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 1.5 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

Outdoor Activities

If you are keen to cycle during your stay, we are close to local bike hire and the Monsal Trail.

We can offer bike storage (outdoor) at the cottage.

There are some good cycle trails in the area e.g the Monsal trail.

There is also excellent climbing nearby at Stanage Edge and Curbar.

Local Services

Provisions are available in Eyam (1.5 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 delicatessens, butchers and farm-shops including of course Chatsworth Farm-shop.

The nearest town with supermarket shopping, a choice of butchers and bakers and weekly Monday 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

Places to eat

We are lucky enough to have a good local pub, “The Bull’s Head “( that serves great pub food as well as having the highest pub in Derbyshire, “The Barrel”, on the doorstep at Bretton.

We have amazing Fish and Chips in Stoney Middleton (“Toll Bar”), a great takeaway and restaurant at “Curry Cottage” and even Afro- Caribbean cuisine at “Stella’s Kitchen” which is in walking distance between Foolow and Eyam.

There are great cafes in Eyam (Village Green being a favourite) and many others locally that there’s not enough space to list them all here. Please ask if there’s anything that you are particularly keen to try.

Other things to do

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, garden, farmyard and adventure playground

More info:

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.