Nestled in the beautiful village of Stanton in Peak this luxury, spacious, contemporary property is surrounded by Peak District countryside. Offering 4 en suite double bedrooms all decorated to their own unique style. This upside down house is designed for you to sit and admire the amazing views that just have to be seen. A fantastic venue for family groups of 8 adults and up to 12 with children.
A truly unique & contemporary luxury country house. Tucked away in the beautiful village of Stanton in Peak, offering magnificent Peak District views. Sleeps 8 adults (and up to 12 if there are children)
- 4 individually designed 'boutique hotel' style double bedrooms
- 4 en suite luxury bathrooms
- Sleeps 8 adults and up to 12 if there are children within the guests
- Superb games room with pool table
- Designer luxury fitted kitchen, open plan dining area and lounge with a stunning floor to ceiling log burner fire
- Incredible far reaching views
- Close to the town of Bakewell, with Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall only a 5 minute drive away
- Beautiful & spacious landscaped garden with open fields around you
- A truly unique and luxury self catering hideaway
- Sorry no dogs are allowed at this venue
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
There are 4 well proportioned, individually designed bedrooms, which give a feeling of calm amongst their opulent interior. All having their own en suite bathroom
Situated on the Ground Floor each bedroom has been designed to a high standard, with luxurious furnishings and decor
2 x Spacious Double or Twin with dressing area, wall mounted TV and 2 x extra single sofa beds per room which are ideal for children only
2 x Double or Twin, large wardrobe and dressing table and wall mounted TV
2 x En suites with luxury large shower and separate baths
2 x En suites with separate shower
Cooking & Dining
This contemporary, open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area certainly has the wow factor. Offering an uninterrupted flow of social space, this is great for family and friends to get together. Featuring a marble topped central island with high stools around one side - perfect for your guests to all catch up whilst preparing your meals.
Fitted to the highest specification, the bespoke kitchen has an array of modern appliances and everything that you would expect to find in your own home. You shouldn't have to bring a thing!
The dining table extends to comfortably seat 8 adults and 4 children and is situated in the centre of this vast room. Perfect for your guests to all catch up whilst preparing your meals.
A stunning dual aspect stone fireplace dominates the room with a working log burner that is great for those cooler months.
The main living space is within the vast central social space, and is furnished with a wall mounted TV and relaxed seating with a spectacular window to really enjoy the superb views. All the living space upstairs really benefits from the unique upside down layout of the house to take advantage of the far reaching views from the glass wall.
The feature wall provides an impressive backdrop with the lounge area providing a super space to settle down after a day out exploring the surrounding area, relaxing on the comfy sofas and enjoying the warmth of the dual aspect fire in the cooler months.
Games Room & The Snug
Situated on the same level as the living area is a separate games room, featuring a pool table and wall mounted TV.
Garden and Outdoor Space
We cannot express enough how wonderful the views are from Goldcrest, they really are stunning. As far as you can see you have uninterrupted picture perfect scenery, surrounded by endless open fields you get a real of "being in the country" feel at this property.
Garden seating is available.
The generous garden is all laid to lawn, so great for the kids to enjoy, wrapping around the rear and side of the property. You shall be able to enjoy the sun all day long, and ideal for those BBQ nights. BBQ shall be available for use from 1st April through to 31st October - we do ask our guests to supply their own charcoal and lighting equipment.
To the front of the property is the driveway which is shared with the nearby neighbours so please, when parking do not obstruct their gateways. There is parking for 4 standard sized cars immediately in front of the property and further parking can be found in the village, if needed.
The Surrounding Area
The village of Stanton in Peak lives up to its name perched high on the hillside with spectacular views of beautiful national park scenery. Pop on your boots and head off on foot in whatever direction takes your fancy to enjoy the dramatic landscape the Peak District has to offer, with easy walking to the fascinating Nine Ladies Stone Circle on Stanton Moor.
After a hike, Goldcrest is a two minute walk to the most quirkiest of village pubs, The Flying Childers - perfect for a local pint of real ale and winner of 'Unspoilt Pub of the Year 2019.
Just a 10 minute drive away you arrive at the market town of Bakewell, which is famous for its Bakewell Pudding (with the Original Pudding Shop open every day for you to buy this famous treat), also has a variety of independent shops, an abundance of lovely cafes, restaurants and pubs for you to explore and enjoy.
You are literally a short drive away from the most amazing Peak District treats for you to enjoy - Chatsworth House (10 minutes), Haddon Hall (10 minutes), historic spa town of Buxton (20 minutes) to name just a few.
