Roslyn HouseSleeps 10

Spacious Five Bedroomed Family House Walking Distance to Bakewell


  • Stunning, spacious five bedroomed residence which occupies a prominent position within the stunning Peak District National Park.
  • Perfectly located within a mile (easy walking distance) of the famous market town of Bakewell
  • A short walk through fields by the meandering River Wye to the picture postcard village of Ashford in the Water which is served by two well respected pubs.
  • Beautifully presented and perfect for families and mixed groups of 10-12 guests.
  • Decorated in a modern style which has created a large, light and extremely luxurious house, with an eclectic mix and a special blend of contemporary furnishings.
  • Ideally located to visit two of Derbyshire's most prestigious stately homes, Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.

Downstairs hallway to stairs
Front view of Roslyn House
Interior Decor
Tiered garden area

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Shared family bathroom for bedrooms 1,2 & 4
Bedroom 3- Master bedroom with king-size bed & ensuite
Bedroom 5 with ensuite

This family friendly property can sleep up to 12 guests, there are 5 stylishly decorated bedrooms and high quality linen and towels are provided.

The bedroom layout is as follows:

  • Bedroom 1 - King size double or twin with use of family bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 - King size double or twin with use of family bathroom
  • Bedroom 3 - King size double with en suite shower room
  • Bedroom 4 - King size double or twin with use of family bathroom
  • Bedroom 5 - King size double or twin with en suite shower room.
  • On the ground floor there is also the option of a sofa bed (sleeps 2) being made up in the second sitting room.

There is one large luxurious family bathroom with marble tiling and a large oval bath with shower attachment and two beautiful en suite shower rooms. There is also a downstairs WC.

Please click here for the bedroom layout.

Cooking and Dining

There is a superb dining kitchen fitted with modern beech units and granite work surfaces. It is fully stocked with all the equipment you need to enjoy a self catered group holiday with the added comfort of an integrated dishwasher, washing machine, American style fridge freezer with ice maker and a microwave. There is a Range master stove, with double ovens and five ring gas hob. In the dining area there is a large table and seating for more informal meals.

For alfresco dining, you can step out through the double French doors onto an elevated decked terrace with contemporary glass screening to provide outdoor seating and views to the rear over looking the enclosed garden and woodland beyond.

For more formal meals, you can enjoy dining together in the separate dining room with a table and seating that can accommodate all guests together.

Please click here for the finer details of what to expect at the property.

Dining for up to 12 guests
Super fully equipped kitchen
Interior Decor
American-style fridge/freezer

Living Space

Main lounge area- comfortable seating for 10
Large stunning lounge
Downstairs hallway

On entering the property, you are met with an impressive 18ft reception hallway which forms the centre of the house, furnished with black slate flooring and a beautiful oak staircase. Tucked away in the corner is a useful downstairs cloakroom/WC and space to store muddy boots and hang coats.

Certainly the most striking feature of Roslyn House is the sophisticated 22ft lounge which provides masses of comfortable space for guest to relax in. After a day exploring The Peaks, you can relax in the vast room with the warmth of an open fire creating a cosy atmosphere (please supply your own logs and coal). The lounge is equipped with a quality LCD TV and sound system. There are French doors opening onto the decked terrace at the rear of the house.

There is an additional TV room/sitting room, again equipped with a quality LCD TV, sofa bed ( allowing the option for extra one/two guests on a sofa bed) and comfortable seating. This room also works well as a play room for families too.

Please click here for the floorplans of the property.

Garden and Outdoor Space

Outside to the rear of the property is a mature garden with lawn and flowering borders surrounded by low fencing and hedges (not really suitable for ball games!). Tucked away in the corner is a further decked area with outside seating (in addition to the terrace) and BBQ facilities (please bring your own charcoal.)

To the side of the house is another grassed area with garden seating.  Secure storage under house provides a lockable cellar with space for up to 10 bikes. To the front is a driveway with private parking for 4 cars.

Due to it's residential location Roslyn House is not suitable for hen and stag groups - we have plenty of other properties we can recommend!

Seating area at bottom of garden
Balcony style decking area with BBQ to the rear
Rear View of Roslyn House

The Peak District and Surrounding Area

Walking distance to the centre of Bakewell
The Monsal Trail and Hassop Station is close by
View over  the nearby Monsal Head

You are literally a short drive away from the most amazing of Peak District treats for you to enjoy - Bakewell (2 minutes), Chatsworth House (10 minutes), Haddon Hall (10 minutes) and the historic spa town of Buxton (20 minutes) to name just a few.

From Bakewell you can jump onto The Monsal Trail which can take you all the way off road by foot or bicycle to Buxton with lovely cafes to stop off on the way. Alternatively, 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.

