Bat's Belfry, Hurdlow GrangeSleeps 6
Brimming with character and original features, this unique barn conversion is situated at Hurdlow Grange. With three double bedrooms, this property is fantastic for walking groups, families and groups of couples wanting a break away in the picturesque Peak District. Sleeps 6.
Part of our Hurdlow Grange collection, this beautiful rustic barn conversion is full of charm and original features. Close to Buxton, yet set in a beautiful rural location.
- A three bedroom barn conversion
- One en suite and a shared family bathroom
- Sleeps six guests
- Bat's Belfry is part of the cluster of charming converted holiday barns of Hurdlow Grange in a rural hamlet
- Communal Games Room for the whole site - includes a Table Tennis Table and Table Football
- 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
- To view floorplans for Applegarth and the site plan for Hurdlow Grange, please click here
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
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 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.
For further details of what to expect at the property please click here.
Hurdlow & the Surrounding Area
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 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
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
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!
The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Bat's Belfry, Hurdlow Grange. Verbatim.
Palmer stayed in September '21
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.
Margitson stayed in September '21
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.
West stayed in July '21
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!!
Zaynah Hodges stayed in July '21
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
O'Brien stayed in June '21
“Excellent location for cycling and walking the Tissington / Monsal trails. Clean, well thought out accommodation with ample parking and views.”
Murphy stayed in June '21
Beautiful house with a great sociable lay out. beautiful surroundings and lovely pub 15 min walk away
Beevers stayed in June '21
“beautiful apartments in idyllic countryside location.”
Bauer stayed in June '21
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.”
Lisa Quickfall stayed in June '21
“Lovely house with very comfy beds. Kitchen /dining space is great for groups. It’s down a quiet country lane with nice views.”
Ball stayed in May '21
“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!”
Houghton stayed in May '21
Great place to stay to explore the Peak District! The property was clean with nice furnishings etc.
Bailey stayed in May '21
Lovely base for walking and visiting Bakewell and Buxton we very much enjoyed our stay.
Clappison stayed in May '21
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!
Fenton stayed in April '21
“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.”
Foster stayed in April '21
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!”
Byrne stayed in October '20
Comfortable, clean property with everything you could need. A good base from which to explore the beautiful area. Host was informative and helpful.
Reece stayed in August '20
“Great place to stay in a lovely spot. Easy walk to trails and lovely pub at the end of the road. Accommodating hosts”
Ali stayed in July '20
“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.”
Reib stayed in November '19
“Great location and bright, modern and warm space for a lovely weekend among friends - we had a fantastic time exploring the Peak District!”
Macrorie stayed in August '19
Hi Peak Venues Team, Thanks for a lovely stay at Hurdlow Grange recently - it was perfect & met our group's needs really well.
Gibb stayed in August '19
A great place for walking, cycling, eating and relaxing
Hedley stayed in April '19
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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Your Stay At Bat's Belfry, Hurdlow Grange
Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby
- 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. 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.
- 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 a family friendly Italian 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 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. (Parsley Hay does shut for Winter from 01st Nov until February)
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
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):
- Anti Bacterial 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
- 2 x high chairs (if requested)
- 2 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
- 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
- Electric oven and hob (The Grange has a double oven)
- Dining - there are 2 tables seating a maximum of 14 guests on a mixture of chairs & benches
- Drum style BBQ outside each property – shall be available for use between 01st April and 31st October - please bring your own charcoal and lighting equipment.
- 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)
- Communal Games Room for the whole site - includes a Table Tennis Table and Table Football
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 £30 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.
- 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 in the communal courtyard (we kindly ask all guests to park considerately of others).
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
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 arranged 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 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.