Cottage | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 15
Perfect for that special occasion, the facilities here at The Old Bake House are ideal for those discerning visitors looking for group accommodation of the highest quality. Beautifully located for wedding parties, conference delegates, birthday celebrations in fact any party group looking for a peaceful and relaxing stay in the heart of the Peak District.
The Old Bake House is within easy reach of notable attractions such as Chatsworth House home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, the historic Haddon and Hardwick Halls and the famous villages of Eyam and Castleton. The house is just minutes away from some of the most striking scenery of The Dark Peak.
There are enjoyable walks by the banks of the River Derwent to Baslow and into the parklands of Chatsworth House or take a short drive to the pretty and popular market town of Bakewell.
Original beams feature throughout the accommodation, in addition the fabrics and furnishings have been carefully coordinated to reflect the properties full character.
|Size||Sleeps up to 15, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester, Nearest railway: Grindleford or Chesterfield|
|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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 15, Lounge seats for 15|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Recently restored, this accommodation dating back to the 14th century provides high quality, character and generous accommodation of immense character. Original beams feature throughout the property. In addition, the fabrics and furnishings have been carefully coordinated to reflect the properties full character.
You enter the cottage into the welcoming and imposing dining hall which has a traditional Derbyshire open fire place. To your left is the first of two sitting rooms from which there is an original box stair which leads to a double bedroom with shower room/toilet ensuite.
To the right of the dining hall is a ground floor cloakroom area with a toilet from which an inner hall leads to the fully equipped kitchen/breakfast area. From here there is a glazed atrium and patio doors leading onto the flagged patio and garden area. Off the atrium is a large spacious sitting room with double glazed doors opening on two elevations onto the patio and secured walled orchard garden. There is also a separate utility room.
The main staircase from the dining hall lead to five first floor bedrooms. At the top of the stairs to your left are two bedrooms. One a double room and the other a triple room consisting of one double bed and one single. At the top of the stairs to your right is a twin room and the master bedroom which consists of a king size bed and an ensuite bathroom/shower over. There is also a family bathroom on this floor with a bath /shower over.
In the separate annex in the grounds of the house there is a further first floor double bedroom with and ensuite shower room/toilet. There are also 2 fold up beds that can be used in most of the bedrooms at the discretion of the guests.
The garden is private walled garden which is secure and lawned.
The property sleeps 15 (13 beds with 2 fold down beds).
|Further details outdoors||
There is a private walled, and lawned, secure garden. BBQ is available.
Full catering service can be provided by our catering partner -Chequers Out and Gourmet Express
The Heart of England/Peak District
The Peak District is an area of great natural beauty with rugged, peat-covered moorlands and magnificent limestone dales (great for walking and cycling, as well as other, more dangerous sports), plus picturesque villages and some interesting towns. It is the location of Britain's first National Park - the Peak District National Park, which is the the world's second most visited National Park.
The Peak District is a wonderful place to visit, whether it be just for a day or for a long holiday. There is so much to see the Peak District has it all, covering parts of the counties of Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire.
The Peak District has numerous interesting and exciting tourist attractions. Probably the chief among these is Chatsworth House (10 minute car journey from The Old Bakehouse) which is a magnificent house set in a landscaped park which is the home of the Dukes of Devonshire. This is followed by Haddon Hall outside Bakewell - the home of the Manners family, who are the Dukes of Rutland - is a beautifully preserved medieval manor house.
There are numerous interesting towns to explore. Buxton is the one with the longest history, having been founded by the Romans, who exploited the warm spring water to build thermal baths, for which the town became very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. As a result it has some magnificent buildings, notably the Georgian Crescent and the Opera House. It now has a thriving music and arts festival each summer.
Bakewell (10 min car journey from The Old Bakehouse) was founded in Saxon Times and is the home of the Peak District National Park Authority and is a busy market town notable for its livestock market. To the south lies Ashbourne, another market town founded by the Saxons, now the southern gateway to the Peak District.
The Peak District is a fine place for outdoor activities such as walking and cycling, rock-climbing, caving and hang-gliding.
The picturesque village of Baslow is situated at the North end of Chatsworth House and the village has some unusual and striking features, not least, a river bridge that has three arches and is guarded by a toll house with diminutive measurements of only three and a half feet high. The village has a range of shops, restaurants and pubs and is only five miles from Bakewell, which has a further range of amenities and attractions. Chatsworth House and Park offer an array of attractions, with five gift shops, a farm shop, a garden centre and many fine places to eat as well as the house and park grounds to view. With so much to do and see, Baslow is the perfect holiday base to explore this part of the country.