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Valley View Cottage

(Ref. 965938)

Foxt near Leek, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "A really lovely and extremely comfortable holiday cottage that we couldn't fault in any way."

    It was really well equipped with quality furniture and equipment and somewhere that we would be happy to live full time! A real home from home presented in a really first class condition. If only all holiday properties were the same!

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Oct 2023

  • "Cottage lovely clean garden lovely but l would suggest that you change your listing on pets welcome to no pets at all as we couldn’t let our small dog in the garden as if he barked your neighbours were out complaining so it spoiled our holiday as because we couldn’t let our dog out we couldn’t go out in the garden and leave him inside."

    We booked the holiday because we liked the garden for us and our dog to enjoy but because of your neighbours we couldn’t and it spoiled it for us .

    I’m so sorry you have had a negative experience during your stay at Valley View Cottage. We have been inviting guests and their dogs to stay for over 5 years and in that time have never had any problems with our neighbours, the comments are usually about how friendly they are - perhaps there were extenuating circumstances and I can only apologise again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joseph3.4Sep 2023

  • "A delightful home away from home."

    Really clean and well maintained - had everything we needed and more.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property was lovely and relaxing."

    The bathroom was really modern and the views where amazing thoroughly enjoyed our stay would recommend or anyone

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful, comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    A perfect base for a holiday in this less known area.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "A delightful cottage with good facilities."

    Reviewed by Tony4.7May 2023

  • "The cottage is very well equipped, clean and comfortable, perfect for our stay."

    The view from the lounge is beautiful. The cottage is well situated for country walks, which we did, but relaxing enough to just sit in the garden with a book if the weather is fine. A very enjoyable stay here.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful period terraced property, well located to visit the surrounding area."

    Good facilities and well equipped. We all had a lovely stay, a real home from home. Will definitely be looking to book again.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2023

  • "This property internally is excellent in every respect."

    The view from the rear is impressive. The owners have paid great attention to detail and refurbished it to the highest of standards.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely stay at valley view cottage."

    ideal for the places we wanted to visit. i think we will be back. thanks.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2022

  • "What a fantastic cottage."

    We spent a week at Valley View Cottage in early October. The photo's do not do it justice. It has everything you need. A perfect size for us & our dog Ralphy. The views were lovely, greeted by horses most days when you open the curtains. Nice walks near the cottage & plenty more a short drive away. The towns of Buxton & Bakewell are worth a visit. The only issue we had was leaving that wonderful kitchen & utility room, we only have a small kitchen at home & to have a proper eat in kitchen was a real treat (I even cooked a couple of nights!) Heidi

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Oct 2022

  • "A really lovely place."

    We stayed during heatwave and tiled kitchen stayed lovely and cool for our dog. Wonderful views from garden, great to sit out in the evening. Well-equipped kitchen. Perfect location from which to go walking. Friendly neighbours too!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2022

  • "I have only given a smile for the accuracy of the listing because the photos do not do any justice to this wonderful cottage."

    It really is like home from home. Some cottages you stay in are very ‘artificial’ as they seem like something from a hotel brochure. I can assure that Valley View is so wonderfully presented, evoking a homely atmosphere with top brand furniture and textiles. I cannot wait to visit it again as this cottage had everything I needed - including a flashlight for when the electric as off due to heavy snow. The owners, Helen and Peter are truly the most helpful I have come across on my ‘Syke Cottage’ travels. When the electric went off for a couple of hours, Helen was quickly on to the relevant authority to let me know when it would be on. Nothing seemed any trouble for Helen and Peter. Thank you for such a fabulous stay!!!!

    Reviewed by Sheryl4.7Nov 2021

  • "Very comfortable with lovely rear outlook, only minor problem unloading the car ..."

    Very comfortable with lovely rear outlook, only minor problem unloading the car on a Saturday when the access was particularly full of vehicles, but manageable

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2021

  • "One of the nicest cottages we have stayed in."

    Immaculately clean, very comfortable. Wanted for nothing. The views are stunning. Very good communication with the owner. Parking is very tight but doable. Walks from the cottage can be steep but certainly worth it for the views. So many places to visit in the area in any direction! We are already trying to plan when we can go back!

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2021

  • "Perfect location to explore the Peaks."

    Cosy, comfortable cottage, extremely well equipped.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely, very well equipped cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Good situation for visiting lots of lovely places within 20 miles or so, Buxton, Bakewell, Rudyard Lake and Dovedale were a few we visited. Good dog walking from the door. Only slight snag we found was the parking, which was a bit tricky. However there was plenty parking a short walk away at the top of the lane. Everything in the cottage worked perfectly, which is slightly unusual in our experience....The can opener opened cans, the knives cut, and the washing machine, drier and cooker were very simple to operate!

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Our second visit to Valley View it was has good has our last trip."

    Really relaxing and peaceful cottage. everything you needed for a good stay. The views from the garden are stunning. The horses running in the fields around the cottage is good to see. The locals are very friendly as is the local pub, food and drink is good. There is a little honesty shop up the lane that sells fresh eggs and a variety of essentials. We would love to come again for a 3rd visit. missing the cottage already. Thank you Helen.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jul 2021

  • "Stunning views, quality well-appointed cottage, comfy beds, pretty garden and great location."


    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2021

  • "It is the 3rd time we have visited Valley View cottage."

    We would recommend it to your customers. It is a well maintained cottage and it’s the hidden extras which makes it. For example a welcome pack of coffee milk and biscuits also liquid soaps and washing up liquids and dish washer tablets. It’s not far from places to visit Carsington Water, Buxton,Dovedale.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0May 2021

  • "This is truly a dream cottage, situated in a stunningly beautiful area with a view from the lounge to die for."

    There are a couple of footpaths close by so plenty of choice for dog walking. The cottage itself is wonderfully homely and extremely well equipped and decorated, we found no issues parking it’s as you would expect with a small row of cottages. We were lucky enough to visit as the leaves were changing colour and the views each day of the valley were breathtaking, if you like nature then I’m sure most seasons give equally spectacular views and would recommend you visit this cottage.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fabulous accommodation and setting."

    The parking is interesting but the instructions you get from the owner makes it achievable. Comfortable cottage and very well equipped

    Reviewed by Ginette5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and easy access to places we wanted to visit."

    We liked the cottage so much it was our 2nd time of visiting this year.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic! Everything about this cottage oozes comfort, warmth, and space."

    All your needs are catered for, everything you need is provided. Fabulous views, with walks from the door. Loads to do and see in the area. The only downside is the parking, follow the owners instructions and it is doable, but tight.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, really enjoyed relaxing there"

    Reviewed by Kerry3.8Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was clean well equipped and comfortable."

    A good base for an ideal holiday in Derbyshire. There was lots of information at the cottage suggesting places to visit, whether you wanted to walk or go to places of interest.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Mar 2020

  • "The cottage was very comfortable."

    It met all our requirements and felt warm and welcoming. The large kitchen was well equipped and we spent some lovely evenings sitting in the cosy living room by a roaring fire. The beds were very comfortable. If we’re visiting this part of the country again, I would definitely return to Valley View Cottage.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Oct 2019

  • "Had a lovely 2 weeks at Valley View Cottage."

    The cottage had everything we needed & was clean & well maintained. Loved the views from the garden & master bedroom. There is plenty to do in the area in fact we still didn't manage to do everything on our list! Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Aug 2019

  • "We found the cottage extremely well equipped and very comfortable bed with good quality bedding and the views are to die for."

    However, it could with a good dust and hoover whilst we understand that its an old cottage we still discovered cobwebs and lots of dust. Would we go back ...definitely yes despite the parking.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1Jul 2019

  • "Valley View Cottage is exactly that, a house with an amazing view, and a lovely garden and patio area to take in the breathtaking scenery Foxt has to offer."

    Clean, comfortable and has all the home comforts you could need. Big luxury bath, and a very comfy bed with top quality bedding provided. Great neighbours, warm and welcoming but not intrusive. A fab little tea room just down the hill, walks on the doorstep. The parking is a little tricky but there is ample room at the top of the hill, just a short walk away from the house. We had a fantastic week and hope to return. Has an added bonus of friendly horses that roam freely in the fields at the front, side and back of the property.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jul 2019

  • "Very comfortable stay."

    Parking is a bit tricky but doable if you follow the owners instructions which she helpfully emailed to me. Great place to take your dog.

    Reviewed by Carol4.1May 2019

  • "The property was just as good in reality as the photos but the view and the ambience were even better than we expected."

    Secluded and right in the countryside yet served by a pet friendly pub within an easy enough uphill walk. We did have to keep our Staffy on lead in the garden because of the terracing and the possibility of her leaping down into next door's garden but it would be fine for most well behaved and less daredevil dogs! The bathroom is fantastic, loved the large shower cubicle. The kitchen is homely and very well equipped apart from there being no tablespoon, serving spoon or tongs, as far as I could see. A home from home with lots of nice touches. The owner quickly sorted out a problem we had during the week after I phoned her, thank you! I definitely recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Apr 2019

  • "Has soon as we entered property we felt so relaxed."

    The cottage was so peaceful and the views from the all the windows are very pretty. The patio doors open out onto the lovely garden surrounded by the stunning moorlands. It was lovely listening to woodpeckers and wild pheasants and watching the buzzards flying high and the horses in the meadows at the bottom of the garden. The cottage is very clean and spacious and is very well equipped. The lounge is very welcoming and comfortable after a day out walking. It has a huge farmhouse kitchen with all the tools and equipment if you like cook. The bathroom has plenty of space with a large bath and seperate shower. Bedroom was big with comfy bed and good linens. We did not have any issues wtih parking we followed the instructions given from Helen the property owner who was very friendly and helpful. All the locals were very friendly too. We did not want to leave and will definately return.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Apr 2019

  • "Perfect retreat for a relaxing break in wonderful surroundings with easy access to a range of beautiful walks, country houses and historical buildings."

    The cottage was very well suited to our family needs, including pets who were equally well catered for. We would book with Sykes again; the process was made very straight foreward and communications were swift and seamless. Thank you immeasurably for making our holiday so easy to organise and ensuring our comfort throughout.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great location, parking no problem, neighbors friendly & house lovely."

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Mar 2019

  • "2nd visit in 4 months."

    Just love this cottage and location. Parking can be a bit tricky as its down a lane. Lovely loop walk to the local cafe, lots to do or not do as you please. Probably will book again!

    Reviewed by Kirstie4.7Oct 2018

  • "The parking should be described as difficult!"

    you have to park in between extremely tight spaces, and back in down a narrow lane, not good. My husband is a driver for a living and found it tight. Otherwise the cottage was good, stunning views with good garden furniture and well kept.

    Reviewed by Steven3.8Sep 2018

  • "Fab location, stunning views and lovely homely cottage."

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2018

  • "Beautiful location, well furnished and equipped cottage."

    .was just fab.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2018

  • "The gardens veiw is beautifull."

    I truely didnt want to come home. Looking at re booking possibly in october.

    Reviewed by Kirstie4.4Jul 2018

  • "Excellent location with great walks from the door"

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jul 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Utility.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and DVD player, WIFI, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Lockable shed for bike storage
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car with, additional roadside spaces at end of lane
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 7 mins walk, shop 2 miles
  • Note: This property is for adults only

The property

A traditional terraced cottage, with wonderful views over the Churnet Valley and surrounding countryside perfect for that romantic break or special holiday with family or friends.

Accommodation comprises of a welcoming, well-equipped, farmhouse kitchen with a large pine dining table, a utility room is adjacent and houses dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

The Sitting room is very comfortably and tastefully furnished, with quality leather sofas, perfect for curling up on in front of the cosy, wood burning stove.

Natural light floods the sitting room and the sliding patio doors ensure the wonderful views of ancient woodlands cannot be ignored.

The cottage boasts a modern family bathroom with a roomy shower, bath and two beautiful, well-furnished bedrooms comprising of one double and one twin.

Both rooms have wonderful views across the surrounding countryside.

The enclosed garden and patio area are south facing and are the perfect place to relax and soak up the peace and tranquillity of this wonderful spot and the sunsets are spectacular!

The village of Foxt is in a conservation area and surrounded by designated areas of special scientific interest.

There is a traditional village pub within a few minutes’ walk, serving real ales and good food.

The nearby village of Ipstones has a village shop/Post Office, an excellent local butcher and two village pubs.

Alton Towers, Chatsworth House, Ashbourne, Bakewell, The Potteries and all the delights of the Peak District National Park are just a short drive away.

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

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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.

Note: This property is for adults only