In association with
Sykes Cottages
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

10 people have recently viewed this property

1 of 39 View Image Gallery
  • Millward House - Peak District - 946519 - photo 1

Millward House

(Ref. 946519)

Longnor, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • house (24)
  • comfortable (15)
  • property (15)
  • our (15)
  • lovely (15)
  • bed (15)

45 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property for a family escape for a few days - spacious and well equipped, and right next to the pub with good food and beer."

    Well located in the Peaks to access all areas too. We may well return!

    Thanks for your kind comments Paul, really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2024

  • "Had a lovely stay beautiful cottage would definitely recommend and stay again."

    Pleased you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Timothy4.1Feb 2024

  • "Nice clean property, with excellent facilities including the wood burner."

    It was perfect for our group which consisted of four retired couples. The location was ideal with several walks and attractions within easy reach either on foot or via car. The local pub, 50 yards away, was a huge bonus and the staff were great and the beer and food even better. John and Avril were incredible helpful and on hand, via text, to assist if needed.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay at the house, thanks for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Dec 2023

  • "We stayed at this lovely cottage over Christmas."

    It was beautifully decorated and felt very festive. The beds are all really comfy, plenty of room in the lounge and round the dining table. The woodburner was fab - got a bit too warm for some of us, but perfect for the older relatives! Lots of games and books to keep you entertained. The kitchen is really well equipped and the range stove is great to cook with. Our Christmas meal was a triumph. The local area is very picturesque. The local pub is great - even better, it's so close. John and Avril are very welcoming hosts, thank you for the treats you left us and thank you for a really lovely stay in your beautiful house.

    Reviewed by Becky5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a small dog with us and it was not until we arrived at the cottage that we read a notice at the bottom of the stairs saying dogs not allowed upstairs."

    This needs to be clearly notified on Sykes web site as some dogs sleep in the bedroom with their owners. On a very positive note the cottage is superb.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Oct 2023

  • "This is a five star property."

    Perfect location for Peak District hiking, lovely village with great facilities including lovely village pub. The house is wonderfully comfortable and extremely well equipped. Lovely cosy lounge, with two sofas and a log burner, especially and stunning top floor bathroom. The owners have clearly thought of everything and have acted on previous guests’ feedback. My only suggestion is that it should be made clear on the website that dogs are not allowed upstairs as I would not have booked had I known that - if you have a dog that sleeps in your room then a holiday is not the time to try to break that as it’s very stressful.

    Thankyou for your kind comments, it's great that you enjoyed the house . We're very pleased that you benefitted from the recent refurbishment work. Sorry to hear of the situation with your dog and thankyou for respecting our request to keep dogs downstairs and in the garden area. This is what most of our guests expect. We trust your pet has settled now they've returned home. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gail4.7Oct 2023

  • "Millward house is a beautiful older house refurbished to a really high standard, beautifully furnished and lots of character."

    The village of Longnor where the house is situated is lovely with all the amenities close by, and there is lots of information about the area available at the house, it's a beautiful place to stay, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend this house to anyone. The owners of the house were very helpful when we had an emergency with our dog, John even asked us to let him know how our dog was after the vets call and medication.

    Very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Glad to hear that your dog recovered well. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2023

  • "We throughly enjoyed our stay at Millward House and would certainly recommend ..."

    We throughly enjoyed our stay at Millward House and would certainly recommend it, the village had a great pub which has recently been done up, fish and chip shop as well as a post office and small but well stocked convenience shop and was not far from Buxton and Bakewell

    Great to hear you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was first rate and met all our needs."

    Exactly as described. The owner was very solicitous and extremely helpful. Everything was perfect.

    Really pleased you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cynthia5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely property situated in the middle of Longnor."

    The garden is on two levels, with steep stairs to the upper level. The comfortable seating is on the higher level, but was plagued with wasps making it impossible to relax. The parking is very hit and miss outside the house. We had to park several times in the little car park in the village square. Unfortunately not everyone is careful when parking and we returned to our car one morning to find the rear of our car had been scuffed.

    Glad you liked the property on the whole. Sorry about the situation with the wasps. We haven't had this problem before and our investigations haven't shown any sign of a nest within the property boundaries. We will keep an eye on the situation though and thanks for letting us know. Parking in many Peak District villages is sometimes awkward at busy times and we're sorry to hear of your car being scuffed. We hope it wasn't too serious. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.1Sep 2023

  • "Great property in a lovely location with easy access to most locations across the Peak District."

    Local shops had a great selection of food and treats, the local pub reopened during our stay offering homemade food. Property had everything we needed with a mix of modern and traditional feel. The sweet treats and fizz on arrival was a nice touch.

    Good to hear that you enjoyed your stay and very pleased that the pub is open once again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Douglas4.4Aug 2023

  • "Millward House was exceptional in every way."

    It had everything we needed for a family week away. It was very clean and had excellent facilities. The bed were very comfortable and the whole house was very spacious. The owners John and Avril were very approachable and very speedy in reply to any text questions I had. The house is well placed being very close to the local shop and fish and chip shop, and literally right next door to the post office and a sweet shop! I would absolutely recommend Millward House for a great holiday.

    Thanks for your kind comments, so pleased you enjoyed the house and your break in the Peak District Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great House, great location."

    Thankyou, pleased you enjoyed it! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jul 2023

  • "Property and facilities were fantastic everything and more were provided."

    Even a fridge with milk, bread, fruit and a plate of freshly made scones and cream awaited us. What more would you need to start your holiday. Perhaps a beautiful two level garden ? yes that too, to catch the morning and the afternoon sun. Thankyou again to John and Avril We will recommend it to our friends

    Thanks so much, really pleased you enjoyed your break. We made some major improvements over winter and it's good to know they benefitted our guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautifully appointed, dog-friendly cottage very conveniently located for walking in beautiful countryside."

    We would certainly book again.

    Thanks, great to hear. And yes, the White Peak countryside is stunning with a wide range of walks from easy to strenuous. Glad you were able to get out there. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "We have just come back from a week in Longnor."

    The cottage is set on 3 floors with a large bathroom on the top floor, another bathroom on the middle floor and toilet on the ground level. There is a large dining kitchen with a very good large hob/oven and a washer and dryer in the utility. The road outside is very busy with traffic and parking outside the cottage is an issue as the majority of the time we couldn’t get a space. However you can park down the road but having a baby this proved very hard for us.. The outside garden is set on two levels with steep steps between the two levels. The Cheshire Cheese pub is now closed so the nearest one is the Packhorse about 0.8 mile away.

    Thankyou for the feedback. You're no doubt aware that Millward House has been upgraded since you booked and you were able to benefit from the lower price for a 3✓ property whereas the house is now 4✓ due to the extensive ground floor improvements. The parking situation is not untypical for Peak District villages in springtime. As you say, parking is available in the nearby market square but we appreciate this is not ideal when you have a baby. Unfortunately the pub is beyond our control. We understand that it will be reopening. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property and the photographs do not do it justice."

    Previous feedback as to downstairs toilet and galley kitchen are correct but most certainly did not affect our stay. Would most certainly return if in the area. Contact directly from owner very helpful and a means of being able to email the owner directly via your website might be of assistance to all parties in the future.

    Thankyou, pleased you had a great stay over New Year. We will be upgrading the kitchen and installing a downstairs toilet over the winter period. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2022

  • "A very nice house in a great location."

    Thanks, pleased that you enjoyed your break in Longnor. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Dec 2022

  • "Hi, I think it’s worth letting the owners know the following; The door handles and stair bannisters are thick with dirt and grease."

    A kitchen drawer is broken and part of the plinth. The washing machine is filthy with thick black dirt inside the door grey seal. I ran a cleaner through it but it made little difference. The tumble drier doesn’t heat up. No cleaning products are left there by the owner. One stair tread is broken. The hot tap on the bath is very lose and the whole tap twists when you try to turn it

    Reviewed by Marnie3.1Aug 2022

  • "An enjoyable stay in a pretty area."

    The village has a small shop but no pub, the last having closed in July 2022, so you will have to travel a mile or two. But there's a good fish-and-chip option within a hundred yards of the house, though it's not open every day. The house itself is on three floors, with a small and awkward L-shaped kitchen. It's more rustic than luxury, but the WiFi works well and the garden, on two levels, is pleasant. Bedrooms are a good size, beds are comfortable and there's plenty of hot water. There are some very lovely walks in the Manifold Valley area, and the property is dog-friendly. All-in-all a pleasant place to stay.

    Reviewed by Neil3.1Aug 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable accommodation, good facilities, nice location in friendly village."

    Plenty to do around the area.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely cosy house, everything you could need for your holiday."

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2022

  • "Longnor is an attractive village with local shops and pubs and well-placed for walking nearby in beautiful scenery."

    Millward House is on the road, but that is very quiet. It's a very pleasant spacious house but with steep stairs which some people might find difficult. The bedrooms are good with outstandingly comfortable beds. Bathrooms are good too. The kitchen is very well equipped. All was spotlessly clean. The garden has two seating areas at different levels (with steep steps) good for breakfast and for evening drinks.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7May 2022

  • "I didn't think the listing did the property justice."

    We were very impressed with the space and the location. Really enjoyed our stay. Thank you

    Thank you that's great to hear. Yes we plan new photos on website at sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Apr 2022

  • "This is a substantial holiday cottage in a great location."

    It is very well equipped and was presented in clean and tidy condition. John was readily accessible to provide help and guidance when necessary. Overall, we were very pleased with our stay and we would not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Feb 2022

  • "Great holiday cottage for family holiday, nice bedrooms and well equipped kitchen."

    Reviewed by Ella R5.0Feb 2022

  • "Second time visiting, in the dark cold month of December, after a tough day walking, the house is perfect to get back to and warm up, the log burner and lounge are an ideal spot to sit around and talk about the days activities, over a beer."

    Plenty of space for all our group, and the new bathrooms are a nice upgrade. Perfect as before.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2021

  • "A beautiful, characterful house and ideally located for walking in the Peaks."

    We loved the woodburner, the comfortable sitting room and the generous bathrooms and bedroom. The welcome pack was much aprreciated.

    Reviewed by Carla4.7Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very helpful and responsive owners. Longnor is a gorgeous village.

    Reviewed by Simon4.1Oct 2020

  • "House was very clean, well equipped and in a great location with easy parking."

    The only drawback of this property is that WiFi was poor/absent in two of the bedrooms.

    Reviewed by Angus4.7Sep 2020

  • "We enjoyed a lovely week staying at Millward House in Longnor."

    The property has a lovely character and was roomy enough for a family of 6. The kitchen has a rather old fashioned layout but this is to be expected in a period property. The owners John and Averil were friendly and helpful. Longnor and the surrounding area are something of a hidden gem and are within easy reach of the more touristy bits of the peaks.

    Reviewed by Andreas5.0Aug 2020

  • "The house in Longnor was perfect for us as a group of friends, everyone loved the house and we spent most of the weekend in the very comfortable, spacious but cosy front room, all the bedrooms we amazing, and yes the house is old, so expect the house to have its imperfections/quirks and don't expect anything ultra modern, but the photos of the property so the cottage as we found it."

    We can recommend this property highly. We contacted the owner to ask for a double bed to be split into a twin, this was done for us without any fuss. Longnor is a good base for many good walks, and various options for food and drink.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2019

  • "Nice big house, warm, beds comfy."

    Great food at Merchant House just down the street.

    Reviewed by Ellen3.8Nov 2019

  • "This place is what dreams are made of."

    Country life but close to everything needed. So friendly. Will definitely be using again

    Reviewed by Terrianne5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage had plenty of kitchen utensils and crockery."

    Beds were comfortable and lounge cosy, with plenty of games and DVD s. A larger TV would have been better . Loved the log burner. A downstairs toilet would be useful but realise it is an old building. Very central to Matlock, Buxton, Chatsworth House, Ashbourne and Leek. Everyone very friendly and can recommend the fish and chip shop .

    Reviewed by Ali4.7Sep 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Milward House."

    It is a spacious and comfortable house. I was able to explore some of the surrounding paths for a 5 mile run and had a particularly pleasant run thanks to one of the nearby residents to Longnior pointing me onto a path through fields which I would have found hard to locate without his patience. As a result I found myself back into Longnor via the farm which is a part of this charming village. It was a memorable and enjoyable experience.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2019

  • "Just wasn't what we were expecting."

    We appreciate that it's an old property but that's no excuse for poor cleanliness. The main "walkways / work areas" were clean but go beyond and it was dirty. Also a bad smell of damp downstairs with a number of damp stains to walls and ceilings. We used 2 tins of air freshener. Bulbs blown in every room. Hoover was full of pet hair and didn't pick up. Too many pots out, which were we to use as most were dirty/dusty. Upstairs taps need a service as they hardly turn on, also poor water pressure, maybe a pump required? Hardly get wet in the shower and gave up on filling the bath! Rubbish bin was full and bags thrown on the floor in the upper garden. This place needs a deep clean and some tlc, it could be so nice. On a positive, the beds were comfortable and clean and the property is well situated for exploring.

    Reviewed by Dave2.8Aug 2019

  • "We stayed at Millward House for a family get together and it was perfect for this."

    There was plenty of room and the beds were really comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped allowing us to cook for ourselves, but we also had a wonderful meal at Merchants Kitchen in the village square, but would suggest booking as it was very busy. We would definately book this again if we needed somewhere for a large gathering.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fantastic House in a very pleasant village"

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2019

  • "A very comfortable holiday house in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Apr 2019

  • "Warm, well equipped comfortable home."

    We had a fantastic family weekend to celebrate a birthday. The stairs are very steep and the parking is on road so dependant on getting there first but there is alternative parking very close by. A super location for exploring the peaks.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Mar 2019

  • "Beautiful house with everything you need to make the holiday easy, from salt and matches to a next-door pub and fish and chip shop."

    Reviewed by Rebekah5.0Oct 2018

  • "Good communication from Sykes re payments, key collection etc."

    Only niggle was the key safe at this property is low down and difficult to use. The key to the front door needs replacing as it was also difficult to use.

    Reviewed by Hugh William5.0Sep 2018

  • "Really pleased we chose this cottage as it was perfect for our cycling weekend with friends, in a lovely location close to places to eat / drink."

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2018

  • "Our stay was very enjoyable but there were a couple of things which would have made it even better."

    The outside spaces need tidying up and the shower on the top floor needs attention because it can't be adjusted as necessary. Our first impression of the kitchen was disappointing because there is some damage to the unit as you walk in, although this doesn't interfere with the practical use of the kitchen. During our stay we noticed that the gas bottles needed replacing so we phoned the owner, who was grateful that we had checked this, and the next day the gas bottles were replaced. The beds were very comfortable and the bath towels were lovely, but it would have been good to have had hand towels as well. We would add that for what we paid for our week, this house is very good value.

    Reviewed by Graham4.1May 2018

Show more Hide all


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x second-floor family room with king-size and single (zip/link, can be three singles), 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request), 2 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Second-floor bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot highchair and stairgate on request
  • Roadside parking for 2 cars
  • Further parking in nearby car park
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Multi-level, enclosed patio garden to the rear with furniture. Well behaved dogs welcome
  • 3 well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.8 miles Note: The single bed in the family room lies under the eaves, take care
  • Note: There are steps up to the second rear patio area

The property

Millward House is a large semi-detached cottage in one of the most breath-taking positions in the Peak District National Park.

This striking property has been transformed to provide you and your loved ones with an outstanding self-catering experience, with the countryside of the Peaks just waiting to be explored.

There is plenty of character to this holiday let, with a woodburning stove in the sitting area accompanied by cream sofas where you can relax after a day exploring, as well as holding plenty of games including a football table to enjoy on those rainy days.

Across from this, the kitchen/diner boasts a light and airy feel with exposed beams, white and pastel green furnishings, as well as the bonus of a utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer.

Going up to the next floor, you will arrive at a spacious bathroom with a bath and walk-in shower.

All bedrooms have zip/link beds for added flexibility, with the first floor housing a king-size and two twin rooms, each with refreshing tones and soft furnishings.

The master lies on the top floor and offers a king-size and single bed resting under the eaves, whilst across the landing is a beautifully presented and spacious bathroom, equipped with a freestanding bath and walk-in shower.

Outside of the cottage, a collection of trees and plants form a natural landscape, and you can observe all of this from the patio area.

Nestled in the picturesque Peak District, the village of Longnor offers a delightful escape into rural tranquillity, with its charming stone cottages and winding streets, it captivates visitors with its old-world charm; you will find a shop for the essentials and a pub less than a mile away!

Explore the rugged beauty of the nearby peaks and valleys, perfect for hiking enthusiasts and nature lovers, lose yourself in the vast expanses of countryside, dotted with sheep and wildflowers, or venture into the enchanting dales, where babbling brooks and ancient woodlands beckon.

Beautiful walks and cycle routes can also be found around the area, with local towns of interest including Buxton, Bakewell, and Ashbourne, perfect for a wander around.

Chatsworth House is a short drive away, and presents you with beautiful gardens, making a lovely day out for all the family.

Escape to Millward House with your nearest and dearest.

View on map

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas