Top Shippon

Sleeps 4

Charming Country Barn in a Superb Village Location.


  • ​2 Bedrooms.
  • 1 En suite and a Family Bathroom
  • Sleeps 4 guests or up to 6 with use of the sofa bed at an extra cost
  • Dog Friendly.
  • A Romantic hideaway or cosy family retreat, this former cattle barn has been converted to create the most stylish and thoughtful holiday cottage. ​
  • A freshly renovated country barn conversion in a charming village surrounding is the perfect size for a family, couples or small groups of up to four to six guests.
  • Two gorgeous king size bedrooms full of character beams and sloping eaves with one en suite and one family bathroom.
  • Perfectly placed in the most picturesque village of Great Longstone and ideally located for Bakewell, Chatsworth and Haddon Hall.
  • Bring your walking boots for days out in the world-renowned hills or your bikes to make the most of the nearby Monsal Trail.
  • After your day out exploring, snuggle up in front of the wood burner or, perhaps walk around the corner to one of the village country pubs to sample a local ale. 

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Upstairs, you will find two double sized bedrooms both with kings size beds that can be requested to be double or twins. In one of the bedrooms, there is an extra single futon chair, suitable for a child only, which can be made into a single bed (if requested) and there is space for a travel cot.

The master bedroom has an en suite shower room and there is a modern family bathroom with a bath with shower over.  Downstairs in the sitting room, the sofa can be converted in to a double sofa bed for sleeping up to two additional guests (if requested at the time of booking and an additional charge will apply). 

Downstairs W/C

Please click here for the bedroom layout.

Cooking and Dining

As you enter the barn, you are met with an open plan entrance hall (perfect for muddy wellies) and there is a useful downstairs wc/cloakroom. Leading off the entrance hall is a light and airy dining room, comfortable to seat up to 6 guests.

 Enjoy cooking in the dining kitchen which is well stocked, with all the equipment needed for a self-catered holiday, so you can whip up breakfasts, tasty suppers and picnics for days out.  There is a dining table in the kitchen that seats 4 - 6 guests.

Alternatively, take yourselves off to one of the local village gastro pubs for a delicious meal within an easy very short walk.

Living Spaces

Step down from the dining room into the deceptively spacious sitting room where you are warmly greeted with a log-burning stove set within a impressive stone fireplace and surrounded by soft sofa seating.

The 46 inch TV and DVD player with Free Sat and WIFI help you keep in touch with the outside world (this is not obligatory!).

Please click here for the floor plan.

Garden and Outdoor Space

Situated right in the heart of Great Longstone, you can park up, enjoy rural village life, climb the surrounding hills and stroll the nearby dales -a hill-walker’s dream!

Great Longstone lies under the dramatic ridge of Longstone Edge (do not miss this view!) and is just two miles from the popular market town of Bakewell. Top Shippon is nestled down a country lane in the heart of this attractive limestone village and is located near to the beautiful church and Church Lane Farm.

Step outside the back door you can immediately enjoy open village and field views. There is a patio area which has a picnic table and BBQ facilities, available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment.

A lawned garden can be enjoyed (currently not enclosed).

Beyond the garden is a small field which provides private parking for 2/3 cars.

Property Information

Our standard arrival and departure times are:

  • ​4pm on the day of arrival
  • By 10am on the day of departure

Please do respect these times as they are in place to allow the housekeeping teams enough time to thoroughly clean the property before and after your stay

  • Please remove dirty or high heeled shoes on entry
  • Please do not bring any candles, tea lights or incense sticks as they are not allowed at the property
  • No fireworks or Chinese lanterns allowed
  • No smoking or vaping inside the property. Vaping can trigger the fire alarms
  • Can any outside socialising please be brought inside by 10pm, we kindly ask that neighbours and local residents are not disturbed after this time, for more information please see our Noise and Behaviour Policy
  • No glitter please as even the most eco friendly kind is impossible to remove from the soft furnishings and hard wearing floors

If you are looking for a holiday cottage that is accessible for everyone we have a wealth of properties that are suitable for guests with varied access needs. Many of our properties are situated in rural locations, offering peaceful settings that would be suitable for guests with autism & learning difficulties.

  • Downstairs toilet with basin
  • Open plan living / dining area but there are 2 steps down to the lounge
  • No complete level access on the ground floor
  • Beds are flexible and can be made as twins or doubles
  • Hypoallergenic bedding throughout
  • Parking behind the cottage​ with level access 
  • Located near to a working farm so you may experience the sights and sounds of country life
  • We are supportive of anyone who needs to bring an assistance dog or guide dog to the property

​​​Peak Venues have a dedicated Accessibility Champion who will be able to assist you with specific property information, please contact them by email for any further help at

Great Longstone Village and The Peak District

Providing wonderful village accommodation, within a couple of minutes you can walk from Top Shippon to a selection of heart-warming country pubs The Crispin, The White Lion and a little further, in Little Longstone The Pack Horse.  You will also find ‘Sally B’s’, the tiny village store which is brimming with essentials and local produce.  A couple of steps away on the opposite side of the lane, you can buy fresh milk and eggs from Church Lane Farm - open 24 hours with an honesty box!

