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River Dove Lodge

(Ref. 1038948)

Hatton, Derbyshire, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Two absolutely immaculate, homely and comfortable, beautifully furnished lodges, equipped with everything you could ever need."

    Beautiful views from the lodges also from the well maintained hot tub. The owners are a lovely family and keep their farm beautiful throughout, they left us some thoughtful items which was a wonderful thought. Fantastic rural quiet setting with a tranquil river a stone through away. We haven’t felt this relaxed for a few years…we don’t want to go home! We 100% recommend. Thank you so much x Jayne and James and the trio X

    Thankyou Jayne and James it’s been such a pleasure having you stay at Riverside’s-thankyou for your fantastic feed back very much appreciated-hope to see you again-pop in anytime for a cuppa when ever your passing . Kind regards Jan Phil and family Xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Apr 2024

  • "Our second time at River Dove Lodge and we had the best stay - thank you :)"

    Thankyou for your return to Riversides- it was lovely to meet you - and to hear you all had another great time -look forward to seeing you again very soon :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jan 2024

  • "A wonderful lodge."

    6 adults stayed for New Year plenty of room. Lodge is so well equipped and everything has been thought of to make your stay comfortable. We were all took aback by this. Lovely Christmas card and two bottles of Prosecco as a welcome which was so kind. Hot tub was a dream and we got around to local places including Matlock and Bakewell. Based on a farm which was lovely and rural. A real chance to switch off and relax! Thank you!

    It was a pleasure - so pleased you had a fantastic stay and enjoyed the relaxation over the Christmas period-look forward to seeing you again-thankyou for choosing Riversides lodges . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely time, very tranquil, and a bonus, this had a sauna."

    Janet the owner is lovely and very accommodating would definitely recommend and be visiting again

    It was so lovely to meet you both, so pleased you had a great stay ,hope to see you again very soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Toni5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely place."

    Very clean and well maintained, comfortable beds, good Wi-Fi, had a lovely time with family and friends

    Thank you for loving comments , hope to see you again. Kind regards Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adetoun5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely, clean, well maintained cabin."

    Great views, out the way, great walks. Well recommended

    Thankyou for your wonderful feed back, very much appreciated. So pleased you all had a fantastic time , hope to see you again soon. Kind regards. Philip janet and family x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2023

  • "The lodge was brilliant with everything we needed and more."

    It was really clean and beds and sofa were really comfortable. The hot tub and sauna were such a great extra too. Would definitely recommend this lodge to anyone wanting a relaxing break in a beautiful part of the country.

    Thankyou for choosing Riversides, so pleased you had a really good time . Thankyou Philip janet and family x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Apr 2023

  • "The lodge itself was nicely decorated and large enough for the 6 people advertised with enough glasses, seats and kitchenware to accommodate."

    We booked the lodge based on many of the rave reviews however I was surprised at the lack of cleanliness within the lodge. The main bedroom had two sticky sweets in the bed and the second double we found had a nasty stain on the protector that hadn’t been washed. There was an earring backing and sone plastic wrap in the shower we assumed was off something like soap and a false nail on the floor in the living room. The Tassimo hasn’t been emptied and the drip tray hadnt been cleaned. We were left a few tassimo pods and few packets of sugar/teabags which we weren’t sure if these were left over from previous guests. Given the price we would have expected a few extra touches. Several people had left comments on welcome items but we didn’t receive anything. We had sone issues with the tv as wasn’t picking up WiFi and ended up trawling forums on google on how to correct as info within the lodge was lacking. Lots of do’s and donts but limited info on anything else. When we have stayed other self catering lodges we see the owner at some point but no one made an appearance during the stay. Little things like dead batteries in the controllers were an added frustration. The outside needed sone tlc and mom struggled to get into the bench pub style picnic table on the decking that had replaced the dining set in the pictures so eating outside wasn’t really on the cards given that. I think the main thing for us outside was that anywhere else we had been the hot tub was cleaned down and tested each day. We were up early and didn’t leave the lodge so saw the hot tub get some chlorine pellets tipped in only once during the stay and no testing or wipe down was done that day. We decided half way through not to use it any more as we’re concerned it hadn’t had the chlorination/testing and cleaning it needed. As I say first time ever I’ve had a hot tub and it hasn’t been inspected/tested each day. The view from the lodge is lovely and we did have a relaxing week but given the above we wouldn’t return. Sorry to leave such a negative review but I hope some of the feedback helps put things right for the next guests.

