The Rest

Thorpe near Dovedale, Peak District (Ref. 2382)

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Cottage features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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  • Pets


The property

An outstanding, detached cottage with outdoor hot tub offering stunning views of Thorpe Cloud, in the village of Thorpe.

From the beautiful garden, to the quality fixtures and fittings, this property is perfect for a romantic holiday or family break.

Boasting fabulous oak flooring, a spacious kitchen, delightful conservatory and stylish bedrooms, guests also enjoy exclusive use of the outdoor hot tub.

There are beautiful hiking routes within walking distance, taking in the famous stepping stones of the River Dove, and the 15th century tea room at Ilam.

With the market town of Ashbourne, the quaint villages of Ilam, Longnor and Hartington, and the Tissington Trail nearby, The Rest makes a wonderful base for enjoying the Derbyshire Dales!


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x single with doors to hot tub area. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with woodburner-effect gas stove. Second sitting room. Conservatory.


  • 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: Max
  • 4 adults
  • Note: Single bedroom is set away from the other bedrooms, and has doors to the hot tub area
  • Note: Uncovered garden pond and hot tub, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Hot tub not available on arrival day

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “total relaxation”
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    • “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.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, The Rest In Thorpe, May 2010

    • “Worthy of 5-star rating - highly recommend”
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    • “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.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Staffordshire, December 2009

    • “Relaxing experience”
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    • “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!!”

    John And Linda Leggat, Scotland, September 2011

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    • “A lovely holiday home. Really enjoyed our stay here.”

    Mrs Betteridge, Swadlincote, October 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.”

    Mr Foster, Newport, September 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 Pegg, Buntingford, 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 Hall, Hinckley, April 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.”

    Mrs Campbell, Spalding, March 2015

    • “The cottage was beautiful and very close to Thorpe Cloud, Stepping Stones etc.”

    Miss Birch, Towcester, February 2015

    • “We loved the peace and quiet. The opportunity to go for walks from the front door!”

    Mrs Long, Aldershot, 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.”

    Mr Irwin, Prudhoe, 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.”

    Mrs Cray, Nottingham, October 2014

    • “The cottage was very well equipped and spacious, and in a great location for many excellent walks.”

    Ms Fernley, Farnborough, June 2014

    • “A great location and easily accessible. Wonderful scenery, relaxing and peaceful. We would definitely go again.”

    Mr Brown, Sunderland, May 2014

    • “Location excellent, for walking and touring.”

    Mrs Hurton, Hereford, March 2014

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About the location


Ashbourne 4 miles.

The pretty village of Thorpe lies where the River Manifold meets the River Dove and is dominated by the wonderful conical hill of Thorpe Cloud - a 1000ft limestone hill which guards the entrance to Dovedale. It was the arrival of LNER'S Ashbourne to Buxton line that really started the Thorpe tourist boom. Today, the railway is no more, but every year, thousands of visitors make the journey to Dovedale - one of England's most famous and photographed beauty spots. Thorpe itself has two country house hotels with bar and restaurant, and a pub, whilst further amenities are available in the many nearby villages - Ilam, Tissington, Longnor and Hartington. A fabulous area for outdoor pursuits, the famous Tissington Trail is located close by, little over a mile to the east of the village. The nearby market town of Ashbourne - once a fashionable social centre of the 18th Century - boasts an eccentric street plan, quaint cobbled alleyways littered with old market stalls and welcoming coaching inns. Many fine Georgian buildings remain, hosting a good selection of restaurants, wine bars and interesting antique shops. A great touring base, with Alton Towers just a short drive away!

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