Latest Developments at Peak District Spa
We are graded M1 and M2 for Quality in Tourism
Quality in Tourism assessed Peak District Spa for accessibility and graded it M1 & M2 that is suitable for “Older & less mobile guests, part-time wheelchair users” for the GROUND FLOOR bedrooms 3 & 4.Both suites have level access from the parking area immediately outside and shower room wet rooms with shower seats ensuite (a shower proof wheel chair is available on request). Bedroom 4 is a double, bedroom 3 can be a twin or double.
The accommodation gained a Silver Award for quality.
Walkers Welcome Award
We were also awarded “Walkers Welcome” as a great place for Walkers and Ramblers to stay. A boot drying cupboard is provided for drying out wet gear, plus free maps and information of circular walkers direct from site – which venture into the spectacular limestone scenery of the river Dove about a mile away, Eaton & Alsop Dales, Biggin & Beresford dales as well as the Tissington Trail about 100 metres away.
Peak District Spa facilities and opportunities
Part of our “USP” effort for Peak District Spa are the opportunities for walkers and cyclists. So, we are trying to encourage more (non-resident) walkers, cyclists and passers by on the busy A515
to use the on-site café (called The Stables) – at which point we can let them know about our bedroom suites. The way we do this is to let them park in our car park for free, subject to them spending a minimum of £4 in our cafe – which is what they would spend on a one day parking ticket in the National Park car park at nearby Alsop Station. By comparison with that car park, instead of an unlit car park with no toilets, no tarmac surface & cars prone to pilferage due to the lack of security, visitors get a car park protected by CCTV, toilets (including accessible toilets), a tarmac surface, and £4 to spend in a heated café - in other words
a “no-brainer” as to where to park.
Rivendale Holiday Park offers accessible lodges about 500 metres from the bedroom suites. These offer more comprehensive facilities for people with mobility difficulties, including hoists, profiling beds,shower proof wheel chairs, commode wheel chairs and so forth. Two luxurious three bedroom lodges are available and are better suited to family use.
Peak District Spa & Rivendale opened 31st January – most parks are in the Peak District are shut until Easter.