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. A similar quality but smaller twin bedroom. A traditional panelled bathroom with bath /shower over and W.C.
Linen but not 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 Tuesday to Tuesday.
Nearest pub - Youlgreave 500 yds. Nearest village shop - Youlgreave 700 yds. Nearest supermarket - Bakewell 3.5 miles.
"Lovely location, good layout and as a bonus perfect weather !"
Written by Andrew, 15th August 2020
"A warm and comfortable cottage for a grand reunion of mountaineers. Thank you so much – what a weekend to spend celebrating our 60th Wedding Anniversary."
Written by Alec and friends, 25th November 2019
"This cottage is perfect and probably the best we’ve ever stayed in anywhere. Thanks very much for a restful relaxing week that we very much needed. We’ve loved watching the world go by and walking the local footpaths. Hope very much to be back."
Written by Colin and Hilary, Suffolk, 09th November 2019
"This cottage is just beautiful, perfectly equipped, perfectly situated and beautifully decorated. We have loved our week here exploring the Peak District and visiting our son at Derby Uni. I am sure this will be the first of many visits. Thank you!"
Written by Lucy, Jock and Sam, Caerphilly, 02nd November 2019
"Said it all before! Many Thanks. We will return."
Written by Beryl and John, Lancashire, 25th October 2019
"So lovely to wake up and see the stream every morning: a very welcome break from the usual routine! A very warm welcome from the local people. Thank you for enabling us to have such an enjoyable holiday"
Written by Monica and Liz, Oxfordshire and Suffolk, 04th October 2019
"Lovely stay in this riverside cottage …went to Bakewell, Matlock, two National Trust properties Sudbury Hall and Hardwick. Also Cromford Mills a good day out. Would recommend The Bull’s Head in the village and The Crispin Inn, Great Longstone for a nice meal. Overall we enjoyed our stay very much."
Written by Steve and Laura, Romford,, 07th September 2019
"Thank you so much for a lovely weekend at Kingfisher Cottage…the cottage could not have been more perfect [for spending time with friends] Kingfisher provided a perfect base. Many thanks for a great stay."
Written by Sawyer party, Evesham and Sandbach, 01st September 2019
"We had a really nice stay at Kingfisher Cottage. We made some really nice walks in the beautiful Peak District. It was really nice to swim in the river, the last days when the weather was really nice…we had a great stay."
Written by Kelder family, The Netherlands,, 26th August 2019
"We brought our friends with us on our second visit at Kingfisher. We enjoyed the visit and made a lot of walking in the neighbourhood. Hope to return to this very nice cottage."
Written by Barje party, Sweden,, 10th August 2019
"Our third visit to Kingfisher Cottage and was as enjoyable as ever. We had fantastic weather and so enjoyed exploring the area again. We love it here and staying at Kingfisher Cottage made it perfect. We had some nice meals at The Bull’s Head. Look forward to returning."
Written by Alan, Fiona and Suzanne, Perth,, 27th July 2019
"Thank you for another great week in this lovely comfy cottage. The fresh flowers were a lovely touch. A true home from home. We will miss the lovely views! Looking forward to next time."
Written by Gail and Tom, Bedford,, 20th July 2019
"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