Hugh Cottage

Sleeps 4

Charming semi detached cottage set in a village location, close to Castleton and Hathersage


  • Two individually styled double bedrooms with a shared shower room​
  • Sleeps 2 - 4 guests
  • Dog Friendly
  • A cosy cottage, nestled in the village of Bradwell, with lovely interiors, lots of outdoor space and pretty views of the Hope Valley. This recently refurbished holiday cottage is perfect for a romantic hideaway or cosy family retreat. 
  • Fabulous surrounding countryside providing lots of lovely walks and cycle routes. Bring your walking boots for doorsteps walks around Bradwell, Abney and the wider Hope Valley area. The Great Ridgeline, Bamford Edge and Derwent Reservoirs are all within a few minutes drive.
  • Set back from the main road that runs through Bradwell but within easy walking distance to local shops, a great bakery and 3 village pubs. 
  • Wander around the pretty streets and lanes of Bradwell taking in the quirky cottages and buildings, there is also a large park with football field and childrens playground is also within easy walking distance. 
  • A perfect base to visit some of Derbyshires chocolate box villages including Castleton, Edale, Hope, Bamford and Hathersage.
  • After your day out exploring, relax in the cosy living room, dine alfresco on the patio or alternatively, take an easy walk down to a Michelin Guide Country Inn (re-opening late Spring 2022).

Bedrooms and Bathroom

Hugh Cottage has been recently renovated and you will find two generously appointed bedrooms. 

The layout is as follows:

  • Bedroom 1 –Super king-size double (or twin) bed, with a walk-in wardrobe area and TV. 
  • Bedroom 2 - Cosy double room with fixed double bed
  • The shower room is fitted with a modern contemporary suite comprising of a walk-in shower, wash basin and WC.

Your beds are made up for your arrival and for added comfort we provide each guest with fresh bath and hand towels

Cooking and Dining

Hugh Cottage has a fabulous kitchen and dining space. The kitchen still features the original floor tiles but the rest has all been recently refurbished and you will find a brand new kitchen which has been fully equipped with oven, hob and under counter fridge so you can cook to your hearts content. 

Across from the kitchen is the dining table set up for four, the perfect spot for a glass of wine while the chef gets cooking! 

Off the kitchen is a further spacious utility area which is fitted with a further kitchen sink, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. By the doorway is a large basket which stores the cushions for the outdoor seating area and for those with dogs you will find two dog blankets to use. The downstairs toilet is also located in here. 


Hugh Cottage features a lovely living room with wooden floors, and an impressive stone fireplace complete with a log burner to cosy up to in the cooler months. The stylish furniture features a big comfy sofa and two cosy armchairs, decked out with plush cushions and throws, and with lots of interesting and quirky features it's the perfect place to relax and cosy up with a good book or watch a film.

The newly installed log burner is a great additional feature and really adds to the comfort and cosiness of Hugh Cottage. Guests will be supplied with a basket of logs and kindling to get you started. Please supply your own lighting equipment. (The village shop around the corner sells all you need for keeping the fire alight).

For those that like a little entertainment there is a TV with Freeview, DVD player.  


Hugh Cottage has lovely outdoor spaces for you to enjoy. To front of the property has a lawned garden with pretty borders, patio area with a bench and views looking out over Hope Valley hill. A great place to sit with a coffee and watch the world go by.  

To the rear of the property is an elevated patio area which offers a secluded sun trap to dine alfresco. 

The potting shed to the side of the property can be used for bike storage upon request.

There is plenty of free on street parking on Hugh Lane, but please park considerately, the lane is narrow in places so please only park on the left hand side of the road (facing up hill). 

Bradwell and the Peak District

The village of Bradwell is often overlooked in favour of its more popular neighbours of Castleton and Hope, but in our opinion, Bradwell is one of the true hidden gems of the Peak District. Step off the main road and you will be greeted with lots of pretty little lanes and streets to wander around, look out for those nestled on the banks of Bradwell Brook and here you will also find a lovely park and childrens play area. Bradwell has three good pubs and a great restaurant all within walking distance. There is also a village shop, bakery and fish and chip shop all around the corner from the cottage. 

The prominent hill that dominates the immediate skyline is known as Rebellion Knoll and there is a great walk from the village up onto the hill, its steep but the view at the top is worth the effort. From the top you can head on out to Abney Moor (look out for the hang gliders) or wander back down Bradwell Edge and into the village.

Bradwell is perfectly positioned for exploring the Hope Valley and you are mere moments away from Castleton and its famous caverns, Mam Tor and the Great Ridgeline. A short drive in the other direction will take you out towards Bamford, Hathersage and Ladybower Resevoir.

