Our extended family of 29 from ages 1 to 71, stayed at Lapwing Barns for the weekend and it far exceeded our expectations. The quality of the refurbishment was excellent and as good as the photos--everywhere clean and tidy. The beds were very comfortable with beautiful cotton sheets. Most bedrooms are en suite or at the most shared between 2 rooms.The kitchen was well equipped and the second oven and dishwasher useful. We had an amazing time, enjoying family meals where all of us could sit together at the huge dining table (something that was important for us but a lot of venues I checked out couldn't provide).The views from the garden were incredible and the whole place completely private. The lawned garden was used for family games and the drum BBQ coped perfectly with all the food needed for Sunday supper. The venue design and layout meant we could all be together at any time but could also enjoy private spaces with plenty of quiet corners with comfy seating to curl up in. I cannot recommend Lapwing Barns highly enough and more importantly Peak Venues who looked after us from initial booking through to the actual holiday. We will be booking again next year!
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My husband and I hired Lapwing Barns for a group of friends to celebrate my 60th, well the third phase of the celebrations anyway:) we arrived at The Royal Oak on Friday to collect the keys, and had a light lunch. The owner came to Lapwing Barns to show us everything, and it was beautiful! 13 bedrooms including a four double room annexe, all en suite. The main house was so well furnished and equipped; it was better than anticipated. Everything we needed for the group was provided, from a 26-seat table to foil and cling film. The beds and bedding were hotel quality, and there was enough crockery, cutlery and glassware for all our needs. Two modern range cookers, a secondary kitchen, two dishwashers and laundry room coped with all meals, including one provided by an excellent caterer, Dining In of Buxton, on the Saturday night. I had arranged a delivery from Leek Waitrose, which was delivered on the first day, and they also provided champagne flutes free of charge. I also contacted a local butcher, Strangedge Grange, who were kind enough to deliver sausages, bacon, eggs etc twice over the weekend. The property also has a games room with a large drinks fridge which was really handy. We even managed to have a BBQ on the Sunday. This is a fantastic property for a group, and we hope to return.
I spent a weekend here with 16 other girls for my hen weekend in April. We had all 3 barns. Sorting out and making arrangements prior to our stay was no problem, anyone we spoke to was happy to help. The barns are amazing. They are in a beautiful location and even though nice and out of the way, places like Buxton and Ashbourne and Chatsworth house easy to reach. The barns were clean, everything was thought of and not a single thing to complain about!
The venue suited our needs perfectly.
Thanks for a great weekend :)
We hired all 3 houses for a family birthday get together. The accommodation was perfect, allowing us enough space to eat together but to have our own space as well. Each house was comfortable and cosy with good kitchen and bathroom facilities. The views were spectacular and we were able to walk straight out into the open spaces of the Peak District.
We had an early family christmas followed by a naming ceremony and the owners bent over backwards to make everything work for us. An amazing view with lovely cottages with everything we needed, even two big fridges which was brilliant and a well equipped kitchen.
We all loved it with cows mooing and amazing hills and great friends and family.