A blend of original features with stylish modern design, this beautiful Victorian House has nine stunning en suite bedrooms. Situated in the pretty rural hamlet of Priestcliffe with breath taking views of the Peak District, it is close to both Buxton and Bakewell. Sleeps 18 adults and up to 24 if there are children within the group
The grand staircase leads up to two floors with no less than nine sumptuous bedrooms all enjoying the luxury of private en suite facilities. Each bedroom flaunts feature wallpapers, coordinating soft furnishings and comfy beds for an uninterrupted nights sleep .
Priestcliffe House is perfect for family groups of eighteen guests but if you are happy using all the full size bunk beds/built in beds then you can sleep a few more. We know that groups come in all shapes and sizes and have different requirements so most beds can be made up as doubles or twins so you can pick and choose your layout to suit your groups needs. There is one ground floor bedroom.
An achingly stylish country kitchen has been designed to make catering for large groups as easy as possible. With all the modern appliances you need, Priestcliffe House is fully equipped with plenty of cookware, crockery, utensils, glassware and all the other items essential for making your stay comfortable and more importantly easy.
The open plan dining room comfortably seats 20 guests with extra seating at the kitchen island.
Make your way through the impressive entrance hall to the spacious formal sitting room. With a traditional feel, this beautiful styled and generously proportioned room retains many period features including high ceilings and two bay window over looking the grounds and hills beyond.
After a day exploring the Peaks, you can relax in front of the log burner set within an original Ashford black marble fireplace.
Hidden away down a secret staircase you will stumble across this fabulous converted cellar. This rooms retains an authentic rustic feel with its exposed walls and clever floor lighting, creating a warm homely feel, the perfect ambience for guests to enjoy the multitude of games in this unique space:
You can gain direct access from the Cellar straight out onto the terrace - perfect for the outdoor games.
Tucked away down a quiet country lane, Priestcliffe House promises to provide a hidden escape! So families will find their own little piece of heaven with unforgettable views right on the doorstep.
BBQ and Garden Seating available from 01st April through to 31st October, please bring your own charcoal and lighting equipment for the BBQ.
There is a stunning south facing garden with a front patio and a side sunken terrace - when the sun is shining you will be able to enjoy this virtually all day!
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.
Priestcliffe House is situated in the pretty rural hamlet of Priestcliffe and is very well located just 5.8 miles from the popular market town of Bakewell and the 4.5 miles from the historic Victorian spa town of Buxton. It is set within the most glorious Peak District landscape with footpaths and country lanes right from the property leading to the spectacular Miller's Dale which directly drops onto the well known Monsal Trail. You are a very short drive to the Blackwell Cycle hire and you can even abseil from the impressive viaduct at Millers Dale.
The countryside surrounding Priestcliffe House offers superb opportunities for recreational pursuits including adventure walking, caving, cycling, fishing and climbing. Nearby points of interest include Monsal Head, the River Wye valley, The Monsal Trail and Chatsworth House. Slightly further afield are the Blue John Caverns, The Tissington and High Peak Trails, Dovedale and Haddon Hall, all of these are within an easy drive.
Priestcliffe, Buxton, Derbyshire. SK17 9TN
Approx. GPS coordinates of the property are:
The postcode takes you to a nearby farm so please use the below directions! Please note that the lane to the property is narrow and single track
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The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Priestcliffe House. Verbatim.
We had the most marvellous stay at Priestcliffe House , thank you. Absolutely wonderful!
We had an excellent stay and have enjoyed the reliably excellent accommodation across the Peak Venues portfolio across the years. We enjoy trying out your different large properties with our friends.
Our family get together at Priestcliffe House was a very special occasion for us. The house was excellent in all respects. It was so comfortable and beautifully decorated. We particularly appreciated the fact that the 21 of us, that included our 11 grandchildren, were able to sit around the huge dining table and eat together. The downstairs games room was a great place for our younger grandchildren to meet. The older girls loved being together in the top rooms. The weather was kind to us and we spent a lot of time exploring the area. There is so much of interest with Poole's Cavern, Chatsworth House, Go Ape, the cycle trail as well as Buxton and Bakewell pudding. Thank you for loaning us your house and making our stay so comfortable. One point of interest for my husband were the fireplaces. The one in the downstairs bedroom was very appropriate as it is full of fossils and he is a keen geologist. That maybe a comment you haven't received before!
The whole process was smooth and easy. The house was absolutely stunning and we had everything we needed. We would definitely love to visit again. Thank you
We had a lovely stay and the house was fantastic
Fantastic! We had a wonderful stay at the house and will certainly recommend it to all- we loved it! Very happy to have found it and for the customer service we have received.
We stayed at Priestcliffe House for a week, to celebrate our Golden Wedding with our family (11 adults and 5 young children) and we couldn’t have been happier with our choice. Everyone was thrilled with their beautifully appointed rooms and facilities. The kitchen was really well equipped and spacious with room for us all to eat together, the lounge was comfortable and cosy, and the basement games room was well received by us all. In addition the house was spotless, warm and cosy, and we all had a marvellous time, so many thanks to Gilly and her team for all their hard work. I need to add, the location was perfect too. It was a first stay in the Peak District for most of us and we loved the area.
We had a wonderful time thank you, the house was perfect
Thank you so much for a lovely weekend. Priestcliffe House was just beautiful and so perfect for all of us.
Excellent stay. 20 people of varying age. All amenities for a high standard. Host extremely welcoming
Wonderful well-thought-out accommodation, everything first class, over-and-above spec. Really impressed.
We (14 adults + 6 children) all had a simply wonderful time despite poor weather. The decor of each room is stunning, kitchen equipment and all furnishings comfortable and excellent; well equipped for good weather too - garden, chairs, etc. Owner friendly and welcoming. Thoroughly recommended by us all.
Thank you we had a wonderful time. - a truly memorable 80th Birthday for me. Best wishes to all.
We all enjoyed a wonderful weekend at Priestcliffe celebrating my father’s 80th & exploring the Dales. It’s a terrific house & so much space for everyone under one roof.
Everything was great and we had a really good stay thank you.
Thank you, we had a fantastic weekend
Thank you so much. We had an amazing time in your beautiful house. It was such a fantastic place, beautifully decorated and had literally everything we could need or think of! We couldn’t have asked for a better place to celebrate our 200 years....my dad was 90 in March, my brother 60 in July and I’m 50 in November!! There was an overwhelming enthusiasm to book again in a couple of years as it was so great so watch this space!
We loved the house and were warmly welcomed and also well looked after when we need it.
Everyone at Peak Venues were very helpful. The booking and payment process very smooth. The house was incredible and we all couldn't be happier with the service and standard we have been provided with.
We had a really great time at Priestcliffe House and wanted to thank yourselves and ask you pass on our thanks to the owners too.
The house was as splendid as your publicity suggested. The facilities,cleanliness and location were perfect. Your advice about room allocation and directions very helpful. Thankyou again we had a splendid weekend.
We absolutely loved Priestcliffe House. It was perfect for our family gathering for 18 people (ages from 4 to 81).We all thought the house was spacious, beautiful and and well equipped. Comfortable beds and good showers.We made very good use of the games room and the gardens. The views from the house are fabulous. The location is great with such easy access to lovely walks and the Monsal Trail. We hope to stay again some time.
Thanks so much we all had a great time the house was superb and the owners couldn’t have been more helpful look forward to booking with you the next time
Priestcliffe was great and just right for us. Hope to be in touch for next year
Thank you very much- our family/extended family /friends had a fantastic 90th birthday celebration in your beautiful Priestcliffe House. Very well equipped, excellent games cellar especially for the grandchildren and luxury bedding and decor. Well done peak venues on another fantastic house.
What an amazing place Priestcliffe House is, we had a wonderful time!
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From the property you can walk down to the spectacular Miller's Dale, a popular beauty spot with the River Wye running through the Dale and plenty of examples of classic limestone flora and fauna of the area. From Miller's Dale you can join the well known Monsal Trail, this 8.5 mile former old Midland Railway line, which runs from Blackwell Mill in Chee Dale down to Bakewell, is great to explore on bike or by foot as it is traffic free and relatively mud free! The recently reopened tunnels makes the trail one of the most spectacular leisure routes in Britain for cycling, walking and horse riding. The nearest cycle hire to the property is at Blackwell Mill and if you are feeling more adventurous you can even abseil from the impressive viaduct at Miller's Dale.
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 definitely worth a look around as it offers a great insight into today's farming community. The town also hosts a craft and gift fair every weekend in the 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 original recipe and still makes the puddings by hand from the secret recipe.
Click here for a link to further information on Bakewell.
This award winning brewery is not far from the property and for any real ale lover taking a tour of this state-of-the art brewery is not to be missed. Enjoy a local beer a glass of wine or a gin in the Tap Room which is open daily and also serves freshly made pizzas to order. Furnished with comfy sofas and rustic tables it's a great venue to unwind after exploring The Peak District. Plus dog friendly too. A must visit
Click here for further information on Thornbridge Brewery
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 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
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):
Cooking and Dining
For any kitchen items that are absolutely vital for your stay, please check with us before your visit to ensure that they are at the property (as things do sometimes get broken).
Wi-Fi is provided free of charge, however, as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there can be intermittent Wi-Fi signal that is beyond our control. We also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee Wi-Fi if there are technical issues out of our control