|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
We was met by the Owner ( Lindsay )with a warm welcome and a steaming hot cup of tea with biscuits.......and even an offer to help with our bags!
The Cottage was tastefully decorated for Christmas in every room with a beautiful Christmas tree in the Main room.
We found the Cottage very comfortable and exceptionally well equipped throughout. Located on the doorstep of some amazing walks and stunning views.
We would have no hesitation in recommending this Cottage to anyone for a true 5 star experience.
Phil and Mandy
Ps Thank you Lindsay see you later in the year
Lovely comfortable cottage extremely clean and well maintained. Great welcome by Lindsay on arrival with information on the cottage and the area. Welcome pack was a lovely idea especially the wine and biscuits which disappeared very quickly! Had some great meals especially The Royal Oak at Hurdlow and The Bulls Head at Monyash. Couldn't have had a nicer cottage for our stay. We hope to return.
We've stayed in several cottages before but this was the best yet. Very quiet location, beautiful property and perfect for my wife and I, our 11 year old daughter and our dog. We were met on arrival by the owner who made us a cup of tea as she told us the key information for the cottage and recommendations of things to do and places to eat. This was a really nice thing to do and much appreciated. The cottage was a perfect size for us and our dog. It has all the facilities you could want.
We ate at various pubs while we were there. The Peacock in Bakewell was very good ( although very busy!). We also walked to Youlgreave (2miles away) and went to the Farmyard Inn on a Wednesday night for 'pie night'. Make sure you book as the place is small and very busy (probably the best pies we've ever eaten!). The Bulls Head in Monyash was very good too.
The Monsail trail was an excellent cycle route and highly recommended. Parking in Bakewell can get quite busy. Try to get there early.
We'd definitely recommend staying here. Easy to find and excellent customer service from the owner.
We were very impressed with the accommodation - spacious and impeccably clean. We were greeted by Lindsay upon arrival, plus the 'welcome pack' was over and above what we expected - not only milk, bread, butter, biscuits but wine as well!! This property is extremely well located for visits to the surrounding areas and can highly recommend it to anyone wanting to 'chill out' or walkers wanting to explore the Peak District. If we visit this area in the future, we will certainly be contacting Lindsay for availability. Carol and Phil - Western Australia.
Really good location, very well equipped and perfect for our weeks holiday.
Very spacious inside, and a lovely garden overlooking the fields (especially lovely for our little boy who became very fond of Charlie, Danny and Murphy - the 3 horses in the field!)
The location is perfect for a trip to Bakewell, Matlock or even just a lovely walk with plenty of different options available.
The local pub is superb and the food was lovely. The Bulls Head at Monyash was a favourite too as its beer garden is attached to the huge village playground so perfect for the little one as well as the adults!
We also tried a couple of recommendations from the owners of the property - Rajas Indian Takeaway and also The Red Lion. Both were absolutely top class.
We would not hesitate to recommend Lower Folds and we look forward to visiting again in the future.
Great cottage in a great location for exploring the peaks straight from the cottage or many other places a short drive away.
Very clean (would not know dogs had been in before) and absolutely everything you could ask for was provided, including dog towels, treats, poo bags for our dog and amongst usual items (well in some cottages) like towels, tea towels, washing up liquid, washing powder was a lovely welcome pack including wine, biscuits, tea, coffee (to use in provided coffee maker), milk, butter and other lovely things which we ate and I now cannot remember, sorry!
Also a lovely personal touch of a meet and greet from the owner. We will be back, thanks again.
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
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.
Lower Folds is a Non Smoking Property.
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.
Week stays are normally Friday to Friday - please contact us if you prefer a different arrival day.
2 night, 3 night or 4 night breaks available - please contact us for up to date prices on short breaks.
Arrival - 3:30pm
Departure - 10:30am