The Old StablesSleeps 6

A beautiful converted barn nestled in a rural hamlet with gorgeous interiors and superb views of the countryside. Close to the towns Buxton and Bakewell and fabulous walking on the doorstep.

Highlights.....

  • ​Three individually designed bedrooms. 
  • One ensuite shower room and a further family bathroom
  • Sleeps up to 6 guests
  • Dog Friendly.
  • Charming and beautifully restored converted barn with added quirky features designed to provide the ultimate family getaway
  • Spacious first floor, open plan living room, the master bedroom with ensuite is situated off the living space at one end and a further double room, bunk bed room and shared bathroom sit at the other end.
  • Modern and stylish ground floor kitchen/diner with fabulous views of the Peak District.
  • Superb surrounding countryside provides both easy and challenging hill walking routes from the door step
  • Perfectly placed between both Bakewell and Buxton, in a pretty rural hamlet.
Living Room
Bedroom 1
Open plan kitchen diner

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Bedroom 1
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3 with full size bunk beds

Upon entering the property the bedrooms can all be found on the first floor.

To one end you will find the master bedroom featuring a fixed king size bed with a modern shower room ensuite. The room is spacious, light and airy with wonderful views across the fields. 

Across the living room to the other end you will find a compact double, again with beautiful views across the fields. There is also a stylish bunk bedroom perfect for children and a shared bathroom with bath and a separate shower.

All beds are fixed and will be made up ready for your arrival. You will also have a bath towel for each guest.

Cooking and Dining

The Old Stables features a stylish country kitchen/diner with modern appliances and is fully equipped with plenty of cookware, crockery, utensils, glassware and all the other items essential for making your stay comfortable.

Across from the kitchen area is a spacious dining table with plush seating for up to 6 guests. You can sit looking out of the feature doorway to the picture perfect views of the fields beyond. There is also a TV available so you can still watch your favourite shows whilst cooking up a feast!

Next to the kitchen is a utility room with washing machine and drying rack, in here you will also find the microwave and a further sink unit and storage space. 

A WC can be found off the dining area.

Spacious kitchen diner
Open plan kitchen diner
Dining table decor

Living Space

Living Room
Living Room with Smart TV
Living Room

Head up the stairs to the fabulous open plan living room which is spacious and bright. The beautifully styled room is full of original artwork and features which makes for a great space to relax and unwind after a day of exploring.

Featuring a roaring log burner (basket of logs provided, please bring your lighting equipment) which is perfect for cosying up to in the cooler months and a Smart TV with DVD player. 

WiFi is available throughout

Garden & Outdoor space

Tucked away down a quiet country lane, The Old Stables promises to provide a hidden escape! You can be rest assured that families will find their own little piece of heaven with unforgettable views right on the doorstep. 

Featuring an outdoor patio and seating area to the rear with beautiful views across the fields and a footpath leading straight to the Monsal Trail. To the front of the property is a huge lawned area with pretty borders, perfect for the kiddies to let off steam or for you to relax with a glass of wine or a mug of tea!

There is private parking for 4/5 cars next to the barn.

exterior view
Huge Garden to the rear
exterior view

The Peak District and Surrounding Areas

exterior view
Picture perfect views
Views from the bedroom

The Old Stables 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 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  Blackwell Cycle hire and you can even abseil from the impressive viaduct at Millers Dale.

The countryside surrounding The Old Stables 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.

Click here for our recommendations to help you plan your stay.

How To Find Us

Directions

The address of The Old Stables is:

The Old Stables, Priestcliffe, Buxton, Derbyshire. SK17 9TN 

Approx. GPS coordinates of the property are:

53.243823, -1.793685
The postcode takes you to a nearby farm so please use the below directions!

Directions to The Old Stables by car from Bakewell (approx. 10 mins): 

  • ​From the centre of Bakewell (roundabout by The Rutland in Bakewell Sqaure) follow signs for the A6 towards Buxton (Buxton Road).
  •  Once on A6 follow the road for approx. 6.2 miles (follow the bypass until the end)
  • At the end of the bypass there is a layby on your right handside with a bus shelter. The speed limit turns to 50mph and there is also a bus shelter to your left with a signpost pointing right for Priestcliffe. Take the right turn almost immediately after the speed limit changes to 50mph (TIP if you reach The Waterloo pub on your left you have missed the turn and gone too far!)
  • Take the right turning (onto Hollow O’The Moor) and follow the road down for approx. 0.2 miles. You will come to a cross roads, turn right onto Priestcliffe Road.
  • Follow the road for approx. 0.4 miles, you will come to a slight corner in the road and there is a hairpin bend down to the right just before the house (School House Farm) on the right hand side. Turn right down the hairpin bend and follow the lane down for approx. 0.1 miles.
  • There will be buildings to your left and national speed limit signs ahead of you, the entrance to Priestcliffe House is on your left immediately after the speed limit changes.
  • Once you turn into Priestcliffe House drive down the ramp and keep going past the house on your left, you will drive through a gateway and the Old Stables is at the very bottom of the track.  
  • You have arrived at The Old Stables!

Directions to The Old Stables by car from Buxton (approx. 10 minutes): 

  • Follow signs to the A6 until you come to the roundabout by Morrison’s supermarket. From this round about follow signs for A6 to Bakewell (Bakewell Road).
  • Once on A6 follow the road for approx. 5 miles.
  • You will pass The Waterloo pub on your right hand side, continue on and you will see a signpost for Priestcliffe to the left. The tuning comes just before the road turns into national speed limit and there is a bus shelter on the right (TIP: if you reach the bypass you have missed the turning and gone too far!)
  • Take the left turning (onto Hollow O’The Moor) and follow the road down for approx. 0.2 miles. You will come to a cross roads, turn right onto Priestcliffe Road.
  •  Follow the road for approx. 0.4 miles, you will come to a slight corner in the road and there is a hairpin bend down to the right just before the house (School House Farm) on the right hand side. Turn right down the hairpin bend and follow the lane down for approx. 0.1 miles.
  • There will be buildings to your left and national speed limit signs ahead of you, the entrance to Priestcliffe House is on your left immediately after the speed limit changes.
  • Once you turn into Priestcliffe House drive down the ramp and keep going past the house on your left, you will drive through a gateway and the Old Stables is at the very bottom of the track. 
  • You have arrived at The Old Stables!

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Your Stay At The Old Stables

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby

Country Pubs​

  • The Anglers Rest, Miller's Dale - Within walking distance of the property, a traditional pub situated on the riverside in Miller's Dale. 
  • Royal Oak, Hurdlow –Just 5 miles away our very own award winning pub offer open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great home-made pub food’. Booking advised.
  • The Church Inn, Chelmorton - Traditional village pub serving hearty meals.
  • 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 Bull’s Head, Monyash - A traditional pub located in the heart of Monyash, serving good pub food. Popular with families and walkers.
  • The Manners, Bakewell - Great local Chef has returned to his roots to provide excellent food in the heart of Bakewell. Family friendly Beer Garden. 
  • 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, Little Longstone - Lovely historic character features in this compact pub – promotes itself with ‘Walkers and Muddy boots welcome.’
  • The White Lion, Great Longstone - Recently refurbished gastro pub situated in the pretty village of Great Longstone.

Restaurants

  • Simply Thai, Buxton - Great local Thai restaurant 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.
  • Columbine, Buxton - Small privately run restaurant, perfect for a special occasion. 
  • The Rutland Arms, Bakewell - Recently refurbished hotel in central Bakewell offering relaxed dining in the bar and coffee shop or head to restaurant for a fine dining experience.
  • 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.
  • 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!

Cafes

  • Upstairs at Charlotte's Cafe, Buxton- vintage style bright cafe serving breakfast, lunch and locally sourced food. Fully licensed. Outdoor roof terrace and downstairs chocolate shop!
  • 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.
  • 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 refurbished station building.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.


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
  • Simply Thai
  • Pizza Express
  • Taj Mahal
  • Khomkhai Thai Cuisine
  • Indian Palace 
  • The Great Panda Restaurant (Chinese)
  • 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.
  • The Pizza Merchant- Take away pizza with free delivery within 10 minutes of Tideswell.

Our Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby

1. Explore Miller's Dale and the Monsal Trail 

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. 

Click here for more information regarding cycle hire at Blackwell Mill, here for more information on the Monsal Trail and Miller's Dale and abseiling at Miller's Dale. 


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 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.

3. Take a tour around the Thornbridge Brewery​

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. Tours take place every Wednesday and Friday at 3pm, booking is advisable. Also if you are lucky enough to be staying with us in the last week of the month, the brewery holds two socials on the last Wednesday (5-9pm) and the last Saturday (12-8pm) of each month. They generally have a range of 10 cask and keg Thornbridge beers, including Thornbridge favourites and also some of their rarer beers. They also run brewery tours on these socials at 6 and 7pm on the Wednesday and 3 and 5pm on the Saturday, again booking is advisable. 

Click here for further information on Thornbridge Brewery


4. 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 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


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

Finer Details

What to expect at The Old Stables

A basic weekend supply of the following (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):

  • Antibacterial soap
  • Loo rolls
  • Bin bags
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film & kitchen foil
  • Dishwasher tablets
  • 2 x tea towels
  • 1 x dish cloth
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Utilities - electric, oil fired heating and hot water (no gas)

Useful Information

  • 1 x high chairs (if requested)
  • 2 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 drying rack
  • Ipod docking station
  • Smart TV in Living room and  a further TV with free view in the dining area
  • Ground floor WC
  • Log burning stove in the sitting room (1 x complimentary basket of logs supplied - after this please provide your own). Due to health and safety we cannot supply fire lighters or matches, so please bring your own. 

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).

  • ​Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • Electric oven with grill and 4 ring induction hob. 
  • 1 x microwave (in utility room)
  • Full size fridge/freezer
  • 1 x double toaster
  • 1 x cafetiere
  • 1 x kettle
  • 1 dining table with seating for 6

You Should Know
Please note that we are dog friendly at this property however there are livestock in the surrounding fields so dogs must be kept under control at all times. For your information, a maximum of 3 dogs are allowed on site if pre-arranged - you will be expected to keep them out of the bedrooms and off the soft furnishings. We have wooden/tiled flooring throughout the property. We do charge £20 per dog for the duration of your stay. Please see our dog policy for further details.


Noise Policy - due to the quiet rural location, late night noise must be confined to inside the building by 10.00pm. Neighbours are in close proximity. Unfortunately this property is not suitable for hen and stag groups or parties.
There are small steps down to the front door
Mobile reception - as this is a lovely rural location mobile reception can be limited dependent on your network.
No fireworks or Drones are allowed at any time due to the rural community with livestock in close proximity.
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.


Location
The postcode is SK17 9TN- further details can be found on the directions page
The nearest towns are Bakewell or Buxton
Nearest shop would be Morrisons in Buxton or the village shop in Ashford in the water
Nearest pub is The Queens Arms in the village of Taddington, or The Angler's Rest in Miller's Dale

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 £200 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-order 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, dairy and 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.

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