Large Self Catering Rural Barn with Beautiful Views, Fabulous For Large Group Getaways


  • The ultimate country getaway - a stunning farmhouse with converted barns offering rural simplicity and plenty of space to unwind.
  • Situated in a peaceful and secluded location which enjoys glorious uninterrupted far reaching views across the rolling countryside.
  • Explore the sprawling national park, loads of outdoor pursuits, country estates and breathtaking scenery.
  • Perfect for family groups and those that want privacy for exclusive use of their own venue in naturally beautiful surroundings.
  • 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 super bedrooms and nine beautiful bathrooms/en suites.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Fabulous for families and mixed groups with a total of thirteen bedrooms all of which offer flexible options that can be made up as twins or doubles. With coordinating linens and fabrics, all bedrooms are freshly decorated and have a light and airy feel and some with amazing views!

We know that groups come in all shapes and sizes and have different requirements so there is a mix of doubles, twins and bunk beds so you can pick and choose your layout to suit. Each bedroom has been carefully thought about and designed to offer totally flexible accommodation with the larger bedrooms that can sleep between 2 and 4 guests. Designed to accommodate family groups of up 30 guests (perfect for 26 guests and up to 30 if you are a family group sharing large rooms with bunk beds.)

Your beds are made up for your arrival and for added comfort we provide each guest with fresh towels, hand soap and shower gel.

Please click here for full floor plans.

Cooking and 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 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 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

The transformation from a traditional farm house and old stables, Lapwing Barns has been converted to a high standard with a luxurious yet
homely feel throughout with beautiful warm interiors and fabulous furnishings.

The nicely designed open plan living areas provide plenty of communal spaces to relax. You and your fellow guests can 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.

Just a few metres across the gravelled drive, there is a games room in the barn with a pool table, dart board and TV.

Garden and Outdoor Space

Situated in a peaceful and secluded rural location, Lapwing Barns enjoys glorious uninterrupted far reaching views across the rolling countryside. Offering guests privacy for exclusive use of their own venue in naturally beautiful surroundings.

There is a large lawned garden which sweeps round two sides of the main house. A substantial patio extends across the entire front making the most of the views of the finest countryside.  Enjoy a BBQ (please remember to bring coal) or dine outside on the patio furniture provided and watch the sun go down.

Lapwing Barns is such a wonderful secluded haven that you may never want to step away from the property, but with so many wonderful things to do, right on your doorstep, we’d urge you to try! You absolutely must venture out and explore making the most of some truly gorgeous countryside walks.

The Peak District and The Surrounding Area

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.  Positioned on the Staffordshire Moorlands between the River Dove to the East and the River Manifold to the West, 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 and the Manifold Valley are 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.

Two miles from Lapwing Barns is  the pretty village of Longnor. The historic cobbled market square is in the heart of the village  and it is well served with a local store,  post office, a craft centre and a tea-room. There is also a country pub, gastro pub & inn and a popular fish & chip shop.

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.

Virtual Tour

This property is available to view via an online 3d tour. See it in all its glory click here.

What People Are Saying

Thanks for a fantastic stay-the property was amazing and the view was incredible!

Jessica, Mar 2014

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How To Find Lapwing Barns

The address of Lapwing Barns is:

Barrowmoor, Longnor, Nr Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 0QS

Approx GPS coordinates of the property are: 53.175566, -1.910693 Please note the postcode takes you to a neighbouring farm so please follow the below directions!

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 Lapwing Barns from The Royal Oak (approx 10 mins):

  • Turn right out of the Royal Oak car park and follow the road up the hill until you reach the village of Longnor (passing through Crowdecote on the way).
  • Continue forward passing the market square on your right and The Crewe and Harpur on your left.
  • At the cross roads go straight over following the road to Leek (The Horse Shoe pub will be on your right). Follow this road for approx. 1.8 miles and you will see a lane on your left hand side with a small black and white sign saying ‘Ivy House Farm’.
  • Take this lane and follow the track for 0.2 miles and Lapwing is the first small holding on your left.
  • You have arrived at Lapwing Barns!
  • (If you see the old petrol station on the Leek Road you will have gone 200m to far! Turn around and take the first lane on the right.)

Directions to Lapwing Barns from Longnor (approx. 5 minutes):

  • At the crossroads in Longnor in the main square, follow signs towards Leek (The Horse Shoe pub will be on your right hand side)
  • Once on the Leek Road follow it for 1.8 miles
  • You will see white mile stone on your left hand side and immediately after a lane on your left hand side saying ‘Ivy House Farm’
  • Take this lane and follow the track for 0.2 miles and Lapwing Barn is the first small holding on the left
  • (If you see the old petrol station on the Leek Road you have gone 200m too far, turn around and take the first lane on your left)
  • You have arrived at Lapwing Barns!

Directions to Lapwing Barns from Buxton (approx. 15-20 mins):

  • From Buxton follow signs for A53 towards Leek
  • Once on A53 for approx. 6.9 miles
  • You will see a pub ahead of you on the left hand side on the corner called ‘The Winking Man’- take the left turn just before the pub
  • Follow the road down for 2.3 miles
  • You will go past Clowes Coaches on your left and then an old petrol station
  • Keep following the road and you will come to a staggered crossroads, take the right turn (there will be a black and white sign ‘Ivy House Farm’)
  • Follow the lane up for 0.2 miles and Lapwing Barns is the first small holding on the left
  • You have arrived at Lapwing Barns!

Directions to Lapwing Barns from Leek (approx. 15 mins):

  • From Leek follow signs for A53 towards Buxton
  • Once on A53 follow for approx. 5.3 miles
  • You will come to a pub on your right hand side called ‘The Winking Man’
  • Take the right turn immediately after and follow the road down for approx. 2.3 miles
  • You will go past ‘Clowes Coaches’ on your left and then an old petrol station
  • Keep following the road and you will come to a staggered crossroads, take the right turn (there will be a black and white sign ‘Ivy House Farm’)
  • Follow the lane up for 0.2 miles and Lapwing Barns is the first small holding on the left
  • You have arrived at Lapwing Barns!


The following comments are taken from the guestbook we keep for Lapwing Barns. Verbatim.

Many thanks. It was an amazing venue for my husbands 50th.

Edgar, Sep 2017

Our stay at Lapwing barns was fantastic, it was spacious, very clean and the beds were super comfy. We had a great time and my daughter in law was so surprised and delighted. The only downside was the weather, it was awful,it rained the whole weekend, but we didn't let it detract from our enjoyment. I would not hesitate to recommend Peak Venues for large groups and I will certainly be looking at all your properties next time we are going away.

Linn, Sep 2017

Although the weather could have been a little kinder, the rooms, facilities and equipment were ideal for our stay. The major factors for us choosing Lapwing Barns was that it had sufficient number of bedrooms, bathrooms and a large area for the whole group to dine together in one single group and have a space large enough for us to hold our showcase event (karaoke, comedy sketches, games, yoga and interactive slide show). On Sunday morning as the weather was nice and sunny we did manage to have a BBQ brunch after our indoor yoga session. The lawn area was also great for outdoor fun and the scenery was very picturesque and certainly provided a great backdrop and contrast for the group photos in our colourful Indian outfits. On the whole the pots, pans, cutlery, crockery and general level of equipment was very good and better than other places we have stayed in. There was always lots of hot water on tap and the water pressure in general and especially for the showers was great which we haven’t always found at other venues we’ve stayed at. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lapwing Barnes – thank you.

Patel, Aug 2017

Firstly, thank you for a wonderful week at Lapwing Barns. The accommodation was more than we could have expected and everyone had a wonderful time from the youngest kids to the more "middle aged" amongst us. The equipment available in the kitchen was comprehensive, I think the only thing missing was a rolling pin which we compensated for with a wine bottle! Also, the wi-fi router could be a bit more powerful but apart from that there was nothing to fault, even the weather played nice.

Martins, Aug 2017

Finally I would like to say a big thanks on behalf of all those that stayed at the venue in the past week. We thoroughly enjoyed the stay and could not have asked for a better venue. Perfect to our needs. The kids absolutely loved it and the venue very spacious. Very well coordinated in regards to taking over and handing back. Once again a big thank you.

Gurung, Aug 2017

We really did have such a wonderful stay at Lapwing Barns - it is a beautiful venue in spectacular surroundings. And the weather...! Wow! We had planned a picnic for Saturday and it was just absolutely perfect. I will write a full review for the website but I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had. Several guests are already planning a return for upcoming birthdays and special occasions! Very best wishes

Unsworth, Jun 2017

I just wanted to say a huge ‘Thank you’ for all your support in organising our recent team building event. Everyone was so impressed with the houses and catering, you even arranged the weather for us! I really hope we will be back next year!

Corporate Guests, Jun 2017

In relation to the stay, the venue was absolutely perfect. We had a large group of children that were constantly outside enjoying themselves with the adequate space and games room. The facilities catered for large groups and enabled us to do so with ease. The set up of the property was perfect with the option of large groups socialising together however with the option to sneak off into a corner if you wanted some peace and quiet. The bedrooms and bathrooms were modern and well furnished and local amenities were around if needed. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay, I have received great feedback from the rest of the party and will be hoping to return next year!

Khan, Jun 2017

We were all very impressed with both the location and the quality of Lapwing Barns;very clean and very well-equipped.

Cohen, May 2017

Thank-you, we had a lovely weekend in what is a lovely property!

Higgins, May 2017

I would just like to say that the accommodation was amazing and had everything we required - we will definitely recommend on all social media. Once again thank you

Rushworth, May 2017

We had a terrific time. Flawless property.

Hamilton, Apr 2017

Thank you for a wonderful venue which was excellent and very well presented

Nally, Apr 2017

Thank you for a lovely venue for my 70 th Birthday everyone had a wonderful holiday

Hall, Apr 2017

I just wanted your team to know how much we enjoyed our stay at Lapwing House and Barns. The accommodation is well planned, beautifully presented and all the arrangements worked well. We would love a return visit and would definitely recommend to others. The highlight for me was seeing the whole family gathered around the large dining table.....something we have not done for over 17 years!

Finlay/Edwards, Apr 2017

It was a really great weekend and everyone who came really enjoyed their stay at lapwings and commented on how nice it was. We will certainly look at booking with again in the future.

Dart, Mar 2017

We had a great weekend and seemed to get very lucky with the weather!

Casey, Mar 2017

Many thanks for the venue. It was a lovely stay and also thanks for accommodating so many of us for lunch on Saturday at the Royal Oak last weekend.

Foster, Mar 2017

We had an absolutely lovely stay in Lapwing Barns - its a beautiful house and was perfect for our group. I'll definitely be recommending it to others!

Jones, Feb 2017

Thank you for all your help in organising accommodation for our hen party. The house was fantastic and the bride to be had an amazing time. I will certainly recommend Peak Venues to my friends and if we were organising a large group stay again use your company again.

Kirkwood, Feb 2017

Thank you for a fantastic stay in Lapwing Barn

Yule, Dec 2016

We had such an amazing stay, it all worked brilliantly!

Pallas, Nov 2016

The venue was absolutely beautiful. Almost every hen complimented me on what a beautiful place we had managed to find. It was warm, spacious and very well stocked with the necessary amenities. There is nothing to improve on. Ten out of ten!! Thank you very much.

Podlaski, Nov 2016

Thank you - we had a great stay at Lapwing Barns.

Elbadawy, Oct 2016

We would like to say a massive thank you for an absolutely amazing stay at Lapwing Barns. We had the best time. The venue itself was perfect! Lots of space, excellent facilities and it definitely made you feel like you were in the middle of nowhere. Thank you very much!!!

Williams, Oct 2016

Thank you for a very enjoyable stay. The house was perfect for us – helped very much by dry weather. We go away every couple of years and I think this house has been one of the best ones we stayed at. Having the separate living quarters and staircases helps you be together but not on top of each other. There was plenty of amenities which made settling in very easy and meal times quick to arrange. The house itself is beautifully presented and decorated we felt very much at home and the location is absolutely beautiful.

Osborne, Oct 2016

We have had another fabulous weekend at Lapwing. The outside space at lapwing is fantastic and all the children had so much fun running wild,we hardly saw them.!!!! Ideal for ball games and races.

Wiles, Sep 2016

Thank you for a fantastic weekend, what a wonderful venue it is!

McNulty, Sep 2016

Thank you for the fab weekend in the Peak District and for the amazing property. I think we run out of time to write in the book - but wanted to say thanks. The house is amazing and has all the facilities you would need.

Tufail, Aug 2016

Thank you so much for your accommodation for our staff away days, Lapwing Barns was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We will definitely be returning in the future back to Lapwing Barns.

Oates, Aug 2016

Hopefully everything was left as it should be and the deposit will come back ok. Nothing but praise for the venue, was very well presented and kitted out and we did not want for anything all weekend.

Russell, Aug 2016

Huge thanks for your assistance with the booking this weekend. We had a wonderful time – the property is absolutely stunning and so well equipped; we didn’t want for anything all weekend – not even sunshine! Thank you!

Griffith, Aug 2016

Thank you for your email. We had a fantastic weekend and the venue was great. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and serving dishes and the house was very comfortable.

Scott, Jul 2016

We had an absolutely terrific time and already planning a trip back in the winter. Thank you so much for all your help it was a very memorable weekend for all of us.

Stephenson, Jul 2016

We had a brilliant weekend - Lapwing Barns is in a great location and the place itself is in excellent condition. There were 25ish of us staying and everyone said how much the enjoyed it so thanks and I'll definitely pass on a recommendation to friends and family.

Edmond, Jun 2016

We had a wonderful time during our stay at Lapwing Barns. The specification and décor inside the house is fantastic. The house itself is very spacious and in particular; the open plan kitchen, and lounge/diner were brilliant enabling us to enjoy dinners and breakfasts! The views out over the open countryside are gorgeous.

Latham, May 2016

Thank you for having us. We had an amazing time!!

Joseph, May 2016

Thank you – We had a brilliant weekend and we were very lucky with the beautiful weather. The scenery was stunning and the house was perfect. Looking forward to using one of your venues again in the future and I would fully recommend you to all!!

Standfield, May 2016

We had a great time and honestly the house could not have been better for what we needed. Very difficult to find a place where everyone can sit down together

Dunning, Apr 2016

Brilliant stay in Lapwing thank you, everyone was super impressed by everything about the place - rooms, space, décor, stunning views. Perfect.

Jackson, Apr 2016

Thank you for your email and we did indeed have a fabulous time at Lapwing Barns last week. We all thought the venue was fantastic and definitely exceeded our expectations!

Firth, Apr 2016

We had a lovely stay thank you, the venue was perfect for our needs. We were also very lucky with the weather which was brilliant.

Henderson, Mar 2016

Thank you for the wonderful accommodation at Lapwing Barns and all your and Dominic's help in getting us there safely on Friday. We had an amazing weekend and based on our experience at Lapwing we would be more than happy to use any of your properties for future celebrations/get-togethers.

Carroll, Mar 2016

I was delighted with the Lapwing Barns property as a venue for my 50th birthday celebrations. My family and I were impressed with the property, which was ideal for a group ranging in age from 1 y.o to 81 y.o.. Dominic was very helpful and attentive in resolving a couple of minor issues when we first arrived at the property. For reference, we used your recommendation for Peak District Fine Foods: Ruth and her team provided excellent food, service and subsequent clean up on both the Friday evening and Sunday lunch. I also, would have no hesitation in recommending Peak District Fine Foods. We went to Swains on Saturday morning and had a brilliant time go-karting: Kids and parents alike. Many thanks for providing a property of quality and flexibility which was perfect for my family party.

Morgan, Feb 2016

we had a brilliant time at's a great venue and worked very well for everyone in the group

Coyle-Dowling, Nov 2015

We had a wonderful weekend thank you. The house was perfect and we loved the location.

Ward, Oct 2015

We had an awesome weekend, thank you all very much. The setting for the house was excellent, it was finished to a very high standard and was appreciated by all. We will certainly be using Peak Venues again.

Cliff, Oct 2015

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

McKeating, Oct 2015

We all had a great time and found Lapwing Barns very comfortable

Arnold, Oct 2015

Thanks we had a great time.

Wiles, Oct 2015

Many thanks for your email. We had a superb weekend at Lapwing Barns and it is highly likely that there will be a return visit next year. Location, accommodation and locality all perfect.

Calcutt, Aug 2015

Many thanks for your email. We all had a fantastic time at Lapwing Barns. A stunning house in a stunningly beautiful location. Everything we needed was there. Thanks again for advising us on things to do. We went to Wincle (fishing, brewery, pub lunch and ice cream!) and also the Poole Caves which were all excellent trips enjoyed by all. It exceeded our expectations. So much so it would be nice to book and come back next year.

Bellamy, Aug 2015

Our extended family of 29 from ages 1 to 71, stayed at Lapwing Barns for the weekend and it far exceeded our expectations. The quality of the refurbishment was excellent and as good as the photos--everywhere clean and tidy. The beds were very comfortable with beautiful cotton sheets. Most bedrooms are en suite or at the most shared between 2 rooms.The kitchen was well equipped and the second oven and dishwasher useful. We had an amazing time, enjoying family meals where all of us could sit together at the huge dining table (something that was important for us but a lot of venues I checked out couldn't provide).The views from the garden were incredible and the whole place completely private. The lawned garden was used for family games and the drum BBQ coped perfectly with all the food needed for Sunday supper. The venue design and layout meant we could all be together at any time but could also enjoy private spaces with plenty of quiet corners with comfy seating to curl up in. I cannot recommend Lapwing Barns highly enough and more importantly Peak Venues who looked after us from initial booking through to the actual holiday. We will be booking again next year!

Heap, Jul 2015

Just want to say what a lovely place Lapwing Barns was, would 100% go back there

Roe, Apr 2015

We had a lovely weekend at Lapwing House, so thank you very much. The accommodation was great, really suited our needs and exceeded our expectations.

Chen, Mar 2014

Thanks for a fantastic stay-the property was amazing and the view was incredible!

Jessica, Mar 2014

Hi Following our stay I would like to offer some feedback for Lapwing Barns. The communication prior to arrival was first class. Emails were always promptly replied to and all staff were extremely helpful. The accommodation was excellent. The standard of furnishings and amount of kitchen equipment was excellent and perfect for a large group. An issue with a TV was dealt with immediately and we were confident if any problems arose that they would be dealt with in the same way. The garden and outdoor area was well maintained and used everyday by the children. The provision of Christmas trees and lights was very much appreciated and it was a brilliant location for all the family to meet. Thank you very much for making our Christmas holiday and mums 60th birthday so pleasant, we hope to return in the future and would definitely recommend the venue and company to others in the future

Duckworth, Dec 2013

We had an early family Christmas followed by a naming ceremony and the owners bent over backwards to make everything work for us. An amazing view with lovely cottages with everything we needed, even two big fridges which was brilliant and a well equipped kitchen. We all loved it with cows mooing and amazing hills and great friends and family. Thank you.

Grace, Dec 2013

Hi Paul, thanks very much for a lovely venue and all the extras of cots, champagne flutes etc, very much appreciated. We had amazing sunshine for the ceremony so it was all perfect.

Marriner, Dec 2013

Hi Paul, We had an amazing time thank you! The place was perfect my husband had a great surprise birthday! You and the team really looked after us both in arrangements for lapwing barn & for the meal at the royal oak. We will do a review for you with pleasure.

Dyke, Oct 2013

Hi Paul, We all had a wonderful time at Lapwing. This is my second stay in your properties, (Cliff House last year), I will be in contact for a stay next year!!

O'Conner, Aug 2013

Beautifully fitted out with plenty of kit for cooking, more than enough cutlery & crockery, lovely kitchen for a large group. All beautifully clean and well fitted out. We had a great weekend break with 9 adults and a teenager, plenty of space to allow everyone to chill out after long walks in the fabulous surroundings. Thanks, I will recommend your properties.

Stephen, May 2013

Thank you. We all had a wonderful time. The cottages were perfect and the pub dinner was delicious. Thank you again for making our stay with you so fantastic.

Sharples, Apr 2013

Just a quick note on behalf of all 16 of us who stayed at Lapwing house at the weekend. The house and adjoining cottages were absolutely spot on for all of us. We catered in the main house and it was brilliant to have such a well appointed kitchen which made catering for a large groups very easy. The scenery was fantastic and we were so lucky to see the crisp icy view from the house. We ate at the Royal Oak on Friday and this also was absolutely spot on and set us off on a good start to a fantastic weekend.

Hurlstone, Dec 2012

We arrived back from our lovely weekend in Lapwing house today. Thank you so much for your great service, the house was fab, large, clean, well placed, great outdoor space and really well equipped for a big group and the kids. All the toys were fab though, the kids loved the noisy stuff! Thank you so much for your flexibility in letting us leave the keys at the property, 30 mins to the pub there and back would’ve made our journey home a bit long! All in all a great weekend and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to friends and family.

Grimshaw, Oct 2012

We just wanted to email to say thank you very much for letting us stay at lapwing house. It was a brilliant week and ideal for what we were looking for. I think we were very lucky with the weather as well! We will definitely be recommending it to friends.

LYE, Oct 2012

We would all just like to thank you for the great accommodation at lapwing barns it suited our group perfectly. I'm sure we'll be back again, possibly next year, as this was the second time we had stayed in one of your properties.

Major, Jul 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lapwing House and Barns. The property was spotless when we arrived and so well equipped for our large party of 16 (celebrating a 30th birthday) . The bottles of wine were a lovely touch as well and very much enjoyed. The garden and views are great and the house was huge (meaning the poor weather didn't affect our weekend too badly). The site is very secluded and we did not see another sole for the entire weekend which was perfect for us. Also the administration of our booking has been excellent. We would highly recommend the property and will definitely be staying again. Thank you.

