Self-Catering Ashbourne

Quarry House Ashbourne, Staffordshire

Photo of Quarry House Photo of Quarry House Photo of Quarry House Photo of Quarry House Photo of Quarry House Photo of Quarry House Photo of Quarry House Photo of Quarry House
1 of 8
From: €677 weekly Guests 6 Rooms 3 Bathroom 2

Key Features

  • Pet Friendly
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Garden
  • Parking

Holiday Rental Description

Holiday home
Quarry House is a superb, detached cottage boasting feature beams, quaint window seats and original quarry tiled floors in the hamlet of Moneystone near Oakamoor in Staffordshire. The cottage offers a king-size double and a 4’ double room, both with Jack-and-Jill access to a shower room. There is an external pod with 1 x twin (zip/link bed which can be made king-size upon request). On the ground floor you will find a further shower room, which also houses a washing machine and a tumble dryer. There is a well-equipped kitchen, a comfy dining area with a Rayburn range for extra warmth and a sitting room with a cosy woodburning stove. Outside, there is off road parking for two cars, and a lawned garden wrapped around the whole cottage, with a front patio and a rear patio with furniture. Quarry House truly is a wonderful base for friends and family to gather and explore this wonderful area of the Peak District.

Accomodation Details
Two bedrooms with Jack-and-Jill access to shower, basin and WC: 1 x king-size double and 1 x 4' double . There is an external pod with 1 x twin (zip/link bed which can be made king-size upon request), with basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room with Rayburn range. Sitting room with woodburning stove.

Moneystone lies just south of the Peak District National Park, and the hamlet is surrounded by walking trails along country lanes, through valleys and over hills. Overlooking the Churnet Valley, this is a lovely spot for getting out and about, and cyclists have a choice of two former railway routes which now offer picturesque rides through lovely countryside. Amenities can be found in the nearby market towns of Ashbourne and Leek, while those who fancy a wilder day out will enjoy Alton Towers theme park, just a few miles away.

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.

Oil central heating with underfloor heating, Rayburn range and woodburning stove. Rayburn range, combi microwave/oven/grill, electric hob, fridge, compact freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in ground floor shower room, dishwasher, 2 x TV with Freeview and BT Sport, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Off road parking for 2 cars. Front, side and rear enclosed lawned garden. Front patio and rear patio with furniture and BBQ. Paddock. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Ramped access available from parking area to front door. Note: Owner can accept an on-line grocery delivery between 10am and 12 noon on the day of arrival. Note: Steep cottage stairs, not suitable for less mobile. Note: There is one pub in the local village, this is approximately 1 mile away. If you choose to walk there and back, the road is steep,narrow and unlit. Note: Dogs are not permitted upstairs unless guests are prepared to bring their own bedding, Reactive dogs that need to be allowed upstairs, but sleep in their own bed , are by prior arrangement with the owner.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Baby Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
Check Availability
Sykes Cottages
  • Safe and secure instant booking
  • Best price guaranteed online
  • Book direct with managing agent
Key Features
  • Pet Friendly
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Garden
  • Parking

Map Location

Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs White
September 2020
We have 2 large dogs and it was amazing having the fully enclosed field next to the beautifully manicured wrap around garden.. The cottage itself had been renovated to a high standard, and alot of thought had gone into the furnishings. The owner is a lovely lady and very easy to talk to, but in no way intrudes whilst you are there. Great walks.
Mrs Walker
August 2020
Beautiful cosy and remote cottage.. Beautiful garden with wonderful views and plenty of birds. Our party of four adults had a lovely time here,. Jan the owner made sure all our needs were covered. The cottage had everything needed to complement our holiday, it was so clean and comfortable. Unfortunately the beautiful garden and paddock was not secure enough for my small Yorkie cross, she managed to escape from both on the first day (mad dog) she does have a bit of a problem with escaping. The second bedroom did have a 4 foot small double which was a bit of a squash for two adults, I would certainly recommend Jan and her cottage when visiting this beautiful part of the country.
Mrs Walker, August 2020
March 2020
We were met by the owner shortly after arrival who spent time explaining everything we needed to know & answering questions.. The cottage was lovely & everything we could have wished for. Our dog Pebbles was in heaven with the enormous enclosed garden.
Mr Scrivener, March 2020
February 2020
Lovely well equipped cottage in a stunning location.. Beautiful places to visit in the area and the owners went above and beyond when we got caught in a snow blizzard on our way up. Lovely people...and thank you for the delicious scones on our arrival which were most welcome after our exhilarating journey up.
Mrs Dawson, February 2020
December 2019
Absolutely beautiful cottage and best New year break we have ever had..
Miss Mccormick, December 2019
December 2019
Lovely cottage with everything you need.. Large secure garden which was ideal for our dog and some nice walks from the house.
Mr Lee, December 2019
October 2019
Absolutely gorgeous cottage - so warm and cosy and finished to an extremely high standard.. The garden and paddock at the rear are both totally enclosed so ideal for dogs to run off lead. Several walks directly from the door. The Churnet Valley area is beautiful and so dog friendly for both walks and being allowed into pubs and restaurants. Would definitely recommend Quarry Cottage and this area
Mrs Wilkinson
May 2019
A beautiful cottage in an ideal location.. Well equipped and warm. Owners provided cream scones on our arrival.
david p
December 2018
We decided to go away for Christmas this year and booked Quarry House from 23rd to 27th. We took our too (old ladies) with us and planned taking them for walks instead of seeing family and cooking turkey (just for a change). We took one present each to give on Christmas morning followed by a big breakfast. We bought all our food on Christmas eve then settled in for a few relaxing, peaceful days.. Quarry House and the location did not disappoint. It was warm, cozy and very inviting. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and every cupboard, drawer, wardrobe, room had everything you could want or may need for the stay. On arrival there was a lovely card and a bottle of wine on the table from Jan and shortly after she popped in to see if we needed anything or had any questions. The garden and surrounding area was gorgeous even in Winter and we had some lovely walks with the dogs although very short ones because of their age. The wood burner kept us even toastier than the house already was and we enjoyed filling up with logs and coal from the sheds, it made a change from turning the rads on at home. We filled up all the bird feeders and watched as most of the wildlife turned up including squirels and pheasants that collected all the fallen nuts and seeds. Jan decorated the house for Christmas which was a lovely touch and it was just like being at home. Although we couldn't have asked for more and we had everything we needed and wanted, we did however discover that we missed Christmas and everything that we escaped from.. In a way we think Quarry House and all its charm and peacefulness made us appreciate all the madness of Christmas and we would probably go for a summer holiday in the future. Absolutely fab time though. Thanks Jan. Dave and Nina
Mr Garwood
October 2018
Great cottage, really well presented and had a lovely relaxing time
Mrs Howard
September 2018
This cottage is a gem so clean and everything you could need.. Plenty of things to do around the area. Jan the owner was really nice and helpful. We will be returning.
Mrs Manning
June 2018
We had a lovely holiday at quarry house it had everything you needed and garden was very dog friendly
Alison N
April 2018
My husband and I visited Quarry House with our two hounds. We experienced the most relaxing week we have had in a long time. The cottage is wonderfully snug and relaxing. The owners provide a real home from home environment with a real country cottage feel. With under floor heating and a wood burner to ensure you are warm and cosy. The real bonus for us was the wraparound garden and attached paddock. Our two energetic hounds were in heaven. The location of the cottage is perfect for dogwalking. The views from the garden are lovely and so peaceful. We have definitely decided to return.
Alison N
April 2018
What a beautiful house! This house exceeded all our expectations. Location of the house was lovely and quiet with a fabulous wrap around garden and a paddock for the dogs which they thoroughly enjoyed. On our arrival the house was warm and very cosy. The owner who could be contacted at any time if required also welcomed us with a plate of home made scones, fresh cream and jam also a vase of beautiful red carnations. A thoughtful and lovely touch. Everything in the house for ourselves and the dogs were catered for this was ideal. Scenery was fantastic, plenty to do as well as lots of National Trusts and local towns to visit. Highly recommended. Thank you for a wonderful week.
Miss Stringer
March 2018
This cottage was the best one by far that we’ve stayed in and the home made scones with jam and fresh cream were truley amazing! The Cottage had everything for your use, a proper home from home. We just loved it, so quiet and peaceful and the open fire every evening was the icing on the cake for us! Our dog Beau was in doggy heaven in the totally enclosed garden and then the was the extra paddock for her to run around in too! We did have snow and couldn’t get out in the car for a couple of days but it didn’t matter, we put on our waterproofs and wellingtons and walked down into Oakamoor and walked on the old railway line to the Ramblers Retreat. Very dog friendly place, we’ll worth a visit and the lemon meringue pie was beautiful! Once the snow had gone we ventured out and about, there’s some very pretty villages and towns close by well worth visiting, Buxton, Bakewell, Hartington and Ashbourne but the best thing is the amazing scenery, truley amazing! Thanks you for a lovely holiday and wouldn’t hesitate to come back again but maybe in the summertime to make use of the fabulous garden.
Mrs Sond
February 2018
Quarry cottage ( booked at the last minute since the original cottage booked through Sykes turned out to not be as advertised) was just perfect.. ..comfortable, clean, in a superb location and dog friendly. We wouldnt hesitate to book it again.
Mr Stafford
January 2018
Very nice location and ok property when returning we was asked by the owners for £30.. 00 for cleaning of the quilt cover we was asked by the owner to strip all beds and leave in the wash room floor we was very upset of the phone call . It states the property has Bt sport when we asked Mrs cresswell how to switch it on she's says you need a tablet but it didn't say that in the description so we thought we would try the pub instead but 2 out of 3 pubs have been closed down. There are more don't than dos in this poperty. At night we was also kept awake with the rats/mice running around in the roof
Mr Strachan
November 2017
Quarry Cottage is in a great location with easy access to places like Alton Towers and Chatsworth House.. We arranged for a shopping delivery on the morning of our arrival and the owner put all our shopping away for us which was a nice touch. The garden is secure so we felt safe letting our dogs out and there are some lovely walks from the doorstep.
September 2017
This cottage was everything we was looking for. In a peaceful and quiet location with a large garden and grounds for our children and the dogs. The cottage was very well equipped with everything you need. We had a food delivery the morning we arrived and this was all put away for us by the owners before we got there. A very nice touch. The beds were very comfortable with lovely bedding. The views are stunning and the walks nearby are great. The owners allowed our children to feed their horses which was a big highlight for them. Lots of things to do nearby. We had some lovely days out but also lovely relaxing days at the cottage enjoying the garden. The wood burning stove in the lounge was lovely when we had one chilli evening. We look forward to returning again in the future.
September 2017
Fabulous cottage, Very welcoming and all our needs catered for.. Nice and quiet location, but close to lots of nice walks and beauty spots. Home from home we will definitely return.
Miss Holliday
April 2017
Lovely place to relax.. Beautiful walks and the dogs loved the wrap around garden and secure paddock.
Ian B
November 2016
We stayed at Quarry House for a weekend getaway. It is beautiful, clean and well equipped. The rooms are comfortable and well decorated, with modern features which compliment the property's historic charm. The delicious (and gluten-free) cakes provided by Jan (the owner) were an unexpected bonus! She made sure everything was ready for when we arrived. The property has excellent views over the surrounding countryside, which is ideal for walking, or you can just stay in the cozy lounge in front of the wood-burning stove. We will definitely stay here again.
Mr Taylor
June 2016
Quarry House is in a beautiful setting with beautiful gardens and the cottage had a lovely homely feel.
April 2016
We stayed in thus property with our two golden retrievers. The wraparound garden was great for them, and the extra pasture was a bonus. Loved the underfloor heating. The cakes made by the owner was a real treat.
Mr Wale
February 2016
Quarry House was one if not the best equipped we have ever stayed in. Lovely warm, cosy and quiet. Fabulous views made even better by the weather being very kind to us. We only stayed for a couple of days but wished it was longer and will hopefully return in the future. Property owner was friendly and helpful. Dog friendly with the downstairs under floor heating a luxury treat for two tired Border Terriers after a days walking.
Mrs Hall
December 2015
We could not fault the cottage, it was love at first sight!
Mr Keen
December 2015
Everything about our stay at Quarry House was first class. The refurbishment was stunning and it was such a lovely area to visit. Our dogs loved the secure garden and the use of the paddock next door was an added bonus. We look forward to returning sometime in the not too distant future.
Tad M
October 2015
Although a late review, Quarry cottage couldn't have provided a better place for us and our dogs to stay: large secure garden, walks from the door and a pub, albeit at the bottom of the hill. The cottage itself was well equipped and very cozy. Excellent week had.
Mrs Reynolds
September 2015
A beautiful cottage in a quiet and rural location.
Miss Seymour
August 2015
We absolutely loved the cottage; it met all of our expectations of a beautiful old cottage with wooden beams, combined with a modern day touch. We loved everything but especially the 'Jack and Jill' bathrooms, the comfortable beds and the stunning countryside views. The rural setting was lovely and peaceful yet only a 10 minute drive from Alton Towers for some theme park madness when required.
August 2015
We have just arrived home from Quarry House and will definitely be booking for next year. The cottage is simply beautiful, with stunning gardens and views. The location was perfect for us as a family; we had the benefit of a quiet, peaceful area with lovely countryside walks, whilst being able to get in the car and arrive at Alton Towers within 10 minutes. Next time, I am planning on experiencing a little more of the local history as there are some lovely old houses/ national trust places nearby! The owner was very nice and extremely welcoming; as far as amenities were concerned, she had thought of everything. The cakes on arrival were delicious! Due to the range of games available, my 11 year old son is now a monopoly enthusiast, to the point where we even purchased an Alton Towers copy! Overall, the cottage was homely, comfortable and renovated perfectly with a balance of modern and authentic features, which we loved. We really couldn't fault our stay and would highly recommend Quarry House for people of all ages. We WILL be booking again shortly!
Mrs Edwards
June 2015
The house was characterful, beautifully finished and comfortable. The gardens were immaculate, not to mention fully enclosed and secure for the dogs, and we were lucky enough to get a couple of warm, sunny days in which to sit out and enjoy it (the hammock was an additional nice touch!) It was in such a beautiful setting on the edge of a really peaceful wooded valley, with endless walks from the door.
Mr Styles
May 2015
This charming cottage had plenty of outside space. It was very well equipped with everything we needed, and more. The bed sheets were really high quality and a real luxury. The location was perfect as a base for exploring local attractions and countryside and the owner of the cottage goes the extra mile to help ensure guests feel welcome and are comfortable.
Mrs Crabtree
May 2015
In beautiful surroundings. Accommodating owner and despite living in the house down the lane left us to enjoy our holiday but was available if we needed assistance. The standard of accommodation was excellent and the top quality bedding, towels and kitchen accessories were really appreciated. Thanks for a great holiday.
Karen B
May 2015
There is no doubt that Quarry House is in a lovely village and has great views. However our experience of staying here was very disappointing. The weather was chilly and wet for almost al of our stay.The house was cold on arrival, the underfloor heating set to come on at 4.30pm, we arrived at 4pm. The heating takes an absolute age to come on and the Rayburn/heating/water heating system in the dining room was incredibly noisy. Thermostats in the rooms were locked at a low temperature and could not be altered. The owner apparently altered the setting the next day at our request but quite honestly we could not tell the difference. The only saving grace was the woodburner in the lounge which kept us warm. Had it not been for that I think we would have left. The fridge needed defrosting badly - our eggs froze by the second day. Items of crockery were chipped, a mug was so tea stained I had to bleach it. There was a filthy radio in the kitchen, old sauce bottles, bits of food etc left in the cupboard by previous guests. All in all the downstairs of this place was very disappointing. The upstairs however was very nice; comfortable beds and good bed linen. Nice Jack and Jill shower room but irritating do and don't signs everywhere are not conducive to a feeling of being made welcome, comfort or relaxation. We had friends staying with us for the first two nights and they too were very surprised this place had been rated 5 ticks.
Mr Button
April 2015
Quarry House provides a lovely, tranquil base for exploring many beautiful areas of the Peak District. The location and Quarry House itself are both perfect. Very pet friendly and exceptionally clean with all mod-cons. Our week spent here went all too quickly but we hope to return before too long. Highly recommended.
Mrs Megginson
February 2015
A beautifully renovated cosy, warm cottage. In a great location if you like the quiet countryside.
Mrs Harvey
February 2015
We found our holiday most relaxing, the cottage had everything we needed. It was peaceful and quiet, a lovely warm cottage. We would recommend Quarry House to anyone who would like a quiet holiday. Loved the log fire, thank you.
Mr Kingston
February 2015
A great mix of old and tasteful modern conveniences. Very thorough and thoughtful owner with regard to the properties cleanliness, décor, and comforts. Had a very pleasant stay.
Mrs Lainchbury
January 2015
A top quality cosy cottage in a super, peaceful location. It was everything as described and more.
Mrs Crowther
December 2014
The cottage was sympathetically and tastefully decorated throughout. Rooms were spacious and very clean throughout. The location was scenic and remote enough in a peaceful hamlet, but near enough to other local amenities if required. The welcome and exchange in communications with the owner were always very professional and friendly.
Mr De Wolf
November 2014
The rural, quiet location. Plenty of logs for the fire and the stove lit so easily. The properly fenced garden so that the dog cannot escape. Aga cooking and a very comfortable bed . The choice of dog friendly pubs in the area.
November 2014
We liked everything about our stay. The owners have thought of it all. Not once did we say oh if only we had remembered to bring because if we needed they had already provided it. From dressing gowns and slippers to walking boots. The beds were very comfortable and there were loads of pillows and towels.
November 2014
My husband and I enjoyed a long weekend at Quarry House with a friend and her partner. It is such a beautiful house and the beds are extremely comfortable!! On arrival we noticed that we had all the provisions we needed - tea bags, coffee, milk, sugar… the important stuff ;-) The owner had also made us a cake – which was delicious and they provided us with an information pack with lots of things to do. Alton Towers is a 15 minute drive away which is a bonus. We will definitely go back for another peaceful weekend away.
Mrs Allen
October 2014
Generous welcome from owner. Such a peaceful, relaxing location and comfortable house to unwind in. We loved it.
Mr Brain
October 2014
Lovely cottage in a nice area. An ideal base to explore the Staffordshire Moorlands.
Mr De Figueiredo
September 2014
This cottage is in a wonderful setting, very peaceful with lots of good walks without the need to drive. The owners are very helpful and friendly. The cottage was immaculate on our arrival. I cannot recommend this cottage too highly; the renovation work is outstanding - retaining character with all the modern conveniences.
Mr Williams
August 2014
The location is stunning and Quarry House sits in an accessible yet secluded setting. The owners have thought of everything one might need whilst you are on your holiday. A home away from home.
Mrs Neal
August 2014
A wonderful guest house we have stayed in many and this is by far the best. Everything we could have needed was here and nothing was too much trouble. Great location. We will hopefully be back. Many thanks!
August 2014
We all loved the cottage. It is beautiful on the outside and on the inside it continues to delight with everything you could need for a short break. The location is perfect - quiet and yet very close (5 minutes) to the national park and to Alton Towers (7 minutes) for example. It was important to us that our dog could saunter around the garden without the danger of escape! The property was very well enclosed and so this made us all relax very quickly. Our host, lived very close and was a pleasure to meet. She clearly wanted to make our stay everything it could be! We had a great time and recommend this property in every way.
Ms Manning
August 2014
Comfortable cottage with tasteful and immaculate décor, peaceful and secluded location with easy access to beautiful countryside. Friendly welcome from owner. Very happy with the cottage and overall efficient service from Sykes cottages.
Mrs Paterson
July 2014
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage, beautiful gardens, beautiful surroundings. Would highly recommend everything about it. We took things we didn't need as they were provided - tea towels, washing up liquid, soap powder, hair dryer. The owner had thought of everything!
Tell us about your rental experience while staying at Quarry House. Let us know if the listing matched your expectations. You can share your comments about the location, property owner/manager and all the unique features that made your stay a memorable one.
From €677/weekly Check Availability