Castle Cliffe

Monsal Head near Bakewell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 28452)

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  • Sleeps 22

  • Bedrooms 9

  • Bathrooms 8

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This large detached cottage is wonderfully located in the Peak District hamlet of Monsal Head, just three miles from Bakewell.

Set in a commanding position overlooking the spectacular Monsal Dale, this Peak District cottage offers panoramic countryside views and is ideal for large families or groups of friends to enjoy one of the prettiest parts of Derbyshire.

Beautifully appointed throughout to provide very spacious accommodation, this large Monsal Head house has nine bedrooms, seven of which have an en-suite bathroom, spread over two floors, so that there is plenty of flexibility over the sleeping arrangements.

A well-equipped kitchen boasts an AGA range cooker so the budding chefs in your party can whip up a fabulous meal at this Peak District holiday home.

A dining room seating twenty two, a very spacious sitting room with a woodburning stove and a snug with an open fire complete the accommodation, so you can be assured of plenty of room to relax and spend that all important time together.

Outside this family cottage near Bakewell are a beautifully manicured walled garden and a large paddock where children can play, so no matter how much energy the kids have, they can wear themselves out in safety.

Walkers and cyclists can enjoy a wide variety of footpaths and trails, including the Monsal Trail which crosses the Headstone Viaduct, part of the old Midland Railway, as well as all of the superb walking areas of the Peak District.

Set in the heart of the Peak District National Park, this magnificent Monsal Head house is a superb base for discovering the stunning countryside that is all around.

Just three miles away is the market town of Bakewell, famous for the Bakewell Pudding, or take a short drive to the spa town of Buxton with its Opera House.

Alternatively, spend a day at the spectacular Chatsworth House or visiting nearby Haddon Hall.

Surrounded by countryside and with spectacular views all around, there is something for everybody to enjoy at this excellent Monsal Head cottage.

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Over three floors. Nine bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with folding bed and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite roll-top bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x second floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor twin, 1 x family room with 1 double, 1 single and 1 pull-out stacker bed with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x second floor family room with 1 super king-size double and 1 single (double is zip/link, room can be 3 singles on request). Second floor bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburning stove. Snug with open fire.


  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove and open fire
  • AGA cooker with electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x dishwashers, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter packs for fires inc. in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in the rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 10 cars
  • Walled garden with patio and furniture
  • Lower lawn and paddock providing large play area for children
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 2 mins walk
  • Craft shop and cafe 2 mins walk
  • Note: Check in 4pm.

About the location


Little Longstone 0.25 miles; Ashford-in-the-Water 1.5 miles; Bakewell 3 miles.

The hamlet of Monsal Head is situated in a wonderful position right at the heart of the Peak District National Park. There are spectacular views in all directions; to the west over the beautiful Monsal Dale with its viaduct (one of the most photographed vistas in the National Park), to the east along Longstone Edge and south towards Bakewell and beyond. There are walks in all directions and The Monsal Trail provides eight and a half miles of traffic-free cycling right on your doorstep. There are two pubs and a restaurant within a quarter of a mile and just down the road lies the picture postcard village of Ashford-in-the-Water. This historic village, once famous for its marble, consists of 18th century stone cottages, two lovely pubs, an award-winning general store and a cafe. The medieval Sheepwash Bridge was once a major crossing point over the River Wye for packhorses delivering mail from Derby and is flanked by a former sheep washing pen. Ashford Cricket Ground is a perfect spot to spend an afternoon supporting the local team, while Ashford Orchard provides an ideal children's play area. The nearby, renowned market town of Bakewell offers a variety of shops, restaurants and pubs, together with frequent local farmers' markets. Visit the many stately homes including Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall, or take a trip to the World Heritage Site of the Richard Arkwright Mills in Cromford, all of which is within easy reach. With Britain's premier theme park, Alton Towers and the impressive caverns at Castleton close by, you'll be spoilt for choice at this fantastic location!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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