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Rose Cottage

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Middleton by Youlgreave near Bakewell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was beautiful, wonderfully situated in the south peaks."

    The cottage is maintained to a very high standard, homely and such a lovely place to stay. You can walk straight out into the area, or drive short distance distances to the market towns and estates for more walks. The house has everything you need, the kitchen is very well stocked, the sitting room perfect to relax in after a long day out. The chickens and peacocks from the farm next door provide great amusement but do keep your dog on the lead! I would love to return as it was a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Tali5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Clean, great facilities & amazing flapjacks.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely relaxing cottage in a beautiful quiet village with magnificent walks from the door."

    Convenient for Bakewell and Matlock and close to Chatsworth. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andy4.7Oct 2023

  • "The property was absolutely perfect and exceeded our expectations."

    Kitchen was very well equipped and spacious, bathroom was lovely and the wood burning stove was wonderful of an evening. Loved the extensive literature throughout the property. Such a cosy cottage, we could have stayed longer! Also, we weren't 100% sure from the listing if Wi-Fi was available but it was and was really good. You should consider updating the listing to reflect this as it is a great asset, especially for people planning walking activities. Also enjoyed seeing the white peacocks in the morning

    Reviewed by Stiliana5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Everything there that you need. Loved the flapjack. Excellent for our dog. Good base for Derbyshire. Had a great holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Well-presented cottage with brilliant amenities."

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a really lovely stay, the cottage had every possible thing that we needed to make our holiday perfect."

    The location was excellent, very quiet and set in a pretty little village. Perfect! Would definately reccomend

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Rose Cottage was a wonderful place to stay, our hosts had thought of everything and it really did have all the comforts of home."

    We loved the outside area which was private but had a fabulous outlook. We couldn’t recommend Rose Cottage highly enough.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jun 2023

  • "We have stayed in many cottages over the years but have to say this is the best we have ever had , so peaceful, well equipped."

    Very nice flapjacks , milk , eggs and bread to greet us . Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Warm and cosy lounge with wood burner (if required) as cottage itself was snug. Great kitchen and appliances. Nice beds / linen and towels. Different patio options for coffee / lunch etc. All in all a very lovely cottage. 3 minutes drive to three pubs.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in an idyllic quiet village."

    The cottage is really well stocked with crockery, kitchenware etc, a lovely welcome pack on arrival and the sunny patio with peacocks was perfect. Just the right size for us and an 11yo and 9 yo. We ate at the breakfast bar which suited us but there is a well appointed dining room too. The village is very quiet, just tractors, peacocks and hens to break the silence, with river and dale walks straight from the front door; you do need to go to the next village for pubs and a shop which sell wonderful baked goods. We also visited the Farmyard Inn which served excellent pub food. There is a play area in the village too. Really well situated for Chatsworth, Bakewell, Matlock etc. We had a water leak in the village whilst there and the owners were straight there with water for the toilet and drinking and to pester the water workers up the lane! Very friendly and helpful. Only 2 minor niggles - neither tin opener worked and the top landing step is extremely slippery. Otherwise a fantastic break in a perfect cottage, we really didn't want to leave and hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "A wonderful little gem of a holiday cottage in the Peak District - very cosy, clean and comfortable."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and appreciated all the extras that were left for our use (and the dog’s) ensuring we didn’t need to nip out for bits and pieces all the time. There are pubs and a little shop in the next village about 1.5 mikes away and good local walks. It was a great base to explore the area - and the local peacocks added a bit of fun!!

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, home from home, very comfortable, just would help if there was a light over the double bed so you could see better when getting in and out of bed."

    Great location lovely walks, nice pubs down in the village and the cakes at the bakery were lovely, second time at the cottage would go back

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent"

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Feb 2023

  • "Very comfortable and cosy."

