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Are you a dog owner planning your next holiday or short break?  Don't leave your best friend at home or pay for expensive kennels!

 

We love having dogs come to stay at our holiday cottages, and we welcome up to five well-behaved dogs at any one time. 

 

Our four-legged visitors love the walks from the doors of the cottages, along the river Dove, and walking on the traffic free Monsal Trail are just a couple of the highlights.  Others include safe and secure gardens with outdoor space, log fires with limitless logs for a cosy sleep after a long walk and lots of local pubs and attractions that are dog friendly.

 

Some of our favourites include the Crich Tramway Museum, which allows dogs on the site and in the trams and there are lovely walks such as the Woodland walk. 

 

Or Peveril Castle above the village of Castleton gives stunning views and you and your dog will appreciate visiting this National Trust property as part of the daily dog walk (it is a bit steep!).  Castleton also has dog friendly pubs for much needed refreshments afterwards.

 

How about Chatsworth House, which is great for an outdoors visit with your dog?  Dogs are allowed in the gardens, sculpture areas, maze, waterworks areas and there are dog posts just outside the farm area and restaurant.  Assistance dogs are allowed in the house. 

 

Some of our favourite dog friendly pubs include The Red Lion at Litton (a lovely town with a village green) and The Church Inn at Chelmorton.  And newer additions to the dog friendly pub scene are The Old Dog at Thorpe and with new owners The Angler's Rest in Miller's Dale. All these pubs are ideal for using as a base for walking in the Peak District. Take a look at our dog friendly pub guide for more information.

 

Our holiday cottages in the Peak District will take up to five dogs so if there is a group of you we won't restrict you to one well behaved dog only as many other holiday cottages will do. 

 

We take our own dog on holiday with us to the Peak District, so we want you to enjoy your holiday with your dog too! 

 

For more information on our dog friendly holiday cottages contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 07980 390520

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More and more of us are taking our pets and dogs on holiday and days out.  The family holiday should be just that, a holiday for all the family including your four-legged friend.

We've been taking our dogs to the Peak District for many years and we've found some great places for a day out with your dog.

Here's are top five.  

1. Crich Tramway Village

A great day out for all the family including your dog!  On arrival collect an old penny and use this to ride the trams with your dog all day.  There's also a woodland walk and scultpure park, but dogs do need to be on a lead.   The Old Red Lion pub is a popular stopping off point on the recreated street scene and dogs are welcome here too for a refreshing drink.  There's plenty on offer for the kids too, so this really is a great day out.

2. Treak Cliff Cavern

Treak Cliff Cavern is the only place in the world where Blue John Stone natuarly occurs.   There are fabulous chambers in the caves to see and stalactites too.  All can be explored with your dog alongside.  Dogs are welcome in the Cavern and the shop on a lead. The Cavern is located in Castleton, a lovely village worth exploring, and there are plenty of dog friendly pubs so ideal for a refresment stop.

3. Peveril Castle

Also located in Castleton are the ruins of the castle keep.  It is well worth walking up to the top for some splendid views of the Hope Valley as well as exploring the ruins including a medieval lavatory.  This is a National Trust site with an easy (but steep) path to the top and there are benches along the route.  There's a shop and interactive visitor centre with plenty of information about the Castle and its history.  Dogs are allowed on a lead.

4. Chatsworth House

Although dogs are not allowed in the house itself (please note that assistance dogs are allowed in all areas of the site) this is still worth a visit with your four-legged friend.  Dogs are allowed on leads in the gardens, maze, scultpure park and waterworks so there is plenty of great outdoor space to explore.  If you are visiting the farmyard or adventure playground there are posts to tie up your dog just outside these facilities.  Posts are also provided outside the restaurant as dogs are not allowed in, but there are plenty of outdoor seating areas in the old stables area where you can sit, relax and eat with your dog.  If you want to venture further afield there are some lovely walks just outside the Chatsworth estate.  

