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Reviewed 21 August 2016

We hired one of the safari tents for four days to celebrate a special birthday - booked at the last minute as usual and how lucky! It was glorious.
Arrived in the dark. We didn't get lost as we followed the travel instructions to the letter - there really is a gate and private lane up to The Gathering to the left side of the Old Nag's Head. We were able to offload right next to the tent before parking at the top of the drive and walking back.
The tent has three bedrooms, separated by canvas 'walls' and heavy curtains offer privacy. First job is to warm the lounge/diner/kitchen area with a wood burner that doubles as the oven and a second wood burner which heats the water and bathroom. Lighting is by paraffin lamps and some battery powered LED lamps. There is one socket in the tent for charging. It's all very easy to use and very comfortable.
It is dark in the tents even during the day so a head torch is useful but then you spend most of the time outside. The surroundings are beautiful for walking or mountain biking (all right on your doorstep) or just relax by the outdoor fire on the decking. The beds are simply amazing. Our only problem was gales which sounded like there was a hurricane outside - that's the joy of camping, even when as glamorous as 'The Gathering'.
Definitely recommend going to Hathersage Social Club - it's a must. We had an amazing Persian 5 course feast. The breakfasts at Coopers Cafe are also a highlight.
Finally, Tommy, who runs the Gathering, is such a lovely person, incredibly kind and hospitable, from the start of the booking process through to our waving a sad goodbye. You really must stay there!

Room tip: Get there early so you can nab the king-size bed! Take a head-torch and some insect repellent.
Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tom N, Owner at The Gathering Edale, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

So glad you had a good birthday weekend and yes, the Hathersage Social Club is adored by everybody who has been there while staying with us. Do hope you can come again. Tommy

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Reviewed 20 August 2016

Beautiful tent in beautiful surroundings for us (family of 5). Tom was incredibly kind and helpful. Fantastic scenery as well.. hoping to come back to this wonderful spot in the future. Thanks for everything!

Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Sebas36
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Tom N, Owner at The Gathering Edale, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

Great to met you all and thank you for introducing us to geo-caching! Really look forward to your return from Holland in the future. Tommy

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Our daughter chose the Gathering as a place to celebrate our Ruby Wedding anniversary together as a family. There were six of us plus our little grand daughter. What an inspired choice. We had always camped with our children as they were growing up and indeed camped in Derbyshire on our honeymoon in the year of the drought. This was camping like we had never experienced before. The beds were really comfortable and the tent was brillianly equipped. We had deliveries of logs and kindling each morning to fuel our two woodburning stoves and had plenty of hot water in no time. With the paraffin lamps inside and the fire cauldron and barbeque outside we soon set about creating a lovely atmosphere and enjoying a most wonderful and relaxing time together. Tommy was a brilliant and friendly host and with the help of Geoff couldn't do enough for us to ensure all was well. The setting is stunning with a beautiful walk along a stream and up the valley only minutes away. We had the most perfect time here.

Room tip: We were in the Gritstone tent, one of two in a small field beside the lane down to the Gathering barn. The setting is brilliant.
Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Patrick M
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Tom N, Owner at The Gathering Edale, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

We're so pleased you enjoyed your anniversary, returning to your honeymoon destination! Great to meet you all and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We are currently heading home from our stay at The Gathering, we had booked a Monday-Friday break with my brother his wife and my 4 yr old niece. We stayed in the Portland safari tent, it was amazing, the tent was just as described but exceeded our expectations.
Tommy & Kirsty just couldn't do enough for us and went above and beyond to ensure we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
The luxury of a lovely bathroom and a wood burning stove to keep you warm and dry is just glamping at its best!
They were super dog friendly which made our stay even more relaxing.
What a fantastic holiday, amazing place, amazing memories we just didn't want to leave and we will certainly be back!
There's so much to do locally I think next time might be a longer stay.

Date of stay: July 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Elaine P
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Tom N, Owner at The Gathering Edale, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2016

We're delighted you enjoyed your stay! Looking forward to next year already. Thank you for coming, Best wishes from Tommy and Kirsty

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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Wow, what a find,
Superbly equipped luxury tents, stunning views at the very start of Pennine Way.
Nights spent barbecuing and sitting around fire pit listening to sheep and watching stars.
Days exploring caves and local attractions., picking wild bilberries for breakfast and having dip in streams just a stroll from the tent.
Idyllic.
Lovely friendly hosts Tommy and Kirsty who couldn't have done more to make our stay as pleasureable as possible - lovely people.

Date of stay: July 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank GARRY P
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Tom N, Owner at The Gathering Edale, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Great to meet you all and do hope you can come back again.

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