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Duncrest in Longnor, Staffordshire

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sleeps 3
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Duncrest description

Holiday home
Duncrest is a quality single storey cottage set within the village of Longnor, in the Peak District National Park. The cottage has a super king-size double room which can also be offered as a twin, and a single bedroom. There is a well fitted shower room. The living accommodation comprises of a kitchen, a sitting room with dining area and a woodburning stove, and a south facing conservatory. Outside is off road parking for two cars, and a walled garden area with lawn, patio, furniture and BBQ. Offering well-equipped, stylish and welcoming accommodation in a wonderful setting, Duncrest is a perfect base for couples, friends or a small family throughout the year.

Situated in beautiful countryside on the Staffordshire Moorlands the charming Peak village of Longnor is located close to both the River Dove and the River Manifold. This tranquil little settlement makes an excellent touring centre and boasts several shops, a post office, tea shop, craft centre and a beautiful church. The market square itself is cobbled and a scale of charges is still posted on a board outside the market hall, adding to the old-world charm of the place. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and the Spa town of Buxton are all within easy driving distance, as is the attractive market town of Bakewell and the ever popular Alton Towers theme park.

The ultimate in “year-round” appeal, the Peak District offers countryside, picturesque villages and magnificent scenery. It touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, and wooded dales.


  • Cooker
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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June 2013
Longnor is a unique little village. Parts of it resemble the set of some Victorian drama. Duncrest cottage is set close to the village centre. It is very well appointed, cosy and comfortable. Attention has been given to detail by the welcoming owners and nothing has been spared to ensure that visitors want for nothing.
Mrs Lawson
April 2016
Everything about this property was high standard. The hosts were there to greet us and show us round and were very helpful. The close proximity to the lovely village was a plus. We have had about 17 cottages through Sykes now and this was one of the best all round.
Mrs Smikle
March 2016
Fantastic cottage, ideal for complete rest and relaxation in a beautiful setting.
Mrs Mercer
April 2016
The cottage was in a beautiful part of Derbyshire/Staffordshire, it was very well equipped, and the bed was very comfortable. The owner could not have been more helpful and the parking was in a secure courtyard.
Mrs Theophilus
August 2015
A wonderful 'get away from it all' retreat. We received a very warm welcome from the owners and the cottage is immaculate, cosy and very well equipped. It is so peaceful and relaxing with picturesque views from the sun lounge.
Mr Southgate
November 2015
Wonderful cottage in a lovely village location. Would recommend to friends and family.
Mrs Mercer
December 2015
The cottage was very well appointed, one of the best we've been to. It was very clean, warm and had everything you needed, the bed was especially comfortable. The owners were very friendly and made you feel welcome. The village had a good pub, fish and chip shop and tea rooms, it was also close to Leek and Buxton.
Mrs Lanigan
February 2016
The rooms at Duncrest were spotless, comfortable and well equipped. The owners were helpful without being interfering. A perfect retreat.
Mrs Freear
February 2016
Cottage lovely and cosy with excellent standard of cleanliness and quality of furniture. The owners were very helpful and friendly. Overall, a great holiday in a lovely friendly village.
Mr Slight
November 2014
A warm welcome received from the friendly owner, Duncrest was a comfortable spotless cottage.
Mr Crosby
March 2015
The owners were a very pleasant and welcoming couple, gave us an introduction to workings of cottage and tour of property. A great property with quality fixtures and fittings, and also high quality bedding, towels and kitchen items. Ideal for us being on a single floor.
Mrs Sibley
March 2015
Lovely warm, comfortable accommodation in a beautiful setting. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Useful amenities in the village.
Mr Wilkes
April 2015
Lovely cottage, lovely owners and lovely area. Says it all!
Mr Lawson
May 2015
The property was ideal and the owners could not have been more welcoming or helpful - would definitely recommend to others and return ourselves.
Mr Southern
June 2015
The cottage was spacious and spotlessly clean. We could not fault this cottage and the owners were friendly and helpful. Would recommend.
Mrs Cooper
March 2015
Fantastic accommodation, furnishing, equipment, welcome pack and hosts. Impossible to find fault!
Mr Mcnulty
November 2014
It was a lovely warm cottage with comfortable seating and bed. Our hosts were very friendly and hospitable. The area had beautiful scenery and great trails for cycling along with great cream teas at the craft centre in Longnor.
Mr Beeby
November 2014
The welcome from the owner was very nice. Duncrest was lovely and there were some nice personal touches left by owner. Overall we had a nice relaxing time. The beds were extremely comfortable. The views are stunning, when you drive around. Unfortunately the weather was against us, so it would have been even better had the sun been shining.
Mr Robinson
November 2014
I have to say that the cottage owners went out of their way to make us feel welcome and it was clear to see they had made every effort to make the cottage homely and comfortable. It was a pleasure to stay there. If you like walking, the area is excellent for walks with some beautiful scenery. Good food is available locally and there was everything we needed for a good break.
Mr Peters
October 2014
We received a genuine welcome from the owners. The detailed information provided by Sykes was great.
Mr Peters
October 2014
The genuine welcome from the owners and the detailed information provided by Sykes was great.
Mr Blackburn
May 2014
Lovely cottage in a very peaceful location, but with a pub, shop, and fish and chip shop less than 5 minutes walk away. Very friendly and helpful owners. The cottage had everything we needed and felt like a home from home. Warm and cosy. Lovely conservatory to sit out in at front and admire the view and a little sun trap patio area at the back for taking breakfast. Ideally situated for visiting Buxton, Bakewell, Haddon Hall etc. I would definitely recommend staying at this cottage. We had a much needed relaxing break.
Mr Mccole
June 2014
The cottage was superb, a credit to the owners. The location in the village was great, it was nice and quiet but convenient to the shop and pub!
Mr Guy
June 2014
This cottage is situated in the heart of the Peak District and there is a host of things to do within a 30 mile radius. The cottage is well presented, furnishings and fittings are of a high standard and we considered it to be the best equipped cottage we have stayed in. The owners allow you your privacy but are always around to help if required. We were lucky to have brilliant weather but failed to see all that we wanted to see, we hope to return next year and it will be back to Duncrest.
Mrs Ridgeway
June 2014
We enjoyed everything, the cottage was wonderful and the owners were lovely people who made us feel very welcome. Duncrest was so comfortable and homely, and we have to mention Charlie the dog, I think he makes the holiday complete.
Mrs Turnbull
August 2014
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, should be rated 5 star, would definitely return and recommend this to our friends
Mrs Shaddick
August 2014
The cottage was fantastic and everything was perfect. We were shown around the cottage by the owners. It is very clean, well laid out and in lovely surroundings
Mr Scobie
November 2013
A lovely cosy cottage. A friendly village, ideally situated for touring around.
Mrs Gale
March 2014
The cottage was beautiful, very well equipped and the owners were full of advice and knowledge of the area. We had a great week.
Miss Radcliffe I
March 2014
Exceptionally clean, with nice owners and a very warm welcome.
Mr MacDonald
April 2014
This cottage is in a great location particularly for touring and visiting the local attractions. The couple who own the property couldn't have been more accommodating and helpful from the moment we arrived until we left. A really nice touch was the bottle of wine and the basic supplies they provided. The location is extremely quiet and peaceful which led to a really relaxing holiday. We really enjoyed our stay and would certainly return.
Mrs Gooding
August 2014
The cottage was immaculate and felt like home straight away. Everything had been thought of, there wasn't a single thing missing that we might have needed. It was obvious that everything was excellent quality, with very comfortable beds, a cosy living room and lovely kitchen. The owners were lovely too, and very helpful when it came to recommending things. It was in a gorgeous location with plenty of places to visit in easy reach. We will definitely be recommending Duncrest to friends and family and will hopefully be back again!
Mr Samuels
September 2013
Everything was brilliant.
Mrs Toomey
October 2013
I liked the peace and quiet in both the cottage and Longnor. The cottage was clean, comfortable, well set up and had everything I needed. The owners were friendly but not intrusive. I had a lovely relaxing holiday.
Ms Roberts
June 2013
The location is great for visiting many local places of interest. The welcome is very friendly and the family who own the property are very helpful and pleasant. They cannot do enough to help you enjoy your holiday.
Mrs Muirhead
August 2013
Lovely cottage with excellent quality fixtures and fittings. Beds extremely comfortable, and linens were very good. Owners were very helpful and friendly with great advice on places to visit and how to get there. The conservatory is a lovely place to sit and look over the hills with a glass or two of wine and relax.
Mrs Dewar
June 2013
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. Very friendly owners, whose home was next to the cottage. Couldn't fault a thing and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage to friends and family. Will book again if we return to Derbyshire in the future.
Mr Harvey
June 2013
This is our second visit to this property and we loved it even more than the first time. It is a great base for exploring the area, the cottage has everything you could ask and was extremely comfortable to relax in the evenings. The free Wi-Fi access was a huge bonus. The owners are fantastic as was the daily visit by Charlie the dog. We love the area, we love the cottage and we will be back.
Mr Kehoe
May 2013
A pristine, immaculate cottage in outstanding area.
Mrs Brett
May 2013
The cottage was absolutely perfect and the hosts were very nice people. Would recommend to others. The area was easy to get around. Perfect place for a holiday.
Mrs Wilkes
April 2013
Hosts were very welcoming and no detail was overlooked. Well fitted and maintained cottage - very comfortable home.
Ms Golden
January 2013
Lovely hosts, very well maintained property and provided all the little touches to make you welcome.
Mr Fieldsend
February 2013
The cottage was immaculate and had a quality feel about it, with a nicely equipped kitchen.
Mrs Locke
April 2013
A luxury cosy cottage with everything you need, set in a beautiful village. The owners were very friendly and helpful. A central location for visiting the Dales and surrounding area. Brilliant!
Mrs Hammond
April 2013
Excellent cottage, really like a five star hotel with all the extras!
Mrs Edwards
December 2012
It was central for all the areas we wished to visit, very friendly people. The owners of the bungalow made every effort to give us a very happy Christmas. We didn't want to come home.
Miss Birch
January 2013
Great to escape the city for a countryside cottage for New Year in front of the log fire. It was just amazing! It totally surpassed our expectations. So inviting, so lovely. One of the best cottages we've stayed in. The bottle of bubbly, the biscuits and the chocolate made us all smile. The simple things that other cottages don't sometimes bother with: washing up liquid and cleaning products, toilet roll and air freshener, tea towels and towels were all there. The quality of the bedding and towels and the fire were lovely. We loved having wifi as it allowed us to use the internet. We just had the most wonderful cosy, happy time despite the weather. Unfortunately we didn't get to explore the area - all it means is, we'll come back!
Mrs Jameson
April 2013
A comfortable cottage in a friendly and historically architectural village. Quiet and peaceful which is well located for reaching important towns in the area. Conservatory with views was a pleasant place to sit. Owners are very friendly as is Charlie, the dog. Chip shop is very good and the cafe looked good. We will recommend this cottage and hope to return!
Mrs Storey
October 2012
The property was beautifully presented and spotless. It is in a beautiful village and a very scenic location, with a good choice of eating places and handy shops. The proprietors were helpful and thoughtful and added to the enjoyment of our holiday. We would definitely book this cottage again.
Mrs Aplin
October 2012
The cottage was very cosy and comfortable and perfectly suited our 95-year old father. This part of the Peak District was unknown to us beforehand and surprised us with stunning scenery without the usual tourist trappings.
Ms Dries
October 2012
Well presented property. High standard of presentation. Rural village setting. Lovely garden. Owner extremely welcoming and very helpful.
Mrs Bulldeath
August 2012
The area, the cottage and the owners were all excellent.
Mr Krechting
September 2012
Fantastic area, beautiful and full of variety, fantastic scenery and lots of friendly towns and villages. Good pubs and some beautiful houses open to the public. Very good secondary roads.
Mrs Penn
August 2012
Nothing was too much trouble and the warm welcome we had on arrival with a nice bottle of wine was a really nice touch. We would definitely go back there in the future!
Mr Francis
July 2012
The cottage was a luxury that we have not had before with all our holidays. The hosts were the best and looked after us very well, but did not intrude on our holiday. We would expect to go again in the future.
Mrs Hayward
July 2012
The cottage was excellently located for walking and cycling in the Peak District. It was very clean yet had a homely feel to it. The owners were very friendly and on site if we needed anything. We had a great holiday in a lovely cottage.
Mr Ord
August 2012
The cottage was fantastic a real home from home. The owners were very friendly and helpful. It was five star in every way.
Mr Harvey
August 2012
This cottage is a real gem hidden away in a beautiful village. The owners were extremely friendly and accommodating. We have already booked our next stay at Duncrest.
November 2015
We arrived to a personal welcome from the owners of Duncrest. which is not always the case as keys are often in small wall safes, We were shown around the property and felt at home from the start. Thank you Lynne and George for your welcome and also the wine! There was everything in the cottage that would facilitate all self-catering requirements. The area is beautiful, even with the rain and windy weather that experienced most of the week. Visits to Buxton and Leek were made and as expected at this time of year,, very Christmasy! Would recommend the area and cottage, we hope to return in 2016.
Mr Hasler
December 2011
The cosiness and cleanliness of the cottage, the welcome of the owners and the quietness of the village. Great location for touring the surrounding towns and villages.
Mrs Muldown
May 2012
The cottage was everything we had hoped for. Location was excellent with plenty of walks nearby. Owners were very friendly and helpful - 5 stars all round!
Mrs Gill
June 2012
The cottage was a real home from home, we loved the conservatory and the seating in the garden was great. It was a good spot for visiting lots of places without having to travel too far from the cottage. Villagers were friendly and we are hoping to return!
Miss King
December 2011
Felt relaxed as soon as we stepped inside. Excellent cottage, very generous starter items, friendly owners next door, and Charlie the chocolate Labrador to play with. Didn't have to ask for or query anything, all information provided in folder. Woodburner, large flat screen TV and internet made it perfect for staying in, spent more time inside than out. Lovely location in Longnor, pretty village with plenty of food and drink options.
Mrs Cockerton
October 2011
We received a very warm welcome, the owners left wine, milk and biscuits for us. We loved the conservatory. A beautiful area. , lovely village' reasonable price.
Mrs Powell
October 2011
The cottage was beautiful in every way and in a lovely location. We walked in and felt immediately at home, the owners were very friendly and helpful. We will return!
Mrs Tannenbaum
September 2012
Excellent value for money, friendly owners giving informative information about area. We were made to feel welcome and the area was ideal for travelling around.
Mr McAdam
September 2011
On arrival the property was immaculately clean and the standard exceeded our expectations. The owners were lovely and helpful although not intrusive in any way. We would highly recommend to anyone who would like a nice romantic getaway and a terrific base to explore the Peak District.
Mrs Timms
October 2011
We found Duncrest an excellent place to stay. The cottage was very comfortable and of a high standard. The owners were there to meet us and couldnt have been more welcoming. The locals were friendly and the pubs served good food and ales. The surrounding area is stunning with lots of places of interest. We had a wonderful time and would recommend this property. We hope to visit Derbyshire again!
August 2014
This is our third visit to Duncrest and we are never disappointed. The cottage is in a private courtyard belonging to the owners and is just a few steps from the heart of the village. The cottage is comfortable and well equipped and has everything you need for your stay. Both bedrooms have plenty of storage space and the beds are just so comfortable. There is central heating throughout and a log fire (although we did not need to use it this time). The kitchen is more than adequate and there is plenty of pots and pans if you want to cook rather than go out. Longnor it self is a sleepy village although you can see that a hundred years ago it would have been a bustling place. The village has the main facilities you need such as a general store, post office, a tea shop, and a craft and coffee centre. There is a fantastic fish and shop, as well as two pubs. Longnor is a great location for touring this part of the peak district with Buxton and Bakewell close by as well as Chatsworth and other great tourist attractions. The walking/cycle trails of Monsal, Manifold Way, Tissington and High Peak are just a few miles away. There are also many other fine walks to do. We feel completely at home at Duncrest and it meets our needs perfectly. The owners are fantastic and only too willing to help or provide suggestions where to go or walks to do etc. This is really home from home and we will return.
Mrs Wilby
November 2011
The location was fantastic, in a lovely quiet village and giving us chance to relax.
December 2013
The property: Arriving at Duncrest feels more like arriving at a friend's home than a holiday cottage. Everything we needed was provided, including a fully-equipped kitchen, WiFi and a washing machine and drying rack (which came in very handy after muddy walks). What made it truly special were the extra comforts - a lovely fireplace, hot water bottles (although the cottage is already well heated), a bottle of wine, chocolates and (as we stayed over the Christmas week) a fully decorated Christmas tree, plus a box of mince pies and a little gift for us! There is ample entertainment, with freeview TV, a DVD player, books, a jigsaw puzzle and board games provided. Service: We found the service to exceed all expectations. The owners (Lynne and George) were not only friendly and approachable, but they went to great lengths to help us throughout our trip. Examples of this include picking us up from the Buxton rail station on our arrival, making calls to check the bus timetables for us, helping us receive our delivery of groceries before we arrived and even storing away our food for us in the kitchen. Location: Duncrest is a 1-2 minute walk away from the village's market place, where there is a general store and a couple of pubs and cafes. It is helpful to have a car, but we were able to travel around easily by bus. There is a bus service (the High Peak service no. 442) that will take you through the lovely countryside to nearby towns (Buxton and Ashbourne) - it is infrequent but punctual and High Peak provides timetables online. Longnor is a small but well placed village in the Peak District and we were able to set off from here for leisurely countryside walks and more adventurous hikes up Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill. We cannot recommend Duncrest enough - it is perfect for anyone in small groups / families on holiday in the Peak District, especially those looking for a quiet and scenic place to stay, instead of a busier town. There is nothing to disappoint!
August 2013
We stayed at this gorgeous cottage in August 2013. It has high quality fixtures and fittings. There were lots of lovely fluffy towels, beautiful bedding and beds that you didn't want to get out of. The owners, Lynne and George were extremely helpful and very friendly as were all close by. Longnor is a quaint friendly village with lots of walks. Buxton, Bakewell and Leek are not many miles away and well worth an explore. Loads to do, loads to see or just sit in the conservatory and look over the hills. Perfect.
January 2014
Really comfortable and cosy cottage well within reach of places of interest - north and south. Longnor is a lovely friendly village. Great fish and chip shop. Only small complaint - the folding chairs in kitchen.
August 2014
This was a very homely, lovely cottage for a really relaxing holiday. The owners, Lynn and George and Charlie their dog were most helpful and attentive to our needs. They provided a bottle of wine for our arrival. The cottage was very well appointed with everything we needed. The cottage's location was also great for touring and visiting Buxton, Matlock and Bakewell. Crich Tram Museum was not too far away. Just down the road was a fantastic book shop covering all subjects at reasonable prices.
August 2013
We stayed at this gorgeous cottage in august 2013. It has high quality fixtures and fittings. There were lots of lovely fluffy towels, beautiful bedding and beds that you didn't want to get out of. The owners, Lynne and George were extremely helpful and very friendly as were all close by. Longnor is a quaint friendly village with lots of walks. Buxton, Bakewell and Leek are not many miles away and well worth an explore. Loads to do, loads to see or just sit in the conservatory and look over the hills. Perfect.
Mr Wilson
July 2016
I liked the village location; the essentials were close by, all just a short stroll. I liked the layout of the property with having place right on your doorstep to park your car very handy for loading and unloading when coming and going also nice that it was in a gated courtyard so was away from the roads. The area is beautiful and the hosts were very friendly and knowledgeable about the area and were a great help in the planning of our days out.
July 2013
Immaculate pristine cottage in an outstanding area friendly hosts short walk to pub or chip shop also paper shop very convenient
August 2013
I was impressed from the start with this holiday cottage. There was a very friendly welcome from the owners and it was clear from the introductory tour that they take care of the property. The location was very peaceful but within short distances of places of interest. I would recommend Buxton for a day out,a beautiful town with a great farmers market. The peace and quiet at night at the cottage was brilliant and you can sit and watch the stars from the conservatory. Our weather also made the holiday more memorable with sunshine for the whole week. I will certainly return to this area and would recommend it as a holiday destination.
June 2013
was there. excellently fitted and equiped, nothing was overlooked, splendid stay, friendly on site owners, plenty of local bus journeys available.
October 2012
Warm welcome on arrival. Very clean and well equipt. Lovely base and easy availability to the Peak District, Bakewell, Buxton and Chatesworth House, also lovely areaa for walking.
September 2012
We loved the cottage, especially the sun room on the front! It was very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The location was great, within easy reach of all the places we wanted to visit. The local amenities were very adequate. George and Lynn were brilliant hosts and very friendly and helpfull. We were quite lucky with the weather and organised our days to suit, i.e. on a rainy day we travelled into Derby to do some shopping, coolish days we saved for walking and sunny days for exploring town,s and villages we wanted to see. There was nothing about the holiday to dislike, except for departure day. Was a fantastic break in a fantastic cottage with great views to boot.
December 2011
The cottage was beautiful. The owners were very helpful and friendly leaving milk, biscuits and even a bottle of wine. We walked in and felt immediately at home. We made really good use of the conservatory on the front each day when we came back from our travels. The location was great for visiting the Peak District area. The local ammenities were all we needed.
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