Welcome

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.

Living Spaces

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.

Price

At Peak Venues, we understand how tricky it can be organising large group holidays and each and every booking has unique requirements and deserves individual attention. For this reason, we don’t offer on line booking and prices and availability are upon request via email or phone. Contact with an experienced member of our sales team makes sure that you get the property and information that you need to ensure a fantastic stay in any of our venues. Please contact us for more details.

What People Are Saying

Thank you very much, we had a great stay with a wonderful wedding at Thornbridge Hall.

Redfern, Jun 2015

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How To Find Cliff House

By Sat Nav

If you're using satelite navigation to find us you'll need our address, which is Cliff House, Monsal Head, Nr Bakewell, Derbyshire,DE45 1NL.

Guestbook

The following comments are taken from the guestbook we keep for Cliff House. Verbatim.

We had a fantastic weekend. The house is wonderful and all the rooms were perfect. It was great to have such a well stocked kitchen and you have thought of everything one could need to entertain a large group very comfortably. It was also lovely having many ensuites.

Roberts, Sep 2016

We loved the house. It was our favourite yet out of the three we’ve stayed in. The location was just brilliant with the views and walks on the doorstep and it was laid out in a way that really worked for us. I don’t suppose you feel like branching out into the south do you? We love your houses but the drives are a killer!

Fox, Sep 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Cliff House and were amazed by the wonderful views and beautiful house

Holdgate, Aug 2016

We had a thoroughly splendid time.

Hobby, Aug 2016

We had the very best time at Cliff House, it made our weekend perfect.

Dixon, Jul 2016

What a lovely house! It went beyond our expectations. Looking forward to staying with Peak Venues on our next trip.

Rich, Jul 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at Cliff House and Jo the housekeeper was a lovely welcome and farewell for our stay, wish we could have spent a week there!

Schofield, Jul 2016

We had a great time at Cliff House - everything was excellent.

Barry, Jul 2016

We had a fabulous weekend and would like to thank the team for making everything from booking to arrival run so smoothly. The house was beautiful and met all my expectations. Less rain would have been perfect, but thats a British summer for you!

Mould, Jun 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cliff House and, for most of us, our first visit to the glorious Peak District.

Morgan, Jun 2016

Thank you for a lovely stay

Franklin, Jun 2016

Myself, and 25 other ladies, have just spent a wonderful weekend (3/5 June) at Cliff House for a Hen Party Weekend. I'm writing to say how much we enjoyed our stay - the house was beautiful and extremely comfortable. Everyone was very impressed. Lovely big rooms with excellent facilities. Very comfortable beds with beautifully soft, white bed linen - felt very luxurious! The huge kitchen had all the cutlery, crockery and equipment we needed, and more. We went into the garden to drink Prosecco on the Saturday evening and have a picnic on Sunday lunchtime. The stone steps down into the sunken garden may be a problem for some people, but we were fine. I cannot speak highly enough of this beautiful house - and the views are absolutely stunning! The house is ideally situated. Would love to return - fabulous! I shall never forget my daughter's Hen Weekend - and neither will she. Highly recommended!

Daley, Jun 2016

I would like to say we had a lovely time this weekend and were very pleased with the house and the surrounding area.

Engall, May 2016

We had another wonderful family reunion at Cliff House

Reilly, Apr 2016

Thank you, we had a great time at cliff house, it was very comfortable and well appointed and was enjoyed by all. By the end of our stay it really did feel like home.

Mitchell, Apr 2016

We had a lovely time, thank you

Purcell, Apr 2016

Thanks Cliff house was fantastic- we really enjoyed our weekend.

Ruygrok, Apr 2016

Thank you we had a fab time the house is wonderful

Goldstraw, Feb 2016

It is a lovely house in a beautiful location.

Owen, Jan 2016

We had an amazing weekend thank you

Whelan, Nov 2015

Our weekend at Cliff House was wonderful. The house is as beautiful (or even more so) as it looks on the website, every room well furnished and none too small or awkward. Out of our large group, everyone loved it. Also it was a practical house e.g. The kitchen is well stocked, there are good coat hooks etc. It was also nice to get the personal greeting from the housekeeper and to be given her number and reassurance that she was nearby. In the run up to the event all your mails were helpful, and every time we phoned the office we got friendly and helpful service. Also the details in things like the room plans really helped as well as the equipment list: for such big numbers it was good for those catering to really know they would be able to deliver the planned meals unlike in a cottage for less people you could more likely improvise if something was missing.Overall, we are really delighted. We had a great family get together in a beautiful house, that suited both those who wanted to chill out around the house as well as those who wanted outings. Delightful.

