We were delighted to reopen Peaks and Pods in July and are looking forward to welcoming guests this summer.

Bookings have been very busy in recent weeks and the pods are fully booked throughout July and August.

We’re confident that we can reopen safely, especially as the pods are self-contained and situated on a rural farm with plenty of outside space and fresh air. The safety of our guests and our staff is our number one priority and we’ve fine tuned all of our procedures. Changes include enhanced cleaning of the pods and the shared areas, detailed staff training and social distancing measures.

We’ve been awarded Visit Britain’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry standard, which means that we can demonstrate that we are adhering to the Government and public health guidance. We’ve also carried out a risk assessment and have detailed cleaning checklists in place.

We’ve really missed our guests at Peaks and Pods, especially as the weather this spring has been so lovely, and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Take care and stay safe.

Warm regards,

Joanne and John

We reopened on July 6th 2020 and our calendar is open until the end of 2021.

All pods are fully booked until September 2020.

Bookings can be secured with a 25% deposit, with the balance payable six weeks before the start of your stay.

If your booking can’t go ahead because of government restrictions due to coronavirus, we will invite guests to choose new dates. Your stay can be moved to any available date up to the end of 2021.

For more information read the cancellation policy in our Ts & Cs – https://peaksandpods.co.uk/booking-terms-conditions/.

Social distancing is achievable at Peaks and Pods, as each pod occupies its own private space with little need to mix with other guests or staff.

  • Peaks and Pods is in a rural location, five miles from the nearest town. Social distancing is well respected in local shops and supermarkets.
  • We operate a self check-in and self check-out system, so arriving and leaving can be done with ease.
  • Shared spaces, including the hand washing area at The Hub, the Bike Store, Little Laundry and The Hub seating area will be sanitised regularly. Social distancing guidance will be in place.
  • The Hub is essentially a covered, outdoor space, so plenty of fresh air.
  • Note: The Gold Top pods have hot tubs on their patios and the water must be tested twice a day. This requires the owners/staff having access to the tubs.

We have implemented clean strict procedures since reopening on July 6th. We will continue to update and refine our procedures, following Government safety advice and industry guidelines.

Steps include:

  • Opening windows and doors to allow fresh air to circulate during pod cleaning.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces that guests may have come into contact with (inc door handles, plugs, light switches etc.).
  • Using disposable cloths and washing microfibre cloths on a hot, sanitising cycle.
  • Using professional-grade disinfecting fluid (to meet British Standard EN 1276).
  • Disinfecting bed linen, towels, throws and cushion covers.
  • Steam cleaning upholstery – sofas, curtains and mattresses.
  • Steam cleaning hard floors, carpet tiles and rugs.
  • Wearing protective equipment during cleaning.
  • Making sure our staff don’t have any symptoms of Covid-19.

We have enlisted extra staff to make sure that all this is possible, and we’ve also changed the check-in time to 4pm and the check-out time up to 10am. This is to give us enough time to make sure that all the pods and facilities at The Hub are properly sanitised.

Please contact us via email at hello@peaksandpods.co.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

We aren’t taking phone calls at the moment, as we need to keep track of all of the changes to bookings via email.

Guests should not arrive if they have a temperature, feel unwell or display any symptoms of Covid-19.

To check symptoms, visit: nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/.

If a guest displays signs of the Covid-19 virus while staying at Peaks and Pods, they should self-isolate immediately to reduce risk of assessment. Guests should inform us and then return home, if they reasonably can. You’ll find more information about this in your pod.

Contact us via email at hello@peaksandpods.co.uk.

BISHTA – The British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association – say there is no evidence that hot tub water would be unsafe to bathe in, especially when it is properly sanitised and at the correct pH value.

They recommend that bathers only share the hot tub with people from their own household, and no one should use the hot tub if they are feeling unwell.

Surfaces, such as the hot tub shell, lid and steps, are routinely cleaned between guests with a chlorine solution. We test hot tub water twice a day to make sure it is always correctly balanced.

BISHTA is aware of information from American colleagues ‘that the Coronavirus would be deactivated in properly sanitised water, at the correct pH value’.

BISHTA recommendations:

Use the toilet and have a pre-bathing shower, to help to remove some of the possible pollutants on your body, allowing the hot tub disinfectant to concentrate on killing the bacteria and deactivating any viruses that may be present.

Using your own personal towels and then having them laundered at 60oC will help to minimise the risk of spreading any virus. When finishing your hot tub immersion, it is important to shower again.