being insulated which along with the underfloor heating should make this room very cosy indeed.

Whilst the kitchen is being done we are having acoutstic soundproofing put inbetween the kitchen and ensuite bedroom above to reduce noise levels.  We are also having new carpeting throughout all the upstairs bedrooms, hallway and stairs.

And finally the grass outside is going to be relaid and new pebbles added to the drive to finish everything off with a smart appearance, ready for the spring and outdoor dining and BBQs.

We think it is going to look great when it is all completed and it is an exciting way to be celebrating our 10th anniversary of running Riverside House holiday cottage.

In the meantime Valley View holiday cottage is available and we are taking bookings on both of the holiday cottages right through to 2017.  If you want to know more about the improvements to Riverside House holiday cottage or if you are interested in either of our holiday cottages please get in touch.

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A great offer at our self catering holiday cottage, Valley View, in Dovedale, the Peak District.

The weekend is now reduced by nearly £200 for up to 13 guests plus two on a sofa bed.  From Friday 29 January for up to four nights just £799.  That's only £53 per person with full occupancy!

Valley View holiday cottage has six bedrooms, two lounges, a fully equipped kitchen, large dining table for up to 16, parking for up to four cars, wi fi, Sky Sports and Movies, BT Sports, wi fi and a log fire with an unlimited supply of logs for free.  The booking also includes all your bed linen, towels and heating.  

So if you are looking for a break away to kick start your New Year in 2016 get in touch, but hurry this offer won't last long!

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It's starting to feel like Christmas at the holiday cottages now.  The trees are up and decorated and we have our Christmas tree in the village too at Litton Mill next to Riverside House.  This weekend I'll be visiting both holiday cottages to make sure everything is ready for our Christmas and New Year guests; topping up glasses, checking kitchen supplies generally, checking decor, making sure there are plenty of logs and kindling and just generally giving everything a once over. 

We've already got bookings for Christmas 2016 at both holiday cottages for next year, but if you are looking for New Year 2016 these breaks are both available at Valley View and Riverside House.  And if you are thinking even further ahead we can take bookings for Christmas and New Year 2017 based on 2016 prices. 

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It is always lovely to stay in our own holiday cottage, and that's what we did last week.  But it wasn't a holiday!

We completed lots of jobs so that everything is now spic and span and ready for even more guests.

The kitchen had a spring clean and all the plates, glasses, crockery and tea towels were sorted out. We added even more mugs and a new tea pot (so that's three large tea pots now), as we know how important a good cup of tea can be!  (Tea bags supplied!).  Our collection of kiddies beakers and plates was sorted out and we added new oven gloves and tea towels.  

All the rooms were checked thoroughly, we replaced bulbs, batteries, tidied up the board games and information folder and leaflets.  

The garden had a bit of a prune, some weeds were shown the door and we topped up the kindling sticks for happy fire lighting.

Next week our DIY team arrive to spruce up some of the paintwork, fit a couple of new windows and spray paint the fencing outside.

So if you want a holiday cottage where the owners really care about your holiday, why not get in touch?  

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Just had another great testimonial in from happy guests who stayed at Valley View holiday cottage in the Peak District.  This is what they said:

 

"Thank you we had a wonderful stay at Valley View.  My mum had the best time celebrating her 70th there as did we.  The cottage is beautiful and so well equipped and the view is just spectacular.  You really feel that you are nestled away in a special place".

 

So don't just take our word for it, check up on our website to read what our guests think!

 

And if you want further proof we've got some good testimonials on Trip Advisor too!

 

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Get a close up view of our holiday cottages in the Peak District by watching our videos.  We take you round Valley View holiday cottage and Riverside House holiday cottage, so that you can see the rooms, the outdoor space and get a feel for what it would be really like to stay here.

Imagine yourself tucked up next to the log fire at Valley View or playing table tennis in the games room at Riverside House.  Or taking a stroll along the river Wye or feeding the ducks at Dovedale.  

All this and more can be seen.  Just click on the links below.

Riverside House holiday cottage video

Valley View holiday cottage video

Once you've taken a look you may have some further questions about our holiday cottages in the Peak District.  We are happy to answer any questions about availability, the booking process or further detailed information about our holiday cottages.

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Now the weather is colder we want all our holiday cottage guests to feel warm and homely when they visit us this winter.  Our boiler at Riverside House holiday cottage has just been serviced and the chimney swept so that both the boiler and log burner will be working at their peak to keep our guests warm.  We also offer an unlimited free supply of logs at both our holiday cottages, as well as supplying kindling, so you never have to worry about getting supplies for the log burners.

 

We are planning some major improvements at Valley View holiday cottage in January including easier to use heating controls for the boiler, better insulation to the walls of the Annex bedroom as well as a complete redecoration in the Annex bedroom, Annex hallway, new bathroom flooring in the Annex and a new front door to the Annex that will be a snug fit.  We are replacing some of the double glazed units throughout Valley View holiday cottage too and in March will replace the velux windows with new ones.  There will be new carpet in the main stairs and landing as well.

 

At our Peak District holiday cottages we realize the importance of keeping on top of things and in particular making improvements that will keep our guests warm and welcome in the winter season.

 

For further information on our Peak District holiday cottages contact Wendy Boast by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone on 07980 390 520.   

 

 

 


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The Peak District is often at its prettiest in the winter months.  With fewer visitors and the scenery dusted with frost or snow, there's never a bad time to visit.  Here are a few things you should consider before you book a winter break:

 

  • What is the heating situation at your accommodation?  Some holiday cottages charge for heating, gas or firewood.  Make sure you know before you go.  At Riverside House and Valley View holiday cottages we include all heating in our prices and we also include an unlimited free supply of logs and kindling for the log fires too. Ideal for a cosy winter break!
  • Is your car winter ready? If you're travelling some distance, make sure you have checked your tires, got a few spare blankets etc.
  • Do you have the right footwear for walking in the snow?  What about clothing - no one wants to be wet and soggy all day!
  • Check that the attractions you wish to visit are open out of season.
  • Don't forget that it gets dark a lot earlier in winter - make sure you plan your walks accordingly and don't find yourself lost in the dark. At both our holiday cottages we provide outside lighting and torches in the cottages for you to use.  

 

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Teenagers may not seem like the most likely to enjoy a visit to the Peak District, but with so many different things to keep them interested, don't count them out!

Alton Towers, Carsington Water and Go Ape - there's plenty of action and adventure to be found

Caving including Poole's Cavern right next to Go Ape

Music festivals and the Buxton Fringe Festival

Plenty of off road mountain bike trails and The Monsal Trail and Tissington trail both great cycling routes traffic free near both Riverside House and Valley View

Staying at the right accommodation is helpful too - at Riverside House there's a games room and wi-fi, to make sure teenagers are catered for and don't get bored.  

The games room is above the garage so can be a useful teenage 'den' (with supervision of course) and there's table football, air hockey, pool, x-box, PS2, music, seating and downstairs in the garage there's table tennis.

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