How To Find Us
The address of Goldcrest is:
Main Road, Stanton in Peak, Derbyshire. DE4 2LX
GPS Co-ordinates are: 53.175022 - 1.642092
Directions to Goldcrest by car from Bakewell (approx. 10 minutes)
- From the centre of Bakewell (roundabout at The Rutland Arms) follow the signs for A6 towards Matlock, Derby, Haddon Hall onto Matlock Street
- Continue to follow the A6 for a couple of miles (you will go past Haddon Hall on your left) turn right where it is signposted Ashbourne / Youlgrave B5056 (A516)
- Continue on this road for a couple of miles then take the 1st turning on the left (signposted Ashbourne)
- Follow this road and then take the next road on the left signposted Stanton in Peak
- Keep on this road and you will enter the village and a 30 zone as you head up the hill you will see a School Sign on the left hand side the turning for Goldcrest is the 1st driveway on the left after this sign.
- Please follow the drive down to the very end and Goldcrest is facing you. This is a shared driveway with the neighbours so please be mindful not to obstruct their driveways.
- If you have reached the pub The Flying Childers at the top of the hill - you have gone too far. Turn right here in front of the pub and turn around in their carpark and go down the hill the entrance is then the 2nd of the right
- You have arrived at Goldcrest!
Directions to Goldcrest from Matlock (approx 15 minutes)
- From the centre of Matlock where Crown Square Roundabout follow signs for Buxton, Darley Dale & Bakewell on the A615 for about 2 miles.
- At the next roundabout head straight ahead for Bakewell (A6) keep on this road for about 5 miles, going through the village of Darley Dale and passing DFS on your left.
- Keeping on this road you will pass The Peacock in Rowsley on your right carry on for a further couple of miles
- You will see a sign for Ashbourne B5056 (Youlgrave) on your left - please turn here
- Continue on this road for a couple of miles then take the 1st turning on the left (signposted Ashbourne)
- Follow this road and then take the next road on the left signposted Stanton in Peak
- Keep on this road and you will enter the village and a 30 zone as you head up the head up the hill you will see a School Sign on the left hand side the turning for Goldcrest is the 1st driveway after this on your left.
- Please follow the drive down to the very end and Goldcrest is facing you. This is a shared driveway with the neighbours so please be mindful not to obstruct their driveways
- If you have reached the pub The Flying Childers at the top of the hill you have gone too far. Turn right here in front of the pub and turn around in their carpark and go down the hill- the entrance is then the 2nd of the right
- You have arrived at Goldcrest!
There is parking for 4 cars in front of the property - with further village parking if needed.
Why not take a closer look. Using state of the art technology we can let you take a walk around the wholeof this property.
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The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Goldcrest. Verbatim.
Mill & Munson Gang stayed in February '20
Wonderful place to gather with family. Luxury space and all we needed to fill our time together was special and memorable. Well equipped kitchen. Everyone from 1 - 66 had a great time.
Karen & friends stayed in February '20
We have had an amazing weekend staying at Goldcrest, its been the perfect place to celebrate mu birthday with my friends. This is an absolutely gorgeous property, it's even better than it looked in the photos when we booked it. We would love to come and stay again.
Karen & Friends stayed in February '20
We have had an amazing weekend staying at Goldcrest, it's been the perfect place to celebrate my birthday with my friends. This is an absolute gorgeous property, it's even better that it looked in the photos when we booked it. We would love to come and stay again!
anonymous stayed in January '20
Absolutely fantastic service and place to stay
Morgan stayed in January '20
We have been doing cottage weekends as a way of keeping in touch with cousins for a number of years now. This is by far the best place we have stayed. It has been a weekend of walks, cycling on the Monsal Trail , cooking, chatting and mostly laughing. Thank you for such a beautiful place in a beautiful setting. The double sinks, toasters, ovens, dishwashers made everything so much easier, not necessary but a wonderful luxury. Oh and the underfloor heating! A perfect weekend.
Karen stayed in December '19
The house is just beautiful and it was the perfect place to ring in my birthday and New Year. Thank you so much the house was well stocked, beautiful interior, accessories and design. Overall stunning.
keen stayed in December '19
Keep up the great work - Claire has been amazing - thank you
Keens stayed in December '19
Excellent accommodation, clean and tidy and fabulous location. Amazing views "home from home"- really great stay thank you!
O'neills, Moores, Forrests stayed in November '19
A really lovely house with wonderful views! We've had a fabulous week of friendship here.
