Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
LAPWING HOUSE & Barns are 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.
The properties are set in 5 acres of private grounds and with excellent walking in all directions from the door step. 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.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors||
Both Ash and Beech Barn used to be the farm stables and are attached to the main Lapwing House. They have been designed in a contemporary, relaxing style with carefully coordinated fabrics and furnishings. You enter each barn into an open plan living, dining and kitchen area with solid oak flooring, a big leather sofa, farmhouse dining table and a fully equipped kitchen. It is possible for up to 8 people to dine together in either property, should both be booked together.
In each Barn a central wooden staircase leads to two bedrooms, one with a double bed and vaulted ceiling, adding to its charm, the second bedroom having two single beds. In Ash Barn each bedroom has traditional exposed stone walls.
There is a small, but stylish, shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin and toilet, on the first floor, and an additional cloakroom on the ground floor.
|Further details outdoors||
Lapwing House and Barns are set in 5 acres of private grounds and with excellent walking in all directions from the door step. 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.