Peak District Cottage in the beautiful village of Youlgreave (Youlgrave) near Bakewell, Derbyshire

Location and Travel

View down dale from cottage

Where exactly is it?

The Peak District is part of the highlands of Central England. It is an area of outstanding beauty and is a National Park. It divides into the Dark and the White Peak. The former has gritstone as its main rock while the latter is limestone country. Youlgrave (grid ref 642210) is located in the Peak District and is situated off the A6, close to where it passes the famous Haddon Hall. The nearest town is Bakewell.

How do we get there?

The Peak District is very accessible and can be reached quickly by using the motorway system, rail and bus. Two international airports are within relatively easy reach.

By car (relevant to cyclists in part):

If travelling on the M1, exit 28 provides a convenient route via the A38, A615 and then the A6. Turn off onto the B5056 and follow the signs for Youlgrave and Middleton.

Travelling via the M6, use exit 17 and travel via the A534 to Congleton and Buxton. From Buxton, take the A6 through Bakewell and then turn off onto the B5056 and follow the signs for Youlgrave and Middleton.

Parking is on the road or in a nearby car park. There is a cycle store at the cottage.

By train:

Trains run to nearby Matlock. There are buses from Matlock to Youlgrave.

By bus:

There are buses to Bakewell (including from Manchester airport) There is a good service from Bakewell to Youlgrave.

By air:

Manchester International airport and East Midlands airport are about an hour and a quarter away by car, making Youlgrave accessible to the international visitor.

View up to the patio from the garden