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Smithy Cottage

(Ref. 941559)

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


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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70 Customer Reviews

  • "Quaint little cottage, perfect for a couple."

    Everything you could possibly need is provided by Andrea. The decor and finishing touches are beautiful with the surprise hamper an added bonus

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely stay at Smithy cottage, very homely and comfortable."

    It’s well located just up a hill from the village centre which has everything you need (great bakery, co-op and pubs etc), and walks from door. The parking out front is really handy and thoughtful advice given about best way to access it. Cottage has a lovely fire place which was nice for the evenings. The owner was very helpful as I left something behind- thank you. Perfect for me on a solo weekend to do some walking and decompress from work!

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautifull and well thought out cottage with a well equipped kitchen."

    The welcome pack was also excellent. Bradwell is a pretty and interesting village. The off street parking was welcome and necessary.

    Reviewed by Vanessa4.7Oct 2023

  • "Great cozy cottage for a wonderful stay."

    The area was a perfect location to explore the Peak District. After a day exploring it was nice to come back and relax. The owner thought of everything and a lovely welcome gift awaited you. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage centrally located for the surrounding peak district attractions."

    Shops within walking distance in the village of Bradwell. Would definitely return to this home from home cottage.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Sep 2023

  • "A perfect holiday base!"

    A beautiful little cottage, beautifully and comfortably decorated. Pristine ! The little extras provided were most welcome and a lovely surprise! Thank you

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely snug little cottage in the beautiful village of Bradwell."

    The kitchen is compact but perfectly adequate. The living room and bedroom are comfortable although the bed could probably do with a new mattress. It was a steep climb up from the village, especially after a visit to the pub, but it certainly wouldn’t put me off returning. There are lots of walks around the village and the surrounding area. A thoroughly enjoyable week.

    I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Smithy Cottage. Thankyou for your feedback and I'm sorry you didn't find the mattress to your liking. I can assure you that previous guests have left feedback saying how comfortable the bed is. The mattress is a Simba with a 10 year guarantee. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Aug 2023

  • "Smithy Cottage is a great base to visit the local area."

    We were very lucky and met some of the locals in the village great place to stay for comfort. The cottage has everything you need for a short stay. If your stay is longer there is no washing machine just to be mindful. The cottage is lovely and clean and well looked after. Recommend a stay there.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Smithy cottage very much it was very clean every pot pan ..."

    We enjoyed our stay at Smithy cottage very much it was very clean every pot pan and utensil you would need there was a very generous welcome package of food stuff which was above and beyond the only thing to point out is there needs to be a sign on the start of the stairs apart from that we were very happy and with we were still there would definitely recommend it to anyone

    Reviewed by John H5.0Jun 2023

  • "Smithy Cottage is a little gem hidden in the Derbyshire peaks and dales; ideal for two; clean, cosy and comfy-especially the bed; everything we needed as a base to explore the beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by Evelyn5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cozy cottage, very well equipped."

    Ideal location would visit again

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2023

  • "A very cosy cottage for two."

    Got to meet the owner Andrea who was very nice and provided a lovely welcome pack. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0May 2023

  • "Clean and comfortable cottage with everything we needed"

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Apr 2023

  • "Nice little cottage, kitchen a little cramped and fault with wi-fi so no useable internet."

    Very clean and well equipped.

    Thankyou for your feedback, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was unfortunate you experienced a fault with the wi-fi. As soon as you notified me it was reported and found to be an external line fault of the broadband supply, which has been dealt with. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark3.4Apr 2023

  • "I couldn't work the cooker wife got it working but we are oaps we find ..."

    I couldn't work the cooker wife got it working but we are oaps we find technology difficult but a loverly cottage spotless and we look forward to more staying more sykes cottages, Mr Mrs Sharpe

    Reviewed by Micheal5.0Nov 2022

  • "Stunning little cottage which is perfectly situated to explore the Peak District."

    Immaculately clean and everything you need, including a lovely welcome hamper which was a nice surprise and lovely touch. The cottage has off road parking ( we got our L200 parked easily) and a nice little garden. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Oct 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay at Smithy Cottage, it was spotless and had everything you needed for a comfortable stay."

    The kitchen was extremely well equipped, the information folder and instructions were very helpful and we enjoyed the gas log burner, very cosy and warm in the evening. Bed was extremely comfy with good quality pillows, also must mention the lovely thick white fluffy towels! Overall we were very impressed with quality of Smiithy Cottage and would certainly stay again and recommend to anyone looking for a cosy cottage for 2. Parking space was a plus point and great chippy in the village, plus friendly pub within walking distance

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage with everything you need plus a super welcome pack."

