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7 Nights  

  • £798  to  £1300

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Short Breaks From

  • £ Enquire
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £ Enquire
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Top Shippon

Top Shippon is so amazing that you will be torn between wanting to brag about how clever you were to book it, and keeping it a secret so that your friends don’t steal it from under you when you want to return! Being set back from a quiet road means you will not be disturbed by traffic noise, yet the property is only a two-minute walk to both the White Lion and The Crispin - two great pubs which are ideal for a relaxed drink or a delicious meal. With room for up to six guests, it is no wonder that Top Shippon is so popular with couples and families.

In addition to having excellent pubs, Great Longstone is a lovely village with an attractive village green and friendly community. It is less than three miles from Bakewell, and there is a lovely walk or cycle that starts near The Crispin and takes in the incredible view from Monsal Head before reaching Bakewell where there are a generous variety of pubs, cafes and restaurants serving locally sourced ingredients in their home-cooked meals. Bakewell runs a superb weekly market every Monday, attracting more than 160 stallholders from all over the region. If you miss Monday, you do not have to miss out because Bakewell is full of independent retailers stocking unique and beautiful items.

Buxton is a grand spa town around eight miles from Bakewell. Wealthy middle and upper-class Georgians and Victorians flocked here for their holidays, both to enjoy the restorative benefits of the waters and to show how fashionable they were. There is a fantastic walking trail taking you around some of the town’s most impressive buildings, including the elegant homes that line The Crescent.

No holiday to the Peak District National Park is complete without a visit to Chatsworth House. Even if you do not want to spend a dizzying few hours being bombarded with the gilded beauty of the interior, just driving through the park and seeing the building's iconic facade will leave you impressed and possibly more than a little envious. Chatsworth provides a great day out with lots for everyone to enjoy, including a farmyard for the kids. Haddon Hall is one of the best preserved medieval and Tudor houses in Britain, showcasing a different era of domestic beauty.

It really doesn’t matter what season you visit the Peak District National Park, or what the weather is like when you are here. The scenery is as breathtaking when painted in the soft green of spring as it is coated in sparkling white frost and snow. What is important is that you have a place to stay that is the perfect blend of cosy country charm and luxury, with subtle touches that leave you in no doubt you are treating yourself to a special experience, just like Top Shippon.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Myles joined Independent Cottages in July 2017

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Luxury
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The Peak District)

Top Shippon is a former cow barn that has been skillfully converted by expert craftsmen to provide wonderfully comfortable accommodation for up to six people. No detail has been left unchecked to ensure your stay is as much a highlight of your holiday as any Peak District view or attraction you experience, from the welcome basket of logs for the woodburner to the pint of fresh local farm milk in the fridge so you can enjoy a cup of tea as soon as you arrive.

The entire barn is decorated in white, soft grey and neutrals to create a sophisticated and relaxing atmosphere.

Accommodation Comprises:


  • Enter into a large hallway where there is room to kick off muddy wellies.
  • The spacious kitchen and informal dining area are to the left of the house. Dual aspect windows have views of the surrounding fields and gardens and allow in plenty of natural light. The fitted kitchen is well equipped with quality appliances, and there is lots of cupboard space for groceries and bench space for preparing meals.
  • The kitchen also has a scrubbed pine dining table and chairs for six, and the owners can provide a highchair on request.
  • There is a separate dining room at the back of the house, also seating six guests. It is perfect for more formal meals and enjoys lots of natural light from the glass door that opens into the back garden.
  • The living area is separated from the dining room by a small step. It features comfortable couches, including a double sofa bed, large flatscreen television, and woodburner. It also has a glass door that opens into the rear garden and paved patio area.
  • The downstairs cloakroom has a WC and handbasin.


  • A master bedroom has a king size bed that can be rearranged to form two single beds. There is space for a cot, which can be provided on request. The tiled en-suite has a shower, WC and handbasin.
  • The second bedroom also has a king size bed that can be separated into singles. There is also a futon day bed that can be made up as a small single bed if required.
  • The generously-sized family bathroom has a deep bath with shower above, WC and handbasin.

Outside: The rear garden has a paved patio area with a barbecue and garden furniture. It enjoys fantastic views over fields, and there is a flat lawn area for playing. There is private off-street parking for three small or two larger cars.

Additional Information: The property has central heating and WiFi throughout. All utilities, linen and towels are included. For safety reasons, guests are required to bring their own fire lighters and matches for the woodburner and barbecue. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome through prior agreement with the owner. No smoking.

Prices: Please contact the owner directly who will provide an accurate price based on your party size and personal requirements. Short breaks are available all year round with three-night minimum breaks (starting on a Friday) offered over the weekend. Please contact the owner for late availability.

Top Shippon Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4+2 in 2 bedrooms (2 King/Twin, 1 extra single futon chair for single/ Double sofa bed)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £798
To £1300
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1629 888666 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Top Shippon 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 17th June 2024
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