Dale House

Sleeps 30

Large luxury country farmhouse in the village of Litton with cosy country pub and fabulous walks close by


  • 12 beautiful bedrooms, (2 ground floor bedrooms)
  • 12 bathrooms/en suites in total - 9 en suites & 3 bathrooms/shower room
  • Sleeps up to 30 guests
  • Dog Friendly
  • Luxurious house brimming with country charm, perfect for large groups
  • 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.
  • Idyllic spacious family home with no less than two lounges with roaring log burners and a huge dining room to seat 30 guests
  • 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 and deep limestone dales - hence the property name
  • Separate barn which is a games room featuring a pool table, table football and darts board.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Ten fabulous bedrooms are spread over three floors in the main house, with one room being on the ground floor and just a few metres away tucked into the corner of the rear garden is Dale Barn with a further two family suites, one on the ground floor.

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.)

Living Spaces

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.

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 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.

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 do not bring any candles, tea lights or incense sticks as they are not allowed at the property
  • Please no fireworks or Chinese lanterns
  • No smoking or vaping inside the property. Vaping can trigger the fire alarms
  • We ask that you bring any outside socialising 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 
  • Sorry this property does not accept Hen or Stag Groups
  • 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.

  • ​Ground floor bedroom with en suite featuring a corner shower in the main house
  • Ground floor bedroom in the separate Barn with wet room, a pull down seat is available
  • Downstairs shower room with toilet and basin in the main house
  • Open plan and level access throughout downstairs, with the rooms flowing into each other
  • No level access to the property as there are various steps
  • TV's with subtitles
  • Hypoallergenic bedding throughout
  • Beds are flexible and can be twins or doubles
  • There is a gravelled ramp to the Barn from the rear of the property
  • Set in large surroundings with peaceful areas offering a calm and tranquil setting
  • We are supportive of anyone who needs to bring an assistance dog or guide dog to the property
  • Please view our accessibility guide for further information

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 hello@peakvenues.co.uk

The Peak District National Park and Surrounding Area

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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How To Find Dale House


The address of Dale House is:

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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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 in front of you- 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 Chesterfield & 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!
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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 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 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 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.
    • The Prince of Wales, Baslow - great village pub and restaurant, serving local produced food and great ales
    • The Woodyard - Bakewell, family friendly restaurant - situated in an idyllic location by the river.  Serves both lunch and dinner.


    • The Yondermann Cafe - Wardlow Miers - Hearty Breakfasts available in small, big, bigger and biggest portions -  a must to try! Sandwiches / jackets potatoes and main meals all served until 3.00pm. Now fully licensed too.
    • High Nelly's Cafe - serving breakfast, lunches, cakes and coffees in the heart of the village of Tideswell
    • 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
    • Elliott’s, Tideswell - Fish & Chips
    • 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 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.

    3. The Monsal Trail

    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!

    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.

    Key Facts

    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- for environmental reasons we use refillable bottles so please do not take these away from the property when you leave
    • 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
    • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
    • Free Wi-fi

    Useful Information

    • 3 x high chairs (if requested)
    • 3 x Travel Cots we provide basic travel cot's that comply with BSI. Please note that due to health and safety reasons, you will need to bring cot linen and any extra padding you require over and above the lightly padded standard base that is supplied by the manufacturer.
    • 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
    • 2 x Log burners (located in the formal lounge 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. The log burner in the Dining Room is for ornamental purposes only.
    • 1 x I pod docking station in main house, a further docking station in the Dining Room
    • 1 x Digital radio in kitchen.
    • 5 x TVs  in the property - 1 in bedrooms 5 & 10 plus one in each lounge and one in the dining room. All of the TVs have Freeview, the largest TV is located in the dining room which is a SMART TV.  
    • Games room is located in a separate barn on site a few metres from the main house with pool table, dart board, table football. The measurements are 6.9m L x 4.3m W x 2m H. Also books and board games. 
    • Christmas - throughout December the property does have a Christmas Tree decorated with a set of lights
    • Should you need a DVD player for your stay we do ask guests to bring your own, along with relevant cables.

    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 Kettles
    • 2 x Dishwashers
    • Kitchen scales
    • Breakfast bar with 4 stools
    • 3 x long refectory tables and chairs in the dining room. Dining for up to 30 guests can be achieved by adding the small table that sits at the end of the room and placing it width ways at the window end of the room this then seats a further 6 guests.
    • There is parking for 15 cars
    • Please be careful when leaving the carpark as you are pulling out onto the main road
    • For reasons of both safety and property insurance, under no circumstances should you use the domestic plug sockets in the property 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

    • The front garden is laid to lawn with a small flagged area
    • To the side of the property is a spacious flat lawn area ideal for ball and garden games
    • To the rear of the property is a sizeable patio with seating area and raised further lawn area
    • Garden furniture
    • There are a few steps from the carpark area to the main door entrance
    • Separate barn which is the games room - featuring a pool table, table football and darts board
    • BBQ- charcoal- half oil drum style, available between 1st April to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment
    • Please do not move the garden furniture around, this is for your own safety, due to them being very heavy and also damage can easily be caused if the items are dragged

    Property Quirks

    • Access to bedroom 12 in Dale Barn is via some steep wooden steps
    • There are several steps around the garden so creating uneven levels that could be slippery when wet
    • A couple of the bedrooms in the main house have sloping ceilings so will reduce head height
    • The property is located in a working farming village so you may experience seasonal farming smells and tractors on the roads
    • A House Representative does live on site


    • We allow 4 dogs at the property and do charge £30 per dog for the duration of their stay
    • We do ask that dogs are kept off the furniture and out of all bedrooms
    • Please do clear any dog litter from the gardens or grounds
    • Please do not leave dogs unattended in the property or garden at any time 


    Wi-Fi is provided free of charge, however, as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there may be intermittent signal which is beyond our control.  We also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee Wi-Fi if there are technical issues in the area


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