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Church Cottage

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Perfect for a few days exploring the area. Very practical new kitchen with everything you need. The bedrooms are lovely with beautiful furniture. Only used the shower in the main bathroom as shower in en-suite a bit too compact and not that practical. Car parking at the rear is a bonus but only really suitable for one car.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2024

  • "Church Cottage has to be one of the most beautiful cottages we have ever stayed in ."

    It was spotlessly clean , had all the modern comforts that life requires , a wonderful comfy bed with quality bed linen & towels & lovely tasteful furnishings as well as a fully equipped kitchen & parking for 2 cars was a real bonus . Hair dryers in every room & the all important cafeteria. Loved Bakewell & the surrounding villages … so much more to see & do so will just have to come back hopefully

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely lovely."

    We would have loved to stay longer. Cosy cottage in a beautiful location.

    Thank you for your lovely comments . I hope you come back and visit us again very soon Regards Joy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bethan5.0Feb 2024

  • "What an amazing place to stay,the location is fantastic and the surrounding area is so beautiful!"

    We will be back

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2024

  • "Woow an amazing cottage, so clean and comfortable."

    Brilliant location, so quiet yet a 2 min walk to centre of bakewell (justa minute to the main bus stops and access to loads of destinations).

    Thank you for your very positive feedback. I’m so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Church Cottage and look forward to welcoming you back . Happy 2024 !!!! Joy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jan 2024

  • "We absolutely loved the house."

    We arrived to a lovely welcome hamper and the house was tastefully decorated for Christmas. The house is beautifully furnished with lovely comfy sofas and three downstairs spaces to sit in. We cooked a lot and could have done with some more kitchen equipment such as scales, whisks, measuring spoons and more bowls and saucepans but on the whole the kitchen was well equipped and the mini-food processor came in very useful. The upstairs bedrooms were warm and cosy and beautifully decorated. The owner contacted me to ask if we needed any recommendations and we really appreciated that. We also met her too, and this made a real difference to our holiday too. The house is right in the centre of Bakewell and had parking. We enjoyed a lovely Christmas in Bakewell and it was a perfect place to go to at this time of year.

    Reviewed by Lila4.4Dec 2023

  • "Charming & characterful cottage in a brilliant location."

    Well equipped, comfortable, beautifully decorated, very close to centre of Bakewell, excellent coffee shops at the end of the road, quiet, convenient parking... Perfect base for a restful break.

    Reviewed by Catharine5.0Oct 2023

  • "Church Cottage is a real gem."

    It's full of character and charm and equipped to the highest standards throughout. Very clean and comfortable, the owners had gone to great lengths to make it a perfect place to stay. We held our annual Uni friends reunion in Bakewell this year and we all agreed that after many reunions Church Cottage has raised the bar and is by far the nicest place we've stayed at yet. On the practical side, the off-road parking is a real bonus and the bike locker very handy. All-in-all a fabulous cottage in the heart of Derbyshire, our only regret being that we didn't stay longer.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2023

  • "A great stay in an amazing cottage!"

    Fantastic modern amenities, wonderfully kept, clean and comfortable. A surprise birthday card and bottle of prosecco topped it off! Perfect cottage for 6 of us, and a great snug that the kids really enjoyed! If we're ever back in the area we would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location."

    The cottage is very clean and has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

    Thank you for your lovely comments about Church Cottage , I’m thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back . Joy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Morag5.0Aug 2023

  • "The house was amazing."

    Great location, beautiful inside and really well designed. Stunning! The interior design was outstanding and really well equipped with everything you would need. Thank you for a great stay. Recommendation for other visitors, I had read a comment about fitting four cars on the parking space, the listing does only say two parking spaces and if you are planning on booking work on that basis. The space is tight but perfect, it’s off the road, secure and right at the back of the house but not big enough for more than two cars.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. I am thrilled that you loved the cottage and you enjoyed your stay. I hope to welcome you back in the near future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a wondeful break at Church Cottage."

    Location was great close to all amenities. The accomodation was great and nice touch from Joy the owner leaving us a bottle of vino. We would defintely return. S Ellis

    Thank you for your comments, It was lovely to meet you all and really pleased that you enjoyed you stay . I hope to see you again soon Joy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susanne5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was very clean quirky and comfortable."

    It was right in the centre of Bakewell but just up a little side road so was nice and quiet. Joy came to see us which was very nice and she was a lovely lady. Would definitely stay here again.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback .I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Church Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back Joy x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed a fantastic stay at the cottage, it was clean and well maintained, and well appointed with everything you could need."

    The garden was so lovely, and it was a pleasure to sit in the garden and enjoy the view over the town to the hills beyond. The location was absolutely perfect, just up the hill away from the hustle of the town, which is very busy, but we couldn't hear any noise from it or the traffic - just the church bells which we loved, (The teenagers - not so much) But it was close enough to access the Monsal trail and walks by foot. Just a couple of things to mention, the outside table probably hadn't been used this year, so could have done with a little love, and maybe even a table cloth available to cover it up, and the shower in the ensuite was unusable. Water came out in a dribble, which was either scalding and dangerously hot, or freezing cold. We absolutely loved Bakewell, and will be back to the Peak District, and maybe even back to Church Cottage

    Reviewed by Alicia5.0May 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay, the cottage was really comfortable and the perfect location ."

    We even managed to park 4 cars in the parking space meant for 2!! Our only comment was that there weren’t enough saucepans but other than that everything was great . Thank you for a lovely break .

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage!"

    So beautifully decorated and thoughtful touches for guests. Appreciated the personal communication. Very happy guests.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "We just stayed at Church Cottage, Bakewell for a week and had a great stay."

    The location is fantastic and the cottage is lovely. A very nice dining kitchen, multiple living spaces and three great bedrooms, the master with en-suite. Joy (the owner) called ahead to see if we needed any advice for our stay and popped around shortly after check in to make sure that we were settled in - there was also a welcome pack with some essentials and Prosecco and cakes. Very nice. The cottage is very comfortable, full of character, very well presented, clean and is a great place as a base for discovering Derbyshire. The off street parking with plenty of space for 2 cars and a garden with plenty of seating and a BBQ are also great benefits. We will definitely be back.

    Thank you for your feedback,I’m so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay in Church Cottage . It was a real pleasure meeting you and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon . Joy x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2023

  • "Church Cottage is an extremely well presented and well equipped cottage."

    Very comfortable and within easy walking distance of Bakewell town centre. The owners were very welcoming and responsive when we had an issue. We would thoroughly recommend this property!

    Thank you for your great feedback. Joy x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Booked church cottage for a weekend to celebrate my 60th birthday with 4 friends."

    This cottage is a little gem in the heart of bakewell, Derbyshire. The cottage has been very tastefully refurbished to a very high standard and is in keeping with a cottage style house. The beds are comfortable with high standard bed linen throughout. It is extremely well equipped in the kitchen with crockery, utensils, glassware and cutlery. The garden area at the rear of the property is a bonus and I would imagine in the warmer months it would be lovely place to eat Al fresco. The log burner fire is a bonus for the colder months and makes the cottage so cosy on an evening. Logs and fire lighters were supplied. The house had been cleaned to a very high standard , the bathrooms were spotless . I Would definitely recommend this cottage for a short or extended stay, we really didn’t want to leave. Many thanks to Joy for a lovely stay and making my 69rh birthday memorable.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2023

  • "This was our second visit."

    Since our last visit 12 months ago a new kitchen has been installed which is top notch. The only issue is the tight drive for parking. Our son in law caught his car on the wall on the way out which put a damper on the weekend. Otherwise the cottage is lovely

    Reviewed by Ivan5.0Jan 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage in great location everything as it should be."

    Three minus points No kitchen wall cupboards so no storage Freezer totally ice bound unable to open drawers,spent one and half hours defrosting as we had frozen food to go in. First floor shower drain blocked ,fills up as you shower,made temporary repair but needs attention Nothing serious just poor houskeeping

    i am very sorry that you found a few issues with Church Cottage. We take any negative comments very seriously and will address the shower room with our housekeeper. We are having very high speck kitchen installed in Jan so no more frosty freezer !! Joy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda4.1Dec 2022

  • "I highly recommend this beautiful cottage which is just a short walk from the centre of Bakewell."

    Immaculately clean and is sympathetically furnished in keeping with the age and character of the property. Kitchen was equipped with everything needed to live there. The owner was extremely friendly and helpful, and nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Nov 2022

  • "Really great cottage in a fantastic location."

    Very clean and comfy beds my only area for improvement would be the electric shower in the en-suite. I found it very difficult to retain the temperature for the duration of my shower but it did not adversely effect my stay. All 6 of us had a great time playing games in the basement, having a curry from the local takeaway and visiting Chatsworth House Christmas market and garden illuminations. Thank you xx

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Nov 2022

  • "Had a lovely weekend at church cottage with my friends to celebrate my birthday ."

    On arrival the owner called around to see if everything was ok and she had sorted some lovely welcome goodies for us to share . The cottage interior was decorated to a very high standard and it was really cosy .Every thing was perfect and it was just a short stroll into the heart of Bakewell .We visited the Chatsworth Christmas market before our journey home which was a perfect ending to a great weekend.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. It was lovely to meet you and your friends and really pleased to hear that you all had a great time and enjoyed staying Church Cottage . Hope to see you again Joy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a fantastic location."

    Lovely decor, well kept and very clean. Great communication from the owner. I highly recommend and would happily return.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic Cottage, kids loved the snug!"

    Very comfortable, kitchen kitted out very well. Location is fantastic, very close to shops, pubs and restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback , I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Church Cottage and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Joy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Extremely well-located property, a 2-minute walk downhill into Bakewell."

    Warm cottage with everything required to have a good cottage break. As described, there is parking for 2 cars however it is tight for 2 large cars. There are 2 separate sitting rooms, one with a TV in addition to a downstairs den also with a TV. Neither sitting room had sufficient comfortable seating for 6 people to sit together either to talk or watch the TV. We would have appreciated information in the cottage about recycling and which bins outside were for which kind of waste. A small issue is that there weren't 6 plates, 6 bowls or 6 glasses that matched. Its a lovely cottage in a lovely town.

    Reviewed by Kevan4.1Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Church Cottage and were very pleased with the Bakewell tart, wine etc left by the owner, thankyou The bedrooms were lovely and the decor was very tasteful; the only thing that could have been better was if there was a full length mirror in the room (we had the bedroom with the two single beds decorated in blue) Bakewell is a lovely town and the surrounding countryside is beautiful Would definitely recommend Church Cottage to our friends and family."

    A Essex

    Reviewed by Terry4.7Aug 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the Church Cottage, it was clean and comfortable."

    We had a welcome text and visit from Joy , also things like milk etc in the fridge. There are basic items in the cupboards if needed. The cottage is close to the town making it a good location to stay.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2022

  • "Nice clean comfortable cottage."

    Would have liked grab handles in the shower rooms. Excellently placed for transport, restaurants and shops.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0May 2022

  • "Church Cottage was a delight; we were very pleased with all aspects of it especially the nearness to the town centre and yet it was quiet."

    The only negative was the lack of drawers and hanging space in the smaller of the twin rooms.

    Reviewed by Neil4.4May 2022

  • "Beautiful, spacious and comfortable cottage with everything you need in the perfect location to explore all that Bakewell and beyond has to offer."

    We can highly recommend and hopefully we will return again. We couldn’t have wished for anything more delightful to celebrate our special anniversary week – THANKYOU Joy - you have thought of everything!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback , It was a pleasure to welcome you both , so pleased to hear that the Media room was a hit with your grandchildren. I hope the celebrations continue this weekend !! Kind regards Joy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely, cosy cottage which was very clean and comfortable."

    Good position in the middle of Bakewell. Great communication from Joy. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jan4.4Mar 2022

  • "A warm and very welcoming cottage within a short walk from Bakewell and all the shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants."

    Loved every minute of our stay at Church Cottage and Joy was the perfect host. The phone call pre-arrival and lovely welcome gift on arrival were really nice touches, thank you. Can’t say enough good things about Church Cottage and Bakewell - the perfect combination and I would highly recommend.

    Hi Vicky , Thank you so much for your lovely message and feedback . I’m so pleased to hear that you and your sisters enjoyed your stay. I hope to see you again . Joy xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Feb 2022

  • "The property was exactly how it was described beautifully furnished and well equipped as well as being very central."

    The owner was extremely helpful and communicative getting in touch before our stay and during our stay to see if there’s anything we needed. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jan 2022

  • "This was a perfect long weekend celebration for a special birthday for my dad."

    The cottage is gorgeous, cosy with plenty of space for relaxing (there were five of us) and beautifully maintained. The owner Joy was very helpful. I've stayed in Sykes cottages three times and this was by far the best experience. Would definitely stay here again.

    Thank you so much for your l feedback. I’m so pleased that you and you family had a lovely time . I hope to see you again Joy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely spacious & comfortable cottage that provided for all our needs."

    Location in the heart of Bakewell made it easy to explore the town & further a field.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Dec 2021

  • "Church cottage is just delightful, it has everything you need and more."

    We appreciated the Christmas decorations and lovely treats left for us too. An enjoyable and relaxing few days in a lovely location, in a warm and cosy cottage. thank you Joy

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a very comfortable and warm winter break in this high quality and well-appointed cottage."

    We appreciated all of the extra touches which welcomed us and which made the cottage feel festive! Whilst there was plenty to do in Bakewell and the surrounding area, and many lovely food shops to explore, this was a cottage we were very happy to spend time relaxing and unwinding in - the family could spread out and there was plenty of space for everyone.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Dec 2021

  • "Such a beautiful cottage; it felt like everything had been considered and was very well equipped."

    It was super clean but felt homely and so much thought had gone into the decor and the setup of the cottage. It was in an ideal location in Bakewell with lots of shops and pubs/restaurants in walking distance.

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Dec 2021

  • "Nice little cottage close to town centre"

    Reviewed by Sean4.7Dec 2021

  • "Fabulous stay in the idyllic cottage a short stroll from the village."

    We had snow & storm Arwen whilst there and the cottage was so warm! The TV den was a unique feature and had Netflix pre loaded for those who don’t subscribe. Bedrooms very comfortable and beautiful interior design. One tiny comment relates to the main bathroom which was quite cold as the towel rail heating wasn’t very effective. We loved the split level lay out & plenty of room for a family without being on top of each other ! I’m addition the owner contacted a few days before to check all ok and whether we needed any restaurant recommendations or shopping doing in advance. Any time I contacted the owner she was absolutely brilliant & so helpful. The edible/drinkable gifts left for us on arrival were also a lovely touch. Overall a fabulous week and would definitely recommend and return. Thank you

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a fabulous weekend Church Cottage was just lovely so clean and tidy, not at all tired looking very well decorated and with everything we needed for 3 couples."

    The only thing I would say is that maybe swapping out the freezer for another fridge would be really good as we did run out of fridge space and didn’t need a freezer. The fridge has a freezer compartment perfect for ice cubes

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Welcoming arrival and treats when we arrived we also a great gesture. Bed were comfortable, the cottage had everything we needed. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was delightful and in a super spot, it was clean and very welcoming, ..."

    The cottage was delightful and in a super spot, it was clean and very welcoming, the owner had been so welcoming, heating was on and logs left for a cosy fire in the evenings, the only suggestion we would make is to put a mattress topper on the double bed as a little hard, the bedding was superb, we had parking off the road, we had a fantastic time, loved it , we would recommend it to everyone thanks

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Nov 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    We couldn't find a tea pot but this was a very small thing. We will definitely book to stay again.

    Reviewed by Shona5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cozy cottage, close to all amenities Bakewell has to offer."

    Quality decor and furniture, warm welcome by the host. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location with lots to do."

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had an issue while staying which the owners dealt with very quickly and efficiently."

    A very pretty cottage in a lovely bares. The cinema room was a huge success with our grandson.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Aug 2021

  • "The house is ideally situated for walking into Bakewell and is within 30 minutes of many Peak District attractions."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite wet room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • 2 x Sitting rooms with 1 x woodburning stove
  • Cinema room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars at rear of property
  • Secure bike storage
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • There are car charging facilities available in Bakewell.

The property

Resting in the market town of Bakewell, in the heart of the Peak District, is this end-terrace cottage, Church Cottage.

Set over three floors and sleeping up to six guests, Church Cottage is a spacious and ideal dwelling for your next family getaway to Derbyshire, within easy reach of Matlock and Buxton.

At the rear of the property, there is off-road parking available, so that you can then enter the property through the private garden into the large kitchen/diner, where you can rustle up your favourite family meal and join together around the dining table to plan your holiday activities, there is also a handy dishwasher so no arguing about who's turn it is to do the pots, moving through the property there is a few stairs down to a sitting room, where a woodburning stove takes centre stage as you cuddle up around the TV to escape reality, or go into the next sitting room to enjoy some peace and quiet, to complete this floor there is also a downstairs WC and a quirky cinema room with a large TV in front of a selection of bean bags.

Up the stairs to the first floor there are two twin bedrooms, both with ample storage space to unpack any personal belongings and lovely feature fireplaces, as well as a shower room so you can prepare for your day, and up another flight of stairs there is a stylish king-size bedroom with a contemporary en-suite wet room, to enjoy some privacy when the evening draws to a close.

Outside there is a gorgeous multi-level garden with lawn, patio and well-kept trees, as well as furniture to enjoy a spot of al fresco dining, and there is also a bike store.

Bakewell retains a delightful rural atmosphere and offers a good selection of shops, restaurants and pubs, as well as local farmers’ markets, an old 17th Century market hall and a leisure centre with a swimming pool, it is also situated within the Peak District and is ideally placed for exploring both the rugged Dark Peak and the softer limestone White Peak.

Within driving distance is Alton Towers Theme Park, a handful of breathtaking stately homes including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall, the impressive caverns in nearby Castleton and Little John’s burial place in Hathersage.

A day trip to Matlock or Matlock Bath leaves you in the home of Pic Tor War Memorial from 1921, Heights of Abraham hilltop park accessed from the by either cable car or a steep zig-zag path, and Gulliver's Kingdom Theme Park, or go the opposite direction to Buxton which is also worthy of your time, as you can visit the impressive Edwardian Opera House, designed by Frank Matcham, or Solomon's Temple, a hilltop landmark dating from 1896 which offers views of the Peak District from the top of its tower.

For an action-packed trip to Derbyshire, with something for all the family, choose Church Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Chatsworth 4 miles; Matlock 8 miles; Buxton 12 miles.

An attractive little market town retaining a delightful rural atmosphere and offering a good selection of shops, restaurants and pubs, as well as local farmers’ markets. There is an old 17th Century market hall in the town centre and a modern leisure centre with swimming pool nearby. Bakewell is situated within the Peak District National Park and is ideally placed for exploring this beautiful region. Both the rugged Dark Peak and the softer limestone White Peak are within easy reach, and Alton Towers, Britain’s premier theme park, is only a short drive away. There are many stately homes to visit including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall to mention just a few, while the impressive caverns in nearby Castleton and Little John’s burial place in Hathersage are also well worth a visit. Take a trip to Buxton and visit the impressive Edwardian Opera House, designed by Frank Matcham, who also designed the London Palladium.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas