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The Rest Family Cottage in Thorpe, Derbyshire

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sleeps 5
3 rooms
1 bathroom

The Rest Family Cottage description

Holiday home
This beautiful detached cottage is a special property, and offers a peaceful retreat in this stunning area. The accommodation is all on the ground floor, and is decorated and furnished to a high standard with oak floors throughout. The sitting room has a gas flame effect wood burner making the room cosy and inviting, perfect for unwinding after taking in the beautiful scenery. There is a second comfortable sitting room and a bright conservatory to take advantage of the sun whatever the time of year. The kitchen is light and well equipped and has a lovely dining area. The three bedrooms are elegant and stylish and the bathroom is well appointed. A lovely property from which to explore this fabulous area.

Where the River Dove and the River Manifold meet is where the charming village of Thorpe can be found. The village is under the auspicious gaze of Thorpe Cloud, a 1000-foot limestone hill at the entrance to Dovedale. The arrival of the railway heralded the tourist boom and today, Dovedale continues to be a popular spot for many visitors. Thorpe has two country house hotels and a public house. For a wider range of amenities, the busy market town of Ashbourne is only four miles away. The town still has many beautiful Georgian buildings and charming cobbled alleyways, wending through the town and just waiting to be explored. There are many activities in the area and Thorpe makes a fabulous base to discover this lovely region.

The ultimate in "year-round" appeal, the Peak District offers countryside, picturesque villages and magnificent scenery. It touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, and wooded dales.

Gas central heating with gas stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Front garden with pond, furniture and BBQ. Private courtyard with hot tub. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 4 miles, pub and hotel 5 mins walk. Note: Uncovered garden pond and hot tub, children to be supervised at all times. Note: Hot tub not available on arrival day. Note: The room with a day bed is set away from the others and can be used as a second sitting room if the total occupancy is below 5.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mr Cann
September 2008
The cottage was in an ideal position for our holiday. This cottage was the best we have stayed at in this area. The kitchen and living room were spacious and comfortable. The hot tub was a lovely luxury. We had a lovely welcome from the owner.
Mrs Chambers
May 2008
The property was delightful, very comfortable. The owners have put a lot of thought into touches eg books, guide books, games and a superb welcome when we arrived.
Mr Blay
May 2016
The Rest is an excellent Property in a great location for walks, bike rides and relaxing in the hot tub.
Mr Hall
May 2016
This was our second visit to The Rest and once again we had a lovely holiday, with the hot tub being a bonus after a long days walk. There were great facilities and it is in a good location. Had a relaxing and enjoyable time.
Mrs Betteridge
October 2015
A lovely holiday home. Really enjoyed our stay here.
Miss Percy
April 2016
An absolutely beautiful cottage with everything you needed more inside. The WiFi was superb the hot tub an absolute bonus after a hard day exploring. It was also an ideal location for touring. Could not fault it.
Mr Foster
September 2015
The cottage was like a home from home, it was clean tidy and warm. It was the perfect base for exploring the surrounding area.
Mrs Pegg
May 2015
The cottage was excellent. We have been going to cottages for many years and this was certainly one of the best. The property was very clean and everything we needed was contained within. The Rest was in an ideal situation for the peak district with local amenities nearby.
Mrs Campbell
March 2015
The Rest is everything it says in the description and more, it is spacious, exceptionally clean and so very well equipped. Very well situated too - we visited all the local areas and went up into the High Peaks.
Mr Hall
May 2015
The Rest lived up to its name, a lovely property in a good location for exploring the Peak District. The hot tub was an additional bonus especially after a long days walk. A very comfortable cottage which was very well equipped throughout. We enjoyed a very relaxing week and hope to return.
Mrs Long
November 2014
We loved the peace and quiet. The opportunity to go for walks from the front door!
Miss Birch
March 2015
The cottage was beautiful and very close to Thorpe Cloud, Stepping Stones etc.
Mrs Poyner
March 2014
A relaxing holiday. Excellent location for walks. Very high standard cottage and a home from home, hot tub was a bonus. Would definitely visit The Rest again and recommend to friends and family.
Mrs Hurton
April 2014
Location excellent, for walking and touring.
Mr Brown
June 2014
A great location and easily accessible. Wonderful scenery, relaxing and peaceful. We would definitely go again.
Mr Irwin
November 2014
Great cottage in a stunning location really enjoyed the homeliness comfort and feel of The Rest. The hot tub was just perfect I would recommend this cottage to anyone and would hope to use again sometime soon.
Mrs Cray
October 2014
The cottage was decorated beautifully, so cosy and welcoming. It was warm, very clean and tidy. Plenty of room for five tired mums to relax! The location was incredible and we had a lovely walk starting right at our doorstep. I would recommend this cottage to anyone.
Ms Fernley
June 2014
The cottage was very well equipped and spacious, and in a great location for many excellent walks.
Mrs Gilbert
January 2014
The cottage was lovely and warm all the time. Great walking from the door.
Mr Williamson
August 2013
Absolutely loved The Rest and everything to do with it and the surrounding areas. Everything you could ask for under one roof and every requirement was carefully.
Mr Burch
October 2013
Spectacular scenery all around. Nice and close to Ashbourne for shopping. Plenty of good pubs within short distance. Can thoroughly recommend.
Miss Frost
December 2013
We particularly enjoyed how at home we felt. The cottage was outstanding. The owner could not have been more helpful!
Mr Padbury
January 2014
Perfect cottage with everything you need for a relaxing holiday.
Mr Rowe
July 2013
The cottage was perfectly situated for access directly onto the Dales and other walks. Also was only 10 miles from Alton Towers! No street lights and very peaceful. The hot tub was wonderful after a long day out. The cottage had everything required and more.
Mr Bryce
July 2013
The owner and their cleaner were very welcoming and helpful, felt like we had always known them! They provided us with lots of info on the area and cottage. The welcome was an appreciated treat and nice personal touch. The cottage was so well equipped with everything you could think of, including cleaning products. The cottage was stunning and set in the superb backdrop of Thorpe Cloud. It was in a good touring base to lots of other villages or towns/cities, and 20 minutes from Alton Towers, excellent to keep teenagers age 13 and 16 entertained, normally not easy! It had something for everyone. We have been to Centre Parcs for the last 4 years in a row before this holiday so was unsure if it would tick all our boxes but it did! Had a wonderful week's holiday, and would definitely go back again!
Mrs Metcalf
May 2013
Lovely area. Convenient for exploring Peak District. The cottage lived up to the description and actually exceeded our expectations. Would highly recommend.
Mrs Sartain
June 2013
The Rest is a very well equipped and comfortable cottage with everything you need for a great peaceful holiday. There is so much to see and do in the peak District, we would definitely come back.
Mrs Grima
March 2013
Very cosy cottage of a very high standard. The cottage was beautifully warm despite the deep snow outside! Hot tub particularly enjoyed by all.
Mr Truscott
November 2012
In an area where there was plenty to do, cottage was good for self-catering but plenty of pubs and takeaways nearby if you didn't want to cook. Loads of scenic walks. The hot tub was very enjoyable and well looked after.
Miss Fillingham
December 2011
This was a very nice cottage. The owner was so nice and friendly and couldn't have made it any better.
Mr Paylor
July 2012
Lovely well equipped cottage in a stunning location. The hot tub was bliss after a days walking! Owner very friendly and helpful. Probably the best holiday home we have ever stayed in, fantastic!
Mrs Hill
November 2011
The location of the cottage. The way it had be furbished and decorated, all to a very high standard. Very comfortable. Owners very helpful and friendly. Wish we could have stayed longer!!
Mr Glenday
July 2011
Excellent base for some fantastic walks and a great retreat to chill out afterwards. We were told about some nice places to eat by the owner and these did not disappoint. There was a really relaxed feel about the cottage and village life.
Ms Davies
May 2011
The hot tub, the good weather and walks from the door.
Mrs Little
April 2011
Lovely cottage in a great location. We all had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to coming back next year! Thank you.
Mr Leggat
July 2011
The location of the cottage was fantastic - we all totally lost the concept of time, which was just what we needed from our holiday. Would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to others.
Mrs Guest
April 2011
A fabulous cottage in a beautiful location. The holiday was peaceful and relaxing. This cottage is a little gem.
Mr Brown
November 2010
The best we have stayed in anywhere in the UK - it was top class in every way.
Mr Pears
May 2010
The Rest was just as it said and more; the hot tub an extra special feature. Another excellent Sykes property. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.
Mr Johnson
October 2010
This cottage is just wonderful, well equipped, quiet and so relaxing.
Mr Abbott
July 2010
This cottage is situated in the lovely village of Thorpe and is beautifully furnished and maintained. The included hot tub made a very pleasant environment to relax in at the end of the day.
Mrs Fell
April 2010
Beautiful cottage in a great location, with fantastic facilities and attention to detail. We truly can't fault it!
Mr Cross
January 2010
Everything! It was an excellent property in a perfect location
Mrs Martin
March 2010
Would go back to The Rest; very clean cottage; excellent location; walks beginning from the doorstep; hot tub fantastic!
Mrs Mace
August 2009
A fabulous property.
Mrs Steer
September 2009
Our Sykes holiday was out of this world - superb service, fantastic cottage and location - could not have been better, WELL DONE!
Mr Richardson
November 2009
We were absolutely thrilled with the cottage! Thank you.
Mrs Davies
November 2009
Fantastic property that had and was everything it said on the tin - we loved it. Had a fantastic weeks break there, went on walks literally from the cottage door.
Mr Mrs Clarke
May 2009
Had a lovely welcome, flowers everywhere also a welcome pack with milk, cakes, tea and coffee. Beautiful home, enjoyed being there, very highly recommended.
Mr Mays
July 2009
Property very good and clean.
Mr Johnson
July 2009
This is the best holiday cottage that we have ever stayed in. The owner had thought of everything you would possibly need and it felt like a home and not just a holiday home.
Mrs Ford
May 2009
The location is wonderful and the cottage pretty and well equipped. Our friends enjoyed the hot tub. We had good weather and enjoyed the local walks to beauty spots like Dovedale and Elam. We also ventured onto Curbar Edge - a spectacular walk with views across the Derwent valley and Derbyshire! The climb up and the descent are not for the faint hearted!
Mrs Sutch
January 2009
The Rest was fabulous. The owners thought of everything. Fresh flowers, welcome snacks, books, games, DVD's, baking and cooking utensils. There was nothing lacking. The decor was superb and it was extremely comfortable. The cottage was very private and a credit to the people who own it. It was a perfect holiday in a perfect location.
Mrs Ford
December 2008
The hot tub was much enjoyed. The cottage is well situated for many lovely walks. It is extremely well equipped and comfortable. The Horns Inn in Ashbourne is recommended for good food and hospitality.
Mrs Metcalf
November 2008
Very clean, excellent location - we could walk out the front door to Thorpe Cloud and Dovedale. A very cold snap but the heating in the cottage was very efficient - we even had to turn it down at night! It was a bit too cold to use the hot tub sadly. The owners had thought of everything.
Mrs Ford
October 2008
Location, location, location! Cottage very spacious and comfortable. Kitchen extremely well-equipped. Very comfortable bed. Excellent shower and ample provision of towels. Beautiful decor.
Mrs Metcalf
November 2008
Warm welcome. Informative and very friendly. Excellent condition of cottage. Brilliant location for walking. Good library of books and maps was another nice touch.
Mr Humphries
May 2008
Great location. Beautifully presented and decorated property.
Mr Challis
May 2008
The house was perfect and in a lovely spot, the owners were very friendly and very helpful, would definitely return.
John and Linda Leggat
September 2011
We found "The Rest" lived up to its' name! A very restful place to spend a family holiday. Lots of things to do nearby for all age groups. Owner very welcoming and helpful with suggestions of places to visit and where to eat to get really good food! Hot tub nice to relax in after a hard days' sightseeing!!
December 2009
We stayed here with friends and their 7-month old baby during October half-term and could not fault this gem of a cottage. Everything was in excellent condition, clean and the kitchen was well-equipped. Sadly my husband hurt his back at the beginning of the week and therefore spent a lot of time on his back - but the large flat-screen TV with DVDs, choice of games and comfortable sofa eased his suffering! The owner personally welcomed us and really made us feel at home. Location was excellent - especially if you like walking.
May 2010
We rented the rest for our friends 60th birthay. The owners were very helpful,at all times they found us a great resturant for a saturday night celebration.We did a few walk one of which started at the cottage door, this was the lovley stepping stones just behind thorpe cloud.the cottage itself had everything you needed and was immaculate in every way,We all made full use of the hot tub which made our long weekend special.the location of the cottage could not have been better.Definatley a get away from it all kind of cottage.
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