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Bakewell in the Peak District, Derbyshire
Bakewell in the Peak District, Derbyshire

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Bakewell

There’s a lot more to this lively Peak District town than the classic English cake that is named after the location. Bakewell is located in the Derbyshire Dales on the banks of the River Wye and is a fantastic part of the sprawling national park to visit and to stay, with attractions ranging from the historic Chatsworth House to the traffic-free Monsal Trail that is favoured by walkers, cyclists and even horse riders. Not only are you in a prime position to explore many other beauty spots in this area of the Peaks, but you’ve also got a weekly market to enjoy, lots of independent shops and eateries, and a mix of historic and modern highlights that will make every visitor’s itinerary unforgettable. Read more

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The Stable

Last Minute Offer:Sun, 22nd May 2022 for 6 nights, £410"2 nights £130; 3 nights £195; 4 nights £260; 5 nights £325; arrive any day"
53.268262, -1.624493

Who wouldn't want a romantic break in the Peak District? These former stables have been transformed into a stylish, contemporary holiday home which is ideal for couples but which can accommodate up to four people. There is a friendly pub just a five-minute stroll from the door, and Curbar Edge is not much further. The Monsal Trail and favourite attractions like Chatsworth House, the Heights of Abraham, Gulliver's Kingdom, Bakewell and Buxton are all within easy reach to make The Stable convenient as well as comfortable.

Weekly guide price:
£360 to £699
Short breaks from £65 per night

2+2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.205560, -1.668315

Ideally placed in a quiet area close to Bakewell town centre, this single level holiday home provides comfortable self-catering accommodation that is both child and pet friendly. A good base for exploring the Peak District National Park and the many attractions of Derbyshire.

Weekly guide price:
£380 to £580
Short breaks from £65 per night

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

53.240631, -1.762002

A single storey self-catering cottage in the heart of the picturesque Peak District within easy reach of Bakewell, providing an ideal base for visiting the many local attractions of the area. Maigold Cottage is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the peace, tranquility, lovely views and superb walking and cycling on the doorstep. Wi-Fi and off-road parking for two cars.

Weekly guide price:
£560 to £750
Short breaks from £150 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.240631, -1.762002

Albertine Barn has been converted into a lovely holiday cottage, accommodating up to eight guests. With exceptional views across the Peak District countryside, this is a perfect place to relax, enjoy excellent walks or visit the attractions of the area. Wi-Fi and off road parking for four cars.

Weekly guide price:
£1130 to £1470
Short breaks from £305 per night

8  |   4  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

2 Lumford House

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 6th Jun 2022 for 4 nights, £795"*NEWLY RENOVATED LUXURY HOLIDAY COTTAGE JUST A 5 MINUTE WALK FROM THE TOWN CENTRE OF BAKEWELL SLEEPING UPTO 6 GUESTS SITUATED ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER WYE*"
53.218246, -1.680607

This luxury self-catering cottage in Bakewell provides all you can want and need for your staycation in the Peak District. 2 Lumford House sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms (one ensuite) with a gorgeous country decor inspired by the age of the house and the surrounding countryside. 2 Lumford House offers peace and tranquillity overlooking the River Wye and is only a ten-minute stroll from Bakewell's shops, cafes, restaurants and market. It's convenient for Chatsworth House, the Monsal Trail, Buxton, Hardwick Hall and other favourite sights and attractions in the Peak District. Holiday bookings are available all year round with short breaks (minimum of three nights) possible depending on availability. 

Weekly guide price:
£1215 to £1325
Short breaks from £174 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.216585, -1.515705

Wasp Nest Cottage is perfect for couples, friends or small families seeking to escape to the peace and beauty of the Peak District. The period holiday cottage is on the edge of Holymoorside, close to the national park and with stunning walks over the moors accessible from the door. There is an excellent village shop and two pubs within walking distance. Favourite Peak District attractions like Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Bakewell, and the Heights of Abraham are all within a 15-20 minute drive. The two-bedroom self-catering cottage sleeps four people and features furniture, art and pottery from local artisans.

Weekly guide price:
£532 to £679
Short breaks from £97 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.242663, -1.701369

Planning a memorable holiday or event deserves a spectacular venue like Bleaklow Farm. This gorgeous property is a few miles from Bakewell in an incredibly peaceful location with panoramic views. It sleeps 30 people in 15 beautifully presented ensuite bedrooms and feels more like a boutique hotel than a self-catering holiday home. There is a catering standard kitchen, huge barn for entertaining (or corporate events), multiple living areas, spaces to congregate and socialise and areas to unwind in peace. It's ideal for hosting wedding parties, celebrating milestone birthdays and events, or hosting team building sessions. 

Weekly guide price:
£12000 to £18000
Short breaks from £1850 per night

30  |   15  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.225401, -1.705060

The Carriage House is a beautifully furnished country holiday cottage tucked away on the grounds of Ashford Hall Estate in Ashford on the Water. It is a short walk from the village shop, a good pub and two cafes, two miles from Bakewell and five miles from Chatsworth House. There is plenty of space for six people to sleep in three ensuite bedrooms, making it an ideal choice for families or friends who want to walk, cycle, and eat their way around the Peak District. 

Weekly guide price:
£1890 to £2310
Short breaks from £275 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.227960, -1.835415

The Peak District National Park is one of the nation's favourite holiday destinations not only for the stunning scenery but for the friendly towns and villages like Chelmorton, where James Cottage is located. This charming holiday home sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms, with a layout that is ideal for couples, families or friends. It's a short walk from the excellent local pub, five miles from Buxton and within easy reach of places like Bakewell and Chatsworth House. James Cottage is available for short breaks and longer stays all year round.

Weekly guide price:
£625 to £995

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.249714, -1.619916

Hall Cottage is in the gorgeous Peak District village of Baslow, within walking distance of the village green, shops, pubs and a Michelin-starred restaurant. The period stone holiday cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is perfect for couples, friends or families with older children. There are lovely walks from the door, including routes beside the River Derwent and the nearby Chatsworth Estate. Bakewell and Buxton are also within easy reach, as are favourite attractions like Haddon Hall and Pooles Cavern. 

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1000

4  |   2  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.175363, -1.686762

Designed for two, Thimble Cottage offers a romantic bolt-hole within the picturesque Derbyshire village of Youlgreave with a choice of three good pubs for a meal out and general store for provisions within walking distance. Perfectly placed for exploring the many prime attractions of the Peak District including Bakewell, Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, as well as a good retreat for those who enjoy walking and cycling.

Weekly price:
£580 all year

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.243177, -1.700690

Shippon Barn is beautifully presented throughout and enjoys a lovely position on a quiet lane in the Derbyshire village of Great Longstone close to the church. Right in the heart of the Peak District National Park, this beautiful barn conversion sleeps up to eight people and is perfect for the discerning guest with an exceptionally high standard of presentation throughout. Two superb pubs are within walking distance, Bakewell is just three-miles away and the areas many attractions are within easy reach.

Weekly price:
£1149 all year

6+2  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.243173, -1.700716

Sitting in a quiet lane near the church in Great Longstone, Top Shippon is a fantastic find. This gorgeous property sleeps up to six guests in a former barn that has been expertly converted to provide a superior standard of accommodation. Two excellent pubs, The Crispin and The White Lion, are less than five minutes' walk from the front door, while Bakewell is a three-mile drive, walk or cycle away. Explore Buxton, be awed by Chatsworth House, challenge yourself on the Monsal Trail and marvel at the natural beauty of the Peak District National Park. Top Shippon is at the heart of it all, providing a welcoming cocoon of comfort to which to return at the end of a fun-filled day.

Weekly price:
£798 all year

4+2  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.199045, -1.868456

Families love this luxurious Peak District Cottage, which mixes 17th Century rustic charm with 21st Century style to create a relaxing space that sleeps five people in three bedrooms with beautiful views. Hilldale cottage is in Earl Sterndale, a two-minute walk from The Church Inn pub and within easy reach of Buxton, Chatsworth House, and other favourite Peak District attractions. There are gorgeous walks from the door, and the cottage has secure bike storage so you can bring your bicycle to ride the Monsal Trail, Tissington Trail, and other fantastic routes. 

Weekly guide price:
£980 to £1375
Short breaks from £145 per night

5  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.224975, -1.706918

Tucked away on a quiet lane in a peaceful village, The Stocking Mill is a hidden gem sleeping up to four adults in two bedrooms. The cottage is in Ashford in the Water which, despite its compact size has two great pubs (The Bulls Head and the Ashford Arms) and excellent cafe (The Aisseford Tea Rooms), a Grade II listed bridge and a beautiful river. Bakewell is a gentle walk or bike ride away, and Buxton isn't much further. The Georgian cottage has been skilfully restored to incorporate luxurious modern touches without losing its original charm. With fantastic attractions like Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, the Monsal Trail and Thornbridge Brewery nearby, and a wealth of excellent walking trails and cycle paths leading from the village, it's no wonder it is so popular with couples who want a romantic escape in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

Weekly price:
£702 all year

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.236450, -1.788459

If you're after a comfortable cottage that's rural without being isolated, look no further than No 1 Church View. It is in the charming village of Taddington, just a five-minute walk from The Queens Head pub and a short drive to both Buxton and Bakewell. Attractions like The Monsal Trail, Chatsworth House and Park, Haddon Hall and the Thornbridge Brewery are within easy reach, and there are a wealth of walking and cycling trails nearby. With space for up to six guests in three rooms, it is the ideal choice for couples, families and groups of friends who want to stay in a top-quality home-away-from-home that is luxurious enough to feel unique yet with an easy charm that lets you relax.

Weekly price:
£901 all year

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.212293, -1.677473

You would normally expect to have to sacrifice the convenience of staying in town if you have a large party or want a peaceful location, which is why The Barns is such a fantastic find! Expertly converted from two derelict farm buildings less than a five-minute walk from the centre of Bakewell, it is a luxurious property that sleeps up to ten guests in five bedrooms. In addition to a large garden and a private spot off a quiet lane, The Barns also has off-street parking for three cars which is exceedingly rare in a town as popular as Bakewell. All of Bakewell's shops, pubs, restaurants and history are on the doorstep, with places like Ashford in the Water, Buxton and Matlock being not much further. You can walk or cycle the Monsal Trail, imagine yourself as lord or lady of the manor at Chatsworth House, or simply lace up your boots and head off for a day of walking the beautiful countryside in the Peak District National Park.

Weekly price:
£1996 all year

10  |   5  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.219116, -1.691748

Fairfield House has the space and location to make your holiday in the Peak District National Park a joy whether there are two or ten of you. The luxuriously comfortable house is in a quiet residential area between Bakewell and Ashford in the Water, being easily accessible to both on foot, car or bicycle. A short walk across the fields takes you to Ashford where there are two excellent pubs - The Bulls Head and the Ashford Arms, while Bakewell is an easy 20-minute walk or 5-minute drive and offers even more choice of cafes, restaurants and shops. With top Peak District National Park attractions like Chatsworth House, Hatton House and the Monsal Trail all virtually on the doorstep, Fairfield House is the perfect place for your self-catering holiday.

Weekly price:
£1935 all year

10  |   5  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.175363, -1.686762

Tweedle Dee Cottage is a romantic couple’s retreat where you can wake up in a hand-carved four poster bed made up with sumptuous Egyptian cotton sheets, and wrap yourself in a plush bathrobe and relax in front of the wood burner with a glass of wine after a day’s fun and exploration. The cottage is in on a quiet road in Youlgreave, an exceptionally pretty village with three good pubs and a general store all within walking distance. With prime Peak District attractions like Bakewell, Chatsworth House, Eyam and Haddon Hall nearby, as well as fantastic walks and mountain biking trails leading from the village, it is perfect for an enjoyable holiday for two.

Weekly price:
£650 all year

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.253734, -1.760512

A fabulous ground floor holiday apartment in a former mill next to the River Wye and the Monsal Trail that is perfect for active families and friends. There is space for up to six people to sleep in three spacious bedrooms, with places like Buxton, Bakewell, Chatsworth House and Eyam all within easy reach. The Peak District National Park is a fantastic holiday destination for anyone in every season. There is always something beautiful to see and fun to do whether you're riding a horse, photographing the breathtaking landscape, stoking your dreams of being a Lord of the Manor, or stuffing yourself with delicious meals made from local Derbyshire produce.

Weekly guide price:
£480 to £900

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

If you’re looking to visit one of the Peak Districts most popular towns, put Bakewell right at the top of your list. Here are some of our recommendations of what to see and do during your stay.

Where to Go in Bakewell

If your visit coincides with market day in Bakewell then you should definitely pay a visit, whether you’re looking for something in particular or just want to browse the wide range of local wares. As the largest market in the Derbyshire Dales, you can expect to bump shoulders with plenty of other visitors, so try and arrive at the start of the day if you’re looking to get the best deals.

Bakewell Old House Museum gives a fascinating insight into the history of the town and is a great example of 16th-century architecture that houses plenty of samples of period textiles. If you’re looking for somewhere to sit and enjoy the town’s quaint atmosphere then Bath Gardens in Bakewell’s centre is a beautiful place to go and spend an hour or so with a picnic or a book, especially in the summer.

Popular nearby tourist attractions include Chatsworth House, home to the current Duke and Duchess of Derbyshire, and Thornbridge Hall Gardens. Haddon Hall is situated between Bakewell and Rowsley and is the oldest house in England, used as a filming location in classics such as Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre.

What to Do in Bakewell

Bakewell itself is full of things to do, from visiting the local museums to enjoying a spot of shopping in the range of independent shops and galleries. You should definitely try a Bakewell Tart at least once when you visit, which can be purchased from many of the cafes and bakeries in the area.

As well as plenty of places for sweet treats, Bakewell is also home to a great range of pubs that each have their own unique charm and character. Whether you’re enjoying a Sunday lunch or treating yourself to a pint at the end of a long walk, there’s something for everyone around the town.

A little further afield, the Monsal Trail is a great thing to explore when you’re visiting Bakewell. Whether you walk or cycle the 8.5 miles between Chee Dale and Coombs Road in the town, you pass by an array of different scenery as you traverse the former railway route, including passing over the Headstone Viaduct.

Best Time to Visit Bakewell

As with many UK locations, the best time to visit Bakewell if you want good weather is over the summer when temperatures will be highest and there won’t be much chance of heavy rain. There are also several exciting local events organised in July and August, such as the famous Well Dressing festival and the agricultural event Bakewell Show.