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Bank Top

Earl Sterndale near Longnor, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 928091)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent accommodation with spectacular view."

    Reviewed by LouisMay 2022

  • "Very comfortable, spacious and well-equipped."

    The kitchen in particular was a pleasure to use. Unsurprisingly in this very rural area, there's little to no mobile signal in the property, but it's only a couple of hundred yards away. We enjoyed a variety of walks from the doorstep, with stunning scenery in all directions. The farm sits on a crossroads; all the roads are quiet and there are plenty of public footpaths nearby. Equally, it's not far from Dovedale and the Manifold Valley - or from Buxton or Bakewell.

    Reviewed by TomApr 2022

  • "We had such a lovely weekend break at Bank Top."

    The cottage was immaculate, warm and spacious. Our little boy loved being on the farm and enjoyed watching the chickens out the window. The owner was so friendly and even let us in the barn to see the cows and the baby goats which our son loved. Would recommend Bank Top to anyone!

    Reviewed by LouiseMar 2022

  • "The property was sparkling clean, spacious and very nicely furnished."

    Everything we needed was provided, including gifts of milk and wine. We had to turn the thermostat down from 24 to 18 as it was so warm. There were some great walks from the nearby villages.

    Reviewed by MaryFeb 2022

  • "Amazingly good property, very clean and spacious, and equipped to a high standard."

    We loved this property for our Christmas escape for a quiet time away. We were out walking every day in the cold, wet, and very foggy conditions and it was so nice to come back to a warm (underfloor heating) cosy, and very comfortable property to warm up and relax in, couldn't have been better.

    Reviewed by RussDec 2021

  • "Stayed long weekend early Dec 21."

    Fantastic property. Easy to find with soft cattle noise as a sound back drop. Spacious & light accommodation, very warm. Decor & furnishings felt brand new. Everything you could require at the property. In a stunning location for local walking and visiting the area e.g. Monsal Trail & Buxton. Property next door appeared to be exactly the same plus an extra bedroom. When I return for the walking, I will be staying here if it's available. Thanks to my host Paula and her family. Merry Xmas. Mark. Bedfordshire.

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2021

  • "Great, comfortable cottage with easy parking in a great location for sightseeing."

    Plus an ice cream parlour within 2 miles. Spacious bedrooms, kitchen and lounge. Good shower and heating. Fabulous equipped kitchen, best ever we have stayed in. Only problem was the cockerel. I know it is a working farm but the cockerel disturbed our sleep every night. Some nights waking us (party of 4) several times throughout the night, then the dog would whine. So this cottage is not for light sleepers, which is such a shame because the cottage and it's location is otherwise perfect.

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage no expense spared on the quality."

    We were made very welcome, lovely to wander and see the cows without any hassle. Everyone on the farm were very friendly and helpful. Would certainly book again. Far enough away from the towns to be in the countryside, but close enough to visit landmarks. Thankyou everyone.

    Reviewed by IanNov 2021

  • "Our 2nd stay at Bank Top, a year after the first."

    Still excellent with everything you need for a nice week away. Lots of space, friendly owners and in the middle of nowhere which we love. Hope to be back next year for more!

    Reviewed by WillOct 2021

  • "Bank Top is a lovely clean and well equipped cottage in an ideal location to enjoy the area."

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2021

  • "The location was amazing."

    The cottage was perfect. It was spacious and extremely well equipped. The family on the farm made us feel very welcome. Great holiday.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2021

  • "This is our third stay at Bank Top."

    The cottage has everything you would need for your stay.It was spotlessly clean,and very well maintained.The owners and their family are such lovely people and make us so welcome.The cottage is close to many lovely places .We hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by CynthiaJun 2021

  • "Felt very welcome on arrival at cottage, very clean and comfortable and not too far away from places of interest and local pubs."

    Excellent stay.

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2021

  • "The place exceeded my expectations."

    It was very well equipped, the perfect size for the four of us and well heated.

    Reviewed by OliviaApr 2021

  • "Lovely clean cottage with well thought out covid precautions."

    We spent half term at Bank Top exploring the area. Location wise you are truly in the middle of nowhere which we love but also really close to the High Peak and Tissington trails for cycling and walking. Bakewell and Buxton are a 15 mins away and Matlock not much further. If you like ice cream all year round you must visit Tagg Lane Dairy 5 mins away by car. Can’t wait to return. Thank you

    Reviewed by WillOct 2020

  • "Our second visit just as great as the first one"

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2020

  • "Accommodation was spotlessly clean and well equipped."

    It was very clear that the owners have taken the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously and we felt very safe and secure at the accommodation.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage with very friendly knowledgable owners."

    The cottage was really comfortable and had everything we needed. The children enjoyed playing on the swings and seeing the cows being milked! We enjoyed that we could cycle to the Tissington trail from the cottage so we didn't have to use the car!

    Reviewed by KathrynAug 2020

  • "We also had this cottage last year."

    We Returned as it is the best cottage we have had over the years.It is such a lovely cottage furnished to a very high standard and spotlessly clean.it has everything you need in the kitchen too.The owners Will and Paula along with their families made us very welcome,they are genuinely a lovely family.It is in a good area nice and peaceful but within a short drive too many towns.We are already booked for next year and it can't come soon enough.

    Reviewed by CynthiaAug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful,restful and enjoyable holiday."

    Bank Top is very well equipped and very comfortable. Thank you all so much for enabling us to have a wonderful break.

    Reviewed by MaryAug 2020

  • "The location was superb, the facilities were of a very high standard, the owners were great."

    We will return!

    Reviewed by LynnAug 2020

  • "Great holiday house and very friendly helpful hosts."

    Extremely spacious for a 2 bed holiday rental (would suit 2 couples as well as families), super clean, very comfy beds and the fluffiest towels! Extremely well equipped kitchen which even included baking equipment :) Games had been removed, but we’d been expecting this following a Covid update email from Sykes so took our own. Great quiet location (our first time staying in a farm), just a mile from Hurdlow where you can pick up the High Peak cycle & walking trail which also leads onto the Tissington trail. A very easy 10-15 mins drive into Buxton, 20 mins drive to Monsal Head. We can recommend the 30 min drive to Carsington Water for cycling & walking too. We didn’t visit any pubs or restaurants (we’ve not yet taken the plunge to eat out post lockdown), but there are many lovely looking pubs with beer gardens in the vicinity. But we did stop for outdoor refreshments at the cafe’s and kiosk’s along the cycle trails, all catered for all dietary requirements which was lovely as we have 2 dairy free in our family (vegan ice cream was stocked at most places). Highly recommended and we’d certainly stay again...maybe with friends next time as there’s a second holiday house next door :)

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2020

  • "Fabulous holiday cottage,will equipped,warm & comfortable."

    Excellent location for walking & cycling. Unfortunately had to cut holiday short due to Coronavirus,had to get back to work as a nurse. ,

    Reviewed by LesleyMar 2020

  • "This cottage is just perfect ."

    The decor , furniture , bathrooms , kitchen are all excellent . We couldn’t fault it at all. I don’t think we have ever had such good quality in a holiday cottage . Perfection .

    Reviewed by ElizabethNov 2019

  • "The house was excellent and beautifully presented."

    Very spacious and luxurious, felt like a home away from home.

    Reviewed by RossOct 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, was perfect for our 5 year old and 1 year old everything you needed was provided."

    Very clean and handy for lots of local attractions. Will certainly be back again in the future

    Reviewed by HenryOct 2019

  • "Beautifully clean and equipped."

    The owner was really nice and helpful; providing welcome essentials. Only thing was it was a bit overlooked but otherwise a lovely, comfortable place to stay and would stay again.

    Reviewed by JanineOct 2019

  • "The property was excellent."

    everything we needed, spotlessly clean and in a very nice area. we had a very warm welcome including a bottle of wine, milk, tea and coffee which was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean, in good decorative order and well equipped."

    It’s location was perfect for exploring the Peak District and being based on a farm made the experience very special. The family who run the farm are very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2019

  • "Amazing holiday everything we could've wished for."

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2019

  • "We had a fabulous holiday at Bank top."

    The cottage was immaculate and very well equipped. The owners Paula and Will along with their family were really friendly and made made us so welcome .We got to see the workings of the farm which was really educational.it also made us aware of how hard farming life is.We have already booked again for next year and honestly we can't wait.

    Reviewed by CynthiaJun 2019

  • "Bank Cottage is a perfect place to enjoy the surroundings of the countryside."

    Set on a working farm it was a joy to watch the cows being walked to & from the milking shed while sitting outside with a glass of wine & the sun shining...... bliss! Travelling around the area seeing all the beautiful countryside & the local towns & villages of Buxton, Bakewell, Ashbourne while not forgetting a trip to Holmfirth & ride on the small touring bus around “Last of the Summerwine” locations with a very knowledgeable driver.

    Reviewed by RosalindJun 2019

  • "Great location."

    Lovely cottage. Warm and cosy. Modern. Very friendly owners. Would definitely come again

    Reviewed by RuthMay 2019

  • "A little piece of heaven where the owner/ hosts make you feel like part of the family, while treating you as royalty."

    Cannot recommend enough.

    Reviewed by SueMar 2019

  • "A brilliant place to stay in the Peak District."

    The accommodation is clean and quiet. Would recommend this place to a family looking to venture around the Peaks!

    Reviewed by ChristopherFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was immaculate."

    It was if it had never been lived in, in terms of cleanliness. The host had everything covered; a good selection of towels, every kitchen utensil you could think of and even a couple of dishwasher and laundry tablets, which in our experience is pretty rare (we took our own just in case). The cottage was really warm, a little too warm at times (mainly at night) but that’s down to us not figuring out the thermostat I expect (plus it was unusually warm for Feb, which was a dream). Our 3 year old loved the cows, climbing frame and swing, our 8 week old slept; biggest compliment we can give! We’d definitely go back :)

    Reviewed by JamesFeb 2019

  • "We had such a fabulous time."

    The place was absolutely perfect and was even decorated for Xmas, which we didn’t expect. Nothing was too much trouble and the location was peaceful and simply lovely. I can’t recommend it enough.

    Reviewed by JoanneDec 2018

  • "Just wish we could have stayed for longer."


    Reviewed by JoanneDec 2018

  • "This was a lovely, well equipped cottage."

    Clean and well presented, we didn't want for anything during our stay. Was lovely to see the cows and stay on a working farm. Ideally situated for exploring the Peak District

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2018

  • "The cottage was perfect, set in a lovely area of Derbyshire close to all the main attractions."

    Hadden Hall, Chatsworth House and the lovely country side. The cottage had everything that you needed plus lots more. Thank you

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2018

  • "Cracking location and surrounding countryside - just what you need for a relaxing weekend away with friends."

    Reviewed by SteveOct 2018

  • "Beautifully equipped cottage in a great location only drawback was wi fi connection didn't work for most of week."

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and would go back again to the same cottage."

    Reviewed by JacquelineAug 2018

  • "If you like a get away holiday in a lovely farm environment and a wonderful accommodating hosts , with beautiful scenery then this is the place for you Thanks again Will Paula and family."

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2018

  • "The cottage was perfect, done to a very high standard, loved been on a working farm, owners very friendly."

    Reviewed by WendyMay 2018

  • "Enjoyed our stay at Bank Top, a gem of cottage would recommend it to any one would go back and stay there"

    Reviewed by TalApr 2018

  • "Property absolutely perfect for family, very comfortable and pub nearby served great food"

    Reviewed by GinnyApr 2018

  • "The cottage was beautifully furnished and equipped, warm and welcoming."

    The location wag perfect, just a short distance to Chatsworth, Bakewell, Buxton and Dove Dale. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMar 2018

  • "The cottage was extremely well equipped."

    Clean and comfortable. Friendly helpful owners on hand. Excellent position. Will be back.

    Reviewed by RayMar 2018

  • "The cottage was immaculate, very cosy and spotlessly clean - a lovely place to stay to get away from it all for a few days."

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2017

  • "Excellent facilities."

    Very clean. Very friendly host. Everything we needed for our short break in the Peaks.

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2017

  • "The cottage was excellent everything you could need & good quality."

    It was very clean. The family was very friendly & happy to show you round their working farm. Great location & walks. We hope to return

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2017

  • "Our second stay here - great cottage, excellently equipped, though they mustn't let standards slip - lock on downstairs cloakroom door is broken, but nothing else to mention."

    Reviewed by KeithAug 2017

  • "Really lovely little cottage, warm, cozy and fully equipped."

    Yes, it is on an actual farm and you can see that from the windows, but as a base to explore the local area, I don't think it could have been better for us.

    Reviewed by RebekahMar 2017

  • "The cottage itself was very well appointed and cleanliness and attention to detail were excellent."

    It was lovely to stay somewhere where the crockery and cutlery had obviously been purchased for the property and was of good quality. However, we felt that the pictures on the website were misleading as far as the view was concerned. It faced the owners farmhouse and three dogs who were permanently tied up. The dogs themselves were lovely and being farm dogs we do understand that they are treated differently to pets. We also suffered from rather a lot of flies which seemed immune to fly spray. It may not be fair to the owners publish these comments as I'm sure the cottage would suit many people - just not us again. We prefer to have a better view from the property.

    Reviewed by PenelopeOct 2016

  • "This is a fantastic cottage with everything you could need."

    Lots of great places to visit nearby.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2016

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  • Two double bedrooms (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC)
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs (one Smart TV) with Freeview, DVD, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate kept in property
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Front private patio with furniture and shared lawned areas
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops 1.7 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Property has its own drive, and is on a working dairy farm.

The property

This is a delightful, semi-detached stone barn conversion that is located in the grounds of the owner’s working farm, 1.5 miles from Earl Sterndale, a village set just two miles from Longnor in the Peak District National Park.

There are two bright and airy bedrooms, both have a TV and one features an en-suite shower room, and are furnished to a high standard with solid oak furniture.

The bathrooms in the property are spacious, warm and contemporary and are wonderful places for relaxing after a busy day discovering the delights of the area.

This wonderful barn conversion also benefits from a private patio as well as shared, lawned areas boasting lovely views of the open countryside.

A superb holiday base.

Note: This property is next door to Ref. 23208, together they sleep 10.

High Needham Farm Cottages

Longnor 2 miles. Two delightful semi-detached stone barn conversions in the grounds of the owners' Peak District National Park working livestock farm. Tastefully furnished, these spacious cottages are ideal for families or groups of friends looking for rural tranquillity but with lots to do within easy reach. Guests can enter the cottages from the front patio into the kitchen/dining room which have modern high-spec kitchens with quality tiled floors and high-backed leather dining chairs and tables. The sitting rooms have high quality furniture and carpets making them a very warm, comfy and calm space to relax in. There is also a French window at both properties which opens out to the patio where you could sit in the late afternoon sun and watch the farmer bring the cows in for milking. Corner Croft and Bank Top are excellent bases for country lovers to enjoy birdwatching, walking in the Manifold Valley or cycling on the Tissington Trail. Alternatively, you can spend some time in the quaint Staffordshire village of Longnor with its pubs, restaurants and shops, or there’s the delightful spa town of Buxton just six miles away. If you just have to try one of those famous puddings, Bakewell is a similarly short journey. Thrill seekers will be delighted to know that Alton Towers Theme Park is just a half hour drive for a fun, adrenaline-fuelled day out. With so much to do in the area, this cottage is a very comfortable and peaceful base from which town and country can be enjoyed in equal measure and in all seasons.

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About the location


Buxton 6 miles; Bakewell 9 miles.

The charming Peak District village of Longnor is situated in beautiful countryside on the Staffordshire Moorlands/Derbyshire border, with the River Dove to the east and the River Manifold to the west, making an excellent touring centre. The village boasts a pub, a shop, a Post Office, a sweet shop, café tea room, fish and chip shop, and a beautiful church. The historic market square is cobbled and a scale of market charges is still posted on a board outside the market hall. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, the Spa town of Buxton with its famous Opera House, the attractive market town of Bakewell and Alton Towers theme park are all within easy reach.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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