Brimming with character and original features, this unique barn conversion is situated at Hurdlow Grange. With 3 double bedrooms, this property is fantastic for walking groups, families and groups of couples wanting a break away in the picturesque Peak District. Walking distance to 2 fabulous pubs.
Bat's Belfry has a unique layout with ground floor bedrooms, giving you one large open space on the first floor of the property perfect for socialising.
The bedroom layout is as follows (all ground floor):
Bedroom 1 - Twin or double bed with use of shared bathroom
Bedroom 2 - Fixed double bed with use of shared bathroom
Bedroom 3 - Twin or double bed with ensuite bathroom
For further details of the property layout please click here
Due to the alternative layout, Bat's Belfry boasts an impressive social/dining area taking advantage of the expansive views wrapping around Hurdlow Grange. The second floor of the property is a large open-plan space bursting with character that comprises of oak floors, granite worktop, original King Post trusses and exposed oak beams.
The modern style, light cream kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering and there is plenty of crockery, glassware and pans. There is a large dining table seating up to 14 guests should you wish to hire along with another property at Hurdlow Grange. There is also a breakfast bar with stools which is ideal for those wanting company whilst they cook.
To the opposite end there is a lounge area complete with large sofas, a rustic coffee table perfect for group board games and a TV.
Bat's Belfry has a patio area to the front of the property with a BBQ which is available for use from the 01st April through to 31st October. There is picnic bench seating for 6 and there is also a small lawned area.
Communal Games Room for the whole site - includes a Table tennis Table and Table Football.
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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
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Bat's Belfry is just one of the barns situated around a rural courtyard setting with four other properties collectively making up 'Hurdlow Grange'. This idyllic dwelling occupies the Derbyshire hamlet of Hurdlow which is encircled by unobstructed views of sweeping fields and the rolling hills of the Peak District.
From Hurdlow Grange you have great access to the popular High Peak & Tissington trails, on which you can walk or cycle to your heart's content all the way to Ashbourne. There is conveniently a cycle hire along the trail at Parsley Hay if you don't fancy bringing along your own or if you would like to try something different such as a tandem! (Parsley Hay does shut for Winter from 01st Nov until February)
Buxton is just a 10 minute drive from Hurdlow, here you will find ample eateries and activities for all kinds of groups and ages including GoApe! A 10 minute drive another direction you can visit the pretty market town of Bakewell where you can enjoy experiencing local produce including the Bakewell Pudding! Chatsworth is in easy reach too.
Bat's Belfry is within easy walkable (0.8 miles) reach of our country pub The Royal Oak at Hurdlow which boasts an expansive menu of home-cooked food.
You can also walk over the fields from Hurdlow Grange to our pub and pizzeria at The Bull I Thorn. It is the perfect place to stop off for a homemade wood fired pizza with fresh dough made daily by our Italian chef, tasty burgers and classic British pub meals are amongst the offerings 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. Kids, large groups, muddy boots and dogs are all welcome! Both pubs allows dogs, kids, muddy boots and welcome large groups.
Hurdlow,Nr Buxton,Derbyshire,SK17 9QN
Approx GPS coordinates of the property are:53.197137, -1.826158
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The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Bat's Belfry. Verbatim.
We had a perfect stay at Bats Belfry!
Family of 5, children aged 8, 10 & 13. We stayed for 3 nights. Lovely, warm, clean, cosy accommodation. Enough space for us all, with all the utensils and amenities we needed. We visited Roaches, Poole's Cavern and walked 10 miles round Upper Derwant Valley. We ate at Rajas in Bakewell and visited the Royal Oak pub, which went down well with the kids as did the cocktails for us! We had a lovely comfortable trip!
Amazing long weekend in Bats Belfy, the house is extremely well stocked with everything you need & is a great location for hiking nearby. Beautiful location with great outdoor space. Dog friendly, although we did have to block off the gaps in the walls as no gates on them. Would highly recommend.
A lovely stay. Thank you
This was a clean and well-presented property. The surroundings are lovely with lots of local gems to visit nearby. There is a small garden area out the front of the property, which will be overlooked by the other properties on the site but this was T a problem for us. There’s also a BBQ provided for each property in the garden areas as well. We would definitely return.
We had a fabulous time. Thank you. The properties were perfect for our needs. Everything was comfortable, beautifully organised and very well equipped. We appreciated all the clarity and efficiency of your organisation.
The accommodation was perfect for us. We really appreciated the extra dining space for the larger group occupying 2 cottages (family birthday gathering) though it would have been helpful to have a few extra seats available (folding chairs or stools)for the table. Not a big problem for us as with the glorious weather we were able to be out doors most of the time. The cottage was comfortable, clean and well equipped and the location superb. We really appreciated the admin and communication beforehand, too - letting us know what was available in the cottages and also the configuration of the bedrooms. We had a fabulous weekend and would love to have stayed longer
I can highly recommend The Bats Belfry enough, we had a great experience. Communication was excellent, check in smooth and the accommodation was exactly as stated and exceptionally clean. Everything we needed for a great few days was catered for. We had a fab time and would love to stay again.
Thank you for your email. We had a wonderful few days at Hurdlow Grange to celebrate my husband’s 80th birthday. The 2 houses allowed our family to gather together for the occasion which made it very special. (It was a great advantage to have the extra dining space in Bat’s Belfy) We also thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the Royal Oak. Of course, the glorious weather was a big bonus and Derbyshire was looking its absolute best… we were sad to leave the beautiful surroundings on Sunday.
Lovely and relaxing getaway in the countryside. Spacious for a family. We had a great time!
Great place for a long weekend with our friends and doggy’s. Lots of amazing walks nearby. The Airbnb was well equipped, as described and overall spot on!
We had a lovely, relaxing time at Bats Belfry. The children (14,11,8) enjoyed the games room; the pub was excellent and the rooms were cosy and comfortable. Thank you for a lovely stay.
We were all very impressed with the properties and area.
We had a lovely stay at Bats Belfry last weekend and enjoyed your recommendation of a meal at The Royal Oak. It was a perfect halfway point for us to meet our son who lives in Newcastle, so we would definitely like to visit again!
We had a wonderful long 40th birthday weekend at Bat’s Belfry. The space was clean, tidy and incredibly cosy. Great walks from the doorstep and plenty to do within driving distance. Loved the Royal Oak’s service and food and bought some great meat from Tagg Lane Dairy.
We had a great few days, the living space was great, the pub down the road was really nice, and it was a good location from which to explore the Peak District
Great stay with friends, clean and spacious venue! Not too far from the pub!
The property was well heated with lots of hot water. We enjoyed our stay - very comfortable.
Great venue. Beautiful scenery, perfect location for a group getaway! had all amenities you will need. Would highly recommend.
Thank you. It’s such a lovely place we really enjoyed it
Definitely recommend! Excellent professional operation - our entire group thought it was good value and were impressed.
Great location and really well thought out accommodation. And the pub down the lane is great and a 20 min walk.
Great location, it was lovely being able to walk from the door. And a fantastic, friendly pub walking distance away too. Perfect for our family catch up! Thanks so much for a lovely weekend and your helpful communication.
We absolutely loved it here. Very well furnished and presented. Great location- near Alton Towers and the Peak District. Would definitely stay here again. Thank you
We enjoyed our stay at Peak Venues, the communication prior to our arrival was excellent and the barn had been set up as we requested in the room styles and a high chair left as requested. The kitchen was well equipped for our stay. Couple of things that could have improved our stay: access to a hoover and the option to have a stair gate with a toddler due to upside down living arrangements. Overall, an enjoyable stay.
Great location for lots of walks on the door step, also lots of walks a short drive away. It's well worth visiting Bakewell. We went to lots of local pubs. The place was really clean and tidy, a cosy homely setting with the living upstairs and the bedrooms downstairs. Lots of kitchen ware as well and lots of space. Also being dog friendly was a big plus for us. Lovely quiet area off the beaten track.
We returned from our stay at Bat’s Belfry yesterday. We had a fabulous time - thank you! The accommodation was spotlessly clean and had everything we could possibly need for our stay. The location was perfect for a visit to Chatsworth and for a starry night viewing for my son with his telescope. All boxes ticked!
Really nice place. Pristine upon arrival, great social space upstairs, and rooms were comfortable
A great location. Highly recommended.
A perfectly appointed house in a fantastic location. Clean and great for groups and families, we really enjoyed our stay here. “Thanks for a great stay. We thought it was a great property and fab location.
Just wanted to send an email to say thank you so much for providing such a great service at Hurdlow Grange - the accommodation was absolutely perfect - completely spotless and everything we could imagine needing was provided. The team have been brilliant at communication from point of booking, often replying immediately! We have all been really impressed and everyone has said they would love to return.
Lovely venue in a great location. Great place to stay
Lovely house in a quiet location but a short drive from lots of activities. Pub was closed but looks nice and only a 15 min walk . Plan another trip when the pub is open. Thank you for a great stay the property is lovely and the upstairs space is a great family space.
Photos do not do the house justice, the open plan kitchen/diner/lounge was great, perfect location for walking and only a short drive to Bakewell and Buxton. Fantastic value for money and great communication from the host.
This house is lovely! So cosy and warm for a cold winter break. Would highly recommend.
Bats belfry was amazing. Well equipped, comfy and had everything u could need. we'll worth it. Great location. definitely recommend
Lovely place in a great location, with plenty of walking/cycling country and other activities nearby, and a good pub within walking distance. Thanks for a good stay!
I stayed here recently with my girlfriend, toddler, my mum and her partner, we also brought our dogs with us too. The location was stunning, so quiet and although it's not in the middle of nowhere, it felt like it which was amazing, The accommodation was very nice too with gigantic beds, the kitchen was very well equipped which is a rarity these days but very welcome. The Royal Oak down the road (15-20 min walk) is a great pub and the food is great too. Only a couple of minor complaints are. It's great the venue allow dogs but despite having a lovely little garden, there are no gates, so we could never let the dogs out alone and with a toddler, we had to keep chasing him around as he could have easily got out too. As I say these are just minor issues, but I felt like mentioning it because it would have made the stay even more relaxing than it already was. I would definitely stay again and would recommend it to friends.
Great location for a Peak District stay, very close to Bakewell and Buxton and in a quiet area which a brilliant pub down the road (Royal Oak Hurdlow). Good views from the upstairs windows and everything we needed was there for a family 6 person stay for the weekend. Very good communication and easy contactless check in/out.
Great location, easy parking, easy access to lots of activities in the peaks, including being less than 2 miles from the bike hire on the Tissington Trail. Kitchen was well equipped and top floor living space was exceptional. Thanks!!
Bats Belfry was a great holiday stay for our family - the property is definitely out in the countryside but that makes the appeal even more enticing if you want a break in the peaks. Towns were all a short drive and the local pub at the end of the road is fantastic. Communication with peak venues was great too if we needed anything
“Excellent location for cycling and walking the Tissington / Monsal trails. Clean, well thought out accommodation with ample parking and views.”
Beautiful house with a great sociable lay out. beautiful surroundings and lovely pub 15 min walk away
“beautiful apartments in idyllic countryside location.”
Hurdlow Grange is very pleasant to stay in. The house is in very good repair, very clean and comfortable.. The kitchen is large and well appointed and all appliances were clean and worked well. The pub 'The Royal Oak' nearby is within walking distance and there are lovely walks to be had from the house. The trig point nearby is a nice walk and the climb up gives fabulous views. We really enjoyed our stay and would go again.”
“Lovely house with very comfy beds. Kitchen /dining space is great for groups. It’s down a quiet country lane with nice views.”
“A great stay here for a few nights- very accommodating with a dog, and was the perfect base to stay in the Peak District! Everything is only20-30mins away and a great pub down the road!”
Great place to stay to explore the Peak District! The property was clean with nice furnishings etc.
Lovely base for walking and visiting Bakewell and Buxton we very much enjoyed our stay.
Highly recommend this converted barn ..Fabulous spot, immaculate, and cosy, great hosts and attention to detail. also appreciated the chat with one of the owners - interesting story of the Peak Venues Journey!
“Great location, stunning countryside and great accommodation - spotless, spacious and practical. We have three young children, our eldest is eight and this space was perfect for them. Would recommend for a young family.”
We had a wonderful week at Bats Belfry in Hurdlow Grange. It’s a spotless, modern and comfortable barn conversion situated in the most breathtaking views. Although it’s quite a remote location it’s the perfect position to see all the main sites in the Peak District. We will be back!”
Comfortable, clean property with everything you could need. A good base from which to explore the beautiful area. Host was informative and helpful.
“Great place to stay in a lovely spot. Easy walk to trails and lovely pub at the end of the road. Accommodating hosts”
“Me and my family had a wonderful stay, the barn was perfect for 6 people and was spotlessly clean with everything you need for your stay. We enjoyed some great walks in the local area and a delicious meal in the pub down the road. Would highly recommend the area and the accommodation.”
“Great location and bright, modern and warm space for a lovely weekend among friends - we had a fantastic time exploring the Peak District!”
Hi Peak Venues Team, Thanks for a lovely stay at Hurdlow Grange recently - it was perfect & met our group's needs really well.
A great place for walking, cycling, eating and relaxing
I would just like to thank you for an absolutely fantastic weekend at Hurdlow Grange enjoyed by all my family. The properties are so lovely, the location is fantastic with the pub in walking distance and Buxton close by.
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As our award winning pub is only 0.8 mile stroll down the lane, it would be rude not to pop in and sample the extensive menu and try the various local beers on offer. Reservations are recommended, please call 01298 83288.
For further information please visit the Royal Oak website.
With the Tissington and High Peak Trails close by you can walk for miles along these old railway lines. Both trails meet at Parsley Hay, the Tissington Trail runs along a 13 mile route from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay, while the High Peak Trail is 17.5 miles longroute from the High Peak junction near Cromford to Dowlow. Surrounded by beautiful countryside the traffic-free trail is ideal for horse riders, cyclists and walkers of all abilities. It is also suitable for wheel chairs and pushchairs along the flat sections and the trail is mainly mud free which is quite rare in the Peak District. To find the nearest access turn left out of Hurdlow Grange and walk up the lane for ½ mile and you will come to a track clearly marked on you right, follow this until you reach the beginning of the trail on the right hand side. The nearest bike hire can be found at Parsley Hay which is 2.5 miles away and is at the junction of the High Peak and Tissington Trails.
Click here for more information on Parsley Hay cycle hire. (Parsley Hay does shut for Winter from 01st Nov until February)
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 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!
The spa town of Buxton can really offer something for everyone; enjoy a stroll around the pretty Pavilion gardens. The kids can enjoy the playground areas or you might chose to go for a swim at the recent refurbished swimming pool. The more adventurous may want to try out ‘Go Ape’ the treetop adventure course, for those without a head for heights a visit to Poole’s Cavern is fascinating, and it’s a great activity especially for kids when the weather does not cooperate for outdoor activities. For theatre lovers, seeing a show in the intimate Buxton Opera House is a must, and for the shopaholics the pretty Cavendish Arcade has a range of lovely little boutique shops. Lovers of real ale will enjoy visiting Buxton Tap House, which is Buxton’s own brewery pub serving its very own ales and bitters.
Click here for further information on Buxton
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).
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