The Farmhouse at Benty Grange

Sleeps 18

A luxury refurbished six bedroom, all with en suites, self catering holiday accommodation in a rural location.


  • ​6 Individually designed bedrooms with en suites, 1 on the ground floor and a luxurious family suite. 
  • Sleeps up to 18 guests
  • Separate games room
  • Dog Friendly
  • Fantastic open plan kitchen and seating area to socialise altogether with an additional cosy lounge to retreat to after a day outdoors, underfloor heating throughout the ground floor
  • Situated near to the village of Monyash which gives you the village amenities yet close enough to step outside to enjoy country walks in the rolling hills of Derbyshire and close to the Tissington and High Peak Trail.
  • The charming towns of Bakewell and Buxton are about a 10 minutes drive away. Why not enjoy a days visit to either of the local Country Parks,  Chatsworth House or Haddon Hall which are a short drive away to enjoy a great family day out.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The Farmhouse at Benty Grange has a total of 6 bedroom all with en suites.  One of the bedrooms is a family suite, with bunk beds in the main bedroom and also an additional bunk bed alcove, giving you a choice of sleeping arrangements depending on your group.

Each bedroom has its own unique style and has been elegantly designed to still keep the natural charm of the property.  All beds have the option of being set up as either a double or twins. There is one ground floor bedroom.

Please click here for the bedroom layout.

Cooking and Dining

The fabulous large open plan kitchen / dining / seating  area  is fantastic for those group holidays allowing all of your group to come together to help prepare your meals or just to sit and socialise over a glass of wine and enjoy the comfortable surroundings. 

There is a large central island for preparing your meals with 3 stools underneath for an additional seating option. 

The kitchen has a  large dining table that seats 18, with a mixture of benches and chairs and is positioned next to French doors that can be opened to allow you that alfresco feel whilst dining.

The well equipped kitchen has all the items you would expect to find at home to make sure your stay is as comfortable and as easy as it can be.

Living Space

There are two living spaces for you to enjoy.  After a days walking in the Peaks you can relax in the cosy kitchen seating area where you can sit and enjoy the log burning fire in the colder months, or sit in the daytime catching up with your fellow guests.  There are homely touches of local walking books to give you inspiration for the next day and also plenty of books to sit and read, should you wish to do so. The ground floor has underfloor heating throughout.

Leading off from the kitchen is the patio area, where you can sit and unwind and enjoy a BBQ on those warmer days.

Situated off the kitchen is the warm, inviting, additional seating / socialising area. This Peak District cottage has 2 large sofas which are perfect for you and your guests to sit and unwind enjoying  the views or catch up on a bit of TV in the evening, should your time staying here allow you to do this!

Garden and Outdoor Space

The Farmhouse at Benty Grange is situated in the breathtaking heart of the Peak District, where you can enjoy the stunning uninterrupted views.  There is a private decked patio area with outdoor seating and raised planted beds that blend in with its surroundings. A lawn area is situated to the side of the property. 

In the warmer months why not sit outdoors and enjoy the external dining space and have a BBQ - available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment.

To the rear of the property, is a super, rustic converted outbuilding where guests have use of a fabulous games room with a bar area, pool table and dart board. Great for teenagers and big kids! 

If you bring your bikes along too you can all enjoy a scenic ride as you are situated near to the Tissington and High Peak Trail (you are able to hire bikes from nearby Parsley Hay)

There is ample private parking at the front of the property.

The property is dog friendly, allowing 2 dogs, so don't feel you have to leave them behind - but please make yourself aware of our Dog Policy.

The Farmhouse at Benty Grange is on a shared site with The Barn at Benty Grange. 

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 remove any dirty or high heeled shoes on entry
  • No fireworks or Chinese lanterns on site
  • Please do not bring any candles, tea lights or incense sticks as these are not allowed at the property.
  • No smoking or vaping inside the property.  Vaping can trigger the fire alarms
  • Please do not bring any drones as they are not allowed at the property
  • Can any outside socialising please be brought inside by 10pm, we kindly ask that neighbours or local residents are not disturbed after this time, for more information please see our Noise and Behaviour Policy
  • 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.

  • ​There is one ground floor bedroom with en suite featuring a large shower
  • Downstairs w/c
  • Open plan kitchen diner and level access into the lounge and bedroom 1
  • Gravelled access to the front of the property
  • French doors to the rear leading to a level accessed decking area
  • Raised garden beds offering many different textures and colours to enjoy throughout the year
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • The beds are flexible and can be twins or doubles
  • Located in open countryside with beautiful scenery, offering a calm and tranquil setting
  • We are supportive of anyone who needs to bring an assistance dog or guide dog to the property

​Peak Venues have a dedicated Accessibility Champion who will be able to assist you with specific property information, please contact them by email for any further help at

The Peak District and Surrounding Area

This holiday home is located in the White Peak and boasting a beautiful rural position - making it an ideal location to see this stunning national park, and enjoy your short break. You can walk and cycle until you hearts content - popular destinations such as Hartington, Tissington and even Ashbourne can be reached off road on the former nearby converted disused railway line. Parsley Hay Cafe and Cycle hire is just down the lane on the Tissington and High Peak Trail.  (Parsley Hay does shut for Winter from 01st Nov until February)

Benty Grange is steeped in history too, being a site of an interesting archaeological find (google it and you will see)! The prehistoric site of Arbor Low, is set amid high moorland above Benty Grange is also walk-able.

The Derbyshire famous spa town of Buxton, known as the cultural capital of the Peak District is a short 10 minute drive and the historic market towns of Ashbourne and Bakewell are also close by. There is something for everyone – individuals, families and groups – whether you want a challenging hike or a short stroll.  For an exciting adrenaline filled day Alton Towers is also close within a 25 minute drive.

To complete your perfect Peak District holiday, just two miles down the trail, you can walk to the Royal Oak Pub. 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 and pizzeria at The Bull I' Th' Thorn offering homemade wood fired pizza with fresh dough made daily alongside a classic British pub menu.

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How To Find The Farmhouse at Benty Grange


The address of The Farmhouse at Benty Grange is:

Benty Grange, The Rake, Nr Monyash, Derbyshire, DE45 1JR

Approx GPS coordinates of the property are: 53.17422, -1.77859

Use 'What3Words' to find exact location: ///scrub.pinks.grouping Download the 'App' here: 'What3Words' 

Please note the postcode takes you to a neighbouring farm so please follow the below directions!

Directions to Benty Grange from Buxton (approx. 15 minutes):

  • From Buxton follow signs to the A515 to Ashbourne
  • Follow A515 for 8.5 miles
  • (After approx. 6 miles there will be a left turn signposted to Monyash, Bakewell B5055- do not take this turning continue along A515 for a further couple of miles)
  • There is a left turn signposted to ‘Monyash, Youlgreave, Arbor Low’- take this turning
  • (If you get to a turning on your right hand side for Parlsey Hay you have gone too far)
  • After you have turned left continue for 0.3 miles
  • On your left hand side there will be a building set back from the road and a hanging wooden sign ‘Benty Grange’- please see below. Turn down the track and follow it down.
  • You have arrived at Benty Grange - please see signage on arrival for parking instructions.

Directions to Benty Grange from Bakewell (approx. 15 minutes):

  • From Bakewell centre, take the B5055 between The Rutland Arms Hotel and The Bakewell Book & Gift Shop signposted to Over Haddon & Monyash (King Street, becomes S Church Street)
  • Follow the B5055 (turns into Monyash Road) for 5 miles
  • Continue through the village of Monyash
  • When you get to Monyash Primary School on your left and The Bulls Head on your right, take a left turn up ‘Rake Road’ signposted to ‘Newhaven, Youlgreave’
  • Continue along Rake Road for 1.3 miles
  • You will pass a farm on the left handside set back from the road (this may be the farm your postcode takes you to, do not take this turn)
  • Approx 0.3 miles further on the right hand side there will be a building set back from the road and a hanging wooden sign ‘Benty Grange’- please see below. Turn down the track and follow it down.
  • You have arrived at Benty Grange - please see signage on arrival for parking instructions.

Directions to Benty Grange from Ashbourne (approx. 20 minutes):

  • Follow signs for A515 to Buxton- follow A515 for appox 11.5 miles
  • On your left handside there will be a white building on the corner and it will be signposted to ‘Pilsbury & Parlsey Hay’ go past this turning and a few metres later there will be a right turn signposted to ‘Youlgreave, Monyash, Arbor Low’, take this turning.
  • After you have turned right continue for 0.3 miles
  • On your left hand side there will be a building set back from the road and a hanging wooden sign ‘Benty Grange’- please see below. Turn down the track and follow it down.
  • You have arrived at Benty Grange - please see signage on arrival for parking instructions.

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Your Stay At The Farmhouse at Benty Grange

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby

Country Pubs

  • Royal Oak, Hurdlow –Just 3 miles away our very own award winning pub offers open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great homemade pub food’. Situated within walking distance (if you are feeling energetic) we would welcome you to drink or dine with us. Booking advised.
  • The Bull’s Head, Monyash - A traditional pub located in the heart of Monyash, serving good pub food. Again within walking distance only 1.5 miles away. Popular with families and walkers.
  • 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 Bull, Ashford in the Water - Traditional Robinson's small character pub serving great food in a lovely Derbyshire village with the River Wye flowing through the heart of it.
  • The Packhorse, Crowdecote - Located at the bottom of the bank just outside Longnor. There are well kept ales which change regularly and traditional home-made pub food. It’s a lovely place to visit for the scenery – careful of the hair pin bends on the way!
  • Devonshire Arms, Hartington - Located in the heart of the village – good stop for lunch.
  • The George at Alstonfield - The George is an unspoilt, historic, family run pub in the Peak District village of Alstonefield, above Dovedale.
  • The Packhorse, Little Longstone - Lovely historic character features in this compact pub – promotes itself with ‘Walkers and Muddy boots welcome.’
  • The White Lion, Great Longstone - traditional Sunday roasts, homemade pub food, serving local real ales and a great selection of wines located in the heart of the village.


  • The Woodyard, Bakewell - Great location by the river in Bakewell for a family friendly Restaurant –  Serves both lunch and dinner.
  • PieDaniels, Bakewell- A fine French restaurant and cafe bar in the heart of Bakewell offering a selection of fine French & English cuisine.
  • Rajas Indian Restaurant - A great Indian restaurant located in the Bridge House just on the edge of the famous Bakewell Bridge. They also do take-aways.
  • Simply Thai,  Buxton - Great local Thai restaurants located in the centre of town – booking is definitely recommended.
  • Taj Mahal, Buxton - Excellent curry house in Buxton.
  • Pizza Express, Buxton  -Well known pizza chain in a great location for town and the Opera House – kid friendly.
  • St. Moritz Restaurant, Buxton - Swiss and Italian cuisine, great pasta dishes and also has a excellent pre- theatre menu.
  • Indian Palace, Buxton - Great Indian restaurant in the centre of Buxton
  • Lone Star, Buxton - Mexican/American cuisine, known for their large portions.


  • The Old Smithy Café, Monyash - Rustic! Famous for its breakfast featured in the Top 50 Breakfast Book in the country. Character décor, open year round – walkers and bikers welcome. Also serves lunch daily with dinner on certain days.
  • No 6 The Square, Buxton - Relax and enjoy morning coffee, light meals or a traditional English afternoon tea in the elegant surroundings of No. 6 The Square.
  • Lavender Tea Rooms, Bakewell - A lovely quaint tea room, hidden in the corner of Hebden court, the charming décor includes vintage memorabilia and there’s outside seating in the sheltered courtyard. A great place for afternoon tea.
  • The Upstairs Café, Bakewell - A nice child –friendly café located in the centre of Bakewell.
  • Hassop Station Café & Bookshop -A family friendly cafe with outdoor covered seating and play, with a focus on food, family & fresh air. Enjoy brunch, lunch or afternoon tea on the terrace on the renown Monsal Trail or in the old station building.

