Knotlow Farm FAQS

How many does each Yurt sleep?

Our Yurts at Knotlow Farm can comfortably accommodate five people. Each has a double futon and two singles and a blow up mattress for a fifth person. During day the futons can be folded away in the day to make a pleasant seating area. The single futons can also be pushed together to make a double. All the beds come with freshly laundered, sheets, duvets and a pillow.

Is a Yurt holiday suitable for children?

Yes, a yurt holiday is ideal for children, it’s fun, different and above all exciting. There’s also loads of things to do both in the surrounding area and beyond.

Will I be warm enough?

Yes both of our yurts are fully equipped with a 4 KW wood burning stove which will keep you all cosy and warm. One basket of firewood, kindling and firelighters is provided with your booking. Additional baskets can be purchased at reception.

Is the Yurt waterproof?

Yes the yurts are covered with a tough waterproof canvas layer which keep out the worst the Peak District weather can throw at it.

Are the yurts secure?

Yes both the yurts have lockable doors. However please be aware that they are located on a campsite which is accessible to all. Long Valley Yurts takes no responsibility for any loss or damage incurred during your stay.

Do we need to bring bedding?

No all your bedding is provided. Each yurt comes with freshly laundered sheets, pillow and duvets. We also provide an additional duvet, sheets and pillow for the fifth person should it be required. However do bring along extra blankets in case the weather does take a turn, specially early or late in the season.

Can we bring our pet?

Dogs they are welcome on all of the sites, however we do not allow them inside the Yurts I’m afraid. Sorry. While we appreciate it is not for everyone previous guests have still brought their dog along but also brought along a dog bed and had the dog sleep in the car which can be parked close to the Yurts. Alternatively they have brought along a portable kennel which they have placed outside the door of the Yurts.

What do we need to bring with us?

We have tried to provide everything you might need to make your stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible. However there are a few things that you will need to bring from home.

  • We do not provide towels.
  • The Yurts do not have any refrigeration system we advise you bring a cool box with cool bricks. The campsite reception in the farmyard will re-freeze your bricks for you for a small charge.
  • A torch
  • Onesies for the kids are just ideal

In addition we advise you bring suitable cloths and footwear for all conditions, the Peak District can be somewhat un-predictable.

Here is a downloadable list of everything we provide.

What’s the weather going to do?

The Peak District weather is every changeable, when its good there is no better place to be. When its not so good it can be pretty bad. While the Yurts have a log burning stove which keeps them toasty and warm it is still well worth bringing some extra layers, thermals and waterproofs for those trips out into the mountains. It’s always recommended to check the weather forecast before you arrive.

Where is the nearest food shop?

The site stocks eggs and provides cooked breakfasts upon request and also offers freshly cooked pizzas in the evenings. There is also a fish and chip van that visits the site every Friday at 7pm (highly recommended)  For any other provisions you can use any of the following stores:

  • Monyash- small village store
  • Tescos express on A515 to Buxton
  • Hartington Co-op, post office, butchers ,cheese shops, pubs, cafes and general stores
  • Bakewell- Co-op, many shops, bakeries, butchers, deli’s ,fish and chip shops etc
  • Morrisons -Buxton

Where is the nearest pub / restaurant?

  • Royal Oak, 01298 832288- Just off the A515 towards Newhaven
  • Bulls Head, 01629 812372- 5 minutes directly past the farm on the Limestone Way this pub is half a mile away in Monyash.
  • The Duke of York 01298 83345- located on the A515 towards Buxton
  • The Carriages, 01298 84528     www.carriagesitalianrestaurant.com ,A515  at the Newhaven Junction.
  • The Bull in’ Thorn, 01298 83348 – off the A515 towards Newhaven, 1 mile away
  • Staffordshire Knot Inn 01298 84329 In sheen 5 miles away cosy restaurant with excellent food reviews.

What’s the weather going to do?

For up to date Peak District weather information, please look on the following site for information. http://www.mwis.org.uk/pd.php or off your mobile http://www.mwis.org.uk/mobile.

How far is Lathkill Dale? How long does it take to walk there?

The Limestone way uses a combination of footpaths, tracks and roads. You can actually get to Castleton, Matlock ,Ashbourne, and Dovedale and if you so wish to complete all of this route please access the Long Distance Walkers website for further details and routes, it does involve a few overnight stays.

However if you wish for a trek for the whole family or that seems manageable with a pub, café , and ice creams in the equation you can take the limestone way, leave the campsite past the farm leading you to Monaysh the head of Lathkill Dale, the path from the peaceful village winds down through the limestone valley as walk through glorious pastures alongside the winding clear river of wye, people flock to catch a glimpse of the wild Brown Trout, Dippers and Water Voles, but overhead if you like to bird watch, you might be lucky enough to see Buzzards and one of the Gos Hawks , you pass the gamekeepers cottage further on, at this point if you fancy refreshments you can veer off the track  up the hill into Lathkill itself which offers a White Inn/Hotel at the top of the valley offering real ales, pub food and splendid views of Lathkill and Bakewell .If you return and follow the path further this leads to Youlegeave,(approx 4 miles from Flagg) you can loop back wherever deems appropriate to your needs. We would recommend you take your map also. Location OS Map OL24.

How Far is Kinderscout? Where is it?

The highest Gritstone peak in Derbyshire, 600 metres above sea level, Kinder is most popularly approached by walkers either from Edale village, up Grindsbrook, or via Jacob’s Ladder and on to Kinder Low, or from Hayfield up William Clough and on to the north-west corner of the plateau. In general the eastern and northern parts of the plateau are less accessible and therefore less busy. A circuit of the whole plateau is a long day by any standards but a very enjoyable outing.

Where is Tissington Trail? How far is it?

Tissington Trail is actually a 13 mile traffic free route from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay, but it also leads off on to the Monsal trail. The route takes you through some fabulous areas of the peak district and leads off to Carsington Water, where refreshments play areas and sailing and other water sports are available. If you have brought your bikes with you, just travel 2 miles up the A515 towards Newhaven and turn right towards Hartington just off the main road into the trail car park ,you can enter the trail from this point , however if you wish to hire bikes, tandems, child bike buggy attachments and baby seats then you can visit the below hire centres or pre book by phoning.

Cycle Hire Centres

  • Ashbourne (Tel 01335 343156) to the north of the town centre on the Tissington Trail, just off the road to Mapleton.
  •  Middleton Top (Tel 01629 823204) on the High Peak Trail near Middleton-by-Wirksworth, off the B5035.
  •  Parsley Hay (Tel 01298 84493) at the junction of the High Peak and Tissington Trails, off the A515 Ashbourne to Buxton road.

Where is the nearest town or village?

Monyash is the nearest village from Flagg Village and is half a mile away. Chelmorton is 2 ½ miles away, Buxton 7 miles and Ashford in the Water and Bakewell 6 miles. Chatsworth 9 miles.

Where is the nearest bus stop?

The nearest bus stop is approximately 5 minute walk from the campsite into the village next to the school. The route is bus 717 and 58. For timetable information telephone the traveline: 0871 200 2233.