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Sycamore Cottage

(Ref. 7743)

Foolow near Eyam, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "We can highly recommend Sycamore cottage, it's quiet, cosy and warm with a wonderful garden."

    The owner lives on site and is a great host. Foolow is a lovely village with lots of walks from the door or just a short distance away. The village pub serves very good food; it also has a small supply of bread and cakes from Bakewell Bakery available to purchase. There's no shop in Foolow but there's a well stocked Spar a couple of miles away in Calver.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Feb 2024

  • "We had a lovely time at this delightful cottage in the very pretty village of Foolow."

    The cottage was cosy and very well equipped and there was a lovely seating area near a pretty fish pond. The cottage is very well situated for touring the dales. We would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very lovely cottage set in a great location"

    Reviewed by Rowland5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very nice stay at Sycamore cottage, it was good to speak with Maveen the property owner."

    We will book again when returning to Peak District.

    Reviewed by Marilynn4.7Aug 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our time at Sycamore Cottage."

    The Cottage was extremely clean, well laid out and a nice place to be. The position of the Cottage Is excellent, close to beautiful scenery and places of interest. The village of Foolow is very nice and would thoroughly recommend a visit to the local pub, The Bulls Head, great for food and beer. All in all a great holiday was had by all.

    Reviewed by Wayne4.7Aug 2023

  • "An excellent property with everything that we needed"

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable and relaxing week."

    Sycamore Cottage is cosy, comfortable and welcoming, and the garden in particular is a delight. Maveen the owner lives next door if you need her, but totally respects guests' privacy. The cottage was immaculately clean. It is well placed for walks and visits. The advice to reverse into the drive is sound - thanks to the owner for that. I would add that having a second person watching for traffic on the pavement opposite really helped! The only very minor inconvenience for us was the lack of a freezer. (We were aware of this in advance and planned accordingly). There is excellent food shopping at Buxton (Waitrose, Aldi and Morrisons, all within a short distance). A special recommendation for the Proper Pasty shop in Bakewell - really excellent coffee and pastries!

    Reviewed by William4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in the heart of the dales, I would thoroughly recommend it and would stay again."

    The owner was a lovely friendly lady (we saw her occasionally as she lived next door).

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "I had not picked up from the information that there is no washing machine, nor even a wash line in this property."

    For one week that would be acceptable, but for two weeks I think this needs to be highlighted to clients.

    Reviewed by Judith4.1Jun 2023

  • "Sycamore cottage is a very comfortable base for exploring the northern part of the Peak District and the Hope Valley."

    Foolow is a charming hamlet with a very good pub a few minutes walk from the cottage. There is so much to do in the area…a week is not enough!

    Reviewed by Ruth3.8Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful clean well equipped comfy cottage would definitely recommend it lovely village and pub"

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2023

  • "The property, in a beautiful location, is lovely it had everything we needed and more a home from home"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay thank you"

    Reviewed by E5.0Apr 2023

  • "Another lovely week at Sycamore Cottage, it is one of our favourite places."

    Just lovely and welcoming We will be back Thanks Mauveen

    Reviewed by Angus5.0Mar 2023

  • "Cottage,location and area are all first class."

    The owner was the best host we have had,including getting the car dug out of the snow! We would look forward to going back.

    Thank you for your kind feedback Sylvia and Tom. It was a pleasure to meet you both and I look forward to seeing you again in the future . Maveen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Mar 2023

  • "I have just returned from a week's stay at Sycamore Cottage in Foolow."

    I found the property to be lovely and clean and it had everything that we required for our stay. The garden is beautiful. The owner Maureen lives in the cottage next door and is on hand to give any advice if required. I will certainly return to this cottage. Foolow is also lovely and the staff at the Bull's Head Pub are very friendly and accommodating

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Comfortable cottage ."

    Pleasant owner who didn't interfere but who was there if we needed her.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7May 2022

  • "Our stay was excellent ."

    A lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful village and with a delightful hostess.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage quiet clean comfotable,ideal location and base."

    Met with the owner very helpful and friendly lady,very likely to return.nocomplaints at all.

    Reviewed by S5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely holiday cottage in a beautiful Peak District village."

    Thank you for a lovely stay and for all of the little touches that made our stay even better. It was so nice to be able to leave the cottage and go straight into the countryside with the rolling hills and lambs. Very clean and well-looked-after and we hope to come back.

    Reviewed by Genevieve4.7Apr 2022

  • "Had a lovely time at Cottage,owner very friendly had use of garden and as the weather was wonderful we did use it."

    ...would go back again.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7Mar 2022

  • "The landlady was very helpful."

    The property was very snug with 4 adults. A nice garden area available. The location is excellent, we walked or cycled from the door every day and there is an abundance of places of interest a short drive away. The village pub does a special pie and pint deal on top of an already good choice of food. Pubs at Bretton (1m walking distance but up a long steep hill) and Eyam (2m, flat) are also recommended.

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2021

  • "This is a lovely semi detached cosy cottage in the Peak District."

    The little village is full of stone built cottages and they are vert atmospheric. It is very comfortable with all you need to enjoy a stay in the Peak District. We did not cook meals as we wanted to enjoy the lovely cuisine of the area. There was cooking facilities and cookware if needed. The owner was welcoming but not intrusive and we enjoyed her lovely garden and outside pots. I would recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a short break in a quiet village. The village is just off a main road and has very good pub for meals. We dined there for two nights as the food and landlady were so good.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Sep 2021

  • "Nice little cottage close to main attractions in Peak District."

    Very pleasant stay despite the weather! Enough room for 4 adults with stairs that you would expect in an old cottage. 81 year old had no problems with them.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely - the garden too."

    It is in an excellent location; so peaceful. We enjoyed the beautiful countryside and wildlife. Wi-fi rather slow.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owner a lovely helpful lady we enjoyed our stay only downside is no control ..."

    The owner a lovely helpful lady we enjoyed our stay only downside is no control over heating but got used to chill in upstairs the electric fire give heat out sitting room and up to landing kitchen could be updated

    Reviewed by Sonia4.4Jul 2021

  • "Nice clean comfortable cottage ,lovely garden and ideal location for walking and sightseeing ."

    . Found a lovely public house a mile away in Bretton, well worth a visit for the views and the food...

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Jun 2021

  • "Very nice cottage in great location."

    Very nice and helpful owner who just happens to live next door.

    Reviewed by Rowland4.7Jun 2021

  • "A cute small old fashioned cottage Exceptionally clean Great pub nearby Super walks from the door"

    Reviewed by John4.4May 2021

  • "Another great week at Sycamore Cottage."

    Cottage has everything you need and lots of walks from the door. Bulls head is very welcoming and the food great. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2020

  • "Good base very central for getting around, cottage clean and comfortable."

    Owner helpful and on hand if required.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "A very nice and cosy cottage in a very nice village."

    Plenty of walks from the door and a very useful guide with the local information in the cottage. We did not use the car all week. The local pub , 2 minutes walk, is very friendly, dog friendly and good food.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was a lovely cosy place to relax."

    Everything was clean and comfortable and the owner made herself available if needed, and was friendly and welcoming. Foolow is a very convenient place to stay as all our favourite walks are a short drive away and there are plenty of local options for dog walking. The Bulls Head Inn is a convenient watering hole as it is a short walk across the green and they serve very nice food and have a good vegetarian menu. We also rated the Moon Inn in nearby Stony Middleton very highly and they are open all day.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable."

    Which is nice after long walks in the peaks

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Sep 2019

  • "Sycamore cottage is cozy, with a small kitchen (no room for dishwasher) but adequate equipment to cook in the cottage."

    Upstairs bedrooms are small, bed is comfy. Electric shower has good flow and fittings are modern. Garden is lovely, as described on the website not suitable to let dogs out unattended (not completely enclosed and a deep fishpond). It's located in a pretty village and several public footpaths are within a few minutes walk. Enjoyed our week here.

    Reviewed by John4.4Sep 2019

  • "Most enjoyable , peaceful , pity the weather didn’t play along , but still got out and about , Derbyshire a most scenic county , maybe more next year !"

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Sep 2019

  • "The owner of the cottage, who lives next door, was very welcoming and happy to help."

    We loved the cottage and the garden. The village is very quiet, so our time spent at the cottage was very relaxing. We are familiar with the area, but always find something new whenever we visit.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jun 2019

  • "Sycamore Cottage is located in an ideal location for access to interesting walks from the cottage."

    Various tourist sites are within easy driving distance and good roads. To cap the location, it is close to a wonderful pub, the Bulls Head, which serves good and generously priced meals.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "This is our second time in this cottage and everything was just as good!"

    It is in a lovely little village with a great pub (The Bull) and is cosy and comfortable with everything you need. The location is good for all interests, whether walking, towns or historical places with lovely views all round. The owner, Maveen, is very warm and helpful - nothing is too much trouble!

    Reviewed by Reg5.0Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful setting really tranquil and un commercialised and very central for all the areas we wished to visit"

    Reviewed by Maxine4.7Mar 2019

  • "Sycamore Cottage is cosy, comfortable, warm and welcoming."

    Perfectly situated for touring The Peak District, it also has lovely walks from the front door, there are plenty of books and guides in the cottage for local walks for all abilities. The owner, Maveen, lives next door, and is friendly, helpful and nothing is too much trouble. This homely cottage is one we shall certainly return to.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had a lovely time at Sycamore Cottage."

    Pretty little village in a picturesque location. Maveen is a lovely host and has provided everything you need for your holiday. Plenty of walks direct from the door with lots of maps available in the cottage. Thoroughly recommend the Bulls Head for food.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2018

  • "A little gem!"

    Perfect location, splendid cottage, wonderful garden and lovely owner who lives next door

    Reviewed by Bert5.0Oct 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at sycamore cottage, it had everything we needed for a perfect holiday, I have already recommended it to friends, Marveen is very friendly and more than helpful, she is a very lovely warm woman."

    The cottage was beautifully clean, everything we needed was supplied, which we never expected, It is a beautiful village, and very dog friendly. yes I would very easily give it top marks!

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Aug 2018

  • "Warmly welcomed by Maveen."

    The cottage was cosy and well equipped. Having an extra shower and toilet downstairs was a real bonus. The garden was an absolute delight and it was so relaxing to sit watching the fish in the immaculately kept pond. The Bull's Head pub was just a very short walk away being visited on several enjoyable occasions. A great place to stay particularly if you enjoy walking.

    Reviewed by Don5.0Jul 2018

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage, with a lovely garden to relax in after a long walk or Chatsworth visit."

    Marveen very pleasant and helpful.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2018



    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and during a cold spell very warm and cosy."

    . Cottage owner was very friendly and helpful at all times. Would book the cottage again

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2018

  • "Cottage was much smaller than it appeared in phopentographs."

    The pictures had been stretched. Note the oval millstone outside the Glass porch etc. Oven did not work. Owners response? "It worked last week". Owner entered accommodation while we were away. When questioned about it there was a fair bit of hesitation before admitting she had been through the property to close an upstairs window. We had purposely left the window o a crack to try dry out condensation which nightly left a pool of water on the window sill. Very old property which has been rented out for over forty years . Very small for four people. Both bedrooms up a steep flight of stairs. All in all an unpleasant experience. No washing machine or use thereof. The list goes on.

    Reviewed by Barry1.9Apr 2018

  • "Great Location and wonderful local Pub with very good food within walking distance."

    Reviewed by Dawn4.8Jun 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio, furniture and unfenced pond
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 2 miles, pub 1 min walk
  • Note: This property is not suitable for children under 5
  • Note: Children and pets must be supervised at all times due to unfenced pond, which has a depth of 5' 6"
  • Note: Check in 4pm
  • Please note: only dogs are welcome at this property.

The property

A lovely 18th century, oak-beamed, stone-built, semi-detached cottage attached to the owners' home.

The cottage is situated just a short way from the village green in the pretty, peaceful village of Foolow near Eyam.

This charming cottage provides cosy and welcoming accommodation featuring a small kitchen and a sitting room with dining area making it a lovely base for this part of the Peak District.

From the cottage there are walks from the door, plus the quaint, quiet village of Foolow provides a relaxing environment, with a village green complete with duck pond and an excellent pub serving food.

Nearby Eyam, a mile or so away, provides a fascinating view into history past with the story of how the residents enclosed themselves to stop the spread of the plague.

The picturesque market town of Bakewell is just 5 miles away, offering a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, while good walking is available in the Peak District National Park.

With Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall also within easy reach, makes this cottage an ideal base for a relaxing break, at any time of year.

Note: This property is not suitable for children under 5.
Please note: This property doesn't accept booking over 2 weeks.
Please note: only dogs are welcome at this property.

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About the location


Eyam 2 miles.

Foolow is a delightful little village just 2 miles from the "Plague Village" of Eyam. With stone built cottages around the village green and duck pond the village is a haven from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Foolow boasts a fantastic pub serving food and uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside. Nearby Eyam is one of the best-preserved villages in the Peak District National Park, nestled at the foot of Sir William Hill. There are many fine old houses in Eyam, and parts of the village have been kept as they looked several centuries ago, such as Eyam Hall, a beautiful 17th century manor house with delightful gardens, craft shops and tea rooms. Above the village lies Eyam Moor, a fine area for walking, with fantastic views across the Derwent Valley, with its many Bronze Age remains and monuments. Visit Bakewell (5 miles) a picturesque market town which holds a livestock market every Monday and the home of the world famous Bakewell Pudding. Explore the mysterious caverns of Castleton, the elegant spa town of Buxton or enjoy the many stately homes on offer at Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall, to mention a few. With Alton Towers, Britain's premier theme park, only a short drive away, this is an ideal base for all the family.

Note: This property is not suitable for children under 5.
Please note: This property doesn't accept booking over 2 weeks.