The Dove Valley Centre

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The Dove Valley Centre

March 2022
Stunning views & a great set up for a family break! We loved our stay at the Shippon & Hayloft. A steep track takes you to the barn location, but what a location!Views all across the Dove Valley & walks straight from the doorstep. All rooms were nicely appointed & plenty of pots & plates to accommodate our various meals. The wood burner added an extra touch of cosiness.

We also liked the attention to eco-friendliness. The delicious lemon drizzle thatwas waiting for us on arrival was eagerly devoured by all.

Thanks to Sarah & Elspeth for their wonderful hospitality & welcome.
Mary & co

Feb 2022
Perfect location & perfect property. The barn has everything you need! Stunning views & lovely wonderful stay, thank you!
Harriet & friends

Dec 2021
We had an incredible stay at the cottage. It=E2=80=99s a beautiful spot & cosy house. The beds were really comfy. We enjoyed walking from the doorstep & didn't use our cars once. We would love to come back. Thanks so much!
Jade & friends

Nov 2021
Beautiful cottage in the perfect location for exploring the Peak District. We thoroughly enjoyed our week here, just wished our visit could have been longer.
Sarah is a great host & could not have been more helpful. Would love to come back one day.
Leigh & family

Oct 2021
Had the most wonderful stay at the Shippon. Beautiful, cosy venue in a simply stunning location. Perfect for switching off & a relaxing break. Fields to roam & explore, table tennis, a rope swing & sheep, our 3 boys were very happy.

Sarah was super helpful & made a delicious lemon drizzle cake for our arrival. A lovely touch.
Jocasta & family

Sept 2021
This is a lovely place with its roots deep in our soil & past. We loved it & the setting is beyond lovely. Such a wonderful place for a family get together.
Recommend it very highly.
Shirley & family

Sept 2021
Great location. Don't book it as I want to keep it a secret!!!
Andrew & family


February 2020.
"What a really lovely place to stay which was warm & cosy in the middle of storm Dennis - we did a lot of walking, talking, eating & sleeping, with friends & family. What more could you want. Thank you very much, Julia.


December 2019.

"Thank you for a lovely stay, extremely comfortable, beautiful countryside & lovely walks. A perfect destination for a family get together, relax & spend precious time with each other. The chevalier family."

Nov 2019
"Wondrous & wonderful. The welcome, the humanity, the setting. Also immensely enjoyed walks, food, weather & time to restore. Gets better for us each year we come!! Many, many thanks again. Dot & Brian".


Nov 2019
" we have had a lovely relaxing stay with you - a beautiful home with everything you need, comfy beds & a great shower. We loved having a fire every night as the weather was turning chilly/ wet!
Thanks again, Julia, Simon, jake & Ollie".


Oct 2019
"Thank you for a wonderful few days at the Shippon! It has been lovely to have such a beautiful & tranquil spot to ourselves for the last few days & you have been so friendly & welcoming! I hope my choc lab grows up to be as well behaved as Bonnie!
I was especially interested in your Tudor farming project & have a friend who lives locally who is also very interested so I'm sure we will be in touch.
I for one will definitely be back at some point. Thanks again, Lucianna"


Feb 8th 2019

Lovely welcome to show us around & characterful accommodation with delicious cake on arrival. Stunning location, amazing local walks, very peaceful. Just what we needed to spend some quality family time. Recommend the circular walk from Hartington to Pilsbury Castle. We will be back. The Burden & Balman family.


Jan 2019

Thank you so much for having us to stay. We couldn't have been any happier with the cottage, it was absolutely perfect for our family. We visited Solomans temple, Buxton, bake well, chatsworth, Illam & ate out at the George at alstonefield (excellent meal!). We enjoyed our evenings once the children were in bed with our books & a glass of wine in front of the fire. We'd love to come again, it's beautiful here. Caroline, Alex, Monty & Isobel.


Feb 2019

Lovely property in beautiful surroundings. My family walked, cycled, visited the surrounding towns & villages, monkey forest, chatsworth house, Pilsbury. Such a lot to do, & then return to your beautiful home in the evenings. The owners were very welcoming hosts too, we felt like nothing was too much trouble. Thank you from the Greenwoods, Fleetwood, Lancashire.


28th Dec 2018

What a find! A beautiful cottage with everything we needed. So cosy & beautifully decorated. We loved the wood burner fro the evenings. The cottage is in the perfect location, we enjoyed a walk over the stepping stones to the pub, trip to the caves & hartington. So much we'd love to see & do, we will be back. The Ciarlets. 


17th Dec 2018

Thank you forthe wonderful retreat for our small family, it was exactly what we needed. A great combination of walks,McCoy nights by the fire & some luck with the weather. We really appreciate your hospitality. Chris, Cat & Alfie (Brussels).


Nov 2018

This is a beautifully kept space perfect for two couples (the Shippon), as we were, four friends. Amazing location with stunning scenery immediately outside all door & Windows. Walks were tough but rewarding. Jonathan & co. 


16th -18th Feb 2018
We have had a lovely stay here at the Hayloft. Beautiful scenery,    fresh air & enjoyed sight of the first snowdrops.
Perfect for a group friend stay in the middle of the UK with us all travelling from different locations. A very warm welcome.
From Corrie ( Shropshire ), Helen, Emma & Evie (Woking), Yvette & Clara (Brighton
10th February 2018

Stunning scenery & location. Accommodation exceeded all of our expectations. Thanks for providing so many thoughtful touches.
We will definitely come again. All the best from Alexis, Warren, Suzanne, Bob, Grandma & Papa.

28th August 2017
We had a lovely stay! Such beautiful views to wake up to & lots to do in the area. The kids loved the table tennis & games & sheep.
Would have liked a little longer stay. Kitchen had everything we needed too. Thank you ! Susan, Pete, Mum & kids
August 2017
Absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous place, stunning views & lovely relaxing accommodation. As a family of 7 we spent 6 days & had a fantastic time.
The children loved every minute & filled the valley with joy filled laughter. Thank you so much Elspeth, Paul & Sarah for a holiday to remember!
The Bells & Bowyers


1st May 2017

We have all had the most wonderful weekend, the location was amazing. Thank you for your support with the poorly Panda car which unfortunately broke down 6 miles into its home journey, the occupants made it back safely!!

Thanks for everything


Victoria & friends


7th - 14h April 2017

A Gem of a spot, felt like we had the valley to ourselves at times. Enjoyed our lazy strolls to the stepping stones with the kids. The barn was warm & cozy and had everything we needed. The added luxuries of t-towels, hand towels, handwash etc, not forgetting the extremely yummy cake was very much appreciated. We will be recommending this well kept accommodation to friends & family.


Sarah, Steve, Gaynor, Paul & family


31st March - 2nd April 2017

A fantastic venue for our ladies weekend! Cosy, homely & well equipped home with everything we could need. The cake, flowers & marshmallows are excellent additions.   Perfect!!!


Amy & friends




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