Welcome

Oak Tree Farm offers a beautifully refurbished 8/9 bedroomed farm house which has flexible accommodation options for large groups from 16+ people. Enjoying a secluded rural spot which affords much privacy and boasting truly breathtaking uninterrupted views of the Peak District countryside and beyond. Nestled in a totally exclusive position and accessed via a long drive, Oak Tree Farm is tucked away, surrounded by fields and an extensive lawned and mature private garden.

A perfect hideaway for families with children, who can enjoy the play area and and explore the large unmade woodland - an idyllic location for walkers, cyclists and families - in fact any large group that enjoys privacy.

Being located on the South Western edge of the Peak District National Park Oak Tree Farm 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

Oak Tree Farm is deceptively spacious with two separate stairwells both have internal access within the house yet leading to two independent sleeping areas. From the main entrance hall you climb the stairs to the galleried first floor landing. The master Bedroom has a stylish en suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe. There are two bedrooms with en suites and two further bedrooms with use of a shared family sized bathroom.

From the main dining area, you enter into a separate inner hallway with a downstairs cloak room/wc and a stairwell which leads to the second sleeping area. From this landing there are two good sized bedrooms one of which is a family sized room that can sleep two or four guests. The second bedroom within this area is a double room and both have shared access to a family bathroom with bath and shower enclosure.

We know all groups come in different shapes and sizes and are flexible with the set up of the bedrooms to accommodate all kinds of groups so most rooms can be double or twins. With this in mind, you can add extra guests in the second sitting room with use of a comfortable sofa bed or use the bunk bed room on the ground floor. Both these room have use of a downstairs private shower room.

Cooking and Dining

Located centrally within the house, Oak Tree Farm has a fantastic open plan kitchen which makes cooking for large groups a sociable affair. Designed with a country farm house in mind, there is a traditional Aga which warms the heart of the house. The Aga is electric at Oak Tree Farm and is on all the time, there is also a microwave convention oven and an electric hob.

Fitted with a hand made kitchen in cream finish you will find an abundance of storage, equipment and all the mod cons you need to self cater. The island creates a central space for extra seating and socialising. There is an extra electric hob, large fridge freezer with ice machine, dishwasher, butlers sink and microwave.

We know that an important part of your group stay is all dining together. At Oak Tree Farm, the kitchen opens out into the dining room which is has a large farm house table with chairs and benches providing plenty of comfortable space for a maximum of 20. French doors lead out to a the paved terrace so perfectly suited for eating outdoors - however you can enjoy the views from the dining table without having to move an inch if it's a bit chilly for alfresco dining.

Living Spaces

There is so much space in Oak Tree Farm and the property flows from room to room. The beamed entrance hall provides a perfect quiet retreat for reading the morning papers with a couple of comfortable chairs around a log burning stove fire.

There is a second private sitting room creating a sizable snug for those wanting some privacy with comfy sofas (one can be converted to a sofa bed) another log burning stove and tv and dvd, freesat. There is also a pool table. Also off the entrance hall is a boot room with Shower room/wc and washing facilities.

If you are looking for a property with great communal space then you will enjoy the 20ft lounge with two large glass doors to one wall over looking the beautiful garden. Furnished with solid oak floors and lofty beams, this is a light and airy room where you can all gather with large flat screen TV to one end.

Out and About

Located two miles from the the beautiful Peak village of Longnor, Oak Tree farm 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 Oak Tree Farm 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.

Price

At Peak Venues, we understand how tricky it can be organising large group holidays and each and every booking has unique requirements and deserves individual attention. For this reason, we don’t offer on line booking and prices and availability are upon request via email or phone. Contact with an experienced member of our sales team makes sure that you get the property and information that you need to ensure a fantastic stay in any of our venues. Please contact us for more details.

What People Are Saying

Really enjoyed our stay, house was just what we wanted, so, didn't disappoint.

Beck, Jun 2016

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How To Find Oak Tree Farm

 

By Sat Nav

If you're using satelite navigation to find us you'll need our address, which is Oak Tree Farm, Barrowmoor, Longnor, Nr Buxton, SK17 0QP - please note that this postcode does take you to a neighbouring farm so do use the directions below .

Directons from Longnor

Tip: if you see the old petrol station on the Leek Road you will have gone 200 metres too far, turn around and take the drive on the right after 'Ivy House Farm'.

Guestbook

The following comments are taken from the guestbook we keep for Oak Tree Farm. Verbatim.

Thanks for a great venue - it really is a lovely property. Everyone commented on what a lovely venue Oak Tree Farm was and I certainly hope to be able to use it or another of your properties again in the future.

Bates, Jul 2016

My family left for home this morning and they thoroughly enjoyed their stay at Oak Tree Farm. They seemed to me to be very impressed with all the facilities and with the comprehensive and helpful list of suggested activities. They were fortunate with the weather and the day I spent with them was a lovely one in every way.

Flemming, Jul 2016

We really liked the property, it worked perfectly for us, everything was in really good order, clean and very comfortable. We will certainly recommend you.

Cartwright, Jul 2016

Thank you so much for a wonderful break. We had the best time, venue and setting was perfect.

Seagrove, Jul 2016

We were wondering about booking Oak Tree Farm again next year as we liked it so much!

Appleton-Holmes, Jul 2016

Really enjoyed our stay, house was just what we wanted, so, didn't disappoint.

Beck, Jun 2016

We enjoyed our gathering immensely and the venue made it perfect.

Platt, Jun 2016

We have just returned from a week at Oak Tree Farm, staying with our extended family comprising ten adults, two crawling babies and three young children aged 6, 4 and 3 years. We have stayed at several large holiday houses over the years, from Northumberland to Devon, and personally I feel Oak Tree Farm is the best so far. The booking process through Peak Venues was very straightforward and Paul, the property manager who showed us around on arrival, couldn't have been more helpful. When a couple of issues arose during the week they were resolved within hours and the photos on the website together with the website description are very accurate. The property itself is extremely well equipped, well maintained and very clean. The views from the property are wonderful and the garden is very large with plenty of space for football and frisbee as well as the children's play area and the BBQ. Whilst we were there we had a small flock of sheep in the adjacent paddock for added interest. We were blessed by very good weather and, having lived in the area some years ago, have first-hand knowledge of how unpredictable Peak District weather can be, so we were delighted to be able to spend so much time outside enjoying the garden. For those not so fortunate, there are several cupboards in the lounge containing a treasure trove of children's toys. The small lounge, which we used only a little as we all enjoyed the open-plan lounge leading through to the kitchen, contains a small snooker / pool table for the older 'children'. I had been a little apprehensive about cooking on an Aga, but Paul very kindly gave me the 'Idiot's Guide' verbal instructions on how to cook with an Aga and that worked perfectly. There was no need to use the alternative two-ring induction hob at all and all the adults felt confident about cooking on the Aga. Buxton is a twenty minute drive from the property, as is Leek, and we had no problem finding supermarkets for food shopping although we had a large Sainsbury shop delivered an hour or two after our arrival. There was no issue with us having an online shop delivered and they found the property without a problem. Similarly we placed an online order with Waitrose and collected it from the Buxton store without problem, although they too would have delivered to the property. So, would I recommend this property to my best friend? Yes, absolutely! Without hesitation. Just so long as I can come too!'

Hooper, May 2016

We really enjoyed our stay and it's rare to find such an idealist location that can cater for large groups. I would certainly go back!

Nelson, May 2016

I would like to take this opportunity to commend you on such a lovely property, which many in the group commented on and mentioned using the venue again.

Garner, May 2016

We had a fabulous weekend at Oak Tree Farm.

Adam, Apr 2016

We all very much enjoyed our stay at Oak Tree Farm.

Parker, Apr 2016

Thank you very much - we all loved the property and it was perfect for our weekend. We are very grateful!

Hatfield, Mar 2016

Many thanks for a lovely weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the house and views were amazing. I am also very appreciative of your flexibility in the run up to the weekend.

Dunstall, Mar 2016

We had a fantastic stay. Thank you.

Hick, Mar 2016

We enjoyed the stay tremendously and plan to be back soon. The meal at the Royal Oak was delicious too.

Carter, Feb 2016

Everything was excellent and we had a great time

Smerdon, Jan 2016

We had a fabulous time celebrating my husband’s 50th birthday at Oak Tree Farm. All our guest’s thought the house was amazing. We all plan to return in the near future!

Burke, Dec 2015

Ian and I would like to thank you for an absolutely wonderful weekend staying at Oak Tree Farm. We had the most amazing time celebrating his 40th Birthday with our closest friends and the venue made it even more special. Everything was catered for, right down to the ice in the freezer. I'm also now a converted Aga fan! The farm was beautiful and we had enough room to not feel cramped with such a large group. It really made our weekend magical, so thank you again. I'm sure we will be using peak venues again in the future for other big events.

Molesworth, Nov 2015

We very much enjoyed our stay at Oak tree farm it is an amazing venue. We hope to return at some point.