    Loved all the Christmas decorations. Great for local walks. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing stay."

    the cottage itself was so nice and the owner left us flapjacks eggs bread etc which was really thoughtful. i would definitely say this is perfect for a family getaway or even a couple and especially welcoming for a pet. we went to bakewell, chatsworth house and matlock which weren’t far away from the cottage. the owner also left handy manuals and leaflets for things to do and that’s how we found an indian one night - it was so good!

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Nov 2022

  • "Had a wonderful few days at Rose Cottage."

    Loved the attention to detail as they had thought if everything you could need. The level of cleanliness was 5* . Middleton by Yougreave is a lovely quiet village, apart from the cockerel across the road, but that just added to the charm of the place. We would definitely consider coming here again.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage is absolutely beautiful and comfortable in every way, with so many thoughtful details, it doesn't feel like it matters that you are somewhere quite remote because you have everything right there."

    Comfortable beds, super clean and everything you could possibly need in the kitchen, everyone from Nan to toddler was very happy with their stay! The outdoor area is gorgeous for alfresco dining and watching all the local wildlife and taking in the garden. The lack of wifi wasn't as issue, 4G worked quite well if we needed it but it's also good to take a break from being online. We would happily return! My only slight qualm is not to do with the cottage but the Sykes booking system. It would be much better if it was possible to book more flexibly with nightly prices rather than weekly, we would have liked to stay 1-2 extra nights but it wasn't possible with the current booking system.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage very well equipped with everything you could possibly need and ..."

    Fantastic cottage very well equipped with everything you could possibly need and more , beautifully decorated , extremely clean, comfortable beds , log burner and shower amazing

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2022

  • "Rose Cottage was everything we hoped for and more."

    We loved it.

    Reviewed by J5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful property, a home away from home, would highly recommend this idyllic cottage."

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2022

  • "This is a characterful cottage, very well presented, beautifully clean and warm."

    We had a lovely (if short) stay. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Terry4.7Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a very quiet village location."

    The cottage was very clean and smelt amazing! Beautifully decorated and loved all the mix of styles. Very well equipped kitchen and safe garden for the dog too

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage met my expectations rather than Sykes service."

    Enjoyed the period furniture of the fifties, sixties and seventies and brought back many memories. Lack of WiFi was a problem, plus poor phone signal but a coin box at the property would mean that family could contact me if needed and vica versa. Owners always responded to queries promptly. Couple of small problems with tv, remotes and fridge but owners aware and dealing with it for next guests. Lovely flapjacks!

    Many thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately it is not possible to have wifi at this property due to the rural location. Mobile signal can usually be achieved in the garden area dependent on the network.Thank you for letting us know regarding the other points you raised. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria4.1Sep 2021

  • "Would have exceeded expectations if the property had Wi-Fi."

    We are glad you enjoyed the property. Unfortunately it is not possible to install wifi at this property due to the rural location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ronald4.4Sep 2021

  • "A delightful gem of a cottage, stylishly furnished, very well equipped, cosy, comfortable and well situated whether you want to walk the area or spend time in the local towns or country houses."

    We enjoyed good weather sitting in the gorgeous cottage garden watching birds at the feeders - total relaxation!!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Superb, peaceful cottage on the edge of a lovely Peak District village."

    Clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2021

  • "This is an excellent cottage in a very convenient location."

    The cottage has excellent facilities other than lacking a wi-fi connection which wasn't particularly important to me as 4G is present nearby. Cooking facilities are first class and there is a separate dining room. Bathroom has a shower and a bath. The garden area is raised and very pleasant, enclosed and not too large. You can watch a variety of birds on the bird feeder from the lounge, during our stay coaltits and a nuthatch were regularly present and were not even put off by a visiting sparrow hawk. You can walk a few hundred yards down the road and access the River Bradford which provides super circular footpaths to Youlgreave and beyond. Within easy reach (20 minutes max) by car are Matlock, Chatsworth, Bakewell, Lathkill Dale, Millers Dale and Monsal Dale. A country walkers paradise. I highly recommend this cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed the property. We do not advertise the property with wifi as regrettably due to the rural location it is not possible. However we hope that the peaceful and tranquil area makes up for this, and we are glad you enjoyed the local wildlife. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2020

  • "Rose cottage is a beautiful well equipped cottage furnished to a very high standard."

