Brilliant location for large groups that want freedom to explore the surrounding Peak District and stay in a beautifully renovated and unique property. Soak up the amazing scenery from this super, unusual yet perfectly formed nine bedroomed en suite conversion which sleeps 18 adults and up to 24 guests if there are children
All nine bedrooms have been decorated to the same high standard, so this makes for easy pickings to decide who sleeps where without worrying who has the best room! You can enjoy en suite facilities in all the bedrooms with a mix of spacious rainfall shower enclosures and others equipped with full size baths with showers over. In order to ensure all guests have private showering /wc facilities, we have compromised on the size of some of the bedrooms which are compact yet still beautiful.
Each bedroom offer flexible options that can be made up as twins or doubles so you can pick and choose your layout to suit. Your beds are made up for your arrival and for added comfort we provide each guest with fresh towels, hand soap and shower gel.
This super cool kitchen hosts a minimalist design giving it an ultimate modern feel in a mix of gloss white and slate grey finish.
The kitchen is a fabulous place if you do wish to do the cooking yourselves. The central island with a breakfast bar to one side and electric hob to the other is fantastic for those wanting to be sociable whilst they cook!.
Equipped with four electric ovens, plenty of cookware, microwave and crockery/utensils/glassware. A abundance of storage cupboards and units with plenty of work surfaces, two dishwashers, washing machine, tumble dryer and sink areas. As the property is so well equipped, you can totally self cater or use one of our many highly recommended outside catering contacts.
The kitchen over looks an open plan dining area- with 3 long contemporary tables and chairs providing dining space for up to 24 guests.
The downstairs area is a huge open plan space with a large living space. The lounge area is styled with a fresh modern approach with bursts of colour throughout creating and impressive contemporary finish.
You will be warmly drawn towards the wall mounted log burner and fireplace which is the focal point of the room. With varied seating options to sink into, from funky futons to bean bag armchairs to comfy sofas.
To keep you entertained, there is a table football and large 52 inch flat screen TV with free view.
Set back from the road that leads between Buxton and Ashbourne (A515), the property stands alone with great views to the rear over the trail and fields beyond.
The outside has been landscape with shrubs and trees which are maturing over time. To make the most of the view the flagged patio area has been positioned at the rear in a private sunny location. There are three long tables and benches offering plenty of outdoor seating and a BBQ is provided which is available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment.
There is a 7kw smart electric vehicle car charging point located to the left of the main entrance on the wall in front of the building (minimal charges apply)
Plenty of private parking for up to 10 cars. There is a 7kw Electric Vehicle Car Charging Point that is now available in the property grounds.
Our standard arrival and departure times are:
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
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.
Peak Venues have a dedicated Accessibility Champion who will be able to assist you with specific property information, please contact us by email for any further help at email@example.com
Park the car up for your stay and enjoy getting out and about by foot or bike. A minutes walk just down the lane you will stumble upon Parsley Hay Cafe and Cycle hire right on The Tissington and High Peak Trail. You can walk and cycle until you hearts content - popular destinations such as Hartington, Tissington and even Ashbourne can be reached off road on this converted traffic free former railway line. (Parsley Hay does shut for Winter from 01st Nov until February)
Derbyshire's famous spa town, Buxton is a short drive away as are the market towns of Ashbourne and Bakewell. Alton Towers Resort is within a 25 minute drive. For a more gentile afternoon perhaps a visit to Chatsworth Estate or Tissington Hall maybe preferred.
To complete your perfect Peak District holiday, just two miles down the trail, you can walk to a lovely country pub the Royal Oak. Expect a 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 the recently refurbished pub with pizzeria at The Bull I' Th' 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. They 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.
The registered address of the property is The Telephone Exchange, Parsley Hay, Near Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 0DG. Please note that the address is not listed as a private dwelling because of its former use as a commercial premises.
The Telephone Exchange at Parsley Hay is situated on the A515 that runs between Ashbourne and Buxton so it is really easy to find as Parsley Hay Cycle Hire is well sign posted.
The property is located on the main road 8 miles south of Buxton and 12 miles north of Ashbourne.
Parsley Hay, Biggin, Buxton, SK17 0DG
Approx GPS coordinates of the property are:53.169106, -1.780140
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The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Telephone Exchange. Verbatim.
Excellent accommodation for large groups. 2 dishwashers, 2 washing machines and 4 ovens were a real bonus. Having bedrooms en-suite was brilliant. No negative comments.
Thank you for a wonderful stay! 20 of us stayed at The Telephone Exchange for a hen weekend and had a fantastic time. The booking and check in process was easy and in between nothing was too much trouble from any little questions I had to even allowing me to visit for a look around the property prior to our stay. I loved that you can specify how you want the beds set up (twins or doubles) and the space itself was the perfect size for our group. Would definitely look to stay at either this one or another one of your properties in the future.
Really great location, really great house. Great service provided. All round great!
The whole experience from start to finish was exceptional. We had the most wonderful stay and would recommend you to anyone! Thank you for everything :)
Thanks so much for having us! Was a fantastic property and lovely area, we were all big fans! Cheers,
Thank you for an awesome stay. Our entire party absolutely loved it and we will all be back!
Very well equipped and very timely information about security deposit refund. Thank you!
Brilliant communication from start to finish. The property was perfect. It was clean and extremely well equipped for the number of people staying. The location is fabulous especially if you like to walk or cycle or just chill.
We had a fantastic time at Telephone Exchange. Thank you.
Overall I find Peak Venues a great company to deal with which is why we have booked with you so many times. Thank you
Just wanted to say thank you for last week, the property was great.
Many thanks. We had an amazing weekend… what a house everything we needed and a whole lot more. Perfect 30th birthday family weekend.
Thank you, we had a lovely Anniversary Weekend with our family.
We had the most amazing weekend at the Telephone Exchange! The accommodation and location were fantastic and we all had a fantastic time.
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at The Telephone Exchange – thank you! It was perfect! Great location, close to the trails – and ideal layout/size for our size of party. Such a wonderful space for a large gathering – everyone had such a wonderful time. I also thought, throughout, the communications from yourselves were spot-on too! So thank you.
I’d like to say a big Thankyou to you and all your staff we had an amazing weekend at the telephone exchange.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Parsley Hay and would certainly recommend. Once again a big thank you
We had a fantastic stay (thank you so much!) we were incredibly impressed by the venue and how well kitted out it was!
Excellent stay, carry on doing what you are doing!
We had a lovely stay.
Great service, no complaints at all!
I just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic weekend at the telephone exchange. The property was perfect for our group and the minor issues we had were rectified quickly by the team on call over the weekend.
The house was amazing and so well equipped. With previous houses for large groups I’ve found they don’t have enough of everything in the Kieth morning but this was everything we needed and more! The rooms were lovely and clean and everything was provided having en-suites was great for our group
The venue was incredible, really happy with all the facilities and was amazing to have bathrooms with all the rooms.
Thanks so much for having us stay, could not speak more highly of the property. Just perfect!
We had an absolutely fantastic weekend at The Telephone Exchange. It is an amazing property - a great open plan living space for socialising, really well equipped. We were a group of 24 and each and every person was amazed at how great the property was. We will definitely look at Peak Venues for our next get-together!
Could not fault anything. The whole process of booking and our stay was perfect, couldn’t have asked for better service.
This is our third visit and love the style of the property and overall experience - it feels like luxury and everything has been thought about. Great service, as always and cannot recommend enough
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Telephone Exchange and everything was great thank you. We had some lovely walks in the snow and enjoyed a couple of great meals at the Royal Oak.
We had a lovely time!! Everything we needed and hopefully will be back next year!
We were all delighted with the Telephone Exchange - very well equipped and a lovely location. We would recommend you to friends.
Many thanks for an excellent stay at The Telephone Exchange. We had a lovely family weekend, despite the rather grey weather! Everything worked very well indeed.
Great location and holiday home. Hope to come again next year.
Thank you again for another excellent venue
On behalf of myself and all the guests that stayed in your property The Telephone Exchange, we thoroughly enjoyed the stay the venue was perfect for the weekend we wanted, and would definitely use peak venues in the future.
I just wanted to say on behalf of our group what an amazing stay we had at the telephone exchange. The accommodation was great and to a very high standard and very well equipped. Your service team have also been really helpful answering to any queries about our stay. We will be recommending peak venues to friends and families.
We enjoyed our stay at the Telephone Exchange and will be recommending it to our friends.
Everything was perfect thank you, what a fantastic house and location, a great weekend.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Telephone Exchange, thank you. The property was perfect for our needs, 3 generations of family, two family groups and we'd have absolutely no hesitation recommending the venue.
We had a fantastic stay, thank you very much. The venue is exceptional, a great place for the event.
Many thanks for your assistance throughout, we had a great time
Thank you - we had a wonderful time at the house. It was a perfect venue for a big family get together, it was so spacious for such a big group and the kitchen/living room set up was perfect for spending time together when cooking etc.
We had a super time at the venue. The open plan layout was ideal and all was very clean and fresh. We had family there ranging in age from 1 to 88 and it suited us all. There was an amazingly good supply of crockery and glasses. The location is ideal for walking.
We had a great weekend thank you, the accommodation was spot on as well.
Thank you we all had a great weekend and the house was brilliant.
we had a fantastic stay in the Telephone Exchange. It was great for both kids running around during the day and for a more gentile (lively in its own way!) mass group meal for adults later on. Loved the all in one space, but still felt like it had sections for groups to hive off. Great work on the design. Comfy bedrooms, very good spec and faultless admin (as per last time I used you). You can get a huge group sitting around the sofa area with bean bag chairs pulled up and playing games with the fire on. The kitchen is so well stocked too - four ovens!!
We did really enjoy it and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it as a venue to other friends/ families.
Thanks so much for a fantastic stay - everyone loved it.
We had a wonderful time, couldn't have been much better. Thank you very much for all of your help in making my brother's stag do what it was.
We had a wonderful time at Thornbridge Manor, and it was an ideal location and venue for a hen party.
Thanks you so much for an amazing venue and a great weekend! We had a fabulous time
The telephone exchange was a really wonderful venue and I will try and get around to a review for you later in this week. Sauced Here added to the experience and overall I have been extremely happy with the whole experience with Peak Venues. I will be back and will happily recommend you.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Telephone Exchange and hope to return again in the future.Thank you for all your help.
The telephone exchange was absolutely perfect for our weekend. Thank you. The spec for the house was great and the open plan living made a fantastic night in.
Great venue! We had a wonderful weekend!
The weekend was great and the accommodation superb-thankyou!
The venue was perfect and had everything (and more!) that we needed and we were really impressed with the quality of everything in the house. The cows next door were lovely neighbours too! My sister had an amazing time and loved the surprise Naked Chocolatiers that were recommended, they were lovely guys and we had an amazing night! Thanks again - I will definitely use you again and will recommend you to everyone.
Parsley Hay Telephone exchange. Lovely venue,beautifully presented, welcoming and relaxing. The setting is gorgeous and so many places are easily accessible. Thank you to the owners for a fab weekend
We had an absolutely fantastic weekend at The Telephone Exchange...the venue was absolutely perfect for our party of 17, every one of whom thoroughly enjoyed themselves. With our thanks again for helping make our 25th Wedding Anniversary truly memorable...
The property was superb and provided everything we needed. I really don’t think I can fault it.
We had a lovely stay at Parsley Hay
Great stay in a beautiful house. It's well equipped and very close to the high trail and bike hire centre.
