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Longnor, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1010456)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "We were given the warmest of welcomes when we arrived at Elmwood."

    The apartment was immaculate and would give it a five star plus rating. Definitely the best holiday accommodation we have ever had.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2022

  • "After a warm welcome by Gemma we thoroughly enjoyed the unique experience of staying in this example of superbly restored industrial history."

    The apartment was most tastefully appointed displaying the carpentry craftsmanship of Philip. Including Shirley we wish them well with the completion of their ongoing ‘labour of love’ .

    Reviewed by HazelJun 2022

  • "Excellent in all respects."

    The apartment was first class and the location was fascinating and extremely interesting. A very good holiday.

    Reviewed by AllanJun 2022

  • "Elmwood cottage is a beautiful apartment style residence that is perfect for two adults."

    It’s well equipped and exceptionally clean and tidy. Phillip, Shirley and Gemma looked after us very well and assisted us considerably on our arrival. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring Longnor and surrounding towns and villages. Donelle and Graeme

    Reviewed by DonelleJun 2022

  • "Amazing property with so much history and wonderful owners who are restoring this historic house so carefully."

    Spotlessly clean and a fabulous location, I wouldn’t hesitate to book again and see what you have done next.

    Reviewed by JennyMay 2022

  • "Delightful accomodation fitted out to a high standard."

    The owners (Shirley & Phillip) have lovingly restored part of the sawmill and Phillip's craftsmanship shows through in the woodwork. The "welcome pack" was an added bonus! Lovely weather too made this a holiday to remember. Many thanks, Lin & Mal

    Reviewed by MalMay 2022

  • "An excellent apartment."

    Lovely area and top class accommodation.

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2022

  • "We had such a lovely stay."

    The property is beautiful and perfectly located to explore the Peak District. The flat is fantastic. Everything is to the highest standard and well equipped. It is so impressive what Philipp and Shirley have created. The tour of the premises and the workshop is something that you don’t want to miss. We will definitely return to Elmwood again.

    Reviewed by JuliaApr 2022

  • "The property is spotlessly clean and comfortable."

    The owners are friendly and helpful. Can highly recommend.

    Reviewed by GordonMar 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation and in a perfect place for such a variety of walks."

    Would stay here again.

    Reviewed by AntoninaMar 2022

  • "This is a beautiful property and finished to a very high standard."

    All the appliances and utensils are fantastic. The property was extremely clean. Lovely comfy bed, crisp cotton sheets and huge fluffy towels. A great welcome pack was waiting for us. The owners Philip and Shirley were so nice very helpful. A look around the work shop was a real treat. We will definitely return to Elmwood again.

    Reviewed by DeborahMar 2022

  • "A beautiful apartment set in stunning grounds."

    Every detail had been thought of to ensure we had a wonderful stay. The owners are so kind and thoughtful. We can’t wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2022

  • "A lovely property and even greater hosts."

    Thank you for a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by BonnieFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings."

    My partner and I had a wonderful three night stay here and would highly recommend it to anybody wanting a relaxing stay in the Peak District. Only a couple of very minor issues. First, the kitchen area has very little available space for food preparation, so if you're thinking of cooking a meal then you may have to get creative. Second, the paving stones outside can become *very* slippery. We stayed during one of these storms which are currently sweeping across the country and there was a lot of rain. In gentler weather I'm sure it's fine. Be careful! But this is tantamount to nit-picking and overall I would rate this is an exceptional property. The bathroom and bedroom are finished to a very high standard, the living room is compact but comfortable, on-site parking, and very friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by MartinFeb 2022

  • "What a fantastic place."

    A fabulous building and really comfortable accommodation in a beautiful setting with walks from the doorstep. The hosts were exceptional, such lovely people who ensured we had a very pleasant stay. We will definately be back!

    Reviewed by CarolineFeb 2022

  • "Had an amazing stay in the Elmwood cottage."

    Was absolutely spotless, had everything we needed and it has been finished to a very high standard. The owners were very friendly, and the welcome pack of first day essentials was a lovely touch

    Reviewed by IanJan 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in the heart of the Peak District."

    The owners left a welcome pack of eggs, bread, milk and even a bottle of wine! The information pack was really useful showing all the different local walks and also the history of the The Old Sawmill. The village shop is less than a 10 minute walk and the pub too! We would definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay in the Peak District and we hope to return soon

    Reviewed by LisaNov 2021

  • "The standard of the facility's was great, everything was a high quality."

    very friendly and relaxed

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2021

  • "Elmwood was such a pleasure to stay in, Phillip has finished the property to such an exceptional standard, plus the soft furnishings are complimentary and of such a high standard."

    A fabulous setting and an ideal position for exploring the Peak District. We didn’t have time to visit the Mill or Phillips workshop, rest assured when we stay again we will make time!

    Reviewed by GarethNov 2021

  • "Elmwood proved to be an ideal base to explore the surrounding area."

    The quality of this mill conversion was second to none we shall certainly be revisiting soon.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2021

  • "Lovely quiet location with easy access to Derbyshire and Staffordshire dales especially for cycling and walking."

    Very impressive accommodation that has been restored to a very high standard by the owners. Comprehensive welcome pack left by owners which enabled us to have a hot meal with a glass of wine, very welcome after a long drive. Philip justifiably proud of his woodworking skills and very happy to discuss the rebuild whilst showing us round his impressive workshop. Overall a wonderful week and we look forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "We didn’t know what to expect but the quality of the accommodation was stunning."

    It’s called Elmwood and master craftsman owners Phillip and Shirley have created a true Elm lined gem over many decades. They explained their plans for the old mill and showed us their enthralling workshop. They are true enthusiasts. In addition we were left a starter kit of many unexpected provisions. A wonderful experience.

    Reviewed by AlistairAug 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation, finished to a high standard."

    Owners on site and extremely helpful. Location ideal for exploring/walking the local area.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2021

  • "Beautifully finished apartment in a peaceful location."

    Well equipped and nicely furnished with great attention to detail. Would have been lovely to have some private outside space. Bathroom was fabulous and the kitchen area was equipped with high quality appliances. Bedding/linens/curtains of great quality. Thank you for a lovely relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by GeorginaJul 2021

  • "The apartment is amazing and time was taken to make us feel at home."

    We were shown around and told about the whole place (it’s fascinating) Thank you very much for an fantastic stay and will definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by AnnetteJul 2021

  • "The flat was really lovely very pleasant and airy ."

    Very well done out to a high standard and owners very nice people. We loved the way it had been done to keep the charm of the old saw mill . Beautiful arched wooden windows and all amenities of a very high standard. Just lacking a bit of work top space in the kitchen but you can't have everything can you? Longnor was only a few minutes walk away with a lovely fish shop and pub doing food. We thought the village very nice with a lovely church and a lot of history. We found plenty of nice places to visit in the area with out having to drive to far.

    Reviewed by RonaldJul 2021

  • "Beautiful apartment."

    Perfectly placed for wonderful scenery and walks.

    Reviewed by GordonJun 2021

  • "The quality of the accommodation is excellent."

    The welcome bottle of wine, eggs, milk and delicious cookies all add to the pleasure of arrival. Philip and Shirley are on hand if necessary and together a great holiday in a beautiful area is assured.

    Reviewed by GinaJun 2021

  • "The old mill was refurbished to an exceptional standard, everything from neff appliances to the fantastic bathroom."

    Philip, shirley and Gemma are so welcoming, from the wine, bread, eggs, milk, to name a few all left for us. The tour around the old mill was most interesting. Fantastic place

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2021

  • "Delightful apartment to a high standard."

    Owners on site very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2021

  • "Exceptional property which had been renovated to a very high standard."

    Spotlessly clean and the owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by MartinApr 2021

  • "Shirley, Phillip and Gemma were all very hospitable."

    A lovely break in the Staffordshire Moorlands and my husband found The Old Sawmill fascinating. Phillip showed him around the work in progress and also his workshop. Certainly has been a labour of love for over forty years. We wish them all the very best for their future and the work they have committed themselves to.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2020

  • "The apartment was beautifully furnished, it had all the equipment we needed to cook lovely meals ."

