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5* Detached Stone Cottage with a Private Indoor Pool (Not Shared)

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage in Thorpe, Nr. Ashbourne, Peak District - Uninterrupted Views of Thorpe Cloud Hills at Dovedale, on a Private 4 acre Estate

5 Star holiday cottage with its own private indoor pool. Situated in Thorpe, a delightful village at the southern end of the White Peak area of the Peak National Park, Thorpe Cloud View cottage is a charming holiday location within the four-acre grounds of, but set apart from, Thorpe House, a late Georgian limestone grade two listed building of considerable character. The cottage, allocated the top rating of five stars, has uninterrupted views of Thorpe Cloud, at the entrance to Dovedale, the limestone gorge which separates Derbyshire and Staffordshire. The surrounding areas provide excellent walking. The picturesque Derbyshire market town of Ashbourne is just some 3 miles away; the spa town of Buxton, and the historic houses of Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall and Kedleston are all within easy access. Alton Towers, the UK’s largest leisure park is only a twenty-minute drive away.

Ray & Julie
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Heaven on Earth.

Total Luxury.


Everything we wanted it to be and more!
Jul 2006
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Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

5* Detached Stone Cottage with a Private Indoor Pool (Not Shared)
average rating of 4.95 based on 21 reviews

Romantic retreat with amazing views, stunning location with access to private pool

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time seeing the new year in at the Thorpe Cloud view cottage. The cottage itself is ideal for couples and is well equipped and in excellent condition. The private pool is an added bonus. The owners Ray and Julie are very responsive and knowledgeable of the local area and local walks. The cottage is walking distance to the dovedales and Thorpe Cloud, a perfect start to the new year! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage was amazing

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful cottage.Swimming pool n hot tub was brilliant.The chickens were very friendly.The only downside there was no coffee or milk but that's very minor.overall I gotta give the cottage a massive 10 out of 10.looking forward to booking again.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Very high standard and comfortable. Owner helpful and showed us around.

  • 4 of 5

We arrived on the Friday and spent a very relaxing week, which is what we wanted. The sofas and bed plus bed settee were comfortable. The equipment was good and everything worked well. We enjoyed the fire and used it a lot.

The swimming pool was the reason I booked the cottage but the door to it was swollen with wet and I couldn't open it or shut it. Fortunately my husband was just able to do so. We enjoyed the lovely warmth every day.

The chickens from next door were a bit of a pest cos as soon as you opened the door they came in! It wasn't the owners fault but previous visitors had fed them so they assumed everyone would

Overall it was a very pleasant week. I would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommended relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Once again we would like to say how lovely Thorpe view cottage is for a perfect holiday,this was the third year on the run we have been and have booked again for 2017. This is the most relaxing holiday cottage we have ever been to and the private pool and jacuzzi is such a bonus always kept at a constant temperature. The cottage is kept very clean and is well equipped with everything you could possibly need and a recently refurbished luxurious shower room on the ground floor .Ray and Julie are the perfect hosts were nothing is to much trouble. Looking forward to next year with walks to Dovedale and on the Tissington trail. Thanks once again to Ray and Julie. Ivan and Jean

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Surrounded by beauty

  • 5 of 5

This is a superb property. Ideal for a couple - really well maintained. We had our son, wife and granddaughter stay for a night which worked out brilliantly. The lambs and chickens in the next field were a real joy for the little one to watch. The log burner provided cosiness on colder evenings, and the pool is a real bonus, available anytime. Walks from here are easy to find, and I took my bike the first time we stayed here as the Tissington trail is just down the road. The local pub is welcoming and popular too. The owners are really helpful and friendly as well. We have already booked our third visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage in January for my birthday and we had a wonderful break. It is cosy but quite spacious for a one bedroom cottage and had everything we needed. Upon arrival the fire had been lit which was much appreciated on a cold night in January. The owners had also left fresh flowers and a bottle of wine. I have to say that I had the best nights sleep I've had in ages. The bed was so comfortable as was the bedding. The whole cottage was spotlessly clean I can't fault it. The pool was an added luxury that we enjoyed every evening, also very clean. The cottage is in a courtyard next to the owners house but the way it's set gives you a complete sense of privacy but the owner popped in upon arrival to make sure we had everything we needed, which was nice. I would definitely recommend this cottage and I'm looking forward to booking it again. Thanks for a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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East Midlands (Nottingham) Airport is 38 minutes & 55km.

Manchester Airport is 54 minutes and 62km.


Ashbourne Market Town is 5 minutes and 5km

Alton Towers Theme Park is 17 minutes and 17km

Gullivers Kingdom at Matlock Bath is 20 minutes and 26km

Chatsworth Estate is at Bakewell just 22 minutes and 28km

Further Details:

There are many country pubs that offer a friendly atmosphere and reasonably priced food, or high quality restaurants at nearby hotels or within 3 miles at Ashbourne. Ashbourne offers a choice of supermarkets, high street & local bespoke shops, banks and many ladies boutiques. There are a number of Antiques shops in Ashbourne. The pub in the village now named The Old Dog has been fantastically renovated and is great for a drink something to eat, approx. 1/3 mile to walk UP the road.

Shrovetide is an annual event each February which sees Ashbourne closed to traffic & shops boarded up for 2 days whilst the local townsfolk "Upards" take on the "Downards" in a "football" match through the streets with goal posts some 3 miles apart. A spectacle to behold!!


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Booking Notes:
You can view further details & photos on our web site
Email or call to confirm the reservation.
Send a cheque for £100 as a deposit.
Send a cheque for the outstanding balance 1 month before the holiday.
Prices shown are for 2 adults (£75 extra each additional adult/child).

TERMS: A non refundable deposit of £100 is taken at time of booking. The balance is due one month prior to arrival date at cottage. Cancellations less than 4 weeks prior to arrival are not refundable.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the usual change over day for weekly lettings, this is flexible during January, February, November & December. Arrival time is 3pm & departure is 10am. Off peak season (Nov - Feb) prices shown are for 3 night or 7 night breaks as listed.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for 2 adults sharing the cottage. 2 further adults/children can be accommodated at £75 per each additional person.

Terms: A non refundable deposit of £100 is taken at time of booking. The balance is due one month prior to arrival date at cottage. Cancellations less than 4 weeks prior to arrival are not refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ashbourne Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Newly renovated (March 2015) Ground floor bathroom with walk in shower, wc and wash basin. Ensuite bathroom to bedroom with a wc, bidet and wash basin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2-4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a king sized double bed. In the lounge there is also a double sofa bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: WARNING we only ask ask for a £100 deposit payment by bank transfer. NEVER transfer money to an overseas account under any circumstances, we do NOT ask for full balance payment or further security deposits with booking. Any concerns please call us on 01335 350215 and leave a detailed message if we are not at home, many thanks. All prices shown are for 2 adults sharing the cottage. £10/night additional charged for each additional adult or child, minimum charge is 2 nights for additional guests, so £20 each. Due to the galleried landing and York Stone flooring, the cottage is not ideal for children under the age of three, however the cottage can be booked at parents own discretion/responsibility. We do not provide a cot, high chair or stair gate. Outside: A private estate with fantastic gardens in all 4 acres. The Holiday Cottage enjoys uninterrupted view of the hills of Thorpe Cloud at Dovedale. Often you will be able to watch sheep and lambs, cows, bulls and calves, many types of birds including woodpeckers all from the secluded outside seating area of the holiday cottage. Indoor Swimming Pool & Luxury Jacuzzi. This opulant swimming pool is heated to 31 degrees. It is about 1.4meters deep and 14 metres (40 ft) long. Ideal for the serious swimmer, for the beginner or for the children. The Jacuzzi has its own heating control and has jets from the sides and the bottom of the seat. Utility Room: Eco friendly remote central heating system (biomass wood pellets) Washing machine and dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage is cleaned after each guest visit. Towels and bedlinen are provided. Our gardener tends to the grounds and may start early (7.00am). Also our handy man is often around keeping everything looking great. This will include moving and loading wood pellets to a centralised green energy heating system. Other: Gallaried landing over the lounge/sitting room gives an open spacious feelin

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