Sleeps 14 in 7 Bedrooms ◊ 5 Bathrooms ◊ Spacious Accommodation
Dogs Welcome ◊ Wifi ◊ Ample Parking ◊ Open Countryside
Located roughly midway between the popular market town of Bakewell and the historic Victorian spa town of Buxton, Priestcliffe is a small hamlet of farms and dwellings, sited between Taddington, the River Wye and Monsal Head. The neighbouring village of Taddington is one of England’s highest villages and has a popular village pub, the Queens Arms.
Rock Lodge Farm stands in a glorious rural elevated setting overlooking its own land. Centrally located in a beautiful part of the Peak District National Park, this is an ideal location for exploring on foot with lovely walks from the doorstep, or riding a bike through the many quiet lanes and footpaths of the area. This cottage is full of character and includes seven bedrooms and five bathroom. Pets are welcome – please note that the surrounding fields and nearby barns are part of a working farm and are often occupied by sheep or cattle.
Rock Lodge Farm is full of charm and character with original features throughout and spacious holiday accommodation including:
- Sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms, 6 upstairs;
- Bed 1: Double Bedroom, with en-suite shower room (ground floor)
- Bed 2: Double Bedroom, with en-suite bathroom (shower over bath)
- Bed 3: Twin Bedroom
- Bed 4: Twin Bedroom (note: this room has a low door height)
- Bed 5: Super-King Bedroom
- Bed 6: Twin Bedroom
- Bed 7: Double Bedroom, with Cot
- When planning for your party bear in mind that Beds 1, 2, 3 & 4 are in one wing of the house, while Beds 5, 6 & 7 are in the other wing - see plan
- In addition to the 2 en-suite bathrooms, there are 3 family bathrooms, all upstairs;
- Family Bathroom 1: Both a bath & separate walk-in shower (between Bed 3 & Bed 4)
- Family Bathroom 2: Both a bath & separate walk-in shower (between Bed 5 & Bed 6)
- Family Bathroom 3: Bath with shower over (between Bed 6 & Bed 7)
- The farm has 2 fitted Kitchen / Diners and a utility room available;
- Fully fitted Kitchen / Diner including a large range cooker, microwave oven, fridge / freezer & dishwasher,
- Second fitted Kitchen / Diner including hob, oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher& washing machine
- Utility Room with washing machine, tumble dryer, & additional microwave
- There are 2 separate sitting rooms;
- Sitting room: With 2 x 3 seater sofa's and arm chair, open fire & TV
- Lounge: With 2 x 3 seater sofa's and arm chair, log burning stove, TV & DVD
- Large Dining room with a table to sit 12 comfortably
- Gas & Oil Central heating, all fuel and power included
- Two downstairs cloakroom toilets, each adjacent to the sitting rooms
- Bed linen and towels included
- Free Wifi available
- Cot and highchair available on request
- Locked Bike Store
- Well behaved pets welcome at no extra charge. Please note this property is next to working farmland / cattle sheds, so dogs will need to be kept under control when outside
- Quiet extensive gardens, with furniture surrounding the property, ideal for sitting out and enjoying a barbeque. Both the orchard and the lawn area are are enclosed with walls & fencing but other areas are not as secure or not enclosed.
- Ample private parking
- Sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms, 6 upstairs;
The farm is available for flexible bookings throughout the year. We look after our cottages and our guests personally and are on-call throughout your stay.
We offer flexible holidays all year round - book the length of holiday you want, starting on the day you prefer. We do not apply booking fees, charge for paying with a credit card, compulsory insurance or any other hidden charges. Please read our Booking conditions
Book 4 nights, get 10% off; 5 nights, 20%; 6 nights,30% ; 7 nights +, 35% off.
Our simple 3 step process
- Book without forms
Choose your holiday and contact us to finalise your booking. No booking forms to fill out, we will do all the paperwork. We will contact you when your payments are due, so don’t worry about forgetting a payment.
- We'll meet you at the cottage
We will contact you a few days before you arrive to understand your travel plans, so we can ensure we are there when you arrive. We will meet you at the cottage to show you around, make sure you know how everything works, answer any queries you may have, and give you the keys.
- Enjoy !
Relax & enjoy your holiday ! But if there are any problems or you want some information about the Peak District we have a 24 hour guest support line.
- Book without forms
Floor layout plan of Rock Lodge Farm. Not to exact scale
Priestcliffe is a small hamlet which forms part of the parish of Taddington & Priestcliffe. Taddington is one of the highest villages within the Peak District at around 1,000ft, equidistant between Bakewell and Buxton. Taddington lies south of the A6, with the settlements of Priestcliffe and Priestcliffe Ditch lying to the north.
Sometimes described as a Saxon Linear (one street) village, there has been human settlement in the Taddington area since Neolithic times with the Five Wells chambered tombs above the village. The Romans were in the area and the present (Grade 1 listed) 14th century Parish Church is thought to have replaced an earlier chapel on the site; there is an 11th century standing cross in the churchyard. Conservation areas were designated in 1997 in both Priestcliffe and Taddington.
Local fields still have evidence of strip farming systems across the parish, with medieval "watering" lanes leading to High Well above the village and High Mere beyond, on the edge of Taddington Moor. In Priestcliffe an old well adjoins a pond below the settlement.
Traditionally a lead-mining and agricultural settlement, agriculture still plays an important role, but alongside leisure, tourism and commuting to nearby towns and cities.
Once a stopping point for the London to Manchester mail coaches, the Parish is rich in local history and with some of the best walking country and best views in the White Peak
Historically known by the Romans as 'Aquae Arnemetiae', or the Spa of the Goddess of the Grove, Buxton is one of England's finest spa towns, nestling amongst the Derbyshire hills on the fringe of the Peak District.
At a height of over 1,000ft, Buxton is the joint highest market town in England, but is perhaps most famous for its 'healing' spa waters. Visitors have travelled to bathe in Buxton's mineral waters for thousands of years but Buxton is also deservedly renowned for its beautiful Georgian and Victorian architecture - much of it linked with the 5th Duke of Devonshire's ambitions to create a spa town to rival Bath back in the 18th century.
At the heart of the town is the magnificent new Buxton Crescent Hotel & Thermal Spa Hotel, a Grade I listed five-star hotel and spa with rooftop pool, beautiful rooms and spa treatments. Among Buxton's other achitectural gems are the striking Devonshire Dome, which has a larger span than St Paul's Cathedral and was built by the Duke of Devonshire as stables to complement The Crescent. It then became a hospital and is now Derby University's Buxton campus.
Another masterpiece is the exquisite Grade II listed Edwardian Opera House, built by renowned theatre architect Frank Matcham in 1903. Loving restored in 2001, Buxton Opera House is home of internationally-renowned Buxton Festival of 'opera, music and books' which takes place each summer, and a host of other theatre, music and comedy shows throughout the year. Close by is the historic Old Hall Hotel, reputed to be one of the oldest hotels in England, where ill-fated Mary Queen of Scots was held captive in the 16th century.
The brilliant Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park or just a stone's throw away, where you can explore a spectacular natural cavern below ground before enjoying great walks, or a treetop zip-wire adventure, above ground.
Visitors to Buxton today can also appreciate the beautifully-landscaped and restored Pavilion Gardens, with its formal borders, lawns, play areas and family-friendly cafe and shop.
Shoppers can count on the best of independent retailers and High Street brands at The Springs Shopping Centre, Cavendish Arcade and The Old Court House, plus a choice selection of cafés, tea rooms and restaurants for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
The picturesque and historic market town of Bakewell is the largest settlement in the Peak District National Park, and is well known to residents and visitors alike as the `Capital of the Derbyshire Dales. Bakewell really is a little gem of a town in the heart of the glorious Peak District. The wonderful old buildings, the character cottages, the meandering river with banks of green willow – Bakewell is simply a truly beautiful place.
There are pubs, restaurants and eateries galore. It’s the home of the infamous Bakewell pudding, the dessert that went wrong but has now gone so right!
The River Wye is a major river of the western part of the Peak it rises on Axe Edge above Buxton and flows eastwards passing through Buxton and Bakewell to join the Derwent at Rowsley. The Parish Church of All Saints at Bakewell, whose fine spire and unusual octagonal tower have been a landmark on the hillside overlooking the town for over six hundred years. Its Market Charter was granted in 1330, and there is an open market in the town every Monday, whilst the Cattle Market is one of the largest in the county.
Haddon Hall, barely a mile away down the valley is regarded as the finest medieval Manor House in England, and is a seat of the Duke of Rutland, whilst the Duke of Devonshire’s splendid Chatsworth House, known as the Palace of the Peak, stands sedately beside the Derwent less than three miles away. Bakewell has a golf course to the east of the town accessible from Station Road, whilst also accessible from the Old Station car park nearby is the Monsal Trail. The Trail was once the main railway line to Buxton and Manchester, but now provides one of the most scenic of walks both beside the Wye, and through some of the most picturesque of dales landscapes all the way to Miller’s Dale