Lapwing Barns

Sleeps 30

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

Home Features

  • 13 super bedrooms
  • 10 beautiful bathrooms/ en suites
  • 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.
  • 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 annexe (within 10 metres or so from the main building). 

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.)

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, dart board and TV.

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. 

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.

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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 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!

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 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. 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, 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.

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
  • 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
  • Wifi

Useful Information

  • 3 x high chairs (if requested)
  • 3 x Travel Cots
  • 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 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. 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, dart board, TV with free sat and docking station.
  • Extra tall fridge in entrance hall to 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 Kettle
  • 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

House Rules

  • Standard check in time is 4pm and check out is 10am
  • Please remove any dirty or high heeled shoes on entry
  • Please do not bring any candles or tea lights 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


    • There is parking for 15 cars on the gravelled areas only, please do not park on the grass

    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
    • BBQ - charcoal - half oil drum style, available between the 1st April and 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment

    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 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, but no coverage in the games room


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