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Happy Feet Cottage

Bradwell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1014031)

4.6

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "We understand that things can happen which are outside your control but which, nevertheless, impact the customers experience and as retired hotel owners we found that when things went wrong it is best to own it, apologise and acknowledge that things were not up to the standard you normally aim for and make an offer of compensation that is acceptable to both parties."

    It was not your fault that the freezer was frozen so solid that the door was not able to be closed, or that the water from all taps ran yellow/brown that evening and we only had half of a small bottle of fresh water for the night to share till the shop opened the following morning. However neither were these two things our fault either and then the list of irksome things just grew - with no replacement bin liner (your cleaner provided us with a roll of mini bags for bathroom), a 90 percent empty washing up liquid bottle and too few dishwasher tabs for the length of our booking. Then small details like the vacuum cleaner being left with dust and hair and not emptied and the cupboard full of oddments just thrown in - one saucepan with a mismatched lid lying on top on the oven gloves and racks and cake tins piled on top. For the grand sun we had paid for the cottage it appeared that the detail was not important and it is this presentation that forms opinions. One messy cupboard by itself is nothing but added in with the other things just made us feel we did not wish to stay on after the first night. I personally found the master bedroom mattress very uncomfortable but accept it might suit other people. However, the bases of the middle and bottom drawers in the bedroom were frankly broken and unusable. The younger family members did stay for 2 nights as they had purchased tickets for local events and they didn’t worry about the things I have commented on, however it was a free break for them and I’m glad they had some use from the cottage. Suffice to say Happy Feet Cottage was not for us.

    Hi, I understand your frustrations, however, if you’d just called on the number I provided you it could have all been dealt with straight away. Instead you contacted Sykes who then emailed which I didn’t see for hours. I’m afraid the mattress comfort is a personal thing, and we have multiple comments saying that that bed is really comfy. I personally like a firmer mattress, however I can’t please everyone. You paid a very high sum for the cottage, which is something totally out of my control. However you were told that it was because you’d booked over two handover periods. Moving the booking by one day would have saved you hundreds of pounds. The cottage is self catering so we provide a few dishwasher tablets and a minimum of a 1/4 bottle of washing up liquid. For most groups this always seems to be more than enough for a week. Any more you’re expected to get yourselves I’m afraid, it’s not a hotel. There were bin bags, however they’d been pushed to the back of the cupboard so I apologise for this. Maybe in the future a hotel would be more suitable for you than a self catering house. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2022

  • "The sofas were a little "firm" but in all honesty the property had a lovely homely atmosphere & had everything we needed & was lovely to return back to at the end of our busy days out visiting this wonderful area of Derbyshire."

    We found that travel on public transport was perfectly viable & enabled us to enjoy the lovely countryside. Would recommend local Fish & Chip shop & Lynne's wonderful food at the Shoulder of Mutton! Thanks Dan & Tracey

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2022

  • "The cottage was fantastic."

    There were four of us mountain biking for the weekend and the location and set up of the cottage was ideal for our needs. There was plenty of excellent riding out of Hope and Castleton and pubs and shops a very short walk away. The only negative comment is that the blurb said you could get 6 x adult bikes in the bike store. We just managed to get 4 in with 3 upright and balancing precariously.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2022

  • "Loved the cottage, the park out the back, the area around Bradwell and the sunshine (well done for organising that!"

    ) Stella's kitchen was a wonderful find that we will talk about for years. A very special holiday xxx

    Reviewed by KateApr 2022

  • "Great cottage in the centre of Bradwell."

    Easy access to local walks including across to Castleton and Hope. There were six in our party and we had sufficient room in the cottage and enjoyed being able to walk to the park, Co-op, deli and post office. Slept really well in the beds and appreciated the modern bathrooms. Would happily book again.

    Thanks for all of the feedback Amelia. It’s been a pleasure having your party stay. The neighbours really enjoyed you guys being there as well. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmeliaApr 2022

  • "Spacious, very clean, comfy, cosy cottage."

    Well thought out, quirky additions to the decor. Lovely wood fire for chilly evenings. The house itself is very dog friendly but due to the small outside space being a walk through for neighbours, were not allowed to let the dog out for a morning wee without getting dressed and going for a walk. No local fields either where allowed to take dog off lead. Not much room in kitchen cupboard to store food. Great kitchen facilities & extremely well equipped. Showers & bath we're fab with endless instant hot water. The heating was easy to use & adjust if needed & kept place cosy. Loved the place, thank you.

    Reviewed by TeresaMar 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay."

    Two suggestions: it would have been very nice to have wood, fire starters, kindling and matches to get us started with a fire; and it would be very nice to have some sort of Welcome package. Everywhere we have stayed on our six week trip left us some sort of welcome. We did really enjoy the cottage.

    Reviewed by CynthiaDec 2021

  • "Happy Feet Cottage has been refurbished to a very high standard,the decor is beautifully done,the attention to detail in he cottage has been well thought out."

    The bathrooms are lovely,plenty of hot water,great showers.Everything you need in the kitchen,lovely comfortable beds.Really enjoyed our stay would not hesitate to recomend Happy Feet Cottage to anyone,3 pubs close buy that serves food and a co_op across the road.We will definately return to Happy Feet Cottage

    Thankyou for the lovely feedback Elizabeth. I hope you come back and stay with us again at one of our cottages. Check out Sunshine cottage, and Babbling Brook which will hopefully be ready by Easter. Dan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElizabethDec 2021

  • "This is a beautifully decorated and furnished cottage."

    It was a pleasure to stay here, it is a short distance away from lots of lovely walks, pubs and villages. We would love to come back.

    Reviewed by JaneNov 2021

  • "Comfortable cosy property, well equipped kitchen, lovely bathrooms with great showers."

    Very comfortable beds. Great location for exploring the Peaks and only 30 mins from Sheffield. Everything you need in Bradwell within walking distance. Owners very helpful and contactable if any issues.

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, decoration and facilities of a high standard."

    Lots of little touches of a woodland/ country theme. Very comfortable beds, bathrooms really lovely. Kitchen well equipped. Lounge very comfy, log burning for the colder months. Excellent base for the Peak District. Locally Pubs with food. Village Shop very well stocked Co op variety of items. Catered for Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free and Lactose intolerance. Great Fish & Chip shop. The Bakehouse great for fresh sandwich’s etc. Friendly village met nice people when out walking. Some great walks from there it’s self. Only down side was we are all light sleepers and the traffic at night was disturbing. Although owner has said he plans to address this issue. Would visit again as it accommodate the 6 of us easily and comfortably.

    Reviewed by BridgetSep 2021

  • "Happy Feet Cottage is in a good location as most attractions are within an easy drive."

    The cottage is well equipped with a few thoughtful extras, although a coffee machine or cafetiere would have been appreciated. The beds were comfortable with lovely bed linen, cushions and throws. A lot of thought has gone into the decor and soft furnishings with lots of personal touches. The cottage is on the main road through the village so traffic noise seems loud at night as 2 of the bedrooms are at the front of the property but it didn't disturb us once asleep!! The outside seating area is nice although isn't private as a walk through for 3 other cottages. We wouldn't hesitate to return. All amenities in the village are just a few minutes walk away. Lots of lovely walks from the cottage so no need to use your car.

    Reviewed by TamaraJul 2021

  • "Not so good aspects first - road noise was definitely an issue for us and disturbed our sleep as did the church clock which chimed every 15 minutes."

    In all other aspects the cottage was lovely, well equipped and owner explained the reason for lack of coffee machine and barbecue. Good location for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by MelanieJul 2021

  • "We had a really lovely time with friends and made the most of the pubs for their top notch food."

    Looking at going back sadly is not an option as the price rise is a massive £479 pound, and climbs up even more after July 1st. We had had a great time but your bes prices are do not reflect VFM and are not realistic.

    Reviewed by WendyJul 2021

  • "A lovely cosy cottage and well decorated."

    The bathrooms are a luxury, very nicely done. But this is not the choice if one of the party suffers pet allergies. Shop, pub and fish and chip shop two minutes walk away. Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock and Tideswell all an easy drive away. But buses run every two hours.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2021

  • "We stayed at the cottage for 4 nights with my boyfriend’s dog, and it was amazing."

    The property was really clean and equipped with everything you may need for a stay. We forgot the dog’s bed so were really impressed with a dog bed supplied at the cottage! Dan was extremely helpful with any questions we had, a true attentive host. The location of the cottage is superb for any walks around the Peak District and we’d love to come back

    Reviewed by MashaJun 2021

  • "A very well appointed, (recently refurbished) lovely cottage."

    The ensuite bathroom and the main bathroom are very roomy with excellent showers in both and a great slipper bath in the main. The location for the cottage is ideal for exploring the Peak District with amazing walks on the doorstep. The welcome pack was very informative and the suggested walks useful. Coop and bakery two minutes walk away and three pubs all within staggering distance - we only got to try out two - The Bowling Green has a beer garden with amazing views of the distant hills and The Shoulder of Mutton did excellent food. Only two negatives about the cottage - the first being that it is on a very busy road - the noise woke us up throughout the night and the mattress in the master bedroom is very soft although obviously this is personal preference.

    Reviewed by Valerie JoyMay 2021

  • "The cottage was full of nice touches."

    It has been renovated to a very high standard, the kitchen and bathrooms are both luxurious. It is in a great location in the Peak District with every trip we made within 20 minutes drive. The CoOp is only metres from the cottage. The master bedroom is at the front of the cottage which is on the main road through the village so you can hear passing traffic, but soon got used to that. My sons are both over 6 foot so care required in the top floor bedrooms with have low beams ! The dog shower was handy. Would be more than happy to come back.

    Reviewed by MarcMay 2021

  • "Happy Feet Cottage is a beautiful, clean and comfortable cottage."

    It has been recently decorated to a high standard and there are lots of nice finishing touches. It is an ample size for six people and is in a central location for lots of nice walks. The kitchen would benefit the self caterers with a few extras such as serving bowls, colander, grater and maybe a cafetière. The small garden is a walk way for other neighbouring cottages but it is a perfect sun trap in the evenings for a couple of hours. Dogs are allowed in the garden on a lead but must be toileted elsewhere. It should be noted that the cottage is on a very busy road and the traffic noise can be quite loud even in the early hours. Our host Dan was very helpful when I asked about recommendations for local places to eat.

    Reviewed by MandyApr 2021

  • "Happy Feet cottage is beautifully appointed and extremely clean, we had a lovely stay there; It felt like a home from home."

    I would thoroughly recommend it as a great base for staying in the Peak District.

    Reviewed by TraceyApr 2021

  • "Cottage was compact, clean and has some great features."

    Only criticism being that the "private" courtyard is actually a walkway for 2 other properties which I think should be mentioned in the details. This however, did not spoil our stay and when we needed assistance the owner was extremely helpful.

    Reviewed by CassieSep 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful, very clean and ideal for our family."

    We loved the showers! Great location for many walks and cycling.

    Reviewed by LaraJul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by JaniceJul 2020

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    Very clean and owners were fantastic at keeping in touch and giving information. Cottage clean and in a great location. Nice pubs within 5 min walk and a good small quality stocked coop 2 mins away. Great for walking in the area with beautiful walks in Hope Valley. Would love to come back again.

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2020

  • "A recently refurbished cottage, very comfortable with many thoughtful touches, finished to a high standard and making good use of the space."

    Weather not great for our stay but the cottage was very cosy and warm. The outdoor ‘dog shower’ is brilliant after muddy walks! Garden/courtyard is not fully enclosed (if you have a dog) but this would not stop us booking to stay here again. The owner, Dan is very approachable and helpful. A good base to explore this beautiful part of the Peak District.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, it was great to hear you enjoyed your stay at Happy Feet Cottage, we are really happy to hear you would like to visit again, we will shortly be making the garden fully enclosed, we are just waiting for some good weather to get the gates installed. One again thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, this is very important to us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanFeb 2020

  • "This cottage is beautiful, newly renovated and you will want for nothing."

    Spacious bedrooms, large bathrooms and easily caters for 6 people. Perfect location to the Peak District, we walked into Castleton. Bradwell is great too, a lovely bakery and a couple of pubs on your doorstep. I would highly recommend and it deserves 10/10.

    Reviewed by SuzanneFeb 2020

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a very good location for exploring the Peak District."

    Reviewed by LucyJan 2020

  • "The cottage was beautifully finished and well fitted."

    Owner was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2020

  • "The cottage really is a home away from home."

    Refurbished to a high standard with lots of added luxuries. Excellent wifi, Netflix and heating system. The dog shower was fantastic, it also came in handy to wash very mucky boots. Great location really nice neighbours and good pubs, cafes and shops nearby I would recommend this beautiful cottage and would like to give a BIG thank you to Dan and Tracy

    Reviewed by JenniferJan 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage!"

    Set in a lovely village perfect for walks on your doorstep, 3 good local pubs all within walking distance of the cottage and all dog friendly. Local shop and fish and chip shop and plenty more just a short drive away. We stayed here with 6 adults and 2 dogs and there was plenty of space for us all. Would definitely stay again soon.

    Reviewed by CherylDec 2019

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor king-size (zip/link, can be twin upon request) with TV and 1 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding slipper bath, handheld shower, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner (seating 6)
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV, ultra highspeed WiFi and a selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Marked allocated off-road parking for one car
  • Private enclosed patio garden with furniture and bike storage
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles Note: The rooms on the second floor have low, sloping ceilings, please take care
  • Please note: this property accepts minimum 3 night stays and can not accept booking's starting on a Sunday
  • Being a typical Peak District cottage,some stairwell ceilings may be low, and stairs steep, the property may not be suitable for the elderly or people with mobility problems

The property

Happy Feet Cottage is a newly refurbished property with cottage cosiness, and a touch of luxury thrown in.

The accommodation is laid out over three floors, and benefits from 3 large double bedrooms.

These easily and comfortably sleep 6 adults.

The layout can be a 2 Kings and two adult sized singles, or 1 King and 4 adult sized single beds.

Just let us know your requested layout when booking.

Access into the property is either through the front door from the street, or preferably via the rear entrance.

The rear entrance leads in from the parking area.

The property benefits from an allocated parking space which backs on to a covered enclosed walkway leading directly to the back door.

This will keep you warm and dry if you arrive when the weather is inclement.

The walkway has lighting which will automatically turn on as you approach the doorway.

As you enter the property you come into a new large modern kitchen diner.

The kitchen diner benefits from a Full-size fridge freezer, full-size dishwasher, washer Dryer, ceramic hob, electric oven and extractor, kettle, toaster, microwave and much more.

At the far end of the kitchen under an exposed stone wall you will find a large table which will easily and comfortably seat 6 adults.

The side wall of the kitchen has been set up in a way where it is very easy to dry your wet coats and boots if required, after a day out in the stunning peak district countryside. Walking through the doorway you will find a modern country style living room.

It incorporates two 3 seater sofas, a large central footstool come coffee table and a log burner for cosy nights in.

You will also find a new 50” Samsung UHD 4K SMART TV.

The TV is setup with NETFLIX, AMAZON Prime, NOWTV, itvhub, BBC iplayer and much much more all ready to use.

The property benefits from ULTRA Highspeed wifi ,with a booster on the first floor to ensure it can be accessed in all rooms and the garden.

The cottage has all of the quirks you would expect from a building which is over 170 years old.

Some high ceilings, some low ceilings, tight corridors, large rooms and some beams thrown in as well. Up the first flight of stairs, you come to the newly converted and spacious, luxury master bathroom.

It benefits from a large walk-in shower.

A large freestanding slipper bath with floating taps and over shower.

There is also a heated towel rail and a beautiful basin with under storage and a large mirror.

Continuing down the narrow corridor you will find the new beautiful master bedroom.

It features a King size bed, small wardrobe and chest of drawers, mirror and a large rocking chair.

The furniture was selected to allow plenty of room for luggage to also be stored.

There is a blackout blind on the window, and lamps situated each side of the bed on two small side tables.

The highlight of this airy light room lies behind the next door.

Here you will find a large ensuite.

It comprises of another large walk in shower, big enough for two!

A beautiful basin unit with under cupboard storage and a concealed toilet.

Due to the incredibly powerful combination boiler in the property both showers can be comfortably used at the same time.

Leaving the master bedroom, you the ascend the stairway to the loft rooms.

At the top of the stairs you will find a small snug, a perfect place to escape and relax with a book or listen to music.

You will also find two more double bedrooms on this level.

The front bedroom incorporates a King size bed that can be split into two singles if required.

It is a real ziplink bed not just two mattresses pushed together so no falling down the middle!

The room also has a full-length mirror, wardrobe and drawers, bedside tables and lamps.

It also has a bean bag chair by the window, If it’s a sunny day, with a steady westerly wind you may be lucky enough to be able to watch the local paraglider pilots soaring from Bradwell edge.

The second of the two bedrooms holds two very comfortable adult sized single beds, a VELUX window with a blackout blind, clothes hanging area and a chest of drawers.

There is also a seating area with a shelf unit and some handmade wooden toys for any younger guests.

All rooms in the house have at least one double USB plug socket, and all beds have at least one by the head of the bed for your phone charging.

Outside of the property is a garden with a picnic style table which again will accommodate 6 adults.

This is a real sun trap on a summers afternoon. On the rear wall of the house you will also find an external power point, an outside tap, and the pièce de résistance’, a dog shower!

Yes, a hot and cold dog shower to wash your pooch down after a long day exploring.

Finally you will find the secure store which will hold up to 6 adult sized mountain bikes.

There are many tourist attractions and and popular tourist towns all within a short drive away.

There are three lovely local pubs all within stumbling home distance.

There is also a well looked after park to the rear of the property situated to the side of the beautiful Bradwell brook.

With walking routes, cycling routes, caving areas, paragliding sites and numerous tourists attractions nearby, Bradwell makes a perfect base for either an Adventure weekend, a quiet getaway, or a romantic retreat.

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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

Please note: this property accepts minimum 3 night stays.
Please note: this property does not accept booking's starting on a Sunday.
Being a typical Peak District cottage,some stairwell ceilings may be low, and stairs steep, the property may not be suitable for the elderly or people with mobility problems

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas