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Booking a Holiday Cottage - Need To Knows

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Booking a holiday cottage should be exciting, so here are a few tips when it comes to booking a stay in a holiday cottage ...

  • Know who you're renting from - we don't use agencies, you book from us directly, so you always know your point of contact and can answer any queiries you might have withouth delay
  • Book ahead - if you want to get away in the high season, make sure you book well in advance so you're not disappointed
  • Ask questions - anyone who doesn't answer you clearly should be avoided
  • Decide if you want to self cater - or see if the self catering cottage has any connections with local food providers
  • Find out what the local amenities are before you leave home

We've been running holiday cottages for 8 years, and staying in them for even longer, so if you have any questions you can always get in touch with us!

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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.


  • Idit Ginsberg
    Idit Ginsberg Thursday, 30 January 2014

    Lovely cottages

    Hi there.
    Your cottages sound lovely, can you let me know if they have internet access? What about tv, do you have kiddie channels. Just thinking about my kids in the morning, I can sleep in a little if there is something for them to watch :)
    Can you let me know what sort of things are in the area to do?

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    Wendy Thursday, 30 January 2014

    Hi Idit. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog pages. Both our cottages have internet access and at Valley View we have Sky films ideal for children. At Riverside House we have a number of kiddie channels plus a wide selection of child friendly DVDs for all ages. :) We also supply a range of board games at both the cottages and Riverside house has a games room too! There are plenty of things to do including visiting caves, market towns, farms, a tramway museum, plague village, Go Ape, historic houses such as Chatsworth (with its' own petting farm, adventure playground and maze) as well as horse riding, rock climbing and plenty of walking and cycling on traffic free trails. There is something for children of all ages.

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    Idit Thursday, 30 January 2014

    Lovely Cottages

    Wow that is really great, sounds like there is so much to do!
    Will email you with more specific questions to check availability, etc.
    Thanks for your speedy reply. Kind regards. Idit

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