Anne Cottage which has a Visit Britain 4 Star rating is in Bakewell, famous for its Bakewell Pudding, which nestles on the banks of the River Wye and is a tourist attraction with its Monday market and old world charm. Unusually because it was once two cottages, there is a separate staircase to each en-suite bedroom, one of which has a king size bed and the other twin beds which affords our guests the extra privacy of separate suites. The cottage is about 800 yds up hill from the centre of town and so offers the visitor the opportunity to walk into town to sample the many pubs and restaurants or visit the Monday market where you might pick up a bargain. There is a great selection of shops selling antiques and gifts, walking gear and some fabulous food shops to tempt you into something delicious for dinner. Bakewell is also a great centre to access the beautiful countryside whether you wish to drive or walk, and attractions such as Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Alton Towers. We now also offer free Wi-Fi access with the log on details in the handbook.
Anne Cottage in Bakewell, Derbyshire, England - A Short Walk To The Town Centre And Easy Access To All The Places Of Interest
About Charles Kirkman
Christine and I live in Baslow just 4 miles from Bakewell and so are able to be on hand to look after our cottages and our guests if there are any problems. We have a local business which provides services all over the Peak District and so we love the area and know it well and are always pleased to give local information to help you make the most of your stay.
Charles Kirkman purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Charles Kirkman chose Bakewell
Christine and I moved to the area 19 years ago and set up a business providing services to local residents and businesses which has enabled us to become part of the community and also to come to know the area very well. We love the beauty of the countryside but also the diversity in the villages, the local customs and festivals and of course the people who live here. Bakewell is in the centre of the Peak District and is a real tourist attraction in its own right, but it also makes the surrounding area very accessible whether by car, on foot or by public transport.
What makes this Cottage unique
Whilst on a hill the cottage is truly within easy walking distance of the town centre and other attractions. It is near the church and the Bakewell Museum for example. Parking in Bakewell is always an issue so we ensured each of our properties have designated parking, and at Anne Cottage there are places for two cars. For your convenience free Wi-Fi access is available. Anne Cottage is rated 4 Stars by the Tourist Board and has the modern facilities you would expect but at the same time retaining many 17th century features and the charm of an old quaint cottage.
Pool / Spa
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ANNE COTTAGE: BAKEWELL
This is a delightful cottage which well lives up to the promotional material. It was spotlessly clean and superbly furnished to a high standard, with plenty of kitchen utensils, crockery, glasses etc. The bedrooms and en suites were excellent with genuine privacy for each sleeping area, which is ideal if two couples for example were staying. In the interests of balance the only suggestion we might make is for the towels to be a little bigger or for there to be more of them, but that is a minor criticism in the context of the overall super quality of this cottage. The property is brilliantly situated for the amenities of Bakewell and a perfect location for the surrounding dales and walking routes. We were absolutely delighted with Anne Cottage and would definitely stay again. Congratulations to the owners for making available such a prestigious dwelling for those seeking to recharge their batteries in such a lovely environment. J.Robinson
Anne Cottage, Bakewell
Cottage was lovely and warm when we arrived. Had everything we needed for our stay. Cleanliness was good, lovely clean white sheets and towels. Location was excellent short walk down a hill to Bakewell where we found plenty of dog friendly cafes and pubs. 2 car parking spaces directly outside Anne Cottage was a bonus too!!
Lovely Cottage, great location
Cottage was perfect for our 3 night stay, tea, coffee& milk on arrival was a nice welcome. Great location for exploring Bakewell and walks!
We are so pleased that Anne Cottage was the perfect location for Jodie.
We are carrying out some upgrades shortly and have new leather sofas and a bedroom carpet on order which is just part of our annual program to keep this cottage and Brew House our other property in Bakewell up-to date and our guests happy!
Well appointed, clean and comfortable.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Bakewell and Anne Cottage played a big part in that experience.
The cottage was clean, warm and had everything we needed to enable us to cater for ourselves or take the short walk to many local eating places. The uphill walk back is a great way to burn off those calories!
Only negative is the parking. Roadside and sideways on, close to cottage wall. The road is very quiet at night.
We really appreciate the good review from Elaine and even more so that she enjoyed her time at Anne Cottage.Although the parking arrangements were not found to be ideal its worth noting that parking in Bakewell is not at all easy to find, and when its reserved and free and for 2 cars at one property it at a premium.
Aside from that, we emphasize that although the road is a main access route to the secondary school about 1 km away and so does have daytime traffic, it is quiet and peaceful at night.
We refurbished the kitchen in January which made a huge improvement and that has been reflected in this being the busiest year since 2006 when we bought Anne Cottage as it has proved so popular.
We would welcome Elaine and her party again in the future if they wish to return.
Excellent, well equiped and charming cottage
The cottage was absolutely charming. Two bedrooms with a bathroom each. Well equiped kitchen with space for dining and a lovely little livingroom. Situated well to the center of Bakewell, where shopping was really good. The old stone building was cool inside, which was a relief this very hot summer. No garden (stamp sized backyard), but when you're out all day, who needs it when you are out all day. Nicely situated for lovely walks and excursions in the Peak District. I highly recommend this cottage and thank the owner for having us as guests.
We are delighted our guests enjoyed Anne Cottage and appreciated the charm and character of this lovely old cottage.
The kitchen was refurbished earlier this year and its good to know that it worked well for these guests and that they made the most of the cottage's location.
We would be very pleased to welcome Dennis and his family in the future.
Charles and Christine Kirkman
Lovely cosy cottage
Lovely cottage, comfortable with everything we needed.
Having the parking spaces were invaluable as Bakewell was very busy over the bank holiday weekend.
Would love to visit again!
Special interest holidays:
If you are a cyclist we can help you with routes locally. There are numerous flat cycle routes such as the Monsal Trail and the Tissington Trail nearby which are old railway lines and are car free and where cycle hire is available and of course there are many hill tracks and trails where we can help.
Fly fishing is available on the Wye.
We are about an hour from East Midlands and Manchester Airports. Local bus routes can be used if you want to avoid a car and the nearest train stations are Grindleford or Chesterfield.
Chatsworth House 2 miles
Haddon Hall 1 mile
Alton Towers 29 miles
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: We have a Booking Form with our Terms and Conditions which we ask you to complete. Changeover Day: Weekly bookings: Friday to Friday or Monday to Monday Short Breaks: either Friday or Monday Notes on prices: Our changeover days are Friday and Monday Short Breaks are Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday and are normally charged at 75% of the weekly rate but please phone for a quotation as it may be less. We charge a supplement per dog of £5.00 per night Wi-Fi is available free of charge At Christmas and New Year we charge for the holiday period and we allow 7 days per period however if the guest stay is less than 7 days there is no discount.