Lapwing Barns

Sleeps 30

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

Home Features

  • 13 super bedrooms, 3 on the ground floor, (1 in the main house, 2 in the annexe)
  • 10 beautiful bathrooms/en suites - 6 x en suites, 3 x shower rooms and  1 x family bathroom
  • Sleeps up to 30 guests
  • Dog friendly
  • 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 far reaching views across the rolling countryside
  • 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 annexe (within 10 metres or so from the main building).
  • Fantastic separate games room with pool table, table football, table tennis and kitchenette in The Cow Shed
  • There are 2 x 7kw smart electric vehicle charging points one is near the Annexe steps and the other is on the gable end of the main house. (minimal charges apply)

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

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 13 bedrooms and 10 ensuites/bathrooms 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.) We have 3 ground floor bedrooms, 1 in the main house and a further 2 in the annexe.

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

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 overlooking the garden with large bi-fold doors affording a light and airy feel.

Living Spaces

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, table tennis, table football and kitchenette.

The Cow Shed

New multifunctional space at Lapwing Barns

What was once an old cow shed is now a fabulous multifunctional space just a few metres from the house. It has been cleverly converted into a games room featuring pool table, table football and table tennis. The room is a great size measuring 8.76mtr x 7.63mtr (excluding the pool table area) and is centrally heated by the Biomass boiler so you can be sure you will be warm in this large space.  There is a 50" wall mounted TV (not Smart TV) near to the pool table.

Designed with flexibility in mind. The Cow Shed can offer meeting facilities for up to 30 guests. Furnished with conference chairs and tables which you can configure into various layouts to suit your meeting requirements. There is also a further flat screen 50" TV on wheels available for your use but this does need to be requested at the time of booking.   All the equipment can also be moved aside, providing an exceptional open space for activities such as yoga retreats (equipment can be moved upon request but the yoga equipment is not provided)

The Cow Shed is equipped with a kitchenette with tea and coffee making facilities, dishwasher and Smeg fridge freezer. There are also WC's, and the entrance doubles up as a spacious boot room, perfect for storing muddy boots and wet coats.

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 available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment and 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.

Lapwing Barn is accessed via a narrow farm lane - therefore unsuitable for coaches. 

There are 2 x 7kw smart electric vehicle charging points one is near the Annexe steps and the other is on the gable end of the main house. (minimal charges apply)

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 any 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
  • No smoking or vaping inside. Vaping can trigger the fire alarms
  • We ask that any outdoor socialising 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
  • No Karaoke machines of any type

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.

  • ​3 x ground floor bedrooms 1 in the main house with en suite featuring a shower attachment over a bath and 2 in the annexe with en suites with  separate showers
  • There are 2 steps down from the Kitchen to the 2nd lounge area so does not make the whole of the ground floor level access
  • There is level access from the lounge near to the ground floor bedroom to outside
  • Open Plan kitchen / lounge area 
  • Further lounge and dining area with level access leading from the hallway to the dining room
  • Beds are flexible and can be made as twins or doubles
  • Hypoallergenic bedding throughout
  • Ground floor toilet with wash basin in the main house
  • Toilets in the Cow Shed multi purpose building
  • TV's with subtitles
  • Parking is on gravelled but level access and close to the property
  • Located in open countryside with stunning scenery, offering a calm and tranquil setting
  • 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

The Peak District and The Surrounding Area

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.

Lapwing Barns is a short drive to our country pub The Royal Oak at Hurdlow which boasts an expansive menu of home-cooked food. Also our pub with pizzeria at  The Bull I Thorn offering homemade wood fired pizza with fresh dough made daily by our Italian chef, tasty burgers and classic British pub meals on the menu.  We have comfy booths complete with wall mounted TV's so you can watch all major sporting events whilst enjoying a pint. Both pubs welcome large groups.

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How To Find Lapwing Barns


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!

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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 a white mile stone on your left hand side and immediately after this 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!

Please Note: Access to Lapwing Barns is via a narrow farm lane and is unsuitable for coaches

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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 offers 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. There are well kept ales which change regularly and traditional home-made pub food.
  • 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 Bull’s Head, Monyash - A traditional pub located in the heart of Monyash, serving good pub food. Popular with families and walkers.
  • 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, 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.
  • The Woodyard, Bakewell - Great location by the river in Bakewell for a family friendly Restaurant –  Serves both lunch and dinner.


  • 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 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 Fish and Chips, 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!

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 Fish and Chips, 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
  • 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.

Key Facts

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
  • 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
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Free Wi-fi in all areas

Useful Information

  • 3 x high chairs (if requested)
  • 3 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.
  • 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's and Free view. TV's have the HDMI facility but we do ask guests to bring their own cable
  • 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 stations, 1 in the main house lounge and 1 in the annexe
  • 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. All 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, table football, table tennis and kitchenette.  This will be kept locked but the key will be on the property key fob left in the house. We do ask that children under 16 are not left unsupervised in the games room.
  • Christmas - throughout December the property will have a Christmas Tree decorated with a set of lights
  • Should you need a DVD player for your stay we do ask guests to please bring their own, along with any relevant cable

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
  • Champagne Flutes
  • 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 Kettles
  • Hand blender
  • 2 x Dishwasher
  • 2 x  large oblong dining tables (each measuring 236 cm x 108 cm) with 23 chairs are in situ. A small side table (measuring 122 cm x 90 cm) can also be used and an extra trestle table (measuring 244 cm x 76 cm) 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


  • There is parking for 15 cars on the gravelled areas only, please do not park on the grass
  • There are 2 x 7kw smart electric vehicle charging points one is near the Annexe steps and the other is near at the gable end of the main house.
  • For reasons of both safety and property insurance, under no circumstances should you use the domestic plug sockets in the property to charge any extra electric vehicles. 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 other local nearby charging stations. 

The Cow Shed

  • Large converted barn adjacent to the Annexe is a multi functional space configured to a super games room and centrally heated throughout
  • Wall mounted 50" TV near to the pool table (not Smart TV) with Free Sat box
  • Pool table
  • Table Football
  • Table Tennis Table
  • Further Portable Flat Screen 50" TV (only available upon request)
  • Free WiFi
  • Bank of mobile/laptop charging points
  • 2 WC's
  • Kitchenette with tea and coffee making facilities, Smeg fridge freezer, dishwasher and sink and plenty of storage and worktop space
  • Entrance doubles up as boot/coat room
  • The room is accessed via a key code which will be in your check in details
  • The size of the room, excluding the pool table area is 8.8m x 7.7m

Outdoor Space
  • Located in a peaceful and secluded rural setting with fantastic views
  • Large lawn area which is ideal for ball games
  • Further lawn to the side of the property
  • Patio area with seating
  • 4 x 6 seater picnic benches
  • The property is not fence secure so please do not leave dogs and children unattended
  • There is an outside tap and we can supply a hose- please request prior to your stay
  • BBQ's - charcoal - there are 2 x half oil drum style, available between the 1st April and 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment
  • Please do not move the garden furniture around, this is for your own safety, due to them being very heavy and also damage can easily be caused if the items are dragged

Property Quirks

  • Due to the nature of The Farmhouse there are a number of internal stone steps at varying levels between the rooms on the ground floor
  • Accessed via a narrow lane therefore unsuitable for coaches
  • Some of the bedrooms on the first floor have sloping ceilings 
  • The property is not on mains drainage so we  use a septic tank for waste treatment. It is environmentally friendly but cannot cope with nappies, baby hygiene products and ladies toiletries. Please dispose of these items in the bins provided in the bathrooms.
  • Please be aware that in the field in front of the property there is a well, for this reason we ask to not allow children to play in the field.  Another reason is that there is also an electric fence that is sometimes in use when cows or sheep are in the field


  • We allow 4 dogs at the property and do charge £30 per dog for the duration of their stay
  • We ask that dogs are kept of all the furniture and out of the bedrooms
  • Please make sure all dog litter is cleared from the gardens and grounds
  • Please do not leave dogs unattended in the property or garden at any time, especially if there is livestock in the field


Wi-Fi is provided free of charge, however, as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there may be intermittent signal which is beyond our control. We also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee Wi-Fi if there are technical issues in the area. There is good coverage in the communal areas, annexe and games room.


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