A charming stone-built cottage situated in the hamlet of Foxt, in the Staffordshire moorlands, nine miles from the market town of Leek and close to the Peak District National Park.
This delightful cottage has an eclectic mix of original period features with contemporary furnishings, making it a lovely base for a holiday with your family or a small group of friends.
With its stripped wooden floors and exposed stone throughout, this quirky cottage has an olde-worlde charm.
The cottage boasts a modern, designed bathroom and two lovely light and airy bedrooms, with the spacious king-size bedroom having a zip/link arrangement to be a twin, as well as having exposed beams.
The well-equipped, rustic handmade pine kitchen with Belfast sink and dining area is a great place to relax together whilst enjoying the views of the beautiful surrounding countryside.
You can also unwind in the cosy sitting room, with its large comfortable sofa and the warm glow of the woodburner with its original stone fireplace surround.
Outside, the pretty raised garden offers splendid views once again over the stunning countryside and there’s also a patio area with picnic bench to enjoy some alfresco dining.
The rural hamlet of Foxt has a village pub, serving real ales and good food.
Froghall Wharf is just down the lane from the cottage, where this old canal-side wharf is a perfect spot for a picnic and there are marked walks, making it a popular area for walker’s exploring the beautiful Churnet Valley.
Just a short drive away is Alton Towers, Chatsworth House, Asbourne and Bakewell, making this cosy holiday cottage the perfect base at any time of the year.
Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double. Bathroom bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove.
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.