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The Studio

Bradwell near Castleton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 30742)

4.4

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

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

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "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 VickyJun 2022

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

    Reviewed by SandraMay 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 GillianApr 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Great for a weekend away in the countryside.

    Reviewed by MeganFeb 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 JohnFeb 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 CarlaJan 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 ROct 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 LyndaAug 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 KatieJul 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 JillMay 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 KevinOct 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 JamesOct 2020

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

    Two thumbs Up !

    Reviewed by BernadetteAug 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 RichardAug 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 StephanieDec 2019

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

    I throughly recommend both Sunny Bank Cottage and the Studio.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2019

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

    Reviewed by KatyJul 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 SianJun 2019

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

    Beautiful location and friendly locals.

    Reviewed by NickJun 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 SusanJun 2019

  • "Lovely and cozy!"

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

    Reviewed by MyfanwyJun 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 ColinApr 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 JaneDec 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 JuliaJul 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 SusannahJun 2018

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

    Reviewed by KerryMay 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 LaurenApr 2018

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

    Reviewed by SharonFeb 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 MichaelFeb 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 EmilyDec 2017

  • "Very good"

    Reviewed by PhillipDec 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 SusanAug 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 CallumJul 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 JulieMar 2017

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Summary

  • 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

BRADWELL

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas