Holiday home Clematis Cottage is a stone built, detached cottage located in the small village of Baslow on the edge of the Chatsworth Estate in the Peak District National Park. With one double and one twin bedroom and a family bathroom with a freestanding Victorian style bath, this cottage can sleep four people in comfort. The cottage also contains a fitted kitchen with a dining area and a comfy sitting room with a woodburner effect gas stove whilst outside the cottage is a front patio with furniture and arbour. Clematis Cottage is next door to a shop and Post Office and just a short walk from the local pub which makes this cottage a perfect base for exploring this lovely area.
Accomodation Details Two bedrooms with TV: 1 x double brass bed with basin, 1 x twin. Bathroom with freestanding Victorian-style bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with gas woodburner-effect stove.
Area The village of Baslow lies at the north end of stately Chatsworth House - home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The village has many unusual and picturesque features including a triple-arched river bridge guarded by a toll house whose doorway is only 3 1/2 feet high! Baslow offers a range of village amenities including shops, pubs and restaurants. Close by is Bakewell, the capital of the Peak District, and home of the famous Bakewell pudding (definitely not tart!), still made locally to an old and secret recipe. Bakewell is at the scenic heart of the Peak District, and with Alton Towers also within easy touring distance, there is plenty for the whole family to enjoy.
Region The ultimate in "year-round" appeal, the Peak District offers countryside, picturesque villages and magnificent scenery. It touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, and wooded dales.
Amenities Gas central heating with gas stove. Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, CDs, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Roadside parking opposite cottage. Front patio with furniture and arbour. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop next door, pub 10 mins walk. Note: Steep cottage stairs, please take care.
Cottage was generally good and well located.. Full of character.
Kitchen equipment and utensils could do with a refresh / replace.
Oven needs testing as I don’t think it’s hitting the right temperature.
Lovely cottage in a lovely location.. have booked another stay there.
The cottage as always, was very cosy and warm.. Every year the owners make improvements and additions to improve the customer experience. This cottage is very well situated for walking into the chatsworth park and is close to shops and restaurants. I would highly recommend.
We brought a friend with us who had spent a lot of time in the area.. Sadly her husband has passed away and this was a trip down memory lane which she so enjoyed it. The cottage was ideal for walking to Chatsworth House.
We had a lovely stay at Clematis Cottage.. The cottage had everything we could need and was perfectly located for the activities we wanted to do while we were there. We were greeted with a pack of tea cakes and a bottle of wine, which is a lovely touch and very welcome! The cottage is situated right next to the village shop and is owned by the family who run it, so there is always help if needed and is perfect for supplies if wanted.
We ate at Rowley’s, Fischer’s Baslow Hall (a treat for our anniversary) and Il Lupino Ristorante, all of them are spitting distance from the cottage and highly recommended. The Lavendar Tea Rooms in Bakewell is a particular favourite that we’ve been to on previous visits.
For those that like to stay in, there are DVDs and books galore (although we noted that a lot of freeview channels were not available). WiFi is good (the details are not in the welcome pack but are on the WiFi box itself). Reception is a little hit and miss upstairs but this is an old cottage so it did not bother us.
The shower is not as good as the cottage details suggest. It was basic and satisfactory. There is a lovely roll top bath as well.
The cottage is near a school but we were lucky with the parking as we were there during half term but I imagine it’s a little challenging if you try and park in the early morning or afternoon during term time. However this just requires a little bit of planning around, and common sense) and it would be absolutely fine.
We would definitely return to Clematis Cottage and look forward to doing so in the New Year.
Genuinely homely and characterful cottage.. Owners very welcoming and availabile (in shop next door) but totally non-intrusive.
Great location with walks from house and good eating options on foot.
Stairs challenging for mobility-impaired (can’t remember if this was flagged but if not, would be worth doing so). New bedding would improve comfort and update ‘feel’ a little.
We've stayed at this cottage on several occasions. The village is lovely and the local area has lots to do and see and we return again and again to the area. The cottage itself is very cosy, has a well equipped kitchen and an excellent bathroom. It also now has the added advantage of wifi, which is really useful. As per a previous reviewer, there was also no toilet roll provided and I don't know if the cleaning regime has changed but some of the kitchen cupboards were a bit sticky! Come prepared with some basics, however the Spar shop next door is handy, well stocked and open until 8 pm and there is also a very convenient and excellent Spar at Calver crossroads (highly recommend Charli's Chooks eggs).
One point to note is that there is now a large fan (for the air conditioning in the shop) situated directly by the front garden area. As the weather was very warm in the week we stayed, this was running at full speed from 7.30 am for a while and also generally from mid afternoon until just before the shop shut. I do find this kind of noise quite intrusive and felt unable to use the garden or have the cottage door open when it was running. A real shame as we were hoping for a quiet week to escape from noisy neighbours and a similarly noisy pool pump.
So no longer a top score from us and we will look to stay somewhere in the area but quieter next time.
An absolutely lovely property in a beautiful part of the world.. Would definitely recommend both the property and Sykes Cottages. Many thanks.
Lovely weekend with friends.. Great location as we could walk to Chatsworth House, Nice pubs and restaurants
We absolutely loved our stay in Clematis Cottage! For such a tiny house, it has so much room and the layout is perfect. The beds are comfortable and the bathroom is a really good size. The village is perfectly situated to be able to visit all over the Peaks, whether by foot or by car so no matter what your holiday aims are, this is the perfect place to stay.
Lovely cottage in perfect location for visiting Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall .. Situated in a pretty village and a short drive to Bakewell . Will certainly book again .
Great little cottage in a lovely location just a short walk to Chatsworth house.. Cottage is spotlessly clean, super comfortable and really cosy of an evening. Perfect for a family or a get away with loved ones. We wished we could have stayed longer.
It provided an excellent opportunity to share a beautiful cottage with old friends and we wrote some positive comments in the Owner's Visitors Book..
What a lovely cottage! In a charming village with great access to everything you need including the unmissable chatsworth house! We would also highly recommend the Italian in the village, which served delicious food and seemed very popular! The cottage itself was spotless and had been presented beautifully, fab bathroom and was perfect for 2 couples with 2 really good sized bedrooms. Our only criticism is that the basic essentials were a bit lacking in that we had no hand soap in the bathroom or kitchen and we had to buy our own toilet roll, but I doubt this is normal and I'm sure was just a slip up. The shop next door was well equipped and very handy being open until 8pm. Overall we feel we scored lucky with this cottage and would love to return!
A beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need. Loved our stay.
I thought the cottage was absolutely gorgeous and was a real home from home. It was very cosy and warm with everything you could ever need. The fire in the living room was lovely and the sofas were so comfortable. We were also provided with lots of useful information on the surrounding countryside. It was just perfect and I hope to return.
We had the most incredible time in Clematis Cottage. The moment we walked through the door we fell in love with everything about the cottage. Not only was it spotless, but it had everything we could possibly need. It was absolutely perfect.
A really enjoyable return visit to Clematis Cottage, we love staying at this cottage set within a beautiful village. We would return again.
A wonderful cottage, loved it. Would recommend to anyone.
We had another lovely week at your cottage. The weather was great, including the snow on boxing day when I thoroughly enjoyed my walk round Baslow. We walked on the Chatsworth estate, we ate in the Old Eyre Arms and shopped in the quaint little shops at Bakewell. I can whole heartily recommend this cottage.
We liked the position of the property as we had no transport of our own and were able to use public transport quite easily. Also the property was perfect to enable us to do lots of walking in a beautiful area.
This is a lovely little Cottage with many home comforts. We enjoyed our week very much and the weather was amazing. It was a great location for visiting Chatsworth which was worth a visit. I would recommend it.
Cottage in a great village with excellent pubs and restaurants, very central for the whole area. Really enjoyed our stay and would definitely re-book to stay here again.
Lovely spot for both walking, cycling and sightseeing. Plenty of places to choose from to eat in the village and a well stocked shop next door. The weather was good which was an added bonus.
We loved the cosy cottage. The fire on in the evenings and the lovely village it is situated in. Great walks all around. Easy drive to Chesterfield where we caught the train to London for a day out.
This charming cottage ideally set in the village of Baslow for exploring the Peaks. Numerous walks from the doorstep including Chatsworth House and its grounds. Many attractions within a 30 minute drive and Sheffied only an hour away.
The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard but still maintains the charm of an old cottage. It was clean and well decorated throughout.
The kitchen was well equipped, the two bedrooms were spacious and the rolled top bath was an added luxury especially after a long walk!
The sitting room was welcoming and had a gas fire wood-burner ideal for those chilly Autumn nights.
There is a small well stocked and well used village shop next to the cottage but in no way interferes with the peace and quiet of the cottage.
I would definitely recommend a stay at Clematis Cottage.
Walking distance to Chatsworth. The Christmas tree and decorations were a lovely touch as we were having a pre- Christmas weekend with friends.
I felt like I was at home.
Peaceful and relaxing in a perfect setting, central to many places. A lovely cosy cottage. Enjoyed every minute, even the rain did not spoil it with a nice cottage to go back to.
We have always loved the Peak District, and in particular the area we stayed at. It was a very comfortable, cosy base to explore the area. The owners made us feel very welcome, they were friendly, accommodating and warm without being intrusive. Lovely hosts! A totally relaxing and pleasant experience which we will definitely be repeating.
The property was very well appointed, and met all our needs.
We had some drizzly days while we stayed here but it was a lovely cottage and so homely that when the weather was so bad we just enjoyed the cottage to relax in. The owners welcomed us warmly. Its location is excellent for access to Sheffield, Chesterfield, Bakewell and the Peak District in general. We thoroughly enjoyed walking from the cottage across the fields to Chatsworth (a not to be missed attraction), and the Bakewell markets on the Monday. Would recommend this cottage.
We have always loved the Peak District and in particular the area we stayed at. It was a very comfortable/cosy base to explore the area e.g. walks to Chatsworth and walks around Baslow, meals out as well as cooking in and visits to nearby towns eg Bakewell, Buxton
The owners, David and Christine made us feel very welcome with complimentary wine, bread and milk. They were friendly, accommodating and warm without being intrusive. Lovely hosts!
A totally relaxing and pleasant experience which we will definitely be repeating. Thank you David and Christine.
This delightful cottage lives up to the pictures. The twin beds are so comfortable, every room has been furnished with loving care - things look nice and are comfortable to use. Having the owners next door meant we could ask anything without feeling we were being a nuisance.
This is the best location you could ask for - walking distance into Chatsworth House and park, an excellent shop open all hours and nice pubs to walk to. We only used the car once during our stay. This is probably the best cottage we have ever stayed in.
Lovely location and the owners had left wine, milk and bread as a welcome. Cottage was equipped with everything you needed for a perfect holiday 10 out of 10
The furnishing and decoration was unique, appealing and comfortable. It felt like a home not just a holiday let. Proximity to shop and owners in case of need yet private and tucked away. We could walk to Chatsworth and other wonderful walks in the round.
The house is very well equipped and it is conveniently placed next door to the local Spa who are also the key holders. The house is wonderfully warm and cosy. A range of Dvds / games are provided. The bedrooms are a good size. The bathroom is clean with separate shower and large bath. Parking is not a problem at all and there are lovely walks from the front door. Local pubs/shops are within walking distance.
Easy access to Chatsworth and very good bus services, particularly if you have a bus pass.
Great cottage, lovely location, every thing you need for a get away from it all holiday.
Ideally suited for different eating / drinking places within walking distance. The shop next door was also a bonus. The village was also ideally suited for some lovely places to visit including a scenic and manageable walk to Chatsworth (although house was not open till March 10).
Clematis Cottage, Baslow, was the first cottage that we have been to. I had originally booked this as a Christmas Present for my mum and dad. We have had a fantastic time. The owners were very friendly, and we could not fault anything at all. We'll be back !!
We really enjoyed our week in Clematis Cottage which is small but comfortable and very well equipped.The owners were welcoming and handy if needed as they own the shop next door. Baslow itself is a lovely village and well placed for visiting local places of interest or for walking. Our only criticism is that the fan for the shop is situated right outside the double bedroom window which made this room unusable for us as my husband is susceptible to noise. We could hear it in the twin bedroom but did manage to shut it out. We appreciate this is not the fault of the owners but perhaps guests should be warned beforehand so that they can decide if it would affect their stay.
This is a gorgeous cottage. It is exactly what you hope a country cottage will be. The kitchen is superbly equipped for a holiday cottage with everything you could need to cook a meal, although with the close proximity of lovely pubs and restaurants its very tempting to eat out. Having the village shop next door is also a bonus. I chose the cottage for the location - being able to walk to Chatsworth House in half an hour is just great and excellent bus services to Sheffield, Chesterfield, Bakewell etc meant I could leave the car behind for a change. Owners were charming hosts and very welcoming. A lovely break!
A very warm, cosy cottage, lovely to come back to at the end of a day walking. Some lovely walks straight from the garden gate. Great location for touring the Peak District.
A lovely cottage in a beautiful village which is close to Chatsworth. Walking from the house or catching a bus to Bakewell means you don't need to use the car every day. This was ideal for the two of us although the stairs are a bit steep for older people or small children but a very quirky cottage. Lovely bedrooms and bathroom appear to be bigger than downstairs.
The cottage is a very nice character stone built accommodation in a beautiful village. It has been tastefully modernised while retaining its unique features.There was complimentary wine and bread, a very nice touch.
Great location, very handy for Chatsworth. Easy to walk from the cottage. No need to use the car.
The cottage was superb!
The location was perfect for us with a two year old - in a lovely village. The cottage was picture perfect.
I really cannot rate this property highly enough. My friend and I spent a most enjoyable week at the cottage. It was very comfortable and quiet. This part of the Peak District National park was new to me, but the surrounding area was beautiful and interesting. I would also like to mention, that as a seasoned traveller, I found that everywhere we went, whatever we did, we felt welcome. Also, in eateries and shops and especially at Chatsworth we felt we received value for money.
Excellent cottage, perfect retreat and ideal for touring around the peak district.
The cottage was very clean and tastefully furnished throughout.On arrival, there were thoughtful gifts to welcome us.
We appreciated the fact that the owners have taken great care in researching not only the history of the cottage, but also included local walks and drives in the area in the informative folder in the lounge.
Location excellent for touring the area.
The bedrooms and bathroom were excellent and we found the beds extremely comfortable.
It would be unfair to criticise anything as the owners had done everything they could to make this a cottage to return to in future-and we intend to do just that!
We stayed at this cottage while we were visiting our daughter at uni in sheffield. Once there you have no need to use your car - shop is next door, walk to chatsworth park and other locations. Everything warm and comfy.
The cottage had charm and character and the proprietors had made a real effort to research its history for the benefit of guests. They had thoughtfully provided details of drives around the area. The cottage was quiet as it was situated away from the main road yet not isolated.
Location and styling of cottage, well equipped, warm and cosy.
The cottage is in a lovely village in a convenient location. The standard of the cottage was excellent and was spotlessly clean. The decor was of a very high standard and had been chosen with care to complement the surroundings. The fixtures and fittings are of a very high standard and nothing about this cottage has been done on the cheap. We had a lovely stay and will definitely be visiting again. The owners had gone to a great deal of trouble to ensure a warm welcome for visitors including fresh bread, milk and a bottle of wine in the fridge.
The location was great - not too far from Sheffield, and we could also walk from the door into the peak district. The welcome groceries on arrival were a very kind thought.
The cottage was beautiful and it was very handy that it was next door to a shop. The comings and goings of the shop doesn't interfere with your stay at all, as the cottage is well screened.
The cottage itself is well stocked and the owners have thought carefully about the comfort/entertainment aspect of your stay. There are books, dvds, games for the children (and adults), a highchair, travel cot and the kitchen is well stock with everything that you'll need during your stay. We found it a lovely touch that we had been left a welcome pack.
The location of the cottage is ideal too. Its a short walk to the local pub and even the grounds of Chatsworth house. We had a lovely stay and wouldn't hestitate to book the cottage again.
The cottage lived up to the high standard we've come to expect from Sykes properties. The building was full of character, with a fascinating history linked directly to the village store next door. The location in relation to exploring the white peak area was spot on.
The house was gorgeous with super comfy beds. The local area was beautiful and full of fab things for us to do.
The cottage has been delightfully restored and is in a beautiful village which is central to so many places of interest in the Peak District. The owners left a substantial welcome gift pack and were quick to respond to a problem we had with the TV. We loved sitting in the garden after our days out, so pretty. The area is superb, and we were blessed with extremely good weather. It was a pleasure to stay there.
Mr Mrs Brown
An excellent cottage in a great area.
Miss De Hoedt
The location is perfect and the cottage was very comfortable and cosy - exactly what you want from a cottage in the Peak District.
The cottage had both a homely atmosphere and excellent facilities. The location met all our expectations, and the proximity to the village shop was most useful. Compared with other holiday homes we have experienced in various countries, this was one of the very best!
welcome pack of wine and bakewell tart was lovely and the cottage was the best we have stayed in. Very clean,tidy and mod cons.Just 2mins walk to nearest pub where you can get lovely meals and excellent pint!!. Plenty of good and interesting walks with Chatsworth house very near.
We stayed here for our second week in the Peak District as part of our honeymoon. We were very glad we had booked a different cottage for our second week as our first did not go well. This cottage was a lovely counteraction to that and meant we did not leave the Peak District with only bad memories.
As there was just the two of us, the cottage was very spacious. For 4 adults it would be a bit tight but for a couple it was luxurious and for a family it would be perfectly comfortable. The cottage has a wonderful history, which the owners have thoughtfully explained in a file in the cottage. It is next to the village shop, which is very convenient but the carefully screened garden means you are not affected by the comings and goings in the shop. It is only a few minutes walk to several pubs and restaurants and Baslow itself has a really lovely feel. We treated ourselves to a meal at Fischers at Baslow Hall, which we would recommend to anyone wanting a special meal during their stay and getting a taxi there and back, even given the rural location was very reasonable.
The cottage is decorated to a high standard for a holiday home and is very comfortable and cosy - the fire in the living room was lovely to take the chill off, even on a June evening! We found the beds very comfortable - this is a personal thing as I prefer a firm mattress for my back but I would not have thought it too hard for others. It also was equipped with everything you need and has plenty of storage space which makes for a more pleasant stay.
It is easy to walk to Chatsworth from the cottage, which we did and then around the estate. All in all the cottage is set in a great location, easy to get to lots of places both walking and driving and we would recommend to all.
The cottage was charmingly and sympathetically decorated and offered us everything that we could need. There was plenty of room for the four of us and it was very well equipped.
Very relaxing location, well located for Chatsworth and other Derbyshire sites of interest. Friendly owners who run shop next door which was very convenient. Whilst cottage was small it served our needs and was reasonably priced.
Such a pretty cottage and very well located. We enjoyed a quiet and peaceful week with easy access to many areas of the Peak District. Pretty and comfortably furnished, with a lovely bathroom and well equipped kitchen. Sitting room was cosy and is fitted with a convenient gas-fired stove which was nice on the chillier evenings.
Whilst the cottage sleeps four (two generous sized bedrooms and lots of storage upstairs), the living space downstairs was compact and 4 people around the kitchen table would be a bit tight. However, lots to do in the area and plenty of games and books in the cottage would keep younger children amused.
A good location for older travellers seeking peace and quiet - however the cottage stairs were steep and could be awkward for some.
Could we fault anything? Perhaps a slightly more comfortable mattress on the master bed, and a more powerful shower would be nice, but its just being picky really.
In summary, we absolutely loved our week there and will return again.
A very well located cottage. Pretty and well equipped, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was clean and had excellent facilities. Location was convenient and surrounded by good amenities. We will return!
We loved the Cottage very much, a home-from-home. We fell in love with Derbyshire, so much to do. We look forward to going back to Clematis Cottage. The owners were very helpful and friendly, the welcome pack was a nice gesture.
The cottage was in an ideal location for the peak district and walking. The cottage is obviously loved and in good condition.
We loved the feel of the cottage, the Christmas tree and decorations were really lovely. We also loved the record player and old records.
The cottage was brilliant! It's in a great location and there was a lovely cosy atmosphere which we didn't want to leave behind! We thoroughly enjoyed our honeymoon in Clematis Cottage.
I have stayed in many self catering cottages and this is one of, if not the, nicest cottages I have stayed in. The owners put alot of work into restoring the cottage and managed the difficult task of keeping it's old cottage charm while updating each room to modern comfort standards. It was such a nice place to stay and I hope to go back.
We had a fab holiday at Clematis Cottage. Real quality family time in a beautiful location. Clematis Cottage is ideal for walking and touring the Peak District. Our children age 5 and 7 loved it. It's ideal for Chatsworth House, it's easily in walking distance. The Wheatsheaf hotel in the village is great for food, good portions at good prices and kids eat free! We will be going back. Clematis Cottage is a real assett to it's owners.
Small but cosy comfortable accomodation set in nice quiet village with good access to Main tourist attractions
Very comfortable, some nice personal touches. Felt homely. Obviously a lot of care has been taken with the cottage.
The overall feeling of the cottage and the very friendly welcome received from the owners. It's in a beautiful setting and very close to all the major attractions in the area.
Fab location, great cottage, relaxing holiday, wouldn't change a thing! ***
The property was lovely, cosy not too big or too small. Bathroom was massive, bedrooms a very good size. The village store is next door and the proprietors own the cottage - this is excellent as they are very friendly and if there are any questions about the cottage they are right on hand. Loved the goodies when entering into the cottage, very welcoming.
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