Longnor Wood Holiday Park | 5-star adults only lodges with hot tubs in the Peak District

Recently we spent a couple of days at an idyllic retreat exclusively designed for adult guests - Longnor Wood Holiday Park. It is a 5-star camping, glamping, and holiday lodge site nestled in the serene countryside of the breathtaking Peak District making it an ideal base to explore the popular attractions of the Peak District.

The site offers different accommodation types including all-weather hard standing touring and camping pitches, en-suite glamping pods, one-bedroom static caravans with hot tubs and holiday lodges with hot tubs. We stayed in Hawthorne, one of their two-bedroom Bakewell lodges with a hot tub.

Bakewell Lodge at Longnor Wood Holiday Park

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The drive to Peak District was lovely and on arriving at Longnor Wood Holiday Park, we headed to the reception to check-in. We received a very warm welcome and one of the team members joined us at the lodge to give us information we needed to know about using the hot tub, the various appliances in the lodge, the site wi-fi details, emergency contact numbers, etc.

Luxury Holiday Lodge with a Hot Tub

'Hawthorne', the 2-bed lodge that we stayed in was furnished to an exceptional standard, ensuring that we had the utmost in comfort and convenience during our stay. 

Hot Tub Lodge at Longnor Wood Holiday Park

The lodge came fully equipped with all the essential home amenities, including quality cotton bed linens and hand and bath towels.

Both the bedrooms had comfortable beds, ample storage space and en-suite bathrooms. I am fussy about mattresses and was happy to find that the beds had high-quality mattresses. It is not just about the mattress, the bedrooms also had good quality bed linen, were clean and well-maintained, and with minimal outdoor noise, they were perfect for a good night's sleep.

Interiors of the Bakewell Lodge -  Longnor Wood Holiday Park

Interiors of the Bakewell Lodge -  Longnor Wood Holiday Park

Interiors of the Bakewell Lodge -  Longnor Wood Holiday Park

Interiors of the Bakewell Lodge -  Longnor Wood Holiday Park

The spacious, open-plan living area was demarcated into distinct zones, each with its own purpose.

The well-appointed kitchen was stocked with a kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, and a Nespresso pod coffee machine. It was also kitted out with all essential crockery, cutlery, glassware, pots, and cooking utensils. A small welcome pack with tea, coffee, milk and sugar was provided.

The kitchen in the Bakewell Lodge - Longnor Wood Holiday Park

Welcome pack in the Bakewell holiday lodge

When we arrived at the lodge, we also found a bottle of bubbly waiting for us which we enjoyed in the evening while watching a movie.

Welcome drink in Bakewell Holiday Lodge

The kitchen had everything we needed and I especially liked the use of spotlights and under-cabinet task lighting that created a space that was both practical and welcoming. 

The kitchen in the Bakewell Lodge - Longnor Wood Holiday Park

The lounge area was comfy. I liked the decor and the layout of the living area. The grey colour palette of the kitchen paired well with the orange upholstery and the cream interiors beautifully upped that contrast. Each space had its own character but everything seamlessly connected with each other.

Interiors of the Bakewell Lodge - Longnor Wood Holiday Park

Interiors of the Bakewell Lodge - Longnor Wood Holiday Park

Interiors of the Bakewell Lodge - Longnor Wood Holiday Park

Entertainment was at our fingertips with a large screen TV, DVD player, and complimentary WiFi.

Outside the patio doors, was a private furnished decking area, which featured a covered hot tub for our exclusive use. It offered the ultimate relaxation and was like having a personal mini-spa at our disposal. It was a great way to unwind after a day out exploring the outdoors.

Covered private outdoor hot tub in Bakewell Lodge

Covered private outdoor hot tub in Bakewell Lodge

The USP of the Site

Longnor Wood Holiday Park is a 'Low Noise Policy' site which means they do not allow music or loud noise from any device that can be heard outside of your accommodation. The site asks its guests to keep conversation-level noise only on their outdoor verandas after 10pm.

Hot Tub Lodge at Longnor Wood Holiday Park

With a focus on adult guests, the site offers a more relaxing environment, more privacy and seclusion. This, in my opinion, makes Longnor Wood Holiday Park an ideal choice for romantic getaways, honeymoons, anniversaries, or for simply escaping the noise and distractions of everyday life.

Facilities at Longnor Wood Holiday Park

Reception: The main reception is located in the centre of the site where guests can check-in and also get information about the park and local attractions from the on-site wardens.

The Reception at Longnor Wood Holiday Park

Licensed Shop: Within the reception area there is a small licensed shop that offers a curated range of local goods, including fresh eggs and essential supplies. Additionally, they also stock some regional gins, real ales, and wines.

Free WiFi: Free WiFi is available on site for all guests.

Book Exchange and Tourist Information Point: Located right opposite the Reception is a small Information Point and DVD/Book Exchange spot where you will find lots of useful travel information, walking trail maps, and local sightseeing related literature. There is also a small selection of board games and DVDs available.  

Tourist Information Point at Longnor Wood Holiday Park

What to see & do in the local area

Staying at Longnor Wood Holiday Park was a delightful escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, or a bit of both, the site provides an ideal backdrop for your holiday. You can bask in the tranquility of nature at the Longnor Wood or head out and explore the extensive network of well-marked trails in the Peak District. Alternatively, you could visit the historic houses and quaint villages within the National Park. Listed below are some of our recommendations.


Dovedale is a National Nature Reserve that is owned and cared for by the National Trust. We always make it a point to visit Dovedale whenever we are in the vicinity. We have visited it on many occasions and in different seasons and every time it manages to enthrall us. Nestled in the heart of the Peak District, this picturesque limestone valley offers a true escape into nature. 

Dovedale in the Peak District

Dovedale's stunning landscapes, with the iconic Stepping Stones and dramatic rock formations, make it a must-visit destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Whether you're up for a challenging hike, a leisurely walk to Dovedale or simply want to revel in the breathtaking scenery, Dovedale has something for everyone. And it is only half an hour away (by car) from Longnor Wood Holiday Park.

Derwent Valley/Derwent Dam

Another beautiful part of the Peak District is Derwent Valley - the home of the Dambusters.

The Derwent Dam, along with neighbouring dams in the valley, was used as a training ground for the Royal Air Force's 617 Squadron, also known as the "Dambusters". Today, the dam is a popular tourist attraction and a site of historical significance. Visitors can learn about the Dambusters' mission at the nearby visitor center and museum, which houses artifacts, photographs, and exhibits related to the raid.

Derwent Dam

The surrounding area is also known for its natural beauty, making it a popular destination for hikers and nature enthusiasts.

Monsal Trail

For walking enthusiasts, the Monsal Trail is recommended. It is a popular and picturesque trail that runs through the heart of the Peak District, starting near Bakewell and stretching for approximately 8.5 miles to the village of Blackwell Mill. The trail follows the route of the former Midland Railway line, which was closed in the 1960s and offers spectacular views of the limestone dales, the River Wye and the Monsal Dale Viaduct, which is a famous landmark. The trail is flanked by green fields, wildflowers, and limestone cliffs, making it a visual delight.

One unique feature of the Monsal Trail is its several tunnels. These tunnels, which were once used by trains, provide a captivating experience for trail users.

The Monsal Trail

The trail is well-maintained and accessible for people of all ages and fitness levels. If you prefer not to do the entire trail, you can join the route at one of the many entry points along the route.

Whether you're a cyclist, hiker, or simply someone looking to immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of the Peak District, the Monsal Trail is a fantastic choice.

Chatsworth Estate

Located at a 30-minute drive from Longnor Wood Holiday Park is Chatsworth Estate. Also referred to as Chatsworth House, it is one of the most iconic and grand stately homes in England. The historic estate boasts a rich heritage, stunning architecture, and beautifully landscaped gardens.

Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth is renowned for its art collection and captivating history. Visitors from around the world are drawn to the estate's exquisite interiors, vast parkland, and the world-famous Chatsworth House itself, making it a fabulous destination for heritage enthusiasts and lovers of natural beauty alike.

Chee Dale Stepping Stones

Another popular walk in the Peak District is the Chee Dale Stepping Stones Walk. This circular walk begins in the small but beautiful village of Millers Dale. The starting point is the Millers Dale Car Park from where the path leads you to a lush and beautiful gorge. You need to cross two sets of stepping stones and then the path climbs back up and connects to the Monsal Trail leading you back to the car park.

Chee Dale Stepping Stones

Ilam Park & Hall

Situated on the banks of the River Manifold, near the charming village of Ilam is Ilam Park. It is owned and managed by the National Trust. The estate's gardens and grounds are a major attraction as is the magnificent, neo-Gothic manor house, Ilam Hall. The Hall was the ancestral home of the Watts Russell family and is known for its stunning architecture and picturesque setting.

Ilam Hall

Ilam Park is in close proximity to Dovedale and you can use Ilam Park as a starting point for your exploration of Dovedale and the surrounding natural beauty.

The Ruins of Errwood Hall

We stumbled upon this place while driving through the Upper Goyt Valley in the Peak District.

Errwood Hall, constructed in the 1830s, belonged to Samuel Grimshawe, a businessman from Manchester. The estate surrounding the hall spanned more than 2,000 acres and also included multiple farms, a school, an inn, a private coal mine, and the hamlet of Goyt's Bridge. Today all that remains is the ruins of the Hall, a small shrine and a family cemetery where most of the Grimshawes and their servants have been buried.

Ruins of Errwood Hall

We did the Woodland Walk, which was an easy, 1-hour walk that starts from the car park, up the hill and is waymarked by white banded posts. Most of the old pine, oak and beech trees as well as the many azaleas and rhododendrons that you see on this walk were planted by the Grimshawes.


Buxton is a charming town located around 20 mins (by car) from Longnor Wood Holiday Park.

The town has a rich history that dates back to Roman times when it was known as 'Aquae Arnemetiae'. The Romans were drawn to the area by the natural thermal springs, and the town later became a popular spa destination during the 18th century.

One of Buxton's most famous attractions is its natural mineral springs. The town is home to the St Ann's Well, a well-known thermal spring, and the Pavilion Gardens, where visitors can still sample the spring water.

The town is renowned for its Georgian and Victorian architecture and also has a thriving arts community, with galleries and events showcasing local artists.

And for those who enjoy craft beers, a visit to Buxton Brewery is recommended. The brewery has a reputation for producing high-quality and innovative craft beers including a variety of styles such as pale ales, IPAs (India Pale Ales), stouts, porters, and sour beers. They have three venues in Buxton - we visited The Garden Tap which has a large beer garden with a panoramic view of Buxton.

At Buxton Brewery

Buxton's combination of history, natural beauty, cultural attractions, food & drinks scene and its location within the Peak District make it a popular option for a day trip.

As you explore the places we've highlighted above, you'll undoubtedly discover the natural beauty and the diverse attractions that the Peak District has to offer. These recommendations are just the beginning of your journey through the National Park and there are countless hidden gems waiting to be uncovered.

If you are a fan of football and are happy to venture a bit further afield, you can head to Manchester (around 1 hour 10 minutes from Longnor Wood) for the Manchester United Museum & Stadium Tour.

Manchester United Stadium

You can follow in the footsteps of Manchester United's legendary figures and witness the rich history of the club come to life. As you take a seat in the North Stand, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Old Trafford. Guests on the tour also have the opportunity to sit in the manager's dugout. Once the tour is complete, you can visit the club museum.  

Book your holiday at Longnor Wood Holiday Park

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Longnor Wood Holiday Park, and it was an experience that we will remember for a long time. Nestled amidst the serene natural beauty of the Peak District, the combination of luxury and the great outdoors was truly enchanting. The lodge we stayed in offered all the comforts one would need, with comfortable beds, chic decor and even a private hot tub. Each morning, we awoke to the symphony of birdsong and the sight of little bunnies hopping about, feeling completely immersed in nature. The evenings were equally magical, with beautiful skies, the soothing sounds of nature and a hot tub for relaxation. And there was so much to explore in the Peak District. The holiday park provided the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation and we left with a renewed sense of appreciation for the beauty of nature.

Longnor Wood Holiday Park

As I mentioned earlier, Longnor Wood is a site exclusively for adults. Bookings can be made online via their website or by contacting them on 01298 83648. It is recommended to make reservations in advance for bank holidays and school holidays.

Longnor Wood Holiday Park | Longnor, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 0NG
Telephone | 01298 83648
Email | [email protected]

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