Quietly located yet close to the major attractions of the Peak National Park
Little Longstone is a tiny, linear, central Peak District
village with an excellent pub, the Packhorse, and The Hollow tea-rooms
which also serves breakfast and light meals. Just 5 minutes on foot from Monsal Head with the famous viewpoint and viaduct, the Monsal Trail
is a mecca for cyclists and Hassop Station
(cycle hire, cafe, gifts) is less than 10 minutes away by car. Beautiful Monsal Dale
is within easy walking reach and its weir is one of those 'must-see' places when visiting the UK's oldest national park, especially if in full spate. Also in the village is the Congregational Chapel
now available for unique wedding hire. The tradition of well-dressing
is observed annually in both Little and Great Longstone bringing in visitors from across the world.
At Monsal Head
is the Monsal Head Hotel
, Stables bar (beer garden) and Hobbs Cafe (gifts, snacks, garden overlooking the dale) and public parking with toilets. 10 minutes away in the opposite direction is the larger village of Great Longstone
which enjoys 2 more excellent pubs, a small shop and tiny dairy with milk produced by cows grazing in fields next to the 13th century church of St Giles
Above Little Longstone is Longstone Edge and Longstone Moor with miles of paths and hiking literally from our doorstep. A path at the side of the Packhorse leads you across the fields and up into the hills. When you've finished your walk, simply relax with a pint of Bakewell-produced Thornbridge
beers in front of the little fire whilst pondering the blackboard specials of often locally sourced food.
10 minutes away by car is the capital town of the Peak District, Bakewell with its 5-arched bridge
over the river Wye, shops, tea-rooms, restaurants, pubs, banks and supermarkets. World-famous Chatsworth House
and medieval Haddon Hall
are both within 10 minutes by car and definitely not to be missed during your visit.
Further afield but still easily accessible is the Great Ridge including Mam Tor
, Lose Hill and, below, the village of Castleton
famed for its Blue John mines and Christmas lights. The highest point in the Peak District is Kinder plateau where, in winter months, the 'downfall' (waterfall) can often be seen completely frozen.
The Peak District National Park covers 555 square miles so you'll never be short of anything to see, visit or do during your stay at Little Longstone Barns.