Stunning Eco-Pods Nestled into Peak District, England

Ashbourne, England (United Kingdom) view map
Pods
2 units
7 guest capacity
1 night minimum stay

Description of Glamping Units

The camping pods are tent shaped, insulated timber huts with light, heaters and 16 amp power outlets, and have proved to be comfortable during even the coldest weather! The camping pods are already set up and ready to go when you arrive, completely weather proof so you're no longer having to deal with muddy ground sheets and wet fabrics. The pods are able to be locked and are built from solid timber, so they are much more secure.

There are 5 family camping pods and 5 standard camping pods available, with approximately 7 of these being dog friendly (dogs are an extra charge). The camping pods are in 2 different locations; we have 4 on our main pitching area and 6 in a more secluded area for those who want to get away and enjoy the piece and quiet. The camping pods come in two sizes: our family camping pods can accommodate up to 4 adults (or 2 adults and 3 children), and our smaller classic camping pods can sleep up to 3 adults (or 2 adults and 2 children). *Clients need to bring all the equipment they would need for camping, minus the tent! Read More

Accommodation Amenities

  • Fire pit
  • Kitchen equipment
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Facilities

Peak District Spa offers a Scandinavian Hot Tub Spa experience which takes our guests “back to nature” and is environmentally sustainable.

The Scandinavian Hot Tub is available to hire for guests staying on site through advanced bookings. Uniquely, our Hot Tub is brought and set up in front of your accommodation for your own personal and private use. Re-connecting with nature means relaxing in a wooden tub full of hot water enjoying the view over Alsop Dale during the day – or better still under a starry night sky. Children 4 years and above may enjoy the use of the hot tub only with supervision of an adult.

Environmentally-friendly sourced fuels - while most spas consume a lot of energy, our hot tub is fueled by thinning and waste wood from our parkland which would otherwise be shredded and composted - a supply of logs is included when hiring the Hot Tub Spa.


On the premises you'll find:

Bar, Restaurant, Cafe & Shop: Prancing Pony Pub & Stables Restaurant

Eat, drink and relax in converted stables. The attractive stone stable buildings have been converted into bar, with a game room for adults and children - which includes a large flat screen television, games machine and pool table for added entertainment - and a lounge bar, with a blazing wood-burning stove in the winter.

The Prancing Pony Pub offers a selection of various soft and alcoholic drinks available for purchase by guests. Various larger, beer and cider drinks are available on tap and by traditional hand pump. We work directly with a wine merchant (rather than through a brewery) who can source a wide range of vintages on a sale or return basis to suit your requirements.

Fresh Lavazza Barista coffee is also served in the evenings from our state of the art Barista Machine, as well as tea's or gourmet hot chocolates.

The Stables Restaurant - buy the best ingredients, keep things simple, cook things to perfection ... this is the philosophy at The Stables Restaurant. All meat is sourced from an excellent local butcher who buys the best meat - most of it local, much of it organic, hanging it for a lengthy period to allow the flavor to develop.

PROPERTY FACILITIES
  • Jacuzzi/HotTub
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Suitabilities

General
  • Family-friendly
  • Location + Surroundings

    The Peak District was the first National Park to be established within the United Kingdom. A glance at the map reveals it to be the base of the rocky spine that runs from the north midlands to the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District (which also comprises the Pennine Way). It is the first significant area of hilly wildness encountered as you head North from the heavily populated areas of the South East and the Midlands.

    Its location in the central part of England makes The Peak District the closest large wilderness area for many people - and the least costly to visit in terms of time, fuel and carbon footprint. It also makes the Derbyshire Dales area a particularly rewarding area to visit, combining both the natural beauty of the scenery (and the outdoor pursuits that go with it) with the incredible variety of historic, cultural and industrial attractions that come from its proximity to the surrounding towns and cities. In the Peak District it is possible to go rock climbing in the morning (on either a climbing wall or the real thing), spend the rest of the day at Chatsworth or Alton Towers, and then go to the opera at Buxton Opera House in the evening – all within a 30 minute drive.

    Lying within the Derbyshire Dales part of the Peak District, is The White Peak, named such due to the whiteness of the limestone rock which makes up the spectacular gorges, cliffs and caves for which the area is famous. Arguably the most scenic and beautiful of these landscapes is Dove Dale – the Northern end of which is a pleasant walk from Rivendale Caravan Park.

    Depending on the season, accommodations may be sited on wide ledges on the Eastern hillside with panoramic views overlooking Eaton and Alsop Dales. Alternatively, they may be located near the pond. Read More

    Cancellation policy

    • If the guest cancels at least 7 days prior to check in: The guest will receive a full refund.
    • If the guest cancels within 7 days of check in: The guest will be charged for one full night’s stay plus 50% of the cost of the rest of the stay.
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    Activities

    • Fishing

    A number of events and courses are available throughout the year.

    Play Area:
    The junior play area is conveniently located in the middle of the pitching area and provides younger children with an entertaining obstacle course with Burma Bridge and Wobble board and swings. Please note, parents should provide supervision while their children are using the play area.

    Fly Fishing:
    At the bottom end of the Camping Meadow, guests will find the larger of the two lakes on site - the Fly Fishing Lake. Stocked with brown trout and rainbow trout, this lake is ideal for beginners, or even seasoned fishermen looking to polish their technique, or just for a laid back day of fishing. It's just a 5 minute walk to the lake, and it is accessible to all for half a day, or for a full day.

    Fishing is available all year, initially exclusively for rainbow trout, but with the prospect of other fly-taking species of fish being added as the lake matures. Prices for a half day (with a 2 fish bag) are £9, a full day (4 fish bag) is £17.

    Prices:
    Full Day: £17 (4 Fish Catch Limit)
    Half Day: £9 (2 Fish Catch Limit)

    Free parking on-site.

    *Rods and other fishing equipment are not available for hire on site, but can be purchased from the shop.


    Walking & Cycling:
    There are 26 acres of meadow and woodland and two ponds. Two thirds of this area is accessible to our guests who, with a little care, may see some rare plants and animals.

    The wild flower meadow, in which some of the tents may pitch, has a stunning display of lime-loving wild flowers with a profusion of common orchids, cow slips, yellow rattle, scabious and blue butterflies.

    Crested and common newts, frogs and toads are found in the two ponds, which are also frequented by a variety of dragon flies, water fowl and other birds. There is a short circular walk around the pond formed within the old silica sand pit that passes through both woodland and wild flower meadow and the different plants and animals that occupy the varied habitats.

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