I'm happily married to Kay and we have two teenage daughters. I've spent the last year or so renovating Wainstones. Before that I worked for a large corporation where I provided programme management. We live in Over Haddon (a small village) near to Bakewell, and absolutely adore the Peak District where we have lived for the last 16 years or so.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Owner chose Bakewell
Because it's right in the heart of a beautiful small market town - Bakewell. It is a great location for exploring the Peak District. You don't even need a car, as the bus network allows you to explore the Peak District. After a hard day's walking or sightseeing, come home to the cosy cottage, which has everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable stay.
What makes this Cottage unique
A stone's throw from Bakewell, yet very quiet. Central heating throughout, and cast iron gas stoves ensure that you have a cosy welcoming stay. The property has been renovated to a high standard, but retains the old world charm of a Georgian townhouse.
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We had a lovely stay at Wainstones. The cottage is very centrally situated on a quiet road in Bakewell. Being opposite the churchyard means there is a lovely view from the front windows. The bells do continue through the night so bring earplugs if you are a very light sleeper. I don't think I have been in a cottage as well equipped as this one! The cottage was spotlessly clean and there were some very welcome gifts when we arrived.
We would definitely stay again and would recommend to others.
This is one of the most beautiful properties I have stayed in, perfectly located in a tranquil setting.
The property is clean, compact and fully equip, overlooking the stunning church yard.
I cannot recommend this cottage enough!!
Thank you for a lovely stay, can't wait to return again x
The Hunt Family
Lovely cottage, great location
Great little cottage, centrally located for the village of Bakewell and easy driving distance to other local attractions. Very well equipped, clean and modern. Hope to be back!
Another fantastic New Year in this great cottage. It's our third time so that tells you how good it is. The cottage is superbly equipped with everything you can think of and would need. Bakewell itself is a lovely town with lots of great shops and places to eat. It is also close to the Monsal Trail so lots of great walks on the doorstep.
Chris is the perfect host and is easily contactable if you need anything.
Have already recommended to several friends
cosy well equipped cottage, centrally located
We had the pleasure of staying at Wainstone's over Christmas. The cottage was extremely cosy, and it had been decorated for the festive period which was lovely. Our teenage girls shared the twin bedroom at the top which is a great space with its own little TV and chairs. We found everything we needed in terms of kitchen equipment and made good use of the walking books! It was great to be able to do walks right from the door of the cottage. The beds were extremely comfortable too. The only slight draw back was the lack of parking outside the cottage but wasn't a major problem as we always found somewhere just up the street. However the central location of the cottage in Bakewell was great as it was only a few minutes walk to the shops and pubs! We loved this cottage and would definitely stay again.
Excellent Family Break
Family of 4 stayed for 3 nights. This cottage was exceptional. It was spotlessly clean and lovely and cosy, perfect for family evenings by the fire following 2 days of walking. Wainstones had every essential that a home away from home would need. The welcome pack including biscuits and beer was greatly appreciated. The attic bedroom was a complete hit with our teenagers! Bakewell is a brilliant base for walking, which meant we did not need to drive anywhere for 3 days. We hope to return to this beautiful cottage at some point in the future.