Peak District town voted best place to live in Derbyshire

Elegant market town Bakewell has been voted the best place to live in Derbyshire.

Its characterful riverside location with Chatsworth around the corner, coupled with oodles of history, good restaurants and pubs and some of the best schools in the county have made Bakewell top choice with readers of the lifestyle website Muddy Stilettos.

Belper was voted runner-up and Melbourne placed third.

Readers across 28 counties were asked to choose the best places to live outside London in the poll which was run in conjunction with estate agents Strutt & Parker.

Hero Brown, the founder and editor-in-chief of Muddy Stilettos says: “When people move out of London they are searching for more than just a house, they want to find a new lifestyle that works for them. This reader vote gives a truly independent view on the towns and villages with the most popular postcodes, schools, restaurants and amenities.”