Cliff HouseSleeps 32

Large Victorian House with Views of Monsal Head


  • A fabulous boutique Victorian residence for large groups of up to 32 ideal for hosting a large social gathering in luxury surroundings.
  • A glamorous feel with high ceilings, chandeliers in the dining room and endless space, yet in a beautiful countryside setting.
  • Situated prominently at the top of the headland overlooking Monsal Dale, Cliff House has one of the best unrivalled positions in The Peak District.
  • Ten large bedrooms within the main house with a further three in the cottage on site which doubles up as a games room with pool table.
  • Enjoy some of the finest walking and cycling the Peak District has to offer with the Monsal Dale and Trail on your doorstep.
  • Breath taking 360 degree panoramic views over the rolling countryside.
  • Nearby to Bakewell, Chatsworth, Ashford in the Water and Buxton.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

This magnificent Victorian residence has been refurbished to a high standard with a mix of traditional features and contemporary style. With the accommodation spread over three storeys to provide a deceptively spacious and stylish home. The copious corridors and landings may confuse adults but children find them exciting to explore! Most bedrooms are on the large side with luxurious en-suites to complement and can offer total flexibility with the ability to be set up as doubles or twins depending on your needs.

There are ten bedrooms in the main house and directly next door on site is a further three bedrooms.

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Cooking & Dining

The extremely spacious dining room is both beautiful yet functional with large bay windows to one end providing a light and airy feel. The decor of Victorian style panelled walls with traditional oak floors and the chandeliers give the room a grand charm. You can dine and seat up to 30 guests for dinner with additional tables provided upon request.

Cliff house has a huge, fabulously designed bespoke farmhouse kitchen. Finished to the highest spec with under floor heating to take the chill away in the morning, Quartz worktops and breakfast bar, double induction Stoves Range Cooker, large American style fridge with freezer drawer, pantry and everything else you may need to cater for a large group of people. At the far end of the kitchen is a further dining area, perfect for lazy breakfasts and late suppers.

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Living Spaces

You enter the property in style via a large entrance hall with original Minton floor tiles and a sweeping stair case. To your left double doors open into the vast dining room and on the right is a gorgeous, sumptuous lounge decorated with luxury wallpaper and with the warmth of under floor heating. It houses deep comfy velvet sofas making this a wonderful place to spend a relaxing evening.

Also on the ground floor is a coat and boot room to hang and store all your outdoor gear and muddy boots. This also doubles as a drinks and glassware store with extra wine fridge in case you are planning a tipple or two whilst on your stay.

Next to the cloakroom and just off the kitchen is a downstairs WC with under floor heating.

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Garden and Outdoor Space

Steps lead down to a sunken landscaped private garden with lawn and patio area which enjoys far reaching views of Longstone Edge.

Clever landscaping protects the garden from breezes and a pergola welcomes al fresco barbecues, drinks on the lawn or just enjoying some fresh country air. There are two alternative seating areas and a plenty of parking for around 10-12 cars (roadside parking nearby if more required).

You are literally a stones throw away from The Monsal Trail which can take you all the way off road by foot or bicycle to Bakewell or Buxton. Alternatively, off the beaten path down into Monsal Dale and head off on foot in whatever direction takes your fancy with access to the most incredible walks and dramatic landscape the Peak District has to offer right from your door step.

The Peak District and Surrounding Area

Cliff House has an enviable location when it comes to being within walking distance from not just one but a selection of really good, heart-warming traditional pubs. This includes the local's favourite The Pack Horse in Little Longstone (5 minutes walk!), The White Lion in Great Longstone, and the Bulls Head in Ashford In The Water. Less than a minutes walk away, you will find The Monsal Head Hotel with the traditional Stable Bar and fantastic outside seating area looking north westerly down into Monsal Dale.

A short drive away are the most amazing of Peak District treats for you to enjoy - Bakewell (5 minutes), Chatsworth House (10 minutes), Haddon Hall (10 minutes), historic spa town of Buxton (15 minutes) to name just a few.

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