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Traditional Stone Cottage for 2 with Woodburner and Wifi

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Thimble Cottage in Youlgreave, Near Bakewell, Derbyshire, Peak District - Conveniently Located the Heart of One of the Prettiest Villages of the Peak District

Thimble Cottage is warm, comfortable, well equipped and has a wood-burner in the sitting room for lovely cozy evenings in. Thimble Cottage is well located for either an active holiday or with a dazzling selection of over 50 DVDs, curling up on the L shaped sofa in the evenings in front of the log-burner is always an option. Your well behaved furry friends are very welcome (we accept a maximum of 2 dogs) and the rear courtyard garden is totally enclosed and therefore ideal for pets. Carsington Waters is within a short drive which offers the full remit of water sports activities. There are many fabulous walks and cycle rides right from the doorstep. Approx 3 miles from Bakewell, home of the famous and delicious Bakewell pudding. The nearest large town is Ashbourne and the nearest City is Sheffield.

Property Manager
Rachel Halley
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Rachel Halley

The cottage owner is Rachel Halley, I grew up in Sheffield and spent a lot of my childhood exploring this beautiful part of the UK. I am passionate about the area, the village and I take great pride in being very hands on with the management of the cottage. I have an ongoing programme of improvements which the regular visitors love as there are always new touches whenever they return.

I look forward to welcoming you to Thimble Cottage.

Rachel Halley purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Rachel Halley chose Derbyshire Dales

We just love the area, the countryside is so beautiful, the people are so friendly and there is so much to see and do, or our guests just relax and unwind. We use the cottage as an escape from the hustle and bustle of London life.

Having spent many years renting other people's cottages, we have learnt that home comforts are essential for a relaxing holiday. We have filled the cottage with many luxury items that we think you will love and we very much look forward to sharing our cottage with you.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is conveniently located in the heart of the village within easy strolling distance of the 3 village pubs all of which accept pets and serve good reasonably priced food.

We encourage our guests to shop locally as much as possible. There are 2 butchers in the village which double up as village stores / Post Office and sell all the essentials.

Hollands the butchers make the most delicious pies in house - both sweet and savory and we tend to stock up when we are in the village.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The following are recent comments from our guests:

'Lovely cottage, great location, we will be back'

'We would highly recommend this cottage we have had a lovely relaxing break'

'We extended our break, we just loved the cottage and the area so much and we are already planning to return later in the year'
Jan 2010
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Youlgreave Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • Upstairs bathroom with WC, bath and handheld shower over the bath.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom with comfortable double bed with memory foam mattress topper. With muslin canopy and fine linen, this is a lovely romantic room. We have recently added a touch of luxury with monogrammed bath robes. A hair dryer is provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Due to the fabulous thick stone walls, the cottage is lovely and warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Unfortunately, whilst we are not insured to take children or toddlers, we can accept babes in arms and your well behaved pets are most welcome. The only additional charge that we make is for pets which are £20 per pet. Outside: The rear secluded courtyard garden is accessible from the kitchen. There is a table and chairs for dining alfresco. The garden is walled all the way around and is therefore ideal for pets. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Utilities, heating, towels, linen and complimentary wifi are included in all our rates.


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(2 traveler reviews)

Traditional Stone Cottage for 2 with Woodburner and Wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Loved this cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage lived up to our expectations and we hardly want to write a review and would prefer to keep the secret to ourselves. The cottage is clean and full of character. It has a view into the village, which we also liked. We loved the village, which is peaceful and welcoming and in close proximity to Bakewell. The owners and housekeeper are equally approachable and helpful. Please don't pass this on, as we want to go back ourselves.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rustic charm

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Thimble Cottage and my wife and I cannot recommend it highly enough. The cottage is very well equipped with a well thought out kitchen, DVD selection, internet access, plenty of hot water, under floor heating and a wood burner. The bed has a memory foam mattress and is heavenly after a long day's walk in the beautiful countryside. We loved being in the centre of the village, but, literally, five minutes walk away from the most gorgeous white peak countryside. The first time we stayed, at Easter, we made use of the wood burner, which was fantastic and heated up the cottage within minutes. If you want a relaxed, country retreat at a a very reasonable rate we would highly recommend Thimble Cottage. We'll definitely be visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Thimble Cottage is located about half an hour's drive from Junction 28 of the M1. The closest airports are Manchester and East Midlands.


The nearest city is Sheffield which is about half an hour's drive away. Ashbourne and Chesterfield are the nearest large towns and Buxton is also close by. Bakewell, home of the world famous Bakewell pudding, is about 3 miles from the cottage. The stately homes of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall are a very short drive from the cottage.

Further Details:

The 3 village pubs are all within easy strolling distance of the cottage and they all serve good food. There is a village store which doubles up as the Post Office and there is also a delicious pie shop called Peak Feast.


Rates & Availability

Youlgreave Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25.78

Booking Notes:
As we are a very small business we only accept definite bookings.

We hold all dates for a period of 4 working days whilst awaiting return of the booking form and payment (£100 deposit for weekly lets). For short breaks we generally ask for full payment at the time of booking but if you prefer we can hold the dates for a £100 deposit. We will then email you to confirm the reservation.

Final payments are due 6 weeks prior to the commencement of the let.

Changeover Day:
We will be as flexible as possible regarding change over dates.

Notes on prices:
All rates are inclusive of towels, linen, heating, utilities and wifi. The only additional charge that we make is for pets which are charged at £20 per pet. We are happy to take a maximum of 2 pets.

We regret that we are not insured to take children, only babes in arms.

We kindly as for full payment in advance for short breaks (3 nights or less) and for bookings less than 6 weeks in advance. For advance bookings we request £100 deposit.

Payment wise we can issue a Paypal invoice.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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