Lapwing Barns occupies a beautiful rural position boasting breathtaking uninterrupted panoramic views across the Peak District and a fabulous new multifunctional games room. It's a great base for visiting nearby Alton Towers, Lapwing Barns offers total seclusion in this spacious yet homely farmhouse perfect for large groups.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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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.
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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.
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!
Please Note: Access to Lapwing Barns is via a narrow farm lane and is unsuitable for coaches
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The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Lapwing Barns. Verbatim.
Beautiful house and location, was ideal for our family reunion. Cow barns really useful and games great fun. Garden not as big as expected, we were looking to play cricket!! Beware with dogs and sheep in field next to property and very low wall. Otherwise brilliant and highly recommend.
Brilliant as always. We really liked the new layout of the sofa area in the dining room. It made it easier to keep the kids under control.
All aspects were great. The 13 bedrooms were easy to allocate around our large family group & the property had everything needed to make our stay enjoyable
Just a message to say we had the most amazing weekend at Lapwing Barns. It was absolutely perfect.
Thank you for a really great weekend at Lapwing Barns, it was a brilliant venue and we all had a fantastic weekend.
I have been really impressed with the administration and communication by the company - so quick and efficient and understanding about us making bookings in different names each year . The rooms in the Barns are so clean and comfortable and the bed linen and towels were lovely
Many thanks for your message - we have had a wonderful 6 nights at Lapwing Barns - this is the third time we have stayed here and we were so lucky with the weather. Thankyou for providing such a great holiday house - so well equipped and beautiful inside and out.
just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the place. It exceeded all expectations. Place was immaculate when we arrived
Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay at Lapwing Barns - it’s a lovely place and perfect for our get together. We hope to return in subsequent years.
Excellent 13 bed farm house and annex with plenty of bathrooms and games room. Good location for Peak District walks and visits to Chatsworth, Buxton, Bakewell etc. Some bedrooms have restricted headroom. Best equipped house we have stayed in Recommended outside chef for celebration dinners.
Thank you. We had an amazing time. A very special family get together.
Our stay at Lapwings Barns was great!! Such a great space, very clean and it had everything we needed, great space to do or presentations in and to socialise in the evening. The bedrooms were also so spacious and was great that there were so many bathrooms, it was a shame about the weather as the outside area looked great. Everyone had such a fab time 😊
We had a wonderful break thank you everyone from 88 to 1 enjoyed it immensely.
We had a great stay and were very impressed with the condition , cleanliness and facilities at lapwing barns.
Thank you for the opportunity to stay in an amazing property, we all had a brilliant time.
Thank you, we had a brilliant time and we will look to book many more visits to some of your amazing properties.
Everything was great from the cleanliness to check in/out, have recommended to friends and family!
Hi, the property was just lovely. The only issue was with the stove in the kitchen because the temperature numbers have worn away however, we managed. Two glasses and a plate were broken during the weekend which we apologise for. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we all said we’d recommend the company to our friends. Many thanks to all your team for their support during the booking process and and access. It’s very much appreciated.
Fantastic weekend, thanks. House was really well equipped and perfect layout for such a big group.
Great house to stay in for the weekend. Fantastic service provided by peaks venues. House well equipped, beautiful design and very clean
A big thank you for all your help towards our wonderful stay at Lapwing Barns this past weekend. We truly had the most wonderful weekend celebrating my mum's 70th and the house made the perfect setting for us all to enjoy such special family time. I appreciate all your help and we hope to be back in the Peaks in the future for another stay.
Me and my family had the most amazing time at this beautifully converted barn over the weekend. 13 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 4 cosy lounge areas, a family kitchen and the largest dining table to fit us all on. It was quaint, rustic and pure perfection....the beds were SO inviting, and the pillows are like big fluffy clouds! It was absolutely perfect for us.
Everything was perfect from beginning to end!
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for our weekend stay at Lapwings Barn. We all had a great time and the venue was fantastic – room for us all to eat together, but lots of smaller areas for us to gather and catch up in smaller groups and the venue is really well equipped. Thanks again for providing such a wonderful venue – I’d definitely look at Peak Venues first for another big group meet up in the Peak District.
Very helpful and easy to get hold of. Tried to accommodate any additional requests.
Everyone was very helpful and the accommodation was wonderful thank you
THANK YOU, we rented Lapwing Barns for our family Christmas and it was absolutely brilliant, this must be the fifth or even sixth occasion members of our family have booked one of your properties and we’ve never been disappointed. Property was clean, warm, comfortable, spacious and perfectly equipped for us all, babies, children, adults and a couple of lovely dogs. As the “cook” for the houseful I much appreciated having 2 range cookers, with lots of rings and oven space – catering for a large crowd with particular diets – a vegan, a vegetarian, a dairy free – and a few fussy eaters, it was much easier to manage with such good facilities. An abundance of plates, bowls, cutlery, mugs etc made everything work smoothly. Many thanks. Thank you too to Dominic from The Royal Oak who took the trouble to escort us from the pub to the house and show us around. On a busy Sunday just before Christmas with a full pub, I’m sure he had plenty of demands on his time. River Cottage for my birthday in June and then Lapwing Barns for Christmas – hope it won’t be too long before we have another family celebration and we’ll be back to find another of your lovely properties.
Fantastic accommodation. Very deceiving from the outside, much bigger inside. Great interior and equipment. Highly recommend this property
We have had an absolutely amazing time at Lapwing this weekend.
The property was perfect for us and we all had a great time, and your staff were always very helpful.
We had a brilliant stay thanks!
The venue was absolutely fantastic and we had a brilliant weekend.
Ten days after returning home from my 80th birthday family celebrations at Lapwing Barns we are still on a 'high'! During the booking process we found the Peak Venues staff to be approachable and efficient. Our queries were met with helpful suggestions which gave us confidence that our weekend would be a success. We were delighted with the accommodation. It suited everyone, from 8 to 80. The children and dogs found plenty to keep them occupied leaving the adults to 'catch up' as we see each other only occasionally. The kitchen was very well equipped, beds comfortable and there was plenty of room for all of us to relax and enjoy being together. The weather was good so we were able to use the outdoor space and when we could tear ourselves away from Lapwing, we enjoyed the beauty of the Peak District. A most memorable weekend. Thank you so much.
We had a lovely stay and wonderful weekend.
Thank you for providing such a beautiful property, it was perfect for our large family Christmas get together.
Fantastic house, lovely views and a very friendly family who own it.
Lovely cottage, great views. Tink kept my grandson occupied, throwing stones. Bakewell worth a visit. Also Manchester was lovely with German Xmas Markets. Very enjoyable stay.
Lovely cottage, nice and cosy and warm. Thank you. p.s The plinth under kitchen units keeps falling when you open dishwasher, so be careful.
Lovely cottage, amazing views and very peaceful. Dog and kiddie friendly. You may want to checkout the dishwasher, it may need salt and rinse aid!
Well equiped, very peaceful, a safe and welcooming place for both children and dogs. Thank you.
Extremely delightful cottage with amazing views. Thanks for rescuing us. See you soon.
A very restful and comfortable week. The walk to the Salt Cellar and the Goyt Valley Bridge were highlights. You have got it just right!
A lovely, lively, comfy house with lovely scenery in a nice village. A very,very friendly dog, but a known shoe steeler!
This has been the best half-term holiday I have ever had (and Tink was great too)
We had a very relaxing week in comfortable surroundings. The view is stunning. Tink (Heslop family dog) was so much fun.
Lovely cottage , wonderful views- we all had a fabulous time- thank you- we look forward to seeing you soon
We had a wonderful stay at Lapwing Barns - the location & accommodation could have not have been more perfect, we would highly recommend.
Many thanks. It was an amazing venue for my husbands 50th.
Our stay at Lapwing barns was fantastic, it was spacious, very clean and the beds were super comfy. We had a great time and my daughter in law was so surprised and delighted. The only downside was the weather, it was awful,it rained the whole weekend, but we didn't let it detract from our enjoyment. I would not hesitate to recommend Peak Venues for large groups and I will certainly be looking at all your properties next time we are going away.
Although the weather could have been a little kinder, the rooms, facilities and equipment were ideal for our stay. The major factors for us choosing Lapwing Barns was that it had sufficient number of bedrooms, bathrooms and a large area for the whole group to dine together in one single group and have a space large enough for us to hold our showcase event (karaoke, comedy sketches, games, yoga and interactive slide show). On Sunday morning as the weather was nice and sunny we did manage to have a BBQ brunch after our indoor yoga session. The lawn area was also great for outdoor fun and the scenery was very picturesque and certainly provided a great backdrop and contrast for the group photos in our colourful Indian outfits. On the whole the pots, pans, cutlery, crockery and general level of equipment was very good and better than other places we have stayed in. There was always lots of hot water on tap and the water pressure in general and especially for the showers was great which we haven’t always found at other venues we’ve stayed at. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lapwing Barnes – thank you.
Firstly, thank you for a wonderful week at Lapwing Barns. The accommodation was more than we could have expected and everyone had a wonderful time from the youngest kids to the more "middle aged" amongst us. The equipment available in the kitchen was comprehensive, I think the only thing missing was a rolling pin which we compensated for with a wine bottle! Also, the wi-fi router could be a bit more powerful but apart from that there was nothing to fault, even the weather played nice.
Finally I would like to say a big thanks on behalf of all those that stayed at the venue in the past week. We thoroughly enjoyed the stay and could not have asked for a better venue. Perfect to our needs. The kids absolutely loved it and the venue very spacious. Very well coordinated in regards to taking over and handing back. Once again a big thank you.
We really did have such a wonderful stay at Lapwing Barns - it is a beautiful venue in spectacular surroundings. And the weather...! Wow! We had planned a picnic for Saturday and it was just absolutely perfect. I will write a full review for the website but I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had. Several guests are already planning a return for upcoming birthdays and special occasions! Very best wishes
I just wanted to say a huge ‘Thank you’ for all your support in organising our recent team building event. Everyone was so impressed with the houses and catering, you even arranged the weather for us! I really hope we will be back next year!
In relation to the stay, the venue was absolutely perfect. We had a large group of children that were constantly outside enjoying themselves with the adequate space and games room. The facilities catered for large groups and enabled us to do so with ease. The set up of the property was perfect with the option of large groups socialising together however with the option to sneak off into a corner if you wanted some peace and quiet. The bedrooms and bathrooms were modern and well furnished and local amenities were around if needed. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay, I have received great feedback from the rest of the party and will be hoping to return next year!
We were all very impressed with both the location and the quality of Lapwing Barns;very clean and very well-equipped.
Thank-you, we had a lovely weekend in what is a lovely property!
I would just like to say that the accommodation was amazing and had everything we required - we will definitely recommend on all social media. Once again thank you
We had a terrific time. Flawless property.
Thank you for a wonderful venue which was excellent and very well presented
Thank you for a lovely venue for my 70 th Birthday everyone had a wonderful holiday
I just wanted your team to know how much we enjoyed our stay at Lapwing House and Barns. The accommodation is well planned, beautifully presented and all the arrangements worked well. We would love a return visit and would definitely recommend to others. The highlight for me was seeing the whole family gathered around the large dining table.....something we have not done for over 17 years!
It was a really great weekend and everyone who came really enjoyed their stay at lapwings and commented on how nice it was. We will certainly look at booking with again in the future.
We had a great weekend and seemed to get very lucky with the weather!
Many thanks for the venue. It was a lovely stay and also thanks for accommodating so many of us for lunch on Saturday at the Royal Oak last weekend.
We had an absolutely lovely stay in Lapwing Barns - its a beautiful house and was perfect for our group. I'll definitely be recommending it to others!
Thank you for all your help in organising accommodation for our hen party. The house was fantastic and the bride to be had an amazing time. I will certainly recommend Peak Venues to my friends and if we were organising a large group stay again use your company again.
Thank you for a fantastic stay in Lapwing Barn
We had such an amazing stay, it all worked brilliantly!
The venue was absolutely beautiful. Almost every hen complimented me on what a beautiful place we had managed to find. It was warm, spacious and very well stocked with the necessary amenities. There is nothing to improve on. Ten out of ten!! Thank you very much.
Thank you - we had a great stay at Lapwing Barns.
Thank you for a very enjoyable stay. The house was perfect for us – helped very much by dry weather. We go away every couple of years and I think this house has been one of the best ones we stayed at. Having the separate living quarters and staircases helps you be together but not on top of each other. There was plenty of amenities which made settling in very easy and meal times quick to arrange. The house itself is beautifully presented and decorated we felt very much at home and the location is absolutely beautiful.
We would like to say a massive thank you for an absolutely amazing stay at Lapwing Barns. We had the best time. The venue itself was perfect! Lots of space, excellent facilities and it definitely made you feel like you were in the middle of nowhere. Thank you very much!!!
We have had another fabulous weekend at Lapwing. The outside space at lapwing is fantastic and all the children had so much fun running wild,we hardly saw them.!!!! Ideal for ball games and races.
Thank you for a fantastic weekend, what a wonderful venue it is!
Thank you for the fab weekend in the Peak District and for the amazing property. I think we run out of time to write in the book - but wanted to say thanks. The house is amazing and has all the facilities you would need.
Thank you so much for your accommodation for our staff away days, Lapwing Barns was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We will definitely be returning in the future back to Lapwing Barns.
Hopefully everything was left as it should be and the deposit will come back ok. Nothing but praise for the venue, was very well presented and kitted out and we did not want for anything all weekend.
Huge thanks for your assistance with the booking this weekend. We had a wonderful time – the property is absolutely stunning and so well equipped; we didn’t want for anything all weekend – not even sunshine! Thank you!
Thank you for your email. We had a fantastic weekend and the venue was great. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and serving dishes and the house was very comfortable.
We had an absolutely terrific time and already planning a trip back in the winter. Thank you so much for all your help it was a very memorable weekend for all of us.
We had a brilliant weekend - Lapwing Barns is in a great location and the place itself is in excellent condition. There were 25ish of us staying and everyone said how much the enjoyed it so thanks and I'll definitely pass on a recommendation to friends and family.
We had a wonderful time during our stay at Lapwing Barns. The specification and décor inside the house is fantastic. The house itself is very spacious and in particular; the open plan kitchen, and lounge/diner were brilliant enabling us to enjoy dinners and breakfasts! The views out over the open countryside are gorgeous.
Thank you for having us. We had an amazing time!!
Thank you – We had a brilliant weekend and we were very lucky with the beautiful weather. The scenery was stunning and the house was perfect. Looking forward to using one of your venues again in the future and I would fully recommend you to all!!
We had a great time and honestly the house could not have been better for what we needed. Very difficult to find a place where everyone can sit down together
Brilliant stay in Lapwing thank you, everyone was super impressed by everything about the place - rooms, space, décor, stunning views. Perfect.
Thank you for your email and we did indeed have a fabulous time at Lapwing Barns last week. We all thought the venue was fantastic and definitely exceeded our expectations!
We had a lovely stay thank you, the venue was perfect for our needs. We were also very lucky with the weather which was brilliant.
Thank you for the wonderful accommodation at Lapwing Barns and all your and Dominic's help in getting us there safely on Friday. We had an amazing weekend and based on our experience at Lapwing we would be more than happy to use any of your properties for future celebrations/get-togethers.
I was delighted with the Lapwing Barns property as a venue for my 50th birthday celebrations. My family and I were impressed with the property, which was ideal for a group ranging in age from 1 y.o to 81 y.o.. Dominic was very helpful and attentive in resolving a couple of minor issues when we first arrived at the property. For reference, we used your recommendation for Peak District Fine Foods: Ruth and her team provided excellent food, service and subsequent clean up on both the Friday evening and Sunday lunch. I also, would have no hesitation in recommending Peak District Fine Foods. We went to Swains on Saturday morning and had a brilliant time go-karting: Kids and parents alike. Many thanks for providing a property of quality and flexibility which was perfect for my family party.
we had a brilliant time at Lapwing...it's a great venue and worked very well for everyone in the group
We had a wonderful weekend thank you. The house was perfect and we loved the location.
We had an awesome weekend, thank you all very much. The setting for the house was excellent, it was finished to a very high standard and was appreciated by all. We will certainly be using Peak Venues again.
We had a fantastic time at Lapwing Barns, everything was wonderful. Thank you very much.
We all had a great time and found Lapwing Barns very comfortable
Thanks we had a great time.
Many thanks for your email. We had a superb weekend at Lapwing Barns and it is highly likely that there will be a return visit next year. Location, accommodation and locality all perfect.
Many thanks for your email. We all had a fantastic time at Lapwing Barns. A stunning house in a stunningly beautiful location. Everything we needed was there. Thanks again for advising us on things to do. We went to Wincle (fishing, brewery, pub lunch and ice cream!) and also the Poole Caves which were all excellent trips enjoyed by all. It exceeded our expectations. So much so it would be nice to book and come back next year.
Our extended family of 29 from ages 1 to 71, stayed at Lapwing Barns for the weekend and it far exceeded our expectations. The quality of the refurbishment was excellent and as good as the photos--everywhere clean and tidy. The beds were very comfortable with beautiful cotton sheets. Most bedrooms are en suite or at the most shared between 2 rooms.The kitchen was well equipped and the second oven and dishwasher useful. We had an amazing time, enjoying family meals where all of us could sit together at the huge dining table (something that was important for us but a lot of venues I checked out couldn't provide).The views from the garden were incredible and the whole place completely private. The lawned garden was used for family games and the drum BBQ coped perfectly with all the food needed for Sunday supper. The venue design and layout meant we could all be together at any time but could also enjoy private spaces with plenty of quiet corners with comfy seating to curl up in. I cannot recommend Lapwing Barns highly enough and more importantly Peak Venues who looked after us from initial booking through to the actual holiday. We will be booking again next year!
Just want to say what a lovely place Lapwing Barns was, would 100% go back there
We had a lovely weekend at Lapwing House, so thank you very much. The accommodation was great, really suited our needs and exceeded our expectations.
Thanks for a fantastic stay-the property was amazing and the view was incredible!
Hi Following our stay I would like to offer some feedback for Lapwing Barns. The communication prior to arrival was first class. Emails were always promptly replied to and all staff were extremely helpful. The accommodation was excellent. The standard of furnishings and amount of kitchen equipment was excellent and perfect for a large group. An issue with a TV was dealt with immediately and we were confident if any problems arose that they would be dealt with in the same way. The garden and outdoor area was well maintained and used everyday by the children. The provision of Christmas trees and lights was very much appreciated and it was a brilliant location for all the family to meet. Thank you very much for making our Christmas holiday and mums 60th birthday so pleasant, we hope to return in the future and would definitely recommend the venue and company to others in the future
We had an early family Christmas followed by a naming ceremony and the owners bent over backwards to make everything work for us. An amazing view with lovely cottages with everything we needed, even two big fridges which was brilliant and a well equipped kitchen. We all loved it with cows mooing and amazing hills and great friends and family. Thank you.
Hi Paul, thanks very much for a lovely venue and all the extras of cots, champagne flutes etc, very much appreciated. We had amazing sunshine for the ceremony so it was all perfect.
Hi Paul, We had an amazing time thank you! The place was perfect my husband had a great surprise birthday! You and the team really looked after us both in arrangements for lapwing barn & for the meal at the royal oak. We will do a review for you with pleasure.
Hi Paul, We all had a wonderful time at Lapwing. This is my second stay in your properties, (Cliff House last year), I will be in contact for a stay next year!!
Beautifully fitted out with plenty of kit for cooking, more than enough cutlery & crockery, lovely kitchen for a large group. All beautifully clean and well fitted out. We had a great weekend break with 9 adults and a teenager, plenty of space to allow everyone to chill out after long walks in the fabulous surroundings. Thanks, I will recommend your properties.
Thank you. We all had a wonderful time. The cottages were perfect and the pub dinner was delicious. Thank you again for making our stay with you so fantastic.
Just a quick note on behalf of all 16 of us who stayed at Lapwing house at the weekend. The house and adjoining cottages were absolutely spot on for all of us. We catered in the main house and it was brilliant to have such a well appointed kitchen which made catering for a large groups very easy. The scenery was fantastic and we were so lucky to see the crisp icy view from the house. We ate at the Royal Oak on Friday and this also was absolutely spot on and set us off on a good start to a fantastic weekend.
We arrived back from our lovely weekend in Lapwing house today. Thank you so much for your great service, the house was fab, large, clean, well placed, great outdoor space and really well equipped for a big group and the kids. All the toys were fab though, the kids loved the noisy stuff! Thank you so much for your flexibility in letting us leave the keys at the property, 30 mins to the pub there and back would’ve made our journey home a bit long! All in all a great weekend and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to friends and family.
We just wanted to email to say thank you very much for letting us stay at lapwing house. It was a brilliant week and ideal for what we were looking for. I think we were very lucky with the weather as well! We will definitely be recommending it to friends.
We would all just like to thank you for the great accommodation at lapwing barns it suited our group perfectly. I'm sure we'll be back again, possibly next year, as this was the second time we had stayed in one of your properties.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lapwing House and Barns. The property was spotless when we arrived and so well equipped for our large party of 16 (celebrating a 30th birthday) . The bottles of wine were a lovely touch as well and very much enjoyed. The garden and views are great and the house was huge (meaning the poor weather didn't affect our weekend too badly). The site is very secluded and we did not see another sole for the entire weekend which was perfect for us. Also the administration of our booking has been excellent. We would highly recommend the property and will definitely be staying again. Thank you.
Our party of 9 adults and 7 kids had a great time at Lapwing house and barns. Dealing with the owners was a pleasure and the complimentary wine was a nice touch. Even though the weather was lousy the kids had plenty of room to play together and our city dwelling friends still got a great view of the peaks and hopefully we’ll all be back again in the near future.
Hi Lapwing! We have just spent the most delightful weekend at Lapwing Barns. Really was a beautiful setting and amazing accommodation. So lovely that we are thing of booking again for next year!!
We had a lovely stay at Lapwing House. All the families in our party had a great stay at the house. The house is great - lovely interior and all the rooms were good sizes and very suitable for our party. (We did move the bed in the small double and bedside table in order to make space for the cot but the bedroom was fine for 2 adults and a toddler). The location is beautiful and the kids loved the garden and visiting the cows in the local farm! The house was definitely as nice as the website portrays and I would recommend it to friends and family. The kitchen/ dining area was perfect for the size of our party and we managed to make some big meals with the great oven! It was also good to have the kids plates and cutlery. The arrival at the House, via The Royal Oak went very smoothly and it was nice to be shown the house first. The wine was lovely- thank you. I'd also like to say that the booking process has been very smooth and I haven't had any difficulties in contacting yourselves. All my questions/queries were answered promptly. Thank you very much and we hope to return again.
Thanks so much for making our stay so pleasurable, the accommodation was great, suited our needs perfectly, and the pub is very good. We enjoyed the food greatly.
We had a very good week at Lapwing, thank you. I wrote some comments in the visitors' book. I would fully recommend this property to others
We had a wonderful time at Lapwing House & Barns. All of us loved the accommodation - features, fixtures, fittings, equipment, sustainable products, useful welcome guide, wine, & most importantly...location! We did some great walks (Luda Church, Chrome Hill & others) & enjoyed fantastic weather, which I can only assume is standard for the Peak District as it was my first visit. We also thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the Royal Oak, a real treat. Thank you once again for an excellent stay. Wil certainly be in touch if we plan to holiday in the area again.
Hi Paul Thanks so much for a lovely stay at your cottages. You personally were so helpful - in the initial booking, guiding my sister to Lapwing (!) and helping out with the heating on the Saturday. Also Rachel and Justin were lovely too. I am amazed you spent about 15 minutes on the phone talking my sister in to the cottages, so thank you so much. I will certainly keep your details for future celebrations.
Dear Paul, Now that we are all back at work our stay at Lapwing Barns seems a distant happy memory. We had a wonderful time and thank you so much. The house and barn were very comfortable and you seemed to have thought of everything for our comfort and enjoyment. The large drying room came in particularly handy with all the wet weather we had over New Year.
A bunch of friends travelled to the Peak District, all with dogs, for a mini break. The accommodation was great, exactly like the photographs (or I would say even better). Absolutely everything you would need for a large party of people, including a huge dining table. Beautifully equipped kitchen, with marble worktops and plenty of room for everybody. Some of us visited the pub owned by the same people, and I can honestly say the food was excellent and the service was great. The scenery was to die for and everybody and the dogs came back after long walkies, tired, but happy. A lovely find.
We very much enjoyed our stay at Lapwing Barns this last weekend: the houses are very comfortable and well equipped, and beautifully situated, and your staff helpful.
We had an amazing weekend, every one of the guys loved the accommodation and I am already looking to book a return visit with the partners invited this time! I look forward to returning to Lapwing again soon.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We thought the house was excellently equipped, particularly that marvellous kitchen; and it was nice to find tea, coffee and essentials on our arrival. The situation is really ideal with stunning views over the valley, within easy reach of all the sites we wanted to visit and convenient for shopping in Buxton. I would recommend it to any of my friends and you are welcome to use these comments as you wish. We are interested in coming back next year.
We had a joint 30th birthday at Lapwing and all agreed that the house and grounds were lovely and beyond our expectations. Great views and very peaceful. Well, the cows were noisy but we quite liked them. Myself and my now fiancee Jenny got engaged during our stay and the whole weekend couldn't have been more perfect. Luxury for the older ones, farm animals and trampolines for the younger. Absolutely great!
We all throroughly enjoyed the stay - a 40th to remember for me! The accomodation is absolutely fantastic, and the views are beautiful. Appreciate you organising the weather in the way you did too......I'm sure we'll use one of your properties again in the future. Lunch at the pub was also good news on Sunday.
We enjoyed our stay. Thank-you for the bottle of wine on arrival - nice touch. Highlights for us were spacious rooms, lovely kitchen (made cooking and dining a pleasure), great views over fields from front, use of wi-fi ,peace and quiet. Loved the ice-box on fridge!
We paid for the whole Cottages both Lapwing and the 2 smaller ones for a Hen party in May 2011, and loved the location. Fantastic views of the countryside, and some curious cows, despite the rainy drizzly weather which sadly meant we couldnt have a BBQ or sit outside on the benches. The main cottage lapwing is done up to a fantastic standard, very modern and spacious kitchen which managed to host a huge buffet and 18 people easily, loved the ice dispenser in the massive fridge, and the modern hobs. Garden and outside areas and trampolines would be great for kids. So big we didnt even use the lounges just sat in the kitchen the whole weekend! Bedrooms done to a great standard, main bedroom with en suite fantastic and bed was so comfy! Even complimentary bottle of wine in each cottage.
We had a brilliant weekend at Ash Barn. Thank you! What a lovely place and what a view! Hope to visit you again soon.
Just thought i'd drop you a quick email to say thank you so much for a great weekend everyone really enjoyed it.. apart from the weather on the saturday everything went to plan. Once again thank you so so much.. We all agreed when we will left that we would have to do it again later on in the year.. so you'll probably hear from me again sometime this year Best regards
Our stay at Lapwing over New Year was fantastic – thank you
During November my husband and I with six friends stayed at Lapwing House. November might not be a favourite time for some people to be away but the weather was pleasant. If it’s too cold then curl up in front of the fire with a good book. We had a wonderful time. Lapwing is beautifully furnished to a very high standard 10/10. The kitchen was extremely well equipped included American style fridge and a dishwasher; I was even able to bake bread in the luxury double oven. If the weather is not on your side – don’t worry there is even a utility with washing machine for muddy clothes. We organised a Tesco delivery to Lapwing which took the pressure off our journey. Lapwing is surrounded by beautiful scenery in a rural location; however just up drive you are back on a well serviced road, being just a few miles from Buxton, and a stone’s throw from the picturesque village of Longnor. Don’t feel like cooking? We recommend The Royal Oak Pub nr Hurdlow – delicious food with a tempting menu, huge portions and a good selection of Beer, larger and wine. In summary Lapwing House is an extremely spacious house, furnished to a high standard. We would highly recommend it to all types of parties. For us it was a chance to relax in beautiful surroundings, in luxury with good food, comfortable beds, cosy living spaces, in a quiet location surrounded by plenty of walking opportunities, but with also close access to many delights of the south west part of the peak district. Just as a special note – for those of you who enjoy the comforts of technology you will find Wi-Fi, Sky TV , DVDs, CD & Radio. Thank you Lapwing for a lovely break you made us feel right at home, everyone who we spoke to and met in regards to our booking where friendly and efficient with excellent knowledge of the surrounding area and the accommodation they offer – we will be sure to return
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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!
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
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
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
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.
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):
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).
The Cow Shed
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.