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The Priory

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Monyash, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "The Priory is a beautiful cottage, very well equipped and comfortable."

    Both the kitchen and the bathroom are splendid. As a base to explore the Peak District it is perfectly located.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at the Priory."

    Monyash is a very peaceful village with lots of good walking and a good location relative to Bakewell, Buxton, Dovedale etc. The Priory was exceptionally well equipped and had a really nice bathroom and kitchen. It was spacious and clean. The front garden, although small was nice for our son to let off a little steam and we could walk to the cafe, pub and playpark. The cows being hand reared just behind the cottage didn't bother us and provided extra entertainment. I guess they aren't there most of the time. We appreciated the maps and guides which were provided.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Aug 2023

  • "We all enjoyed our stay at The Priory."

    We slept well in very comfortable beds but two of our party, in their eighties, would have appreciated a firm armchair in the sitting room. A grab rail, for safety reasons, would have been valued in the shower, but otherwise we had a delightful holiday and would highly recommend the cottage

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jul 2023

  • "The Priory is a really lovely cottage in a great location."

    It is very well maintained, comfortable and had everything we needed. Thanks!

    Reviewed by Francis5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent location, perfect for exploring the area."

    Lovely pub in the village (closed on Tuesdays though). The cottage is well maintained. Dan, who looks after the cottage was very helpful when the element in the oven failed and managed to replace it on the same day!

    Reviewed by Andy5.0May 2023

  • "Sofas are saggy Very happy with everything else"

    Reviewed by Ann3.8Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage with a bonus working farm out the back which our 2 year old loved."

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a fabulous Christmas as The Priory."

    A lovely surprise to find a christmas tree, too. Cottage was cosy and well equipped. The TV isn't the most modern but there are loads of dvds and videos so we didn't miss streaming at all - and the wifi was great.Loads to do in the area. Really recommend the Lathkill Dale walk. We'd happily come again at any time of year! Note for owner, could use a coffee table to avoid potential spills to the carpet of having to put drinks on the floor.

    Reviewed by Mags5.0Dec 2022

  • "Already left a suggestion of new tap washers in kitchen and upstairs bathroom to save the owners water and most of all money."

    The property was everything we expected and more, so cosy and the welcome packs were much appreciated. The open log burning fire was a treat and the heating kept us warm. Local pub fed us with superb food an offered good company. Local attract actions in Bakewell and Buxton well worth a visit. We visited the Artisan Christmas Fair at Haddon Hall, well worth the visit and the small price of parking/entrance fee. Would imagine in summer the area would be busier but the cottage would definitely offer a peaceful retreat. As a family we have agreed to return sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by Brenda4.7Dec 2022

  • "A perfect cottage in a lovely village."

    Spotlessly clean and Dan, the housekeeper was on hand for anything needed. Bed was REALLY comfortable and the evenings spent with fire lit in log burner were very cozy. The only one thing we would say, and it certainly didn't detract from the stay in any way, is maybe have a nest of tables in the the living room rather than just the one so you have a table for drinks whichever sofa you're sat on. It's a small thing and still doesn't stop us giving the cottage 10/10. We will be back for sure.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Nov 2022

  • "Property was more than we had hoped, fully equipped and very clean, a very comfortable stay"

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Sep 2022

  • "The priory is a beautiful house to stay in."

    Everything you need is included to offer a very comfortable stay Only wished we had stayed longer, will definitely go back

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Priory."

    The house was exactly as described on the website and very well equipped, perfectly clean and very comfortable. Monyash is well positioned to visit many sites in the Peak District and beyond. If we return to the area on holiday I would not hesitate to book the Priory again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is our second time at the priory we love well equipped comfortable and clean very homely."

    Friendly village local pub very welcoming too . Great week had by use and my parents

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was everything we hoped for and more."

    The farm behind the cottage was a delight to see and hear all the farm noises. Located in a beautiful village and green with an excellent pub. Would easily come back here and stay again.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is one of the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed at."

    The cottage was both clean and very comfortable and the owners had obviously thought of every addition they had provided many extras including a delicious bakewell tart - thank you. The cottage is located in the lovely village of Monyash, half way between Buxton and Bakewell, so great for exploring the Derbyshire Dales and a visit to Chatsworth House.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very relaxing cottage with unusually comfy beds for a holiday cottage."

    Provided lots of books and leaflets for local walks which came in very handy. Great location and very close to the village pub and café.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was truly lovely."

    Fully fitted kitchen with plenty of space to sit and eat. We cooked most of our evening meals in the cottage. The sitting room was a good size with two decent leather sofas. The tv was sufficient for the size of room and has an HDMI port to connect a laptop or smart device if the TV or provided dvds don’t appeal. We left an HDMI cable behind as a present for the cottage as there wasn’t one there when we stayed. The location is superb being equidistant(ish) between Buxton and Bakewell. Parking is on the street and because of farm traffic would advise parking up onto the pavement. We had a superb time and when we come back to the area in the future we will certainly consider booking the Priory again.

    Reviewed by James3.8Apr 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay plenty to do and having a cafe and restaurant nearby was great."

    Lots of manageable walks also. Would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage is beautiful and very well equipped."