Wright, Nov 2015

We had a fantastic weekend at Cliff House on the 13/14/15th November. The house was perfect for the 22 of us, very comfortable and a superb position at Monsal Head. The view from the Master bedroom was amazing. The weather was not great but that didn’t interrupt our enjoyment. We still walked, golfed and visited Chatsworth and Bakewell The kitchen was well equipped with plenty of crockery, cutlery and glasses. We will look at your other properties for a repeat next year

Gray, Nov 2015

Thanks to everybody for preparing the house for our stay. Everything was perfect.

Ramsay, Oct 2015

A huge thank you from all that stayed at Cliff House it was received extremely well. As we do this every year and this was our 10th year, what was noted was how organised the house was. Thank you again and we shall recommend you in the future.

Watson, Sep 2015

I have to say, we had the most amazing time this weekend at Cliff House – it utterly exceeded all expectations, it was an amazing venue, and the weekend could not have gone any better ! There was plenty of space so we didn’t feel like we were on top of each other, and the kitchen was large enough to accommodate everyone for breakfast – at no point did we feel cramped. The split of the living room, plus sofas in the dining room also worked very well – the boys were able to watch the rugby and the girls could sit and chat in separate rooms without cramping each others style !! And the location was amazing – the views were fabulous, and there is the pub up the road where we had tea on Sunday eve before going home, and also made use of the beer garden on Saturday afternoon in the glorious sunshine after our walk. We loved it ! I would like to think I will be back at some point.

Lambert, Sep 2015

We had another wonderful family reunion at Cliff House and will have no hesitation in booking again next year

Reilly, Jun 2015

Thank you very much, we had a great stay with a wonderful wedding at Thornbridge Hall.

Redfern, Jun 2015

We had an amazing weekend thank you for letting us stay, everything was perfect.

Vekaria, Jun 2015

Good morning, I just write to give some feedback about our stay at the Cliff House between the 13th of May and the 18th of May. Everything went well and everyone in the group really appreciated the place. The landlord was very friendly and helpful during our stay. The information you gave us about walking trips around the house and the activities available was also very helpful. In particular, we went to Go Karting and horse-riding (Tissington Trekking Centre). I also would like to acknowledge that we had food catered by Strand Fine Catering and they did a very good job. They were very friendly, punctual, organised, and the food was very good. Thank you very much for helping me regarding the accommodation and for providing a lot of information.

Celine, May 2015

We had an amazing time. Everyone said how comfortable they were and how lovely the rooms were. En-suites, fabulous, Lovely and warm

Hearnshaw, Apr 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Cliff House at the weekend. Everyone was very impressed with the standard of finish and the space the house offered to such a large group. The setting is beautiful and was ideal for us going to Wildparkderbyshire and Alton Towers. Yourselves and Katie have been great to deal with, very informative, organised and prompt. It's been a pleasure to use your company, I'm already recommending you to friends and hope to use you myself in the future. Thanks again,

Aitchinson, Feb 2015

I have already put my review on Trip Advsior (5 stars) loved the house and the surrounding area. The whole booking process has been so easy and it was a pleasure dealing with you, will definitely be using you again.

Higgs, Dec 2014

Dear Justin and the team at Peak Venues, We had a brilliant weekend at Cliff House, and the venue was loved by everyone in my group. Thank you to all of your team for sorting the weekend out for us and making sure that the house was set up as we needed. It was a perfect venue.Thanks ever so much again.

Lacey, Dec 2014

I just wanted to let you know we had an absolutely fantastic time in Cliff House last weekend. It is a beautiful house, totally fit for purpose. The kids loved running round it which meant the adults were free to be adulty! I would love to return at some point in the future. We'll have to find another occasion. I thought the communication and helpfulness from Peak Venues staff was excellent and very friendly.

Robinson, Nov 2014

We had a BRILLIANT weekend! One of the best ever and we have been having our gathering for 14 years! The house exceeded expectations as I said, the photos did not do justice to the size of it and how well it all flowed. A really happy party. The kitchen was much better equipped than many we have stayed at....only thing I would say is a much bigger stash of tea towels for drying up would have been great as we got through them so quickly! Look forward to hearing from you, all v best wishes Kate

Croft, Oct 2014

Justin and staff, our family had a fantastic three days at Cliff House 19th September 2014. The house was perfect and the walk on the Monsal trail was brilliant. Everybody was catered for and the kitchen facilities were ideal for such a large group. Thank you and your staff for such attention to detail, advising us on walks to take and pubs to visit, also for making our stay so relaxed and trouble free. We will look at your other venues for next year. Kind regards Ramsay family

Ramsay, Sep 2014

I would like to say on behalf of our company we had a wonderful time at Cliff House and would highly recommend it to all parties looking for a venue with high standards and great value for money. The location was amazing with such beautiful sites including the dairy cows next door.

Rose, Sep 2014

I can't thank you all and your whole team's efforts enough (including cleaners, gardener and Rachel). Cliff House is a fantastic facility in a fabulous location and was absolutely spot on perfect for our four day long big six-ohhh family and friends celebration. We had the best possible time, self-catering for 30 people from age 4 (best hide and seek ever) to 70 (led the impromptu morning Tai Chi sessions on the lawn). Some drove, some arrived by train or by train and bike along the trail. Fantastic location for pootlers, walkers, sight-seers (Haddon, Hardwick, and Chatsworth all visited) road cyclists and off-road cyclists. Even the weather was good to us. Monsal Dale is fabulous - spotting orchids and watching dippers feeding their young by the waterfall was a rare treat for some of the city folk. The houses are beautifully set-up and immaculately clean. Opening the kitchen cupboards and finding a wealth of clean shiny plates, glasses, cups, cutlery and cooking implements is such a mood setter. Having Waitrose turn up early and be let in before we arrived and off-load the biggest food-shop ever into the fridge and onto the tables just set the scene for a series of formal dinners and informal breakfasts and lunches. Having sufficient tables and cloths for a sit down meal of thirty was fab. And even the egg-cups served as tea-light holders to provide candle lit meals From the first day I contacted you until now your email chasing me so you can pay back the deposit it has been the very best experience

Bloom, Apr 2014

The house is very well setup for that number of people and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. If the opportunity presents itself we would use Cliff House or another of your properties again. We also had the food from Scoff on Saturday night, it was fantastic. Thank you for all the information and details provided to me beforehand.

Carter, Mar 2014

We had a fabulous weekend at Cliff House thank you very much. What an amazing place and the most incredible views - we couldn't believe our luck! Sunday lunch at the Royal Oak was great as well. Many thanks also for your help retrieving my niece's teddy!

Ridout, Feb 2014

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

This is the second time I have rented a house from Peak Venues and I wasn't disappointed. We were a group of 21 friends travelling from all parts of the country to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday. The accommodation perfectly suits big groups who want to cook, eat and socialise together. The house is beautifully and tastefully decorated feeling luxurious yet practical. The kitchen is kitted out to cook easily for 20 plus people and the dinning area allowed us to eat comfortably together. The house is located in a beautiful part of the country, well placed for walks, fantastic real ale pubs and pubs that serve a great Sunday lunch. It is a pleasure to book with Peak Venues, always efficiently responding to emails, responding to queries and offering useful advice. Their customer service goes above and beyond. I would not hesitate to book Thornbridge Manor or any house owned by Peak Venues again. IN fact this would be the first place I would go to to find a big house for a big group wanting to enjoy a weekend away.

McKenna, Nov 2013

I'm not really sure where to start. The whole weekend was perfect. We had a group of 28 friends, all adults. 20 in the main house and 8 in the cottage next door.The propert(ies) are in their own grounds, with a lovely little garden area set out with tables and chairs. The first thing that strikes you as you enter in the sheer size, lovely high ceiling and lots of space. The main room is set out as a lounge and dining area, there is also a separate lounge with tv and a lovely kitchen at the back. The kitchen was very well equipped in terms of equipment, nice large cooker and work tops, loads of crockery, glasses and cutlery. There was 28, of us, 14 couples, and we never ran out of anything. The bedrooms in the main house are well presented, clean and have stunning views. There are a mixture of types of room, some suitable for families of 4 etc. Most of the rooms are en-suite, some had showers and a couple with baths, not just ordinary baths but beautiful standalone baths. The main master suite on the top floor overlooking the viaduct and down the dale was simply stunning, and the views are on par with the best views I've ever seen (and I've travelled to a lot of countries globally!). The cottage next door had three nicely presented bedrooms, beautiful luxurious bathroom with large shower and standalone bath and the open plan lounge/kitchen worked well, although we tended to spend time in the main house. We had caterers in for the Saturday night and all we had to do was set up the tables in the format we wanted. There was two big wooden tables and additional fold up tables that we could use and we managed to get 28 people all seated at the same time with space for the waitresses to get around. This was one of the highlights of the weekend. The actual location could not be faltered, across the road is the Monsal Trail and enough walking to keep the most ardent rambler happy. We were a bunch of friends who don't mind a walk if there is a pub at the end of it, so not serious walkers, but for each walk we went on we either ended at a pub (across the road or another around the corner and down the lane) or we selected a route where there was pub half way round. Would be back there in a shot and would thoroughly recommend. Simply perfect