    Thank you Steph for your feedback, very thoughtful comments I have taken all into account to sort out the issues you have raised. Kind regards Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steph2.5Apr 2023

  • "5 stars from us!"

    Absolutely beautiful lodge, we had a wonderful stay. The lodge feels really luxurious with the hot tub and sauna, and beautiful decor. The lodge was also incredibly clean & the host is lovely - really welcoming, friendly & helpful. I would highly recommend!

    Thank you Lauren,it is a pleasure to hear you had a wonderful time at River Dove Lodge kind Regards Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Feb 2023

  • "Oh wow!! We have returned this afternoon from a four night stay at this property and couldn’t feel more chilled / relaxed"

    . So I needed to post this! The location is rural, so there are frequent sights of sheep and horses - it’s incredibly secluded and quiet, with the exception of the light (daytime only) farm traffic. The view to the front of the property on the balcony area just looks over fields. Blissful. As for the property itself, weirdly, I usually pride myself in leaving somewhere cleaner than I found it… this place was insanely clean, with everything thought about. I just hope we left it clean enough when we left! The kitchen has everything you need (I took all our normal self catering stuff, but only used our own cling film, foil and oil) as everything else was there. Salt, pepper, coffee pods, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, pads and cloths… amazing. The master bedroom is large (we went as a two so can’t comment on the rest, but we did have a nosey and they looked excellent too). The linen and towels all luxury, smelt beautiful. And the hot tub and sauna are the icing on the cake! WiFI also very stable for anyone needing a work-cation. Hatton about a 5 min max drive away with a Co-op and Nisa for supplies. My husband is very critical of hot tubs and saunas… we’ve stayed loads of places where the temp is ‘questionable’… these both provided the ‘hot’ you’d expect. I could not fault this property, in any way, and look forward to returning.

    Thank you Nicola for your fantastic feedback very much appreciated. so pleased to hear you had a lovely time staying at River Dove Lodge. Kind Regards Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had an amazing few days at River Dove Lodge."

    The lodge has everything you need to cater for your every need. The kitchen is stocked well with lots of gadgets. The beds were very comfy with lots of storage space. The hot tub was fabulous and an added luxury with a sauna. The grounds were very tranquil with lots of animals in the fields. Had a really good relaxing experience. Thank you

    Thank you Kathy, pleased to hear you had a lovely relaxing holiday.kind Regards Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Could not fault the lodge."

    Everything we needed was there. Absolutely beautiful place. We will definitely return.

    Thank you.June so pleased you have had a great time . Best wishes Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by June5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic location, tranquil setting, could not have asked for a better place."

    The lodge was superb, weather unbelievably good for the whole week.

    Thank you for your lovely comments , hope to see you soon. Kind regards Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent from booking until leaving the property."

    The owners were delightful and friendly, even showing us round the farm. The lodge was amazing, spotlessly clean, comfortable and in such an idyllic setting we had an amazing restful and peaceful holiday. Highly recommended and we will go back.

    Thank you so much for your lovely message very much appreciated hope to see you soon. Kind regards Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely clean peaceful lodge, would definitely return."

    Sauna is a great extra! We had a really nice time here

    Thank you Gemma for your kind feedback very much appreciated. Kind regards Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation with everything required for a self catering break"

    Thank you Mrs Flin . Kind regards Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by E5.0May 2022

  • "We loved the peaceful setting it was so relaxing!"

    A lovely touch of an Easter tree and chocolates with a bottle of wine! Bedding was so comfy and clean. I think it could do with a little TLC in parts and the previous guests obviously didn’t look after it. Red wine stains and broken sun lounger and patio furniture needed upgrading. The hot tub had to be refilled as previous guests did something so we couldn’t use it for 24 hrs until it heated up. Not the owners fault they apologised. We couldn’t get sauna to work either. But we generally had a lovely time. There was another lodge next door that looked newer will try to book that one next time. Thank you so much friendly and let us go in earlier .

    Thank you Debbie. I appreciate your feedback. I take everything into account. So pleased you had a lovely time at Riversides, hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie3.8Apr 2022

  • "Had a fab weekend!"

    The property is brilliant in a beautiful setting, loved seeing the horses each morning. All the facilities are excellent, we couldn’t have asked for anything more! Didn’t feel the need to get in our car except to collect a Chinese takeout on the last night! The walks are lovely and our dog had a great time in the river. We were blessed with the weather and had plenty of use of the hot tub! Wine and choccies much appreciated thank you! We would definitely recommend this property!!