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How To Find Hugh Cottage


The address of Hugh Cottage is:

1 Hugh Lane, Bradwell, Derbyshire S33 9JB

Approx GPS coordinates of the property are: 53.32905, -1.742499

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Directions to Hugh Cottage by car from Hathersage (approx. 9 minutes):

  • From the Main Rd/A6187 continue to follow A6187 towards the Hope Valley & Castleton for approx 3 miles
  • At the traffic lights turn left onto Stretfield Rd/B6049 and continue to follow B6049 for approx. 1 mile
  • As you drive into the village of Bradwell you will go past the Samuel Fox County Inn, keep going for another 3/4 mile past the football pitch on the right hand side and the fire station on the left. 
  • As the road bears round to the left there is slight right turn onto Hugh Lane, turn here and then follow the road up for approx 100 yards, Hugh Cottage is set up off the road on the right hand side.
  • You have arrived at Hugh Cottage

Directions to Hugh Cottage by car from Castleton (approx. 11 minutes):

  • From the Main Rd/A6187 continue to follow A6187 towards the Hope Valley & Hathersage for approx 2.5 miles
  • At the traffic lights turn right onto Stretfield Rd/B6049 and continue to follow B6049 for approx. 1 mile
  • As you drive into the village of Bradwell you will go past the Samuel Fox County Inn, keep going for another 3/4 mile past the football pitch on the right hand side and the fire station on the left. 
  • As the road bears round to the left there is slight right turn onto Hugh Lane, turn here and then follow the road up for approx 100 yards, Hugh Cottage is set up off the road on the right hand side.
  • You have arrived at Hugh Cottage

Directions to Hugh Cottage by car from Buxton (approx 28 minutes)

  • From Buxton follow the signs to the A6 towards Bakewell
  • Once on A6, continue on this road for approximately 5 miles
  • There will be a left turn for the B6049 signposted to Tideswell, Miller’s Dale & Blackwell, turn left here
  • Continue on B6049 through the village of Tideswell at the junction with the A623 turn right and then immediately turn left to continue on the B6049 to Bradwell
  • Drive through Bradwell village passing the Shoulder of Mutton pub on your left and through a set of traffic lights at the narrow street.
  • Keep following the road past the Co-Op on your right and Bradwell Village shop on your left, approx 200 yards after the village shop is a left hand turn for Hugh Lane.
  • Turn left and drive up the road approx 50-100 yards, Hugh Cottage is set up off the road on the right hand side
  • You have arrived at Hugh Cottage


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Your Stay At Hugh Cottage

Our Favourite Places to Eat Nearby


  • The White Hart Inn - a two minute stroll up the hill and you will find this traditional village pub. Serving real ales and homemade food.
  • The Blind Bull, Little Hucklow - a five minute drive away in the tiny hamlet of Little Hucklow is this fabulous pub. Expect a warm welcome, local and guests ales, and a fantastic menu of seasonal and locally sourced food. They also have a large beer garden with great views. Look out for veggie mondays, and definitely book ahead. 
  • The Angler’s Rest, Bamford - Bamford’s community owned pub, post office and café. Friday Night is Fish and Chip Night - available to eat in or takeaway from 5.30pm - 9.00pm.
  • The Yorkshire Bridge Inn, Bamford - Traditional pub serving food about a 20 minute walk from Bamford.
  • The Scotsman’s Pack Inn, Hathersage - Home cooked pub food using locally sourced produce.
  • The Plough Inn, Hathersage -Traditional pub serving great food.
  • The Barrel Inn, Bretton - Quaint 16th century inn with the most amazing views - on a clear day it is possible to see five counties.
  • The Bulls Head Inn, Foolow - Family run pub serving hearty traditional pub food. 
  • The Moon Inn, Stoney Middleton - A lovely traditional pub with a great beer garden.
  • The Bridge Inn, Calver - A pub which serves great Spanish tapas. 


  • The Samuel Fox Inn, Bradwell - a five minute stroll out of the village towards Hope and you will find the Samuel Fox Country Inn. Featured in the Michelin Guide, the Good Food Guide, Harden's Best UK Restaurants Guide and the AA Guide in which it is awarded two rosettes for its food, you are guaranteed some great food in a traditional countryside inn setting. (Re-Opening late spring 2022.)
  • Maazi Indian Restaurant, Hathersage -Brilliant Indian restaurant located in the centre of Hathersage, they also do take-aways and outside catering.
  • 1530, Castleton - Nice Italian restaurant located in the centre of Castleton. 
  • The Merchant’s Yard, Tideswell - a stylish restaurant with a private dining area for large groups. Also a lovely setting for afternoon tea and the cocktails are a must!
  • Charlie’s Bistro, Baslow - Lovely little bistro in the centre of Baslow, advisable to book ahead.
  • Curry Cottage at Lovers Leap, Stoney Middleton - Restaurant and take-away.


