Crewe & Harpur

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


  • Designed with large group stays in mind the venue offers guests a unique experience with exclusive use of their own private hotel and pub.
  • 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.
  • There is a grand total of 15 bedrooms, comfortably sleeping up to 30 guests.
  • There are 8 bedrooms in the main building all with impressive en-suite bathrooms and in the courtyard there are three traditional Derbyshire stone built cottages (1 x three bedroom and 2 x two bedroom properties) all with gleaming bathrooms.
  • 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.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

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 15 boutique style bedrooms with 13 beautiful en-suite or bathrooms with most facilitating doubles or twins providing flexible sleeping arrangements for larger groups.

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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.

Living Spaces

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 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 table football and a dart board. As well as all this space in the main building you can escape and enjoy some peace and quiet in any of the three cottages as they all have there own lounges with TV's and DVD players.

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.

The Peak District and Surrounding Area

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.