• Rebecca Bloomfield

Beautiful Bakewell!

To celebrate the launch of our amazing Bakewell cottages let’s shine a light on our namesake town! Nestled on the River Wye and dating back to Anglo Saxon times Bakewell is the true gem of the Peak District. Famous for It’s Monday market, Agricultural Centre and of course Bakewell Tarts, Bakewell has made a name for itself as one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations. See our pick of the Best of Bakewell below!


Try a Bakewell tart or pudding!


Are you a tart or pudding kind of person?! Why not have both! With a host of Bakeries all stocking Bakewell's finest you will be spoilt for choice. Here are our favourite places to indulge!


www.bakewellpuddingshop.co.uk


Bakewell Pudding Parlour – Pudding Bakery and Shop (postapudding.co.uk)



Tour a brewery


The Thornbridge story began in 2005 when the founders Jim and Simon recruited two young brewers to brew on a second hand 10 barrel kit on the grounds of Thornbridge Hall. With demand for the incredible beer at an all time high they relocated to state of the art premises in Bakewell where you can tour the brewery and sample the yummy ale!


Thornbridge Brewery - Without Compromise Since 2005






Explore the history of Bakewell


Set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District, the Old House Museum is a Tudor dwelling. After nearly five hundred years of continuous use, the house was rescued from demolition in the 1950s. An award winning museum, it now plays host to a wide range of artefacts telling the story of the Peak District and beyond.


Bakewell Old House Museum, History, Tours and Walks - Bakewell and District Historical Society




Hire a bike on the Monsal Trail


The iconic Monsal Trail provides 8.5 miles of glorious, traffic free cycling and is suitable for the whole family. You can access the Monsal Trail just off Coombs Road in Bakewell which is next to our brand new Bakewell holiday cottages. You can hire Bikes in nearby Hassop if you don't have your own.

Monsal Trail Cycle Hire



Take a stroll along the River Wye


The River Wye is a Limestone river which flows through Bakewell, providing wonderful, dog and family friendly walks. Here is one of our favourites!


Bakewell, Hassop, and the River Wye Circular - Derbyshire, England | AllTrails




Visit the Monday Market


Bakewell has had a market since 1300 and is still one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Peak District, boasting over 100 stalls. Ranging from fruit and veg to clothing and street food. There is something for everyone!






Dine at one of the many Restaurants, pubs and cafe's


Bakewell is brimming with drinking and dining options. Whether you want a quick snack on the go, fish and chips by the river or a luxurious fine dining experience Bakewell has it all. Here are some of our faves!



The Rutland Arms Hotel, Eatery and Coffee House (rutlandarmsbakewell.co.uk)

Gastro pub grub with a huge array of delicious gins! (Pictured)





Lovage (restaurantlovage.co.uk)

Stunningly presented food in a stylish and sophisticated setting


Restaurant - The Woodyard Bakewell

Situated in the heart of Bakewell, The Woodyard offers a relaxed dining environment with yummy pizzas!


Home (gallerycafebakewell.co.uk)

Coffee, fresh cake and antiques...what's not to love?!



Stay with us in Bakewell


Our 3 brand new cottages, sleeping 12 In total offer prime location accommodation right in the centre of Bakewell. The Aubrey sleeps 6, The Belle sleeps 4 and the Artists Loft sleeps 2 which can be booked separately or all together for larger groups of friends and family.


For more information email reservations@bakewellretreats.com

or book here BOOKINGS | Bakewell Retreats


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