    We loved the retro furnishings, crockery etc. It was warm and cosy and the fuel burner was a delight with plenty of wood etc provided. The house was exceptionally clean on our arrival with homemade flapjacks, tea, coffee, bread, milk and eggs. The lovely garden was a suntrap and looked very pretty. The position of the cottage was lovely. Plenty of walks and shops and pubs just over a mile away. Definitely recommended.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2020

  • "This was a beautiful cottage and perfectly placed to visit the Peak District."

    The only thing that we consider would improve it is a Wi-Fi connection.

    Unfortunately it is not possible to have Wifi at this property due to the rural location but we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Sep 2020

  • "A fantastic cottage, well positioned for great walks and adventures."

    The cottage was clean, neat and tidy and was extremely well stocked with kitchen equipment, books and games. The garden was a sun trap. Youlgreave is just over a mile away with pubs and a village shop.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage with many walks from the door in a very interesting area."

    Reviewed by Melvyn5.0Nov 2019

  • "Quiet and peaceful for our weeks stay."

    The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed and more. Rest and relaxation were the order of the week and it was great just listening to the sounds of silence and watching the birds in the garden. Great week highly recommended

    Reviewed by Neal5.0Sep 2019

  • "Wonderful rural location with lots of areas to sit in in the garden & watch the birds on the feeder."

    Cottage immaculate and everything of the best quality provided. Welcome pack provided of milk, eggs, etc.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely arrival package left by owner on arrival and a fabulous cottage."

    Great location and had everything you need in a holiday cottage. Great stay.

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday in the cottage."

    It was thoughtfully and stylishly furnished and the outdoor area was perfect. The only one comment was that the master bedroom was very small and it was a good job we only have small bags as there was little room to store them. It felt like a home from home though and we thoroughly enjoyed staying there. The owners made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2019

  • "Like home from home everythink you needed was there ."

    The welcome pack was lovely . Only one thing we found was the stairs were very slippy so had to be carefull how we went up and down them . Would go back there again .

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage in a beautiful peaceful location."

    The cottage is finished to a very high standard and has everything you need. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Toni5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage superb definitely recommend"

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was great home from home location was in a lovely village we had some great walks with the dog"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2019

  • "We would live there Great location homely cottage"

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Jan 2019

  • "We had an awesome time and absolutely loved the cottage- it had everything we needed and more"

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Oct 2018

  • "Great cottage, wonderful situation for us with so many footpaths for walking ..."

    Great cottage, wonderful situation for us with so many footpaths for walking from the house Peak feast in Youlegrave is a wonderful place to eat

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was spotless, comfortable and attractivly furnished."

    Contained everything we could have possibly needed, easy to find everything as well ordered. Cupboard of board games was well used. Please note there is no WiFi (and we only got signal in the garden) so this was the only thing 'missing', but also a benefit if you are wanting a peaceful retreat. The cottage suited us for a week away with a 1 and 3 year old. Thank you

    Reviewed by Gabrielle4.4Oct 2018

  • "Rose Cottage exceeded our expectations in every way."

    The owners have gone to great lengths to make everything perfect. We would recommend Rose Cottage without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Alastair5.0Sep 2018

  • "We were looking for a quiet getaway and that was what we had."

    The only snag was that the Sat nav didn't pinpoint where the cottage was located within the village, but after asking we found it quite easily. The cottage was fabulous and the flapjack, bread and milk made a great welcome. We had a slight problem with flies but realised this was probably because we opened the front door into the kitchen rather than using the back door. An altogether lovely week.

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Aug 2018

  • "Excellent location for visiting the Peak District"

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in the cottage."

