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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

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

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Barks Cottage, as scored above, the equipment levels, cleanliness and comfort were all excellent."

    But, for us the peaceful location and direct access, via footpaths, to unspoilt wildlife-rich habitats was the main benefit of our stay.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "A great place to stay, lovely and quiet, but close to Alton Towers, something for everyone."

    We enjoyed watching the birds on the bird table out of the bedroom window, and the pheasants hopping around out the front. The owners were great, there if you need them and happy to help with any queries. The accommodation was just right for us, and well equipped and clean. Nice touch of a bottle of bubbly in the fridge and daffodils in a vase. Thank you!

    Reviewed by BryonyApr 2022

  • "Lovely well appointed cottage."

    Owners were flexible and friendly. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by DerhimDec 2021

  • "Barks cottage met all our expectations."

    We were two adults and one Labrador dog and it was in the perfect position for lots of great walks. Walks were sent to us before we arrived by the owners so we were up and running when we got there. The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed in a lovely quiet position. We would recommend this cosy cottage.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2021

  • "The stunning view from the patio and the peace and quite, wonderfull!"

    We will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "The cottage was just perfect for us and our dog everything you needed was there it was really lovely and peaceful with good views and lovely walks on the doorstep we loved the walks through the woods and valley ."

    we would recommend this cottage and would return

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2021

  • "Very nice part of the world, very peaceful, owners welcoming and always there to help."

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2020

  • "The cottage was spotless and we had everything we needed."

    It was located in a peaceful setting and we spent four nights there. It was a perfect relaxing break. We took our 11 year old dog with us who enjoyed his walks in the local woods.

    Reviewed by CecilAug 2020

  • "Exactly what we needed; great location with plenty of great walks nearby."

    Friendly owners, pet friendly and a really nice cottage for relaxing away from the stresses of daily life!

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2020

  • "Wow!! What a beautiful holiday home"

    . Was lovely and clean and everything we needed. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at barks. We was using this as somewhere to stay to visit family and local area. I was very impressed, it was clean warm and welcoming. I'm actually quite sad to have left. We had some teething problems but the owners who live next door were very approachable and fixed them within a few minutes. They gave use a list of things to do when we left due to covid which I was happy to do and hope I got right lol I will be 100% looking to book again because I really did enjoy staying here.

    Reviewed by LeighJul 2020

  • "We were using the cottage as a base to visit all the other villages in the area which was easy to achieve because of its location."

    We found Barks cottage very peaceful, quite and for those who want excitement or to explore it is also near Alton towers and the Peak district.

    Reviewed by SamuelAug 2019

  • "Very relaxing stay"

    Reviewed by IanApr 2019

  • "Barks Cottage provided very comfortable, well equipped accommodation for us, an 'older' couple with a fairly lively dog."

    It's in an attractive area in which even in winter we found plenty to do and see, despite not being attracted to the nearby Alton Towers. It was nice to be able to go on a decent walk straight from the cottage. Finding Barks for the first time was slightly tricky for non-GPS users.

    Reviewed by JonathanFeb 2019

  • "Barks cottage is a nice, cosy, and quiet retreat."

    Very good starting point for extended walks through a beautiful rural landscape and the Peak District Park.

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2018

  • "Cottage stands in beautiful scenery, tranquil, restful week, a brilliant place"

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2018

  • "Sykes cottages were brilliant from first contact."

    Helpful with all the pre-booking information and keeping me updated. The cottage that we stayed in was really beautiful and we had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by ClaireMay 2018

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  • 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.
  • LPG central heating with open fire in sitting area
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and radio, broadband, library of books and games
  • Fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Electric car charging point
  • Solar Panels
  • Pretty garden with furniture, not fenced in
  • Two well-behaved dog's welcome
  • Dog sitting service by arrangement with owner at £5 per morning/afternoon session
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 3 miles, pubs 1 mile.

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!

Please note: As there is an open fire, it should only be operated with reasonable care and skill by and adult, If the fire is used pets and children must be supervised and all guests should act appropriately

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About the location


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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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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