  • The Bakehouse, Bradwell - just around the corner from Hugh Cottage is this fabulous little deli. Whilst you can't eat in, the food and cakes they make are perfect for making your own packed lunches, and they are open for breakfast too. So why not pop along and then head back to the cottage to enjoy some homemade goodies in the comfort of the cottage.
  • Hathersage Social Club, Hathersage - A great café that also hosts special food evenings and can also be hired for private parties.
  • David Mellor Design Café, Hathersage - Incorporated in the David Mellor museum and shop is this wonderfully designed café offering speciality teas and home-made cakes. 
  • Colemans Deli, Hathersage - Great place to grab and sandwich and a coffee.
  • Grindleford Station Café, Grindleford - Traditional style café with huge portions, popular with walkers.
  • Village Green Cafe, Eyam - Lovely little café serving lunch and snacks as well as great homemade cakes.
  • Eyam Tea Rooms, Eyam - Quaint tea room and ice cream parlour.

Afternoon Tea 

Fresh Delivered Meals and Take Aways

  • Sauced Here - fantastic selection of home made prepared meals from local chef/cooks - great for large groups. They also provide a full basket of groceries from local producers that can replace a supermarket delivery.
  • Scoff - Delicious, home-cooked food, delivered to you in the Peak District.
  • Bradwell Fisheries, Bradwell - Traditional fish and chip shop take-away in Bradwell.
  • Hope Valley Pizza Co - A take away pizza company in the nearby Hope Valley.
  • The Angler’s Rest, Bamford - Bamford’s community owned pub, post office and café. Friday night is Fish and Chip night - available to eat in or takeaway from 5.30pm - 9.00pm.
  • Maazi- Sumptuous Indian meal or buffet delivered to your door. Numerous catering options and can also provide waiting on staff and even take away the washing up.
  • Curry Cottage at Lovers Leap, Stoney Middleton - Indian take-way in the nearby village of Stoney Middleton

Our Top 5 Places to Visit Nearby

1. Upper Derwent Valley 

A visit to the Upper Derwent Valley is a must. There are three reservoirs in the Upper Derwent Valley. The River Derwent flows first through Howden Reservoir, then Derwent Reservoir and finally through Ladybower Reservoir. There is a visitor’s centre at Fairholmes with a café and you can also hire bikes and cycle round the reservoirs, the scenery is absolutely stunning. You may have heard about the ‘Dam Busters’ during the Second World War the reservoir was used by pilots of the 617 Squadron for practising the low-level flights needed for Operation Chastise (commonly known as the "Dam Busters" raids), due to its similarity to the German dams. In the West Tower of the Derwent Dam there is a memorial and museum for the Dambusters 617 squadron.

Click here for more information on the Upper Derwent Valley and here for more information on Derwent Cycle Hire

2. Visit Castleton and its famous caverns

Castleton is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to the Peak District, it has an array of natural and historical features both above and below ground, and is surrounded by superb walking country. High above the village stand the imposing ruins of Peveril Castle. To the west of Castleton lies Mam Tor offering amazing views and fantastic walking on the ridge.  Castleton is most well-known for its four caves, each offering a different experience to the visitor, Peak Cavern, Speedwell Cavern, Treak Cliff Cavern and Blue John Mine. The caverns are a great activity for kids and when the weather does not cooperate for outdoor activities.

Click here for a link to Castleton and the Caves.

3. Eyam – The Plague Village

Nearby is the village of Eyam, famously known as the plague village. The village was unique in its response to the outbreak of plague in 1665 as the village placed itself in voluntary quarantine. Eyam museum is great to place to find out more about the plague story and the history of village, there is also Eyam Hall, built in 1676 in a Jacobean style. The house is open to visitors (please check the National Trust website for opening hours) and next door there a small craft centre, which is also worth a visit. There are many great walks around the village and it is lovely just to wander around as many of the buildings also have plaques giving details of their history and the part their inhabitants played in the Plague saga, notably the Plague Cottages where the outbreak began.

Click here for a link to Eyam Museum or Eyam Hall.

