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 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. Weekly bookings are normally Friday to Friday.
Short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas and New Year.
Nearest pub - Bakewell 100yds. Nearest village shop - Bakewell 100 yds. Nearest supermarket - Bakewell 400 yds.
"Thanks Barbara for your warm welcome and help. Lovely cottage and lovely place to stay. Great pubs and shops in town. Cross the bridge and walk beside the river- charming"
Written by Annie, William, Hannah Steve and Phil, Norwich and Birkdale, 19th November 2017
"There is nothing not to like about the place"
Written by Hillingdon, Triathletes, 06th November 2017
"We were surprised to find this lovely cottage available at short notice in half term . Quirky layout that works well. Bakewell is a really nice little town with loads to look at and do within easy reach."
Written by Wingfield family, Berkshire, 22nd October 2017
"A very comfortable and enjoyable stay. So much to see and do will definitely be back"
Written by O’Connor,Henderson, Dawson, Lancaster, 02nd October 2017
"Great location on the heart of Bakewell with off road parking. The cottage was really well equipped.We plan to visit again next year. Loved the cottage and it's location. Fabulous walks and on the doorstep of Chatsworth House & Haddon Hall. Lots of specialist food shops & plenty of choice.of restaurants and pubs etc. The area provides plenty of varied activities for all age groups. We only booked 3 nights but I'd have no hesitation in recommending the cottage as a base for long stay holidays. Thank you for making our stay so comfortable. Barbara next door went out of her way to make sure everything was OK for us and the personal touch made our holiday even more special."
Written by Lancaster family, Yorkshire, 29th September 2017
"Lovely cottage. Wonderful week spent with very dear friends"
Written by Whitesides, Bucks and Hoskins, Berks, 16th September 2017
"Excellent house, everyone had a great time"
Written by Sykes family, Norfolk, 26th August 2017
"Delightful and beautiful cottage. Always enjoy this part of Britain"
Written by Judkins and Kelly Family, London, 19th August 2017
"Lovely spacious cottage in a great location and with everything we needed. Couldn't fault the accommodation and really close to Bakewell town centre."
Written by Blake family, Essex, 22nd July 2017
"We loved the cottage and had a lovely stay here in Bakewell . Thank you for the kind arrival chocolate and wine . It was lovely ! Look forward to our next visit ."
Written by McGovern family , USA, 23rd April 2017
"An ideal half way to meet up for the family . Pleasant lovely spring weather made each day out a pleasure . Dales . Villages , Gardens , Cycle trails and a lovely cottage."
Written by Atkinson and Sinclair families, 08th April 2017
"A fantastic cottage , thanks for the wine and chocs on arrival . We had a fabulous week , walking , relaxing and catching up with each other . Thank you . Recommend Dovedale and Eyam."
Written by Smith family , Welshpool, 25th February 2017
"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