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Gritstone Cottage

Bakewell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 979710)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Firstly we would like to thank the owners for leaving us wine and snacks, a very nice touch, gratefully received."

    The cottage itself is situated in a beautiful quiet village and very close to Bakewell, Chatsworth and of course the Monsal trail. The scenery in the area is truly beautiful, the location of the cottage was perfect. The lounge was very comfortable and the log burner fantastic for chilly evenings. We have stayed in cottages before with log burners and in our experience we have always had a few logs to start with to light the fire, there were no logs except the ones we had to buy. Everything we needed in the kitchen, but perhaps a bigger frying pan would be an idea as with 4 people staying the pan seemed quite small. Great to have a shower room downstairs and of course another bathroom upstairs, this worked very well for us. All in all, a lovely cottage, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by CherryMay 2022

  • "2nd visit to the property."

    Cosy, comfortable and great location for cycle trails and walks

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, great weekend, will highly recommend"

    Reviewed by SpencerApr 2022

  • "Great cottage in a lovely village, all exactly as described."

    Garden is peaceful and secure so great for those with dogs. Cottage well equipped, no dishwasher but not a major issue. Nice decor throughout and comfortable beds, sofa and armchairs. Very efficient central heating system. Two nice pubs within minutes walk and another with a spectacular view at Monsal Head only a mile away. Will look forward to booking again, thanks.

    Reviewed by JamesMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, great location to explore."

    Good facilities, everything as described and in very good condition. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by DuncanMar 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay, the cottage was exactly as described and had no issues at all."

    It was spotless and cosy, just perfect.

    Reviewed by AngeloFeb 2022

  • "An ideally located cottage in a delightful village."

    Everything was as we would wish - easily adjusted heating; comfortable beds; constant hot water; outdoor space; readily available parking and a high standard of cleanliness & decor. There are many walks from the door in the spectacular countryside and attractive towns and villages to visit. Highly recommended.

    So glad you enjoyed staying with us. Look forward to you visiting again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SallyFeb 2022

  • "Excellent location in the village, close to lots of walking routes (inc Monsal Trail) and several good pubs."

    Cosy, comfortable and just right for a long weekend. Would recommend.

    So glad you enjoyed staying with us. We really appreciate your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DawnJan 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely village."

    The cottage was very clean, cosy and comfortable with all the facilities we needed. The village too was lovely with two excellent pubs and good walks all within easy walking distance.

    So glad you enjoyed staying with us. We really appreciate you amazing 100% feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeoffreyJan 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, short of nothing."

    Very comfortable. Lovely village and pet friendly pubs. We didn't use the garden, due to the time of year, bit tricky getting up the very steep and uneven steps. Would have struggled to use in the summer, the steps could do with improvement, and made more safe. Overall we had a fantastic weekend away. Would certainly return.

    So glad you enjoyed staying with us. We really appreciate you amazing 100% feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TracyJan 2022

  • "Just the perfect cottage in the perfect location!"

    Couldn’t recommend this more, we had a delightful time thank you so much!

    So glad you enjoyed staying with us. We really appreciate you amazing 100% feedback. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2021

  • "Comfortable, clean, well equipped cottage ideal for two and our dogs in a great location."

    Walks from the door, Thornbridge Hall gardens ( excellent and a good cafe) and the Monsal Trail both a mere stroll away. Village has a shop and pubs. Bakewell within walking distance or a short drive away. Great holiday.

    We really appreciate you amazing 100% feedback. Hope you come back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JennySep 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with all that you need for a quiet and comfortable stay."

    The cottage is in a great village with 2 pubs and small shop up the road. Location is brilliant for lots of different walks within 15min drive or from the door step. Will definitely be coming back.

    Thanks for the amazing 100% feedback. Looking forward to your return visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlexSep 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage set in a charming village with good pubs and easy access to Monsal trail."

    cottage was cosy and comfortable with good facilities. We had a very enjoyable week here.

    Reviewed by MelissaAug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here, a lovely base for an outdoorsy holiday with a dog."

    Cottage beautifully clean and well equipped ( thanks too for bottle of wine provided on arrival). Nice pubs within walking distance & great little village store ( good cheese!). Lovely evening walk (20mins)across fields to The Packhorse in Little Longstone . Would def be happy to stay here again.

    Reviewed by KimAug 2021

  • "What a fabulous stay we had… upon arrival the cottage was immaculate & every amenity had been thought of."

    The steps up to the garden are steep but their is a handrail in place for assistance…the kitchen was well equipped & furnishings gave the cottage an immediate homely welcome feeling. The showers in the cottage were excellent powerful & warm after a days walking! Garden perfect for four legged friends! Great location for walking, sight seeing and exploring! Recommend booking pubs/restaurants in advance as we found it tricky to eat out on spare of moment mostly due to staffing, and supply the local businesses are experiencing. Overall couldn’t recommend this fabulous cottage highly enough we will definitely come back again!

    Reviewed by StephanieAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Gritstone Cottage, everywhere was nice and fresh and newly painted, Great Longstone is a very attractive Peak District village, with its two pubs, the White lion, and the Crispen, and is well situated for the Monsal trail, and Bakewell is close by."

    We will certainly return to the area in the not to distant future.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "All though the cottage was clean and comfortable, I felt it only had the bere minimum of any extras, for which we have come to expect from other cottages booked with Sykes, Access to The garden at the rear was near impossible to reach, bordering on being dangerous, impossible for my wife to get to."

    The garden was listed by photograph pics as an asset to be enjoyed

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "The whole week was brilliant the only suggestion I have is that the front bedroom would be greatly enhanced if it had blackout curtains, the last time we stayed we slept in the back room which was quieter and no direct sunlight."

    We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet, quaint little village."

    Superbly clean, and had everything you need for a break away. Cottage very comfortable and welcoming . Too good pubs in the village, advisable to book fir meals as very popular. Dog friendly too. Loved our stay.

    Reviewed by LauraMay 2021

  • "Gritstone is a comfortable cottage in a great location, a lovely little village with 2 great pubs."

    If I had one criticism it would be the steps up to the back garden. They are uneven and loose and I feel they need some attention

    Reviewed by LouiseMay 2021

  • "The property is described as having a dog friendly garden, however one wall was low enough for a medium sized dog to jump into the neighbouring garden, so we had to watch the dog everytime they were outside."

    There was also building materials and rubbish left around the garden. Otherwise the property was clean and well appointed, and in a great location for exploring the National Park. The rooms are small but did the job for a long weekend.

    Reviewed by SamanthaMay 2021

  • "Comfy little cottage set in a pretty village, ideal for exploring all the Peak district has to offer."

    Secure garden and country walks from the door, perfect for your 4 legged friend. Two dog friendly pubs a minutes stroll away serving good food and good ale . What's not to like

    Reviewed by CarlOct 2020

  • "A good holiday."

    The only problem we had was finding the bike store for rubbish because we thought it was at the back of the property. We had a restful and enjoyable break. Thank you

    Reviewed by JackieOct 2020

  • "We found the position of the village was excellent for visiting the small towns but more importantly for us hiking the well known trails."

    Having the monsal trail so close was useful for shorter evening dog walks. We could also easily pop into Bakewell for food etc. We did not try either of the pubs in the village.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2020

  • "Cottage lovely but access to garden not suitable for 70+ year olds ."

    Steps are way to steep !

    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2020

  • "Farm milk across the road."

    Little shop and pubs to hand. Lovely village. Good efficient heating. Ideal little garden for dog. Characterful cottage

    Reviewed by LesleySep 2020

  • "Gritstone cottage provides a charming and cosy base for exploring the Peak District."

    Immaculately clean, the owners have given a lot of thought to the cottage's facilities. We'd have happily stayed longer than our weekend.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2020

  • "A very clean and well maintained cottage in a lovely village."

    Great base for exploring the Peak District. Just right for the 3 of us plus our dog, but would have been a bit tight for a 4th adult.

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2020

  • "The cottage is situated in a great location for exploring the Peak District."

    Reviewed by CathrynAug 2020

  • "Perfect. Great location in lovely village, central for peak district touring."

    Cottage was clean, comfortable, well equipped, great shower/bathroom, modern kitchen, nicely furnished. We would be quite happy to return to gritstone cottage next time we stay in the Peak District.

    Reviewed by TeresaJul 2020

  • "Great cottage in fantastic location, with 2 good pubs and a well-stocked shop within minutes walk."

    Delicious, fresh milk straight from farm in centre of village, again, minutes walk away. Cottage was comfortable, clean and amply equipped. Showers were hot and powerful, nice little garden, secure for the dog, and with stunning views! Well-placed for great walks straight from the door, or short drives to the popular local 'attractions'. Easy parking outside. We had a lovely week in Gritstone Cottage and would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by RosieJul 2020

  • "In a quiet little village there were 3 excellent pubs which serve superb food."

    Also a shop which sold allsorts of items. Great Longstone is also a start point for visiting all the Peak Districts main attraction including Chatsworth,the Monsall Trail and the towns of Bakewell and Matlock. Finally woul certainly recommend a visit to the Northern Light cinema in Wirksworth.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2020

  • "This cottage is just lovely."

    It was cosy and very comfortable. We booked for total relaxation and that’s exactly what we achieved. Would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by SallyNov 2019

  • "Great place, all you need and lovely village with lots close by"

    Reviewed by SallyNov 2019

  • "The cottage was comfortable and cool during the recent heat wave."

    Reviewed by J.Jul 2019

  • "Beautifully appointed cottage; a lovely 'home from home' for our week-long stay."

    Very clean and well decorated. The only very minor observation was a lack of larder/cupboard space in the kitchen; by no means a complaint. The additional shower room was highly appreciated. This is a 'big plus' for anyone who struggles to get in/out of a bath. The village is small, quaint, very friendly and geographically well-positioned to reach the sights and sounds of the Peak District. The two local pubs were both very welcoming and served good food. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely like to return in the future; maybe with our Scottish Terrier.

    Reviewed by GordonJun 2019

  • "A wonderful little cottage in a lovely little village."

    Great facilities in the cottage, very comfortable and a nice little garden. The village has 2 really friendly pubs which also welcome dogs. This is a great base for exploring the Peak District and I would totally recommend it. We are going to book again for next year

    Reviewed by LouiseMay 2019

  • "Had a problem with the heating and hot water but this was quickly resolved by the owner and did not affect our holiday."

    Reviewed by ColinMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet location, clean and tidy with good facilities."

    close to pubs and transport and great walking. Owner dealt with small problem with a leaking radiator very promptly and was very helpful.

    Reviewed by JoApr 2019

  • "Great cottage in a lovely village."

    We love this area and the village is central to lots of interesting walks and the cycling at Monsal trial. The cottage was very clean and well laid out. It was handy to have the bike storage. It was great to not need the car for the weekend. We walked and cycled direct from the cottage. The village shop had all we needed and we ate out at both village pubs. Loved getting milk direct from the farm round the corner! Would love to return.

    Reviewed by NatashaApr 2019

  • "We met Carl, the owner who replaced the dvd."

    He was very pleasant and helpful and wanted to know what more he could do to make the cottage welcoming.

    Reviewed by AngelaMar 2019

  • "I can’t rate Sykes cottages high enough."

    The cottage was immaculate and everything had been considered down to the smallest detail. We were able to settle in immediately and enjoyed our time from the minute we walked in the door. The information file was invaluable and we found the whole experience delightful from finish to end - we were sad to leave. Just wonderful - great company that actually delivers what it says it will - Rare these days and absolutely refreshing - we will definitely back. Sykes is our holiday experience provider now and always!! Well done

    Reviewed by MichaelaFeb 2019

  • "Perfect little cottage for a weekend away!"

    Although very compact, the cottage had everything we needed, it was warm and comfortable, and the location was excellent, within easy reach of pubs, Monsal Head and Bakewell. We would definitely consider it again.

    Reviewed by KathrynNov 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage situated right at the heart of a lovely village ."

    The cottage itself was very comfortable with excellent facilities. Had such an amazing stay, would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by AshleyOct 2018

  • "Everything lovely clean cottage super location great for walking loved it all"

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2018

  • "All the furnishings, kitchen equipment, towels etc were of a vey high quality."

    There was a basket with a bottle of wine, beers & nibbles. A very nice & unexpected gesture.

    Reviewed by MarySep 2018

  • "Comfortable cottage in a pretty village which is central for touring this part of the Peak District."

    Cottage is a home from home and nice to return to at the end of the day.

    Reviewed by GillAug 2018

  • "Perfect location."

    We enjoy cycling so being so close to the Monsal trail was perfect. Easy cycle ride into Bakewell. Many wonderful walks straight from the cottage. Just over two mile walk across the fields to Bakewell or a little further via the Monsal trail. Three excellent pubs just a few minutes walk from the front door of the cottage. Cottage had all you need. I would agree with a previous review, it would be nice to build up the wall around the garden in the future to help keep the dog from wandering off (or chasing cats!). High speed wifi connection was much appreciated (download of over 65Mbps). Nice welcome gifts on arrival (bottle of wine etc.).

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2018

  • "Excellently appointed, well presented with quality fixtures and fittings."

    Perfect location in an idyllic village setting.

    Reviewed by PatrickJul 2018

  • "Great little cottage with modern kitchen and bathroom, spotlessly clean & close to local amenities."

    The garden is not ‘enclosed’ enough for 2 curious spaniels who were easily able to make their way over knee-height stone walls (!) but great to have the option of outside space, just had to keep dogs on leads which wasn’t a problem. Easy access onto the Monsal Trail for walking/cycling. Thourougly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2018

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1x first floor double, 1x first floor twin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor bathroom with power shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom for storage
  • Kitchen
  • Open plan sitting/dining area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Large bike storage
  • Lawned garden to rear with patio furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

The property

Gritstone Cottage is a lovely semi-detached, stone-built property located amidst the pleasant village of Great Longstone.

The accommodation exudes charming characteristics, with beautiful modern furnishings throughout, and is a great place to bring the kids and get lost in luscious countryside in one of the most beautiful parts of Derbyshire.

The cottage layout is over two floors, with a ground floor shower room as well as the upstairs family bathroom, so no need to wait in line in the morning to use the facilities.

Spend some quality time together in the cosy sitting/dining room and listen to the crackling sounds of the woodburner in the background.

You will find all of the utensils you need to cook up the perfect family meal in the well-appointed modern kitchen.

Head up and out into the secluded, verdant garden area and look out over delightful rooftop scenery, enjoying those late summer nights while the kids play on the lawn.

There are some excellent routes for walkers and cyclists in the local area as well as trail and fell running to enjoy Why not stretch your legs and stroll along to the famous viewpoint at Monsal Head or follow the Monsal Trail?

There are many paths which will lead you to superb panoramic views.

With a couple of pubs only on the doorstep at Great Longstone, you won't be stuck for somewhere to enjoy a refreshing beverage or two.

If you fancy something sweet, Bakewell is only two miles away, home of the famous Bakewell tart.

This family-friendly location in its idyllic cottage setting is just what is needed for the perfect holiday.

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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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