- The gentlemen driving the mini buses to and from the coach, at South Mimms Services, were both friendly, helpful and cheerful.
Initially the tour manager wasn't very friendly when she greeted us South Mimms Services, however, she soon became quite warm and was very helpful. However, her knowledge of the local areas we visited was limited.
Although it was nice to see Chesterfield, I felt the time we spent there was limited and would have preferred to have visited Bakewell on the first day. Whilst I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Bakewell and Chatsworth, on the second day, it's a long way to travel for too short a visit to both venues. It would have been better to visit Bakewell on the first day, allowing more time at Chatsworth the following day.
The hotel was very good, the staff were all friendly and extremely efficient.
The coach driver, Peter, wasn't very helpful in Bakewell, when I asked him to open the luggage compartment of the coach, to enable me to stow my shopping/ luggage. He kept me waiting for several minutes whilst he continued chatting on his mobile phone, without even aknowledging me, despite the fact that he was standing only a few feet away, and could clearly see I was waiting. He lacked the curtesy to apologise for keeping me waiting, and I found him extremely curt when he finally did bother to speak to me.
Published on: 31 May 2017