Lapwing Barns Sleeps 16
Luxury self catering holiday cottages in the stunning Peak District. Ideal for large groups of up to 16.
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 far reaching views across the rolling countryside. Offering guests privacy for exclusive use of their own venue in naturally beautiful surroundings, the properties have been converted to a high standard with with a luxurious and homely feel throughout. All three properties are situated next door to each other and have been designed in a contemporary, relaxing style with carefully coordinated fabrics and furnishings. Although you sleep in separate dwellings, Lapwing House is the social hub of the venue with dining and communal space for up to 16.
Being located on the South Western edge of the Peak District National Park are 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 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
From the internal hallway the stairs lead 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 with a double bed and en suite bathroom, with bath, separate shower enclosure, wc and hand basin. Next to this is a second good sized bedroom with double bed or twin bed option . The two further bedrooms to the rear each have twin beds (both can be linked as doubles upon request). The shared bathroom upstairs has a luxurious walk in double sized shower, with wc and hand basin.
In each Barn a central wooden staircase leads to two bedrooms, one with a double bed and vaulted ceiling, the second bedroom having twin beds. In Ash Barn, we have left the traditional exposed stone walls as a feature adding to its charm.
In both properties, there is a small, but stylish, shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin and toilet, on the first floor. On the ground floor there is an additional cloakroom with wc.
Cooking & Dining
Lapwing House has a substantial open planned modern 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. The kitchen is deceptively spacious and has a dining area to one end housing a large farmhouse table and chairs/benches.
Both Ash and Beech Barn also have fully equipped fitted kitchens and dining space for four guests in each dwelling, again with all the mod cons you could wish for.
Lapwing House offers you plenty of communal space for you and your fellow guests to informally socialise all together under one roof. The internal hallway leads you through to a spacious open plan room that provides the main lounge with a dining space that can seat up to 16 guests - a truly wonderful entertainment area. There is a warm snug with cosy seating and furnished with original wooden beams and log burning stove. There is a separate utility/cloakroom off the kitchen with a downstairs wc.
Both Ash and Beech Barn used to be the farm stables and are attached to the main Lapwing House. They have been designed in a contemporary, relaxing style with carefully coordinated fabrics and furnishings. Each Barn have their own sitting rooms which gives you additional comfortable areas if guests want some quiet time away from the main house. Both have TV's and DVD players. There are downstairs wc in each barn.
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 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