Stylish and cosy countryside Lodge. Now available for midweek stays and sleeping 6 guests. Thornbridge Manor Lodge is situated in the pretty village of Great Longstone. Perfect for cyclists and walkers as you are right on the popular Monsal Trail.
Thornbridge Manor Lodge sleeps a maximum of 6 people. All the bedrooms are individually styled with lovely furnishings and linens to give a tranquil feel to each room. Rooms are made up as follows:
The stylish and comfortable lodge offers spacious kitchen 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 easily seat 6 guests.
One of the pleasures of staying at the lodge is the huge 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.
The high beamed ceiling and the polished wooden floor provide a wonderfully warm room to relax and socialise in.
The real feature being the impressive fire place which is the focal point of the room. Gather together and enjoy the warmth of the log burning stove in the cooler months (please supply your own logs). Alternatively, in summer you can throw open the patio doors that lead out onto the courtyard and enjoy the outdoors.
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 also has a flat screen TV with DVD player.
Outdoors you have a private courtyard area with ample picnic bench seating for 6 guests. There is also a secluded lawned garden beyond the courtyard for the children to have a good run about and play some games. Please note that during the week the lawn area is shared with guests staying at Thornbridge Manor Cottage, which is next door to the Lodge. A BBQ is available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment.
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 doorstep.
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 a piece of cake!
Please note strictly no dogs are allowed at this property.
Parking spaces for 3 cars on the secured driveway (shared with Thornbridge Manor Cottage).
Station Road, Nr Great Longstone, Derbyshire, DE45 1NY
Approx GPS coordinates of the property are:53.236928, -1.704657
There is parking for 3 cars. Please note that the parking area at Thornbridge Manor Lodge is shared with Thornbridge Manor Cottage and we ask you to park considerately of others.
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Thank you. Beautiful property.
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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.
Click here for a link to further information on Bakewell.
With the Monsal Trail literally on your 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. If walking it's also worth leaving the trail and dropping down into 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 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 a 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 as 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 of 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 are 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 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 that 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)