Sleeps 8 in 4 Bedrooms ◊ 2 Bathrooms ◊ Spacious Accommodation
Dogs Welcome ◊ Wifi ◊ Log Burning Stove
The very pretty village of Bonsall lies just south west of Matlock, hidden up in the limestone hills and surrounded by glorious scenery. The village is on the Limestone Way and on the Peak District Boundary Walk. Nearby Matlock Bath was developed as one of England’s first true tourist destinations. It occupies a beautiful position in a limestone gorge on the River Derwent, and boasts attractive riverside gardens and steep wooded hillsides. While Matlock is also extremely popular with visitors and offers a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants.
Bakers Yard Cottage is a four bedroom stone built cottage situated on a quiet lane, close to the centre of Bonsall. The cottage has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an enclosed rear courtyard and has private parking for 1 car with additional on-street parking nearby. Centrally located in a beautiful part of the Peak District, this is an ideal location for exploring on foot with lovely walks from the doorstep, or riding a bike through the many quiet lanes and footpaths of the area. This cottage has been lovingly renovated to maintain the character.
Bakers Yard Cottage is full of charm and character with original features throughout and spacious holiday accommodation including:
- Large cosy sitting room with log burning stove, Smart Colour TV
- Spacious kitchen / diner to sit eight
- Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms, all upstairs;
- 1 king, with en-suite shower room, WC & basin,
- 2 double bedroom,
- 1 king bedroom
- Large family bathroom upstairs with both a shower and bath
- Fully fitted kitchen including a range cooker, microwave oven, fridge & freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
- Gas Central heating, all fuel and power included
- Bed linen and towels included
- Free Wifi available
- Cot and highchair available on request
- Well behaved pets welcome at no extra charge
- Quiet secure rear courtyard, with furniture to the rear, ideal for sitting out and enjoying a barbeque
- Small grassed garden area to the front of the cottage (not secure)
- Private parking for 1 small car, additional free on-street parking
The Cottage is available for flexible bookings throughout the year. We look after our cottages and our guests personally and are on-call
A holiday or short break will allow you to explore some of England’s most spectacular scenery; fascinating historical and cultural heritage; and in the towns, villages and hamlets – amongst the prettiest in the country – you will find a warm and genuine welcome wherever you go. The rolling hills, vast moorland and gritstone crags of the Peak District make for a dramatic and varied landscape. Not surprisingly it is a Mecca for walkers, climbers and cyclists looking for peace, tranquility and adventure.
The diverse and engaging region of the Peak District and Derbyshire has benefited from years of careful conservation and management, and is packed with things to see and places to visit.
The variety of landscape is vast; from deep-cut limestone dales, such as Dovedale, Beresford Dale and Lathkill Dale, with fast flowing rivers and gorges, to the bleak and beautiful peat-covered moorlands. Miles of ancient dry stone walls create a spiders-web of footpaths, bridleways and historic tracks providing some fantastic short circular routes for all the family or plenty of rugged terrain for those of you who need something more challenging. There is plenty of scope for the adventurous mountain biker!
The region is steeped in history – from a World Heritage Site and bustling market towns to picturesque villages and palatial country mansions. Discover how the other half lived in stunning stately homes such as Chatsworth and Hardwick Hall or the medieval Haddon Hall, both surrounded by enchanting gardens.
Wander through the genteel streets of Matlock and Buxton, known as ‘the Bath of the North’, and renowned as the site of pure, volcanic mineral water since Roman times. Take a tour of the Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre to learn more about the oldest surviving manufacturer of fine English porcelain or discover more about the world of science at Snibston Discovery Park with more than 90 experiments to try!
Delve into the region’s rich industrial heritage at the Peak District Mining Museum or at The Silk Mill – Derby’s Museum of Industry and History, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Take a trip down memory lane at Crich Tramway Village or visit Heage Windmill, the only working stone towered multi sailed windmill in the country. Or why not take a more gentle ride on the Peak Railway at Darley Dale.
Thrill seekers can experience the exhilarating white knuckle rides of Alton Towers, Britain’s biggest theme park. For younger children, Gulliver’s Kingdom has plenty of attractions to keep the whole family amused and to top off your break, witness the spectacular views of the Derbyshire hills aboard a cable car at the Heights of Abraham.
The ancient village of Bonsall sits handsomely amidst the limestone hills two miles south west of Matlock and about the same distance from the A6 at Cromford, from where it is best approached along the A5012 which winds steadily up the Via Gellia valley on its way to Grangemill, and eventually to Buxton. The road to Bonsall climbs northward from beside the Via Gellia Mill and up the steep Clatterway before levelling out at the Victorian gothic Fountain beside the village recreation area, currently part of a village regeneration scheme.
The Dale branches to the left whilst the main road continues up Yeoman Street to the Market Cross in the centre of the village, and then twists and turns up High Street towards Uppertown before winding it’s way over Bonsall Moor towards Winster.
Bonsall owes it’s name to an Anglian settler named Bunt, and `Bunteshalle’ ,- a `nook of land belonging to Bunt’ was a thriving community long before it was mentioned in the Domesday survey of 1087.
The village owes its size and relative prosperity almost exclusively to the numerous industries which once flourished beside the Bonsall Brook, and to the now defunct lead mining industry which two centuries ago provided the area’s main employment.
Indeed, the Bonsall Brook is responsible for the shape of the village which follows every twist of the stream from it’s rising at the highest point above Uppertown to it’s cascading plunge down the Clatterway. Though these days the brook is culverted and runs beneath High Street and Yeoman Street before emerging beside the Clatterway, it was once a major feature of the village with a series of picturesque stone bridges allowing access to the cottages from the street.
Matlock is the county town of Derbyshire. It is small enough to be welcoming but large enough to offer a variety shops, restaurants and bars. It also has a wonderful park, Hall Leys, which is in the centre of the town and gives a sense of space, openness and nature. It is a great base to explore the attractions of Derbyshire and Peak District and has great transport links with train station and buses serving much of the county. Matlock provides the perfect gateway for Cycling in the Peak District and the surrounding countryside with a varied rural history.
The town has many interesting shops to look around, with a range of both familiar and independent outlets along the High Street. There are also plenty of pubs cafes and restaurants, offering a wide range of refreshments from coffee and snacks to full course meals.
Matlock outdoor market is held on each Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. A farmers market is also held on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Many events and festivals are held in the town throughout the year, including a Victorian Christmas weekend on the first week of December.
We offer flexible holidays all year round - book the length of holiday you want, starting on the day you prefer. We do not apply booking fees, charge for paying with a credit card, insist on holiday insurance or have any other hidden charges. Please read our Booking conditions We offer Length of Stay discounts when you book more than a 3 night stay: Book 4 nights, get 10% off; 5 nights, get 20% off; 6 nights, get 30% off ; 7 nights +, get 35% off.
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