Month: June 2017

Bank Top Cottage, Longnor, Peak District

We had a fabulous week at Bank Top Cottage in the Peak District.

We travelled down straight from school and arrived in glorious sunshine at the immaculate cottage on this working farm. The kids were immediately drawn to the play area, which was a fabulous unexpected bonus. We were able to enjoy a glass of wine while watching them play, which was perfect.

​​The cottage looked brand new and was filled with modern, high quality furnishings throughout. The bedrooms and living room had lovely deep luxurious carpets and the bathrooms were modern and spotless. There was lots of storage space with a great big wardrobe in our bedroom and additional drawers around the room. We had a cot in our bedroom and this didn’t take away from the large space that we had.

We loved the homely feel of the cottage and we were happy to eat in most evenings although we did go to a lovely pub down the road, just a few minutes away.

We watched films and played games and just enjoyed spending time somewhere new.

The owners were really welcoming and we were delighted to have tour of the farm during our stay. We were all fascinated and enjoyed getting so close to the milking cows.

We discovered the cottage when looking for accommodation near to Alton Towers and we went to the theme park on our first day. It was about 40 minutes away in the car and it was strange to go from the pretty cottage in the middle of nowhere to the crowded attraction that is Alton Towers. The kids had a great time and there was plenty to keep them both entertained throughout the day.

​The farm is pretty remote but the small village of Longnor is just a few minutes down the road in the car. We were just a few miles from Buxton and there was lots to see and do close by.

There is a fantastic fish and chip shop in Longnor and it is popular so be prepared to queue. We ended up going twice during the week as it was really handy to call in on the way home after a day out.  ​