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4 Star Enjoy England Accredited Traditional 17th Century 1 Bed Holiday Cottage

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Cottage in Foolow, Peak District, Derbyshire, England With Modern Facilities Located Within Farmland On The Fringe Of A Beautiful Conservation Village

A feature of the cottage is its lovely view towards Longstone Edge. It is part of a panoramic vista within breathtaking scenery at the centre of the Peak District National Park. The picturesque conservation village of Foolow has a traditional green with pond and ducks and the ever popular Bull's Head pub restaurant. The Barrel Inn at Bretton dating from 1597 is a short stroll away up the hill on the old salt road on the skyline behind Foolow with views over five counties. The cottage stands next door to Brosterfield Hall and is believed to date from the late seventeenth century. A detached self contained cottage with its own self contained facilities, traditional furnishings with modern twists to afford every comfort. Access is by way of a surfaced farm drive. For availability details please click on owner's website icon in the bottom right hand corner of this page.

Property Manager
Jenny Vickers
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 31, 2017

About Jenny Vickers

The owners, Jenny and Rodger Vickers, grew up within the southern suburbs of Sheffield. They have known each other all their lives. They have walked the hills and Dales of the Peak District and patronised its pubs, coffee shops and restaurants for as long as they can remember. They purchased Fern Cottage at Foolow as a 'bolthole' to get away from busy city life in 1984 and, following the birth of their two boys in the late 1980's, took the plunge and purchased nearby Brosterfield Hall and its neighbouring Brosterfield Cottage in 1994. Rodger is a Chartered Surveyor who specialises in the leisure industries, Jenny having been head of PE within a large Sheffield school changed career paths after the birth of the boys and has since then been involved in the cottages and in dog training

Jenny Vickers purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Jenny Vickers chose Derbyshire Dales

Foolow is a scenic conservation village in the centre of the Peak District National Park. When Fern Cottage in the centre of the village became available this made a perfect choice for us as a holiday cottage for our own use. A charming holiday cottage in a quiet location within a beautiful village at the crossroads of a number of footpaths and convenient for attractions such as Chatsworth, Castleton, Eyam, Bakewell, Haddon, Ladybower etc. We came to love the village and were extremely fortunate to be able to purchase Brosterfield Hall to make Foolow our permanent home in 1994.

What makes this cottage unique

The acquisition of Brosterfield Cottage in 1994 placed us in a position of being able to offer two charming but distinctly contrasting cottages, each full of character, both with central heating, and eminently suited to holidays throughout the year. Both cottages are suited to two persons—Fern has a double bed whereas Brosterfield Cottage has twin beds which are easily converted into a large double. Fern Cottage is in the centre of the village whilst Brosterfield Cottage stands within farmland on the perimeter making the most of a spectacular landscape.

Guestbook comments from the manager

'Absolutely stunning location, cottage and comfort. One of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in' - Sian and Les.

'We walked in rain and sunshine but always surrounded by your beautiful scenery. Love your bathroom!' - Heather and Chris.

'This is our fourth or fifth visit but I don't think we will ever get fed up of coming here'- Charles and Sue.

'Derbyshire is as beautiful as ever and Foolow such a lovely village'- Anne and Russell.

'Another week spent in our home from home cottage. We will be back next year '- Rosemary and Carl.

'Thank you so much Rodger and Jenny for letting us stay at Brosterfield Cottage and share your Peak paradise'- Helen and Mark.

'Our 21st visit and perfect as usual - Back in February and in October. No further comments needed!' Keith and Janet.

'Our first visit and as soon as we drove into gateway we knew we were going to enjoy our holiday. Lovely cottage in beautiful peaceful setting' Ann and Bill.

'Our first visit but will not be our last' Nick
Jan 2013
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Foolow Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Modern bathroom with underfloor heating approached directly from bedroom with bath, separate shower, wash basin and WC
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The twin beds may either be arranged separately or drawn together to present a king size double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theater
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Owner will at its discretion accept a well behaved house trained dog, at an additional charge of £20, on the understanding that it is not left unattended in the cottage and is never allowed on the furniture. Kennel at Brosterfield available on request. Outside: There is car standing next to the cottage well away from any roads. A patio table and chair set along with a wooden bench seat are in position adjacent to the front wall of the cottage taking advantage of the view. A lawned garden is in the exclusive usage of cottage guests who also have access to the fields of Brosterfield Hall. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and are changed on a weekly basis. The cottage is cleaned to await the arrival of new guests. Free Wi fi.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

4 Star Enjoy England Accredited Traditional 17th Century 1 Bed Holiday Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Spotless very well appointed cottage

  • 5 of 5
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We had three wonderful days in Foolow with our black Labrador.

