Bakewell and Eastern Peak District Cottages

Nestled in the Eastern Peak District, Bakewell is a favorite holiday destination for food lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and families alike. The town is famed for its delicious Bakewell Puddings, bustling outdoor market and its place as one of the main gateways to the Peak District National Park.

Whether you are looking for a holiday cottage in Bakewell or one of its many neighbouring villages, such as Taddington, Darley Dale and Gt. Longstone, there is a fantastic selection of unique accommodation available for groups of all sizes.

Browse our hand-picked collection of holiday homes within Bakewell and the Eastern Peak District and get ready to experience everything the magnificent place has to offer. 

Bakewell Holiday Cottages

Bakewell sits astride Derbyshire’s River Derwent and shares in the region’s rich history and proud heritage. Both Bakewell and the surrounding villages are home to traditionally constructed homes built using locally-sourced lime and roofing stone. This has resulted in the area boasting a charming collection of unique holiday homes ranging from comfortable holiday cottages, impressive barn conversions and even one-of-a-kind accommodations, such as The Old Weighbridge - a cosy railway-themed cottage for two. 

Holiday homes in Bakewell and the surrounding area are available in all sizes from cosy boltholes for couples to larger holiday homes and apartments that can comfortably accommodate families and larger groups. Every property is different and many offer special unique features such as off road parking, open fires and breathtaking mountain views that are sure to guarantee a Peak District holiday that you’ll never forget. 

Visiting Bakewell and the Eastern Peak District

A visit to Bakewell and the Eastern Peak District will introduce you and your family to a truly welcoming local community and overwhelmingly beautiful surroundings comprising sweeping countryside, plunging river valleys and imposing gritstone edges.

Backwell is home to a fantastic selection of pubs, restaurants and local cafes and as you might expect from the birthplace of the Bakewell Pudding, several shops that offer this uniquely local treat. There are cosy tea rooms where you can stop for a refreshing break and ale enthusiasts should be sure to pay a visit to the Thornbridge Brewery for a fascinating brewery tour and the chance to sample some wonderful craft beers. 

The town also offers a tempting array of local specialist shops offering everything from handmade chocolates and fine whiskies to boutique fashion and outdoor clothing - ideal for getting kitted out for exploring the local walks and trails. 

Venturing further out into the Peak District and the surrounding villages you will soon discover a wealth of local walks and places to visit. There are footpaths and cycling trails heading off in all directions, such as the Monsal trail that runs through the old railway tunnels from Bakewell to Buxton. If you are feeling really adventurous you can tackle The Limestone Way, which extends across the very tops of the peaks. 

Other popular local tourist destinations include Chatsworth House and its beautiful gardens, as well as Haddon House that features some amazing medieval chambers. If you would like to explore slightly off the beaten path, why not pay a visit to Barlow village in the Cordwell Valley? It’s slightly quieter than more traditional tourist destinations and is a genuine hidden gem.



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