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Oak Lea

(Ref. 963503)

Bakewell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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71 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely stay thank you"

    Reviewed by Anya5.0Dec 2023

  • "Our 2nd visit to Oaklea cottage and it was just as lovely as the first."

    A lovely warm comfy base to come home to on a cold winters afternoon. Visited Chatsworth for the Christmas decorations in the house and the lights in the garden it was fantastic. Haddon hall was another great afternoon out as well got us all in the Christmas spirit. Would love to visit again as we love Bakewell Thank you to the owners for the lovely welcome goodies.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Nov 2023

  • "Had a lovely few days at Oak Lea."

    Property perfect in every way. Owners really helpful.

    Thank you Karen and Pete for your feedback. We’re really pleased you’ve enjoyed your stay at Oak Lea and look forward to you returning again soon. Best wishes Helen and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was spotless & had all needed appliances & equipment."

    Even extra essential food supplies left, milk, bread , butter tea , coffee , milk & wine ! Which was a lovely bonus. Good size lounge, dinning room/ table , utility room , kitchen, bathroom and very comfortable beds. Our only difficulty was the bedrooms on the front are quite noisy early hours from the traffic on the road and church bells . Otherwise perfect cottage , we had a lovely stay & felt very supported by the hosts.

    Thank you Ian for your feedback. We’re really pleased you had a lovely stay at Oak Lea and we hope you’ll visit us again Best wishes Helen and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Nice welcoming feel with additional touch of goodies of wine, bread, cookies, tea and coffee."

    Thoughtfully furnished with items in the spirit of the house's history. Great location within 5/10 mins of town centre. Dog friendly! Thoroughly comfortable and enjoyable stay for our 44th anniversary (got engaged on Bakewell's river Bank!).

    Happy Anniversary! Thank you Tim for your feedback. We’re really pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay at Oak Lea and chose the cottage to celebrate your 44th wedding anniversary . I’m sure Bakewell has changed very little since you first proposed. Thank you again and we hope you’ll visit us again soon Best wishes Helen and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely stay at this (not so little) cottage."

    Wonderful location. Delighted with the welcome gift of wine, fresh crusty bread and butter and milk in the fridge. Lots of information to hand regarding places to visit and walks to take. Helen & Stephen's communication with us was second to none, even down to my son leaving behind a much loved hoody and it being posted back to us the day after we left. You two are great at this! Can't recommend Oak Lea enough.

    Good morning Helena Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. We’re so pleased you all enjoyed your stay at Oak Lea and the facilities we provide. We hope you’ll visit us again soon! Best wishes Helen and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helena5.0Aug 2023

  • "Really nice property."

    Clean spacious with everything you need. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Aug 2023

  • "If you are deciding whether Oak Lea is the right cottage for you, just book it!"

    - you will not regret it. It's faultless, everything you could need (such as kitchen and bathroom essentials/films/books/Netflix/local area walks/board games - just to name a few!) has been thought of by the owners. It's clean and bright, looks small from the outside yet incredibly spacious on the inside. We absolutely loved staying here, as have many others over the years (featured in the guest book). We can't wait to visit again and will recommend friends and family to do the same. Thank you so much for everything Helen and Steve, your cottage is simply lovely!

    Thank you Amina for your wonderful feedback. We’re delighted you enjoyed your stay at Oak Lea Cottage and look forward to you visiting again! Kind regards Helen and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amina5.0Jul 2023

  • "The Oak Lea flat is a charming cottage in a great location."

    It is very clean and has all modern appliances. There s a small sitting area that is quite comfortable for coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening. Downtown Bakewell is a short five minute walk. The only drawbacks are; in the event of warm weather, opening the windows in the evening is necessary. Because the cottage is on a busy street there is a lot of road noise. Secondly, parking is very difficult, especially for an American without a lot of experience driving in England. Finding available permit parking was a stressful experience. Overall, a great place to stay. Just be patient with the parking challenges.

    Thank you Steve for your feedback, we're pleased you found the cottage both charming and a great place to stay. Bakewell is a Victorian town with narrow roads and mostly street parking. The area is very popular with tourists during the day but the evenings are usually much quieter once the main car parks have closed at 6pm. We do provide a residential permit to all of our guests and usually they can find a parking space at the back of the church close to the cottage. The advantage of the cottage is it's very close to all the amenities and walks around the area. We fully understand that our roads are much narrower than you're used to in the States but we hope this doesn't deter you from visiting the Peak District again. Thank you once again Kind regards Helen and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Couldn't of asked for more. We arrived on a Sunday afternoon. Parking was impossible. In the end we parked on The Castle pub car park and donated to their chosen charity.

    Thank you Dwayne for your feedback. Sunday afternoons can be really busy in Bakewell especially during bank holidays. We're pleased you found a place to park until a residential space became available. We hope you'll visit us again soon. Kind Regards Steve and Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dwayne5.0May 2023

  • "One of the most comfortable, clean and thoughtfully equipped cottages we've ever stayed in."

    Thank you Sally for your feedback. We’re really pleased you all enjoyed your stay at Oak Lea and we hope you’ll visit us again soon. Kind regards Helen and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2023

  • "Very enjoyable stay."

    Oak Lea is a comfortable and well equipped cottage. This was our second stay, and would love to go back again.

    Thank you Lynda for your feedback, we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you returning again soon. Best wishes Helen and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda4.7Mar 2023

  • "We had a fab stay at Oak Lea, it really exceeded our expectations in every way."

    The cottage was much more spacious than we imagined, beautifully decorated & maintained, the beds were super comfortable & it was warm & very welcoming (the wine, flowers & basic groceries on arrival were much appreciated too) The owners, Helen & Steve, were extremely kind & accommodating over a special request - we really had a perfect stay & would love to return. Thank you.

    You're welcome! Thank you Katrione for your feedback, we're really pleased you had a fab stay and look forward to you and your daughter returning again. Best wishes Helen and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katrione5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very well located cottage just a short walk into Bakewell and walks onto the peak just a minute from the door."

    Beautiful historic church opposite the cottage. Rooms are larger than they appear in the photos which was a lovely surprise. Living Room - Has 2 sofas, could do with a third and has room for it. TV has Netflix, BBC iPlayer, ITV X & 4OD it isn’t a smart TV. DVD player with a huge selection of dvds. Dining room is well equipped with plenty of space for sit down family meals. The stair case is open at a point so tall people have to be careful when walking round. Kitchen is extremely well equipped, all the cutlery, crockery, cooking pans & utensils you need to cook a family meal. Oven is amazing! Dishwasher also very convenient. Boot Room - Iron & Ironing Board, Dog Towels, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Small Fridge & Small Freezer all in this room. We travelled in December so luckily it was cold enough to keep food and drink out just in the boot room as the fridge wasn’t big enough. The light switches for the back yard & boot room are wrong way round too which seemed bizarre. The back yard directly out from the boot room is very small and narrow which seems to be common in Bakewell. There is also a narrow walkway from the main road/front to the back so muddy boots don’t need to go through the cottage itself. We found someone in the next door cottage kept leaving the wooden door/gate wide open which wasn’t ideal given we had a 4 year old & dog and it opens directly onto a main road. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, a large queen (can be twin which we requested but it wasn’t set up as twin) a small twin with a chest of drawers and a small single with a chest of drawers. The only wardrobe/hanging space is in the large master bedroom. The large bathroom has a huge rainfall shower with excellent water pressure, the roll top bath is perfect for a relaxing soak. The toilet is difficult to master the flush and very noisy which isn’t ideal at night when combined with the very loud extractor fan. No windows in the bathroom so the fan is a necessity. The cottage is located on one of the busier roads in Bakewell so light sleepers might want to consider earplugs as both adult bedrooms have main road facing windows. Parking is very hit & miss! You are given one permit, however then have to drive to the two roads you are allowed to park on in the hope a space is available! Any other vehicles have to locate areas without parking restrictions (few & far between in Bakewell) or continuously move your vehicle to avoid a parking ticket. Loading & unloading on arrival/departure is honestly a nightmare! It is a main busy road with the cottage located on a slight bend, because of this you are asked to do so from the opposite side of the road having to ferry luggage etc across the road in between traffic. This is a very comfortable and well situated cottage, with a few points to just be aware of. Lovely welcome package on arrival, detailed information pack which was very helpful. Lots of walk maps & suggestions. A few takeaway menus however none deliver in Bakewell, worth noting if you’ve left it late and don’t have anything in.

    Thank you Gill for your feedback, we're pleased you liked the cottage and all the facilities we provide. Unfortunately we didn't have time to say hello to you as you were just pulling away from the cottage as we arrived in Bakewell. We do apologise that the KS bed wasn't split into two singles, this was an oversight on our behalf. We do provide contact details to all of our visitors and would have been more than happy to pop back to the cottage to rectify this for you. Bakewell is a small historic town and is extremely popular with visitors during the day. However the traffic subsides greatly early evening as the visitors depart. Oak Lea is very close to all the amenities and our guests are provided with a residential permit to use during their stay and there is ample 24hr parking within the centre of Bakewell to accommodate any extra vehicles that your visitors may have. As the cottage is advertised for 5 people, Oak Lea has sufficient seating/wardrobe space for 6 people. Yes the boot room is very handy when entertaining and preparing extra food for family and friends. The cottage has a small courtyard, so we do stipulate that we can only accommodate one dog. It's the responsibility of the dog owner to ensure that the inner gate to Oak Lea is secure, so if the outer gate is accidentally left open your dog should still be safe. The light switch for the courtyard is within easy reach by the inner back door for guests to switch on before leaving the cottage and is triggered by motion to ensure sufficient light is available when leaving and returning to the property. The other switch which is located by the back door is to give light when entering the boot room. Happy New Year to you and your family. Steven and Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian3.8Dec 2022

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay."

    The cottage is very central and a 5min walk into town. Bakewell itself is beautiful with lots of independent shops and coffee shops. We ate out at the Rutland Arms Hotel and the Woodyard both excellent. It was lovely to have a warm comfortable cottage to come back to on a cold wet day. Thank you to the owners for a lovely welcome pack as well. Would love to return again sometime.

    Thank you Diane for your feedback, we’re delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you returning again. Best wishes Helen and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in the heart of Bakewell, easy to walk into town."

    We didn’t have an issue finding a parking space behind the church despite the road works. The stairs are steep and had we taken my elderly parents we would have had to leave but that is a feature of these old houses and something we modern softies aren’t used to. The bed was very comfortable, bed linen very good quality. I didn’t find the towels very absorbent. Maybe fabric softener is being used as the towels were thick. Deducted one star for cleanliness as there was crumbs in the grill pan but it was otherwise clean.. I’m sure just an oversight. Welcome pack was exceptionally generous! We would recommend this cottage and we would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely time as we always come back to this house when we come to ..."

    We had a lovely time as we always come back to this house when we come to Bakewell it is so lovely the only thing we found this time was the cutlery had been put away and was not clean but we will be back

    Thank you Christine for your feedback. We’re pleased you had a lovely time again . We apologise that the cutlery had not been checked thoroughly before your arrival and we will look into this. We look forward to you returning to Oak Lea. Best wishes Helen and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Oct 2022

  • "Delightful cottage, situated a very short walk from the town centre."

    Well appointed and had everything we needed for a thoroughly enjoyable stay… Arrival ‘treats’ from the owners were a nice touch and much appreciated. Will book again.

    Thank Steve for your feedback. We’re pleased you’ve enjoyed your stay and look forward to you visiting again. Best wishes Helen and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage in a great location."

    Very helpful information from the owners.

    Thank you Kathryn for your feedback. We hope you’ll visit us again. Best wishes Helen and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Sep 2022

  • "Property brilliant and property owners 1st class."

    Sykes as a property company poor.

    Dear Karen Thank you for your feedback, although your score was lower than expected. We’re pleased you thought the cottage was brilliant and we as owners were 1st class and you wish to return again next year. Helen and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Oak Lea!"

    Just a short walk to the centre of Bakewell, this cottage was a lovely place to stay and explore the town and the surrounding area. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Great communication with the owners and a generous welcome pack on our arrival was very much appreciated. We hope to visit again one day.

    Thank you Anna for your feedback, we’re really pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you visiting Oak Lea again soon Best wishes Helen and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely, cosy, well appointed cottage in the heart of Bakewell."

    Everything we needed was there and the lovely touch of the welcome pack was much appreciated! A real home from home!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent tasteful accommodation."

    Very warm, clean and comfortable. Lovely feel to the cottage with lots of nice touchs. Very well thought out including the most generous welcome pack we have ever had, especially for a short stay. Thank you. Lovely location in very pretty side of the town. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Oak Lea, a real home from home."

    Comfy bed, well stocked kitchen, netflix on the tv, masses of information regarding walks and things to do. Easy access to the town (which is stunning) with loads of restaurants, shops etc. Beautiful walks straight from the house. Chatsworth was a real hightlight. Busy road and parking could be tricky sometimes, both of which we new beforehand. We would definitely recommend and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely place."

    Tasteful decor. Really comfortable. Excellent welcome/set up. Well thought out - an idea holiday let.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Mar 2022

  • "Cosy, well furnished and clean."

    Centrally placed in bakewell for easy exploring. Well stocked kitchen. Owners were very friendly and prompt at communicating.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Mar 2022

  • "Such a lovely warming cottage with everything you need to enjoy a relaxing holiday."

    The welcoming pack was so thoughtful and very enjoyable. Spotless, cosy and perfectly situated to visit the "Outstanding Natural Beauty" of the Peak District. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2022

  • "A privilege to stay in thus lovely cottage."

    It was warm and cosy and had everything we needed and more. A generous welcome pack considering we only stayed for 2 nights.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in the heart of Bakewell."

    The parking wasn’t an issue at all once you’ve worked out where you could park. It is a tiny problem but you are so central to Bakewell itself you can’t possibly grumble. The owners left a lovely welcome package including flowers, milk, bread and even a bottle of ‘fizz’ which is so very thoughtful. I would recommend this lovely place and can’t wait to return very soon.

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fabulous holiday cottage, very well equipped and beautifully presented."

    I would highly recommend and would definitely come back and stay again. The welcome pack was lovely. parking is the only slight issue but once we found the zone B area we found places to park.

    Thank you Linda for your feedback, we’re really pleased you’ve enjoyed your stay and we look forward you visiting again soon. Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year! Helen and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was rather cold, but in every other way it was fabulous!"

    Thank you Jill for your feedback. We're really pleased you and Michael enjoyed your stay at Oak Lea. The central heating is set to auto prior to arrival and there are instructions provided within the information pack for our guests to change the settings as and when needed. We hope you had a successful 3 weeks working at the Christmas fair and you'll visit us again soon! Best wishes for Christmas and New Year. Helen and Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Nov 2021

  • "Excellent town centre location with several walks available from the cottage, ..."

    Excellent town centre location with several walks available from the cottage, but don’t book here unless you very confident at reverse parking……

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great cottage in a great location and the best welcome pack ever!"

    The pictures really don't do it justice - the cottage was much bigger than expected and provided absolutely everything we could have needed. Thankyou for our stay.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2021

  • "Oak Lea is a perfect place to stay when on holiday in the Peak District."

    The cottage has everything you could need. It is clean and very comfortable. The welcome pack is a lovely touch,and the flowers were beautiful. In fact everything was just perfect. Would definitely recommend Oak Lea and would love to return on our next visit to Bakewell.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was beautifully furnished and loved the colour scheme."

    Kitchen really well equipped. Welcome package very 'welcome' with bread, milk, biscuits and wine! and even flowers. We were anxious about parking, but found a short term 2 hour space, and were able to move later in the evening to a space in the B zone. (Monday is market day, so that may have made it more tricky) - the rest of the week we found parking no problem.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2021

  • "Had a wonderful few days at Oak Lea in Bakewell."

    The cottage is beautiful, comfy and very well equipped. Perfect location - close to all the shops, pubs and restaurants in Bakewell. Hope to be back soon!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2021

  • "Delightful cottage in a great location just walking distance into the town."

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Apr 2021

  • "Oaklea is a very cosy cottage with everything needed for a wonderfull stay including comfortable beds and Netflix."

    Very close to the towns many pubs and restaurants and we appreciated the wine/flowers/biscuits etc.Only downside was parking which is a bit of a challange ,parking behind the church was full every time we looked,but the road up the hill on the left had plenty of free parking.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2020

  • "This is the third time we have stayed at Oak Lea and always enjoy our stay."

    The cottage was well set up and as ever extremely clean.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Oct 2020

  • "We loved Oak Lea so much, Helen and Steve left a wonderful welcome pack, all essentials, milk,juice, tea coffee, luxury biscuits."

    They even left a bottle of wine which was very much appreciated. We thought getting parked would be tricky but we always found somewhere. The cottage is 5 minutes from all the wonderful shops and restaurants so a real bonus. The information pack was really excellent for both the cottage and out and about. The facilities were fantastic, if I could have wrapped it up and taken it home I would have

    Reviewed by Nuala5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was fantastic, great location, clean and cosy."

    Despite the changeable weather, we had a great time in the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2020

  • "Amazing cottage!"

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jul 2020

  • "Great communication from the owners, very comfortable and exceptionally clean."

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    We were contacted by the owners a couple of weeks before to ensure we had received all the info necessary for parking and access. Our toddler daughter had broken her leg and the owners were very supportive buying a high chair for our young baby. Also left us with some essentials on arrival which was appreciated.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a good location."

    Just a few minutes from the town centre. The cottage was well maintained throughout and had everything we could have needed including a large selection of DVD’s and books. There was not just bread and milk but lovely extra’s like wine and chocolates too. Overall a great week.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Feb 2020

  • "Very generous welcome pack."

    Much appreciated. Great location for exploring Bakewell and the whole of the peak district. Very comfortable accommodation. Kids loved Netflix in the evenings.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage and all the facilities were far better than what was on the website."

    We had a wonderfully relaxing time with everything we could possibly need in a cottage provided for. The cottage was in a perfect location being short walk from the centre of Bakewell as well as fantastic walks around the Peak District.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Jan 2020

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Dec 2019

  • "This is a very nicely presented cottage, well equipped, spacious, comfy beds, large bathroom, clean and great easy to control heating which is a must in December."

    Nice touches in the welcome pack and the Christmas decorations which got our pre-Christmas break off to a festive start. Bakewell and surrounding area is lovely. Lots of cafes, pubs, restaurants and walks (our dog had a great time) all within easy reach of the cottage. There is a bit of traffic noise in the day but we were out for majority of time so not really a problem and stops significantly at about 7pm and throughout the night but does start again in the morning. Arrival is a bit tricky due to the road and traffic but we chose to park (a parking permit is provided) and carry our belongings in which if you park temporarily on the road behind the church near the slip road is not far and then we just moved the car to a better parking spot. Would thoroughly recommend staying in this cottage and would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Dec 2019

  • "An amazing cottage and amazing hosts the welcome was delightful and the hosts ..."

    An amazing cottage and amazing hosts the welcome was delightful and the hosts had thought of everything could not have been happier

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2019

  • "Oak Lee is a lovely, comfortable and very very well equipped cottage located in the center of Bakewell."

    It is very convient when holidaying without a car. The cottage was absolutely spotless on our arrivals and the owners even left some food essentials so we could have a light supper without going out to the shops. I would highly recommended Oak Lee to anyone looking to rent a holiday property in Bakewell.

    Reviewed by Paulina5.0Nov 2019

  • "Parking was an issue which is a shame as everything else was perfect"

    Thank you for your comments, we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Oak Lea Cottage. We provide a residential permit for our guest to use during their stay. Unfortunately due to flooding and road closures in Bakewell and the surrounding area, this has affected local parking. We look forward to you visiting again during the better weather Property Owner

    Reviewed by Raynor4.1Oct 2019

  • "Comfortable and well maintained property well looked after and all the extras ..."

    Comfortable and well maintained property well looked after and all the extras made life a lot easier and the welcome pack was just lovely

    Reviewed by Jodie4.7Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean and neutrally decorated with plenty of good quality bed linen and towels."

    The welcome pack was very generous that included essentials like bread and milk but also Prosecco and chocolates! A few more hooks on bedroom doors would be useful, especially in the two bedrooms that don't have a wardrobe. The unloading was stressful as we arrived at rush hour and there was no way we could have parked outside the cottage. The parking was tricky too, with the main spaces on a busy hill and with not many available spaces. The location of the cottage was perfect though with such a short walk into town and to attractions such as Haddon Hall. Overall a lovely stay.

    Thank you for your feedback and kind comments. I am sorry you had difficulties with parking. The area does get busy during peak times as it is in a central location but there is normally always a space nearby within a minute's walk away. We do provide a very large wardrobe in the main bedroom to compensate for less space in the other rooms but have taken on board your comments about the hooks. I am glad you enjoyed your stay overall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7May 2019

  • "Excellent service and lovely accommodation."

    Reviewed by Damian5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage However there aresome issues that need addressing."

    Backdoor key problem needs immediate attention. Shelving in bathroom required to place personal effects.Garden area not really suitable for a pet. That said it is a lovely property in a lovely location

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday. We provide a telephone number for Customers to contact us with any concerns during their stay so it can be resolved immediately The internal door has now been fixed, as the new keys that we provided may not have fitted quite as well as the old one and we will look into adding shelving in the bathroom. This property is a terrace with a courtyard and is suitable for one dog. We would like to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith3.8Mar 2019

  • "The cottage."

    ..We had high hopes from the listing & other reviews. We received a 'welcome' email a couple of days before our holiday that gave us info on unloading / parking. On the Friday another email arrived as we were on our way to tell us the cottage was ready. As other reviews mention, the welcome pack is superb. The cottage was clean, comfortable, warm & beautifully decorated/ furnished. Parking - unloading was a bit stressful, but that was because it was school finishing time & there are a lot of buses on the road. Once we had luggage/ dog sorted, we moved the car & didn't have any issues getting a space the rest of the week. Bakewell - a lovely town. Pubs/cafes/shops all easy to walk to. We enjoyed the market on the Monday. The Monsal trail is nearby & walking by the river in the park was so enjoyable. We thoroughly enjoyed our week & wouldn't hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Jen5.0Mar 2019

  • "The house is a beautiful property, kept to excellent standards - definitely not a standard, Ikea property!"

    We had a lovely break, and enjoyed the local area almost as much as we enjoyed having a cosy and well-equipped home to come back to. We were very sad to leave and strongly recommend the property.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, great location, fully equipped kitchen, generous hosts, comfy beds."

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Feb 2019

  • "Really lovely cottage great location ."

    Clean comfy lounge , well equipped kitchen . Unexpected welcome pack on arrival which included bread ,butter milk , orange juice . Lovely bottle of wine , box of chocolates and fresh flowers . Also tea coffee and sugar . Really is a home from home . Really comfy bed with beautiful bedding and fluffy towels .

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage was warm and comfortable and the Welcome Pack was the best we've ever had in a cottage."

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Jan 2019

  • "The cottage is in an excellent location, attractively furnished and well equipped."

    The owners were very welcoming and easy to contact.

    Reviewed by Xenia4.7Dec 2018

  • "The cottage was beautifully presented in a rural look and feel."

    The house was well equipped, including a huge range of DVDs and included a TV with a Netflix membership! On arrival we received a gorgeous welcome pack, including prosecco, bread and milk- a wonderful and unexpected treat! The kitchen had everything we needed, including kitchen wraps and foils (very useful) with a large double oven and grill. The house had incredible heating, which on cold autumnal days was really great! The beds were also some of the comfiest we have slept in, and the bathroom was gorgeous with a fab shower! Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Bakewell- which is a mere 2 minute walk away!

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Nov 2018

  • "It must be one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in ..."

    It must be one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in some very good ones great cottage good location every you need and a pub at bottom of the street thank you

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Oct 2018

  • "Beautifully furnished cottage close to the centre of Bakewell."

    Generous welcome pack which was a lovely touch. The only negatives are it is on a busy road. It was difficult to find an available parking space, even with the residents parking permit.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2018

  • "The location was fabulous together with beautiful cottage made this a great holiday for our family"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2018



    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely, clean and beautifully presented, well equipped with a lovely cosy feel."

    The personalised welcome pack was much appreciated. After long days spent walking and enjoying the many delights the Peak District has to offer, we looked forward to returning "home" each evening. I would highly recommend Oak Lea, well done Helen and Steve! Thank you Dawn Penman

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Aug 2018

  • "The attention to detail in the cottage was amazing."

    From a personalised welcome letter and welcome pack to the crisp clean decor. Well equipped and beautifully furnished. Excellent.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage is beautifully appointed, very comfortable and well equipped."

    Parking is only 2 minutes walk away and the centre of Bakewell just down the hill. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jun 2018

  • "Oak Lea is one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in - excellent location, just a 5 minute walk from the centre of Bakewell, beautifully decorated and furnished and really well equipped with everything you need (and more)."

    Really comfortable and a real home from home. Stephen and Helen have thought of everything and the excellent welcome pack and lovely fresh flowers were much appreciated. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jun 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request), 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with a roll-top bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating, gas fire
  • Gas range, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV inc Netflix, WiFi & Broadband
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Permit parking on street nearby
  • Lockable storage
  • Rear enclosed private courtyard with furniture accessed by a shared footpath
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 minute walk
  • Note: Neighbours may need to access their shed via shared footpath at the rear of the property
  • Note: No business or worker bookings allowed at this property

The property

This chocolate-box, terraced cottage sits in the heart of the magical market town of Bakewell in the Peak District National Park.

Sitting in a supreme location for exploring this heavenly region, make this the homely base for your long-awaited family break away.

After an unforgettable day of exploring the fascinating, traditional town, be greeted into this stone cottage by its enticing sitting room, graced with snug seating, a Smart TV and a stunning period fireplace, where you can sit together and enjoy a night of Netflix in front of the warming gas fire.

Wander into the simply beautiful dining room, finished with a table set for five.

Gather the family around to enjoy your meals and reminisce on the day's adventures, whilst planning those of tomorrow.

The ground floor concludes with an immaculate, fully-equipped kitchen with a range cooker.

A neutrally carpeted staircase takes you to the tranquil first floor, discover the three immaculate bedrooms; a super king-size zip/link, a twin room and a single room.

This first-class accommodation concludes with a family bathroom, featuring an elegant roll-top bath and a separate walk-in shower.

For some quiet time, head out to the tranquil courtyard to the back of the cottage where you can enjoy a morning coffee.

Step out of the front door and discover the wondrous Bakewell with its charming, high-quality amenities including the renowned Original Bakewell Pudding Shop which is a must-visit.

Engulfing this superb holiday base is the breath-taking Peak District National Park, a haven for ramblers and cyclists with far-reaching rural vista and a number of well-known paths and trails to venture along at your own leisure.

Other desirable spots nearby include a range of majestic stately homes and other towns such as Matlock and Buxton which both offer something different.

The perfect cottage to spend a much-needed break away from everyday life.

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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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Note: No business or worker bookings allowed at this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas