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Swiss Cottage with lakeside location on the Chatsworth Estate

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3 bedrooms, Internet, bed sheets
Living room
Property grounds

Overview of Swiss Cottage with lakeside location on the Chatsworth Estate

Swiss Cottage with lakeside location on the Chatsworth Estate

Entire cottage

3 bedrooms6 bathroomsSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
Bakewell, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationChatsworth House Labyrinth3 min drive
  • Popular LocationChatsworth House21 min drive
  • Popular LocationHaddon Hall Manor38 min drive
  • AirportManchester (MAN)85 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps 6
    2 single beds

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Swiss Cottage with lakeside location on the Chatsworth Estate

Cottage in Bakewell with kitchen
Part of the Chatsworth Collection

Any cottage in the midst of nature makes you think it comes straight out of a fairytale- and no house on the Chatsworth Estate is more romantically situated than Swiss Cottage. A picturesque building, set up high on the hill behind Chatsworth, it offers a peaceful and secluded site in which to enjoy the ultimate self-catering holiday.

Swiss Cottage boasts an idyllic secluded location and was built between 1839 and 1842 as part of the 6th Duke of Devonshire's many improvements to the Chatsworth Estate. It was designed by Joseph Paxton or his associate John Robertson, as an 'eye-catcher' in the landscape, to be admired on carriage rides or walks around the estate.

The drive up to Swiss Cottage takes you through historic Stand Wood, with its magnificent trees, where you may encounter a 'ruined' aqueduct, and other waterfalls and stone steps, designed by Paxton.

At the top of the hill, there are sensational views and a series of man-made lakes. The Emperor lake feeds the famous fountain of the same name in the Chatsworth garden, but the Swiss lake, from which the cottage takes its name, was dug out to supply water to the 1st Duke's cascade in the 1690s. You have unlimited access to this landscape during your stay.

Built as a gamekeepers cottage, the building has been completely restored by the Duchess of Devonshire, right down to the shelves of books on Swiss themes.

Dogs are welcomed at a rate of £25 per dog per stay, please advise our reservations team when making your booking that you shall be bringing a dog with you.

* Please be advised that the lake is currently drained due to essential maintenance work
Kitchens offer microwaves, kitchenware and utensils and dishwashers.
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Property amenities


  • Internet access


  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 6 bathrooms


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property


  • Sleeps 6

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

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About this area


This cottage is located in Bakewell. Eyam Hall and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Dore and Totley Golf Club and Beauchief Golf Course. Chatsworth House Labyrinth and Peak District National Park Authority are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Chatsworth House Labyrinth - 3 min drive
  • Newholme Hospital - 10 min drive
  • Chatsworth House - 21 min drive
  • Peak District National Park Authority - 32 min drive
  • Haddon Hall Manor - 38 min drive

Getting around

  • Matlock Bath Station - 19 min drive
  • Manchester Airport (MAN) - 85 min drive


  • The Old Smithy - 7 min drive
  • Il Lupo - 10 min drive
  • Charlie's Cafe and Bistro - 10 min drive
  • The Manners Hotel - 14 min drive
  • Lavender Tea Rooms - 14 min drive

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