Perfect for couples and small families, this cottage is cosy and characterful and will provide a wonderful base to call home while visiting this picturesque part of the country.
This pretty stone cottage, in the heart of the picturesque town of Bakewell, sleeps three guests. The property is perfectly placed just 100 metres from the town’s fantastic selection of independent shops and eateries. From the town, take a stroll along the traffic-free Monsal Trail or hop in the car to the spectacular Chatsworth House (4.5 miles), where you can while away many hours exploring the impressive rooms and majestic grounds.
The property has bags of character, thanks to features such as the fabulous exposed beams, original stonework and beautiful ornamental fireplace. The lounge is a warm and inviting spot in which to snuggle up after a day’s hiking; unwind on the plump sofas in front of the roaring wood burner to watch your favourite programme on the Smart TV/DVD. Upstairs, you’ll find two pretty bedrooms: a double with fabulous views over the town and a single which has a PlayStation to keep kids entertained. To the rear of the cottage is a small outdoor area that provides a secure place to store bikes.
There’s so much to see and do in Bakewell, the largest town in the national park. Wander along the narrow streets and admire the photogenic stone buildings, browse the many artisan shops, stroll along the river and marvel at the five-arched bridge or pop into a cafe to sample the town’s iconic pudding. The town is the start of the Monsal Trail, which is an 8.5-mile track that follows a former railway line through the spectacular limestone dales. It’s traffic free, making it perfect for walkers and cyclists. For wild and rugged walks with nature, journey to Longshaw Estate (9 miles) to discover 1,600 acres of moorland, gritstone edges and ancient woodland, as well as jaw-dropping views over the Derwent Valley.