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Fully equipped kitchen, hand built units, butler sink, 2 fridges, freezer, dishwasher, microwave

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Lovely Peak District house with exposed beams and stone walls, but with all the luxuries of modern day living. Very spacious accommodation with extremely large lounge, separate dining area and large fully equipped kitchen with additional eating area. Four bedrooms (one downstairs) and three bathrooms (one downstairs), which would suit mobility impaired guests. Separate detached garage with games room above providing pool, air hockey, table football, PS2, x-box and table tennis downstairs.

Literally a stones throw from the traffic free Monsal Trail, Riverside House is ideal for cycling with the family and walks in all directions. The 8.5 mile stretch of the Monsal Trail includes cycle hire, cafes, the Monsal Head viaduct for stunning views and The Monsal Head restaurant and Stable bar is easily accessed.

Riverside House is ideally suited to visit some of the Peak District's towns and villages, with Buxton and Bakewell only a 20 minute drive away. One of the Peak District's most popular attractions, Chatsworth House is also a 20 minute drive, with Haddon Hall easily accessible too.

For thrill seakers the UK's largest and most popular theme park, Alton Towers is only a 50 minute drive away. Go Ape is located in Buxton and shares the site with Poole's Cavern, which is well worth a visit.

Walkers and dog owners will love the area around Riverside House, with not only the Monsal Trail easily accessible, there are walks to suit all abilities including a gentle river walk along the River Wye to Cressbrook or the gently sloping trail of Tideswell Dale to either Litton or Tideswell. The more adventurous may want to visit Peter's Stone a striking rock landmark or venture further afield to Monk's Dale, a lesser known but very beautiful walking gem.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 100 km, Nearest railway: Buxton 18 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

The downstairs area is very spacious with a very large lounge with a lovely vaulted ceiling. There is surround sound TV (with freeview, DVD with Sky Sports and Films available as part of the package) in the lounge, a log burning stove (free supply of logs and kindling), plenty of seating for up to 12 guests, extra large double sofa bed, books, guides and maps. The downstairs double adjoins the lounge and has a TV and DVD/video system and additional seating. An entrance hall includes ample coat and boot storage with the utility off the hall with washing machine, separate dryer and overhead clothes dryer. The downstairs bathroom includes wc, sink and large shower cubicle with a small step up (could be suitable for mobility impaired guests).

The dining area has a large table and seating for up to 10. There is the possibility of joining the kitchen and dining tables together to give seating for 12+. There are lots of board games for all ages in the dining area. The kitchen is spacious and extremely well equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday. There is seating in the kitchen for up to 8 plus a high chair. The large range cooker has a double oven and lots of cooking rings for large meals. There are two fridges, a freezer, microwave, large toaster and even cook books. Free wi-fi access is provided too.

The whole of the downstairs area is suitable for pets and families as the flooring is tiled in most areas and wooden flooring in the lounge. We ask that pets are kept downstairs and they are not allowed to go on the furniture.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms, two doubles (one en suite and with a link attached king-size bed which can be either king-size or 2 singles for flexibility) and a triple room with three single beds. There is an additional family bathroom, with bath, shower cubicle, wc and sink. We supply a cot, z-bed, single child bed (suitable for child up to four years only) and inflatable bed. We also provide stair gates (top and bottom of stairs), hairdryers in all bedrooms, plenty of wardrobe and clothes storage space, mirrors in all bedrooms, bedside lamps for all beds and all linen and towels are included in the price.

Further details outdoors

The kitchen leads out to the enclosed lawned garden area with is safe for both pets and young children. There is a paved patio area with outdoor seating for up to 15. We supply a BBQ for the summer months. Beyond the enclosed garden is the wild river area with spectacular river views and wildlife. Brown trout, ducks, wild birds, rare lizards and newts are all on the doorstep. There is off street parking for two cars and a detached garage for two further cars. Above the garage is the games room with its own separate entrance and again securely fenced for the safety of young children.

Further details

We can sleep a maximum of up to 12- 9 + 3 (2 on a good, spacious sofa bed in the lounge, plus z-bed). We can, however sleep additional children on a chair bed (suitable for ages up to 4 years old) and there is a cot. Pets are welcome and are charged at £15 extra per pet. All heating, including logs for the log burning stove, linen and towels are included in the rental price.

We do welcome short breaks in all seasons except the Peak Season. Our changeover day in Peak Season is a Saturday, but in all other seasons we are flexible.

* Family friendly - we supply a cot plus bedding, stair gates (top and bottom of stairs), fire guard and high chair.

* Starter pack supplied includes supply of coffee, tea, sugar, milk, oil, salt and pepper, starter supply only of kitchen roll, loo roll, bin bags, about 5 of both washing machine and diswasher tabs, washing up liquid, hand soaps in all bathrooms.

* The garden and patio areas are completely fenced with wrought iron fencing and lockable gates to provide a child and pet friendly area in the warmer months

* Separate games room (above detached garage) with pool, table football, air hockey, PS2 and games, TV, fridge and music player (table tennis downstairs when garage not in use)

* Good selection of games and books for all ages, plus 3 TV's, PS2, DVD player and lots of DVDs

* Sky sports and films available to all guests on the main lounge surround sound TV

* Fully equipped kitchen with everything you would expect and more for your stay

* Communal eating areas in dining room and kitchen

* Communal seating in huge lounge with seating for up to 10 or more people

* Off street parking for up to 4 cars (two on drive and two in garage when table tennis not in use)

* Lots of activities nearby include rock climbing, abseiling, cycling, walking, caving, horse riding, golf, paragliding, Go Ape, stately homes, market towns and lots more!

*Alton Towers, the UKs largest them park is a 50 minute drive away

*Chatsworth House one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Peak District is a 20 minute drive

The Heart of England/Peak District

The Peak District National Park is the oldest in England and contains some of the best countryside and walking in England. From limestone crags and gorges to lovely open valleys and riverside walks there is something for everyone. In the summer it can be warm and sunny, but it is England so do expect rain and in the winter even snow. Places of interest include Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Tideswell's Cathedral in the Peak, Chesterfield's 'Crooked Spire' as well as Crich Tramway Village and the Plague Town of Eyam.

Litton Mill

Litton Mill is in Miller's Dale in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Fabulous walking includes river walks along the River Wye, walking and cycling on the disused railway line above Riverside House on the Monsal Trail (the tunnels are now open and there is bike hire along the route - would thoroughly recommend this - we even hired the electric bikes!), walking the dales and limestone gorges nearby as well as wildlife and wildflowers aplenty. There are plenty of lovely local pubs serving traditional English beers and food.

Nearby is the historic Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall (both used as film sets for period dramas), the market town of Bakewell (famous for Bakewell puddings) and the spa town of Buxton. Accessible within one hours drive is Sheffield and its city shopping facilities, within 40 mins drive is Chesterfield with its market and shops and closer to home Tideswell with its famous cathedral and lovely deli, cafe and pubs.

For more adventurous guests there is rock climbing, fishing (not at the house), hang gliding, horse riding, caving and golf all nearby as well as harder graded walking from Hathersage and Edale.

Every June and July the area welcome the famous well dressing festivals where locals decorate the wells with fresh flowers designs. In Tideswell wakes week there is a carnival and midnight procession (around third week in June).

There are farmer's markets in Buxton, Bakewell, Chesterfield and food and beer festivals at various times throughout the year. Buxton's Pavilion Gardens often has craft fairs taking place.

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Review 1-10 of 15

5 Aug 2014


"Great holiday home with a lovely location"

The Riverside House is a lovely, charming and homely house. It is very spacious and was ideal for our group of 2 children, 2 teenagers and 7 adults. It is very well equipped and perfectly maintained. … More

14 May 2014


"Superb, couldn't fault it! It was well equipped had more than we needed and in a great location close to Buxton."

Having just spent a weekend at the cottage I couldn't recommend it enough. It was spacious, very well equiped with modern appliances and in a wonderful location. The owner was also very helpful both in providing instructions on how to get to and into the cottage and had given careful attention to detail. Upon arrival some of the party were able to have tea and coffee as things were available which was a relief as our Tesco deliver order didn't arrive until into the evening! Would definitely recommend it. Hope to return one day.

13 May 2014


"Away from it all"

If you are looking for a peaceful country idyll this could be the place for you. We had a restful post-daughter's wedding stay with 6 friends (eight of us in all) in this spacious ,clean and very well-equipped house. The house is ideally situated for visiting Chatsworth House and other stately homes in the area, also there are countless tea rooms, pubs etc. which would be worth seeing. If the weather isn't great there is an abundance of board games as well as a separate games room.
The only noise we could detect was the river running by and songbirds singing in the evening and the dawn chorus warbling in the morning. A little bit of heaven for us city dwellers, why don't you treat yourselves ? We're glad we did.

12 May 2014


"superb place - could not fault it in any way"

Stayed here for a week with family (mid 20s to early 80s) and we all absolutely loved it. Everything was as expected from the web site - good quality fixtures and fittings and very clean. It was an id… More

4 Mar 2014


"Fantastic location, fantastic house, will definitely return"

Riverside House is a great place to relax with friends or family. The location is ideal for long/short walks or you can simply relax in the spacious house. Loved the games room, very well equipped. The house was clean, well maintained and fully equipped with everything you would need to make your stay an enjoyable one.
We walked into Litton Village and had a drink at the local pub, 'The Red Lion' very friendly people and a good choice of real ales.

I would definitley recommend this property to other friends and family.

19 Nov 2013


"A relaxing stay in the Peak District"

Riverside House is a lovely, comfortable place to stay. It is a very big house so lends itself to large parties of family or friends. Having said that it was also lovely having it to ourselves.It was … More

24 Jul 2013


"Home from Home."

Riverside House is a fantastic property. It's even better than the photos show. It was spotlessly clean and the owners had provided anything you could possible need.We stayed there with friends; … More

11 Jun 2013


"What a gem"

We spent our weekend at the Riverside house, all of us absolutely love the house it's so well equipped throughout, the kitchen has everything you need, its huge and looks even better then the pic… More

22 May 2013


"Great Location and Facilities"

We had a fantastic week in Riverside House. Such a secluded location, after many holidays spent in the Peak District this has to be the best location ever, numerous walks from the property, no need to… More

6 May 2013


"Beautiful House ... perfect location"

Just returned from a weekend at Riverside house, Riverside house is fabulous, clean, spacious and very well equipped, perfect for walking or just relaxing enjoying the tranquil setting. Couldn't… More

Review 1-10 of 15

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