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Lucky Cottage

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Foxt, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "From the minute we walked in to the cottage we felt at home."

    The whole cottage is so well thought out and appointed. Literally anything you could possibly need was there. Cosy doesn't cover how amazing this place is. The kitchen was a dream to be in and was obviously very well considered and designed. The lounge was an absolute dream and so comfortable it was difficult to find the motivation to get up and out. The views were to outstanding and we found that hours had gone by with us just watching how the vista changed during the day. When we did manage to get out there are lots of wonderful walks and beautiful towns close by. As for the bed I can only liken it to sleeping on a cloud and we have never slept so well. The local pub is only a short walk away and the food is good value for money. All in all this is a gem of a place and we didn’t want to leave. We are already planning our next trip in October.

    Thank you for such lovely feedback, Sharon. We’re so happy when people enjoy our little home. You’ve been a pleasure from Day One - and we can’t wait to have you back, if you choose to enjoy an Autumn break in the Staffordshire Moorlands. The log burner awaits! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2024

  • "A beautiful, clean and comfy cottage."

    Very peaceful and pretty countryside around. Everything I could need was there and of a high quality. Simply lovely.

    Thank you so much for such kind feedback. We try hard to make our little cottage a ‘home from home’ and we love having guests who enjoy it as much as we do. You’ve been a pleasure from day one - thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gabrielle5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely beautiful property, tucked away and private."

    my boyfriend and i stayed 5 nights and it was delightful. my only negative point would be the access to parking. it is nowhere listed in the property description how simply treacherous the driveway is and no images either (as far as i can see, so at least not easily viewable). i was warned of this by the property owner only on the day of arrival when i requested information on the key collection process. unless you take extreme caution to reverse (there is absolutely nowhere to even think about turning around once outside the cottage) the entire way down the 85m driveway (according to google maps) with *extreme* caution you will end up hitting a brick wall or a neighbours car, as they are parked along both sides of the drive at different points with extremely little to no wiggle room. it made arriving at the cottage seem like an impossible chore. however i am only noting this to let future renters aware if they are even slightly nervous drivers or fancy being able to get straight into bed after a long day holiday-ing. my boyfriend that has been driving 7 years dreaded the arrive home for this reason every day. otherwise the location is fantastic, only a 20 minute drive from alton towers where we spent three days in all, local eateries of different price ranges in even walking distance which were recommended to me by the property owner too:) we truly did enjoy our stay at lucky cottage the bed was so comfortable and the decorations so cozy, would 100% recommend to couples or older families as a lot of the decor was vintage and made me anxious of breakages (but that could also just be me).

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, and we're delighted that you enjoyed our beautiful little cottage. I'm so sorry that you found the parking difficult. The private lane down to the cottages is fairly narrow, and because most people choose to park directly outside their property, it can make the lane more snug. However, there is a turning point half way down the lane - between the two blocks of cottages - which means you don't have to reverse all the way back. For customers who don't feel 100% confident, we do recommend that they leave their car on the roadway instead. Thank you again for the lovely feedback, and we'd welcome you back any time to enjoy the place again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in Lucky Cottage, exploring the area."

    The cottage is beautifully decorated, extremely well-equipped, warm and cosy. We loved the spacious kitchen/diner, the cosy living room with log burner and wonderful view of the garden and the woods and valley beyond. The only negatives for us were purely personal: not being fans of reversing, we found the parking outside the cottage a bit tight (and were glad to have arrived in daylight!) and for a couple of days or so there was limited space on the roadside, which became our preferred parking choice. We also would have appreciated a lighter duvet option for a mild October. Despite that, we would certainly recommend Lucky Cottage to others. The cottage is ideally placed, beautiful scenery and lots to do within 30 mins drive in any direction, as well as walks from the door.

    Thank you for your lovely positive feedback - we're delighted that you enjoyed our little cottage. I'm so sorry to hear that you found the parking space a bit tight. The private lane down to the cottages is fairly narrow, and it does require some confident reversing! However, there is usually space on the roadside for those guests who prefer to leave their car there for ease. Thank you for letting us know about your preference for a lighter duvet for autumn - we've taken note and will supply another option for milder nights. We do hope to welcome you back here again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elisabeth4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lucky Cottage is a mid Victorian terraced property in a quiet and relaxing location."

