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Peak District Group Accommodation - St. Michaels Environmental Education Centre - Hathersage

    Family friendly accommodation in the heart of the Peak District providing an excellent base from which to explore or simply unwind. Comfortable and spacious accommodation, ideal for groups of friends or for a family get together. Suitable for a range of uses for both young people and adults. Situated in Hathersage close to local shops and restaurants with good links to bus and train services.

    Group Accommodation consists of

    · Large open plan kitchen/diner

    · Comfortable lounge area

    · Fully equipped kitchen including dishwashers

    · 7 bedrooms sleeping between 2 and 10

    · Annexed accommodation sleeping up to 5/6

    · Classroom/Activity room

    · Boot and Waterproof store

    · Drying room

    · Secure parking

    · Secure playground

    · Two communal shower/toilet facilities

    · Disabled shower/toilet facilities

    · Wheelchair access

    St Michael’s main centre offers high quality accommodation for up to 38 people in dormitories sleeping between 2 - 10 people. There is a large TV, DVD player and music system in the lounge area as well as a fold down table tennis table and pc’s. Games, books and DVDs, primarily aimed at children under 11, are available. Wi-fi access.

    The annexed accommodation, St Michael’s cottage, sleeps 4-6 people in a double room, a twin room and a double bed settee. It has its own bathroom and fully equipped kitchen area with fridge, cooker and microwave. There is a comfortable lounge/diner with access to a garden, TV and DVD player. Cars can be parked within the grounds of the main centre.

    1 Apr – 22 Sept 2018, 15 Dec – 5 Jan 2019 = £7 night stay 430, single night £90 (min of 2 nights)

    23 Sept – 26 Oct 2018 = 7 night stay £350, single night £75 (min of 2 nights)

    27 Oct -14 Dec 2018, 6 Jan – 31 Mar 2019 = 7 night stay £315, single night £75 (min of 2 nights)

    The accommodation units are available separately with each group having sole use of their centre or as one booking. All linen is provided. Self-catering and fully catered options are available. Equipment eg boots and waterproofs are available for hire.


    · Walking - Hathersage is known locally as the ‘walkers village’ and is a convenient starting point for many footpaths and trails into the surrounding area. Walks from the door lead up to Stanage Edge providing stunning views into the valley and across the moors. Less demanding routes through fields and woodlands lead towards Grindleford and Padley with river walks towards Bamford or Hope.

    · Swimming – Hathersage has an open air swimming pool which opens seasonally

    · Tourist Attractions – Speedwell Cavern at Castleton, The Pavillion and Spa town of Buxton, the Heights of Abraham at Matlock and the Derwent Dams are a short drive away

    · Historical sites such as Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Eyam (the plague village) are close by

    · Market Towns such as Bakewell and Chesterfield are popular shopping venues.

    Adventurous Activities Locally

    • climbing
    • caving
    • abseiling
    • canoeing
    • gorge walking
    • rock hopping

    St Michael's is primarily an Environmental Education centre offering a residential experience for children. Although specifically resourced for Key Stage 2 pupils, bookings are welcome from years 2-6 and a wider age range from special schools.

    Teachers/Leaders are guided in their choice of a balanced programme using the curriculum modules available at the centre. Pupils are offered many learning opportunities including

    · working with maps

    · stream studies

    · practical conservation

    · using field evidence and artefacts to interpret the past

    · developing positive attitudes to the environment as a whole.

    Outdoor qualified and experienced teaching support is provided.

    Available all year round for week/weekend bookings. Please phone 01433 650309 for current availability.


    Usually there is a minimum booking period of 2 nights

    Catering options are available at extra cost, please ask for details


    Sole Use Centre price to 31 March 2018: £21.40 pppn with a minimum charge for 20 people £428 per night.

    From 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 £22.50 pppn with a minimum charge for 20 people £450 per night.

    Minimum hire 2 nights. Outdoor instruction (all kit inc): £280 per day.

    From 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2019, £23.50pppn same text for 20 people £470

    Instruction support £300- £320 per day


    20% deposit required

    When contacting this business please mention you found them on Peak District Online


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