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Victoria Cottage House

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  •  min stay varies
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House / 5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

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

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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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:
27 Jul 2016
Years listed:
7
Based in:
United Kingdom

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 56 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £1000 to £1400.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 27 Jul 2016.

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“so good we barely went outside”

Reviewed 26 Nov 2013

Victoria Cottage is an expansive and interestingly designed rental which immediately warrants exploring. Great for kids and anyone who wants to find some peace and quiet. Very clean, inviting and warm. We didn't do too much exploring of Bakewell and the neighbourhood predominantly due to the pleasant indoor environs, however the few trips outside we did make indicated that its all there if you need it. Good local pubs and restaurants and vast and beautiful countryside to explore.

“A perfectly designed warm and relaxing holiday home for a group or family with varying needs.”

Reviewed 26 Apr 2013

After having our first baby (now 5 months old) we decided to go away for the first time with a few friends who had older children. The cottage has a unique and rare design whereby the layout allows for early riser, such as our baby to not wake up others still sleeping. When the older children woke up then they were able to come over to the other side of the house where their parents could blissfully sleep. The other cool part of the cottage is the games room which is located over the courtyard, great for adults late night laughter and not wake the sleeping children and also ideal for teenage children to hang out away from parents in the house. On a practical level, our baby monitor reached from the games room to the bedroom so I could relax knowing she was just fine and enjoy lots of fun with friends. The cottage has a lovely warm contemporary feel and has a well equipped kitchen, books, children's films and some toys, a travel cot, a very sweet garden with overlooks beautiful views of Bakewell but also has a very sweet playhouse ideally located by a lovely sun lounger- arrhhh heaven to a busy mum or dad in need of a rest! We visited the cottage for a short break but I felt like I'd been away a lot longer as I felt so well rested and relaxed. Bakewell do the most amazing puddings that I wish I had never discovered as they are quiet irresistible, almost like the cherry on the top to a fabulous weekend break, thank goodness the peak district provides a great walking holiday so the puddings are guilt free! I'd highly recommend as a group holiday with or without children, it ticked all the boxes for us.

“A really lovely place to stay, in a beautiful area”

Reviewed 24 Apr 2013

We were with two other families (five children altogether), yet the house had enough bedrooms, bathrooms and communal areas to give each family - and adults and children - their own space when needed. It was very comfortable and cosy and private and had everything we needed, and there were plenty of shops in walking distance to get all the food and drink supplies we required. The garden was very cute, with wonderful views. There was plenty to entertain the children, both in the house and in the area; there were a lot more interesting activities and walks around the area than we had a chance to investigate. Bakewell itself is very pretty and I would like to have spent more time exploring it.

“Centre of town and spacious too”

Reviewed 12 Apr 2013

We travelled as a group of friends in early macrh 2013. The sat navs found it a bit tricky to locate but it was worth it. The cottage is in a really handy location with an easy stroll into the town. The cottage is well equipped with lots of rooms to get lost in. The main living room upstairs is very bright and airy, great for friends to sit and chat, drink or nibble before making your way down to dinner. We found maggie the owner very easy to speak to by mail and very responsive when we had queries etc. Bakewell as a town is very touristy with lots of food shops to get your taste buds flowing and the river in the middle is a joy. We would happily go back again

“Great property great location”

Reviewed 21 Mar 2013

Stayed at the cottage for three nights to celebrate my Dad's 60th birthday, there was a group of 7 of us including my 8-year old nephew. As other reviews have stated the property is spacious and comfortable, it was absolutely ideal for our requirements, the upstairs living room was fantastic for gathering as a family and playing a few games after a day's activities. It is really nearby to Bakewell and some great family days out are only a short drive away, we went to Chatsworth House and Matlock which were both great for the adults in the group and my nephew. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

“Great value for money”

Reviewed 5 Feb 2013

The photos do not do the cottage justice. It is an excellently maintained, warm and spacious house. We filled the house with 12 people and it easily accommodated our large group with comfort. It is located under 5 mins walk from the beautiful town of Bakewell. The cottage is a short distance away from local footpaths, making it extremely accessible for a days walk. A great location. contrary to other reviews, the driveway can fit four cars on it if you park sensibly, negating the need to find nearby roadside parking. Overall we had a fantastic weekend stay, it was a great chance to get together with friends in a friendly, scenic and incredibly comfortable location. Thank you.

“Perfect!”

Reviewed 19 Nov 2012

We visited in November 2012 as a group of 9 adults and two small children. Victoria Cottage definitely lived up to expectations and was perfect for our requirements. The cottage is deceptively large with a great living space which all of us could relax in without feeling squeezed in. The building has a modern feel to it whilst still retaining it's rural charm. It has all the mod cons (dishwasher, Sky TV, utility room etc) which make catering for a large group easy. Bakewell centre is a five minute stroll away with it's pubs and shops so you aren't left isolated and the whole place has a relaxed feel. Every member of the group loved the place - what more can you want!

“Ideal pied-a-terre for beer hunters”

Reviewed 4 Oct 2012

Everything about this property was to our liking, from the well-appointed kitchen to the three loos, which were vital after a day out pub-crawling in Bakewell and the surrounding villages. Very convenient for the town itself, being only a stone's throw from the centre, but at the same time, very secluded behind the large gates. There were eight in our party, so to hear from all of them that they'd come again to Victoria Cottage, speaks volumes.

“WOW! PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!”

Reviewed 30 Aug 2012

I have stayed in this cottage twice now, a long weekend break with family a few years ago when my daughter was three months old and recently for a week in July, and she is now 3 years old. It was lovely to return. The cottage is a fantastic size, kids absolutely love it and exploring. There was 11 of us in total. Us adults loved the fact that at a night time when kids were asleep, we were still able to continue the night on as the living room is situated away from bedrooms. The facilities are fantastic, a real home from home, there is everything you can think of that you would need i.e. ironing board, tin opener, plastic plates etc for children (which we had forgotten about), towels, spare bedding etc etc. There is nothing that we didnt have. Great facilities for storage, lots of space to put buggies or take off shoes etc on way into the cottage. The fact the double gates outside are high and secure meant we felt safe when kids were on this area without risk of the road. The location is perfect, you can walk to shops, park etc easily, even the young kids were able to walk to the monsail trail and we hired bikes. Lots of different areas to walk to and around. Finally, the owner has been brilliant on all questions both before and after the visit. Communication fantastic and I would highly recommend this cottage. I am looking forward to returning again soon!!!!!

“An amazing place to stay - we had a perfect weekend!”

Reviewed 20 Mar 2012

This is an absolulety gorgeous house with great facilities and in a great location. The house had lovely bedrooms with comfortable beds and wardrobes. We particularly loved the large upstairs lounge with it's skylight windows - the house had a lovely light feel and was accompanied by tasteful and interesting decor. The kitchen was great and had everything we needed for lots of cooking - we enjoyed lots of meals around large dining tables. The location was brilliant - right in the heart of Bakewell so easily accessible for pubs, cafes and restaurants but also perfect for heading out for walks. A highly recommended cottage that we would definately stay in again!

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