Fresh Delivered Meals and Take-Aways

Our Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby

1. The Tissington and High Peak Trails

With the Tissington and High Peak Trails close by you can walk for miles along these old railway lines. Both trails meet at Parsley Hay (just down the road from the property) the TissingtonTrail 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. The nearest access and also bike hire is at Parsley Hay which is less than a mile away.

Click here for more information on Parsley Hay cycle hire.  (Parsley Hay does shut for Winter from 01st Nov until February)

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

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 definitelyworth a look around as it offers a great insight todays farming community. The town also hosts a craft and gift fair every weekend in 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 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 Spa town of Buxton

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 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

4. 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

5. Alton Towers 

Arguably one of Britain’s best theme parks, Alton Towers is only a 40 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.

Key Facts

What To Expect At The Farmhouse at Benty Grange

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):

  • Hand soap
  • Loo rolls (1 x on the holder and 1 spare per bathroom)
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film, kitchen foil
  • Dishwasher tablets
  •  5 x tea towels
  • 1 x dish cloth and pan scrubber
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Free Wi fi 

Useful Information

  • 2 x high chairs (if requested)
  • 2 x Travel Cots -  the owner of this property does provide travel cot linen we provide basic travel cot's that comply with BSI. Please note that you may wish to bring any extra padding you require over and above the lightly padded standard base that is supplied by the manufacturer.
  • Hairdryers in each bedroom
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - Bath towel & hand towel for each guest in bedroom
  • 1 x log burner –1 x complimentary basket of logs supplied upon arrival (due to health and safety we cannot supply fire lighters or matches so please bring your own).
  • Open plan living area has a 27 inch HDMI TV and DVD player with full Sky package including Sky sports but not BT Sports - we do not allow guests to pay to view other channels
  • Digital radio in the kitchen
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Hoover
  • A selection of local walking guides and local information books
  • Card games
  • Novels and general interest books
  • There is a games room in a separate rustic barn at the rear of the house with pool table and dart board. 
  • Christmas - throughout December there will be a Christmas Tree decorated with a set of lights

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, cutlery and glassware (including champagne flutes, wine glasses and pint glasses)​
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen Scales
  • Large double oven with 5 induction hobs and warming zone
  • Full height fridge 
  • Full height freezer
  • 2/3 cafetieres
  • 2 Kettles and teapots
  • Plastic cups/bowls/plates/cutlery for children
  • Electric hand whisk
  • Dishwasher
  • 3 bar stools at the breakfast bar
  • Extra wine fridge
  • Double toaster
  • Large oblong dining table (250cm x 145cm) seats up to 18  guests with a mixture of benches and chairs. 


  • ​There is ample parking in front of the property
  • Please do not park in front of the other self catering property that is on site
  • 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

  • ​Private decked area behind the property which can be accessed from the kitchen or by the side of the house
  • Rattan garden furniture that seats 14 comfortably
  • Lawn area to the side of the property
  • Small patio area to the side of the property with further seating and fire pit (please supply your own logs-or please use from the complimentary basket we leave for indoors)
  • Shared gravelled driveway
  • BBQ- charcoal- available throughout the year, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment

Property Quirks

  • ​The property is on a shared site with another self catering property but you both have your own private spaces
  • The fireplace in the bedroom is for decoration only
  • Lockable bike storage in the Games Room
  • Steeped in History the site is of archaeological find, The Benty Grange helmet and hanging bowl were found here, in the centre of the driveway there is evidence of this site- please do not let children climb over this 


  • ​We allow 2 dogs at the property and we charge £30 per dog for the duration of their stay
  • Please do not let dogs go on any of the furniture and please keep out of the bedrooms
  • Please make sure you clear all dog litter from the garden and grounds
  • Please do not leave dogs unattended in the property or garden at any time, especially if there is livestock in the nearby fields


Wi-fi is provided free of charge, however due to the rural location this can be intermittent which is out of control. We also hope you appreciate if there are technical issues in the area we cannot guarantee good coverage. The Wi-Fi is via a satellite operation and we do say that you are unable to carry out large downloads, watch films or totally depend on if for work


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