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Holiday cottages are doing the right thing in the Peak District

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Many good citizens want to "do the right thing" when they go on holiday and there are many ways this could be defined.  As holiday cottage owners in the Peak District we are no exception.  Defining what "the right thing" for us is simple: we try our best to ensure our cottage is loved by our guests, that a stay with us does not impact unduly on the environment and that we find ways to support the local economy. 

To "do the right thing" in the past we have:

  • given a high level of customer service, responding quickly, answering questions and meeting guests needs
  • making sure the holiday cottages are fully-equipped and stocked for a self catering break
  • added insulation and underfloor heating at Riverside House holiday cottage
  • encouraged recycling wherever possible
  • and supported our local economy be promoting the best services available from businesses right here in the Peak District

We feel that we can do even better and for this reason we are currently trialling a new approach by collaborating with a local company called www.SaucedHere.co.uk.  We think our collaborations will not only benefit our guests but reduce our environmental footprint and directly support local businesses.

SaucedHere is a new service in the Peak District run by Bakewell resident Luke Osborne.  It provides an alternative to an online supermarket delivery be allowing you to shop conveniently, locally and responsibly.  SaucedHere offers a full basked of products (nearly 1200 in total!) all hand sourced from approaching 35 of the area's top purveyors.  You can visit the SaucedHere website and select all of your shopping from the vast array of local producers in the same way you might do so with the national chains.  When you order with SaucedHere, Luke and his team will then visit each of the local shops involved, collect the items you have selected and bring them to our holiday cottages in one convenient delivery at a time that you choose. 

Guests as well as local residents seem to love the service! It also has the added benefit of reducing the amout of miles your shopping takes to reach you as so many of the products are made right here in the Peak District.

Clearly the local economy benefits too as the areas' independent shops don't get overlooked by the convenience associated with placing an order with a national supermarket chain.  

If you are staying with us we would encourage you to shop with SaucedHere and help us to "do the right thing" in our wonderful Peak District National Park. 

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Visit Peaks holiday cottages are owned and managed by Wendy Boast who runs two large holiday cottages in the Peak District and has been doing this since 2006, when Riverside House was opened.Wendy and her family have been going to the Peak District for 30 years and have detailed knowledge of the area and things to do.  She loves providing families and groups with holidays in some of the country's most beautiful countryside and can help tailor make a family holiday, activity holiday or leisure break.  Wendy stays in both her cottages on a regular basis with friends and family to make sure that everything is in place for a welcoming break in the Peak District.In another life Wendy was employed in the marketing departments of solicitors' firms as well as working in publishing and bookselling.

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