Dale HouseSleeps 30

Large Luxury Country Farm House in the Village of Litton with Cosy Country Pub and Fabulous Walks Close By


  • Luxurious house brimming with country charm, perfect for large groups of up to 30 guests.
  • This exquisitely designed large self-catering traditional stone farmhouse has enjoyed a full renovation with a feel of modern rusticity blended with
    beautiful original features.
  • Communal social space is in abundance, you can easily dine up to 30 guests in total comfort.
  • Idyllic spacious family home with no less than three roaring log burners to keep you toasty warm.
  • Within walking distance of the lovely village of Litton complete with village green and cosy country pub
  • Amazing walks from the doorstep there is great access to dramatic landscape, stunning walks and deep limestone dales - hence the property name!
Interior Decor
Formal Living Room
Welcome Book with Everything You Need to Know Supplied
Log Burner in Formal Sitting Room (candles for decorative purposes only)

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Ground Floor Bedroom Two with En Suite
First Floor Bedroom Five
First Floor Bedroom Six with En Suite
First Floor Shared Bathroom

Twelve fabulous bedrooms in total are spread over three floors in the main house and just a few metres away tucked into the corner of the rear garden is Dale Barn with a further two family suites.

Designed to accommodate family groups of up 30 guests (perfect for 24 guests and up to 30 if you are a family group sharing large rooms with bunk beds.) We know that groups come in all shapes and sizes and have different requirements so there is a mix of doubles, twins and bunk beds so you can pick and choose your layout to suit.

Please click here for the bedroom layout.

Cooking and Dining

A wonderful fully equipped shaker style country kitchen to make catering for large groups as easy as possible. There is a large integral double fridge/freezer, double oven electric range cooker, separate integral oven for extra space, two dishwashers, plenty of cookware, microwave and crockery/utensils/glassware and all the other items essential for making your stay comfortable and more importantly easy.

The formal dining room is the central hub of the ground floor and runs lengthways with 3 long refectory tables and chairs providing dining space for up to 26 - 30 guests (various layouts can be achieved for the 30 guests on 3 separate tables.)

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

Well equipped kitchen
Dining Room
Large bright dining room
Fully Equipped Kitchen

Living Spaces

Second sitting room (candles for decorative purposes only)
Formal Lounge with large bay window (candles for decorative purposes only)
Front Sitting Room with Log Burner (candles for decorative purposes only)
View from second sitting room through to the dining room and formal lounge beyond

Not just one but two gorgeous sitting rooms to enjoy!

Leading just off the main entrance hall, the formal lounge has dual aspect with views over the front and and side lawned gardens. The bay window floods the room with light, whilst the log fire provide warmth and a focal point with comfy sofas to sink into. A perfect place to relax, unwind and put your feet up.

With rich oak boarded floors throughout, you pass through the dining room into the second sitting room to the rear. A rich velvety décor and plenty of comfortable seating, this is another great social space with another log burner.

Please click here for floor plans.

Gardens and Outdoor Space

You can certainly embrace the great outdoors without even setting a foot off the premises. The gardens at Dale House provide a natural playground for all. As the house sits proudly in the middle of the grounds, you can enjoy the gardens which sweep round the property on three sides.

The front garden stretches out before the entrance with a large flagged patio which benefits from the mid morning to late afternoon sun. There are plenty of shrubs and well established trees to make an excellent place for the younger guests to play hide and seek!

To the side, a simple long flat lawned garden lends itself to garden games. To the rear, a totally private raised lawned garden with a sizeable patio to enjoy outdoor dining. We provide garden furniture and a large charcoal BBQ (please remember to bring your own charcoal) so you can eat and drink whilst enjoying some fresh country air.

Long flat lawned garden to the side of the house
View of Dale House from Back Garden
Dale House external view
View of the front garden, a great place for a game of hide and seek!

The Peak District National Park and Surrounding Area

Stunning  Peak District scenery
Picturesque White Peak scenery
Stunning  Peak District scenery
Fabulous walks from the doorstep

Just a short 400m stroll from Dale House will find you at the heart of the village green of Litton. A warm welcome awaits you in the popular traditional inn, The Red Lion and there is a small local village store with a cafe and post office .

The location of Dale House offers stunning views and an immense choice of walks or cycle routes from your doorstep. You can enjoy easy access to the picturesque dales of Litton, Millers, Cressbrook, Tideswell and Raven, through woodland and the dramatic open countryside of the Peak District.

Litton is also well placed to visit the popular village of Tideswell with lovely cafes, gift shops, a few pubs, and a restaurant. Its church known as the Cathedral of the Peak is an impressive sight and well worth a visit.