5. Tideswell, a dog friendly Peak District village

A hidden gem in our view and a great village to spend a morning or afternoon browsing the shops, visiting the pubs and cafes, many of which are dog friendly.  Our top picks for dog friendly cafes are Vanilla Kitchen (dogs allowed inside) with great cakes, lunches and more and The Dairy Parlour cafe (dogs allowed inside) with its' own deli too.  If you fancy a pint or glass of wine The Horse and Jockey, The George, The Anchor (10 mins outside the village) and The Red Lion (nearby in Litton) are all dog friendly.  For something a bit different we've recently tried the friendly Stella's Kitchen with Caribbean, African and Tapas style food, which allows dogs inside the restaurant.  Other things to do include a visit to the Tideswell Cathedral, the Aladin's cave that is the second hand bookshop in Tideswell, the rock shop and buying some yummy supplies at Tindalls bakery and deli.  Look out for Tideswell Well Dressing in June, the Food Festival in May and the Eroica Bike ride in June.  Finally, a great dog walk can be found at Tideswell Dale, just 10 minutes outside of Tideswell.  If there are no sheep in the surrounding areas you can let your dog off the lead and its traffic free all the way to Litton Mill.  

So what's stopping you?  Take your dog with you on a day trip or holiday to the Peak District.  There's plenty for all of you to enjoy!

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Planning a trip to the Peak District?  Take a look at our series of top ten guides, which cover a wide range of subjects.

Going to the Peak District with the family?  We have top ten guides for things to do with under fivesover fives, and teenagers.  

Looking for a dog friendly attraction in the Peak District, or a dog friendly pub?  Look no further we've got that covered! 

If it is shoppingantique centres or farmers markets that you'd like to explore in the Peak District take a look at the different guides.

Other top ten guides to the Peak District include our top 10 cafestop 10 places to spot wildlifetop 10 golf courses and top 10 historic houses to visit.  

There really is something for everyone, so pop by now and check out our top ten guides to the Peak District.  

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Don't leave your best friend at home or pay for expensive kennels.

 

We love having dogs come to stay at our holiday cottages, and we welcome up to five at any one time. 

 

Don't take our word for it, take a look at the picture, these are three guests who came to stay at Valley View holiday cottage in August.  They loved the walks along the river Dove, just one of the highlights.  Others include safe and secure gardens with outdoor space, log fires with limitless logs for a cosy sleep after a long walk and lots of local pubs and attractions that are dog friendly.

 

Some of our favourites include the Crich Tramway Museum, which allows dogs on the site, in the trams and there are lovely walks such as the Woodland walk. 

 

Or Peveril Castle above the village of Castleton gives stunning views and you and your dog will appreciate visiting this National Trust property as part of the daily dog walk (it is a bit steep!).  Castleton also has dog friendly pubs for much needed refreshments afterwards.

 

How about Chatsworth House for an outdoors visit with your dog.  Dogs are allowed in the gardens, sculpture areas, maze, waterworks areas and there are dog posts just outside the farm area and restaurant.  Assistance dogs are allowed in the house. 

 

Some of our favourite dog friendly pubs include The Red Lion at Litton (a lovely town with a village green) and The Church Inn at Chelmorton.  Both these pubs are ideal for using as a base for walking in the Peak District. 

 

Our holiday cottages in the Peak District will take up to five dogs so if there is a group of you we won't restrict you to one well behaved dog only as many other holiday cottages will do. 

 

We take our own dog on holiday with us to the Peak District, so we want you to enjoy your holiday with your dog too! 

 

For more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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A bit of a different blog this week, introducing Julie who paints and draw portraits of dogs, as well as other pets and people.
 
We thought this would be a good link for our dog friendly holiday cottages, so if any of you want to take your dog on holiday and get their portrait done, why not get in touch with Julie?  
 
Working in watercolour and graphite pencil Julie can capture the character of your beloved dog, cat, horses or rabbits!.  All she needs you to do is to send her some good quality photos and she can then discuss which one would work best for your portrait.
 
Please feel free to contact Julie for a no obligation chat, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call her on 07956 393324

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We are often asked by guests where are our favourite pubs for walks and a drink or for family and group meals out.  

Here's a couple of our favourite pubs in the Peak District.

The Red Lion at Litton may be small but it is exactly what a traditional pub should be.  Cosy rooms, log fires and lovely home cooked food. And located next to the pretty village green (and stocks!) it has to be on of our top places.  Dogs are welcome in the front bar.

The Monsal Head Stable bar is ideal for lunch as part of a day out along the traffic free Monsal Trail.  It is dog friendly, has spectacular views over the Monsal Viaduct and the home cooked food is delicious.  In the winter there's a log fire and in the summer you can sit outside.  They don't take bookings so get there early!

