Firstly, welcome to Bakewell and Riverview Apartment. Situated in the heart of Bakewell you are in an ideal location to start exploring the fabulous Peak District.
Apartment 3, Riverview, Rutland Mill, Smiths Lane (Off Coombs Road), Bakewell. DE45 1AQ.
PLAN OF RUTLAND MILL
These are my directions and are in my view the most straightforward way of getting to Bakewell if you are approaching from the M1. Please note that your Satnav may give you an alternative route as do the instructions from Holiday Cottages.
My timings make no allowance for the fact that the ring road around Chesterfield may get busy at peak periods so do add in a little extra time if you are travelling at peak rush hour times.
At Junction 29 of the M1 motorway take the exit marked A617 Chesterfield. Follow the dual carriageway to Chesterfield which will take you approximately 15 minutes. You then arrive at a large roundabout. Go straight ahead over the roundabout (3rd exit) following the signs for the the A619 and go up to the next roundabout, where you take the 1st exit left and follow the signs for Bakewell A619. Keep following the signs for Bakewell A619 through Chesterfield itself, the suburbs and then into open countryside. In approximately 20 - 25 minutes you arrive at a roundabout where you continue following the A619 for Bakewell through Baslow village. After the Cavendish Hotel on your left you arrive at another roundabout. Take the 1st exit left and proceed along the A619 towards Chatsworth House/Bakewell for approximately 1/2 mile and then take a right turn to continue along the A619 towards Bakewell. You are now on a stretch of road known locally as the 13 bends which will bring you into Bakewell. As you come into the town you will see Newholme Hospital on your left and then the River Wye on your right before approaching the Packhorse Bridge over the River. You need to turn left onto Station Road BEFORE the Bridge and then turn immediately right onto Coombs Road. Turn right again onto Smiths Lane immediately past Bakewell Bridge Car Park. You will see the Pointing Dog and Duck on your right and after that a wooden mill building, which is Rutland Mill. Follow the directions below to access the parking space.
ONCE YOU GET TO BAKEWELL
Riverview Apartment is on the first floor, Rutland Mill, Rutland Mews, off Coombs Road in Bakewell (DE45 1AQ). It’s exact location is highlighted in red on the plan above.
As you enter Rutland Mews you have a pay and display car park (Bakewell Bridge Car Park) on your right hand side, which is the nearest car park to Riverside Apartment. This car park is open until midnight unlike a number of other car parks nearby, which shut at 6.00 p.m and parking charges for a car costs £5 per day.
The Apartment does have an allocated car parking space with it and to get to this turn immediately right past Bakewell Bridge Car Park, then continue past the Pointing Dog and Duck Restaurant in the old Marble Works (on your right) and Bakewell Bikes (on your left). The next building you come to on your right is a wooden building and this is Rutland Mill where the Apartment is located. Continue driving past Rutland Mill with the winding gear on the right. The parking space is located on the right hand side, immediately after Rutland Riverside apartments just before the entrance to the Smith Island Car Park as indicated in red in the plan above. It is the 1st space in the back row as shown occupied by the black car in the photo below.
There is allocated parking for one car in Rutland Riverside Car Park (see above) Please DO NOT park in the car park on the left hand side as I understand that parking enforcement cameras are in operation.
To collect your keys to Riverview Apartment you will need to go to the main entrance door to Rutland Mill Apartments, which is on the ground floor immediately adjacent to Shape Posture Seating (unless you have arranged to collect the keys from the owner).
The key box is located to the left of the main entrance. Just enter the key code provided to gain access to the keys for your stay (the key code will sent separately by text or e-mail prior to your arrival).
Once you have the keys you will find one key (with red tag) which opens the external door into Rutland Mill and then you have a second key (with blue tag) to open the two doors in to Riverview Apartment itself.
Riverview Apartment is located on the first floor. As you reach the top of the stairs turn to your left and the apartment is immediately on your right. There is a welcome mat outside the front door. Open the exterior door and then turn to your right where you will see another door which leads directly into the apartment. The same key opens this second door.
DURING YOUR STAY
Please keep your keys with you at all times as you will need them to access Rutland Mill and Riverview Apartment. Unfortunately there will be a charge for replacing the keys if lost so please make sure you don’t lose them. Wifi can be accessed through the Pointing Dog and Duck network.
Please ensure that you have taken all your belongings with you and that you put the keys in the key box or have returned them in person to the owner.
Departure and checkout time is 10.00 am on all days unless specifically agreed with the owner.
Please ensure that all lights, taps and appliances have been turned off.
Please take out the rubbish and deposit it in the black rubbish bin which is located in the furthest bin store along the river bank and to the right hand side of the car parking space (SEE MAP ABOVE & shown as green).
HEATING / COOLING
Riverview Apartment is heated and cooled by a series of air conditioning units and also underfloor heating in the bathroom. Instructions will be given on property handover or through instruction manuals.
Instruction manuals for the tv and air conditioning are in the right hand cupboard at the bottom of the TV unit
As owners of Riverview Apartment we do not live on site so the best thing to do if you have any questions is to email: firstname.lastname@example.org as we do check e-mails on a regular basis throughout the day.
Alternatively you can text : 07904 730226 and in case of an emergency you can also phone this number.
The main contact for the apartment is : Chris Horne
PLACES TO EAT & DRINK
We all know that finding nice places to eat and drink are a massive part of making your holiday a truly enjoyable experience and luckily the Peak District and Bakewell have some fabulous places to eat and drink.
To see up to date listings of places to eat have a look at the Bakewell Insiders Guide.
Coffee Shops & Tea Rooms
For the perfect cappuccino and to watch the world go by go to Lime Lounge on Bridge Street just over the pack horse bridge. Coffee is by local Heavenly Coffee Company and it really is good.
If you are looking for a warm welcome and a good value spot of lunch where the locals go pop in to Upstairs Cafe (location - clue is in the name) immediately right over the pedestrian bridge over the river. It is opposite the Co-op. Lunches start from just over £6 and use great local produce including Bloomers ham and pies.
Bakewell has some lovely pubs to spend an enjoyable evening supping a nice local ale
Peak Ales and Thornbridge are both Bakewell based breweries. If you are into “supping” a decent pint then do try the Peacock which also does decent food even if it’s not the cheapest place to eat. For those prepared to walk a little further do try the Manners Hotel under the stewardship of Brian Moran, a well respected local chef. The pub serves a well pulled pint of Robinsons and some very tasty and good value pub food. For a lovely ambience and outside seating in the Summer there is the Pointing Dog & Duck next door which is located within a former marble works. Make sure you pay it a visit in the Winter to experience it’s roaring log burning stove and premium food offer.
Bakewell has a number of nice restaurants. One of the best if you like classic French food is the husband and wife team at Piedaniels. Eric from Normandy cooks classically tasty French food at a surprisingly affordable price. There is also Steak & Burger which produce fabulously tasting burgers, steaks and homemade fish finger sandwiches. If you are looking for the best food locally and are prepared to drive 10 minutes to Baslow there is the Cavendish Hotel or Fischer’s the only Michelin starred restaurant in the Peak District. Next door is the Pointing Dog and Duck - great to sit out on the river bank during the Summer and even better in the Winter when you can sit around their homely wood burning stove.