    The rear of the property overlooks a wooded valley which can be viewed and enjoyed from both inside and outside. The rear garden is well cared for and is a lovely area to have breakfast or pre-dinner drinks (weather permitting). Internally, the cottage is decorated and furnished to a high standard, and had all facilities and equipment we could need for our 4 night stay. It was spotlessly clean and tidy, spacious and comfortable. The owner has carefully chosen fittings and decoration to complement the age of the property, making it feel you are transported back to an earlier age, but with modern appliances. Not having stayed in this area previously, we were impressed with the interesting variety of places to visit locally; Churnet Valley Railway and the Caldon Canal, for example, and there are plenty of walks from your doorstep. Lucky Cottage is a great place to stay. We really enjoyed it's originality, comfort and space, combined with it's quiet, off-the-beaten-track location. Thank you, Anna.

    What lovely feedback to receive, Richard - thank you so much for your kind comments. It's always most welcome when we hear that people have enjoyed our little cottage...we try our best to make it a 'home from home'. We do look forward to seeing you back here again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely place to stay, the house is immaculate, decor first class comfortable and welcoming."

    Anna has done a wonderful job i would highly recommend

    Thank you so much for your kind words Robert - your feedback is very gratefully received. We're so glad you were comfortable, and we look forward to welcoming you back to our little home soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, clean, warm and comfortable, owner very helpful."

    Top quality bed linen, all beautifully laundered. Pretty garden, lovely spot to sit outside. Parking a bit tight but really not a problem and there is the option to park on the roadside if you prefer. Good pub a few minutes walk.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We work hard to keep the cottage clean and a real 'home from home', so we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for being an excellent guest. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Jun 2022

  • "This was a wonderful cottage which was spacious, comfortable, clean, warm, very well equipped and homely decoration."

    Great views from the back. Excellent pub/restaurant a few minutes away in the village. Very handily located for walks in the Churnet Valley or visits (e.g. Potteries Museum in Stoke). A wonderful stay. The parking is mentioned and the space was always available but may require some narrow reversing along the lane.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback! We're delighted that you love our little cottage. It's a tiny gem in a beautiful part of Staffordshire that we're proud to call home. Glad you enjoyed your time with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2022

  • "A great stay at a fantastic property."

    Would visit again if the chance arises. Thanks.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback - we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Lucky Cottage. Please come back again any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Feb 2022

  • "A gem ! Beautiful surroundings and definitely a home from home."

    Thank you for your kind feedback, Dereck - we love having you in our little home, and look forward to you returning every time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dereck5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage with stunning garden and views."

    Thank you for your kind feedback , Debbie - we really do appreciate hearing when guests have a lovely time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jul 2021

  • "What a gem of a cottage."

    Wonderful, peaceful location, a real home from home. An absolute delight, we were sorry to leave. We would happily have stayed there for a month. I cant recommend this cottage enough. Parking is absolutely no problem, plenty of room for one car, if you take 2 vehicles one will need to stay at the top of the lane. If you want a relaxing peaceful holiday, in a beautiful location, this is it. John and Tessa

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback, John - we really love hearing back from guests when they've had a good time in our little home. We look forward to welcoming you back another time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "Stunning cottage; beautifully presented."

    Absolutely immaculate. Really well equipped kitchen with everything that you could possibly need. Lovely walks which could be accessed straight from the cottage. The wonderful Hetty’s Tea Shop is in easy walking distance down the road. The Churnet Valley/Caldon Canal is a stunningly beautiful area to explore. Very highly recommended all round.

    Thank you for your kind words, Tracey - we love the cottage and the surrounding area just as much as you do! We look forward to welcoming you back any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0May 2021

  • "Very comfortable and has everything one needs ; interior decor to a high standard."

    .Lovely views and located in delightful quiet unspoilt countryside away from the crowds but close to popular tourist destinations . Excellent for walking ;lots of hills therefore a reasonable level of fitness required. Paring space outside property but care required as lane is narrow .

    Reviewed by Lewis5.0Apr 2021

  • "We booked this cottage last minute as Covid restrictions allowed us to travel, so glad we did (not just the break to get away) but the quality of the accommodation when we arrived was amazing, a lot of thought has been put into the furnishings and decor, it was very much appreciated and enjoyed."

