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Lees Farm Pet-Friendly Cottage in Priestcliffe, Derbyshire

597
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sleeps 9
4 rooms
2 bathrooms

Lees Farm Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
This detached stone farmhouse has outstanding views across the Monsal Valley and has been restored to provide exceptional accommodation. The property has a wealth of character with its exposed beams and stone floors and is finished to a high standard. There are four bright and restful bedrooms, an elegant bathroom with a roll top bath to luxuriate in after a busy day and a further shower room. The kitchen is well appointed and boasts a fabulous range cooker, the dining area is in the comfortable sitting room which houses a magnificent fireplace with wood burner and there is a cosy snug with another wood burner. A large grassy area surrounds the farmhouse along with a patio and barbecue. A tremendous property for a family holiday.

Area
This small hamlet of farms and houses sits between Taddington, Monsal Head and the River Wye in the Peak District. It has some spectacular scenery and Monsal Head is famed for the magnificent view along Monsal Dale and the Wye Valley, and offers some amazing walks. The Monsal Trail takes walkers along a former Midland Railway track, over a majestic viaduct above the river and into a tunnel which goes beneath Monsal Head, understandably making this a popular route with walkers. Bakewell, a picturesque market town, lies just seven miles away and has a variety of shops, restaurants and pubs, and there is a farmer's market held once a week, usually on a Monday. This area makes a fantastic base for a holiday in this stunning location.

Region
The ultimate in "year-round" appeal, the Peak District offers countryside, picturesque villages and magnificent scenery. It touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, and wooded dales.

Amenities
Oil central heating with woodburning stoves in sitting room & snug. Range cooker, electric oven, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer (in utility room), washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, radio, stereo/CD player, WiFi. Fuel, power & supply for woodburners inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair on request. Off road parking for 6 cars. Large open grassed area surrounding property, patio with furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome, to be kept downstairs only. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Property accessed via uneven farm track of approx. 0.75 miles; can be tricky to negotiate in parts, low suspension vehicles not recommended.

Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location

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Reviews

Mrs Websdale
April 2016
Lees Farm is a beautiful property, with the most amazing views and a large enclosed garden for our dog. Everywhere was clean and we felt at home immediately, very cosy and warm. Will definitely return, a fantastic holiday home.
Mrs Gray
February 2016
The location was perfect for all walks and trails. Loved the isolation and the views were amazing from every view around Lees Farm. We were amazed at the size of the grounds which was great for the two dogs with us. Having the two lounges was great because we had a 'teen' lounge and a separate 'adult' area in the evenings. We thought the amount of heat downstairs and constant hot water was very generous and welcomed.
Mrs Russell
December 2014
The cottage was warm and cosy with excellent facilities. It was very isolated with howling winds which just added to the atmosphere and relaxation for a weekend in December. Excellent standard all round in wonderful Peak District location.
Mrs Gilbert
November 2015
Lees Farm is a fabulously comfortable house. Warm, cosy and welcoming with a lovely atmosphere. Fantastic log burning stoves which we needed as the weather was wild and windy! And there was gorgeous bed linen which we really appreciated. But above all the location the unique selling point of this property with unbeatable views. And although you're in a rural location, it's only a short drive to great pubs, busy market towns and interesting places to visit. And it's total heaven for dogs with lovely walks from the back door.
Ms Squires
March 2015
Incredible location, perfect for all types of groups. Had walking trails from the front door. The house is gorgeous and well equipped. It was just perfect and we will be returning.
Miss Leach
December 2014
From the moment we got within a mile of Lees Farm the views were breathtaking! The property is situated in a beautiful secluded area up high on a hillside. Perfect for getting away from it all. Fantastic large enclosed garden for our golden retriever to run around happily without fear of him running off, of an evening we were regularly visited by the nearby friendly cows. Lees Farm is furnished wonderfully, lovely comfy beds - the best nights sleep in a long time. Sofas perfect for getting cosy in front of one of the two televisions provided and with free view if the weather wasn't permitting we could happily snuggle up in front of the log fire and watch television. The log fires made it perfect within the property, lovely and warm. We will definitely be returning again soon for a longer stay. Perfect for a lovely escape.
