Crewe & HarpurSleeps 30

A Totally Unique Large Group Self Catering Holiday Home. Enjoy Exclusive Use of Your Own Converted Village Pub!

Highlights......

  • A truly unique experience staying in your very own authentic village pub with hotel 'style' rooms
  • There is a grand total of 17 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms or en suites, comfortably sleeping up to 30 guests.
  • The spa town of Buxton is close by 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.
  • Really close to fantastic walks of Chrome Hill, Dove dale, The Manifold Valley and Hartington
  • Situated in the centre of the peaceful rural village of Longnor, with a couple of pubs, a popular fish and chip shop, local village shop and cafe/tea room.
  • Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, cyclist, walkers, adventure seekers & family groups.
First floor bedroom 3
Spacious Lounge
Bar & dining area

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

First floor bedroom 5 now with extra set of bunk beds
Second floor bedroom 8
Bedroom 5 ensuite
Second floor- bedroom 6

Keeping many original features such as exposed stone walls and beamed ceilings yet adding plenty of contemporary colour, coordinated wallpapers and fabrics, each bedroom has been refurbished with warm Farrow and Ball colours, luxurious bed linens, neutral carpets and fabulous curtain fabrics.

The Crewe & Harpur venue comprises of 4 dwellings ( a main building and three traditional stone built cottages in the private courtyard). There is a total of 17 boutique style bedrooms with 14 beautiful en-suite or bathrooms with most facilitating doubles or twins providing flexible sleeping arrangements for larger groups.

Please click here for the bedroom layout.

Cooking and Dining

You can enjoy dining within the original bar area which creates a great 'traditional pub' atmosphere. Share each others company around the solid oak tables hand made by local craftsman which offer flexible seating options so you can choose how you wish to dine together. We can also help with putting a keg of local ale on so that you can pull your own pints or you can fully stock the bar as you wish (please note you cannot supply your own beer for the pumps).

The fully equipped kitchen has two double range cookers, an abundance of cookware, microwave and crockery/utensils/glassware. The main kitchen leads through to the utility room where there is further storage cupboards with plenty of work surfaces, two dishwashers, washing machine and sink areas.

As the property is so well equipped, you can totally self cater or use one of our many highly recommended outside catering contacts.

Please click here for finer details of what to expect at the property.

Etwell Cottage- fully equipped kitchen
Large, fully-equipped kitchen
Plenty of seating space

Living Spaces

Bar area and dining room
Football Table in bar area
Etwell Cottage- lounge & dining area
Calke Cottage- lounge area with sofa-bed

The Crewe and Harpur has an abundance of social areas and communal living space. The huge lounge furnished with an eclectic mix of vintage Chesterfield Sofas makes a great area for relaxing.

Move through into the bar and dining room and you can perch on a bar stool at the fabulous original oak bar which can be stocked as you wish (please note we have to supply the beer kegs for the pumps). There is plenty of glassware, drinks/wine fridges and even an ice machine behind the bar.

With plenty of seating the bar is furnished with a mixture of bunkettes, benches and dining chairs and enough tables for everyone to informally get together and enjoy each others company.

For your added entertainment a real pub would not be the same without a games room complete with a junior table tennis, table football and a dart board .

Please click here for full site and floorplans.

Garden and Outdoor Space

Outside, there are three external areas at The Crewe for your private use. The courtyard is nestled in between the main building and the cottages and has outdoor furniture (picnic benches) set out and makes an ideal area for a BBQ (we supply a large oil drum BBQ - make sure you bring you own fuel). A paved patio to the rear of the venue enjoys views over the valley towards the River Dove. Just off the private car park there is a small lawned garden and a child's play area (use at your own risk and always supervise children).

The Crewe and Harpur occupies a fabulous position right in the middle of the old market square of the village of Longnor.  Surrounding the market square you will find a couple of pubs, a popular fish and chip shop, local village shop and cafe/tea room.


Views
Peaceful village location
Idyllic for families
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The Peak District and Surrounding Area

Lots of great walks with stunning views from the doorstep
Dove Dale and its famous stepping stones is near by
The  Upper Dove Valley outside of Longnor

The village of Longnor is positioned in 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.

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 with its reowned stepping stones and the Manifold Valley are both 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.

Click here for our recommendations to help you plan your stay.

How To Find Us

Directions

The address of The Crewe & Harpur is:

Market Square,Longnor ,Nr Buxton ,Derbyshire ,SK17 0NS

Approx GPS coordinates of the property are: 53.181263, -1.868966

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 The Crewe & Harpur from The Royal Oak (approx. 5 mins)

  • Turn right out of the Royal Oak car park and follow the road up the hill
  • Continue on the same road for 2.6 miles
  • (You will come down a few hairpin bends into the village of Crowdecote, carry on forward and you will come into the village of Longnor)
  • You will go past The Cheshire Cheese pub on your right, continue forward and there will be a market square on your right with a fish and chip shop on the corner
  • Opposite is The Crewe & Harpur Arms- the car park is to the rear so take a left at the crossroads and an immediate left into the carpark
  • You have arrived at The Crewe & Harpur

Directions to The Crewe & Harpur from Buxton (approx. 15 mins):

  • From Buxton follow signs for A515 towards Ashbourne
  • Once on A515 follow for 2.9 miles
  • You will see a large green & white bookstore (Brierlow Bar book store) on your right hand side on the corner, turn right just before (B5053) (signposted to Longnor & Harpur Hill)
  • Follow the B5053 for 3.4 miles (you will go through Glutton Bridge on your way and then up a hill through a set of traffic lights)
  • On entering Longnor you will go past the fire station on your right hand side and then Longnor Primary School on your right
  • Continue forward past the rear of The Horse Shoe Inn on your right and The Crewe & Harpur will be right in front of you (left hand side corner)
  • Continue forward past the side of The Crewe & Harpur and the carpark entrance is to the rear of the property on your left hand side
  • You have arrived at The Crewe & Harpur!

Directions to The Crewe & Harpur from Leek (approx. 15-20 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. 3.9 miles
  • You will go past ‘Clowes Coaches’ on your left and then an old petrol station
  • Keep following the road and you will come into the village of Longnor
  • You will come to a cross-roads and The Crewe & Harpur will be in front of you on the right hand side corner
  • The carpark is to the rear of the property so take a right at the cross-roads and then immediately left into the carpark
  • You have arrived at The Crewe & Harpur!

Floor Plans

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Guestbook

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Your Stay At Crewe & Harpur

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby

Country Pub

  • 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 Grapes Hotel, Longnor - Just across from the property this recently refurbished pub, is a great place for a relaxing drink and snack. They are hoping to open the main resturant in the near future.
  • Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn, Longnor - Traditional village pub
  • The Bull’s Head, Monyash - A traditional pub located in the heart of Monyash, serving good pub food. Popular with families and walkers.
  • 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.
  • The Manners, Bakewell - Great local Chef has returned to his roots to provide excellent food in the heart of Bakewell. Family friendly Beer Garden.
  • 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.

Restaurant

  • 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.

Cafes

  • Longnor Craft Centre and Coffee Shop - Longnor Craft Centre occupies the old Market Hall just opposite from the property. Food served all day with huge slices of home-made cake on the menu!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • TheCafé, 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.
  • 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.
  • Hartington Farm Shop and Cafe, Hartington -  A great place to refuel after along walk ! They serve  breakfast,  light bites, main meals, hot drinks and delicious home-made cakes.

Fresh Delivered Meals and Take Aways

  • Sauced Here-fantastic selection of home made prepared meals from local chef/cooks - great for large 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. 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

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 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

4. The Spa town of Buxton

The spa town of Buxton can really offer something for everyone; enjoy a stroll around the pretty Pavilion gardens. The kids can enjoy the playground areas or you might chose to go for a swim at the recent refurbished swimming pool. The more adventurous may want to try out ‘Go Ape’ the treetop adventure course, for those without a head for heights a visit to Poole’s Cavern is fascinating, and it’s a great activity especially for kids when the weather does not cooperate for outdoor activities. For theatre lovers, seeing a show in the intimate Buxton Opera House is a must, and for the shopaholics the pretty Cavendish Arcade has a range of lovely little boutique shops. Lovers of real ale will enjoy visiting Buxton Tap House, which is Buxton’s own brewery pub serving its very own ales and bitters.

Click here for further information on Buxton

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.

Finer Details

What to Expect at The Crewe & Harpur

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

Useful Information

  • 3 x Travel cots (if requested - please supply your own cot linen)
  • 3 High chairs (if requested)
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - 1 x bath towel per guest and hand towels in the bathrooms
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 52 inch TV with free view in the main lounge – HDMI comparable (please bring your own cable) with DVD player
  • Each cottage has their on TV and dvd players.
  • Each room in the main building has a free view TV in the rooms
  • Ipod docking station
  • Hair Dryer (if requested)

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).

  • 2 x Microwave
  • Kitchen Scales
  • American style fridge/freezer
  • Extra fridge
  • One standard filter coffer machine with 1 x jug and several cafeteries
  • 2 Kettle
  • 2 toasters
  • Electric whisk
  • Food processor
  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • 6 ring gas hob and large electric double oven a with a warming tray
  • 2 x dishwasher
  • Dining area in the bar has 4 x tables measuring 2x oblong tables measuring 122cm x 183cm and 2 x oblong tables measuring 91cm x 152cm
  • There are 15 chairs and 4 benches (which can easy seat 3 people per bench) there are also 10 bar stools. There are extra chairs throughout the venue which can be moved and used if required.
  • In Abbey and Calke cottages there dining for 4 and in Etwell Cottage dining for 6

Bar Area

  • Wine fridges behind bar
  • Ice machine
  • No cocktails shakers
  • Table football and darts board
  • Wine and beer glasses
  • Note that some of the beer pumps on the photos are for decoration only and are not in use


Outside

  • 4 x Garden picnic benches in the private courtyard
  • ½ Oil drum BBQ – please supply your own coal
  • Walks directly from your door

You Should Know

  • 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
  • Noise Policy - due to quiet village location, late night noise must be confined to inside the building by 9.30pm. Neighbours are in close proximity.
  • Mobile reception - as this is a lovely rural village location mobile reception can be very limited dependent on your network. We provide a payphone which accepts free incoming calls and the number is 0129883194
  • 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

Location

  • The postcode is SK17 0NS - please check the directions page for more details
  • The nearest town is Buxton
  • The village of Longnor has a village shop, post office, pub, tea room and fish and chip shop
  • Private parking for 20 cars on site

Booking and Payment Process

  • ​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 £400 is held and returned after your stay
  • Click here for a full description of how to make a booking

Arrival and Departure

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

Standard Supermarket Deliveries

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).

Alternative Supermarket Style Delivery that Supports Local Producers - SAUCED HERE.

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.