Big Country Manor House, Situated Right On The Monsal Trail And Close to Chatsworth Estate


  • A stunning, colonial style, Country House in  a prestigious position in the heart of The Peak District National Park. 
  • Explore the glorious Peak District on bike or foot on the fabulous Monsal Trail - a converted railway track with tunnels, stunning scenery and viaducts perfect for traffic free activities - even great for prams and pushchairs too.
  • Within easy walking distance to the unspoilt village of  Great Longstone, well served with lovely country pubs and a village shop.
  • Elegant, charming and full of ‘Country Chic’! The Manor House offers space in abundance yet remains full of warmth and character, with sumptuous places to rest, cosy up and nestle by the fire.
  • Set in beautifully landscaped gardens that include a children’s play area and tennis court
  • This is an idyllic and very private spot, perfect for families, groups of friends, walkers and cyclists.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Think Big! There are seven fabulous bedrooms in total. Each bedroom has been carefully thought about and designed to offer totally flexible accommodation with large bedrooms that can sleep between 2 and 5.

We know that groups come in all shapes and sizes and have different requirements so there is a mix of doubles, twins, bunk beds and sofa beds so you can pick and choose your layout to suit. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor and a sweeping oak staircase that lead up to the spacious landing with a further five bedrooms. All rooms have a luxurious feel and are furnished with fabulous linens and towels, fabrics and deep comfy carpets. Four bathrooms and/or shower rooms all with amazing finishes and power showers, roll top baths and oak flooring gives this grand manor house the extra elegant feel.

Your beds are made up for your arrival and for added comfort we provide each guest with fresh towels, hand soap and shower gel. Please click here for floor plans.

Cooking & Dining

This beautiful bespoke kitchen and dining room allows you to cook, eat, drink and be merry all in one room and is the perfect place to entertain. Fitted with granite work tops on the impressive central island, traditional Aga and conventional oven and hob, large American style fridge/freezer, double sink and washing machine all finished to the highest standard. Stocked and equipped with all the mod cons you need to cater for large group mean that cooking on holiday is a pleasure not a chore.

The extremely spacious dining end of the room is wonderfully light due to the large bay windows over looking the picturesque garden. You can dine and seat 24 guests for dinner round our dining tables which were handmade by a local craftsmen. Oak flooring throughout and some additional comfy seating in the bay gives a wonderful feel to this fabulous room.

Whether you wish to cook for yourselves or use one of our many highly recommended outside catering contacts everything you or they will need to put on a meal to remember is provided.

Living Spaces

Thornbridge Manor has been stylishly refurbished and has an abundance of space for socialising and relaxing in within the reception rooms. Leading off from the kitchen and dining room (lets face it we all know that this is where everyone hangs out when a group gets together!) is the stunning living room.

The bay windowed panelled room is decorated in warm, rich colours and furnished with plush sofas. You can gather around the elegant fire place and light a fire in the smokeless log burner.

There is a dvd player, sky TV and ipod docking station. Another communal area sits at the bottom of the oak stairwell and is set up as a games room with table football and additional sofas.

Gardens and Outdoor Space

Thornbridge Manor is set in the most stunning grounds you could imagine. Perfectly manicured lawns, tennis court, children's play area, BBQ (please remember your charcoal) and patio with outside seating and tables and all totally private. Look up from where you are and see the stunning views of Longstone Edge.

No need to use your car all weekend as one of the best features of this location is just across the county lane as you are only a few steps from the Monsal Trail. Head off on foot or bike in whatever direction takes your fancy and enjoy the most incredible scenery and dramatic landscape the Peak District has to offer right from your door step.

For unbeatable famous views of the viaduct at Monsal Head, you can jump on the trail and head through the tunnel to the Monsal Head and dale which is less than 15 minute's walk away. Also on the trail and on the way to Bakewell is Hassop Station Cafe which is a super family friendly establishment with delicious food, right on the trail. You can also hire your bikes here too.

Please note strictly no dogs are allowed at this particular property.

The Peak District and Surrounding Area

Thornbridge Manor is nestled down a country lane and provides wonderful village accommodation just on the cusp of Great Longstone. You can walk to a selection of heart-warming country pubs, a village store and buy fresh milk and eggs at the farm.

Take a leisurely walk through fields to the picture postcard village of Ashford in the Water, one of the most scenic and popular villages in the Peak District
National Park.

Thornbridge Manor makes a great base for visiting the most amazing of Peak District treats for you to enjoy - the ancient market town of Bakewell, Chatsworth House (10 minutes drive), Haddon Hall (10 minutes drive), historic spa town of Buxton (15 minutes drive) to name just a few.

Availability & Price

At Peak Venues, we understand how tricky it can be organising large group holidays, each and every booking has unique requirements and deserves individual attention. For this very reason, we choose not to offer on line booking. Our prices and availability are upon request via email or phone (we answer emails 7 days a week!). We know our properties inside and out and can offer advice to make sure you are booking the perfect venue so contact direct with our sales team makes sure that you get the information that you need to ensure a fantastic stay. Please contact us for more details.

What People Are Saying

Many thanks for a wonderful stay. The house is beautiful.

Monte, Jun 2016

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How To Find Thornbridge Manor

The address of Thornbridge Manor is:

Station Road Nr Great Longstone Derbyshire DE45 1NY

Approx GPS coordinates of the property are: 53.237087, -1.704632

Directions to Thornbridge Manor by car from Bakewell (approx. 8 minutes):

  • Follow signs to the A6 (Buxton Road)- continue along this for 1.3 miles
  • After 1.3 miles, turn right onto A6020 (signposted Ashford-in-the-Water, Great Longstone, Monsal Head)
  • After 0.1 miles turn left onto B6465 (Greaves Lane) just before the corner shop, opposite Ashford Arms
  • After 0.5 miles turn right onto Longstone Lane
  • Continue for 0.7 miles onto Station Road
  • The destination will be on your right
  • For Thornbridge Manor use the 2nd set of gates on the right into the carpark clearly sign posted 'Thornbridge Manor’
  • You have arrived at Thornbridge Manor!

Directions to Thornbridge Manor by car from Buxton (approx. 25 minutes):

  • Follow signs to the A6- continue along this for 12 miles (IGNORE the first signpost to Ashford-in-the-Water after 10 miles next to River Cottage- continue further for 2 miles)
  • Turn left onto A6020 (signposted Ashford-in-the-Water, Great Longstone, Monsal Head)
  • After 0.1 miles turn left onto B6465 (Greaves Lane) just before the corner shop, opposite Ashford Arms
  • After 0.5 miles turn right onto Longstone Lane
  • Continue for 0.7 miles onto Station Road
  • The destination will be on your right
  • For Thornbridge Manor use the 2nd set of gates on the right into the carpark clearly sign posted 'Thornbridge Manor’
  • You have arrived at Thornbridge Manor!

Directions to Thornbridge Manor by car from the village of Great Longstone:

  • From the village of Great Longstone , with The White Lion Pub (good food!) on your left hand side, take the first left down Station Road
  • Follow the road for approximately 1/4 mile and go round a sharp right bend, by this point you can see Thornbridge Manor set back from the road.
  • Drive a little further and on the next left bend, just before a small bridge look for a second set of gates on your left clearly sign posted 'Thornbridge Manor.
  • You have arrived at Thornbridge Manor!


The following comments are taken from the guestbook we keep for Thornbridge Manor. Verbatim.

Many thanks for such an organised and lovely stay. Truly made my wedding weekend.

Warren, Oct 2017

We had an absolutely lovely stay, everyone commented on how beautiful the property was, the girls had a fantastic time getting ready for the wedding there and the kids loved the playhouse. Thank you for all your help.

Glaisher Hernandez, Sep 2017

We had a fantastic time at Thornbridge, everything was amazing. Many thanks for your help and a smooth transaction.

Whitworth, Sep 2017

The whole weekend was just amazing! The owner of the property was so welcoming and couldn't be more helpful if he tried. The house was just beautiful, even more so in real life. We had everything we needed. The kitchen was the perfect size for the parties and had everything we needed to cook the food. We had a bbq on the second day and the sun even stayed out for us. The seating area was perfect and a beautiful big lawn to sunbathe on too. It was just the most perfect venue in a perfect location and I would definitely book again and I have already recommended this venue to a few people! Absolutely stunning! Thank you for making my best friends hen do everything she wanted and more!

White, Jul 2017

We had a fantastic stay thank you!

Allerton, Jul 2017

Thanks again for helping me to organise our fantastic stay at Thornbridge Manor.

Holdsworth, Jun 2017

The accommodation was fantastic and everyone had a great time.

Hewitt, Jun 2017

We had a really great time in a great house. Thank you for the map on Friday it was extremely useful to have a nice walk over the fields to get to the brewery.

Storey, Jun 2017

Many thanks. Such a great space for us all this weekend. It’s the first time we’ve all been together as a family for many years and we had such a special time in a wonderful space. Absolutely brilliant!

