No 2 Riverside CottagesSleeps 6

Fabulous Family Retreat in Idyllic Location

Highlights......

  • A luxury 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom spacious mid-terrace cottage sleeping up to 6 with family rooms
  • Great Peak District villages nearby and a few minutes walk into the popular town of Bakewell
  • Plenty of places to eat/explore nearby including the infamous home of the Bakewell Pudding
  • Decorated with beautiful fabrics and quirky touches blending county with contemporary
  • Incredible location for keen cyclists/walkers with the Monsal Trail nearby 
  • Generous lounge area with logburner 
  • Next to a historical industrial estate home to the Thornbridge Brewery & Wye Bakehouse



External Rear Garden Area
Master Bedroom
Lounge Area with Cosy Logburner
Fully Equipped Kitchen

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Master Bedroom Ensuite
Bedroom 2
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom

Perfect for families, No 2 Riverside Cottages has 2 bedrooms with flexible sleeping arrangements and both bedrooms have their own TV:


Master Bedroom - A huge  bedroom with kingsize double bed & also a set of full size bunk beds - ensuite shower room (sleeps 4)

Bedroom 2 - A bright, cosy bedroom with superking double or twin bed - use of shared family bathroom (sleeps 2)


Family Bathroom - modern, fresh bathroom with bath & shower attachment, overhead shower, wash basin, wc & towel rail


For the layout of the bedrooms & bathrooms please click here.

Cooking & Dining

If one of the many nearby eateries doesn't take your fancy and you would rather make your own home cooked meal from the incredible local produce available, then No 2 Riverside Cottages has a fully equipped kitchen perfect for self-catering. 

The kitchen is fully stocked with plenty of pots,  pans, crockery, glassware and appliances. There is a toaster, microwave, gas hob and electric oven for you to make use of and create your Bakewell banquet. 

In the open-plan country style kitchen/diner there is a dining table which can seat 6 formally so you can enjoy your meal together. There is also a pantry with fridge/freezer.

In the town of Bakewell there is an abundance of pubs, cafes, restaurants if you fancy putting the utensils down for a night, or why not venture into one of the nearby beautiful surround villages and enjoy a hearty, rustic country meal.


For further details of what you can expect at the property please click here.

Dining for 6
Quirky Entertainment
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Dining for 6

Living Area

Interior Decor
Spacious Lounge Area
Lounge Area
Interior Decor

With a cosy logburner, soft sofas scattered with plenty of luxurious cushions and blankets to snuggle down with,  the lounge at No 2 really is somewhere you can enjoy the night unwinding after a day out in the fresh air.

There is a large smart TV if you wish to have a movie night, or a great coffee table for those who fancy playing boardgames and can avoid the infamous monopoly quarrels. The property also has wifi if you're keen to plan the next day's adventures and routes. 

The lounge looks out onto the rear patio area and there is a door just outside the lounge in the porch which can take you into the back garden to enjoy some alfresco dining or a glass of wine with a book.


For the floorplan of the property please click here.

Bakewell & the Surrounding Area

No 2 Riverside Cottages is in a fantastic location and is just a short walk by the River Wye into the centre of Bakewell - the heart of the Peak District. 

Bakewell has plenty of things to do, the park is great for children or if you fancied a game of rounders and you can't visit the area without going to feed the ducks by the river. 

There are some great boutique, independent shops selling locally made goods and produce - we would highly recommend picking up something for lunch from one of the delis! 

With it's prime location, there is plenty to do within a few minutes drive such as visiting Chatsworth House which also has an adventure playground and farm, or there is the stately home of Haddon Hall which is a great day out. Alternatively if you fancied spending your break on foot or cycling there are some fantastic walking and cycling routes nearby including the breathtaking Monsal Trail and it's popular far reaching views over the viaduct and Monsal Dale.


For more ideas of what to do during your stay please click here.

Front Door
Bridge Bakewell
View over Monsal Dale
Chatsworth House within 15 minutes drive

How To Find Us

Directions

The address of No 2 Riverside Cottages is:

New Lumford, Bakewell, DE45 1GH


Approx GPS coordinates of the property are: 53.218293, -1.682546


Directions to Riverside Cottages from Bakewell (approx. 3 mins):


•    From the centre of Bakewell (Rutland Square roundabout with The Rutland Arms Hotel) take the A619 exit signposted ‘Chesterfield, Sheffield, Chatsworth’
•    Follow A619 for 0.5 miles (going over the bridge and following the road round)
•    Take the first left you come to down Holme Lane (this has a dead-end sign but it is the correct way)
•    Follow Holme Lane right to the end and you will come to a sign that says ‘Riverside’, the road turns into a private road which is narrow (there will be a river on your left and houses on your right)
•    Follow the private road until the end (you will go past a large carpark on your right)
•    At the end of the carpark look to your right and you will see a row of 3 cottages. Take a right turn towards the cottages and there is parking right in front of the cottages for you to use (2 spaces per cottage)
•    You have arrived at Riverside Cottages!



Directions to Riverside Cottages from Baslow (approx. 10 minutes):


•    If approaching from Chesterfield or Sheffield, follow signs to Baslow
•    On approaching Baslow there will be a roundabout with 3 exits (Baslow, Sheffield, Chesterfield)
•    Take the exit onto A619 towards Baslow signposted ‘Bakewell, Buxton, Manchester & Chatsworth, Haddon Hall’
•    Follow A619 for 0.6 miles until you approach a roundabout with a tennis/cricket/football fields on your left
•    At the roundabout take the 1st exit towards the A619 signposted ‘Bakewell, Rowsley & Chatsworth, Haddon Hall’
•    After 0.3 miles take the right turning towards A619 signposted ‘Bakewell, Buxton, Beeley, Rowsley, Matlock & Haddon Hall’
•    Follow this for approx. 3.1 miles (The 13 bends)
•    You will go past a hospital on your left (Newholme Hospital). Almost immediately after the hospital there is a right hand turn onto a road call ‘Holme Lane’, take this right turn (this has a dead-end sign but it is the correct way)
•    Follow Holme Lane right to the end and you will come to a sign that says ‘Riverside’, the road turns into a private road which is narrow (there will be a river on your left and houses on your right)
•    Follow the private road until the end (you will go past a large carpark on your right)
•    At the end of the carpark look to your right and you will see a row of 3 cottages. Take a right turn towards the cottages and there is parking right in front of the cottages for you to use (2 spaces per cottage)
•    You have arrived at Riverside Cottages!



Directions to Riverside Cottages from Matlock (approx. 20 mins):


•    From the roundabout in Matlock (with Costa on your right, take the 2nd exit straight over the roundabout onto Bakewell Road A615)
•    Follow for 0.4 miles and you will come to another roundabout, again head straight over onto the A6 towards Bakewell (Dale Road N)
•    Continue on the A6 for 7.6 miles passing through the village of Rowsley, road turns into Haddon Road
•    You will enter the town of Bakewell and come to a roundabout with The Rutland Arms on to your left
•    Take the 2nd exit on the roundabout onto A619 signposted ‘Chesterfield, Sheffield, Chatsworth’
•    Follow A619 for 0.5 miles (going over the bridge and following the road round)
•    Take the first left you come to down Holme Lane (this has a dead-end sign but it is the correct way )
•    Follow Holme Lane right to the end and you will come to a sign that says ‘Riverside’, the road turns into a private road which is narrow (there will be a river on your left and houses on your right)
•    Follow the private road until the end (you will go past a large carpark on your right)
•    At the end of the carpark look to your right and you will see a row of 3 cottages. Take a right turn towards the cottages and there is parking right in front of the cottages for you to use (2 spaces per cottage)
•    You have arrived at Riverside Cottages!




Directions to Riverside Cottages from Buxton (approx.20 mins):


•    From Buxton follow signs to A6 towards Bakewell •    Once on A6 follow towards Bakewell for 12.1 miles until you approach the roundabout in Rutland Square (The Rutland Arms Hotel will be on your right hand side)
•    At the roundabout take the 1st exit towards A619 signposted ‘Chesterfield, Sheffield, Chatsworth’
•    Follow A619 for 0.5 miles (going over the bridge and following the road round)
•    Take the first left you come to down Holme Lane (this has a dead-end sign but it is the correct way)
•    Follow Holme Lane right to the end and you will come to a sign that says ‘Riverside’, the road turns into a private road which is narrow (there will be a river on your left and houses on your right)
•    Follow the private road until the end (you will go past a large carpark on your right)
•    At the end of the carpark look to your right and you will see a row of 3 cottages. Take a right turn towards the cottages and there is parking right in front of the cottages for you to use (2 spaces per cottage)
•    You have arrived at Riverside Cottages!



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Your Stay At No 2 Riverside Cottages

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby

Pubs

  • The Manners, Bakewell - Gastro pub with great food and a family friendly beer garden in the heart of Bakewell
  • The Royal Oak, Hurdlow  - Our award winning pub offers open fires, hidden corners, local ales and of course ‘great homemade pub food’ as it should be. We can happily cater for groups - bookings advised.
  • The Bull, Ashford in the Water - Traditional Robinsons small character pub serving great food in a lovely Derbyshire village with the River Wye flowing through the heart of it. Lovely cosy fire in the winter months.
  • The Ashford Arms, Ashford in the Water - A great traditional village pub serving food.
  • The Packhorse, Little Longstone - Lovely historic character features in this compact pub – promotes itself with ‘Walkers and Muddy boots welcome.’ It is worth booking a table for a group as it is popular with the locals.
  • The White Lion, Great Longstone - Recently refurbished gastro pub situated in the pretty village of Great Longstone.
  • Monsal Head Hotel and Stable Bar, Monsal Head - This place has a great viewing area and is a fabulous place to rest and enjoy a pint in the old Stable Barn when walking along the Monsal Trail.
  • Devonshire Arms at Beeley - Set on the Chatsworth Estate, The Devonshire Arms is one of those picturesque country inns at the heart of village life. It offers the charm and character of an historic inn with a contemporary twist! The Brasserie is modern, bright and relaxing while the Inn is cosy and inviting.
  • The Red Lion at Litton - Nestled on the green in the picturesque village of Litton, The Red Lion is one of a very few unspoilt traditional Peak District pubs. This historic inn combines character & quality in a way that is rare in modern pubs.
  • The Bull’s Head, Monyash - A traditional pub located in the heart of Monyash, serving good pub food. Popular with families and walkers.
  • The Barrel Inn, Bretton - Charming traditional pub with amazing views across the Peak District.

Restaurants

  • Pointing Dog & Duck, Bakewell - Great location by the river in Bakewell for an upmarket family friendly Italian Restaurant – Homemade pizzas and pasta are both excellent. Serves both lunch and dinner.
  • PieDaniels, Bakewell - A fine French restaurant and cafe bar in the heart of Bakewell offering a selection of fine French & English cuisine.
  • Rajas Indian Restaurant,Bakewell - A great Indian restaurant located in the Bridge House just on the edge of the famous Bakewell Bridge. They also do take-aways.
  • Juniper, Bakewell - Gin bar with a great pizza menu in the centre of Bakewell. They also do take-away pizza.
  • Simply Thai,  Buxton - Great local Thai restaurants located in the centre of town – booking is definitely recommended.
  • Taj Mahal, Buxton - Excellent curry house in Buxton.
  • Pizza Express, Buxton -Well known pizza chain in a great location for town and the Opera House – kid friendly.
  • St. Moritz Restaurant, Buxton - Swiss and Italian cuisine, great pasta dishes and also has a excellent pre- theatre menu.
  • Indian Palace, Buxton - Great Indian restaurant in the centre of Buxton
  • Lone Star, Buxton - Mexican/American cuisine, known for their large portions. 


Cafes

  • Aisseford Tea Room, Ashford in the Water - Pretty village tea room with lots of outdoor seating.
  • The Bean and Bag, Bakewell - Family run café in the heart of Bakewell offering locally sourced freshly prepared meals, cakes and scones.
  • The Upstairs Café, Bakewell - A nice child –friendly café located in the centre of Bakewell.
  • LavenderTea Rooms, Bakewell - A lovely quaint tea room, hidden in the corner of Hebden court, the charming décor includes vintage memorabilia and there’s outside seating in the sheltered courtyard. A great place for afternoon tea.
  • Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop Cafe - Located around the back of the award-winning farm shop is this great cafe serving local produce with amazing views over the estate. 
  • Hassop Station Café & Bookshop - A new family friendly cafe with outdoor covered seating and play, with a focus on food, family & fresh air. Enjoy brunch, lunch or afternoon tea on the terrace on the renown Monsal Trail or in the newly refurbished station building.
  • Hobbs Café, Monsal Head Hotel, Monsal Head - Situated at Monsal Head this cosy café offers great views and serves locally made ice cream.
  • The Café, Green Pavilion, Buxton - Good breakfasts with a variety of vegetarian options, also fantastic lunch menu with a good selection of salads/quiches/sandwiches. Excellent coffee and great staff.
  • No 6 The Square, Buxton - Relax and enjoy morning coffee, light meals or a traditional English afternoon tea in the elegant surroundings of No. 6 The Square.
  • The Old Smithy Café, Monyash - Rustic! Famous for its breakfast featured in the Top 50 Breakfast Book in the country. Character décor, open year round – walkers and bikers welcome. Also serves lunch daily with dinner on certain days.

Fresh Delivered Meal and Take Aways

  • Sauced Here- fantastic selection of home made prepared meals from local chef/cooks - great for large groups. They also provide a full basket of groceries from local producers that can replace a supermarket delivery
  • Scoff - Delicious, home-cooked food, delivered to you in the Peak District
  • Bakewell Fish and Chip Shop
  • Rajas Indian Restaurant
  • Bamboo Cottage (Chinese)
  • Juniper (Take-away pizza)
    Pointing Dog & Duck, (Take-away pizza)
  • Hope Valley Pizza Co - Take away pizza with free delivery
  • Maazi - Sumptuous Indian meal or buffet delivered to your door. Numerous catering options and can also provide waiting on staff and even take away the washing up.

Our Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby

1. Spend a day exploring the historic market town of Bakewell

Bakewell is the largest town within the Peak District National Park and is a hub of activity. Market day is on a Monday and as well as a large range of stalls there is also an agricultural market which is definitely worth a look around as it offers a great insight todays farming community. The town also hosts a craft and gift fair every weekend in Brigade town hall. The Bakewell Old House Museum occupies one of the oldest buildings in Bakewell and dates back to 1543, it provides a fascinating  glimpse into the towns past and is very interesting and informative with lots to appeal to all ages.Obviously no trip to Bakewell would be complete without sampling an original Bakewell pudding. The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop claims to have the old the original recipe and still makes the puddings by hand from the secret recipe.

Click here for a link to further information on Bakewell.

2.Visit Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall has welcomed visitors for hundreds of years and its beauty and atmosphere never fails to enchant.Described by SimonJenkins in “1000 Best Houses” as “the most perfect house to survive from the middle ages”.  Set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park, parts of the house date from the 12th Century, sitting like a jewel in its Elizabethan terraced gardens, and overlooking the River Wye.Film-makers flock to Haddon Hall to use it as a location. The house and grounds have played host to no less than three versions of “Jane Eyre”. Screen credits also include "Elizabeth”, "Pride & Prejudice”, “The Other Boleyn Girl” and“The Princess Bride”, the cult classic movie in which Haddon Hall becomes Prince Humperdinck’s Castle and village.  The Hall is open to the public, however please note that it does close for periods throughout the winter season, so please check its website for its opening times and special events. 

For more information on Haddon Hall please click here.

3. Take a tour around the Thornbridge Brewery

This award-winning brewery is located within Riverside Business Park. Taking a tour of this state-of-the art brewery is a must for any real ale lover. Tours take place very Wednesday and Friday at 3pm, booking is advisable. Also, if you are staying with us in the last week of the month, the brewery holds two socials on the last Wednesday (5-9pm) and the last Saturday (12-8pm) of each month. They generally have a range of 10 cask and keg Thornbridge beers, including Thornbridge favourites and some of their rarer beers. They also run brewery tours on these socials at 6 and 7pm on the Wednesday and 3 and 5pm on the Saturday, again booking is advisable. 

Click here for further information on Thornbridge Brewery

4. Cycle or Walk the Monsal Trail

With the Monsal Trial  close by (access to the trail is a short walk across Bakwell) it would be rude not to take the opportunity to cycle/walk along this old Midland Railway line which runs from Bakewell right up to Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale. The trail offers 8.5 miles of traffic free and mud free cycling/walking and with the recently reopened tunnels offers one of the most spectacular leisure routes in Britain for cycling, walking and horse riding. The nearest cycle hire is at Hassop station which is great place to stop for a bite to eat or for a coffee and nice piece of home made cake! There is also a lovely little gift shop and book shop and a children’s play area.

Click here for a link to cycle hire at Hassop Station or here for more information on the Monsal Trail.

5. Chatsworth House and Park

No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth House. At Chatsworth there is something to do for every member of the family. The Farmyard and Adventure playground is a brilliant day out for children of all ages - with animal handling, milking demonstrations and daily activities, plus a woodland adventure playground with slides, trampolines and more!Then there is obviously the house itself, steeped with history it’s one of Britain’s greatest stately homes and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The gardens are equally as impressive as the house, over 100 acres and as well and the beautiful flowers and plants, there are giant water features and sculptures dotted around. 

Click here for a link to Chatsworth House and Park


Finer Details

What To Expect at No 2 Riverside Cottages

A basic weekend supply of the following (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):

  • Hand soap, soap bars, shampoo and shower gel 
  • Loo rolls ( 1 x on the holder and 1 spare per bathroom)
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cling film & kitchen foil
  • Bin bags
  • Dishwasher tablets
  • 2 x tea towels
  • 1 x dish cloth
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Mop & bucket
  • Vacuum cleaner 
  • Store cupboard essentials – a basic supply of tea, coffee, sugar and salt and pepper.
  • 1 pint of semi-skimmed milk
  • Utilities - Electric, gas, heating and hot water
  • Wifi (fibre)

Useful Information

  • 1 x travel cot (if requested - please supply your own cot linen)
  • 1 x high chairs (if requested)
  • 2 x Hair dryer ( if requested)
  • Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
  • Fresh towels - one bath sheet and one hand towel per guest, plus two hand towels in downstairs toilet. 
  • 1 x log burner in the main living room. 1 x complimentary basket of logs supplied upon arrival (due to health and safety we cannot supply fire lighters or matches so please bring your own).
  • Smart TV's in all bedrooms, kitchen and living room.
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • The owners' reception (Litton Property Group) is on site and open from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. 

Cooking and Dining

For any kitchen items that are absolutely vital for your stay, please check with us before your visit to ensure that it is at the property (as things do sometimes get broken). The following kitchen appliances are supplied in each cottage:

  • Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
  • Gas hob and electric oven 
  • Microwave
  • Frost free fridge freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Double toaster
  • Cafetiere
  • Kettle
  • Dining table and seating for 6 guests

Outside

  • 2 Riverside Cottages is a mid-terrace cottage with separate gardens to front and rear. The external perimeter of the cottage is walled and the rear garden are is surrounded with wooden fencing.
  • Two parking spaces are provided in the front of the cottage and additional car parking is available nearby.
  • Outdoor table and chairs for each cottage 
  • BBQ for each cottage - please provide your own charcoal. 
  • Fishing - If you wish to take a fishing lesson or hire a rod, please contact Stephen Moores (Fishery Manager) on 07597233491.  A fishing daily pass can be purchased at reception within working hours (£40).

You Should Know 

  • Please note that we are dog friendly in No 2 Riverside Cottages,  however dogs must be kept under control at all times.  For your information, a maximum of two dogs are allowed if pre-arranged -  you will be expected to keep them out of the bedrooms and off the soft furnishings.  We do charge £20 per dog for the duration of your stay.  Please see our dog policy for further details.
  • Noise policy in place - not suitable for stag/hen groups or 30th birthday celebrations due to residential area.
  • Due to the character and age of the cottage, please note that the stairs are very steep so maybe unsuitable for the elderly or toddlers.
  • No fireworks
  • Wifi – we provide free wifi however as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there can be intermittent wifi signal that is beyond our control, we also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee wifi if there are technical issues out of our control.
  • Hire as individual dwellings or as a collection of all three cottages offering exclusive use

Location

  • The full address of the cottages is  No 2 Riverside Cottages, Riverside Business Park, Buxton Road, Bakewell, DE45 1GS. Please see the directions page for more detailed directions.
  • Riverside Business Park is on the outskirts of Bakewell and the town centre is a five-minute walk away. 
  • Bakewell offers a variety of small/medium sized supermarkets as well as several local stores, specialist stores, pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Booking and Payment Procedure

  • We ask for a 25% deposit to confirm a booking
  • The balance is due 12 weeks prior to arrival
  • Full payment is due upon booking if it is booked with 12 weeks prior to arrival
  • A cautionary damage deposit of £200 is held and returned after your stay
  • Click here for a full description of how to make a booking

Arrival and Departure

  •  Check in 3pm or after
  • Check out is by 10am prompt

Shopping Delivery Information

For ease, lots of our guests pre-ordered a shopping delivery. You are very welcome to organise this however, please do make sure you have arrange the delivery time slot to arrive after you have checked in, as we are unable to accept it on your behalf (as the property is let as exclusive use there is are no Peak Venus staff on site).

Local Shopping Delivery From Local Producers - Sauced Here

Keep it local! Our guests often ask for recommendations for local farm shops and butchers for the all-important celebration meals and this is a brilliant and very easy service.  Sauced Here has similar functionality to an on line supermarket but is only stocked by local suppliers in the Peak District - order your wine, meat, vegetables, dairy and so much more with a choice of over a thousand products and at reasonable prices. It's a great service which delivers straight to your
 holiday cottage or you can click and collect at a local pick up point. 

Click here to book a delivery slot.