    The shower was wonderful and the bathroom was beautiful. We loved the bottle of wine waiting for us and a few other treats. We had a wonderful time. It was lovely and pleasant. A big hand of applause to Gemma, Shirley and Phillip! A big thank you for giving us a wonderful holiday. Looking forward to coming back soon.

    Reviewed by AnnaSep 2020

  • "Beautifully appointed apartment style cottage."

    Bed linen, towels and other equipment were to a very high standard The on site owners were extremely friendly and helpful. Very peaceful location.

    Reviewed by AndySep 2020

  • "My boyfriend and I enjoyed the best week together in the Peaks in this beautiful apartment."

    It was so tranquil yet so much to do, all located in a short drive away. Longnor itself was a great base for us, with a great local pub 5 minutes walk away! The hosts are most inviting, giving us a tour the impressive project underway at the Old Sawmill and leaving an array of gifts on arrival. Lots of thought has gone into this holiday getaway and it definitely shows - we definitely recommend the visit!

    Reviewed by HannahAug 2020

  • "There was no DVD player and there was no thermostatic control on the heating so had to leave the windows open and got bitten."

    Also the water temperature was insufficient

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2020

  • "This place is so peaceful and relaxing."

    Good walks close by. Everything is of a very high standard. Nothing has been overlooked. The kitchen is extraordinarily well equipped for a holiday let. A luxurious bathroom, which would have been even better if there had been more hot water to fill the lovely bath. A very comfortable bed with high quality bedding. The attention to detail on the owners hand crafted doors and window frames give an indication of the love which is going into this restoration. An invitation to tour the onsite workshop was an education and a joy. We will be keen to revisit soon.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "A great apartment in an ideal location for walks."

    Great local pubs serving delicious food. The apartment was extremely comfortable and exceedingly clean. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2020

  • "Philip, Shirley and Gemma were great hosts."

    Very friendly and beautiful house and grounds they are renovating. If you get a chance for a tour around the Mill and workshop we would definitely recommend. Lovely little touches of bottle of wine and cookies waiting for us. Also eggs, milk and bread. All the fittings are high quality and all joinery made by Philip who is very talented. Very peaceful location with lots of walks from the doorstep. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by RowenaAug 2020

  • "Beautiful location, stunning accommodation, superb hosts, attention to detail throughout the apartment is second to none."

    Would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by MakJul 2020

  • "Very friendly owners."

    We got the full tour of the old Sawmill which was fascinating. Food and drink on arrival very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "Lovely place to stay quality accommodation with friendly owners and ideally placed for all Peak District attractions and activities."

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2020

  • "The hosts are the loveliest people and with so much local knowledge of the area and things to do."

    The apartment is finished to a very high standard and has the most comfortable bed and quality bedding. Great place. Thank you

    Reviewed by GregoryJan 2020

  • "Beautiful appartment."

    Everything we needed and would recommend . We found the bed a bit hard since it was just a matress on a solid wood base but that is obviously personal.

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2019

  • "Great location accommodation exceeded all expectations cleanliness superb fantastic little touches the owners left for our arrival."

    A lot of time perfection and love has gone into this accommodation which after staying there you can see Outstanding

    Reviewed by AnnNov 2019

  • "A beautiful apartment in a lovely setting."

    The inside is immaculate. Could be difficult if you're not steady on your feet as it's marble flooring but lovely otherwise. Very helpful owners who were available to ask for advice and keen to show us round the renovation.

    Reviewed by SandraOct 2019

  • "This was the best equipped self-catering stay we have ever experienced."

    Lots of food and wine left for us if we wanted.

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2019

  • "This apartment was spotlessly clean and equipped to a very high standard."

    Even the kitchen utensils exceeded our expectations. The Saw Mill is set in beautiful countryside and proved an ideal touring base for the White Peak district. The owners live on site and couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. The whole Mill is being converted to holiday lets by the owners and completed to a new "Gold Standard" for self catering accommodation. For any man with woodworking knowledge, Philip's standard of cabinet making leaves one in awe. We had a most enjoyable week at this property and will return.

    Reviewed by RogerOct 2019

  • "We have booked many holiday lets over the years, anything from 2 to 10 people."

    For us the location was ideal walking within easy reach, visiting NT and places of interest within easy driving covering three Counties. Such hospitality from the owners and very interesting history of their commitment to detail and such high standards in the renovation. Made this a very memorable week.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2019

  • "Lovely well presented apartment furnished to a high standard."

    Owners who live on site were welcoming and friendly. No complaints at all.

    Reviewed by GeoffreySep 2019

  • "The owners, Philip, Shirley and Gemma were particularly friendly and provided an expansive array of welcoming provisions."

    The flat is fitted out to a very high standard and the family's lengthy and ongoing project to renovate the sawmill is inspiring. The whole building is beautiful and in a lovely position well located for local Peak District attractions.

    Reviewed by TonySep 2019

  • "This apartment is more beautiful than photos can convey."

    It is immaculate. Each door, window, cabinet, and several of the pieces of furniture have been handmade by the owner and demonstrate a remarkable level of craftsmanship. The property is fascinating and the nearby village and countryside are lovely. The hosts were warm and gracious. We would definitely return!

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2019

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  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge with icebox, and TV
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Shared courtyard
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: this property is not suitable for children
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.4 miles

The property

Lying in the village of Longnor, in the magnificent Peak District is this modern apartment built inside an old water-powered saw mill, with beautiful handcrafted woodwork and architecture, Elmwood will be a dream getaway for you and your partner.

The open-plan living space is made bright with light coming through the handmade arched windows, and onto the lovely wooden fitted kitchen area complete with oven, microwave and induction hob for cooking up delicious meals.

The sitting area hosts a plush two seater sofa for snuggling up on in front of the TV after a long day of walking in the fresh air, while the luxurious king-size bed awaits you in the bedroom so you can drift of in comfort and wake up refreshed.

The stylish bathroom benefits from a separate shower and bath, and there is a courtyard outside where you can use the garden furniture to sit at when the sun is out, while two spaces for off-road parking are available on site as well.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref. 1010786, together they can sleep four people.

Elmwood And Lacewood

Out of Longnor village on the way to Leek, tucked away off the main road, you will find this stunning old converted water-powered sawmill, a large stone building which is now home to these two idyllic apartments, Elmwood and Lacewood. Both properties come fully equipped with a handcrafted wooden kitchen, sitting area and dining space, as well as a king-size bedroom and spacious bathroom. An outside courtyard can be shared between the properties so everyone can enjoy the sunshine - if we get any! - and space for off-road parking for two cars per property is available. Longnor can offer you the essentials in this lovely market village, with a few pubs, shops and cafes available, with larger towns like Bakewell and Buxton not far away at all - less than a 10 mile car journey. With the River Manifold being just a few minutes walk away from you, why not begin your walk by strolling along the river, with walks ranging from short ambles to serious upland treks. Over in Bakewell, known for its delicious pudding, head to Haddon Hall, a medieval and Tudor manor house popularly chosen for films and TV programmes and steeped in history, you can walk through the well-preserved rooms and around the picturesque gardens before heading to the gift shop for a souvenir, and the restaurant for a Bakewell tart! Afterwards go and visit the Peak Ales Visitor Centre to have a tasting session of the best tasty ales that the Peaks have to offer, with a Gin distillery now being on site as well and a shop, and a lovely team running it all and ready to answer any curious questions about the brewing process. Up to Buxton, you will find a lot of things to do in the famous spa town, like visiting the classic Georgian architecture across the city, like the Crescent, the Pump Rooms and the Opera House. And of course most popular of all and all around you there are endless opportunities for walking, cycling, fishing, and several other activities in the Peak District, all the while surrounded by stunning natural scenery. Elmwood and Lacewood will be the ideal place for a pair of couples looking to get away from a busy life, to relax in the Peaks and enjoy time in these gorgeous, unique properties.

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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 two pubs, a shop, a Post Office, 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
  • Christmas