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Quarry House

(Ref. 913426)

Moneystone near Alton Towers, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "We all loved our stay at Quarry House."

    It's a beautiful place, feels comfortable and homely, full of character. Has everything you could need and the location is excellent for getting into the Peaks... We would also like to return to explore the area around Moneystone as the views were stunning and can tell the nearby walks would be very enjoyable. Friendly welcoming host, really couldn't have asked for any more and would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Dec 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage!"

    Had a wonderful stay with 3 adults, 2 teenagers and 2 dogs in probably thr most dog-friendly cottage we've stayed in. The dogs loved the garden and attached paddock which gave them plenty of interesting and safe places to explore and so many nice walks on the doorstep. The teens loved the independence of the pod which was toasty and comfortable with its own WC. Rooms were very comfortable. The hosts were welcoming and the home made cake was lovely after a long drive in miserable weather. Everyone wants to come back!

    Hi Wendy Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I appreciate it very much and I’m delighted you and your family found Quarry House to be a perfect dog friendly holiday cottage. Kindest regards Jan QH Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely loved the place,location was quiet garden was great for the dog to run around and grandaughter to play in."

    Family had the cottage and we stayed in the pod which was great. Lovely cake waiting for us when we arrived. The cottage had everything you needed. Will definitely stay here again. Great for families and dogs.

    Hi there. Thank you so much for your kind feedback. I’m so pleased the cottage fulfilled your family needs. And thank you for leaving it neat and tidy. I appreciate that very much. Hopefully i will see you again sometime. Kind Regards Jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, everything thought of, very comfortable."

    Quiet location, great garden. Wonderful location for dog walking. Very likely to return.

    Hi Alison Thank you for your positive feedback. I’m delighted Quarry House fulfilled all your needs. Would love to see you back at the cottage some day. Kind regards Jan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2023

  • "Probably the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed at, from a £200 Smeg toaster to fleeces to keep warm and toys and towels for our Basset Hounds."

    And the only place we've ever stayed at where we didn't have to rush out and buy more toilet rolls. Plenty of lovely walks from the house. Safe escape proof garden.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback. It means everything to me. I strive hard to provide a perfect holiday for my guests. And with positive feedback such as yours I think I’m getting it spot on Thank you. I hope to see you and your family back at Quarry House some day. Kind Regards Jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "We found Quarry House to be perfect for two adults and two energetic labradors."

    A beautifully renovated house with lots of really thoughtful touches from the lovely owner, a large well-maintained garden and a big paddock for the dogs to run around in. The cosy log burner and an abundance of logs completely made up for some rainy days. Pretty walks on the doorstep and a couple of gastro pubs too (highly recommend the Star at Cotton). Wonderful place.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. I’m delighted you had a great holiday here. Maybe we’ll meet again in the future. Kind Regards Jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Petrina5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage is very clean throughout and has everything required in terms of equipment bedding kitchen and dining."

    The garden and enclosed paddock are great for dogs. Communication with the owner was excellent and a bonus cake made for us on arrival. Cosy place to relax from a busy life for sure. The one thing I’d mention is that the online listing does not at all mention that dogs are not allowed upstairs at the property, I have double checked this. On arrival we found upstairs gated off and no dogs allowed. Obviously dogs are not allowed on the beds as this is unfair for everyone. We have a rescue dog that sleeps on a bed within the bedroom he was exceptionally distressed at being separated so I had to sleep downstairs. Maybe allowing dogs upstairs but clearly not on the beds might be the way forward.

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m sorry your dog was distressed. Had I known that before you arrived, we could have come to an arrangement? The stair gate was a last resort to stop dogs getting on my white bedding. As I’ve had to replace many in the past. Despite guests reassuring me that they don’t get on the bed. Maybe in future , with prior warning, guests can bring their own bedding and dogs can then go upstairs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Mar 2023

  • "Lovely property in a beautiful setting."

    Everything you need for a great holiday. Great walks straight from the property and also some great places to explore nearby.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. I appreciate your comments and hopefully you will return to my beautiful cottage in the future. Kind Regards Jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Mar 2023

  • "Quarry House is a charming cottage that was simply perfect for us and our three dogs."

