Dormy Cottage is a charming 18-century cottage carefully restored, beautifully decorated and tastefully furnished to create a splendid holiday retreat. Its comfortable lounge, hand crafted kitchen, attractive bedrooms and lovely bathroom make her a super cottage to return to after a hard day's holidaying in the Peak District.
The perfection of the cottage is only matched by its location in the sleepy little village of Foolow snuggled up under the dramatic Hucklow Edge. This is a near perfect village gathered around the duck pond with its six white ducks, with the traditional Bulls Head pub renowned for its hearty meals and surrounded by lovely countryside that stretches as far as the eye can see.
There are few more peaceful spots yet there is also a vast array of visitor attractions within easy reach. Castleton's caverns, Chapel's wildlife sanctuary, the Derwent Valley Dams and wild Winnots Pass are all nearby. You might also fancy riding Peak Rail's steam trains or a tram at the National Tramway Museum between visits to Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Bakewell's famous market and Buxton's Victorian Crescent. Save an evening to visit the Barrel Inn at Bretton, high up on the Edge, and watch the sun set over the cottage.
A splendid lounge with comfortable furniture, cast iron electric stove, flat screen T.V., DVD and Wi Fi. A quality fitted dining kitchen with cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and automatic washer/dryer. An attractive double bedroom. A lovely single bedroom. A new, beautifully tiled downstairs bathroom with bath, hand held shower, W.C. and under floor heating.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating and power are included. A cot and high chair can be requested. There is a small rear stone flagged courtyard with furniture. Easy parking is available on the quiet lane right outside. A pet is welcome. Smoking is not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult.
Weekly bookings are normally Saturday to Saturday but short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas & New Year. