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    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

    Martin

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    I'm close enough to drive up for a day I think.

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    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.

    Best,

    Dee

    PS: Will try to make it to the library this w/e to snatch a guide book ...

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    There are superb OS publications for the Peak Distict, very informative & helpful.

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    I think I've mentioned this one before:
    http://mandalehouse.co.uk/

    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?

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Burley View Post
    Mandale House looks good - but no bar! How far are the local hostelries?
    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

    For more info about Monyash, www.monyash.info.

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    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...

    http://www.peakdistrictonline.co.uk/...ategoryId=2949

    http://www.cressbrook.co.uk/accommodation/

    ideally you need a 'scout' to check some out.

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    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 ?

    Martin

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    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:-
    Buxton
    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.

    Asbourne
    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

    Station Hotel
    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.

    Tony Marlow

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