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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Youlgreave, Bakewell, Peak District National Park, England

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Perry E
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tastefully organic with a lot to see and do in the region of Bakewell and Matlock”
Reviewed 12 February 2018 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

This haven in the Peak District, is a holiday my family and I will surely remember for its quiet triumphs...

If you want to stay in the Peak District, in a cottage without frills, unencumbered, by gimmicks. Without the normal expectancy, unashamed luxury, then this bashful cottage is for you, guys.

Cheaper than a Travelodge you can stay in the Peak District, in this delightful and most organic accommodation, nestling in its own pocket of paradise, and savour a great experience in Youlgreave in the foothills of the Peak district.

The fact is, folks. I found a place that gave me the very best of the Peak District, and we had a fine old time.
This cottage is a great little bolthole!!!

Andrea and I had to forage a little bit! It was a challenge to find. That excited me!
Tucked away behind a small green ‘cliff’ was this stone retreat in a tiny cluster of riverfront abodes, with a nature trail along the bank, below some 100 odd yards at the foot of the property. Access, was steep track straight to the bottom. The river morphed for miles, from brook to stream and then torrent, meandering through a small ravine, lined with woodland either side. Stone bridges and dry stone walls connected to some undulating forest, that became part of our backdrop and early morning constitutional.

We tripped down this track with Stanley our dog for him to paddle and play. Not for long. This is where wildlife abounds! Back on the lead he goes.
So, after a quick panning of this lush spot, flanking the ‘fortification’ was a sweeping route straight across a huge meadow heading for the Peaks.

Now, the cottage, or ‘The Notch’, as I called it, is cosy and unpretentious. Pretty, and characterful, with a touch of the rustic. Mandatory, Inglenook with wood-burner. Upstairs is even cosier. Some vintage décor and a clean comfy double bed, with bunks for the kids next door. Cheerfully presented bathroom.
Demure furnishing, and local art on the walls. Lounging, sofas. The galley kitchen has a stairway ascending. It is dainty, fitted, conventional and straightforward. All cupboards provided for, and are ‘unbuttoned’. A cute table and chairs by the window.

We all found the accommodation unassuming and placid in humble repose. No beat of the drum or ceremony. It had a host of its own humble merits. A hospitable secluded lodge, with a heart. Friendly, without the flam.

The peaceful and serene ambience warmed me to this wonderful piece of Derbyshire.

Youlgreave, Matlock and Bakewell holds a great appeal for those visitors in search of unspoiled tradition and character bursting with a wealth of entertainment venues, attractions, parks and shops. The owners are helpful and lovely folk, and the maid, a real fastidious professional. I cannot praise the RIVER COTTAGE experience enough. We will return. You bet.

Your age range 50-64
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Godders_O...
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A little hidden gem...”
Reviewed 4 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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At first it was quite a challenge to find... Now I'm someone who can navigate with maps on long walks across country side no problem but finding the cottage was quite a problem. The directions once we got to the Farmyard Inn and what to do after we got there wasn't very helpful and found it the hard way! its a very steep decent down to the cottage and we had a pram and lots of gear to take down which took a few trips... Being a fit young lad too this still proved a slight challenge! But we managed as it was totally worth it when we got to the cottage, the view is breath taking.

You over look the river which you can have a good walk along which I recommend, to see all the rainbow trout in there. So quiet too, might get the odd person walking past down the path but always friendly hello's.

The cottage it small and really nice, I'm not tall but had to duck a bit once upstairs but it adds to the character! Stayed in the spare room on the double bed (could certainly do with a new mattress... as the springs are virtually popping out so we laid a duvet on top and slept on that)

Plenty of amenities to cook with and great facilities.

3 pubs to choose from in the village and a good few circular walks round there!

Would recommend for a quiet and peaceful getaway, very close to bakewell but its driving distance or about an hours walk

Travelling group: Extended Family
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JanG770
Chichester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“lovely place to stay”
Reviewed 28 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
2
people found this review helpful

This is a lovely cosy cottage, well refurbished. There is a steep path to get there so not suitable if you have mobility problems. There are fabulous views over the river and valley. Would certainly go again.

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Liked best: dog friendly
Liked least: no freezer
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Rosemary...
Earl Soham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Character cottage in beautiful setting.”
Reviewed 12 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
3
people found this review helpful

Delightful cottage with everything provided including poo bags! Lovely area for walking with river just a stone's throw away. Three good pubs in the village, all serving various beers and good food with meat sourced locally. Path down to cottage very steep, not suitable for elderly or infirm.

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Liked best: The location of the cottage
Liked least: Steep path.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Manchester
Reviewed 6 September 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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Long Eaton
Reviewed 2 May 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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syreeta36
Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“fantastic”
Reviewed 18 February 2012 for a stay in May 2011
1
person found this review helpful

me and my family had an amazing time at river cottage we had a few teething problems when we stayed at the property when we contacted the owners who had just taken over the property came to our assistance straight away and dealt with our problem very smoothly they were a very nice and accommodating couple. The property is a lovely nice and relaxing cottage with everything anyone needs. there is a stream at the bottom of the little lane that goes at the side of the property where my 2 and 4 year old loved catching little fish. the location of the cottage is on a steep hill which is easy to get up and down the village has everything you need to enjoy your stay. the village locals are very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay again and recommend it to anyone

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Liked best: the area
Liked least: not booking the stay long enough
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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