    Thank you,so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at River Dove Lodge I appreciate your feedback . Kind Regards Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great accommodation with good facilities would recommend to friends & families."

    Thank you mr Navin Mistry I appreciate your feedback ,hope to see you again very soon. Kind Regards Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Navin4.7Mar 2022

  • "Had a fabulous time."

    . beds were super comfy.. lodge is really well equipped... views were lovely x the owners were super helpful when needed ... lovely touches when we arrived chocolates and wine x

    Thank you Susan I was a pleasure, so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at River Dove Lodge-Riversides Kind Regards Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great location, lovely and quiet."

    Facilities are great, and has everything you need. would definitely recommend and will be back!

    Thank you Daniel I appreciate your feedback. So pleased you had a great time at River Dove Lodge . Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely loved it."

    First time taking my young family away and it was better than I hoped

    Thank you Matthew very much appreciate your kind feedback so pleased you enjoyed your stay at River Dove Lodge. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Oct 2021

  • "The lodge was beautiful very clean everything you needed in the kitchen and ..."

    The lodge was beautiful very clean everything you needed in the kitchen and bathroom plenty of towels and warm blankets in every bedroom and the decor was lovely everything gleaming like new and the hot tub and sauna was great would definitely recommend this lodge to everyone I know so relaxing and to wake up in the morning and see the cows and horses was lovely so peaceful even the rain didn’t dampen our stay lovely will definitely return

    Thank you Janet for your kind comments very much appreciated, hope to see again very soon. Kind Regards Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2021

  • "Upon arrival my wife and I received a warm welcome from Janet (and Cocoa, the spaniel) and were immediately made to feel at home."

    The lodge was clean and comfortable and contains everything you need, from toiletries through to coffee machine. Janet has furnished the lodges well and her personal touches can be found throughout. The "welcome" treats were indeed a nice touch. The area is very quiet and we enjoyed relaxing on the decking area which has sun loungers plus table/chairs for eating outside. The sauna is small and can fit 2 people seated, but if you like to stretch out, is practically big enough for single person occupancy. The hot tub on the other hand is spacious and we enjoyed soaking under the stars. In short, a wonderful lodge in a peaceful location. Highly recommend a visit.

    Thank you Philip I appreciate the lovely feed back , I Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2021

  • "Loved staying here last month and came back for more peace and tranquillity."

    Lovely to see the horse and cows, especially the new additions to the herd. Thanks to the hosts who made us feel so welcomed. Looking forward to our next visit soon :)

    Reviewed by Kiren5.0Sep 2021

  • "This lodge is amazing we loved it,"

    Thank you Jenny it was a pleasure, so happy you enjoyed your time at River Dove Lodge Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Aug 2021

  • "A gorgeous holiday lodge with everything you need for a self catering property."

    Extremely clean on arrival and some great little welcome gifts on arrival

    Thank you Julie, very much appreciate for feedback, so pleased you enjoyed your time at River Dove Lodge, hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely lodge, friendly accommodating owners."

    Perfect place to relax. Travel to the areas we wanted to walk took a-little longer than we’d thought due to the location. All in all a good holiday weather mixed as always.

    Thank you Rob for your feedback it is very much appreciated, so pleased you have a lovely relaxing stay at River Dove Lodge. Hope to see you soon. Kind Regards Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob4.4Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely family break."

    Janet and the family was very welcoming. Would definitely go back again.

    Thank you so much Sharon, I appreciate you feed back.It was a pleasure meeting you, hope to see you again soon . Kind Regards Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2021

  • "A gorgeous, peaceful little haven set in the beautiful countryside, surrounded by nature, what more could you want."

    Waking up to see horses and cows in the fields was amazing. Highly recommend staying at this lovely cosy, well laid out lodge. Hosts are fantastic and couldn’t do enough for you. Thank you Janet for providing us a fortnight of tranquility and relaxation.

    Thank you Kiren I appreciate your feedback, it’s really nice to hear that you’ve had a lovely time at River Dove Lodge . Kind Regards Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kiren5.0Jul 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double with TV, 1 x twin with TV
  • Bathroom with corner bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric 'logburner effect' fire
  • Sauna
  • Central heating with electric 'logburner effect' fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Communal lawn area with table and chairs, as well as a private decked area with sun loungers, dining table, barbecue and hot tub
  • One small well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: Property does not accept hen/stag or similar parties - No party groups
  • Please note: Electric Vehicle charging is not allowed from this property
  • Please check for local charging points; a fee will be applied for anyone found charging their vehicle at the property Please note - Check in is available on any day

The property

Boasting captivating views across the owner’s farmland and countryside beyond, near the bustling village of Hatton is River Dove Lodge, an exceptional lodge dwelling.

This South Derbyshire holiday home enjoys a single-storey layout, three beautifully-presented bedrooms and exceptional features such as a hot tub and sauna, perfect for pampering an relaxing!

The open-plan living space enjoys a contemporary design that seamlessly complements the wood-cladding of the lodge, this is a wonderfully space to relax come evening.

Rest those post walk soles upon the plush sofa and tune into the TV or head into the sleek kitchen area, where any budding chefs of the group can rustle up something tasty.

Be sure to spend balmy evenings upon the private deck, where you can light up the barbecue for a spot of alfresco dining before dipping into the hot tub to savour a moment of tranquillity.

Alternatively, take a relaxing moment in the private sauna before running yourself a relaxing bath, the perfect way to unwind at the end of a bracing day.

Concluding the interior are three bedrooms, comprising of two doubles and a twin, all enjoying plush furnishings, storage space and their own TVs, ideal for those lazy mornings in bed!

Bring your loved ones to River Dove Lodge to share a peaceful getaway at any time of the year.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1077412, together sleeping up to 10 people.

Riverside Cottage And Lodge

Riverside Cottage and Lodge enjoy a tranquil position in beautiful Derbyshire countryside, along the River Dove. Sitting beside a working farm and surrounded by picturesque countryside, with a 1 and half miles of private fishing on the river Dove, Day tickets available at the farm within walking distance, these properties make an exceptional place to call home as you explore the surrounding area and its plethora of attractions, including the National Trust owned Sudbury Hall, Alton Towers Theme Park and the beauty of the Peak District National Park. The River Dove Lodge offers a contemporary base, complete with a hot tub and sauna ideal for pampering and relaxing, whilst the Riverside Cottage is ideal for families to come together to enjoy the spacious garden or snuggle together in front of the woodburning stove, bliss! Both properties have access to the communal grounds, so that you can come together as a large group to enjoy alfresco dining or make the most of the on-site fishing opportunities, where an array of fish including Barbel, Chub, Bream, Roach, Dace and Carp swim through. Alternatively, look forward to peaceful strolls alongside the river before finding your way into the nearby village of Hatton, where you will find a shop, a pub, a takeaway and a railway station. Local attractions include exploring the beautiful Thistley Place Meadow, brushing up on the local history with a visit to Tutbury Castle and visiting the local museum. Families can look forward to afternoons at the National Forest Adventure Farm and Branston Water Park, whilst a scenic car journey to the Peak District National Park will be a delight for the avid rambler, where they will be spoilt for choice by the selection of outdoor pursuits of offer there. With all of this and much more to enjoy, bring your loved ones to Riverside Cottage and Lodge for a fun-filled holiday in Derbyshire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Burton upon Trent 4.4 miles; Derby 12 miles.

Enjoying a peaceful position within South Derbyshire is the village of Hatton. This delightful Derbyshire village plays host to an array of amenities, including a convenience shop, a pub and a takeaway, as well as a handy train station, perfect for touring further afield! Local things to do include a stroll upon the Thistley Place Meadow nature reserve or brushing up on the area’s history with a visit to the ruins of Tutbury Castle. Other things to do include The Salt Brook Heritage Trail and a visit to the Tutbury Museum. Alternatively, the surrounding area plays to more superb things to do for a family of all ages, with the National Trust property of Sudbury Hall resting just a stone’s throw away, as well as the ever-popular Alton Towers theme park for an adventure-filled day. Those with children will be delighted with the close proximity to National Forest Adventure Farm and the Conkers activity centre, whilst avid ramblers can venture to the Peak District National Park to enjoy a plethora of trails and routes amidst breath-taking scenery. With all of this and much more, Hatton is an exceptional base for touring this part of Derbyshire with your loved ones.

Please note: Electric Vehicle charging is not allowed from this property. Please check for local charging points; a fee will be applied for anyone found charging their vehicle at the property.
Note Property does not accept hen/stag or similar parties. No party groups.
Please note - Check in is available on any day.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas