Benty GrangeSleeps 20

Charming Self Catering Rural Barn Near Monyash


  • Situated in a stunning elevated rural position in the White Peak area of the Peak District.
  • Designed with groups in mind to provide the very best self-catering experience in a beautifully renovated barn finished in a classic country style with a French/Vintage twist.
  • There are 7 stylish en suite bedrooms which are ideal for 14 to 16 guests but offer flexibility and can sleep up to 20 guests (some are family rooms with bunk beds).
  • Superb open plan ground floor communal space provides the ideal area for everyone to dine and socialise together.
  • Perfect location for walkers, cyclists and families- step outside the front door and you can walk or cycle until your hearts content.
  • 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 pub.

Interior Decor
Beautiful lounge with cosy log burner
Interior Decor

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Bedroom 6 en suite
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 6
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 7

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.

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.

Please click here for the bedroom layout.

Cooking & Dining

Benty Grange kitchen 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.

Click here for the finer details of what to expect in the property.

Open plan dining kitchen with an additional lounge area to one end
Dining for up to 20 guests
Dining for up to 20 guests (candles for decorative purposes only)

Living Spaces

Interior Decor
Beautiful lounge with cosy log burner
Open plan sitting room located within the main social area
Board Games and Books

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 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).

Benty Grange is attached to a larger farmhouse giving you the assurance that the owners live close by if needed but still affording you privacy to enjoy your stay.

Please click here for the floorplans.

Garden and Outdoor Space

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

Just a couple of metres across the gravelled drive opposite the property, is a rustic converted outbuilding where guests have use of a games room - great for teenagers and big kids! This is well stocked with air hockey, a 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). 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.

Games room with pool table, dart board and air hockey
Games Room

The Peak District and Surrounding Area

Near to Hartington Village
External view of Benty Grange
External view of Benty Grange
Arbor Low is the finest Stone Age 'henge' monument in the North of England
Benty Grange is walking distance to The High Peak and Tissington Trail
Superb walking from the property

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.

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

How To Find Us


The address of Benty Grange is:

The Rake, Nr Monyash, Derbyshire, DE45 1JR

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

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!

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!

Floor Plans

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Your Stay At Benty Grange

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby

Country Pubs

  • Royal Oak, Hurdlow –Just 3 miles away our very own award winning pub offer 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 Manners, Bakewell - Great local Chef has returned to his roots to provide excellent food in the heart of Bakewell. Family friendly Beer Garden. BBQ in the summer months.
  • 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,the owners Mick and Sharon provide a warm welcome. 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 - Recently refurbished gastro pub situated in the pretty village of Great Longstone.


  • Pointing Dog & Duck, Bakewell - Great location by the river in Bakewell for an upmarket family friendly Italian Restaurant – Home-made 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 - 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.
  • 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.
  • The Café, Green Pavilion, Buxton - Good breakfasts with a variety of vegetarian options, also fantastic lunch menu with a good selection of salads/quiches/sandwiches. Excellent coffee and great staff.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

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)
  • 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.
  • Simply Thai
  • Pizza Express
  • Taj Mahal
  • Khomkhai Thai Cuisine

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.

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.

Finer Details

What To Expect 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
  • Kitchen roll, cling film, kitchen foil
  • dishwasher tablets
  • 5 x tea towels
  • 1 x dish cloth and pan scrubber
  • 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 is available - see notes under house restrictions
  • 2 pints of milk
  • Biscuits
  • Fresh flowers

Useful Information

  • 2 x travel cot if requested (please remember to bring your own cot linen)
  • 2 x high chairs if requested
  • 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, after this logs can be purchased direct from the owners
  • Open plan living area has a 40 inch TV and DVD player with full Sky package & box games
  • Second Lounge has a 40 inch TV and DVD player with full Sky package
  • 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
  • The games room is in a separate rustic barn opposite the house with air hockey, pool table and dart board, giant connect 4 and extra fridge
  • The owners do live in a private dwelling on site

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 barstools 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


  • Round charcoal BBQ – please bring your own coal
  • Round picnic benches for outdoor seating for up to 20 guests
  • Lockable Bike Storage available in the games room
  • Really near to the Tissington and High peak Trail so bikes are a must!

You Should Know

  • Please note that we are dog friendly at this property however there are livestock in the surrounding fields so dogs must be kept under control at all times. For your information, a maximum of two dogs are 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.
  • Wifi is available via a satellite operation but due to the rural location this can be intermittent and sometimes unreliable so we like to inform guests before their arrival that you are unable carry out downloads, watch films or totally depend on it for work .
  • No fireworks due to nearby live stock


  • The postcode is DE45 1JR – Important check directions page for more details as postcode does not take you direct to the property
  • The nearest towns are Bakewell or Buxton both a 10/15 minute drive
  • The nearest village is Monyash
  • Nearest Village shop is the petrol garage at Newhaven
  • Parking for 10 cars on the drive but more by arrangement
  • Nearest pub The Royal Oak at Hurdlow or The Bulls Head at Monyash

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.