    It was very well equipped and in a quiet location, opposite a farm where you can get fresh eggs. The owners had left fresh eggs, bread and flapjacks for us. There were lots of lovely walks in the area. We originally found it quite difficult to find the cottage even using a sat nav and there was no internet or phone signal in the cottage. The wooden staircase in the cottage was quite slippery and so had to be very careful going up and down them. However, we had a fantastic few days break.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jun 2018

  • "Delightful cottage beautiful inside and out."

    Lovely welcome pack on arrival too just perfect. If You want to escape to tranquil surroundings and stay in gorgeous cottage book Rose cottage u won’t be disappointed Sarah, Stu and Lophi

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2018

  • "Think you couldnt stay at a more welcoming cottage."

    This is my second visit....Lovely welcome pack...eggs, bread, milk, lovely homemade flapjacks and I had a lovely box of biscuits for easter. Everythink you could possibly want is waiting for you...It's pack your case and arrive....you wont want to leave.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2018

  • "Just returned home from a 3 night stay at Rose Cottage, what an amazing little gem this cottage is, the owners have thought of everything you need and much more, it’s a cosy home from home."

    The walk down the river into the next village of Youlgrave is magical and with the choice of pubs in the village is a great pit stop before the returning walk back to cottage. The owners have thought of everything from games, DVDs to plenty of books to keep you busy, my hubby throughly enjoyed reading the book about the history of Middleton well worth reading as it gives you a good insight into the village, and we enjoyed spotting the different buildings as we walked through the village. I loved watching the birds on the feeders outside the window. The cottage has everything you need for a great stay in the Peak District, and is not far from Bakewell. The under floor heating is amazing. I would definitely recommend this cottage and we will definitely return in the future, the homemade flapjacks left as a welcome are delicious and went down a treat. The owners of this property have got it just right, and thought of everything, we’ve had a great time and we hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Mar 2018

  • "This was an exceptionally comfortable and lovely cottage."

    It's warm and comfortable and very well equipped, with some lovely mid century ceramics. The selection of local history and guide books is the best I've ever seen in a cottage. There are many lovely walks straight from the door. Middleton is beautiful and a very peaceful location if you want to get away from it all. Downstairs is beautiful and very well thought out. The front bedroom is also very good. If you like GPlan you'll be in actual heaven. It is slightly let down by the double bedroom at the back, the kids certainly got the better deal in terms of space and comfort and the view. The back bedroom did smell a bit damp and the window was stuck and we didn't want to force it open for fear of breaking it. My main discontent though was there were no bedside lights and no bedside table. I knew from the pictures that it was a small room and there were wardrobes either side of the bed but in practice it is a real pain not to have somewhere to put a cup of tea. The pictures did show reading lights on the wardrobes but there weren't actually any there, this should be sorted. I think it would also be worth considering swapping one of the wardrobes for a bedside table.

    Reviewed by Sue4.1Feb 2018

  • "Rose cottage was perfect, we all had a lovely time ."

    The cottage was extremely comfortable and well equipped and we will definitely be back next year.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Feb 2018

  • "We were delighted with Rose Cottage."

    It was very well equipped, cozy and comfortable. A perfect balance of modern and traditional which make it feel like a home from home. The owners had thoughtfully provided a welcome pack of provisions including home baked flapjack which was delicious. A cot and high chairs had been set up for our granddaughter and they even had equipment for our dog. It is in a lovely area with beautiful walks nearby. We especially enjoyed watching the birds on the feeders at the front of the house. The wood burner was a real treat. We plan to book it again in the near future.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jan 2018

  • "Lovely spotlessly clean cottage in a beautiful hamlet with picturesque walks available from the door."

    The cottage has everything you need for a break away. We thoroughly enjoyed spending New Year here. Owners were very friendly and on hand for any advice. Homemade flapjack was delicious. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Christina4.8Dec 2017

  • "This is a fabulous cottage in a stunning location."

    All our needs were met and the owners had thought of everything. It really was like being home from home. Would definitely recommend and revisit.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Dec 2017

  • "Very well maintained and equipped cottage, at a perfect location in Peak District."

    Hope to come back one day !

    Reviewed by Johan5.0Aug 2017

  • "Fantastic little cottage, beautifully decorated and great location."

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.6Dec 2016

  • "Very lovely well maintained cottage a lot of thought and detail has been put in only issue is the small landing and stairs wooden even with correct footwear prone to slip."

    plenty to do and walks from the front door nice walk to the pubs in the next village.plenty of wildlife to watch from the comfort of the living room.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Nov 2016

  • "A really lovely cottage and very pleasant owners, making a perfect base to explore this part of the Peak District."

    Would like to return one day

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2016

  • "Second visit to this cottage, I have raved about it ever since and my return in no way disappointed."

    Considerate and friendly owners who provide everything you could need and more (including a welcome pack, with delicious flap jacks). The cottage is so homely and relaxing whilst being gorgeously decorated. We properly relax at this house and this is our new localish favourite place. So much to see and do in the local area. Lovely walks and villages to explore. Can't recommend the cottage and area enough.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2016

  • "Very well appointed cottage."

    Very clean and situated close to the areas we wanted to visit. Our dog was also at home in the cottage.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage with a beautiful kitchen!"

    It was much bigger than we thought and in a lovely village.

    Reviewed by Susan4.6Aug 2016

  • "Fab property will return and highly recommend property."

    Absolutely nothing missing except may be a car to drive you around.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating in kitchen and bathroom and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games, DVDs and Wifi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, booster seat and stairgate
  • Ample roadside parking on first come, first served basis
  • Front and rear patio with furniture, plus lawned area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: There are several steps in the garden area and from the front gate to the cottage

The property

An absolutely delightful cottage, set five miles from the popular town of Bakewell, on the edge of the pretty Peak District village of Middleton-by-Youlgreave.

Accessed through a little garden gate, via the front patio, guests will enter into the characterful kitchen, which is very well equipped and light and bright with its high ceilings.

The kitchen also boasts the added benefit of a breakfast bar and cosy heating underfoot, making it warm and welcoming.

Two steps lead down to the cosy sitting room, with the focal point of a cream woodburning stove, the perfect accompaniment for cooler evenings.

This room is also very tastefully designed with a unique blend of contemporary and retro features.

From the sitting room, the dining room leads on nicely, with its large table where you can enjoy time together arranging activities for the days to come, or discussing the events of the day over a traditional family board game.

A bathroom completes the ground floor, and then upstairs are two bedrooms, both individually styled in keeping with the rest of the cottage.

Outside, the garden areas are a delight with two patios to choose from to the back of the cottage, and then to the front and side you’ll find a further patio and small lawned area.

Opposite the property is a working farm, and the lovely little village of Middleton-by-Youlgreave is a delight to wander through, surrounded by a network of footpaths criss-crossing this beautiful part of Derbyshire.

Within a short drive is the lovely little market town of Bakewell, with its wonderful choice of shops and eateries, and a traditional market every Monday.

A visit to the majestic Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall should not be missed, both within easy reach.

This is a beautiful little cottage for a small family or a couple looking for a rural village escape with a little bit of luxury.

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About the location


Bakewell 5 miles.

Middleton-by-Youlgreave is a small, quiet and secluded village situated in lovely rolling countryside above the River Bradford. The village centre consists of an old square and a village green with a Second World War memorial. Its slightly larger neighbour, Youlgreave, is a pretty village with traditional old pubs and village stores, and was once the centre of the Derbyshire lead-mining industry. Nearby, Bakewell is an attractive old market town, extremely popular with visitors and offering a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a frequent local market and farmers' market. The area is situated within the Peak District National Park and ideally placed for both walkers and cyclists exploring this beautiful region, as the Tissington Trail and Monsal Trail run nearby. Alton Towers, Britain's premier theme park, is only a short drive away and there are many stately homes to visit - Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall, to mention but a few.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas