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Longnor, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 963227)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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67 Customer Reviews

  • "A very well appointed and comfortable cottage set in a stunning location with access to a wealth of interesting villages, stately homes, etc The owners who live close by were extremely friendly and owned a pub not too far away which served amazing food."

    Reviewed by StuartJun 2022

  • "The property was clean and well furnished."

    The views from the property were exceptional however, the location was a little remote from the village for my elderly mother with health issues. I should have researched the property more closely, but it would be helpful if the website could advise on the suitability a bit more clearly.

    Reviewed by LouisaApr 2022

  • "We can only say that everything was exactly as we imagined: clean, warm and everything set up."

    Fully equipped kitchen, very welcoming living room, chic bedrooms, clean bathrooms, garden with a wonderful view, very warm cottage due to the heat under the floor, I can say that everything was great and whenever we have the opportunity we will return to these wonderful places! Thank you Lapwing, thank you Sykes Cottages! See you soon!

    Reviewed by MariusApr 2022

  • "We are hill walkers and had expected laundry facilities even if only shared."

    But helpful to have outside tap from washing boots. Would have liked a couple of Pyrex dishes in kitchen and better side lamps in kitchen. The toaster stopped working the day before we left......bread would not stay down in toaster. Also the cord of over sink light in onew bathroom was missing so this could not be switched on.

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2022

  • "Another fantastic week at Lapwing."

    Thanks Justin & Julie see you in December when staying in Kestrel for first time. Highly recommend for a brilliant holiday.

    Reviewed by NormaMar 2022

  • "Plenty of parking and beautiful views."

    Although it said cottage, the picture shows stairs on outside so we thought it would be all on the ground floor. Loved it but Longnor very disappointing. Downstairs fire door was a hazard with a teeny chihuahua

    Reviewed by ElaineMar 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage and I will definitely be back sometime."

    So peaceful and such beautiful scenery.

    Reviewed by GillianMar 2022

  • "Friendly host ,very high specification , lovely setting."

    Near to many interesting towns and heritage .

    Reviewed by DewiMar 2022

  • "Lapwing was a lovely warm and very comfortable cottage in a gorgeous location."

    It was tastefully decorated and was very well equipped. We would love to come back when the weather is better as we had 2 days of mist and fog but we still very much enjoyed it!

    Reviewed by AndrewJan 2022

  • "Lapwing is a beautiful place,in a lovely part of the Peak district."

    Would definately recommend your cottage.

    Reviewed by BarrieDec 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Beautifully decorated for Christmas too. Cottage had everything you could need. We have just booked again for Christmas 2022. Out of all cottages and lodges we have been to, this is the best one. Thank you.

    Reviewed by LyndonDec 2021

  • "Lovely friendly hosts, fabulous well equipped cottage with amazing views…."

    Weather was appalling but that can’t be ordered….recommend for sure

    Reviewed by AnnetteDec 2021

  • "An excellent cottage finished to a high standard."

    Plenty of cutlery, cups, plates etc. All very clean. Underfloor heating kept the cottage warm and cosy as we watched the snow falling outside. Hosts were very attentive and professional to look after us. Stunning views and walks from the cottage. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by GeraldNov 2021

  • "A very clean, comfortable, well-appointed character cottage situated in a remote Peak District location with superb views but with amenities within a mile in Longnor Village."

    We spent a week in late-Autumn and found plenty to do and places to visit daily within the constraints of early sunsets. In addition, a great base for walking and cycling, with facilities provided for these activities. There are plenty of local Pubs including the Church Inn, Chelmorton, 4 miles away, of which provides great food, beers and ciders, and of which the cottage owner is the Publican. There are 4 cottages in this location, any of which I would highly recommend. The owners are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by GregNov 2021

  • "A washing machine would have been an added bonus but otherwise we loved this property ."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in the most stunning setting."

    Comfortable with everything you could need - we had a fabulous holiday and the owner went above and beyond - thank you

    Reviewed by SamanthaOct 2021

  • "Another wonderful week at Lapwing."

    Booked again for March which will be about our fifth visit. Thanks Justin and Julie x

    Reviewed by NormaOct 2021

  • "Another most enjoyable week in Lapwing."

    A really comfortable cottage, warm and cosy and well equipped. An excellent situation well placed for easy access to the whole of the White Peak. Longnor the local village has shops, pubs and an excellent fish and chip shop. The only minor negative, the lack of a washing machine may be an inconvenience on a stay longer than a week.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

  • "Beautiful home away from home cottage in a spectacular location."

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage with beautiful views and local walks from all directions."

    The cottage was warm and cosy and everything we needed was provided for. One thing missing was a small peeling knife but we managed without. Longnor is a nice village with a great pub and good food. The cottage was very quiet and we all had a great nights sleep. One of the best cottages we have stayed in and would return.

    Reviewed by KimSep 2021

  • "The cottage was superb in a wonderful location."

    Just what we needed after what has been a challenging year for everyone. Thank you

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage outstanding views attentive and friendly owners very well equipped cottage."

    A bit more remote than we realised but stunningly peacefull and a great holiday

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage with outstanding views!"

    Enjoyed our yearly visit to the Peak District and have no doubt we will be returning to this delightful gem of a cottage.

    Reviewed by LynnAug 2021

  • "Wonderful"

    Reviewed by VainetaAug 2021

  • "Extremely comfortable beds."

    The cottage was very well equipped with beautiful views and surroundings.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "A very enjoyable week at Lapwing."

    The cottage is in a perfect location for visiting places in the Peak District and the scenery is stunning. The cottage was spotless and very well equipped. The village is a half an hour pleasant stroll down country lanes and there is a shop, pub, tea room and chip shop there.We have already recommended the cottage to family and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2021

  • "As with all Sykes Cottages we have used, another Out of the way location, quite and peaceful, cosy and warm just what we wanted for a few days away."

    We would recommend Lapwing to anyone.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, very well equipped - thought the dog basket was a nice touch."

    The cottage has stunning views. Great location for walking. Will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2021

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage with everything thought about."

    The owners were very friendly. The view from the cottage absolutely stunning and a great location for visiting the national park. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by PollyApr 2021

  • "This is such a lovely cottage, spacious enough for 4 adults with the benefit of 2 en-suites."

    It feels wonderfully remote with lots of walks on the doorstep but is only 1 mile from the village with all amenities catered for. We are not dog owners. However, we were looking after a sick relative’s dog so had to find pet friendly accommodation. You would never know pets regularly stay at Lapwing, it was spotless and the doggie basket was very welcome. I would not hesitate to stay here again ( dog free).

    Reviewed by SoniaSep 2020

  • "We had a lovely last minute stay here at lapwing cottage."

    Cottage was fully functional and had a definite home from home feeling. The surroundings were amazing so peaceful and the views were breathtaking. The cottage itself was immaculate and outside was also immaculately kept. Lovely tables and chairs for you to sit and drink morning tea and evening wine and take in the views!! We walked into the local town longnor had breakfast at the cobbles cafe. We had an excellent meal at the merchant in the village. We also walked through the fields to the packhorse inn again a lovely Cosy pub! We also visited the lovely church inn to the food was amazing real home cooked food. We will definitely be back soon.

    Reviewed by AlannaSep 2020

  • "A stunning and peaceful location."

    Welcoming owners who also run a pub with excellent food. Plenty of places to visit and for us older cyclists off road cycle trails with amazing views to enjoy.

    Reviewed by AngusSep 2020

  • "I arrived for a two night stay and I was really impressed with 1."

    The cottage - Beautifully designed. I like that the lounge was separate from the kitchen/ diner. Both the downstairs rooms were bigger than I expected. Bedrooms- the mattress felt like it was new and of really good quality. If you like beams you’ll love this cottage, very tastefully done. Also the fact that the bathroom was connected directly to each bedroom was a good idea for two couples. 2. The views were great, it’s less than a 20 minute walk to Longnor so a gentle first walk to explore the area. It’s a small town so I wasn’t long but with the 4pm entry to the cottage it was preferable to a longer walk by the time I’d unpacked. I’d brought more bags than for a holiday abroad...what with throws/pillows in Covid times! I don’t think it’s mandatory, but I chose to. 3. The fact that it’s a remote location but set with the other cottages was good if you don’t want a place which is completely on it’s own. There were lots of places I looked at before choosing this cottage. Many looked like they smelt of wet dog but this place looked and was a home from home. Had there have been more nights available I’d have stayed longer. As a last minute booking though, I struck lucky and I’d definitely stay again (but for longer next time). The only thing I’d have liked to know was to bring kitchen roll and kitchen surface spray. I didn’t see any there. The majority of items were already there i.e. washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets even hand washing dispenser (I brought these with me and didn’t need to). So with bringing so many items it’s good to streamline. Very minor in the scheme of things. Overall very impressed and I highly recommend (just leave me room for my booking) :)

    Reviewed by KateSep 2020

  • "Well presented, and clean."

    A very cosy place to stay surrounded by the beautiful countryside. The dog basket was a lovely idea with everything you need if you’re taking a dog away with you. Will definitely be revisiting Lapwing!

    Reviewed by LouisaSep 2020

  • "Lovely location - great local walks."

    Reviewed by RossJul 2020

  • "Lapwing is the perfect cottage in a lovely setting."

    I have already booked my holiday there for next year.

    Reviewed by CarolMar 2020

  • "Another lovely week at a Lapwing although the weather was not good."

    Cottage is lovely and warm so ideal for a break in the winter. Great holiday as always.

    Reviewed by NormaFeb 2020

  • "Lapwing was truly a home from home for a week away at Christmas."

    Complete with 3 mini Christmas trees we were cosy and festive and quickly relaxed! Superbly appointed throughout, this was our first experience of a Sykes cottage and it won’t be our last!! We’ve already booked a trip away for 2020. The Peaks, rain or shine is a stunning area to visit and the view from my bedroom window every morning was glorious. There’s plenty to do locally and some fabulous eateries in the vicinity. All in all a great Christmas getaway and we’re itching to get planning for another Christmas getaway in 2020.

    Reviewed by MichelleDec 2019

  • "Fab place, plenty of parking, nice and warm."

    Had everything we needed and fantastic views.

    Reviewed by EmmaNov 2019

  • "Lovely well equipped accommodation in beautiful setting."

    Lovely and clean when we arrived although a little cold and we struggled to understand the heating, instructions would be useful. So nice to have some supplies left for us too, milk, tea, coffee and biscuits. Our sat nav took us to the fork in the road with no more directions so we did struggle to locate the farm, even the written details didn’t say to take the right hand at the fork. Overall fab few days away, many thanks

    Reviewed by LynneNov 2019

  • "The process of booking was straight forward and completed quickly."

    The premises in real life were better than could have been estimated by reviewing the pictures on line. Well equipped premises and good facilities and adequate parking.

    Reviewed by GlynNov 2019

  • "Well equipped and furnished cottage in scenic location and close to local amenities ."

    Ideally located to visit Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock, Dovedale and Castleton to name but a few.

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2019

  • "Peaceful getaway to recharge the batteries!"

    Dog loved it!

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2019

  • "Absolutely loved the cottage, so peaceful and the views were fantastic."

    Very well decorated and they thought of everything including a lovely cup of tea and biscuits on arrival after a long drive. The facilities included every thing we needed, although a washing machine /dryer, or access to one, would have made this a perfect location. We had a clothes horse supplied which helped with the wet walking clothes. Would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone who loves walking. Also very dog friendly so we all had a great time.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2019

  • "We had a really enjoyable week staying here."

    The owner is very helpful and friendly and has decorated and furnished the cottage to a very high standard. The location is beautiful with amazing views. The cottage is well equiped, I enjoy cooking and made good use of the kitchen and BBQ. The property also has a strong wifi signal and fast internet which was great as unfortunately I had to do a bit of work while I was there. I would thoroughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by PierreAug 2019

  • "The Cottage is in a nice quiet setting with a vista that changes with the weather."

    Off the beaten track, though near enough to local towns for supplies. Ashbourne, Bakewell and Matlock Bath are nice to visit for the gifts. There are a number of local places to eat and the cottage has a information pack to help. There are some nice walks, Dovedale to Milldale is a beautiful, though popular. Lumsdale Falls are historically interesting and worth the climb back up! There are a number of National Trust properties to visit within easy reach.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2019

  • "Whilst the accommodation is compact especially the bathrooms I think the availability of a clothes washer would be an advantage as most cottages now have one available."

    Also information on walks would be helpful in the cottage plus menus of local places to eat as WiFi can be problematic.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful, stunning views, fully equipped, modern & clean!"

    The owners were lovely - couldn’t recommend enough. I will definitely be re-booking hopefully the weather will be kinder next time! :)

    Reviewed by TerriJun 2019

  • "The holiday at Lapwing Cottage really was exceptional."

    The barn conversion was to a very high standard and the accommodation comfortable and well equipped. The location exceeded expectations, being situated high up with spectacular views, which could be enjoyed from a sheltered patio area to the rear of the cottage. Observing kestrels in the wild from the patio was very special and made our time at Upper Whittle Farm even more memorable.

    Reviewed by AnnetteMay 2019

  • "Third time visiting Lapwing and again had a lovely time."

    Will be booking again for next year.

    Reviewed by NormaMay 2019

  • "Lapwing is a really beautiful cottage which is very well equipped and very comfortable."

    The views from the cottage and the garden are spectacular. The garden has nice garden furnitire which makes sitting in the garden a pleasure. The village of Longnor nearby has a great restaurant and fish and chip shop. There are also some nice walks in and around Longnor and Sheen which are both walkable from Lapwing. Really great place to stay, thank you.

    Reviewed by SandraMar 2019

  • "Lapwing was a beautiful, rural cottage with some lovely features and stunning views."

    It was warm, comfortable and well equipped, and we would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by MelanieMar 2019

  • "Lapwings was just the job for 2 couples, mainly due to 2 very comfortable ensuite bedrooms."

    Cosy lounge and kitchen/diner. Only thing that we would have missed is an open fire or woodburner, but there was an electric fire, which we didn't need as we were blessed with fabulous weather! Lapwings also was beautifully decorated with Amazon window ledges - a fantastic conversion of an old cowshed with amazing views. Just loved it there.

    Reviewed by PennyFeb 2019

  • "It was amazing we lived the cottage thank you it was like a mini castle"

    Reviewed by CarolDec 2018

  • "The Cottage is Beautiful, I especially loved the little windows in the kitchen and the living room which have been kept from the original features."

    .... stunning! The views from the property are beautiful ( even with the rain) The owners are very welcoming and on hand if you have any issues but are by no means intrusive and are happy to let you come and go when you please. you can walk straight from the cottage to the local villages of Longnor and Sheen or alternatively places like Bakewell, Buxton and Ashbourne are within a short driving distance. we would definitely recommend theses cottages to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by ClaireNov 2018

  • "The holiday cottage was kitted out and had all the essentials."

    Unfortunately the heating didn’t work, and we were very cold, the owners did move us from there skylark cottage to the lapwing cottage. This was warmer but still not in every room, I felt the owners have an excuse for everything and when complain about the heating there first comment was always ‘well it’s all on the same heating system and our house is warm’. There is obviously a fault with the system as one side of the room would be hot but the other would be cold. There was also an air lock in the system somewhere as the air hammer kept making a knocking noise through the walls. Also the water was sometimes non existent or no hot water would come though the tap. The place was very clean, and well presented. The cottage offered beautiful views and was working 20 minutes of Buxton and 30 minutes Bakewell. It’s close to the village which has a fish and chip shop and local store for the little bits you missed when shopping.

    Reviewed by EmilyNov 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, beautiful view out of the cottage."

    Felt like home from home. We really enjoyed our relaxing week away and will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by ChelseaOct 2018

  • "A lovely cottage, with amazing views great pubs nearby."

    Perfect base for exploring the Peak District, we all loved our time at the cottage and hope to return.

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2018

  • "The views were amazing and the location was ideal."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. Would not go there in the summer though as it is a communal garden and when we were there was taken over by the other occupiers of the other cottages. Being Sept was not a big issue but not ideal for summer.

    Reviewed by JeanSep 2018

  • "A very comfortable short stay at this wonderful location."

    .. views spectacular and accommodation very suitable for our needs. Would certainly promote this cottage if you looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2018

  • "Great holiday owners have finished this accommodation perfectly and we all enjoyed our stay at Lapwings, we loved the Kestrel nesting nearby and the seeing the nearby livestock on approach."

    Bedrooms where very comfortable and would highly recommend a stay here for a great holiday in the peak district

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2018

  • "Lapwing made an ideal base for our week in The Peaks."

    It is set a little out of Longnor and has wonderful views across the Dove valley. The cottage has been thoughtfully put together. It has everything you could want in a modern but comfortable way. It was lovely to come back in after a cold wet day out to be able to sit in the comfortable, warm sitting room. The bedrooms were fine - a comfy bed, plenty of covers and good shower room. We cooked a number of meals and missed for nothing. Everything on arrival was in place and the cottage smelt fresh and was spotlessly clean. The outside area was attractive and if the weather had been kinder it would have been lovely to sit outside with a book, a glass of something and soak up the peace and quiet and the view. But ... !A great location with plentiful walks, places of interest and local pubs serving tasty home cooked food. Would we go again ... absolutely.

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage, well equipped and lovely location to have a proper get away!"

    Even better if you get snowed in!

    Reviewed by EllisMar 2018

  • "The accommodation was very well furnished and decorated, very modern, very comfortable."

    Comfortable beds, under-floor heating which kept every room warm and cosy, spacious dining kitchen equipped with everything you need, modern bathrooms, TV, wifi, dvd’s. Really impressed with everything.

    Reviewed by JudiFeb 2018

  • "Most beautiful cottage best stayed in."

    Location just perfect and plenty of things to do. Will definitely return next year didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by NormaNov 2017

  • "The location was fantastic, the views absolutely stunning and the cottage was perfect."

    We had the most lovely week in the Peak District.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2017

  • "It was up to the standard we expected and in a nice location."

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Underfloor heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV with FreeSat, WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Hairdryer
  • Ample off road parking
  • Gravelled area and patio with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Shop and pub 1 mile.

The property

A well-furnished, stylish barn conversion set in Longnor in the Peak District.

Stunning views, modern technology and exposed wooden beams make this cottage a delightful stay.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs. 963229 and 963228, together they sleep 8.

Upper Whittle Farm Cottages

A group of three adjoining apartments in a converted barn set on Upper Whittle Farm on the edge of Longnor on the Peak District National Park, just 7 miles from the bustling town of Buxton. These are some of our best decorated and furnished properties, with modern features combining well with the traditional to make three very impressive apartments, perfect for families and groups. The Upper Whittle Farm Cottages are very modern and classy in an old, traditional barn conversion, they all have en-suite double bedrooms and are finished with underfloor heating, Smart TVs, oak furnishings and exposed wooden beams and stone walls throughout. They all come with open plan living including modern, classy kitchens fitted with all of the equipment you need as well as comfortable seating in the sitting areas, all of the apartments also come with incredible views of the Peak District. There is a communal outside patio with furniture, a BBQ and the most amazing views you could wish for. These properties sit in the heart of Longnor, a splendid little village offering all of your amenities as well as a craft centre as well as some incredible walking opportunities for miles and miles. Nearby is the famous theme park of Alton Towers as well as the delightful town of Buxton as well as Bakewell and Chatsworth House. Three incredible properties in an amazing location.

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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.

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