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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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Sleeps a maximum of: 5

Pricing From: £512.00

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.


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.

Cosy cottage, with everything you need.
Lovely cottage very well equipped and clean, James and Catherine the owners are lovely and really helpful. We stayed for 4 nights and being dog friendly was a real bonus, we also made use of the dog sitting service provided by the owners, which allowed us to visit Alton towers!. The cottage has lovely walks right on the doorstep with gorgeous tea rooms serving coffee and cakes. Thank you James and Catherine for a lovely stay and we will definitely be coming back in the future
Seamus B



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


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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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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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