When you stay in one of our luxury self catering holiday homes in the Derbyshire Peak District, you will be less than fifteen minutes from Bakewell, one of the most popular market towns in Derbyshire.
Bakewell is the town where the famous Bakewell pudding gets its name. Bakewell pudding is made with pastry, and has a jam and almond enriched filling and should not be confused with Bakewell Tarts, the short crust version from Mr Kipling.
Well needless to say if you want to try a delicious, freshly cooked original Bakewell pudding then there is only one place you should head for. There are two or three shops that will happily serve you with family sized or individual puddings.
Eating puddings is not the only thing you can do in Bakewell Town.
There are many other cafes, pubs, restaurants and bars where you can enjoy traditional afternoon tea, lunches, evening meals and other delicacies.
There’s also plenty of shops popular with tourists, including outdoor activity shops, shoe shops and toy shops.
There is a large Co-op supermarket, if you’re looking for supplies for your self catering holiday in the Derbyshire Peak District, plus just slightly out of town along the A6 towards Manchester is a new Aldi.
If you’re not so interested in shopping in Bakewell, and need to entertain the children. In the Town itself, and slightly tucked out the way (you might need to ask for directions when you get there) is a 20m five lane swimming pool. If swimming’s not your thing, then behind the Co-op and over the footbridge is Bakewell’s Agricultural Business Centre, where there is a cafe and often something to do in the Centre.
If you don’t go over the footbridge and instead walk down the river towards the park you will find a traditional cricket pavillion and pitch, a football pitch with goals, a children’s playground and some free to use outdoor gym equipment.
Towering above Bakewell Town is the impressive All Saints Church, dating from Anglo-Saxon times, and well worth the short walk up Church Street to take a look inside, bare in mind the hill is a little steep.
For parking, there are several spots, including some free on street parking. However, unless you visit on a really busy day, you’re almost guaranteed to find a space at the Agricultural Business Centre, the entrance to which is a very short drive out of town on the A6 towards Matlock, where you will find a left hand turn, which will take you over a small bridge and eventually you pass a huge parking plot on the left just before you get to the Business Centre. The parking here is pay and display.
If you are looking for somewhere to stay near to Bakewell, then we have a number of holiday cottages available for a staycation in the Derbyshire Peak District. Our Derbyshire holiday cottages make an ideal base for a trip to Bakewell, Haddon Hall or Chatsworth House. There are four to choose from. There’s the Haven, a luxurious self catering holiday home in Derbyshire with hot tub, there’s Two Owl’s Lodge, a two bedroom self catering Derbyshire holiday home, and then we have two one bedroom holiday cottages near Bakewell, Derbyshire, Little Haven and Brookside Retreat.
There’s also The Escape, a luxury 5 bedroom holiday cottage in Derbyshire Peak District with hot tub – sleeps 10.