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Lucky Cottage

Foxt, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 22317)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "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.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2022

  • "A great stay at a fantastic property."

    Would visit again if the chance arises. Thanks.

    Reviewed by ColinFeb 2022

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

    Reviewed by DereckSep 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage with stunning garden and views."

    Reviewed by DebbieJul 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

    Reviewed by JohnJun 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.

    Reviewed by TraceyMay 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 LewisApr 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.

    Reviewed by MathewApr 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 thank.you. Otherwise, very nice and comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by EdwardSep 2020

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

    Gorgeous location and house.

    Reviewed by JoshuaAug 2020

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

    Spotlessly clean and very well equipped

    Reviewed by StephanieOct 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Lovely views. Quiet. Very well equipped.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 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 JulieAug 2019

  • "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 NeilNov 2018

  • "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 BeverleyNov 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 JacquelineSep 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 JulieAug 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 DebraJul 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 KarinJun 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 JacquelineMay 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 GaryMar 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 AnnaDec 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 JohnDec 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 BeverleyNov 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 ChrisSep 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 SusanAug 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 for 1 car, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Region Information

****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
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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