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Rent charming Bakewell holiday cottages for culinary culture

Bakewell is the perfect spot for a retreat in Derbyshire cottages. Known for its delicious pudding, Bakewell offers culinary culture, unique markets and shopping to ensure you always have something fun to do on your holiday. The charming town is located on the banks of the River Wye, so you'll have stunning nature views from a cottage rental.

 
History

Historic sites near Bakewell holiday cottages

No one is entirely sure when Bakewell was first founded, but evidence suggests it at least stretches as far back as Norman times. Because of this, it’s only natural that there are numerous historical sites near Bakewell holiday cottages. One of the oldest buildings in town is All Saints’ Church, which was founded in 920, though the modern Norman style was implemented in the 12th century. You may also want to visit Arbor Low Stone Circle & Gib Hill Barrow, an ancient stone circle setting that dates back thousands of years. More recent history can be explored at Magpie Mines, a centuries-old lead mine you can explore on foot. You can even visit the Thornbridge Hall Gardens, a perfect representation of breathtaking 19th-century English garden design with a pond, vibrant flora and statues.

Things to do

Things to do near Bakewell holiday homes

Booking a holiday home in Bakewell allows you to experience the very best this market town has to offer. From your holiday rental, you can visit Haddon Hall, a country house right on the River Wye that dates back as far as the 11th century, with several add-ons built throughout the centuries since. The Chatsworth House offers a similar experience, though it dates back to just the 16th century. Still, you can explore its historical architecture, extensive art galleries, and vibrant surrounding gardens with colourful flowers, giant sculptures and water features. Peak District National Park offers a different experience, with flowing green countryside packed with numerous biking and hiking paths. You can also visit The Old House to travel back in time to residential life during the Tudor era with numerous hands-on exhibits.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Bakewell

Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Bakewell has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Magna Science Adventure Centre (19.3 mi / 31.1 km)
  • Peak District National Park Authority (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Gulliver's Kingdom (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Dore and Totley Golf Club (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Moor View Golf Centre (11.3 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Crich Tramway Village (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Bakewell

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Bakewell is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Peace Gardens (15.2 mi / 24.4 km)
  • Heights of Abraham (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Lea Gardens (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Pavilion Gardens (10 mi / 16 km)
  • Peak Cavern (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Poole's Cavern (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Bakewell

The nearest airport is in Manchester (MAN), located 26.3 mi (42.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to East Midlands (EMA), which is 30.3 mi (48.7 km) away.

How to get around

Getting to your Bakewell holiday rental

Most travellers make their way to Bakewell holiday rental by bus or car. Sheffield, in particular, offers frequent bus routes to Bakewell – even on the weekends – in what amounts to be a 45-minute ride. Of course, driving is also easy, though most parking is available on the other side of the river. Fortunately, Bakewell itself is small enough to walk to most attractions. Just be prepared to walk uphill if you want to visit the church or local museum. Bicycles are available for hire as well, and you can traverse the entire town easily on a bike.

How many holiday rentals are available around Bakewell?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,184 holiday lettings around Bakewell. From 977 cottages to 66 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Bakewell?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Bakewell. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Chatsworth House: 1,449 holiday lettings
  • Peak District National Park Authority: 1,520 holiday lettings
  • Haddon Hall Manor: 1,511 holiday lettings
  • Newholme Hospital: 1,529 holiday lettings
  • Baked Well Pottery Painting: 1,522 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Bakewell listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Bakewell?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 977 Cottages in Bakewell. Our other popular types of Bakewell holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 66 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 97 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 977 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Barns and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Bakewell?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 43 holiday homes with pool available in Bakewell. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.