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Stunning Conversion Of Former Blacksmiths Workshop in the Peak District .

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Peak District, Derbyshire, England - Self-Catering Cottage Sleeping Up To Seven People, Well Equipped

The building now known as The Forge is one of the oldest buildings in the village. It was run as a blacksmith's workshop until about 1975 by Billy Clark, a well known local character and artist. Originally it was 3 separate workshops - a blacksmith's in what was once a 'one up-one down' cottage, a joiners in another two storey building and between them a single storey wheelwrights workshop. The central single storey building was extended to both left and right linking the three workshops. The anvil stands outside the front door and in the driveway is the stone on which the wooden wheels were secured to have their iron tyres fitted. It was in very poor condition when the previous owners purchased it in 1999. It has, since then, undergone a sympathetic conversion and renovation completed in September 2004.

Monica Garvey
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bakewell in Middleton and Smerrill

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 bathroom, 1 separate WC Bathroom 1 - toilet, bath with shower Bathroom 2 - toilet There are two small ensuites situated off bedroom 2 and bedroom 3 both have a WC and wash basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1:kingsize bed Bedroom 2: 3 single beds.en suite WC and wash basin. Bedroom 3: kingsize bed,en suite with WC and wash basin. A folding bed is available in bedroom 2 and there is a sofa bed in the lounge.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • 2 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: We do accept well behaved dogs up to a max of 2 . There is no extra charge for dogs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are not included but for a small charge £8 pp ( to a max of £40)this can be arranged with the owner prior to booking . Please note duvets and pillows are provided.


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Stunning Conversion Of Former Blacksmiths Workshop in the Peak District .
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Lovely quaint converted holiday house. Beautiful countryside.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house; clean, comfortable and well presented. All the amenities we would hope for, including a full 3 drawer freezer and plenty of cooking equipment. Good sized garden outside and right on the doorstep of some really lovely walks. The village is beautiful and sleepy. No shops in the village, but Youlgreave is 1 mile away which has some small convenience stores and pubs etc. The children's play park 20 metres from the house was great for our kids. We would definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stephanie so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Forge we look forward to seeing you again. Monica and Howard
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Gorgeous property in breathtaking scenery

  • 5 of 5

The forge is a fabulous spacious property and one we hopefully will visit again in the near future

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A comfortable cottage in a quiet beautiful setting.

  • 4 of 5

An attractive cottage with the kitchen at its heart which was good for our two generations family group even if the space in the cooking area was a bit congested. The beds were very comfortable. the heating worked well, though we struggled a bit with the wood burning stove even though we have one ourselves. There are plenty of toilets and the setting in a lovely old village near to lots of walks and other activities is great. We enjoyed ourselves.Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Amazing Space

  • 5 of 5

Hmmmm.....If I tell you all how great The Forge is, then next time I want to stay there it might not be available....but I want to make sure the homeowners gets the credit they deserve. Tough choice!

I have to admit that when I was looking for a place to rent I was a little apprehensive that The Forge looked small for seven people and a dog in the depths of winter. I needn't have worried. The photo's don't show how big the living areas are, and how well the whole space works for a large family.

The Forge is definitely on my favourites list!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location for walkers

  • 4 of 5

Our second New Year Holiday - great location for walking and sharing time with friends and family. Hoping to do the same next New Year!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely home from home

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay with family or friends. Well equipped with a lovely courtyard garden. Great pubs in next village a mile's walk away. Carpets in bedrooms could maybe do with replacing but everything else top notch - comfy beds too!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles

Special interest holidays:

Leisure activities: walking, bird watching, sight seeing, horse riding.

Sports & adventure activities: caving, cycling, mountain biking, freshwater fishing, fly fishing, fishing, mountaineering, hiking, mountain climbing, swimming.


Nearest Airport: East Midlands at 40 Miles

Car: recommended


The nearest shop and pubs are approx 1 mile away in Youlgrave although the local milkman calls regularly and can also supply eggs yogurts drinks etc.

Further Details:

Middleton-by-Youlgreave is a small picturesque village at the head of Middleton Dale. It is an excellent base for exploring the White Peak area by foot, cycle or car and, for those simply wishing to relax, offers the peace and quiet of the unspoilt English countryside. There is a well equipped children's playground near-by.

About a mile, and a very pleasant walk away, is the village of Youlgrave with shops, a Post Office and three pubs all serving meals at lunchtime and in the evening.

The pretty market town of Bakewell is a short drive away and there is a bus service from Middleton -by-Youlgrave.

Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are easily accessible as are the spa towns of Matlock and Buxton.

Other Activities: birdwatching,ancient monument


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Available to rent by the week from Friday to Friday or for short breaks Friday to Monday and Monday to Friday.
There is an additional charge of £10 per dog with a max of two dogs by arrangement with the owner.
The property is let on a self catering basis as such we provide bedding but not linen. Should you require a linen service this can be arranged through the owner for a cost of £40 .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.