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2 Bedroom Cottage In The Heart Of The Peak District, 2.5 Miles From Bakewell

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Charming Cottage in Over Haddon - Peaceful Village Overlooking Lathkill Dale National Nature Reserve

Set in the quiet village of Over Haddon and within 300 yards of the Lathkill Dale National Nature Reserve with its high limestone countryside, clear streams, secluded woods and abundant wildlife, Lower Folds offers the perfect base to explore the Peak District National Park whether by car, bike or on foot. We like to offer maximum flexibility to our guests for arrival and departure days rather than have strict changeover days so please call first to discuss your preferred dates.

2 bedroomed (1 double / 1 twin) plus travel cot beautifully presented cottage offering country living with modern amenities e.g. free WiFi, satellite TV, DVD, iPhone / iPod docking station.

With spectacular walking and cycling on the doorstep, Lower Folds is a well equipped holiday home in the heart of the village with a popular dining pub only 300 yards away and with easy access (2 miles - regular village bus service) to the charming town of Bakewell. Local walking books and other tourist information are provided at the cottage. The historic Haddon Hall (4 miles), Chatsworth House (7 miles), Haddon Hall and Caudwell's Mill (5 miles) are easily accessed. Within a half hour drive, you can be at:

Buxton, the world famous spa town with its Opera House and beautiful gardens; Staffordshire Moorlands' impressive gritstone edges and craggy rocks;

Matlock Bath with its cable car ride to the Heights of Abraham;

Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site - 'the valley that changed the world';

'Blue John' Caverns at Castleton - home to 8 of the 14 known veins of Britain's rarest mineral;

Crich Tramway Village offering vintage trams to transport you back in time along cobbled streets;

The historic Georgian town of Ashbourne with its beautiful architecture, fine antique shops and stylish boutiques;

Carsington Water with rich wildflower meadows, native woodlands, ponds, reed beds and islands;

Riding & Trekking Centre nr Buxton;

4 golf courses (Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton High Peak & Cavendish).

Further afield you can enjoy the Staffordshire Potteries, Alton Towers, and the National Memorial Arboretum. Or you can just relax by the fire or in the private walled rear garden and enjoy the views across paddocks and open farmland. Family friendly. Cyclists welcome (secured shed available for bike storage). Well behaved dogs (2 max) welcome @ £25 per stay - downstairs only.

More Details

Lindsay Arnell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About Lindsay Arnell

Lower Folds is owned by husband and wife Steve and Lindsay who live in the neighbouring county of Staffordshire. We have always loved visiting and walking in the Peak District.

We take great pride in being able to offer high quality holiday accommodation to our guests. We always endeavour to welcome guests personally to the cottage and we are on hand to offer advice on the local area and to respond to any events needing immediate attention.

As dog lovers ourselves, we don't believe that you should have to compromise on the quality and comfort of your accommodation in order to bring your dog with you on holiday.

We look forward to welcoming you to Lower Folds.

Lindsay Arnell purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Lindsay Arnell chose Derbyshire Dales

We had searched for the perfect property in the Peak District for many years.

Our criteria was simple but surprisingly difficult to satisfy.

The cottage had to:

- be in the National Park

- be within walking distance of a good "foodie" pub or restaurant

- have its own private garden to provide a secure environment for young families and dogs

- and have its own parking so that you don't have to spend your precious holiday time hunting for a space.

We stumbled across Lower Folds in Over Haddon on one of our many walks and knew immediately that it was the one for us.

We think it's perfect to unwind and relax and we hope you will too.

What makes this cottage unique

Lower Folds is conveniently located in the quiet village of Over Haddon yet only 2.5 miles from the all the shops, restaurants and amenities offered in Bakewell.

Over Haddon overlooks the National Nature Reserve of Lathkill Dale, one of the most beautiful dales in the Peak District.

Within walking distance of Lower Folds is the CAMRA awarding winning Lathkil Hotel serving excellent food and a wide selection of real ales, ciders, lagers and wines. Also within walking distance of Lower Folds is the Garden Tea Rooms serving hot drinks and sumptuous home made cakes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Couldn't ask for more from start to finish. Warm and friendly greeting to a beautiful cottage, tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean with facilities that were second to none. Highly recommended.
May 2015
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Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Lathkil Hotel
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

There are numerous flat cycle routes e.g. the Monsal Trail / the Tissington Trail which are on old railway lines and now dedicated cycle / pedestrian trails. Cycle hire is available.

There are also many hill tracks and trails.

Fly fishing is available nearby on the River Wye.


