Lapwing BarnsSleeps 30

Large Self Catering Rural Barn with Beautiful Views, Fabulous For Large Group Getaways


  • The ultimate countryside getaway - a stunning farmhouse with converted barns offering rural simplicity and plenty of space to unwind.
  • Situated in a peaceful and secluded location which enjoys glorious uninterrupted far reaching views across the rolling countryside.
  • Explore the sprawling national park, loads of outdoor pursuits, country estates and breathtaking scenery.
  • Perfect for family groups and those that want privacy for exclusive use of their own venue in naturally beautiful surroundings.
  • The clever conversion offers one large dwelling creating a social hub with dining and communal space for up to 26 (plus 4) there is also a separate annex (within 10 metres or so from the main building).
  • With a total of thirteen super bedrooms and nine beautiful bathrooms/en suites.
Snug at the end of the kitchen (candles for decorative purposes only)
Log burner in the snug at the end of the kitchen (candles for decorative purposes only)
Bedroom 4 in the main house
Beautiful snug with cosy log burner

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Bedroom 6 in the main house
Shared shower room for bedrooms 5 and 6
Shared bathroom for bedroom 3 and 4 in the main house
Bedroom 10 in the Annexe

With coordinating linens and fabrics, all bedrooms are freshly decorated and have a light and airy feel and some with amazing views! Fabulous for families and mixed groups with a total of thirteen bedrooms all of which offer flexible options that can be made up as twins or doubles so you can pick and choose your layout to suit. Designed to accommodate family groups of up 30 guests (perfect for 26 guests and up to 30 if you are a family group sharing large rooms with bunk beds.)

Your beds are made up for your arrival and for added comfort we provide each guest with fresh towels, hand soap and shower gel.

Please click here for the bedroom layout

Cooking and Dining

Lapwing Barns has a substantial open planned modern dining kitchen - for aspiring chefs it makes cooking and dining for large groups a dream!The kitchen is fully equipped to make catering for large groups as easy as possible. There is a large American style fridge /freezer with ice making facilities, double oven electric range cooker, microwave, dishwasher and all the other items essential for making your stay comfortable and more importantly easy. There is also a utility room with an additional double oven.

Towards the rear of Lapwing Barns is a wonderful communal dining room for up to 30 guests. You can dine over looking the garden with large patio doors affording a light and airy feel.

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

Super fully equipped dining kitchen for large groups
Dining for up to 30 guests
Dining for up to 30 guests
Super fully equipped dining kitchen for large groups

Living Spaces

Lounge area
Snug at the end of the kitchen (candles for decorative purposes only)
Extra comfortable seating with TV
Lounge area

The transformation from a traditional farm house and old stables, Lapwing Barns has been converted to a high standard with a luxurious yet
homely feel throughout with beautiful warm interiors and fabulous furnishings.

The nicely designed open plan living areas provide plenty of communal spaces to relax. You and your fellow guests can informally socialise all together under one roof - it is a truly wonderful entertainment venue. As well as the spacious kitchen and dining room, there are three lounge areas for more relaxed times all with flat screen free view TV's.

Just a few metres across the gravelled drive, there is a games room in the barn with a pool table, dart board and TV.

Please click here for the floor plans.

Garden and Outdoor Space

Situated in a peaceful and secluded rural location, Lapwing Barns enjoys glorious uninterrupted far reaching views across the rolling countryside. Offering guests privacy for exclusive use of their own venue in naturally beautiful surroundings.

There is a large lawned garden which sweeps round two sides of the main house. A substantial patio extends across the entire front making the most of the views of the finest countryside.  Enjoy a BBQ (please remember to bring coal) or dine outside on the patio furniture provided and watch the sun go down.

Lapwing Barns is such a wonderful secluded haven that you may never want to step away from the property, but with so many wonderful things to do, right on your doorstep, we’d urge you to try! You absolutely must venture out and explore making the most of some truly gorgeous countryside walks.

