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Easily accessible Bungalow, Parking, WiFi, Pet Friendly, Youlgrave,Peak District

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Hillsway Bungalow Easily Accessible Property, Pets welcome, free wifi, 2 Minutes Stroll To Centre Of Village And The Start Of Many Scenic Walk

The bungalow is on a quiet cul de sac just minutes from the centre of the beautiful village and surrounding dales. Easily accessible with just one small step at the front and rear. Ample off road parking and lockable storage facilities if required. A clean and modern property with facilities including washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD & hair-dryer. The 2 bedroomed bungalow can sleep up to 5 persons.

Property Manager
Elaine Harrop
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Elaine Harrop

Hi, we are a local couple, both us having lived all our lives in the village with generations before us. A hard working family, both passionate about The Peak District and visitors enjoyment of it.

The property was handed down to us, and we would like to keep it in the family. We want visitors to come and enjoy Youlgrave and the surrounding area, whilst staying in a true home- not just one aimed at making money from tourists.

Elaine Harrop purchased this bungalow in 1949

Why Elaine Harrop chose Derbyshire Dales

The property was left to us by a family member, and as we are both born and bred from the village, we decided that the property would make a fantastic holiday rental due to its ease of access as most holiday cottages in this area are challenging to get to to say the least.

What makes this bungalow unique

level access, ideally situated for village amenities, conveniently located for local walks and cycle routes and just minutes away from stately homes including Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House. And last but not least ample parking for at least 2 cars, with lockable storage facilities for bikes, climbing gear etc upon request.

Guestbook comments from the manager

“Fabulous Property”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 10 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Such a lovely property! It felt like a real home-from-home for myself and our girls! Never mind all these converted barns and the like; here's a place which was built as a proper home and still feels that way.

Perfectly situated in a quiet cul-de-sac a few minutes walk away from the village centre, Hillsway had everything we needed. Firstly, you can park right on the drive, not take your chance on a road some distance away (I speak with some experience here!).

Enter via the very well-equipped kitchen (we used the dishwasher a few times!) & you've got separate living & dining rooms (both really nicely furnished), two good sized bedrooms & a bathroom. All the essentials for the children were there (i.e. WiFi & satellite TV!) but in reality they spent a lot of time in the lovely garden as the weather was so good.

There's some great walks straight from the property - we spent a long time exploring beautiful Bradford Dale and the walk to Over Haddon (& the excellent Lathkill Hotel) only takes half an hour. Bakewell is very close if you fancy a pudding or, much better, a trip to the Thornbridge brewery; Chatsworth House & Haddon Hall are also close by. Don't miss Arbor Low - it's a big Neolithic Stone Circle few miles to the west of Youlgreave (the stones have fallen over but the site is no less impressive for that).

In short, we loved every minute of our stay. I can guarantee that we'll be back!

5 of 5 starsHow easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 starsHow helpful were the directions to the property?

5 of 5 starsHow easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 starsOverall condition of the property

5 of 5 starsBedding & mattresses 5 of 5 starsKitchen & utensils

5 of 5 starsBathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 starsOther facilities & amenities

5 of 5 starsService

Liked best: All of it! (The tea, coffee, milk & fresh flowers on arrival were a particularly lovely touch!)

Liked least: Nothing to dislike at all!

Travelling group: Young Children

Your age range 35-49

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend? Yes.

Recommended for:

Friends getaway People with disabilities

Older travelers Families with young children

People with pets

Was the property as advertised? Would you recommend the location of this property? Was it a good value for the price paid? Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Apr 2015
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Youlgreave Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • bathroom with bath/shower over, washbasin and wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with bunk beds and single bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Clean and modern property with no stairs and just one step. In a great location for exploring the Peak District with off road parking. Gardens to front and rear, just a minutes stroll from 3 pubs,2 shops, bakery, cafe and local bus route. Youlgrave is a picturesque friendly village right in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales yet easily reached from many major towns and cities. Outside: Front And rear gardens with furniture supplied for outside seating. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Property cleaned after every changeover, more if requested. Other: good sized hallway. Lockable storage shed with lighting if required.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Easily accessible Bungalow, Parking, WiFi, Pet Friendly, Youlgrave,Peak District
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 22 reviews