4. Walk Bamford Edge and Moor

There are so many stunning places to walk in the local area including Kinder Scout, Mam Tor, Edale, Hathersage and Castleton to name but a few! There are also some great walks which are on the doorstep of the Derwent Country House, including a lovely 5 mile  and a 7 mile circular route around Bamford taking in Bamford Edge and Moor. From the elevated position of Bamford Edge there are simply wonderful views over the surrounding area and down to the Ladybower Reservoir. 

Click here for further details on a nice 5 mile circular walk or here for a circular 7 mile walk around Bamford.

5.  Visit Hathersage and its  Outdoor Lido

Fabulous open air heated pool (one of the last remaining outdoor lidos in the country) in the nearby picturesque village of Hathersage, with a great selection of events throughout the year. The lido is heated to a lovely 28 degrees all year round and has a nice cafe on site, undercover seating area as well as a grassed area  (perfect for sun bathing in the summer months) and a bandstand. Please check out their website for opening times and further details on special events including night time swims and outdoor cinema events.

Finer Detail

What to Expect at Hugh Cottage

A basic weekend supply of the following (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):

  • Anti bacterial Hand Soap​
  • Toilet Rolls (1 on the holder and 2 spare)
  • Washing Up Liquid
  • Basic Cleaning Products
  • 2 x Tea Towels
  • 1 x Dish Cloth
  • Dustpan & Brush
  • Utilities (Electric, Gas, Heating, Hot Water)
  • Hoover

Useful Information

  • 1 x High Chair
  • 1 x Travel Cot
  • Fresh Linen with beds made up on arrival
  • Fresh Towels - Bath and Hand Towel per guest
  • 2 x smart TV's one in living room and one in the main bedroom 
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair Dryer
  • Log Burner. We provide a basket of logs to get you started. Due to health and safety, we cannot provide firefighters or matches, please bring your own.
  • Christmas - throughout December the cottage will have a Christmas Tree decorated with a set of lights

Cooking & Dining

  • ​Microwave 
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Under Counter Fridge with freezer compartment, further fridge freezer in the utility room
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine/Dryer
  • Electric Hob & Oven
  • Roasting Tins, pots, pans
  • Cafetiere
  • Wine glasses / tumblers and Champagne flutes
  • Plates / bowls / mugs
  • Plenty of cutlery and kitchen utensils
  • Chopping Boards
  • Dining for 4
    Should there be a particular cooking item that you need for your stay we do suggest to bring it along with you - for peace of mind.

House Rules

  • Standard check in time is 4pm and check out is 10am
  • Please remove dirty and high heeled shoes on entry
  • Please do not bring candles or tea lights as they are not allowed at the property
  • No fireworks or Chinese lanterns
  • No smoking or vaping inside the property. Vaping can trigger the fire alarms
  • We ask that any outside socialising be brought inside by 10pm.  We kindly ask that neighbours and local residents are not disturbed after this time


  • ​There is no designated parking, there is usually space opposite the cottage but cannot always be guaranteed
  • There is plenty of parking on Hugh Lane though

Outdoor Space

  • Good sized lawn to the front of the property
  • Patio area with bench to the front of the property
  • Secluded further patio with garden furniture seating 4 to the rear of the cottage
  • Potting Shed which offers bike storage for up to 4 bikes, we do ask that the shed is kept locked at all times.
  • far reaching views
  • Parasol and garden furniture cushions are available
  • BBQ- charcoal- available between the 1st April to the 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment

Property Quirks

  • Due to the age of the cottage the stairs are steep and may not be suitable for the less agile of us
  • 6 steps up to the rear patio area
  • There is a low doorway between the kitchen and utility room so please be mindful of this
  • Walking and climbing on the walls in the garden is not permitted, some of the walls are drystone construction and may be unstable
  • Please take care when it has rained as the outside area may be slippery in places
  • There are five steps from the road to the shared path then a further 2 steps to the front patio
  • Please be careful when leaving the garden area as the steps do come down onto the road


  • We allow 1 dog to stay, we charge £30 for the duration of their stay
  • The garden is not totally secure so please keep dogs under control at all times so they do not enter the neighbouring property
  • We provide dog blankets in the basket to the side of the back door in the utility room
  • Please make sure all litter is cleared from the garden areas
  • Please keep dogs off all furniture and out of the bedrooms


Wi-fi is provided free of charge, however, as the Peak District is in a beautiful rural location sometimes there may be intermittent signal which is beyond our control.  We also hope you appreciate that we cannot guarantee Wi-Fi if there are technical issues in the area.


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