Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Coulsden Cottage is a beautifully presented holiday cottage situated right in the centre of Bakewell with all the town amenities including many pubs, restaurants and shops directly on the doorstep.
The cottage is a Grade II-listed building and has been totally renovated to provide the modern comforts of double glazing, central heating and a luxuriously appointed interior with satellite TV and wireless internet.
The property is best approached from the rear where you can park in a secure courtyard (protected by high gates). There are outside tables and chairs and nicely planted borders and containers.
Entering through the back door there is a hallway with cloakroom and downstairs WC. To one side is the generous size lounge with 3 settees seating 7 people comfortably together with a desk and various sideboards and side tables. There is freesat TV and a DVD player. To the other side is the dining kitchen with a well equiped modern kitchen and seating for 6 around a large dining table.
Upstairs there is one large master bedroom with ensuite (with bath, basin and WC) and a further 2 rooms which can either be linked together or used seperately. One has two single beds and the other a futon bed which can be made into a double or left as a sofa, the room can used as an additional lounge/play room and there is also an freesat TV in this room . An interconnecting door links these two rooms together.
There is a separate upstairs bathroom with shower, basin and WC.
All the interior of the cottage is decorated and fitted out to a very high standard and provides a very comfortable centrally located base to explore one of the most popular areas of the country.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester (1hr) East Midlands (1hr) 80 km, Nearest railway: Matlock (15min) Chesterfield (30 min) Buxton (15mi 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Heart of England/Peak District
Bakewell is often referred to as the capital of the Peak District. It is a beautiful, small market town situated on the River Wye which is crossed by a 13th century 5-arched bridge and the skyline is punctured by the tall spire of the All Saints Parish Church.
Bakewell is an active market town with livestock markets and a general market being held every Monday. Well Dressing and carnival events take place in the week up to the first Saturday in July and the Bakewell Show takes place on the first Wednesday and Thursday of August.
Bakewell has all the facilites you would expect with a wide range of shops, pubs, restaurants, banks, parks and gardens etc. all within a few minutes level walk of Coulsden Cottage.
Many visitors come to the Peak District for walking and Bakewell makes and ideal base with a wide range of footpaths accessable directly from the cottage and many more a short drive away. Many good routes can be found here. For example, Lathkill Dale (picture left) is only 10mins drive away, and Dovedale 20min.
The Peak District National Park became Britain's first National Park in 1951, many of the highlights of this wonderful area can be seen only a short distance from Bakewell. Below are a few examples:
Chatsworth is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, one of Britain's best loved stately homes. With famous works of art, a working farmyard, 100acres of beautiful landscape gardens and an award-winning farmshop it is a must see on a visit to the Peak District. It is only 10 min drive away.
Only 5min drive from Bakewell is Haddon Hall. Haddon Hall is the finest example of a medieval manor house currently in existence in England. The oldest parts date from the 12th Century and it has been the location for a number of blockbuster films including Pride and Prejudice.
A bit further away - 30min drive but beautiful and spectacular. These man-made reservoirs were used as practice for the wartime Dambusters raids.
Visitors to this scenic area will find waymarked walks, cycle routes, glorious wooded areas to wander, wildlife, and plenty of places to enjoy a picnic. There is also a visitor centre from which cycles may be hired.
Castleton lies at the western end of the Hope Valley about 30min drive from Bakewell. There are four magnificent show caves - Peak Cavern, Speedwell Cavern, Treak Cliff Cavern and Blue John Mine as well as wonderful scenery and walks.
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12 Jul 2014
"Right in the centre of Bakewell"
We have stayed in cottages and apartments in all corners of the world and would happily recommend Coulsden cottage as being the perfect place for a family holiday. The cottage is as near to the centr… More
7 May 2014
"Great cottage in Bakewell, perfect location"
I stayed here May long weekend with my husband and a couple friends. We had such a lovely stay! Location is perfect - literally a 5 min walk from everything in town and a great place to do country w… More
26 Mar 2014
We had a great stay here with our three year old daughter. The cottage was spotless and very clean, tidy and practical - especially the three toilets and parking! It was very quiet there but yet we we… More
30 Nov 2013
"Perfectly located, loved the quaint historical feel"
After a hard day of visiting friends and relatives, it was a pleasure to retire to Coulsden cottage. When rested we then ventured out to eat delicious pub food immediately immersed by the village atm… More
1 Nov 2013
"Fantastic cottage right in the heart of beautiful Bakewell"
My girlfriend and I decided to escape the Big Smoke recently, and the Peak District seemed like the perfect place. We were recommended this hidden gem by a friend who had recently been to Bakewell, an… More
26 Oct 2013
"excellent location, superb cottage"
Having stayed in this cottage last year I feel I must write this review to say this is an excellent, immaculate cottage inside and out. I see from a previous review they state it is noisy next door … More
6 Oct 2013
"Some nice parts, some problems"
One thing not mentioned in the description of this place, but mentioned in the directions you receive once you book, is that it is right next to a builder's merchants. Not down the street, but r… More
Although new to Tripadvisor we have been renting out Coulsden Cottage for 4 years now and are extremely disappointed to receive this review. We have other holiday cottages and a bed a breakfast and take feedback (both positive and negative) very seriously. There are however a number of things about this review that we have to take issue with.
Firstly on the location page of our website we do say that we share our driveway with the builders yard. The cottage however is sheltered back away from the builders yard driveway behind 6ft high wooden gates. Also they open at 8.00am not 7,00am as claimed by the reviewer.
Also the layout of the bedrooms is clearly shown on the website with floor plans and accompanying pictures. Anyone who has done their research properly can be under no doubt about what to expect.
On arrival all guests have a welcome letter with the cottage information and a clear request that if there are any problems they contact us immediately. Phone numbers are provided - we are 10 min away. Despite staying for a week this reviewer failed to contact us with any problems during their stay.
The reviewer clearly had issues which they failed to convey to us but despite this has still scored the cottage with 4 out of 5 in 7 out of the 9 catogories and therefore it seems a little churlish to give it an overall score of only 2 out of 5.
We have many guests who return to Coulsden Cottage time and time again who clearly would not do so if there were any serious issues to concern them. Bearing this in mind, and the points above, it is therefore hard to accept this review seriously.
7 Apr 2013
"Beautiful cottage in perfect location"
We recently stayed at Coulsden Cottage over the Easter period. This is our second stay at the cottage and second time around we were still impressed by its charm and character. The location of the cottage is perfect as you can walk straight out of the front door and the shops and many cafes and restaurants are all within easy walking distance. There is a lovely restaurant just down the road (I think it is called Piedaniel, the food and wines here are excellent) and there is an excellent little cafe called Riccis in the centre of town which does delicious pizza, amongst other tasty pasta dishes, which can be taken away as well as eat in.
The cottage is very comfortable and has every amenity for an enjoyable holiday. The kitchen is well equiped should you wish to stay in and cook. The lounge is very comfortable and free wi fi is available. The bedrooms are spacious and elegantly decorated. The cottage has been well maintained and is clean and tastefully decorated throughout. There is parking for one car and parking near or outside your property appears to be limited in Bakewell so this is an advantage. Although on our first trip it did take us a few trips around the block to locate the parking as it is tucked away at the back of the cottage.
Overall this is a charming, clean, well equiped cottage in a perfect location which we will definitely stay in again on our next visit to Bakewell and the peak district.
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