Thimble Cottage in Youlgreave, Near Bakewell, Derbyshire, Peak District - Conveniently Located the Heart of One of the Prettiest Villages of the Peak District
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.
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a cozy cottage, an ideal base for exploring the Peak District.
a nice walk in the county, good food in one of the 3 excellent village pubs, and a bottle of wine snuggled up on the sofa of this lovely cozy cottage. The bed is so comfortable for a good nights rest after a full day. A lovely cottage in a lovely village.
Thank you for your great review, we are so pleased that you liked the cottage, the village and the pubs which are all so convenient.
We hope to see you again when you are ready for your next break.
Just what we were looking for - this cosy cottage is in a lovely village set in a beautiful part of the country, with country walks from the front door, pubs and village stores for supplies and good food. Nice walk into Bakewell which is also a lovely little town.
Cottage was great - had everything you need for a couple of days downtime. Has been nicely updated. Exceptionally comfortable bed.
Take your own condiments though!
Owner was friendly and helpful in her communication.
Thank you very much for your great review. We’re delghted that you enjoyed your stay at Thimble Cottage and that you liked both the village and the new kitchen and bathroom which we recently installed.
We do hope to welcome you back soon when you are ready for your next break.
The perfect little cottage in the perfect location.
This was our second visit to Thimble Cottage as both my wife and I really enjoyed our stay last time.
The cottage itself is small but absolutely perfect for two people and has everything you could wish for, and sitting by a log fire with a glass of wine of an evening after a long walk is the best way to round off your day.
My only complaint is that the bed is so comfortable that it is almost impossible to get out of it in the mornings!
Thank you very much for your great review and for choosing to return to Thimble Cottage; we really appreciate your repeat business.
I totally agree that a glass of wine in the evenings in front of the woodburner is just wonderful. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are ready for your next break.
Perfect cottage for a short break!
Thimble Cottage is situated in a lovely friendly village with a couple of good local shops and three pubs. Lovely walks close by. The cottage itself is small and quaint and very cosy. The woodburner was a real treat on the cooler evenings. The bed was really comfy with crisp clean bedding and plenty of drawer and wardrobe space. The bathroom facilities were good, lovely touches of ample shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. The kitchen provided all the mod cons you would need to self cater even though we chose to eat out.. The garden yard was very small but I am sure would be quite pleasant to sit out in on a warm evening. I would definitely recommend staying at Thimble Cottage for the quaintness, the village and good to have parking close by.
Thank you very much for your review, we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Thimble Cottage. Thank you for booking with us and we look forward to welcoming you back either at Thimble Cottage or one of our other cottages when you are ready for your next break.
We Love Thimble Cottage
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
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.
Homely warm inviting cottage
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.
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.
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.
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.