Tweedle, Jun 2012

Our party of 9 adults and 7 kids had a great time at Lapwing house and barns. Dealing with the owners was a pleasure and the complimentary wine was a nice touch. Even though the weather was lousy the kids had plenty of room to play together and our city dwelling friends still got a great view of the peaks and hopefully we’ll all be back again in the near future.

Elphick, Jun 2012

We had a lovely stay at Lapwing House. All the families in our party had a great stay at the house. The house is great - lovely interior and all the rooms were good sizes and very suitable for our party. (We did move the bed in the small double and bedside table in order to make space for the cot but the bedroom was fine for 2 adults and a toddler). The location is beautiful and the kids loved the garden and visiting the cows in the local farm! The house was definitely as nice as the website portrays and I would recommend it to friends and family. The kitchen/ dining area was perfect for the size of our party and we managed to make some big meals with the great oven! It was also good to have the kids plates and cutlery. The arrival at the House, via The Royal Oak went very smoothly and it was nice to be shown the house first. The wine was lovely- thank you. I'd also like to say that the booking process has been very smooth and I haven't had any difficulties in contacting yourselves. All my questions/queries were answered promptly. Thank you very much and we hope to return again.

Nimis, May 2012

Hi Lapwing! We have just spent the most delightful weekend at Lapwing Barns. Really was a beautiful setting and amazing accommodation. So lovely that we are thing of booking again for next year!!

Harbison, May 2012

We had a very good week at Lapwing, thank you. I wrote some comments in the visitors' book. I would fully recommend this property to others

De Boar, May 2012

Thanks so much for making our stay so pleasurable, the accommodation was great, suited our needs perfectly, and the pub is very good. We enjoyed the food greatly.

Wright, May 2012

We had a wonderful time at Lapwing House & Barns. All of us loved the accommodation - features, fixtures, fittings, equipment, sustainable products, useful welcome guide, wine, & most importantly...location! We did some great walks (Luda Church, Chrome Hill & others) & enjoyed fantastic weather, which I can only assume is standard for the Peak District as it was my first visit. We also thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the Royal Oak, a real treat. Thank you once again for an excellent stay. Wil certainly be in touch if we plan to holiday in the area again.

Woolley, Apr 2012

Hi Paul Thanks so much for a lovely stay at your cottages. You personally were so helpful - in the initial booking, guiding my sister to Lapwing (!) and helping out with the heating on the Saturday. Also Rachel and Justin were lovely too. I am amazed you spent about 15 minutes on the phone talking my sister in to the cottages, so thank you so much. I will certainly keep your details for future celebrations.

Hill, Jan 2012

Dear Paul, Now that we are all back at work our stay at Lapwing Barns seems a distant happy memory. We had a wonderful time and thank you so much. The house and barn were very comfortable and you seemed to have thought of everything for our comfort and enjoyment. The large drying room came in particularly handy with all the wet weather we had over New Year.

Smith, Dec 2011

A bunch of friends travelled to the Peak District, all with dogs, for a mini break. The accommodation was great, exactly like the photographs (or I would say even better). Absolutely everything you would need for a large party of people, including a huge dining table. Beautifully equipped kitchen, with marble worktops and plenty of room for everybody. Some of us visited the pub owned by the same people, and I can honestly say the food was excellent and the service was great. The scenery was to die for and everybody and the dogs came back after long walkies, tired, but happy. A lovely find.

Carter, Oct 2011

We very much enjoyed our stay at Lapwing Barns this last weekend: the houses are very comfortable and well equipped, and beautifully situated, and your staff helpful.

Thompson, Oct 2011

We had an amazing weekend, every one of the guys loved the accommodation and I am already looking to book a return visit with the partners invited this time! I look forward to returning to Lapwing again soon.

Summers, Oct 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We thought the house was excellently equipped, particularly that marvellous kitchen; and it was nice to find tea, coffee and essentials on our arrival. The situation is really ideal with stunning views over the valley, within easy reach of all the sites we wanted to visit and convenient for shopping in Buxton. I would recommend it to any of my friends and you are welcome to use these comments as you wish. We are interested in coming back next year.

Sibree, Aug 2011

We had a joint 30th birthday at Lapwing and all agreed that the house and grounds were lovely and beyond our expectations. Great views and very peaceful. Well, the cows were noisy but we quite liked them. Myself and my now fiancee Jenny got engaged during our stay and the whole weekend couldn't have been more perfect. Luxury for the older ones, farm animals and trampolines for the younger. Absolutely great!

Smyth, Jul 2011

We all throroughly enjoyed the stay - a 40th to remember for me! The accomodation is absolutely fantastic, and the views are beautiful. Appreciate you organising the weather in the way you did too......I'm sure we'll use one of your properties again in the future. Lunch at the pub was also good news on Sunday.

Conner, Jul 2011

We enjoyed our stay. Thank-you for the bottle of wine on arrival - nice touch. Highlights for us were spacious rooms, lovely kitchen (made cooking and dining a pleasure), great views over fields from front, use of wi-fi ,peace and quiet. Loved the ice-box on fridge!

Twine, Jun 2011

We paid for the whole Cottages both Lapwing and the 2 smaller ones for a Hen party in May 2011, and loved the location. Fantastic views of the countryside, and some curious cows, despite the rainy drizzly weather which sadly meant we couldnt have a BBQ or sit outside on the benches. The main cottage lapwing is done up to a fantastic standard, very modern and spacious kitchen which managed to host a huge buffet and 18 people easily, loved the ice dispenser in the massive fridge, and the modern hobs. Garden and outside areas and trampolines would be great for kids. So big we didnt even use the lounges just sat in the kitchen the whole weekend! Bedrooms done to a great standard, main bedroom with en suite fantastic and bed was so comfy! Even complimentary bottle of wine in each cottage.

Whittaker, May 2011

We had a brilliant weekend at Ash Barn. Thank you! What a lovely place and what a view! Hope to visit you again soon.

Aryton, Apr 2011

Just thought i'd drop you a quick email to say thank you so much for a great weekend everyone really enjoyed it.. apart from the weather on the saturday everything went to plan. Once again thank you so so much.. We all agreed when we will left that we would have to do it again later on in the year.. so you'll probably hear from me again sometime this year Best regards

Ryland, Feb 2011

Our stay at Lapwing over New Year was fantastic – thank you

Fingleton, Dec 2010

During November my husband and I with six friends stayed at Lapwing House. November might not be a favourite time for some people to be away but the weather was pleasant. If it’s too cold then curl up in front of the fire with a good book. We had a wonderful time. Lapwing is beautifully furnished to a very high standard 10/10. The kitchen was extremely well equipped included American style fridge and a dishwasher; I was even able to bake bread in the luxury double oven. If the weather is not on your side – don’t worry there is even a utility with washing machine for muddy clothes. We organised a Tesco delivery to Lapwing which took the pressure off our journey. Lapwing is surrounded by beautiful scenery in a rural location; however just up drive you are back on a well serviced road, being just a few miles from Buxton, and a stone’s throw from the picturesque village of Longnor. Don’t feel like cooking? We recommend The Royal Oak Pub nr Hurdlow – delicious food with a tempting menu, huge portions and a good selection of Beer, larger and wine. In summary Lapwing House is an extremely spacious house, furnished to a high standard. We would highly recommend it to all types of parties. For us it was a chance to relax in beautiful surroundings, in luxury with good food, comfortable beds, cosy living spaces, in a quiet location surrounded by plenty of walking opportunities, but with also close access to many delights of the south west part of the peak district. Just as a special note – for those of you who enjoy the comforts of technology you will find Wi-Fi, Sky TV , DVDs, CD & Radio. Thank you Lapwing for a lovely break you made us feel right at home, everyone who we spoke to and met in regards to our booking where friendly and efficient with excellent knowledge of the surrounding area and the accommodation they offer – we will be sure to return

Coverdale, Nov 2010

Lovely cottage , wonderful views- we all had a fabulous time- thank you- we look forward to seeing you soon


Fantastic house, lovely views and a very friendly family who own it.


Lovely cottage, great views. Tink kept my grandson occupied, throwing stones. Bakewell worth a visit. Also Manchester was lovely with German Xmas Markets. Very enjoyable stay.


Lovely cottage, nice and cosy and warm. Thank you. p.s The plinth under kitchen units keeps falling when you open dishwasher, so be careful.


This has been the best half-term holiday I have ever had (and Tink was great too)


A very restful and comfortable week. The walk to the Salt Cellar and the Goyt Valley Bridge were highlights. You have got it just right!


Lovely cottage, amazing views and very peaceful. Dog and kiddie friendly. You may want to checkout the dishwasher, it may need salt and rinse aid!


Well equiped, very peaceful, a safe and welcooming place for both children and dogs. Thank you.


Extremely delightful cottage with amazing views. Thanks for rescuing us. See you soon.


We had a very relaxing week in comfortable surroundings. The view is stunning. Tink (Heslop family dog) was so much fun.


A lovely, lively, comfy house with lovely scenery in a nice village. A very,very friendly dog, but a known shoe steeler!


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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)
  • Bin bags
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film & kitchen foil
  • 5 x dishwasher tablets
  • 2 x tea towels
  • 1 x dish cloth
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Store cupboard essentials – a basic supply of tea, coffee, sugar and salt and pepper.
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Wifi


  • 3 x travel cot (if requested please supply your own cot linen)
  • 3 x high chairs (if requested)
  • Hair dryer (if requested)
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - Bath towel for each guest & hand towels in the bathrooms
  • Iron & ironing board indoor clothes airer
  • Hoover and mop
  • Washing machine and separate tumble dryer
  • Three lounge areas with TV with free view and dvd player in each
  • Log burner in the snug at the end of the open plan dining kitchen– 1 x complimentary basket of logs supplied upon arrival (due to health and safety we cannot supply fire lighters or matches so please bring your own).
  • 2 x Ipod docking station & Bluetooth speakers
  • The annexe is located in a separate building a few metres from the main house. There is a basic kitchen with a fridge, toaster, microwave and tea/coffee making facilities. No formal dining space. Living area with a couple of sofas and TV with free sat and DVD player
  • All TV’S have HDMI facility, but guests do need to bring their own HDMI
  • Games room is located in a separate barn on site a few metres from the main house with Pool table, dart board, TV with free sat and docking station.
  • Extra tall fridge in entrance hall to games room
  • 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 – please note the post code does not take you direct to the property


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).
  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • 2 x microwaves
  • Kitchen Scales
  • Second smaller double oven in the utility area behind the kitchen, with grill and 5 induction hobs
  • Belling electric double oven, grill with 6 induction hobs and warming zone
  • Large American fridge/freezer and a further smaller under the counter fridge
  • 2 x Double toaster
  • 2/3 cafetieres
  • 2 x Kettle
  • Hand blender
  • 2 x Dishwasher
  • 2 large oblong dining table with 24 chairs
  • Extra farm house dining table and chairs in the kitchen


  • Large oil drum BBQ – please bring your own coal
  • 4 x Garden picnic benches
  • Lawned garden with amazing views and plenty of space for children to run off steam!


  • 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
  • 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.
  • Mobile reception - as this is a lovely rural location mobile reception can be limited dependent on your network
  • Access is via a single track farm lane 


  • The postcode is SK17 0QS– Important check directions page as the post code does not take you direct to the property
  • The nearest town is Buxton
  • The nearest village of Longnor is 2 miles away with a village shop, pub and tea room and fish and chip shop
  • Parking for 10 cars (behind each other) on the drive


  • 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 Bull’s Head, Monyash - A traditional pub located in the heart of Monyash, serving good pub food. Popular with families and walkers.
  • The Manners, Bakewell - Great local Chef has returned to his roots to provide excellent food in the heart of Bakewell. Family friendly Beer Garden. BBQ in the summer months.
  • 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.
  • The Packhorse, Little Longstone - Lovely historic character features in this compact pub – promotes itself with ‘Walkers and Muddy boots welcome.’
  • The White Lion, Great Longstone - Recently refurbished gastro pub situated in the pretty village of Great Longstone.
  • 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. 


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • The Café, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Longnor Craft Centre and Coffee Shop - Longnor Craft Centre occupies the old Market Hall sitting proudly at
    the top of the cobbled square in the heart of the village. Food served all day with huge slices of home-made cake on the menu!
  • 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.


  • Sauced Here-fantastic selection of home made prepared meals from local chef/cooks - great forlarge 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. A visit to the village of Wincle

A great day out for the family with something for everyone to enjoy. Start off with a visit to the famous Danebridge Fisheries a great place to visit with kids, here you can fish in the well-stocked pool, catch your own supper or feed the trout (food supplied). Then a visit to the Wincle Brewery, where you can even do a one day brewing course! After a trip to the brewery why not call into the Ship Inn, just down the lane where you can sample Wincle’s fine ales in the pretty beer garden. Follow up
with finally finishing the day off with a visit to Blaze Farm, a working farm that has become famous for their awarding winning Hilly Billy Ice Cream which is all made on the farm using the milk from their dairy herd. With tea rooms, nature trials and animals to pet there is something for everyone!

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 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

4. 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

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.

Virtual Tour

Why not take a closer look. Using state of the art technology we can let you take a walk around the whole of this property.

If you're using a phone of tablet, you may find the tour easier to navigate in a window of its own. Click here to launch.