Exclusive Use of Your Own Converted Village Pub


  • Designed with large group stays in mind the venue offers guests a unique experience with exclusive use of their own private hotel and pub.
  • Situated in the centre of the peaceful rural village of Longnor, with a couple of pubs, a popular fish and chip shop, local village shop and cafe/tea room.
  • There is a grand total of 15 bedrooms, comfortably sleeping up to 30 guests.
  • There are 8 bedrooms in the main building all with impressive en-suite bathrooms and in the courtyard there are three traditional Derbyshire stone built cottages (1 x three bedroom and 2 x two bedroom properties) all with gleaming bathrooms.
  • The spa town of Buxton is close by and the popular market towns of Bakewell and Ashbourne are both within 20 minutes’ drive away.
  • Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Tissington Hall and Alton Towers are all within a half hour drive.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Keeping many original features such as exposed stone walls and beamed ceilings yet adding plenty of contemporary colour, coordinated wallpapers and fabrics, The Crewe & Harpur has eight boutique style rooms all with beautiful en-suite bathrooms. Each bedroom has recently been refurbished with warm Farrow and Ball colours, luxurious bed linens, neutral carpets and fabulous curtain fabrics. The stairs lead to spacious first floor landing where there are 5 bedrooms all of generous proportions either with views towards the market square or enjoying landscape to the rear. The second floor has another three stylish bedrooms. One of the best features of the rooms are the beautiful designer natural stone en suites. Some bathrooms even have roll top baths and separate walk in shower enclosures. Just outside to the rear of the main building in the private courtyard, are three traditional stone built cottages (a three bedroom and 2 x two bedroom properties). All with a contemporary finish, cosy lounges, gleaming bathrooms, and fully equipped kitchens taking the total capacity to fifteen bedrooms and 13 bathrooms the majority being en suite. 

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Cooking and Dining

We know one of the main focus for any large group having the space to dine together, enjoy some great food and drink and be able to share each others company. With this in mind, we have had solid oak tables hand made by local craftsman so that they can give flexible seating options and you can choose how you wish to dine together. The dining area is within the bar and creates a great 'traditional pub' atmosphere.

The kitchen has recently been upgraded and refurbished making it a fabulous place if you do wish to do the cooking yourselves. The fully equipped kitchen has two double range cookers, an abundance of cookware, microwave and crockery/utensils/glassware. The main kitchen leads through to the utility room where there is further storage cupboards with plenty of work surfaces, two dishwashers, washing machine and sink areas.

As the property is so well equipped, you can totally self cater or use one of our many highly recommended outside catering contacts. We can also help with putting a keg of local ale on so that you can pull your own pints or you can fully stock the bar as you wish (please note you cannot supply your own beer for the pumps).

Living Spaces

The Crewe and Harpur has an abundance of social areas and communal living space. The huge lounge furnished with an eclectic mix of vintage Chesterfield Sofas makes a great area for relaxing, reading the papers or just catching up with friends over a freshly brewed coffee. There is a TV, dvd player and Ipod docking station.

Move through into the bar and dining room and you can perch on a bar stool at the fabulous original oak bar which can be stocked as you wish (please note we have to supply the kegs for the pumps). There is plenty of glassware, drinks/wine fridges and even an ice machine behind the bar. With plenty of seating the bar is furnished with a mixture of bunkettes, benches and dining chairs and enough tables for everyone to informally get together and enjoy each others company.

For your added entertainment a real pub would not be the same without a table football and a dart board . As well as all this space in the main building you can escape and enjoy some peace and quiet in any of the three cottages as they all have there own lounges with TV's and Dvd players.

Garden and Outdoor Space

Outside, there are three external areas at The Crewe for your private use. The courtyard is nestled in between the main building and the cottages and has outdoor furniture (picnic benches) set out and makes an ideal area for a BBQ (we supply a large oil drum BBQ - make sure you bring you own fuel). A paved patio to the rear of the venue enjoys views over the valley towards the River Dove. Just off the private car park there is a small lawned garden and a child's play area (use at your own risk and always supervise children).

The Crewe and Harpur occupies a fabulous position right in the middle of the old market square of the village of Longnor.  Surrounding the market square you will find a couple of pubs, a popular fish and chip shop, local village shop and cafe/tea room.

The Peak District and Surrounding Area

The village of Longnor is positioned in the Staffordshire Moorlands between the River Dove to the East and the River Manifold to the West, making it an ideal location to see this stunning national park.

There are nearby caves and caverns to explore and The Roaches, with Hen Cloud and Ramshaw Rocks providing an abundance of rock climbing, cycling and walking. Dove Dale with its reowned stepping stones and the Manifold Valley are both within easy reach.

The famous Derbyshire spa town of Buxton is a 10 - 15 minute drive with its Opera House, pavilion gardens and theatre. The popular market towns of Bakewell and Ashbourne are both within 20 minutes drive away.  Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Tissington Hall and Alton Towers are all within a half hour drive.

Availability & Price

At Peak Venues, we understand how tricky it can be organising large group holidays, each and every booking has unique requirements and deserves individual attention. For this very reason, we choose not to offer on line booking. Our prices and availability are upon request via email or phone (we answer emails 7 days a week!). We know our properties inside and out and can offer advice to make sure you are booking the perfect venue so contact direct with our sales team makes sure that you get the information that you need to ensure a fantastic stay. Please contact us for more details.

What People Are Saying

Hi, we had such a fantastic weekend. This was the third time we have stayed at the Crewe and Harper and it was just as good (if not better) as the first time. Thanks once again and we will be definitely rebooking for the future Becky

Gallagher, Dec 2013

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How To Find Crewe & Harpur

The address of The Crewe & Harpur is:

Market Square,Longnor ,Nr Buxton ,Derbyshire ,SK17 0NS

Approx GPS coordinates of the property are: 53.181263, -1.868966

It is really important that the first guest to arrive checks in at The Royal Oak at Hurdlow (SK17 9QJ) before going to Hurdlow Grange. THERE WILL BE NO STAFF TO MEET YOU AT THE VENUE & POSSIBLY LIMITED MOBILE RECEPTION TO CALL US. Please call 01298 83288 or 07866 778847 if you require any assistance.

Directions to The Crewe & Harpur from The Royal Oak (approx. 5 mins)

Directions to The Crewe & Harpur from Buxton (approx. 15 mins):

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The following comments are taken from the guestbook we keep for Crewe & Harpur. Verbatim.

We had another fantastic four days at the crew and sure you will be seeing us again next year hope

Griffiths, Nov 2017

Thank you to all for another fantastic weekend. 2 years in a row and we’ve had a fabulous time in an ideal setting.

Jacobs, Nov 2017

We all had the most amazing time! A perfect venue for a celebration. I am sure you will see others making bookings following their experience. From start to finish, including the help from Peak Venues, has been just wonderful.

Mills, Oct 2017

The weekend was very enjoyable and the venue was very well equipped

Shepherd, Sep 2017

We all had the most fantastic time , the venue is superb and thanks for all your assistance.

Kearns, Sep 2017

Thanks so much, we had a brilliant time. The pub was absolutely perfect!

Greenfield, Sep 2017

We all had a great time. Good location for walks etc

Nisbet, Aug 2017

We had a great time thank you

Eagling, Aug 2017

Thank you for the amazing weekend, it was a wonderful venue!

Parkes, Jul 2017

We had an absolutely fabulous stay at The Crewe, thank you. After all the changes along the way, we ended up with 29 adults, 4 children, a baby and a dog. I can’t think of a venue which could have accommodated and been better suited for the range of ages and interests (and animals) than the pub. It was easy catering for a large number and the facilities are excellent. The bedrooms were beautifully prepared to our requirements and the pub and all the cottages looked lovely. The table football was a real hit, I’m surprised we didn’t wear it out! We had a bbq on Sunday, and the sitting area outside was perfect (and the sun was shining) and the flowers in the baskets and pots were lovely. The arrangement you have with Sauced Here worked excellently. The quality of their food was brilliant and we were so pleased to be able to use local produce rather than supermarkets. The logistics of having to bring all the food we ordered from Sauced Here from home would have been very difficult so ordering it online made the whole weekend more straightforward for us. Having the beer laid on in the pub was also a great idea and the arrangement you have with Whim Brewery worked without any hitches. Thank you for your part in making our weekend celebrations run so smoothly and enjoyably. We would be happy to recommend the venue to others.

Jones, Jul 2017

We had a fantastic stay at the Crewe and Harpur, really couldn’t have asked for a better venue!

Gill, Jul 2017

Many thanks, this is the second time we have used the Crewe and Harpur for a family gathering, and everyone had a great time as before.

Richmond, Jun 2017

Firstly let me just thank you for an excellent weekend at the Crewe and Harpur, The location and Accommodation was absolutely spot on. The whole group who attended have all said the same, we was all really impressed. I have already been called by a friend who wanted all the details after just seeing a few posts on Facebook for an event next year so I have passed all your details over. Again, many thanks it was brilliant

Ball, Jun 2017

Thank you soooo much for an excellent weekend. We all had an amazing time and what a great venue! The best big house we've stayed in to date, so if we can we'll no doubt be back!

Kirk, Jun 2017

Thank you for providing the venue for our get-together. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Brew, May 2017

Thank you! We all had a wonderful weekend and I will happily leave some feedback on the various forums, which I'll do later in the week. Thanks again for all your help and great venue

Saunders, May 2017

Thank you very much. I absolutely loved my stay and would definitely recommend you or even come again myself! Thanks for the customer service I've received along way, you've all been really helpful!

DiGioia, May 2017

We had a fabulous weekend at the Crewe & Harpur, perfect venue for 30 ladies to celebrate my 40th Birthday!

Patterson, May 2017

Excellent venue / weekend, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.

Moran, Apr 2017

I just wanted to email to say how much we enjoyed our weekend at the Crewe & Harpur. Everything was professional and friendly from the minute we booked. The regular emails prior to our arrival made us feel confident and well informed. We started our weekend with a lovely lunch at the Royal Oak and from then on it got better and better. The property itself is lovely and the attention to detail is really noticeable. All of the bedrooms have been nicely decorated and kept in good condition. The photos of the bar area really don't do it justice, it's a brilliant space and was the main hub. The property was so well equipment and we didn't want for anything. We had an Asda delivery on the Friday afternoon which was easy and no problem. On Saturday we booked clay pigeon shooting at Yeaverley Estate which we would highly recommend and Luke at the Executive Chef which was exceptional. All our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we are looking for an excuse to book again.

Knighton, Apr 2017

We very much enjoyed our stay. It was a very comfortable, spacious, venue.

Perrott, Mar 2017

Can we extend a HUGE thank you to you and all your staff! We had an amazing celebration at the Crewe & Harpur last weekend for my mum and dad’s 60th wedding anniversary! The age range went from 2 year old to 81 years of age! The venue is lovely and homely and as the majority of the party were in their late twenties, early thirties, they loved the bar area and dart board and football area were a huge hit! We dressed the tables for the celebration night, and I attach some photos for you to see. We were extremely lucky with the weather, and even encouraged most of the young ones to venture on a walk on the Sunday! We had a meal on the Sunday at the Packhorse and were looked after well by Mick and Sharon.

Fagan, Mar 2017

We had a great stay at the Crewe and Harpur and thank you for everything.

Godlee, Mar 2017

Just to add we had a fantastic stay, superb venue

Webber, Feb 2017

We all had a great time. The Crewe and Harpur is a fab place to stay and we will definitely recommend it to other people

Birkinshaw, Feb 2017

We all had an amazing time at the Crewe and Harpur Arms

Greenslade, Feb 2017

We had an absolutely brilliant time at the Crewe & Harpur. The venue was perfect, everyone loved it from children-adults. Many memories were made! Hopefully everything should be in A big thank you to you all for your emails/help throughout the booking process. I will write a review asap. I'm sure we will be using Peak Venues again at some point for more family celebrations

Hill, Jan 2017

The Crewe & Harpur was fantastic and everyone loved it as a venue.

Caddy, Dec 2016

What a fantastic holiday:) Thank you so much, it just didn’t last long enough!

Richardson, Oct 2016

Please pass on thanks to all the team we had a brilliant time and my Father was over the moon with it all.

Perrens, Oct 2016

We had a great stay at the Crewe & Harpur and will hopefully be back at some point.

Jenkins, Sep 2016

Well, what can I say! From the moment we arrived at The Royal Oak to pick up our keys for The Crewe and Harpur we were delighted. We received a lovely warm welcome, and the friends that met us there for lunch were really impressed with the lovely food there. We followed Josh to the Crewe and Harpur - and got a chance to drink in the fabulous scenery - the location is absolutely beautiful. The pub was just perfect - I booked it to celebrate my 50th birthday, and invited 28 of my friends - everyone's room was fantastic - and really lived up to the photos on the website. The bar and lounge areas and outside area were ideal for our group - we loved using all the bar accessories! The kitchen was perfectly equipped for a large group - we had all we could ever need, and more. And then there are the wonderful walks and the pretty village to enjoy - it really couldn't have been better, and I would highly recommend it.

Slevin, Aug 2016

I would like to thank you for making my friend's stag do the most memorable few days of his life. Everything was perfect and we could not have asked for more.

Broadbere, Aug 2016

Thanks for your email. We had an amazing time at The Crewe and Harpur. Everyone loved the venue and we had mostly good weather to explore the Peak District. The facilities at the venue were excellent and we made full use of the bar, the wonderful kitchen and even the BBQ

Cobb, Aug 2016

We had an amazing weekend, thank you!! Such a fantastic venue.

Hitchcox, Jul 2016

We had a fantastic weekend last week in spite of the weather ! and everyone in our family all commented what a great venue the Crewe and Harper was.

Smith, Jul 2016

We had the most wonderful time, everything about our weekend was perfect from the food we had delivered to the activities we organised on your recommendations. I will definitely tell all of my friends and family to leave reviews! We are already planning our next visit with you in one of your beautiful properties.

Simon, Jul 2016

I came here for my hen weekend in July with 30 of my closest friends and family! The hotel is amazing! The whole pub and cottages were beautifully decorated and the idea of having your own bar for the weekend was fab! The events and caterers the Crewe and Harpur recommended were fab too! Will definitely be back at this wonderful accommodation & will 100% recommend Peak Venues to everyone I know. Thanks again.

Simon, Jun 2016

We all had a great time, the venue was perfect for the weekend, thanks!

Howeson, Jun 2016

We had a fabulous time and the venue was excellent. I have already passed the details on to many - who seem especially excited by being able to pull their own beer.

Sharp, Jun 2016

We had the most amazing weekend, enjoyed by all. It really exceeded our expectations.

Walker, May 2016

We had a fabulous weekend, thank you, and yes we will be hopefully returning next year

Holloway, Apr 2016

We had an amazing time at the Crewe and Harpur and will be returning

Pope, Apr 2016

We had a fantastic weekend at the Crewe & Harpur. What a fantastic venue! Thank you for making my sister's hen weekend so special.

Sheratt, Apr 2016

I would just like to say that the accommodation was exceptional!the facilities and rooms were to the highest standard and perfect for our weekend away.

Davis, Mar 2016

Thank you. We had a brilliant weekend and thought the Crewe and Harpur was fantastic

Groves, Mar 2016

Thanks for an amazing weekend at The Crewe and Harpur - what a fantastic venue! We will be sure to return at some point in the future, and will definitely be recommending you to family and friends :-) The accommodation suited our needs perfectly, and the Indian banquet I had organised from Maazi on Peak Venues’ recommendation was second to none, and went down well on the Saturday night!!

Charlson, Feb 2016

We had a fabulous time at Crewe and Harpur- great for a family of all ages and enough space to hide from the weather!

McElroy, Feb 2016

We had a fantastic weekend at the Crewe and Harpur and it very much exceeded our expectations.

Ketland, Feb 2016

We had a fabulous time at the Crewe and Harpur. So much so, that we are now considering booking it for Christmas 2017.

Hebert, Dec 2015

Many thanks. We had a wonderful stay and all the guests enjoyed it too. The Crewe and Harpur really is a wonderful place to stay.

Yates, Dec 2015

Thank you, we all had a great weekend, fantastic venue

Rickett, Dec 2015

Me and my extended family had an amazing stay

Cope, Nov 2015

We had a really good weekend to celebrate our Ruby anniversary with family and friends

Sutton, Oct 2015

We had a wonderful weekend and the place is truly fantastic! I will definitely be recommending it to friends and family!

Wood, Sep 2015

Many thanks for a fantastic weekend, everyone thoroughly enjoyed their stay in the Crewe and Harpur pub it was an excellent venue for a party and the facilities were perfect. The guests thoroughly enjoyed taking it in turns to pull a pint at the bar and the look on their faces said it all! A truly memorable weekend, thank you.

Halstead, Aug 2015

Hi, we all had a fabulous time and the accommodation was excellent

Paulucy, Aug 2015

Thanks so much for your email. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - its such a great concept that l'm happy to recommend and we're already thinking about what we can do in 2016!!

Lynch, Jun 2015

We have just returned back home after a fantastic weekend. Everyone really enjoyed it and couldn't believe I had managed to find such a unique location. It far exceeded my expectations. My wife was absolutely thrilled with her 40th. The Crewe and Harpur is beautiful and so well equipped that it made the entertaining really easy.

Jennings, Jun 2015

We have had an amazing time at the Crewe and Harpur, the venue was superb, the support we have had from the whole team was first class.

Smith, May 2015

We all had the best weekend ever at the Crewe & Harpur this weekend, I had the best birthday. All my friends are now just trying to think of a reason for us all to return in the future!! It was perfect venue – thank you!

Riley, May 2015

we had a fantastic weekend at the crewe and harpur it was exactly what we expected and more

Killeen, Apr 2015

We had a great time and the venue is amazing. We will definitely be recommending it to other people.

Tindall, Mar 2015

We had a fantastic stay in the Crewe and Harpur and adjoining cottages. The place was amazing with very high standards of equipment and furniture and new bathrooms and bedrooms. Perfect for a get together with friends and family. The bar area was a hit with everybody as was the pub games available to use. The lounge gave people the space if they needed to escape for a moment. In a great area for walks and Bakewell and Buxton nearby too . The staff at Peak venues were very helpful and professional nothing was too much trouble !!! Would highly recommend.

Cranson, Mar 2015

We had a fantastic stay in the Crewe and Harpur and adjoining cottages. The place was amazing with very high standards of equipment and furniture and new bathrooms and bedrooms. Perfect for a get together with friends and family. The bar area was a hit with everybody as was the pub games available to use. The lounge gave people the space if they needed to escape for a moment. In a great area for walks and Bakewell and Buxton nearby too . The staff at Peak venues were very helpful and professional nothing was too much trouble !!! Would highly recommend.

Cranson, Mar 2015

We booked the venue for my 60th birthday. Our group was a mix of ages including 23 small children. The venue was superb. The bedrooms were all of a high quality especially those in the main house. The bar provided a fun element and my sons and nephews all loved pulling their own pints Everything was of the very highest quality including the wonderful kitchen, just right for cooking for a large number of guests. Having the stone floor in the main room was great particularly as we had our 2 Labradors with us. Overall, there is no area that could be improved as we had the best weekend we could possibly have had.

Maplethorpe, Dec 2014

Hi Paul, I can’t begin to describe what a fantastic time we all had at the Crewe and Harpur. The weekend was absolutely brilliant and all the guests commented on what an amazing place it is - the photo’s and comments on Facebook are still flying about, and a few of us are still recovering after a pretty heavy party weekend! Many, many thanks to you and all who look after the Crewe and Harpur - we will be back soon!!

Fensom, Nov 2014

We had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Crewe and Harpur. I’m sure that we will be back to hold another celebration at this or one of your other properties

Sweeney, Apr 2014

Thanks for having us and it certainly did meet our expectations and more. The venue was excellent and both of the pubs in the village made us all very welcome. Once again a big thank you from myself and everyone else who was there.

Cull, Mar 2014

The stay at The Crewe & Harper was fantastic!! Can’t fault the accommodation, we had everything we needed. The service we received from you all was excellent, and made the whole booking experience very smooth from start to finish along with your flexibility throughout. Look forward to booking with you again!

Anonymous Corporate Review, Mar 2014

The weekend was a great success everyone was very impressed with the venue. The Crewe and cottage’s brilliant and so much room everywhere it was a weekend to remember I am sure we will be back, I have passed your details onto my friend she is looking at New Year I took a video of the Crewe to show her and she was very impressed so hope you get more bookings from this weekend.

Last, Mar 2014

Thank you for your email. We had a fantastic time at The Crewe and Harpur and will most definitely be leaving positive feedback and recommending this to other people. We will also be looking at returning ourselves in the near future.

Brookes, Feb 2014

The Crewe and Harpur was a brilliant venue for our family Christmas with everyone comfortably accommodated. We were more than well equipped with everything we needed for feasting and drinking. One suggestion for improvement would be a large flat screen wall mounted tv in the lounge. It is very likely that we would return to this or one of your other venues in the future. Many thanks Helen. P.S. Christmas decorations were lovely.

Foreman, Dec 2013

Hi, we had such a fantastic weekend. This was the third time we have stayed at the Crewe and Harper and it was just as good (if not better) as the first time. Thanks once again and we will be definitely rebooking for the future Becky

Gallagher, Dec 2013

Hi to all at Peak Venues, My party of guests have suggested it should be an annual pilgrimage and I know that a family of one of my guests will be organising his own family event at the Crewe and Harpur for his fathers birthday celebrations. Everyone had an excellent time and I will be posting some very positive feedback.

Marinovic, Oct 2013

I would like to thank you for the wonderful time we had at the Crew & Harpur last weekend. It was a wonderful experience and your venue is one we will definitely be returning to one day with partners (thus enabling us to rent out all four buildings). Once again thank you for everything, you certainly have a wonderful accommodation.

Mason, Aug 2013

We had a wonderful few days. Altogether there were 23 of us with ages ranging from almost 1 - 86 and the venue was perfect for everyone. We have all said that we have had the best family gathering ever, made possible by the Crewe & Harpur, so thank you. I will certainly write a review on Trip Advisor in the coming days with pleasure and we will recommend the Crewe to all our friends as it is the perfect location and setting. Incidentally we did have to contact the Royal Oak as the shower in the Calke cottage wasn't draining, but it was swiftly dealt with by your maintenance people which was much appreciated. Once again many thanks from us all and we hope to re-visit in the future

Howard, Aug 2013

I was part of the mothers & daughters hen weekend, just past, at Longnor. I would just like to say, we all had the most fantastic time, at such a wonderful venue!! The place was clinically clean, very well equipped, had fantastic accommodation, and all in all I can honestly say, I had one of the best girls ' weekends ever!! And believe me - there have been many!! :). Thank you so much, I would, without doubt, recommend your establishment to everyone I know!! Thanks again,and congratulations for getting it SO right!! We'll be back!!

Davis-Jackson, Jul 2013

Thank you so much for the best family getaway we've ever had!

Rees, Apr 2013

We were all very happy with the accommodation and its location. Plenty of different things to keep us entertained. And we could seat us all around one table to enjoy good evening meals!

Nuttall, Apr 2013

Hi Paul We had the most fantastic time. Thank you and you very helpful and organised staff. We had a wedding that we will never forget. You even managed to sort out the good weather (thanks Janet!).

Wood, Apr 2013

Dear Paul, Rachel, Janet and all of the people that helped us through the organisation process. First, a HUGE thanks. We are still under the magic of our stay at the Crewe and Harpur and will never be thankful enough for your precious help and patience.Thanks also to the cleaner that helped us to sort out our car problem whilst trying to head back to reality ;-). Second, we will definitely leave a feedback on trip advisor, hugely recommending your wonderful venue / accommodation but not too much otherwise it won't be possible to book it any more. "Everything was beyond my expectations. My other half was ecstatic (surprise birthday party) and everybody else had an amazing time. Unfortunately the weather didn't allow us to escape as much as we wanted to but the venue is so great that it didn't matter. We had to organise shifts for people to be behind the bar. I'm not an ale drinker but Hartington Bitter had a huge success. We will definitely come back as the location is wonderful and the setting very exciting and playful. Adults and kids will remember this weekend for a long time and a lot of us are still living the dream even a week later thanks to a very special place and team. MERCI!!!"

Seguin, Mar 2013

Dear Rachel, Janet & Team, I would like to thank the whole team from the Peak Hotel for a fantastic Christmas experience. A year of planning and organising a family of 27 to have a holiday is never a easy, but thanks to people and venues like yourselves these great holidays can happen. Many thanks Best wishes too all the team and families for the rest of the Christmas Holiday and Happy New Year

Cundall, Dec 2012

I just wanted to thank you for providing me with a 40th birthday weekend to remember, the Crewe really is a special venue which I was worried beforehand wouldn't live up to my expectations as I was so excited about coming, but from the moment I arrived it EXCEEDED every expectation. We have had the most fun ever and my friends are now wondering how we are ever going to top that, pretty hard I have got to say. Your welcome was warm and the food in The Royal Oak was perfect and everyone complimented you on it. Thanks for your fantastic communication throughout and I hope you continue to enjoy the success you have built there, very special.

MacFadzen, Dec 2012

Thank you for a really lovely weekend at the Crewe and Harpur, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and thought the pub was a quirky but fantastic idea! We also really enjoyed our lunch at The Royal Oak, and thankfully the weather stayed nice for a walk afterwards.

Boyd Terry, Nov 2012

Not one complaint. This was the 5th year we’ve had a club weekend and the accommodation was rated the best. The run was excellent, especially with the weather and we may want to repeat next year! The service we received at the Royal Oak was also top class.

Ackworth Road Runners & AC, Oct 2012

Wow! What can I say. The best weekend ever. We all had such a ball. All of my friends commented on how beautiful the accommodation was and how novel it was to have the bar to ourselves.

Osbourne, Sep 2012

I can't begin to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at the Crewe and Harpur, we had the most fabulous weekend, all my guests were very impressed with the accommodation and facilities. One couple are planning to contact you regarding a 60th birthday in 2014! The bar area in particular was a great place for such a large group to socialise, I can't imagine ever finding anywhere that will beat this. The whole experience is one that we will all remember for a very long time.

Goodwin, Jun 2012

I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic weekend we all had. Everyone loved the pub and the accommodation was of a very high standard. You have all been very helpful from start to finish and I have recommended your venue to a number of people.

Mclintock, May 2012

An absolutely fantastic venue for a 30th birthday party which could easily accommodate 32+ people. The whole place is pretty much set up from the days it was a working pub and hotel and as such is a very surreal environment. We just couldn't wait to settle in and for me to become a landlord for the weekend. The owners very helpfully suggested a number of caterers and we had a great dinner on Saturday night which didn't require any of us to lift a finger. This was followed by dancing and drinking in the bar area - the large space easily accommodated everyone. We hardly used the adjacent living room - it was just much more enjoyable in the pub! As for the accommodation, it's absolutely superb. The cottages are much larger than I thought they would be and were all made up to a very high standard. All in all a fantastic venue and I couldn't recommend it highly enough.

Beevor, Apr 2012

We had a great time at your amazing venue. Thanks to your team for making everything go so smoothly. I will definitely be recommending the Crewe and Harpur to everybody I know.

White, Feb 2012

Thanks very much for a great weekend for my husband's 50th birthday at the Crewe last weekend. All our guests really enjoyed it. All of the rooms were of a very high standard and everything surpassed our expectations. The bar area was fantastic and we spent most of our time in there. The location was great and although the weather wasn't great there was plenty of places to go. We also had a fantastic Sunday lunch at the Royal Oak which everyone was really impressed with.

Astrop, Jan 2012

We booked the venue for my 60th birthday. Our group was a mix of ages including 23 small children. The venue was superb. The bedrooms were all of a high quality especially those in the main house. The bar provided a fun element and my sons and nephews all loved pulling their own pints Everything was of the very highest quality including the wonderful kitchen, just right for cooking for a large number of guests. Having the stone floor in the main room was great particularly as we had our 2 Labradors with us. Overall, there is no area that could be improved as we had the best weekend we could possibly have had.

Maplethorpe, Dec 2011

Hi Thank you for providing such a great location and venue for my recent weekend house party. All my guests loved the venue and found it interesting and most of all, very comfortable. I had some friends and family in the cottages which suited very well and were well appointed. The Crewe and Harpur itself - all rooms really great and the en suites were fantastic. So we really really loved the place and the village location is stunning with a number of valleys converging to provide great scenery too. I know that at least one of my guests will be recommending you to her family members - she took the details!! Many thanks. A fantastic venue we were lucky to find!

Wratten, Nov 2011

Thank you all for a wonderful weekend everybody is raving about it and we will cetainly be spreading the word. Thanks again for a very memorable weekend.

Pallant, Nov 2011

Just wanted to say The Crewe + Harper and all the cottages were amazing. My friends, family and I had a fantastic long weekend celebrating my birthday.

Ainsley, Oct 2011

I had my hen weekend at the Crewe and Harpur and it was immense! The venue is gorgeous and a brilliant idea for a big group - the run of your own pub for the weekend! We had the pub and one of the cottages - we loved every minute. We took on the theme of being in the pub with a pub quiz on the Friday, and took in some fab views on the Saturday with a walk to the Pack Horse Inn. It was great to be able to have a party back at the C&H on saturday night too. My friend who had planned the weekend had done a big Asda shop to see us through which I'd also recommend doing. It was an amazing weekend and I'd recommend it to anybody. We had a fab weekend thank you - it's such a great idea. Everybody I've told can't get over what a brilliant set up it is! Many thanks.

Hind, Aug 2011

We had a fabulous time everyone really enjoyed the weekend and the Crewe and Harpur proved to be a perfect venue. Thank you again for all your help.

Barker, Aug 2011

I would like to say that we had an absolutely fantastic time and it definitely exceeded our expectations. All our friends who joined us couldn't believe I had found such a great place and I am betting that some of them will book in the future. I know we definitely will. Thanks so much for helping to make my husband's 40th birthday a weekend to remember

Wood, Aug 2011

On behalf of our whole party, I would like to say a very big "thank you" for the loan of the Crewe & Harpur. We had a ball! In hindsight, I don't think we would have changed anything and I only wish someday we will be able to do it again. We hope to be able to return to your part of the country again one day and you will be our first port of call for accommodation.

Faiers, Jun 2011

Our entire group had a sensational time at the Crewe and Harpur; I've been to a number of similar events (40th birthdays mainly..) but nothing has got the kind of feedback I've been receiving this week. Everybody absolutely loved it and we are definitely going to book it again for next year. Thanks once again for a great venue - it was truly memorable.

Symonds, Jun 2011

I've just arrived home after spending the weekend in The Crewe and Harpur and wanted to write to let you know what a great time we have had there. The pub / main bar room was everything we expected and hoped it would be and everybody enjoyed themselves immensely. What really took us all by surprise was the quality of the accommodation in the various properties and I heard a couple of guys talking about coming back to you in the future for various impending family get togethers. It's not often that I go on a stag-do and people are keen to return to the venue with their family in tow.

Morgan, Mar 2011

Our weekend was a tremendous success.... lots of budding barmen and women!! (which probably accounts for more than a little wastage!), the Hartington Gold was also a great hit with men and women – yep real women drink beer!!!! The rooms, both in C&H and cottages were very comfortable and spotlessly clean (we had some very picky guests believe me!!) and lovely and warm. We wish to recommend Bob Findlow of Grough-Stuff Walks – he was very helpful in organising a suitable walk and made it interesting too. He has left some business cards in the C&H. The meal that Peak District Foods supplied on Saturday evening was out of this world...how they attained such a high standard of food after travelling was just impressive. Again not one complaint!! On Sunday evening the remaining six of us visited The Royal Oak for a meal, the staff there were lovely and friendly.... the food was fantastic! Thanks again for helping us celebrate Judith’s 50th birthday.... there were lots of people talking about returning again!

Gorman, Feb 2011

Thank you Paul,we had a fantastic time last weekend and I will without doubt be in touch later in the year to try to book again for a weekend between December and February. Kind Regards

Darley, Feb 2011

Just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic weekend at The Crewe and Harpur. The venue was great and all of my guests really enjoyed themselves. I am sure that we will be in touch again as several of my friends have important birthdays early next year and the pub is a brilliant venue in fantastic countryside.

Harrison, Jan 2011

just got back from the best weekend ever. stayed at crewe harpur celebrating a 40th birthday. what a fab place to go and what a brilliant idea converting a pub in this way!!!!!!

Gaunt, Jan 2011

We all had a wonderful, relaxing Christmas and the Crewe and Harpur was the perfect venue for this. I would like to thank you for all your help whilst we were there.

Timpson, Dec 2010

We had a lovely stay at the Crewe and Helen had a fabulous hen weekend in the Peaks. We also enjoyed two lovely lunches at the Royal Oak!

Annable, Nov 2010

Dear All involved with the Crewe and Harpur, What can I say? I had the most amazing hen do this weekend and just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to all involved. Having my own pub was simply awesome. the wedding is going to have to go some to live up to the hen do! Huge thanks again and check out trip advisor for my review! Jo xxx

Lees, Nov 2010

Please can you pass on the message to your staff that everyone had a fantastic time and thought that the venue was amazing. We will certainly be recommending it to friends/relatives

O'Brien, Nov 2010

We had a great time and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.We will definitely be returning to the Crewe & Harpur next year and I will be in touch soon to organise dates.

Walker, Nov 2010

Everything at The Crewe and Harpur worked out really well, except the weather, although they did not let that ruin things. The accommodation was great and just suited what they were trying to do. They did "come dine with me" and went for a 80's theme on Tuesday night which was great fun and even had the music playing and some old adverts too. I think they struggled to get up on Wednesday for the paintballing but the fresh air did them good and a leisurely walk after that was just what they needed. Thank you for all your help. If we ever need anything similar again we will know where to come.

Umbro, Sep 2010

I would strongly recommend the Crewe and Harpur. I booked the Crew and Harpur and Etwell Cottage for my 30th birthday weekend and it was an amazing weekend. Everyone was really impressed that I managed to find such a great place and I have no doubt that we will be returning.

Cochrane, Sep 2010

Just a short note to thank you for the use of the Crewe & Harpur, the meeting was very successful and all delegates enjoyed themselves. If you could extend our thanks to your staff who were very accommodating and helpful.

Basilea Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Sep 2010

Perfect for what we needed. Would definitely recommend you to our friends!

Howletts, Apr 2009

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The Finer Details


A basic weekend supply of the following essentials are supplied (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):
  • Hand soap
  • Shower Gel
  • Loo rolls (1 x on the holder and 1 spare per bathroom)
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film & foil
  • Bin liners
  • 5 x dishwasher tablets
  • 4 x tea towels
  • 1 x dish cloth and pan scrubber
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Store cupboard essentials – a basic supply of tea, coffee, sugar and salt and pepper.
  • Iron and ironing board.
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Wifi


  • 3 x Travel cots (if requested - please supply your own cot linen)
  • 3 High chairs (if requested)
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - 1 x bath towel per guest and hand towels in the bathrooms
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 52 inch TV with free view in the main lounge – HDMI comparable (please bring your own cable) with DVD player
  • Each cottage has their on TV and dvd players.
  • Each room in the main building has a free view TV in the rooms
  • Ipod docking station
  • Hair Dryer (if requested)
  • Bar area has an ice machine, wine fridges, wine and beer glasses, table football and dart board
  • On line deliveries welcome but please make sure that you have booked the slot to arrive after you have checked in as there are no staff on site to accept your delivery. Location and address is on the directions page


Any kitchen items that are absolutely vital for your stay, please check with us before your visit to ensure that it is at the property (as things do sometimes get broken).
  • 2 x Microwave
  • Kitchen Scales
  • American style fridge/freezer
  • Extra fridge
  • One standard filter coffer machine with 1 x jug and several cafeteries
  • 2 Kettle
  • 2 toasters
  • Electric whisk
  • Food processor
  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • 6 ring gas hob and large electric double oven a with a warming tray
  • 2 x dishwasher
  • Dining area in the bar has 4 x tables measuring 2x oblong tables measuring 122cm x 183cm and 2 x oblong tables measuring 91cm x 152cm
  • There are 15 chairs and 4 benches (which can easy seat 3 people per bench) there are also 10 bar stools. There are extra chairs throughout the venue which can be moved and used if required.
  • In Abbey and Calke cottages there dining for 4 and in Etwell Cottage dining for 6


  • Wine fridges behind bar
  • Ice machine
  • No cocktails shakers
  • Table football and darts board
  • Wine and beer glasses
  • Note that some of the beer pumps on the photos are for decoration only and are not in use


  • 4 x Garden picnic benches in the private courtyard
  • ½ Oil drum BBQ – please supply your own coal
  • Walks directly from your door


  • Please note that we are dog friendly at this property however there are livestock in the surrounding fields so dogs must be kept under control at all times.  For your information, dogs are allowed on site if pre-arranged - you will be expected to keep them out of the bedrooms and off the soft furnishings. We do charge £20 per dog for the duration of your stay. Please see our dog policy for further details.
  • No fireworks due to nearby live stock
  • Noise Policy - due to quiet village location, late night noise must be confined to inside the building by 9.30pm. Neighbours are in close proximity.
  • Mobile reception - as this is a lovely rural village location mobile reception can be very limited dependent on your network. We provide a payphone which accepts free incoming calls and the number is 0129883194
  • Wifi – we provide free wifi however as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there can be intermittent wifi signal that is beyond our control, we also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee wifi if there are technical issues out of our control.


  • The postcode is SK17 0NS
  • The nearest town is Buxton
  • The village of Longnor has a village shop, post office, pub, tea room and fish and chip shop
  • Private parking for 20 cars on site


  • We ask for a 25% deposit to confirm a booking
  • The balance is due 12 weeks prior to arrival
  • Full payment is due upon booking if it is booked with 12 weeks prior to arrival
  • A cautionary damage deposit of £500 is held and returned after your stay


  • Check in 3pm or after
  • Check out is by 10am prompt

Practical Information


For ease, lots of our guests organise a pre-ordered shopping delivery. You are very welcome to organise this however, please do make sure you have arrange the delivery time slot to arrive after you have checked in, as we are unable to accept it on your behalf (as the property is let as exclusive use there is are no Peak Venus staff on site).


Keep it local! This is a brilliant alternative to the supermarkets. Our guests often ask for recommendations for local farm shops and butchers for the all-important celebration meals. Sauced Here has similar functionality to an on line supermarket but is only stocked by 30 or more local suppliers in the Peak District - order your wine, meat, vegetables, dairy and so much more with a choice of over a thousand products and at reasonable prices. It's a great service which delivers straight to your holiday cottage or you can click and collect at a local pick up point.

Click here to book a delivery slot.

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby


  • Royal Oak, Hurdlow– Our very own award winning pub offer open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great homemade pub food’. Booking advised.
  • The Packhorse, Crowdecote - Located at the bottom of the bank just outside Longnor, the owners Mick and Sharon provide a warm welcome. There are well kept ales which change regularly and traditional home-made pub food.
  • The Grapes Hotel, Longnor - Just across from the property this recently refurbished pub, is a great place for a relaxing drink and snack. They are hoping to open the main resturant in the near future.
  • Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn, Longnor - Traditional village pub
  • The Bull’s Head, Monyash - A traditional pub located in the heart of Monyash, serving good pub food. Popular with families and walkers.
  • Devonshire Arms, Hartington - Located in the heart of the village – good stop for lunch.
  • The George at Alstonfield - The George is an unspoilt, historic, family run pub in the Peak District village of Alstonefield, above Dovedale. 
  • The Manners, Bakewell - Great local Chef has returned to his roots to provide excellent food in the heart of Bakewell. Family friendly Beer Garden.
  • The Bull, Ashford in the Water - Traditional Robinson's small character pub serving great food in a lovely Derbyshire village with the River Wye flowing through the heart of it.


  • Simply Thai,  Buxton - Great local Thai restaurants located in the centre of town – booking is definitely recommended.
  • Taj Mahal, Buxton - Excellent curry house in Buxton.
  • Pizza Express, Buxton  -Well known pizza chain in a great location for town and the Opera House – kid friendly.
  • St. Moritz Restaurant, Buxton - Swiss and Italian cuisine, great pasta dishes and also has a excellent pre- theatre menu.
  • Indian Palace, Buxton - Great Indian restaurant in the centre of Buxton
  • Lone Star, Buxton - Mexican/American cuisine, known for their large portions.
  • Pointing Dog & Duck, Bakewell - Great location by the river in Bakewell for an upmarket
    family friendly Italian Restaurant – Home-made pizzas and pasta are both excellent. Serves both lunch and dinner.
  • The Steak and Burger Merchant, Bakewell - Contemporary restaurant and bar in the centre of Bakewell.


  • Longnor Craft Centre and Coffee Shop - Longnor Craft Centre occupies the old Market Hall just opposite from the property. Food served all day with huge slices of home-made cake on the menu!
  • Manifold Tea Room and Café, Longnor - Commonly known as the ‘Longnor Chippy’ and is frequented by all the locals. It serves the best fish and chips in the area which you can eat in or takeaway. Well worth a visit. Lunch and dinner served but check for opening times.
  • The Old Smithy Café,  Monyash - Rustic! Famous for its breakfast featured in the Top 50 Breakfast Book in the country. Character décor, open year round – walkers and bikers welcome. Also serves lunch daily with dinner on certain days.
  • No 6 The Square, Buxton - Relax and enjoy morning coffee, light meals or a traditional English afternoon tea in the elegant surroundings of No. 6 The Square.
  • TheCafé, Green Pavilion, Buxton - Good breakfasts with a variety of vegetarian options, also fantastic lunch menu with a large selection of salads/quiches/sandwiches. Excellent coffee and great staff.
  • Hassop Station Café & Bookshop -A new family friendly cafe with outdoor covered seating and play, with a focus on food, family & fresh air. Enjoy brunch, lunch or afternoon tea on the terrace on the renown Monsal Trail or in the newly refurbished station building.
  • Hartington Farm Shop and Cafe, Hartington -  A great place to refuel after along walk ! They serve  breakfast,  light bites, main meals, hot drinks and delicious home-made cakes.


  • Sauced Here-fantastic selection of home made prepared meals from local chef/cooks - great for large groups. They also provide a full basket of groceries from local producers that can replace a supermarket delivery.
  • Scoff - Delicious, home-cooked food, delivered to you in the Peak District
  • Manifold Tea Room and Café, Longnor - Commonly known as the ‘Longnor Chippy’  it serves the best fish and chips in the area which you can eat in or takeaway. 
  • Simply Thai
  • Pizza Express
  • Taj Mahal
  • Khomkhai Thai Cuisine
  • Indian Palace
  • The Great Panda Restaurant (Chinese)
  • Maazi- Sumptuous Indian meal or buffet delivered to your door. Numerous catering options and can also provide waiting on staff and even take away the washing up.

Our Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby

1. The Manifold Trail

A short but very attractive walking/cycle route along the route of the former Leek & Manifold Light Railway. Look out for the impressive Thor’s Cave and interesting rock formations along the way and stop for lunch at the lovely National trust tea rooms at Wetton Mill or take a picnic to have down by the river.

Click here for information on the Manifold Trail

2. Tittesworth Reservoir

Located just outside the mill town of Leek on the edge of the Peak District National Park, this Severn Trent reservoir is another great day out for all the family. There are two lovely walks around the reservoir, the shorter trail is only 1.5miles and is ideal for a gentle stroll and suitable for pushchairs. For bird watchers and wildlife lovers, there are two hides available to use. The fantastic large adventure play area is suitable for children between the ages of 2 and 15 years old. The large sand pit is especially popular so don't forget to bring your bucket and spade! You are very welcome to take your own picnic and there are plenty of idyllic spots for this, but you can also enjoy a barbecue in the new designated area.

Please click here for more information on Tittesworth Reservoir

3. The Roaches

The Roaches, with Hen Cloud and Ramshaw Rocks form a gritstone escarpment which marks the south-western edge of the Peak District. A mecca for walkers and climbers with some of the best gritstone climbing  in the country. Once you have reached the top of the rocky ridge there are stunning viewing across the Staffordshire moorlands. Obviously no trip would be complete without catching the ‘winking man.’

Click here for more information on the Roaches

4. The Spa town of Buxton

The spa town of Buxton can really offer something for everyone; enjoy a stroll around the pretty Pavilion gardens. The kids can enjoy the playground areas or you might chose to go for a swim at the recent refurbished swimming pool. The more adventurous may want to try out ‘Go Ape’ the treetop adventure course, for those without a head for heights a visit to Poole’s Cavern is fascinating, and it’s a great activity especially for kids when the weather does not cooperate for outdoor activities. For theatre lovers, seeing a show in the intimate Buxton Opera House is a must, and for the shopaholics the pretty Cavendish Arcade has a range of lovely little boutique shops. Lovers of real ale will enjoy visiting Buxton Tap House, which is Buxton’s own brewery pub serving its very own ales and bitters.

Click here for further information on Buxton

5. Chatsworth House and Park

No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth Estate. There really is something to do for every member of the family - The Farmyard and Adventure playground, the magnificent house and the gardens which are equally as impressive as the house , with the maze, the garden trails, and the famous water cascade to keep the little ones occupied.

Click here for a link to Chatsworth House and Park.