Fabulous Group Accommodation at Monsal Head

If you’re looking for flexible group accommodation, in a fabulous location, then look no further than Castle Cliffe! This stunning Victorian house, sleeping up to 22 people, boasts the most amazing location right at the top of Monsal Head which not only offers the most spectacular views over Monsal Dale and the Headstone Viaduct, but some of the best walking and cycling routes right on the doorstep! 

Imagine waking to the one of the most photographed Peak District views from the comfort of your cosy bed, through the large picture bedroom windows, or watching the sunset over the Monsal Valley whilst enjoying a barbecue and beer in the garden.

With beautiful period features, three sitting rooms, a wood burning stove and an open fire, the best equipped kitchen imaginable, and a large dining area for all 22 guests, Castle Cliffe really is the most wonderful place to gather with family and friends for a special occasion, or a good old family get together.

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Spacious Living Areas

You’ll be wowed by Castle Cliffe’s Victorian features as soon as you arrive at the impressive hallway, which leads through to a double lounge with a log burner and ample seating for everyone. The two separate areas are ideal, allowing guests to spread out a little.

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A separate TV snug room with an open fire is great for those who wish to relax in front of the TV or perhaps enjoy some quieter time with a book.

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Excellent Kitchen & Banquet Dining

The kitchen at Castle Cliffe is so impressive! This large kitchen is fitted with both a gas fired Aga and a conventional oven and has every kitchen utensil imaginable, perfect for those wishing to prepare a family banquet. Or why not arrange outdoor caterers to come in to prepare food for your special occasion? There is also a small dining area here, ideal for enjoying a peaceful morning cuppa.

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Meals can be enjoyed in the impressive dining hall, seating all 22 in your party, with a french door giving access to the attractive walled garden. Beautiful in the summer but imagine taking your Christmas feast there and watching it snow! 

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There is also a separate cloakroom, laundry room, and downstairs toilet.

Nine Beautiful Bedrooms

There are nine beautifully styled bedrooms at Castle Cliffe, spread over two floors with flexible bed configurations to suit the needs of your group. Seven of the rooms are en-suite with the remaining two sharing a luxury bathroom. As you can imagine, the views from the bedrooms are incredible. Some of the rooms even have dual aspect windows, providing spectacular sights across Longstone Edge, Monsal Dale, right over towards Bakewell and beyond.

Towels and bed linen are provided. A cot is also available.

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First Floor Bedrooms

  • Double/family room with views towards Longstone Edge. En suite with bath and shower over. (Double bed and two singles.)  Sleeps 2 – 4.
  • Large king-sized room with south facing windows. Large en suite shower room. (King sized bed.)  Sleeps 2.
  • Large flexible room with views towards Bakewell and Monsal Dale Viaduct. Large en suite shower room. (Super king-sized double bed can be made up as twin beds. Option of an extra single bed if required.) Sleeps 2 – 3.
  • Large double room with views over Monsal Dale and the Viaduct. En suite with bath and over shower. TV in room. (Double bed.)  Sleeps 2.
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Second Floor Bedrooms

  • Smaller flexible double room with view across Longstone Edge. Shares luxury bathroom. (Super king-sized double bed can be made up as twin beds.) Sleeps 2 .
  • Flexible room with views across Longstone Edge. Shares luxury bathroom. (Super king-sized double bed can be made up as twin beds, plus extra single bed.) Sleeps 2 – 3.
  • Double room with south facing views. En suite shower room. (Double bed.)  Sleeps 2.
  • Flexible double room with views over Monsal Dale and the Viaduct. En-suite shower room. (Super king-sized double bed can be made up as twin beds.) Sleeps 2.
  • Smaller double room with views over Monsal Dale and the Viaduct. Ensuite shower room.                (Double bed.) Sleeps 2.

The separate large luxury bathroom has a bath with separate shower.

Wonderful Garden & Paddock

Outside at Castle Cliffe you’ll find a fabulous walled garden with patio area with tables, chairs and a barbecue, ideal for al fresco dining and a beer after a day exploring this wonderful area.

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However, there’s more! Beyond the garden there’s an extensive paddock, which provides the most amazing play area for children, and of course adults who may wish plan some outdoor games during their stay. 

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There is parking for 10-12 cars.

Location, Location, Location

You really don’t get much better than the location of Castle Cliffe. You don’t need to walk anywhere, well only a few steps, to enjoy one of the most iconic Peak District vistas – stunning Monsal Dale spanned by the Headstone Viaduct. Watching the sun rise or set from this elevated position is truly spectacular! Here you will also find a pub and a fabulous café with an awesome ice cream emporium, which the kids (young and old) will love. (That perfect bribe for completing the day’s walk or cycle!)

Guests can enjoy walks straight from the door of Castle Cliffe. Enjoy a stroll down the beautiful Monsal Dale, or follow one of the many other footpaths to places such as the chocolate box village of Ashford-in-the-Water or the beautiful Cressbrook Dale.

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Situated right next to the the Monsal Trail, Castle Cliffe is ideal for cyclists too. This 8 mile route traffic-free route runs from Chee Dale to Bakewell. The market town of Bakewell is just 4 miles from Castle Cliffe, providing for a wonderful day out, whether you choose to walk, cycle or drive. There are also great links to the Tissington Trail and the High Peak Trail, providing traffic-free cycling through the Peak District countryside. Guests are free to bring their own bikes, or bikes can be hired locally too from nearby Hassop.

The picture-perfect village, Ashford-in-the Water, is less than 2 miles from Castle Cliffe, with a couple of fabulous pubs and delightful cafes. The historic village of Eyam is just 6 miles away, and well worth a visit, again with a couple of great village pubs and cafes. No trip to the Peak District would be complete without a visit to one of its stately homes; Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are both less than 7 miles away. 

Whatever you choose to do during your stay at Castle Cliffe, whether that be simply staying home to enjoy the house, gardens and stunning surroundings, or venturing further afield to explore, you’re sure to leave with the most wonderful memories of your break in the Peak District National Park!

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