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Beautiful house sleeps 8 in the stunning location of Dovedale Peak District Park

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Middle house is a beautiful stone built Grade 2 listed converted farmhouse full of charm and character. Set in the scenic village of Thorpe it's locality makes it just perfect for walking in Dovedale and the surrounding areas in the Peak District National Park.The house has beautiful oak beams and there are stone tiles throughout downstairs.Middle house has 4 bedrooms. one bedroom has an en suite shower room and WC, There is one bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC and there is a downstairs toilet There is a small garden and the village pub is a short walk away,There is parking outside and dogs are allowed. The house is 5 miles away from the beautiful market town of Ashbourne and a perfect location for visiting many NT properties, Chatsworth House, Alton Towers and going on lots of lovely walks

Jo Wright
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 4, 2018

About Jo Wright

My parents bought the house in the early seventies and and for nearly 40 years it has been a holiday house for our families and for our friends to enjoy and this is what we seek to continue.

Jo Wright purchased this house in 1976


Thorpe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , large bedroom with Kingsize bed and en suite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , downstairs bedroom. travel cot stored in this room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs bedroom with bunkbed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , upstairs single room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking


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(18 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful house sleeps 8 in the stunning location of Dovedale Peak District Park
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Jo's beautiful cottage. It is well equipped with everything you could need in a fantastic location for walking and enjoying the Peaks.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely homely cottage with lots of space.

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 7-ourselves & my son, his wife & 3 children. The cottage provided us with all the accommodation we could wish for & the large open plan kitchen/living room downstairs with a snug lounge upstairs worked well for us. There were lots of activities for the children & we loved the map over the sink. The heaters were efficient & the plentiful hot water was very welcome. The facilities were good & everything we needed was provided. The additional cloakroom downstairs was very useful!-as was the enclosed garden. The surrounding countryside was beautiful & Ashbourne was an interesting town. We didn't feel the need to travel to the high peaks.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A delightful cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was in a lovely quiet location but close enough to all local amenities. Well equipped with everything a family requires. We will certainly recommend it to all our friends & hopefully will return sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely comfortable cottage

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 5 was very comfortable in this charming and deceptively spacious cottage. It is very well equipped and also has plenty of games, DVDs, puzzles and books that kept us all entertained when we were not out exploring the fantastic countryside. There are lots of walks right from the front door and it's a great base from which to explore the area. We loved it and hope to return at some point to do all the other walks and excursions we just didn't have time to do. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, deceptively spacious, cottage in a great location

  • 4 of 5

Bad points: No phone signal, no wi-fi, limited TV channels, couple of miles from nearest shop.

Good points: No phone signal, no wi-fi, limited TV channels, couple of miles from nearest shop.

Our family of 5 adults and 3 children (1, 3 & 5) stayed here for a week. It was surprising how relaxing it was with us all in one house. Having no phones to distract us from the wonderful countryside, meant loads of fresh air, picnics, walks and conversation.

Heights of Abraham and The National Forest Farm Park were particular highlights and Alton Towers is within 30 mins. In between these visits, Dovedale, Tissington and Thorpe Cloud provide delightful places to walk.

The house itself can probably do with a bit of a spruce up, but that is part of the charm. Also the layout, the sitting room with the only TV is upstairs, was odd, but the large kitchen diner is a great community space, and TV was forgotten for the week anyway.

The 3 kids spent the whole time with smiles on their faces, which led to the adults enjoying the break. No cries of I'm bored here.

Great relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We were comfortable and overall happy with middle cottage in Thorpe.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was reasonably central to everything we wished to see and explore. The house was very warm on arrival, on a cold day. Once we turned the heating off we were very comfortable and hardly needed it was "summer" after all.

The early issues with the faulty shower and toilet were quickly sorted.

Because we had a whole month there however ,we have.a few points to make, I hope ,constructively.

Cleanliness. Basically okay, but there is definitely a problem with dampness and mould. The upstairs ensuite bathroom had mould on the tiles and in the grooves on the screen door. I had to scrub it weekly to keep some control. I found that leaving the shower door open and the bathroom door all the time helped.

The downstairs double mattress has a real dip in the middle. The upstairs mattress was fabulous.

The downstairs bedroom has a dampness problem too . the floor and mat was wet and needed constant monitoring. Probably not helped with being below ground level. Would a dehumidifier help I wonder.

We all searched in vain for the spot to put the clothesline up.Maybe providing 1 or 2 clothes horses would help.

When we arrived the recycling bin was virtually full and apparently not correctly. When the collectors refused to empty it, we had to re-sort it all. Also the appropriate bin for the food waste is missing.

With only one key for two couples often out at different times,it was awkward. We purchased a key safe for our use to solve the problem. You might consider providing one.

The last point we would like to make is about the aluminium saucepans. People are very aware of the health risks using them. We felt strongly enough about this that we purchased a couple of stainless steel pots to use for ourselves. Providing a set of S/S saucepans would be a wise move, they need not be the top of the range.

And no wifi was a nuisance. Isn't that a sign of the times?

We enjoyed the space the cottage gave us, the good parking, the pretty garden,

the local walks. I personally liked that the stairs were not spiral!

Many thanks from all of us

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

the following places are all an easy car journey -National trust properties - Ilam Hall, Sudbury Hall, Haddon Hall

Chatsworth House

Alton Towers

Blue John Cavern

Speedwell Cavern

Carsington Water

Tissington trail - for walk and cycling


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $139.33

mid week and weekend stays may be possible so please get in touch

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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