chef & host
to do nearby
of all ages are made welcome at Catered Cottage. There are
single bedrooms, one with a full size cot (which can be moved to
the larger of the 2 double rooms) so children have their own
room. The upstairs layout of the cottage is compact so the
single rooms are very close to the doubles. The cottage has 2
bathrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs - the downstairs
bathroom has a step-up for the hand basin.
children are too small to have dinner with adults we offer,
instead of the afternoon tea, a high tea. Served around 5 p.m.
(or to suit) high tea is a plainer version (without seasoning
and excluding any unwanted ingredient)
of the evening meal - dessert is
plan an individual menu for each group so when children have
favorites we are happy to cook them for the group - pancakes for
example can take the edge off a dull wet day for breakfast.
mornings you can help yourself to a cup of tea and give your
offspring some cereal to keep them going. When you are ready
your Chef will cook your breakfast! Your children can join
you for the cooked course if they want to.
your child wants to have dinner with you we can bring
the time forward an hour or 2 and if like Libby, you want to
dress for dinner that's fine too!
protect smaller children the kitchen door has a safety gate and the wood
burning stove can be completely enclosed by
a fire guard. We rely on parental supervision for children's
safety and like respect for all property.
& domestic animals of interest to children
are often very excited about the wonderful views from the
cottage and the animals in the surrounding fields. Across the
valley we can see a farm dog collecting the cows for milking,
a family of rabbits live in the hedgerow and donkeys,
horses and highland cattle can be seen in fields nearby. There
is a small herd of cows in the field at the back of Catered
Cottage who come down to visit early evening, sometimes we feed
them, but, like most things in life there are no guarantees so
please be sparing with the PR!
put bird feeders out so the local blue tits, sparrows, jays etc
pay us a visit if you are up early enough! Owls can be heard
screeching at night and very occasionally we get a glimpse of
them. If the children are into animals and wildlife we cannot recommend
enough the Farm at Chatsworth and the hides at Carsington Water - see
our "things to do nearby".
there is a birthday or any celebration we are happy to make a special
cake or cakes (there may be an additional cost).