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March

As if not to lull us into a false security we woke up to snow on the last day of February.  The beginning of March turned colder before a mild spell made us all feel like winter was over.  March can be fickle with some days feeling spring...

February Half Term

The February half term sees an increase in arrivals and departures.  The days leading up to half term were cold with snow flurries but the Saturday itself (10 February) was cold and snowy. Although the snow settled it was quite slushy and ...

The first snow

From Saturday January 7 we had a quieter period as the post New Year guests started to depart.  For a couple of weeks we had just a few cottages in.  Took advantage of the lull to catch up on accounts and commence the deep cleaning r...

a busy start to 2017

January 1st 2017 started cold and wet with a few sleety showers.  A quiet day with lunch at the Aisseford Tearoom after which brother in law headed home. Monday was a cold but sunny day.  No arrivals or departures and it was back to busin...

Apologies for the lack of blogs

I have some blogs prepared but somehow 2017 seems to be racing by.  I will start publishing blogs over the next few days with most of the last couple of months being condensed into a couple of blogs. The post Apologies for the lack of blog...

The big change over

There was a hard frost first thing on Wednesday 28 December.  Luckily there was no fog here.  Four departures and six arrivals and three cleaners here.  With some early departures we were able to make a prompt start to cleaning which...

Christmas walks

Christmas Eve was bright and breezy and with no arrivals we decided to go for a walk. We opted for a walk from the door to Monyash and parked one of the cars there then we headed down to Lathkill Dale via Mill Farm.  The wind had picked up by ...

Countdown to Christmas

Wednesday 21st December was a fine day with some passing showers at lunchtime. Visitors in the morning and final check on cottages arriving later in the day before we popped down to Ashford to drop off another card.  They are progressing with ...

Christmas Tree oh Christmas Tree

Thursday 15 December was a mild but overcast day. No departures or arrivals so made the most of the day catching up on jobs around the house.  Friday was a better day.  No departures but one arrival who got caught up in the M1 incident an...

Hardwick Hall at Christmas

Saturday 10 December was a cloudy but fine day with no departures but two arrivals with cottages already prepared.  Both here between 3 and 4pm, both have been before. A quiet day of catch up jobs and in the evening we had friends around for a...

The Dogs Blog

Out and about – Smudge

Although the weather hasn’t been particularly nice we have managed to get out for the odd ‘excursion’. Of course we have had to ‘do’ the odd well dressing here and there but we have also managed to get out to visit … Continue reading →

Well Dressings and Walks – Smudge

Although the weather hasn’t been too good of recent weeks we have managed to get out every now and then to see the sights or go for a walk. We have even had a picnic   . So far we have had … Continue reading →

It was a very very big goose – Smudge

We have had a few really nice walks recently in the spring sunshine. The first walk we had was one of our standard walks from Over Haddon to Youlgrave , Alport and back to Over Haddon. Mistress always likes this … Continue reading →

A walk along Curbar Edge – Smudge

One day last week, as it had been forecast to be a windy but nice day, it was decided that we would go for a walk along ‘the edges’ above Curbar. Curbar is about 7 miles (as the dog runs) … Continue reading →

Christmas and all that – Smudge

Well it is all over for another year. Did I have a good time? Well yes and no. Of course I had to do the usual stupid pose with antlers on. Why do I have to do that every Christmas? … Continue reading →

Vets and things – Smudge

Vets twice in one week – Help! Well actually the first time wasn’t that bad. I was dragged down there to get weighed. I have said for ages that I was under nourished so I assumed getting weighed would prove … Continue reading →

Some Autumn walks – Smudge

Although we have been busy in our Holiday cottages (see details) Master and Mistress have managed to get out into the Autumn sunshine and do a few of my favourite walks. Mistress loves this time of year when the trees … Continue reading →

Its very quiet without him – Smudge

What can I say. My idiot brother is no longer with us. It all came as a bit of shock. One day he was running around the fields with me, the next day he wasn’t very well and he had … Continue reading →

He is in the Dog house again – Smudge

He is in the Dog House! We were all enjoying a nice pleasant day at our Cottages. I was sunning myself in the courtyard, master was playing with his toys from the farm, idiot brother was nowhere to be seen … Continue reading →

I let the side down a bit – Blue

Yesterday was such a nice day it was decided that we would all go for a picnic. This always gets Smudge excited as we have now managed to train master to pack something for us. It was decided that we … Continue reading →

TripAdvisor Reviews

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"Lovely kept site"

Review rating Reviewed 6 days ago

"We stayed in Dove cottage which was very clean and well equipped owners very friendly and there to help with any problems. Very dog friendly and convenient to all major attractions. We will probably return in the future and try one of the larger properties which the owners showed us round they all looked very nice."   See reviews

"Fab dog friendly cottages"

Review rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"We recently spent a week at Bolehill farm, with our 2 terriers . The cottage , Shippon, was well equipped , nice and clean. We had the freedom of the surrounding fields to walk the dogs due to the time of year. The owners were very friendly and helpful (Smudge was very welcoming too) Bakewell is just a couple of..."   See reviews

"Amazing views in the Peak District"

Review rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"We stayed in Magpie Cottage for the weekend. The cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped. The owners are friendly and so was Smudge the dog. The views are great with walks from the door. Our Border Terrier loved the walks and looking across the courtyard for his friend in Dove Cottage."   See reviews

"Peaceful and relaxing"

Review rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"I have just spent a weekend at Bolehill Farm in Lathkill cottage. The cottage was spotless, so comfortable and relaxing, superbly equipped. The setting was stunning and the welcome from Shirley and Chris was so warm and friendly. Will definitely be returning."   See reviews

"A gem in the Peaks"

Review rating Reviewed 5 weeks ago

"We stayed for a long weekend in Dove Cottage - the cottage was very clean,well equipped, warm and comfortable. The views are incredible and there are a number of walks from the door. We did the Magpie Mines one - so worth the effort. The owners and "Smudge" are most friendly and helpful and we hope to be back soon...."   See reviews

"Yet again a wonderful stay"

Review rating Reviewed 4 January 2017

"We have been coming to Bolehill for over ten years and it never fails to delight. The cottage was warm and beautifully clean and the welcome from Chris and Shirley contributes a good deal to why we come. Christmas lights gave a real festive air. It comes as no surprise that so many guests return time and time again. For..."   See reviews

"Christmas Stay"

Review rating Reviewed 30 December 2016

"We, that is 7 of us, booked 2 cottages for a week over the Christmas period. As always the cottages were spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable. Chris and Shirley had put a lot of effort into making it feel really Christmassy, with fairy lights all around the exterior of the properties, together with a Christmas tree and other decorations in..."   See reviews

"Lovely & comfortable"

Review rating Reviewed 14 December 2016

"Stayed in Honeysuckle cottage which was ideal for the 2 of us & the dog. Everything that you needed was there. Great area to stay in & we want to return sometime soon. Lots of space for exercising dog."   See reviews

"Perfect weekend away..."

Review rating Reviewed 7 November 2016

"Arrived on the Friday (to escape the fireworks) with our two dogs. We all had a wonderful time. We were greeted by Shirley and Chris who were very welcoming. They also live on site so are always around if you need anything. Very knowledgable in the area, so if you're looking for some decent walks and hikes nearby, they know..."   See reviews

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