Bolehill Holiday Cottages

Bolehill Holiday Cottages

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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 ...

Christmas at Haddon Hall

Wednesday 30 November was a sunny cold day but not as cold as previous days.  The overnight temperature had risen so I did not need to scrape the car before going to Bakewell for my dance class.  One departure and two arrivals but cottage...

A walk on Curbar Edge

Saturday 26 November started misty but this lifted mid morning into a wintry sunny day.  The mist seemed to hang around the dales which made for some nice photographs.  Down to Bakewell first thing for the farmers market and they were alr...

Chatsworth Christmas market

Tuesday 22 November was a far better day than Monday.  After a dull start it brightened up.  No departures or arrivals so I spent some time baking.  Chris did some outside job and stocked up on logs.  Some of the cows went back ...

Another walk by the reservoir

Friday 18 November saw a dusting of snow first thing which melted as soon as the sun appeared.  One departure and two arrivals and a cleaner here.  After lunch our friend from York arrived for the weekend and in between arrivals at 4pm an...

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. 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

"Thank you for the review. So glad you had a great Christmas. We wish you all a Happy New Year and hope to see you in 2017."   See reviews

"Perfect weekend away..."

Review rating Reviewed 7 November 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

"Always a great welcome and stay"

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

"Disappointing"

Review rating Reviewed 28 October 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 there first, they are alway helpful with great local knowledge. Great walks around the fields..."   See reviews

"Great break away"

Review rating Reviewed 8 October 2016

"Our cottage needs updating. Odd damp smell in the kitchen. Heating on a timer. Not good. Had to pay extra for towels. Place up for sale so owners may have lost interest? Area is lovely. The pub in Monyash is excellent."   See reviews

"Short break away "

Review rating Reviewed 28 September 2016

"Thank you for taking the time to review us. We apologise that your experience wasn't as enjoyable as your previous visit. Unfortunately you did choose a far smaller and cheaper cottage than the cottage you stayed in the last time you were with us (that cottage was updated a year ago). It’s a pity you didn't mention the smell in..."   See reviews

"Lovely 5 night stay."

Review rating Reviewed 21 September 2016

"We decided we would have a few more days away and made decision to come here & we were so glad we did. I have followed Shirley and Chris's blogs so felt almost like coming home!. Great to stay at last. Shirley & Chris are lovely & they think of everything. Met Smudge as well, lovely resident dog who comes..."   See reviews

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