External view of Lapwing Barns
Great Outdoor Space
Far reaching views for the property
Lawned garden with amazing uninterrupted view

The Peak District and The Surrounding Area

Fabulous Walking Location
The Peak District
Amazing walks nearby - Chrome Hill

Being located on the South Western edge of the Peak District National Park, Lapwing Barns is an ideal base from which to explore the local area.  Positioned on the Staffordshire Moorlands between the River Dove to the East and the River Manifold to the West, 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 and the Manifold Valley are 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.

Two miles from Lapwing Barns is  the pretty village of Longnor. The historic cobbled market square is in the heart of the village  and it is well served with a local store,  post office, a craft centre and a tea-room. There is also a country pub, gastro pub & inn and a popular fish & chip shop.

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

How To Find Us


The address of Lapwing Barns is:

Barrowmoor, Longnor, Nr Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 0QS

Approx GPS coordinates of the property are: 53.175566, -1.910693 Please note the postcode takes you to a neighbouring farm so please follow the below directions!

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 Lapwing Barns from The Royal Oak (approx 10 mins):

  • Turn right out of the Royal Oak car park and follow the road up the hill until you reach the village of Longnor (passing through Crowdecote on the way).
  • Continue forward passing the market square on your right and The Crewe and Harpur on your left.
  • At the cross roads go straight over following the road to Leek (The Horse Shoe pub will be on your right). Follow this road for approx. 1.8 miles and you will see a lane on your left hand side with a small black and white sign saying ‘Ivy House Farm’.
  • Take this lane and follow the track for 0.2 miles and Lapwing is the first small holding on your left.
  • You have arrived at Lapwing Barns!
  • (If you see the old petrol station on the Leek Road you will have gone 200m to far! Turn around and take the first lane on the right.)

Directions to Lapwing Barns from Longnor (approx. 5 minutes):

  • At the crossroads in Longnor in the main square, follow signs towards Leek (The Horse Shoe pub will be on your right hand side)
  • Once on the Leek Road follow it for 1.8 miles
  • You will see white mile stone on your left hand side and immediately after a lane on your left hand side saying ‘Ivy House Farm’
  • Take this lane and follow the track for 0.2 miles and Lapwing Barn is the first small holding on the left
  • (If you see the old petrol station on the Leek Road you have gone 200m too far, turn around and take the first lane on your left)
  • You have arrived at Lapwing Barns!

Directions to Lapwing Barns from Buxton (approx. 15-20 mins):

  • From Buxton follow signs for A53 towards Leek
  • Once on A53 for approx. 6.9 miles
  • You will see a pub ahead of you on the left hand side on the corner called ‘The Winking Man’- take the left turn just before the pub
  • Follow the road down for 2.3 miles
  • You will go past Clowes Coaches on your left and then an old petrol station
  • Keep following the road and you will come to a staggered crossroads, take the right turn (there will be a black and white sign ‘Ivy House Farm’)
  • Follow the lane up for 0.2 miles and Lapwing Barns is the first small holding on the left
  • You have arrived at Lapwing Barns!

Directions to Lapwing Barns from Leek (approx. 15 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. 2.3 miles
  • You will go past ‘Clowes Coaches’ on your left and then an old petrol station
  • Keep following the road and you will come to a staggered crossroads, take the right turn (there will be a black and white sign ‘Ivy House Farm’)
  • Follow the lane up for 0.2 miles and Lapwing Barns is the first small holding on the left
  • You have arrived at Lapwing Barns!

Floor Plans

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Your Stay At Lapwing Barns

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby

Country Pubs

  • 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 Bull’s Head, Monyash - A traditional pub located in the heart of Monyash, serving good pub food. Popular with families and walkers.
  • The Manners, Bakewell - Great local Chef has returned to his roots to provide excellent food in the heart of Bakewell. Family friendly Beer Garden. BBQ in the summer months.
  • 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.
  • The Packhorse, Little Longstone - Lovely historic character features in this compact pub – promotes itself with ‘Walkers and Muddy boots welcome.’
  • The White Lion, Great Longstone - Recently refurbished gastro pub situated in the pretty village of Great Longstone.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • The Steak and Burger Merchant, Bakewell - Contemporary restaurant and bar in the centre of Bakewell.


  • 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.
  • The Café, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Longnor Craft Centre and Coffee Shop - Longnor Craft Centre occupies the old Market Hall sitting proudly at
    the top of the cobbled square in the heart of the village. Food served all day with huge slices of home-made cake on the menu!
  • 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.

Fresh Delivered Melas 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. A visit to the village of Wincle

A great day out for the family with something for everyone to enjoy. Start off with a visit to the famous Danebridge Fisheries a great place to visit with kids, here you can fish in the well-stocked pool, catch your own supper or feed the trout (food supplied). Then a visit to the Wincle Brewery, where you can even do a one day brewing course! After a trip to the brewery why not call into the Ship Inn, just down the lane where you can sample Wincle’s fine ales in the pretty beer garden. Follow up
with finally finishing the day off with a visit to Blaze Farm, a working farm that has become famous for their awarding winning Hilly Billy Ice Cream which is all made on the farm using the milk from their dairy herd. With tea rooms, nature trials and animals to pet there is something for everyone!

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 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

4. 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

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 Lapwing Barns

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)
  • Bin bags
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film & kitchen foil
  • 5 x dishwasher tablets
  • 2 x tea towels
  • 1 x dish cloth
  • 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

Useful Information

  • 3 x travel cot (if requested please supply your own cot linen)
  • 3 x high chairs (if requested)
  • Hair dryer (if requested)
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - Bath towel for each guest & hand towels in the bathrooms
  • Iron & ironing board indoor clothes airer
  • Hoover and mop
  • Washing machine and separate tumble dryer
  • Three lounge areas with TV with free view and dvd player in each
  • Log burner in the snug at the end of the open plan dining kitchen– 1 x complimentary basket of logs supplied upon arrival (due to health and safety we cannot supply fire lighters or matches so please bring your own).
  • 2 x Ipod docking station & Bluetooth speakers
  • The annexe is located in a separate building a few metres from the main house. There is a basic kitchen with a fridge, toaster, microwave and tea/coffee making facilities. No formal dining space. Living area with a couple of sofas and TV with free sat and DVD playerAll TV’S have HDMI facility, but guests do need to bring their own HDMI
  • Games room is located in a separate barn on site a few metres from the main house with Pool table, dart board, TV with free sat and docking station.
  • Extra tall fridge in entrance hall to games room

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, glassware and cutlery
  • 2 x microwaves
  • Kitchen Scales
  • Second smaller double oven in the utility area behind the kitchen, with grill and 5 induction hobs
  • Belling electric double oven, grill with 6 induction hobs and warming zone
  • Large American fridge/freezer and a further smaller under the counter fridge
  • 2 x Double toaster
  • 2/3 cafetieres
  • 2 x Kettle
  • Hand blender
  • 2 x Dishwasher
  • 2 x  large oblong dining table with 23 chairs are in situ. An extra trestle table can be requested by the guests to increase dining capacity- please bring you own table cloths. Two benches can be moved from the kitchen for extra seating.
  • Extra farm house dining table and chairs in the kitchen


  • Large oil drum BBQ – please bring your own coal
  • 4 x Garden picnic benches
  • Lawned garden with amazing views and plenty of space for children to run off steam!

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
  • 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.
  • Mobile reception - as this is a lovely rural location mobile reception can be limited dependent on your network
  • Access is via a single track farm lane 


  • The postcode is SK17 0QS– Important check directions page as the post code does not take you direct to the property
  • The nearest town is Buxton
  • The nearest village of Longnor is 2 miles away with a village shop, pub and tea room and fish and chip shop
  • Parking for 10 cars (behind each other) on the drive

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 £500 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.