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Waters Edge

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Bakewell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage, spotless, warm and very homely."

    Everything you need for a wonderful stay, close to everything in Bakewell. Beds very comfortable so a good rest after a day walking in the hills and dales. Welcome pack was great something for everyone, even the dogs were well looked after. Parking permits were brilliant as it got very busy over the weekend behind the cottage, so many walks from the door we never moved our car till Wednesday. We will be back as we loved the cottage. Thank you!!!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review and also emailing us personally. We really do value guests letting us know how we are doing.... We are delighted that you enjoyed the many wonderful aspects that Bakewell has to offer and welcome you back again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by LynnNov 2023

  • "The cottage was spotless and well equipped."

    It was really comfortable, for us and our two dogs. It's in a great spot with all the pubs, cafes and shops just a few minutes walk away. It's only a 10 minute drive to Chatsworth and there are a lot of nice walks locally.

    Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Thank you so much for your appreciation of the hard work by housekeeping, for each and every guest experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LynneOct 2023

  • "Description of outside space was a bit misleading."

    And closeness to the water also was misleading apart from that a very pleasant place to spend a holiday

    Hello, thank you for taking the the time to leave a review. I have asked Sykes to amend the description as we do not wish for anything to be misleading. The cottage has a typical small courtyard area to the rear, which is secure with a gate in place, 4 wooden chairs, a table, a 2 seater bench, a chiminea and we have a portable BBQ as well available. We have 4 plant screens as well to define our area and create a more aesthetically pleasing area to sit out in. I can confirm the little stream that runs behind the cottage is very close indeed and a popular walking route for those that like a scenic route into Town. To clarify for future guests, we are on the edge of the water (hence the name of the cottage) although the stream does not actually run through our land boundaries but on foot, it is less than 30 seconds from the cottage door, and you can be on the stream pathway... We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RogerSep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Beautiful views from back of house and sunny yard.Historical area, so some irregularity on the stairs.Lovely walk along the adjacent millstream into the interesting and historical town with its good shops and cafes and a nice swimming pool. Beautiful river area. Yard not always totally private, but mostly so.Good parking at rear with permit for one car. Also fairly close car parks for £5.00 per day. Helpful to have one extra permit from our host for the extra car for their first night. Cottage a little compact downstairs for four, but great for two. Upstairs very spacious. Some traffic noise at the front early mornings, if windows open, but double glazing effective when shut.Nice walks and easy drive to Chatsworth and its great garden centre and cafe and farm shop. All with no charge for parking. Also Monsal Head nearby and many beautiful villages. All in all, a lovely stay in a great area.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely detailed feedback. The cottage is a typical terraced cottage commonly found in Bakewell Town and whilst the courtyard is shared with neighbours (only because they have a right of way to the final gate), we have tried to create a lovely space for the cottage guests with our own green furniture and tables and bench and planting screens. In summer many guests sit out for a while with a glass of bubbles, just to rest their tired legs after a long day walking and exploring... We really are pleased to hear you visited some of the best places locally and seem to have enjoyed your time in Bakewell. Property Owner

    Reviewed by FrancesSep 2023

  • "We absolutely love this cottage, but due to the high rise next year we won’t be able to visit again."

    It’s such a shame

    Prices are always in accordance with demand and also like everyone else we have to absorb higher mortgage interest rates and utility costs during these current challenging times. When you consider the average nightly price for local hotels and airbnb's in the same location we are still very very competitively priced as our prices are not calculated nightly but weekly, offering customers the most cost effective stay. However it is good to hear that you have loved Water's Edge Cottage and thank you for visiting us 3 times so far. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TraceyAug 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage with everything you need."

    We had a fantastic stay. Beautiful setting

    Thank you for lovely feedback and we are so pleased you enjoyed your time in Bakewell and at the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CharlieJul 2023

  • "I would recommend anyone to stay in this cottage."

    It is beautifully located many walks from the location, very comfortable, very clean. All the facilities that you need would stay here again.

    Thank you very much for your lovely review! Always nice when guests take the time out to do this online. It is very heart warming that your family keep returning to us. Welcome again anytime. I am pleased you stayed this time in better weather as this provides, as you say, many lovely walks and days out. Best regards Louise and Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by TraceyMay 2023

  • "Overall a good place to stay in a good location close to the town centre."

