Church Cottage is a 200 year old listed cottage which has been beautifully restored to create a spacious and elegant 'retreat' in the very heart of the famous Peak District town of Bakewell. Traditional stone fireplaces, oak beams, wooden floors and exposed stone walls have been carefully blended with super furnishings, spacious kitchen, attractive bedrooms and modern bathrooms in what is really stylish and comfortable accommodation.
The cottage also has a perfect setting with its front windows overlooking the church green and lovely garden views across to the Derwent Valley hills. A minute or so's stroll from the cottage door takes you down into town where there are lots and lots of country-style shops, supermarkets, restaurants and pubs galore.
With many of Derbyshire's holiday attractions so close to Bakewell you ought to plan a trip or two to the quieter parts of the Peak. Marvel at the well-dressings in villages like Tideswell, spot the 'lady in the lake' in Howden Dam or wonder if you can really believe your eyes as you look out from Froggatt Edge over wave after wave of Peak District hills.
A cosy lounge with pine floor, stone fireplace, crackling open fire, comfortable furniture, T.V , DVD and Wi-Fi. A second lounge of similar quality and comfort. A children's den with furniture, T.V. and computer games. A spacious, modern dining kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, automatic washer and tumble-dryer. A lovely double bedroom, looking over the garden, with en-suite shower room with W.C. Two twin bedrooms looking over the church green. A bathroom with bath/shower over and W.C. A downstairs cloakroom with W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, power and fuel for the fire are included. A cot and high chair can be requested. There is a peaceful and pretty garden with furniture. Parking is available for two medium sized cars. Pets and smoking are not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult.
Short breaks are available November to March excluding Xmas and New Year (and during the rest of the year if the booking is within 28 days of the holiday).
Nearest pub - Bakewell 100yds. Nearest village shop - Bakewell 100 yds. Nearest supermarket - Bakewell 400 yds.
"Had a lovely stay at this character filled cottage. Though close to the town centre,it was very quiet except for the church bells! Very handy to walk into town with plenty of shops. Its an old cottage ,clean ,comfortable and homely. Great wi-fi. Everything you'd need is provided,. Parking is a bit tricky,but you soon master it,we had 2 cars parked when visitors came . Great place for a family with children. We will be back to stay here."
Written by Morgan Family, 13th August 2016
"Lots of stairs but our 98 year old father managed very well. Everything you need is there. Cottage is clean and well presented, we all enjoyed our stay. Only drawback was the TV which had very few channels and although it had a YouView box we could not get it to work. (Probably the wifi and TV points needed pairing but no instruction manual to help us do that). The Wifi worked well in the house so was able to get I-player on my laptop. Others had commented on the small parking area but we managed to get both our cars parked, one was a Toyota Avensis Estate and the other a Ford C-Max, so not small cars, you just have to park "Pretty", as they say. Would definitely stay again."
Written by Fisher family, Southampton, 11th June 2016
"Our family - 2 adults and 3 children age 13,11 and 9 had a fantastic week in Church Cottage. We loved the quirky layout of the cottage, although if you struggle with steps, there are a lot of them. The kitchen was well stocked and the two lounges gave plenty of space for lounging. The wifi worked perfectly with all five of us being able to use gadgets simultaneously with no problems. The parking was a little tight for our ford galaxy but we got niftier as the week went on. The location is perfect and we enjoyed being next to the church and hearing the bells. Our only complaints would be that the mattress in the double room is really quite horribly soft, and both the shower head holders could do with some attention as the showers currently wash the wall better than the shower-ee. I would definitely recommend this cottage for a relaxed family break with older children. And one top tip, when the directions refer you to the "church green steps", these are the steps by the church green. Not green steps belonging to the church! (We spent some time looking for the elusive green steps....it was amusing afterwards"
Written by Edwards family, 26th March 2016
"Lovely house with plenty of living space. It was a few minutes walk into Bakewell and about 5 minutes drive from Chatsworth. Lots of great days out nearby. Nicely furnished, the beds were very comfortable. Childrens den was a bit oversold, a cellar space with a telly and a ps2. Gravelled courtyard at the rear, very peaceful, you wouldn't know you were just a stones throw from the town."
Written by Ms R Dean, 18th July 2015
"Charming cottage, ideal location, relaxing fun days, we loved it. I am certain we will visit again. Barbara is incredibly helpful and friendly - great to have her next door."
Written by Konstandi family, Nottingham, 17th August 2013
"We found this cottage ideally suited for our walking holiday - so many walks right from the doorstep, we hardly needed to take the car out at all. The cottage had everthing we needed and we loved Bakewell."
Written by Roberts family, Hull, 20th July 2013
"We are sad to leave this beautiful cottage.It felt like home, yet with special and unique character. Everthing we wanted was here in perfect condition. We just can't wait to come back."
Written by Hughes family, Cornwall, 20th February 2013