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The Shooting Lodge

(Ref. 941346)

Longnor, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Brilliant place for total piece and quiet."

    Really comfortable and cosy. Only thing to suggest would be a door curtain at front door for when that wind howls. I love it, that's why I'm now a regular,

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Apr 2024

  • "One of best places to stay!"

    !!super enjoyed to stay where.we going again soon.

    Reviewed by Algirdas5.0Feb 2024

  • "Our stay was just what we ordered remote but places to visit if we wished Loved the lodge everything we needed and more the owners went over and beyond for our needs as we needed to contact them very helpful and pleasant people to deal with."

    Would recommend and we will be visiting again. All in all we had a merry quiet Christmas loved it

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very enjoyable holiday, made better by the privacy the location offered."

    We knew the owners were on standby, but they didn't get involved with us and left us to our own devices. Perfect. All the things you'd want were available within the excellent cottage/shooting lodge.

    Glad you had a nice stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2023

  • "10/10 great stay!"

    The cottage is absolutely lovely. Cozy bed, well functioning kitchen and bathroom and super cost efficient fireplace! Few logs and you can enjoy it slow burn all evening. The owners are lovely and gives you all the privacy. There are few more guest houses on the farm, but we haven’t seen or heard anyone just the birds and visiting well wishing red deers! Good location too, easy drive to Bakewell as well as Roaches, Lud’s Church and Thor’s cave. Plenty of secure parking on the property. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Justina5.0Oct 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay in the Shooting."

    A lovely little place, cosy and comfortable, The perfect place to relax and unwind. Just what the doctor ordered. Thank you for the welcome pack. A nice cup of tea and a biscuit or three Was very welcoming after our journey.

    Thank you for the great feedback. Glad you had a relaxing time. The cabin is perfect for switching off.Hope to see you again some time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2023

  • "Once again my stay was fantastic!"

    ! My second stay in this wonderful little place, and it didn't disappoint. It's a pleasure to do some craft work without the distraction of home life. I would definitely recommend this little gem for some quality time out. The lodge is cosy, clean and comfortable, and will now become my second home!! Lol... Thanks again Claire for everything. Virginia

    So nice to see you for a second time. Glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet yet again. Hope to see you soon. Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Aug 2023


    !!!! peaceful, beautiful views, good location to visit other towns. planety of stunning walks, if you up for it.

    Glad you had a lovely stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2023

  • "Wow!!!"

    , what a fantastic stay I had, it's lovely here, so peaceful and quiet. So cosy and comfortable. Sofa was fab, bed was fab, decking was fab, everything this unique place has is fab!!!!...the owner Claire is wonderful, really looked after me while I was there, nothing was to much trouble. The view is spectacular and wildlife is in abundance. Thank you for my stay, I will be back!!!... Virginia.

    Thanks Virginia. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again in a few weeks time. Glad you liked the cabin and the location. We love it too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Jul 2023

  • "This lodge needs a deep clean, fridge was dirty on arrival."

    Very dirty sealant on the shower, dust and cobwebs everywhere especially around the windows, edges of the room and radiator in the bedroom. The decking needs a power wash and flower containers need plants renewing. The overall impression was that not much care is taken with the handover cleaning. Lodge was comfortable it it hadn’t been so dirty. Location was also good.

    Thank you for your comments. The items you raised will be checked. If you had, however, spoken to us at the beginning of your weekly stay (not on check out) we could have resolved things for you, although I think your comments are quite harsh and not particularly factual. The sealant around the shower does need replacing and this will be completed immediately but I think everything else you have commented on are highly exaggerated. The fridge, and all of the lodge, is cleaned thoroughly after each booking. If it was as bad as you say I am amazed you stayed for the full week to be honest. We have, as you know, had a very dry spell and yes some of our plants have suffered in one of the containers. As the weather cools off I will look at replanting this. The decking is timber, not plastic, and does get jet washed every year, along with the garden furniture. You did say that the our place was not for you so I can only surmise that overall you weren't really happy with the cabin or the location. Perhaps, like you said a log cabin in a rural, countryside location just isn't for you! Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol2.5Jun 2023

  • "The Lodge was perfect for us."

    The bedroom was clean, comfy and had a beautiful view from the window. The bathroom was clean and had a lovely shower with great water pressure. The kitchen was very well-equipped and we were able to prepare and cook many meals. The lounge was very cosy with the added bonus of DVDs and board games provided. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. The Lodge was in an amazing location - only about 20 minute drive to lots of popular walks such as Thor’s cave and Three shires head and a 15 minute drive to the town of Leek. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7Jun 2023

  • "Property was fine, clean and well equipped, but not for anyone with mobility issues, said shop was 1 mile, nearly 3."

    Ideal for fully able people. Should be in the write up.

    Thank you for your feedback. At the time we opened the cabin up to guests the details were correct, as there was shop a mile away in Warslow. As this shop has now closed we will amend the information to state nearest shop is now 2.5 miles away in Longnor. With regard to the cabin itself it is on one level with a walk in shower. I am presuming you are referring to the 15 metre short walk on gravel from the car parking area and the two steps on the footpath/decking up to the front door of the cabin. We have not experienced any issues with this before, however we will amend the details. Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan3.8May 2023

  • "Requires a deep clean, cobwebs and dust everywhere."

    (Look at top of DVD player, and behind TV) Outside could do with a pressure wash, as the chairs and table were green. A bit of attention to the outside decking area could be addressed. Restrictions on the heating as stated in the welcome pack not acceptable. You pay for a warm and cosy cottage for the duration of your stay. Not at times specified by owners!! Views were amazing. Apart from that it was ok.

    Thank you for the feedback. We will look at the items you have highlighted and address as appropriate. With regard to the heating, if you had mentioned this whilst staying in the lodge we could have explained the heating controls to you if you were struggling? It has full gas central heating like another house. The only difference is it is on a bottled gas and if it runs out we replace the bottle straight away. The boiler has a timer, thermostat and a manual override and is very easy to use. In addition there is a log burner which we provide a full bag of logs for and more are available to purchase. We are in the summer months now though so most people do not require logs as the cabin is very cosy and retains the heat. I hope this didn't spoil your break away with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael3.8May 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay and very peaceful, friendly and helpful owners, will definitely stay again."

    Reviewed by Robin5.0May 2023

  • "Amazing place to stay."

    Really cozy and a good location. You can’t get bored of the view that lodge gave. The scenery while driving around the area was beautiful. Claire was amazing.

    Reviewed by Anisa5.0Mar 2023

  • "We loved our stay , loved the lodge cabin , a wonderful place to stay , lots to do around the area :)"

    Reviewed by Adele3.8Feb 2023

  • "Very cosy. Wood burner is a great feature."

    Amazing views. Comfortable bed, great shower. Couldn’t have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Sep 2022

  • "A excellent, relaxing stay."

    So peaceful and a lovely view. Time went over too quick. The lodge was equipped with everything you would need and furnishings and decor so well thought out. Thank you for a excellent stay.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2022

  • "Had a great relaxing two days , beautiful lodge in a beautiful setting."

    Hosts very helpful and friendly would certainly stay again. Very clean and the views was fantastic. Little touches of biscuits and tea and coffee and milk was great. Thank you we left very relaxed and was just what we needed .

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Aug 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay!"

    Owners are very helpfull. Beautiful quiet surrounding. Only thing was the bed witch we found was firm. But that is personal....

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous cozy, peaceful lodge with all the facilities & more."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Jul 2022

  • "Brilliant location."

    Reviewed by Chris2.8Jun 2022

  • "A lovely warm cosy cabin just for two, quiet, peaceful far away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, fabulous views with everything you could need, it was the perfect place to celebrate our 53rd wedding anniversary."

    Definitely a place we will come back to.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "An excellent base from which to explore the open vistas of Staffordshire and Derbyshire."

    The Shooting Lodge affords open views from the deck and there is the added bonus of swallows darting above and around you in the Spring. The area is dotted with excellent walking to suit all levels and entertaining places to visit. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent stay."

    Very well equipped. Ideal getaway for complete peace and quiet. Claire was a very friendly and accommodating host. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Shooting Lodge."

    It is cosy, clean and quiet. Kitchen is well equipped. Even though we just ate simple meals. No wifi, but we didn't even mind. Great place to escape. Lots of places to go, all within around 30min drive. Great to have Claire and her husband on site but she was never intrusive. Would love to come back.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.1Apr 2022

  • "Thankyou for a lovely stay at the shooting lodge, it was just what we needed."

    Lovely comfy bed and amazing views

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a wonderful, restful stay at the Shooting Lodge."

    We enjoyed how cosy, relaxing and warm it was and weren't ready to leave at the end!

    Reviewed by Rhian5.0Oct 2021

  • "The perfect little hut for a very quiet break!"

    No WiFi although there was good phone reception on O2. Such a beautiful location and would love to return when the weather is a bit better!

    Reviewed by Alicia5.0Oct 2021

  • "You didn't have to go in and clean and put things write until you unpacked."

    Warm welcoming hosts they were lovely the whole holiday was Great

    Reviewed by Michele4.7Oct 2021

  • "Very quiet peaceful location with wonderful walks all around."

    Reviewed by Russell4.7Sep 2021

  • "We felt it lacked a few facilities: iron, cheese grater."

    Also, the shower was only just warm. However, the surrounding sceanery is stunning. Beautiful views all around.

    Thank you for your feedback. Customer comments are very important to us. There is a cheese grater and travel iron at the property. The shower is in perfect working order and reaches a high temperature. Once again, thank you for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria Carmel4.4Aug 2021

  • "As described on the advert, a great little hideaway to escape for a few days"

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The views are fabulous and the location so very peaceful. Lots of wildlife watching- red deer, hares and curlew. The cabin was lovely and cosy and had everything we needed. The hosts, Claire and Gary we very helpful too is we needed them. Would highly recommend and love to return!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent stay in a lovely place with all that we could want for a relaxing stay."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2021

  • "Ideal location for walking and cycling."

    Beautiful views and cosy accommodation. Extra touches added by owners, all in all a great get away choice for countryside lovers

    Reviewed by Janet4.1May 2021

  • "We had had to change our dates twice due to the pandemic, so glad we did."

    As expected it was totally different to other properties we have rented in the Longnor area. In a fairly isolated setting with lovely views, really peaceful and great for socially distancing! The much appreciated wood burner was essential in the chilly evenings. We would have liked a toaster but as the property is powered by a low voltage caravan electric hook up that could possibly be why one was not provided. There is a grill in the gas oven but as we've never cooked with gas before it was too complicated for us to use it! We really enjoyed our stay, a very welcome break after lockdown.

    Reviewed by Glenda4.1Apr 2021

  • "The beautiful views."

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Oct 2020

  • "Fantastic location for an escape to peace and quiet."

    Reviewed by Glen4.7Aug 2020

  • "We stayed at the Shooting Lodge for a week and it was amazing."

    The accommodation was wonderful only bettered by the stunning views from the decking. A lovely place to go back to after a walk in the countryside. A big thank you to Claire and Gary for a very warm welcome. We would definitely love to come back again soon.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jul 2020

  • "This was a great little weekend away if your looking for a place to go as a couple then this is a great spot to look at"

    Reviewed by Louis5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a fantastic time staying at The Shooting Lodge for a long weekend."

    Gary and Claire were lovely hosts who had set the fire up ready for our arrival, left milk in the fridge and even brought some tasty homemade cheeses to enjoy! We couldn't wander far due to Storm Dennis raging outside but we didn't mind when the log burner was going and we slowly worked our way through the DVD collection. Gorgeous place to get away from it all, definitely wanting to visit again!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2020

  • "Had a lovely escape ."

    ... just what was needed . The lodge is beautiful and cozy . Middle of nowhere which was amazing , no distractions . The owners were very helpful . I couldn’t have wished for a better weekend away . Iv booked again already for September. Thank you :)

    Reviewed by Kara5.0Jan 2020

  • "It was a present for my partner and she was blown away, a great beautiful location"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lodge was ideal for a couple to chill and relax in lovely quiet and lovely surroundings, The hosts where very accommodating, and if you needed them they where there."

    Every thing you needed was there in the lodge . Would recommend.!

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2019

  • "I have stayed at Shawfield Farm twice before although this was my first stay in the Shooting Lodge."

    As always I was given a warm friendly welcome by Claire and Garry. The Lodge was every bit as comfortable and well equipped as I knew it would be. I loved the quirkiness of it, the comfortable bed and of course the amazing view. I can't recommend it highly enough. The best thing has to be sitting out on the decking with a glass of wine looking out for the deer. I hope to return.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2019

  • "Perfect for a couple get away."

    We did nothing but take in the beautiful scenes, breath in the country air and relax.

    Reviewed by Lewis5.0Jun 2019

  • "The shooting lodge is ideally placed away from any town or village with amazing views of the land and hills."

    So what was needed to get away from a busy life and relax. When we wanted, Buxton with its caves, museums and walks, Bakewell with its tarts and iron mills are only 20 minute drive away. I would recommend thus Lodge to anyone and we will certainly done going back.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2019

  • "We had a lovely relaxing break here."

    It was the perfect place to unwind and spend quality time together. It is remote but the views are something you will never forget. The hosts were friendly and helpful and i would recommend this happily to anyone. A thoroughly enjoyed break.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2019

  • "Overall a lovely venue & host"

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Mar 2019

  • "Fabulous cabin, would definitely stay again."

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Dec 2018

  • "A beautiful lodge, wonderful hosts."

    Couldn't do enough. Loved the shower and interior design. Perfect to relax in front of the log burner on a rainy day/night. Beautiful views. Peaceful. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Nov 2018

  • "This lodge is very well equipped and ideal for a couple looking for a real get away."

    It is quiet and peaceful and the owners are friendly and helpful. An ideal base for touring the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2018

  • "The shooting lodge was beautiful, it contained everything we needed and the setting was just perfect for our brrsk, looking out onto tbe Peak District watching tbe wild deer."

    The lodge wad exceptional and no doubt 'Well be back'

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2018

  • "Hired The Shooting Lodge for my elderly parents."

    Unfortunatley that week was not good weather and they both felt cold in the lodge.The owners kindly adjusted the timer but they still felt it was cold and the heating should not have been on a timer but would have been better controlled by the people staying in the lodge.Logs could be purchased from the owners for the log burner which was used each evening.The lodge is quite a drive from the town but if it is a quiet holiday your looking for then this is ideal.Very clean and well looked after.

    Reviewed by Vicky3.8Sep 2018

  • "Absolutely beautiful lodge."

    It is immaculate and clean with a well equipped kitchen for cooking. The views are stunning and so peaceful. Would highly recommend for a short getaway in the beautiful countryside. Would definitely love to visit again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Haydn5.0Aug 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area with woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Gas oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Decked area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Nearest shop 2.5 miles and pub 2 miles
  • Please note that this property can be booked with refs: 23694 & 940469 together they sleep 6.

The property

This cosy log cabin sits near the village of Longnor, a charming retreat located amongst enticing moorland and hillside views, with its own private decked area just outside.

Well-suited for couples wishing to get away from it all, or those planning a romantic holiday, The Shooting Lodge has been thoughtfully designed with a beautiful open-plan living area.

Step inside to the wonderfulness of it all, from the lovely lounge, to the dining area for two; well situated for the contemporary styled kitchen nearby complete with nicely finished units, creating a light and airy place to relax in the afternoon, or a snug base to return to after an eventful day.

Follow the natural views round to the double bedroom which is a true representation of the cabins character, with hunting items displayed, and interesting wall-art.

Close by, discover the en-suite shower room, modernised to a delightful standard; here you can get ready in style morning through to evening.

Outside, make the most of the decked area, a chance to be at one with the unique surroundings, and simply enjoy some peace and quiet, taking in the scenery.

The village is home to two pubs, a shop, café, tea room, great craft centre and a 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 are just a taste of what is on offer in this fabulous location.

The River Dove to the east and the River Manifold to the west, only add to your holiday experience.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas