The Barn at Benty Grange

Sleeps 20

Charming Self Catering Rural Barn Conversion Near Monyash With Seven En suite Bedrooms


  • Seven stylish bedrooms, one on the ground floor
  • Seven en suites 3 bathrooms have a shower attachment over a bath
  • Sleeps 14 to 16 guests but offer flexibility and can sleep up to 20 guests (some are family rooms with bunk beds)
  • A beautifully renovated barn finished in a classic country style with a French/Vintage twist
  • Superb open plan ground floor communal space provides the ideal area for everyone to dine and socialise together with full  underfloor heating
  • Amazing detached games room in a converted barn
  • Situated in a stunning elevated rural position in the White Peak area of the Peak District. Perfect location for walkers, cyclists and families
  • Within minutes you can walk to the popular Tissington & High Peak Trail and hire bikes out at the bike hire centre or you can walk up the country lane to the picture postcard village of Monyash or pop along the trail to our award winning country pub The Royal Oak. 
  • Dog Friendly

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

The Barn at Benty Grange has seven individually styled and beautifully furnished en suite bedrooms which offer flexible sleeping arrangements for between 14 and 20 guests (some are family rooms with bunk beds). We know all groups come in different shapes and sizes and are flexible with the set up of the bedrooms to accommodate all kinds of groups so most rooms can be double or twins. There is one ground floor bedroom.

Each bedroom has been designed with an eclectic mix of traditional features and contemporary style. The former barn has a deceptively spacious layout with separate stairwells both having internal access within the house yet leading to two independent sleeping areas.

Bedrooms 2, 3 and 5 en suites have a shower attachment over a bath

Please click here for the bedroom layout.

Cooking & Dining

The kitchen in this property is an absolute delight to prepare and cook your group meals in. The fantastic open plan design has created a fabulous living and dining space which allows you enjoy to all gather together. Fitted with an oak kitchen finished in a classic French grey accompanied by a bespoke handmade 3 metre central island with additional seating.

The kitchen opens out into the dining room which is has a large table with chairs and benches providing plenty of comfortable space for a maximum of 18/20. French doors lead out to a patio and private lawned garden with countryside views to die for.

Living Spaces

To make your stay more comfortable there are two lounge areas with plenty of sofas to sink into. The cosy lounge area is furnished with a comfy corner leather sofas and sky TV (40 inch TV).  The second lounge has further sofas another 40 inch TV with full sky package and a log burner to warm the cold nights. Through an inner hall way you will find a downstairs cloak room and wc. The ground floor has underfloor heating throughout.

The house has been fully renovated and is heated with ground source heating and the water system will allow multiple shower use at one time. There is wifi at the property (please see important notes under house restrictions).

Garden and Outdoor Space

The Barn at Benty Grange is surrounded by beautiful open countryside with stunning views so if the weather is kind make use of the outside patio area with four large circular garden picnic benches and BBQ available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment.

You also have your own private lawned garden which is suitable for children.

Just a couple of metres to the rear of the property, is a super rustic converted outbuilding where guests have use of a games room - great for teenagers and big kids! This is well stocked with a bar area, pool table, dart board and a giant connect 4.

As you are really near to the Tissington and High peak Trail we recommend that you bring your bikes (you can hire them just down the road at Parsley Hay too).  (Parsley Hay does shut for Winter from 01st Nov until February)

Your bikes can be locked safely away in the games room.

Please note a maximum of two dogs allowed at this property if agreed at the time of booking. Plenty of private parking.

Benty Grange is a shared site consisting of The Barn at Benty Grange and The Farmhouse at Benty Grange. 

Property Information

Our standard arrival and departure times are:

  • ​4pm on the day of arrival
  • By 10am on the day of departure 

Please do respect these times as they are in place to allow the housekeeping teams enough time to thoroughly clean the property before and after your stay

  • Please remove dirty or high heeled shoes on entry
  • Please do not bring candles, tea lights or incense sticks as they are not allowed at the property
  • No fireworks or Chinese lanterns please
  • No smoking or vaping inside the property. Vaping can trigger the fire alarms
  • Can any outside socialising please be brought inside by 10pm, we kindly ask that neighbours and local residents are not disturbed after this time, for more information please see our Noise and Behaviour Policy
  • No glitter please as even the most eco friendly kind is impossible to remove from the soft furnishings and hard wearing floors
  • No Karaoke machines of any type

If you are looking for a holiday cottage that is accessible for everyone we have a wealth of properties that are suitable for guests with varied access needs. Many of our properties are situated in rural locations, offering peaceful settings that would be suitable for guests with autism & learning difficulties.

