|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
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.
Maveen Norton purchased this cottage in 1983
We spent Xmas in this pleasant little cottage in the heart of the Peak District. It's cosy, if a little dated, but 2 showers meant it suited 4 adults well. It proved a bit of a challenge cooking a formal Xmas dinner in the kitchen with older appliances and not much worktop space but we managed and enjoyed our celebration. Location is excellent, a lovely village with excellent pub. Maveen was thoughtful in her preparation for our arrival too. One big disappointment was the WiFi which never functioned all week and with signal poor too we were effectively cut off from the Internet, bit it was Xmas so no major damage done!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
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 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.