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. There is a 'Plantlock' providing secure parking for cycles. Pets and smoking are not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult.
Weekly bookings are normally Saturday to Saturday but short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas and New Year. Bookings for Christmas and New Year are from Sunday to Sunday.
Nearest pub - Youlgreave 500 yds. Nearest village shop - Youlgreave 700 yds. Nearest supermarket - Bakewell 3.5 miles.
"A week isn’t long enough to enjoy this lovely cottage. Perfect location with walks from the door and we loved watching the cows taking their evening paddle by the bridge. Appreciated the welcome tray and flowers and the spotlessly clean rooms. It was also helpful to have such clear instructions for all the gadgets."
Written by Liz and Rob, Edinburgh, 13th July 2019
"Another very comfortable and relaxing week in this lovely retreat…we saw plenty of wildlife."
Written by Mr & Mrs Grattidge, Derby, 15th June 2019
"A very pleasant week in this comfortable cottage . Lovely to be able to walk along by the river."
Written by The Osbornes, London, 08th June 2019
"We have spent a very relaxing week in this beautiful village. Walked miles and only got wet once! The cottage is a great base for striding out on the Limestone Way. Village has more amenities than expected."
Written by Pester family, Barnstaple, 01st June 2019
"We have just spent a family week together with our son and his partner. The location of the cottage was just devine and so comfortable. Words cannot describe it."
Written by Jenkins family, 25th May 2019
"Lovely week of spectacular sunshine, views and walks."
Written by Jenkins party, Carmarthenshire, 25th May 2019
"Another comfortable week in this lovely cottage. A real home from home feeling."
Written by Mr & Mrs Spearman, Canterbury, 22nd May 2019
"Very comfy warm cottage in a great location. Our favourite location so far after many Peak District holidays. Cleaned to a very high standard."
Written by Bush family, Norwich, 12th May 2019
"We have stayed in Youlgrave several times and always find it such a peaceful relaxing place. This cottage is an absolute gem. Hope to come back sometime."
Written by Bob and Coleen, Huddersfield, 03rd May 2019
"Lovely cosy cottage in an idyllic location, plenty of walks from the door for differing abilities. Excellent for bird watching and strolling along the riverbank. Central for the South Peak District. Cottage has all you need and also shops and pubs within walking distance (uphill) Also plenty of lovely pubs nearby serving selection of quality ales and serving good food and with very friendly landlords and staff. HomeAway recommended restaurants/pubs outside Youlgreave that we tried were all excellent. Pubs in the village provide basic pub grub and are very friendly. Would definitely recommend the cottage and Youlgreave."
Written by Sarah, 27th April 2019
"Very relaxing week in this lovely cottage in a great location. Many enjoyable walks from the cottage which was also great for bird watching. Also enjoyed Haddon Hall and Chatsworth is well worth a visit. Would recommend The Crispin Inn, Great Longstone and The Druid, Birchover. Missed the kingfisher but saw several dippers. Bakewell is lovely but would not recommend Matlock Bath unless you‘re looking for fish and chips and amusement arcades. Thank you for the biscuits."
Written by Sarah and Malcolm, Carmarthenshire, 27th April 2019
"We have had a great week in this lovely cottage. We have enjoyed some great walks around Youlgrave, Chatsworth Park and Dove Dale. The boys really enjoyed fishing in the river and cycling the Monsal Trial. The village shop was very useful too. Thank you for a great holiday."
Written by Webster family, Andover, 20th April 2019
"Lovely relaxing weekend. Great walks. Lovely cottage. Thank you."
Written by Usher party, Derby, 01st April 2019
"Another enjoyable week at Kingfisher Cottage. Enjoyed Bradford Dale and Derbyshire in another season – still beautiful. Looking forward to coming again. Thank you."
Written by Cross party, Preston, 23rd March 2019
"We have had the most lovely time here in this beautiful cottage! We have explored a number of local walks with a fab lunch at The Druid Inn at Birchover… There’s just so many spectacular things to see and do we definitely need more time here!...Thank you for providing such a wonderful and clean base for us to explore from."
Written by Newington family, East Sussex, 23rd February 2019
"Lovely comfy and warm cottage. Beautiful views even with the snow. Had a lovely walk in the snow by the river. Good food and massive portions at The George. Scrummy treacle tart at the deli. Would recommend the cottage and are. Thank you."
Written by Dunning party, Dudley, 04th February 2019
"Kingfisher is a very comfortable and well-equipped cottage, with a lovely outlook over open country. It's a great starting point for walks right out of the door. Youlgreave is a pleasant village with nice pubs, village shop and post office. Lots to see and do in the area - more than enough for a week or two."
Written by Nicholas, London, 29th December 2018
"We loved the beautiful cottage and the landscape. If we ever have a visit to England again we’ll definitely try to get this cottage again! Thank you for providing such a cozy home during our stay."
Written by Winter family, Nuremberg, Germany, 02nd September 2018
"Lovely romantic few days in a lovely cottage. Perfect location. Thank you for the thoughtful tea tray and milk. Hope to see you again"
Written by D and L Arthurs, Midlands, 28th August 2018
"We have enjoyed a lovely week in your lovely, clean, comfortable cottage. The setting was perfect, peaceful and relaxing. We have enjoyed some of the wonderful walks right from the doorstep. Tasty food from ‘Peak Feast’, the cafe in the Deli and the George Hotel (generous portions). The people in the village are very friendly and full of knowledge about the area. Thank you very much. Tea tray and biscuits very welcome on arrival. We shall return! Thank you."
Written by Prance family, Norwich, 25th August 2018