We have had a lovely weekend staying with you
Thanks for providing a base for what was an incredibly fun weekend. A cohort decided to stay on the Sunday night and I left them drinking Bloody Marys in the sunshine and felt very jealous. The place was brilliant and from the start of the booking process you have been so prompt with your replies and helpful when I have asked questions, so thanks for that.
We had a fabulous time. The Telephone Exchange was perfect for us.
Thank you for your message and for all the assistance you have provided for our holiday. We enjoyed spending time in the property - it was very much up to the standard as was described and all of my friends enjoyed their stay.
The accommodation was great, we all commented on how spacious the communal space was. Something that the pictures don't do justice!
We had a good time. Trying to think of any changes or recommendations, but I can't: the place is setup perfectly.
Thanks for the email, the house was perfect and played a big part in a great weekend.
Thanks so much for such a great house over the long weekend. We had a brilliant time and you guys were very helpful and friendly when we arrived.
Just wanted to say what a fantastic house the The Telephone Exchange is. We had a fantastic weekend and the house was perfect. Also had a great lunch at the pub on Saturday all the staff were great and couldn't have been more helpful.
I would just like to say a massive thank you on behalf of myself, the bride to be and all the other hens for the wonderful stay we had at the Telephone Exchange this weekend. Everyone commented on what a fabulous venue it is, and how completely appropriate it was for our stylish bride to be! The interior decor has been finished to perfection and a lot of thought has been put into providing everything we could possibly need for our stay. We expected there to be a few snags in a newly renovated property of that size, and were pleasantly surprised to find none! The building is deceptively spacious and light inside and very comfortable - the wall mounted log burner is a particularly nice touch! The space was perfect for our party of 11 as most people had a room to themselves. My only slight concern would be how comfortable the space, in particular of the bedrooms, would be at full capacity. We will definitely be recommending the Telephone Exchange to others and I'm certain that many of us would like to return again in the future for family gatherings. Finally, I would just like to thank you all at Peak Venues for your help and excellent service over the past few weeks, which has been greatly appreciated.
“We have just returned from an Easter break at The Telephone Exchange at Parsley Hay, and I can thoroughly recommend it for groups, family gatherings, or corporate bookings. The house is finished to a very high standard, and is extremely well equipped. I make many house/cottage/group bookings, and it was great that the house is so well stocked and the layout was exceptional. The upstairs rooms off one corridor gave us the feel of staying in a luxury hotel. The facilities were great, and the house is like a Tardis and very spatially deceptive. All of the guests having their own bathroom/en-suite added to the feeling of privacy. The shared space was cosy, despite its scale, and we made very good use of the Table Football to keep the teens entertained. The house is minutes from the High Peak trail, and as a family we utilised the local cycle hire, who have a great mix of bikes. The walk to the Royal Oak was approx 40 minutes, which we enjoyed, but it proved a little too far for Nan, so the wheelchair bikes may be needed if your group have mobility issues. The pub is also owned by the same people, and they were very accommodating, fitting us in for lunch/dinner and the food and service were great too. The house is a great celebration venue, and I would highly recommend it to explore the local area and delights of the Peak District.”
The house is a credit to you all, every little detail is thought of to make our stay comfortable, we all had a lovely family weekend.
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With the Tissington and High Peak Trails on your doorstep you can walk for miles along these old railway lines. Both trails meet at Parsley Hay, the Tissington Trail 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. Access to the trail is just across the road from the property at the Parsley Hay information centre and cycle hire.
Click here for more information on Parsley Hay cycle hire. (Parsley Hay does shut for Winter from 01st Nov until February)
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 chose 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
As our award winning pub is only 2 miles away (40 minute stroll down the trail or a 5 minute car journey), it would be rude not to pop in and sample the extensive menu and try the various local beers on offer. Reservations are recommended, please call 01298 83288.
For further information please visit the Royal Oak website.
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.
Arguably one of Britain’s best theme parks, Alton Towers is only a 30 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.
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):
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).