    A quiet, peaceful location and the owner has plenty of local area information you can look through. Beautiful countryside and places of interest aplenty nearby. Parking was very useful and we enjoyed the outdoor seating on those hot evenings. Enough in Bradwell to keep you going, in a couple of small shops, pubs and a Fish and Chip shop. Great for couples as there aren’t many small places around, this made it very reasonable.We throughly enjoyed our stay in this property and intend to return.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great stay at Smithy Cottage."

    Arrived to a lovely basket of bread, eggs and butter along with milk and ice cream in the fridge. The personal touch to the cottage was lovely. It was incredible clean and comfortable. What a lovely place to stay!

    Reviewed by Meg5.0Jul 2022

  • "A wonderful cottage,so well equiped and comfortable."

    The owner should be proud

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful setting - lovely cosy cottage - absolutely spotless - great welcome pack - great value for money - highly recommend!"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week at Smithy Cottage."

    Unusually, we had a whole week without rain so got lots of great circular walks in from the door! It's a great base for a couple to explore everything the Peak District has to offer. The property was spotlessly clean and it was nice to receive a welcome pack of bread, milk, butter, ice cream, etc on arrival. We especially liked the parking space outside the property (very unusual in the village) and the new remote control gas fire which was very cosy in the evenings! A fantastic pub is minutes away too! Overall we would thoroughly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Howard4.7Apr 2022

  • "Charming cottage in the heart of the Peak District with walks from the front door or you have Chatsworth 35mins drive and the Ladybower Reservoir 15mins drive with some amazing walks!"

    The cottage is perfect for two people and Andrea has designed the space to get the maximum out of it and it’s finished to such a high standard. Don’t stress about taking lots of kitchen bits as everything you’ll need is there, plus the welcome pack was so thoughtful! It really is a home away from home. There is a good size co-op down the hill and a few pubs, chippy, bakery and amazing ice-cream shop all within a few minutes walk. The village is beautiful and having a driveway is worth it’s weight in gold. I can’t wait to book again for another fantastic walking holiday!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very well presented cottage."

    A generous welcome package. Bradwell is a very attractive village with good facilities.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic last minute short break at Smithy Cottage."

    The location was a perfect base for walking from the door around the Peak District. We didn't use the car once during our stay! The cottage was perfect with everything we needed for the stay. It was spotlessly clean and we loved the fact it had its own parking space - a real plus in a cottage in the Peaks! We must also thank the hosts for providing a welcome basket with a selection of items that made our stay extra special. This was a lovely touch. We are already planning a return visit next year - this time for a whole week!

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage is compact, but snug for relaxing, and they have made great use of ..."

    The cottage is compact, but snug for relaxing, and they have made great use of the space, and it is ideal for the many local walks available, but you must like hills

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2021

  • "We would like to say a big thank you to the host for providing a lovely and thoughtful welcome pack which we weren't expecting, with all the basics you would need, and a few luxuries."

    Plus thank you for the coffee and tea that was provided even though we didn't use them because we brought our own, again, because we didn't expect it. Things such as soap, toilet paper, kitchen towel, foil, clingfilm, ziplock bags , sharp knives(!), ice cubes, cleaning products, tea towels and pots/pans and all the kitchen equipment you would need for your stay were all provided. Just nit-picking - a non-stick frying pan would have been useful because in making scrambled egg, egg got stuck on the bottom of the pan and it was very hard to clean off!! Also to have a latch on the bathroom door would have been good for privacy! We enjoyed our stay in Bradwell. A lovely village as described in the listing, with enough amenities to prevent you having to travel to get provisions. The Peaks are beautiful and great for walks, cycling and even a spot of wild swimming and lovely villages all over.

    Reviewed by Danusia5.0Jul 2021

  • "The Smithy Cottage has a special place in my heart."

    However, during this stay my partner and I have suffered the dump which has affected and permeates the house and the uncomfortness of the bed. I hope you can take action on this matter has is such a shame that our holiday could have been much better and much appreciated if these two issues weren't present. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Giada3.8Jul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Smithy Cottage."

    It was clean, comfortable and welcoming, containing every possible thing we could need during our stay. Andrea, our host included some extra treats that we found in the kitchen and was on hand if we needed anything. We had easy access to the places we wanted to visit in the area. Smithy Hill is a very steep, narrow road and we found the best way to access the driveway to the cottage was by coming down from the top of the hill from Granby Road. (As for correspondence from Sykes via email, could you change the font colour to 'very black' please as the text is impossible to read from a printed copy that we prefer to have on paper rather than hoping we can access the email on arrival at the property.)

