Rock House's Location

The Village

Stanton in the Peak is a small village with a Church (Church of England, services are held on a rotating basis with a shared minister with other local parishes) The village has a public House (The Flying Childers, named after a famous racehorse belonging to the Duke of Devonshire) the publican and his wife are Stuart and Mandy. The village is situated on the west flank of Stanton Moor between 500 and 800 feet above sea level. The village has an enthusiastic amateur cricket club and matches are played throughout the summer on their famous sloping cricket ground, situated 200 yds north of the village centre. The boundary on the west side is down hill and the boundary on the east is uphill, which makes it difficult for visiting teams to place the fielders and consequently the local team does well in the league. Visitors are welcome to watch the games which take place on Wednesday evenings and Saturday or Sundays. Stanton is about 2 miles due south west of Rowsley village which is situated on the A6 midway between the towns of Bakewell and Matlock. The cottages, the church and the hall are all constructed of local gritstone which has been quarried from the Stanton moor since Roman times. Currently new mining applications are creating some controversy since the village is in the area of the Peak District National Park (see their Website, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty.


If arriving from the South.

From the M1 Leave at junction 28. Follow the signs to Matlock. If driving from Derby stay on the A6 Northbound. At Matlock continue across Crown square (which is a roundabout with a metal crown sculpture in the centre) north towards Bakewell, approximately 5 miles (8Km) north of Matlock until you reach Rowsley Village. The A6 takes a 90 degree turn to the west and crosses the River Derwent. Shorthly after this bend there is a junction opposite the Peacock Hotel. This is signposted to Caudwell's Mill (Brown heritage sign) and to Stanton in the Peak. Continue along here past the mill entrance on your right and over a narrow bridge over the river Wye, turning right over the bridge follow the road up the steep hill. About a half mile cross a minor cross roads, then following along the side of the hill with spectacular views over Derbyshire towards Haddon hall and Bakewell to your right. (Be careful if you are driving as there is a drop to the right hand side and the fence has a few dents where drivers have not been concentrating). Eventually after another half mile you will enter the village with the village green on your left and a big wall in front of you. Turn left up the hill. Rock House is approximately 200 yds up the hill on the left. (There is a stone shed on the opposite side of the road belonging to Rock House.) There is parking for up to 2 cars in the driveway just uphill of Rock House, but the gates are normally kept closed.

If arriving from the North.
From Manchester follow the A6 through Stockport towards Buxton, Head on to Bakewell where the road carries on south around the town centre roundabout past the Rutland Arms Hotel. There follows a section of the A6 past Haddon hall, the river Wye is on your left. At the next Junction turn right towards Ashbourne, take the next left turn also signposted Asbourne over the small river, this is the B6023. The next left turn is the road to Stanton in the Peak. There is a sharp hairpin bend at the first corner, from then on the road rises up the hill. The Stanton estate is behind the stone wall on your right. Go past the Public house (on your right), then past the church (also on your right), carry on up the hill past the village green (on your left). Rock house is approximately 200 yds from here on your left, (there is a stone shed on the right hand side of the road opposite the house belonging to Rock House.) There is parking for up to 2 cars in the driveway just uphill of Rock House, but the gates are normally kept closed.

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