Myatt, Oct 2015

Oak tree farm, can I just say what an absolute amazing weekend we have had, your accommodation was amazing, thanks for all the help along the way, your a great company whom I've recommended, many thanks

Jervis, Sep 2015

Oak Tree Farm is just the most perfect place for a large group gathering,the whole family thoroughly enjoyed the farmhouse and it's beautiful grounds,looking for another celebration to visit again!!!!

Lunn, Aug 2015

Had a fabulous time with 12 members of our family celebrating my sister's 50th birthday at your Oak Tree House- lovely place, lots of space indoors and out, beautiful scenery, fab weather and a great Sunday lunch at the Royal Oak. Totally memorable!

Colins, Aug 2015

Thank you Paul. We had a fabulous time. The cottage and location is absolutely beautiful, more than we had expected we didn't want to leave. My mom really enjoyed having all the family around her for her 60th birthday celebration. We would definitely recommend to friends and family. We are looking for an excuse to visit the Peak District again soon we will definitely visit your website for accommodation. Thanks again, we had a fabulous time and made lots of lovely memories for the whole family.

North, Jun 2015

We had such a fantastic stay there - above and beyond our expectations!

Grayem, May 2015

Thanks for your note, we really loved the property and couldn't rate the service you offer highly enough. Absolutely fantastic!

Burton, Apr 2015

all had a great weekend at Oak Tree Farm. The property was perfect for our hen party and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely

Jackman, Apr 2015

We have had an absolutely marvellous time at Oak Tree Farm, the whole family thoroughly enjoyed it. The location was superb and the house was so very comfortable for each and every one of us. We will hope to come and stay again in the future. Strangely enough our son is coming to Derbyshire again fairly soon for a friend's Stag weekend, and they will be staying at another of your properties - what a coincidence!

Liddle, Apr 2015

Thanks so much for setting up your business and providing such a super venue for large groups to have an amazing few days of quality time to spend together surrounded by the most tranquil and beautiful scenery. Our weekend started with the key pick up from The Royal Oak, lovely service and a delicious lunch. Dom guided us to the farmhouse and gave us a relaxed and laid back tour. The farmhouse was everything we have hoped for and more. We had an age range of 1- 80, and we just loved the high level of standard that has been set. The little touches make all the difference. We definitely hope to be back again in the future and will recommend Peak Venues to our friends. Thanks once again - really lovely experience with everyone that we have dealt with from our initial booking - to the returning of the key.

Liddle, Apr 2015

Hi, may I say what a fantastic time I had with my family last weekend at oak tee farm! it is truly a beautiful place and we had a wonderful family weekend.

Spence, Nov 2014

Thank you, we had a great time and the venue is beautiful, everyone commented in it and I am sure we will use your company again.

Tucker, Nov 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed staying in what was a spacious, well equipped and idyllically situated property. Thank you for all the help in making it memorable: we have already recommended it to several friends and family. Regards to your whole team.

Sood, Sep 2014

The venue was excellent and we would recommend it.

Boddy, Apr 2014

We had a really lovely weekend at Oak Tree Farm. The property was perfect for our party and the style and quality of the furnishings added to our enjoyment.

Lowson, Apr 2014

We had such a wonderful time, the cottage is amazing. Many many thanks, I have already been asked for details of the cottage for a future hen weekend as everyone was so impressed!

Browne, Mar 2014

Thanks to you and your team for all your help and service this weekend. Everyone was very impressed with all aspects of the trip. You are a very professional, organised and friendly group. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone. You must give a special thanks from us to all of your staff in your pub on the Saturday night, they were great.

Breslin, Mar 2014

Hi, Thank you for your email. We had a fantastic time at Oak Tree Farm. A fab house in a superb location. Just perfect for a family get-together. From the first email to dropping back the key everyone and everything has been faultless. If you have a few minutes to spare please go to the blog on our daughter's website www.elizabethloisphotography.com to see our photos and your lovely farmhouse!

Drew, Feb 2014

We spent a long weekend celebrating an early Christmas with my husband's family. We are a very mixed group with ages ranging from 65 weeks, 10 adults and 10 children. But we found Oak Tree Farm to be very comfortable indeed. There was plenty of space for us all in the living area downstairs, and a great garden for the children to bomb around in. There was one hiccup where we discovered we were one bed short, but that was quickly rectified the management team. We would definitely go again for a similar weekend

Tew, Dec 2013

Many thank for making our family birthday celebrations at the farm so enjoyable. The accomodation and facilities at the farm are outstanding. All the family from aged 1yr to 85 yr olds felt it was warm and very homely, with adequate toilets/ bathrooms/ bedrooms and space for everyone to have freedom to enjoy. Having the large table was great for everyone to sit down together for meals. Well done to all your team for providing such a wonderful place- many photos have been taking and everyone will be recommending it to their relatives and friends up and down the country. Sorry their is nothing negative to say about our stay- all gold standard+++++++. I am sure we will be back again

Vivreay, Nov 2013

A brilliant house for large parties with a good use of space. My family and I spent the weekend here last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the house. The aga is easy to use and the space within the house catered more than adequately for 17 people. I would recommend this place for a large group expecting a comfortable stay both inside and out.

Cunningham, Sep 2013

Thanks for everything. We had a great weekend in the farm house and barn and were thrilled with the accommodation. Many commented that they would make a repeat visit to the house if they were to head over to the peak district again.

Pace, Aug 2013

We truly had the most wonderful time at Oak Tree. It is a beautiful house in a beautiful location and fitted every need we were after. We will definitely be coming back. Thank you for everything, it was perfect.

Coller, Jul 2013

We has such a lovely time in the cottage, everyone commented on what a lovely place it was both inside and out, we will definitely will be returning! Thanks again for a fantastic weekend.

Horn, May 2013

Dear Paul, We had a lovely time at Oak Tree Farm. The house was perfect and very well equipped and appointed. The views were lovely but the weather could have been better!Thank you very much.

Scampion, May 2013

Thank you for a superb stay at Oak Tree farm, everyone loved the farm and all its amenities. I also want to mention how impressed we were with the welcome we received and the relaxed way you showed us round. A friendly welcome makes all the difference.

Harris, Apr 2013

We had a fantastic time at Oak Tree Farm and have nothing but praise for both our accommodation and the service we received from yourselves. Oak Tree Barn is an comfortable, warm, welcoming and well thought out property highly appropriate to large groups/families wanting to rent the property. Although there was 15 plus of us we never felt on top of each other as the property was so spread out but we could still all come together to eat at the large table in the dining area The fixtures fitting and furniture are of an extremely high standard and every need has been catered for right down to the childrens toys in the cupboard. All in all a fantastic week, Thank you

Collins, Jan 2013

We had a fantastic time at Oak Tree and are very likely to return again in the future. You and your team clearly make a big effort to ensure your guests are made as welcome and comfortable as possible and that commitment certainly shows With very best wishes for 2013

Read, Dec 2012

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Floor Plans

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The Finer Details

WHAT TO EXPECT

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

USEFUL INFORMATION

  • 2 x travel cot (if requested - please supply your own cot linen)
  • 2 x high chairs (if requested)
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - Bath towel for each guest & hand towels in the bathrooms
  • Washing Machine and Dryer
  • Iron & ironing board indoor clothes airer
  • Hoover & mop
  • Open plan living area has a 50 inch TV and DVD player with free view
  • Sitting room with TV with free view and dvd player
  • Mini (6ftx3ft) old fashioned style slate base snooker/billiard table has replaced the table football in the photo
  • 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).
  • For music, there is a cable that goes into your phones that can be connected to the speakers
  • 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

COOKING AND DINING

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).
  • Microwave convection oven and extra electric hob
  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • Traditional electric Aga which is permanently on
  • American style fridge/freezer
  • Extra fridge in utility area
  • Double toaster
  • Kitchen Scales
  • 2/3 cafetieres
  • Kettle
  • Electric whisk
  • Dishwasher
  • 3 barstools at the breakfast bar
  • Large oblong dining table seats up to 20. There are a mix of chairs and long benches.

OUTSIDE

  • BBQ – please bring your own coal
  • Garden picnic benches
  • Childs play area
  • Large beautiful lawned garden

HOUSE RESTRICTIONS

  • Dogs welcome if requested at the time of booking
  • No fireworks due to nearby live stock
  • Internal stone steps at varying levels between rooms on the ground floor
  • Mobile reception - as this is a lovely rural location mobile reception can be limited dependent on your network
  • Wifi – as this is a lovely rural location occasionally there is a problem with intermittent wifi signal

LOCATION

  • The postcode is SK17 0QP – Important check directions page for more details as postcode 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

BOOKING AND PAYMENT PROCESS

  • We ask for a 25% deposit to confirm a booking
  • The balance is due 10 weeks prior to arrival
  • Full payment is due upon booking if it is booked with 10 weeks prior to arrival
  • A cautionary damage deposit of £400 is held and returned after your stay

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

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