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Froggatt, Hope Valley, Peak District National Park

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Lovely stone 3 bed cottage in quiet village with delightful views.

Valley Field is a pretty semi-detached cottage, next door to our home in the quiet village of Froggatt but with its own entrance and drive. The village is set below Froggatt Edge, well known to climbers and walkers, hidden from the main roads. Owned by the family for over 20 years, it was refurbished in 2016 to offer a comfortable holiday in the Peak District National Park in the Derbyshire Dales. With lovely views over the River Derwent, a central village location and easy walking from the front door, you would be forgiven for thinking you are far from civilisation but we are easy to get to and very conveniently placed for the Steel City of Sheffield and the Georgian market town of Chesterfield with its famous wonky spire on the parish church of St Mary and All Saints. Buxton is about 30 minutes away. Trains can be picked up 5 mins drive away at Grindleford for Manchester and Sheffield. Buxton, Bakewell and Matlock and all the beautiful attractions of the Dark Peak are easy to get to from here including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Eyam Hall and a bit further afield Hardwick Hall. Your walking options are infinite; the Monsal Trail is close by for cycling and walking and open air swimming is available in Hathersage...the Derbyshire Dales is littered with interesting pubs, modern and ancient history and outdoor activities......

The cottage is semi-detached with its own entrances and the owners occupy the other house.

It has 3 bedrooms for 5; one 5' double, one twin and one single. A bathroom with spacious walk in shower - sorry no bath - and a comfortable cloakroom downstairs. Entrance lobby for removing your outdoor gear, well equipped kitchen with electric oven, microwave and dishwasher (bring your slippers as the tiled floor can be cool), dining room with log burner and sitting room with an easy to light gas stove when you are shattered after a hard day outside. Finally a good utility with washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge - freezer available in the bike shed - and space to hang up soggy gear. Gas central heating, wood, towels and bed linen, soap powder etc all included. Terraced space to the side for parking and sitting and a lawned front garden to watch the world go by. The outlook from the front garden will be more open, probably for most of this year as sadly, we are having to take down a tree that lost a big branch late last year. We have decided that it sensible to clear the border at the same time so for those of you who have visited before, it will look a little different for a while.

A rather temperamental broadband supply and mobile service depending on who you are with but recently a good 4G service, Freeview television and an excellent selection of Blue ray DVDs, books and games.

Children over 8 preferably please. Babies and little children are welcome but the house is not best equipped for them. The stairs can be shut off at the bottom and fire guards are available.

Up to 2 well behaved dogs by arrangement....the garden is not watertight for dogs as one of our reviews has pointed out; all official exit points are gated but a determined canine will get round them. House rules are no dogs upstairs and not on the furniture please. They have a very nice bed of their own.

Also, the driveway for the house is tight. For most folk and vehicles it works but you are very welcome to use the main driveway which is easier and also for second/third vehicles.

Please note changeover days are generally Fridays and Mondays. However, I shall do my best to offer other days where possible.

More Details

Sarah Davidson
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Sarah Davidson

My husband and I are originally from Sheffield. We meant to stay in the city but Froggatt beckoned when we needed a new home on the south side. Needless to say 22 years have flown by and we're still here because it's lovely. Four grown and growing children and two labradors means we are still a busy household. We are in and out but hopefully, you can enjoy this terrific place too in peace. We still have many places left to visit in the National Park and Derbyshire and the walking options must be infinite.

Why Sarah Davidson chose Derbyshire Dales District

There is plenty to do inside and out all year round. Chatsworth will be open again soon; always worth the financial outlay to visit. Lots of routes for walking from the door or hop in the car to a different starting point. There are some lovely bike trails a short or shortish distance away as I hesitate to recommend cycling for little ones around us on the roads. Spring is a lovely time of year and Autumn can be beautiful - bright sunny days and cold clear nights; lots of tree colour and heather on the moors from August. Our visitors do love the view across the valley from the front of the house and when the leaves fall off, the famous Froggatt Edge can be seen. So we are well positioned for climbers and walkers. And finally, quite a few of our guests last year stayed for weddings - we are very close to the Maynard in Grindleford, Fischers in Baslow, Hassop Hall Hotel, The Cavendish in Baslow and The George in Hathersage;if they can't fit you in!

What makes this cottage unique

Please read our reviews. I feel these tell you more than I can.


Derbyshire Dales District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Family bathroom upstairs with spacious walk-in shower, basin and toilet. Heated towel rail, tiled floor. Spacious downstairs cloakroom with hand basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • A 5' double bed with walk in wardrobe, wall cupboard, twin chests of drawers. A twin room with two single beds, wardrobe and wall cupboard. A single room with one single bed, wardrobe and chair. Egyptian cotton bed linen, feather and down duvets and pillows, towels. Synthetic duvets now available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Shoe polish in house for wedding guests!


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(41 traveler reviews)

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Froggatt, Hope Valley, Peak District National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews

Beautifully presented and positioned home from home

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding doesn't really do justice to this property. From the warm welcome to the thought and attention to detail - the owners should be proud. The position in the quiet village of Froggatt with a delightful garden overlooking open countryside provided the venue for relaxing days and evenings. It was a particular joy after a long journey to be able to leave the car behind and walk directly from the house. There are many walks that start directly from the front door and as many guide books and walking routes provided in the cottage. In all an excellent stay in an outstanding property.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage in great area.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this very well equipped cottage. Set in a wonderful location with lots of walking & cycling nearby. Friendly & helpful owners ( thanks for the Bakewell Pudding ). Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was excellent, very well equipped. The host was very kind and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Lovely area to do walk in, we did a nice little walk by the river with our 3 year old. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Faultless property. Great location and very well appointed

  • 5 of 5

Great property. Quiet and secluded location. Very well appointed with everything you’d need

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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  • 5 of 5

A beautiful well equipped cottage in an idyllic location. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely, well equipped cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a wonderful week, despite the snowy weather. The cottage is well equipped, cosy and conveniently situated. We swam at Hathersage open air pool, ran and walked on the fells and dales, cycled the hills. The cottage was well equipped and provided us with the perfect base for our week of activities. Lots of good pubs locally. We will be back! Sarah and Miles are the perfect hosts.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Chequers Inn, Froggatt Edge Road
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Car: recommended

There are many famous beauty spots such as Kinder Scout in Edale, Mam Tor in Castleton and Monsal Dale to be explored and plenty of historic buildings - Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Eyam Hall and Peveril Castle in Castleton. The reservoirs at Ladybower are worth a look and you can walk/cycle all the way round for a nice day out. Or just walk from the front door...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $32.36

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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