  • 1 x Ground floor bedroom with en suite featuring a corner shower
  • Open plan kitchen / diner flowing into a comfy seating area and further lounge all on level access
  • Gravelled access to the property and parking area
  • Set in open countryside with beautiful scenery, offering a calm and tranquil stay
  • Grazing field nearby offering the sights and sounds of sheep
  • Hypoallergenic bedding in all bedrooms
  • Beds are flexible and can be twins or doubles
  • We are supportive of anyone who needs to bring an assistance dog or guide dog to the property

Peak Venues have a dedicated Accessibility Champion who will be able to assist you with specific property information, please contact them by email for any further help at

The Peak District and Surrounding Area

Located in a beautiful rural position making it an ideal location to see this stunning national park. You can walk and cycle until you hearts content - popular destinations such as Hartington, Tissington and even Ashbourne can be reached off road on the former nearby converted disused railway line. Parsley Hay Cafe and Cycle hire is just down the lane on the Tissington and High Peak Trail.

Benty Grange is steeped in history too, being a site of an interesting archaeological find (google it and you will see)! The prehistoric site of Arbor Low, is set amid high moorland above Benty Grange is also walk-able.

The Derbyshire famous spa town of Buxton, known as the cultural capital of the Peak District is a short 10 minute drive and the historic market towns of Ashbourne and Bakewell are also close by. There is something for everyone – individuals, families and groups – whether you want a challenging hike or a short stroll.  For an exciting adrenaline filled day Alton Towers is also close within a 25 minute drive.

To complete your perfect Peak District holiday, just two miles down the trail, you can walk to our award winning Royal Oak Pub. We take great pride in offering a very traditional style of hospitality complete with cosy pub atmosphere, great service, cask-conditioned ales, a fine selection of wines, and a menu of hearty home-made English pub food.

Just a little further on, you will find our pub with pizzeria at  The Bull I Thorn offering homemade wood fired pizza with fresh dough made daily by our Italian chef, tasty burgers and classic British pub meals on the menu.  We have comfy booths complete with wall mounted TV's so you can watch all major sporting events whilst enjoying a pint. Both pubs welcome large groups.

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How To Find The Barn at Benty Grange


The address of The Barn at Benty Grange is:

Benty Grange, The Rake, Nr Monyash, Derbyshire, DE45 1JR

Approx GPS coordinates of the property are: 53.17422, -1.77859

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Please note the postcode takes you to a neighbouring farm so please follow the below directions!

Directions to Benty Grange from Buxton (approx. 15 minutes):

  • From Buxton follow signs to the A515 to Ashbourne
  • Follow A515 for 8.5 miles
  • (After approx. 6 miles there will be a left turn signposted to Monyash, Bakewell B5055- do not take this turning continue along A515 for a further couple of miles)
  • There is a left turn signposted to ‘Monyash, Youlgreave, Arbor Low’- take this turning
  • (If you get to a turning on your right hand side for Parlsey Hay you have gone too far)
  • After you have turned left continue for 0.3 miles
  • On your left hand side there will be a building set back from the road and a hanging wooden sign ‘Benty Grange’- please see below. Turn down the track and follow it down.
  • You have arrived at Benty Grange - please see signage on arrival for parking instructions.

Directions to Benty Grange from Bakewell (approx. 15 minutes):

  • From Bakewell centre, take the B5055 between The Rutland Arms Hotel and The Bakewell Book & Gift Shop signposted to Over Haddon & Monyash (King Street, becomes S Church Street)
  • Follow the B5055 (turns into Monyash Road) for 5 miles
  • Continue through the village of Monyash
  • When you get to Monyash Primary School on your left and The Bulls Head on your right, take a left turn up ‘Rake Road’ signposted to ‘Newhaven, Youlgreave’
  • Continue along Rake Road for 1.3 miles
  • You will pass a farm on the left handside set back from the road (this may be the farm your postcode takes you to, do not take this turn)
  • Approx 0.3 miles further on the right hand side there will be a building set back from the road and a hanging wooden sign ‘Benty Grange’- please see below. Turn down the track and follow it down.
  • You have arrived at Benty Grange - please see signage on arrival for parking instructions.

Directions to Benty Grange from Ashbourne (approx. 20 minutes):

  • Follow signs for A515 to Buxton- follow A515 for appox 11.5 miles
  • On your left handside there will be a white building on the corner and it will be signposted to ‘Pilsbury & Parlsey Hay’ go past this turning and a few metres later there will be a right turn signposted to ‘Youlgreave, Monyash, Arbor Low’, take this turning.
  • After you have turned right continue for 0.3 miles
  • On your left hand side there will be a building set back from the road and a hanging wooden sign ‘Benty Grange’- please see below. Turn down the track and follow it down.
  • You have arrived at Benty Grange - please see signage on arrival for parking instructions.

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Your Stay At The Barn at Benty Grange

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby

Country Pubs

  • Royal Oak, Hurdlow –Just 3 miles away our very own award winning pub offers open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great homemade pub food’. Situated within walking distance (if you are feeling energetic) we would welcome you to drink or dine with us. Booking advised.
  • The Bull’s Head, Monyash - A traditional pub located in the heart of Monyash, serving good pub food. Again within walking distance only 1.5 miles away. Popular with families and walkers.
  • The Bull i'th Thorn, Hurdlow - pub and pizzeria, enjoy a selection of made to order oven pizzas in the refurbished spacious room, with a mixture of booth seating and individual tables - or sit in the bar area, still featuring some of the traditional charm from the days of the old coaching inn and enjoy burgers / sandwiches/ grazing boards, pub classics, children's menu and desserts to die for.
  • The Bull, Ashford in the Water - Traditional Robinson's small character pub serving great food in a lovely Derbyshire village with the River Wye flowing through the heart of it.
  • The Packhorse, Crowdecote - Located at the bottom of the bank just outside Longnor. There are well kept ales which change regularly and traditional home-made pub food. It’s a lovely place to visit for the scenery – careful of the hair pin bends on the way!
  • Devonshire Arms, Hartington - Located in the heart of the village – good stop for lunch.
  • The George at Alstonfield - The George is an unspoilt, historic, family run pub in the Peak District village of Alstonefield, above Dovedale.
  • The Packhorse, Little Longstone - Lovely historic character features in this compact pub – promotes itself with ‘Walkers and Muddy boots welcome.’
  • The White Lion, Great Longstone - traditional Sunday roasts, homemade pub food, serving local real ales and a great selection of wines all situated in the pretty village of Great Longstone.


  • The Woodyard, Bakewell - Great location by the river in Bakewell for a family friendly Restaurant –  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 - A great Indian restaurant located in the Bridge House just on the edge of the famous Bakewell Bridge. They also do take-aways.
  • Simply Thai,  Buxton - Great local Thai restaurants located in the centre of town – booking is definitely recommended.
  • Taj Mahal, Buxton - Excellent curry house in Buxton.
  • Pizza Express, Buxton  -Well known pizza chain in a great location for town and the Opera House – kid friendly.
  • St. Moritz Restaurant, Buxton - Swiss and Italian cuisine, great pasta dishes and also has a excellent pre- theatre menu.
  • Indian Palace, Buxton - Great Indian restaurant in the centre of Buxton
  • Lone Star, Buxton - Mexican/American cuisine, known for their large portions.


  • 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.
  • No 6 The Square, Buxton - Relax and enjoy morning coffee, light meals or a traditional English afternoon tea in the elegant surroundings of No. 6 The Square.
  • Lavender Tea 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.
  • The Upstairs Café, Bakewell - A nice child –friendly café located in the centre of Bakewell.
  • Hassop Station Café & Bookshop -A  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 old station building.

Fresh Delivered Meals and Take-Aways

Our Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby

1. The Tissington and High Peak Trails

With the Tissington and High Peak Trails close by you can walk for miles along these old railway lines. Both trails meet at Parsley Hay (just down the road from the property) the TissingtonTrail runs along a 13 mile route from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay, while the High Peak Trail is 17.5 miles long route from the High Peak junction near Cromford to Dowlow. Surrounded by beautiful countryside the traffic-free trail is ideal for horse riders, cyclists and walkers of all abilities. It is also suitable for wheel chairs and pushchairs along the flat sections and the trail is mainly mud free which is quite rare in the Peak District. The nearest access and also bike hire is at Parsley Hay which is less than a mile away.

Click here for more information on Parsley Hay cycle hire.  (Parsley Hay does shut for Winter from 01st Nov until February)

2. 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 definitelyworth 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.

3. The Spa town of Buxton

The spa town of Buxton can really offer something for everyone; enjoy a stroll around the pretty Pavilion gardens. The kids can enjoy the playground areas or you might choose to go for a swim at the recent refurbished swimming pool. The more adventurous may want to try out ‘Go Ape’ the treetop adventure course, for those without a head for heights a visit to Poole’s Cavern is fascinating, and it’s a great activity especially for kids when the weather does not cooperate for outdoor activities. For theatre lovers, seeing a show in the intimate Buxton Opera House is a must, and for the shopaholics the pretty Cavendish Arcade has a range of lovely little boutique shops. Lovers of real ale will enjoy visiting Buxton Tap House, which is Buxton’s own brewery pub serving its very own ales and bitters.

Click here for further information on Buxton

4. Chatsworth House and Park

No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth Estate. There really is something to do for every
member of the family - The Farmyard and Adventure playground, the magnificent house and the gardens which are equally as impressive as the house, 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

5. Alton Towers

Arguably one of Britain’s best theme parks, Alton Towers is only a 40 minutes’ drive away. The infamous Alton Towers resort offers a great family day out, as well as the renown rides which provide enough excitement even for the most ardent fun seeker, the Cbeebies land is a great addition to cater for the youngest family members. The waterpark is also not to be missed, with rides for the adrenaline junkies as well as relaxing areas for those who just want to chill out in the Lagoona Bay, and for those looking for a more relaxing day, the Spa is a great place to unwind and chill. The Spa also offers a great selection of treatments if you are feeling indulgent.

Click here for further information on Alton Towers resort.

Key Facts

What To Expect At The Barn at Benty Grange

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
  • Loo rolls (1 x on the holder and 1 spare per bathroom)
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film, kitchen foil
  • Dishwasher tablets
  • 5 x tea towels
  • 1 x dish cloth and pan scrubber
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Free Wi fi is available

Useful Information

  • 2 x high chairs if requested
  • 2 x Travel Cots - the owner of this property does provide travel cot linen We provide basic travel cot's that comply with BSI. Please note that you may wish to bring any extra padding you require over and above the lightly padded standard base that is supplied by the manufacturer.
  • Bedrooms 2, 3 and 5 en suites have a shower attachment over a bath
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - Bath towel & hand towel for each guest in bedroom
  • 1 x log burner –1 basket of logs is provided
  • Open plan living area has a 40 inch HDMI TV and DVD player with full Sky package including Sky sports but not BT Sports 
  • Second Lounge has a 40 inch HDMI TV and DVD player with full Sky package including Sky Sports but not BT Sports
  • We do not allow guests to pay to view other channels 
  • Blue Tooth Stereo
  • Hair Dryers in each room
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Hoover
  • A selection of local walking guides and local information books
  • Card games
  • Novels and general interest books
  • Board Games
  • The games room is in a separate rustic barn at the rear of the house with, pool table, table football and dart board, giant connect 4 and extra fridge
  • Christmas - throughout December there will be a Christmas Tree decorated with a set of lights

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, cutlery and glassware (including champagne flutes)
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen Scales
  • Large oven with 5 ceramic hobs and warming zone
  • Full height fridge freezer
  • 2/3 cafetieres
  • 2 Kettles
  • Plastic cups/bowls/plates/cutlery for children
  • Electric hand whisk
  • Dishwasher
  • 5 bar stools at the breakfast bar
  • Extra wine fridge
  • Large oblong dining table seats up to 20 (length 340cm by 109cm width). There are 12 chairs and 1 long bench
  • Double toaster


  • ​There is space for 10 cars
  • Parking is to the front and side of the house
  • Please do not park in front of the other self catering cottage on site
  • For reasons of both safety and property insurance, under no circumstances should you use the domestic plug sockets to charge an electric vehicle. Our domestic supply in the property does not have the capacity or set up to support EV charging.  Please use this link, that you may find helpful, for the local nearby charging stations. 

Outdoor Space

  • ​Surrounded by open countryside with fantastic views
  • Patio Area
  • 4 large circular picnic tables that will seat 20 guests
  • Private lawn area behind the property
  • BBQ- charcoal- available throughout the year, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment

Property Quirks

  • ​The property is on a shared site with another self catering property but you do both have your own private areas
  • No drones are to be used on site
  • Lockable Bike storage in the Games Room
  • There are the original farm building steep stone steps at the front of the property which do not have any rail- please do not leave children unsupervised in this area
  • There are 2 separate staircases one leads to bedrooms 1,2 & 3 and the other leads to bedrooms 5,6 and 7


  • ​We allow 2 dogs at the property and charge £30 per dog for the duration of their stay
  • We do ask that dogs are kept off all furniture and out of all bedrooms
  • Please make sure you clear any dog litter from the garden and grounds
  • Please do not leave dogs unattended in the property or garden at any time, especially if there is livestock in the nearby field


Wi-Fi is provided free of charge, however, due to the rural location this can be intermittent which is out of our control.  We also hope you appreciate if there are technical issues in the area we cannot guarantee good access.  The Wi-Fi is via a satellite operation and we do say that you are unable to carry out large downloads, watch films or totally depend on it for work purposes


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