Stylish and Cosy Family Friendly Country Lodge. Sleeps 8 - 10 guests. Situated in the village of Great Longstone close to the picturesque village of Ashford in the Water and the Market Town of Bakewell. Perfect for cyclists and walkers as you are right on the popular Monsal Trail.
This family friendly property sleeps a maximum of 8/10 people all bedrooms are furnished with neutral colours and fresh linen.
Attached Self Contained Apartment
Please note that attached apartment has external access within the private courtyard.
Please click here for bedroom layout
This stylish and comfortable lodge offers spacious living and dining with lots of character.
The fully fitted country style kitchen is equipped with modern appliances so that you will have everything you need to make your self catering stay comfortable. There is a fridge, separate freezer, microwave , toaster, gas hob and oven, electric kettle and large dishwasher.
To one end of the open plan kitchen there is a comfortable built in dining area designed to seat 10 guests.
One of the pleasures of staying at the lodge is the huge private courtyard which has outdoor seating and a BBQ. If the weather is in your favour alfresco dining is a must at this property!
If you didn't fancy cooking yourself then why not take a short walk into the village and enjoy the super food on offer at the local pubs.
Click here for the finer details of what to expect in the property.
The high beamed ceiling and the polished wooden floor provides a wonderful warm room to relax and socialise in. The impressive fire place is the focal point of the room where you can sit and enjoy the warmth of the log burning stove in the cooler months (please supply your own logs)
With ample seating options of comfy sofas and chairs to sink into after a day outdoors, this living area is an inviting and cosy focal point for you to sit and unwind with your family or friends.
The lounge offers a flat screen TV with DVD player. In the summer months open the french doors to bring the outdoors in and enjoy the secluded courtyard area too.
Please click here for the floor plans.
Situated in a private walled courtyard complete with outdoor furniture and a BBQ available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment.
There is also a secluded lawned garden beyond the courtyard for the children to have a good run about and play some games.
One of the best features of this location is just across the country lane 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 Monsal Head which is less than 15 minute's walk away. Also on the trail and on the way to Bakewell is Hassop Station cafe this is a super family friendly establishment right on the trail and is the nearest bike hire. A must for a coffee stop and piece of cake!
Please note strictly no dogs are allowed at this particular property. There is private parking for up to four cars.
Thornbridge Lodge 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 Lodge 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.
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Station Road, Nr Great Longstone, Derbyshire, DE45 1NY
Approx GPS coordinates of the property are:53.236928, -1.704657
The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Thornbridge Lodge. Verbatim.
We all had such a brilliant time. I will absolutely be booking again and I know my guests will be too. Thank you again
Everyone enjoyed themselves. We might try to book again for New year in 2 year's time
“Thank you, it was a lovely break and a beautiful property to stay in. I am keen to come up and stay in the area again, perhaps over half term. Happy New Year”
We all had a fabulous time, thank you.
we thoroughly enjoyed it! The lodge was perfect! Thank you for everything
“ We all had a really great time celebrating a 60th birthday & the lodge was just perfect for our family - thank you.”
“Thank you so much for such a lovely place to stay, we loved it!! Thanks again, Hayley
Thank you very much, we loved it.
Hi Chris, thank you we had a lovely weekend and the lodge was fabulous. Hope to comeback soon.
“ Thank you for a lovely home for our short break “
We had a great time - perfect place for a family get-together.
We really enjoyed our stay and hopefully will be back again . Thanks again for a lovely stay
Hi Chris, we all had an amazing time and loved the house and cottage. Was a very nice weekend thank you.
Thank you we really enjoyed our stay. The perfect place for a great family break. Ian”
“ Hello. We had a lovely time. The lodge is beautiful, such a great find. Hopefully we’ll be back. Best wishes, Sarah ”
“ Thanks Chris. We had a lovely weekend and the lodge was beautiful”
“Oh we had a lovely time in your gorgeous cottage. Thank you so much. Will certainly be recommending you and will re book next year for sure xx “
“ Hi Chris. Thank you for this weekend, the place was lovely and we had a wonderful time. Many thanks, Robert and family ”
“Perfectly situated on the Monsal Trail for families to explore the region and Bakewell. Beautifully presented property, in peaceful location.”
It’s a lovely place and a great location 😊
Hi Chris, we all had a lovely time. The lodge was like a home from home so was perfect for us.”
Hi Chris, we all had a lovely time. The lodge was like a home from home so was perfect for us.”
“we really enjoyed our stay. “
“ Absolute pleasure. Thoroughly enjoyed and we will certainly be back”
“Thanks Chris we really enjoyed it. Was a great place to stay! “
“A lovely 5* stay for our family getaway. Great location right on the Monsal trail, much closer than expected you are literally 20ft away. Lovely clean lodge with great amenities. Will definitely be recommending to friends and hopefully come back again.
Thank you. It’s a lovely property
Lovely house , great location.
Thanks Chris, we had such a lovely stay and the Lodge was the perfect setting for my mums 60th birthday celebrations!”
We had a lovely Christmas, the house was perfect for us.
“we had a marvellous weekend!
Thank you. It was just perfect for our stay x
You have a beautiful house which we all very much enjoyed staying in
Retreat’s been great, venue’s perfect as always thank you.
Hi Chris - thank you we loved stayed at Thornbridge Manor and Lodge at such an important event for us.
Thank you, fabulous stay and you’re all always incredibly helpful
Thank you so much for our lovely Christmas stay at Thornbridge Lodge, we had a great time!
Thank you we had an amazing weekend! The property was great and Chris was so welcoming.
We had a fantastic weekend! Thank you very much.
We had a wonderful weekend and the house was exactly what we'd wanted. Many thanks,
It was lovely and we hope to come back there sometime x
Thanks very much. The venue was perfect and we had a fantastic time. The owner was very accommodating and let us check in early. The house was right on the Monsal trail which was great. We used the recommendations for taxis and restaurants and they were both great. Thanks to all the team for your help.
We had a fantastic time, and I have been very pleased with the level of assistance you were able to provide and I would be happy to leave a review reflecting this
We had a very good weekend , thanks.
Thank you ever so much. Great venue in a great location. Would stay again for sure.
We had a great time in the Lodge. The facilities were just what we wanted. The weather could have been a little better, (it could have snowed a bit more so that the girls could have built a snowman)
We had a lovely time and everything was as expected....perfect for us all
Thank you very much for a great weekend, everyone was very helpful
Many thanks to you, it was all great!
We have enjoyed our stay at Thornbridge Lodge. It was very convenient for the family party that we were, with 8 adults and 2 babies. The Monsal trail and the Dales allowed us all a good time.
Thank you very much. We had a lovely and comfortable stay (and were pleased to have somewhere warm and dry to come home to after a busy day on the stand at Eroica).
We had such an amazing time at Thornbridge Lodge/ Cottage. Everyone commented on how lovely the venue was and how special it made the hen weekend!
Thank you. We had a fantastic stay in the cottage and my parents loved their 70th birthday treat.
Firstly, thank you so much, we had a fantastic stay in Thornbridge Lodge. We have already left a 5 star review and can't wait to visit again in the future.
Thank you for your email, we had a lovely time at Thornbridge Lodge and will definitely be booking again.
We had a lovely time at Thornbridge Lodge, thank you for catering to our needs
We had a great weekend at the lodge and it was good to get our boys away for a weekend with their cousins and they all enjoyed the open space, long walks and the log fires.
I would definitely recommended Peak Venues. The accommodation was so lovely and the owners were very helpful they accomodated to our arrival/departure times. We did enjoy our stay, the weather did not stop us from doing anything, a slight disappointment was that Chatsworth House was not open but then that gives us an excuse to come again maybe in the Spring/Summer for another girly weekend away. From the admin side, very helpful, informative and promptly replied to my emails.
Just to say that our family really enjoyed our short break in Thornbridge Lodge and Cottage this weekend. It was lovely accommodation and a great setting. Will recommend to friends.
Thank you for a wonderful stay, we were all very pleased with the accommodation especially the venue.
If you have comments you'd like to leave then please get in touch. We love to hear all feedback - good or bad.
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.
With the Monsal Trail 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.
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.
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.
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.
A basic weekend supply of the following essentials are supplied (as there are no staff on site if you run outyou will have to replace):
Cooking and Dining
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).
Booking and Payment Process
Shopping Delivery Information
For ease, lots of our guests pre-ordered a shopping delivery. You are very welcome to organise this however, please do make sure you have arranged 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 are no Peak Venues staff on site).
Local Shopping Delivery From Local Producers - Sauced Here.
Keep it local! Our guests often ask for recommendations for local farm shops and butchers for the all-important celebration meals and this is a brilliant and very easy service. Sauced Here has similar functionality to an on line supermarket but is only stocked by 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.