    Limited free parking (parking permit supplied by the host). Dog owners need to be aware that the enclosed rear yard is shared with adjacent neighbours, one of which has two dogs.

    Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Yes, we believe the other cottages are pet friendly too and so we are very careful to put information in the welcome email so that guests are aware to keep the courtyard gate closed at all times, so pets are kept safe and we do ask all guests to ensure that their pets are always supervised in the courtyard. You will appreciate we cannot guarantee the behaviour of other visitors and this is a row of 4 cottages so different people will enter the courtyard at different times. We have not experienced any issues at all in the past and one cottage owner does have 2 dogs who are shown at Crufts, and always very well behaved. We do have signs up in the courtyard around our seating area, reminding people to care appropriately for their pets and respect the neighbouring cottages. Approximately 80% of our guests stay with their pets and we have not experienced any issues with this. Parking in Bakewell is always very limited and in demand and we work hard to offer our guests free parking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KevinMay 2023

  • "Horrid cottage with uncomfortable beds and very small kitchen with almost no work surfaces or storage space for anything."

    Also full of steps up and down from top to bottom of cottage. Extremely dangerous steep staircase without any handrails. Did not enjoy and came home after three days hated every second of being at Waters Edge.

    We are so disappointed to receive such a negative review. Firstly, I would like to question why you did not contact either Sykes or ourselves (you had our full contact details including mobiles) to express your dissatisfaction, especially if you say you left after 3 days? I can confirm neither Sykes or ourselves had any communication from you. Secondly, I would respond to your point by saying that the cottage does indeed have a stair rail leading to the first floor, we do make it clear on the listing that there are 2 storeys and is not suitable for people with mobility issues and this can be clearly seen in the website pictures. It is a typical cottage in Bakewell and the accommodation is cosy and compact but has everything one needs. Indeed, many of our reviewers state this and we have a cottage guest book full of lovely positive reviews, with many many guests saying they wish to return. The picture of the kitchen is very clear on the website and again whilst we agree it is compact, we have tried to provide everything that guests would need if self catering and we have often been thanked for this, not criticised. Many properties in this location do have similar size cottage kitchens. You mention there is no storage space for anything and yet we have large sets of drawers , suitcase stands, hanging rails for up to 15 garments and bedside tables with drawers in both of the bedrooms, as well as coat hooks downstairs and we also have a basement cellar for suitcases/extra storage if needed. These can be clearly seen in the photos of the website. I would like to mention that, rather disappointingly, house keeping confirmed that you left the property in a terrible condition, sticky food on the kitchen floor, spillages on the worktops and down cupboards, bits of packaging left on various floors, medication/tablets left on the floor which could have been dangerous to children/pets, smoking items in the property, a bath full of wet towels being stored in cold dirty water, a very dirty oven with a oven tray full of old cooking fat, a kitchen sink full of dirty cloths and tea towels in cold dirty water and the heating left on. You made absolutely no attempt to clean on departure. This made it extremely challenging for housekeeping to complete their changeover ready for the next guests arriving. We could have charged a deep cleaning under the good housekeeping bond under these circumstances. We are confident that this review is not an accurate reflection of our accommodation offering and upset that you felt the need to post this without making any attempt to contact ourselves or Sykes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect for us and our pooches, lovely decor, great location, we couldn’t have asked for more."

    We will definitely be returning and would highly recommend.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very pleased you had such a lovely time and we welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2023

  • "What a beautiful little cottage and a gem of a find right in the heart of Bakewell which is full of shops, restaurants and pubs."

    Close by is the Monsal Trail which is a fabulous walk with rest stops along the way and wonderful views. The cottage itself is extremely well equipped and tastefully decorated. The bedding and towels were gorgeous and soft and smelt divine. The lounge has a wonderful large log burner and lots of wood and kindle to use. Fabulous large comfortable sofas which you don't get in a lot of places. Large smart TV and TV's in each bedroom. The bath was sumptuous and modern. The owners left some toiletries and a wonderful welcome pack including wine, milk, chocolate, crisps, tea, coffee. The courtyard garden is really pretty how they have decorated it with plenty of seating. They've thought of every home comfort for your stay, can highly recommend, Claire & Paul Bradbury

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed so many aspects of the cottage and our efforts with regards to ensuring guests have a very comfortable and enjoyable stay were so appreciated - it is always nice to know when you are getting things right, as well as knowing how things could be improved inline with different people's tastes. We have enjoyed many a walk ourselves along the Monsal Trail and the views are breathtaking, in all seasons. Take care and we look forward to welcoming you back at some point in the future - Paul and Louise Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClaireFeb 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage, everything you could ask for."

    Great welcome pack & fully equipped…. And the towels …..owners could not be more helpful…. Thornbridge Brewery only 10 minutes walk away .. worth a visit

    Thank you very much for your lovely review! We are really pleased to hear you had such a nice stay with us in Bakewell. We are also delighted that you were pleased quality of the towels provided and our guest welcome pack. We have not personally visited the Brewery but will make sure we do this on our next visit! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2023

  • "Spotlessly clean and well maintained."

    Nice welcome pack including wine, chocolate, crisps, logs and kindling. Lovely touch.

    Many thanks for your feedback. It is much appreciated and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found the accommodation of a high standard. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Waters Edge, it was quaint, cute, welcoming and remarkably clean!"

    We have stayed in quite a few cottages in the past and Waters Edge was bar far the cleanest and well equipped! The visitors parking permit was great. I even had a chat to a traffic warden whilst walking one morning. They are around and quite ready to pounce! Very thoughtful idea of a parking pass for Bakewell which we didn’t use because the cottage is so close to walk to amenities. Very close to Bakewell golf course (9 holes). My Husband brought his clubs and played a couple of rounds during our visit. We didn’t realise that the secure garden/yard area was shared as a thoroughfare for a couple of neighbouring properties. The gate was left open on a couple of occasions so if you have pets/children just double check that it is closed before letting them out. We gave 4 stars but it would be more like 4.5 if the selection was available! We would have loved to have given this property 5 stars but we had a couple of hiccups and misunderstandings with bedding and wifi. We left a couple of suggestions but by no means any criticism. The owners really do want any visitors to their property to have the most comfortable stay and you can feel that with the effort, care and attention they provide. We wish Paul and Louise all the best for the future with Waters Edge!

    Hello Melissa, Thank you so much for the feedback. We have put the coasters into place to protect the bedroom furniture - thank you for the suggestion and we have revised the information on how to access the WIFI so it is clearer for people on arrival. Thank you for your comments on the standard of cleanliness. Both ourselves and the housekeeping team try very hard to maintain very high standards as we know how important this is to guests. Yes, the rear courtyard is shared with this small row of 4 cottages as is quite often the case in Bakewell with cottage style accommodation but we are lucky to have our own specific area for seating with 4 chairs and a table and a Chiminea and a larger bench so this creates a nice area to sit and have a glass of bubbles or a pint in the warmer weather and maybe read a book..... but yes, it is important that the gate to the courtyard is kept closed at all times for the safety of dogs and children. We do ask guests to make sure that they do not let dogs or children into the courtyard unsupervised and we have decided to add some further signage to act as a prompt to all. Thank you for taking the time to feedback on the Sykes Website and we welcome you back again at any time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by MelissaDec 2022

  • "Great location with the town centre pubs/shops etc all within a few minutes' walk with an option to enjoy a stream-side path into town too."

    The parking permits worked well too. Lovely wood burner, cosy lounge more spacious than we imagined. Compact kitchen can be cold but leave the sitting room door open with the log burner lit and all will be well :) Excellent shower/bath. Good accommodation for 4 guests. Real/craft ale lovers will want to visit the recently opened Thornbridge Tap Room within easy walking - also The Joiners Arms is only 3 minutes away on foot too. Characterful cottage which worked very well for us two and our cocker spaniel.

    Many thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and we are looking into the feasibility of a small portable heater for the kitchen. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2022

  • "No teapot,jug or beside lights in main bedroom but good although noisy location."

    Place clean and otherwise comfortable

    Thank you for your feedback. We have tried to keep the kitchen worktop space as clear as possible and avoid clutter but we can certainly get a teapot and jug for the kitchen for those that wish to use these items, as we have plenty of cupboard storage. We are pleased you felt the location of the cottage was good. Being so close to Bakewell Town Centre, with everything in walking distance and no need for taxi's does mean that sometimes you will hear a little noise especially in Peak Season but the location does mean that many places of interest are within very easy access and also we are very close to lovely countryside walks and of course, Chatsworth House. We are also pleased that you found the accomodation clean and comfortable, our efforts have been targeted towards this. Thanks - Louise & Paul Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristopherOct 2022

  • "Lovely property, very clean, and great attention to detail providing things like umbrellas, spare dog leads, treats and beds for the dog."

    Also a lovely welcome pack.

    Hello Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Waters Edge and your time in Bakewell and the Peak District. We welcome you back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with Smart TV, 1 x second-floor double with Smart TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, iron, ironing board, hairdryers
  • 3 x Smart TVs, WiFi, complimentary walking & cycling routes and guides
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Free off road parking available subject to space
  • Bike storage available in the cellar
  • Rear secure garden with patio furniture, chiminea and portable charcoal kettle barbecue
  • Up to two well-behaved dogs welcome and must be up to date with flea and worming treatments, sorry no puppies
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Guests are asked to clean the portable barbecue prior to departure
  • Note: The owner requests that dogs are not allowed upstairs and dog beds are provided although guests may prefer to bring their own
  • Note: The property is located over 3 floors and is not deemed suitable for people with mobility issues due to the stairs

The property

Nestled in the centre of Bakewell in Derbyshire, is this superb three-storey holiday cottage, Waters Edge.

Boasting a fantastic location within the Peak District National Park and ideally located in one of the park's most popular towns, Waters Edge is the perfect family-friendly base for couples or a family of four, plus up to two canine companions.

Be greeted by a spacious courtyard patio with seating, ideal for warmer days when you fancy sitting out with your favourite tipple, whilst browsing the complimentary guides provided or one of the many good novels from famous local authors.

Look forward to cooking delicious meals in the well-equipped kitchen ready to enjoy at the dining table for four over a bottle of wine.

You'll also find a cellar with a chest freezer and storage space for bikes.

Relax in the cosy sitting room with a two and three-seater sofa and footrest to rest those weary legs, as your favourite show plays out on the Smart TV, and your pooches take their favourite spot in front of the crackling woodburning stove.

Climb the stairs up to the first floor, where you can wash away the day with a relaxing soak in the bath or freshen up with a hot shower, before choosing from two well-appointed bedrooms to catch your rest in.

Both bedrooms have a Smart TV, hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries, a super-king-size with zip/link, and a second-floor double, ideal for those lazy mornings snuggled up.

A wander through the charming town centre will find a fantastic selection of pubs, restaurants and cafes, including the popular Rutland Arms, the 200-year-old pub, The Peacock, and The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop, as well as the award-winning Hattersley Wines.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll over the historic Bakewell Bridge and along the River Wye, visit the 17th-century market hall, purchase fresh and local produce at the farmers markets, the famous English family-run chocolate shop; Holdsworth Chocolates (as seen on TV) or the very popular Bakewell Cheese Shop.

Attractions include local history at The Old House or take a dip in the pool at the local leisure centre, while just out of the town centre there is the welcoming Thornbridge Brewery where you can book guided tours and enjoy samples.

Alternatively, enjoy the many walks in the Derbyshire Dales and the wider Peak District, with the famous, traffic-free Monsal Trail on your doorstep.

Take the short drive over to the esteemed stately home Chatsworth House, owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire (The Cavendish family), where you can tour the decadent interior and expansive gardens which include a farmyard and adventure playground, a fountain and pond, and a labyrinth, a great family-friendly day out with many events held throughout the year!

Next stop is Matlock, where you will find the picturesque Hall Leys Park, ideal for picnics, the Pic Tor War Memorial with exceptional views at its top.

Continue the fun at Matlock Bath, which offers an aquarium, the Peak District Mining Museum and the fun-filled Gulliver’s Kingdom.

For a memorable day trip, head to the renowned Alton Towers theme park filled with rollercoasters and rides to suit all tastes!

All this awaits you with a stay at Waters Edge.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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