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Longnor, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1010786)



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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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41 Customer Reviews

  • "We had an excellent holiday in this fantastic converted Saw Mill building and grounds."

    Philip and Shirley made us very welcome to their ongoing lifelong project which has been constructed to such a high standard. I would definitely recommend this to all my family and friends. Jeff & Suzanne

    Reviewed by JeffreyJul 2022

  • "A beautiful property that has been lovingly converted to a very high standard."

    In a great location for exploring the Peak District. I would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by TomJun 2022

  • "This is a delightful apartment in a beautiful area."

    The owners Phillip & Shirley make you most welcome. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2022

  • "Had an excellent stay at Lacywood the accommodation was to a very high standard the hosts were very friendly."

    The apartment was in a good location for touring the Peak District. On arrival the accommodation was extremely clean and was welcomed with an excellent welcome pack with a bottle of wine. Thanks Shirley Phillip and Gemma for making our stay with you so pleasurable would certainly recommend to family and friends we will be back.

    Reviewed by LizMay 2022

  • "A well appointed apartment, thoughtfully refurbished to a high standard."

    Very convenient for visiting a wide range of attractions in the area as well as for walking. Generous welcome pack on arrival.

    Reviewed by RolandApr 2022

  • "Amazing apt so well finished."

    Great welcome pack and extras. All you need for a great break. The apt is in a lovely setting great walks from the door.

    Reviewed by TrishApr 2022

  • "A spotlessly clean, very well equipped apartment."

    Philip & Shirley are extremely hospitable owners who make you feel at home. We greatly admire their continuing work in the extraordinary renovation of the water powered Saw Mill building. Longnor is an excellent central base for exploring the White Peak District. This is our second stay and we will be back again next year.

    Reviewed by RogerMar 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Lacewood."

    The apartment is finished to a very high standard and very well equipped. A generous welcome pack and added bonus lovely weather. There are many walks straight from the door, we hardly used the car all week. We would highly recommend Lacewood and hope to return.

    Reviewed by CaroleMar 2022

  • "What a lovely place to stay."

    People have mentioned "quality" before, and this shines through in everything - including the most comprehensive welcome pack. Even with the cold, wet and windy weather we were as warm as toast. Ideal for two people with plenty of space to spread out. All on one floor which suited us. Loved it!

    Reviewed by PaulineFeb 2022

  • "Fantastic facility with wonderful hosts."

    Will be coming back soon!

    Reviewed by JayFeb 2022

  • "We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay, with all the facilities we required."

    The apartment was beautifully fitted out to a high specification and we were made to feel very welcome with the bread, milk, biscuits and wine on arrival. As we were about to leave, we met Mr Kidd, who very kindly showed us all around the wonderful mill building showing all the work he has done to renovate this remarkable building and we were very impressed. We look forward to a return visit at some time in the near future.

    Reviewed by JaneDec 2021

  • "A lovely property."

    One of the best we have ever stayed in! The owners had thought of everything - all those things that make a difference. Beautiful bed linen, huge soft towels, welcome goodies, the list goes on! Highly recommend

    Reviewed by LindseyNov 2021

  • "Lacewood is a nice apartment with good quality fittings and equipment and spotlessly clean."

    The owners are friendly and it was great to have a look around this amazing old building. We now understand the term Lacewood and were able to appreciate the interior of the apartment. I have to agree with the previous review from Sarah. There is a smell from the bathroom which the owner had a look at for us on our first day but was unable to deal with at that time. We also left the fan running continuously during our stay which helped. I do sincerely hope they get this sorted out quickly as it would then be a perfect place to stay.

    Reviewed by GlendaOct 2021

  • "The accommodation is beautiful and really well finished, however there are a few ..."

    The accommodation is beautiful and really well finished, however there are a few minor niggles If the owners are upstairs their footsteps can be heard very loudly, and taps and pipes can also be heard, It would be a good idea to be able to switch of the outside lights from the apartment as they do light up the bedroom around the excellent heavy duty blank out curtains The bathroom has a slight odour of drains, which only disappeared if the light/fan was left on all day

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2021

  • "Very clean spotless in fact."

    All you need for your stay. The welcome pack was very nice all you needed to get you started. Very quiet a no peaceful made for a relaxing holiday. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2021

  • "Very good location for exploring the area, and in walking distance to the local village where there was a shop and pub."

