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view over Millers Dale from our gateway

3 holiday cottages situated in the beautiful village of Millers Dale, near Tideswell in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District.

4 stars ee gold award

Spacious, beamed, quiet but not too isolated and lovingly maintained, the cottages overlook some of the most spectacular scenery in the Peak District.

They are situated where Millers Dale meets Monks Dale - a conservation area of outstanding natural beauty, renowned for its excellent walking with a network of paths leading directly from the door, past towering limestone cliffs and along peaceful rivered dales.

The Limestone Way and the Monsal Trail pass within a few hundred yards of Monks Retreat.

Our small farm has footpaths through our conservation areas, past the badger setts and rabbit warrens to a ridge walk with dramatic views of seven dales.

A few minutes drive and you will discover stately homes and gardens, spa towns, castles, caves and picturesque old villages.

A leafy lane of 300 metres leads down to the small hamlet of Millers Dale, nestling beneath woods on the banks of the River Wye. As the name suggests there used to be a corn mill driven by a water wheel on the river. The wheel can still be seen beside the old miller's cottage built in 1740 by the tiny church of St Ann.

Here can also be found the Anglers Rest pub, serving real ale and good food. From here stroll by the side of the river, see trout jumping and water voles, to the water fowl sanctuary in the delightfully named Water-Cum-Jolly Dale.

We are just two miles from the Cathedral of the Peak in the quaint historic market town of Tideswell.

Our cottages are collectively called Monks Retreat because from the 12th to 15th century there was a monastery on this site. They comprise: Monks Memories (sleeping 2), Friars Folly (sleeping 4) and Abbots Abode (sleeping 6) - all ETC rated 4 star.

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a view from the garden
 We love our dales - come and share them with us!

Monks Dale Farm
Miller's Dale
Nr Buxton
SK17 8SN

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Monks Dale Farm
Miller's Dale
Nr Buxton
SK17 8SN

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