Some of our other favourite pubs in the Peak District include The Church Inn, Chelmorton, The Coach and Horses, Fenny Bentley, and for to die for food, The George at Alstonfield.

Why not take a look at our top 10 dog friendly pubs in the Peak District guide?  

For more information about eating out in the Peak District, click the links to our websites, Valley View and Riverside House

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There's no reason to leave your four-legged friend at home when going on a  holiday to the Peak District.

 

There are plenty of dog friendly attractions in the Peak District including Crich Tramway Village, which allows dogs on the site, in the trams and there are lovely walks in the grounds including the Woodland walk.

 

Peveril Castle above the village of Castleton gives stunning views and you and your dog will appreciate visiting this National Trust property as part of the daily dog walk (it is a bit steep!).  Castleton also has dog friendly pubs for much needed refreshments afterwards.

 

Chatsworth House is great for a day out with your dog.  Dogs are allowed in the gardens, sculpture areas, maze, waterworks areas and there are dog posts just outside the farm and restaurant.  Assistance dogs are allowed in the house. 

 

Of course one of the delights of being in the Peak District are the walks.  One of our favourite dog friendly walks is The Monsal Trail, which is traffic free for 8 miles with cafes and the dog friendly Stable bar of the  Monsal Head hotel along the route. 

 

Some of our favourite dog friendly pubs include The Red Lion at Litton (a lovely town with a village green) and The Church Inn at Chelmorton.  Both these pubs are ideal for using as a base for walking with your dog in the Peak District. 

 

Our holiday cottages in the Peak District will take up to five dogs so if there is a group of you we won't restrict you to one well behaved dog only, as many other holiday cottages will do. 

 

The holiday cottages are dog friendly with safe enclosed gardens, plenty of walks from the doorstep, with kitchen and hall flooring that is easy to wipe down and clean, lovely log fires (with fire guards) for relaxing next to after long walkies and we also supply out door taps for washing down your dogs and dog bowls. 

 

We take our own dog on holiday with us to the Peak District, so we want you to enjoy your holiday with your dog too!  

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Our dog friendly holiday cottages welcome up to five dogs.  So why not take your dog or dogs on a self catering holiday with you?

Here are our top five things to do in the Peak District with your dog; of course number one should really be getting outside with your dog and going for a walk.  There are so many to choose from including some traffic free walks like the Monsal Trail. But for a dog friendly day out here are some of our favourites.  

 

Crich Tramway Museum

Dogs are welcome on the site and are able to ride on the trams.  There is also a woodland walk and sculpture walk too but dogs do have to remain on the lead. The Crich Tramway Museum is one of the few museums that does not charge for dogs and it is recommended as dog friendly by The Dogs Trust.  We love the fact that they would rather dogs enjoy the family day out than be left in the car, which of course would be dangerous in hot weather. 

 

Treak Cliff Cavern

 

Dogs are welcome at all times at Treak Cliff Cavern in Castleton.   There are also numerous dog-friendly pubs in Castleton so you can always pop into one after your visit to the caverns.

 

Peveril Castle

 

And while you are in Castleton why not take your dog to see the fabulous views over the town from Peveril Castle?   Climb to the castle at the top of the hill with your dog to enjoy breath-taking views over the Hope Valley.  Dogs are welcome at the site but they do have to be kept on a lead.  In Castleton there are lovely walks around the area, so this is a great place to base a doggy and family day out.  

 

Peak Rail

 

Take journey into the past on the Peak Rail’s heritage railway line. It currently runs between Rowsley and Matlock with dogs being welcome travellers.  All trains have a buffet car and there is a special adapted carriage for wheelchair users. There are also a number of dog friendly pubs and cafes in close proximity to Matlock station.

 

Chatsworth House

 

Chatsworth House will allow your dogs in the gardens, parkland, maze, waterworks, and sculpture areas as long as they are kept on a lead.  There are 1000 acres of parkland to explore, but please note if visiting the farmyard or adventure playground posts are provided where you can tie up your dog for a short time whilst enjoying these facilities.  There are also posts outside the restaurant as dogs are not allowed in here.  Assistance dogs are welcome in the house at all times.   

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