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Rose Cottage,

Potters Hill,

Wheatcroft Nr. Matlock,

Derbyshire, DE45PH.


We celebrate as many days as possible at Catered Cottage - that includes your Birthday or Anniversary, Christmas, New Year, Valentine's Day etc - if you want to celebrate a particular event please ask & we will see what we can do. 

Below is a list of events we celebrate & could be the inspiration you need to put some dates in your diary.  Some celebrations listed have a link to give you more of an idea of what you can expect. We generally extend the celebrations to the nearest weekend so you don't have to miss out!

3 day Christmas Break

- 24th, 25th & 26th December

Naturally we go overboard - follow link to see Christmas at Catered Cottage.


 Between Christmas & New Year

- 27th, 28th, 29th December

Its a great time to get away with your immediate family or close friends - you can still have Christmas lunch & all the trimmings! Follow link above or below for further details. 

New Year

30th, 31st, 1st/2nd December/Jan

Take 3 or 4 day to see in the New Year or Hogmanay - its a great time to be in the country. We celebrate with small game & wonderful desserts - or maybe you have a family tradition you can tell us about!


Burns Night 

"Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings". Robert Burns

A great time to catch up with friends if  it wasn't possible over the Christmas holiday. Burns Night falls on a Monday so if you prefer the Special Burns Night Supper - includes Haggis from Scotland & dessert laced with whisky - will be served on the Saturday or Sunday. 


Valentine's Day 

 Valentine's break 

14th Feb

Soufflés, eggs, cakes & cookies are all heart shaped & there are candles on the table at supper to create a romantic atmosphere. 

*Shrove Tuesday


Its turned out to be a "pancakes all week" celebration at Catered Cottage - lemon & sugar, honey & lemon, homemade jams, or maple syrup - your pancakes will be cooked to perfection.

*Veggie Month

- throughout March

Throughout this month Vegetarians are invited to celebrate the vegetable - a special effort is made to produce vegetarian meals sometimes with a twist! If your friends eat meat don't leave them behind, we will ensure that have something to celebrate too!

*Mother's Day

Mother's Day Break 


Give your Mother a real treat take her away from the kitchen & bring her to Catered Cottage for the weekend. Here she can relax & enjoy being with the family - let the Chef cook the family favourite's! 

*St Patrick's Day 


St Patrick's Day  - you can move your celebration menu of Irish potato cakes, Irish beef stew, Irish Whiskey cream cheesecake & fruitcake soaked in Guiness to the weekend.

Easter Weekend

Good Friday and Saturday, leave after breakfast on Monday - 2 days of Easter treats - Hot Cross Buns, Simnel cake & Spring Lamb. Lots of attractions in Derbyshire open for the Easter Break so there will be loads to do. 


Easter Weekend

Easter Sunday & Monday -  2 days of Easter treats - Simnel Cake, Spring Lamb & we will organize an Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday! Lots of attractions in Derbyshire open for the Easter Break so there will be loads to do.


May Day Bank Holiday 


Spring Bank Holiday 


Fathers Day



Give your Father a real treat you can share & bring him to Catered Cottage for the weekend. Walking is at its peak this time of year - he can relax & enjoy being with the family. 

*Independence Day 2010

4th July 

Make a weekend of celebrating all things American - the barbecued steak, great salads, muffins, & of course Moms Apple pie!

*Bastille Day 2010

- 14th July 

A couple of days of French food is a wonderful way to help the French celebrate Bastille Day - even if you have move it to the weekend! 

Summer Bank Holiday 2010


*Labor Day 2009


Labor Day, a break for workers, falls on a Monday. Another part of this holiday is  Mexico's contribution which is the celebration of the Chili - turn it into a weekend & have a seriously hot time!

*Michaelmas Day/Harvest 

Festival 2010

Michaelmas break around 3rd October


Michaelmas Day is sometimes called Goose Day. Goose Fairs are still held in some English towns, but geese are no longer sold. A famous Michaelmas fair is the Nottingham Goose Fair is held on or around 3 October. Include Michealmas in a weekend at Catered Cottage.

* Guy Fawkes Weekend 2010

- 5th November

The 5th falls on a Friday this year so most of the large bonfires take place on the 6th  We will cook jacket potatoes & toffee & advise on where the best bonfire will be over the weekend.

*Halloween Break 2010

 31st October - Pumpkin Pie is on the menu & Jack O'Lantern on the table - Halloween falls on a Sunday this year & so Autumn treats are spread over the weekend.


*Thanksgiving 2009


Thanksgiving is on Thursday & is celebrated with  turkey, sweet potatoes & pumpkin pie.  Make a weekend of it & enjoy the best of American autumn favorites.

*St Andrews Day 2009


Make it a great weekend or midweek break as it falls on a Tuesday & celebrate with some fabulous Scots food