Cubley, Oct 2013

Firstly we would like to say thank-you, what a great weekend we spent at Cliff House, it was the perfect location for my 40th birthday celebration with our friends and all the kids. Everyone loved the house and we managed to at least start our mini-festival themed party with a bbq in the garden on Saturday night before the rain came down! The thing I love most about the house is the way it is so beautifully styled throughout, yet instantly relaxing as you walk through the door, it had this effect on everyone! We cant think of any suggestions for improvement for Cliff House, everything we needed was provided, my mum suggested a zip wire from the house to the viaduct would be handy, not sure how she'd get back up though? :-) We'll certainly be looking at your group of properties for future events and several of our party will be looking at options themselves am sure. It's opened up our eyes to the beauty of the Peak District and how close we are.

Wright, Aug 2013

Firstly let me say the family loved the house and its location. We tend to move round the country with our annual family holidays but we shall certainly keep you on the list for a revisit. The beds were great, everyone was telling us how comfortable they were. Loved the flexibility that the various rooms allowed. Bathrooms were a wow! Thanks for a great holiday and please thank the staff who looked after us both in arranging the booking and during our stay.

Higgins, Aug 2013

We had a wonderful time at cliff house this weekend, and couldn't fault the property at all. We do a reunion weekend every year and everyone agreed this was our best one to date, so am sure we will be back. I have also passed the details to another friend who is looking to arrange a family weekend, so hopefully they'll come your way too.

Roy, Jul 2013

I would just like to thank you all so much for a wonderful stay in Cliff House. We all had a fabulous time and were so impressed with the house, location and all of the facilities provided. You have been extremely helpful with all the arrangements, very accommodating and made it an incredibly stress/hassle free team event to organise. We will definitely be using Cliff House again and recommending it to other friends/colleagues - everyone was really taken aback by how lovely the house was (and the idyllic location!). Thank you so much once again Store Development, Argos

Argos Store Development, Jun 2013

We had an absolutely fabulous time and all of the group have all said how fantastic the place was and what a lovely holiday it was. We may well be back next year some time! Your other larger property at Thornbridge looks great and we may enquire later in the year. We absolutely loved it, the kitchen is especially well equipped for a large group and we thoroughly enjoyed catering for ourselves. We had www.thedinnerpartycompany.com cater for us on the Saturday night and they were superb and very reasonable cost-wise.

Pearson, Apr 2013

We spent a weekend at Cliff House for my sister's hen weekend. We were 20 girls who had planned a classy weekend away and Cliff House fitted the bill perfectly. Every part of the experience was fantastic, from making the initial enquiry, the helpfulness of the owners throughout the planning (every one of my silly questions were answered so efficiently) to the arrival, the stay and even the departure (when Justin helped us start our car). The house is amazing, so spacious and fully equipped for every eventuality (there were no waiting lines for bathrooms and we were able to make cocktails and a 3 course meal effortlessly). To top it all off, the location and views are fantastic. I would not hesitate to recommend Cliff House and will be booking one of their other houses in the autumn for my husbands 40th.

Geri, Mar 2013

Thank you so much for letting us stay at Cliff House, we all really enjoyed it and everyone congratulated me for finding such a lovely place to stay. I will try my best to find time to leave you a full review and I would love to return again in the future!

Beard, Mar 2013

We had a fantastic time at cliff house (everyone raved about it) and wouldn't hesitate to recommend both the house and your support both before and during the weekend

Mckenna, Mar 2013

Thank you SO much for letting us stay in your beautiful house! We loved it and my whole family are thinking of trying to come again later in the year. It is the nicest house ever - I will be writing a review of it on trip advisor for sure. The cottage was also beautiful and everyone wanted to stay longer.

Martin, Mar 2013

I am sorry that we did not get to meet in the end but I can say that we had a truly wonderful weekend. The house was stunning and had everything we needed. The snow, once we were all there safely gave us a magical setting and a lovely walk on the Saturday. Just to let you know Park Pantry and Gourmet Express were both superb in their help and food provided. Top recommendations thank you.

Fenn, Jan 2013

Hey, we had a fabulous weekend, the house was excellent and the location brilliant. Thanks for making it possible.

Porter, Jan 2013

We are a group of 20 friends who have just returned from a fantastic weekend at Cliffhouse. I have never written a review before, but felt compelled to write, as the House was perfect, with its beautiful decor, fixtures and fittings and amazing views. We enjoyed the Monsal Trail, and the refreshments afterwards, with great pubs within walking distance. We had a lovely meal in the White Lion, which I would highly recommend. Thanks to Justin for being really friendly and helpful with our arrangements. We have had several such gatherings in recent years, but all agreed this was the nicest so far. Our next gathering will have a lot to live up to!!

O'Connor, Nov 2012

Just to thank you for your part in the organisation of hiring Cliff House. We all had an amazing time, everyone was so thrilled with the location, the house, the amenities. We couldn't have chosen a more perfect location.

Cakaunitabua, Oct 2012

We really enjoyed our visit to Cliff House and all our friends and family who visited also thought it was a great place. It was particularly helpful to be able to deliver our food and luggage on the Thursday afternoon before our stay on the Friday afternoon and to be able to let ourselves and family in on the Friday immediately following our wedding ceremony so thank you for the flexibility.

Brace, Oct 2012

Many thanks again for such a fantastic weekend and for your warm welcome to Cliff House. We all had such an amazing time, the place really made my 30th birthday that extra special and will be something I will remember for a long time. The place is absolutely gorgeous and I’ll definitely be recommending it too all my friends for weekend dates, Hen does or family gatherings.

Birchall, Sep 2012

Thanks for your effort in coordinating our stay at Cliff House. We had fantastic time and everybody still talking about how good the venue is and the rooms and facilities were up to scratch.Thanks again for your help, we have left Cliff house with many things to reminisce about

Akrawi, Aug 2012

We had an absolutely brilliant time at Cliff House and everybody commented on how wonderful a property it is. It was the perfect place for a small-medium celebration/family get together and I would recommend it wholeheartedly to anybody looking for something similar. The high standard of the bathrooms/kitchen and the beautiful décor of all the rooms makes it somewhere really special to stay. In addition, each of you who I've had interaction with have been so helpful and we really couldn't have asked for anything more leading up to or during our stay.

Moody, Aug 2012

What an amazing weekend,we could have not have asked for anything more perfect!

Wong, Jul 2012

I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you. We had a lovely time at the Cliff House. It was really beautiful and everything was perfect. We even got sunshine for our BBQ!!! We will definitely recommend you to our friends and colleagues and we are already looking at dates we can use your venues in the next few months.

Johnston, Jul 2012

I just wanted to write to you to say thank you for letting us rent the house at the weekend. We had a fabulous time and made loads of new memories, ready to be relived at the wedding at the end of August!

O'Brien, Jul 2012

We had a wonderful stay at Cliff House. The house and surroundings were beautiful with a wonderful selection of kitchen equipment and luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms, more than sufficient to serve our large party of 28. I would gladly recommend the house to anyone. Thank you very much.

Charlton, Jun 2012

We had a fantastic time at Cliff House it was perfect for my hen weekend everyone commented on what a fabulous place it was. Thank you

Durkan, May 2012

The house was comfortable and spacious, well equipped and with good quality facilities, and we all thought it was a really good venue for a family gathering with such fantastic countryside, with a range of walks literally on our doorstep and a variety of venues in easy reach, including Edale and Buxton railway stations for public transport access. The views from the house are spectacular! We found Supermarket delivery on arrival was easily arranged, there is a local well stocked shop in Ashford which can be reached by foot paths or road, with Bakewell in easy reach for a wider range of shops.Great sized house and the views were incredible. Kitchen area particularly well designed for a large group of people, the bedrooms all very roomy and beds extremely comfortable. Location good - plenty of pubs!

Glennon, Apr 2012

I have just returned from a 3 night stay at Cliff House. I don't normally write reviews but felt compelled this time! I’ve been on big group weekends away in the Peak District many times but nothing comes close to this experience. The location is really quite unbelievable. The views from the top floors of the property are breathtaking as if you are looking at real life postcards. The property itself is huge with so many rooms and corridors it is quite easy to get lost! The fixtures and fittings in the bathrooms are the same standard as a 5* hotel and the kitchen is a marvel. A real joy to cook in for a large group. The local pubs are great too and 4 are really close. We particularly loved the Packhorse who now in homage to our visit have added a cocktail repertoire! Our group of 18 had such a good time and we were all appreciative of all the additional effort the owner, Justin, put in to may us all feel extremely welcome. I don’t think there will be anywhere else on the shortlist for the 2013 university reunion.

Aiken, Apr 2012

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The Finer Details

WHAT TO EXPECT

A basic weekend supply of the following essentials are supplied (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):
  • Hand soap
  • Shower Gel
  • Loo rolls (1 x on the holder and 1 spare per bathroom)
  • Bin bags
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film & kitchen foil
  • 5 x dishwasher tablets
  • 2 x tea towels
  • 1 x dish cloth
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Store cupboard essentials – a basic supply of tea, coffee, sugar and salt and pepper.
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Wifi

USEFUL INFORMATION

  • 3 x travel cot (if requested - please supply your own cot linen)
  • 3 x high chairs (if requested)
  • Hair dryer (if requested)
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - Bath towel for each guest & hand towels in the bathrooms
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Washing machine and separate tumble dryer located in the cottage
  • TV with free view and dvd player in the main lounge and first floor sitting room/landing (open plan bedroom 11)
  • TV with free view in the master bedroom (bedroom 10 in the main house)
  • 1 x Ipod docking station
  • The cottage is located in a separate building a few metres from the main house. There is a basic kitchen with a fridge, small oven and hob, and tea/coffee making facilities. No formal dining space. Living area with a couple of sofas and TV with free sat and DVD player
  • All TV’S have HDMI facility, but guests do need to bring their own HDMI
  • Games room is located in the cottage on site a few metres from the main house with Pool table and sofa area.
  • On line deliveries welcome but please make sure that you have booked the slot to arrive after you have checked in as there are no staff on site to accept your delivery. Location and address is on the directions page

COOKING AND DINING

Any kitchen items that are absolutely vital for your stay, please check with us before your visit to ensure that it is at the property (as things do sometimes get broken).
  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • 1 x microwave
  • Double oven with 3 shelves – 31cm wide, 40 cm depth measured from the front to the back, 1 grill, 6 hobs (some induction) and 1 square warming zone.
  • Large American fridge/freezer
  • 2 x Double toaster
  • 2/3 cafetieres
  • 2 x Kettle
  • Hand blender
  • Food Processor
  • 1 x Dishwasher
  • Breakfast bar with stools
  • Extra dining table and chairs in the kitchen with 8 chairs
  • Main dining room can seat up to 30 ( 2 trestle tables are provided with extra chairs located around the house)

OUTSIDE

  • Large oil drum BBQ – please bring your own coal
  • Garden furniture
  • Private sunken lawned garden with amazing views and patio with children’s play house.
  • Great access to Monsal Dale opposite the house
  • If using the garden during the evening please be inside by 10pm so as not to disturb the neighbours

    HOUSE RESTRICTIONS

    • Dogs welcome if requested at the time of booking
    • No fireworks due to nearby live stock
    • Large double gates provide a secure grounds if closed
    • Note that the log burner on the photos is for decoration only and not in use

    LOCATION

    • The postcode is DE45 1NL
    • The nearest town is Bakewell is 3 miles away
    • The nearest village is Great Longstone approx 1 mile away with a village shop and 3 pubs
    • Close the village of Ashford in the Water approx. 1.4 miles away
    • The nearest pub is The Monsal Head Stable Bar (100m) and The Pack Horse (5 mins walk)
    • Parking for 10 cars (behind each other) on the drive. More on road parking nearby

    BOOKING AND PAYMENT PROCESS

    • We ask for a 25% deposit to confirm a booking
    • The balance is due 10 weeks prior to arrival
    • Full payment is due upon booking if it is booked with 10 weeks prior to arrival
    • A cautionary damage deposit of £500 is held and returned after your stay

    ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

    • Check in 3pm or after
    • Check out is by 10am prompt