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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bakewell, Peak District National Park, England

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Rosey4me
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“In need of regrading not worth 4 ticks !!!!!!!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Main issue parking, none outside residence or near , but up side road opposite( having to ascend or descend approx. 20 steep steps) then only if available otherwise 2 hr. limit 8.00-8.00, other end of road more permit places but again all taken in other words permit useless. Problem unloading and loading as road on bend, on hill, potentially dangerous position but no choice if elderly or infirm.
The exterior paintwork is flaking and need of redecoration, on entry you are greeted by a damp smell inside, windows dirty between windows and secondary glazing and with dead flies and insects present, loose mats on living room and bedrooms without non slip grips ( Slip and trip hazards.), Bathroom wallpaper lifting off wall, wooden cladding lifting off wall, boiler cupboard situated directly above w/c pedestal and low awaiting head injury. The whole property is drab and in need of TLC don't think had much in years. Kitchen and Living Room reasonable but not great. Courtyard more like ancient prison cell with no roof , app 4.0mx 4.0m containing 2 drains and a dustbin with ladders tied against soil waste pipe, not a place to enjoy an evening tipple as stated and our dogs also refused to use it so not dog friendly.
No information pack was available for Doctors, Vets, Dentist, Shops, Restaurants and Pubs etc. No visitors book was available to comment in, wonder why? This is my worst cottage experience ever, I only stayed one night having booked for seven my Wife was so disgusted she didn't even unpack our belonging usually her first task. I don't know how the owner has the cheek to display Gold Award Certificates from 2004 and 2005 in the dining room on the sideboard. No Gold Award from me, owner could do a lot better.

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Liked best: Leaving the Property
Liked least: Nothing to like.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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LewisBoff...
Reading, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Some plus points, but getting tired”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

I have been staying in cottages in the UK in Mach/April for 25 or so years. In the past I have been interested in remote locations, but now I have a child I decided to go for a location within a town, which seems to put the cost up and brings its own problems, such as a lack of parking and noise from the road outside.

Knoll cottage delivered on the location, with the town only being a short walk away, and the museum is even closer. There is a good supply of towels and also a good boiler giving some of the hottest water I have ever come across. All the equipment worked, although I would have thought that a folder with manuals in would have helped. Last year I was spoilt when the cottage I was staying in had free wi-fi and a computer - no such luck this year.

My overall impression is that the cottage became a holiday let around 2004 and that it is now beginning to be in need of a refresh. There are awards from 2004 and 2005 on display - but tellingly none since, and also no comments book. The front door needs some paint and there are signs of dampness on the walls, my wife has a more sensitive nose than me and said that there was a smell of dampness too!

On balance I would have been happier if I had paid less.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: tired feel
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children
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Linda A
Norwich, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Well equipped cottage in a charming town.”
Reviewed 9 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We spent four nights at Knoll Cottage, which we found to be very well equipped with all appliances in good working order. The bathroom was lovely, spacious and warm with a large supply of towels!! The double bedroom had twin aspect windows which made it a very pleasant sunny room.
Parking is always a bit difficult in Bakewell and we decided to park on Yeld Road, which is the 1st left turning uphill past the cottage and we walked our cases down from there. The road is fast and busy at peak times and school coaches use it twice a day so I wouldn't like to try and load or unload outside the cottage.
Bakewell is a charming little town with lots of dog friendly pubs and coffee shops. We also went to Chatsworth which was really lovely and that is well worth a visit. The weather was very good while we stayed there, for October, and we were able to eat outside the pubs and enjoy the sunshine.The only disappointment was the courtyard, which although south facing got very little sun at all probably due to the large and thick trees in the adjoining garden. My little dog was not at all happy out there and this was a bit of a problem first thing in the morning. However, it is not far to walk into the town and there is a large park by the river.

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Liked best: The spacious bathroom which was very pleasant
Liked least: The courtyard which was very unappealing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Castle Bytham
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Delightful cottage”
Reviewed 30 December 2012 for a stay in December 2012
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This was our second stay this year at Knoll Cottage, having had it for a week in April.

As we were staying over the Christmas week it had been tastefully decorated for Christmas which was lovely and homely and made us feel all the more festive.

The cottage is on a busy road and unloading the car with luggage etc can be an issue as it is up a hill just on a bend, good idea to take an emergency triangle with you if you have one and put it about 20 yards down from your car as it certainly slows the traffic and makes them aware that your are there. There is enough room to bump up on the footpath too so you are not entirely on the road.

The cottage is very well equipped with all manner of cooking utensils and with lovely matching crockery that is in good condition, not chipped or cracked. It is also very warm and whilst there is a wood burning stove we didn't need to use it as we were always more than warm enough.

There is a small courtyard, alas we couldn't get our dogs to go out there and do anything so that was a big issue for us, as there is nowhere nearby to take them for the first and last ablutions of the day.

There is a large bathroom with a good showers and jacuzzi bath and the two bedrooms are good sizes and really tastefully decorated.

It is a 5 minute walk into the town centre, if you are in anyway physically challenged, walking back up to the cottage may be prove challenging as it is up a hill.

With regards to parking, you do get given a permit and parking is available at the back of the church, best way to get to it is go past the cottage, on your left, turn in Yeld Road about 100 yards up from there and as you head back towards the cottage take the left hand slope which is the road at the back of the church, up there is parking for permit holders.

One thing it could do with is the front door having a lick of paint as it does look a little tired and could give a poor first impression and certainly isn't the case once inside.

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Liked best: Distance from town centre
Liked least: That our dogs would not use the courtyard, they like a bit of grass, our problem!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Reviewed 2 March 2012 for a stay in November 2011

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