The Pigsty

Sleeps 2

Quirky barn conversion nestled on our Hurdlow Grange Complex. Cosy for two and perfect for the solo traveller

What was once the old Pigsty at Hurdlow Grange, has now been given a new lease of life and converted into a small yet perfectly formed stylish studio suite.

Nestled at the bottom of the communal courtyard this cosy barn conversion offers a great base from which to explore the hills and dales of the Peak District. The accommodation is all on one level with each room creatively styled to maximise space. 

Enter through the barn door into the compact yet well equipped kitchen space, which has been fitted out with the essentials to cook including electric oven and hob, under counter fridge with freezer compartment, a kettle and toaster. Through to the right is the modern shower room with sink and WC.

At the far end of the studio is the stylish double bedroom, which is the perfect hideout featuring a smart TV and plush furnishings to cosy up in. 

Moving from the bedroom through to the snug where you can relax on the plush velvet sofa, a coffee table and a modern wall mounted electric fire. There is no formal dining space in the Pigsty but there are two breakfast trays for enjoying a lazy breakfast in bed. 

2 x communal on-site 7kw electric charging points (minimal charges apply)

Outdoors at the Pigsty

Situated at the bottom of the larger communal courtyard of Hurdlow Grange, the Pigsty shares the space with five other properties  which collectively make up 'Hurdlow Grange'.  Whilst you are on a shared site, The Pigsty benefits from its own private, walled courtyard where you will find a picnic bench perfect for outdoor dining and further seating with lawned area to the far end. Plenty of parking is available in the communal courtyard.

Hurdlow is a tiny rural hamlet surrounded by rolling fields and stunning countryside views. From Hurdlow you can hop straight onto the popular High Peak & Tissington trail, on which you can walk or cycle to your heart's content. There is conveniently a cycle hire along the trail at Parsley Hay if you want to hire a bicycle.
(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 shops, eateries and activities for all kinds of groups and ages including GoApe! A 10 minute drive in the other direction and you can visit the pretty market town of Bakewell where you can enjoy experiencing local produce including the famous Bakewell Pudding!

The Pig Sty 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. Both pubs allows dogs, kids, muddy boots and welcome large groups.

Property Information

Our standard arrival and departure times are:

  • ​4pm on the day of arrival
  • By 10am on the day of departure

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

  • Please remove any dirty or high heeled shoes on entry
  • Please do not bring any candles, tea lights or incense sticks as they are not allowed at the property
  • No fireworks or Chinese lanterns allowed
  • No smoking or vaping inside the property. Vaping can trigger the fire alarms
  • Can any outside socialising please be brought inside by 10pm , we kindly ask that our neighbours and local residents are not disturbed after this time, for more information please see our Noise and Behaviour Policy
  • No glitter please as even the most eco friendly kind is impossible to remove from the soft furnishings and hard wearing floors.

If you are looking for a holiday cottage that is accessible for everyone we have a wealth of properties that are suitable for guests with varied access needs. Many of our properties are situated in rural locations, offering peaceful settings that would be suitable for guests with autism & learning difficulties.

  •  ​All rooms are on the ground floor
  • Level access throughout the property
  • Parking close to the cottage
  • Step up into the property
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Located in open country with beautiful scenery creating a calm and tranquil setting
  • We are supportive to anyone who needs to bring an assistance dog or guide  dog to the property

Peak Venues have a dedicated Accessibility Champion who will be able to assist you with specific property information, please contact them by email for any further help at

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How To Find The Pigsty



The address of The Pigsty, Hurdlow Grange is:

Hurdlow,Nr Buxton,Derbyshire,SK17 9QN

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

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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 The Pigsty. Verbatim.

Gareth Huish stayed in January '24

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Your Stay At The Pigsty

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby

Country Pubs

  • Royal Oak, Hurdlow –Just a stroll down the lane, our very own award winning pub offers open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great homemade pub food’.  Booking advised.
  • The Bull i'th Thorn, Hurdlow - pub and pizzeria, enjoy a selection of made to order oven pizzas in the refurbished spacious room, with a mixture of booth seating and individual tables - or sit in the bar area, still featuring some of the traditional charm from the days of the old coaching inn and enjoy burgers / sandwiches/ grazing boards, pub classics, children's menu and desserts to die for.
  • 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 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 Alstonefield - 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.
  • Lone Star, Buxton - Mexican/American cuisine, known for their large portions.
  • The Woodyard, Bakewell - Great location by the river in Bakewell,  family friendly 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 Fish and Chips, 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 please check the website for their seasonal 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  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 Fish and Chips, 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
  • 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.

It is always best to check the websites for any seasonal opening times as some places do shut early or close over the winter months.

Key Facts

What to Expect at The Pigsty

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
  • Loo Rolls (1 on the holder and 1 spare in the bathroom
  • Bin Bags
  • Washing Up Liquid
  • Cling Film and Kitchen Foil
  • 2 x tea Towels
  • 1 x Dish Cloth
  • Basic Cleaning Items
  • Utilities- Electric, heating and hot water
  • Free Wi-Fi

Useful Information

  • Hair dryer (if requested)
  • Fresh Linen with beds made up on arrival
  • Fresh Towels- Bath Towel per guests and a hand towel in the bathroom
  • TV with free View

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
  • Under counter Fridge / Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle


  • There is a space to the side of the cottage for the Pigsty
  • The property is on a shared site so please park considerately we do ask to try and park in front of the cottage guests are staying at
  • Please use the one way system, enter via the top side near to The Pigsty and then depart via the lower exit near to The Grange Farmhouse
  • 2 x communal on-site 7kw electric charging points (minimal charges apply) one near The Grange Farmhouse detached property and the other near the  Pigsty 
  • For reasons of both safety and property insurance, under no circumstances should you use the domestic plug sockets in the property to charge an electric vehicle. Our domestic supply in the property does not have the capacity of set up to support EV charging. Please use this link, that you may find helpful, for the local nearby charging stations.

Outdoor Space

  • Private walled courtyard​
  • Picnic bench and further wooden seating for 2
  • Lawn area to the side of the property
  • BBQ - charcoal- drum style, available between the 1st April to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment)
  • Please do not move the garden furniture around, this is for your own safety, due to them being very heavy and also damage can easily be caused if the items are dragged

Property Quirks

  • Compact accommodation with all rooms on the same level
  • No formal dining space there is a small coffee table
  • The property is on a shared site so please be mindful of other vehicles moving around the site
  • Due to the age and nature of the building some guests may have to mind their head when entering as the door way is slightly reduced
  • Our waste treatment is environmentally friendly and can only take toilet rolls to be flushed away.  It cannot cope with nappies, baby hygiene products and ladies toiletries - please dispose of these items in the bathroom bin provided
  • Emergency escape window in the bedroom 


  • ​We allow 1 dog at the property and charge £30 for the duration of their stay
  • Please do not allow the dog to jump on the furniture or go into the bedroom
  • Please make sure any dog litter is cleared from the grounds and garden area
  • Please do not leave your dog unattended in the property or in the grounds at any time


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


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