Cliff House, Monsal

Cliff House, Monsal, Derbyshire DE45 1NL
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About Cliff House, Monsal

Cliff House is a solidly-built Victorian family house, in an incredible location. The houseis suitable for parties of friends or family, reunions, special celebrations and city escapes. It is also suitable for corporate and business use, or retreats.

The main house sleeps up to 26, in flexible arrangement. There are 10 bedrooms, with 7 bathrooms, and the capacity to turn an upstairs sitting room into a sofa-bed (NB: this room does not have a door). One of the bedrooms is on the ground floor (a bonus for those wishing to avoid stairs), and up to 6 children can sleep with their parents in the same room (putting the house capacity at 30).

The reception rooms of Cliff House are large and comfortable, and include a dining room (to seat 30) and a kitchen (with a table for breakfast). The drawing room is large, with big, squashy sofas and a wood-burning stove.

There is also a heated boot room, in which to stash (and dry) all of your wellies and outdoor gear.

Should you need extra bedrooms, there is a cottage next door which sleeps a further 6 people in 3 bedrooms.

The house has a private, sheltered garden with terraces and BBQ area. There is parking for 10-12 cars.

Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature

“The views and countryside around Cliff House are among some of the best in England – certainly hard to beat anywhere else in the Peak District. From the garden, you’re surrounded by amazing views of Monsal Dale and the stunning Headstone Viaduct.”

About The Location

Cliff House is between the M1 and the M6, in the heart of the Peak District’s National Park – about 15 minutes drive from Chatsworth House. The nearest railway station is in Matlock, about twenty minutes drive away. The nearest towns are Bakewell and Buxton (both can be reached on foot and bicycle, without the need for roads), and there are a choice of traditional, local pubs within walking distance.

Things To Do

Cliff House is a walkers’ paradise, with some of the finest walking in The Peaks from right outside the door. One the most famous walks is the Monsal Trail (the house is only a 2 minute walk away from the newly opened tunnels). The Monsal Trail runs all the way from Bakewell to Buxton, perfect for walkers and cyclists. Cliff House is also near the pretty villages of Great Longstone (with its mysterious hill fort – Fin Cop), Little Longstone and Ashford in the Water (all with brilliant traditional pubs).

Cliff House is an excellent base for lots of sport – there’s sailing or canoeing, fly-fishing, golf, riding, shooting…go-karting, Go-Ape, caving, mountain biking (you can hire the bikes)- all of which can be arranged by your hosts.

Should you need a town, Bakewell is 5 minutes away by car, or the spa town of Buxton is 15 minutes away (lots of spa treatments available). If you feel in need of cultured beauty, Chatsworth House and estate is about 10 minutes away.

Country Sport


Clay shooting on the Yeavely Estate.

Horse Riding

Lots of local hacks and trails, ponies and instructors available.


At Bakewell Golf Club, Buxton and High Peak Club, and the Cavendish Club.


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Phone Number
07866 77 88 47


Stayed here for a weekend in July as part of a large group including 13 children. We all had a brilliant time. The house was spacious, well equipped and the location and views couldn't be better. Will hopefully be back again next year!

Stayed at cliffe house to celebrate my 50th. Fabulous location. Wonderful views and right by the monsail trail and monsail head pub. House was really spacious and clean and had everything we needed. Everyone from age 14 to 83 had a brilliant time

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07866 77 88 47