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Visit England 4 Star Gold, Award Winning 3 Bedroom Cottage, Large Garden, Foolow

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Nov-2016
Cottage in Foolow, Nr Bakewell, Derbyshire, England - Ideal For Families And Those Wishing To Explore The Peak District

Feel at home as soon as you step into Croft View Cottage. Cosy, well-furnished, full of character and with every home comfort to help you enjoy your holiday. The cottage has been lovingly restored by ourselves and was our family home for many years. The happy homely feel still lives on. A great base for walkers, this family-sized accommodation is ideally situated on the border of the White and Dark Peaks and is a short distance from Chatsworth House, the picturesque villages of Castleton and Eyam and the market town of Bakewell. Please note we do not accept pets and we operate a Friday start date.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My family and I have lived in Foolow for the last 26 years raising our 3 children. We love the village and have made many friends. Croft View Cottage was our family home for almost 16 years and has been a holiday let for the last 10years. We maintain and manage our much -loved cottage ourselves and are usually on hand to help with any problems or queries.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Many thanks for your warm and friendly welcome to Croft View Cottage. The best cottage we have stayed in in over 40 years"



"Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to spend a week in your beautiful cottage. Without doubt it is one of the best we have ever stayed in. The garden is also delightful- a real cottage garden ! We have had a super week exploring on our bikes ... hope to come back one day"



"...A show-off example of English holiday-making at it's best. This lovely stone-built cottage is a dream base for great excursions, not least of all the wonderful footpaths near the house, through a million dandelion clocks, past a herd of cows with their calves and all the way to the sheep. Stunning, the only way to describe the location of this welcoming cottage!..."?Leja family
Sep 2013
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Fantastic family cottages with lots of charm

  • 5 of 5

We have had a delightful week in Croft Cottage just as the autumn nights are really coming in. This is one of the best holiday lets we have stayed at. The cottage itself if charming and spacious, with two lovely lounges! The décor throughout is very attractive and well arranged. The village of Foolow itself is very pretty and the local pub is very welcoming.

We so enjoyed preparing the fire each evening and reading the numerous books and magazines about the area. My four year old daughter was overjoyed to find all the toys and especially the box of Barbie dolls to play with. Although this house is amazingly set up for families, it’s still luxurious and is suitable for any age. It’s clear that this home is loved by Naomi and her family and so you feel like you’re staying in a friend’s house rather than a holiday let. The countryside views were also a highlight.

The area is packed with things to do, even at the end of the October. We enjoyed many walks, Mam Tor being a highlight as well as visiting nearby Haddon Hall, Chatsworth, Heights of Abraham, Arkwright’s Mill and the historic village of Eyam. The local villages are scattered with fantastic coffee shops and country pubs. It was a short drive to the Chatsworth farm shop too. The area is full of natural beauty and we hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home-from-home.

  • 5 of 5

This is probably the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Lots of extra little touches which made it feel so welcoming - fresh flowers in all the rooms, a welcome tray and a warm welcome from the owner (Naomi).

We had the misfortune to have a puncture, half an hour away from Foolow on our initial journey to the cottage. We were impressed and delighted by Naomi's help which resulted in us having our puncture repaired and the wheel refitted by 11am the following morning.

The cottage was spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished and had every convenience. We have been self-catering many times and this is the only time that everything was provided - toilet rolls, kitchen towels, soap etc etc.

We cannot praise this cottage highly enough. It is in a perfect location, in a quiet village and with a local pub serving excellent food - and ale. What more could anyone want?!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Quite simply an amazing experience.

  • 5 of 5

I cant emphasize enough just how wonderful this cottage really is - it simply has everything you might need, or want! It is in immaculate condition - if you think the pictures of the cottage are great, wait until you get there - its even better! In addition to the cottage itself, the surrounding area is equally amazing - there is so much to do we will be going back on regular occasions.

The owner (Naomi) was excellent, the cottage was perfectly presented and the welcome pack was much appreciated.

In short, if you want to get away from the madness of the city simply book as long as you can spare at the cottage - you wont be disappointed, I promise :-)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely cottage in a pretty, peaceful village

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very well presented: cosy, comfortable, immaculately clean and very well equipped. The quality of the welcome pack was much appreciated. We have rented many holiday homes over the years and the care and thought with which Naomi provides for her visitors is exceptional.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything we needed for our toddler

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Croft View Cottage last week. I have never been anywhere that is so well equipped for families - from the welcome pack, cot, highchair, changing mat, emergency wipes and nappy bags, age-appropriate books, toys especially the Noah's Ark and the box of Barbies which our two-year-old loved! The house was absolutely spotless when we arrived, and was a great base from which to explore the area. We particularly loved walking and cycling the Monsal Trail; a stroll to Eyam to visit the tea shop; and a drive to Buxton for the bus tour on a converted milk float (really). Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have been happier

  • 5 of 5

Spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped. Owners provided a very useful welcome pack. Naomi, the owner, was very helpful in ensuring a happy stay. A great location in a lovely little village with good local pub. Perfectly placed to visit dark peak and white peak places of interest. Would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Croft View Cottage so much and hope we can welcome you back sometime.
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Location

From the Owner

Foolow is a beautiful conservation village centrally located in the Peak District within easy reach of Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Castleton, Eyam, Haddon Hall, Alton Towers, and Buxton. The village offers a quiet and friendly base to explore the Peak District National Park. The village consists of approximately 50 houses, a small church, village pond with ducks, village green, and pub. Many walks, short and long, are available from the door step and the village pub which serves food, is a two minute walk away.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Travel:

We recommend access to a car when staying at the cottage but Foolow is on the Sheffield, Buxton, and Chesterfield bus routes.

Manchester airport 32 miles

East Midlands airport 49 miles

Liverpool airport 63 miles

Birmingham airport 84 miles

Distances:

Eyam plague village 2 miles, Tideswell 3, Chatsworth 7, Haddon Hall 8, Bakewell 6, Hathersage 6, Longshaw Country Park 8, Castleton 8, Matlock 14, Ladybower reservoirs 9, Monsall Head viaduct and the Monsall Trail 3, Ashford in the Water 5, Lathkill Dale 8, Buxton 11, Ashbourne 27.

Stanage Edge (Pride & Prejudice) 9, Curbar Edge 5, Longstone Edge 3, Bretton Edge 1 mile. Sheffield city centre 15, Manchester city centre 31

Further Details:

Foolow is a tiny village, not much here but it is very pretty with its village green and duck pond where you might like to feed the ducks (they go to bed early though, about 4 o’clock!)

There is a rectangular grassed area where children may play but make sure you have an adult with you as there is water and also a road close by.

There are lots of lovely walks from the door of Croft View Cottage and plenty of cows, sheep and birdlife all around.

You can walk to Eyam which is about 1.5 miles away, read about the plague there and find out why Eyam is famous at Eyam Museum www.eyammuseum.demon.co.uk, visit the church, Eyam Hall and its craft shops, have an ice cream and maybe paint a plate as a souvenir of your visit.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nov & Dec
28 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£369
for 3 nights
From
£123
£510
 
 
Christmas
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£471
for 3 nights
From
£157
£750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£740
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
As well as week stays we also offer short stays with a minimum of 3 nights, please contact us for more details and availability
A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking and full payment should be made 6 weeks before your date of arrival. We also ask for a £100 housekeeping deposit to protect us from any excessive cleaning or damage, which will be returned at the end of your stay assuming the property is left in good condition.
We accept cheque, direct bank transfer and PayPal payments

Changeover Day:
For weekly rentals change over day is Friday with the cottage available from 3pm for new arrivals and departing guests by 10am.
Short breaks usually run from Friday to Monday and Monday to

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Feel at home as soon as you step into Croft View Cottage. Cosy, well-furnished, full of character and with every home comfort to help you enjoy your holiday. The cottage has been lovingly restored by ourselves and was our family home for many years. We have won regional awards for our facilities and customer care for families of all ages and offer family-sized accommodation with two sitting rooms and a lovely garden. A great base for walkers, climbers and cyclists, this accommodation is ideally situated on the border of the White and Dark Peaks and is a short distance from Chatsworth House, the picturesque villages of Castleton and Eyam and the market town of Bakewell.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • caving

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Family bathroom with bath/ shower over, and wc. Downstairs wash room with wc. Double bedroom with basin

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 with twin beds, Bedroom 3 with single bed, plus cot

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Croft View Cottage is special; it was our family home for sixteen years and our children spent their early years growing up here. The welcoming, homely feel is immediately apparent as you enter the cottage, one guest commented: “Not so much a holiday cottage as someone’s home you’ve been allowed to stay in! …what a find, we’ll be back” Pleasing the guest makes us happy too! Croft View Cottage has gained the “Families Welcome” accreditation from “Visit Britain” which means that you should be assured that your family is booking quality accommodation which meets the needs of families. In addition, we are very proud to have gained the Silver Award 2007 in the “Think Family” category of the East Midlands Enjoy England Excellence Awards. In 2008 we are delighted to have followed-up the success of 2007 with a Gold award in the same category. We like to give you a special welcome at Croft View Cottage and aim to provide a home from home for you to enjoy your holiday in. Outside: Garden Backing onto the croft, from which the cottage takes its name, the large and private cottage garden is accessed by stone steps (this may not be suitable for those with mobility problems). The large lawned area with its, well-stocked borders and stone flagged patio is gated off from the steps. The sunny, south-facing patio has barbeque and garden furniture in the summer months. A gas barbecue is available and is kept in the summer house The garden offers a great space for families and for the children there is: - A large garden for you to run about in - A garden swing with trapeze attachment - See saw and paddling pool for tiny tots - Football net - Cricket and badminton sets - Swing ball, quoits etc. Utility Room: Fridge-Freezer, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer and storage shelving. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included along with welcome pack and key essentials like dishwasher tablets, cleaning materials etc. Other: Second Sitting Room. This room offers a further sofa and the option of listening to music, reading, playing board games or consulting the local interest books and information leaflets etc available here. Music centre with i pod docking station.

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