A charming cottage set within the grounds of Thornbridge Manor & Lodge. Direct access to the Monsal Trail and the lovely village of Great Longstone is a short walk away.
Thornbridge Manor Cottage is a charming 1 bedroomed cottage nestled in the grounds of Thornbridge Manor & Lodge. The secluded position offers the perfec couples retreat and with the Monsal Trail on the doorstep its a great base for a walking holiday or a cycling holiday.
Upon entering the cottage you are greeted with a lovely open plan lounge with a log burner and to lovely plush sofas. Moving from the lounge area you have a spacious kitchen diner. The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge freezer and kitted out with plenty of crockery, cutlery and glassware. The dining table will comfortably seat 4 and so offers a lovely space to dine after a day exploring the Peak District.
The quirky spiral staircase takes you up to the spacious bedroom featuring a fixed king sized double bed. The ensuite has a shower, wash basin and WC. This tranquil space is decorated in a calming palette of greys and cream with plush cushions and throws to complete the cosy bedroom feel. Enjoy your morning cuppa or a good book in the corner chair and take in the views of the rolling countryside beyond the gates.
You can add up to two extra guests (if happy sharing the en suite facilities) on the sofa bed if requested at booking stage (additional cost).
Outside at Thornbridge Manor Cottage you have a lovely patio area with picnic bench seating and a BBQ is available for use from April to October. Around the corner is also a small secluded garden for soaking up the sunshine in summer. Secure parking is available on the driveway for 1 car.
One of the best features of the cottage is just across the 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.
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.
Thornbridge Manor Cottage is nestled down a country lane and 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 village 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 where you can find Michelin Guide dining at Rafters at the Riverside Hotel.
Thornbridge Manor Cottage makes a great base for visiting some of the best known Peak District gems. Enjoy ancient market towns of Buxton and Bakewell both packed with lots of things to see and do, plus a wide range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Also a short drive away are the magnificent Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, these two historic stately homes are not to be missed.
Thornbridge Lodge, Station Road, Nr Great Longstone, Derbyshire, DE45 1NY
Approx GPS coordinates of the property are:53.236928, -1.704657
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Thornbridge Hall is a grade II listed stately home and dates back to 1150. Tour the house and its unusual history every Tuesday and Thursday, or take in the beautiful gardens and purchase your plants from the garden centre, open 7 days a week. There is also a great on-site Cafe, Quackers! Serving lots of homemade goodies including their own sausage rolls and a Thornbridge beer on tap!
The 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 every Wednesday and Friday at 3 pm, 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 (5-9 pm) and the last Saturday (12-8 pm) of each month. They generally have a range of 10 casks 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 7 pm on Wednesday and 3 and 5 pm on Saturday, again booking is advisable.
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 as the beautiful flowers and plants, there are giant water features and sculptures dotted around.
After Chatsworth, Haddon Hall is the second most popular historic house in the Peak District. Haddon Hall dates back from the 12th century and is a fine example of a fortified medieval manor house, very little has changed over the centuries in fact the most modern room in the house is the Elizabethan long gallery! As Haddon Hall provides a unique view of early English life it makes the property very popular as a film and TV location, various versions of Jane Eyre have been filmed at Hall as well as Pride and Prejudice, The Other Boleyn Girl and most recently Death comes to Pemberley, to name a few! The Hall is open to the public, however, please note that it does close for periods throughout the winter season, so please check its website for its opening times and special events.
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 into today's 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 town's 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 original recipe and still makes the puddings by hand from the secret recipe.
A basic weekend supply of the following (as there are no staff on-site if you run out you 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)
Wi-Fi is provided free of charge, however, as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there can be intermittent signal which is beyond our control. We also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee Wi-Fi if there are technical issues in the area