With a wealth of modern rusticity blended with beautiful original features, this exquisitely designed, spacious self-catering farmhouse is an ideal location to discover the Peak District National Park from your doorstep. Dale House offers a perfect country house retreat exclusively yours for large groups.
Ten fabulous bedrooms 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.
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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.)
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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.
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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 available for use from 01st April through to 31st October (please remember to bring your own charcoal and lighting equipment) so you can eat and drink whilst enjoying some fresh country air.
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.
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Litton Dale, Litton, Nr Buxton, SK17 8QN
Approx GPS coordinates of the property are:53.271106, -1.762168The postcode takes you to a nearby row of cottages so please follow the directions!
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The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Dale House. Verbatim.
Many thanks…we really enjoyed the property it ticked all the boxes for us and was perfect for our event
We had a lovely family Christmas weekend at Dale House. There were so many positives about the house, not least the very comfortable beds!
We had the most wonderful weekend celebration for my husband and my Diamond Wedding- 60 years. The house was absolutely perfect for our large family of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The standard of accommodation and facilities was excellent and we couldn’t have stayed anywhere better. Some did lots of walking and the older and very young did the sightseeing. Thankyou so much for all your help
Our friends were all impressed with Dale House and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was just unfortunate we were not able to enjoy the BBQ area due to weather.
I just wanted to express my thanks to all involved with our booking and stay at Dale House. We all had a fabulous time and really felt very privileged at staying at such a warm and welcoming house. Jo was great meeting us and when we left and provided all the information we needed to know and more.
Thank you it was a great weekend, no doubt we will be booking with you guys again
we all had a wonderful time and the house was absolutely beautiful so please pass on our thanks to all your team for making it such a lovely stay! We also used the Executive Chef Company who were amazing - the food was incredible so please do pass on our huge thanks here - we would highly recommend to any other group!
Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed staying at Dale House. The house was perfect for our needs and my Mum who was celebrating being not quite a 100 had a very good time.
Our stay at Dale House was extremely enjoyable and we all enjoyed every minute. The property was excellent and met all our needs. A huge "thank you" to Jo the housekeeper. Her welcome was warm and efficient. All of the rooms were prepared to our specification (and beyond) with extra linen left where requested. The whole property was immaculate and beautifully presented when we arrived.
I just wanted to say thank you for a fabulous weekend break at Dale House. The property was a great base for us and there was plenty of space. The area was very quiet and, despite having two dogs and 4 x under 3s in our party, the walls were nice and thick to prevent any noise! My mum had an amazing 90th birthday with all her family around her and Jo, the housekeeper, was brilliant and looked after her every need! The place was wonderfully warm on arrival, as requested, and was spotlessly clean.
A great company to deal with. Would definitely recommend and use again.
Flawless experience from start to finish - the team were helpful, responsive, informative and accommodating. Website was great with beautiful and representitive photography, and booking process was straightforward and professional. The house was wonderful - beautiful, comfortable and well equipped. Jo (who gave us the key) was lovely and very helpful and efficient. Really hope to book another trip with PV again in the future!
Very helpful and no-fuss service
We loved Dale House. Cosy, capacious, beautiful and well supplied.
The place was amazing and Jo the housekeeper was absolutely lovely. We shall definitely be booking through your company again.
The house was so lovely and we all had a great time. Many happy memories!
We have had a fabulous time at Dale House & hope to enjoy future breaks with you again. Thank you for your professional booking system, all members of staff had been very helpful prior to our arrival. The house keeper Jo made us very welcome and the house was spotlessly clean.
we had a fantastic stay and Dale House was everything we wanted for our birthday weekend. Of course the weather was amazing which made our two days of walking superb. We plan to use you again in the future. Most of the people present that weekend will be using your company I’m sure.
Thank you so much for such an amazing weekend. The house was perfect for what we wanted and absolutely gorgeous. Jo was also a delight, so friendly and helpful.
May I take this opportunity to thank all at Peak Venues for handling everything in a professional and courteous manner with my two daughters, Louise and Emma. The house was perfect in every way for my family who came from various parts of the U.K. to join me for a memorable 70th birthday weekend. Both Louise and Emma did an exceptional job in organising everything to make the birthday weekend a wonderful and special one for me. One I shall never forget.
Thank you for a wonderful time over Christmas at Dale House.
Thank you for a lovely stay at dale house last weekend . We arrived on Friday to a lovely warm welcome from Teresa , she was friendly , helpful and accommodating . I had 30 girlfriends joining for the weekend for a hen party . We had the best time in the most beautiful property ! Dale house is homely , cosy and stunning ! Peak venues from day one of enquiring have been nothing but helpful and I will definitely be booking / recommending them in the future !
We had an absolutely fantastic time – the house is beautiful and really well furnished and decorated – happy to recommend to anyone.
The house was lovely and we all really enjoyed our stay & would definitely recommend this property & company
Thank you we had a great time and the house was perfect.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, Dale House was perfect and we would all recommend it to anyone else
We had a wonderful stay and will be highly recommending your company .
Many thanks to all of peak venues for all your help. The experience was wholly positive and the house was great.
Thank you so much, we will be definitely be using Peak Venues again, we as a group do quite a few big house get togethers and will come to you guys first. Everything was perfect
Thank you so much for a truly exceptional weekend - we have stayed in many places as a group but none have come close the quality we experienced with you. The house, coupled with the beauty of the peaks, was just amazing! Many thanks again - we hope to see you again soon!
Thank you so much, We had an absolutely fabulous time, the house was clean, beautifully decorated and perfectly equipped for a large group. Wonderful location too, I had the best birthday get together ever. I must say your company is so professional, you have kept me updated and well informed all the way through. Jo, the housekeeper was wonderful and welcomed me brilliantly. I will be leaving you great reviews and definitely using you again.
The House was incredible and perfect for us all. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to people.
We had a great time and really enjoyable weekend!
Many thanks for your help. We had a great weekend in a lovely house.
Everything about the house was fantastic, we had an amazing time. Some friends said they had plans for family get togethers coming and will definitely be booking with you at Dale House or another venue.
Thank you so much, we had such a fantastic stay at Dale house.
We had a lovely stay at Dale House - it truly is a wonderful house!
Thank you so very much on behalf of all my family that stayed at Dale house. Although I didn't have the pleasure of staying myself, the feedback about the property, location and local facilities were incredible. Everyone had an amazing time and absolutely loved the house and grounds. I will absolutely be recommending your company and Dale house.
We had a fabulous stay - thank you.
Thank you. We had a delightful stay at Dale House. It was the perfect setting for our family and friends to come together. Every room was well-appointed and we were very comfortable. It was a child friendly environment and the ground floor was very sociable but also allowed for different interests to happen in the lounges and the dining room. We were blessed with a picturesque snowfall and the fabulous garden was ideal for the kids to run around and make snowmen. We didn't manage to explore far but found Tideswell welcoming and some enjoyed a walk to Foolow.
Many thanks for a great weekend
My friends and I had a fabulous 50th celebratory week end at Dale House. What a pleasure! We all look forward to coming back again to Dale House.
Thank you so much for a lovely stay- we absolutely loved it.
Thanks for facilitating a great weekend for my Mother's 70th birthday. Overall it was great! The house is magnificent. Great restoration job! Plus, the location is also great. Welcome from your host, Jo Naylor, was perfect. She is a real enthusiast for the property and taking care of the guests.
We had an amazing time and the house exceeded our expectations
We had such a fabulous time at Dale House over Christmas. 20 of us with 4 dogs fitted in perfectly. The house is large but really cosy and the dining room leading to the kitchen is great for entertaining. The local area is great too and the Red Lion pub in the village was a great way to escape for a while. We’d recommend it to any large group it really is lovely.
We had a lovely weekend at Dale House which has been wonderfully refurbished.
We would just like to let you know that we had a great weekend at Dale House. The house was fantastic and had everything we could have wanted. Thank you.
We all loved the stay . We will be back next year :)
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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
Bakewell is an idyllic market town within the Peak District National Park and is a hub of activity. Situated on the River Wye and famous for the Bakewell Pudding, you might like to pop into The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop which claims to have the old original recipe and still makes the puddings by hand from the secret recipe.
Click here for a link to further information on Bakewell.
With the impressive Monsal Trail 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 adventurous and adrenaline junkies you can even abseil from Millers Dale Bridge, arguably the most spectacular Peak District abseil site!
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.
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.
A basic weekend supply of the following (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):
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).
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 arranged 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 are no Peak Venues staff on site).
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.