East Midlands Airport - 45 miles;

Manchester Airport - 35 miles;

Birmingham Airport - 75 miles.

Local bus routes can be used if you want to avoid a car.

The nearest train stations are Grindleford or Chesterfield.


Bakewell - 2.5 miles

Haddon Hall - 4 miles

Chatsworth - 7 miles

Matlock - 10 miles

Buxton - 11 miles

Ashbourne - 18 miles

Further Details:

2.5 miles from Bakewell with an abundance of restaurants and bars plus banks, post office and shops including the home of the famous Bakewell Pudding. Bakewell also hosts a Monday market and a regular farmers market.

Over Haddon is within free delivery distance of a number of takeaway outlets based in Bakewell.


Over Haddon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • Bathroom with bath / shower over.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double bed with rear view to open paddocks and farmland; Bedroom 2 - twin beds with front view overlooking the village.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: Stairgate / high chair / travel cot available; Well behaved dogs (2 maximum) welcome @ £25 per stay - not permitted upstairs. Outside: Secure, private rear walled garden with patio, decking area, lawn and mature raised beds offering views across open paddocks and farmland; Private front garden with raised herb beds; Seating and table for outside dining plus bench; Secured storage for cycles, push chairs, prams etc; Private off road parking for 2 vehicles Utility Room: Downstairs w/c and rear cloakroom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, Towels & Hairdryer inc; Dog Towels (2) inc; Welcome pack Other: Tiled floor vestibule with storage for walking / cycling gear


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2 Bedroom Cottage In The Heart Of The Peak District, 2.5 Miles From Bakewell
average rating of 4.883721 based on 45 reviews

Very nice, well equipped cottage. Clean & beautifully furnished.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage in a beautiful area. The cottage was very well equipped & tastefully decorated. Some nice touches from the owners too, leaving bread, milk, butter & other essentials. Lovely quiet village with a good pub round the corner.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely feedback. I'm really delighted that your return stay in the Peak District was a success. I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.
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Great Property in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the Peak District and my wife and I were not disappointed. We were met on arrival to Lower Folds by the owner Lindsay who turned out to be the perfect host for the introduction as no stone was left unturned regarding information. A much appreciated welcome pack was also provided.

We were aiming to do some walking and were pleased to find out there were a number of walks from our doorstep which we took advantage of. The property is very close to Bakewell, which we now know to be a very pretty town and definitely worth a visit, and not far away from Chatsworth which was also taken advantage of. All in all we had a brilliant few days in a new region for us, in the perfect property and location. I would recommend Lower Folds to anyone and we most certainly wouldn't hesitate to book again for a return visit.

Many thanks to Lindsay for bringing such a lovely property to the holiday market.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant home from home holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in the quietest village I have stayed in, excellent and well equipped cottage and beautiful furnishings.

Lovely local walks too.

Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A delightful and well kept property

  • 5 of 5

The property was excellent, it was very well appointed and was well maintained. It was situated in delightful surroundings

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely feedback. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Over Haddon and I hope to welcome you and your family back again in the future.
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Perfect week

  • 5 of 5

Had a perfect week in Lower Folds. Arrived late and Lindsay was there to greet us with tea and biscuits, most welcome after long journey from Edinburgh.

Cottage was beautifully decorated and very comfortable and in a perfect location for exploring the Peak District and spending time with grandson.

Weather was very kind to us and the evenings were spent sitting outside with some wine and nibbles, enjoying the bird song and sunset.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely feedback. I am so pleased that Lower Folds was comfortable for your stay and that the Derbyshire weather behaved itself. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back.
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Lovingly prepared and appointed. Great starter pack, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Lindsay was very welcoming and helpful. She had thought of everything we could possibly need. The house instantly felt like home. Our daughter loved the sheep theme. The location was perfect for accessing Bakewell and nearby walks and pubs.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $33.75

Lower Folds is a Non Smoking Property.
Booking Notes:
Please contact the owner directly to discuss your requirements.
Refundable £50 Security / Damage Bond is in addition to quoted rate. This is refunded within 48 hours of departure subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Rental Agreement being met.
£150 deposit (inc. £50 Security / Damage Bond) deposit secures your booking; reservations confirmed on receipt of deposit. Balance due 4 weeks before arrival date.
For dogs we make a supplementary charge of £25 per stay.

Changeover Day:
Week stays are normally Friday to Friday - please contact us if you prefer a different arrival day.
3 night or 4 night breaks available - please contact us for up to date prices on short breaks.
Arrival - 3:00pm
Departure - 10:00am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.