Rose Cottage

What to Expect

This is a traditional Peaks’ stone cottage close to the charming village of Middleton-by-Youlgreave,
just 5.5 miles from Bakewell and a 20-minute drive from the spa town of Buxton. There are pubs to enjoy a local ale and shops to stock up on provisions in the village a mile down the road.

There is enough room for four and the bathroom is on the ground floor. The cottage isn’t short of creature comforts with underfloor heating in the kitchen, a log burner in the sunken sitting room and central heating throughout.

With ample roadside parking, the tiered patio space both front and rear overlooks enough lawn for Fido to frolic on.

At A Glance

Rural location
Stone cottage
Ground floor bathroom
Separate dining room
Enclosed garden
On-road parking


Underfloor heating
Log burner
Fuel starter pack
Breakfast bar
Two patios

About Rose Cottage

With its deep-sill windows, original stone surround fireplace and wooden floors, this charming stone cottage sleeps four in its double and twin bedrooms upstairs. On the ground floor level, there is a bathroom with a shower over the tub.

The sunken sitting room has wood-striped floors and a wood-burning stove set into the original stone fireplace. A good-sized kitchen has a breakfast bar and there is a formal dining room with a table for six.

The tiered stone patio is equipped for outdoor meals; there is a lawned area and ample on-road parking outside the front gate.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Middleton-by-Youlgreave

Rose Cottage is on the outskirts of a Derbyshire village that has not lost its age-old charm. With its Fountain’s Square and lanes with quaint names such as Rake and Hollywell, the village has three pubs, each with a fascinating history. The Farmyard Inn is a case in point, which started out as a farm’s homestead more than 300 years ago. The pub stays true to its roots these days, serving meals using ingredients with provenance such as Tissington sausages and Hartington cheese. The inn has three long-distance waymarked walks from its doorstep.

Before you set off on your on-foot travels, seek out the “site of meaning” stones, all with famous quotes chosen by locals that are at the 17 entrance points to the parish. The area’s past stretches back to the early Neolithic Age and Arbor Low, one of England’s largest Neolithic henges, is three miles west. Middleton-by-Youlgreave’s All Saints’ 1130 church dates back to more recent times, where you’ll find its salamander-sculpted Norman font and William Morris stained-glass window still intact. The village is also home to Thimble Hall, circa 1650, with a Guinness Book of World Records’ listing as the world’s smallest detached house, home to a family of eight as recent as a century ago.

The Bradford River forms part of the parish and there’s a designated stretch with a dinky waterfall, a well-known spot for wild swimming. Not for the faint-hearted, it is bracing, to say the least, so if you would rather watch than get wet, the riverbank is perfect for a picnic.

Last Word

There is a good chance you’ll venture beyond the village limits to visit stately Chatsworth House and the towns of Buxton and Bakewell, which are all within easy driving distance. This being said, you could well find yourself so enchanted with this tiny village and its surroundings that these tourist attractions might have to take a back seat.

Rose Cottage is perfect for a family or two couples who relish quality time in a destination that offers something completely different. As rural as it might be, it comes with all the essentials that make for a blissful break. From the sunken sitting room ideal for movie nights in front of the log burner to the dining room where the spacious table is not only for sit-down meals but board games afterwards, it home-from-home holidaying at its best.

Cycling, walking, and even wild swimming is the order of your days away in this corner of Derbyshire that has earned its stripes as part of one of the country’s most popular and unspoiled national parks. Whether or not your stay coincides with Middleton-by-Youlgreave’s Music and Art Festival in September or the Well Dressings in June, this is a destination that has the true essence of Derbyshire’s Peak District running through its veins.
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