Monyash Barn

Bakewell, Bakewell & Eastern Peak District

  • 4 Star
  • Indulge the family with a break to the glorious countryside in this beautiful barn 

You can book this property from:

  • £950 per week
  • £136 per night
  • 4 Star


Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 4 single beds
  • Bunk beds to sleep 2


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • No hen or stag parties.
  • Check in: 3:00pm
  • Check out: 09:00am

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Location: Monyash Barn (The Barn) Church Street, Monyash, Bakewell DE45 1JH

 Description:  Converted stone barn

Pre-arrival and local facilities

The nearest bus stop is:  The Green

The nearest train station is: The Barn

The nearest petrol station is Bakewell

The nearest electric vehicle charging point is: Not known

The nearest food shop is: Bakewell/Buxton/Ashford in the Water/Ashbourne

The nearest pub/restaurant: The Bulls Head on the green

Mobility equipment hire is:  Mobility Scooter Hire And Wheelchair Hire (

Arrival and car parking

Type of parking available: Drive – limestone chippings

Number of spaces available: 2

For what sized car:  2 x medium

Parking surface is:  limestone chippings

Is the parking level:  yes

Is there good space to unload once parked?  yes

Distance to property from parking:  a few steps to door

Distance to nearest public parking area: Unrestricted parking in Church St although outside the house is a narrow service road and care must be taken not to block it– there is a small car park round the corner – Jack’s Mere – approx. 100 yards

Is it pay and display?  Donation

The width of the path to the property is:  Wide

How many steps are there en route to the entrance? Small change of levels from drive to patio

Main entrance

The main entrance door width is:  Rear door into porch 65 cm

Number of steps to the main entrance: one and metal threshold

The height of the key safe is: 159cm

The height of the keyhole is: 162 cm to ground level

How many other entrances to the property are there?  Two – rear glass door 76 cm, one step and a metal threshold;  and front door  81 cm, one step and metal threshold

Is the entrance well lit?  Only if lights are on

 Kitchen and dining  area

The flooring is:  Flags and rugs

Are there any rugs?  Yes

The door widths within these areas are? Porch to Kitchen 66cm, kitchen to sitting room 66cm : dining area to sitting room 68cm
Is there good space between furniture? Reasonable

Is the furniture moveable or fixed? Within reason

Is the floor level and step free? Yes

Are the light switches set at a lower level for easier access?  No

Are the electrical sockets set at a higher level for easier access?  No

Kitchen area

The flooring is: Flags

Is the floor level and step free? Slightly rough but step free

The width of the doorways is:  see above

What height is the worktop to the floor?  90cm

Is the oven set high or low?  Low

The fridge height is:  Handle 102 cm  top shelf 166 – above freezer

The freezer height is:  To handle 100 cm  Below fridge

Is crockery stored high or low:  Mostly, glasses and mugs are high

Are the light switches set at a lower level for easier access?  No

Are the electrical sockets set at a higher level for easier access?  No

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes; what and where?  Washer/dryer in rear porch


 How many floors does the property have?  2

The number of steps between floors is:  12

The flooring is:  Carpet

Is the flooring level in each bedroom?  yes

The door widths are:  Main bedroom 67 cm, front twin bedroom 66cm, rear twin – restricted by bed 60 cm, small room space restricted, bunk bedded room 50cm restricted by bedside cupboard which could be moved

Bed sizes are:  1 x king size, 4 x 3ft single beds

Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed?  Mostly fixed except smaller items

Are the light switches set at a lower level for easier access?  No

Are the electrical sockets set at a higher level for easier access?  No

 Staircases & Landings

Is the Staircase Straight up and down? Metal spiral

Does the Staircase have a winder at the top?No

Does the Staircase have a winder at the bottom? No

Does the staircase have a mid way winder? No

Does the staircase have a full length balustrade? Yes

Does the staircase have a handrail? Yes

Can the staircase accommodate a stairgate?  No

Are the Stairs less than 3 feet in width? (914 mm)?  Useable portion of step approx. 26 inches wide
Are the rise of the stairs between 150 mm - 220 mm?  Yes

Is the pitch of the stairs greater than 42 °?  Yes

Is the landing space narrow?  No

Is the landing well lit?  Yes

Is the balustrade lower than 1100 mm?  93cm

 Bathrooms and cloakrooms

Type of flooring:  Amtico Vinyl

Is the flooring level?  Yes

Width of the doorways:  67 cm

Is there an accessible or adapted WC?  No

Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower?  No

Is there a ground floor WC?  Yes

Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room?  Yes – shower room  door width porch to shower room  60cm

Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted?  Yes

Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up?  No

Outdoor facilities

External areas are:

Is permanent seating provided?  Chairs put away in winter

Is there outside lighting?  Yes

Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (e.g. edges of steps)  No

Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired?  No

Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden?  3 steps

Are there any other hazards (e.g. ponds, water features)?  Limestone flags can be slippery when wet or dry


Is there a landline telephone for guests to use?  No

If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls?  N/A

Mobile phone reception information:  Poor to non-existent – possibly some outside

Closest public telephone is: N/A

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)?  Not necessarily

Can you easily access a light switch in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)?  yes

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?  No

Additional relevant information

Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property:

Limestone flags can be slippery when wet and dry

We do not recommend guests to use front door as it opens out straight on to road

 The attached Accessibility Guide requirement summary represents best practice guidance in terms of things that should be considered in the preparation of your Accessibility Guide. This information is not advice and should not be treated as such, nor should it be used as a substitute for reading the relevant legislation or considering the applicability of the legislation to your holiday property.

Completed by: Alison Hancock…………………………………………………………

Signature: Alison Hancock……………………….………………………………………

Date: 19.1.2022……………………….………………………………………………


The Barn in Monyash is an absolutely wonderful cottage full of style, character and luxurious furniture and decor. Its spacious lounge, dining room, ultra modern kitchen and bathrooms and four lovely bedrooms makes this a very popular holiday retreat. What tops it all is its picturesque village location surrounded by beautiful Peak District countryside stretching as far as the eye can see!

Sit in the rear garden with your breakfast as Monyash comes awake. Have a wander round the village mere before lunch in the Old Smithy tea rooms. There are lots and lots of attractions to fill every afternoon but get back in time for a meal in the local pub. The Bulls Head on the green does great food and drinks and is one of the friendliest pubs we know.

Bakewell, just a few minutes 'drive away, is surrounded by brilliant holiday attractions.  Take the kids to Chatsworth with its fantastic adventure playground. Wander around tranquil Haddon Hall or marvel at the craft skills in Caudwells Mill's craft centre. Peak Rail's steam trains, Parsley Hay's cycle hire, Matlock's cable cars, Crich's tramway museum, Buxton's go-karting, Castleton's caverns and Peveril Castle standing proud on its ramparts are not much further afield.

Cottage facilities:

A superb lounge with glowing coal effect electric stove, luxurious settees, T.V., DVD, Freeview and WiFi. A lovely dining room with pine table and chairs. A classy kitchen with stone flagged floor, quality fitted units, hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. A utility room with washer/dryer. The wide spiral staircase leads upstairs to the bedrooms. A very attractive double bedroom with crisp linen and fluffy towels. Two twin bedrooms of the same quality. A bunk bedroom. An ultra modern family bathroom with bath, separate shower and W.C. A downstairs shower room with shower and W.C.

Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, fuel and power are included. A cot and high chair can be requested. There is a rear garden with furniture. Parking for two medium size cars is available and there are lots of other spaces round the village green.   Pets and smoking are not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult. Sorry, no hen or stag parties.

Nearest pub - Monyash - 25 yds.  Nearest village shop - Bakewell - 4 miles.  Nearest supermarket - Bakewell - 4 miles.


Very good property, ideally positioned in Center of village. Pleasant walks into the country from village. Local pub very good selection of local beers and very good food from the restaurant all staff efficient and friendly.

Mr H,

Lovely accommodation. Plenty of room for the 7 of us, well equipped kitchen, so convenient for the pub and cafe.

Dr A,

Excellent location for walks and the local pub that serves great food is located next to the property.

Previous Customer,

Great property in great location. Exactly as advertised. Pub and cafe almost next door were great. Good location for exploring the fantastic Peak District.

Mr H,

A family holiday in the Peak District was enhanced by a stay at Monyash Barn. There was seven of us in the property which can easily accommodate eight persons. Quite a cosy property with a small garden and space for two cars although plenty of street parking available too. The kitchen and dining area are quite spacious although there is very little storage space for food. A set of measuring scales for use in the kitchen would be useful. The property is a little dark inside and would benefit from improved lighting. The four bedrooms are situated on the first floor but there is only one well lit bathroom on the same floor which was a bit of a scramble! The property is well sited next to pub & cafe. A very enjoyable stay.

Mr H,

A lovely, comfortable cottage in a good location. A good base for visiting local towns and for walking.

Mrs L,

Lovely well presented property which is nicely proportioned and furnished. Perfect location for local walks and attractions.

Mr H,

Monyash Barn is a lovely, well equipped cottage in a beautiful village. It’s next to a fantastic pub which serves great food and has friendly, helpful staff. The location is perfect for walking and visiting lots of beautiful and interesting places such as Bakewell, Buxton and of course the fabulous Chatsworth. The only downside is noise from the road and particularly motorbikes which stop off at the pub. Otherwise, couldn’t recommend it more highly.

Mrs H,

Very comfortable and well furnished cottage and situated in a lovely village with a pub which is really close.

Mrs B,

A lovely cottage with surprising space inside. Quality bed linen and towels. Very well prepared for current restrictions. Welcome pack was delightful and Anne , the housekeeper , was most helpful when contacted just prior to the start of the holiday. Great location for exploring the area too. Spiral staircase was novel as was the piano!

Mr N,

We had an enjoyable stay. Many nice villages to explore. Accommodation was pleasant with great facilities.

The F,

Wow ! Fantastic cottage, wonderful location. Thank you

Previous Customer,

An amazing Christmas had by all of us in this wonderful cottage, plus some wonderful walks ! Thank you.

Previous Customer,

Fantastic stay, always love coming back ! Hopefully dryer next year !

The R,

Idyllic cottage-couldn't have asked for a lovelier base for a weekend away. Thank you !

Previous Customer,

Delightful house. We've had a lovely week with the children, weather good can't ask for more.

Previous Customer,

Very comfortable, enjoyed our stay. Great location will definitely be back. Thank you

Webor, Cairns G,

Very enjoyable short stay. Weather was mixed, but still enjoyed it. Quite nice food a the Bulls Head.

Previous Customer,

We have had a great week here, a very well equipped cottage in a lovely area. The play area at the pub was great for the children. Thank you

Previous Customer,

We have had a great time in a beautiful, well equipped barn conversion, a lovely holiday with lots to do.

The Hollands, B,



Even if you have never been to Derbyshire and the Peak District, we bet you will have heard of Bakewell famed for its Bakewell Puddings made to a secret recipe. Set astride the river Wye, this is the main tourist town in the Peak District with its brilliant Monday market, local and ‘outward bound’ type shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants.

It is great to just wander around the town, sit by the river and feed the ducks, have a Pudding in one of the cafés or some fish and chips from Catch 32 in the high street. It’s just a short drive to magnificent Chatsworth House or the more homely Haddon Hall. Don’t forget to visit Caudwell’s water powered flour mill with its vegetarian café and craft shop or the award-winning Chatsworth Farm Shop.

Bakewell rivals Ashbourne in its claim as the gateway to the Peak District. Go north into the Peak and find lots of picturesque villages to visit, underground caverns to explore, cycle trails to ride and numerous country pubs. You might even venture up onto the high moorlands and perhaps spot one of the white hares on the top of Kinder Scout. Get back in time for a pint or two in Thornbridge Brewery.

Local pubs – The Manners, The Cock and Pullet in Sheldon and The Packhorse Inn in Little Longstone.