Hugh Cottage has recently been restored to create a warm and inviting cottage perfect for couples or families. Within walking distance to three great village pubs, Castleton, Hathersage, Edale and the magnificent Mam Tor, are all on your doorstep.
Hugh Cottage has been recently renovated and you will find two generously appointed bedrooms.
The layout is as follows:
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
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).
Our standard arrival and departure times are:
Please do respect these times as they are in place to allow the housekeeping teams enough time to thoroughly clean the property before and after your stay
If you are looking for a holiday cottage that is accessible for everyone we have a wealth of properties that are suitable for guests with varied access needs. Many of our properties are situated in rural locations, offering peaceful settings that would be suitable for guests with autism & learning difficulties.
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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.
1 Hugh Lane, Bradwell, Derbyshire S33 9JB
Approx GPS coordinates of the property are: 53.32905, -1.742499
The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Hugh Cottage. Verbatim.
Great cottage. Walkable to pubs and Co-op and incredibly well situated for lots of brilliant walks. The cottage was clean, cosy and had everything we needed.
It is an amazing cottage, facilities are first class and we would like to come again
Delightful, well appointed and beautifully cared for cottage.
We really enjoyed the cottage. Location was beautiful and there were so many things to do in the peak district. The cottage itself was very nicely decorated and had plenty of space. Plus points for the fireplace!
Lovely cottage, we will look forward to returning again sometime, great host.
The perfect location, a cosy bolthole to go and explore walks and wonderful countryside and views. It had everything we needed and really helpful having the two fridges. We loved the Log Burner and a good size TV to watch strictly. A great weekend. Thank you.
Lovely cottage spotlessly clean and included everything you needed for a short stay. The best cottage we have ever rented. Plenty of interesting places to visit in the area and beautiful views all around. We enjoyed our visit very much.
We had an absolutely wonderful time in the lovely cottage. It was perfectly situated for hiking near the incredible Ladybower reservoir and Mam Tor, as well as being walking distance to Hope and Castleton! It is also a stone throw away from a Co-op, which makes it perfect for grabbing snacks and food for the hikes. We cannot recommend this enough!
Lovely little place in a quiet time. just what we wanted. situated in beautiful nature with walks right at your doorstep. We loved it.
We really enjoyed our stay. The property is beautiful and spotless throughout. The garden is great to sit out in (we had good weather), with hills all around. Bradwell is a nice place with decent shops. And in 4 days we barely scratched the surface of what the Peak District has to offer. We could definitely see ourselves coming back.
A gorgeous cottage in a great location close to village amenities and close to the Peak District scenic drives and tourist attractions. Would highly recommend this cottage which was clean and cosy log fire and full kitchen amenities. Would stay again
We loved our mini break to the Peak District and Hugh Cottage was the best place to be. A homely place full of essentials for every need. A microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, two fridges, a freezer, and a downstairs toilet. We loved the walk-in shower upstairs, the bedrooms were clean, and super beds to dream of all things nice. Hugh Cottage is close to a small supermarket, a baker, a general store, and a post office, the people were friendly and welcoming. The views and the stream running through the village were picturesque and close to other villages nearby. We are looking forward to our next visit.
We had a lovely time at the cottage, it had everything we needed for a home from home experience. It was a great base to explore the local area and we would definitely stay in the future x
The cottage was perfect. We don’t think anything could be improved upon x
What an absolute gem of a cottage, probably the best we've ever stayed in. It had everything you could possibly need, biscuits and milk were a nice touch, the cottage was exceptionally clean, beds extremely comfortable and all the furnishings were of top quality. Wouldn't hesitate in going back.
A hidden gem, beautiful cottage. A great base for exploring the Peak District and all it has to offer. We had a great week here and would stay again.
We had a amazing stay, we loved sitting outside in the sun admiring the views! The house was perfect, highly recommend.
beautiful accommodation, fantastic location for our walk in the Peak District in Castleton. Accommodation was spotlessly clean, lovely patio area outside to enjoy breakfast and to sit in the evening sunshine ! Local co-op within walking distance too. would recommend!
Fantastic location and a lovely cottage. Can thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking to explore the peaks.
The cottage was pristine, cosy, well-equipped and in a great location for exploring the Peak District. The local village shop and co-op were 5 mins walk away and there were 2 close by pubs serving food. The Ladybower reservoir was a 15 mins drive away and a beautiful place for a day’s fly fishing. There was good outdoor space at the cottage. Overall it was excellent and difficult to find any fault at all.
Just wanted to say how lovely Hugh cottage is . We will definitely look to rebook next time we are thinking of coming to the area.
Great location and great communication from the owners
My sister and I stayed for an outdoor adventure course. Hugh Cottage was perfect for our needs with two lovely, equally sized bedrooms a cosy living space and plenty of kitchen amenities for making packed lunches and dinners. Nicely decorated, clean and crisp bed linen and comfortable furniture. We ate out at The Blind Bull one night which is a short drive from the property and stopped at Hathersage for a drink and a browse around the outdoor sports shops which was nice. Great base for exploring the local area.
We had a lovely time, there were many walks straight out the door. Having our dog there was super easy as well as the utility room made it great to brush her down after a long walk
Perfect little cottage, ideal location for local amenities and hiking trails. Welcoming hosts, helped us to prepare for our visit. Log burner was the cherry on top. Loved our stay, thank you for having us :)
Wonderful stay at a spotlessly clean cottage. Little touches like cookies and milk and the setup of the wood burning stove just added to the enjoyment. Thank you
Fantastic stay in a beautiful cottage!
Lovely base within the peak district. Cottage very clean and well equipped.
Very cosy and warm place. clean and easy to get in. Very good hosts!
Really lovely place - we all had a great weekend and the host was very responsive, cosy place in a beautiful setting! Definitely returning.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hugh's Cottage - it was perfectly clean, beautifully decorated and super cosy. Rachel was super responsive and very accommodating of our arrival and departure times. Whilst we were a little dissapointed with the lack of things to do in Bradwell itself (based off of the description) there are plenty of amenities in nearby towns. We would highly recommend staying here for a weekend away to the Peaks!
We had a wonderful stay at Hugh Cottage and it had everything we needed. Our hosts were very accommodative and flexible of our needs. The location was great for travel in between villages and to the station, as we didn’t have a private vehicle. It was a lovely stay and we would definitely recommend it and come back again!
Great property. Retains cottage charm with modern decor throughout. Spotless and equipped with everything you need to self cater. Within easy reach of Hope, Castleton and Edale, so loads to do in the area. I'd highly recommend this property.
The cottage was perfect. Beautifully decorated and furnished. Lovely and cosy. Amenities in close proximity with lovely surroundings. In easy distance of Monsal trail and so many pubs/restaurants nearby. If you do get bad weather the cottage has all your apps that you need on the TV for a cosy film watch. Fantastic stay
Beautiful cottage in the peak district with easy links to local sights. The place was spotless and had great amenities available.
A wonderful cottage - spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated, cosy and comfortable. Had everything we needed in the kitchen and lovely comfy beds. I would think in the summer months its wonderful to sit out in the garden too - excellent thank you so much.
A really lovely cottage. Great communication before we arrived with all the details we needed about check in and the cottage and local area. Easy check in with a lock box. Able to park on street outside easily all weekend. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed. The bed was really comfortable and wifi worked well during our stay. Would definitely stay here again.
The property was in a beautiful location and was perfect for our couples trip with the dog. Rachel was very easy to get hold off and always responded very quickly. This property has all amenities and also is very near to some amazing walks in Edale and winnets pass. Thanks again. Would definitely stay again
Great little place to stay while exploring the Peak District. Couldn’t have asked for more! Would definitely recommend.
This cottage is absolutely lovely. The owners have definitely made the best of the space and the utility/boot room is a real bonus. Everything is top notch (minor point - would have lined bigger bath towels as they were rather small) and well thought through. Credit too to the cleaner as it was the cleanest cottage we’ve stayed in for a long while. The area is quiet but not far from all the local attractions. Highly recommended.
Lovely cottage in a fantastic location. We had everything we needed for our stay with our 10month old including high chair and travel cot. We would love to come again and would definitely recommend it to others.
Such a lovely cottage. the town is very nice and loved having the fireplace. highly recommend would stay again
I stayed here for a few days and found the communication from the host to be excellent, they went out of their way to make my stay as pleasant as possible. The property is a beautiful cottage that was immaculately clean and came with decent wifi and 2 smart TVs which were very useful in the evenings. I would happily stay here again and would readily recommend it to a friend!
Lovely comfortable well kept clean house, great location, fantastic pub close by.
Thank you for helping us book and enjoy a few days away at Hugh Cottage. We felt extremely privileged and fortunate to be able to stay in such a well maintained and spotlessly clean property, having not always been so lucky in the past! I’m quite house proud so appreciated feeling relaxed and comfortable in Hugh Cottage.
We had a lovely stay. Immaculately clean. Its a small cottage but just right for us. Nice location and within a good distance of other local town's and villages.
Hugh Cottage is a lovely place to stay with tasteful decor and many thoughtful touches that help one feel very at home. We found the cottage to be spotlessly clean and tidy and highly recommend the accommodation to others.
Brilliant location to visit Derwent Dam, Mam Tor, Kinder Scout and the like! Cottage is immaculate and a lot of care has clearly been taken to renovate and maintain the property. 3 pubs within walking distance and many more a short drive away.
Such a lovely, peaceful stay in a beautiful part of the Peaks. Thank you to Rachel who was so helpful and lovely to deal with. We will definitely be back!
Just the most delightful cottage. Everything is high spec and immaculately clean. We really didn't want to leave and I am usually raring to get home. Fantastically well equipped, they really have thought of everything and set the bar very high for my next holiday! Many thanks for letting us stay in your amazing cottage, we really didn't want to leave. What a find and Bradwell is stunning”
Comfortable and well equipped and very clean cottage in a great location for the glorious Peak District. Easy access to gorgeous areas to walk. Lovely village with food shops. Beautiful views from the front and back of the property. The communication with the hosts was excellent. Would go back. Thank you.
Superbly appointed cottage in a great location. Ideal for a family of 4 or two couples. We thought everything was perfect in the cottage, which felt brand new. Thanks
Really great stay!
The cottage was very clean and furnished to a high standard. Comfortable beds and great location. Communication from hosts was really good. Would definitely recommend!
We had a lovely stay in this cottage. The cottage is really well equipped, clean and comfortable. It’s an ideal location for exploring the surrounding area.
Lovely cottage in perfect location. Walking distance to shop, park and fish & chip shop. Cottage was very clean and had everything we needed. “Lovely stay in your cottage thank you. Great location and beautifully decorated.”
A high spec cottage in a great location. Really clean and everything you need. A perfect holiday cottage. We would recommend and stay again.
A lovely little cottage. Comfy beds, brilliantly set up with everything you could need. Great location for everything!
Hugh cottage is absolutely gorgeous! We had a great stay here. Location is perfect and the hosts were brilliant with great communication throughout.
We have just returned from an amazing stay at Hugh Cottage. This was our first visit to the Peak District but will definitely not be out last. The cottage was warm and welcoming to come back to, particularly after long days of walking (Bradwell is surrounded by amazing places to walk, with so much to see. Far less touristy than some of the other nearby towns/villages which was also nice)! The cottage is well equipped and provided us with everything we needed during our stay. We would definitely like to return here when we next visit the Peaks!
I visited with two friends and we had a lovely stay. Hugh Cottage is spotlessly clean and has been furnished to a really high standard throughout, with a brilliantly equipped kitchen and fantastic bed linen as some of the highlights! Communication was great and check in was very easy.
Fantastic location and what a great place to come back too after a long day of walking this beautiful part of the world.
Great cottage in a super spot for exploring the Peak District with likes of Mam Tor a stone's throw away. The cottage is beautifully decorated with loads of modern features but retains a traditional charm at the same time. Highly recommended.
Lovely house in a great location. The place was presented tastefully and was very clean- highly recommended
This was the perfect place for a Peak District weekend trip. Brilliant location with a stunning view as you walk out the front door! Everything was so clean, well kept, and beautifully decorated. The beds were comfy, the showers were hot with great pressure, the fireplace made our stay so cosy, and we loved the dog blanket for our cocker spaniel to lie on. Rachel and Chris have prepared a really thorough Welcome Guide to help with any questions about the stay which was a nice touch. We would absolutely come and stay again. Thank you!
We had a great stay at Hugh Cottage. It’s decorated, furnished and maintained to a really high standard, is very well equipped and was immaculately clean. The utility area is really handy when returning from muddy walks/rides and the washing machine came in very handy! Great to be able to store bikes in the outhouse too. Perfect location for exploring the surrounding Peak District, with lots to do nearby, such as the show caverns, Mam Tor and the Monsal Trail. Highly recommended.
We had a great stay at the cottage, the place is immaculate! Rachel was very informative and communication was really good. The village is so lovely I just wish we had more time there! We would definitely come back and would highly recommended. Thank you for a lovely stay
This is a lovely, comfy, cozy cottage in a quaint village with plenty of great options for walking, cycling and driving around the Peak District. The cottage is newly renovated and in great condition with comfortable beds, warm water and good heating, etc. Bradwell is very cute and there are three pubs in short walking distance, plus a good Coop. We loved it!
Lovely, warm, comfortable cottage, really peaceful environment.Recently renovated to a really nice standard, thoughtful choice of furniture, quality equipment and appliances. A big plus for us was the proximity of the coop (including well stocked vegan, gluten free and world foods sections), also a nice chippy just 2 minutes away. Would definitely recommend for a very comfortable stay.
This was our first visit to the Peak District and what a fantastic time we have had. Hugh Cottage is super little place, very comfortable and well equipped. The location is perfect for exploring the village and further afield. We enjoyed walking up Mam Tor (arrive early to get a parking space) and the Buxton Brewery had seating outside in a pretty garden with nice views. The Monsal Trail was a big hit with the kids, as were the playgrounds in Bradwell. Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday, we would love to return one day.
We have had a lovely stay at Hugh Cottage, we were lucky enough to be the first guests! Beautifully decorated amd very well equipped. Its a great base for exploring the area, with lots of stunning walks nearby. We spent many hours exploring the gardens at Chatsworth Huose and would particularly recommend the walk at Higger Tor. There is a great park in the village for the kids to run off any extra energy which was a great asset. Thank you!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A basic weekend supply of the following (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):
Cooking & Dining
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.
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.