    As a family of five it did mean 2 daughters had to share a double bed and they would have preferred single beds. However, I did know on booking this was the situation. The cottage did have a taint of damp, which, considering it’s an old building is understandable but was slightly off putting on arrival. Location is fantastic, the village is quintessential Peak District and I would recommend this cottage to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    It was spacious, warm, and very clean. The bedding was of a high quality which was very much appreciated! Lovely welcome Bakewell tart with the cottage's name one - a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Bev4.7Feb 2022

  • "Lovely place, well equipped, and prompt responses to messages."

    Ideally placed, with walking trails from the door as well as nearby.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely Christmas stay location: comfortable, cosy, good facilities in which to prepare the Christmas meals."

    Our 94 year old relative who came over for Xmas lunch said it was the best Christmas ever!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful location."

    Comfortable, cosy and spacious.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, spotless and a great location."

    We appreciated the contact from Gill the housekeeper to check that everything was ok. A first family holiday with our new baby, and we loved it!

    Reviewed by Karlyn5.0Jul 2021

  • "Sykes advised taking everything with us due to Covid,e."

    G.books, DVDs, tea towels, oven gloves, hand wash,sanitiser etc. There was no need - everything was there including all the above, plus cushions, throws etc. No need for future visitors to load up with all these extras. Also, Sykes said I should phone the housekeeper,Gill, for key code and would need to scan QR code on arrival. Gill was surprised by my phone call, said there was no need as she always texted visitors with all details (which she then did, including lots of useful information about the area) and was puzzled by the QR code request, assuring me that there was no such code at the cottage and that she had all our necessary information anyway. The cottage was spotless, well equipped and everything totally safe, including new and replacement toilet rolls, kitchen rolls etc., all completely wrapped in plastic bags. We were a little surprised on arrival to find no rear garden/access, only a farmyard with livestock and enormous tractors and farm machinery outside our rear windows. Although a surprise it didn’t worry us as my husband was raised on a farm. Parking outside on ‘lane’ was fine but we weren’t aware the lane was a main road from Bakewell to Ashbourne, and therefore pretty busy. We did enjoy our stay, despite bad weather, and would heartily recommend the property, and the Bull’s Head pub a two minute walk away,with excellent food and groaning plates!

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely clean cottage that is well equipped and in convenient location for access to some great walks and scenary."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a lovely location."

    Beautifully redecorated , very comfortable,( the farmyard behind is barely noticeable ) with a good pub within 100 yards .......highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was warm and comfortable, and very well equipped."

    On arrival there was a bottle of wine, fresh milk, tea, coffee, biscuits etc and the nicest touch, a vase of fresh flowers in the sitting room. The house keeper Gill stayed in touch by text to make sure we had everything we needed, and we had a most enjoyable few days at The Priory - highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, hand-held shower, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stoves
  • Electric range cooker with double oven, grill and ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, music system, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires/stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking for two cars
  • Bike storage
  • Front garden with lawn and outdoor furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.6 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Gate to the property opens onto a main road

The property

Positioned in the heart of the Peak District, in the peaceful village of Monyash, surrounded by a patchwork of green fields, is The Priory.

This character cottage offers families and friends the opportunity to explore a beautiful region of walking country.

You are invited inside by a home-from-home welcome, with original beams and exposed stonework throughout.

There is a utility room and cloakroom off from the hall and a storage area with some household essentials.

Prepare a hearty meal in the kitchen and get together around the dining table, toasting to a long-awaiting getaway in Derbyshire.

The Range cooker takes centre stage before a host of useful appliances and integrated units.

After dinner, step into the sitting room, throw another log on the fire and unwind into the evening before heading up to bed.

You have a master king-size room, followed by a double bedroom and a single bedroom, each well-presented for a wonderful stay.

The wonderfully appointed bathroom has been fitted with a tiled floor, roll top bathtub, perfect for soaking your aching muscles, and a separate shower cubicle.

Outside, you can make the most of a sunny afternoon and sit in the south-facing front lawned garden with a refreshing beverage.

Monyash has a good pub known for serving delicious food, if you fancy a night off from the cooking.

There is a cafe in the village centre that does food all day, including a wonderful, hearty breakfast; you also have the option to take out.

You are also within easy reach of Bakewell, a delightful market town with many shops, pubs and restaurants, along with the local farmers' market, also, nearby is Buxton, home of Buxton Water, a thermal spa town famous for its stunning ornamental gardens and Georgian and Victorian architecture.

Explore the stately home of Chatsworth House and even venture out to the enchanting Haddon Hall to stroll its romantic gardens and uncover a long history.

Fabulous walking and cycling opportunities await within the Peak District National Park, with many scenic routes to enjoy.

The Priory is a delightful base to return to at the end of each day.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Bakewell 4.5 miles; Buxton 8 miles.

Monyash is a charming Derbyshire village built around the village green in the heart of the Peak District National Park, boasting a 17th century village pub which serves good food. The attractive market town of Bakewell is just under 5 miles away and offers visitors a good selection of shops, restaurants and pubs, as well as frequent local farmers' markets. Bakewell is situated within the Peak District National Park and is ideally placed for exploring this beautiful region. Both the rugged Dark Peak and the softer limestone White Peak are within easy reach, and Alton Towers, Britain's premier theme park, is only a short drive away. There are many stately homes to visit including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall to mention just a few, while the impressive caverns in nearby Castleton and Little John's burial place in Hathersage are also well worth a visit. It is beautiful walking country with several of the Peak District's famous dales close by including Dovedale, Millers Dale, Monsal Dale and the stunning Lathkill Dale. The Tissington Trail is also nearby.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas