Lap It Up at Lapwing

Rural simplicity and plenty of space to unwind, Lapwing Barns is the perfect place for fabulous large group getaways. Situated in a peaceful and secluded rural location which enjoys glorious uninterupted far reaching views across the rolling countryside. Offering guests privacy for exclusive use of their own venue in naturally beautiful surroundings. The transformation from a traditional farm house and old stables, Lapwing Barns has been converted to a high standard with a luxurious and homely feel throughout with beautiful interior design and fabulous furnishings.

Whilst the clever conversion offers one large dwelling creating a social hub with dining and communal space for up to 26 (plus 4) there is also a separate annex (within 10 metres or so from the main building). With a total of thirteen bedrooms and nine bathrooms/en suites - nine of the rooms will be under one roof with the additional four in the newly built annex.

Being located on the South Western edge of the Peak District National Park Lapwing Barns is an ideal base from which to explore the local area. There are nearby caves and caverns to explore and The Roaches, with Hen Cloud and Ramshaw Rocks form a grit-stone escarpment providing an abundance of rock climbing, cycling and walking. The spa town of Buxton is close by with its Opera House and theatre, 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 & Bathrooms

In the main house the internal stair case leads to the first floor landing to four good sized bedrooms all of which enjoy outstanding views of the surrounding countryside beyond. To the front is the spacious master bedroom and the second good sized bedroom both of these rooms share the same bathroom which has a modern suite with separate shower enclosure, standa alone bath, wc and hand basin. Two further double bedrooms are to the rear one has been fitted with a brand new en suite and the other enjoys private use of a separate bathroom with luxurious walk in double sized shower, with wc and hand basin.

In each former barn (all now have integral access to the main house) there are a central wooden staircases leading to four double size bedrooms. For these four bedrooms, there are two small, yet stylish shower rooms with shower cubicle, hand basin and toilet, on the first floor.

On the ground floor there is a brand new family room bedroom with a double bed and a full size set of single bunk beds with private en suite.

We know that groups come in all shapes and sizes and have different requirements so there is a mix of king size doubles which can be zip and un-linked to provide twin beds, full size bunk beds and sofa beds so you can pick and choose your layout to suit.

On the ground floor there is an additional cloakroom with wc.

Cooking & Dining

Lapwing Barns has a substantial open planned modern dining kitchen - for aspiring chefs it makes cooking and dining for large groups a dream!

Fitted with handmade solid oak units and fine granite works surfaces with a fabulous tiled travertine floor and original features adding to the character of the room. The kitchen is fully equipped to make catering for large groups as easy as possible. There is a large American style fridge /freezer with ice making facilities, double oven electric range cooker, microwave, dishwasher and all the other items essential for making your stay comfortable and more importantly easy. There is also a utility room with an additional double oven.

The kitchen is deceptively spacious and has a dining area to one end housing a large farmhouse table and chairs/benches. We all know the kitchen is the place where everyone hangs out, so to one end of the kitchen we have designed a super snug with comfy sofas gathered around a working log burning stove (please provide your own fuel).

Towards the rear of Lapwing Barns is a substaintial room which creates a wonderful communal dining room for up to 30 guests. You can dine over looking the garden with large patio doors affording a light and airy feel.

Living Spaces

Lapwing Barns offers plenty of communal areas for you and your fellow guests to informally socialise all together under one roof - it is a truly wonderful entertainment venue.

As well as the spacious kitchen and dining room, there are three lounge areas for more relaxed times all with flat screen free view TV's. In the barn on site, there is a games room with a pool table, dart board and TV.

Free Wifi

Out and about

Located two miles from the the beautiful Peak village of Longnor, Lapwing is positioned on 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. Longnor has a local village shop, a post office, an excellent craft centre and a tea-room, and the village church is also of interest. The old cobbled market square is in the heart of the village and its abundance of history can be found on a board outside the market hall that shows the charges that stall holders used to pay.

The Derbyshire famous spa town of Buxton is a short 10 minute drive from Lapwing and is known as the capital of the Peak District National Park. Most notable architecture comprises of The Crecent which is modelled on Baths Royal Crecent, the Devonshire dome a large unsupported 44 metre dome which beats St Pauls Cathedral of 34 metres and the famous Buxton Opera House designed by Frank Matcham in 1903, which is and is the highest opera house in the country. Attached to the Opera House is the Pavilion Gardens, designed by Edward Milner, covering 23 acres of gardens and ponds. Buxton is home to Poole's Cavern, an extensive limestone cavern open to the public, and St Ann's Well,by the Crescent which is fed by a geothermal spring.

The Peak District offers enchanting villages, historic towns such as Ashbourne and Bakewell and glorious ever changing landscapes are all close by. Perhaps best known as walking country, the Peak District National Park offers a spectacular variety of scenery and routes to be explored – from steep sided limestone dales to the dramatic high moorlands. There is something for everyone – individuals, families and groups – whether you want a challenging hike or a short stroll

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 where several costume dramas have been filmed for the BBC, are all within an easy drive. Alton towers Resort provides enough excitement even for the most ardent fun seeker is within a 25 minute drive too.


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

We had a fantastic time at Lapwing Barns, everything was wonderful. Thank you very much.

McKeating, Oct 2015

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