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Oak Beamed Cottage In the Village of Foolow, Pet Friendly,Heart of Peak District



Updated: 24-Oct-2016
Cottage in Foolow, Nr. Eyam, Peak District, Derbyshire, England - Ideally Situated For Walks From The Door, Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall & Historic Village Of Eyam.

Foolow is situated in the heart of the Peak District National Park and lies 15 miles west of Sheffield. The cottage is well placed for all country pursuits such as walking, rock climbing and gliding. The village itself does not have a shop, just a local pub, The Bulls Head, 75 metres away, serving good food every day except Monday. The nearest main railway station, at Chesterfield, is 15 miles away. Eyam, famous for the plague of 1665, is 2 miles to the east and has local shops, as does Tideswell with its “Cathedral of the Peak”, 3 miles west. Castleton, well known for the Blue John Caverns, is only a few miles away as are many other attractions including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Dovedale, Bakewell, Buxton, Chesterfield, Matlock and Matlock Bath. The cottage is owner maintained and has been tastefully upgraded, whilst still retaining its old world charm. It has fitted carpets and gas central heating.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

As owners of Sycamore Cottage, Maveen and Brian Norton, are delighted to be celebrating their 30th anniversary of receiving guests to the cottage. The cottage was purchased by Maveen and Brian in 1983, and as Brian was a carpenter/joiner/builder, all the renovation work was carried out by him. Sycamore Cottage is a semi-detached property adjoining the owner's home.

Maveen is a keen gardener and birdwatcher and loves life in this friendly village, only moving the half mile from her childhood home at the nearby hamlet of Housley on marriage. She has lived and worked in the area all of her life. The cottage was, for some years, the village shop and as a child Maveen never thought that one day she would be living there.

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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Cosy comfortable cottage in Foolow

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I had a great week in Sycamore Cottage with our two children of 6 and 8yrs. The owner was on hand to welcome us on arrival, and show us around. The cottage is very comfortable and equipped with all that you need, including very comfortable beds. The cottage is in a great location for exploring the Peak District.

We very much hope to stay again one day.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely little cottage

  • 5 of 5

A lovely clean cottage in a lovely area with lots of walks straight from the door.was perfect for me, the girls and dog. The owners were friendly and helpful and on call if needed. We stayed over the new year and will be going back again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy and homely *****

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 5 nights. A lovely village , well situated for touring the Peak District.

Thank you to Maveen ,the cottage catered for all our needs and was very comfortable and cosy after a day out walking and exploring . A takeaway from Stella´s Kitchen is a must, also the Anchor were very accommodating to us with our dog.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Little Gem in Beautiful Foolow

  • 5 of 5

Sycamore Cottage is a quaint & character filled property in the most quint essential English village. The garden is beautiful (very country cottage) and the gentle trickle from the fish pond simply adds to the relaxation. We found the cottage to be both comfortable & well equipped. The beds were of a good quality & the bonus of shower rooms both up & down. We know the Peak District quite well & found this location to be perfect for the main sights, towns & villages. The owner lives on site & is extremely friendly & knowledgeable. It was an absolute pleasure to stay here & we will do so again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to welcome such friendly people who enjoyed Sycamore Cottage and its surroundings, and to know that you and the dogs found everything so perfect. It was very well looked after and left exceptionally clean. Look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future.
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fantastic foolow

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant stay at Sycamore Cottage. The cottage was extremely clean and had everything we could possibly need. We also enjoyed sitting in the beautiful, peaceful garden listening to birdsong and the waterfall on the pond. Foolow is such a pretty village and the Barrel Inn about a mile away was great for friendliness, character and food. The views from there were stunning.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy cottage in a wonderful area

  • 4 of 5

Thank you for a lovely stay in such a well equipped, cosy cottage! We have had a wonderful time exploring White Peak; walking, caving and eating lots of Bakewell tart! We've all been blown away by the hospitality of everyone we've met this week, and we would love to come back and stay at Sycamore Cottage again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
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Activity and Interests


The nearest airport is Manchester International (50 minutes by car)

East Midlands Airport (1 hour by car)

Birmingham Airport (1 hour 30 minutes by car)

Nearest mainline railway station Chesterfield (35 minutes by car)


Eyam 2 miles, Bakewell 8 miles, Buxton 10 miles, Sheffield 15 miles, Chesterfield 15 miles. Chatsworth House is 7 miles, Haddon Hall 9 miles.

Further Details:

Tideswell - various shops i.e. Post Office, greengrocer, chemist, local bakery (3 miles)

Bakewell, Buxton major supermarkets, banks etc. and swimming pools (10 miles).

The area has many good pubs serving quality food and drink. There is a variety of restaurants and takeaways within a 10 mile radius.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
24 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
17 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking enquiry by email or telephone after checking availability calendar.
Please note £100 non-refundable deposit required at the time of booking. Final payment due 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, arrival 3 p.m. onwards and checkout 10a.m. on day of departure.
Short breaks accepted February, March, November and December.

Notes on prices:
Prices for short out of season bookings of less than a week available on request.

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.
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Updated: 24-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking


  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • pond

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor shower room with vanity unit and separate toilet. New in 2014 -first floor shower room with washbasin and toilet, accessible from both bedrooms.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and fitted furniture, bedroom 2 with twin beds and fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers. Both with fitted carpets.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Owner will at their discretion accept a well behaved house trained dog at no additional cost, on the understanding that it is not left unattended in the cottage, is not allowed on the furniture and not permitted within the upstairs accommodation. The dog should not be allowed to use the garden as a toilet. There is a designated area close by for this activity. Outside: The cottage has a well maintained flower garden featuring two formal fish ponds, lawns and patio both with garden furniture. There is driveway parking for 2 cars. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, towels, electricity and gas central heating included in the price. Bed linen is changed on a weekly basis. Cottage is cleaned in preparation for new guests. Other: Entrance porch for muddy boots.

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