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The Studio

(Ref. 30742)

Bradwell near Castleton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "Just back from a stay at The Studio with my partner."

    The property is exactly as noted in the listing - very small but well organised, not luxurious but comfortable enough, adequately equipped. It's a tiny, tucked away little base in a brilliant location for exploring the Dark Peak area. Communication from the owner was fantastic. I will absolutely rebook for my solo adventures or possibly with my son. For an adult couple I'd suggest it's best suited for short stays.

    Reviewed by Emma4.1Mar 2024

  • "As a birthday stay for my wife, she was a little disappointed at first glance as it was compact, but we soon got used to it and it had pretty much everything we needed."

    The local shops and pub were within 10 to 15 minutes walk, and were lovely.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Feb 2024

  • "In sub zero conditions the Studio was a wonderfully warm and cosy place to stay."

    Compact but extremely well appointed - some very clever design features. Excellent walking from doorstep

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jan 2024

  • "We stayed at The Studio in August."

    We enjoyed our stay, we knew the accommodation was a smaller property and we were pleasantly surprised how comfortable it was. Lovely views and very close to the village amenities. Value for money excellent. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Terence4.1Aug 2023

  • "Property was as shown, lovely area, not too hard to find either."

    Very clean

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2023

  • "A very neat and cosy little cottage - just as advertised."

    Location is great; very handy to the lovely village of Bradwell and a good base for walks and short trips to the 'better known' sights and locations in the Peaks.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very cosy little studio."

    Probably better suited for a weekend or short break rather than a longer stay as storage is rather limited. Extremely comfortable bed though and it had everything we needed. We'll be back next year!

    Reviewed by Pamela3.8Jun 2023

  • "Cozy little place in a great location."

    Ideal if you are not planning to cook, as the “kitchen” is very small.

    We agree that the kitchen area is small as you would expect from the website details and photos. However, many people have cooked full dinners. One lady even cooked a full christmas dinner with 3 veg, gravy and bread sauce, christmas pudding and custard. Apparently, she used the pan and 2 tier steamer (provided) and the oven function on the combination microwave/oven which is in the Studio. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keshinie3.8Jun 2023

  • "Rather smaller than expected but it had everthing necessary for a comfortable stay."

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely had a lovely couple of days, if you’re just going to get away and not cook it’s perfect."

    We had great weather which was nice climbed the mountain in the Saturday so was out most of the day that was beautiful.

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Apr 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    A great little bolt hole for walking in Derbyshire. Nice owners who responded well to enquiries.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Mar 2023

  • "The Studio had all that we needed for the few days we were staying there, and I assume it would be more than what you would need for a longer stay too."

    The kitchen is well equipped with cooking equipment, plates/ bowls, and cutlery, etc. We were able to make ourselves a little table facing out to the peaks with the foldaway tables and the chairs provided. Every space in the studio is utilised, making it a wonderful place to stay in. Heating worked very well, and heating up the room nicely after long walks. We found the mattress and duvet to be comfy, and had some great nights sleep. Parking is not far from the studio at all, and there was at least one space every time we returned. Lovely little walk down to the local co-op and local pubs in the area. Very nice location for some good walks in the peaks, would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Zara5.0Mar 2023

  • "Is tiny, but had everything we needed and would stay again."

    Reviewed by Amanda3.8Feb 2023

  • "Lovely location however the house smelt of damp on arrival."

    The WiFi didnt work, we stood at sunny Side cottage and it worked once the door shut it stopped working. There was also a mouse in the cottage which we saw run down the side of the living room radiator to the front door we the lost where it went.

    We are very sorry and that the house smelt of damp when you arrived. We had been there a few days before and there was no smell. Neither was there a smell when we visited as soon as we read your review and The Studio had then been empty for 3 days. We found a mouse hole and have cemented it. We also laid bait which was not disturbed so we are confident The Studio is now mouse free. We are also sorry that you had problems with the Internet. When we visited 3 days after you left the download speed was 19.92 and the upload speed was 5.15. We have now upgraded the WIFI. The connection is immediate, with a download speed of 36.4 and an upload speed of 4.1. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chloe2.2Jan 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at the Studio."

    Owners have clearly put lot of thought and care into utilising the space, we found it very cosy and would definitely book again. Cottage was clean and well cared for. Only down side was the parking can be a bit awkward, but in fairness I feel this was accurately reflected in the price we paid for the cottage. Area was beautiful and the local pub, shop and chippy very convenient. Owners were also very accommodating about us having to rearrange our stay a couple of times during to unforseen circumstances, which we really appreciated. Would love to come back in the summer months.

    Reviewed by Emily4.4Jan 2023

  • "Heating and hot water worked ok."

