Autumn 09 Meeting Weekend - Where to stay
We now have our location - The Peak District and the Weekend choosen - Fri 16th / Sat 17th / Sun 18th Oct.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to where would be a good place to stay?
All suggestions welcome
I'm close enough to drive up for a day I think.
Sorry, as usual, I am pretty useless for advising about the location, I hope others chime in to releave us from our tenterhooks.
Also small note aside :rolleyes: I still have not read past page 10 of my theory book... so awkwardly, but surely.. I am introducing the idea that I may need to squat somebody's car locally.
PS: Will try to make it to the library this w/e to snatch a guide book ...
There are superb OS publications for the Peak Distict, very informative & helpful.
I think I've mentioned this one before:
From their web site, they appear to cater for most budgets & levels of comfort from slumming it under canvas through to self contained lodges.
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Mandale House looks good - but no bar! How far are the local hostelries?
I booked a hotel today for a reunion weekend two weekends before this one and had some difficulty finding somewhere in Buxton. So we should get a shift on and book somewhere really.
Does anyone else have any suggestions?
Had a look around (via google), and see there are a couple of places to eat/drink in Monyash. Also turned up an alternative right in the village Rowson House Farm - Just spoke to them and they have one room left for that weekend, but there are other B&Bs in the village that they can give details for. Also ticks the "cheap camping" box for me
Originally Posted by Mark Burley
For more info about Monyash, www.monyash.info.
There are lot's of nice small villages around the Dark and White Peaks, e.g. Edale, Castleton, Millers Dale... The problem is they are often not large enough have reasonable size Hotel's. Plenty of B&B's and camping. A couple of links which may be useful...
ideally you need a 'scout' to check some out.
I did an internet search and came up with these
Portland Hotel in Buxton - http://www.portlandhotelbuxton.net/content.php
Alison Park Hotel in Buxton - http://www.alison-park-hotel.co.uk/welcome.htm
Station Hotel in Ashborne - http://www.stationhotel.eu/index.htm
Dog and Partridge Country Inn, Swinscoe, Ashbourne - http://www.dogandpartridge.co.uk/contactus.html
Do we have anyone local to The Peak District to act as a local scout ?
Choose a Hotel
If the Autumn Meet is to happen we need to sort out the hotel now because they are starting to get booked up. From the recommendations on this thread and looking at the Visitors Guide it comes down to four possibilities which have sufficient facilities, have rooms available and are reasonable priced. Some do have a bigger supplement for singles than others and the bar varies from canned beer only to a full pub.
The details of them are as follows:-
The Portland Hotel AA 2 star
Double room 2 people Dinner Bed & breakfast £40 per person per night for a min 2night booking
13 double, 4 twin 5 single all ensuite.
single room £40 as above for available single rooms (5 at the moment)
single occupancy of double room will be a supplement
Bar available (Boddington Smooth) and a lounge. Restaurant available to non residents. No meals available on Sunday.
Alison Park Hotel
Double room 2 people Dinner Bed & breakfast £63 per person per night for a min 2night booking
7 double, 3 twin 3 single all ensuite, 1 twin with private bathroom
single room , 3 available, as above
single occupancy of double room £82 per night.
Bar available with selection of canned beer, lounge available. Restaurant available to non residents.
Dog & Partridge
Double room 2 people Dinner Bed & breakfast £65 per person per night for a min 2night booking
8 doubles and 5 twins NO SINGLES mostly en suite
single occupancy of double room £105 per person per night
Pub with bar and lounge, bar meals and restaurant
Double room 2 people Dinner Bed & breakfast £55 per person per night for a min 2night booking
12 rooms available Friday, 11 Saturday en suite
No single rooms, single occupancy of double room in the region of £80 to £85, to be confirmed
I have not seen any of the above, only spoken to them on the telephone. The Portland seems very reasonable and I have no reason to question its suitability but I guess there is a difference between the lowest and higher priced hotels.
Buxton is in the centre of the Peak District and Ashbourne to the south not too far from Dovedale.
A decision needs to be made ASAP so I suggest that:-
1) Everybody who is pretty certain to come confirms this on this thread.
2) Everybody who intends to come states which hotel they prefer and states if there is any hotel they would not stay at if your choice is selected by the majority.
This needs to be done in the next few days and we need to think about the minimum number to make the trip worthwhile.