Unfortunately our sat nav failed on the way to this country retreat -which is deep in the Derbyshire Dales. Fortunately a very nice barman at a local holiday village put us right or we could have ended up lost forever. Suggest some directions with the confirmation letter.
Anyway, is a very nice, very new wooden building with lots of heating (needed it unfortunately this Easter) and every appliance and requirement for the stay. Our grandchildren loved walking out in the rain to feed the ponies (grandad was less keen). It is easy to get to Matlock , Buxton and lots of other places too, if you know the way or have a satnav!
PS Grandma managed to get up the 3 wooden stairs with her stick but is not suitable for anyone with a wheelchair or Rollator
My family and I have just returned from a week-end at Thorntree Lodge. The lodge is very new and very spacious.
The lodge was dog friendly, as was the surrounding cafes and pubs. .
Could not fault anything, and hopefully we will return in the not too distant future.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay! A very comfortable, clean and welcoming new lodge with good size rooms. We would love to return!
We were a party of 4 adults plus a dog. The lodge was perfectly equipped for everything we required. It was very clean and comfortable and we felt right at home. We found it a little difficult to find in the dark but Anna and Jim were on the other end of the phone to help and we got there fine in the end. The lodge is peaceful and quiet and is surrounded by fields and woods which provide a lovely walk. It wasn't too far from lovely tourist attractions such as Chatsworth House.
The lodge itself is laid out superbly and allows everyone in the party to feel as though they have plenty on space as well as all being able to hang out comfortably in the living space together. My partner and I shared the double bed room which has an en suite. This was great for us as even though we were on a family holiday we felt we also had space from the rest of the group - so got the perfect mix.
The showers are fantastic! And bathrooms are complete with towel rail which is a great feature. The radiators in the lodge heat it up very quickly. There is ample storage space for clothes,bags, shoes, etc. The garden was great for the dog as it was enclosed.
The only improvements we would make are:
1. The TV could be a wee bit temperamental at points
2. A lamp would be nice in the living area for nighttime
3. A hair dryer might be nice to have
Overall this lodge was at an extremely high standard. We absolutely loved it and can't wait to return!