Rose Cottage is absolutely superb. As a traditional Derbyshire Cottage in the midst of the lovely village of Youlgreave it is a brilliant base from which to explore the 'Peaks'. The lounge is charming with its log burning stove. The well fitted dining kitchen is great if you like cooking. The bedrooms are perhaps the best of all with their superb beds, crisp linen and fluffy towels.
Youlgreave is just as brilliant. It's a 'real' village with a lovely church, proper village stores and three great pubs all just a stagger away. They all do good food and one even sells 'take away' fish and chips. But don't indulge too much because a stroll down Bradford Dale, spotting the kingfishers and dippers in the river, and all the other incredible walks around the village, will beckon in the morning.
When you are not 'outward-bound' there are innumerable other things to do and see. Wonderful Chatsworth House, lovely Haddon Hall and super Bakewell are only 5 minutes drive away. Or perhaps make it a day out cycling along the High Peak Trail, splashing about in Carsington Water, riding Peak Rail's steam trains, storming Peveril Castle or getting your nemesis on Nemesis at Alton Towers.
A delightful lounge with Chesterfield sofa, comfy chairs, glowing log burning stove, T.V., CD, and WiFi. A quality, well equipped dining kitchen with drop leaf table and chairs, hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer and automatic washer/dryer. A very attractive double bedroom with beautiful furnishings including a brass bedstead. An equally nice twin bedroom. A bathroom with bath/shower over and W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, power and an initial supply of fuel for the stove are included. A cot and high chair can be requested. There is a lovely garden with furniture about 10 yds from the back door across the rear yard. Parking is available on the road outside the cottage and on the other quiet lanes in the village. One pet is allowed by arrangement. Smoking is not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult.
Weekly bookings are normally Friday to Friday but short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas & New Year. Bookings for Christmas and New Year are from Sunday to Sunday.
Nearest pub - Youlgreave 100yds. Nearest village shop - Youlgreave 100yds. Nearest supermarket - Bakewell 3 miles.
"A perfect cottage in a beautiful setting. We have thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay. Fabulous walks on the doorstep and 3 pubs to come back to. Thank you very much."
Written by Kieron and Brigid, 14th June 2019
"Thank you for a wonderful stay in your well appointed cottage. Great location for exploring the surrounding area. Superb walks by the river. Pubs and shops very convenient. Fabulous weather, really enjoyed Youlgreave and your cottage"
Written by Mary, Dave, James and Hannah, 31st May 2019
"Our stay here has been exactly what we needed, the cottage is so well equipped and organised it has been a comfortable and relaxing stay. The village is lovely with 3 pubs and a shop. We hardly left ! Stunning walks and the weather for a Bank holiday held out ! We will come back ! Thanks"
Written by Nina, Graeme, Cecelia and Dolly the dog, 08th May 2019
"Lovely village and lovely Rose cottage. Perfectly located and beautifully decorated and organised. Absolutely love the interior design ! We enjoyed 3 lovely days walking and our black Labrador Alfie had a wonderful time-including lying in front of the woodburner to sleep off the long walks. We would recommend the Farmyard Inn-really welcoming and dog friendly, not to mention the really good food. We also recommend the Bulls Head who made us very welcome too. Thank you for a great few days."
Written by Gill, Tony and Alfie, 05th April 2019
"Lovely cottage, very cosy. Wood burning stove very welcome. Sunny days but chilly evenings! Beautiful walks up and down the Bradford Dale. Excellent beer in local pubs and food good too. Thanks."
Written by Nick, Clare, Tracy and Ann, 01st April 2019
"Bye bye Youlgreave again. 7th or 8th time to the ever wonderful, friendly village of Youlgreave. A beautiful village and friendly locals. Visited all 3 pubs, the friendly Bull, the friendly Farmyard and ate well in both, and the George. Loved Rose Cottage. the phrase that springs to mind is small but perfectly formed. Walking apart (all beautiful, inquisitive sheep,busy wildlife and more friendly people) we both like Cromford, which, shopping mill apart, is lovely. Scarthin books is a destination for all book lovers, the canal walk(stroll) is really interesting. Youlgreave never fails. Live long and prosper!"
Written by Paul and Jill, 28th February 2019
"Fabulous cottage. Loved the interior design and very warm and welcoming. Fabulous weather and fabulous walks. We drove to Dove Dale and walked to Ilam (parked at Mill dale) - very beautiful, and walked from the cottage to Bakewell. Spent a very long time in the second hand book shop, ate Bakewell pudding and custard and walked back. Loved the Farmyard Inn. It really have been a lovely and relaxing break. To be continued …. (hopefully)."
Written by Maxine, Shaun, Erin and Isla, 23rd February 2019
"We enjoyed four excellent days at Rose Cottage with unseasonably warm and dry weather for February. Poppy (golden retriever) had a great time on the long walks and found plenty of water to splash around in and sheep muck to roll in! As others have said the food and beer in the Farm Yard is very good and they are very dog friendly. We also had two visits to the Lathkill Inn at Over Haddon which is a long standing favourite. very impressed with this cottage and the location."
Written by Paul, Dawn and Poppy the retriever, 20th February 2019
"Charming, relaxing country cottage. Warm, cosy and comfy. Strayed for 5 nights, 3 of which were shared with friends. All had a lovely time, weather was good, pubs even better especially the Timothy Taylor Landlord in the Farmyard Inn! Food was excellent there too as was the food in the Bull's Head. Peak Food Bakery and the Deli very good especially fresh rolls and homity pies. Only used the car once during stay, walked every day from cottage. Bought a book from Deli called "Walking in Youlgreave" which proved very helpful (only £4.99). Fire was amazing and made for really cosy evenings in - our little dog Alfie really enjoyed it."
Written by The Cosseys, 02nd January 2019
"We had a lovely week, loved the scenery and loved the fire in the cottage, it was a real treat. We also enjoyed lovely walks with our dog and we loved the pub."
Written by The Gourleys, 26th October 2018
"We had a lovely week, lovely scenery and loved the fire in the cottage it was a real treat ! We also enjoyed lovely walks with our dog and we loved the pub !"
Written by The Gourleys, 26th October 2018
"We have never stayed anywhere as beautiful as this cottage. The attention to detail is like a 5 star hotel but more homely. We loved The George pub, welcomed us with muddy boots and the dog. We had the giant yorkshire puddings."
Written by Josie, Howard, Ruth and Rod, 16th October 2018
"We have never stayed anywhere as beautiful as this cottage. The attention to detail is like a 5* hotel but more homely. We loved the George Pub, welcomed us with muddy boots and dog. We had the giant Yorkshire puddings."
Written by Josie, Howard, Ruth and Rod, 16th October 2018
"We came all the way from Germany to visit our friend here in Youlgreave and we were allowed to stay in this wonderful cottage. Our 11 year old son said " What a brilliant mixture between old and really modern " We liked it very much, slept in the beds like in a cloud. We took a lot of wonderful english food back with us and even more wonderful memories. Thank you so much."
Written by Chris, Michael and Thomas, Germany, 10th October 2018
"Our second visit to this lovely cottage. Everything you could possibly want has been provided. Very clean and comfortable. The Farmyard pub has excellent food and has a pie evening on Wednesdays. Take out fish and chips from the George pub very good. Thank you."
Written by Pat, Allen and Sheryl, 27th September 2018
"What a wonderful cosy cottage, so well equipped and clean. In a beautiful area for walks, fabulous, lots of wildlife, local shops. The Farmyard pub is excellent and the staff are so friendly. A trip to Bakewell well worth a day out and also Abraham Heights. Just a well needed relaxing recharge. We will be back."
Written by Julie and Darren, Norfolk, 21st September 2018
"We had a great stay here in Youlgreave. The cottage has been a lovely and homely place to stay with everything you need. A great base to explore the Peaks. Thank you."
Written by Eileen and Judy, Liverpool, 16th September 2018
"What a lovely find !! Everything we needed and more. Very clean, felt very at home. Friendly locals. We did not even move our car for the first 4 days - great walks. Pubs on the doorstep. We will be coming back. Thank you."
Written by Hazel and John, Derby, 12th September 2018
"Every comfort has been catered for in your lovely clean cottage. With excellent hospitality from the lovely village of Youlgreave, particularly the excellent food at The Framyard Inn. Thank you."
Written by Graham family, Wiltshire, 02nd September 2018
"We had glorious 5 days in Rose Cottage and enjoyed the location very much. Youlgreave is ideally situated, has lovely pubs in walking distance, and the river walk is stunning. It is easy to reach any Peak District location, nothing seems to be more than a maximum 40min car drive. The cottage is amazing and lovingly decorated to a very high standard, we didn't miss a thing and very much enjoyed the cosy feeling we had when coming back to the cottage from our long walks. We had 2 dogs with us and found a big field just behind the graveyard, where the dogs could run free. There is only one thing we would like to mention, although it might have been obvious to others, we've never been in a terraced cottage and were surprised about the fact that the little garden belonging to the cottage wasn't directly attached to the cottage, which meant we couldn't just open the door and let the dogs out. This was the only downside though, we would have really appreciated this being more clearly communicated, but having said that, we still absolutely loved this stunning cottage."
Written by Susan, Cambridge, 29th July 2018