Spacious bungalow in a friendly village with lovely walks nearby

  • 4 of 5

Super bungalow with everything you need, although shower was temperamental which was a concern. We were only there for two nights so did not worry us. Bungalow was especially helpful for my mum as everything was on one level and spacious. The heating was easy to modify in each room, again helpful when everyone in the family has different requirements! We found the new owners of The Kings Head in the village to be very accommodating and evening meal was delightful. The walk down to the river is a must for able bodied folk, what a surprise the beautiful setting is! I am sure we will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Youlgrave has its own unique water supply and occasionally work has to be done to maintain pipes etc. This can sometimes affect the pressure. I'm glad it didn't inconvenience you too much. It's rarely a problem. The local family who have recently taken over the Bulls Head are really making a go of their new venture and I'm glad you enjoyed meals there and enjoyed your stay at Hillsway so much that you would consider returning.
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Comfortable, relaxing and well positioned for exploring

  • 5 of 5

Hillsway Bungalow was comfortable and relaxing to stay in for four nights my heavily pregnant wife, our dog and I had everything we needed and it was great having everything on one level. The property is well positioned for exploring the local area - Bakewell and Dovedale were fantastic. The milk and card were gratefully received when we arrived, and the owner having left the heating on for us was an excellent idea, thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many holiday homes in the area are situated down steep and narrow lanes with no parking. They also tend to have small rooms along with steep staircases. Not Hillsway. I'm very pleased you found the property spacious, accessible, warm and benefitted with everything being on one level. We look forward to welcoming your family again.
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Homely and warm.

  • 4 of 5

Property was spotlessly clean and tidy on arrival, the heating was on and it was lovely and cosy. This bungalow is a comfortable family home, with everything you could need, with large rooms, comfy sofas and beds, plenty of hot water, new carpets throughout, and is perfectly useable for a family of 4 with a dog. Boot rack in the kitchen and a 'no shoes in house' or dogs on beds/ furniture' policy. Elaine, the owner, lives in the village and left us her phone numbers should we need to contact her (which we didn't!) and her email responses before booking were very quick. Lots of walks on the doorstep, 2 pubs, both of which serve good food (esp. The Farmyard) and a bakery. The shop is small and stock basic subdries only and there is a small bakery. A short drive from Bakewell (under 10 mins) and Chatsworth house, within easy reach of The Roaches and a great place to base yourself for a walking holiday. Thank you for letting us stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: For guests to be comfortable at Hillsway and enjoy exploring the local area is obviously very important to me. The 3rd pub in the village is luckily now back up and running and the butchers shop which closed earlier in the year has been bought and will be trading as a quality deli and cafe in the Spring. Thankyou very much for your great review, I'm so pleased you had such a lovely stay.
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Good location

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable, good location for village. Disappointed to see one of the pubs & the butchers closed down in this lovely village. Very friendly local people.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Clean and comfortable is what we aim for. The pub and the shop are both being taken over by local people very soon and this is proving an exciting time for the village..
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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Youlgrave

  • 5 of 5

The house is warm and inviting, as are the friendly people of the village. We hope to come back someday! Thanks, Elaine.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Youlgrave is a very friendly village indeed and we would love to welcome you back to Hillsway sometime.
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Last minute booking but we fell on our feet!

  • 4 of 5

We were let down in a booking at the last minute and thought we might have to cancel our riding break in Derbyshire but were lucky enough to find this comfy, clean homely bungelow that was available despite the few days notice. We fell on our feet here. It was perfect for our needs welcoming, in a very quiet location in a lovely village but within walking distance of 2 pubs. We had a lovely time and will book this in preference over B & B if we come for another weekend next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Riding stables, where beginners to the very experienced, can hire horses are just a few minutes drive away and it's great to hear our guests get to explore the Peak District in a variety of ways.Llama tracking is also available nearby. Thanks for your lovely review, we are pleased we managed to accommodate you.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
East Midlands
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
East Coast
Car: not necessary


30 minutes away from junction 28 of the M1.


Bakewell 4 miles,Haddon Hall 3 miles Chatworth House 6miles

Matlock 10 miles, Buxton 12 miles, Chesterfield 12 miles.

Further Details:

Youlgrave is a thriving village with a local butchers/deli, grocery shop and post office. There are 3 good village pubs all serving food, a cafe and a bakery. There are lots of nearby villages also with a variety of pubs and shops. 3 long distance walks pass through Youlgrave - The Limestone Way, The Alternative Pennine Way and The White Peak Way. The River Bradford and the River Lathkil both run at the bottom of the village making from some glorious walking, hiking and sightseeing. There are numerous disused railway tracks not far from Youlgrave which are now a Mecca for cyclists. Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are both minutes from the village. Bakewell, voted the second best place to live in 2015, is just 4 miles away. An attractive market town with lots of independent and high street shops.


Rates & Availability

Youlgreave Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 6 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Sep 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter season
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please e.mail us about your preferred method of payment.

Changeover Day:
flexible changeover days .
2pm arrival.11am departure

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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