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Enjoy a calming short break this November and December at Valley View holiday cottage in Dovedale in the Peak District.

With a warming log burner and countryside views, Valley View cottage has it all.  Walks in the fresh air, colourful scenery with the changing of the leaves and the cottage is right by loads of walks and trails with beautiful scenery.

And if you plan nights in there's a fully equipped kitchen so you can whip up hearty meals for all the family after a full day out.

There's just the weekends of 6 November and 4 and 11 December left now in 2020.  

The holiday cottage is ideal for a large family or two social households to holiday together.  And dog friendly too!

Book now to avoid disappointment!

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The staycation has become the popular holiday choice for the UK.  At Visit Peaks holiday cottages we've recently had unprecedented enquiries and bookings for families wanting to holiday at home.

Our holiday cottages, Riverside House and Valley View, are nearly full for 2020. 

Valley View has 6-9 and 27 - 30 November weekends available and 4-7 and 11-14 December weekends available.

Riverside House now only has 4-7 December weekend available in 2020. 

Bookings for 2021 are also up with April, May and June 2021 popular.

If you are looking for a family holiday and if you are two social households get in touch with us to plan your staycation in the Peak District. 

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Treat your family to a holiday in some gorgeous English countryside and getaway from it all without the fuss and bother of a trip abroad. 

There's still plenty of availability in the Peak District at Visit Peaks cottages including the end of March, a couple of weekends in April, and some breaks left in May, June, July and even August.  So a summer holiday is still on the cards.

If you are looking for a holiday at home this year get in touch and we can let you know what weekends/weeks we have left.

Valley view holiday cottage sleeps 13+2 in 6 bedrooms and Riverside House sleeps 9+2 in 4 bedrooms. Both cottages are dog friendly and in lovely Peak District locations with walks in all directions from the door of the cottages.   

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Just released £150 off remaining March weekends at Valley View holiday cottage and Riverside House holiday cottage.

Valley View is available from 6 March for up to four nights and is now £995 for up to 13 + 2 guests and dog friendly.

Riverside House is available from 6 March or 20 March for up to four nights and is now £763 for up to 9 + 2 guests and dog friendly.

At both cottages your booking will include bed linen and towels and unlimited and free logs for the log burners.

So why not get your family and friends together and have a group break away?

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Would you like to stay somewhere with green all around?  With lovely views of the green hills of Dovedale in the Peak District? Valley View cottage is just the place.

The gardens front and back provide lovely peaceful areas to drink in the scenery and relax and unwind. And there are two fields surrounding the property so it is lovely and quiet. There are walks everywhere too in so many different directions either along the river Dove, through the Peak District hills or on the numerous footpaths all around. 

Why not visit Valley View holiday cottage this year for your blast of green and the great outdoors? 

Now booking short breaks throughout 2020. Valley View sleeps 13+2 in six bedrooms so why not grab some family or friends to soak up the views and get a blast of green all around?

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Snuggle up and keep warm and toasty at Visit Peaks holiday cottages. As part of your booking with us you get unlimited free logs and kindling, plus matches and firelighters too.  So plenty of nights in by the log fire after those long winter walks.

And banish the New Year blues and book one of our remaining January weekends now with £150 off!  

Valley View holiday cottage is available the weekend of 17 January and sleeps 13+2 in six bedrooms.

Riverside House holiday cottage is available the weekends of 24 and 31 January and sleeps 9+2 in four bedrooms.

Both cottages are dog friendly.

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What an array of beers in bottles and cans at Mason due Biere in Ashbourne.  We visited a couple of months a go for supplies to take to the holiday cottage and we really were spoilt for choice.

There are locally brewed beers as well as far flung selections, stronger and weaker beers and dark and light beers.   

And it doesn't just stop at beer.  There's a great selection of gins too including some from the Peak District.

If you need to quench your thirst straight away there's even a pub at the back with a few beers on handpump.  And it is dog friendly too!

We highly recommend a visit to this top spot on Ashbourne's high street.

 https://www.maisondubiere.com/

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Last Minute Holiday Discounts

It’s never too late for a short break in the Peak District.  Gather some friends and family together and getaway together this November.

