Amazing, unique, quirky and delightful are just some of the words that came to mind when I first saw Yew Tree Barn. Standing proud in the shade of the magnificent Yew Tree this is an incredible 'quart into a pint pot' little cottage created to a very high standard out of a mellow stone barn. A comfortable little lounge, quality kitchen and shower room and the incredible mezzanine bed make this an amazing place.
In the upper reaches of the Manifold Valley the barn stands in a jumble of cottages close to the brook as it splashes through the fantastic Peak District countryside. Walks go off in all directions through this beautiful landscape but pretty Longnor with its village shop, tea rooms, pubs, craft centre and even a fish and chip shop is only a mile away so you have the best of all worlds.
The best gets even better when you know that Leek with its splendid Victorian buildings, cobbled streets and mill shops is only a few miles away. So is historic Buxton with its famous Opera House, Pavilion Gardens, Cavendish Dome and lots of country town stores. The best of the best is incredibly simple - a glass of wine on the barn's patio gazing at the evening view down the valley.
A attractive little lounge with comfortable sofa, dining table and chairs, flat screen T.V. DVD and views over the surrounding countryside. There is no T.V. reception at the barn but lots of DVDs are provided. A quality fitted kitchen with Belfast sink, hob, oven, fridge and similar views. A platform double bed, with crisp linen, above the lounge. A modern shower room with fluffy towels and W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Heating and power are included. There is an attractive patio with furniture and fantastic views down the valley. Parking for one car is available and there are lots of other spaces along the quiet lane. A small pet is allowed by arrangement. Smoking is not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult due to the bed and the steep stairs.
Weekly bookings are normally Friday to Friday but short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas & New Year.
Nearest pub - Longnor 1.2 miles. Nearest village shop - Longnor 1.2 miles. Nearest supermarket - Buxton 6 miles.
"We went on three walks over the weekend, two from the house and one from Herdlow. The Manifold Trail isn't particularly well trodden or marked - we enjoyed clambering through neck high bracken. There are a lot of new born calves at this time of year - they have adorably gormless faces. This area also appears to be a donkey hotspot. Who knew? Hartington cheese shop and church were highlights of Hartington. There is a black and white dog who lives in a garden by the church who delights in barking at visitors. Good for him! We have enjoyed staying here and having time away from phone signal, internet and just hanging out."
Written by Jo and Nick, Sheffield, 19th June 2018
"Thank you for the wine and biscuits. Yew Tree Barn is a lovely tranquil place - great location. I loved the idea of no TV, no Wifi, completely away from it all. Sat listening to the radio and enjoying my husband's time to chat without mobile going. Back to the daughter's before we move to our narrowboat and cruise the canals. Thank you."
Written by Dawn, Pete and Blu (dog), 06th April 2018
"Thank you for perfect venue for my boyfriend's birthday weekend. Sunny Friday, rode from Hurdlow on the High Peak Trail to Carsington Water to Tissington Trail and back - long, long way but beautiful. Snowy Saturday - walked from Longnor to Chrome hill (walk in book) again beautiful, especially in the snow. Great being out of signal and no TV. enjoyed Peter Kay videos. Thank you. It's a truly peaceful place, good for the soul."
Written by Rachel and Alistair, 04th February 2018
"I will remember drinking cups of tea and glasses of wine sitting on the bench in front of the barn. This cottage does exactly what it says on the tin and takes you a long way from your everyday life. I enjoyed every moment."
Written by Ulrile, 09th July 2016
"The cutest little place ever! Perfect for our mini moon, we have loved staying here in the beautiful peaceful surroundings. We got married on Saturday and have spent the last couple of days reminiscing about our special day and couldn’t have asked for a better place to do it. Thank you so much."
Written by Gemma, Joseph and Peggy the dog., 21st June 2016
"Such a cosy little place. We have loved every moment. It reminded us of what you need in life – no wi-fi, phone and we’ve had more time to explore. Slightly over capacity with 1 adult, 2 children and a whippet we’ve managed fine – fortunately the dog is thin. Children loved the stream and I loved the view and quiet."
Written by Louise, Ben, Juliet and Twiggy., 04th June 2016
"We have enjoyed some fantastic days and nights here in this unique little cottage. Lovely views, happy birdsong in the mornings and so close to great hikes – The Roaches, Lud’s Church and Parkhouse/Chrome hills. Looking forward to trying your new cottage next time."
Written by Charlotte, Carl and Enzo the hound., 22nd May 2016
"Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage! We have had a lovely week here, glad to get away from the hustle and bustle of work... and we only had one day of rain!! It was nice visiting all the local area’s and the dog loved it too. Hopefully see you again – to try the other cottage once finished. Thanks"
Written by Carl, Nic and Leila (the dog), 26th March 2016
"What a great place! Loved being away from it all – no T.V., no Wi-Fi, lovely. Had a good walk on the first day towards Newtown and back on a circular route. Alas the weather didn’t encourage any more big walks – worst weekend for wind and rain so far this year! But we found things to do in Leek and really enjoyed just being indoors listening to’ Storm Imogen’ outside. Love the ‘bunk bed’ Thanks for a lovely stay."
Written by Dill and Paul., 09th February 2016
"Another fabulous stay ! This is my second visit this year, this time I came with my Mum and we both loved it. We did the Danebridge walk from the Peak District illustrated walks book and it was brilliant, recommend this !! Trips to Buxton and Castleton were also pleasant. Thank you so much , hopefully be back soon ! Thanks for the wine and bisciuts."
Written by Karen, Pauline and Lyra the dog., 17th April 2014
"Absolutley gorgeous cottage wish we could stay forever ! In a great location. We thoroughly recommend The Pack Horse Inn. Really friendly , delicous food, dogs allowed. Really hope to come back."
Written by Durban Haskins, 06th March 2014
"What a gorgeous, romantic base to spend our anniversary, with a wonderful walk in the sunshine to finish up the rest of the day. The rest of the week Yew Tree Barn has been the perfect retreat with lots of walking right from the door, reading, listening to music, eating and drinking a great place to be. Thank you very much for the wine and biscuits. Hope to return again soon."
Written by Trudy, 15th February 2014
"Thanks for a perfect New Year getaway. Wonderful for walks and being lazy in your beautiful snug cottage. Its perfect for 2 we would recommend you to friends and hope to stay again soon."
Written by Lisa, 28th December 2013
"Our stay has been magical and your cottage is enchanting.It is truly a wonderful place to find peace and quite. We thank you for the wine and crackers. The detail and design of the cottage is perfect and adds a dash of mystery to the stay with all the little hidy holes and attention to detail with the little things.Only thing I would add is bird feeders round the back. So when sat you can admire the wildlife.The best part of our week was falling asleep listening to the owls. See you again for sure."
Written by Emma and Chris, 21st December 2013
"Thanks for the use of your Barn. This weekend cracking ! The Barn looks amazing the joiner must be a wood genius with probably a very large waxed moustache !! Zero waste of space spot on. Anyway good to see you all again and hopefully catch up soon."
Written by Lisa and Dave, 08th November 2013
"What a wonderful quirky house which has become a home in a week, we adored it. If you ever want to sell can you let us know ......We have had a great week away."
Written by Sandra and Graham, 21st September 2013
"What a cool "dollshouse " for grown ups ! Even when first viewed in the rain it made us smile ! We've had a lovely 3 days of walking, drinking and eating in the Peaks. We will reccomend you to our friends readily. Hope to be back soon for Longnor Sports."
Written by Tim and Jo, Hitchin, 18th September 2013
"What a uniquely amazing barn ! Congratulations to whoever designed it. We had an amazing weekend. Thanks to you both."
Written by Reg and Brenda, 15th September 2013
"What a perfectly formed and tiny hideaway ! Just what we were looking for, you have thought of everything a wonderful 3 days exploring and eating too much. Thank you. We will be back. All the best."
Written by Julie and Tom, Kent, 03rd September 2013
"I don't want to go home ! Had an idyllic week , despite the rain - typical the sun has come out now we're leaving.A beautiful location, loved watching the wildlife and the cows. And a unique little dwelling perfect for two. Hope we can return in the not to distant future."
Written by Kathy and Bernie, 06th July 2013