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Barks Cottage

Moneystone near Alton Towers, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 3888)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • DanBLevi
    January 2017
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    “Great New Years Break”
    We stayed at Barks Cottage for a short New Years break for 4 nights at the end of December. We left it late to book anywhere but luckily they had the dates available. We were attracted by the fact its pet friendly and the location just on the edge of the Peak District. It's a new area for us, but we really enjoyed it ...
    We stayed at Barks Cottage for a short New Years break for 4 nights at the end of December. We left it late to book anywhere but luckily they had the dates available. We were attracted by the fact its pet friendly and the location just on the edge of the Peak District. It's a new area for us, but we really enjoyed it. The cottage is lovely, tucked down a track in the quiet Hamlet of Moneystone, yet not far from Oakamoor, Cheadle and Alton. There were 2 adults and 1 Border Collie. The cottage is 2 bedroomed and has a large kitchen, large dining/lounge and a good bathroom with a large shower. The real fire was lovely and a bonus. The supply of logs was very generous. Most cottages give you the 1st basket free, but that usually consists of 6 logs!! We probably only used half the logs provided and had a fire every night. The kitchen is really well equipped with a good dishwasher, full sized oven and a fridge freezer. The lounge had a brilliant 32 inch TV which also makes a change! It was also nice to have a decent supply of essentials like condiments, cleaning materials etc. We are walkers and this cottage didn't let us down in that sense! There are loads of walks from the door (the track is actually a public footpath) and the walks in the area are lovely. We walked approx 10 miles each day, didn't touch the car and hardly met anyone which is nice when you have a slightly grumpy dog! James and Catherine were lovely people. The booking process was simple and they live next door if you have any problems. They also keep hens and ducks if you want eggs, you can purchase some. A nice touch was a bottle of Champagne waiting for us to celebrate the New Year. There are nearby supermarkets and shops in Cheadle which is only a 10 min drive away if you need it. They also offer pet sitting services, though we didn't use them. All in all a lovely break in a really nice cottage. Thank you!

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This delightful cottage is situated in the tiny unspoilt hamlet of Moneystone.

Spacious and well-equipped, this lovely rural Peak District cottage boasts accommodation set entirely over the ground floor, including a sitting room with cosy open fire, and two comfortable bedrooms.

Outside, this Peak District cottage is surrounded by lovely gardens with some wonderful rural views.

There are acres of fields and woodland to explore in the surrounding Churnet Valley, offering excellent walking opportunities from the doorstep.

The villages and market towns of the Peak District, such as Ashbourne, Leek and Buxton, are all within easy reach.

There are plenty of local attractions nearby, such as National Trust houses and gardens, and Alton Towers Theme Park and the Churnet Valley Railway.

A Peak District cottage, and lovely location, to be enjoyed at any time of year!

Accommodation

All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family room with adult bunks and single bed (room can be arranged as a twin to sleep 2 people). Shower room with large 'power shower' cubicle, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with breakfast bar. Sitting room with wooden floor, dining area, open fire and French windows with access onto a large terrace with fine views across Churnet Valley.

Amenities

  • LPG central heating with open fire in sitting area and underfloor heating in kitchen and bathroom
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, broadband, library of books/DVDs/games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Pretty garden with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at 10 per stay
  • Dog sitting service by arrangement with owner at £5 per morning/afternoon session
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 3 miles, pubs 1 mile.

About the location

MONEYSTONE

Cheadle 3 miles; Ashbourne 10 miles.

A lovely unspoilt hamlet, Moneystone is an ideal base for the Churnet Valley and Staffordshire Moorlands or as a year-round destination to explore the Peak District National Park just to the north. Hills and valleys surround the hamlet and it is possible to walk for miles without crossing any roads. Moneystone overlooks the Churnet Valley in the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlands, at the south end of the Peak District. The area is a delight for walkers and cyclists, including two former railway routes: the 'Manifold Trail' following the route of the old Leek-to-Manifold Light Railway and the picturesque ‘Oakamoor to Denstone Greenway’. Nearby are Oakamoor, Ipstones, Ilam, good pubs and village shops, whilst further afield are the market towns of Ashbourne and Leek and of course Alton Towers theme park, just 3 miles away.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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