    The kitchen was a dream to cook and eat in (everything you would ever need, right down to locally produced china-ware). Fantastic part of the countryside, we had good weather but if it was raining we would of been just as happy staying in the property. House is extremely well insulated, stays warm inside with heating off during the cold nights (I wanted to light the fire, but it was too warm to do so). Parking is on a narrow cul-de-sac for the cottages, manageable with a small car and with plenty of parking approx 50-70m away. I can heartily recommend this place.

    How lovely to receive such positive feedback! Thank you. We really do appreciate hearing from guests when they've had a lovey time in our little 'home from home'. Please do come back and stay any time - the cottage will be happy to have you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mathew5.0Apr 2021

  • "Just the parking issues."

    Almost holding your breath to reverse back and to come in and out the property. Lovely neighbours, we unfortunately scratched one of the neighbours car and this was very slowly reversing back to the lane. They've agreed for us to mend it and we offered a bottle of wine to say Otherwise, very nice and comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Edward4.7Sep 2020

  • "A beautiful little gem, a perfect get away into the countryside."

    Gorgeous location and house.

    Reviewed by Joshua5.0Aug 2020

  • "Really lovely cottage with every comfort catered for."

    Spotlessly clean and very well equipped

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Oct 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Lovely views. Quiet. Very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was is an ideal location."

    The cleanliness and comfort of the cottage was outstanding. The owner was very pleasant and welcoming. I would not hesitate to recommend this to others.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2019

  • "This is the 2nd time we have visited Lucky Cottage and it was as comfortable as the first."

    The cottage was warm and cosy and a lovely touch was cake on arrival. Stunning location with beautiful views and so close to Derbyshire which is our happy place. Looking forward to our next visit

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Nov 2018

  • "It was the cleanest and best equipped cottage that we have ever stayed in, obviously a lot of thought and care has gone into this cottage."

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Nov 2018

  • "This was our third visit to Lucky cottage."

    When you step inside this lovely cottage, you feel instantly relaxed and comfortable. We had a lot of rain the week we were there and it was a warm and cosy haven to return to. Beautifully decorated, gorgeously comfortable beds and lots of lovely touches, including freshly made scones on arrival!

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2018

  • "After traveling 7 hours in a small suv on arrival I was disappointed in the ..."

    After traveling 7 hours in a small suv on arrival I was disappointed in the access to cottage via a steep hill and narrow access to parking with very restrictive turning the cottage was well equipped but lacked basic necessities as it would have been nice to have a pint of milk in the fridge to go with the selections of teas and coffee also we had no hot water messaged and rang the owner several times but she did not reply till the following morning after having to go next door to her mothers where she was staying we had planned to attend events on most days during the week the first morning we were going to Ashbourne show so we were delayed The rest of the holiday was great

    Thank you for your feedback after your stay at Lucky Cottage. I’m so sorry that you found the private road a bit steep and narrow for the SUV. The cottage overlooks a stunning valley, and as I explain in the information text I send to all guests, some people find the lane down to it a little narrow so prefer to leave their car on the road instead. I was incredibly disappointed to hear that my boiler had lost pressure on the night you arrived – it’s ‘one of those things’ that is very frustrating for both guests and owner. I received your message by 9am and immediately called a plumber, who came out to you within 20 minutes. The pressure was topped up and hot water restored straight away. I spoke to you personally to apologise for any inconvenience that may have been caused that day. Most guests love Lucky Cottage and consider it great value for money, I’m disappointed that on this occasion you may not have felt the same way. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Aug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, well looked after and maintained, very nice scones left for arrival, milk in the fridge, flowers on the table."

    A peaceful and restful location. Holiday cottage amount regular residents, could not get the car near to the property and a very steep hill to the top road. Otherwise excellent. Would return.

    Reviewed by Debra4.7Jul 2018

  • "We have had an unforgettable stay at Lucky Cottage and would have liked to stay longer."

    Great place, very good bed, towels and bed linens, love interior and what a fabulous kitchen with everything we needed. Will definitely come again! We felt more than welcome with the fresh flowers and freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam on arrival. Pity that the weather was too bad to enjoy the lovely garden...

    Reviewed by Karin5.0Jun 2018

  • "A really gorgeous cottage in a beautiful location."

    Quirky and interesting with lots of lovely touches, we especially loved the comfortable beds with luxury bedding. Will definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage was a delight."

    Tasteful, chic, classy and very relaxing. A great get-away and will be our first choice bolt hole from now on. Great location, great facilities and a little gem.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Mar 2018

  • "Truly wonderful cottage."

    Enjoyed our Christmas break. Cottage is lovely and warm with lots of touches of luxury...beautifully decorated, White Company bedding - bliss, vintage crockery, range cooker and log burner. The owner even made sure there was a suitable roasting tin and foil for the turkey. The only negative is the parking which is tricky - but we managed fine in an SUV.

    Reviewed by Anna4.8Dec 2017

  • "This was the perfect cottage for a Christmas getaway."

    It was beautifully warm and tastefully decorated for the season. There are lovely views and plenty of walks to be had in the surrounding countryside.

    Reviewed by John4.8Dec 2016

  • "What a fabulous weekend we had at "Lucky Cottage"!"

    . Four friends meeting up for some chill out time together. Beautiful location. Plenty of walks locally and short drive away. High standard of accommodation with a very homely, comforting feeling to it. Please note parking was a bit tricky but did not spoil our experience. We were lucky indeed to spend time there.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.8Nov 2016

  • "Superb cottage, perfect for those who enjoy walking and alton towers."

    Plenty to do with in good driving distances. Excellent value for money.

    Reviewed by Chris4.8Sep 2016

  • "This cottage is really delightful!"

    The only comment I would make is that yes, there is a parking space but the parking can be a bit tricky if there are cars at every house.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Range cooker with electric ovens and gas hob, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking down a tight private lane but additional roadside spaces at the end of the steep lane
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking and no children
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 7 mins walk
  • Note: This property accepts adults only does not accept anyone under the age of 18
  • Note: This property may not be suitable for people with limited mobility
  • Note: This property will not accommodate worker bookings for Alton Towers.

The property

A charming 1912 stone-built terraced cottage with wonderful views of the Churnet Valley, at the heart of the Staffordshire moorlands.

At the bottom of the garden sits a Shepherd’s Hut which overlooks woodland in the valley beyond, giving guests total privacy in which to unwind.

Perfect for a cosy romantic getaway, or special break with family and friends.

This traditional Staffordshire miner’s cottage combines original features with hand-picked contemporary furnishings, making it a warm and homely base for hearty walks from the door, or simple rest and relaxation.

Upstairs, the cottage has two luxury bedrooms, both with feature fireplaces and Farrow & Ball finish, with the rear bedroom offering beautiful English countryside views.

The well-equipped fitted kitchen boasts a range cooker and Staffordshire ceramics, with a farmhouse table for guests to relax with friends when dining in together.

A cosy woodburner is at the heart of the tasteful sitting room, with French doors leading onto the patio.

The pretty hamlet of Foxt has the Fox & Goose village pub serving real ale and good food, plus Hetty’s Tea Room by the Caulden canal - whilst the nearby village of Ipstones has a village shop/Post Office, excellent butcher, and two village pubs.

Just a short drive from this lovely Staffordshire cottage are Alton Towers, Chatsworth House, Ashbourne and Bakewell.

With many lovely walks from the doorstep and numerous outdoor activities on offer close by, this is a perfect base for a memorable holiday, at any time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Leek 9 miles; Ashbourne 11 miles.

The scattered hamlet of Foxt lies in the beautiful Staffordshire moorlands in the Churnet Valley, on the southern edge of the Peak District National Park. This rural hamlet boasts an excellent village pub serving real ales and good food, as does the neighbouring hamlet of Froghall, whilst the village of Ipstones, also close by, has a village shop, Post Office and two pubs. Foxt offers many walks in every direction to suit all tastes, as well as picturesque cycle routes and the Manifold Way is close by. Within half an hour's drive guests can enjoy playing golf at five golf courses, the nearest being an excellent course at Whiston. The area offers many ancient relics from its industrial past, namely the Caldon Canal built in 1776 and restored in 1974, which runs through the Churnet Valley and visitors can also enjoy a ride on the Churnet Valley Steam Railway. Alton Towers is just a short drive away, as are the Staffordshire Potteries, the market towns of Ashbourne and Leek, racing at Uttoxetter and the majestic Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Lyme Park (as seen on TV's Pride and Prejudice) and Blackbrook Zoological Gardens. A great base for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

****This property accepts adults only, does not accept anyone under the age of 18. ***

Note: This property will not accommodate worker bookings for Alton Towers.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas