Oak Tree FarmSleeps 20

Secluded Large Country Farm House Near Longnor Village and Buxton


  • Beautiful 8/9 bedroomed farm house with breath-taking uninterrupted views and flexible accommodation options for large groups of up to 20 guests.
  • Nestled in a totally exclusive position Oak Tree Farm is tucked away, surrounded by fields and an extensive lawned and mature private garden.
  • A perfect hideaway for families with children, who can enjoy the play area and explore the large unmade woodland - an idyllic location for walkers, cyclists and families.
  • Ideal base from which to explore The Roaches with Hen Cloud and Ramshaw Rocks providing an abundance of rock climbing and great walking routes.
  • The spa town of Buxton is close by and 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.
  • Enjoying a secluded rural spot, Oak Tree Farm is hen and stag group friendly.
External view of Oak Tree Farm
Amazing far reaching views from the property
Great Lawned Area
Stunning Stone Floors & Rustic Beams

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Bedroom 3 with en suite bathroom
Shared bathroom between bedroom 1 and 2
En suite bathroom to bedroom 3
Bedroom 1

Oak Tree Farm is deceptively spacious with an 'L' shape design offering two independent sleeping areas with internal access.

Fabulous for families and mixed groups with a total of seven standard bedrooms 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. You can add extra guests in the second sitting room with use of a comfortable sofa bed or use the bunk bed room on the ground floor. Both these room have use of a downstairs private shower room.

Your beds are made up for your arrival and for added comfort we provide each guest with fresh towels, hand soap and shower gel.

Please click here for the bedroom layout.

Cooking and Dining

Designed with a country farm house in mind, there is a traditional style electric Aga which warms the heart of the house.  The fantastic open plan kitchen makes cooking for large groups a sociable affair. It is fitted with a hand made kitchen in cream finish and you will find an abundance of storage, equipment and all the mod cons you need to self cater. The island creates a central space for extra seating.

The kitchen opens out into the dining room which houses a large farm house table with chairs and benches providing plenty of comfortable space for a maximum of twenty. French doors lead out to a the paved terrace so perfectly suited for eating outdoors - however, you can enjoy the views from the dining table without having to move an inch if it's a bit chilly for alfresco dining.

Click here for the finer details of what to expect in the property.

Farmhouse kitchen fully equipped for large groups
Open plan dining for up to 20 guests
Farmhouse kitchen fully equipped for large groups

Living Spaces

Beautiful garden setting
Outdoor seating for BBQ's
Lounge/Hall with Log Burner

There is so much space in Oak Tree Farm and the property flows from room to room.  With a great amount of communal space, you will enjoy the 20ft lounge with large glass doors over looking the beautiful garden. Furnished with solid oak floors and lofty beams, this is a light and airy room is where you can all gather with large flat screen TV to one end and soft sofas.

The beamed entrance hall is a perfect quiet retreat for reading the morning papers around a log burning stove. There is a sizeable snug for those wanting some privacy with comfy sofas (one can be converted to a sofa bed) another log burning stove .

Please click here for the floor plans.

Gardens and Outside Space

Outdoor space is in abundance at Oak Tree Farm, nestled in a totally exclusive position and accessed via a long drive, Oak Tree Farm is tucked away, surrounded by fields and an extensive lawned and mature private garden.

A perfect space for families as children can enjoy the play area or explore the large unmade woodland, perfect for a game of hide and seek!

French patio doors open out onto a lovely terrace area with plenty of outdoor seating to sit back and enjoy the far reaching views over the rolling countryside.

A BBQ is provided (please bring your own coal) and this terrace area is the perfect spot to enjoy some al fresco dining.

Amazing far reaching views
Entrance to Oak Tree Farm
Fabulous Outdoor Area
Great Lawned Area

The Peak District and Surrounding Area

Amazing far reaching views from the garden
Amazing far reaching views from the garden
Stunning rural location

Located two miles from the the beautiful Peak village of Longnor, Oak Tree farm is positioned on the Staffordshire Moorlands between the River Dove to the East and the River Manifold to the West, making it an ideal location to see this stunning national park. Longnor has a local village shop, a post office, an excellent craft centre and a tea-room. The old cobbled market square is in the heart of the village and its abundance of history can be found on a board outside the market hall that shows the charges that stall holders used to pay.

The famous spa town of Buxton is a short 10 minute drive from Oak Tree Farm, most notable architecture comprises of The Crescent which is modelled on Baths Royal Crecent. Around the surrounding area you will find the Blue John Caverns, the Monsal Trial, the Tissington and High Peak Trail, Go Ape Adventure Park, The Goyt Valley, Dovedale, Chatsworth House, Tissington and Haddon Hall are all within an easy drive.  Alton towers Resort is within a 25 minute drive too.

Click here for our recommendations to help you plan your stay

How To Find Us


The address of Oak Tree Farm is:

Barrowmoor, Longnor, Nr Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 0QP

Approx GPS coordinates of the property are: 53.218700, -1.690155

It is really important that the first guest to arrive checks in at The Royal Oak at Hurdlow (SK17 9QJ) before going to Oak Tree Farm. 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 Oak Tree Farm from The Royal Oak (approx 10 minutes):

  • Turn right out of the Royal Oak car park and follow the road up the hill until you reach the village of Longnor (passing through Crowdecote on the way).
  • Continue forward passing the market square on your right and The Crewe and Harpur on your left.
  • At the cross roads go straight over following the road to Leek (The Horse Shoe pub will be on your right). Follow this road for approx. 1.8 miles
  • You will see white mile stone on your left hand side, a few metres up there will be a metal gate on your right hand side and opposite a lane/driveway which is the entrance to Oak Tree Farm- there are dry stone walls on either side of the entrance and a small sign on the right hand side ‘Oak Tree Farm’
  • Follow the drive up for approx. 75 metres
  • (If you see the old petrol station on the Leek Road you have gone 200m too far, turn around and take the second driveway/lane on the right
  • You have arrived at Oak Tree Farm!

Directions to Oak Tree Farm 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. miles
  • You will see white mile stone on your left hand side, a few metres up there will be a metal gate on your left hand side and opposite a lane/driveway which is the entrance to Oak Tree Farm- there are dry stone walls on either side of the entrance and a small sign on the right hand side ‘Oak Tree Farm’
  • Follow the drive up for approx. 75 metres
  • (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 Oak Tree Farm!

Directions to Oak Tree Farm 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, there is a right hand turn (black and white sign ‘Ivy House Farm’) just after this turning Oak Tree Farm drive/entrance will be on your right (opposite a metal gate)- there is a small sign ‘Oak Tree Farm’ on the right of the driveway
  • Follow the drive up for approx. 75 metres
  • You have arrived at Oak Tree Farm!

Directions to Oak Tree Farm 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, and just after the right hand turn (opposite a metal gate) there is an entrance to a drive way with dry stone walls on either side of the entrance- there is a small sign ‘Oak Tree Farm’ on the right of the driveway
  • Follow the drive up for approx. 75 metres
  • You have arrived at Oak Tree Farm!

Floor Plans

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The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Oak Tree Farm. Verbatim.

Robinson stayed in January '18

Message stayed in November '17

Hibbert stayed in November '17

Hollinshead stayed in November '17

Schofield stayed in October '17

Kidsley stayed in October '17

Burrows stayed in September '17

Lunn stayed in August '17

Ashworth stayed in August '17

Hourston stayed in July '17

McKibbin stayed in July '17

Kerigan stayed in June '17

Wood stayed in May '17

Ball stayed in May '17

Bradley stayed in April '17

McAuslan stayed in March '17

Hodgson stayed in March '17

Turner stayed in March '17

Lillie stayed in February '17

Crawley stayed in February '17

Mercer stayed in February '17

Berry stayed in January '17

Reece stayed in January '17

Batty stayed in November '16

Stewart stayed in November '16

Parsons stayed in November '16

Butterworth stayed in September '16

Malone stayed in August '16

Malone stayed in August '16

Bates stayed in July '16

Flemming stayed in July '16

Cartwright stayed in July '16

Seagrove stayed in July '16

Appleton-Holmes stayed in July '16

Beck stayed in June '16

Platt stayed in June '16

Hooper stayed in May '16

Nelson stayed in May '16

Garner stayed in May '16

Adam stayed in April '16

Parker stayed in April '16

Hatfield stayed in March '16

Dunstall stayed in March '16

Hick stayed in March '16

Carter stayed in February '16

Smerdon stayed in January '16

Burke stayed in December '15

Molesworth stayed in November '15

Myatt stayed in October '15

Jervis stayed in September '15

Colins stayed in August '15

Lunn stayed in August '15

North stayed in June '15

Grayem stayed in May '15

Burton stayed in April '15

Jackman stayed in April '15

Liddle stayed in April '15

Liddle stayed in April '15

Spence stayed in November '14

Tucker stayed in November '14

Sood stayed in September '14

Boddy stayed in April '14

Lowson stayed in April '14

Browne stayed in March '14

Breslin stayed in March '14

Drew stayed in February '14

Tew stayed in December '13

Vivreay stayed in November '13

Cunningham stayed in September '13

Pace stayed in August '13

Coller stayed in July '13

Horn stayed in May '13

Scampion stayed in May '13

Harris stayed in April '13

Collins stayed in January '13

Read stayed in December '12

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Your Stay At Oak Tree Farm

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, the owners Mick and Sharon provide a warm welcome. 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 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.
  • 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.


  • The Café, Green Pavilion, Buxton - Good breakfasts with a variety of vegetarian options, also fantastic lunch menu with a large selection of salads/quiches/sandwiches. Excellent coffee and great staff.
  • 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.

Freshly 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. 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 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

4. 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

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 Oak Tree Farm

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)
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - Bath towel for each guest & hand towels in the bathrooms
  • Washing Machine and Dryer
  • Iron & ironing board indoor clothes airer
  • Hoover & mop
  • Open plan living area has a 50 inch TV and DVD player with free view
  • Sitting room with TV with free view and dvd player
  • Mini (6ftx3ft) old fashioned style slate base snooker/billiard table has replaced the table football in the photo
  • 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).
  • For music, there is surround sound in the main lounge underneath the TV with an auxiliary cable that goes into your phone that can be connected to the speakers (please note this may not fit all phone especially new iPhone models so please do check and bring along your own if not)

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).

  • Microwave convection oven and extra electric hob
  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • Traditional electric Aga which is permanently on
  • American style fridge/freezer
  • Extra fridge in utility area
  • Double toaster
  • Kitchen Scales
  • 2/3 cafetieres
  • Kettle
  • Electric whisk
  • Dishwasher
  • 3 barstools at the breakfast bar
  • Large oblong dining table seats up to 20. There are a mix of chairs and long benches.


  • BBQ – please bring your own coal
  • Garden picnic benches
  • Childs play area
  • Large beautiful lawned garden

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 three dogs are allowed on site 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
  • Internal stone steps at varying levels between rooms on the ground floor
  • Mobile reception - as this is a lovely rural location mobile reception can be limited dependent on your network
  • 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.


  • The postcode is SK17 0QP – Important check directions page for more details as postcode does not take you direct to the property
  • The nearest town is Buxton
  • The nearest village of Longnor is 2 miles away with a village shop, pub and tea room and fish and chip shop
  • Parking for 10 cars (behind each other) on the drive


  • 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 of £400 is held and returned after your stay
  • Click here for a full description of how to make a booking


  • 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 Venus 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.