    The secure and safe garden is beautiful and spacious and what made it even better was the adjoining meadow where our dogs could play and run in safety. The owner who lives close by was lovely and really helpful, and happy to answer any questions we had. There was a beautiful cake there for us on arrival - delicious! No problem in recommending this cottage, we hope to return next year!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very clean and Jan was very helpful"

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely stay, a beautiful property in a quiet little hamlet."

    The dogs loved the big garden, paddock and woodland walks!

    Thanks for your feedback Lisa It was lovely to meet you and your guests at my cottage during the scorching sunshine we had Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Jul 2022

  • "Quarry House was perfect for our 6 month old puppy's first holiday."

    He loved running around the paddock and walks in the woods. Our 18 year old daughter enjoyed having her own space in the garden pod and our 15 year old son loved being so close to Alton Towers and appreciated the great WiFi! The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed for a family holiday.

    Thank you Sarah for your kind feedback. I’m very happy that Quarry House fulfilled all your family requirements for a great break away. Kindest regards Jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "This property is even better than it looks in the photos."

    It is positioned in an idyllic spot with marvellous views. It is so peaceful and quiet. The Cottage has been lovingly restored by the owner Jan and has the feel of a home, not a holiday Cottage. The living room is very cosy and the tv set up is perfect. We even used the log burner in June which was excellent. The Aga is easy to use and the separate dining room (with the dogs' settee :-)) is ideal for family meals. The Kitchen has everything you need and the downstairs wet room is well set up for elderly and disabled guests. The shower is amazing. There is also a washing machine and tumble drier in there. The porch is perfect to store dog leads, food, toys and muddy boots. Upstairs are 2 lovely, spacious bedrooms with a Jack and Jill bathroom. Our bed was very comfy. Outside, we had a look at the Pod which has 2 single beds, which could be a double, a toilet and tv. This would be perfect for an older teen (or 2) or an elderly relative with mobility issues. The wrap around garden has been designed so well and there are several areas you can sit and take in the amazing views, The main garden is extremely pretty with some lovely flowers and plants. It is totally secure and, at night there is an outside light and handily placed security lights to help you keep an eye on the dogs. The 3/4 acre paddock is also totally safe and a lovely area for the dogs to stretch their legs. Jan and Nick (and their gardener, Darren) were all so helpful but did not come round unannounced. They would always text if they wanted to cut the grass, do some planting etc. We had a lovely stay and had the chance to explore the local towns, sights and pubs. It's a wonderful area and we were struck by how much of the countryside remains unspoilt and the lack of houses. Obviously, we would thoroughly recommend Quarry House as an amazing holiday let.

    Steve, thank you so much for your generous feedback. Guest (and doggy) satisfaction and comfort are paramount. I love my cottage. I love preparing it for my guests. I want them to have the most wonderful holiday here. It means the world to me to receive such a wonderful feedback that demonstrates I am getting it right. Thank you. X Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2022

  • "We had a family gathering in Quarry cottage."

    Logistically, it worked very well, as the pod provides an additional separate area. We all enjoyed our stay, and found the house cozy and comfortable. The kitchen is fairly small but functional and well equipped. The gardens are beautiful and extensive. There are great provisions for dogs, and the garden is very secure. Also there are footpaths right from the door. Our dogs loved it.

    Thank you Alison for your feedback. I appreciate you taking the time to express your satisfaction with my cottage. I strive hard to provide a ‘home from home’ , comfortable holiday for my guests. Kind Regards Jan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.7May 2022

  • "Very clever use of space so although not a large cottage it felt spacious and had everything we could possibly need."

    Fabulous provision for our loopy Labrador who loved the garden and paddock for running around - wonderful to be able to just let her out and not have to walk for a wee. Woods up the land a lovely daily walk. Toys and treats galore and a great boot room for drying off. Could not have asked for more from Jan whom it was a pleasure to meet over coffee. Definitely would return / maybe with friends or family to make use of the garden pod extra space and spend more time enjoying the garden in a warmer month.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Feb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay for a New Year’s Eve celebration with friends at Quarry House for 3 nights."

    The property is clean, very comfortable and in a beautiful location. We found the cottage to be well stocked with everything you might need for cooking and it was also very dog friendly. Jan has done an amazing job of renovating the property and was an excellent host, even leaving a bottle of fizz for us in the fridge on our arrival. Thanks Jan for a beautiful stay and a great way to ring in the new year!

    Thank you Laura for your very kind words. I’m so pleased you and your friends enjoyed your special time together. Happy New Year to you. Maybe we’ll see you here again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage very thing was perfect the dogs loved the garden and forest adventures"

    Thank you for your kind feedback. I’m delighted you enjoyed the cottage and it’s environment. Happy New Year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "Enjoyed a fortnight at this cottage."

    Weather wasn't brilliant, but still went out walking most days, with walks into the woods right from doorstep! The garden is perfect for dogs - free to explore without worrying about them getting out. Just five minutes drive from cottage is Dimmingsdale and the Ramblers Retreat - what a diamond of a place! Spent three hours walking in beautiful, scenic countryside and then ended with cream tea at this delightful Cafe - can't recommend this place highly enough! Would definitely return to this cottage as its a warm, snug, comfy place to unwind and chill out - the peace and quiet is just what the Dr ordered! Jan the owner is lovely and had baked an exquisite chocolate cake on our arrival. Highly recommend! Perfect for recharging your batteries!

    Reviewed by Dawn3.8Sep 2021

  • "Absolutely loved our stay and thanks Jan for everything!"

    The house itself is beautiful, spacious and located it a lovely quiet location, I loved having a morning coffee sitting in the sunshine outside. Everything we needed was there, and my son adored the hut, which gave him a sense of independence. Jan, the owner, was an absolutely pleasure to deal with and we will hopefully be back this way again very soon!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2021

  • "Second visit to this wonderful cottage."

    Very safe gardens and paddock for our two dogs. The Rayburn was good for us as we are used to cooking on this type of oven. Jen was really helpful and supportive throughout our stay.

    Reviewed by Mike4.7May 2021

  • "We have 2 large dogs and it was amazing having the fully enclosed field next to the beautifully manicured wrap around garden."

    The cottage itself had been renovated to a high standard, and alot of thought had gone into the furnishings. The owner is a lovely lady and very easy to talk to, but in no way intrudes whilst you are there. Great walks.

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cosy and remote cottage."

    Beautiful garden with wonderful views and plenty of birds. Our party of four adults had a lovely time here,. Jan the owner made sure all our needs were covered. The cottage had everything needed to complement our holiday, it was so clean and comfortable. Unfortunately the beautiful garden and paddock was not secure enough for my small Yorkie cross, she managed to escape from both on the first day (mad dog) she does have a bit of a problem with escaping. The second bedroom did have a 4 foot small double which was a bit of a squash for two adults, I would certainly recommend Jan and her cottage when visiting this beautiful part of the country.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2020

  • "We were met by the owner shortly after arrival who spent time explaining everything we needed to know & answering questions."

    The cottage was lovely & everything we could have wished for. Our dog Pebbles was in heaven with the enormous enclosed garden.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage in a stunning location."

    Beautiful places to visit in the area and the owners went above and beyond when we got caught in a snow blizzard on our way up. Lovely people...and thank you for the delicious scones on our arrival which were most welcome after our exhilarating journey up.

    Reviewed by Nora5.0Feb 2020

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage and best New year break we have ever had."

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Dec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need."

    Large secure garden which was ideal for our dog and some nice walks from the house.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2019

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cottage - so warm and cosy and finished to an extremely high standard."

    The garden and paddock at the rear are both totally enclosed so ideal for dogs to run off lead. Several walks directly from the door. The Churnet Valley area is beautiful and so dog friendly for both walks and being allowed into pubs and restaurants. Would definitely recommend Quarry Cottage and this area

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage has been extensively renovated to provide a homely place to stay; very well equipped and all comforts for guests (included four legged ones) considered and the welcome of fresh scones (and treats for the dogs) on arrival were much appreciated."

    The garden was perfect for sitting out during the better weather and very secure for our two dogs. There are lovely walks in the woods nearby and you don't have to go too far to find more walking along canals, public footpaths, etc. The views are wonderful and if you're looking for somewhere quiet and relaxing for a few days, then this is the place to be.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had the most peaceful and relaxing week in this charming cottage ."

    The property has everything you need and more such as towels just for the dog ! The cottage has been tastefully fitted whilst still giving you all the mod cons you will need. The garden is absolutely beautiful and bigger than we had imagined. Our host Jan was wonderful and just down the lane if needed, and was kind enough to put away our large grocery delivery before we arrived . We would highly recommend this property and will definitely be back .

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jun 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in an ideal location."

    Well equipped and warm. Owners provided cream scones on our arrival.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2019

  • "Great cottage, really well presented and had a lovely relaxing time"

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Oct 2018

  • "This cottage is a gem so clean and everything you could need."

    Plenty of things to do around the area. Jan the owner was really nice and helpful. We will be returning.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had a lovely holiday at quarry house it had everything you needed and garden was very dog friendly"

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Jun 2018

  • "What a beautiful house!"

    This house exceeded all our expectations. Location of the house was lovely and quiet with a fabulous wrap around garden and a paddock for the dogs which they thoroughly enjoyed. On our arrival the house was warm and very cosy. The owner who could be contacted at any time if required also welcomed us with a plate of home made scones, fresh cream and jam also a vase of beautiful red carnations. A thoughtful and lovely touch. Everything in the house for ourselves and the dogs were catered for this was ideal. Scenery was fantastic, plenty to do as well as lots of National Trusts and local towns to visit. Highly recommended. Thank you for a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Apr 2018

  • "This cottage was the best one by far that we’ve stayed in and the home made scones with jam and fresh cream were truley amazing!"

    The Cottage had everything for your use, a proper home from home. We just loved it, so quiet and peaceful and the open fire every evening was the icing on the cake for us! Our dog Beau was in doggy heaven in the totally enclosed garden and then the was the extra paddock for her to run around in too! We did have snow and couldn’t get out in the car for a couple of days but it didn’t matter, we put on our waterproofs and wellingtons and walked down into Oakamoor and walked on the old railway line to the Ramblers Retreat. Very dog friendly place, we’ll worth a visit and the lemon meringue pie was beautiful! Once the snow had gone we ventured out and about, there’s some very pretty villages and towns close by well worth visiting, Buxton, Bakewell, Hartington and Ashbourne but the best thing is the amazing scenery, truley amazing! Thanks you for a lovely holiday and wouldn’t hesitate to come back again but maybe in the summertime to make use of the fabulous garden.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2018

  • "Quarry cottage ( booked at the last minute since the original cottage booked through Sykes turned out to not be as advertised) was just perfect."

    ..comfortable, clean, in a superb location and dog friendly. We wouldnt hesitate to book it again.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.8Feb 2018

  • "Very nice location and ok property when returning we was asked by the owners for £30."

    00 for cleaning of the quilt cover we was asked by the owner to strip all beds and leave in the wash room floor we was very upset of the phone call . It states the property has Bt sport when we asked Mrs cresswell how to switch it on she's says you need a tablet but it didn't say that in the description so we thought we would try the pub instead but 2 out of 3 pubs have been closed down. There are more don't than dos in this poperty. At night we was also kept awake with the rats/mice running around in the roof

    Reviewed by Calvin3.5Jan 2018

  • "Quarry Cottage is in a great location with easy access to places like Alton Towers and Chatsworth House."

    We arranged for a shopping delivery on the morning of our arrival and the owner put all our shopping away for us which was a nice touch. The garden is secure so we felt safe letting our dogs out and there are some lovely walks from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Nov 2017

  • "Fabulous cottage, Very welcoming and all our needs catered for."

    Nice and quiet location, but close to lots of nice walks and beauty spots. Home from home we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Sep 2017

  • "Lovely place to relax."

    Beautiful walks and the dogs loved the wrap around garden and secure paddock.

    Reviewed by Helen4.6Apr 2017

  • "Very welcoming and cosy , Lovely location."

    Reviewed by Mike4.6Dec 2016

  • "We arrived to a lovely welcome 'tea' from Jan, of cakes and cream scones - very nice!"

    The cottage was in a lovely setting - extremely peaceful with beautiful views but close to the little town of Oakamoor for provisions. There were so many walks from the door. We found a new footpath and route every day which our dogs also enjoyed. They also liked the little attached paddock to sniff in of a morning and evening. The cottage itself was lovely. We had to have the fire on on our first day - in August! It was lovely as it was actually cold outside! We enjoyed learning how to use the Arga. The jack and jill bathroom was lovely with toiletries included. There were lots of little details in the cottage which made it definitely home from home.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2016

  • "A beautiful cottage set within wonderful surrounding countryside, very clean accommodation with all amenities needed for a relaxing break away."

    Homemade cakes on arrival and fresh flowers added a special touch...... very much appreciated. Looking forward to rebooking, a real gem of a find!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2016

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  • Two bedrooms with Jack-and-Jill access to shower, basin and WC: 1 x king-size double and 1 x 4' double
  • There is an external pod with 1 x twin (zip/link bed which can be made king-size upon request), with basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with Rayburn range
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating, Rayburn range and woodburning stove
  • Rayburn range, combi microwave/oven/grill, electric hob, fridge, compact freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in ground floor shower room, dishwasher, 2 x TV with Freeview and BT Sport, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front, side and rear enclosed lawned garden
  • Front patio and rear patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Paddock
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Ramped access available from parking area to front door
  • Note: Owner can accept an on-line grocery delivery between 10am and 12 noon on the day of arrival
  • Note: Steep cottage stairs, not suitable for less mobile. Note: There is one pub in the local village, this is approximately 1 mile away
  • If you choose to walk there and back, the road is steep,narrow and unlit
  • Note: Dogs are not permitted upstairs unless guests are prepared to bring their own bedding, Reactive dogs that need to be allowed upstairs, but sleep in their own bed , are by prior arrangement with the owner.

The property

An outstanding, beautifully refurbished, detached cottage set in the quiet, rural hamlet of Moneystone in Staffordshire.

Wonderfully presented throughout, this Moneystone cottage boasts feature beams, window seats, original quarry tiled floors on the ground floor and wooden flooring upstairs.

This magnificent Moneystone cottage provides spacious yet cosy accommodation, an ideal retreat for couples or small families wishing to explore the delights of Staffordshire.

There are three wonderful bedrooms at this Moneystone cottage, including a king-size double and a 4 foot double room, both with Jack-and-Jill access to a shower room.

A pod which is located in the back garden within a few metres of the back door and includes twin beds or a king-size made upon request.

There is a further ground floor shower room, which also houses the washing machine and a tumble dryer.

Prepare delicious meals in the well-equipped kitchen and sit down to enjoy family meals in the dining room, featuring a Rayburn range for extra warmth on those chilly winter evenings.

Relax and unwind by the warming woodburning stove in the sitting room and enjoy a film or a family game night.

Outside, an impossibly pretty lawned garden wraps itself around this Moneystone cottage, with a choice of patios to the front and rear.

Sit in the back garden, which offers delightful views across the magnificent countryside beyond, and enjoy a glass of wine as you reminisce the day’s adventures.

With acres of fields and woodland to explore in the surrounding Churnet Valley, excellent walking opportunities are available from the very doorstep of this Moneystone cottage.

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

There are plenty of local attractions nearby, with an ample selection of National Trust houses and gardens, Alton Towers theme park and the Churnet Valley Railway.

A beautiful Moneystone cottage, in a wonderful location, perfect for exploring the Peak District all year round!

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas