A deceptively spacious three bedroomed converted cattle barn in Great Longstone. Shippon Barn is perfect for walkers, cyclists, country lovers and families in a lovely village location. Sleeps up to 6 guests. (Can sleep 8 with use of the sofa bed at an extra cost)
Upstairs, you will find two double sized bedrooms both with kings size beds that can be requested to be double or twins. In the third bedroom, there is a full size set of bunk beds.
One of the double bedrooms has an en suite shower room and there is a modern family bathroom with a bath and shower over. Downstairs in the snug and the lounge there is one sofa bed that can be converted for sleeping for up to two additional guests (additional charge will apply).
Enjoy cooking in the dining kitchen which is well stocked, with all the equipment needed for a self-catered holiday. There is a kitchen table that seats 4 - 6 guests.
The spacious dining room with beamed ceilings and extendable table gives you plenty of space. Alternatively, take yourselves off to one of the local village gastro pubs for a delicious meal within an easy very short walk.
Just off the kitchen is a downstairs wc/cloak room and a boot room/utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and extra drinks fridge.
A beautiful beamed spacious sitting room warmly greets you with a log-burning stove set within a impressive fireplace surrounded by soft sofa seating. Off the living room and down a couple of stone steps is extra soft seating in the cosy snug with view of the garden and beyond.
The sitting room has a 48 inch TV and DVD player with free sat and another TV is in one of the double bedrooms.
Situated right in the heart of Great Longstone, you can park up, enjoy rural village life, climb the surrounding hills and stroll the nearby dales -a hill-walker’s dream!
Great Longstone lies under the dramatic ridge of Longstone Edge (do not miss this view!) and is just two miles from the popular market town of Bakewell. Shippon Barns is nestled down a country lane in the heart of this attractive limestone village and is located near to the beautiful church and Church Lane Farm.
Step outside the back door you can immediately enjoy views of the village and field beyond. There is a patio area which has a set of garden furniture and BBQ facilities, available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment.
Offering a fully enclosed walled back garden with gate access for parking cars.
Private parking for 2/3 cars.
Providing wonderful village accommodation, within a couple of minutes you can walk from Shippon Barn to a selection of heart-warming country pubs The Crispin, The White Lion and a little further, in Little Longstone The Pack Horse. You will also find ‘Sally B’s’, the tiny village store which is brimming with essentials and local produce. A couple of steps away on the opposite side of the lane, you can buy fresh milk, handmade yogurt and eggs from Church Lane Farm - open 24 hours with an honesty box!
One of the best features of this location is you are only a few minutes bike ride from the Monsal Trail - for unbeatable famous views of the viaduct at Monsal Head.
Shippon Barn makes a great base for visiting the most amazing of Peak District treats for you to enjoy - the ancient market town of Bakewell, Chatsworth House (10 minutes drive), Haddon Hall (10 minutes drive), historic spa town of Buxton (15 minutes drive) to name just a few.
Church Lane, great Longstone, Derbyshire, DE45 1TB
Approx GPS coordinates of the property are: 53.242846, -1.701095
The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Shippon Barn. Verbatim.
Beautiful peaceful home in a lovely easy location. Good pubs in village and enjoyed the Packhorse at Little Longstone and the Bulls Head at Ashford. Perfect base for a cosy family weekend. Property large clean and very beautiful.
Beautiful cottage in a great location, ideal for discovering the peak district. Cottage is stunning and would certainly return.
A fabulously presented house, clean everything you need and the village was perfect for our family stay. The dog was also made to feel as welcome as us 🥰
Fantastic weekend. The house is amazing. Couldn’t have asked for better! xx
Shippon Barn is a beautiful house with lovely interiors. Comfy beds and sofas, a cosy and quaint retreat. Idyllic location, 1 minute walk from the pub which serves great food. Home from home, we’ll be back - thank you!
We had a fabulous few days at the cottage was beautiful well equipped- they thought of everything! Lovely touches & very clean.
Wonderful stay . Cottage was just amazing. Thank you so much for helping to sort out our vehicle problems on Friday night. Will definitely return .
We had a lovely stay in Shippon barn, would definitely recommend it!
Fantastic cottage, we had a fabulous stay, didn't want to leave! Beautifully appointed property with everything you need in a great location for exploring the local area. Highly recommend.
First thing I thought upon arriving is how the photos don't do the size of the place justice - the sitting room especially is HUGE. Wonderfully converted and easy to use - a lovely welcome pack of lots of local treats which set us up. The showers were great and the beds comfortable and warm - one of our party actually said she'd pay just for the shower! Communication with Thomas was easy and he saved the day after 4 inches of snow fell and 4 of our party got their cars iced in down the drive! Stunning walks in the area and highly recommend the local pub who let us get a takeaway. We wanted a weekend of games and wine in front of the fire and that's exactly what we got - a wonderful weekend getaway. We'd definitely come again. Thank you to Thomas again.
The cottage was lovely and we enjoyed our week's stay
This is our 4th stay at 'Shippon Barn' and it will definitely not be our last (already booked) for next year!! We absolutely love it here, the barn, the area, the people and most definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to explore the Peaks. Until next time!
What can I say! Another amazing stay. We stayed last year for 5 days and had to do a full week this year. Before we came I was looking elsewhere for our holiday. But within 5 minutes of being here it felt like home all over again. We will be back next year again. We did the steam train at Matlock and Guillivers Kingdom this year - all within a 30 min drive. We ate at The Manners in Bakewell, great food and as usual our last night we ate at The Devonshire Arms at Beeley - fabulous food! The boys and the dog made the most of playing in the garden and at the playground and playing fields. Thankyou for another wonderful holiday!
Fabulous house with everything we could possibly need. The welcome tray was a lovely surprise and very welcome! A great location to explore the Peak District. We enjoyed: Quarry Bank Mill, Crich Tramway Museum, Buxton, Bakewell, Ashbourne, Hartington, Mam Tor, Castleton (caverns), Cycling, Thornbridge Hall and of course the many pubs! We would love to come back to Derbyshire. xxx
This is an amazing cottage in an amazing area. The gift bag was very kind of you but it was nothing compared to the house itself. It was very spacious and welcoming. We would definitely recommend Shippon Barn to our friends and family. Thanks for letting us stay
Just to say that we loved our time at Shippon Barn. It’s a lovely property and hopefully we’ll get the chance to go back some day. Thanks also to you folks at Peak Venues – great communication; couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you.
What an awesome cottage! The descriptions on the website do not do it justice as it far exceeded our expectations and we feel so privileged to have stayed here. Great Longstone is an amazing place to explore the wonderful Peak District. We hope to come back someday soon. Thank you for a wonderful holiday and the goodies which were a pleasant surprise.
Such a lovely cottage and garden to stay in. Loved making friends with the big white cow and her calf. Would love to come again x
Another fantastic stay in this lovely house. Weather superb, lots of walking and cycling and sitting out at night.
A wonderful six weeks in a very beautiful barn and village. Thank you so much for all the care we have received. All the family have visited and the dining table has seen many celebrations. We have begun to explore the many footpaths leading out of the village. Many more to go! We love the farm and Cox family and have rebooked for the next two years!
We have had a wonderful stay in this lovely cottage in this beautiful friendly village. Lots of lovely walks with amazing views, very dog friendly. Thank you so much for the welcome tray and thank you Tom and Dan (also your Aunt and Uncle with help for a vet.) We hope to return.
Fabulous stay in beautiful accommodation. Thanks for the very welcome, welcome treats! We'll definitely be back
Yet another fantastic week here! We had an absolutely wonderful time. Even the weather was kind! Lots of lovely walks straight from the door. Thank you!
Another perfect stay at Shippon. Thanks for the goodies on arrival. Could not be improved upon.
Amazing accommodation, love the welcome treats, classy, hope to come soon when we get back to normal!
A fantastic weekend, what a beautiful place. Thank you for all the goodies Tom. Thank you for a wonderful time.
Absolutely lovely accommodation in an ideal village. Could not have a better location to visit the various sights of the Peaks. Brilliant weather giving us the perfect weekend.
My wife and I stayed at the cottage for 4 nights. We were impressed from the very first moment we arrived. The cleanliness, décor, facilities - even the smell, were spot on. We were very sorry to have to leave and will definitely return to this wonderful location. We recommend taking a walk up along Moor Road where you can look our across this beautiful valley and finish the walk with a pint in the Crispin.”
We've all had a wonderful time in this gorgeous cosy cottage. Its been a real treat to be so close to so many beautiful locations. We will definitely be back. Thank you!
Beautiful accommodation. Everything you could possible need is provided. Lovely and clean in a lovely village with good pubs!!
Beautifully renovated barn in a lovely village. Great walks. Would recommend and definitely coming back. Thank you!
Absolutely fantastic break. So comfortable and restful. Stunning walks from the doorstep. There's a free loop around the Chatsworth estate that's magical. Everything we needed for a perfect birthday stay. We will be back!
What a wonderful holiday! The cottage is perfect. It had everything we needed especially with two toddlers running around. Tom made sure we had everything needed and even let the boys check out the tractor and baby cows. Booking again for next year!
Perfect house, perfect village. Thank you
Beautiful cottage for the real Peak District experience. Hope to be back soon :)
Amazing place to stay, comfortable beds. Spotlessly clean, peaceful and after Covid pubs will be back to normal.
“Fantastic cottage, sparkling clean and the decor is highly tasteful with lovely little touches. I was sad to leave and its left me wanting a stone cottage in the countryside:(”
We had a lovely weekend meeting up with old friends in Shippon Barn. The Barn is beautifully appointed, wonderfully laid out and is lovely and warm. We've stayed on both Shippon Barn and Top Shippon and they are both fantastic. The White Lion at the bottom of the road does great takeaway pizza if you want some quick food! Thank you for everything.
It was wonderful, all 6 of us had a fantastic time
Thank you for a brilliant stay. We couldn't fault a thing if we tried!! Has everything we need and more, will definitely recommend and be back in the future. Thank you very much and Happy New Year to you.
“Really good house - we were a group of 7 and there was lots of space, well equipped kitchen and nice enclosed garden at the back. Good walks from the house.”
Thank you for a fantastic stay in your beautiful cottage! We have thoroughly enjoyed every minute, literally home from home. Christmas is important to us so going away is always a gamble but we certainly weren't disappointed. A perfect Christmas had by all! Thank you
Thank you. We had a wonderful time
We enjoyed playing hide and seek and lots of other games in this big house x
We've had a lovely time here. It's a beautifully presented property with masses of kitchen equipment!! Self catering wasn't a problem - though we had an excellent meal at The White Lion on Sunday. After torrential rain in Buxton en route, we were able to dodge a snow shower and further rain as we walked around the area to Bakewell. A brewery tour at Thornbridge was interesting - beers varied.......table football added to our enjoyment! The nondrinker was the one that fell into the taxi to return! Thank you for providing this venue. As I've just just spotted a previous visitor also suggested that a 'Manual' may be of use, otherwise splendid.
“We loved our stay at Shippon Barn. It's a lovely and cosy place to stay in a friendly village. There were lots of nice little touches throughout the house. Having a Christmas tree there was a really nice idea!”
A beautiful place to stay and enjoy quality family time. Lovely and cosy and the beds are so comfortable. We had everything we needed to make our stay so perfect. Thank you!
What a brilliant weekend we've had. Thank you so much for the gorgeous space & all of your communication. We will definitely be back.
Another great stay at Shippon. We don't want to leave! Thank you.
Shippon & Top Shippon Barns - A perfect venue for our Hen Party celebrations. Such a beautifully furnished property, very clean and comfortable - beds were so comfy with lovely bedding. We had a wonderful time. Thank you!
Had a wonderful few days in a great place, good local pubs!!
We've had a lovely couple of days in your beautiful cottage. Great day walking from here to Millers Dale and tea at The Packhorse. Perfect rainy day Sunday for Haddon Hall. Thank you!
We have had a lovely time relaxing in such a beautiful barn conversion. Fabulous walks in the surrounding area. We had a wonderful drive through Edale to Mam Tor, with absolutely breathtaking views! We will certainly recommend Shippon Barn to our family & friends. Many thanks to Tom & Emma for providing such a wonderful place to stay.
We had an amazing stay in a beautiful place. Great facilities for children too
Our group had a very pleasurable stay at Shippon Barn last weekend. Everything as described if not better!
We thought the standard of furnishings and decor was exceptional and so beautifully clean. Sofas & beds were very comfortable. We very much enjoyed our stay. We met the owner, Mr Cox who was an extremely nice man!!
Thank you. We had a lovely time - lovely cottage, great location.
WOW!..... What an amazing cottage, very beautiful. Had a fantastic weekend celebrating my 50th birthday with my girlfriends. Very spacious and luxurious, loved the little food gifts and the beds were so comfortable. Would recommend it to all my friends and family. Beautiful village location, one to remember!!
We've had an excellent time here - if only we could have stayed for longer. We will return to do more exploring of the Peak District. The yogurt from the farm shop opposite is the best that we have ever had!!
Wow.....! A real home from home. What a lovely well kept property in a beautiful village location. We rented both properties next door to each other for the family and it has been super for entertaining 8 adults and 5 children. A really nice pub in the village serving great food. Would stay again without hesitation. Thank you for a lovely stay.
We had a lovely stay at Shippon Barn and Top Shippon. Cottages were well equipped with all the basic items. Location has been superb, great distance from the places we visited (Padley Gorge, Thor's Cave, Monsal Head and Lumsdale Falls). We would love to come back soon.
Wonderful! Superb cottage - fresh clean & full of character in a gorgeous village. Fab weather and so much to do. Who needs overseas holidays?!
We had a lovely few days, barn had everything we needed.
Had a lovely stay, the house is made to a great standard, everything you need, lovely area, lots of interesting places, more time needed. Bakewell the favourite and 'The Manners' pub has hanging kebabs to die for! Thank you.
Lovely, lovely cottage and delightful village - milk and eggs across the road made it feel very rural. Plus two pubs, what could be better!!
We all had a wonderful stay. The house is so beautiful and we all had a really relaxing time. Thanks for the Bakewell tart and complimentary bits & bobs - that was a nice touch! Nothing bad to say, perfect!
We were a bit concerned this place was a little too nice for us. Lovely house perfect for our weekend of good friends, food and fun. Highly recommended location and hosts.
Superb service from booking to leaving the property .
Thank you for our fabulous stay in your cottage. Everything 1st class, we will be returning. (Leaving feeling refreshed).
We came to celebrate my 40th birthday and I don't think we could have chosen anywhere better - the cottage is perfect, the village a delight and surrounding of the white peak exactly was you'd expect. Although we didn't stray too far, the Pointing Dog & Duck in Bakewell is good. If you fancy somewhere a bit more formal the White Lion is definitely worth a trip for Sunday lunch and Hobbs at Monsal Head (15 mins easy walk!) All in all a great long weekend, thank you for the lovely touches to make the escape even more memorable.
Thank you for your wonderful stay in Shippon Barn. I could happily stay longer! We can for my Dad's 40th birthday and he really enjoyed it too! We all really liked the house and said we wanted to live here (if we could)! Thank you for a great stay. P.S. We thought the bunk beds were really comfy!
Thank you! We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend here in beautiful Shippon Barn. A highlight was the walk from Monsal Head to Ashford along the river. A lovely comfortable cottage in a spectacular location.
What a lovely cottage - so comfortable and very well furnished. Thoughtfully done and a wonderful location. Very highly recommended.
Thank you Tom and all for hosting us at our beautiful barn in a lovely Peaks village. We had a great time covering as much of the local terrain as time allowed. Thank you too for the thoughtful milk, eggs, yoghurt to get us started, and especially for the much enjoyed tip to drive up to Longstone Edge for the sunset!
This has been a perfect week in a perfect place: we've thoroughly enjoyed exploring the local area with some lovely walking on the Monsal Trail, Lathkill Dale, Froggatt Edge to name a few. Thank you for the special touches - milk, eggs, yoghurt, Bakewell pudding...it's very kind! It's also been fun playing footie in the garden, though we've had to rescue to ball a few times! I expect we'll be back to this beautiful, well-appointed cottage.
What a lovely cottage! We've had a wonderful weekend - thanks so much. We'll be back.
Thanks so much for such a lovely weekend. The house is fantastic. We have been so lucky with the weather too. Really enjoyed the garden and two great walks and cycles along the Monsal Trail. Thanks again!
Fantastic cottage, couldn't have asked for a better location! Hope to return soon!
Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely barn. We had a great time. We loved the little touches! We all felt very much at home here and we would definitely recommend it to friends and family. Thank you so much! We had so much fun playing football outside early evening! It was really nice to spend time with our family!
We love the house...lots of space and level of comfort, felt like a luxurious treat! Very well appointed, warm & in a beautiful location. Many thanks for your attention to detail and care.
Had a wonderful say in a wonderful barn. There is everything you need for such a relaxing stay especially the log fire. All the beds are so comfortable and so is all the bedding. Would love to come again, thank you for a lovely Easter '18.
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Bakewell is the largest town within the Peak District National Park and is a hub of activity. Market day is on a Monday and as well as a large range of stalls there is also an agricultural market which is definitely worth a look around as it offers a great insight todays farming community. The town also hosts a craft and gift fair every weekend in Brigade town hall. The Bakewell Old House Museum occupies one of the oldest buildings in Bakewell and dates back to 1543, it provides a fascinating glimpse into the towns past and is very interesting and informative with lots to appeal to all ages.Obviously no trip to Bakewell would be complete without sampling an original Bakewell pudding. The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop claims to have the old the original recipe and still makes the puddings by hand from the secret recipe.
Click here for a link to further information on Bakewell.
With the Monsal Trail so close by it would be rude not to take the opportunity to cycle/walk along this old Midland Railway line which runs from Bakewell right up to Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale. The trail offers 8.5 miles of traffic free and mud free cycling/walking and with the recently reopened tunnels offers one of the most spectacular leisure routes in Britain for cycling, walking and horse riding. The nearest cycle hire is at Hassop station which is great place to stop for a bite to eat or for a coffee and nice piece of homemade cake! There is also a lovely little gift shop and book shop and a children’s play area. If walking it also worth leaving the trail and dropping down in to Monsal Dale itself to enjoy walking along down by the river.
This award winning brewery is just down the road from the property and for any real ale lover taking a tour of this state-of-the art brewery is not to be missed. Tours take place very Wednesday and Friday at 3pm, booking is advisable. Also if you are lucky enough to be staying with us in the last week of the month, the brewery holds two socials on the last Wednesday (5-9pm) and the last Saturday (12-8pm) of each month. They generally have a range of 10 cask and keg Thornbridge beers, including Thornbridge favourites and also some of their rarer beers. They also run brewery tours on these socials at 6 and 7pm on the Wednesday and 3 and 5pm on the Saturday, again booking is advisable.
Click here for a link to Thornbridge Brewery.
No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth House. At Chatsworth there is something to do for every member of the family. The Farmyard and Adventure playground is a brilliant day out for children of all ages - with animal handling, milking demonstrations and daily activities, plus a woodland adventure playground with slides, trampolines and more!Then there is obviously the house itself, steeped with history it’s one of Britain’s greatest stately homes and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The gardens are equally as impressive as the house, over 100 acres and as well and the beautiful flowers and plants, there are giant water features and sculptures dotted around. Again suitable for all the family, 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.
Baslow, Curbar and Froggatt Edges are only a short drive away and offer a spectacular walking route where you can view both the Dark and White Peaks. These three gritstone edges are part an almost continuous line of cliffs running from Stanage Edge down to Birchen Edge at the southern end. These Edges once famous for millstones, are now known as great places to rock climb. There over 200 rock-climbing routes on Curbar Edge alone, making the edges a mecca for walkers and climbers alike. For walkers Baslow Edge also offers interesting features including a memorial to the Duke of Wellington, a giant rock called the Eagle Stone which in years gone by the young men of Baslow used it to show off their prowess and fitness for marriage by climbing to the top and even some resident Highland cows.There are many different routes, some circular, some linear around the edges and also different staring/finishing points. A nice circular route which also includes walking along the river Derwent can be viewed by clicking here.
A basic weekend supply of the following (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).
Wi-Fi is provided free of charge, however, as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there may be intermittent signal out of our control. We also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee Wi-Fi if there are technical issues in the area.