About your Cottage
Dungworth is near to Stannington is a delightful suburb resting to the west of the vibrant city of Sheffield. Tucked away between the River Rivelin and River Loxley, this idyllic village houses a number of local business, shops, pubs and Stannington Park which offers dog-friendly walks, children’s play area and a café. Within four miles you will find the city centre brimming with character and charm, offering further amenities and attractions. Whilst here you can enjoy an afternoon exploring the quirky Antiques Quarter before visiting one of Sheffield’s oldest manufacturing sites, Kelham Island. Visitors of the suburb will also find the Peak District National Park within a stone’s throw which offers a vast range of walks catering for hiking and gentle strolls. Stannington is a lively base for touring the South Yorkshire area further.
The upper Derwent reservoirs is a chain of three impressive manmade lakes—the Howden, the Derwent, and the Ladybower—that snake through Peak District National Park in the north of England. Controlled by two Gothic-style masonry dams and one large earth bank, they were constructed in the rural Derwent Valley during the first half of the 20th century, and went on to serve an unexpected military purpose during World War II as a practice field for the bombing raids known as Operation Chastise.
Nearby Hope Valley is one of the best-loved parts of the Peak District National Park, offering some of the best views and most picturesque villages in the country. This unique part of Derbyshire is home to classic Peak District walks such as Winnats Pass, Mam Tor and the Great Ridge is arguably the most photographed area of the whole National Park!
Our full address is: Ringwood, Cliffe Hill, Hill Top, Dungworth, S6 6GW.
The cottage is 100m past ‘Our Cow Molly’ dairy, on the right hand side.
The key safe on the back of the gate post by the metal gate to the main entrance.
Keeping Safe & Secure
We care about your safety. We suggest that you familiarise yourself with the layout of the property and how you would escape should fire occur. To help minimise the risk of fire:
- Don’t let children play with matches or lighters;
- Don’t leave children alone near the cooker when it is in use;
- Watch chip pans;
- Check heaters;
- Make sure everything is switched off last thing at night;
- Do not smoke inside the cottage;
- Make sure the young or elderly take special care.
There are fire alarms in the sitting room and upstairs. They are sensitive so they may let you know very quickly if a piece of toast is getting a little ‘well done’. Once the ‘smoke’ has cleared they will re-set themselves in about a minute.
There is a fire extinguisher and fire blanket in the kitchen situated on the end of the units. Familiarise yourself with their instructions for use but do not tackle a fire if you think it will put you at personal risk. Above all, if there is a fire:
GET OUT – CALL THE FIRE BRIGADE – DO NOT RE-ENTER THE BUILDING
In an emergency, should you need to turn off any of the services to the cottage:
- The stop-tap for water in located in the cupboard under the kitchen sink
- The fuse-box is in the utility room, off the sitting room;
- The stop-tap for gas in located in utility room, off the sitting room
We have one off street parking place. You can park on the road outside the cottage or in the lane near ‘Our Cow Molly’. One of our neighbours relies on guide dog, so please do not park at all on the pavement outside the cottage.
Out of consideration to other visitors who will subsequently occupy the cottage, we ask guests not to smoke inside
Extra towels for the hot tub are in the porch along with a non-slip mat and board. The flag stones and steps may be slippery when wet, so please take care. We only have one neighbour so please be respectful regarding noise levels especially outside during the evening. Therefore, the hot tub is only available, until 10 p.m.
In order to provide the most hygienic experience in the hot tub, we recommend that you rinse off in the shower before and after use. This will ensure that the chlorine is able to work effectively. It also has the added benefit of preventing the filters being clogged with body lotion, tanning products, creams etc and this will help keep the hot tub in top condition during your stay.
You should not use the Hot Tub or Sauna if you:
- Have a serious illness, or have a heart condition, high or low blood pressure, or any other medical condition which may affect your reaction to heat then you should consult with your doctor first.
- Have a contagious disease, infectious skin condition, open sores or wounds.
- Have recently exercised or have had a heavy meal within one and half hours.
- Are under the influence of alcohol or any drugs that may cause drowsiness or that raise or lower blood pressure.
- Are a child under 5 – the body temperature of young children will rise much quicker than that of older children or adults using the hot tub/sauna due to their undeveloped thermo-regulatory mechanisms. Children under the age of 5 should not use the hot tub (age restrictions may vary by property). Children should be supervised closely at all times by a responsible adult.
- Pregnant women are advised not to use hot tubs/saunas or to seek medical advice before doing so.
When using the hot tub
- Always shower before using the hot tub.
- Do not take glasses into the hot tub.
- Enter the hot tub carefully as the area around may be slippery.
- Do not use any soap or wear any sun lotion when using the hot tub as this can affect the water quality.
- Limit your soak to 15 minutes and cool off before re-entering.
- To keep the water clean and clear always replace the cover after using the hot tub.
What temperature should it be?
40°C is the highest safe hot tub temperature and is the industry agreed maximum, with BISHTA stating that bathing in water exceeding 40°C is potentially harmful and should be avoided. Most hot tubs factory settings, including ours, is set at 38°C, which is 1 degree higher than the average normal body temperature. This temperature seems to be the most comfortable for bathers to enter. It also allows room for the temperature to drop, something that naturally occurs when people enter the water.
Taking off the cover
To open the lid, carefully remove the weights and place them out of the way so that they are not a tripping hazard.
Lift the cover and fold back on itself.
Hold the black bar and lift it up towards the back of the hot tub.
Once the bar is vertical, the cover is locked in place. Finished! Now you can get in and relax!
After use, please close the cover and replace the weights – this will keep the hot tub nice and warm and stop any leaves or bugs from getting in.
There is fibre broadband but, due to rural location, the service may occasionally drop out. This is normal and will usually reconnect in a couple of seconds.
Heating and Hot water
The combi boiler is in the porch. We have Hive to control the heating – it is preset to come on every day between 6:30 am and 11 pm. Overnight, the heating will not drop below 13 degrees. There is a chrome thermostat in the lounge. Hot water is available 24/7. If you are cold and would like to put the heating on, you can use the “boost” function on the top right of the thermostat.
LOG BURNING STOVE
To light the fire, place a fire-lighter in the grate. Put 3 or 4 pieces of kindling on top of the paper and one small log on the top of the kindling. Then light the fire lighter and ensure the door is closed. The air vent on the front of the fire should be open approximately 1 revolution (turning the dial anti-clockwise).
The stove works best when it only has a small number of logs in it at any time – one or two logs is sufficient and will keep the sitting room warm. Do not leave the door of the fire open at any time.
The TV is Freeview.
Out of consideration to other visitors who will subsequently occupy the cottage, we ask guests not to smoke inside.
Dogs really enjoy a holiday in the country with their families, so we have made our cottages dog-friendly where we can. We ask you to ensure that your dog is well-behaved, remains downstairs and off the furniture at all times. You should never leave your dog alone in the cottage or the patio areas.
The main shopping centre is in Sheffield. In Stannington there are 2 co-op local stores, Fish & Chip shop, and some other local shops.
We ask that you vacate the cottage by 10am on your day of departure. Please can you lock the cottage and put the keys through the letterbox.
The dustbin is located in the yard at the front of the cottage. We do not get a recycling bin collection at the cottage – the large bin is for all waste.
Should anything else break or get broken, please let us know so we can get it replaced.
If you have any problems at the cottage please call: 01629 828 301