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., DVD, 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 from Friday to Friday
Short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas & New Year.
Nearest pub - Youlgreave 100yds. Nearest village shop - Youlgreave 100yds. Nearest supermarket - Bakewell 3 miles.
"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 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