Cliff House Sleeps 32
Large, luxury, boutique style self-catering Victorian Residence, situated at the top of Monsal Head, overlooking the famous Monsal Dale views. Set in the heart of England and it's beautiful countryside, perfect for large groups, sleeping from 20 - 32 people.
Sitting prominently at the top of the headland overlooking Monsal Dale, Cliff House has one of the best unrivaled position in The Peak District. You will be blown away by the breath taking 360 degree panoramic views the property has to offer.
A fabulous boutique Victorian residence for large groups of up to 32 ideal for hosting a large social gathering in luxury surroundings. There is so much communal space for you to enjoy, Cliff House has a glamorous feel with high ceilings, chandeliers in the dining room and endless space, yet in a beautiful country setting. Enjoying some of the finest walking and cycling The Peaks has to offer, there are thirteen beautifully designed bedrooms with many en suites. Ten large bedrooms are within the main house with a further three in the cottage on site which doubles up as a games room with pool table.
Step outside the front door and you can drop down into Monsal Dale, within minutes you are standing on the viaduct with the River Wye meandering through the valley below. You can walk across the fields to the picture postcard villages of Great Longstone and Ashford in the Water both served with several popular Derbyshire pubs.
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
This magnificent ten bedroomed Victorian residence has recently been refurbished to an incredibly high standard with a mix of traditional features and contemporary style. The three storeys are deceptively spacious and stylish, wide staircases sweep guests between floors. The copious corridors and landings may confuse adults but children find them exciting to explore! Most bedrooms are on the large side with luxurious en-suites to complement and can offer total flexibility with the ability to be set up as doubles or twins depending on your needs. The master suite on the top floor (with the most incredible views over Monsal Dale) can sleep up to 5 people and three other rooms have extra bunk beds/twin beds with the ability to sleep up to 4 guests.
Right next door on site is a fully equipped cottage on site with another 3 good sized bedrooms which can be made into doubles or twins.
Cooking & Dining
The extremely spacious dining room is both classy and functional with large bay windows to one end providing a light and airy feel. The decor of Victorian style panelled walls with traditional oak floors and the chandeliers give the room a grand charm. You can dine and seat up to 30 guests for dinner (more tables can be added than those shown in the photos - tables square and long tessellate provided to suit every need). At the bay windowed end of the room there is a further seating area perfect for socialising in comfort after your meal with relaxing luxurious sofas and chairs.
Cliff house has a huge, fabulously designed bespoke farmhouse kitchen. Finished to the highest spec with under floor heating to take the chill away in the morning, Quartz worktops and breakfast bar, double induction Stoves Range Cooker, large Fisher and Pykel American style fridge with freezer drawer, pantry and everything else you may need to cater for a large group of people. At the far end of the kitchen is a further dining area, perfect for lazy breakfasts and late suppers.
Whether you wish to cook for yourselves or use one of our many highly recommended outside catering contacts everything you or they will need to put on a meal to remember is provided.
You enter the property in style via a large entrance hall with original Minton floor tiles and a sweeping stair case. To your left double doors open into the vast dining room and on the right is a gorgeous, sumptuous lounge decorated with luxury wallpaper and with the warmth of under floor heating. It houses deep comfy velvet sofas making this a wonderful place to spend a relaxing evening. There is Freeview and dvd.
Also on the ground floor is a coat and boot room to hang and store all your outdoor gear and muddy boots. This also doubles as a drinks and glassware store in case you are planning a tipple or two whilst on your stay. Next to the cloakroom and just off the kitchen is a downstairs WC with under floor heating.
Outside and what's near?
Steps lead down to a recently landscaped private garden with lawn and patio area which enjoys far reaching views of Longstone Edge. Clever landscaping protects the garden from breezes and a pergola welcomes al fresco barbecues, drinks on the lawn or just enjoying some fresh country air. There are two alternative seating areas, a children's play house and a plenty of parking for around 10-12 cars (roadside parking nearby if more required).
You are literally a stones throw away from The Monsal Trail which can take you all the way off road by foot or bicycle to Bakewell or Buxton. Alternatively, off the beaten path down into Monsal Dale and head off on foot in whatever direction takes your fancy with access to the most incredible walks and dramatic landscape the Peak District has to offer right from your door step.
Cliff House also has an enviable location when it comes to being within walking distance from not just one but a selection of really good, heart-warming traditional pubs. This includes the local's favourite The Pack Horse in Little Longstone (5 minutes walk!), The White Lion in Great Longstone, and the Bulls Head in Ashford In The Water. Less than a minutes walk away, you will find The Monsal Head Hotel with the traditional Stable Bar and fantastic outside seating area looking north westerly down into Monsal Dale.
A short drive away are the most amazing of Peak District treats for you to enjoy - Bakewell (5 minutes), Chatsworth House (10 mins), Haddon Hall (10 minutes), historic spa town of Buxton (15 minutes) to name just a few.
Peak Venues does not provide an online booking service because we believe for large group bookings contact with an experienced member of our team ensures that you get the property and information that you need to ensure a fantastic stay in any of our venues. Prices and availability are available on request via email or phone. Please contact us for more details.
What People Are Saying
I just wanted to say that we had a fantastic time at Cliff House. It was a perfect venue for holding a meeting; so much more effective and positive than being cooped up in a hotel for 2 days! Being in a house together made the meeting feel less formal so, after a walk on the Monsal Trail, the team were relaxed and ready to participate. The room was excellent for holding a meeting in, so much natural light and feeling of grandeur! Opening the cupboard meant there was no need for a projector screen so makes it less cluttered and again less formal. In the evening we went to The Packhorse (as you suggested). The food and beer were great and then we all headed back to the house where the kitchen was more than big enough to socialise in together (rather than being back in the main room where we’d been all day). One of the other UK divisional managers has already said he will book with you too for his meeting and we will continue to spread the word throughout the company. I also took your advice and went for a run early in the morning on the Monsal Trail. It was a bit spooky running through the unlit tunnels when my head torch just reflected back on the fog! We’ll be back, loved it
Anonymous Corporate Review, Jan 2014