The Private Chef is run by Charlie Ratcliffe, Masterchef of Great Britain

Charlie Ratcliff is a private chef who will come to the holiday cottages and create bespoke menus with locally sourced seasonal food.

The minimum number is 8 guests and a waiter is provided for the evening.  All crockery, glassware, table linen and decoration are provided leaving you with no washing up.

Services include:

  • Canape parties
  • Traditional and contemporary buffets
  • Afternoon tea
  • Family celebration
  • Fine dining experiences
  • 2 day or weekend packages
  • Menus can also be paired with wines and also for something a little bit different, Charlie now works closely with a micro brewery beer shop to pair the menus with an amazing range of beers.

For all enquiries, contact: Charlie Ratcliffe:
Tel: +44 1246 291939
Mobile: +44 7768 458925
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Sample 3 Course Menu

Salt baked beetroot, goats cheese beignet, pickled beetroot gel, rye bread crisp, lemon thyme powder

Roast Duck breast, smoked pomme puree, burnt onion puree, shallot confit, charred baby leeks, crispy shallot rings and jus

Warm Bakewell tart, raspberry sorbet and coulis

Price per head £45

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Last Minute discounts

Riverside House holiday cottage 

Following Government regulations: one household from 12 April

Friday 23 April for 3-4 nights NOW £752 SAVE £376

Friday 7 May 3-4 nights NOW £752 SAVE £376

Following Government regulations: two households or rule of six from 17 May 

Saturday 12 June 3-4 nights NOW £961 SAVE £320 or week from 12 June NOW £1170 SAVE £391 

  • Three bathrooms, one ensuite
  • Four bedrooms and sofa bed
  • Games room, wi fi, Sky, BT sports, log burner
  • Loads of space to spread out, huge lounge
  • Dog and pet friendly
  • deal direct with the owner Wendy Boast

Call 07980 390 520 or send an email:

Valley View holiday cottage

  • dog friendly
  • stunning Peak District location
Contact or call 07980 390 520
Please note for these prices we are offering 3 bedrooms in both properties for a household of six.  Additional bedrooms are charged at a supplement.  Valley View Annex is also charged as a supplement if required.  

Call Wendy Boast on 07980 390 520 or send an email:



  • spacious accommodation
  • 4-star standard
  • dog and pet-friendly
  • flexible booking
  • short breaks available
  • deal direct with the owner Wendy Boast
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Valley View

Valley View

Valley View is a self catering holiday cottage for up to 15 people in Milldale (right in Dovedale - within 100 yards of the River Dove) in the Peak District.

Click HERE for the Valley View web site.

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Riverside House

Riverside House

Riverside House is a self catering holiday cottage for up to 12 people in Litton Mill (close to Millers Dale and Tideswell) in the Peak District.

Click HERE for the Riverside House web site (complete with its own video).

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While you are here why not pamper yourself with the services of our business partner 'My Personal Sanctuary'.
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