Thistledown Cottage has been lovingly created out of a mellow stone barn which looks out across Wensley Dale in the sleepy little hamlet of Snitterton. Its attractive decoration, comfortable furniture, modern facilities and glowing log burning stove make it a superb cottage to return to at the end of the day.
Snitterton is in a quiet little valley just over the hill from Matlock so you will think you are in the middle of nowhere yet all Derbyshire's attractions are close to hand. If you like walking, wander up Wensley Dale until you find the lovely village of Winster, conquer Stanton Moor to see the 'Nine Ladies Needles', or take an evening stroll by the river to the Square and Compass or Three Stags pubs in Darley Bridge.
But always remember that tomorrow you can visit nearby Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Peak Rail's steam trains and the magnificent Matlock Bath gorge. Alternatively take the children to Gulliver's Kingdom, treat the older-ones to Carsington Water adventures and perhaps all of you can revel in nostalgia on Crich's wonderful tramway. In complete contrast drop to 'Oblivion' at Alton Towers.
A lovely beamed lounge with comfortable cottage-style suite, crackling log burning stove, T.V., DVD , Freeview and Wi Fi. A super dining kitchen with pine units and table, hob, oven, microwave, fridge, automatic washer and dishwasher. An attractive upstairs double bedroom with pine furniture and views across the Dale. A downstairs bedroom with twin beds looking over the garden. A bathroom with bath/shower over and W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, power and an initial supply of fuel for the stove are included. A cot and high chair can be requested. There is an attractive patio and garden with furniture, adjoining the open fields. Ample parking is available. Bikes can be stored in the nearby barn. Pets and smoking are not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult.
Weekly bookings are normally Friday to Friday but short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas and New Year. Bookings for Christmas and New Year are from Sunday to Sunday.
Nearest pub - Darley Bridge 1 mile. Nearest village shop - Matlock 1 mile. Nearest supermarket - Matlock 0.75 miles.
"Just returned from a great mini break away in the cottage, hosts were fantastic and were very helpful offering advice on walks and local pubs etc. Such a peaceful area allowed us to chill out when back at the cottage between activities. Big bonus for my daughter was that the sheep in the barn next to the cottage were lambing whilst we were there and she loved popping out every morning to see if there were any new additions. Would definitely recommend."
Written by David and family from Norfolk, 18th April 2019
"We have enjoyed our stay very much. The accommodation is superb. We are sure we will come back. Thanks for everything."
Written by Jane & Terry, 14th June 2017
"Absolutely beautiful cottage, enjoyed every minute of our stay. Our 3 year old daughter called it home. See you again soon. Thanks for everything."
Written by The McGilloway family, 15th May 2017
"A lovely stay. This is our third time at the cottage. Very cosy and warm."
Written by Wain family., 03rd January 2016
"A wonderful week. The cottage was cosy and we had lovely log fires every night Particularly enjoyed the High Peak Trail and the caves at Castleton."
Written by Fernandes family., 31st October 2015
"What an amazing cottage. Great homely cozy feel. Lovely views and peaceful. We would love to return."
Written by Blackett family., 24th September 2015
"We have had a lovely stay. Very comfortable and well equipped. There is so much to see in the area."
Written by Cheney family, 28th August 2015