Bat's Belfry, Hurdlow GrangeSleeps 6

Beautiful Rustic Three Bedroomed Barn Conversion with Original Features in Peak District Near to Buxton

Highlights.....

  • A three bedroom barn conversion 
  • Two en suites and a private bathroom​
  • Sleeps six guests
  • Large open-plan social & dining area with original features
  • Our award winning pub country pub The Royal Oak is just under a mile down the lane
  • Fantastic location for cycling/walking with with plenty of walking/cycling routes from the doorstep and great access to the Tissington and High Peak Cycle Trail
  • Dog friendly with picturesque walks from the doorstep
  • A 10 minute drive to the market town of Bakewell or spa town of Buxton

Original beams & rustic features
Part of Hurdlow Grange
Bedroom 1
Uninterrupted views

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Bedroom 3 with Ensuite
Bathroom
Bedroom 2
Original Features

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

Cooking, Living & Dining

Due to the alternative layout, Bat's Belfy 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 and picnic bench seating 6 - there is also a small lawned area.

For further details of what to expect at the property please click here.


Fully Equipped Kitched
Lounge Area
Dining for up to 14 on mixture of chairs & benches
'Upside down' style property

Hurdlow & the Surrounding Area

Bat's Belfry (first property on left)
Plenty of walks from the doorstep
Award Winning Country Pub Down the Lane
Rural Position

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! 

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 less than a mile to The Royal Oak at Hurdlow which boasts an expansive menu of home-cooked food. The pub allows dogs and is family friendly, please book early to avoid disappointment!

For further recommendations of what to do during your stay click here.



How To Find Us

Directions

The address of Bat's Belfry, Hurdlow Grange is:

Hurdlow,Nr Buxton,Derbyshire,SK17 9QN

Approx GPS coordinates of the property are:53.197137, -1.826158

It is really important that the first guest to arrive checks in at The Royal Oak at Hurdlow (SK17 9QJ) before going to Hurdlow Grange. THERE WILL BE NO STAFF TO MEET YOU AT THE VENUE & POSSIBLY LIMITED MOBILE RECEPTION TO CALL US. Please call 01298 83288 or 07866 778847 if you require any assistance.

Directions to Hurdlow Grange from The Royal Oak (approx. 2 mins):

  • Turn right out of the Royal Oak car park and immediately right onto the lane going behind the pub
  • You will go past a sign for our campsite on your right hand side- continue forward
  • Follow the lane for 0.9 miles
  • Hurdlow Grange will be on your left hand side, drive into the carpark
  • You have arrived at Hurdlow Grange!

Directions to Hurdlow Grange from Buxton (approx. 15 mins):

  • From Buxton follow signs for A515 towards Ashbourne
  • Once on A515 follow for 6.8 miles (you will go past a bookstore on your right hand side about 5 minutes out of Buxton sign-posted to Longnor do not take this turning, continue along the A515 passing two pubs on your left ‘The Duke of York’ and ‘The Bull I’ Th’ Thorn’
  • You will come to a staggered crossroads (left to Monyash and right to Hurdlow, Crowdecote & Longnor)
  • Take a right turn towards Hurdlow, Crowdecote and Longnor and follow the road down for 0.3 miles. You will go over a bridge and The Royal Oak will be on your right hand side
  • Just after the pub there is a right hand turn down a lane that goes behind the back of the pub- take this turning
  • You will go past a sign for our campsite on your right hand side- continue forward
  • Follow the lane for 0.9 miles
  • Hurdlow Grange will be on your left hand side, drive into the carpark
  • You have arrived at Hurdlow Grange!

Directions to Hurdlow Grange from Leek (approx. 25 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 straight to Hurdlow for approx. 12.3 miles
  • On your journey you will go past ‘Clowes Coaches’ on your left and then an old petrol station
  • Keep following the road and you will come up into the village of Longnor
  • When you reach the cross-roads in Longnor (The Horse Shoe Inn) will be on your left and The Crewe & Harpur will be in front of you on the right) go straight over the cross-roads
  • Keep following the road and you will come into the village of Crowdecote, keep going forward up the hair-pin bends
  • Following the road you will eventually drop down a hill and there will be The Royal Oak on the corner where there is a left hand turn
  • Take the left hand turn and follow the lane for approx. 0.9 miles Hurdlow Grange will be on your left hand side, drive into the carpark
  • You have arrived at Hurdlow Grange!

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Your Stay At Bat's Belfry, Hurdlow Grange

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby

Country Pubs

  • Royal Oak, Hurdlow –Just a stroll down the lane, 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, the owners Mick and Sharon provide a warm welcome. There are well kept ales which change regularly and traditional home-made pub food. It’s a lovely place to visit for the scenery – careful of the hair pin bends on the way!
  • 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 - Centrally located in the heart of the village – good stop for lunch.
  • The George at Alstonfield - The George is an unspoilt, historic, family run pub in the Peak District village of Alstonefield, above Dovedale.

Restaurants 

  • 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.
  • Pointing Dog & Duck, Bakewell - Great location by the river in Bakewell for an upmarket family friendly Italian Restaurant - Home-made pizzas and pasta are both excellent. Serves both lunch and dinner.

Cafes

  • Upstairs at Charlotte's Cafe, Buxton- vintage style bright cafe serving breakfast, lunch and locally sourced food. Fully licensed. Outdoor roof terrace and downstairs chocolate shop!
  • 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 Tea Room and Café, 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!
    Hassop Station Café & Bookshop - A new family friendly cafe with outdoor covered seating and play, with a focus on food, family & fresh air. Enjoy brunch, lunch or afternoon tea on the terrace on the renown Monsal Trail or in the newly refurbished station building.

Fresh Delivered Meals 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 Tea Room and Café, 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
  • Taj Mahal
  • 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. The Royal Oak Pub

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.

2. The Tissington and High Peak Trails

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.

3. 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.

4. 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!

5. The Spa town of Buxton

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


Finer Details

What to Expect at Hurdlow Grange

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
  • Shower Gel
  • 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
  • Store cupboard essentials – a basic supply of tea, coffee, sugar and salt and pepper.
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Wifi

Useful Information

  • 2 x travel cot (if requested - please supply your own cot linen)
  • 2 x high chairs (if requested)
  • 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
  • Washing Machine only
  • A TV with free view and dvd player (some integral)
  • 1 x Ipod docking station
  • TV with HDMI facility - guests do need to bring their own HDMI

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
  • Microwave
  • Electric oven and hob (The Grange has a double oven)
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Toaster
  • Cafetieres
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining - there are 2 tables seating a maximum of 14 guests on a mixture of chairs & benches

Outside

  • Drum style BBQ outside each property – please bring your own coal
  • Patio area to the front with small lawned area
  • Picnic bench
  • Located a short walk from the start of the Tissington & High Peak trails so don’t forget your bikes (no lockable bike storage) 


You Should Know 

  • Please note that we are dog friendly at this property however there are livestock in the surrounding fields so dogs must be kept under control at all times. For your information, a maximum of two dogs are allowed if pre-arranged - you will be expected to keep them out of the bedrooms and off the soft furnishings. We do charge £20 per dog for the duration of your stay. Please see our dog policy for further details. 
  • No fireworks due to nearby live stock
  • Wifi – we provide free wifi however as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there can be intermittent wifi signal that is beyond our control, we also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee wifi if there are technical issues out of our control. Mobile reception - mobile reception can be limited dependent on your network
  • The nature of building means there are sloping roofs
  • Noise Policy - due to the quiet rural location, late night noise must be confined to inside the building by 10pm. Please be aware you are on a shared site and other residents/neighbours are in close proximity.

Location

  • The postcode is SK17 9QN - further details can be found on the directions page
  • The nearest town is Buxton 10 – 15 min drive
  • The nearest village of Longnor is 3 miles away with a village shop, pub and tea room and fish and chip shop
  • Bakewell is a 10 -15 min drive
  • The nearest pub is The Royal Oak a 0.8 mile walk down the country lane – If you are planning to walk back at night bring a torch.
  • Plenty of parking

Booking and Payment Process

  • ​We ask for a 25% deposit to confirm a booking
  • The balance is due 12 weeks prior to arrival
  •  Full payment is due upon booking if it is booked with 12 weeks prior to arrival
  •  A cautionary damage deposit between £100-£500 (depending on properties booked) is held and returned after your stay
  • Click here for a full description of how to make a booking

Arrival and Departure

  • Check in 3pm or after 
  • Check out is by 10am prompt

Shopping Delivery Information

For ease, lots of our guests pre-ordered a shopping delivery. You are very welcome to organise this however, please do make sure you have arrange the delivery time slot to arrive after you have checked in, as we are unable to accept it on your behalf (as the property is let as exclusive use there is are no Peak Venues staff on site).

Local Shopping Delivery From Local Producers - Sauced Here

Keep it local! Our guests often ask for recommendations for local farm shops and butchers for the all-important celebration meals and this is a brilliant and very easy service.  Sauced here has similar functionality to an on line supermarket but is only stocked by local suppliers in the Peak District - order your wine, meat, vegetables,
 dairy and so much more with a choice of over a thousand products and at  reasonable prices. It's a great service which delivers straight to your holiday cottage or you can click and collect at a local pick up point. 

Click here to book a delivery slot.

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