    The cottage was very clean with all amenities - as listed on the web site. We would stay again and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2021

  • "Lacewood is set in quiet tranquil garden just outside the village of Longnor which in its self offers adequate amenities."

    The accommodation is to a very high standard as was the warm welcome we received from Gemma. There were little touches that made Lacewood a bit special and we will be singing the praises of this gem in the Peak district. The owners are on site if you need them but leave you to alone unless you require any information or assistance.

    Reviewed by BarrySep 2021

  • "Lacewood is an exceptionally renovated apartment offering comfortable holiday accommodation within easy walking distance of the lovely village of Longnor."

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2021

  • "Really excellent cottage that has been built by the owner with amazing attention to detail."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by BillAug 2021

  • "A very warm welcome."

    Immaculate property. Welcome pack far exceeded our expectations. A magical, full of history, place to stay. Perfect location to visit surrounding countryside and places of interest. Delightful owners on site if needed. Would have no hesitation in recommending this outstanding home from home and look forward to returning in the not to distant future.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "What a perfect place for a getaway."

    The workmanship on the cottage is excellent. Everything hand made in Lacewood absolutely stunning. A comfortable bed and an excellent power shower. We will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2021

  • "I was looking for some quiet space in a beautiful location and I also had heritage in an historic mill building with artisanal craft still being carried out on site."

    The owners live onsite but never intrude unless you need anything (which I didn't). The workmanship is outstanding and the location, surrounded by the Staffordshire moors could not be better. I will go back for sure.

    Reviewed by IsabelJun 2021

  • "The original sawmill is amazing and the owners have converted some of it into beautiful accommodation with a very high standard of finish."

    The project continues and we would love to visit again to see progress.

    Reviewed by StuartMay 2021

  • "Our hosts, Phillip, Shirley and Gemma were extremely welcoming and helpful."

    The apartment was in immaculate condition for our arrival and all equipment, furnishings, towels and bedding were of a very high standard. Phillip’s superb joinery skills were in evidence throughout and we look forward to returning in the future to see progress on the remaining apartments. This was an apartment where we immediately felt at home and comfortable; attention to detail was a particular bonus, with lots of useful extra touches and a very welcome starter pack of milk, bread, eggs, a bottle of wine, etc. Gemma had obviously put a great deal of consideration into the smaller details which make a rental property feel like a home. Longnor itself is a few minutes walk away and has the advantage of a couple of shops for basic provisions.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2021

  • "Lovely small apartment."

    Spacious and well laid-out. Good selection of cooking equipment and high quality kitchen facilities in general. Despite being on the ground floor Lacewood is light and has lovely views from the living area windows.

    Reviewed by RosamundApr 2021

  • "On arriving at Lacewood we were met by Gemma who gave us a warm welcome."

    We were delighted with the accommodation which was of a high standard, we shall definitely be returning. The Saw Mill is a very interesting building with a lot of history which the owners are happy to share with you. The location was perfect & so peaceful. It was close to all the places of interest with many walks which were off the beaten track. Thank you for a lovely visit.

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2021

  • "Gemma and her parents work so hard - not only in keeping the cottage up to first-class standards, but on the grounds and the mill itself."

    The family are always so pleasant and welcoming. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2020

  • "This was a super find, a spotless, warm and cosy apartment."

    There was a lovely welcome pack of bread, milk etc and Gemma who welcomed us was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2020

  • "The apartment is amazing."

    Spotlessly clean, in fact sparkling! We have to put this holiday let at the top of places we have stayed. The fixtures and fittings are all top class with everything you could possibly need and more. The groceries were a very nice touch and appreciated.

    Reviewed by JoanOct 2020

  • "Lacewood is a beautifully renovated space in an old sawmill and the quality of the accommodation far exceeded our expectation, also the location is good being within easy walking distance of a good pub."

    Reviewed by WilliamAug 2020

  • "We had an incredible stay at Lacewood."

    On arrival, everything was spotlessly clean, and the apartment held everything (and more!) we would need for our stay. A nice touch was all of the wooden furnishings being made on-site by the owner himself. The old sawmill was very interesting, with Phillip giving us a tour and explaining the history behind it. The owners, Phillip and Shirley, went above and beyond to ensure we had the perfect stay. We are very grateful for their hospitality, and are already excited to return in the future.

    Reviewed by MadeleineAug 2020

  • "We had such a comfortable stay at Lacewood - it was immaculate upon arrival and we were reassured by written list of what additional cleaning had taken place due to COVID-19."

    The owners who welcomed us as we arrived were attentive and warm. Not only were we greeted with an exceptional property and welcoming owners, we were also provided with a few food essentials which was a lovely touch. The bed was extremely comfy and the tv had Netflix on it that was great. The apartment is in a superb location and we thoroughly enjoyed our time here. We would 100% recommend and would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by AliceAug 2020

  • "Ten out of ten all round,beautiful apartment,lovely owners made for a very enjoyable holiday"

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2020

  • "Lacewood is an outstanding property and exceedingly good value for money."

    It has been finished to an exemplary standard (by the owners) - undoubtedly master craftsman standard and a delight to occupy for the week. The property sits in lovely surroundings which are beautifully kept by the owners. The location is excellent - only 20 minutes from Buxton and a similar distance from the lovely market town of Leek - and for the walkers everything is on your doorstep (no need to travel anywhere). I hope to return when time permits.

    Reviewed by EdwardJul 2020

  • "The place was beautiful and the owners were so friendly and extremely talented, - I will definitely be going back!"

    Reviewed by DanJan 2020

  • "We had a fabulous weekend away at Lacewood, inside was beautiful, lots of attention to detail, very clean and the welcome pack was a real treat."

    The owners were very welcoming and the mill is a true labour of love for them. Thank you for the tour of the workshop and allowing us to explore the mill. The area is great for walking, the village Longnor has everything you need, good pub, shop etc. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by ElizabethDec 2019

  • "My husband and I loved Lacewood."

    It was a beautiful apartment, all the fantastic wooden fittings are handmade by the owner; absolutely superb! Bathroom was also very good and the bed was really comfy; location great too! Owners are lovely people and very accommodating. We look forward to returning soon.

    Reviewed by POct 2019

  • "Lacewood, as part of a complex, ongoing refurbishment of an historic sawmill, is a truly wonderful, delightful and sublimely comfortable retreat."

    Situated just outside a little village (with a couple of small shops, eateries and pub) it is ideally located for complete enjoyment of the Peaks and Dales that spill over into 3 counties: Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire. Lots of awesome walks, cycle rides, or drives with stunning scenery at every turn from the front door. The lovely hosts at the sawmill are welcoming and generous - they have gone above and beyond to make their home and ‘labour of love‘ refurbishment project an exceptional holiday location for couples who are searching for that little bit of extra something. The accommodations are stunningly crafted, furnished and equipped. A few generous treats to start our break were gratefully accepted. My first booking here was for a 4night/long weekend in mid autumn - I’d definitely return again. Thank you so very much Phillip and Shirley

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2019

  • "Great central loction."

    The workmanship put into restoring this old sawmill is second to non. Top quality fittings too. Two great people, friendly but not intrusive. You are missing a treat if you don't go and visit. Beautiful place.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2019

  • "Beautiful area, phenomenal holiday let."

    Phillip and Shirley where very accommodating. Inside and out, the let greatly exceeded expectation, so clean and so well made up. We thoroughly enjoyed being shown the workshop, Phillip is truly a master of his craft. Will definitely be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by MatthewSep 2019

  • "A lovely place to stay ,beautifully crafted kitchen,furniture etc."

    1st class accommodation,very comfortable.The essentials and treats provided were much appreciated.Phillip,Shirley and Gemma were excellent hosts.The fascinating history of the sawmill was a bonus.

    Reviewed by SharynAug 2019

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  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, 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

An old converted water-powered saw mill, fitted with gorgeous handcrafted woodwork and decor and filled with high-quality furnishings gives you Lacewood, a one-bedroom apartment found in the village of Longnor in the Peak District.

Lacewood benefits from an open-plan main living space, showcasing unique handmade arched windows and fitted wooden kitchen, including all you need to prepare some wonderful meals for a romantic night in with dining table and chairs, while also providing a relaxing space to unwind on the sofa in front of the TV.

The spacious bathroom affords you a bath and separate shower, so if you have some extra time and don't have to rush, treat yourself to a soak in the tub.

A luscious king-size bed awaits you in the evening so you can drift off in luxury, and wake up fully re-charged.

To the outside of the property there is space for off-road parking for two cars, and why not make use of the courtyard outside on a sunny day and sit at the outdoor table and chairs with a cold drink.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref. 1010456, together they 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