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View towards the property
Beautiful open plan living
Dining room
Dine in style
Dining room and kitchen
Countryside charm
Kitchen
Aga
Fully equiped kitchen
Lounge with wood burner
Lounge leading out to garden
Relax infront of the TV
Stone fire place with wood burner
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Property detail
Bathroom
Property detail
Relax and soak into your surroundings
Large walk in shower
Super king size bedroom
Super king size bedroom
Super king size bedroom
Super king size bedroom
En-suite shower room
View towards the property
Garden furniture
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Nearby countryside views
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Besom Cottage

Holymoorside (1.6 mls W), Peak District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Character cottage over 300 years old with features throughout including original oak beams
  • Stunning views over the Peak District rolling countryside with direct access onto public footpaths to explore the surroundings
  • Close to the pretty town of Bakewell and the Chatsworth House Estate
Property code: 49757

This charming cottage is over 300 years old and has been fully renovated to a high standard, boasting charm with features such as original oak beams, wood burner and Aga with stunning views all around.

Sat on the fringes of the Peak District, this character cottage is located within the owner’s grounds. Its close proximity to Chesterfield means you’re never far from an array of amenities, as well as an array of stately homes such as Hardwick Hall and Stainsby Mill. The infamous Chatsworth House and Gardens are also on the doorstep of this property, boasting a long list of films that have been set there alongside an illustrious history, beautiful gardens and a fantastic farm shop. Bakewell is close by, offering all of the picturesque perks of a Peak village, plus the renowned Bakewell Pudding Shop, and you’re surrounded by footpaths and cycleways from which to really explore the stunning national park.

As you enter the cottage, its charm and character are immediately apparent in the welcoming country kitchen/diner. Ensuring you have everything you may need during your stay, the kitchen comprises of a combo microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. The focal point of this lovely space is certainly its beautiful Aga, which works fully. In the dining area, the farmhouse style table is perfect for enjoying a meal at any time of day, soaking up the idyllic surroundings in which the cottage is situated. Stepping down a few steps into the lounge, it is yet another room that combines charm and style. The wood burner is ideal for keeping warm in the colder months, and there are comfortable soft furnishings to relax on and a large flat screen TV to watch after a long day exploring. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one king-size with an en-suite shower and WC, and one with a king-size zip-and-link bed (which can be made into twin singles on request) with an en-suite bathroom with slipper bath, enclosed shower and WC.

The outside space of the cottage features a patio, seating and built-in BBQ, perfect for al fresco dining in the summer. There is allocated parking for two cars next to the cottage.

  • 2 Bedrooms - 1 king-size and1 king-size zip-and-link (can be made up as twins if requested at the time of booking)
  • 1 Bathroom and 1 shower room
  • Kitchen with Aga, combo microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs provided
  • TV
  • Travel cot available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Regret no pets
  • BBQ and garden furniture
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • User friendly underfloor heating system
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Kate Gray

This property is personally managed by Kate.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 41 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alexandra 5th August 2022

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Really lovely cottage in perfect location

Reviewed by Deborah 15th July 2022

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Excellent cottage. Great location for exploring, well equipped if R&R all you need

Reviewed by John 8th July 2022

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A very peaceful, attractive location, lovely for enjoying an evening drink in the garden. Ideally situated for exploring all parts of the dales. Lots of space in all rooms. Kitchen equipment the most comprehensive we have seen.

Reviewed by Lillian 1st July 2022

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The cottage was outstanding and we all loved it, from inside the cottage to the stunning scenery outside. Great location for travelling around the Peak District and so quiet and peaceful when you got home from a busy day exploring. Our teenage boys found the wifi a bit slow but saying that we would all definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Sally 10th June 2022

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Lovely cottage in the countryside.

Reviewed by Nicola 3rd June 2022

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Such a nicely presented property in a very peaceful location. The cottage had everything we could have needed. The Aga was a joy to use. Comfy beds, nice showers and lovely views!

Reviewed by Caroline 20th May 2022

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A beautiful old cottage, renovated with style, in a superb position. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Fiona 13th May 2022

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Smashing cottage in a really good location. Great for two couples or groups as two en-suites. Convenient location for many parts of the Peak District and warm and bright inside. Nice touches like the extra throws on the sofa.

Reviewed by Susan 6th May 2022

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Amazing holiday cottage, everything you need for your holiday. Ideal for walking and visiting nearby attractions.

Reviewed by Geoff 29th April 2022

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A lovely, spotlessly clean, well equipped and comfy cottage in an excellent location.

Reviewed by Jo 8th April 2022

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Reviewed by Pat 11th March 2022

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We had a lovely stay and would recommend it to friends. The fresh hens eggs were a lovely addition for breakfast. We would love to go back again.

Reviewed by R 5th March 2022

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Great cottage, wonderful location.

Reviewed by Fiona 18th February 2022

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Reviewed by Angela 28th January 2022

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Reviewed by Pauline 16th January 2022

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This is a two bedroom cottage but feels very spacious and has a lovely feel and style which the owners should be very proud of.We were here in January so the underfloor heating and Aga really helped.Although its very rural it was easy to access and also to travel to local towns and villages and the views were wonderful.We had never stayed in DerbysRead morehire before but hopefully come again as some places were closed till March(eg Chatsworth House).Hosts available but not intrusive. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 5th January 2022

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Loved staying here. Top quality cottage and will definitely return.

Reviewed by Viv 29th December 2021

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Five star. Fantastic location with wonderful views and local walks. Comfortable and well equipped. Spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. We would highly recommend a stay here. One of the best cottages we have stayed at in over 35years of renting in the UK and abroad.

Reviewed by Tracey 22nd December 2021

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Reviewed by Jim 3rd December 2021

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Reviewed by Jon 26th November 2021

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First rate property. Jon and Emma both very helpful, perfect owners in my opinion. Cottage itself is fantastic, bags of character and in a lovely position, very handy for Chatsworth House. We had snow just after we arrived and lower than freezing temperatures for most of the holiday. We really appreciated how warm and cozy the cottage was. The undeRead morerfloor heating and the log burner were a godsend. Christmas lights as well to get us into the spirit. Best cottage we have ever stayed in. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 7th November 2021

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Beautiful comfy cottage in quiet location but near to Matlock and Bakewell.the beds were very comfortable bedrooms large with plenty of space for storage.underfloor heating downstairs kept the lounge lovely and warm .Aga easy to use and heated the kitchen.The chickens came around throughout the day looking for food and were comical to watch.The ownRead moreers left us fresh eggs and a bakewell pudding a lovely couple who live at the back of the cottage but were unobtrusive.I would highly recommend thi. Hide

Reviewed by Simon 15th October 2021

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We enjoyed our week in this lovely cottage. The underfloor heating makes the 300 year old cottage snug and warm. Everything we needed was there, owners popped in to welcome us and answer questions (they live in the main house) and were very nice. The internet is slow as its a rural location, but it works! Beautiful location 2 miles from local villaRead morege (nice walk there through the woods). Id visit again, much enjoyed. Comfy beds. Hide

Reviewed by Cate 4th October 2021

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Comfortable and well furnished cottage in a lovely setting. Particularly enjoyed the Bakewell pudding and fresh eggs left by the hosts. Would certainly recommend.

Reviewed by James 17th September 2021

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We all had a really great time at Besom Cottage, the location is stunning and very quiet and the cottage had everything you could need. (We had 4 adults and 1 x baby in our group) Cottage is also within easy reach of all the local attractions. The Aga was a great addition to the Cottage and I would advise people not to be afraid of using it as its Read morenot as daunting as you may think. We will definitely recommend this Cottage and would love to come bac at some point in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 10th September 2021

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This is a lovely cottage. Wed definitely recommend it to others. Plenty of space to easily park, nicely renovated and theyve really thought about making it user friendly leaving lots of bits that you take for granted at home so that youre not caught short (tissues, tea, coffee, soap, toilet roll etc) Fresh eggs from the chickens running around outsRead moreide was also a nice touch. Thank you to the owners for making such a lovely place. Hide

Reviewed by Vanessa 27th August 2021

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Excellent cottage in a great location. They have thought of everything to make this cottage a home from home. We will be back!

Reviewed by Hayley 20th August 2021

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The cottage was delightful and so comfortable and cosy. The location is excellent to explore all attractions in the Peak District area and yet still feel "away from it all" at the end of each day. The garden was lovely for the children to play in - especially the tree swing! The beds were super comfortable and we loved the bathrooms, both of which Read morewere luxurious. We hope to return! Hide

Reviewed by Karl 13th August 2021

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In a nutshell this was our third stay and we booked again for next year while we were there. Besom Cottage simply adds value to the whole Peak District experience with its rustic luxurious charm, tranquil rural setting and elevated scenic views. We also fell in love with the free range chickens which have appeared since our last stay.

Reviewed by N 6th August 2021

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This cottage was spotless and beautifully decorated throughout. (And I am very hard to please) The location was idyllic; perfect for anyone wishing to get away from the stresses of a hectic and busy life

Reviewed by Lizanne 16th July 2021

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What a gem of a find!! Beautiful cottage in tranquil location yet within easy reach of the many Peak District attractions. Cottage itself was immaculate and well equipped and the welcome gifts of eggs and Bakewell Pudding were much appreciated. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Paul 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Rebecca 25th June 2021

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The cottage is absolutely wonderful, its idyllic views and lovely decor make it a great all-rounder with plenty of charm and comfort, it has everything you could possibly want and need to recharge anyones batteries x

Reviewed by Mary 11th June 2021

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We had a great time in this lovely cottage, which had all the facilities you could need. The owners provided tea and coffee as well as some wonderful eggs and the traditional Bakewell Pudding - a nice touch. I would certainly recommend this cottage. We did the usual sightseeing trips to Chatsworth, Bakewell etc and a most fantastic walk along the DRead moreove in Dovedale. Hide

Reviewed by James 28th May 2021

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Beautifully located on the edge of the Peak District, Besom Cottage is a hidden gem. With beautiful views across the Derbyshire countryside and a comfortable, well furnished property, you may be happy just staying there for the entire holiday. However, if you do decide to explore, it's close to major roads that will take you to all the towns withinRead more the Peaks. An absolute delight to stay in, and enjoy the quiet and beauty of the English countryside. Hide

Reviewed by Carolyn 21st May 2021

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Besom Cottage is just perfect for a quiet relaxing holiday. Very well equipped, comfy beds and we had fun using the aga. Down a country lane with stunning views but still within easy reach of the Peak District.

Reviewed by ian 17th May 2021

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Wonderfully located and designed cottage. Offers the opportunity for total relaxation in the cottage and the surrounding area. Many villages, walks, pubs, restaurants and shops within a short drive. Owners couldnt be more very helpful.

Reviewed by Anna 30th April 2021

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Lovely cozy cottage in great location with everything provided. Easy access to Matlock & Bakewell and, as a road-cyclist, great for challenging hills.

Reviewed by R 12th April 2021

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A beautiful place for a holiday! We spent a very relaxing time at Besom cottage. Surrounded by beautiful countryside with views for miles and lovely grounds. The cottage itself is very warm and cosy with an open plan feel. You'll love it!

Reviewed by Jennie 23rd October 2020

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A really pleasant cosy and warm cottage. All equipment of high quality . Bedding lovely too. Log burner and aga kept us warm. So much to see and do in the area .

Reviewed by Michele 9th October 2020

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Stunning holiday cottage in a lovely rural location. If you want quality accommodation this is the place to stay: clean, comfortable beds and seating, thoughtfully furnished and an easy to use aga. Much to do within 30 minute drive including a great choice of walking.

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View towards the property
Beautiful open plan living
Dining room
Dine in style
Dining room and kitchen
Countryside charm
Kitchen
Aga
Fully equiped kitchen
Lounge with wood burner
Lounge leading out to garden
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