Grab a bargain – these November weekends are now reduced by £150!

Riverside House holiday cottage, sleeps 9+2+cot and dog friendly 

8th and 22nd November for up to four nights

Was £913 now £763

 

Valley View holiday cottage, sleeps 13+2+cot and dog friendly

1st November for up to four nights

Was £1145 now £995

All bookings will include bed linen and towels, some tea towels, heating, unlimited logs and kindling, and a welcome pack.

 

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We've got an amazing £150 off at Riverside House holiday cottage in the Peak District for the weekends of 4 or 11 October.  The holiday cottage is now reduced to £925 for up to four nights and a maximum of 12 guests. 

Riverside House is dog friendly too and we can accept up to five pets.  There's plenty of space for everyone with a huge lounge and great dining room and kitchen space.  And not forgetting the games room for family fun.  There are walks from the door in all directions many of them traffic free and the dog friendly pub is one mile along the lane. 

These offers won't last long so get in touch.  Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

 

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We are counting down the days until we stay and work at both our holiday cottages in the Peak District.  There's plenty of behind the scenes work that goes on to keep the cottages in tip top shape and we will be spending three days at both cottages.

These are some of the plans:

  •  an understairs cupboard being built at Valley View extra duvet storage 
  •  stone wall repairs to Valley View front garden area
  •  fitting a grab rail in the Valley View Annex bathroom
  •  two new wooden composters at Valley View for all our garden/shrub waste
  •  a new bench at Valley View so customers can enjoy those splendid views
  •  a new utility work surface at Valley View above the dryers for extra laundry space
  •  some extra planting in the gardens to fill up a few gaps
  •  fence painting
  •  restocking the crockery at Riverside House
It's what we love doing and we will leave the cottages knowing that they are in great condition for the Autumn season.
 
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Did you know that we have a great choice of top 10 things to do in the Peak District

From things to do for under five's, over five's, teenagers and even for adults, that's the family covered!

And if you bring your four-legged friends on a self-catering holiday we have a list of dog friendly pubs and dog friendly days out in the Peak District.

We've also got top 10 cafes, farmers shops, villages and shopping places to visit.

There's a list of historical places to see, antique centres and even golf courses.

So what are you waiting for?  Check out our top 10 things to do in the Peak District and find your staycation break away now.

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Thornbirds hospitality arrived at Riverside House to cater for a family gathering and to celebrate an 18th birthday.  We've asked them to provide a little taster of what they can do for guests who are celebrating special birthdays and anniversaries at our holiday cottages.

Katharine at Thornbirds says:

'The cottage kitchen is lovely and cosy wihilst being plenty big enough and well equipped, which instantly makes you feel relaxed and comfortable.  We served the following menu:

Starter - pan fried garlic and lemon marinated squid and chorizo served with rustic farmhouse bread

Main - fillet steak served with dauphinois potatoes, honey glazed carrots, french beans and a rich Madeira sauce

Dessert -  triple layered pecan and banoffee pie served with honeycomb ice cream and chocolate flakes

The family were delighted with their meal and we received fantastic feedback after the event'. 

If you have a special birthday or anniversary coming up why not book either Riverside House or Valley View holiday cottage through Visit Peaks cottages and enjoy celebratory catering with Thornbirds Hospitality?

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This could be your next family holiday in the Peak District National Park ....

*Cycling traffic free tracks
*Exploring the countryside, soaking up views
*Walking the trails and dales
*Playing table tennis, pool, air hockey and more
*Having a family night in watching HD movies
*Turning up surround sound as much as you like
*Dusting off the board game skills for family fun
*Enjoying it all with your four-legged friends

 

Book your next family holiday at Riverside House in the Peak District
*Sleeps 9+2+cot in 4 bedrooms
*3 bathrooms, one ensuite
*Huge games room
*Free wi-fi
*All bedding and towels included
*Unlimited free logs and kindling for the log burner
*Off-street parking
*Safe enclosed garden and patio area
*BBQ
*Dog and pet friendly
*Welcome pack and doggy welcome pack on arrival
SPECIAL OFFER SAT 8 TO THURS 13 JUNE £150 OFF!
NEXT AVAILABILITY 4 OCT WEEKEND - HURRY DATES GO FAST!

