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Thimble Cottage, Youlgreave lovely stone cottage for 2 with Woodburner and Wifi

Youlgreave, Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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. We welcome pets, the rear courtyard garden is totally enclosed. There are many fabulous walks from the doorstep.

For the best rates please visit our main website www.thimble-cottage.co.uk or email us at rachel@thimble-cottage.co.uk or text / call us on 07817 900841 or find us on Facebook by searching "Thimble Cottages Youlgreave".

Property Manager

Rachel Halley

Member Since 2010
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Mar 02, 2018
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 Youlgreave

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 city 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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Double bed with memory foam mattress topper, muslin canopy and fine linen. This is a lovely romantic room. We have recently added a touch of luxury with supersoft monogrammed bath robes. A hair dryer and straighteners are provided.


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Upstairs bathroom with WC and high quality bath with shower over the bath. When we designed the bathroom we put the shower controls at the opposite end of the bath so that the shower water will heat up before you step into the flow. Due to the recently installed mega flow, the water pressure is very good. The bathroom also has underfloor heating and there is a heated towel rail. There is also a shaver point.

        Location Type

          • Rural
          • Village


              • Away From It All
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        The sitting room and bathroom have underfloor heating and there are modern efficient electric heaters in the bedroom and kitchen.
                      • Internet
                        Complimentary Wifi is available throughout the cottage.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        Egyptian cotton bedlinen is provided.
                      • Living Room
                        The sitting room has log burner and a fabulous natural stone floor with underfloor heating, large L shaped squashy leather sofa, flatscreen TV, fabulous selection of over 50 popular DVDs and dining table and chairs for two.
                      • Parking
                        Private parking is available for one car to the rear of the cottage.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Towels are included.
                      • Wood Stove
                        There is a woodburner in the sitting room, perfect for cosy evenings in.


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            High quality Denby crockery and a wide selection of cooking utensils.
                          • Freezer
                          • Kitchen
                            Well equipped granite topped kitchen to include, built in oven, ceramic hob, extractor fan, fridge freezer, microwave, sharp knives, Denby crockery good selection of cooking utensils and saucepans.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                A dining table for 2 is situated in the sitting room.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 2 people


                                  • Books
                                    There is a selection of fiction as well as books of the area.
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library
                                    There is a good selection of popular DVD's to watch.


                                      • Golf
                                        There are many golf courses nearby.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        There is a small courtyard garden to the rear of the cottage.
                                      • Tennis
                                        There are tennis courts in Matlock which is closeby.


                                          • not suitable for children
                                          • 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

                                                          • hiking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • golf privileges optional
                                                          • equestrian events
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • spelunking
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • whitewater rafting


                                                              • 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. Please take care on the stairs which are steep and open tread. 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 Utilities, heating, towels, linen and complimentary wifi are included in all our rates.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                7 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                We Love Thimble Cottage

                                                                Rachel Halley

                                                                We did the long walk from the cottage to the Bulls Head at Monyash but added in over Haddon too. Dinner at farm yard inn. Kayaked at Carsington waters and walked round Carsington too. Just had such a wonderful time

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Hi Fiona & Oli,

                                                                Wow, you did so much and kayaking as well. We're very impressed.

                                                                It was great to meet you, we're so pleased that you had a lovely break.

                                                                Thank you for choosing to stay at Thimble Cottage. We hope to see you again soon.

                                                                Best wishes,


                                                                Homely warm inviting cottage

                                                                Sandra R.

                                                                Lovely little cottage, warm and inviting, comfortable furnishing and well equipped kitchen. nice little sitting out area that has the sun late afternoon.

                                                                Love the area walks straight from the door, 3 pubs all within a short distance, food at the George good and huge portions.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Hi Sandra,

                                                                Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay at Thimble Cottage, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.

                                                                We love The George as well - particularly the take away fish and chips.

                                                                Thanks again and we hope to welcome you back soon.

                                                                Best wishes,


                                                                Fabulous Cottage for 2

                                                                Robert F.

                                                                We loved this little cottage and will definitely be booking again.

                                                                The fluffy robes were a lovely added extra and the small rear garden was great for our dog. The walks around the village and the area were fabulous and we had a couple of lovely meals at the Farmyard Inn.

                                                                Bakewell is a must as is Chatsworth but we didn't venture much further.

                                                                Thank you Rachel for great customer service and for creating a real home from home, we will certainly be back.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Hi Rob,

                                                                Thank you very much for your review.

                                                                We are delighted that you liked the cottage and that you had a good break.

                                                                We look forward to welcoming you back when you are ready for your next break.

                                                                Kind Regards,


                                                                Gorgeous Little Cottage - perfect for 2

                                                                Rachel F.London, England

                                                                We spent a wonderful 3 nights at this delightful little cottage. It was far too short and we definitely need to return for longer next time.

                                                                We loved the comfortable bed, we overslept every morning ! and although we didn't need to, we lit the woodburner each evening. The large corner sofa was just perfect for lazing around on in the evenings.

                                                                We ate out in Bakewell a couple of times and a must is the Chatsworth Farm shop which sells such wonderful treats; breakfast or afternoon tea in the cafe there is also a must.

                                                                Thanks very much for a wonderful stay, we're already looking forward to our next visit.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Hi Rachel,

                                                                We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Thimble Cottage. We love the Chatsworth Farm Shop as well and often pop in to pick up some tasty treats.Their chocolate brownies are to die for :)

                                                                We look forward to welcoming you back when you are ready for your next break.

                                                                Best wishes,


                                                                Highly Recommended

                                                                Jonathan H.

                                                                We've been staying at Rachel's cottages for the past 10 years and we have a great affection for Thimble Cottage as it was the first of Rachel's cottages that we stayed in. She has improved it considerably over the years and like all her cottages we love going back and seeing the improvements. As soon as we walk in it feels like coming home.

                                                                Thimble Cottage has a woodburner in the sitting room which is lovely for cosy evenings in.

                                                                Our favourite of the 3 village pubs is The Farmyard Inn which is just a short walk away and serves good pub food, I wouldn't describe it as a gastropub but the service is always friendly and efficient and the food is very good.

                                                                We love Bakewell and always stock up with Bakewell puddings to take home and we would also recommend The Farm Shop at Chatsworth where there is a lovely cafe with stunning views and most importantly they serve a full cooked breakfast - yum yum.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Hi Jonathan,

                                                                Thank you very much for taking the time to review Thimble Cottage. As always, it was great to see you again, thank you very much for your continued support of our cottages.

                                                                Best wishes,


                                                                Loved this cottage

                                                                Helen U.

                                                                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.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Hi Helen,

                                                                Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

                                                                Best wishes,



                                                                Youlgreave, Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK

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

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Pet Fee

                                                                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.

                                                                7 Reviews
                                                                Exceptional 5/5
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