    Kitchen area very tight. Need to use small tables during preparation of food. Chairs not very comfortable. I was walking every day and drying gear was only just do-able. Good location but only 2 pubs still open in the vicinity. Only Shoulder of Mutton does food. White Hart friendly local pub. Good village shop and excellent Coop. Parking as described and not overly convenient.

    Reviewed by Richard3.4Jan 2023

  • "Cute little cottage which is compact, but perfectly adequate for a few days away in the country."

    It's in a charming village in a beautiful area of natural beauty.

    Reviewed by Morgan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Mattress was lumpy."

    Tub chairs were hard - the padding in the seat cushion was non existent. Smoke alarm flashing constantly. Outside seating was a bench set at a precarious angle. Mould in the bathroom. Nowhere to store any food items except the smallest fridge ever. Nowhere to dry dishes. Most uncomfortable accommodation we have ever stayed in.

    As other feedback shows, many people enjoy staying in our cottage as is shown by the fact that it has been continuously booked since we were allowed to reopen. Because of its size, there are certain limitations which are reflected in the fact that we believe it to be the cheapest cottage to rent in the area. We have had nothing but praise for the comfort of the bed and chairs. We will however, be checking that the mattress has not become uncomfortable since we last slept in it 6 months ago. The smoke alarm is a legal regulation requirement. We have taped over the light so that it is less obvious but it has to be visible. The outside bench is flat and provides a wonderful place to admire the lovely view. There are 2 food storage baskets on the shelf above the kitchen area. The close up photo of the kitchen area shows there is no space for a draining board, so guests happily dry up as they go along. One of our guests proudly cooked a three course Christmas meal with all the trimmings. The description and photos clearly show the size of the property. Many guests have commented on cleanliness and comfort and how everything has been provided in such a small space for such a budget price. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gwendoline1.9Sep 2022

  • "We would have appreciated notification as to whether the next door cottage Sunny Bank View was occupied or not as we could have used the parking space next to The Studio instead of taking pot luck on The Green."

    Other than that we enjoyed everything about our holiday.

    Reviewed by Lee3.8Sep 2022

  • "The Studio was great."

    Everything needed for daily basics was provided and the property was clean.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4Aug 2022

  • "The owners had made ingenious use of the limited space available."

    We realised from the description that it was small but were not prepared for the reality of how small it actually was. Fortunately, we were on a short break as, even with being out much of the time, the lack of space would have rendered it very uncomfortable for a longer time. Wouldn't a sofa bed help in this case ?

    We have many visitors who find The Studio perfect for their needs and many return frequently. The small size of The Studio is reflected in the rental price being one of, if not the cheapest in the area. Sofa beds are frequently uncomfortable and not allowed by our letting agency whereas guests comment on how comfortable the bed is. A good night's sleep is so important for a happy holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicky3.1Jun 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay all very clean and had everything we needed for the time we were there"

    Reviewed by Sandra3.8May 2022

  • "Bijou and compact but nothing less than we expected."

    Space was of a premium but for a short stay it was more than adequate. The Studio was exceptionally clean and provided everything we needed for our stay. Bradwell was delightful and in close proximity to everything we wanted to do in and around the Hope Valley

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Great for a weekend away in the countryside.

    Reviewed by Megan4.4Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a peaceful corner of Bradwell."

    Small but very comfortable and with everything we needed for a short, tranquil break. Just a short walk to the pub, serving meals; the fish and chip shop and the supermarket/village store. Lovely walks straight from the front door. The only small thing we though that could be added was a tea cosy. We did use the tea pot and improvised with the oven glove!

    Reviewed by John4.1Feb 2022

  • "What A Beautiful area it is situated in."

    Its so peaceful and we loved hearing the church bells. The little studio place was small but perfect for the two of you. It was very cosy and warm. Although the kitchen was tiny, it was a little awkward to cook at times, but there are many great local pubs around! I'm sure we will be back! The owners were quick with responses and we even saw Simon, who seemed a lovely chatty and was happy to help.

    Reviewed by Carla4.7Jan 2022

  • "Small but best use made of space so it had all we needed."

    There are a couple of good local shops and at least one very good pub (Shoulder of Mutton). We didn't try the other 3 so can't really comment on them. It is very tricky to find and we wandered about quite a bit. Head up the steps, left down first lane and first right does it.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have now updated the map and directions we send to guests. They should be foolproof but we advise that guests print them off to help them find the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clive R4.7Oct 2021

  • "The Studio is small but not a problem because we eat out for all our meals except breakfast!"

    Bradwell is a lovely village with friendly people! Great base for walking to Castleton and Hope! A wonderful walk up The Hills from the Studio to the dams! We visited Bakewell and Buxton! We enjoyed our walk along the Monsal Trail going through the tunnels and over the viaducts!

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Aug 2021

  • "A small base for exploring the area with most things that you need."

    I’d say it was quite overpriced for what was offered for the time we were there (we’ve paid that amount for 3 bed, 3 storey houses at other times in the area and it obviously has a lot less comfort than those places), but you might find it better value at other times. Not all that well set up for hot weather as the small windows don’t provide much ventilation so we had to sleep with the door open (high 20s when we were there, but those temps might not happen very often!) Bradwell has a good bakery and village store. The pubs were not very welcoming, although there are nicer ones in other nearby places.

    Thank you for your comments. Unfortunately you were caught in the post lockdown period when prices for holiday cottages rocketed. You were quite right and very lucky - high 20s do not happen often in Bradwell. The Studio is a very cosy place to be in normal Peak District weather. However, there are 3 small windows that open and the door is a stable door so the top can be left open which has the added benefit that you can enjoy the amazing view of Bradwell Edge from your bed. We are sorry that the pubs were not very welcoming. I can only think this was due to you visiting soon after the end of lockdown when the poor publicans were suffering. We have heard many favourable comments about the 3 village pubs from guests. We hope you return to The Studio Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie3.1Jul 2021

  • "This is a small cottage in a great location and provides a comfortable and well thought out use of space."

    The best thing was the view from the small window in the door seen from my bed when waking up in the morning. The bench outside catches the morning sun. Great walks from the doorstep and Bradwell is a gem, i've driven through before but didn't realise how nice it is. The cottage is warm and the shower works well, both essential for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Jill3.8May 2021

  • "A very handy cottage, ideally situated for numerous local walks and only about an hour walk to ladybower reservoir or Mam tor,."

    Bradwell itself has a well stocked co-op store, good chip shop and bakery plus a number of local pubs.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2020

  • "The studio was comfortable base to explore the Peak District with walks right on your doorstep or not even far to travel to nearer walks."

    The accommodation has everything you need in compact space.

    Reviewed by James4.1Oct 2020

  • "A good location for walking trails and a cosy and comfortable place to rest up in afterwards."

    Two thumbs Up !

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Aug 2020

  • "Ideal accommodation for the solo traveller and for those looking to do some walking."

    Enjoyed my time there despite the hot humid weather that restricted what it was comfortable to do.

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely break away to the peaks and this offers a great base camp to explore the area, providing all the essentials in a compact room which has good views out its own door."

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Dec 2019

  • "Lovely place owned by two very good people."

    I throughly recommend both Sunny Bank Cottage and the Studio.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2019

  • "Great location, super small but everything you need!"

    Reviewed by Katy3.8Jul 2019

  • "A great base for exploring the Peak District set in the beautiful village of Bradwell."

    A very cosy little cottage, compact, well equipped and clean.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Jun 2019

  • "Was a lovely little place for a week cycling and exploring the Peak District."

    Beautiful location and friendly locals.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jun 2019

  • "We love this cottage and have stayed on to previous occasions in 2016 and 2017."

    We have always found it very cosy and well equiped and had a very nice relaxing stay. But as a previous customer pointed out it does have a smell of damp which was not obvious on the stays in 2016 and 2017 so not sure why, wether this has to do with the weather when it rains quite a lot which it did i dont know. other than that it is good value for money and kept clean.

    Thank you for your comments. We are delighted that you love this cottage as much as we do. We were very concerned about your comment about the damp smell. We have spent several months trying to find the cause and now believe we have found it and solved the source of the problem. We have also refurbished the cottage, replacing all bedding, mattress, pillows and carpet and installed ventilation vents and an extractor fan. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely and cozy!"

    Clear guide on how to use everything and great value for money.

    Reviewed by Myfanwy4.4Jun 2019

  • "It was as described on the site."

    We have rented a lot of cottages etc in our time and the Studio was very well equipped with towels (huge bath ones) tea towels and dish cloths which is very often not the case in other cottages etc. The microwave serves as a grill and oven. We did,how ever, take our own steamer with us which did enable us to cook a complete meal. The shower was good. The cottage is ideally situated for anybody who likes peace and quiet and a centre to walk from.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Apr 2019

  • "Compact, quiet and practical."

    Left the car parked up and walked hill behind and to Castleton and Mam Tor. 4 pubs - 2 a bit boutiquey and 2 characterful.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Dec 2018

  • "I thought the bathroom was grubby particularly the shower."

    The work top and surrounds were also grubby. The fridge had water that had accumulated in the bottom of it. The place smelt damp. The photographs give a false impression of the accommodation creating a greater sense of space. Quite misleading.

    After your feedback, I visited the property. The cleaners had left it very clean. I could not smell any damp. I crawled round on my hands and knees, sniffing all the corners and carpets and still could not smell it. The cottage is small, but lovely. The words small and cosy appear in the description and the bed can be seen in all the photos of the living area, which itself indicates it is small and it is not, in our opinion, misrepresented on the website. As it says on the website, it is an economical base. Despite which, the property has been cleverly fitted out by our carpenter so that all the essential facilities are in the space. It is quaint with lovely views and in a wonderful area with a large choice of nearby walking routes. Jayne and Simon Northcott (the owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia2.5Jul 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Studio."

    During our stay here we got to know the real Peak District experience, from waking up to the village church bells, to having horses walk past our bathroom and of course having the ability to step outside onto a footpath heading up rebellion knoll. The room is quaint and cosy, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susannah5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely cosy accommodation in picturesque area with all the facilities you could need"

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0May 2018

  • "The studio was great!"

    The owners had really fitted it out to the space and I couldn’t fault it. The owners where also wonderful when we had wifi issues and got onto it straight away! The location was also fantastic! Right in the heart of the Peak District and close to everything we needed!

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Apr 2018

  • "Very straightforward booking, paying and received instructions for entry in good time."

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Feb 2018

  • "Although The Studio was comfortable, and the facilities mostly as described, I still felt it was overpriced given it was mid-February, partly because it was smaller than expected (I knew of course that it was a studio property."

    ..). Also, the wifi was intermittent at best which will be an issue for some people. The village and the area are lovely of course.

    Please be advised that the internet / WiFi has now been upgraded to fiber optic. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Feb 2018

  • "The village was great however more detailed instructions on the exact location of the property would have helped."

    The map was a poorly drew file that when printed (as recommended) was hard to decipher.

    Reviewed by Emily4.0Dec 2017

  • "Very good"

    Reviewed by Phillip4.1Dec 2017

  • "The little cottage is just delightful."

    Quite small but we expected that. We loved Bradwell and the surrounding countryside, everything is just so beautiful. We were warm and comfortable and our holiday was perfect. We would love to go back again!

    Reviewed by Susan4.8Aug 2017

  • "The owners of the property were happy to help with any problems/queries that came to light."

    Very happy with our stay

    Reviewed by Callum4.8Jul 2017

  • "Parking is an issue but can't really see what they can do about it so haven't scored down for this."

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Mar 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Open plan studio accommodation with one double bed, shower room with shower, basin and WC, kitchenette and dining/sitting area.
  • Gas central heating with electric heater
  • Two-ring electric hob, combination microwave/grill/oven, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available 50 yards from cottage
  • Bench to front
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Although all ground floor, this studio cottage is accessed via three steps.

The property

A small, pretty cosy traditional limestone studio cottage which has recently been refurbished, situated on the outskirts of the lovely village of Bradwell in the Peak District National Park.

This ground floor studio near Bradwell is accessed by three steps and offers simple, comfortable and very cosy accommodation in this lovely village location; perfect for exploring the Peak District.

There is an outdoor bench from which to relax and enjoy the spectacular view of Bradwell Edge and there is plenty of varied walking from the door, as well as a choice of renowned cycle trails within easy reach.

The attractions of Castleton are also nearby, including the imposing ruined castle and the caves and Edale, the start of the Pennine Way.

With wonderful countryside, historic houses, theme parks and market towns offering fine, locally-produced food and drink, you'll be spoilt for choice at what to do next.

This lovely Bradwell cottage is an economical base that has all the essentials for comfortable living, for your Peak District break at any time of the year.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 28689, together they sleep 4.

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About the location


Castleton 3 miles; Tideswell 4 miles; Buxton 11 miles; Bakewell 12 miles.

Bradwell is a pretty village in the Hope Valley, in a prime position in the Peak District National Park. Tideswell, with its renowned Tideswell church, known as the ‘Cathedral of the Peak’ is just four miles from Bradwell. The picturesque village of Castleton is three miles away, home to fascinating caves, including the Blue John Cavern, and is overlooked by the crumbling Mam Tor or 'Shivering Mountain'. The dramatic scenery of Winnats Pass and Edale in the Edale Valley, famous as the start of the Pennine Way, is nearby. Hathersage is just four miles away and has excellent cafes and an open-air, heated swimming pool. Slightly further afield you can potter around the historic market town of Bakewell, or the Spa town of Buxton, renowned for its spring water, opera house and arts, jazz and opera festivals. It is easy to spend a whole day at Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, whilst there are many historic properties nearby. Pull on your boots and enjoy the spectacular scenery, or explore a web of cycling trails, with bike hire available on the Monsal Trail, the Tissington Trail and at the Derwent Reservoir. Bradwell has shops, pubs and places to eat and makes an excellent base for enjoying this beautiful area.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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