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River Cottage, Bakewell
Sleeps 4

River Cottage, Bakewell

This lovely Peak District holiday home is full of character. A charming stone, end terraced cottage is situated on a hillside in the beautiful village of Youlgreave. The cosy and inviting sitting room, with its dining area, is a comfortable place to relax after a busy day's sightseeing or walking across the moors.

River Cottage has two delightful bedrooms, one double and one twin bedroom, with adult-size bunk beds comprising a double on the bottom and a single on the top. Both bedrooms are tastefully decorated and offer a tranquil haven to enjoy a good night's sleep. The bathroom is elegant, modern and well-appointed.

Outside this Bakewell Cottage is a front patio with furniture and a barbecue. A footpath leads from the cottage to the Bradford Dale Valley bottom. This property is a lovely base from which to explore the fabulous Peak District National Park.

Accommodation comprises

* Two bedrooms:

  * 1 x double

  * 1 x adult bunks (double on bottom, single on top)

* Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC

* Kitchen with Gas cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher,

* Sitting room with woodburning stove and dining area.


* Gas central heating with a woodburning stove

* TV, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, a library of books/games

* Fuel, power and starter pack for stove included in the rent

* Bed linen and towels included in the rent

* Cot and highchair

* Ample roadside parking in the village

* Front patio and garden area with garden furniture and BBQ

* One well-behaved dog welcome

* Sorry, no smoking

* Shop and pub 4 mins walk

Note: The cottage is accessed by a steep, narrow footpath approx 4 minutes walk from the available parking.

When booking or enquiring, please tell us that you found this Derbyshire holiday let in Bakewell on the My Favourite Holiday Cottages website. Thank you.




so peaceful

The cottage was lovely with excellent views over the Bradford Dale. Youlgrave itself, is a beautiful village, peerfect for walking and everyone there gave us such a wonderful warm welcome.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Great location, limited access to walks.

The property in general was very comfortable. In a totally unbiased and truthful opinion the carpet was very unclean in the lounge and there was alot of mould in the bathroom. The two bedrooms were in a good condition and there is outside space. The garden is not child friendly as it has a steep drop.

The cottage is situated down a very sharp sloping pathway and is very slippery when wet and is not ideal when carrying luggage.

The dog loved the river and had a great time, however the walks are limited and we left two days early. The village activities are limited.

All in all we did have a very pleasant stay.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Wish it could be my second home...:-)

Very welcoming, lovely cottage, beautiful surroundings, great walks, Youlgreave is a nice village with nice pubs.

I'm sure we will visit the Sykes Holiday-site again next year!

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Great Holiday

Beautiful Location - don't let the steep access put you off - you can drive to bottom when leaving to pack the car. We had a great time - like stepping back in time. Youlgreave is a lovely village and great base for visiting the peak. You can walk through some of the most picturesque dales from the house, stopping off for great food and beer in local villages. Cottage is well maintained and very comfortable - no complaints, but toilet needs fixing.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Fantastic base for the Peak district.

This property was perfect for our family holiday, I was accompanying my parents and family dog - all in the twilight of their years!

The cottage is in a very steep ravine down to a small river (more a large stream). You can, as mentioned by others, if you wish park at the bottom and walk up if it's a problem, though we didn't bother! Parking at the top on the main road was never a problem - we usually parked just off the 'main' road next to the nearby pub.

The cottage is very clean and VERY comfortable. I can only imagine people who complained about cleanliness are not going out walking and bothered about the odd mark on the carpet?! There is a wonderful patio where you can sit sipping your drink after a long days walking and see people struggling up or down the ravine! There are a lot of DVDs and a PS2 with a load of games in the living room that was a nice touch for groups to use at the end of the day.

Location is brilliant, couldn't be better for anywhere in the Peaks. Bakewell and Matlock are minutes away for supplies and great walks are everywhere!

Thoroughly recommended.


river cottage

It was a lovely surprise to find a bottle of wine and doggy biscuits awaiting us when we arrived! Sadly the previous tennants had not reported flooding the dishwasher and breaking the flush on the loo!
However, our stay was very enjoyable and the cottage was very comfortable, apart from the new owner of the nearby cottage moving in her furniture.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Fantastic location for walking if you are fit and able

Relatively small cottage.
Some good features some average.
Great view of Dale from rear Garden / patio.
Helpful neighbours.
Very hilly - not suitable for older visitor or with young children in my view.
No car access.
Dog friendly location.
Excellent pub up the hill

Paul Webb


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


Hidden gem

River cottage is absolutely lovely. We had a wonderful holiday there and thoroughly enjoyed waking up to the views over the Bradford Dale every morning. The cottage itself is very warm and comfortable, having everything we could have needed, and the people of Youlgrave are all so warm and friendly. I even felt relaxed and inspired enough to do a little crafting while I was there and made a little teddy pen holder and bookmark which I left behind as a small "thank you" for a lovely holiday. All in all we had a lovely stay and will definitely visit again with any luck!

A FlipKey verified reviewer


The cottage was spotlessy clean and very well equipped, everything was in good working order, the only downfall was the walk from the road to the cottage with the luggage, the surrounding area is beautiful and the views spectacular, despite the weather we had a very enjoyable week, Youlgreave is a friendly village, everyone is helpful and will stop to chat, the dog loved it too, the river walks in particular were great.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Character cottage in beautiful setting.

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.

Rosemary S

lovely place to stay

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.

Jan G

A little hidden gem...

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


Tastefully organic with a lot to see and do in the region of Bakewell and Matlock

Perry E

Beautiful location; very peaceful; a treat for bird-lovers; easy access to riverside walks, welcoming touches.
The cottage is beautifully presented.

Mrs Lord

We loved every minute of the holiday and we will be booking again next year. The property had everything we could have wanted. I have already recommended it to family and friends who are very interested. Thanks for a very enjoyable week.

Miss Eastwood

Location of the cottage was excellent and much closer to the river than we had expected. The garden was large and a lovely place to sit.

Miss Parkinson

We had a lovely holiday at River Cottage. It is clean and comfortable and in a peaceful location near the river with some lovely walks right on the doorstep. The owner is friendly and helpful.

Mrs Hall

We really enjoyed our week at River Cottage. We loved Youlgreave and the scenery was breathtaking.

Mrs Shields

The cottage is right next to the River. The steep position is forgotten when you realise where you are. The garden is a bonus.

Mr & Mrs Beckett

Lovely cottage in an idyllic village. Close to walking and cycling. Very peaceful.

Mrs Woods

The location was stunning and the local people all greeted us with a wonderful warm welcome wherever we went.

Mrs Green

Location of the property, the well stocked kitchen and the warm welcome - also the wild birds in the garden.

Mrs Robertson

The location was excellent, cottage was cosy.

Mr Ingram

Cosy little cottage. Great central location for enjoying many of the Peak District attractions.

Mr Swallow

The view from the cottage was amazing, the surroundings where lovely and the stroll along the river amazing. We would use the cottage again.

Miss Turnbull

The cottage is very welcoming, with a very nice, well equipped bathroom. The bedroom lovely, with beautiful views (loved the fireplace). The cottage is lovely situated. Nice village, great walks.

Mr & Mrs Meulensteen

The cottage was clean and the bottle of wine to welcome us was lovely. There was milk in the fridge and plenty of tea and coffee. I will DEFINITELY be going back at the next chance. I was so happy with this holiday. There were plenty of fliers for us to see what was going on around the Peak District, a lovely river at the bottom of the hill, and two pubs serving lovely food nearby. I had such a wonderful time, thank you.

Miss Olsen

The cottage was very clean and welcoming, it was everything we needed and more. There was a complementary bottle of wine, milk in the fridge, tea and coffee which we thought was a lovely gesture. The scenery and location was absolutely stunning, the village had some nice little shops and pubs which were family friendly and good value for money.

Mr & Mrs Cole

The cottage was lovely, had great views and was in good condition.

Mrs Gregory

The cottage was in a lovely location in a nice village.
Nice dog friendly pubs with nice food! Plenty of walks and places to visit and amazing scenery.
We really enjoyed our time there and the dog really enjoyed her holiday too!

Mrs Gibbs

Lovely views from the cottage and the heating was excellent!

Mr & Mrs Donnelly

Lovely cottage to base yourself in.

Mr Markham

We were left in peace and not bothered by anybody. The location was central to everywhere we wanted to go. It was very peaceful with plenty of places to walk with the dog. We were very lucky with the weather which nobody can predict!

Mrs Kirsting

Fantastic location. The owner was fabulous with instructions and lots of information - very understanding and accommodating. Three pubs all serving good quality and value food. Great walks - lovely and friendly village. Nice welcome pack from owner for us and the dogs. THANK YOU - we will definitely return.

Mrs Snashalls

Excellent views and walks from the property. The owners were very helpful.

Mr Skelton

Warm, comfortable quaint cottage in an idyllic location. Excellent walks and bountiful wildlife. Apart from owls and herons there were no sounds at night. Farmyard Inn served excellent good value food and were great hosts.

Mrs Thorne

We loved the peace and tranquillity of the location, the warmth and endearing quaintness of the cottage and the friendliness of the neighbours. We also appreciated the many footpaths to explore in walking distance from the property as well as its proximity to local towns and country homes.

Mrs Tanner

The location and the peacefulness of the surrounding area.The beautiful and functional village of Youlgrave. The amazing walking routes that you can easily access from the cottage.

Mrs Manifold

We have just spent a week at River Cottage and had a great week. The cottage is spotlessly clean and well equipped. We had some wonderful walks and the dog loved the river. It has beautiful views and the locals are really friendly. On a steep hill so not for the fainthearted!

Mrs Forbes

Great views, walks and friendly local people. Also, easy to get to places from.

Mrs Forbes

Great location and it was good to meet the owner.

Mr Goodge

A cosy cottage with plenty of room for the two of us and our dog. Everything to hand that we needed, the owners seemed to have given their clients' needs a lot of thought. Lots of walks straight from the cottage door in beautiful picturesque countryside.

Mrs Wrigglesworth

Fantastic situation by the river, a lovely cosy cottage. The owners had left many maps for walks and we did 4, they were brilliant!

Mrs Turvey

Peaceful and scenic location.

Mr Wheldon

Its location was excellent for walking from the cottage and local pub etc.

Mr Joy

Fantastic location and very cosy and comfortable cottage. My husband and I had a wonderfully relaxing time. And the dog loved it too! Can't wait to go back there.

Mrs Hamburger

River Cottage was in a great location and had pretty much everything I needed. Plenty of crockery, pans, shower reasonably strong pressure, dishwasher, washer and tumble dryer all useful. Comfy sofa with plenty of room. I would really recommend this cottage for dog owners as the river is only one minute away and there are loads of good local walks.

Mr Jackson

Location was peaceful and views magnificent. Locals were friendly and nearby pubs did excellent food. Many places to see and visit, and some excellent walks. We had a super time staying at River Cottage, and the owners have made this cottage home from home.

Mr Howell

It was very clean comfortable cottage, very well equipped, the owners had thought of everything.

Mr Hunter

Well equipped cottage in a lovely location, great for walking and dog friendly.

Mrs Wright

Comfortable cottage, very well located for walks and village facilities. Practical, warm and clean. Particularly liked quiet position away from roads.

Mr Ashman

Everything about this cottage was fantastic!!!! Wonderful weekend stay.

Mrs Gough

For the time of year, we had excellent weather and were able to enjoy lovely walks straight from the cottage. We really liked the situation of the cottage and the village and would like to return in the future.

Ms Middleton

Great location, cosy cottage with lovely views.

Ms Smith

Excellent cottage in a fantastic location with beautiful decor throughout and good amenities. The views are stunning with the only sounds coming from the river and bird life. This is a great cottage with every thing you need for a perfect break in the Peak District. It has a log burner with a starter kit to keep you warm on the first few nights and WiFi for the kids!! The village of Youlgrave is stunning with very friendly dwellers and very helpful people. The 2 pubs are lovely with great Ales and good food, but the George is best by far!! The portions of food are massive and very good quality. We will definitely be coming back and staying here again.

Mr Goulding

The location was perfect; beautiful view and very peaceful.

Miss Williams

Beautiful cottage and ideal location. Peaceful, but plenty to do in the surrounding area! Would definitely recommend and will hopefully be returning ourselves!

Miss Wilkinson

Very quiet and relaxing, lovely walks and great pubs nearby. We really liked the log burner - it was cosy.

Mrs Atkinson

"The cottage was very cosy and beautifully done out. The views were spectacular, and there were lovely walks along the river with our dog."

Dr Graydon

The location was outstanding and the info regarding local walks and facilities was excellent. It was very well equipped and very cosy.

Mrs Byrne

Lovely little old cottage in a lovely village, ideal for walking straight from the property. A lovely relaxing week was had by all.

Mrs Leverington

I loved the cosy log fire in the evenings and sitting outside listening to the river which is just below River Cottage. The locals were friendly and the pubs were very welcoming. Overall, this was the very relaxed weekend I needed.

Mr Adams

The cottage is cosy and comfortable with a wood burning stove which is delightful on a cold evening. There is a wonderful view over the valley and it is superb dog walking country.

Dr Graydon