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

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

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 Bakewell

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bakewell in Over Haddon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom with bath / shower over.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • 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 4.8958335 based on 50 reviews

Lovely cottage, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic weekend at Lower Folds. Lovely welcome from Lindsay at the cottage who told us about walks straight from the cottage door and made us a pot of tea! The cottage is well equipped and beautifully decorated. The welcome pack of bread, butter, milk, wine and doggie biscuits was much appreciated. It’s such a beautiful area away from the hustle and bustle of Bakewell but close enough to get supplies. We will definitely be staying here again!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lower Folds Over Haddon

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage in a lovely setting. Lots of little extras left for us and our dog.

Would recommend this to anyone with dogs who love amazing walks.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Gem

  • 5 of 5

We only visited for a weekend but really enjoyed our stay and wish it had been longer. Very clean and tidy property with very comfortable beds. Nice little enclosed back garden which our dog liked mooching around. Liked Bakewell , only a short drive away, and really loved the walk down the river Lathkill. Also, enjoyed the Firework night bonfire and display, which I thought was a superb effort for such a small village. Would highly recommend, for anybody wanting a bit of peace and quiet and as a base to explore the Peak District.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that your weekend coincided with the Bonfire Night celebrations in the village. Over Haddon is a very inclusive village and we will always welcome guests and visitors to join in with village events. Hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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Fantastic cottage in a great location close to all the attractions the Peak District has to offer.

  • 5 of 5

Possibly the best cottage we have stayed in over the many years of visiting the Peak District

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely feedback (and for the beautiful roses left at Lower Folds). We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Over Haddon. Lower Folds is very well situated for exploring the Peak District and we love the area. We hope to welcome you back soon.
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Beautiful cottage in a lovely small village with amazing scenery. Property was everything we hoped

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on our first family holiday. Lindsay met us at the property and gave us all the information we needed. The property had all the equipment you would expect and also had a high chair and a cot for the little one. Only 5 minutes drive in to Bakewell and some lovely villages close by. Would highly recommend staying here for a break in Derbyshire. We visited Chatsworth House and Matlock and also went for a walk starting from the village which went along the river and back up the top of the valley. Thanks to Lindsay for an excellent stay and making our first family holiday a truly memorable one.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael and Alison. Thank you for your lovely feedback. I can see from your comments that you certainly managed to pack in a great deal to your stay. I love meeting all my guests when they arrive and I try very hard to make sure that I can be there to explain the cottage and the surrounding area. I hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bakewell, Derbyshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Jun 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
13 Jul 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Sep 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas & New Year 2018
19 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

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.
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