Your Own Pub For a Weekend

The Crewe and Harpur Arms was built in 1864 as a village Coaching Inn. Steeped in history it is situated in the centre of the peaceful rural village of Longnor enjoying glorious far reaching views across the rolling countryside on the western edge of the Peak District National Park.

Designed with large group stays in mind the venue offers guests a unique experience and exclusive use of their own private hotel and pub.We have recently sympathetically refurbished the property to an extremely high standard. Keeping many original features to enhance the authenticity of the The Crewe and Harpur yet adding plenty of contemporary style. The main building offers eight brand new boutique bedrooms all with impressive en-suite bathrooms and fully equipped kitchens. 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 and fully equipped kitchen offering a separate haven for those perhaps wanting some time away from the main house.

With a grand total of fifteen bedrooms, comfortably sleeping 30 guests, this large self-catering venue is perfect for any type of group wanting a unique stay within the stunning Peak District in a great village location. You can walk and cycle until your hearts content, visit nearby places of interest such as the historic spa town of Buxton, market town of Bakewell or for the adventurous guest there are many activities and outdoor pursuits within a close proximity. Alton Towers is also less than a half hour drive away.

More Than Enough Room

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.

Cooking & 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.

Out and about

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.

Nearby is the historical spa town of Buxton (10 mins drive) and traditional market towns of Bakewell and Ashbourne. Around the surrounding area of Buxton you will find the Blue John Caverns, Monsal Trial, The Tissington and High Peak Trail, Go Ape Adventure Park, The Goyt Valley, Dovedale, Chatsworth House, Tissington and Haddon Hall. Alton towers Resort provides enough excitement even for the most ardent fun seeker is within a 20 minute drive too.

We could go on and on with fabulous things to do nearby and are happy to help with any questions you have or send you details of things other guests have recommended after staying with us.


Peak Venues does not provide an online booking service because we believe for large group bookings contact with an experienced member of our team ensures that you get the property and information that you need to ensure a fantastic stay in any of our venues. Prices and availability are available on request via email or phone. Please contact us for more details.

What People Are Saying

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

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