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White Swan Cottage

(Ref. 1106936)

Youlgreave, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Very clean, large rooms."

    A couple of light bulbs missing in the kitchen could do with replacing. The shared courtyard area is uneven and in need of weeding.

    Thank you for your feedback. We will look into the matters you've raised. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jul 2024

  • "My friend and I and my 2 dogs had an absolutely fabulous time staying at white ..."

    My friend and I and my 2 dogs had an absolutely fabulous time staying at white swan cottage All the rooms are lovely and so big it had everything you needed and such a pretty title garden The location was perfect for exploring the Peak District with lots of lovely walks in youlgrave and such a thoughtful touch from the owner providing walking books within youlgrave and a welcome basket This beautiful cottage we also always managed to get a parking space on the road outside the cottage Thankyou to the owner for letting out your beautiful cottage we would definitely go back

    Thank you for your great feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you back again ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2024

  • "Nice cottage lovely and clean ."

    Kitchen needs some improvement ,upstairs' water into bath and basin very slow, shower very temperamental, no shelf in bathroom to put any toiletries on. Some sort of heating needed in the lounge,very pretty garden,lovely friendly village great pubs highly recommend the Bull for food .

    Thank you for your feedback, we will look into the points you've raised. Pleased you overall enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie3.4Jun 2024

  • "Lovely cottage - very comfortable and clean in a great location."

    Nothing to criticise - perfect base to explore the Peak District. Would definitely return to White Swan Cottage!

    Thank you for your great feedback, pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you back again ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Celia5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely cottage,superb situation great walks from the cottage we enjoyed it so ..."

    Lovely cottage,superb situation great walks from the cottage we enjoyed it so much we booked for next year just two days after arriving

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback! Pleased you had such an enjoyable stay and will look forward to having you back next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ivan5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is the second stay at this property and I cannot fault it in anyway."

    And the location is perfect for discovering the Derbyshire dales generally and the village of Youlgreave where White Swan cottage is located has plenty to do both with beautiful river walks and also 3 traditional pubs with good food and a couple of cafes with amazing cakes and pies a deli and general store and post office. Would definitely recommend this cottage and when we next visit Derbyshire can’t imagine staying anywhere else

    Thank you for your great feedback. Really pleased you had a wonderful stay and we hope to see you back again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2024

  • "The property and location were just perfect."

    We had a wonderfully comfortable stay. The property was well appointed and we absolutely loved the fire in the kitchen! We will certainly be back, thank you!

    Thank you for you great feedback and we hope to see you back again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jan 2024

  • "Thanks so much for our stay, the cottage was as described and in a great location."

    The property is cosy but with plenty of room for 4 adults which was good. We stayed at New Year and were worried about how noisy it would be with being on a main road but we barely heard a peep from the road or our neighbours the whole week - it was a very peaceful stay. The village itself is lovely with plenty of options for pubs, and also the odd bakery, shop etc too. We were worried about what the courtyard/garden situation would be like but it was very contained and gates were always shut, so this was a huge perk for us. The walking options from the property were also lovely, but we were an easy drive away to get to some more 'famous' walks on some days too. We did find the parking a bit of a nuisance, especially with 2 cars, but kind of expected this based on the reviews and we never had to park more than a 5 min walk away so we managed fine. The only things we'd improve about the property in general are; the mattress in the master bedroom was extremely uncomfortable, the shower pressure was really bad and it was constantly going too hot or cold throughout showering, the condensation in the bedrooms was so bad at times that there were actual puddles on the floor, and finally it would have been nice to have a few more essentials like extra bin bags. Other than these things, we were generally very happy with the property and the stay - it had everything we needed for a cosy week away in the peaks. Thank you for having us!

    Thank you for your feedback, we will certainly look into the points you’ve raised. We’re pleased you overall had a good stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fraser4.1Dec 2023

  • "We were aware of some pitfalls before we went, however, the weeks weather did not help at all, rained everyday."

