Thornbridge Manor Cottage

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A charming cottage bolthole, enjoys direct access to Monsal Trail. Perfect for those wanting to stay in the heart of the Peak District

Highlights:

  • ​1 spacious double bedroom with kingsize double bed
  • 1 ensuite shower room
  • Sleeps 2 ( or up to 4 if the sofa bed is requested at extra cost) 
  • Beautiful stone built cottage within easy walking distance to the village of Great Longstone, which hosts lovely country pubs and a village shop
  • Cosy up in front of the inviting log burner in the main lounge after your day out in the Peak District
  • Located right on the Monsal Trail, a converted railway track with tunnels, stunning scenery and viaducts perfect for traffic-free activities. You can walk, bike and ride from Buxton to Bakewell with cycle hire just a short walk away at Hassop Station 
  • The stunning Thornbridge Hall & Estate (birthplace of Thornbridge Brewery) is just around the corner
  • Great base to visit the nearby market town of Bakewell, the picturesque village of Ashford in the Water and a 10-minute drive to Chatsworth House

Cottage Features

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).



Outdoors & Surrounding Area

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.

How To Find Thornbridge Manor Cottage

Directions

The address of Thornbridge Manor Cottage is:

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

  • Follow signs to the A6 (Buxton Road)- continue along 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 Lodge use the first set of gates on the right into the car park (opposite the entrance to the Monsal Trail and the postbox - before the Thornbridge Manor signpost)
  • You have arrived at Thornbridge Lodge and Manor Cottage

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

  • Follow signs to the A6- continue along 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 Lodge use the first set of gates on the right into the car park (opposite the entrance to the Monsal Trail and the postbox- before the Thornbridge Manor signpost)
  • You have arrived at Thornbridge Lodge and Manor Cottage

Directions to Thornbridge Manor Cottage 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
  • Drive a little further and on the next left bend, just before a small bridge look for the third set of gates (opposite an entrance to the Monsal Trail and the postbox - after the Thornbridge Manor signpost).
  • You have arrived at Thornbridge Lodge and Manor Cottage


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Your Stay At Thornbridge Manor Cottage

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby

Pubs

  • The White Lion, Great Longstone - Less than a 10 minute stroll away,  a great 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 with a  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, 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 a 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.


Restaurants

  • The Woodyard, Bakewell - Great location by the river in Bakewell for a family friendly restaurant serving 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.
  • 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.
  • Lovage, Bakewell, owned and run by former Great British Menu finalist Lee Smith offers modern food served in relaxed surroundings, also open for coffees and snacks in the daytime.

Cafes

  • The Bean and Bag, Bakewell - Family run café in the heart of Bakewell offer 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  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 renowned 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.

Fresh Delivered Meals & Take Aways

  • Sauced Here - fantastic selection of homemade 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
  • Eastern Court (Chinese)
  • Hope Valley Pizza Co - Take away pizza with free delivery
  • Maazi - Sumptuous Indian meal or buffet delivered to your door. Numerous catering options can also provide waiting on staff and even take away the washing up.


Our Top 5 Things to do Nearby

Take a tour of Thornbridge Hall Estate, Gardens & Brewery

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.

The Monsal Trail

With the Monsal Trail literally on the doorstep, 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 cycling/walking and the reopened tunnels offer 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 a great place to stop for a bite to eat or for a coffee and a nice piece of homemade cake! There is also a lovely little gift shop and book shop and a children’s play area.

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


​Chatsworth House

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. 

Haddon Hall

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.


Visit 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 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.

Finer Details

What to Expect at Thornbridge Manor Cottage

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

  • Loo rolls (1 x on the holder and 1 spare per bathroom)
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film &, kitchen foil
  • Bin bags
  • 2 x tea towels
  • 1 x dishcloth
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Wi Fi


Useful Information

  • 1 x travel cot (if requested) - please supply your own cot bed linen
  • 1 x high chair (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 firelighters or matches)
  • 1 x TV with Freeview 
  • The bedroom can only be accessed via a spiral staircase so not ideal for children/babies or the less agile
  • Right on the Monsal Trail so bringing your bike is a must (no lockable bike storage)
  • Christmas- throughout December there will be a Christmas Tree decorated with a set of lights


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)

  • Microwave
  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • 4 x gas hob and electric oven
  • Cafetiere
  • Kettle
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Toaster
  • The dining table in the kitchen seats up to 4 


House Rules

  • Standard check in is 4pm and check out 10am
  • Please remove all shoes on entry
  • Please do not bring candles or tea lights as they are not allowed at the property
  • No fireworks or Chinese lanterns allowed
  • No smoking or vaping inside the property. Vaping can trigger the fire alarms
  • Can any outside socialising please be brought inside by 10pm, we kindly ask that neighbours and local residents are not disturbed after this time


Parking

  • There is private parking on a gravelled area
  • The parking does have a gated entrance


Outdoor Space

  • ​Small, secluded lawn area
  • Walled and cobbled private courtyard
  • Mature Trees and hedges as borders
  • BBQ- charcoal- available between the 1st April to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment


Property Quirks

  • The cottage has it's own separate access which is the furthest door to the right of the courtyard​
  • There is a spiral staircase up to the bedroom which you may find not suitable for small children and guests with mobility restrictions
  • Due to the age of the property the bedroom does have a low beam so please mind your head
  • The area outside the cottage is cobbled so some areas may be more raised than others


Dogs

  • Unfortunately the property has a strict no dogs allowed policy


Wi-Fi

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

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