One of the best features of this location is you are only a few minutes bike ride from the Monsal Trail - for unbeatable famous views of the viaduct at Monsal Head.

Top Shippon makes a great base for visiting the most amazing of Peak District treats for you to enjoy - the ancient market town of Bakewell, Chatsworth House (10 minutes drive), Haddon Hall (10 minutes drive), historic spa town of Buxton (15 minutes drive) to name just a few.

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How To Find Top Shippon


The address of Top Shippon is:    

Church Lane, Great Longstone, Derbyshire, DE45 1TB
Approx GPS coordinates of the property are:

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Directions to Top Shippon by car from Bakewell (roundabout at Rutland Arms) (approx. 8 minutes): 

•    Follow signs to the A6 (Buxton Road)- continue along this for 1.3 miles
•    After 1.5 miles, turn right onto A6020 (signposted to Chesterfield, Sheffield A2020 (A619) Ashford in the Water)
•    Follow A6020 for 1.2 miles
•    Turn left onto Longreave Lane (signposted to Great Longstone & Rowland)
•    Follow the road under the bridge and keep left (road turns into Main Street)
•    Continue on Main Street for 0.7 miles
•    Turn right onto Church Lane (signposted to Hassop & Rowland) – just before you reach The White Lion pub on your left hand side
•    Continue on Church Lane for approx. 50 metres
•    Top Shippon will be on your right hand side (last cottage in the row with pale green doors/windows. On the opposite side of the road is a ‘milk for sale’ sign)
•    Take a right turn after the property and follow the drive round the back of the property into the garden area where you can park.
•    You have arrived at Top Shippon!

Directions to Top Shippon by car from Baslow (roundabout by Rowley’s/playing fields) (approx. 9 minutes): 

•    Following signs to the A619 take Bakewell Road and continue along Bakewell Road for 0.3 miles
•    Get in the middle lane to turn right onto A619 (signposted to Bakewell, Buxton (A6), Beeley, Rowsley, Matlock (A6) & Haddon Hall)
•    Follow A619 for 2 miles
•    Take the right hand turn onto A6020 (signposted Buxton A6020 (A6) & Ashford in the Water)
•    Follow road down for 0.7 miles
•    At the roundabout go straight over continuing on A6020
•    Follow A6020 for a further 0.8 miles
•    Turn right onto Longreave Lane (signposted to Great Longstone & Rowland)
•    Follow the road under the bridge and keep left (road turns into Main Street)
•    Continue on Main Street for 0.7 miles
•    Turn right onto Church Lane (signposted to Hassop & Rowland) – just before you reach The White Lion pub on your left hand side
•    Continue on Church Lane for approx. 50 metres
•    Top Shippon will be on your right hand side (last cottage in the row with pale green doors/windows. On the opposite side of the road is a ‘milk for sale’ sign)
•    Take a right turn after the property and follow the drive round the back of the property into the garden area where you can park.
•    You have arrived at Top Shippon!

Directions to Top Shippon by car from Buxton (roundabout by Morrison’s) (approx. 25 minutes): 

•    Follow signs to the A6 (Bakewell Road)- continue along this for approx. 10 miles
•    Turn left onto A6020 (signposted to Chesterfield, Sheffield A2020 (A619) Ashford in the Water)
•    Follow A6020 for 1.2 miles
•    Turn left onto Longreave Lane (signposted to Great Longstone & Rowland)
•    Follow the road under the bridge and keep left (road turns into Main Street)
•    Continue on Main Street for 0.7 miles
•    Turn right onto Church Lane (signposted to Hassop & Rowland) – just before you reach The White Lion pub on your left hand side
•    Continue on Church Lane for approx. 50 metres
•    Top Shippon will be on your right hand side (last cottage in the row with pale green doors/windows. On the opposite side of the road is a ‘milk for sale’ sign)
•    Take a right turn after the property and follow the drive round the back of the property into the garden area where you can park.

•    You have arrived at Top Shippon!

Floor Plans

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Your Stay At Top Shippon

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby


  • The White Lion, Great Longstone - Just a 2 minute stroll away,  a great village pub, serving traditional Sunday roasts and homemade food.
  • The Crispin Inn, Great Longstone - Also only a short walk away, traditional village pub serving food.
  • The Packhorse, Little Longstone - Lovely historic character features in this compact pub – promotes itself with Walkers and Muddy boots welcome.’ It is worth booking a table for a group as it is popular with the locals.
  • The Royal Oak, Hurdlow - Our award winning pub offers open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great home-made pub food’ as it should be. Groups welcome - booking advised.
  • The Bull, Ashford in the Water - Traditional Robinson small character pub serving great food. Lovely cosy fire in the winter months.
  • Monsal Head Hotel and Stable Bar,  Monsal Head - This place has a great viewing area and is a fabulous place to rest and enjoy a pint in the old Stable Barn when walking along the Monsal Trail.
  • The Red Lion, Litton - Nestled on the green in the picturesque village of Litton, The Red Lion is one of a very few unspoilt traditional Peak District pubs. This historic inn combines character & quality in a way that is rare in modern pubs.
  • Devonshire Arms, Beeley - Set on the Chatsworth Estate, The Devonshire Arms is one of those picturesque country inns at the heart of village life. It offers the charm and character of an historic inn with a contemporary twist! The Brasserie is modern, bright and relaxing while the Inn is cosy and inviting.
  • The Bull’s Head, Monyash - A traditional pub located in the heart of Monyash, serving good pub food. Popular with families and walkers.
  • The Bridge Inn, Calver - village pub located near to the river so offering an idyllic setting. Serving pub classics alongside local ales and great wines. Good beer garden to enjoy in the warmer months too.
  • The Bull i'th Thorn, Hurdlow - pub and pizzeria, enjoy a selection of made to order oven pizzas in the refurbished spacious room, with a mixture of booth seating and individual tables - or sit in the bar area, still featuring some of the traditional charm from the days of the old coaching inn and enjoy burgers / sandwiches/ grazing boards, pub classics, children's menu and desserts to die for.


  • The Woodyard, Bakewell - Great location by the river in Bakewell for a family friendly Restaurant – serves both Lunch and dinner.
  • PieDaniels, Bakewell - A fine French restaurant and cafe bar in the heart of Bakewell offering a selection of fine French & English cuisine.
  • Rajas Indian Restaurant, Bakewell - A great Indian restaurant located in the Bridge House just on the edge of the famous Bakewell Bridge. They also do take-aways.
  • Lovage, Bakewell - owned and run by former Great British Menu finalist Lee Smith this restaurant offers great modern food set in comfy surroundings.  Booking essential.


  • The Upstairs Café, Bakewell - A nice child –friendly café located in the centre of Bakewell.
  • Lavender Tea Rooms, Bakewell - A lovely quaint tea room, hidden in the corner of Hebden court, the charming décor includes vintage memorabilia and
    there’s outside seating in the sheltered courtyard. A great place for afternoon tea.
  • Aisseford Tea Room, Ashford in the Water - Pretty village tea room with lots of outdoor seating.
  • Hassop Station Café & Bookshop - A  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.
  • Hobbs Café, Monsal Head Hotel, Monsal Head - Situated at Monsal Head this cosy café offers great views and serves locally made ice cream.
  • 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.

Fresh Delivered Meals & 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
  • Bakewell Fish and Chip Shop
  • Rajas Indian Restaurant
  • Hope Valley Pizza Co - Take away pizza with free delivery
  • 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. Spend a day exploring the historic market town of Bakewell

Bakewell is the largest town within the Peak District National Park and is a hub of activity. Market day is on a Monday and as well as a large range of stalls there is also an agricultural market which is definitely worth a look around as it offers a great insight todays farming community. The town also hosts a craft and gift fair every weekend in Brigade town hall. The Bakewell Old House Museum occupies one of the oldest buildings in Bakewell and dates back to 1543, it provides a fascinating glimpse into the towns past and is very interesting and informative with lots to appeal to all ages.Obviously no trip to Bakewell would be complete without sampling an original Bakewell pudding. The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop claims to have the old the original recipe and still makes the puddings by hand from the secret recipe.

Click here for a link to further information on Bakewell.

2. Cycle or Walk the Monsal Trail

With the Monsal Trail so close by it would be rude not to take the opportunity to cycle/walk along this old Midland Railway line which runs from Bakewell right up to Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale. The trail offers 8.5 miles of traffic free and mud free cycling/walking and with the recently reopened tunnels offers one of the most spectacular leisure routes in Britain for cycling, walking and horse riding. The nearest cycle hire is at Hassop station which is great place to stop for a bite to eat or for a coffee and nice piece of homemade cake! There is also a lovely little gift shop and book shop and a children’s play area. If walking it also worth leaving the trail and dropping down in to Monsal Dale itself to enjoy walking along down by the river.

Click here for a link to cycle hire at Hassop Station or here for more information on the Monsal Trail.

3. Enjoy The Thornbridge Experience and Tap Room

This award winning brewery is just down the road from the property and ideal for the  real ale lover . They generally have a range of 10 cask and keg Thornbridge beers, including Thornbridge favourites and also some of their rarer beers.  Contact them to enjoy the history of the company and tutored tasting. Next door there is a great Tap Room, with comfy seating, serving pizzas daily and on various dates there are open mic gigs and live entertainment.

Click here for a link to Thornbridge Brewery.

4. Chatsworth House and Park

No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth House. At Chatsworth there is something to do for every member of the family. The Farmyard and Adventure playground is a brilliant day out for children of all ages - with animal handling, milking demonstrations and daily activities, plus a woodland adventure playground with slides, trampolines and more!Then there is obviously the house itself, steeped with history it’s one of Britain’s greatest stately homes and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The gardens are equally as impressive as the house, over 100 acres and as well and the beautiful flowers and plants, there are giant water features and sculptures dotted around. Again suitable for all the family, 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.

5. Walk along the Edges

Baslow, Curbar and Froggatt Edges are only a short drive away and offer a spectacular walking route where you can view both the Dark and White Peaks. These three gritstone edges are part an almost continuous line of cliffs running from Stanage Edge down to Birchen Edge at the southern end. These Edges once famous for millstones, are now known as great places to rock climb. There over 200 rock-climbing routes on Curbar Edge alone, making the edges a mecca for walkers and climbers alike. For walkers Baslow Edge also offers interesting features including a memorial to the Duke of Wellington, a giant rock called the Eagle Stone which in years gone by the young men of Baslow used it to show off their prowess and fitness for marriage by climbing to the top and even some resident Highland cows.There are many different routes, some circular, some linear around the edges and also different staring/finishing points. A nice circular route which also includes walking along the river Derwent can be viewed by clicking here.

Key Facts

What To Expect at Top Shippon

A basic weekend supply of the following (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):

  • Hand soap
  • Loo rolls
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film, kitchen foil
  • Dishwasher tablets
  • 5 x tea towels
  • 1 x dish cloth and pan scrubber
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Utilities- Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Free Wi fi 
  • 1 pint of fresh local farm milk

Useful Information

  • 2 x high chairs (if requested)
  • 2 x Travel Cots we provide basic travel cot's that comply with BSI. Please note that due to health and safety reasons, you will need to bring cot linen and any extra padding you require over and above the lightly padded standard base that is supplied by the manufacturer.
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - Bath towel & hand towel for each guest in bedroom
  • 1 x log burner –1 x complimentary basket of logs is provided (due to health and safety we cannot supply fire lighters or matches so please bring your own).
  • Open plan living area has a 46 inch TV and DVD player with free sat and another TV in the master bedroom.
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • 1 x hair Dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hoover
  • Combination Washer/Dryer
  • The owners live nearby on Church Lane Farm
  • Christmas - throughout December there will be a Christmas Tree decorated with a set of lights

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).

  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, cutlery and glassware
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen scales
  • Electric oven,  separate gas hob
  • Double toaster
  • 2 x cafetieres
  • 1 x Kettle
  • Electric hand whisk
  • 1 x under counter fridge
  • 1 x under counter freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table in kitchen with seating for up to 4 – 6 guests
  • Large oblong dining table seats up to 6 guests in the dining room


  • ​There is space for 2 cars
  • Parking is in the field behind the property
  • Please do not obstruct the lane at any time as it is shared with the neighbouring self catering cottage
  • There is plenty of parking in the village if needed
  • For reasons of both safety and property insurance, under no circumstances should you use the domestic plug sockets in the property to charge an electric vehicle. Our domestic supply in the property does not have the capacity or set up to support EV charging. Please use this link, that you may find helpful, for the local nearby charging stations.

Outdoor Space

  • ​Small patio area to the rear of the property
  • Picnic bench
  • Lawn area
  • Wonderful open views
  • Walled garden
  • Round BBQ - please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment as this is not provided

Property Quirks

  • One step to the back door
  • A couple of steps from the Dining Area to the Lounge
  • The front door opens to the road- which is not busy, but we do ask you to be careful if there are children or dogs staying
  • The village is a working farming village so you may experience seasonal sights and smells and an odd tractor driving passed.
  • The owner does live near to the cottage should you need anything whilst there
  • Due to the age and nature of the building both bedrooms do have sloping ceilings so may reduce head height for some guests


  • ​We allow 2 dogs at the property and we charge £30 per dog for the duration of their stay
  • We do ask that dogs are kept off all furniture and out of the bedrooms
  • Please make sure you clear all dog litter from the garden and grounds
  • Please do not leave your dog unattended in the property or garden at any time


Wi-fi is provided free of charge, however, as the Peak District is in a beautiful location sometimes there may be intermittent signal beyond our control.  We also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee Wi-Fi signal if there are technical issues in the area


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