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Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay in your cottage. We were so lucky with weather .. dry all week and the locals were all so friendly. The cottage itself was ideal.. warm comfortable and so well equipped.. with walks from the doorstep. We enjoyed the local hostelries and would certainly recommend the cottage and village to others
Bob and Sue (Feb 2013)

We have had a fabulous time here and would like not to leave. Love Evie x P.S. being here really does make you sleep well (April 2003)

Stunning views and a cosy cottage We have had a lovely time exploring Derbyshire ... the fire was very cozy (April 2013)

A beautifully kept homely nest with walks and pubs and friendly local people. We have had a blissful few days walking over hill and dale, sampling local cuisine and ales and chatting and listening to delightful locals (March 2013)

Used the sunbeds in February! A week after snow. A fantastic place for lunch after the Lathkil/Conksbury Bridge walk. Mist and frost also featured in our morning walks and the dogs loved the stay (...) Highlight really was being able to walk the dogs from the doorstep - Bradford Dale to Middleton is a great pre-breakfast hour's walk and take them to both the Farmyard Inn and the Bull's Head. Thanks for a great stay (Feb 2013)

We have had an absolutely lovely weekend - cosy nights by the fire with a bottle of wine, then breakfast cooked with delicious goodies from the farm shop and stunning walks in the surrounding countryside - just what the doctor ordered, can't wait to come back (Nov 2012)

Had a lovely Christmas in the cottage with good walks and friendly locals. Hope to be back soon (Dec 2012)

What a great place to spend New Year. The cottage is that good we didn't even make it to any of the pubs. Great walks too (Jan 2013)

Wow, how great is the location - real peace and quiet. The village has all you need. Friendly locals. Food good at Farmyard Inn. Lots of walks from the doorstep. Loved Bakewell. Cottage garden is delightful. Will definitely be back (Aug 2012)

A cottage that is truly home from home. We loved the cottage and the garden. The sunbeds on a sunny day are amazing. It was wonderful to be able to do lovely walks from the cottage. Best walk to Over Haddon, excellent lunch at Lathkill Hotel, with super walk back along Lathkill Dale. It has been wonderful to leave the car and walk from the cottage. Thank you (Aug 2012)

Had a lovely week despite the weather - rain every day! Cottage very cofortable and in a great location - lots of walks all starting from the cottage - Lathkill Dale (8 miles) Robin Hood's Stride/Elton/Rowsley/Stanton (10 miles) Middleton, and also walked into Bakewell. Arbor Low worth a visit. Good food at the Farmyard Inn and the George, also the Red lion at Birchover, all dog friendly (June 2012)

Had a great two weeks - one of sunshine, one of sun/showers/wind. Favourites included Chatsworth, Keddleston Hall, Tissington Manor, Hardwick Hall, Sudbury Hall, Ashford in the Water. Cottage has everything you need and in a great location (though not looking forward to carrying luggage up the bank!) We'd never been to Derbyshire before but would love to come back! If you're a golfer, check out Cavendish/Buxton, Matlock, Kedleston Hall and Ashbourne. All very welcoming and fun to play (July 2012)

Enjoyed our second visit here and have already discovered new places of interest. Even the weather was kind and allowed us to extend our river walks (June 2012)

What a gem of a cottage. Lovely local community, fantastic walks from the doorstep, lovely food at the Faryard Inn (June 2012)

We are so sad to leave. We have had a wonderful stay, love the cottage and have fallen completely in love with Bradford Dale. Thanks for providing such a pleasant place to stay (P.S. love the hand-made pottery!) April 2012

Our third stay in three years, just as enjoyable as ever, with a mix of old and new walks. Can recommend the tea rooms at Ilam Hall for the views as well as the food, and the George at Alstonefield for food, hospitality and dog-friendliness. Bradford Dale is a true gem and it was good to see it (and Lathkill Dale) with plenty of water again this year. We've been so relaxed and happy, it's going to be hard to go back to the so-called real world (May 2012)

Thanks so much for a wonderful stay - the cottage is perfect. We had some fabulous walks and treated ourselves to a lovely dinner cooked with local produce from the Chatsworth Farm Shop - the cookbooks came in useful. (March 2012)

We have had a lovely time here - all too short. This little corner of Derbyshire is perfect and we've loved exploring it. Had a great day at Chatsworth (recommend the afternoon tea!) and a fantastic walk to Robin Hood's Stride. We'd love to come back and will recommend Dale Cottage to friends and family (March 2012)

It was very nice to come from the winter in Finland to the spring (almost!) in Youlgrave. We had two sunny days and walked a lot in the nature. What a nice cottage! We enjoyed our stay very much and hopefully we will come back some day (March 2012)

We have had an amazing time here. We managed to fit in all our favourite walks - Mam Tor, Kinder Scout and beautiful Dovedale. Also found a couple of new ones right from the cottage. The Faryard Inn was a big hit with us - lovely food and warm welcome. Bankside is an amazing spot (Feb 2012)

We have really enjoyed our stay at Dale Cottage. The highlight was the snow. We loved sledging down the hillside with the children, then sitting by the open fire. We also enjoyed Poole Cavern near Buxton. Monsal Head well worth a visit and we loved the Lathkill Dale walk which included the pub. Fab holiday (Feb 2012)

A great place to stay for a winter holiday - lots of great walks, dog-friendly pubs and excellent beer. - Rachael, David and Gina the dog (Dec 2011)

We had a lovely holiday. You have a beautiful cottage here and Youlgrave is a wonderful place to stay. We enjoyed some lovely romantic walks and the food in the George was excellent. The cottage is very comfortable and warm - we don't want to go home! Thank you!  - Jayne and Mark (Nov 2011)

We have had a wonderful time at the cottage. You have equipped it so well and put a lot of time and care into maintaining the cottage. The weather has been glorious for the time of year allowing us to venture out on lovely walks and visiting Bakewell and Matlock. We have especially enjoyed fussing the various cats who wander into the garden. The locals are all very friendly and welcoming. Thanks for a lovely stay.  - Gemma and Stuart  (Oct 2011)

Thanks for another wonderful week - it's done us a power of good in exercise and relaxation. Excellent walking and a dog-friendly welcome at the pubs we visited, especially the Farmyard Inn. Hope to be back again next year - it's like home from home!  - Nick, Cathy and Nancy the dog  (Sept 2011)

Thanks for a lovely cosy cottage. We've had a very relaxing week and the weather haas been fabulous. Had some lovely walks without having to use the car. Food at the Farmyard Inn lovely and pub dog-friendly which is always an important factor. Had some lovely early evening drinks in the garden enjoying the views. All in all a great week.  - Caroline and Ron  (Aug 2011)

Spent a great week at your cottage. Weather was beautiful and we did some lovely walks. The two shops in the village were friendly. Thanks, - Mr and Mrs D. (July 2011)

Thank you Nigel and Freda... we have had a wonderfully relaxing few days in your cosy cottage. Chatsworth was amazing! - Gayna, Roger and family from New Zealand  (July 2011)

Absolutely delightful cottage in a lovely village. OK, the weather didn't quite go the course but besides that difficult to see how it could be any better. Thank you so much. - Keith and Sue (July 2011)

Lovely relaxing stay, so quiet and peaceful. Lots of walking and talking! We feel like locals. Loved Haddon Hall, didn't like Chatsworth much though. Spent lots of time by the river. Very comfortable cottage, thank you so much  - Mary and Brian and Meg the dog  (June 2011)

Had a fabulous time and weather just incredible. Lovely walks to surrounding villages and car never moved. Farmyard Inn very welcoming and dog-friendly and food excellent. beautiful part of the country and a wonderful cottage. We will return I am sure. Thanks for everything.  - David, Lynette and Rowan  (June 2011)

We have had a fabulous mini-break. Weather has been gorgeous and the 1-year old loved being out in the fresh air. Thank you for a very enjoyable stay. - Ali, Bryn and Maisie  (April 2011)

Great cottage with fantastic walking all around the area. Would love to come back some time. - David and Stephen  (April 2011)

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. We've had a very relaxing break and some great weather. An early morning river walk was well worth it with lots of birdlife and spring flowers. Loved Robin Hood's Stride and the circular walk we did around Bakewell. Will be sad to leave, could happily spend all spring here!  - Vicky and Pete  (March 2011)

This cottage is utterly enchanting, a treasure in the Dale. - Adele and Richard  (January 2011)

It was lovely to celebrate Christmas together in a winter wonderland. We've enjoyed walks from the door and cosy evenings in. We went to Arbor Low on a freezing cold afternoon - much more impressive than in summer sunshine - followed by drinks and a warm fire in the pub at Monyash. Thank you.  -  Anne (Christmas 2010)

We have had a wonderful week - an absolutely gorgeous cottage in a lovely village. We have enjoyed some great walks and have been lucky with the weather. Everywhere is so dog-friendly and welcoming, we'll definitely be coming back.  - Lara, Neil and Paxo the dog (Oct 2010)

The cottage provided a very cosy refuge from the October frost, with gorgeous views. We hope to come back in summer to take advantage of the swimming area down in the Dale.  - Annie and Anthony  (Oct 2010)

We had a lovely few days at Dale Cottage. A trip to Chatsworth was our first for many years and the gardens didn't disappoint. The walk along the river to Over Haddon is well worth the trip. Pies from the village shop are very good, but pre-book or go early! - Delphine and Allan from Somerset

Having visited Youlgreave in 1982, we were amazed to see it's hardly changed. The cottage is well-equipped (even borrowed a rucksack) and all very cosy. Wonderful walks particularly to Derwent Edge, Lathkill Dale, Monsal Dale and around Hathersage. Food very good everywhere we went. Thanks to Freda and Nigel for hospitality. - Catherine and Robin

We had a lovely week in Dale Cottage - very comfortable and a beautiful setting. We loved the village and found the Farmyard Inn particularly friendly - good food too. This was our first visit to the Peak District, but we'll definitely be back! - Susie, Mark, Sophie and Leanne

So pleased we found Dale Cottage. It is very cosy and the views glorious, including the Bankside/Dale setting. Freda and Nigel have just about thought of everything to make the stay enjoyable. - Sue and Mike

Thankyou both for letting us enjoy a wonderful time in Youlgreave. Excellent walking area. Had wonderful weather, shorts and tee shirts for all 2 weeks - wow! - Raymond and Colette

Thanks Freda and Nigel for letting us use your lovely cottage. Enjoyed trying to take the perfect shot of a kingfisher - saw it a few times. We have been very lucky with the weather. - Linda, Mick and John

Dale Cottage - what a find! A perfect location for a weekend away in the country. We will definitely be back. Thank you so much. - Catharine and Steve.

Amazing weekend! The perfect place to relax, enjoy BBQs and take in the beautiful views. Thank you!  - Mike and Lucy

Thanks so much for having us here. It's been a lovely break in a lovely cottage. We will be in contact soon for another stay. -  Paul, Sian, Jade, Bilbo and Fudge

Dear Freda and Nigel. We thank you so much to enable us to enjoy two splendid weeks. Your inspiring and welcoming cottage was a perfect visiting place for rethinking the overwhelming beauty of the Peak. We do hope to return soon. - Jolu and Evert (Netherlands)

We had a fantastic time up here as always.Beautiful sunshine. Hired some bikes at Derwent Water - fairly easy but amazing scenery and a great picnic and swim at slippery stones. Highly recommended. Fantastic trip to Chatsworth and Poppy really enjoyed playing on the water steps. Also great parks here in village. Thankyou so much - we really had a great few days. - Helen, Simon and Poppy

We have had a really good weekend here. The cottage is delightful and the views beautiful. We were very fortunate with the weather and apart from walking enjoyed relaxing in the garden. Thankyou very much indeed. - Diane and Bob

Thankyou for letting us all stay in your lovely cottage, it has been wonderful. Had a very relaxing time and really enjoyed all the beautiful views from whichever way you turn! The weather has been amazing - going home with a tan! Thank you again. It's been perfect. - Pauline, Richard, Chloe, Steve, Milly, Welly and Alf the Dog.

We have had a wonderful week here at Dale Cottage. beautiful walks all around without getting in the car. Farmyard Inn good for food but the best pint of real ale is at the George. The week has gone far too quickly but we have enjoyed every minute. Thank you. - Lois and Tony

Thanks for a wonderful week. We have stayed in a lot of cottages and this is one of the best. Fabulous walks without having to get in the car, dog-friendly pubs and a very comfortable home to return to each day. The Farmyard Inn is very welcoming and buzzing with atmosphere. Thanks again. Hope to be back soon. - Nick, Cathy and Nancy

We've had a great stay in the Peak District. Thanks so much, Grazie mille. Kiitos paejon! - Anu, Finland