Long Valley Yurts at Knotlow Farm

UK England Peak District Derbyshire

Flagg, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9QP

Morocco meets Mongolia meets Peak District.

Trivia Time: Did you know that the Peak District was the UK's first designated National Park? Did you also know that the Peak District is reputedly the second most visited National Park in the entire world after Mt Fiji in Japan? Not just Britain's – THE WORLD'S! And really, it isn't hard to see why. Its slap-bang-centre-of-England location means it's easily accessible (more so than the Lakes, Dales and Moors further north) for the hordes of foreign holidaymakers looking for that authentic slice of rural English life – the Peaks of so many postcards and period dramas. Undulating green dales, heather-hued moorlands, craggy gritstone escarpments – this dramatic landscape is alluringly wild yet its velvety valleys are dotted with the kind of quintessentially English villages that simply demand a lazy post-ramble pint in the local watering hole.

Halfway between Bakewell and Buxton lies Knotlow Farm, the second outpost of the burgeoning Long Valley Yurts empire. We say 'empire', but you'll not find any redcoats or statics here. Welcoming host Emily, subscribes firmly to that age old dictum, "if something ain't broke, don't fix it". Which is why the Knotlow Farm site fits seamlessly into its unspoilt surroundings. Sharing this scenic setting with a traditional Derbyshire farm-cum-campsite (with its very own indoor horse arena), Long Valley's East Midlands arm continues to set the same high standards of its sister glampsite next to Lake Windermere.

The yurts are all authentically modelled on the original Turkmen model – an elegantly spacious design that's sturdy, timber, ash-carved frames can easily withstand the harsh winters of the Central Asian steppe (and the reliably unreliable British summertime). Five can sleep cosily inside on a combination of futons beds and blow up mattresses. The pristine bell tents are similarly kitted out – you won't even need to bring your own bedding.

The Peak District really is one beguilingly stunning valley after another. It's a magnet for outdoor sports enthusiasts partaking in everything from gorge walking and potholing to ridge climbing and canoeing. There's also some great spots for wild swimming – plunge into Panniers Pool at The Three Shires near Flash, England's highest village.

Needless to say, there are plenty of walks to explore, The Tissington, High Peak and Monsal trails to name but a few. Knotlow Farm happens to be handily plotted on one the park's loveliest, The Limestone Way. Head northward through the Hope Valley towards Castleton where you can rest and recuperate in one of the village's quaint tearooms before exploring the subterranean cave network at Speedwell Cavern.

Long Valley Yurts also have two other sites – Great Langdale and Low Wray – in the Lake District.

The Owner Says

Situated on the Knotlow Campsite at Flagg in Debyshire we offer four Yurts (March- November). Our Yurts located right in the heart of the Peak District in between Bakewell and Buxton . The site offers the perfect base for an array of activities and excursions. Whether it's walking along the Limestone way, mountain biking at Edale, Taking the bikes on the Tissington Trail, sampling the famous Bakewell tarts, or Hartington Cheese or just sitting back at the site relaxing there is something for everyone. Back at the Yurt after a day out sit back, relax and enjoy the crackle of logs and the warmth of the wood burning stove, roast marsh mellows over the open fire and reconnect with the things that are important in your life.

 Highlights;

  • Located in the Heart of the Beautiful Peak District
  • Local stately Homes to visit 
  • 20 minutes from Alton Towers
  • Stunning scenery at every turn from the door of the Yurt
  • Outdoor activities, nearby at Carsington Waters and cycle hire available near the site
  • Secluded feel and a haven for wildlife
  • Freshly baked bread, coffee and pizzas available from the site shop
  • Easy access to the whole of the Lake District National Park
  • A break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

What you will find inside our Yurts;

  • Wood burning stove
  • Raised wooden floors covered in woolen Moroccan style rugs to keep the warmth in.
  • Solar lighting.
  • Twinkling solar fairly lights.
  • A fully equipped and functional kitchen
  • Gas hobs and grill
  • Games chest
  • Comfortable futon style beds
  • Freshly laundered sheets, feather duvets and pillows
All from  just £199 for selected Mon-Fri stays in April, May, Sept and October.

Reviews

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★★★★★

Brilliant yurts!

Jun 3, 2015 by MaryG

We stayed during May half term in one of the yurts - 2 adults and 3 children and there was space enough for all of us although it is quite cosy when all the beds are down. The log burner inside the yurt was fabulous as the weather was changeable! The site itself is great, right on a walking trail, 20 minutes walk to the nearest pub with decent food, very clean shower block and toilets and friendly, helpful staff. I would highly recommend, especially if you've never been to the Peak District - it is a truly beautiful region and I will definitely be returning soon.

★★★★★

camping

Aug 9, 2014 by lauradv75

we haven't stayed in the yurts but have stayed twice now on the site itself. parts of it are rather hilly but we've always found flat ground for the camper, its a bargain at £14 for 2 adults. the pot wash area and toilets are very clean and housed in a barn building. there is a road down the middle of the site that is minimally lit at night so that on a clear night the stars are easily seen. the last time we were there we were with our  children and sadly had a caravan with inconsiderate people with dogs that yapped late into the night beside us, however this is the fault of those campers and not the site. The site has a public footpath right through the centre, which is how we found it the first time, so its not unusual to see snakes of people ambling by. the site is a pleasant short walk from Monyash, that has a lovely pub adjacent to a children's play park. we like this site and will definitely use it again.

★★★★★

Fantastic Chillout!

Jun 13, 2014 by Funkskillz

Cannot fault our stay in mod-May this year. Yurts are in a fantastic location and have all the facilities you could wish for. Wood-burning stove was a saviour as temperature dropped  and made a great replacement for TV! We enjoyed pizzas from the farmhouse on the day we got to the site and was not disappointed - fantastic fresh ingredients and tasted wonderful. Facilities were first class - shower block clean and well maintained, bike racks so we could secure our cycles and a great bit of decking next to each yurt with picnic table and bbq to enjoy the summer evenings.

Will be back sooner rather than later!

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