Top Shippon

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

Highlights.....

  • 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  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).

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!).

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.

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.