    Lovely ancient friendly Village full of History. Great local shops and three good pubs. Our visit coincided with Remembrance which was lovely as we were adjacent to All Saints Church, which we found to be lovely and also full of great history. The road is quite unbelievable, as it seems that everyone uses it as a Rat Run and is quite dangerous. We were very lucky to get a parking space near to the Cottage on the first day and then managed to be outside 5 Church Street. We saw just how keen and sometimes a little aggressive in getting a parking space, trades peoples vans and other cottage rentals, that we did not move the car until the day we left, for fear of not getting a space back. We found the accommodation, mostly, to be in good order, however, there is so much damp, manufactured from nighttime condensation from the single glazed windows, particularly in both bedroom's , that that condensation permeates into the bedding and no doubt the curtains. Pools of condensate water had to be wiped up daily. There ought to be a bedside non slip rug as the floor is quite slippery in addition to its unevenness. The central heating and hot water was great as was the bathroom facilities. Everything needed was provided, thank you. The welcome gifts also appreciated. We normally stay in Bungalows, however, on this occasion we elected for the location above the normal Bungalow choice. This property would suit younger people and would probably be more suited to not having dogs. IMO. We could not find a Visitors Book which is a usual item in Sykes rented properties. There are several items of a minor cosmetic nature that should be attended to, like the front door lock, the lounge door handle to the porch , and the door lounge hinge to the stairs. Previous reviews have suggested some sort of focal point fire in the lounge, maybe just to give off that warm glow feeling. !

    We’re sorry to hear that the weather was bad for you and we hope you still enjoyed your stay. We don’t feel this review is an accurate reflection of our holiday cottage as there isn’t any damp in the property. There is condensation on the windows due to the single glazing as it’s a listed building. The road can be busy as it’s the main road through the village and there is roadside parking available either on Church Street directly outside the property or there’s more available parking down Conksbury Lane. We hope overall, you still enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.4Nov 2023

  • "This was a return visit."

    Beautiful cottage in a village with all amenities. Cottage is cosy, warm, and clean with everything needed for a relaxing break. Welcome basket of goodies was very appreciated. We will be back.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback it was great to have you back at White Swan! Hope to see you back again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a beautifully presented cottage,very well equipped, everything u needed,we enjoyed the Welcome basket too."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for you great feedback, hope to see you back again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.4Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Cottage was very clean, warm and cosy. Good sized bedrooms with very comfy beds. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need. The welcome pack was very much appreciated, Peg our dog, enjoyed her treats as well. The village has several shops, a village store selling locally produced goods, great banana and chocolate cake. Thank you for our stay in your lovely cottage.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback, really pleased you had a great stay. We hope to see you again ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2023

  • "A very well thought out and decorated cottage, with everything we needed for our weekend break."

    We appreciated the welcome basket with thoughtful additions for our dog too. Youlgreave was a beautiful village. The Village Store, only a few doors down, made yummy cobs, perfect after a morning walking. The Bull Inn served delicious pub food and was dog and family friendly- perfect for us. We popped into Bakewell but should have stayed in the village and done another walk. A great location where you can park the car and not move it for the weekend as so much on your doorstep. The cottage had a booklet of great walks from Youlgreave which we took advantage of. We didn't spot a guest book, which we find useful for local recommendations. Others have mentioned the shared courtyard which was only a slight inconvenience if you have a dog with you. Would definitely recommend this cosy cottage.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback, really pleased you had a great stay. We hope to see you again ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Oct 2023

  • "White Swan cottage was delightful."

    So much thought has gone into furnishings etc. everywhere was spotlessly clean including all china glass etc in the cupboards. It is certainly one of the very best cottages we have rented over the last 20 years, situated right in the middle of the village with three excellent pubs, a cafe and two shops!! Just one thing. It would be nice to have had say an electric fire in the hearth in the sitting room if nothing else to give the glow/flame affect as the wood burner is in the kitchen . A very minor point - otherwise everything perfect.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback, really pleased you had a great stay. We hope to see you again ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful holiday cottage, nicely furnished and decorated and welcoming."

    Great location with walks from the cottage as well as plenty further afield. Lovely local pubs close by with good food and excellent food shops with everything you need including delicious cake for a post walk treat! Would definitely recommend and stay again. Youlgreave is a lovely village.

    Thank you for your great feedback. We are really pleased that you had a lovely time at White Swan Cottage and we hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Amazing cottage."

    Everything that we were looking for. And it was as it was shown in the pictures. We will definitely stay again if we travel to Peak District again. Thank you!

    Thank you for your great feedback. Glad you had a lovely time at White Swan Cottage and we hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mohsin5.0Aug 2023

  • "Stunning cottage, comfortable and tastefully decorated throughout, exceptionally clean."

    Everything we needed and whilst dog friendly no sign that dogs had stayed. A beautiful village, and perfect location for the cottage. Thank you, and reasonably priced. We are planning to stay again.

    Thank you for your great feedback. Glad you had a lovely time at White Swan Cottage and we hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is very nice, well furnished, comfortable and roomy."

    It is well situated for the shops and pubs and local walks although that means that the views from the cottage and its garden are limited. There was a bit of excitement when some locals from the George broke into the nearby derelict property at the back to rescue a pigeon that had got inside (the door was already only on one hinge so not much force needed or damage done!). Only a couple of minor niggles: only 2 tea towels supplied so a nuisance when they were both wet and the toilet paper was low quality. We replaced the bulb in the cooker hood as what may have been to original incandescent bulb had failed. The LED replacement we put in is not as bright but will be cheaper to run and should last longer!

    Thank you for your feedback and replacing the bulb, usually these are always changed when needed but must have been missed. We hope you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger4.4Jul 2023

  • "Cottage was in a great position for the village and walks."

    Clean Couple of things could be improved on, mattresses were really uncomfortable, too soft and dipped. Couldn’t locate a bread knife.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have now supplied a bread knife to the cottage apologies there wasn't one for your stay. We hope you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda4.1Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable and spacious cottage."

    Many good walks right from the doorstep. Little open water swimming area a short walk from the cottage. Several lovely villages nearby like Bakewell. The little village shop is handy for a few bits. My only gripe would be the shared courtyard area. Having a dog, i prefer a property where i can just let the dog out into a secure garden which isnt quite true of this property.

    Thank you for your great feedback. Glad you had a lovely time at White Swan Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ali4.7Apr 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    White Swan is a 17th century cottage updated to a very high standard. It is light and spacious, and extremely comfortable. We didn't use the wood burning stove, as, being in the kitchen, it didn't suit us, as we spent evening time in the living room. I totally get why it is in the kitchen, as there is a lovely huge fireplace there. Is there no chance of a stove in the living room? Maybe this has been explored, and found to be unfeasible?

    Thank you for your great feedback, we are pleased to hear you had a lovely time. The fireplace in the kitchen is the original fireplace. We would love to incorporate a stove in the lounge area also and will look to do so if possible in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was comfortable warm cosy clean and met all our needs!"

    It is in an excellent location with 3 pubs and 2 shops that stocked everything we needed. If ever we come back to the area we would definitely book this accommodation again we just couldn’t fault anything!

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we are glad you had a great time and we hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jan 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage."

    Enjoyed our week there. Would not hesitate to recommend.

    Thank you for your great feedback. Glad you had a lovely time at White Swan Cottage and we hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Jan 2023

  • "White Swan cottage is stunning and we had the best time staying here."

    It is outstanding so comfortable, warm and has everything you need for a lovely stay. It has been updated to an exceptionally high standard and includes everything you need to have a great break in this beautiful part of the Peak District. We especially enjoyed eating at The Bull pub, food and ambiance great. The village is lovely and well placed to visit so many nice parts of the Peak District. I cannot recommend White Swan Cottage highly enough, I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

    Thank you for your great feedback. Glad you had a lovely time at White Swan Cottage and we hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jan 2023

  • "Had an amazing stay at the cottage -great location , beautiful inside and very ..."

    Had an amazing stay at the cottage -great location , beautiful inside and very warm and cosy would definitely recommend staying there

    Thank you for your great feedback. Glad you had a lovely time at White Swan Cottage and we hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Dec 2022

  • "Deceptively spacious and cosy at the same time."

    We stayed during a cold snap and found the place to be very warm. Stylish and comfortable with a private garden to explore. We would definitely stay there again

    Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again. Merry Christmas Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.4Dec 2022

  • "Hi owners. We had a fabulous time in the lovely cosy cottage."

    It was so nice being warm and snug. We love Youlgreave so, it was a Win Win for us! It was the first time we’ve been away and just wanted to stay indoors. Hence to say, we got through lots of cups of tea haha. My mum was going to chain herself to the railings outside, she really didn’t want to go home! Thank you very much for making an OAP very happy. We’ll be back. Best Wishes and Happy Christmas. Julie Plant & family.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Glad you had a great time at White Swan Cottage. Really hope to see you again. Merry Christmas. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Dec 2022

  • "Great 3 night stay at White Swan."

    Beautiful, spacious cottage in a lovely village with direct access to walks for our dogs. Parking could be a problem in busier periods and although the cottage had a garden it had to be accessed via a shared courtyard garden. The shower water pressure was weak but if you were dirty, you got cleaned Would definitely recommend and revisit.

    Thank you for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve4.4Dec 2022

  • "Nice cottage."

    Very comfortable beds and good facilities. Close to local pub ( The George. Really nice food ) and local villages shops Would definitely consider staying again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Nov 2022

  • "Please provide facility for recycling."

    Thank you for your feedback. We would love to provide recycling facilities at the cottage however, unfortunately the council do not offer a recycling service at present for small businesses. We hope you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare4.1Oct 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x four poster-bed
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Roadside parking
  • Shared courtyard
  • Private rear garden with patio, furniture, and bike storage
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: There are steps throughout the property

The property

Situated in the quaint village of Youlgreave, Derbyshire, and set within the Peak District National Park, is this Grade II listed chocolate box dwelling, White Swan Cottage.

Displaying original features throughout, this 17th century cottage includes exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings, and a country-style kitchen, whilst well-positioned to explore Derbyshire and its array of amenities, attractions and walking trails, the cottage welcomes four guests and two well-behaved dogs; ideal for families and friends alike.

Rustle up and savour your favourite meals in the kitchen/diner, with the woodburning stove flickering in the background, before heading into the sitting room for a cosy film night.

If you'd prefer to spend your time outdoors, benefit from an enclosed shared courtyard which leads to a private garden, an idyllic place to enjoy a morning coffee or a late-night tipple.

Upstairs you will find two spacious bedrooms, boasting beamed ceilings and delightful furniture, inclusive of a four poster-bed, along with a sizeable bathroom with bath in tow.

Beyond your abode you'll find Youlgreave and its array of amenities, including Farmyard Inn for some traditional pub grub and The Bull, or visit The George to cheers your getaway.

An abundance of walking trails are on your doorstep, where you can head across Cratcliffe, The Hidden Druids Caves, and Lathkill Dale, all extremely rural yet beautiful landscapes to appreciate.

By car, head towards Bakewell to enjoy tours of Haddon Hall, a grand stately home with manicured Elizabethan gardens to discover, to explore Bakewell Old House Museum, a fountain of local history, and Bakewell Bridge, situated on River Wye, enjoying picturesque vistas.

On your travels you'll also have the chance to visit Matlock Bath Aquarium and arcade, a family-friendly attraction, The Peak District Mining Museum, showcasing the county's industrial past, and Heights of Abraham, recommended to aboard for elevated views up to the National Park.

Be at one with nature at White Swan Cottage.

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About the location


Bakewell 4 miles.

Surrounded by stunning countryside, the Historic village of Youlgreave winds its way along a narrow limestone shelf, situated between two of the area's loveliest valleys - Lathkill Dale to the north and Bradford Dale to the south. Once the centre of Derbyshire's lead-mining industry, this charming village now plays home to three pubs, all serving Home Cooked food, two shops (one with a Post Office) and a delightful medieval church. The attractive market town of Bakewell is nearby and offers a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a weekly local market. With the whole of the Peak District National Park on the doorstep, many stately homes to visit including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Clake Abbey offering a great day out. Alton Towers, Britain's premier theme park, is just a short drive away, this great area has plenty to offer!

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas