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Knoll Cottage

Bakewell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 2640)



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62 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location, lovely house and very clean"

    Reviewed by SimonDec 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location."

    It was spotlessly clean with all the facilities you could ask for.

    Reviewed by EmmaNov 2021

  • "Knoll Cottage was spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated."

    The kitchen had everything you would need including a dishwasher. There was plenty of seats a television with dvd in, a lovely fire very cosy. The beds were so comfortable and bathroom had shower and massive bath. Outside was a patio with chairs. The cottage was lovely and warm and centrally located near lots of bars, cafes and restaurants. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2021

  • "Beautiful little cottage, could not fault anything."

    Great location for public transport, shops and restaurants. Lovely little courtyard to relax if not raining. Loved it would definately rebook when we next visit Derbyshire

    Reviewed by JacquelineOct 2021

  • "No a very accurate description on your webpage."

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2021

  • "The property was lovely and clean."

    The owner was delightful to talk to prior to arrival regarding entry. The only issue is the street parking. A residents permit accompanies the property, but for us having to trample up a steep hill and across town with all our bags and dog bed/food etc etc was not for the faint hearted or frail. We would love to visit Bakewell again, but this time be prepared for a yomp and pack light!

    Thank you for staying at Knoll Cottage, we're glad to hear that you enjoy your stay. We advise all guests that loading and unloading is available outside the property entrance prior to arrival. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2021

  • "Great location."

    Beautiful sound of the church bells! Very comfortable stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by RakshaAug 2021

  • "Communication was excellent."

    Knoll cottage was really a home-from-home. It's cozy, comfortable and very well equipped. Good sized bedrooms znd comfortable beds, great bathroom too. We really enjoyed our stay and will be booking again

    Reviewed by AdrianMay 2021

  • "A lovely, cosy, comfortable cottage very close to the centre of Bakewell."

    Spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by TimApr 2021

  • "Never been to Bakewell before but the position of Knoll cottage was perfect for us, not too far away from anything, it's on a hill so maybe not if walking is an issue."

    It's a spacious cottage and well equipped with everything you'd need, small outside area was nice to sit in on a warm day. All though everything was perfect we had to search around for a green caddy for food waste and recycled stuff, also wasn't sure where to put our rubbish at the end of our holiday so had to leave bagged up in the bins but overall a brilliant cottage and holiday, thankyou x

    Reviewed by TrevorSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, it was clean and comfortable."

    Really good location for Bakewell and other attractions, would definitely return to this cottage. Only slight downside is no parking but this was manageable.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2020

  • "There was a lit of little extras in the cottage."

    Put milk. Flowers and general stuff like washing up liquid etc. Just made it feel the owners cared.

    Reviewed by JJul 2020

  • "Lovely place, ideal to explore Bakewell."

    The road outside is quite busy, parking can be a nuisance (dependent) and there is no Wi-Fi but, really, that is nit-picking. Place is cosy, clean and welcoming. Bakewell is very dog-friendly and is a lovely little town. Chatsworth is about 15 mins as are a host of small picturesque villages, this is a good base. All in all, well worth it.

    Reviewed by GarryMar 2020

  • "All in all everything was good."

    And as per the description. There were a few things that could be better but there always is, but I believe things are being done bit by bit. Very happy plenty of everything in the kitchen. Nice n cosy lounge. Bedrooms and bathroom very big and clean and tidy plenty of storage space.

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in the heart of Bakewell."

    well furnished with lovely bedrooms and bathroom. kitchen well fitted. living room faces the nearby road which is busy in the daytime so a little noisy. could do with a net curtain to prevent passers by looking in. parking very close by with residential parking permit. 5minute walk into Bakewell town centre so ideal location to explore this lovely market town. The landlord is very helpful and friendly made us feel very welcome on our arrival. Despite being located on a busy road we would stay again as it’s a lovely cottage and so handy for the town.

    Reviewed by GlennSep 2019

  • "Pity now wifi"

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2019

  • "We really enjoyed staying here central to Bakewell 1 min walk up a tiny bit of a hill from rutland hotel it is on the left."

    ..a busy road in the day.. you are there. There is a solid yellow line out the front whch you are allowed to offload so long as you are not causing an obstruction. The parking is zone B behind the church 1 min walk. We just got the permit out of the house parked no problem and walked our suitcases to the door. My bike fitted around the back in the secure garden. Also suitable for dogs . Best meals we had were at Arthurs a family run local restaurant whch allow you to dine in the bar area....if you book wth the dogs after 5pm they will reserve you a nice table i can recommend the lamb. The fillet steak and mum had skewers haloumi. The other place is rutland hotel for salmon lovely meal allowed to sit wth dogs by the bar all GFree and you can getGF pizzas from the cocktail bar nxt door but there are no dogs in there. Just get take out! We had to hire mum an electric bike from Hassop station on the Monsal trail as Bakewell no longer has bike hire whch is a 40min walk from bakewell station whch is really where the monsal trail starts. Book bikes in advance. Also if you nd the toilet take 20p as council now charging alternatively use the toilet in one of the pubs. Abraham Heights was well worth doing at Matlock dogs allowed on cable cars...what a dog friendly place to visit. This house is ideal for location. Comfort and takes me bk to when we used to stay at my nans hse lovely and cosy. Oh and if i were you leave the key in the coded lock as i nearly lost it but the owners were lovely and very patient as i found it and returned it last minute .com! Thankyou for having us ☺

    Reviewed by AmandaJun 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent and close to the centre of bakewell."

    It had everything in we needed. The only thing that wasn't so good was the parking, to unload we had to park across the road and carry everything over then park away from the cottage. That said, we always found a parking space not far away, and it certainly didn't spoil what was a very good week, many thanks.

    Reviewed by IanMar 2019

  • "Beds were very clean and very comfortable and the cottage was very warm, which was lovely."

    However the seating in the lounge was most uncomfortable, the place did not seem very clean and there was a sad lack of usable utensiles, scizzors, knives not sharp enough, can opener not working, gas lighter not working. These may seem insignificant but did impact on our stay. We left a day early as we could not cope with another evening sitting on the suite. The unloading of luggage also proved a challenge due to having to park on a risky bend, but with care, we managed.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. My property is a mirror image of the photos on the website, you can see in the picture that the property is situated on bend in Peak district. There is a parking space opposite the cottage where you can load and unload safely. We have not changed our cleaner and cleanliness have never been an issue with our property. We have now replaced the lighter (property have match sticks just in case the lighter didn't work), can opener and knives. We always advise our guests to contact us in case of any issues so that we could rectify them immediately and our guests can enjoy their stay. Thank you so much for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobertDec 2018

  • "Knoll Cottage would be a nice placement for a weekend or short-term getaway."

    The kitchen was well-stocked with the necessities. We stayed in the bedroom with the double bed and found it very comfortable. There was plenty of space to store clothing. The bathroom was large, but beware of bumping your head on the cabinet above the toilet. Nice separate dining room. Steep stairs for children. Parking is the big issue. We were lucky that we had an alternate parking arrangement, though one night we needed to park up behind the church in the designated area and there were no spaces left. We stayed for a fortnight and the accommodation is better for a shorter stay. Suggestion for more comfortable seating in the living room. It was nice that the owner sent the cleaner around half-way though our stay to change bed linens, bring clean towels, and generally clean up after us. She did a very nice job and even did our breakfast dishes, as she came before we finished tidying up for the day.

    Reviewed by RobinOct 2018

  • "Owner informed us that we would be able to park in a residents parking area."

    The only parking we could find you needed a parking permit. One was found but this was out of date. Initial impression, entrance hall, kitchen and bathroom floor needs updating. The cottage is large and had everything you needed.

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2018

  • "The cottage is in a good location with easy access to Bakewell."

    The cottage is in need of a bit of maintenance, there are a few loose door handles, juccuzzi bath doesn’t work drain pipe in courtyard leaks. The beds were really comfortable and the cottage is well equipped.

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2018

  • "The cottage was clean and warm."

    The bathroom was spacious, with plenty of towels. The kitchen was well-equipped. We had a lovely week at Knoll cottage and would go again. It is only 5 mins walk to the shops. It would have been helpful to have had written instructions from the owner about parking and loading and unloading on a blind bend. We coped with the parking once we found where to go.

    Reviewed by VeronicaMay 2018

  • "Knoll cottage was very disappointing, it is in desperate need of a complete refurbishment."

    The soft furnishings were filthy and the bathroom was disgusting, very tatty and not at all clean. The sofas were extremely uncomfortable. All the floors were dirty. Had to start cleaning before we used anything. The kitchen however, was well equipped with very nice crockery. Such a shame as there were some lovely features and it was probably very nice once upon a time. The heating wasn’t working properly and the first two days and nights were freezing. My daughter and her husband had to go home with their new baby as it was too cold. After complaining to Sykes someone did come out to look at the heating after 2 days by which time my husband had sorted out the problem. I would like to request some compensation in view of this - not at all up to standard especially for the price we paid.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2018

  • "The bathroom could have been a little cleaner but otherwise a perfect cottage for a weeks stay in the Peak District."

    WiFi and a DVD player would make it a bit more family friendly. But lots of space and comfy beds - which is always a plus!

    Reviewed by CliffMar 2018

  • "I think that it should be made clear about parking for offloading, the cottage is on a busy road on a bend with no safe parking outside."

    It was difficult with four adults, so would be worrying with small children. We parked up for the weekend, so did not use the car until our return, would have struggled if car dependent. Contacting owners for the key code also a problem, but easily sorted with text through to you. Regards Julia

    Reviewed by JuliaMar 2018

  • "Great cottage in a great location, Loads of well thought extras, dishwasher tablets, washing and cleaning equipment."

    Milk in fridge on arrival, nice touch. Very comfortable bed. Loved our stay here and would have no hesitation in staying here again

    Reviewed by MichaelJan 2018

  • "The cottage is well-equipped, very comfortable and cosy, and in a fantastic location."

    Unfortunately it hadn't been properly cleaned, so there was a great deal of dog hair on the rugs in both bedrooms and the bath wasn't clean. The fridge had been turned off, without being cleaned or checked which meant opened milk, left by the previous occupants, had gone off. We didn't think the walk from the town was too onerous and we loved being so close to everything Bakewell has to offer. We went to Chatsworth which was a really easy drive. Parking is difficult in Bakewell, so it was great to have a parking permit. The directions to the parking were not clear, so we had to phone the owner to find it. As we had a second car, it would have been really useful to have suggestions for other parking - the owners suggestion is for short stay (2 hours) parking which makes no sense. We found free parking further up the hill. It's always good to be left recommendations of places to walk or eat by the owners, but there was nothing like that. I always use Sykes for my holiday cottages, so I have high expectations!

    Reviewed by JanetDec 2017

  • "The cottage is very comfortable with everything you need, it was perfect!"

    Reviewed by VirginieJan 2016

  • "Lovely cottage very close to Bakewell centre and pubs."

    If you're taking a dog there's fields two hundred yards away which was a lovely little walk. The place is much bigger and nicer than the photos show.

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2016

  • "The property was bigger than expected from the photos and in a fabulous location for the centre of Bakewell."

    Reviewed by AndreaDec 2015

  • "The cottage is well placed to make the most of Bakewell, very homely and well heated with ample hot water as well."

    We appreciated the fact that dogs are welcome.

    Reviewed by RickNov 2014

  • "Beautiful countryside and a lovely cosy cottage!"

    Reviewed by JadeNov 2014

  • "Great location very close to the centre of Bakewell no parking but the permit was very useful and parking was easy at the back of the church close by."

    We had a lovely break and would definitely use again.

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2014

  • "We loved the welcome of the cottage, decorated for Christmas with the tree lights on for our arrival."

    The cottage was very warm with a very efficient heating system. A great place to spend a pre Christmas break.

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2013

  • "We enjoyed relaxing and having pleasant walks in lovely villages and surroundings."

    It was nice to have the cottage to come back to after a day out. Everything we needed was supplied and we had a lovely weeks holiday.

    Reviewed by ScottJul 2013

  • "The cottage was first class and one the best we have stayed in."

    On top of this the extra bonus was its location in being so central for Bakewell town centre.

    Reviewed by DianeJan 2013

  • "Great location."

    Friendly people in Bakewell. The cottage was very cosy, felt like a home from home. Already booked and paid to stay there again. The cottage was well appointed with superior bedding and towels. Not often you get such a lovely dining room in a 2 bed cottage.

    Mrs LeeDec 2012

  • "I just love the cottage - and the area of the Peak District, it is my second visit to the cottage and I have already booked and paid for next year."

    Reviewed by VictoriaJun 2012

  • "The cottage was dog friendly and within walking distance of the town."

    We had already booked it for Christmas week so this was a trial run to see how we got on. The standards were very high.

    Reviewed by FionaApr 2012

  • "Comfortable cottage with all mod cons."

    Excellent base for Peak District walks and Bakewell is a lovely town.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2012

  • "Knoll Cottage was very clean, warm and comfortable."

    It's location was perfect too, being a five minute walk into Bakewell town centre.

    Reviewed by JackieFeb 2012

  • "We had a fabulous time, our every need regarding the property was catered for."

    Well done and keep up the good work!

    Reviewed by JacquieOct 2011

  • "Great cottage, comfortable, well equipped, good location although at top of fairly steep hill from town."

    Bakewell is a fantastic town with lots to do and good places to eat.

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2011

  • "The central location of the cottage."

    Very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Extra touches such as milk on arrival made the cottage more welcoming.

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2011

  • "Central location for traveling within the Peak District."

    The cottage is ideally situated in the town with plenty of excellent pubs and restaurants, and providing the opportunity for evening strolls. Walks in the area were plentiful and varied in nature.

    Reviewed by CliveApr 2011

  • "Knoll Cottage was so warm and welcoming."

    Very convenient for the shops, food and walks. The owners had provided everything we needed for a comfortable stay including a generous amount of towels.

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2011

  • "There is everything you will need at cottage except a needle and cotton."

    Everything is excellent, cant fault it and lovely and warm. Was there December with all the snow - no problems.

    Reviewed by JeanNov 2010

  • "Easy walking distance to Bakewell town centre."

    Everything provided such as kitchen roll and dishwasher tablets so we didn't have to do any 'household' shopping.

    Reviewed by KathrynOct 2010

  • "Very well positioned cottage of a very high standard."

    Very welcome to find somewhere so good that also allows dogs.

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2010

  • "A very central property, great for getting out and about."

    All attractions less than 30 mins away. The 'Bakewell Old House Museum' is a must for all ages; only 5 mins walk from the property.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2010

  • "Knoll Cottage, the town, the information provided about the area and the butchers shop."

    Reviewed by GeorgeMar 2010

  • "Brilliant cottage in fantastic little town of Bakewell."

    Would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by KFeb 2010

  • "A beautiful cottage, home from home - would definitely recommend and visit again."

    Reviewed by HannahJan 2010

  • "Excellent standard of accommodation, lovely and cosy."

    Thoughtful extras were much appreciated. Christmas decorations and tree were a lovely extra touch!

    Reviewed by JDec 2009

  • "Had a wonderful break, cottage was warm and cosy, excellent."

    Mrs GouldDec 2009

  • "Great care has been taken by the owners to provide lovely home comforts."

    Fabulous cottage all round.

    Reviewed by KathNov 2009

  • "Location was great enabling us to be very close to the town centre but on the doorstep of the 'great outdoors' for walking and cycling."

    Your office was very helpful and efficient.

    Reviewed by SueOct 2009

  • "The central location of both the cottage and Bakewell for the Peak District"

    Reviewed by MalcolmJun 2009

  • "The cottage was very well stocked and well situated."

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2009

  • "Beautiful location near shops and pubs."

    Close to many beautiful sites and stunning nature walks.

    Reviewed by HeidiMay 2009

  • "Very nice cottage with a great BBQ."

    Reviewed by GraemeApr 2009

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The property

Resting in the heart of the Peak District National Park, just a stone's throw from the centre of Bakewell, Knoll Cottage is a delightful, double-fronted, stone-built terraced cottage offering a wonderful base for your next break to Derbyshire.

Lovingly restored and boasting a quaint, traditional style, whilst perfectly incorporating contemporary amenities, Knoll Cottage is the ideal property for a couple or small family seeking a holiday to Bakewell.

Following a day's adventure, head in through the rear entrance via the communal stone pathway up to the blue painted gate, entering the pretty enclosed courtyard where patio furniture creates a tranquil setting for dining alfresco.

Make your way into the kitchen to find an excellent array of appliances including a gas oven and hob, fridge with ice-box and a dishwasher, amidst the light and bright interior of this fitted kitchen.

Come together around the dining table in the attractive dining room for mealtimes, featuring original parquet flooring and home to a beautiful antique dresser, with similar gems found throughout the property.

Retire to the sitting room to rest and relax in front of the characterful electric stove-effect fire, settled within the traditional stone fireplace, with two plush sofas to choose from, a decorative rug, and artwork on the pretty pale green walls all adding to the homely atmosphere as you enjoy watching the TV.

Head up the wide staircase to find original polished wooden floors and two lovely bedrooms with period features, more antique furnishings and elegant bed linen, with the king-size room offering views of the church from one side and overlooking the patio from the other.

The charming twin bedroom enjoys pretty, bedheads with a delightful tulip pattern, along with a wonderful dressing table, with both rooms served by the spacious bathroom, comprising a walk-in shower and a fabulous, large corner bath with jets for relaxing soaks!

When you can tear yourself away from this tranquil property, venture out into the diverting town of Bakewell, most notably known for its unique and tasty pudding, it has plenty to offer for a great staycation.

Browse the local outdoor market, which occurs every Monday to pick up local produce, souvenirs or just essential shopping, with the livestock market proving to be a theatre-like and unique experience, certainly for city-dwellers!

Stroll along the banks of the River Wye which runs through the town, passing mellow stone buildings and the medieval five-arched stone bridge, with a picture-perfect scene around every corner!

Discover the history within the walls of The Old House, a Tudor house featuring local historical artefacts and exhibits, pick up some sweet treats from the Original Bakewell Pudding Shop, and sample the delicious food at one of the town's restaurants or pubs.

Spend the day admiring the spectacular Chatsworth House, the filming location for Mr Darcy's Pemberley for the 2013 adaption of 'Pride & Prejudice', expect to be astounded by the grand rooms, opulent artwork, vast grounds and charming playground and farmyard, great for children!

Another excellent outing can be had at Haddon Hall, while Matlock Farm Park is another fun-filled place for all ages.

Bakewell is perfect for walkers and cyclists alike to base themselves for accessing endless beauty spots to traverse, with the peaks of Monsal Head, Fin Cop, Stanage Edge, High Wheeldon and Mam Tor all within easy driving range.

For a memorable stay in the charming Peak District town of Bakewell, choose to bring your loved ones to Knoll Cottage.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric stove
  • Gas central heating with electric stove
  • Gas cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine (in bathroom), dishwasher, TV, DVD player, CD player/cassette/radio
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Roadside parking with permit
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome at £10 per pet
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 mins walk.

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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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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