The Local Area

Croft View Cottage is situated in the picturesque village of Foolow with its much-photographed village green, medieval cross and duck pond, church and local pub.

Foolow is just 2 miles away from the historic village of Eyam, famous for isolating itself and losing many of its inhabitants during the plague.

Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Castleton, Bakewell to name but a few places of interest are all no more than 10 miles away.

There are many beautiful walks both from the doorstep and further a field. We have several walking books and OS maps of the area for use by guests

If you are keen to cycle during your stay, cycles can be hired and delivered to the cottage ; visit for more details.

We can offer bike storage at the cottage.

There are some good cycle trails in the area and bikes can also be hired from cycle centres on these routes.

Provisions are available in Eyam (2 miles away) where there is a local shop & post-office.

There are small supermarkets in neighbouring villages and an excellent and developing network of local delicatessans, Butcher's and Farmshops including of course Chatsworth Farmshop.

The nearest town with supermarket shopping and Farmer's Market is Bakewell, approximately 7 miles away although there are also good shops in Tideswell, which is only 4 miles away, including a Co-op, a good greengrocers, butcher and bakers.

We are lucky enough to have a good local pub called The Bull's Head ( that serves great pub food as well as having the highest pub in Derbyshire, The Barrell,on the doorstep at Bretton. There are so many great cafes and places to eat in the Peak District that there's not enough space to list them all here. Please ask if there's anything that you are particularly keen to try.

You're never be stuck for something to do in the Peak District. Such as...

- Eyam Museum

- The Heights of Abraham

- The National Stone Centre

- Caudwell's Mill

- Crich Tramway Museum

- Peak Rail

- Haddon Hall

- National Trust Hardwick Hall

- National Trust Longshaw Estate

- Speedwell Cavern

- Gullivers Kingdom

- RSPB Carsington

- English Heritage Peveril Castle

- Chatsworth House

For information on the area and activities available, please contact the Tourist Information Centres; you can also book tickets for local events, find out about local bus and train services, check accessibility of facilities and request leaflets from the TICs.

Peak District National Park, visitor enquiries: 01629 816558 or e mail:

Also, visit : to help plan your visit to the area.


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“What a fantastic find. A real ‘home from home’, so comfortable, clean and well-equipped.  The toys have been a bonus too.  Would love to come again in the warmer months and enjoy the lovely garden. Thank you for your special touches. The fresh flowers are super.”

“Many thanks for your warm and friendly welcome to Croft View Cottage.  The best cottage we have stayed in in over 40 years”

“We’ve had a lovely holiday here.  The cottage is excellent –clean, comfortable and well-equipped. Greatly appreciated the welcome pack on arrival after the wet journey up …Plenty of walks in a beautiful area from the very well positioned cottage”

“What a beautiful cottage. We all felt so much at home, everthing was so perfect.  We will certainly recommend your lovely home to friends and family and hope to come again”

“…A show-off example of English holiday-making at it’s best.  This lovely stone-built cottage is a dream base for great excursions, not at least of all the wonderful footpaths near the house, through a million dandelion clocks, past a herd of cows with their calves and all the way to the sheep.  Stunning, the only way to describe the location of this welcoming cottage!...”

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