Click here for our recommendations to help you plan your stay.

How To Find Us


Please note that the postcode does not take you to the property but to Vernon Green which is the next road on towards Ashford in the Water. Roslyn House is just set back on the main road (A6 that runs between Buxton and Bakewell) between the roads of Vernon Green and Lakeside. Please make sure your guests are aware of this before they travel to help them find the property

The address of Roslyn House is:

Buxton Road, Derbyshire, DE45 1GL

Approx GPS coordinates of the property are:53.218801, -1.690198

Directions to Roslyn House by car from Bakewell (approx. 2 mins):

  • Follow signs to the A6 (Buxton Road)- continue along this for 0.6 miles
  • You will go past Deepdale Business park on your left
  • Very shortly after there will be a road called Lakeside on your right
  • Roslyn House is approx. 100m on the right after Lakeside and just before Vernon Green (also on the right handside)
  • There will be a sign by the door ‘Roslyn House’
  • You have arrived at Roslyn House!

Directions to Roslyn House by car from Buxton (approx. 20 minutes):

  • Follow signs to the A6- continue along this for 10.8 miles
  • There will be a road called ‘Vernon Green’ on your left, Roslyn House is straight after this (on the corner) on the left handside
  • If you get to a road called ‘Lakeside’ on your left or ‘Deepdale Business Park’ on your right you have gone too far.
  • There will be a sign by the door ‘Roslyn House’
  • You have arrived at Roslyn House!


  • Please note, when parking at Roslyn House, please use the driveway provided (fits up to 5 cars if parked close together)
  • If you choose to park on Vernon Green, please do not park at the top near the junction, this makes it extremely difficult for other users of that road- if you follow Vernon Green further down there is space to park which will be less of a inconvenience to other motorists/residents.
  • If you choose to park on Lakeside, please do not park on the grass verge or the top of the junction.

Floor Plans

To view or download the floorplan for this property click here.

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

Baxter stayed in March '18

Walters stayed in October '17

Marwick stayed in July '17

Townsley stayed in June '17

Hollins stayed in May '17

Hawley stayed in April '17

Maghazachi stayed in April '17

Doran stayed in March '17

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Handa stayed in March '17

Singleton stayed in February '17

Thornton stayed in February '17

Hammond stayed in January '17

Booth stayed in November '16

Byfield stayed in October '16

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Gibson stayed in September '16

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Mantel stayed in August '16

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Hill stayed in October '15

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Byrne stayed in June '15

May stayed in September '14

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Your Stay At Roslyn House

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby


  • The Manners, Bakewell - Gastro pub with great food and a family friendly beer garden in the heart of Bakewell
  • The Royal Oak, Hurdlow   - Our award winning pub offers open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great homemade pub food’ as it should be. We can happily cater for groups. Please call to make a reservation or just pop in.
  • The Bull, Ashford in the Water - Traditional Robinsons small character pub serving great food in a lovely Derbyshire village with the River Wye flowing through the heart of it. Within walking distance of Roslyn House. Lovely cosy fire in the winter months.
  • The Ashford Arms, Ashford in the Water - Again within walking distance from the property a great traditional village pub serving food.
  • The Packhorse, Little Longstone - Lovely historic character features in this compact pub – promotes itself with ‘Walkers and Muddy boots welcome.’ It is worth booking a table for a group as it is popular with the locals.
  • The White Lion, Great Longstone - Recently refurbished gastro pub situated in the pretty village of Great Longstone.
  • Monsal Head Hotel and Stable Bar, Monsal Head - This place has a great viewing area and is a fabulous place to rest and enjoy a pint in the old Stable Barn when walking along the Monsal Trail.
  • Devonshire Arms at Beeley - Set on the Chatsworth Estate, The Devonshire Arms is one of those picturesque country inns at the heart of village life. It offers the charm and character of an historic inn with a contemporary twist! The Brasserie is modern, bright and relaxing while the Inn is cosy and inviting.
  • The Red Lion at Litton - Nestled on the green in the picturesque village of Litton, The Red Lion is one of a very few unspoilt traditional Peak District pubs. This historic inn combines character & quality in a way that is rare
     in modern pubs.
  • The Bull’s Head, Monyash - A traditional pub located in the heart of Monyash, serving good pub food. Popular with families and walkers.
  • The Barrel Inn, Bretton - Charming traditional pub with amazing views across the Peak District.


