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.
Nearest pub - Youlgreave 500 yds. Nearest village shop - Youlgreave 700 yds. Nearest supermarket - Bakewell 3.5 miles.
"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
"A lovely cottage in a very peaceful and beautiful location. Very well equipped. Recommend Rowsley Country Pub, Baslow. Also very comfy bed!"
Written by Sarah and Les, Ispwich and Aberdeen, 17th August 2018
"Had a great week with the grandchildren. Visited many places including Treak Cavern…Speedwell is better. Tagg Lane Ice Cream well worth a visit…Trentham Gardens in Stoke [is] a good day out…loads for kids to see and do and shops for the ladies."
Written by A and S Wynn, Sunderland, 11th August 2018
"A very well equipped cottage in a great location. Loads of great places to eat. We particularly enjoyed the Maazi in Matlock…We visited all the major towns …Dovedale is definitely worth checking out. Nowhere appears to be too busy and everyone seems to be very friendly. Thanks a lot!"
Written by Morgan family, Ashstead, Surrey, 04th August 2018
"We visited during the heatwave so enjoyed sitting outside: swimming in the ‘pool’ (more like an ice bath!) walking and cycling The Monsal Trail. A great place to catch up."
Written by Armstrong party. Worcs and Australi.a, 06th July 2018
"A very good cottage in a beautiful village in a nice location…Many walks from the door."
Written by Mr and Mrs Webster. Norfolk Broads., 30th June 2018
"Our third visit and still as good as ever. Wonderful cottage in a wonderful location."
Written by Mr and Mrs Spearman. Canterbury., 23rd June 2018
"Another delightful stay at Kingfisher Cottage. Looking forward to the next."
Written by Mr and Mrs Grattidge. Derbyshire., 16th June 2018
"Our fifth lovely stay at Kingfisher Cottage and hope to return next year. Unlucky on the bird front, even the dipper was elusive but had various sightings of the water vole…Thank you."
Written by Mr and Mrs Cross. Lancs., 09th June 2018
"Thank you for the use of your lovely cottage. We loved every minute of being here – cottage and village…went to Haddon Hall. Lots of long lengthy walks. No kingfisher but great to see two water voles. Thank you. Looking forward already to coming back. Thank you for tea and biscuits."
Written by Mr and Mrs Allen. Cambridge., 26th May 2018
"We loved Kingfisher Cottage instantly. So comfy, clean and well equipped – fabulous views…our week has been busy…would recommend The Bull’s Head at Monyash and Togg Ice Cream Parlour…loved our week here – it was ‘perfick’!!"
Written by Mr and Mrs Williams. Mickleover, Derby., 19th May 2018
"This was our first visit to this lovely cottage. The weather…hasn’t stopped us getting out and about in this beautiful countryside. Thank you for the welcome pack. Very handy on arrival. Hope to come again."
Written by Mr and Mrs Taylor. Naseby, Northants., 28th April 2018
"Our fifth visit to this lovely warm and comfortable cottage…we managed our favourite walk along Lathkill and up to the pub at Over Haddon. Also visits to Bakewell, Matlock and Chatsworth. A highlight for the children was hiring bikes to do the Monsal Trail. Spectacular views…and great tunnels. I hope we will be back. Still not managed to spot a kingfisher."
Written by Stevens family. Norwich, 14th April 2018
"Lovely stay in a lovely cottage"
Written by R and E Clarke. Nottingham, 06th April 2018
"A lovely short break in Youlgrave. The cottage was clean and tidy with everything we needed. The walks are on the doorstep with superb scenery…we saw two kingfishers whilst here. We shall definitely be back here as it has done us all the world of good. Rarely I relax but I certainly have here."
Written by Mr & Mrs Gibbons & party. Warrington, 02nd April 2018
"A lovely snow break in a lovely cottage."
Written by P & M Hopkins. Market Harborough, 22nd March 2018
"Thank you for a lovely stay once again in your cosy cottage…Hope to be back again soon."
Written by J & A Morris. Melton Mowbray, 12th February 2018
"Lovely New Year break in cosy Kingfisher Cottage."
Written by Rickwood family. St Neots Cambridge, 03rd January 2018