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Peak District Self Catering cottage, Barks Cottage, Moneystone, sleeps 5

Areas: Peak District

Barks Cottage
ST10 3DX

Barks Cottage, Moneystone, Staffordshire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 5

Pricing From: £542.00

This delightful cottage in Moneystone, near the Churnet Valley, sleeps five people in two bedrooms, and offers accommodation all on one level.

Set in the small hamlet of Moneystone to the south of the Peak District, this lovely cottage makes a superbly cosy and welcoming base for enjoying the walks, cycling, market towns, pretty villages, theme parks and historic houses of the area. There are two comfortable bedrooms here, one double and one family room with bunks and a single bed. The accommodation is set over the ground floor, meaning young and old alike can relax in front of the open fire or enjoy the lovely views over the Churnet Valley.

One dog is welcome, and the owner even offers a dog-sitting service, allowing your four legged friend to enjoy long walks with you and then be fussed over while you indulge in a fine meal or quiet afternoon. The attractive garden is a nice spot for relaxing, and the area is well placed for Staffordshire, the Peaks and more.


Bad Experience
We booked this 4-night break at Barks Cottage to spend the last week of the summer holidays with our 2 young kids and our dog. We booked Barks Cottage because they allowed dogs and also gave you the option to leave your dog in the property which a lot of holiday lets do not allow. This was our dog's first holiday and also the first time we had booked somewhere to stay in the UK as we usually travel abroad. We traveled 6 hours and arrived at the property around 6pm as you could not check in until 5pm. When we arrived at the property no one was there to greet us or give us a key to the accommodation. We tried to contact the owners via phone for 3 hours and could not get a hold of them. We found out from a neighbour who tried to help us gain access to the property that the owners were on holiday. Unfortunately, we were not able to use the property and any of its amenities as we could not get into it. We did try to arrange accommodation elsewhere locally however, as it was a bank holiday, there was no availability and most places did not take dogs. At 9pm, after trying to contact the owners but to no avail, we decided to give up and head home as the holiday was effectively ruined. We were halfway home before we heard from the owners of the property with the information regarding the key access but by this point, we were not willing to turn back again to the property. The one week we took off with our children had been ruined. During the time we were meant to be at the property we were going to visit Alton Towers and Waterworld but instead had to get refunds for them. We would not recommend booking this accommodation due to our awful experience.

Great base for family visit to Staffordshire Moorlands and Peaks
We (my wife, toddler, dog and myself) stayed for two weeks. It was a great stay and an ace property in a good location - excellent value for money especially if you book direct. Location. Good for the Peak District (Chatsworth/Bakewell 45 minutes drive; Ilam/Dovedale 20 mins); good for some great country walks in Staffs including from the door and via a short drive (eg National Trust Hawksmoor); and good for Alton Towers too (not our bag but it is close by). Cheadle (larger supermarkets, takeaways etc) is 15 minutes drive. Some really lovely walks and tea shops nearby (Froghall wharf / Hettie's was our favourite). For young ones the Peak District Wildlife Park is a short drive away and the nearest pub is less than two miles? walk. Property. Very very clean. Well looked after and if you need any equipment etc (eg for the kitchen) the owners are next door and can help. Very comfortable. Good outdoor area and access to large field at back to exercise the dog. Lovely sitting out of an evening enjoying a glass of wine on the terrace. I?d strongly recommend this as a place to stay especially if you haven?t visited this very pretty part of the world before. I don't give five stars lightly but it was really nice.

Lovely location
We stayed at the cottage at the beginning of September and it is situated in a fantastic location, which is very peaceful and serene. The cottage is fantastic to use as a base to travel around to all the surrounding villages, peak district and Alton Towers which is right on your doorstep. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Lucy K

Beautiful Barks
We had a really lovely week, cottage in such a beautiful setting. So tranquil and yet 10 mins drive from shops, Alton towers etc.

Wonderful stay at Barks Cottage
We are a family with a small dog and teenagers and we discovered that Barks offered us everything and more. With Alton Towers a short 10 minute journey away, we were able to drop the teens off at the very convenient Alton Towers drop off point (under 5 min walk to main entrance) and head off ourselves to explore the surrounding area - Dovedale Stepping Stones, the beautiful Trentham Gardens and the Ramblers Retreat in Dimmingsdale for a delicious lunch. We also took advantage of the dog walking service one day and joined our girls at Alton Towers which we thoroughly enjoyed. We booked directly with Catherine and James via their website and found them very easy to deal with and so accommodating. The bottle of Prosecco in the fridge when we arrived was a lovely touch and very well received. The cottage is surrounded by a lovely garden, perfect for sitting outside with a glass of wine after a busy day exploring. We found the cottage to be very clean and it had everything we needed. We will definitely return. It is perfectly situated for Alton Towers, exploring the beauty of the surrounding areas or if you're just looking for somewhere to chill, relax and recharge in the peaceful hamlet of Moneystone.



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


LPG central heating with open fire in sitting area
Electric cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and radio, broadband, library of books and games
Fuel & power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot and highchair
Ample off road parking
Electric car charging point
Solar Panels
Pretty garden with furniture, not fenced in
Two well-behaved dog's welcome
Dog sitting service by arrangement with owner at £5 per morning/afternoon session
Sorry, no smoking
Shops 3 miles, pubs 1 mile

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Croxden Abbey - 4.3 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Old Manor - 5.2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Norbury - 5.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Ilam Park and Hall - 5.6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Ilam, Holy Cross Church - 5.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Casterne Hall - 5.8 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Dovedale - 6.5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Tissington Hall - 8.5 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Wedgwood Museum & Visitor Centre - 10.6 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Sudbury Hall - 10.9 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

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