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

Bakewell Holiday Cottages

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.

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 there are also some great places to visit here. From the weekly market to the independent shops and eateries, and a mix of historic and modern highlights, your trip here will be unforgettable. Read more

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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

53.174773, -1.688960

Hopton Cottage is a comfortable, welcoming holiday home in the Peak District village of Youlgreave. Dating back over 250 years, it sleeps five people in three bedrooms with the potential to accommodate an extra child if necessary. Families love this house for its location, just a short walk from the village shops, bakery and a choice of three pubs, with easy access to the Bradford River and the long-distance Limestone Way footpath. Bakewell is four miles from the cottage, with Chatsworth House, Matlock and Matlock Spa also nearby. 

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £520
Short breaks from £90 per night

5+1  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

53.193790, -1.776016

This delightful holiday cottage is in the pretty Derbyshire village of Monyash within the Peak District National Park. It is 150 yards from the popular pub/restaurant on the village green and near to Bakewell and the areas many attractions including Chatsworth and Haddon Hall. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£567 to £788
Short breaks from £90 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

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  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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

53.243173, -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 guide price:
£798 to £1300

4+2  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.249714, -1.619916

A luxury 2 bedroom period stone holiday cottage, near Chatsworth House in the Peak District. Situated in the gorgeous village of Baslow, it sleeps 2-4 people and is ideal for walkers.  Perfectly located within walking distance of the village green, shops, pubs and an award winning restaurant. There are lovely walks from the door, including routes beside the River Derwent and and up onto Baslow edge. Bakewell and Buxton are also within easy reach, as are favourite attractions like Haddon Hall and Pooles Cavern. Hall Cottage is perfect for couples, friends or families with older children.

Weekly guide price:
£585 to £900
Short breaks from £113 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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

53.236450, -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 guide price:
£901 to £1300

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

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:
£400 to £680
Short breaks from £75 per night

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   No

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

53.225776, -1.704872

Enjoy the stunning Peak District from the comfort of this gorgeous first-floor apartment in a beautifully converted barn. Grange Barn is located at the owner's property in Ashford in the Water, within walking distance of two pubs and the village's famous 17th Century Sheepwash Bridge. It's less than two miles from Bakewell and close to the Monsal Trail and Chatsworth House. There are gorgeous walks from the door and lots of choice for road cycling and mountain biking. The Peak District is spectacular in every season, so book yourself a romantic escape in this wonderful holiday rental. 

Weekly guide price:
£645 to £715
Short breaks from £160 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.225540, -1.707642

With incredible views and spectacular scenery every season, it's always a great time to visit the Peak District. Catherine Cottage is a charming period holiday home in the small village of Ashford-in-the-Water, just over a mile from Bakewell and within easy reach of Buxton, Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. The Monsal Trail runs close to the village, and there's bike hire available locally if you need it. The cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and has many original features, including oak beams and a fireplace with a log burner. It's also dog-friendly. 

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £700

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.218246, -1.680607

You don't have to decide between town and country when you stay at 3 Riverside Cottage. The pretty period cottage is only a short walk from the centre of Bakewell, yet close to the beautiful countryside that attracts countless visitors to the Peak District National Park every year. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Buxton and Alton Towers are all within easy reach of this pretty period cottage which comfortably accommodates up to six people in three bedrooms and is ideal for couples and families.

Weekly guide price:
£995 to £1350
Short breaks from £195 per night

6  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.208243, -1.677818

A stone holiday home ideally located a ten minute walk from the centre of the market town of Bakewell. This small market town sits in the heart of the Peak District National Park and is ideally located for enjoying outdoor activities or visiting the many attractions of the area including nearby Chatsworth House. Hosting lots of festivals throughout the year, Bakewell is a joy to visit whatever the season.

Weekly guide price:
£572 to £979

5+2  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.208243, -1.677818

Hartshill is a modern stone holiday home located ten minutes walking distance from the centre of popular Bakewell. This small bustling market town is situated in the Peak District National Park and is perfect for visiting the many attractions of the area or enjoying outdoor activities.

Weekly guide price:
£572 to £979

5+2  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (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 guide price:
£1149 to £1500

6+2  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.211546, -1.683032

A light, spacious and contemporary three bedroomed cottage, within 10 minutes walk of Bakewell town centre.  We are Ideally located for exploring the Peak District.  10 minutes drive to Chatsworth house and close to the Monsal Trail.  Welcome pack included with every booking, along with most essentials needed for a relaxing break away.  Private parking for 3 cars, large private patio area, and benches at the top of the garden with fabulous views over the Peak District.  Pub and shop within 1 mile.

Weekly guide price:
£800 to £1100

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

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 guide price:
£675 to £750

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (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 lovely retreat for those who enjoy walking and cycling.

Weekly guide price:
£625 to £655

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.218246, -1.680607

This charming stone cottage is in a quiet location and only a five-minute stroll along the river from the centre of Bakewell. It can accommodate up to six people in two lovely bedrooms, with a layout that makes it ideal for couples as well as families. Everything you need for a relaxing self-catering cottage holiday in the Peak District National Park is included; and with the historic Bakewell market on the doorstep together with an array of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, eating well is not a problem. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Buxton and Tideswell are just a few of the many places to visit during your stay, and there are fantastic footpaths and cycling routes from the door.

Weekly guide price:
£795 to £1295
Short breaks from £165 per night

4-6  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

Where to go in Bakewell

There are some lovely places to visit around Bakewell, making it ideal for those looking to explore. Whether you’re seeking a relaxing break in the Peak District or would prefer to get out and be active, you can do it all after settling into your luxury cottage in Bakewell.

If your visit coincides with market day in Bakewell then you should check it out. 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, Bath Gardens in Bakewell’s centre is a beautiful place to go. Spend an hour or so with a picnic or a book, ideal for those visiting 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.

You will also discover plenty of other nearby towns that are worth checking out when staying in your Bakewell holiday cottage. Be sure to spend some time exploring Ashbourne, Buxton, Glossop, Leek and Matlock. Here you can find many more of the hidden treasures within the Peak District.

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When to Book a Cottage in Bakewell

Before booking your Bakewell accommodation, it's important to know when to visit. The weather can impact activities and attractions during your break, so below is a little more information on the seasons here so that you can plan your trip to Bakewell accordingly.

Spring

Spring is a wonderful time to visit Bakewell. This is when the flowers begin to bloom across the landscapes and the sunshine comes out. Temperatures average around a comfortable 9°C, creating the perfect climate to get out and enjoy the many hiking trails around the Peak District. You can also spend your days strolling through the pretty town or perhaps enjoy the many shops on offer. However you choose to spend your time here, you’re sure to find something for the whole family when visiting Bakewell in spring.

Summer

Summer is perfect for those seeking warmer days, more sunshine and lots of outdoor adventures. Temperatures are generally around 18°C during the day in Bakewell, creating a comfortable climate to get out and explore. It is important to note that the region becomes busier during this time, so you will want to plan your trip here in advance. 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.

Autumn and Winter

Autumn and winter are ideal for anyone looking for a festive break in Bakewell. With Christmas markets and twinkling lights around the towns and villages in the Peak District, it creates a lovely time to visit. The weather is colder with temperatures averaging around 5-7°C, so it’s important to pack plenty of layers for when you head out of the warmth of your cosy holiday cottage in Bakewell.

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 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 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 place 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 will pass by an array of different scenery as you traverse the former railway route. Be sure to spend some time marvelling over the Headstone Viaduct during your journey.

Bakewell Cottages FAQs

  • Are there dog-friendly cottages in Bakewell?

The Peak District is an outdoor lover’s playground, which is why so many choose to visit here with their canine companion. With this in mind, you will find plenty of lovely dog-friendly holiday cottages in Bakewell. This provides the perfect place to truly relax and unwind after exploring all that this stunning part of England has to offer.

  • Do you have luxury self-catering cottages in Bakewell?

Often, visitors choose the Peak District for its peaceful atmosphere and stunning landscapes. With this in mind, there are several luxury self-catering cottages in Bakewell, providing the perfect mix of outdoor adventures and relaxation. Browse our selection of cottages above and use our search filter to narrow down your options. This way you can pick the perfect cottage in Bakewell for you!

  • Are there cottages for 2 in Bakewell?

Due to its lovely charm and friendly atmosphere, couples often find themselves seeking a romantic cottage in Bakewell. Luckily enough, you will find plenty of properties to enjoy a relaxing break with your partner. These smaller rentals allow visitors to cosy up by the fire, or simply spend some quality time together without the distractions of everyday life.