Kingfisher Cottage is delightful, comfortable and well equipped - an ideal choice for friends staying together, couples or families. It boasts an idyllic, tranquil location right on the Limestone Way. There are stunning views of Bradford Dale from inside the cosy cottage or the suntrap patio. A medieval clapper bridge crosses the brook nearby from where you can spot water voles, dippers and kingfishers.
Explore the alleyways of picturesque cottages in Youlgrave as well as the traditional church, village cricket ground, shops and pubs. From delicious freshly baked bread to hearty pub meals, washed down with real ales, it's just a perfect Peak District village. Walks of varied terrain radiate from the cottage doorstep. Discover the charming waterside houses at Alport and the incredible scenery in Lathkill Dale. Cyclists shouldn't miss the brilliant views from the Monsal Trail!
Nearby Bakewell is a pretty market town with everything you could wish for. Attractions like Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and fun-filled Gulliver's Kingdom are close by. The Victorian Spa towns of Buxton and Matlock offer impressive architecture and a variety of entertainment. It takes less than an hour to drive to Alton Towers!
A superb beamed lounge, looking out across the river, with electric stove, comfortable sofas, T.V., DVD ,CD/tape/radio and Wi Fi. A brilliant dining kitchen with lovely colours and lighting, hardwood floor, hob, oven, fridge, dishwasher and substantial oak table and chairs. A utility room with automatic washer/dryer. A lovely double bedroom with oak bed and furniture, en-suite shower room with shower and W.C. super linen and towels. A similar quality but smaller twin bedroom. A traditional panelled bathroom with bath /shower over and W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, fuel and power are included. A cot and high chair can be requested. There is a small front garden and a paved rear patio with furniture. Parking is available on the quiet lane right outside the cottage. Pets and smoking are not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult.
Short breaks are available November to March excluding Xmas and New Year (and during the rest of the year if the booking is within 14 days of the holiday).
Nearest pub - Youlgreave 500 yds. Nearest village shop - Youlgreave 700 yds. Nearest supermarket - Bakewell 3.5 miles.
"Excellent cottage in all aspects ,lovely area friendly residents, great outlook what more could we ask for."
Written by Mr and Mrs Cross, Preston., 11th June 2016
"To be clear - we live in a fabulous place in the Yorks Dales. Beautiful home, garden, views, walks, villages, people. Holidays have a lot to live up to else we stay at home. Kingfisher did the job - it was one of our favourite escapes. The location is fabulous - right next to Bradford Beck at the bottom end - so actually more open views than a cottage we rented that was further up the beck. The cottage itself was so charming - worked well in all rooms. Faces more or less South, so can sit out in May for breakfast and evening meal. The kitchen has EVERYTHING. The only downside for me was the double bed - I'm really not sure why people choose a bed with a footboard - I'm 6feet and couldn't stretch over the end. But - I was quite happy to suffer this. We are looking at taking one of our kids' families - River View next door is with the same company."
Written by Gillings, Skipton, 19th May 2016
"A lovely cottage which was very well equipped. A beautiful location right next to the River Bradford. Perfect place for riverside walks and relaxation. Bakewell is a lovely nearby town which offers a range of teashops and touristy shops. There is a good co-op there too for stocking up on essentials. The cottage itself was excellent - highly recommend a visit. I hope we will be able to return in the near future."
Written by L Cumming, 23rd March 2016
"We have been to the Peak District many times at New Year but this is a first for Kingfisher. Persistent rain at the beginning of the week put a dampener on walking schedule. The cottage is in a wonderful location and thanks to Moira and Roger is very comfortable, warm and well equipped, the large kitchen making meal times most enjoyable."
Written by Murphy family, Northumberland and Berkshire, 05th January 2016
"A lovely cottage. Warm and comfortable. Views excellent. A warm welcome. We had everything we needed for a Christmas stay. Derbyshire is beautiful and we loved Youlgreave."
Written by Drew family, Glos, 27th December 2015
"Weather not brilliant but nothing can spoil another stay in our second home."
Written by L and A Davitt, Luton, 22nd November 2015
"Kingfisher made his appearance on Saturday and posed for photo."
Written by R and G Job , J and F Rogers, Wales, 17th October 2015
"Very comfortable cottage ideal for lovely walks thank you for the tray on arrival."
Written by P and V Yalden, 26th September 2015
"Back to Kingfisher again to recharge batteries for another year. Cottage clean and lovely as usual plus improvements. Brilliant weather and sunshine everything great."
Written by F and J Sherman, Swaffham, 12th September 2015
"Had an enjoyable stay in this cosy cottage. Ideal location for touring the Peak District. Bakewell has lots of interesting shops. Enjoyed a couple of meals at Rajahs Indian Restaurant."
Written by Kirtee family, Hereford, 05th September 2015
"Had a wonderful week walking drinking and eating. Great location, lovely cottage, friendly people and the Sunday night quiz at the Bull’s Head was good fun. We came second so challenge future visitors to do better. Thanks."
Written by S and J Brown ,Northampton, 22nd August 2015
"Nice cosy /clean cottage. Beautiful views and walks just outside. Lots to visit...Will be back."
Written by Mason, Newcastle Upon Tyne., 15th August 2015
"Lovely clean welcoming cottage...Loved the big bath ! Will be back !"
Written by Yates family, Brighton., 08th August 2015
"The cottage has everything I could want and more. The views are priceless."
Written by J Totham, Chelmsford., 18th July 2015
"We must like it here.It is the third visit in 18 months !"
Written by L and A Davitt, Luton., 27th June 2015
"Great cottage. Very clean and well equipped. Beautiful views. Friendly locals."
Written by S and A Brander, Halifax., 23rd May 2015
"Lovely cottage in a lovely location. Great for people watching as well as walking...Bird life amazing...Definitely coming back to this lovely cottage."
Written by C and V Millington, Towcester., 14th May 2015
"Beautifully decorated house in a lovely location."
Written by Nolans, Chester, 24th March 2015
"Lovely cosy cottage with amazing views and walks. Fantastic bathroom !"
Written by S and S Matthews, Fisherwick., 09th February 2015
"We arrived in the snow and had four days walking through a winter wonderland. We saw Kingfishers, Dippers and Wagtails along the river. What a great location. The cottage was very cosy to come home to after the stunning walks and we had everything we needed. Thank you so much for a very enjoyable and homely holiday cottage, we hope to come back soon."
Written by Helen and Sheila, Milton Keynes, 28th December 2014