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Stay in a Mad Dog location

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Survivors fans visiting the area, have the opportunity to stay in three different residences used as Mad Dog locations one at Ilam and two in Monsal Dale.

Ilam

Monsal Dale

 
 
 

Ilam

Air Cottage  (Fenton's half-way house)

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Address: Air Cottage, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2BD
Proprieter: Joan Wain
Telephone: 01335 350475
Webpage:
Air Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Located just outside the village of Ilam, Air Cottage offers three bed-and-breakfast rooms (a single, a twin and a double) for overnight or longer stay guests. Bookings are taken for all dates between March and November.

There are stunning views across Dovedale, excellent hill and dale walking and Air Cottage is just a few hundred yards from Ilam Tops Farm (Ellen and Ron's farm in the episode).

For travel directions to the Derbyshire village of Ilam, see here.

Local directions:: Arriving in the centre of Ilam, locate the Memorial Stone and take the uphill fork for Alstonfield. At the sign for 'Air Cottage Bed & Breakfast', take a right turn, over the cattlegrid and follow the pathway past Ilam Tops Farm and straight on. The pathway ends in front of Air Cottage, where a small amount of resident parking is available.  
 
 

Monsal Dale

Upperdale House  (Jim and Sanders' barn)

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Address: Upperdale House, Monsal Dale, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 8SZ
Telephone: 01629 640536
Website:
http://www.chatsworth.org/planvisit/otheraccommodation_estate.htm

Located in the heart of Monsal Dale, Upperdale House offers a bed-and-breakfast service.

For travel directions to Monsal Dale, see here.

Local directions: Upperdale House is situated right by the river Wye, at the crossroads in the heart of the valley. All other Monsal filming locations for Mad Dog are within stone's throw (or a few minutes walk) of its front doors. The barn roof on which Sanders and Jim are filmed is at the rear of the property.  
 
 
Riversdale Farm  (Phil's bike cottage)

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Address: Riversdale Farm, Monsal Dale, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 8SZ
Proprieters: Michael and Margaret Jackson
Telephone: 01629 640500
Website:
http://www.chatsworth.org/planvisit/riversdale.htm

Available 52-weeks a year, the two self-catering holiday cottages at Riversdale Farm each sleep between 4-6 guests. Upstairs in each cottage is a double room and a twin. A double futon in the downstairs lounge provides two additional sleeeping spaces. The cottages may be booked individually, or jointly.

Riversdale Farm offers a tranquil and picturesque riverside garden (for the use of guests) from which Charles emerges in the episode. The cottages are on the far side of the stairwell from which the character of Phil emerges (see the photo on the Riversdale Farm website) adjacent to the main farmhouse in front of which the Mad Dog sequences were filmed.

For travel directions to Monsal Dale, see here.

Local directions: Riversdale Farm is situated on the valley floor between Netherdale Farm and Upperdale House, just off the roadway. All other Monsal filming locations are within a few minutes walk.  
 
 
 

Other accommodation

 
 

Monsal Head and Monsal Dale

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Castle Cliffe Guest House

Proprieters: Jackie & Neil Mantell
Address: Monsal Head, nr Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1NL
Telephone: 01629 640258
E-mail:
relax@castle-cliffe.com
Websites: Castle Cliffe and www.castle-cliffe.com
 

Monsal Head Hotel

Hotel Bookings: Christine O'Connell
Address: Monsal Head, nr Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1NL
Telephone: 01629 640250
E-mail: christine@monsalhead.com
Website: www.monsalhead.com  
 
 
 

Ashford-in-the-Water

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Ashford-in-the-Water, near Bakewell, is two-to-three minutes drive from Monsal Head. Examples of overnight accommodation available in or near the village include the following:  
 

Chy-an-Dour

Address: Vicarage Lane, Ashford-in-The-Water, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1QN
Telephone: 01629 813162
Webpage:
Chy-an-Dour  
 

The Ashford Hotel

Address: Church Street, Ashford-In-The-Water, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1QB
Telephone: 01629 812725
Webpage: The Ashford Hotel

Woodland View

Proprieter: Liz and Neil Ellis
Address: John Bank Lane, Ashford in the Water, Bakewell, Derbys. DE45 1PY
Telephone: 01629 813008
E-mail: woodlandview@neilellis.free-online.co.uk
Website: Woodland View  
 
 
 

Ilam

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For a guide to overnight accommodation in and around Ashbourne including Ilam and other nearby villages, see here.

Accommodation available in Ilam itself includes the following:  
 

Ilam Hall, Youth Hostel

Address: Ilam Hall, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AZ
Telephone: 0870 770 5876
E-mail: ilam@yha.org.uk
Webpage: Ilam Hall Youth Hostel  
 

Throwley Hall Farm

Address: Ilam, Near Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2BB
Telephone: 01538 308202 / 308243
E-mail: throwley@btinternet.com
Webpage: Throwley Hall Farm  
 
 

Beechenhill Farm

Proprieter: Sue Prince
Address: Beechenhill Farm, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2BD
Telephone: 01335 310274
E-mail: beechenhill@btinternet.com
Website: www.beechenhill.co.uk  
 
 
 

Kidderminster

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Sites offering guides to accommodation in Kidderminster include:

 
 
 

Bridgnorth

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Sites offering guides to accommodation in Bridgnorth include the following:

 
 
 

Hampton Loade

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A guide to accomodation at Hampton Loade and along the Severn Valley Railway route can be found, here.

 
 
 

Peak Cottages Direct

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A new communal website offering self-catering accommodation across the Peak District direct to the public. The site includes a reciprocal link to the Mad Dog site, encouraging Peak visitors to: "Visit the striking filming locations of a classic BBC TV show." See here.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Page last updated:
15 January 2013