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Shining Cliff hostel

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Shining Cliff hostel with the cliff on the left hand side almost touching the hostel
Larger fire pit in winter
Hostel bathroom with compost toilet, shower and sink
1 of 30Shining Cliff hostel with the cliff on the left hand side almost touching the hostel
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Overview
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
20 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Shining Cliff hostel is an independent hostel located in a beautiful Derbyshire woodland. The woodland covers 100 acres and is a conservation area. The hostel is remote, the car park is half a mile from the hostel, which is accessed from the car park by a woodland public footpath. Due to its off-road setting, the hostel has a secluded, peaceful feel. However it is not too isolated due to the public footpaths criss-crossing the woodland and the area is popular with walkers and sometimes climbers using the crags. The hostel has 20 beds, with 5 bedrooms. There are 3 bathrooms, each with a sink, toilet and shower. There is an open plan self-catering kitchen, dining area and lounge area. The hostel grounds have 2 fire pit areas and an area with picnic tables. Weekends are sole booking a...Shining Cliff hostel is an independent hostel located in a beautiful Derbyshire woodland. The woodland covers 100 acres and is a conservation area. The hostel is remote, the car park is half a mile from the hostel, which is accessed from the car park by a woodland public footpath. Due to its off-road setting, the hostel has a secluded, peaceful feel. However it is not too isolated due to the public footpaths criss-crossing the woodland and the area is popular with walkers and sometimes climbers using the crags. The hostel has 20 beds, with 5 bedrooms. There are 3 bathrooms, each with a sink, toilet and shower. There is an open plan self-catering kitchen, dining area and lounge area. The hostel grounds have 2 fire pit areas and an area with picnic tables. Weekends are sole booking at £280 per night. Weekdays are available for day hire or you can book a bed for £15 per person. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Guests are required to take all their rubbish out with them, as the hostel is off-road and has no waste collection service. Groups booking the hostel pay a £100 refundable bond, this is returned within 7 days after the booking if the hostel is left in the lovely condition found.
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About the Owner
Kate T
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:June 2019
Interaction with guests
When a booking is made, you will be contacted via email to confirm your booking. A booking invoice and all the information needed for your stay is emailed in plenty of time to plan your stay at Shining Cliff hostel. I am available for any questions either via email or phone, before and during your stay.
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Reviewed 9 February 2020

I booked the hostel for a group of runners on a training camp and it was perfect for our needs. The location may not be for everyone and would be awkward if you hadn't prepared for it but we knew what to expect and so...More

Date of stay: January 2020
4  Thank gibboniusmonk
Dream03464488569, VR Owner at Shining Cliff hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2020

It is great to hear that the hostel provided such a good, secluded venue for your running training camp. There are certainly a wide variety of off-road running routes from the hostel from which you can enjoy the countryside of Derbyshire and the Derwent Valley...More

Reviewed 10 January 2020 via mobile

Stayed at this hostel for a few nights in January. Found the location out of the way of everything which on first thoughts seems appealing but then realising there are no shops nearby for half a mile and that half a mile is taken up...More

Date of stay: January 2020
3  Thank gdwanders
Dream03464488569, VR Owner at Shining Cliff hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2020

Shining Cliff hostel is quite unique and the hostel website provides clear information on what guests need to bring and about the limited access to the hostel. This guest stayed at Shining Cliff in January 2019, during a period of redecoration and I accepted the...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
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About the neighbourhood
Shining Cliff hostel is located within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. It has lots of opportunities for exploring the heritage of the area, with Cromford Mills, Cromford Canal, High Peak Junction all accessed by train, bus, foot or car. The hostel is criss-crossed with footpaths in Shining Cliff woodland, and I can provide a wide variety of circular walking routes that will showcase the World Heritage Site, Derwent Valley and the Derbyshire countryside. The long distance walking routes, the Midshires Way and the Derwent Valley Heritage Way, are both easily accessed from the hostel. The hostel website gives suggestions of what to visit or do within the local area, including Shining Cliff Gin distillery tours.
Getting around
The local train station is 2.15 km away by foot, at Ambergate. This is a local train line between Derby and Matlock, and is great for exploring the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site. Ambergate is serviced by Transpeak and Trent Barton Sixes bus routes. The hostel is approximately 2 km by foot (mostly along woodland footpath, uphill) from the bus stop in Ambergate. Situated in the East Midlands, the hostel is a great central UK location and has good road transport links to get to Ambergate, and then small country roads, some off road track and then footpath to get to the hostel from Ambergate.
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