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Milking Parlour

Longnor, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 954338)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "The Milking Parlour was perfect in every way."

    We had a wonderful welcome from Wendy and Pete and when we opened the door to the cottage we felt immediately relaxed. The cottage was the cleanest we have ever stayed in. It was immaculate!! The garden area was absolutely superb with the views from the patio area quite breathtaking. The lawned area was perfect for the dogs to chase the ball. We all had a wonderful holiday and didn’t want it to end. We don’t often go back to a cottage but the Milking Parlour is certainly one we would go back to. We would like to experience the area in other seasons as well. Thank you so much Sykes, Wendy and Pete

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2022

  • "Everything about this property is great and the owners go out of their way to help."

    Great place to stay with marvellous views

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2022

  • "Over the years we have stayed in quite a few holiday cottages, but never in one as perfect as The Milking Parlour."

    . Accommodation, cleanliness, comfort and position were all faultless for our needs and we would have no hesitation in returning if we came to the Peak District. It is very well situated for visits to the many of the attractions in the area. Thank you Wendy and Pete for making us so welcome.

    Reviewed by AvrilJun 2022

  • "Amazing from start to finish, Wendy and Pete are just great, So accommodating and we all left feeling like we had known them for years."

    The property is like new and equipped with everything you need. Great location and perfect for our dog and toddler, cant wait to return. Thank you for a memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by JamieJun 2022

  • "I would highly recommend the Milking Parlour if you are looking for high quality accommodation, a quiet location and beautiful surroundings."

    There are walks from the door but plenty to explore a short drive to Bakewell, Buxton, Castleton and Matlock amongst others. We loved it so much we have already booked to return.

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2022

  • "A truly lovely cottage, absolutely spotless with everything you could wish for and wonderful hosts in Wendy and Peter."

    As it was February the weather wasn't great but it didn't matter as the cottage was so cosy we were happy spending quality time there as a family. Getting to meet the donkeys and newborn lambs was an added bonus. Thank you Wendy and Pete for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by SuzanneFeb 2022

  • "This is an excellent cottage in every way."

    Very well planned and equipped. We were really comfortable there.

    Reviewed by MichaelFeb 2022

  • "Thank you so much for a wonderful stay Wendy and Peter!"

    You were so welcoming and kind to us. The milking parlour was spotlessly clean a credit to you! the fresh eggs were delicious. The pubs recommended for something to eat were great and the location and scenery were just lovely. Hopefully we will visit again soon

    Reviewed by RachelJan 2022

  • "The Milking Parlour is lovely."

    Beautiful location, delightful owners, spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable. We had a lovely Christmas there and would highly recommend to family & friends. The eggs, milk & prosecco on arrival were much appreciated! Thank you.

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2021

  • "The Milking Parlour cottage is perfect."

    It’s finished to a very high standard and is in a great location. All the bedrooms are very comfortable and have en-suite bathrooms which is great, and there is a fourth cloakroom with toilet downstairs. The kitchen/diner is beautifully fitted with high quality appliances and all the equipment you could possibly need. The wood burner in the living room makes it really cosy. Our visit coincided with storm Arwen, which brought heavy snowfall and wiped out the electricity. Wendy went well above and beyond to keep in touch with updates, and was so helpful in letting us push back our visit which meant we were still able to have our break. And the donkeys are fab. Thank you to Wendy and Pete. Can’t recommend the cottage highly enough, and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by SaraNov 2021

  • "This is the cleanest and most comfortable cottage we have stayed in - thank you so much, Wendy!"

    This is a very well-equipped cottage with three excellent en-suite bedrooms, a large kitchen and comfortable living room (with the option to light the fire, which we did on some of the evenings). We stayed there with our 21 month old and he loved seeing the donkeys every day - he even learned the word for "donkey" during our stay! Wendy was very kind to let him visit the donkeys in the barn as well. We loved our stay and would definitely like to return! Thank you!

    Reviewed by ElspethOct 2021

  • "An excellent barn conversion close to good walking opportunities"

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2021

  • "The Milking Parlour is very well set-up."

    The decor is to a very high standard and all the apppliances are up to date. All the crockery, cutlery and cooking pots and pans are all nearly new. Overall this a very comfortable place to stay, which when combined with such a friendly and available host sets it well above the norm. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by HowardAug 2021

  • "Our week at the Milking Parlour was lovely, the property had everything we needed, it was really comfortable and very clean."

    The location was perfect, lovely and quite and the outdoor space was great, the children enjoyed seeing the sheep and donkeys. Our hosts were fabulous. Thank you.

    Reviewed by CharlotteJul 2021

  • "The Milking Parlour comes highly recommended, the accommodation is finished to a high standard and the cleanliness is second to none."

    Ideal location for what we needed. There were some lovely pubs nearby that served excellent home cooked food, we ate at The Royal Oak a couple of times and The Reform in Thorncliffe which were both excellent. There are some lovely trails nearby, we recommend the Tissington and Monsal Trails. Easy ride into both Buxton and Bakewell. Having read the reviews before booking we knew what to expect and certainly were not disappointed, if in any doubt please read other reviews as everyone recommends this place! Wendy & Pete are lovely hosts who are always available for an advice or information. The accommodation is a real credit to them. We would definitely look to stay again should we visit the area in the future.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2021

  • "Excellent property throughout, Wendy and Pete were extremely inviting, helpful and welcoming."

    The surrounding area was wonderful and there is lots to see and do close by.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "Wendy and Pete were the perfect hosts"

    Reviewed by BeverleyJun 2021

  • "Peter and Wendy were both very welcoming everything in the cottage was exceptional quality and the location was so peaceful."

    Having a shared garden was great for our two dogs.

    Reviewed by KimJun 2021

  • "The welcome from the owners was so friendly and the thought that had been put in to our comfort and enjoyment was exceptional."

    Everything was spotlessly clean and all the bedding and towels were high quality. Couldn't fault it! Even the occupants of the other properties were friendly and pleasant with seemingly well behaved dogs. We stayed on the property more than we usually would as it was so nice, partly also because we hadn't seen our grandchildren for so long after months of Covid and partly because we were so happy!

    Reviewed by VeronicaMay 2021

  • "The owners Wendy and Peter were exceptionally welcoming and on hand to offer help and friendly chat."

    They provided great information about their cottage and the surrounding are before we arrived and made the stay even more special

    Reviewed by JMay 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Milking Parlour."

    We received a warm welcome from Wendy & Pete who kindly unloaded our Sainsbury's delivery which had arrived early! Nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was perfect, extremely well presented and comfortable in every respect with everything we needed for our visit. The weather was mixed but this did not stop us enjoying walks both from the cottage & out & about in the car. Our golden retriever, George, was also made very welcome too! A lovely break in a peaceful setting what more could we ask for .. highlight was meeting the donkeys, who love gingernut biscuits!

    Reviewed by RogerMay 2021

  • "Wonderful accommodation and Wendy and Peter, the owners, went out of their way to make the stay perfect."

    Wendy greeted us on arrival and showed us the two cottages we had booked. Both cottages were spotless and the facilities and equipment top quality. Nothing was too much effort for them. The area is so beautiful and we hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by BarbaraApr 2021

  • "What a lovely place to stay."

    Wendy was lovely and nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage beautiful location."

    We loved all the animals.Wendy and Pete were lovely hosts. We will book again.

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2020

  • "You couldn’t ask for better accommodation and location with lovely views."

    The property was finished to a 5 star standard and you are made so welcome by Wendy & Peter, its a real home from home. Even the Donkeys were friendly and put a smile on your face (of course it helps if you have a carrot in your pocket)

    Reviewed by TonySep 2020

  • "The Milking Parlour is a charming conversion of an old farm building, well and luxuriously appointed."

    It was spotless throughout. It is well situated to explore the many opportunities of the Peak District. We have no hesitation in recommending it.

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2020

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage with all the amenities you could need in a beautiful location."

    Wendy is a lovely host and there were some nice added touches like fresh eggs. Great location to visit the surrounding area

    Reviewed by LinseyAug 2020

  • "Wow! What a cottage We were so very happy with the milking parlour."

    We didn't want to leave Wendy and Pete were so lovely and couldn't have wished for better hosts on the farm My kids daily went to collect the chickens eggs and fed the donkeys ginger nuts and carrots. My son bonded with the donkey bertie and cried all the way home we didn't want to leave. Couldn't have wished for a more relaxed setting very peaceful place to hire. We will be returning to the milking parlour in the future. Welldone wendy and Pete on the cottages they are amazingly done to a very high standard very clean and felt like home from home

    Reviewed by NatalieAug 2020

  • "The Milking Parlour has been beautifully renovated, retaining lots of the old character such as the beams."

    There was plenty of outside space to enjoy, and a table for al fresco dining. We enjoyed making friends with the donkeys too. Wendy was very friendly and keen that we enjoyed our stay and had everything we needed. Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by DeniseJul 2020

  • "From the moment we arrived we could see that the Milking Parlour inside and out is absolutely First Class!"

    Wendy and Pete the owners are lovely people and their hard work and achievements here are an inspiration. The renovation has been charmingly done - all fittings, furniture and appliances are high quality with comfy beds and excellent bathrooms. The kitchen is fantastic, very spacious and well-equipped. It's blissfully quiet in beautiful countryside with 4 gorgeous resident donkeys who love carrots and gingernuts! We highly recommend and have already booked for next year

    Reviewed by MaryFeb 2020

  • "Great place."

    Beautifully done. Owners very helpful. Nice and quiet. Set in lovely farm land. Will be going back.

    Reviewed by MikeFeb 2020

  • "The place was perfect, but we would have liked a TV in the main bedroom and more outside lighting at night if we are expected to pick up after are dogs, other wise fantastic cottage."

    Reviewed by ChrisJan 2020

  • "We visited the Milking Parlour at Longnor for Christmas 2019."

    Our family are spread over the UK so we chose this location to be central to everyone. The cottage was fantastic, exceptionally warm and comfortable with nothing missing. It was lovely to watch the donkey's running around and the eggs from the chickens were delicious. Wendy and Peter are on site and nothing was too much trouble for them, they were keen to check that our first evening was comfortable and that we had everything we needed. The kitchen is fantastic, with all NEFF appliances, and enough items to make everyone comfortable. All in all, it was a wonderful week, we are only sad that we will not be able to return again this year - although there is still time to book !!! Cannot recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by SaraDec 2019

  • "Wendy and Peter were delightful hosts and we loved the location, coziness, and style of "Milking Parlour."

    " We would happily stay there again.

    Reviewed by BeverlyNov 2019

  • "We can’t recommend this cottage highly enough."

    The owners went above and beyond. Great things for my children to do and great facilities offered for my baby. We will definitely be returning and will be recommending to family and friends. We love the donkeys and chickens! Thank you

    Reviewed by AdeleNov 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in glorious tranquil settings."

    The owners are super friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Wendy & Peter have done an excellent job converting what were old farm buildings into first class accommodation. We had everything you could ask for & they could not have been more obliging. Despite the dreadful weather we managed to go out everyday, pity we could not walk as it was far too wet. Hopefully next time.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2019

  • "What a great place, we’re so lucky to have been to this new accommodation!"

    Third bedroom a little small for manoeuvring around but otherwise faultless, and such a welcome. Wendy has clearly put a lot of effort to get this right!!!

    Reviewed by NicolaOct 2019

  • "Beautiful, well appointed and very comfortable accommodation."

    . The owners made us feel very welcome. We had a wonderful holiday and highly recommend Them.

    Reviewed by VivienneOct 2019

  • "Lovely welcoming owners."

    Fantastic property furnished to a very high standard with everything you could possibly need for a lovely holiday. Set in a picturesque part of the uk with lots of things to do and visit. All I can say is go ahead and book now. You will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by BeverlySep 2019

  • "The Milking Parlour is a fantastic place to book to explore the Peak district."

    We had a family get together for 4 days and loved the accommodation and location. Wendy is a lovely host and the cottage is very homely with everything you'd need for a short stay/ weekend away and every bedroom has an ensuite and comfortable beds. From here you can either drive or walk to nearby towns which have pubs and restaurants and there's plenty of walking from your doorstep. We had a brilliant stay.

    Reviewed by AlexanderSep 2019

  • "We were given a very friendly welcome by Wendy & Pete our hosts for our stay in the milking parlour,first impression was excellent they have done an amazing job of renovating the farm buildings into top class holiday cottages ."

    The outside was impressive but the inside even more so, the kitchen and bathrooms are beautifully done with good quality appliances and fittings everything you need for a comfortable stay. The outside areas have also been done to a very good standard with seating & barbecue lovely flower beds and pots all around and on top of all that 4 beautiful friendly donkeys to feed and the best free range eggs from Wendy's hens we would highly recommend staying here and the area has so much to see and do Mark& Christine Pearson

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2019

  • "The holiday cottage was beyond our expectations."

    . absolutely stunning, so cosy amd home from home. Wendy and Pete the Owners were so lovely and couldnt do enough for you. Made our stay so enjoyable . The Donkeys were the highlight. Gorgeous. Xx

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2019

  • "Absolutely the best cottage we have stayed in."

    The two proprietors Wendy and Pete have done a fantastic job in opening up their farm and cottages to guests. They were very welcoming to our family especially our daughter who got lots of attention from their 4 donkeys! We were very lucky to have good weather and the cottage with all of its new equipment, furniture and facilities really felt like a home from home. Great people, Great place and Great holiday *****

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with smart TV, en-suite shower , basin and WC
  • 1 x twin with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Shared external laundry room
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and woodburning stove, radiators upstairs
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, shared washing machine and tumble dryer, TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Shared garden with lawned area, patio and BBQ
  • Cot and High chair available on request
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles
  • Note: The check in time for this property is from 4pm
  • Note: The washing machine and tumble dryer are shared with the other 2 holiday lets on site in an external laundry room
  • Please note: this property does not accept hen, stag or similar parties
  • Check in times have been moved to 4:30pm and check out time is 9:30am to allow for additional cleaning, thank you.

The property

Milking Parlour is a fabulous barn conversion resting on Holmes Farm, near the village of Longnor in the Peak District.

With walks from the doorstep and many pretty towns and villages to visit in the surrounding area, this accommodation is perfect for families and friends.

Semi-detached and made from traditional stone, this cottage offers a home-from-home feel inside, welcoming you to enjoy a memorable break together.

The kitchen offers dining for 6 guests, with extra seating available at the large dining table to accommodate extra guests from the other cottages if required, along with a sleek set of units integrated with modern quality appliances.

Cosy and warm, the sitting room occupies a woodburning stove and Smart TV.

Upstairs the three bedrooms offer beautiful en-suite facilities and there is also a cloakroom on the ground floor.

The exterior plays host to a shared garden area to enjoy with the whole group.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref 954336 and 954337, together they can sleep 10 people.

Holmes Farm

Holmes Farm offers three wonderfully presented barn conversions, nestled in the hamlet of Reapsmoor, in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Enveloped by velvet pastures and rolling green hills, they each boast an attractive stone exterior, with modern fittings inside,this accommodation is ideal for families, couples and large groups celebrating a special occasion. They are approached via a private road, leading down a single-track driveway. Two are open-plan in design, the living rooms create a lovely sociable space, with character oozing from the walls and floors, perfect for a family feast. The bedrooms are immaculate and served by glossy bath and shower facilities. Outside, there is ample off-road parking in the large driveway and shared access to the garden and grounds at the farm. This group of properties is extremely well placed for exploring the delights of the Peak District. Flower-rich grasslands, together with wild meadows and ancient woodland, enjoy abundant walking and cycling trails for you to discover. There are family-friendly activities for all, including caving, rock climbing, horse riding and a plethora of watersports. This honeypot location offers walks from the doorstep and access to the lovely towns of Bakewell, Buxton, Leek and Castleton. The nearby village of Longnor boasts a few local amenities for convenience, including two pubs, a shop and Post Office. And, for attractions, you have Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Go Ape and Alton Towers Theme Park. A wonderful base to spend some quality time with your loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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 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.

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Check in times have been moved to 4:30pm and check out time is 9:30am to allow for additional cleaning, thank you.