Self Catering in Dovedale
A self catering short break or longer holiday is ideally suited to families and couples seeking more privacy and independence than a hotel offers. Not only will you be in total control of your movements, but you can also relax knowing that every property is inspected by the AA or Visit England and quality assessed under the nationally recognised Star grading scheme.
Dovedale describes the section of the Dove valley between Milldale and Thorpe Cloud: the conical hill that guards the valley entrance and provides unmissable views from its summit. This is where you will find some of the most spectacular limestone gorge scenery in the UK.
The river Dove itself is renowned for trout fishing and was immortalised in the 17th century book 'The Complete Angler' by Izaak Walton. It is flanked by steep cliffs with assorted caves, crags and rock pillars, the most well known of which is Ilam Rock. Many people will recognise Dovedale for its stepping stones; a romantic setting, these attract large numbers of visitors, so are best avoided on a sunny Sunday during the summer!
After being out and about in the fresh air all day you’ll need refuelling but you might not feel like cooking. One of the beauties of self catering is that you get to choose whether to eat in or eat out – and Dovedale can certainly cater for the latter with a wide choice of fabulous eateries and fantastic pubs.