Thistledown Cottage is a beautiful, limestone-built cottage nestled in the picturesque, unspoilt village of Great Longstone in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Close to Bakewell, the Monsal Trail and Chatsworth House, it makes a perfect base for a holiday.
Immaculately presented throughout, there are exposed stone walls, beams and the wood burning stove, all making for a cosy home from home for your secluded holiday.
Downstairs has a unique form of open plan which makes for a truly practical, comfortable and social space. Opening out into the conservatory, which has views over the open fields, which is a perfect spot to dine or to just sit and relax. Upstairs are two comfortable double bedrooms and the bathroom.
Well furnished and comfortable, the crisp white bedding and soft towels add another touch of luxury to your holiday.
Outside there’s a small enclosed grassed garden to the front with table and chairs and to the rear, patio doors open to enjoy the view. Thistledown Cottage benefits from its own private parking space.
Locally you can enjoy 2 pubs within about 500 yards and 2 more in about a mile, as well as the pretty village and its shop. The Monsal Trail is also close to the Cottage, this is popular with walkers and cyclists of all abilities and gives access to Bakewell, Litton Tideswell and Chee Dale.
Chatsworth House is one of the highlights of the Peak District, just a 5 minute drive away or a lovely walk, where you will find Tea Rooms and their Farm Shop at Pilsley. Ashford in the Water is also a few minutes in the car or within easy reach walking, where you will find more Pubs, Restaurants, Tea Rooms and shops.
A little further from Great Longstone around 30 minutes away you will find:
Historic Eyam, Buxton with its iconic Opera House, the honeypot village of Castleton (famous for its caverns and Blue John Stone), Padley Gorge, Millers Dale, Lathkill Dale, Ladybower, Derwent and Howden Dams, home of the Dambusters’ Memorial, Hathersage, Cromford (famous for Canals and Mills), Matlock and Matlock Bath, with its Baths, Heights of Abraham and Gullivers Kingdom and of course the railway enthusiasts’ dream at Peak Rail.
Further to the South you will find: Hartington, Tissington and the Tissington Trail (another disused railway like the Monsal trail) and finally Ashbourne which is just outside the National Park.