Poulter stayed in November '19
I just wanted to take the opportunity to say what a wonderful stay we all had last weekend at Goldcrest, such a beautiful house in a stunning location! The property layout was perfect and equipped with everything you could wish for! I think we’re all looking forward to returning again one day. Thank you for great customer service and overall experience.
anonymous stayed in November '19
Absolutely loved our stay - can't praise the place enough. The most amazing house and in a stunning location - thank you!
Adolfssons, Barkers, Innes stayed in October '19
Stunning house in a beautiful location. Had a lovely family get together. Would love to return.
Storey stayed in October '19
We just wanted to say that Goldcrest is such a beautiful house and was ideal for our family get together. It was so well equipped, very comfortable with the most amazing views and garden. We had a fantastic week that was enjoyed by all of us and we would love to go back again soon.
Compregher stayed in October '19
Beautiful House, lovely location had a great weekend with 4 small grandchildren enjoying the area. Hope to return.
Longbottom stayed in September '19
The perfect venue for a get together. Beautiful House and surroundings, thoroughly enjoyed it - we hope to be back sometime.
Moore stayed in August '19
A perfect venue for a family gathering! 5* accommodation. Mixed age groups that all had a lovely time. Beautiful Home. Thank you.
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Your Stay At Goldcrest
Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby
- The Flying Childers - Stanton in the Peak - Dog Friendly, traditional village pub. Serving outstanding homemade light lunches - sandwiches / toasties / soups
- The Manners, Bakewell - Gastro pub with great food and a family friendly beer garden in the heart of Bakewell
- The Royal Oak, Hurdlow - Our award winning pub offers open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great home-made pub food’ as it should be. We can happily cater for groups - booking advised.
- 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. Lovely cosy fire in the winter months.
- The Packhorse, Little Longstone - Lovely historic character features in this compact pub – promotes itself with ‘Walkers and Muddy boots welcome.’ It is worth booking a table for a group as it is popular with the locals.
- The White Lion, Great Longstone - Recently refurbished gastro pub situated in the pretty village of Great Longstone.
- Devonshire Arms, Beeley- Set on the Chatsworth Estate, The Devonshire Arms is one of those picturesque country inns at the heart of village life. It offers the charm and character of an historic inn with a contemporary twist! The Brasserie is modern, bright and relaxing while the Inn is cosy and inviting.
- The Bull’s Head, Monyash - A traditional pub located in the heart of Monyash, serving good pub food. Popular with families and walkers.
- The Barrel Inn, Bretton - Charming traditional pub with amazing views across the Peak District.
- 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.
- Juniper, Bakewell - Gin bar with a great pizza menu in the centre of Bakewell. They also do take-away pizza.
- The Bean and Bag, Bakewell - Family run café in the heart of Bakewell offering locally sourced freshly prepared meals, cakes and scones.
- The Upstairs Café, Bakewell - A nice child –friendly café located in the centre of Bakewell.
- 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.
- Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop Cafe - Located around the back of the award-winning farm shop is this great cafe serving local produce with amazing views over the estate.
- 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 newly refurbished station building.
- Wyes Waters Tea Rooms - A family friendly cafe in the heart of Bakewell offering a good range of reasonably priced meals
- Aisseford Tea Room, Ashford in the Water - Pretty village tea room with lots of outdoor seating.
- Hobbs Café, Monsal Head Hotel, Monsal Head - Situated at Monsal Head this cosy café offers great views and serves locally made ice cream.
- 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.
Fresh Delivered Meals and 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
- Bakewell Fish and Chip Shop
- Rajas Indian Restaurant
- Eastern Court (Chinese)
- Juniper (Take-away pizza)
- 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.
Our Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby
Top 5 things to do while staying at Gold Crest, Main Road, Stanton in the Peak.
1. 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 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. Bakewell Pudding Shop.
2. Cycle or Walk the Monsal Trail
With the Monsal Trail literally on your door step (10-15 minutes drive away) it would be rude not to take the opportunity to cycle/walk along this old Midland Railway line which runs from Bakewell right up to Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale. The trail offers 8.5 miles of traffic free and mud free cycling/walking and with the recently reopened tunnels offers one of the most spectacular leisure routes in Britain for cycling, walking and horse riding. The nearest cycle hire is at Hassop station which is a great place to stop for a bite to eat or for a coffee and nice piece of homemade cake! There is also a lovely little gift shop and book shop and a children’s play area. If walking it is also worth leaving the trail and dropping down in to Monsal Dale itself to enjoy walking along down by the river.
3. Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire
Whilst staying in Stanton a trip to nearby Haddon Hall is a must, described by Simon Jenkins in “1000 Best Houses” as “the most perfect house to survive from the middle ages”.
Haddon Hall has welcomed visitors for hundreds of years and its beauty and atmosphere never fail to enchant. Present-day Haddon Hall dates from the 12th Century to the early 17th Century, whereupon it lay dormant for over two hundred years from 1700 until the 1920s, when the 9th Duke and Duchess of Rutland restored the house and gardens, and once again made it habitable. Set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park, sitting like a jewel in its Elizabethan terraced gardens, and overlooking the River Wye. Haddon Hall is probably the finest example of a fortified medieval manor house in existence.
Click here for a link to Haddon Hall
4. Stanton Moor
Stanton Moor is a fascinating place to explore, home to the famous Nine Ladies Stone Circle, believed to date back to Bronze Age times, and a place where ceremonies once took place, possibly of a religious nature. The information board there tells the entertaining story as to how the stone circle got its name. Other fascinating features scattered around the moor include The King's Stone, ancient burial mounds, Earl Grey Tower and rock formations all within a beautiful heather clad moorland. There's a lovely network of paths lead around the edges, and across this small area of moorland, so you can enjoy far reaching views down the Derwent Valley from the eastern edge.
5. Chatsworth House
No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth House. At Chatsworth there is something to do for every member of the family. The Farmyard and Adventure playground is a brilliant day out for children of all ages - with animal handling, milking demonstrations and daily activities, plus a woodland adventure playground with slides, trampolines and more! Then there is obviously the house itself, steeped with history it’s one of Britain’s greatest stately homes and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The gardens are equally as impressive as the house, over 100 acres and as well and the beautiful flowers and plants, there are giant water features and sculptures dotted around. Again suitable for all the family, 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
What to Expect at Goldcrest
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
- Kitchen roll, cling film, kitchen foil
- Dishwasher tablets
- 5 x tea towels
- 1 x dish cloth and pan scrubber
- 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 is available - see notes under house restrictions
- 6 x Complimentary Coffee Pods
- 2 x travel cots (if requested) - please remember to bring your own cot linen
- 2 x high chairs (if requested)
- 4 x hairdryers available
- Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
- Fresh towels - bath towel & hand towel for each guest in bedroom
- Open plan living area has a wall mounted TV
- Snug Area has a TV and DVD player
- Under counter waste bin
- Log Burner with 1 x complimentary basket of log, due to Health & Safety we do ask you to provide your own lighting equipment.
Utility Area Features:
- Washing machine and tumble dryer
- Iron & ironing board
- Separate Sink
- Mop & Bucket
- Coat Hooks
Cooking & 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
- Champagne flutes, pint glasses and tumblers
- Miele microwave
- Miele warming tray
- Nespresso coffee machine with a complimentary selection of 6 coffee pods to get you started
- Wolf Range with gas hob
- American style fridge freezer - offering full height fridge and freezer section
- 2 cafetieres
- 1 kettle and teapot
- Plastic cups/bowls/plates/cutlery for children
- Electric hand whisk
- 2 x dishwashers
- 3 x bar stools at the central island
- Under counter wine cooler
- Separate wine rack
- 2 x toasters
- Chopping boards
- 2 x gravy jugs
- 1 x bush speaker
- Should there be a particular cooking item that you need for your stay we do suggest to bring it along with you.
- BBQ (available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment.)
- Garden furniture
- Lawned garden area
- Parking for 4 standard sized cars - additional village parking if needed
You Should Know
- For the comfort of all guests, outdoor shoes are not generally worn on the carpeted area of the house so don’t forget your slippers!
- Sorry - No Hen / Stag parties allowed, we do have plenty of other properties as alternatives.
- No fireworks due to nearby live stock
- Sorry No Dogs are allowed at this property
- Noise Policy - due to the quiet village location, late night noise must be confined to inside the building by 10pm.
- 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 DE4 2LX
- The nearest town is Bakewell (6 miles away, 10 minute drive)
- Shared access with neighbours via a driveway- please be mindful of not parking in front of their gates
Booking and Payment Process
- We ask for a 25% deposit to confirm a booking
- The balance is due 12 weeks prior to arrival
- Full payment is due upon booking if it is booked with 12 weeks prior to arrival
- A cautionary damage deposit of £300 is held and returned after your stay
- Click here for a full description of how to make a booking
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 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).
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,and dairy plus 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.