Top ShipponSleeps 6

Boutique Converted Country Barn in a Superb Village Location, near to Bakewell and Chatsworth.


  • 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.
Cosy Logburner
Great open-plan lounge and dining area
Lounge Area
Beautiful decor

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Shared family bathroom
Clean, bright interior
Bedroom 1

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  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 (if requested).

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.

Click here for the finer details of what to expect in the property.

Dining for up to 6 guests
Fully-equipped kitchen
Spacious kitchen with additional dining table
Spacious dining area for 6

Living Spaces

Cosy Logburner
Lounge area with soft seating for 6 guests
Spacious Open-Plan Living/Dining
Interior Decor

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

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

Front view of Top Shippon
Patio Area to the rear of the property
Lawned area to the rear (not yet enclosed)
Great outdoor area

Great Longstone Village and The Peak District

Hobb's cafe - Monsal Head
The Beautiful Peak Distict National Park
Country pubs within walking distance
Idyllic location moments from the Monsal Trail
Great Longstone Church
Award-winning local pub - The White Lion

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.

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

How To Find Us


The address of Top Shippon is:    

Church Lane, Great Longstone, Derbyshire, DE45 1TB

Approx GPS coordinates of the property are:

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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The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Top Shippon. Verbatim.

Hilton stayed in March '18

Green stayed in December '17

Carr stayed in December '17

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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 gasto village pub.
  • 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 Manners, Bakewell - Gastro pub with great food and a family friendly beer garden in the heart of Bakewell.
  • 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 at 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 at 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 - A pub which serves great Spanish tapas.


  • Pointing Dog & Duck, Bakewell - Great location by the river in Bakewell for an upmarket family friendly Italian Restaurant – Homemade pizzas and pasta are both
    excellent. 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.
  • Juniper, Bakewell - Gin bar with a great pizza menu in the centre of Bakewell. They also do take-away pizza.
  • Hassop Hall, Hassop - Set in beautiful gardens and rolling parkland, the hotel and restaurant offers you a retreat where you can relax and enjoy the  comforts offered in this family run establishment.


  • The Bean and Bag, Bakewell - Family run café in the heart of Bakewell offering locally sourced freshly prepared meals, cakes and scones.
  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • Bamboo Cottage (Chinese)
  • Juniper (Take-away pizza)
  • Pointing Dog & Duck, (Take-away pizza)
  • 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 Trial 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.Take a tour around the Thornbridge Brewery

This award winning brewery is just down the road from the property and for any real ale lover taking a tour of this state-of-the art brewery is not to be missed. Tours take place very Wednesday and Friday at 3pm, booking is advisable. Also if you are lucky enough to be staying with us in the last week of the month, the brewery holds two socials on the last Wednesday (5-9pm) and the last Saturday (12-8pm) of each month. They generally have a range of 10 cask and keg Thornbridge beers, including Thornbridge favourites and also some of their rarer beers. They also run brewery tours on these socials at 6 and 7pm on the Wednesday and 3 and 5pm on the Saturday, again booking is advisable.

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.

Finer Details

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
  • Kitchen roll, cling film, kitchen foil
  • Dishwasher tablets
  • 5x tea towels
  • 1x dish cloth and pan scrubber
  • 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 – 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.
  • 1 pint of fresh local farm milk

Useful Information

  • 1 x travel cot (if requested)
  • 2 x high chairs (if requested)
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - Bath towel & hand towel for each guest in bedroom
  • 1x log burner –1 x complementary 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

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
  • Full  height fridge freezer
  • 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


  • BBQ– please bring your own coal
  • 1x picnic benches for outdoor seating
  • Lawned garden area (not currently enclosed) with patio area with village and field views beyond

You Should Know

  • No fireworks due to nearby live stock
  • 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, a maximum of two 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.


  • The postcode is DE45 1TB– Important please check directions page for more details as postcode does not take you direct to the property
  • The nearest town is Bakewell
  • Nearest village shop is within 100m
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Nearest pub is The White Lion or The Crispin – both an easy short walk away

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 £200 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

Shopping Delivery Information

For ease, lots of our guests pre-ordered a 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).

Local Shopping Delivery From Local Producers - Sauced Here

Keep it local! Our guests often ask for recommendations for local farm shops and butchers for the all-important celebration meals and this is a brilliant and very easy service.  Sauced Here has similar functionality to an on line supermarket but is only stocked by 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.