Facilities on Site
Peak District Spa is located on the eastern side of Rivendale Holiday Park with its own private access road, gardens, terrace and parking. Our guests enjoy the best of all worlds: a quiet, secluded location - with the benefit of the facilities on site. These include a Wi-Fi cafe, lounge, bar, restaurant, laundrette, children’s play area and around 15 acres of woodland and wild flower meadows. The latter have a particularly impressive floral display with massed displays of Cow Slips, Wild Orchids, Yellow Rattle, Trefoil and many more.
The Stables Restaurant
Buy the best ingredients, keep things simple, cook things to perfection ... this is the philosophy at the Stables restaurant at Rivendale.
All our meat is sourced from an excellent local butcher who buys the best meat - most of it local, much of it organic, hangs it for a lengthy period to allow the flavour to develop, and does not inject it with water etc.
Our menu has a seasonal variation with a daily special board influenced by the availability of local produce such as fish and game. As well as hearty stews and delicious pies, we offer roasts, curries, homemade soups, buffets, roasts and canapés to suit all occasions.
Our location in the geographical centre of England makes Peak District Spa & Rivendale the ideal location at which to conduct team-building exercises and hold business conferences of up to 70 people.
“Conference” could mean business breakfast, business lunch, half day meeting, business dinner or a combination of company team building, relaxation and business meetings over a number of days. All this in a wilderness location from which you can walk directly into one of England’s most scenic locations just a mile away.
The fantastic scenery and availability of virtually every outdoor adventure sport – from hang-gliding to caving is one factor. Another is our ability to provide meals and refreshments on site and offer a wide variety of accommodation at various price levels to suit business and other clients.
The accommodation can even become part of the team building exercise – how about building your own shelter on site, staying in a Yurt or tent – or just having some fun learning fire-lighting techniques etc and retreating to a luxurious lodge or suite afterwards.
Walking down Cold Eaton Dale about 400m away from Peak District Spa.
Abundant climbing for all levels available nearby.
Then down to business with three conference rooms available accommodating up to 60 people in the largest room with Wi-Fi access for laptops, copying, scanning and faxing facilities on site.
There is also a large, heated industrial building in which team building activities can take place if the weather is poor as well as around 15 acres of fields, woodland and several cliff faces of varying climbing difficulty. We can also provide or put you in touch with specialist local businesses offering everything from survival skills, shooting & caving to photography and art classes.
Best of all, the space, accommodation and hospitality we provide offer fantastic value for money by comparison with virtually any other venue you will find.
Clients using our facilities so far have included Derby University for their outreach programme, Alan Rogers Guides, RBS, Peak District National Park BESST project, Peak District Sustainable Tourism Programme amongst others.
Peak District Spa offers a Scandinavian Spa experience which takes our guests “back to nature” and is sustainable environmentally.
Re-connecting with nature means relaxing in a wooden tub full of hot water enjoying the view over Alsop Dale during the day – or better still under a star-lit night sky made all the better for the absence of light pollution – listening to the sounds of a hunting Tawny Owl.
Whilst all Spas consume a lot of energy, our hot tub is fuelled by thinning and waste wood from our parkland which would otherwise be shredded & composted. We intend to add a wood-fired steam room/sauna shortly when we have found one that satisfies our criteria for safety, size and economy.
The letting rooms themselves have toilets fed by rainwater and domestic hot water heated using waste heat from the beer cellar cooler. They are insulated in excess of current building regulations, fitted with oak windows with argon-filled double glazing, space heated using a “Sedbuk A rated” (most economical) gas condensing boiler. Nearly all illumination is provided by low-energy lights and the rooms are ventilated with a system that mechanically recovers heat from the stale room air.
Rivendale Holiday Park has now won 10 David Bellamy Gold Awards for protecting the environment hence guests can be assured that their holiday - whether in Peak District Spa’s rooms or Rivendale’s facilities – is not “costing the earth”.