Pilates & Circle Dancing Holiday in the Peak District

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Duration: 4 nights
Interests: Dancing Holidays

A fun and sociable holiday that's great for body and mind. Enjoy Pilates sessions each morning and circle dancing each afternoon and after dinner. No partner required for circle dancing - the circle is your partner. Suitable for all, the Pilates method was developed by Joseph Pilates nearly 100 years ago. In Pilates we practice slow, controlled and flowing movements, all performed with awareness. Benefits include improved flexibility, greater core strength and muscle tone. It also helps to improve posture, body alignment and mobility and creates a feeling of wellbeing.

Holiday Highlights

  • Improve flexibility, core strength and muscle tone with Pilates
  • Celebrate the seasons of the year and the cycles of life with circle dances
  • Fun and relaxed teaching with an emphasis on having a great sociable experience

What’s included

  • High quality Full Board en-suite accommodation and excellent food in our country house
  • Guidance and tuition from our qualified and knowledgeable HF Holidays’ leaders, to ensure you get the most from your holiday

Trip Notes

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Arrival day

You're welcome to check-in to your room from 2.30pm onwards (better rooms from 1pm). All guests are invited to join us for afternoon tea – we’ll introduce your leader and welcome you to your holiday.

During your stay

After breakfast we will take part in a Pilates session, followed by a coffee break. After this, we will enjoy Circle Dancing together.

In the afternoon, you may wish to relax in the Country House or explore the local area independently. Use our Discovery Points to help you make the most of your afternoon. There’s plenty of maps and a selection of the best local walking routes, as well as weather forecasts and public transport options – plus details about other places to visit.

Late afternoon, join in with a further Pilates session before dinner

Enjoy another Circle Dancing session after dinner.

Departure day

Depart after a leisurely breakfast.

The Peveril of the Peak

The Peveril of the Peak, named after Sir Walter Scott’s novel, stands proudly in the Peak District countryside, close to the village of Thorpe. Backed by the cone of Thorpe Cloud, which guards the entrance to Dovedale Gorge and the famous stepping stones at the entrance to the gorge, it’s an ideal base for people hoping to explore the Derbyshire countryside. Surrounded by extensive grounds and rolling countryside, it’s a picturesque retreat with 46 rooms, large shared spaces and a pleasant bar. Stride out from the house to find Dovedale’s wooded ravine, cave-like Dove Holes and of course stepping stones. Upstream lie the heights nicknamed the Dovedale Castle and the Twelve Apostles, best viewed from the grassy spur called Lovers’ Leap. While the Peak bit of the area name refers to small English hills rather than great summits, there’s superb walking to be had on the Roaches and the gritstone escarpment of Stanage Edge, while Chatsworth, Tissington and Bakewell make attractive places to explore too.

 

Rooms

Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in the smartly presented rooms in the main house. With 46 rooms, Peveril of the Peak has plenty of space and there’s a range of Good and Better Rooms to choose from. Room 2 on the ground floor (accessible via 7 steps down from reception) is spacious and attractively styled with a door opening on to the grounds while the Chatsworth Room has a four-poster bed to recline on.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-20 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, extensive garden, lounge, bar, ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day delving into the Dovedale Gorge or exploring the Peak District, return to the house. Relax on the patio with a coffee or cold drink and soak up the wide-ranging countryside views. Take a turn through the garden and look out for the small canon on one of the lawns. Make your way inside to sit comfortably in the lounge where there’s a stash of wood and a log burner for those colder days or snag a seat in the bar with your fellow guests and sip a great local ale by the large windows.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at Peveril of the Peak is varied and tasty and has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the dining room hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might try a five-course feast of regional flavours that might include venison sausage and Derbyshire oatcake, roast rump of Chatsworth lamb and a homemade Bakewell tart with a scoop of decadent Peak Dairy cherry Bakewell ice cream.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865

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What to Bring

Pilates:

No special clothing is required for your Pilates holiday, but it is recommended that you wear loose fitting clothes to facilitate easy movement. Please also bring a Pilates mat and, if possible, a small blanket.

Circle Dancing:

There are no special dress requirements for dance holidays - just wear something loose and comfortable. Both men and women should bring shoes with a smooth sole. Ladies should wear shoes with a low heel and ankle strap. Strapless shoes, strapless sandals and trainers are not suitable.

Guest Reviews

Duration:
4 nights
Interests:
Dancing Holidays

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