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Family and pet-friendly, and newly-renovated. All mod cons, perfect for groups. - High Spy



Updated: 17-Oct-2016
A group of three modernised limestone cottages surrounding a central courtyard.

The Victorian Gardens at Cressbrook Hall is a group of three cottages surrounding a central courtyard just beside Cressbrook's original Victorian walled garden - where we still grow flowers and vegetables for the Hall. Available singly, or as a group, The Old Tractor Shed, Top Spot and High Spy offer a perfect balance of traditional feel and modern features such as ceramic hobs, microwaves, dishwashers, and flat panel TVs - perfect for large family gatherings or reunions at any time of the year. Top Spot and High Spy share a large terrace with magnificent views along the Wye Valley, and all the cottages are perfectly located for a wonderful Peak District holiday.

Details for holiday cottage High Spy, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 3 Bathrooms

High Spy is the neighbouring cottage to Top Spot and is within the same courtyard complex as The Old Tractor Shed. It is another of our beautifully renovated estate buildings - in this case a former gardeners' workshop, and enjoys a spectacular setting with some of the finest views in the Derbyshire Peak District. The modern dining kitchen is equipped with electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave and dishwasher. A large sitting room makes the most of the wonderful setting, with double doors which lead onto a large paved terrace for outdoor dining and barbecues. High Spy accommodates six guests in three double ensuite bedrooms and can be interconnected with Top Spot to accommodate 11 in total.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Bobby Hull-Bailey and her husband bought Cressbrook Hall in the late 1970s and began a programme of restoration of the Hall, gardens and estate buildings which has now resulted in this truly unique place in which to enjoy a Peak District holiday. The family still live at the Hall, and remain intimately involved with the life of the estate and all its guests.

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From the Owner

Any visitor to Cressbrook Hall will know immediately why the Hull-Bailey family chose to make their home here. The house and estate occupies one of the most privileged locations in one of the most beautiful regions of the UK. The house was originally built by a wealthy mill owner who has likewise fallen in love with the spectacular, almost Alpine, views down the Wye valley.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester at 32 Miles Nearest Barpub : Packhorse Inn at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Buxton at 11 Miles Nearest Train : Buxton at 11 Miles Nearest Motorway : A623 at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Various at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : North Wales at 90 Miles Car: recommended

Cressbrook Hall is located in the very heart of the Peak District. The wild and beautiful heather moorlands of the High Peak and the gentle river valleys of the Derbyshire Dales are easily accessible. Visit the charming town of Bakewell, home of the Bakewell Pudding, walk or cycle the high hills or the gentler ex-railway trails, enjoy the historic spa town of Matlock Bath, enjoy the theatre at Buxton or Sheffield, and enjoy excellent restaurants and gastro pubs for first class food and a wide range of locally-brewed ales. For the more adventurous, caving, gliding, paragliding and horse-riding can all be found locally.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 Sep 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
October Half Term
23 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
30 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
18 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 17-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Come to Cressbrook Hall and you will share in a wonderful Peak District secret: a hidden valley with no main road passing close by, but with all the good things in life close at hand. If you enjoy outdoor pursuits, gentle or adventurous, and a peaceful, traditional environment to hang up your boots at the end of the day, then come you have found your perfect accommodation.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 120 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Recently renovated en suite shower room with toilet, basin and contemporary fittings throughout.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Double bedroom with double bed and en suite shower room.


  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • High Spy is one of the best located holiday cottages in the Derbyshire Peak District with unforgettable views. Book it with Top Spot to sleep 11, or with Top Spot and The Old Tractor Shed to sleep 17.

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