Bolehill Holiday Cottages

Bolehill Holiday Cottages

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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 calm before Christmas

Monday 5th December got off to a cold frosty start.  The fog had settled in the dales so we had the best of the sunshine. Two departures and one arrival with one cleaner here.  Cows have moved off our fields but are still on this side of ...

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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"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....More"   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...More"   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...More"   See reviews

"Always a great welcome and stay"

Review rating Reviewed 7 November 2016

"This is now the 4th time we have been to Bolehill Farm Cottages and we have alway had a quiet and lovely stay. The cottages are modern, Clean & comfortable. Shirley & Chris always give us a warm welcome if Smudge (the dog) doesn't get...More"   See reviews

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