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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* Based on a combined average customer score (of 6 customer ratings)

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • “Excellent Value”

    Lovely cottage. Clean and well-equipped. Convenient for Alton Towers and the Peak District. Had a really good week here

    Lovely cottage. Clean and well-equipped. Convenient for Alton Towers and the Peak District. Had a really good week here

    - James G, August 2017
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  • 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!


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 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


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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