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Do you want to keep up to date with holiday cottage offers and deals in the Peak District?  The Visit Peaks Peak District newsletter is the main place where we advertise reduced price availability and for some breaks it is only in the newsletter that you'll get our exclusive short break discounts.  

The March newsletter will go out at the end of the month and if you sign up you will also get our Peek at the Peak District guide for free.

On top of that the March newsletter will include a further reduction on our June deal at Riverside House holiday cottage, exclusive to newsletter readers only! Currently our short break, Saturday 8th to Thursday 13th June, is reduced by £150 but watch out for the newsletter and an even bigger discount.

The newsletter provides a handy guide to events going on in the Peak District, in both Staffordshire and Derbyshire.  There's a round-up of places to eat and drink too, not forgetting dog friendly places to visit.  

Walks for all abilities are regularly included in the newsletter as well as our top picks of places to entertain the family, young and old alike.

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The Peak District is an ideal area for cycling traffic free whatever your level.  We've selected our top three trails plus included details about a cycling festival held annually in the Peak District, Eroica Britannia.

High Peak Trail

A lovely seventeen mile cycling trail from near Buxton to Cromford.  The High Peak Trail follows the old railway line and passes by Cromford Wharf on the canal, with old buildings, a smithy and cafe.  If you have time it is well worth visiting Arkwright's Cromford Mills with its visitor centre and it is the site of the first successful water-powered cotton spinning mills in the country.  Refreshments and gift shops on site.

Monsal Trail

Right on the doorstep of Riverside House holiday cottage this eight mile trail connects Bakewell to Chee Dale (outside of Buxton).  Following the former railway line you will cycle through four former railway tunnels (cycle lights needed) and over the stunning Monsal Viaduct with fabulous views (shown in the picture).  Why not visit Hassop station with electric bike hire, cafe, gift shop and bookshop.  Cycling The Monsal Trail from Riverside House to Bakewell is a great family day out and take time to explore Bakewell's shops, cafes and restaurants.  

Tissington Trail

A traffic free trail following the old railway route and running thirteen miles from Parsley Hay to just north of Ashbourne.  It is easy to visit Ashbourne from the Trail and there are plenty of shops, pubs, cafes and a market too.  Along the route take in the pretty village of Tissington with pond, cafe, shops and picturesque cottages.  A visit to the Tissington Trail is idea for guests of Valley View holiday cottage as it is only five minutes by car or cycle from the door along the lane (note this is steep on the way up to the Trail).  If you are looking for a pub on the route we suggest lunch at The Old Dog in Thorpe signposted on the Trail and only a couple of minutes detour. 

Eroica Britannia

A weekend festival of classic bike rides all held in the Peak District cycling through some lovely villages and countryside.  For 2019 only there is a day only event on Saturday 18 August.  This is the '500' a one-off event to celebrate the 6th year of Eroica Britannia and it will start and finish in the market town of Bakewell.  As Bakewell is celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Bakewell Show in 2019 Eroica will be a smaller event for 2019 only.  The full festival weekend with the three different cycle rides will return in 2020.  

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When we visited Valley View holiday cottage in January we visited a few pubs, new and old and we were so impressed by the refurbished Greenman pub in Ashbourne that we wanted to write a blog on it.

We really cannot fault anything about our visit.  The pub is done out in a modern style and there's plenty of room around tables.  The open plan style kitchen allows you to watch the chefs at work and the staff are all very friendly.  In fact the service was excellent.

But it was the food that was so impressive.  Home made pate, venison pie, the best fish and chips my husband has ever had and all accompanied with wonderful wine.  Everything is made on site, including any of the smoking, curing, baking, bread and more.  And much of it is sourced locally.

If you are staying at Valley View holiday cottage or visiting Ashbourne in the Peak District, we highly recommend a visit to The Greenman.  It is an old coaching inn dating back to the eighteenth century, but it feels modern and welcoming.  It is part of a small complex, through the arch, which also includes Jack Rabbits cafe, run by the same team.  We haven't visited there yet, but it is on our list of places to try out too.

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An update on works in progress at Valley View holiday cottage.

The downstairs bathroom is undergoing a complete refurbishment and that is about half-way through.  A completely new walk in style shower, toilet and basin are being installed.  As well as new wall and floor tiles, new lighting, mirror and towel rail.  We can't wait to see the results!

This new bathroom will be ideal for mobility impaired guests too.

Other improvements to start next week include new carpets in two of the bedrooms along with new carpets in the Annex lounge and staircase.  

These are just some of the things we are doing to keep our holiday cottages fresh and new and ready for our 2019 guests. 

For more information on Valley View holiday cottage visit www.dovedaleholidaycottage.co.uk 

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Sniff out these dog friendly holiday cottages in the gorgeous Peak District National Park and treat your dog to a holiday in 2019.

Riverside House and Valley View holiday cottages accept up to five dogs at both cottages.  There are loads of lovely walks from the doorsteps of both cottages and dog friendly pubs all within walking distance. 

And it gets even better at Riverside House holiday cottage as we have just introduced a doggy welcome pack. 

Contents for our four-legged visitors will include:

  • dog treats
  • poop bags
  • dog shampoo
  • dog bowls with non-slip mat
  • dog bed
  • dog throw
  • dog towels

Other benefits of staying with multiple dogs at Riverside House:

  • Pleny of downstairs space with open plan layout and easy to clean flooring
  • Outside taps for washing down after muddy walks
  • Safe, fully enclosed grassed and patio area
  • Cosy, warm log burner with fire guard for relaxation after the long walks
  • Walks from the door including the traffic free Monsal Trail (just across the bridge at the back of the cottage and up to the Trail)
  • Very dog friendly pub, The Angler's Rest, one mile from the cottage
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November and December can be a magical time to visit the Peak District.  Crisp, crunchy walks and bright blue skies and the changing colours of the trees are some of the delights of a stay at this time of year.  What’s more you will have space in the Peak District to yourself;  the walks and views may well be quiet with fewer people taking time off.

That’s not to say that there isn’t plenty to see and do.  Take a look at our round up of events below.

Peak District events in November and December

Chatsworth Christmas market

16 Nov to 4 Dec

Grand Bazaar and Christmas lights switch on, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

23 Nov

Ashbourne Christmas lights switch on

24 Nov

Matlock Victorian Christmas market

30 Nov – 2 Dec

Bolsover Lantern Parades, 25th Anniversary

1 Dec

Sleeping Beauty and other Tales at Haddon Hall

1-23 Dec

Street food and craft market, Chesterfield

14 – 17 Dec

Matlock Farm Park, breakfasts with Santa

2 and 9 Dec, 9 – 10.30 am

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Got the Autumn/Winter blues? Why not shake off the cobwebs and getaway to the Peak District with friends and family? A short break is just the ticket.

The Peak District is beautiful at this time of year (take a look at the picture above of the river Wye in its crispy winter gown) with crunchy walks and winter wonderland vistas.  

Or is snuggling up next to a cosy fire or hunkering down under a warm duvet and feeling warm underfloor heating between your toes more your thing?

All this and more is ready and waiting at Riverside House holiday cottage an ideal self catering getaway for friends and family to share. 

Riverside House sleeps 9+2 guests (and cot) in four bedrooms, it has three bathrooms and a super large games room.  

Save £100 and grab one of the weekends still available this winter:

From Friday 30 November for up to four nights or;

From Friday 14 December for up to four nights
(some flexibility with arrival and departure dates)

Now £769 for 9+2 guests (that's only £69 per person based on full capacity)

And bring your pets too.  Dog friendly accommodation for up to five well-behaved dogs (£15 per pet per stay applies).

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Last minute availability - check here for cancellations 

  • Sleeps 13+2+cot
  • 6 bedrooms
  • dog friendly
  • stunning Peak District location
Contact wendyboast@visitpeaks.co.uk or call 07980 390 520
 
 
Due to cancellations weekend of 18 Sept £400 off now £729 and weekend of 6 Nov £325 off now £632.  Note with current government guidelines only sleeps 6 for these prices or one household.   
  •  Sleeps 9+2+cot
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Games room
  • Dog friendly
  • Minutes from traffic free Monsal Trail

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

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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.

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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.

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