Jones, May 2017

Firstly thanks, the venue was better than we could have imagined and we will all be recommending it.

Allan, Mar 2017

Everyone really enjoyed their stay at Thornbridge Manor thankyou. It is a really lovely property.

Lagor, Mar 2017

Brilliant thanks. It was such a fabulous place to stay

Spaven, Mar 2017

We had a fantastic weekend which was underpinned by your seamless operation and dissemination of information that made the weekend go without a hitch.

Holford, Mar 2017

We had a fabulous time at your venue! The house was clean, beautifully furnished and had everything we needed. Thank you so much!

Harrison, Feb 2017

We had a wonderful time at Thornbridge Manor, and it was an ideal location and venue for a hen party.

Muter, Feb 2017

We had a great time at your beautiful property, it was a fabulous time and would like to thank you for supplying everything we could possibly need!

Houlston, Dec 2016

We all had a fantastic time at Thornbridge Manor!

Hutchinson, Nov 2016

We had a really brilliant time in the Manor, perfectly sized for our group. We hope to book it again soon

Starks, Oct 2016

We had an amazing time at the weekend and the property was fabulous.

Shields, Sep 2016

We had a great time and the house was amazing, everyone commented on how nice it was. Nigel who ran the place was very helpful and friendly and it was great having him at the end of the phone if we needed to get in touch.

Browne, Aug 2016

Thank you for all your help, the venue couldn't have been more perfect and we enjoyed every second.

Stodel, Jul 2016

Thanks so much - we had the most amazing stay at Thornbridge - everyone absolutely loved it!

Sinclair, Jul 2016

21 of us stayed here for my sister's hen party in July. The venue was perfect and a real bit of luxury for the weekend. The kitchen is gorgeous and perfect for large groups, we hired Butlers Pantry to come along to cook us a BBQ outside on the perfect lawns with plenty of seating. The house is a great size with enough social areas and plenty of bathrooms. We also hired Great Longstone village hall for a dance class and would recommend this venue for anything like this due to the short walk into Great Longstone. Special mention to Chris who met us, showed us around the venue and even returned a left over item to us! Thanks so much.

Welli, Jul 2016

We all had an amazing weekend in a great venue. I got many compliments from the guests as to what a great house it was

Graham, Jun 2016

Many thanks for a wonderful stay. The house is beautiful.

Monte, Jun 2016

Thank you for letting us stay, we had a great time

Downie, Jun 2016

We had a fantastic stay at Thornbridge Manor with family and friends. The facilities are 5 star with beautiful grounds.

Marshall, Jun 2016

We have had the most amazing weekend. I would like to thank you as well for your service you made the whole booking process very easy the comprehensive details you provided including recommendations made my job as host stress free we used scoff catering and also the crafty hen both of whom were very professional I appreciated you keeping me updated before our stay and answering any queries I had promptly I will be recommending your services to everyone

Dutton, May 2016

We had a lovely time, thanks

Rhodes, Apr 2016

We had a great stay, thank you. Thornbridge Manor is beautiful and was perfect for our needs.

Machej, Apr 2016

Thank you once again for providing the venue. We all had a wonderful time.

Cara, Apr 2016

Thank you for a wonderful stay

Fitzsimons, Apr 2016

Thank you for a brilliant stay at Thornbridge Manor. It was a lovely venue and enabled us to have a great family weekend. The facility was fabulous and gave us the space for all generations to enjoy themselves - the garden and swings/playhouse were well used despite the time of year and we were in fact very fortunate with the weather.

Edwards, Mar 2016

We had a great time thank you

Lewis, Mar 2016

Thank you very much. We were very pleased with Thornbridge manor and Chris was very friendly and helpful.

Swanton, Mar 2016

Thank you for the email regarding our stay at Thornbridge. We had a fantastic time and would certainly recommend it to anyone.

McIlvenny, Dec 2015

We had a brilliant weekend at Thornbridge Manor and are already planning next years visit. Thanks!

Griffiths, Oct 2015

Firstly can I just thank you for an absolutely amazing weekend at Thornbridge manor. We were truly blown away by the beautiful house and location. It made for a perfect setting for my husbands 40th birthday weekend.

Kirwan, Aug 2015

We had a fantastic time at Thornbridge manor

Broome, Jul 2015

Thank you very much, we had a great stay with a wonderful wedding at Thornbridge Hall.

Redfern, Jun 2015

We had an amazing stay at Thornbridge Manor, thank you very much

King, Jun 2015

We had a fantastic stay at Thornbridge Manor

Doyle, Apr 2015

Our group has just returned from a fantastic weekend stay at Thornbridge Manor. The property really is fantastic and helped make it a special event to help celebrate my wife's milestone birthday. I just wanted to express my thanks for the support during the booking process.

Webster, Jan 2015

We had a wonderful time at Thornbridge Manor and everything was as we would have wished. Having booked similar large houses throughout the UK each Christmas for the last 5 years, this must rank as the best and we shall certainly be looking to book again next year.

Wilson, Dec 2014

We have had a wonderful weekend at Thornbridge Manor: thankyou. I wanted to let you know that I have been very impressed by my dealings with Peak Venues. You have been responsive, informative, efficient and we found your website attractive and easy to navigate. We will certainly look to you again should we have occasion to rent a large property. Thornbridge Manor is a special house; how lovely to spend a weekend there!

Finney, Dec 2014

We have just returned from our girls Christmas weekend at Thornbridge Manor and it was fantastic! The house itself is absolutely beautiful and was just what we wanted. We took advantage of the great local pubs, walks and bike rides along the Monsal Trail and visited Chatsworth House as well as Bakewell Christmas market. Emma Glossop from Gourmet Express catered for us on Saturday evening... Her food was exceptional. All in all the perfect weekend in the perfect place. Thanks to everyone there at Peak Venues for your help and guidance in making our weekend fit our wants, needs and pocket! We would not hesitate to recommend you and definitely book with you again.

Berwin, Nov 2014

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Floor Plans

To view or download the floorplan for this property click here.

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The Finer Details


A basic weekend supply of the following essentials are supplied (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):

  • Hand soap
  • Loo rolls (1 x on the holder and 1 spare per bathroom)
  • Washing up liquid
  • 5 x dishwasher tablets
  • 2 x tea towels
  • 1 x dish cloth
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Wifi


  • BBQ – please bring your own coal
  • Childrens play area
  • Large beautiful lawned garden
  • Garden furniture
  • Tennis Court on site for your private use so don’t forget your racquet and balls
  • Located right on the Monsal trail so bringing bikes is a must (no lockable storage)


  • Due to horses on site no dogs are allowed at this venue
  • For the comfort of all guests, outdoor shoes are not generally worn on the carpeted area of the house so don’t forget your slippers!
  • No fireworks due to livestock nearby
  • No Dogs allowed at this venue
  • Wifi – we provide free wifi however as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there can be intermittent wifi signal that is beyond our control, we also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee wifi if there are technical issues out of our control.


  • The postcode is DE45 1NY – Important check directions page for more details
  • The nearest town is Bakewell
  • The nearest village is Great Longstone (walking distance) with village shop and pubs
  • Parking for 15 cars on the drive


  • We ask for a 25% deposit to confirm a booking
  • The balance is due 12 weeks prior to arrival
  • Full payment is due upon booking if it is booked with 12 weeks prior to arrival
  • A cautionary damage deposit of £500 is held and returned after your stay


Any kitchen items that are absolutely vital for your stay, please check with us before your visit to ensure that it is at the property (as things do sometimes get broken).

  • Microwave
  • Kitchen scales
  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • The dining table seats up to 30 in a T shape configuration (a combination of 26 chairs and 4 benches).
  • Traditional style gas Aga
  • Electric oven
  • American style fridge/freezer with ice machine
  • Toaster
  • 2/3 cafetieres
  • 2 Kettles
  • Dishwasher


  • Check in 3pm or after
  • Check out is by 10am prompt


  • 3 x travel cot (if requested - please supply your own cot linen)
  • 3 x high chairs (if requested)
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - Bath towel per guest & hand towels in the bathrooms
  • 1 X log burner in the main lounge - 1 x basket of logs supplied upon arrival (due to health and safety we cannot supply fire lighters or matches)
  • 1 x TV with Freeview and 1 x DVD player in the main lounge (HDMI compatible)
  • 1 x large screen wall mounted TV with Freeview in the dining area
  • Ipod docking station
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & ironing board & indoor clothes airer
  • On line deliveries welcome but please make sure that you have booked the slot to arrive after you have checked in as there are no staff on site to take care of your delivery. Location and address is on the directions page

For more information about Thornbridge Manor please take a look at their own website.

Practical Information


For ease, lots of our guests organise a pre-ordered shopping delivery. You are very welcome to organise this however, please do make sure you have arrange the delivery time slot to arrive after you have checked in, as we are unable to accept it on your behalf (as the property is let as exclusive use there is are no Peak Venus staff on site).


Keep it local! This is a brilliant alternative to the supermarkets. Our guests often ask for recommendations for local farm shops and butchers for the all-important celebration meals. Sauced Here has similar functionality to an on line supermarket but is only stocked by 30 or more local suppliers in the Peak District - order your wine, meat, vegetables, dairy and so much more with a choice of over a thousand products and at reasonable prices. It's a great service which delivers straight to your holiday cottage or you can click and collect at a local pick up point.

Click here to book a delivery slot.


There is a small village shop (Sally B's) in the centre of Great Longstone, ideal for essential items and another just in Ashford in the Water (Robert’s of Ashford, a superb village shop / well-stocked deli best known for its home-made pickles). Bakewell is a short drive away with a small/medium sized supermarket and a variety of good quality local stores.

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby


  • The White Lion, Great Longstone - Less than a 10 minute stroll away,  a great gasto village pub.
  • The Crispin Inn, Great Longstone - Also only a short walk away, traditional village pub serving food.
  • The Packhorse, Little Longstone - Lovely historic character features in this compact pub – promotes itself with Walkers and Muddy boots welcome.’ It is worth booking a table for a group as it is popular with the locals.
  • The Manners, Bakewell - Gastro pub with great food and a family friendly beer garden in the heart of Bakewell
  • The Royal Oak, Hurdlow - Our award winning pub offers open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great home-made pub food’ as it should be. Groups welcome - booking advised.
  • The Bull, Ashford in the Water - Traditional Robinson small character pub serving great food. Lovely cosy fire in the winter months.
  • Monsal Head Hotel and Stable Bar, Monsal Head - This place has a great viewing area and is a fabulous place to rest and enjoy a pint in the old Stable Barn when walking along the Monsal Trail.
  • The Red Lion at Litton - Nestled on the green in the picturesque village of Litton, The Red Lion is one of a very few unspoilt traditional Peak District pubs. This historic inn combines character & quality in a way that is rare in modern pubs.
  • Devonshire Arms at Beeley - Set on the Chatsworth Estate, The Devonshire Arms is one of those picturesque country inns at the heart of village life. It offers the charm and character of an historic inn with a contemporary twist! The Brasserie is modern, bright and relaxing while the Inn is cosy and inviting.
  • The Bull’s Head, Monyash - A traditional pub located in the heart of Monyash, serving good pub food. Popular with families and walkers.
  • The Bridge Inn, Calver - A pub which serves great Spanish tapas.


  • Pointing Dog & Duck, Bakewell - Great location by the river in Bakewell for an upmarket family friendly Italian Restaurant – Homemade pizzas and pasta are both excellent. Serves both lunch and dinner.
  • PieDaniels, Bakewell - A fine French restaurant and cafe bar in the heart of Bakewell offering a selection of fine French & English cuisine.
  • The Steak and Burger Merchant, Bakewell - Contemporary restaurant and bar in the centre of Bakewell.
  • Rajas Indian Restaurant, Bakewell - A great Indian restaurant located in the Bridge House just on the edge of the famous Bakewell Bridge. They also do take-aways.
  • Juniper, Bakewell - Gin bar with a great pizza menu in the centre of Bakewell. They also do take-away pizza.
  • Hassop Hall, Hassop - Set in beautiful gardens and rolling parkland, the hotel and restaurant offers you a retreat where you can relax and enjoy the comforts offered in this family run establishment.


  • The Bean and Bag, Bakewell - Family run café in the heart of Bakewell offering locally sourced freshly prepared meals, cakes and scones.
  • The Upstairs Café, Bakewell - A nice child –friendly café located in the centre of Bakewell.
  • Lavender Tea Rooms, Bakewell - A lovely quaint tea room, hidden in the corner of Hebden court, the charming décor includes vintage memorabilia and there’s outside seating in the sheltered courtyard. A great place for afternoon tea.
  • Aisseford Tea Room, Ashford in the Water - Pretty village tea room with lots of outdoor seating.
  • Hassop Station Café & Bookshop - A new family friendly cafe with outdoor covered seating and play, with a focus on food, family & fresh air. Enjoy brunch, lunch or afternoon tea on the terrace on the renown Monsal Trail or in the newly refurbished station building.
  • Hobbs Café, Monsal Head Hotel, Monsal Head - Situated at Monsal Head this cosy café offers great views and serves locally made ice cream.
  • The Old Smithy Café, Monyash - Rustic! Famous for its breakfast featured in the Top 50 Breakfast Book in the country. Character décor, open year round – walkers and bikers welcome. Also serves lunch daily with dinner on certain days.


  • Sauced Here - fantastic selection of home made prepared meals from local chef/cooks - great for large groups. They also provide a full basket of groceries from local producers that can replace a supermarket delivery
  • Scoff - Delicious, home-cooked food, delivered to you in the Peak District
  • Bakewell Fish and Chip Shop
  • Rajas Indian Restaurant
  • Bamboo Cottage (Chinese)
  • Juniper (Take-away pizza)
  • Pointing Dog & Duck, (Take-away pizza)
  • Hope Valley Pizza Co - Take away pizza with free delivery
  • Maazi- Sumptuous Indian meal or buffet delivered to your door. Numerous catering options and can also provide waiting on staff and even take away the washing up.

Our Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby

1. Spend a day exploring the historic market town of Bakewell

Bakewell is the largest town within the Peak District National Park and is a hub of activity. Market day is on a Monday and as well as a large range of stalls there is also an agricultural market which is definitely worth a look around as it offers a great insight todays farming community. The town also hosts a craft and gift fair every weekend in Brigade town hall. The Bakewell Old House Museum occupies one of the oldest buildings in Bakewell and dates back to 1543, it provides a fascinating glimpse into the towns past and is very interesting and informative with lots to appeal to all ages.Obviously no trip to Bakewell would be complete without sampling an original Bakewell pudding. The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop claims to have the old the original recipe and still makes the puddings by hand from the secret recipe.

Click here for a link to further information on Bakewell.

2.Cycle or Walk the Monsal Trail

With the Monsal Trial literally on your door step it would be rude not to take the opportunity to cycle/walk along this old Midland Railway line which runs from Bakewell right up to Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale. The trail offers 8.5 miles of traffic free and mud free cycling/walking and with the recently reopened tunnels offers one of the most spectacular leisure routes in Britain for cycling, walking and horse riding. The nearest cycle hire is at Hassop station which is great place to stop for a bite to eat or for a coffee and nice piece of homemade cake! There is also a lovely little gift shop and book shop and a children’s play area. If walking it also worth leaving the trail and dropping down in to Monsal Dale itself to enjoy walking along down by the river.

Click here for a link to cycle hire at Hassop Station or here for more information on the Monsal Trail.

3.Take a tour around the Thornbridge Brewery

This award winning brewery is just down the road from the property and for any real ale lover taking a tour of this state-of-the art brewery is not to be missed. Tours take place very Wednesday and Friday at 3pm, booking is advisable. Also if you are lucky enough to be staying with us in the last week of the month, the brewery holds two socials on the last Wednesday (5-9pm) and the last Saturday (12-8pm) of each month. They generally have a range of 10 cask and keg Thornbridge beers, including Thornbridge favourites and also some of their rarer beers. They also run brewery tours on these socials at 6 and 7pm on the Wednesday and 3 and 5pm on the Saturday, again booking is advisable.

Click here for a link to Thornbridge Brewery.

4.Chatsworth House and Park

No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth House. At Chatsworth there is something to do for every member of the family. The Farmyard and Adventure playground is a brilliant day out for children of all ages - with animal handling, milking demonstrations and daily activities, plus a woodland adventure playground with slides, trampolines and more!Then there is obviously the house itself, steeped with history it’s one of Britain’s greatest stately homes and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The gardens are equally as impressive as the house, over 100 acres and as well and the beautiful flowers and plants, there are giant water features and sculptures dotted around. Again suitable for all the family, with the maze, the garden trails, and the famous water cascade to keep the little ones occupied.

Click here for a link to Chatsworth House and Park.

5.Walk along the Edges

Baslow, Curbar and Froggatt Edges are only a short drive away and offer a spectacular walking route where you can view both the Dark and White Peaks. These three gritstone edges are part an almost continuous line of cliffs running from Stanage Edge down to Birchen Edge at the southern end. These Edges once famous for millstones, are now known as great places to rock climb. There over 200 rock-climbing routes on Curbar Edge alone, making the edges a mecca for walkers and climbers alike. For walkers Baslow Edge also offers interesting features including a memorial to the Duke of Wellington, a giant rock called the Eagle Stone which in years gone by the young men of Baslow used it to show off their prowess and fitness for marriage by climbing to the top and even some resident Highland cows.There are many different routes, some circular, some linear around the edges and also different staring/finishing points. A nice circular route which also includes walking along the river Derwent can be viewed by clicking here.