  • Pointing Dog & Duck, Bakewell - Great location by the river in Bakewell for an upmarket family friendly Italian Restaurant – Homemade pizzas and pasta are both excellent. Serves both lunch and dinner.
  • PieDaniels, Bakewell - A fine French restaurant and cafe bar in the heart of Bakewell offering a selection of fine French & English cuisine.
  • Rajas Indian Restaurant, Bakewell - A great Indian restaurant located in the Bridge House just on the edge of the famous Bakewell Bridge. They also do take-aways.
  • Juniper, Bakewell - Gin bar with a great pizza menu in the centre of Bakewell. They also do take-away pizza.
  • Hassop Hall, Hassop - Set in beautiful gardens and rolling parkland, the hotel and restaurant offers you a retreat where you can relax and enjoy the comforts offered in this family run establishment.


  • Aisseford Tea Room, Ashford in the Water - Pretty village tea room with lots of outdoor seating.
  • The Bean and Bag, Bakewell - Family run café in the heart of Bakewell
    offering locally sourced freshly prepared meals, cakes and scones.
  • The Upstairs Café, Bakewell - A nice child –friendly café located in the centre of Bakewell.
  • LavenderTea Rooms, Bakewell - A lovely quaint tea room, hidden in the corner of Hebden court, the charming décor includes vintage memorabilia and there’s outside seating in the sheltered courtyard. A great place for afternoon tea.
  • Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop Cafe - Located around the back of the award-winning farm shop is this great cafe serving local produce with amazing views over the estate.
  • Hassop Station Café & Bookshop - A new family friendly cafe with outdoor covered seating and play, with a focus on food, family & fresh air. Enjoy brunch, lunch or afternoon tea on the terrace on the renown Monsal Trail or in the newly refurbished station building.
  • Hobbs Café, Monsal Head Hotel, Monsal Head - Situated at Monsal Head this cosy café offers great views and serves locally made ice cream.
  • The Old Smithy Café, Monyash - Rustic! Famous for its breakfast featured in the Top 50 Breakfast Book in the country. Character décor, open year round – walkers and bikers welcome. Also serves lunch daily with dinner on certain days.

Fresh Delivered Meals and Take-Aways

  • Sauced Here- fantastic selection of home made prepared meals from local chef/cooks - great for large groups. They also provide a full basket of groceries from local producers that can replace a supermarket delivery
  • Scoff - Delicious, home-cooked food, delivered to you in the Peak District
  • Bakewell Fish and Chip Shop
  • Rajas Indian Restaurant
  • Bamboo Cottage (Chinese)
  • Juniper (Take-away pizza)
    Pointing Dog & Duck, (Take-away pizza)
  • Hope Valley Pizza Co - Take away pizza with free delivery
  • Maazi -Sumptuous Indian meal or buffet delivered to your door. Numerous catering options and can also provide waiting on staff and even take away the washing up.

Our Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby

1. Spend a day exploring the historic market town of Bakewell

Bakewell is the largest town within the Peak District National Park and is a hub of activity. Market day is on a Monday and as well as a large range of stalls there is also an agricultural market which is definitely worth a look around as it offers a great insight todays farming community. The town also hosts a craft and gift fair every weekend in Brigade town hall. The Bakewell Old House Museum occupies one of the oldest buildings in Bakewell and dates back to 1543, it provides a fascinating  glimpse into the towns past and is very interesting and informative with lots to appeal to all ages.Obviously no trip to Bakewell would be complete without sampling an original Bakewell pudding. The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop claims to have the old the original recipe and still makes the puddings by hand from the secret recipe.

Click here for a link to further information on Bakewell.

2. Cycle or Walk the Monsal Trail

With the Monsal Trial close by  it would be rude not to take the opportunity  to cycle/walk along this old Midland Railway line which runs from Bakewell right up to Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale. The trail offers 8.5 miles of traffic free and mud free cycling/walking and with the recently reopened tunnels offers one of the most spectacular leisure routes in Britain for cycling, walking and horse riding. The nearest cycle hire is at Hassop station which is great place to stop for a bite to eat or for a coffee and nice piece of homemade cake! There is also a lovely little gift shop and book shop and a children’s play area. If walking it also worth leaving the trail and dropping down in to Monsal Dale itself to enjoy walking along down by the river.

Click here for a link to cycle hire at Hassop Station or here for more information on the Monsal Trail.

3. Explore the pretty village of Ashford in the Water

From the property you there is a lovely short walk through fields by the meandering River Wye to the picture postcard village of Ashford in the Water. Ashford in the Water is probably one of the most beautiful villages in the Peak District and is famous for its beautiful low arched medieval Sheepwash Bridge. You can easily spend an hour or so exploring the pretty village, it is particularly worth visiting when the well dressing festival is on as the village has 6 wells to dress, making it one of the largest well dressings in the area.

Click here for a link to further information on Ashford in the Water.

4.Walk along the Edges

Baslow, Curbar and Froggatt Edges are only a short drive away and offer a spectacular walking route where you can view both the Dark and White Peaks. These three gritstone edges are part an almost continuous line of cliffs running from Stanage Edge down to Birchen Edge at the southern end. These Edges once famous for millstones, are now known as great places to rock climb. There over 200 rock-climbing routes on Curbar Edge alone, making the edges a mecca for walkers and climbers alike. For walkers Baslow Edge also offers interesting features including a memorial to the Duke of Wellington, a
giant rock called the Eagle Stone which in years gone by the young men of Baslow used it to show off their prowess and fitness for marriage by climbing to the top and even some resident Highland cows.There are many different routes, some circular, some linear around the edges and also different staring/finishing points. A nice circular route which also
includes walking along the river Derwent can be viewed by clicking here.

5.Chatsworth House and Park

No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth House. At Chatsworth there is something to do for every member of the family. The Farmyard and Adventure playground is a brilliant day out for children of all ages - with animal handling, milking demonstrations and daily activities, plus a woodland adventure playground with slides, trampolines and more!Then there is obviously the house itself, steeped with history it’s one of Britain’s greatest stately homes and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The gardens are equally as impressive as the house, over 100 acres and as well and the beautiful flowers and plants, there are giant water features and sculptures dotted around. Again suitable for all the family, with the maze, the garden trails, and the famous water cascade to keep the little ones occupied.

Click here for a link to Chatsworth House and Park

Finer Details

What To Expect At Roslyn House

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)
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film &, kitchen foil
  • Bin bags
  • 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

  • 2 x travel cot (if requested - please supply your own cot linen)
  • 2 x high chairs (if requested)
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - Bath towel for each guest and hand towels in the bathroom
  • Open fire in the main lounge – 1 x complimentary basket of logs supplied upon arrival (due to health and safety we cannot supply fire lighters or matches so please bring your own).
  • 1 x TVs with Freeview and DVD player in the play room
  • LCD TV and sound system in the main lounge
  • Ipod docking station - sandstorm (2 or 3 docking stations located throughout the property)
  • Hair Dryer (if requested)
  • Underfloor heating
  • Washing Machine with integrated dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Sofa bed available – made up upon request

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).

  • Microwave
  • Kitchen Scales
  • Double oven with 5 gas hobs and warming zone,
  • American style fridge/freezer
  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • Double toaster
  • Cafetieres
  • Kettle
  • Electric whisk
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen table seats 4
  • Dining table seats 10 comfortably with a mix of benches and chairs. This can be increased to 12 if you bring the chairs in from the kitchen.


  • Round charcoal BBQ – please bring your own coal
  • Balcony terrace with garden furniture
  • Garden patio with outdoor furniture
  • Under house lockable bike storage
  • Please note the garden is not suitable for ball games and is surrounded by low fencing and hedges

You Should Know

  • Please note that we are dog friendly at this property however, there are livestock in the surrounding fields and a main road to the front of the property so dogs must be kept under control at all times. For your information, a maximum of one dog is allowed on site if pre-arranged - you will be expected to keep them out
    of the bedrooms and off the soft furnishings. We do charge £20 per dog for the duration of your stay. Please see our dog policy for further details.
  • Noise policy in place - not suitable for stag/hen groups due to residential area
  • No fire works
  • Wifi
     – we provide free wifi however as the Peak District is in a beautiful
    rural location sometimes there can be intermittent wifi signal that is
    beyond our control, we also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee
     wifi if there are technical issues out of our control.


  • The postcode is DE45 1GL– Important check directions page for more details as postcode does not take you direct to the property
  • The nearest town is Bakewell
  • The nearest village is Ashford in the Water
  • Parking for 4 cars on the drive

Booking and Payment Process

  • ​We ask for a 25% deposit to confirm a booking
  • The balance is due 12 weeks prior to arrival
  •  Full payment is due upon booking if it is booked with 12 weeks prior to arrival
  •  A cautionary damage deposit of £400 is held and returned after your stay
  • Click here for a full description of how to make a booking

Arrival and Departure

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

Shopping Delivery Information

For ease, lots of our guests pre-ordered a shopping delivery. You are very welcome to organise this however, please do make sure you have arrange the delivery time
slot to arrive after you have checked in, as we are unable to accept it on your behalf (as the property is let as exclusive use there is are no Peak Venus staff on site).

Local Shopping Delivery From Local Producers - Sauced Here

Keep it local! Our guests often ask for recommendations for local farm shops and butchers for the all-important celebration meals and this is a brilliant and very easy service.  Sauced Here has similar functionality to an on line supermarket but is only stocked by local suppliers in the Peak District - order your wine, meat, vegetables, dairy and so much more with a choice of over a thousand products and at reasonable prices. It's a great service which delivers straight to your holiday cottage or you can click and collect at a local pick up point.

Click here to book a delivery slot.