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Victoria Cottage – Home 83680 House

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  •  min stay varies
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Victoria Cottage – Home 83680

Excellent Excellent – based on 73 reviews

  • House
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

House / 5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

A lovely listed former mill cottage dating back to the 1700s. Charmingly extended and beautifully renovated it provides lots accommodation in the market town of Bakewell. It has one large living room and lots of small cosy rooms. 12 people have plenty of space here and do not feel on top of one another. Convenient location.Set on the main road 200 yds from town centre great location, but close the big double doors and you are in a private and quiet spot, with fabulous views from the garden. There are many activities to do from the house from walking, fishing, geocaching, paragliding, balloon rides, swimming, stately home visiting to theme parks like Alton Towers.

Further details

Just treat the place nicely that's all we ask. It you break something please replace it. The deposit was simply introduced to give as a little protection from those guests who don't respect the place.There is a fold down sofa bad in the games room. I do NOT advertise this as part of the main sleeping

A lovely listed former mill cottage dating back to the 1700s. Charmingly extended and beautifully renovated it provides lots accommodation in the market town of Bakewell. It has one large living room and lots of small cosy rooms. 12 people have plenty of space here and do not feel on top of one another. Convenient location.Set on the main road 200 yds from town centre great location, but close the big double doors and you are in a private and quiet spot, with fabulous views from the garden. There are many activities to do from the house from walking, fishing, geocaching, paragliding, balloon rides, swimming, stately home visiting to theme parks like Alton Towers.

Further details

Just treat the place nicely that's all we ask. It you break something please replace it. The deposit was simply introduced to give as a little protection from those guests who don't respect the place.There is a fold down sofa bad in the games room. I do NOT advertise this as part of the main sleeping arrangements. Its separate from and not decorated to the standard of the main house, but it does mean there is an overspill place to sleep if you have an extra guest or two! It is not part of the sleeping arrangements in the rest of the property,

Further details indoors

The house has been developed over several decades in 1830 it was a mill workers cottage with a tinkers work shop behind. It is now a rambling house with lots of rooms that feels very specious because of its unusual layout.There are two Double bedrooms, two twin bedrooms, one bedroom with single bed and a captains bed (ideal for children). There is a large living room - with a double sofa bed. There is one family bathroom with bath and shower over, sink toilet and bidet. There is also a family wet room with a large shower as well as sink and toilet. There is also another toilet off the laundry room. 3 toilets in all. The large living room is at the rear of the property - this is where the TV facilities freeview, DVD and video is located with lots of videos and dvds to enjoy. Lots of books and there is a cupboard housing of children's toys. There is a kitchen with table to eat at - seats 8/10 as well as a separate dining room which comfortably seats 14. There is also a porch - handy for coats and boots without going into the main house. There is also a laundry room (and toilet ) off the porch. There is a room across the other side of the courtyard with darts and a variety of board games - as well as an extra futon style sofa bed. This room is NOT decorated to the standard of the rest of the house and is not on the heating system and gets a little damp sometimes in the winter. Because we use the house a lot as well there are lots of home comforts which make it a home from home.

Further details outdoors

Up the old stones steps from the courtyard is a lovely garden with a lawn and planting a patio area superb for sitting out on and surveying the wonderful views. The garden is at the roof level of the house and is quite and laid out in distinct areas. Including two lawns and a large patio area with tables and chairs which provides and fantastic place for drinks on the terrace. There is a bbq available for use in the shed. The courtyard on road level parks three cars ( we regularly park two 7 seater cars and a camper van in there) securely and the terrace overlooks this as well as the magnificent vista across the valley. It is because of the steps that we say the property is not easy for those with restricted mobility, but lots of septegenarians and older think the steps to the garden are a small price to pay for the fabulous facililty it provides!

Location description from owner

The England region

The wonderful peak district is a great place to walk, cycle or just enjoy the view. Its beauty has intrigued film and TV drama creators for some time, Haddon Hall has been used in Jane Eyre, Sherlock Holmes and the film version of pride and prejudice. In fact it is said that Jane Austin modelled Pemberly on Chatsworth House not far from the cottage.
The Caves at Castleton, the Crich Tram Museum, Sudbury Hall museum of childhood . There are many things to do in the area. Although it has to be said you probably wouldn't go to the Peak district simply to get a sun tan (it is pretty much in the centre of the country and as far away from a beach as you could get in England), wonderful views and pleasant weather often are a key part of a holiday in these parts.
Alton Towers theme park is also near by.
One of our favourite places for Sunday Lunch is the Bulls Head in fowlow which has a great piano man on alternate Sunday lunch times try and guess the components of the medley he plays accompany your Sunday lunch. As long as you book in advance they can accommodate parties of 14 people very well, we have found!
There is also a fabulous pub in Monyash for balmy summer days with kids, the local playground is next to the pub garden so you can enjoy the Sunday papers whilst the kids play in a rather fabulous playground and work up their appetite.
The Mining Museum in Matlock is an absolute MUST if you have kids aged anywhere between 4 and 13 .. and of course those grown up kids! It has tunnels and shafts for you to explore in the dark to get a sense of how it might have been to be a miner! A very reasonably priced fun couple of hours!

Bakewell

The home of the original Bakewell Pudding, the town is picturesque and genteel. There are many local amenities within walking distance of the cottage. The house is right in Bakewell so you don't actually need to use the car at all as so many activities, facilities and shops are accessible on foot.
It is a hot spot for geocachers with a good number of good quality stashes in the area.
There are lots several great charity shops to peruse.
There are of course the selection of 'original' Bakewell Pudding and tart makers and there shops. Not to be missed!
Go to the cattle market if you are there on a Monday with a fascinating experience, but keep your hands by your sides, bidding is fast and furious!
There is a great swimming pool 3 mins from the house, which as the full range of family splash to adults only swim times.
There is also the fabulous old house museum a few minutes from the house. Haddon Hall is exactly 2 miles away and Chatsworth house not much further. The adventure playground and farm at Chatsworth make it a fabulous place to go with something very special for all ages.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 5: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Safe
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:04:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Maggie T
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
30 Nov 2016
Years listed:
7
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This House has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 12. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 02 Mar 2009. Located in Peak District National Park, it has 73 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £920 to £1400.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 30 Nov 2016.

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“Number one choice”

Reviewed 19 Oct 2016

What a fantastic place. The house is beautiful, luxurious and very comfortable. The town is full of interesting amenities and the countryside is gorgeous. A number one spot for a family holiday.

“Great for hen party”

Reviewed 26 Sep 2016

we were a hen party of 13 and stayed at Victoria cottage. It had loads of cups and glasses and other kitchen equipment which made life a lot easier with such a large group> in addition the washing machine was invaluable. Its situated just on the outside of town but within easy walking distance and is an easy place to access some of the lovely walks around such as the Monsal trail. Maggie was extremely helpful on email and reassuring when I heard about the cons that have occurred with similar rental properties on other websites- this one exists and is very nice!

“A homely feel from the moment we arrived”

Reviewed 18 Sep 2016

I and my extended family (7 in total) ranging between their 40's and 80's stayed at this amazing cottage in Bakewell mid August 16. Prior to visit Maggie was most helpful and replied very swiftly to any queries we had before arrival. The cottage itself is awesome. The original part of the property has a cottage feel whilst the extension and linking kitchen area have a modern and vibrant feel. The lounge is simply an amazing space and the pictures online don't really reflect the huge space to chill whilst reading or watching a film. We found ourselves spending many evenings sipping wine and chatting into the late hours. Leading out from the lounge are a short flight of steps up to the Gin terrace which, from its elevated position, gives clear views over the roof tops across the valley. We had fantastic weather during our stay and it was most relaxing sitting in the garden as the sun set. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need (and then some) and if making a feast whilst on holiday is your thing you won't be disappointed with the facilities. The property location was perfect for us as it is only 1/4 mile max into the heart of Bakewell village centre, which was easily walk-able in less than 5mins along a pleasant traffic free stream. This allowed us to fall effortlessly into various pubs to sample great pub food and cask ales. Bakewell was also an ideal base to visit many National Trust houses and of course Chatsworth House only minutes away by car. (highlight for me was Hardwick Hall). The cottage has a gated courtyard which comfortably accommodated our two cars and felt most private once the wooden gates were closed. It's a lovely place to relax and chill out, and a wonderful village on its doorstep. I definitely stay again at Maggie's cottage.

“Fantastic Long Weekend in Beautiful Bakewell”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2016

We had a great time in Bakewell staying at this property. Lots of large bedrooms, a big sitting room, dining room, open plan kitchen and a charming garden with BBQ area and shaded sitting area overlooking the town. Its just a few minutes walk into Bakewell village either along the river to the bridge in the town or along the road to the shops where the Puddings and Pubs and supermarket are. Easy to drive out to the Chatsworth estate, the Derbyshire Dales or the Peak Distruct from here whilst having a relaxing weekend - Highly recommended

“Beautiful cottage, great location!”

Reviewed 15 Aug 2016

Just got back from a wonderful time in the town of Bakewell. The cottage was outstanding. My particular favourite was the terraced gardens, offering beautiful views. There was so much room and the facilities were fantastic. The kids particularly enjoyed the old penny arcade machine in the games room! We're already talking about making a return trip soon!

“Lovely stay in Bakewell”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2016

Had a lovely short break in Bakewell with my children. Always nice to go for a wander around the town, along the river and then pop into craft fairs or bakeries. The house is great; really comfortable beds, great lounge area and fab kitchen with fantastic playlist to enjoy when cooking/eating! The roof top terrace is a gorgeous spot to spend the evening enjoying the pergola, the patio, the view and the peace! Next day, a visit to Matlock, a short distance away full of things to see and do and eat! Hope to visit again soon.

“DECEPTIVELY SPACIOUS COTTAGE DESIGNED FOR FUN TIMES IN BAKEWELL”

Reviewed 11 Aug 2016

Victoria cottage is really like the tardis, tons of space inside and out, and right on the doorstep of Bakewell with its gourmet food and new record shop. Maggie the owner, who dealt with our booking, was very down to earth and relaxed, so we had a really good time getting away from it all.

“Perfect for medium-sized groups or extended families”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2016

A really interesting property comprising an old stone cottage and two converted outbuildings around a beautiful old stone courtyard, cleverly joined by a modern extension providing a spacious modern kitchen, bathroom and porch. Great separate hang out space for teenagers and older kids - you may only see them at mealtimes! Wisteria-covered loggia for outdoor meals plus a gin terrace with great view for watching the sun go down over beautiful Bakewell - including a fire pit to keep you warm for later evening quaffing and chatting. Beware steep stone steps for young toddlers or after too many gins! Very close and handy for Bakewell town centre - do walk into town along the traffic-free path along the mill stream full of friendly ducks. All in all perfect for groups where not everybody wants to be in the same shared space all the time, but do want to come together for particular mealtimes. You don't need to arrive by car! Good modern buses from Sheffield, Chesterfield, Matlock, Stockport and Manchester stop close by, with a bus to Chatsworth House and Sheffield every 30 mins for a very reasonable £4.

“"We will be back", we enjoyed it so much”

Reviewed 3 Aug 2016

We had a fabulous visit to the cottage . It has a great large lounge for all to gather in and a secluded garden with good views. All of the property was well maintained and clean , with good facilities eg BBQ , absolutely no complaints There is plenty to do in the area and is within walking distance of Bakewell centre , which is a great busy market town. As our heading says "We will be back"

“gorgeous house and great location”

Reviewed 2 Aug 2016

We stayed for a long weekend in chilly February but the house was cosy and warm and the sun shone so we could do some walking and explore the area. Maggie was great to deal with, our teenage kids loved the den and it was a lovely break. Comfy beds and well furnished and equipped house, will definitely come again.

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