Mr Spencer
December 2014
Absolutely fantastic location, the views were stunning. Very remote and peaceful, exactly what we were looking for.
Mr Hart
May 2014
Good quality, clean accommodation in a brilliant, remote location. Superb views. Access to adjacent Nature reserve - particularly beautiful at this time of the year. Proximity to lovely walks/cycling on the trails/dales. Central location in the White Peaks area. Good post-booking support from Sykes.
Mr Haigh
July 2014
Fantastic position of Lees Farm. Should have booked two weeks and not just the one!
Mrs Lay
June 2014
Having two sitting rooms both with TV's made it great for those watching the tennis or the football. Wifi worked well throughout. The bedrooms were of a good size and very comfortable and 2 bathrooms made mornings much easier.
Mr Hicks
September 2014
We loved everything about Lees Farm, we wanted a getaway where our two dogs would be welcome and this farm was perfect. It is a fairytale setting with views that will be forever etched in our minds and hearts. The enclosed very large garden meant our dogs were safe to run and have immense fun. The farm itself is so cosy and we have never felt so relaxed. It truely is the ultimate get away from it all. We cannot wait to return. Marie, Tony, Oscar Skye :-)
Mrs Fishburn
November 2013
Cosy accommodation in a beautiful setting. We enjoyed a great weekend.
Mr Herridge
December 2013
Great location, great cottage.
Mrs Taylor
August 2014
We have stayed in some lovely cottages over the past 35 years and this one is by far the best; we cannot fault it at all. The view from the farmhouse is to die for! We have stayed here twice now and we all love it.
Mr Wright
March 2014
Lovely location, isolated but within a short distance from Bakewell and surrounding areas. Stunning views in all directions!
Mrs Shayes
July 2014
Lees Farm is in a superb location for exploring all areas of the Peak District and the views from the cottage are stunning. We all had a fabulous week here walking and cycling in glorious sunshine all week.
Mrs Colyer
October 2013
What can I say about this house, it is gorgeous, everything about it is lovely. The views from the house are to die for. I would happily move into the house tomorrow.
Mrs Gregory
November 2013
Beautiful location with stunning views. Lovely house, warm, clean and comfortable. Plenty of room for a family of nine. Well equipped kitchen, everything catered for. Caretaker very helpful.
Mr Lloyd
August 2014
Great location with fantastic scenery, a welcome every morning and evening from the local bovine community thrilled the children.
Mrs Winterbourne
April 2014
The location - isolated, wonderful scenery, easy access to other areas.
Mrs Marriott
August 2013
A lovely place to get away from it all, fantastic scenery and back to nature peace and tranquillity. A good base to explore from and some great cycling and walks nearby.
Mr Sumner
May 2013
Fantastic views from the house, nice and comfy and spacious. Really enjoyable stay.
Mr Ward
July 2013
The isolation of the cottage, amazing views. Comfortable cottage with great walks on the doorstep.
Mrs Cogan
August 2013
This is a beautifully secluded cottage with the most magnificent views I have ever seen. The cottage has a beautiful large garden. Inside, the cottage was very well appointed with a beautiful kitchen with granite surfaces and well stocked on utensils and crockery. It was perfect that we had some walks directly from the cottage, and we could cycle very leisurely to Bakewell for some much deserved Bakewell pudding.
Mrs Barnard
September 2013
We were lucky with the weather, and so the location was amazing! The views from the cottage were wonderful, and it was lovely to be able to sit outside for breakfast, when it was warm enough. There was plenty of room for everyone to do their 'own thing', but we could all be together when we wanted to be. Our two families could prepare/cook meals, as well as eat together. Being able to walk from the cottage was a bonus.
Mr Kennedy
February 2013
The views around the farmhouse were absolutely stunning! The house has plenty of room and character while still having high quality modern conveniences.
Mr Goodwin
March 2012
Initially we thought we were well and truly lost whilst trying to find the secluded location, until the fabulous Lees Farm came into view. Driving into the spacious driveway, we were awestruck by the views all round. It took a few speechless moments between us to take it all in. This alone had won us over already, even before we had entered the house. When we did venture inside, we were greeted by a modernised house which still oozed with character and had everything we needed. There were 8 of us who stayed and we never felt short of space once. Once we had our bearings, we then had the wonderful countryside to explore, with the wonderful Anglers Rest a short walk away though the rolling hills of the Peaks. Returning to the cosy house was just as satisfying, especially with the under floor heating on, where we made the most of taking those views in. Overall I can honestly say I would love to revisit and would definitely recommend it to anyone. Excellent!
Mrs Li
October 2012
We enjoyed the remote location and lovely views!
Mr Harley
May 2013
This is the second year we have been here and again we were not disappointed.
Mr Price
September 2012
Stunning location, fabulous house. Extremely relaxing, very comfortable. Couldn't fault anything not even the amount it rained. Will definitely be returning.
Mrs Pollard
November 2012
The house was fantastic and in an amazing location. We loved the views! We will definitely be back!!
Mr Van Dijen
October 2012
It was a nice place to be. The house is very nice and complete. The owner gives you everything to feel that you are home. It is a nice area to be. We have enjoyed our holiday very much.
Mr Redshaw
August 2012
Peace and quiet, beautiful panoramic views from the property. We appreciate out of the way locations and this was just up our street.
Mrs Turner
July 2012
Great property in a wonderful location.
Mrs Ferris
July 2012
The cottage was very welcoming, the garden was spacious and there were two sitting rooms so plenty of space for all six of us.
Mr Millis
November 2011
An idyllic remote property in a lovely area.
Miss Chapman
December 2011
Lees Farm didn't disappoint, the views were outstanding, especially when we had 2 days of snow. Our dog was in doggie heaven, we walked her feet off without ever having to take the car. The farm house was warm and cosy. Brilliant!
Mr Abbott
December 2011
Stunning location looking over the valley and great walks. Lees Farm was a property that was easy to feel comfortable in. There was a lovely table that we spent several hours sitting and laughing around.
Mr Kryza
August 2011
The property was ideal for a peaceful getaway. The whole area is great.
Mrs Softley
July 2011
The house was very well equipped and comfortable with the most amazing views and fantastic walks.
Ms Cash
September 2011
We arrived during a shower and pulled up outside the property to cries of 'Ahhh' and 'Ohhh' as the magnificent view appeared before us and a brilliant rainbow rose up out of the valley below. A fantastic start to a memorable holiday.
Mr Ramsey
July 2009
The isolation in a beautiful cottage, stunning views. It was very peaceful. The cottage was to top standard very well stocked with quality bedding, towels and crockery. There was everything you would need for a nice night in after long challenging walks. The location was central to most of the Peak District yet once you left the little hamlet of Priestcliffe you were removed from everything. The whole of the Peak District was like a picture post card, I drove around for a week and did not see anything that was not worthy of a photograph.
Mr McLeod
September 2009
The cottage was great, loved the remote location and the fantastic views. The overall standard was excellent and the welcome pack of food and wine was much appreciated.
Miss Meakin
April 2009
The welcome basket of goodies was a life saver! The place really is remote so we loved having a few sausages and drinks, not having to worry about the neighbours. The soft furnishings were lovely and pristine white, in fact the whole place looked fresh and was really cosy. This would be a fantastic retreat in the winter!
Mrs Mathers
April 2011
Amazing location, beautiful and peaceful. The house was lovely, well equipped and a good size. A gem of a place
Mr Batley
June 2011
We have stayed in many holiday cottages and this was one of the best. The overall standard was excellent and the beds were the most comfortable we have slept on for holiday accommodation.We would definitely book this property again as very clean and comfortable.
Mr Baghurst
November 2010
This is a very well appointed house in an excellent location with really splendid views. We had rain coming down like stair rods and a howling gale, absolutely brilliant! Would go there again at any time of year.
Mrs Basquill
January 2011
The location and views from the property were stunning. The beds were the most comfortable I've ever slept in! The cottage layout makes it very cosy and perfect for splitting the party between quiet readers and telly/ games room.
Mr Mrs King
April 2010
The accommodation was presented at a much better standard than we expected and we had a really good break.
Dr Brown
November 2009
The location of the cottage and the isolation were wonderful. Cottage itself was one of the best we've ever stayed in.
Mr Sutcliffe
November 2009
The location is amazing and the house warm and cosy with plenty of room. Perfect for a winter [or summer!] family gathering.
Mrs Whelan
November 2008
Totally remote! The wine, food and cake that was there for us when we arrived was a lovely surprise. The view was fantastic and the walking in the area great.
Mrs Norris
May 2009
Location superb, overall property very comfortable, owner very helpful, efficient and friendly. We enjoyed our stay and have promised ourselves that we will return.
Dr Emmett
May 2009
Wonderful location. It was well worth the bumpy journey in our opinion! What a lovely view to wake up every morning!
Mrs Tutty
November 2009
The location of the property was stunning. The standard of cleanliness was fabulous and the linen and towels were really luxurious. The property was warm and cosy and everything you needed was there.
Mr Atkinson
April 2009
The location was perfect with good views and no neighbours! The general standard of the property was good. The decor throughout was lovely and matched with our own tastes well.
Miss Craine
February 2009
Wonderful stay in perfect surroundings. I had an excellent time. The description doesn't do the house justice.
Mrs Nicholas
May 2009
The location and surrounding views and the upstairs of the cottage felt very luxurious with all the lovely crisp white bed linen and plush bathroom.
Amanda B
September 2015
Just returned from a fantastic stay at Lee's Farm. The place was absolutely amazing; stunning panoramic views of the dales; huge rooms furnished beautifully with lots of extras there when we arrived! The garden was huge and enclosed so plenty of space for children to play safely and the only neighbours were cows and sheep which my youngest thought was awesome. There is a nature reserve which backs onto the property so walks literally in the doorstep too. We were a party of four adults and three children and this was just perfect for our needs. The proximity to places such as Buxton and Bakewell was great though we spent many of our days out in Matlock as there were great days out for younger children there. I can't recommend this property enough, if you like to be off the beaten track but with close access to civilisation then this property ticks all the boxes. We will definitely return as my kids loved it here!
Guest
August 2014
We used this as a business trip with 3 salesmen.Very spacious, and comfortable, with everything we needed during our stay provided for us.
SarahandCas
August 2013
My family and I stayed at this cottage in late July/August 2013 for a week. When we drove up the drive to the cottage we were a little worried as it was a long, bumpy track (as warned) although no match for my Quashqai. It was more nerve-racking for my brother-in-law in his low-suspension Honda Civic full of people and holiday packing. Still, we made it, with no harm to the vehicles and we were blown away by the location of the cottage right on top of the world! It had the most amazing views for miles in every direction. We could only stand and stare for the first half hour. The cottage itself was also beautiful. Low ceilings so beware if you are a tall family like ours! the kitchen had granite surfaces and was full of every utensil, pot, plate, cups and cutlery that you could possibly need. The hob was amazing - I want one now! The rooms were perfectly appointed. My 9 month old baby hasn't slept better than when she was staying here! It was nice to have a "snug" where the children played and a proper living room where the adults relaxed. The bathrooms were spotless and beautiful. The standalone bath made bathtime a lot of fun for the children and rather pleasant for me after a long horse ride at Ladybooth stables near Hope Valley. Other activities we enjoyed was bike riding the Monsal Trail - the start of which in the Wye Valley was only a 5 min drive up the main road from the cottage. We also went to Bakewell and enjoyed the famed Bakewell pudding. As well as walking the immediate surrounds (many walks straight from the cottage which was amazing!) we also ventured half an hour south to Dove Dale - so pretty! We managed to walk to a couple of pubs from the cottage - one down in Miller's Dale and the other on the A6 (The Waterloo). If you have babies, I recommend packing a sling/baby carrier not a buggy as the unmade roads don't work with buggies! This was one of the nicest holidays I've had in a long while - and this is mostly due to the stunning location of the cottage and how beautiful it was staying there. Everyone kept congratulating me on finding it, but I had no idea how lovely it was until we say it in person. The furnishings have been updated from the ones I can see in the photos in Trip Advisor. It looks nicer and they have a massive TV which connects to our laptop or plug a USB directly in which made my nerdy husband very happy. In summary, I highly recommend this cottage to any other families wanting to get away from it all. We will have to go again next year!
xbackpackerx
May 2013
I stayed at Lees Farm over the May Bank holiday as part of a large group of friends. The property is very isolated, with beautiful views down the valley. There is a pub nearby although it is a very steep walk and might not be advisable in the dark! The house itself is well equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday, (except for a barbecue which might come in handy). The property is ideal for families with kids or big groups as it has a huge garden and is surrounded by fields and open space to play in. Contrary to earlier reviews, wifi has been installed at the property and you get a relatively good signal throughout the house. The surrounding area is beautiful - we hired bikes from Bakewell to cycle the Monsal trail, went kayaking, go carting and of course there are lots of walks you can do from right outside the house itself. Our cars did struggle getting up and down the track to the property, but unless you have a small sports car or low suspension vehicle then it's certainly not that bad. We even ordered an online supermarket delivery which found the house and delivered perfectly on time. All in all I would definitely recommend this property for groups or big families!
abio
April 2013
We stayed at Lees Farm for Easter, but arrived following heavy snow the previous week. The owner had been in touch with concerns that the farm track, 3/4mile, was impassable. He managed to organise for a snow plough, but the drive was still banked up with 5-8ft drifts. After a non-too-humourous couple of hours stuck on the track, we eventually reached the house. It is totally isolated, surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside and ideal for keen walkers. The house has been tastefully furnished and has modern, very well equipped, kitchen and bathrooms. The two main bedrooms have comfortable king size beds and offer dual aspect views accross the countryside. The groundfloor bedroom has comfortable bunk beds and a single bed, plus built in wardrobe, but has no drawers or shelving, so with three teenagers, this soon became very messy and hard to keep organised. This room, along with the third first floor room, only have a velux window. The third first floor room was very disapointing. It offers a single bed+trundle, that really is inadaquate for two adults. There is no room to move around the beds, meaning climbing over whoever is on the trundle, which is also most uncomfortable! I would say that this house only comfortably accomodates 8 people, including children. There is also only seating at the dining table for 8, meaning every meal was compromised. There are some very creaky and unstable floorboards on the first floor, that would disturb even the heaviest sleeper, should anyone move around during the night. Although the snow caused problems at the begining of our stay, the local fields provided excelent sledging opportunities, providing hopurs of fun for both the adults and children alike. The farm track is very high in the middle and could easily damage your car. Do not even attempt to tackle it in a low-bodied car. The house is well placed for several local attractions and close to main routes to Sheffield/Chesterfield.
Judey-Judey
March 2013
We loved our stay here. The house is cosy and inviting with everything you could need. The provision of a dog crate and a baby gate was brilliant. Just what we needed after the dog got his paws walked off. The house sits up a gravel type road, its not horrific but if you have a low car take it nice and slow. Far away enough to be lovely and peaceful, close enough to have amenities within a short distance. Perfect. So much so we are returning in a few weeks. Jasper can't wait. Only thing I would change is there is no wifi access. Phone signal is very patchy.
Guest
February 2013
The owners provide you with everything you will need and more for your stay, it is beautifully situated, and the amenities are fantastic. We will definitely be staying here again!
Donna
December 2009
The cottage was perfect for my plans. It was my 30th birthday and I wanted to celebrate it with family and a few friends. There were 7 of us and two dogs. Plenty of room for us all. The cottage was warm and cosy and in an ideal location for dogs, since it has a field for them to run around in. The pub however is down a steep climb which was not suitable for my mum who is disabled. All in all this was a great experience and I will be booking this cottage again. I also recommend it to my friends all the time.
Guest
November 2010
the cottage and location were good, excellent cottage for families. good information for the surrounding area the visit was spoilt by the uncooperative nature of the hand over person,I have mentioned this in a previous survey that you asked me to do and was disappointed that you did not get back to me on this matter
M.Batley
August 2011
The farmhouse was excellent.Very comfortable and warm.The beds were the most comfortable we have slept in having stayed at numerous holiday cottages.It was nice to have a soak in the roll top bath and the views from every window were fantastic.We enjoyed the isolated location.
Guest
January 2013
This cottage was booked for my birthday celebration - what an amazing house! views were outstanding, cottage was gorgeous - we didn't want to leave! Our little boy loved running around in the gardens and neighbouring fields. We will definitely be returning for more!
Mrs Yallop
July 2016
Lees Farm is in a wonderful location , high on a hill overlooking Miller's Dale. The area is a Nature Reserve and we loved the wild flowers and stunning views. Underfloor heating keeps you warm in the lounge and there is an easily lit wood burner in each sitting room. We were there to cycle the Monsal Trail, Tissington Trail and High Peak Trail which we did with great enthusiasm and enjoyment. Walkers can join the Monsal Trail by descending the hill below Lees Farm. A really great holiday!
Guest
December 2009
A beautiful house in a wonderful location. The house had everything we needed for our stay and it was wonderfully out of the way in order to get away from it all. The beautiful towns of Bakewell and Buxton are a short drive for the days when you actually want to go and do something. Highly recommended.
SarahandCas
August 2013
My family and I stayed at this cottage in late July/August 2013 for a week. When we drove up the drive to the cottage we were a little worried as it was a long, bumpy track (as warned) although no match for my Quashqai. It was more nerve-racking for my brother-in-law in his low-suspension Honda Civic full of people and holiday packing. Still, we made it, with no harm to the vehicles and we were blown away by the location of the cottage right on top of the world! It had the most amazing views for miles in every direction. We could only stand and stare for the first half hour. The cottage itself was also beautiful. Low ceilings so beware if you are a tall family like ours! the kitchen had granite surfaces and was full of every utensil, pot, plate, cups and cutlery that you could possibly need. The hob was amazing - I want one now! The rooms were perfectly appointed. My 9 month old baby hasn't slept better than when she was staying here! It was nice to have a "snug" where the children played and a proper living room where the adults relaxed. The bathrooms were spotless and beautiful. The standalone bath made bathtime a lot of fun for the children and rather pleasant for me after a long horse ride at Ladybooth stables near Hope Valley. Other activities we enjoyed was bike riding the Monsal Trail - the start of which in the Wye Valley was only a 5 min drive up the main road from the cottage. We also went to Bakewell and enjoyed the famed Bakewell pudding. As well as walking the immediate surrounds (many walks straight from the cottage which was amazing!) we also ventured half an hour south to Dove Dale - so pretty! We managed to walk to a couple of pubs from the cottage - one down in Miller's Dale and the other on the a6 (The Waterloo). If you have babies, I recommend packing a sling/baby carrier not a buggy as the unmade roads don't work with buggies! This was one of the nicest holidays I've had in a long while - and this is mostly due to the stunning location of the cottage and how beautiful it was staying there. Everyone kept congratulating me on finding it, but I had no idea how lovely it was until we say it in person. The furnishings have been updated from the ones I can see in the photos in Trip advisor. It looks nicer and they have a massive TV which connects to our laptop or plug a USB directly in which made my nerdy husband very happy. In summary, I highly recommend this cottage to any other families wanting to get away from it all. We will have to go again next year!
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