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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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As the owner of a holiday cottage, there are a lot of questions that I get asked regularly.

Here are some of the most frequent ones, and their answers.

  • Where are the nearest shops?
  • Both my holiday cottages are near to shops; Riverside House is only a 5 minute drive to the town of Tideswell, with a local Co-op, delis, greengrocers, chemist, butchers and cafes; and Valley View is a 15 minute drive to the lovely market town of Ashbourne with a Sainsbury, Waitrose, M&S foodstore, Co-op, delis, cafes and plenty more.
  • Where is the nearest pub?
  • The Angler's Rest is a one mile walk from Riverside House and The George is a 15 minute walk from Valley View.
  • There are also plenty more pubs within easy walking (or longer!) so there is plenty of choice.
  • What are the best family walks?
  • From Riverside House is literally 2 minutes to The Monsal Trail, a level traffic free trail suitable for young and old alike.  It's great for cycling too.
  • Valley View is in Dovedale one of the best areas for walks in the Peak District.  From the door of the cottage you can visit the famous stepping stones over the river Dove in about 30-40 minutes.
  • The Tissington Trail is also about a 10 minute drive and is a flat traffic free walking and cycling route.
  • How far away is Alton Towers?
  • Alton Towers is about a 30 minute drive from Valley View and about 50 minutes from Riverside House.
  • Are your cottages suitable for disability impaired guests?
  • At Riverside House the whole of the lower floor is virtually on one level and we provide a wheelchair ramp for the one step.
  • There is also a downstairs bedroom and shower room, and we've had some very happy wheelchair users stay with us.
  • How many can sit round the dining table?
  • Valley View has a huge dining table that can seat up to 16, and Riverside House can seat 8 or more and it is possible to join two tables together at Riverside House to provide seating for 12 or more.
  • How many bathrooms are there?
  • Both holiday cottages have 3 bathrooms.
  • Riverside House has an ensuite, family bathroom and downstairs bathroom.
  • Valley View has two family bathrooms and a downstairs bathroom in the attached cottage Annex.
  • Are you cottages pet friendly?
  • We take up to a maximum of five dogs (depending on size) at both our holiday cottages.
  • We provide dog bowls and outdoor areas t wash down your dogs after those lovely long walks! We also welcome cats and other pets! 

If you have a question that hasn't been covered, please don't hesitate to contact me to ask!

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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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