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Quarry House

Moneystone near Alton Towers, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 913426)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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53 Customer Reviews

  • "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 LauraDec 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 DavidDec 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 DawnSep 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 MichaelJul 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 MikeMay 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 DeniseSep 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 JacquelineAug 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 Roy ScrivenerMar 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 NoraFeb 2020

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

    Reviewed by MarieDec 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 DavidDec 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 HelenOct 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 AnneSep 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 SamanthaJun 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in an ideal location."

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

    Reviewed by SandraMay 2019

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

    Reviewed by NigelOct 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 SusanSep 2018

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

    Reviewed by ChristinaJun 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 DebbieApr 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 KarenMar 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 JacquelineFeb 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 CalvinJan 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 DarrenNov 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 DebbieSep 2017

  • "Lovely place to relax."

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

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2017

  • "Very welcoming and cosy , Lovely location."

    Reviewed by MikeDec 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 DavidAug 2016

  • "Quarry House is in a beautiful setting with beautiful gardens and the cottage had a lovely homely feel."

    Reviewed by JimJun 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 SusanMay 2016

  • "Quarry House was one if not the best equipped we have ever stayed in."

    Lovely warm, cosy and quiet. Fabulous views made even better by the weather being very kind to us. We only stayed for a couple of days but wished it was longer and will hopefully return in the future. Property owner was friendly and helpful. Dog friendly with the downstairs under floor heating a luxury treat for two tired Border Terriers after a days walking.

    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2016

  • "We could not fault the cottage, it was love at first sight!"

    Reviewed by JoanNov 2015

  • "Everything about our stay at Quarry House was first class."

    The refurbishment was stunning and it was such a lovely area to visit. Our dogs loved the secure garden and the use of the paddock next door was an added bonus. We look forward to returning sometime in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by IanNov 2015

  • "A beautiful cottage in a quiet and rural location."

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2015

  • "We absolutely loved the cottage; it met all of our expectations of a beautiful old cottage with wooden beams, combined with a modern day touch."

    We loved everything but especially the 'Jack and Jill' bathrooms, the comfortable beds and the stunning countryside views. The rural setting was lovely and peaceful yet only a 10 minute drive from Alton Towers for some theme park madness when required.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2015

  • "The house was characterful, beautifully finished and comfortable."

    The gardens were immaculate, not to mention fully enclosed and secure for the dogs, and we were lucky enough to get a couple of warm, sunny days in which to sit out and enjoy it (the hammock was an additional nice touch!) It was in such a beautiful setting on the edge of a really peaceful wooded valley, with endless walks from the door.

    Reviewed by RosieJun 2015

  • "This charming cottage had plenty of outside space."

    It was very well equipped with everything we needed, and more. The bed sheets were really high quality and a real luxury. The location was perfect as a base for exploring local attractions and countryside and the owner of the cottage goes the extra mile to help ensure guests feel welcome and are comfortable.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2015

  • "In beautiful surroundings."

    Accommodating owner and despite living in the house down the lane left us to enjoy our holiday but was available if we needed assistance. The standard of accommodation was excellent and the top quality bedding, towels and kitchen accessories were really appreciated. Thanks for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2015

  • "Quarry House provides a lovely, tranquil base for exploring many beautiful areas of the Peak District."

    The location and Quarry House itself are both perfect. Very pet friendly and exceptionally clean with all mod-cons. Our week spent here went all too quickly but we hope to return before too long. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2015

  • "A great mix of old and tasteful modern conveniences."

    Very thorough and thoughtful owner with regard to the properties cleanliness, décor, and comforts. Had a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by JeffFeb 2015

  • "A beautifully renovated cosy, warm cottage."

    In a great location if you like the quiet countryside.

    Reviewed by KerryFeb 2015

  • "We found our holiday most relaxing, the cottage had everything we needed."

    It was peaceful and quiet, a lovely warm cottage. We would recommend Quarry House to anyone who would like a quiet holiday. Loved the log fire, thank you.

    Reviewed by JacquelineJan 2015

  • "A top quality cosy cottage in a super, peaceful location."

    It was everything as described and more.

    Reviewed by LitaJan 2015

  • "The cottage was sympathetically and tastefully decorated throughout."

    Rooms were spacious and very clean throughout. The location was scenic and remote enough in a peaceful hamlet, but near enough to other local amenities if required. The welcome and exchange in communications with the owner were always very professional and friendly.

    Reviewed by MaryDec 2014

  • "The rural, quiet location."

    Plenty of logs for the fire and the stove lit so easily. The properly fenced garden so that the dog cannot escape. Aga cooking and a very comfortable bed . The choice of dog friendly pubs in the area.

    Reviewed by MartinNov 2014

  • "We liked everything about our stay."

    The owners have thought of it all. Not once did we say "oh if only we had remembered to bring" because if we needed they had already provided it. From dressing gowns and slippers to walking boots. The beds were very comfortable and there were loads of pillows and towels.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2014

  • "Generous welcome from owner."

    Such a peaceful, relaxing location and comfortable house to unwind in. We loved it.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2014

  • "Lovely cottage in a nice area."

    An ideal base to explore the Staffordshire Moorlands.

    Reviewed by MatthewOct 2014

  • "This cottage is in a wonderful setting, very peaceful with lots of good walks without the need to drive."

    The owners are very helpful and friendly. The cottage was immaculate on our arrival. I cannot recommend this cottage too highly; the renovation work is outstanding - retaining character with all the modern conveniences.

    Reviewed by RodSep 2014

  • "The location is stunning and Quarry House sits in an accessible yet secluded setting."

    The owners have thought of everything one might need whilst you are on your holiday. A home away from home.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2014

  • "A wonderful guest house we have stayed in many and this is by far the best."

    Everything we could have needed was here and nothing was too much trouble. Great location. We will hopefully be back. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2014

  • "Comfortable cottage with tasteful and immaculate décor, peaceful and secluded location with easy access to beautiful countryside."

    Friendly welcome from owner. Very happy with the cottage and overall efficient service from Sykes cottages.

    Reviewed by JuliaAug 2014

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage, beautiful gardens, beautiful surroundings."

    Would highly recommend everything about it. We took things we didn't need as they were provided - tea towels, washing up liquid, soap powder, hair dryer. The owner had thought of everything!

    Reviewed by Anne MarieJul 2014

  • "We all loved the cottage."

    It is beautiful on the outside and on the inside it continues to delight with everything you could need for a short break. The location is perfect - quiet and yet very close (5 minutes) to the national park and to Alton Towers (7 minutes) for example. It was important to us that our dog could saunter around the garden without the danger of escape! The property was very well enclosed and so this made us all relax very quickly. Our host, lived very close and was a pleasure to meet. She clearly wanted to make our stay everything it could be! We had a great time and recommend this property in every way.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2014

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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!


  • 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

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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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