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jul 2021

  • "Perfect for two."

    The welcome pack was much appreciated. We enjoyed staying in one of our favourite areas of the country

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Jun 2021

  • "Everything in the cottage was of exceptional quality."

    We couldn't have asked for more!

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Apr 2021

  • "We liked the cottage overall, and it was very handy to have the parking but."

    ..I would like to offer the following as constructive criticism. The kitchen was tiny with a sloping ceiling over the worktop - we were continually bumping our heads. There was only room for one person at a time in there. I think it would be fair to mention in the details that the kitchen is small. The owners had obviously been to a lot of trouble to add ornaments, but there were too many and every workspace, cupboard and drawer was filled with their items. We would have preferred empty cupboards to keep our food in. A sign on the stairs to warn of the low ceiling ON THE WAY UP would have prevented my partner finding it the hard way just after we arrived. Instructions for the shower tap would have been useful. Instructions for adjusting the heating would have been helpful. Not sure if the description mentioned that it is on a steep hill. Elderly people might find this a problem. We did like the cottage and found it very cosy so I am sorry to sound as though I am complaining about it.

    Thank you for your comments. We are glad you liked the property. All instructions can be found in the information pack with regards to how to use the heating, Shower and coffee machine.. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stella3.8Apr 2021

  • "Perfect cosy cottage for our short break."

    Although the accommodation was small everything had been very well thought out and made available, especially in the kitchen - you fitted in a good size fridge/freezer, microwave, job and oven, all utensils and crockery even clingfilm, foil and sandwich boxes! The heating was just right morning and evening and the hot water plentiful. The chairs and sofas were really comfy too. Thank you for the welcome basket, perfect, and the bottles of water and milk in the fridge and ice creams in the freezer!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2020

  • "I loved all the extras provided by the owner - a welcome hamper with fresh bread, eggs, luxury biscuits and butter, milk in the fridge and local ice cream in the freezer."

    And then to find a fully stocked Nespresso machine! Even such things as a stock of good quality toilet rolls - it was extras like these that show real thought and care.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2020

  • "Smithy Cottage is a comfortable and cosy cottage, beautifully appointed and well equipped (and the car parking space is very convenient)."

    The location is fantastic for walking from the door, and Bradwell has a great range of facilities. We were delighted by the welcome pack with local goodies!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great spot, very comfortable and off road parking."

    welcome hamper was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Aug 2020

  • "A beautifully appointed cottage in a wonderful situation for walking in the Peaks A welcome pack of eggs, bread, butter, biscuits, water and Bradwell Icecream was a wonderful surprise Would certainly recommend it and will be visiting again."

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Mar 2020

  • "The moment you step through the door it puts a big hug round you with its cosines."

    It is a beautiful cottage which has been furnished to a high standard. Thoughtfully done with love. There was a lovely welcome basket too. Great location to explore the beautiful Peak District. Lots of amenities in the village including good pubs. .

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jan 2020

  • "This is the first time we have booked the cottage for a week as previous visits to the cottage have been a few days and this time over the Christmas period."

    I honestly cannot fault this cottage at all. Myself and my husband were welcomed by a wonderful Christmas hamper and the living room was decorated with a Christmas tree. The cottage was absolutely immaculate in every room and added bonus of a parking space right in front too. The village of Bradwell is wonderful and we went to the annual rubber duck race on Boxing Day, great fun and although the local Co-op was having a refurb there were plenty of other grocery shops and deli's in the local area. I would highly recommend this wonderful cottage and myself and my husband would like to thank the owners for making our Christmas stay a very pleasant one. We will definitely return to this cottage without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2019

  • "The house was compact, nicely decorated and very well equipped."

    The bed was extremely comfortable and the shower was very good. The location was perfect to visit Castleton, Longshaw, Ladybower Reservoir, Bakewell and The Monsal Trail. There was a lot of information inside the house about places to visit The owner was very helpful and welcoming. Smithy Cottage was excellent value for money and we would definitely return there in the future.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage is compact and well equipped and has everything a couple needs to have a relaxing break."

    The cottage has no rear door, which we soon adapted to allowing us to take full advantage of the garden and it's views. The hosts welcome gift was a bonus and well received. The final up hill approach through the village was an adventure needing the drivers 100% attention. The reference to the double garage in the instructions were unhelpful as a van was parked blocking them from sight. It would be helpful to mention the school finishing time of 3:30 when their is an increase in parked vehicles. The village is in a beautiful setting with everyone we encountered having the time to be helpful and and share pleasant conversations. Exploring the village is well worth the time. Combined with some stunning views and walks.