The cottage itself was perfect with everything you could ask for and information in abundance (walks galore).

The local pub/restaurant, the Bulls Head was great and dog friendly.

All in all just the break we needed.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent in every respect

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable cottage, friendly, helpful owners, beautiful location, excellently appointed. Alan Whiting.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Gold stars all round

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautifully maintained and very comfortable. Everything worked well and we appreciated the wifi. Lots of little extras. Delicious eggs! Good selection of books on local walks which we really appreciated and used. Friendly owners. Lovely views. Very enjoyable week. Kay Reid.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Another wonderful short break in the Peak District

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful little cottage in a great setting with lovely views from the front. Lots of great walks nearby with the Bulls Head in Foolow within easy walking distance. Great location for a couple with dogs; our two black Labs can run free without us worrying about traffic.

Tony Wellington

All in all a great little cottage. We have already booked again for next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great week

  • 5 of 5

A lovely little cottage in a superb rural position with great views - well situated for local attractions. The owners live next door and couldn't have been more accommodating.

If one were to look for any criticism (and you would have to look hard!) you could say that some of the decor / furnishings were getting a little dated, but this has to be viewed in the context of the price, and its great value for money.

It more than met our expectations, we had a great week (despite snow !!) and would be delighted to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

Made a late booking for this accommodation and what a surprise when we arrived. Before even entering the cottage it took time for us to take in the wonderful view and the serenity of the location. Having taken that in we entered the cottage and although compact it was very clean, welcoming and included everything we needed for our short stay. The most stunning thing for me was opening the bedroom curtains in the morning with the sun shining highlighting the wonderful view. Not forgetting our Cocker Spaniel Lulu who had the whole run of the fields available to use up some of her never ending energy. Lastly not forgetting the owners who were very friendly and helpful and all times. Certainly a cottage we will recommend to friends and book again but hopefully not to many people will find out about it as we will never be able to find a vacant week.

Roger A.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your encouraging comments. It's gratifying to know that our efforts are noticed and enjoyed. Our aim is to give you as pleasant a stay with us as possible and we seemed to have achieved that. Jenny
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Bulls Head
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
junction 29 M1 if travelling from south
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Bulls Head
Nearest Beach
80 Miles


80 miles


Manchester airport 32 miles

East Midlands airport 49 miles

Liverpool airport 63 miles

Birmingham airport 84 miles

Use of a car recommended.


Foolow village 1/2 mile, 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, Hayfield (the Village in BBC series) 14 miles),Curbar Edge 5, Longstone Edge 3, Bretton Edge 1 mile. Sheffield city centre 15, Manchester city centre 31.

Further Details:

There are no shops in Foolow. The nearest small supermarkets are to be found in Eyam (2 miles), Tideswell (3 miles), Carver Crossroads (3 miles). Major supermarkets are in Buxton 10 miles, Chapel en le Frith 9 miles, Sheffield 11 miles, Chesterfield 11 miles. Internet supermarket deliveries are made to the village. Changeover day Fridays.


Rates & Availability

Foolow Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Winter 2017
Jan 6 2017 - Mar 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 24 2017 - Apr 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Maytime 2017
Apr 28 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Harvest 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Whilst our cottage usually lets on a weekly basis during the summer, autumn and spring months there are times we accept short breaks during such periods subject to availability. Please ring 01433 631254 to enquire or e mail

A 50% non returnable deposit is taken at the time of the booking with the balance payable on arrival. Most cards are accepted. Changeover day Fridays except for certain festive holidays. For availability details click on owner's website

Your accommodation will be available to you from 3 pm. Please be ready to leave the accommodation by 10 am on day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Friday changeover day (Tuesday at Christmas and New Year 2014 only). Short stays may also be arranged at short notice when vacancies exist. For availability details click on owner's website in the bottom right hand corner of this page.

Owner will at its discretion accept a well behaved house trained dog, at an additional charge of £20 per week, on the understanding that it is not left unattended in the cottage and is never allowed on the furniture.

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