We booked to stay at the site for three nights from Monday 16th July 2012. We were a party of 12. eight adults and four children. The Shires is an area away from the main site on three levels. The top level has two wooden pods the middle level has one pod and the bottom level has a large yurt. I thought this would be ideal for all of us . We could all use the yurt then would have enough room to have our own space. There was a lot of planning to do to get us all together for that amount of time.and could be years before it will happen again. In general the site was good. Clean showers toilet block with plenty of hot water. The site was tidy and well looked after. The surrounding area seemed ideal plenty to do but the main object of the holiday was we could all spend time together. The first evening the weather was awful and I realise there wasn't anything anyone could do about the weather the area around the yurt became a quagmire also the path leading to the middle level was almost impossible to use. We went to the reception next day the lady was very nice and said someone would come to take a look to see if they could help us in some way. No body came to see the problem. By evening we had moved up to the top level. We had to put rocks on the pathway so we could use it. Only two people remained until the last day. I think the area named as The Shires is not fit for the use of guests until the drainage has been sorted out . We paid £660 . When we left they were very apologetic and said that Tuesday had been their day off but their reaction led me to believe that it was a problem they were aware of . Unfortunately we could not recommend The Shires on this site and having read earlier revues on other areas of the site it would seem things won't be rectified until more people have been disappointed. The photo were taken Wednesday afternoon after a rare day of sunshine and the ground was still soggy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Park surrounded by fabulous scenery offering Yurts, Camping Pods, Pine Lodges, B & B rooms, Holiday Caravans & tent or caravan pitches for rental. WiFi cafe, pub & restaurant on site. Ideal for walking & cycling just 100 metres from the Tissington Trail with footpaths from site leading into Dove dale. Convenient Alton Towers, Chatsworth, Matlock, Carsington Water, National Tram Museum etc. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rivendale Caravan And Leisure Park
- Rivendale Caravan & Leisure Park Hotel Alsop En Le Dale
- Rivendale Caravan & Leisure Park Alsop En Le Dale, Peak District National Park