    Thank you for staying at Smithy Cottage, we're glad you enjoyed your holiday. We're sorry you were unable to spot the double garage. Unfortunately we cannot control if someone parks in front as it is used as a point of reference for directions. In regards to the school, we don't have control over the times they finish and they can vary so this is not something that we would advise guests of. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven4.4Sep 2019

  • "The owners attention to detail and their obvious care for us, the visitors was very apparent."

    The information leaflets, books and maps meant there was everything we needed to know about the area. So well thought out in every way - even the duck sign that we used successfully after the second bumped head on the stairs. We didn't do it again after that! The welcome package was very well received - so generous.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Facilities first class. would definitely stay there again. Can't recommend it enough.

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Aug 2019

  • "Smithy Cottage was a very clean & comfortable accommodation."

    It made an excellent base to explore the lovely Derbyshire countryside.The welcome pack that was provided was a very nice touch & was much appreciated. The only point we would make is that should a visitor to the cottage require to wash any clothes there is no facilities available to dry the same. Perhaps a linen line of some description could be provided, otherwise the holiday & cottage was excellent.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2019

  • "Nice property, very clean with good facilities."

    Only negative would be the bed - needs a new mattress.

    Thank you for your comments, the mattress is less than two years old and regularly tested. Sorry it wasn't to your liking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Jun 2019

  • "Great location, handy for shops and pubs."

    Welcome pack was a nice gesture by the owners.

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was cosy, they left us a welcome basket with lots of lovely food, it was equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    The cottage is located in a good area, close by to lots of things to do. Would 100 per cent recommend. Very happy with our stay here, would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Lushka5.0May 2019

  • "I think that not enough was said about the access to the parking area."

    We really appreciated the dedicated parking and got the hang of it, eventually. The arrival, not knowing this, was a bit traumatic especially after a long drive. The village was well served by shops and we liked the Bakehouse and it's delicious food.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Apr 2019

  • "We had a great stay at smithy cottage."

    The cottage is furnished well and very comfy. As the saying goes small but perfectly foamed. The village of Bradwell is pretty and well served and in the right place to explore. Making for a truly great stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and modernly furnished and decorated."

    The setting was wonderfully peaceful and garden had a beautiful view. The welcome pack provided by the hosts was a really nice touch too.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Apr 2019

  • "We had a really lovely 9 days in Smithy Cottage."

    The kitchen is really well-stocked, and although it is a very small cottage it is perfect for two people. And though the parking is challenging to negotiate, we got good at it by the end of our stay and we really appreciated the dedicated parking space as it is a tiny village with very small and steep streets. Having our own parking made that very easy to deal with. There is a lovely garden out back as well and we really appreciated the mid-week linen change.

    Reviewed by Theadora5.0Feb 2019

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Very high standard of decor, cleanliness and well equipped. On arrival there was a lovely luxury welcome hamper with lots of local goodies. A really nice touch. The cottage was dressed with a Christmas tree and decorations that made it feel special for the season. All instructions are very clear and well thought out. A great location for exploring the area. The village was very welcoming and everyone we met said hello and was very friendly

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2018

  • "Loved the hamper of Christmas goodies."

    The cottage has been done so well, perfect for two people. Beds were comfy and house always nice and warm

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2018

  • "We had a wonderfull stay at Smithy Cottage!"

    Cosy and clean! Excellent for exploring the Peaks! The owners really did their best to comfort the guests in ways of documentation, maps and a welcome pack. We will be returning!

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Oct 2018

  • "A comfortable, spotless, well provisioned cottage in an excellent location, thoroughly enjoyed our stay :-)"

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Oct 2018

  • "Accommodation met our expectations."

    Lovely welcome hamper. Very well equipped cottage (except for saucepan lids). Equipment very high quality. Lovely walks from the door.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Oct 2018

  • "I came back home to Bradwell as I live in the US and I wanted a Bradwell experience for my American wife."

    The cottage was great, clean, and Alan was always responsive.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Oct 2018

  • "Cottage was small but was well equipped although it could maybe do with a clothes airer to hang wet clothes on."

    Apart from that a lovely and very clean cottage

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.4Sep 2018

  • "What an absolutely wonderful cottage."

    Absolutely immaculate inside, we thought we were the first ones in there and as soon as we walked in the door we felt like we were at home. A lovely welcome pack from the owners too. We would highly recommend this cottage for a short break or even a fortnights holiday as being in Bradwell it is in a perfect location to explore the whole of the Peak District. I would recommend adding onto the description although it has its own parking space due to being in a small lane with surrounding houses it may be worth mentioning the size of the space as we were going to bring our transporter van but luckily brought the car instead as the van would never had fitted into the parking space due to turning in and out of the cottage. Also because of other cars parking in the lane we only could drive one way out but everything else was absolutely perfect.

    Thank you for your comments regarding the property, we are sorry you feel this way towards the access to the property but this has never been an issue before, the drive way at the property is wide and accessible for front and reverse parking. Again we are glad you enjoyed the property still. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Sep 2018

  • "The cottage, although compact, has been well thought out with everything you need to enjoy your stay."

    The cottage is located in a narrow lane on a steep hill and access for some might need to be taken into consideration. However Bradwell is lovely, friendly village with a shop and places to eat in walking distance. Definitely a place we would want to return to and we would not hesitate to recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2018

  • "The kitchen was a bit smaller than we expected but it had everything we needed and good quality fixture and fittings."

    Welcome pack was excellent and much appreciated. A very nice, cosy cottage for two.

    Reviewed by Dave4.7Aug 2018

  • "Welcome basket, cottage was very well looked after"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2018

  • "A fantastic little cottage."

    Facilities were exceptional, beautiful welcome hamper and the bed was like sleeping in a marshmallow. Will definitely look to come back!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2018

  • "Fabulous week."

    The cottage was lovely. Well appointed and cosy in a very quiet location. The welcome basket was really good. My only suggestion would be a washing line in the garden to be able to dry damp towels in the summer when there is no heating on in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2018

  • "Sykes Cottage was small as expected but exceptionally clean and the welcoming hamper was so plentiful and delicious."

    Even though the cottage was amongst other houses it was extremely quiet and Bradwell was a good location for touring Derbyshire.

    Reviewed by Monica5.0Jun 2018

  • "Excellent Cottage good location pubs post office food shopping srumcious fish ..."

    Excellent Cottage good location pubs post office food shopping srumcious fish and chips in Bradwell totally satisfied even was lucky enough to have grand weather

    Reviewed by Judith5.0May 2018

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, the attention to detail was outstanding, the owners have really thought of everything."

    The welcome basket with the local produce is a really nice touch.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Nov 2017

  • "Brilliant cottage, lovely welcome pack."

    Spotless and everything you needed was there. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2017

  • "A superb cottage which makes maximum use of limited space."

    The quality of equipment, crockery, cutlery, towels etc is way above average even given the very high standard of Sykes cottages. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2017

  • "This is a delightful cottage, the quality of the fixtures and fitting makes the cottage feel very homely."

    The cottage is in a peaceful village with a couple of shops and pubs, (you are in the Peak District so expect one or two steep inclines).

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2017

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  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, Bose music system, selection of books, games, Nespresso coffee machine complete with pods
  • Garden building for cycle storage etc, Recycle point
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed lawned garden and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: The rear garden is accessed by 5 steps from the side of the property
  • Note: To access parking space, drive past the property to top of hill, turn around and access parking space.

The property

This is a delightful one bedroom semi-detached cottage, situated in the pretty village of Bradwell, in the beautiful Peak District National Park.

Beautifully converted throughout, this compact cottage is the ideal base for a couple on a romantic break to enjoy what the stunning area has to offer.

On the ground floor there is a sitting room with a beamed ceiling, comfortable sofa and small dining table, just perfect for a romantic meal which can be prepared in the compact but well-equipped kitchen.

Upstairs, there is a beautifully decorated bedroom with a comfortable double bed, as well as a modern bathroom benefiting from a bath, a welcome addition for soothing tired legs after a day walking the surrounding beautiful countryside. Outside, there is a rear enclosed garden with furniture and views over the open fields and hills, and Smithy Cottage also benefits from a sought after parking space.

Bradwell village offers the convenience of three pubs all serving home-cooked meals, an award-winning restaurant, the Samuel Fox Country Inn, as well as a local supermarket, Post Office, bakery and fish and chip shop! There are lots of countryside walks available from the doorstep and the popular village of Castleton is a short drive away, with its visitor centre and famous Blue John Caverns.

Discover the majestic beauty of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, visiting the market towns of Buxton and Bakewell, and for the youngsters (or the young at heart!) Alton Towers can be reached in just under an hour.

This lovely cottage provides a perfect romantic retreat for exploring all the beautiful Peak District National Park at any time of the year.

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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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas