Thistledown Cottage ref: UK10888

Great Longstone, near Bakewell, Buxton & Bakewell Area

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Parking - On Site 


Thistledown Cottage is a beautiful, limestone-built, mid-terraced cottage which can be found in the picturesque and unspoilt village of Great Longstone, in the heart of the Peak District National Park.
Immaculately presented throughout and with exposed stone walls and beams, the open-plan ground floor living space is simply inspired. The original stone fireplace is home to a wood burner, which is perfect for cosy evenings. The shaker-style kitchen takes pride of place in the centre of the house resulting in a sociable design. From the kitchen flows a superb timber-built conservatory which boasts an abundance of natural light and beautiful rural views. A perfect place to eat or just to sit and relax. Upstairs are two comfortable double bedrooms and to the front of the property is a small south-facing garden to make the most of the sunnier months.
Great Longstone is a pretty, quiet village that’s home to a village shop, dairy and two dog-friendly pubs serving food. Neighbouring Little Longstone has an additional pub and the ever popular market town of Bakewell with its shops, restaurants and regular farmers markets can be reached in around a 10 minute drive. An ideal base for outdoor enthusiasts, there are excellent routes for walkers and cyclists in the local area and you can pick up the traffic-free 8½ mile Monsal Trail which passes close to the edge of the village. Chatsworth estate with its impressive house and grounds is around a 10 minute drive, and other Peak District towns and villages within easy reach include the fascinating plague village of Eyam, 10 minutes, Buxton with its iconic Opera House, 20 minutes, and the beautiful honeypot village of Castleton famous for its caverns and Blue John Stone, 25 minutes. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area: With wood burner, Freeview TV and beams.
Dining area/conservatory: With beams.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included.


Small enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    0.5 miles
  • Distance
    3.0 miles
  • Restaurant
    0.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    6.6 miles
  • Lake
    16.0 miles

About the local area

The River Wye follows the Wye Valley, rising above Buxton flowing eastward through Bakewell before finally joining the Derwent at Rowsley. This is perhaps Derbyshire's prettiest rivers with its limestone uplands and superb dales.

At Monsal Dale the valley widens, the steep sided Monsal Head provides spectacular views over the valley before the river reaches Ashford-in-the-Water, passing beneath what was a medieval packhorse bridge and then again at Bakewell where there is a 13th century bridge with five gothic arches before reaching Haddon Hall.

The old market town of Buxton nestles in the Derbyshire hills and at a height of 1,000 feet above sea level it is one of England's highest towns. Its fame as a health spa dates back to Roman times.

Bakewell has an equally ancient past being mentioned in the Doomsday Book and probably also occupied by the Romans. This beautiful, small market town is situated on the River Wye and has many pleasant walks from the bridge to the town centre where there are many shops, pubs and restaurants and one of the oldest markets in the area, dating back to 1300. The renowned Bakewell Show takes place on the first Wednesday and Thursday of August, attracting both the farming community and visitors from all over the region and beyond.

Apart from the many charming Peak District villages that can be found throughout the Wye Valley other nearby places of interest includes Chatsworth House, home of the Dukes of Devonshire and the grandest stately house in the region and Haddon Hall, a medieval manor house and home to the Dukes of Rutland situated on the River Wye.

Things to do nearby

Chatsworth House

Known as one of the wonders of the Derbyshire Peaks, Chatsworth House is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire

Glossop Sailing Club

Situated on the shores of Torside Reservoir Glossop Sailing Club welcome non members to the special family sailing days where you can enjoy a relaxing day out on the water.

The Trans Pennine Trail

The Trans Pennine Trail is effectively a coast to coast trail between Southport and Hornsea, a total of over 200 miles.

Upper Derwent Valley

The valley and its surrounding moorland contains a wealth of places to explore and enjoy. From majestic reservoirs, quiet forests to the wild open moorland there is something for everyone.

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