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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.
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
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.
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.
'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
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.
Comfortable cottage, friendly, helpful owners, beautiful location, excellently appointed. Alan Whiting.
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.
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.
All in all a great little cottage. We have already booked again for next year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.foolowcottages.co.uk.
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.