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Lapwing House and Cottages

Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Car essential

LAPWING HOUSE is situated in a peaceful and secluded rural location which enjoys far reaching unspoilt views across the surrounding rolling countryside. The property has been converted to a high standard, and being located on the South Western edge of the Peak District National Park are an ideal base from which to explore the local area.

There are nearby caves and caverns to explore and The Roaches, with Hen Cloud and Ramshaw Rocks form a gritstone escarpment providing an abundance of rock climbing and walking. The spa town of Buxton is close by with its Opera House and theatre, 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.

Lapwing House has been designed in a contemporary, relaxing style with carefully coordinated fabrics and furnishings. Lapwing House has dining space for up to 16.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester, Nearest railway: Buxton 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (4), Cots (3), Dining seats for 16
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

LAPWING HOUSE is the original farmhouse which has recently been converted to offer high quality and spacious contemporary style accommodation. Accessed via a short private drive, you enter the accommodation from the private front lawns into the substaintial open planned kitchen with dining area to one end housing a large farmhouse table. The kitchen is fitted with handmade solid oak units and fine granite works surfaces with fabulous floors and original features adding to the character of the room. The kitchen is fully equipped to make catering for large groups as easy as possible.To your right as you enter and straight off the kitchen/dining area is a cosy sitting room with original wooden beams and log burning stove. There is a separate utility/cloakroom off the kitchen with a downstairs wc. The internal hallway leads you through to a spacious open plan room that provides another lounge and/or much bigger dining room that can seat up to 16 guests - a truly wonderful entertainment area. From here double doors lead out to the rear garden area. From the internal hallway the stairs lead to the bedrooms all of which enjoy outstanding views of the surrounding grounds and countryside beyond. To the front is the master bedrooom with a double bed and en suite bathroom, with bath, separate shower enclosure, wc and hand basin. Next to this is a second good sized bedroom with double bed. The two further bedrooms to the rear each have two single beds (both can be linked as doubles). The shared bathroom upstairs has a luxurious walk in shower, with wc and hand basin.

Further details outdoors

With the outstanding surrounding countryside being an added feature of Lapwing, there are large gardens to the front, side and rear providing each property with its own patio space and or garden area to sit out and enjoy the stunning uninterrupted views. There are outside tables/seating and BBQ for guests use.

The Heart of England/Peak District

The rich diversity of the scenery has been attracting visitors to Derbyshire and the Peak District for many centuries, so much so that The Peak National Park is the second most visited Park in the World. But, it is not just for not just for the beauty of its landscapes that people come.

There are many treasures to be found in the area the grandest of which is Chatsworth House, set in beautiful parkland it attracts visitors from all over the world.

Theme parks that provide enough excitement even for the most ardent fun seeker, show caverns, an owl and otter sanctuary, interesting museums and ancient castles are just a small part of the regions attractions.

The Peak District offers enchanting villages, historic towns such as Buxton, Ashbourne and Bakewell and glorious ever changing landscapes are all close by. Perhaps best known as walking country, the Peak District National Park offers a spectacular variety of scenery and routes to be explored – from steep sided limestone dales to the dramatic high moorlands. There is something for everyone – individuals, families and groups – whether you want a challenging hike or a short stroll


Lapwing is situated two miles from the the beautiful Peak village of Longnor is located 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 area. The village has numerous shops, a post office, excellent craft centre and a tea-room, and the village church is also of interest. The old cobbled market square is in the heart of the village and its history can be found on a board outside the market hall that shows the charges that stall holders used to pay.

Buxton is a short 10 minute drive from Lapwing and is a famous spa town in Derbyshire, known as the capital of the Peak District National Park. Buxton lies 300 metres above sea level – making it the highest town of its size in England.

Most notable architecture comprises of The Crecent which is modelled on Baths Royal Crecent, the Devonshire dome a large unsupported 44 metre dome which beats St Pauls Cathedral of 34 metres and the famous Buxton Opera House designed by Frank Matcham in 1903, which is and is the highest opera house in the country. He also designed several London theatres, including the London Palladium and the London Coliseum. Attached to the Opera House is the Pavilion Gardens, designed by Edward Milner, covering 23 acres of gardens and ponds.

Buxton is home to Poole's Cavern, an extensive limestone cavern open to the public, and St Ann's Well,by the Crescent which is fed by a geothermal spring.

Around the surrounding area of Buxton you will find the Blue John Caverns, Go Ape Adventure Park,, this high-wire adventure course is set 40ft above ground in the tree-tops of woodland adjoining Poole’s Cavern. The Goyt Valley and Chatsworth House where several costume dramas have been filmed for the BBC, and many picturesque towns and villages such as Bakewell and Matlock within an easy drive.

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Review 1-10 of 18

15 Apr 2014


"An amazing weekend in a superb place."

I spent a weekend here with 16 other girls for my hen weekend in April. We had all 3 barns. Sorting out and making arrangements prior to our stay was no problem, anyone we spoke to was happy to help. … More

14 Jan 2014


"Great for large family get together"

We hired all 3 houses for a family birthday get together. The accommodation was perfect, allowing us enough space to eat together but to have our own space as well. Each house was comfortable and cosy… More

6 Jan 2014


"A perfect New Year break"

We stayed as 4 families with 6 children between us. It was genuinely fantastic. The set up is brilliant, they have thought of everything families need and Paul and his team could not be more helpful. … More

3 Dec 2013


"An amazing setting with all you need and more"

We had an early family christmas followed by a naming ceremony and the owners bent over backwards to make everything work for us. An amazing view with lovely cottages with everything we needed, even … More

22 Nov 2013


"Stunning location, well appointed, comfortable accommodation"

We have just returned from a lovely weekend break at Lapwing House. We are a group of 12 adults, family and friends, and booked all three cottages. All properties are well appointed and very comfortab… More

12 Sep 2013


"Beautiful surroundings with all mod cons"

Stayed here with extended family. Lovely views out over fields and very quiet. Only hired Lapwing House but even though the adjacent cottages are tacked on to the main house, there was no noise from t… More

26 Aug 2013


"Gorgeous cottage in gorgeous surroundings!"

Just returned from a fab weekend at Lapwing Barn for a friends hen party! Perfect location with stylishly decorated accommodation! Would definitely recommend for any get group get together or one of t… More

24 Jun 2013


"Cottage situated in delighteful countryside with good standard of accommodation"

The house was spacious with a well stocked kitchen and plenty of space for everyone. This is very important with a family get together and a wide age rangeViews from the patio wre lovely and the peace… More

28 Apr 2013


"Perfect location, accomodation, service"

From the initial booking to the return of deposit the service was outstanding. The barns were imaculate and a perfect set up for a large group made up of couples and families with young children (age… More

4 Dec 2012


"Fantastic Accomodation for a large group get together"

We have just enjoyed a fabulous weekend at Lapwing house and the adjoining cottages. There were 16 of us - 8 adults and 8 children varying from 6-16. There were plenty of bathrooms and loads of spa… More

Review 1-10 of 18

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