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Rhubarb Cottage

Bradwell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 962171)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is tastefully decorated and had everything we needed."

    Its clean, comfortable and has a small garden, ideal to sit and enjoy the wonderful views. It is on a steep hill, so unloading of the car was challenging but we soon realised the locals did not mind that you took up the road while you did this. The local pubs were very welcoming as were the residence. Few things, the roll top bath is beautiful, but negotiating the shower which is over the bath is not the best, you need to be very careful. The water runs down the wall behind the bath, something the management team might want to look at as not sure how much damage this is maybe doing to the wooden floor. The main oven, to get this to work you need to set the timer on the left side, once we worked this out it was fine. Did any of the minor issues detract from us having a wonderful stay NO!, would we recommend this cottage absolutely.

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2022

  • "Thank you for a fantastic weekend spent in Rhubarb Cottage."

    Just what we hoped for. Felt we were able to completey relax with our dog as it was sooooo dog friendly. Had to watch him in the garden though! Loved the roll top bath, king-size bed and glorious veiws.

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2022

  • "We were made to feel very welcome by the selection of drinks and biscuits that were left along with milk in the fridge."

    The bed we used was very comfortable as was the sitting and dining room. The kitchen was adequately stocked with quality china and cutlery etc. the bathroom kindly stocked sufficient loo roll for our stay too. The cottage was warm, quirky and full of character. However, we were most disappointed that the owner didn't get back to us regarding the wifi not working from very early on in our stay. Thankfully, the company managing the property did come promptly and fix the TV issues that arose following the power cut. We were also annoyed that the main oven didn't work. We mentioned both that and the wifi to the management company. They tried but in vain to get hold of the owner to remedy the situation for both. Because of these 2 issues we feel it only right that we have some level of refund.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2022

  • "The cottage was very qaint lovely history just a couple of things the stair has ..."

    The cottage was very qaint lovely history just a couple of things the stair has a split in could be fixed a bit of soot smell in lounge just a general overall we had a plesent stay thankyou

    Reviewed by AnitaApr 2022

  • "The property is very nice and the open fire(s) were fantastic in the cold weather, property is half way up a steep hill which was OK but may need to be highlighted in the description."

    It is perfect size for 2-3persons but would be a bit small if anymore. A few minor areas for improvement - microwave is small and plates/ dishes very big so most of them don’t fit ! Either provide smaller plates or larger microwave.

    Reviewed by PeterJan 2022

  • "There was a strong odour of stale soot in the living room which had been reported by a previous guest and not acted on."

    It was impossible to use the room as after an hour it was difficult to breathe even with the window wide open. We had to sit in the kitchen but there were no cushions provided in the cottage so it was very uncomfortable. There is a reed diffuser in the living room to mask the odour but it failed to make a difference and just added to the choking odour. On Wednesday night it was not possible to be in the living room at all as the wind was blowing even more soot down the chimney. This is a serious problem as stale soot can contain creosote and other harmful products and the issue needs immediate attention. I reported it twice to the cottage team who tried to be helpful but said there was nothing they could do as the owner is abroad. I have also sent in a complaint to Sykes. There are only three seats in the living room so unsure how this cottage is suitable for 4 people. The room is so small there is not room for a fourth chair. Otherwise the cottage met our expectations with good facilities, particularly upstairs where there was no soot odour. Bradwell is a lovely village and we would return but certainly not to Rhubarb Cottage.

    Reviewed by LindyOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with a great view."

    A gentle place to stay, relaxed and stress free. We cooked, played cards, visited the pubs. We will be back.

    Reviewed by MicheleSep 2021

  • "The first thing we noticed about the cottage was the permanent strong smell of soot on the ground floor which couldn't be masked even with a constant spray of air freshener."

    The wooden stairs leading to the first floor had broken treads and although reported to the 'Care Team' we were told it was character. It is an accident waiting to happen. The bath waste leaked and poured water through the lounge ceiling it was reported and a plumber did come out about 6 the following evening to repair it. We appreciate the age of these properties but feel that a bit more care is needed in the up keep for a holiday let. All this aside the area and countryside was amazing and we would go back to Bradwell but not to this property.

    Reviewed by TimothySep 2021

  • "Good location, well equipped kitchen, very comfortable and homely."

    Really appreciated the welcome tea, coffee and milk after a long journey. There was leak from the bath downpipe and the company were responsive and accommodating, agreeing to wait until we left to fix it.

    Reviewed by MorvenAug 2021

  • "There is only seating for 3 people in the living room, a sofa and one chair so if there is 4 of you one is sitting on the floor."

    The washing machine does not work properly, an error code kept appearing and it would stop mid wash. It would be useful to have some instructions on how to use the heating and there was also a problem with the boiler losing pressure. This needed to be topped up regularly or the hot water/heating would not work. Apart from those things it was a lovely cottage in a beautiful village. There is a great park at the bottom of the road and two lovely pubs nearby.

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2021

  • "Really loved the cottage."

    Such a lovely place to stay. Good base for walking.

    Reviewed by TanjaJul 2021

  • "Really pretty cottage in the center of village , it wouldn’t suite people with walking problems as you can’t park near the cottage and it is on Avery steep hill ."

    The only thing I would change in the cottage is the shower . The bathroom has a small roll top bath with an overhead shower , it would be better to have a walk in shower . But apart from that it was lovely place to stay . David

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, very comfy and everything we needed for a really relaxing weekend."

    One small problem with the bath, which was sorted on the day. Parking around the corner from the property was not an issue. Location in the village was good with pubs, shops and a good fish & chip shop close by - just be ready for some hills! Would highly recommend the cottage and the nearby area - thank you

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2020

  • "A great little property."

    We would willingly stay again. Our only observation was that the garden had not been cut for some weeks (we did It ourselves). The other slight issue was that the gate into the garden was missing meaning our dogs could wander into next doors garden (shared access across the two properties). Both minor issues that can be easily sorted. Overall a thoroughly nice stay in a lovey little village.

    Reviewed by JulianAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with a great garden."

    Beautifully restored but not suitable for elderly or young children as on a steep hill with no parking and the garden is quite uneven. Also no barrier on one side of the stairs. Perfect for couples or families with older children. Great base for the Hope valley and we loved the fact that the garden had the sun all day as well as a lovely view. Kitchen & bathroom nice and clean but needed a more thorough clean under seat cushions and quite a lot of cobwebs. A but surprised that it wasn’t spotless due to Covid. Well equipped generally but could do with a few more bowls and a spatula! Would definitely stay there again & use Sykes.

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2020

  • "Couldn’t get on the wifi at all and it states there is WiFi so that was ..."

    Couldn’t get on the wifi at all and it states there is WiFi so that was disappointing really as my husband needed it for work

    Reviewed by CharlotteMar 2020

  • "This is one of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    Beautifully decorated matching new with old. Perfectly situated in the Peaks. Loved it! Thank you for helping us to have a great weekend.

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2020

  • "Cottage is nice - a bit small for four adults but would be ideal for a family."

    However, the stairs are open on one side so you would need to be careful with small children. Parking is only main down point as the house/cottage is on a narrow one way hilly street with no parking. We had to park on the next street along - had no issues but it is not exactly convenient. Only one bathroom which again is not perfect for 4 adults but the cottage itself is well equipped and a nice place to spend a few days. Bradwell is also a good location for visiting various places in the Peak District.

    Reviewed by MattJan 2020

  • "This was a really beautiful cottage, warm and comfortable, and we really enjoyed staying in it."

    Took a few tips home for our own houses' furniture and decorations! Beds were large and comfortable, excellent shower and roll-top bath. No criticisms, we're already discussing how to get back here next year. Many thanks to the owners, it's just gorgeous.

    Reviewed by SueOct 2019

  • "A great little cottage in a fabulous village."

    The cottage was well suited for two adults and two small dogs, not sure how it would function with 4 adults as space was pretty limited. The countryside around the cottage is stunning with great access to the surrounding Hope valley. Bradwell itself is friendly with a couple of good pubs, a co-op, bakery and Post Office - just be aware the streets are narrow and steep, being set on a hillside and parking is difficult and not necessarily in sight of your rental property. I can not wait to return for another great week.

    Reviewed by BrigitteSep 2019

  • "I would highly recommend this cottage."

    It was just my husband and I that travelled with our two dogs, but the accommodation is well suited for a family of four also. Lovely slate floors and good sized rooms, the kitchen is rustic and fairly small being a galley style, but had lovely cooker and good size fridge and everything you need. Bedrooms are large and bright and the bathroom is gorgeous. It is in a lovely position for access to local areas and some great walks, however limited local shops. Personal touches such as welcome pack in the kitchen and bathroom were much appreciated and thoughtful. We did have an issue when we arrived that the door was double locked by cleaners and we couldn't access the cottage, but this was sorted out within the hour and not the fault of Sykes or the cottage owners.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2019

  • "We loved Rhubarb Cottage as it was charming, rustic, well equipped and situated in a beautiful part of Bradwell with superb views."

    Our only suggestions would be for more comfortable seating in the living room and we found the shower hard to access due to the high side of the bath. My mum who is 77 had to be helped in. Otherwise loved the place and would highly recommend it. Thank you.

    Reviewed by LucyOct 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a Beautiful village."

    locals were very friendly and plenty of walks straight from the front door. Have been holidaying in the peak District for the past four years and this was the Best cottage yet. would Highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2018

  • "We loved every aspect of Rhubarb Cottage from its fantastic location to its quirky interior."

    The garden was a great place for morning coffee with the splendid view of Bramwell Edge. We would've returned except our children are aged 10 &12 and there were some squabble's over bed sharing! My son was happy with a couple of nights on the sofa though after musical beds between us all. One thing I would suggest is some sort of night light at the top of the stairs or glow tape on top step, as I almost took a tumble being disorientated in the dark after turning off the bathroom light. No light pollution in the Peaks! Overall a wonderful stay in a lovely friendly village. A great base for some fantastic rambles and days out. The Talbot-Dear Clan

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2018

  • "This is a pretty cottage with a lovely garden and a marvellous view."

    The bed was extremely comfortable. If I had a niggle it would be the lack of a bannister on the stairs. The village is very interesting with it's little steep winding streets and beautifully kept houses and gardens. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately the lovely local pub was not serving food but was welcoming.

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2018

  • "Hi - just to say it would be good to have a bit more info - ie can we use the garden opposite the front door or is it someone else's, and where is the bin/recyling bin for the cottage?"

    small things really as it was all fine otherwise and we really enjoyed staying in this cottage in Bradwell

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating, open fire
  • Electric range, Yorkshire range, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV with Freeview, PlayStation, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking nearby
  • Enclosed lawn and patio garden with furniture
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 minute walk
  • Note: Property is situated on a slight incline upwards on a hill
  • Please take care using the stairs - these are old and can be slippy.

The property

This stone-built cottage, bursting with character, sits in the village of Bradwell in the Peak District National Park.

Surrounded by scenery-filled walking including hills and cycling paths, Rhubarb Cottage is the perfect spot for couples and friends seeking to explore the wonders of the Peaks.

Be welcomed into the property by its characterful kitchen/diner, enhanced with exposed wooden beams, slate flooring, plus a fabulous Yorkshire range cooker, rustic wooden dining furniture and units add to the traditional feel.

Head through into the heart-warming sitting room and be welcomed by its period features; elegant leather sofas are accompanied by a period open fireplace and a Smart TV.

The first floor of Rhubarb Cottage hosts two fabulous bedrooms, one benefiting from a delightful feature fireplace.

The family bathroom abounds in class, featuring a stunning roll-top bath and stylish tiling completing the room exquisitely.

Embrace your location by spending the afternoon in the fabulous garden, a lawn and patio area showcase the most stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Bradwell is a delightful village served by a selection of pubs and a shop.

It rests in the heart of the Peak District National Park, meaning that the astoundingly beautiful walking and cycling paths are close at hand, as are fabulous towns such as Buxton and Bakewell.

A unique, cosy country cottage providing perfectly homely accommodation for all to enjoy.

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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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