Please note, in line with the latest travel guidance we are only accepting new bookings that have a check-in date from 5th July 2020. We are available to take any calls on 01275 217575 if you have any queries regarding a current booking, or if you wish to place a new booking and have concerns. Thank you and stay safe

Love Nest

Over Haddon, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Ground Floor Accommodation
Sleeps: 2
7 nights
£492 - £918
Available from a minimum of 2 nights


  • All accommodation is on the ground floor
  • Sleeps two
  • One bedroom (en suite) with super king size bed
  • One bathroom
  • Suitable for baby (travel cot, high chair available)
  • One well behaved dog welcome (additional fee applies*)
  • Private patio with outdoor furniture
  • Shared areas with plenty of built in barbecues
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool*
  • Shared games room with table tennis and pool
  • Shared children's play area
  • Shared open field with football nets/badminton
  • Communal laundry room
  • Business services
  • Shared secure storage bike shed
  • Shared dedicated boot room
  • Linen and towels are provided*
  • Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrisons and Waitrose are able to deliver to this property
  • Private parking for two+ cars
  • Covid-19 measures* (see Visitors' Notes)

Property layout

  • Ground Floor Accommodation:
    Large bedroom with lounge/dining area and a vaulted ceiling comprising a 6’ four poster bed, a corner log burner, wall mounted TV, comfy chairs and small dining table and chairs.
    En suite bathroom with slipper bath, double sinks and separate shower.
    A well equipped kitchen is off the bathroom.


  • Full central heating, wood burning stove in the bedroom
  • Induction hob and electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer
  • Coffee Machine (Nespresso capsules)
  • Washer and drying facilities in communal laundry room
  • WiFi internet access*
  • Digital TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Garden furniture
  • Shared built in barbecues
  • Secure bicycle storage

Shared facilities:

  • Bike Storage:
    The dedicated secure storage bike shed has bike racks and a push button entry mechanism. There is also an outside hosepipe facility to clean your bikes after a day's ride.
  • Boot Room:
    The dedicated boot room allows you to change muddy boots and wet clothes and leave them in situ without having to take them in to your beautiful cottages. You also don't have to worry about the mud or the wet floor in the boot room........We will do the cleaning!
  • Leisure Complex:
    Situated in the grounds, the leisure centre comprises a heated swimming pool and upstairs games room with pool table and table tennis.
    The swimming pool has shower and changing facilities and is heated to 29 degrees all year round. Perfect for resting & recuperating after a long day's walk or as a rainy day alternative to getting out & about.
    Please note, you will be required to bring your own towels for the swimming pool. Please see Visitors’ Notes.

Floor Plan

Site Plan

Covid-19 Social Distancing Measures - we can advise that the swimming pool reopened with new guidelines for guests which are emailed prior to your stay.

Whether it is for a honeymoon or for a romantic get away, Love Nest is the perfect intimate hideaway.

Love Nest is one of ten award-winning cottages at Haddon Grove Farm, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park. Located just outside the historic market town of Bakewell, the sensitively converted barns and cottages are set amongst three acres of beautiful private countryside with views over Lathkill Dale NNR. Each cottage is perfectly set up for a family friendly break with fabulous facilities on-site including an indoor swimming pool.

The glorious ground floor accommodation benefits from a wonderfully light open plan living space with vaulted ceilings all finished to sophisticated standards. Its luxurious four poster gives it an opulent country house feel. Outside there’s a private undercover patio equipped with outdoor furniture.

The kitchen is more than ready if you want to cook that romantic meal and you can also have Champagne on ice and delicious Godiva Chocolates waiting for your loved one on your arrival. We’ve detailed more in the “Things to Do” section.

Seriously indulge in the range of activities on-site facilities, enjoyed by all of the farm’s guests. Champion the glorious leisure centre within the tranquil settings, offering a shared indoor heated swimming pool (open 7am to 10pm daily) and games room (pool table, table tennis). Or simply kick back and relax.

You have shared use of the grounds with plenty of outdoor seating and built in barbecue areas. Or fire up a badminton tournament on the open field, which is also equipped with football nets. There is also a communal laundry room, a secure bike shed and a boot room with walking maps and guides to the areas activities.

Set among the rolling valleys and peaks of Derbyshire, Love Nest is perfect if you’re looking for fresh air and fine walks. Dovedale one of the most beautiful valleys in England with its famed stepping stones is not to be missed Or venture a little further into the Peak District for more adventurous hikes.

The beautiful, historic market town of Bakewell, home of the world famous Bakewell Pudding, is three miles offering a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants and a market every Monday.

Of course, the Peak District isn’t just idyllic scenery and rolling hills. Explore the mysterious caverns of Castleton, the elegant spa town of Buxton or enjoy the many stately homes on offer including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall, to mention a few.

Appealing to children in particular, exciting theme parks, spectacular caverns and nearby Matlock Farm Park provide plentiful entertainment, come rain or shine.

Together sleeping up to 51 guests, the other nine holiday homes at Haddon Grove Farm Cottages are: Haddon Grove Farmhouse (Sleeps 10); Pippinwell (Sleeps 8); Bramble (Sleeps 6); Buttercup Down (Sleeps 6);Cuckoo (Sleeps 5); Slipper Lo (Sleeps 4); Fruitpip (Sleeps 4); Rabbit Hutch (Sleeps 4) and Love Bird (Sleeps 2). Please see the individual properties for more details.

2023-09-01 John M, Philippines

"Great location for exploring the Peak District and Bakewell. Loved the pool which was very warm and perfect for rainy days." (John stayed at Buttercup Down)

2023-08-11 Georgina A, Swindon

"We had a fantastic stay at Buttercup Down with our family includingdog. The cottage was perfect and the biggest bonus of the place was the lovely little pool which was lots of fun. The place is well looked after and the hosts were really friendly and welcoming. The site is well secure and feels private. The cottage itself is well set up and in keeping with the area. It mostly had everything we needed (a few extra kitchen utensils would be great). The location of this stay was perfect being so close to Bakewell and short drives to fantastic walks/views/attractions (Chatsworth House, Padley Gorge, Chee Dale). We also enjoyed the Tagg Lane dairy ice cream and the Bull’s Head in Moynash which has a lovely play park next to the pub garden. We had a great stay and would definitely return. Thank you." (Georgina stayed at Buttercup Down)

2023-06-15 David P, Huntingdon

"Our stay at Staycation cottages in Bakewell was lovely. the Love Nest Lodge was very quaint and well equipped. The bathroom was especially laid out nicely. I enjoyed the access to the football playing area, pool area and the swimming pool. We used the bbq area once and made full use of the boot room for leaflets and information for our stay. Would definitely return back."

2023-06-12 Dan C, Sutton Coldfield

"Many thanks for your help, Charles – we loved it ... The property and complex is fantastic and I have recommended it to my family group that we should try and book several of the properties in one go and attend as a group." (Dan stayed at Buttercup Down)

2023-06-03 Bill B, London

"Beautiful cottage ideally located for walks and getting to the nearby town of Bakewell. Excellent on-site facilities with plenty of private outdoor space to relax and enjoy a bbq in the sun. The on-site team when there were excellent and welcoming. We had a wonderful week and would definitely recommend and stay again to explore more of the Peak District." (Bill stayed at Buttercup Down)

2023-05-26 Poppy C, London

"Lovely stay. Everything you needed. Very responsive when we at first couldn’t work the cooker and sent someone straight round to help us fix. Was a 5 minute drive into Bakewell where there was plenty of pubs, restaurants and shops. A good location if your exploring the Peak District, we did lots of walks! Would definitely recommend staying."

2023-04-14 Sue T, Oswestry

"Spacious, clean and well provided. Great to have the pool and ping pong with the dreadful weather that we had. Would like to go back and be able to cycle and walk more. Family gathering with other adults and the young children with us in the Farmhouse. Great fossils to be found in the local dale." (Sue rented Love Nest and Haddon Grove Farmhouse)

2023-04-07 Pippa W, Worthing

"One of the prettiest little cottages we have stayed in near Bakewell. Warm and cosy with everything you need for self catering, blender for baby food, good coffee cafetière, clean oven and pans and the essential bottle opener! Excellent hairdryer and bed linen, towels and pillows worthy of boutique hotel. The warm swimming pool and changing rooms were the icing on the cake with an excellent games room and handy boot room filled with books, videos highchair and extra handy things. Will definitely be heading back. There’s a nice mix of different size properties so will be tempted to go back with family groups and share the beautiful views. Loads to do for all ages in the surrounding area which was our only problem - we needed more time there." (Pippa stayed at Fruitpip)

2023-01-03 Beatrice M, Sheffield

"Lovely surroundings and great to get lost and for walks. Calm and nice to rest and visit. Friendly people on site." (Beatrice stayed at Bramble)

2022-12-21 Jeff O'K, Limavady

"We had an amazing stay at our Bakewell home from home, Sally, Mark and Becky couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. From giving extra towels to sharing local walks and eating establishments to sorting out my mistake they were all brilliant and couldn't have been friendlier. The farmhouse itself was lovely - the kitchen was a lovely space and was very well equipped. The lounge was cosy and the beds were so comfortable. The facilities were amazing - the pool was lovely and clean and the pool table and ping pong were a great addition. It was too cold when we were there to enjoy the grounds but they were fabulous. I would highly recommend." (Jeff stayed at Haddon Grove Farmhouse)

2022-11-25 Donna W, Bristol

"We had the best time here. The cottage was cosy, homely and well equipped and the pool was sensational. Took a newborn and it was perfect, would definitely return." (Donna stayed at Love Bird)

2022-11-14 Katie B, Beverley

"We had a wonderful week at Haddon Grove Farm. Excellent amenities, fantastic pool, very good communication, thank you for a fabulous stay!" (Katie stayed at Haddon Grove Farmhouse)

2022-11-07 Suzanne P, Brough

"Lovely group of cottages in beautiful countryside. Well kitted out, clean and warm. We really enjoyed the swimming pool which is a lovely temperature, along with the table tennis and small pool table. We would love to stay again, maybe with a large family group. Dog friendly too." (Suzanne stayed at Slipper Lo)

2022-10-28 Rachel E, Sheffield

"Very helpful with fantastic communication, thank you for all of your help!"

2022-10-26 Eden B, Petersfield

"Great location in the lovely countryside just a short 5 min drive from Bakewell town centre. Beautiful farm and the cabin was stunning and lovely and warm for an autumn stay! We will be back for a stay again in the future!"

2022-09-01 Daniel S, Bromley

"We enjoyed a nice 9 days in the Peaks! It is a nice cottage and for us well positioned for what we wanted (mix of walking / cycling)." (Daniel stayed at Pippinwell)

2022-05-09 Amna C, London

"We had an absolutely amazing weekend away with friends staying at Haddon Grove Farmhouse. The setting was beautiful and serene and we loved the use of the pool as well as the fields just above the property. We would definitely come back again." (Amna stayed at Haddon Grove Farmhouse)

2022-04-08 Daniel T, London

"Lovely accommodation, great location and really accommodating staff." (Daniel stayed at Haddon Grove Farmhouse)

2022-03-07 Emily B, Little Chalfont

"Beautiful location, spotless well equipped house and swimming pool to top it off. We had a fabulous stay. We absolutely loved this place! Lots of space, spacious comfy bedrooms and amazing wood burner. Swimming pool was an added bonus. We’ll be back 😃" (Emily stayed at Haddon Grove Farmhouse)

2022-02-07 Emma M, Sheffield

"Lovely accommodation with great facilities. Excellent pool." (Emma stayed at Buttercup Down)

2021-12-12 Suzy P, Norwich

"Cosy and romantic, beautiful setting. Pool lovely and warm, had it to ourselves whenever we went. Good location for Bakewell and Chatsworth. Nice walks a short drive away. Loved the massive tv that you can watch from bed and all the beautiful fairy lights. Overall would definitely recommend!"

2021-12-06 Catherine E, London

"Completely fantastic weekend! From start to finish 5*, all that we could possibly for a weekend escape to start our festive season. So sad to leave, looking forward to revisiting next year." (Catherine stayed at Haddon Grove Farmhouse)

2021-11-22 Carol G, Sandbach

"Great location, very friendly and helpful staff - and great community feel. Facilities were special - great layout, space, setting and quality. We found the very lovely boot room at the end of the weekend. Perhaps winter time include a couple of logs in the price please?" (Carol stayed at Fruitpip)

2021-11-22 Alison J, Grantham

"We had a wonderful weekend. The location was wonderful, overlooking the Dales. The cottage was perfect, really comfortable and clean. We loved the pool and games room. Will definitely visit again." (Alison stayed at Rabbit Hutch)

2021-11-08 Sarah M, Manchester

"Chilled, relaxing, everything we needed - facilities on site beautiful cottage." (Sarah stayed at Bramble)

2021-09-20 Tracy M-J, England

"Lovely location, tranquil with stunning views. Nice heated indoor pool. Close to Bakewell." (Stayed at Pippinwell)

2021-09-17 Francesca M, Costessey

"Excellent stay thank you! Lovely place, great facilities, 5 minute drive to Bakewell. It’s on the main road, not the side road that the day nav takes you. The room was beautiful, the grounds were beautiful. I didn’t need to have communication with the company as everything worked."

2021-09-10 Bobby C, New Mills

"Brilliant place to stay. All amenities you need to live comfortably. Great range of activities for all ages."

2021-09-06 Adam S, Norwich

"Gorgeous place to stay! Highly recommend. Beautiful property and facilities including pool."

2021-07-23 Emma M, Scotland

"Beautiful cottage in stunning Derbyshire countryside. Adequate facilities that provides a good base to explore surrounding area." (stayed at Slipper Lo)

2021-05-28 Robina M, England

"A lovely comfortable cottage, with access to a swimming pool, a short walk down to Lathkill Dale for walkers, and a short drive to Bakewell. What more could we want! We were four women friends, and all of us thought we'd come again, perhaps with family groups as there are (I think) 8 cottages of various sizes on the site. The weather wasn't great, but it didn't matter in such a lovely place." (Robina stayed at Cuckoo)

2021-05-03 M Chamay, England

"Great cottage. Nice location. Very pleased. Charles at Staycation was also great and I would definitely use them again."

2020-10-12 Lydia (Tripadvisor)

"We were a party of 10 adults and two kids so took the Farmhouse and one of the smaller cottages at Haddon Grove for a week in September 2020. The cottages were so well equipped and immaculately clean. The bedrooms were all charming and the social rooms very spacious. We also found it very family friendly with cots and high chairs provided ( for a small fee) and the play area, wendy house and swimming pool on site. With COVID regulations the swimming pool was booked one family at a time in one hour slots and we were really impressed with the measures they had put in place to make it safe. The staff onsite, especially Mark, were incredibly friendly and helpful. Mark sorted out a couple of problems we had with the kitchen tap and a plumbing issue straight away. We didn’t meet the owners, but it would have been nice to as we’d dealt with them during the booking phase. We also loved the location as it’s a great base for Bakewell, Matlock, Chatsworth House and lots of lovely walks, one of which can be done straight from the cottages. As we were a big group we used local caterers, Scoff, for two of our meals, including a fantastic BBQ pack which we were then able to cook in the grounds of Haddon Grove. We also hired a private chef - Chris the Chef - for one night and his cooking was sensational and highly recommended. The Farmhouse kitchen was perfect for him to prepare and serve the dinner. We also tried the pies offered on the Haddon Grove website and they were delicious and ideal for our first nights stay. All in all it was a wonderful week and we can’t wait to return to Haddon Grove."

2020-09-07 A Mair Jones, Gwynedd

"Love Nest was perfect! Situated in the heart of the Peak District, perfect for a staycation. Would highly recommend!"

2020-09-07 T Parker, London

"This is a very well situated group of cottages. They are close to lots of lovely places. The ground and pool are good fun."


Food, Drink, Gifts, Hampers and Hospitality delivered directly to your cottage.


Treat yourself to an indulgent spa & wellness experience at Botanicals Bakewell. Treatments include bespoke massage, organic facials and pampering manicure and pedicure rituals - curated just for you with Botanicals award-winning certified organic skincare.

Feel Good Pamper Company provide an indulgent pampering experience which offers bespoke beauty & massage services for individuals, parties as well corporate events.


If you require a babysitter or nanny service during your stay with us, please contact our recommended service provider -


Marie Kirkwood has practiced Yoga for over 18 years. Marie is able to offer group or solo sessions in and around the grounds of your cottage. Please contact Marie on the number below prior to your stay - 07828 960267


Bakewell (3 miles): The nearest supermarket to Haddon Grove Farm. The Co-op in the centre of Bakewell. The market is on a Monday, which can be great fun, but also means it can be a good place to avoid unless you are visiting specifically for the market.

Buxton (10 miles): This is a more substantial town, formerly a Victorian spa. Lots of good shops, including a large Waitrose and a Morrisons, both of these deliver.

Matlock and Matlock Bath (also a former spa). Small local shops with a large Sainsburys on the A6 from Bakewell.

Ashbourne (20-30 minutes): Market town with an attractive central square. Good range of shops including antiques and arts/crafts. Great for a wander and then a visit to a teashop.


Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Morrisons and Waitrose will deliver to your property. To organise this you just need to visit their websites in advance of your visit & book a delivery slot (ensuring you will have arrived at your cottage for the requested delivery time) and then do your shopping online.
Please make sure that you specify that the property is on the B5055 between Bakewell and Monyash and don’t just use the post code as this sends the delivery vehicle to Haddon Grove Farm (which is next door to the the properties).


Private Caterer - You are on holiday so let someone else take care of the food and drinks! Call Dan on 07904107939

Hattersley Wine Delivery - Enjoy the offerings from Bakewell’s Premier wine merchants. Hattersley’s are able to deliver your wine and spirit order to your cottage door. Please contact Hattersley’s before your arrival on site., 01629 815255

Ginger Butchers - Award winning bespoke butchery based in Bakewell.

Each Peach - High quality fresh produce delivered to your door.

Peak District Deli - an innovative, unique Peak District company focusing on the exceptional quality food and drinks produced in the area. They offer a convenient online shopping and delivery service through their website, along with a tailor made private dining option to take the hard work out of your stay and make your special occasion one to remember. Make sure to look out for their popular regular pop-up supper clubs held in locations across the Peak District too. With a strong ethical approach to local, seasonal food and supporting the producers in the area, you can be sure that you will experience the very best quality and taste the Peak District has to offer. To browse their online deli or find out more about their private catering please go to or find them on social media, alternatively you can ring 07935070147.

The Old Cheese Shop, Hartington (7 miles) - 01298 84935. A vast choice of award-winning Derbyshire and Staffordshire cheeses, including those made locally by Hartington Creamery at nearby Pikehall, are on offer at this picture-perfect cheese shop.

The Bird Cafe And Riverside Herb Centre, Hathersage (13 miles). The centre combines a varied herb shop with a deli and café. Unwind and enjoy the riverside views in the café, before taking home fresh produce from the deli’s selection of cured meats, olives, cheese and bread.

Hope Valley Ice Cream, Thorpe Farm (13 miles). The freshest ingredients including free-range eggs and milk from the Marsden family farm are used in the production of this delicious home-made ice-cream. Flavours include Fuschia’s Cinder Toffee and Gertrude’s Whisky & Ginger. It’s sold in many local cafes and shops and the ice-cream parlour opens at weekends.


Being situated in the heart of the Peak District, Haddon Grove Farm Cottages is served very well by great restaurants and country pubs, many of which serve great food and cracking local ales. Here are a recommended selection within a short drive.

The Lavender Tea Rooms, Bakewell (3 miles) - breakfast, sandwiches, soups, cakes, jacket potatoes and other light bites (such as omelettes and teacakes), as well as Cream Tea and Afternoon Tea!

The Manners, Bakewell (3.6 miles) - hearty pub grub, cosy rooms and beer garden - 01629 812756.

The Bulls Head, Monyash (2 miles) - 01629 812372.

The Bulls Head, Ashford in the Water (3 miles) - 01629 812931.

Riverside House Hotel, Ashford-in-the-Water (3 miles) - 01629 814275.

The Royal Oak, Hurdlow, Nr Buxton (3.5 miles) - 01298 83288.

Hassop Hall, Hassop (5.5 miles) - 01629 640488.

The Peacock at Rowsley, Matlock (6 miles) - 01629 733518.

The Cavendish Hotel, Baslow (7 miles) offers locally sourced ingredients and highly acclaimed food - 01246 582311.

The Eyre Arms, Calver (7.5 miles) is an award winning ‘Family Pub of the Year’, play areas and dog friendly - 01433 630473.

The Merchant's Yard, Tideswell (9 miles) - 01298 872 442.


BAKEWELL (3 miles) is a picturesque market town which holds a livestock market every Monday and the home of the world famous Bakewell Pudding. It offers a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as Old House Museum. There are great walks along the riverside on the banks of the river Wye and the Monsal Trail runs along the former Midland Railway line for 8.5 miles between Blackwell Mill and Coombs Road at Bakewell.

HARTINGTON (7.5 miles) is an attractive busy little village dating back to the early 1200's. It is close to The Tissington Trail and also a good place to start walking along Beresford Dale. Nearby is Arbor Low Stone Circle (English Heritage).

EYAM (9 miles) is one of the best-preserved villages in the Peak District National Park, nestled at the foot of Sir William Hill, 800ft above sea level and is surrounded by the most glorious countryside. Eyam has several shops and tea rooms and The Miners Arms pub. Historically the village is known as the famous 'plague village', as it went into voluntary quarantine when the plague was imported from London in 1665 and thus prevented the spread of the disease. There are still mementos of this event within Eyam Museum. There are many fine old houses in Eyam, and parts of the village have been kept as they looked several centuries ago, such as Eyam Hall (National Trust), a beautiful 17th century manor house with delightful gardens, craft shops and tea rooms. Above the village lies Eyam Moor, a fine area for walking, with fantastic views across the Derwent Valley, with its many Bronze Age remains and monuments.

BUXTON (10.5 miles) is a spa town, home to the world-class Buxton Opera House with a busy events calendar. Attractions include the Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, The Pavilion Gardens. At Grin Low and Buxton Country Park you can visit Solomon's Temple for fantastic views, Poole’s Cavern which runs deep beneath the hillside Go Ape! for a hire wire adventure.

HATHERSAGE (12 miles) is an interesting village with a fine church and with historical associations to Robin Hood and the Eyre family, popular with walkers and rock-climbers as it is overlooked by moorland and a line of gritstone edges of which Stanage Edge is the largest with picturesque views.

MATLOCK BATH (12 miles) attractions include the Heights of Abraham with its famous cable cars and park featuring underground tours of Masson and Rutland caverns, Gulliver's Kingdom theme park and Temple Mine, the Peak District Mining Museum.

CROMFORD (13.5 miles) is steeped in industrial history and often called the cradle of the industrial revolution, and has an interesting walk as well as Arkwright's Cromford Mill, now a World Heritage Site.

CASTLETON (14.5 miles) is home to four underground show caves, all worth a visit, for their own interesting features. These are Blue John Cavern, Speedwell Cavern, Peak Cavern and Treak Cliff Cavern. Peveril Castle ruins (English Heritage) stand high above the pretty village.

CHESTERFIELD (15.5 miles), famous for its crooked spire, an historic market town.

CHAPEL-EN-LE-FRITH (16 miles), the historic Capital of the Peak.

EDALE village (18.5 miles) nestles under Kinder Scout and is the start of The Pennine Way, the first and the longest public footpath in England opened in 1965.

SHEFFIELD (20.5 miles), with all its culture.

BELPER (21 miles), winner of the 2014 Great British High Street Awards.

BOLSOVER (22 miles) is home to Bolsover Castle (English Heritage), along with specialist food shop, Jaquest’s.

DERBY (29 miles) with its contemporary, vibrant culture.


Haddon Hall (5.5 miles). Offering events throughout the year, it's a wonderful day out.

Chatsworth House & Gardens (7 miles). The magnificent Chatsworth House, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, was Mr Darcy’s home in the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice. Explore the 1000 acre park, the farmyard behind the house, and the small adventure playground. It is beautifully dressed around the Christmas period. Chatsworth House and Gardens has many year round events to offer.

Eyam Hall located within Eyam village (10 miles), is a small but charming. historic house and gardens.

Peveril Castle (English Heritage), Castleton (14.5 miles). Discover the breathtaking views from the top of the castle ruins above the village of Castleton.

Lea Gardens, Matlock (16 miles).

Bolsover Castle (English Heritage), Bolsover (21.5 miles) is a fantastic place to immerse yourself in the Golden Age of Chivalry.

Renishaw Hall & Gardens, Renishaw (22.5 miles).

Lyme Park (National Trust), Disley (23 miles). Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park. Step back into Edwardian times and explore the1,300 acre estate.

Hardwick Hall (National Trust), near Chesterfield (23 miles).

Tatton Park, Tatton Park Gardens, Knutsford (34 miles) with its fine Georgian mansion full of art treasures and original furnishings.


Baked Well Pottery Painting, Bakewell (2.7 miles) - 01629 700 432.

The Old House (museum), Bakewell (3 miles) - 01629 813642. A wonderful collection of items from Bakewell.

Peak Llamas, Stanley Moor Farm, Great Hucklow (9 miles), offers llama trekking in the Peak District.

Eyam Museum, Eyam (10 miles) - 01433 631371. Discover the history of this Plague Village.

GO APE at Buxton Country Park, Buxton (10.5 miles).

Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park, Buxton (10.5 miles).

Miniature Train, The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton (10.5 miles).

Matlock Farm Park, Matlock (11 miles).

Longshaw Estate - National Trust, Longshaw (12 miles) is a lovely area of parkland and heather moorland with wonderful views of the Peak District.

The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath (12 miles). Hilltop park reached by cable car, with cavern tours, walking trails, fossil exhibitions and cafe.

Peak District Mining Museum, Matlock Bath (12.5 miles).

Gulliver's Kingdom, Matlock Bath (12.5 miles), is a fun theme park for children aged 2-13. With exciting rides, an enticing dinosaur area and even a safari zone, the kids are bound to burn off some of that excess energy with a day at the park.

The Play Mill, Bonsall, Matlock (14 miles).

Castleton Visitor Centre, Castleton (14.5 miles) - 01433 620679.

Speedwell Cavern, Winnats Pass, Castleton (15 miles) - 01433 623018.

Chesterfield miniature railway, Hady Hill, Chesterfield (16 miles).

John Smedley Mill Shop (Finest Knitwear), Lea Mills, Matlock (16.5 miles) - 01629 530426.

Crich Tramway Village Museum, Crich (17 miles) - be transported by vintage trams.

Carsington Water, Ashbourne (18 miles).

Stainsby Mill (21 miles). Situated on the NT Hardwick Estate take a look around and explore this working watermill.

Alton Towers Theme Park (22.5 miles) is the ideal day out for the whole family. Get your heart pumping on Rita, your stomach dropping on Oblivion and your pulse racing on Nemesis.

Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood (The National Trust), Sudbury (26 miles) lets you explore the delights of 17th-century craftsmanship. Then feel what it was really like in the olden days – be a chimney sweep, a scullion or a Victorian pupil.

Creswell Crags Museum & Heritage Centre, Creswell, Worksop (27.5 miles) - 01909 720378.

The National Brewery Centre, Burton-on-Trent (35 miles). The 'brewing experience' incorporates the original Bass Museum.

Derby Museum & Art Gallery, Derby (29 miles) displays collections relating to the history of Derby.


The Monsal trail is a former railway line that is now traffic free path for cyclists, wheelchair users, walkers, joggers and horse riders. It runs for 8.5 miles between Bakewell and Blackwell Mill (near Buxton).


Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire are situated at the start of the Magnificent Monsal Trail and hire out bikes at competitive rates - ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

The Buxton and High Peak Golf Club, Fairfield, Buxton (11 miles) suitable for those of all abilities.

For those looking for a little adventure Speedwell Cavern and Peak Cavern, Castleton (14.5 miles) offer underground experiences not to be forgotten.
Peak Cavern is one of the UK’s largest guided tours, taking you down underground for a closer look at the unique rock formations.
For an even more unusual trip underground, head to Speedwell Cavern, where you can hop on a boat tour of the 18th-century lead-mining cavern 450m below ground.

The Upper Derwent Valley (20 miles) dominated by three great reservoirs, is renowned for its spectacular scenery, with its deep wooded valleys and bleak, rugged moorland. It is the perfect place to enjoy some the UK's most beautiful landscapes and to experience the great outdoors. You can walk for miles around the dams, as well as up and over the moors.

Blue Mountain Activities offer adventure activities including rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing, caving, mountaineering, team building and problem solving. Suitable for family groups, hen groups, corporate events. 01246 231767.

Carsington Water (15 miles) is a great day out, with an adventure playground, bird-watching and watersports all on offer. Sail, powerboat, windsurf or kayak.

For the bigger kids Wild Park Leisure (23 miles) offers paintballing, quad biking and bike trekking.



Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday (16 miles).


Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday (16 miles).
Leek Food and Drink Festival (16 miles).


Bakewell Food Festival, Town Centre, Bakewell (3 miles).
Tour of the Peak Sportive, Bakewell Showground (3.8 miles).


Bakewell Food Festival, Town Centre, Bakewell (3 miles).
Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials, Chatsworth House (7 miles).


Ashbourne Festival, Ashbourne (16 miles).
Streetfest, Ashbourne (16 miles).
The Cow Shed Beer Festival, Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell (4 miles).
Peak Model Railway Exhibition, Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell (4 miles).
International Day of Dance, Town Centre, Bakewell (3 miles).
Bakewell Carnival Week, Town Centre, Bakewell (3 miles).


Bakewell Carnival Week, Town Centre, Bakewell (3 miles).
Stainsby Festival, Stainsby, Chesterfield (20.5 miles).
Highland Gathering, Ashbourne Recreation Ground (16 miles).
Y-Not Festival, Pikehall (8.5 miles).


Peakender Beer Festival, Bakewell Showground (3.8 miles).
Buxton Family Festival, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton (11 miles).
Bakewell Show, Bakewell Showground (3.8 miles).
Ashover Agricultural Show, Ashover Showground (14 miles).
Model Tram & Railway Exhibition, Crich Tramway Village (17 miles).
Eyam Carnival and Wakes Week, Eyam (9 miles).
Grand Medieval Joust, Bolsover Castle (21.5 miles).
Hope Show, Bolsover Castle (21.5 miles).


Eyam Carnival and Wakes Week, Eyam (9 miles).
Heritage Open Days. A four-day festival celebrating England's local history and giving access to thousands of places usually closed to the public.
Chatsworth Country Fair, Chatsworth House (7 miles).
Wirksworth Festival, Wirksworth (15.5 miles).
Matlock Bath Illuminations, Matlock Bath (12 miles).
Chesterfield Well Dressing at Chesterfield (16 miles).


Bakewell Wool Gathering, Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell (4 miles).
Matlock Bath Illuminations, Matlock Bath (12 miles).
Starlight Spectacular, Crich Tramway Village (17 miles) - illuminating the site with special lighting effects and trams in the dark.
Half term Halloween hoot, Chatsworth House (7 miles).
Fire garden and fireworks, Chatsworth House (7 miles).
Spookyshire- Halloween in the Peak District. Scores of Spooktacular events during an autumn festival of fun. Ranging from Halloween Half Term fun at Gulliver’s, Crich Tramway Village and Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre to name just a few.
Scarefest at Alton Towers (22.5 miles).


Half term Halloween hoot, Chatsworth House (7 miles).
Spookyshire- Halloween in the Peak District. Scores of Spooktacular events during an autumn festival of fun. Ranging from Halloween Half Term fun at Gulliver’s, Crich Tramway Village and Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre to name just a few.
Fire garden and fireworks, Chatsworth House (7 miles).
Christmas at Chatsworth, Chatsworth House (7 miles).
Christmas Market, Chatsworth House (7 miles).
Bakewell Christmas weekend, Town Centre, Bakewell (3 miles). A traditional Christmas market with 80+ stalls, Father Christmas plus entertainment.


Christmas Tree Festival, All Saints Church, Bakewell (3 miles).
Christmas at Chatsworth, Chatsworth House (7 miles), closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.

Things you need to know about Love Nest if you’re thinking of booking a holiday there:

  • Smoking is not allowed inside the property or in the communal areas
  • * One well-behaved dog allowed (£25 per dog/stay), to be kept to the ground floor and off the furniture please
  • The cottages are not suitable for stag parties or hen parties
  • Minimum stay 2 nights all year except at Christmas and New Year which is a minimum stay of 3 nights
  • There is no welcome basket, but you will find tea, coffee, sugar, milk and other condiments
  • If you would like to host a special event or function, please speak to a member of our Bookings Team on 01275 217575
  • We do ask that, in consideration of other guests, noise is kept to a minimum between the hours of 11pm and 7am
  • Due to Health & safety risk assessment, no lone swimming is permitted
  • Order a Log Pack for your arrival – including logs, kindling, firelighters and matches @ £15.00 for one log sack, or £25.00 for two sacks
  • You can pre-order Champagne and Godiva chocolates waiting for you on arrival. Please see our ‘Things to Do’ section for details
  • Early check-in at 1pm (usual time 4pm) is £30, late check-out 1pm (usual time 10am) is £30, early check-in and a late check-out is £50
  • * Covid-19 measures for this property:
    In full compliance with the hospitality industry cleaning protocols and safety guidance.
    Intensively cleaned and sanitised.
    Contact-free check in and check out.
    Complete privacy and exclusive use of the cottage during your holiday.
    Date changes for all existing and new bookings if the lockdown measures are extended or re-imposed.
    *Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor the agent will be held responsible.
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