The Monsal trail, is within an easy bike ride and the market town of Bakewell is only six miles away - you can even cycle there down the trail taking in some of the most scenic views from your saddle.

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

How To Find Us


The address of Dale House is:

Litton Dale Litton Nr Buxton SK17 8QN

Approx GPS coordinates of the property are: 53.271106, -1.762168 The postcode takes you to a nearby row of cottages so please follow the directions!

Directions to Dale House by car from Bakewell (approx. 15 minutes):

  • From Bakewell follow signs for A6 to Buxton
  • Once on A6 continue for approximately 1.3 miles
  • You will come to a right turn signposted to A6020 for Ashford-in-the-Water (there is a separate middle lane for those turning right)- take the right turn
  • After 0.1 miles turn left onto B6465 (Betty Lane) signposted to Monsal Head & Wardlow
  • Follow the road past the Village Hall, you will see a small shop on the right in front of you (Robert’s) and The Ashford Arms will be on your left- there is a right turn just before the shop which continues onto B6465 (Greave’s Lane) signposted to Monsal Head& Wardlow
  • Follow this road for approximately 4 miles through Monsal Head and Wardlow.
  • You will come to a ‘T’ junction with 2 signs in front of you (right to Chesterfield & Sheffield), left to Manchester & Stockport).
  • Turn left at the T-junction onto the A263 towards Manchester & Stockport (A623 & A6)
  • Follow the road for 0.3 miles then take the left turn (Mires Lane) signposted to Litton & Cressbrook (there is a house on the corner just after the turn)
  • Follow the road through the village of Litton passing the school on your right & the village shop on your left
  • You will come to a stone war memorial on your right hand side, continue straight on for 0.3 miles through the residential area of the village
  • Towards the outskirts there is a row of cottages with a separate double garage at the end just before the speed limit changes to national speed limit (opposite the double garages is the driveway/entrance to Dale House)
  • Turn right before the national speed limit signs
  • You have arrived at Dale House!

Directions to Dale House by car from Baslow (approx. 15 minutes):

  • Follow signs for A623 Manchester (also signposted to Buxton (A6) and Bakewell (A619)
  • Continue through Baslow for approx. 0.5 miles
  • When you come to the roundabout take the 2nd exit straight over the roundabout towards Stockport, Manchester & Calver A623 (A6)
  • After 0.1 miles you will come to a mini roundabout, continue over taking the 1st exit
  • (You will pass the village of Calver and come to a crossroads where there will be a ‘Spar’ on your left and a petrol station next to the ‘Eyre Arms’ on the right. Continue straight on towards Stockport/Manchester A623 (A6), Stoney Middleton & Eyam. Continue forward through Stoney Middleton)
  • Continue to follow the A623
  • You will pass ‘The Yondermann Café’ on your left and a pub opposite it on your right
  • Continue straight on (only 0.3 miles until you take the left turn to Litton)
  • Take the left turn (Mires Lane) signposted to Litton & Cressbrook (there is a house on the corner just after the turn)
  • Follow the road through the village of Litton passing the school on your right & the village shop on your left
  • You will come to a stone war memorial on your right hand side, continue straight on for 0.3 miles through the residential area of the village
  • Towards the outskirts there is a row of cottages with a separate double garage at the end just before the speed limit changes to national speed limit (opposite the double garages is the driveway/entrance to Dale House)
  • Turn right before the national speed limit signs
  • You have arrived at Dale House!

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

    From Buxton signs to the A6 towards Bakewell
  • Once on A6, continue on this road for approximately 5 miles
  • There will be a left turn for the B6049 signposted to Tideswell, Miller’s Dale & Blackwell
  • Take this left turn and continue through Miller’s Dale for approx. 3 miles
  • After 3 miles there will be a right turning signposted to ‘Litton’.
  • Take this right hand turn
  • *Tip*: If you come to the stone road sign for ‘Tideswell’, you have just missed the turning, turn around
  • Once you have taken the right turn to Litton, follow the road for approximately 0.5 miles. You will come to the ‘Litton’ sign and the speed limit changes to 30mph shortly after
  • Almost immediately after the 30mph signs, there is a slightly concealed entrance on your left opposite a building which looks like a converted garage- take this left turn as this is the driveway for Dale House
  • You have arrived at Dale House!

Directions to Dale House by car from Stockport (approx. 55 minutes):

  • Follow signs for the A6 towards Buxton
  • Once on A6 continue straight on for approximately 10 miles through towns of Hazel Grove, Disley, Newtown (New Mills), Furness Vale towards Chapel-en-le-Frith (via the dual-carriage way, going straight on at the roundabouts towards Buxton)
  • The dual-carriageway will merge into 1 lane, continue straight following the road until you approach another roundabout (signposted 1 left- 1st exit to Chesterfield, Sheffield & Castleton or straight on 2nd exit to Buxton, Matlock & Dove Hole)
  • Take the 1st exit onto the A623 towards Chesterfield, Sheffield & Castleton
  • Follow this road for approximately 7.5 miles
  • (After 1.25 miles there is a sharp bend, wth a pub called “Wanted Inn” infront of you. Follow the bend round to the right signposted to Chesterfield, Sheffield & Castleton)
  • Continue through Peak Forest and along the A623
  • (You will pass a staggered crossroads with a pub called “The Anchor Inn” on your left, the right hand turn is for Tideswell)
  • Continue forward on A623 towards Chestefield & Sheffield
  • There will be a large road sign of another staggered crossroads, signposted left to Great Hucklow and right to Cressbrook & Litton
  • Take the right onto Mires Lane towards Litton & Cressbrook (there is a house on the corner of the turning)
  • Follow the road through the village of Litton passing the school on your right & the village shop on your left
  • You will come to a stone war memorial on your right hand side, continue straight on for 0.3 miles through the residential area of the village
  • Towards the outskirts there is a row of cottages with a separate double garage at the end just before the speed limit changes to national speed limit (opposite the double garages is the driveway/entrance to Dale House)
  • Turn right before the national speed limit signs
  • You have arrived at Dale House!

Floor Plans

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

Winson stayed in March '18

Brear stayed in February '18

Crookes stayed in February '18

Middleton stayed in January '18

Strefford stayed in December '17

Green stayed in November '17

Pierce stayed in October '17

Chadwick stayed in October '17

Brook stayed in September '17

Taylor stayed in September '17

Wardley stayed in August '17

Baker stayed in July '17

Twist stayed in July '17

Laifer stayed in May '17

Dunn stayed in May '17

Love stayed in May '17

Orzel stayed in May '17

Goodman stayed in April '17

Cross stayed in April '17

Rowe stayed in April '17

Patel stayed in April '17

McCathie stayed in March '17

Chalmers stayed in February '17

Ritman stayed in February '17

Vernon stayed in February '17

Ashton stayed in February '17

Nicholason stayed in January '17

Green stayed in December '16

Maclennan stayed in December '16

McGrail stayed in December '16

Hallam stayed in November '16

McCollin stayed in November '16

Patel stayed in November '16

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Your Stay At Dale House

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby

Country Pubs

  • The Red Lion, Litton - Small traditional village pub serving great food. Please note that they do not allow children under the age of 6 in the pub.
  • The Packhorse, Little Longstone - Lovely historic character features in this compact pub. It is worth booking a table for a group as it is popular with the locals.
  • The Manners, Bakewell - Gastro pub with great food and a family friendly beer garden in the heart of Bakewell.
  • 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.
  • Royal Oak, Hurdlow – Our very own award winning pub offer open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great homemade pub food’. Groups welcome - booking advised.
  • The Bulls Head Inn, Foolow - Family run pub serving hearty traditional pub food.
  • The Barrel Inn, Bretton- Quaint 16th century inn with the most amazing views - on a clear day it is possible to see five counties.
  • The Moon Inn, Stoney Middleton - A lovely traditional pub with a great beer garden.
  • The Bridge Inn, Calver - A pub which serves great Spanish tapas.


  • The Merchant’s Yard, Tideswell - a stylish restaurant with a private dining area for large groups. Also a lovely setting for afternoon tea and the cocktails are a must!
  • PieDaniels, Bakewell French restaurant and cafe bar in the heart of Bakewell.
  • Simply Thai, Buxton, Derbyshire - Great Thai restaurant located in the centre of Buxton – booking is definitely recommended.
  • Rowley’s, Baslow - A contemporary restaurant serving locally sourced modern European dishes.


  • High Nelly’s Café, Tideswell - A great place for breakfast/brunch
  • H & D’s Exotic Teas tearoom, Tideswell - A cafe, tea shop and restaurant all in one
  • Vanilla Kitchen, Tideswell - Lovely café with nice homemade cakes, especially the scones!
  • Peak District Parlour, Tideswell - Offers a variety of home cooked meals, teas and coffee
  • The Cherry Tree, Tideswell - Specialising in cakes, sandwiches & home made hot pasties
  • Hassop Station Café & Bookshop - A family friendly café right on the Monsal Trail.
  • Village Green Cafe, Eyam -in the heart of the beautiful famous 'plague' village of Eyam .

Fresh Delivered Meals & 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
  • Corner Chippy, Tideswell - Fish & Chips
  • Elliott’s, Tideswell - Fish & Chips
  • The Pizza Merchant - Take away pizza with free delivery within 10 minutes of Tideswell.
  • 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.
  • Curry Cottage at Lovers Leap, Stoney Middleton - Indian take-way in the nearby village of Stoney Middleton

Our Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby

1. Walk along Litton Dale

A great circular 4.5 mile walk starting in Litton and incorporating some of the Peak District’s prettiest dales including Water-cum-Jolly Dale. The walk takes you by the river Wye and passes by Cressbrook and Litton Mills (now residential flats) but in the 19th century these mills were notorious for their cruelty and unsavoury employment practices.

Click here for a link to Litton Dale .

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

Bakewell is a idylic market town within the Peak District National Park and is a hub of activity. Situated on the River Wye and famous for Bakewell Pudding, you might like to pop into The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop which 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 Monsal Trail

With the impressive Monsal Trial so close you must take the opportunity to cycle/walk along this former Railway line which runs from Bakewell right up to Blackwell Mill, near Buxton. The trail offers 8.5 miles of traffic free cycling/walking. The nearest access to the trail is at Miller’s Dale and you can hire bikes at Blackwell Mill. For the more adventuress and adrenaline junkies you can even abseil from Millers Dale Bridge, arguably the most spectacular Peak District abseil site!

Click here for a link to cycle hire at Hassop Station or Blackwell Cycle Hire.

4. Visit Castleton and its famous caverns

Castleton is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to the Peak District, it has an array of natural and historical features both above and below ground, and is surrounded by superb walking country. High above the village stand the imposing ruins of Peveril Castle. To the west of Castleton lies Mam Tor offering amazing views and fantastic walking on the ridge. Castleton is most well-known for its four caves, each offering a different experience to the visitor, Peak Cavern, Speedwell Cavern, Treak Cliff Cavern and Blue John Mine. The caverns are a great activity for kids and when the weather does not cooperate for outdoor activities.

Click here for a link to Castleton and the Caves.

5. 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.

Finer Details

What to Expect at Dale House

A basic weekend supply of the following (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):

  • Hand soap
  • Shower Gel
  • Loo rolls
  • Bin bags
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film & kitchen foil
  • 5 x dishwasher tablets
  • 2 x tea towels
  • 1 x dish cloth
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Store cupboard essentials – a basic supply of tea, coffee, sugar and salt and pepper.
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Wifi

Useful Information

  • 3 x travel cot (if requested)
  • 3 x high chairs (if requested)
  • 5 x Hair dryers
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - Bath towel for each guest & hand towels in the bathrooms
  • Iron & ironing board and indoor clothes drying rack.
  • Hoover and mop
  • Washing machine and separate tumble dryer
  • 3 x Log burners (located in the formal lounge, dining room and second
    sitting room) - 1 x complimentary basket of logs per log burner supplied
     upon arrival. Due to health and safety we cannot supply fire lighters
    or matches so please bring your own.
  • 1 x Ipod docking station in main house, a further docking station in the games room.
  • 1 x Digital radio in kitchen.
  • 6 x TVs located throughout the property. All of the TVs have freeview, the largest TV is located in the dining room. The TVs in the dining room, living room & lounge downstairs all have DVD players.
  • All TV’S have HDMI facility, but guests do need to bring their own HDMI cable.
  • Games room is located in a separate barn on site a few metres from the main house with pool table, dart board and docking station.
  • Books and board games

Cooking and Dining

Any kitchen items that are absolutely vital for your stay, please check with us before your visit to ensure that it is at the property (as things do sometimes get broken).

  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • Double oven with grill, 4 gas hobs and 1 warming plate. Also a further smaller oven.
  • 1 x microwave
  • Large double fridge/freezer, also a smaller fridge in games room
  • 2 x Double toaster
  • 3/4 cafetieres
  • 3 x Kettle
  • 2 x Dishwasher
  • Kitchen scales
  • Breakfast bar with 4 stools
  • 3 x long refectory tables and 26 chairs in the dining room, further chairs located in the store room. Dining for up to 30 guests can be achieved with various layouts on 3 separate tables.


  • Large oil drum BBQ – please bring your own charcoal.
  • Outdoor seating on back patio.
  • Large lawned garden with plenty of space for children to run off steam!

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, 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.
  • No fireworks due to nearby live stock.
  • Mobile reception - as this is a lovely rural location mobile reception can be limited dependent on your network.
  • 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 SK17 8QN - Important please check directions page as the post code does not take you direct to the property.
  • On the outskirts of the village of Litton which has a community village shop with post office and also a pub.
  • Further shops, cafes and pubs in the nearby village of Tideswell.
  • The nearest town is Bakewell (7 miles away) or Buxton (9 miles away).
  • Parking for 15 cars.

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.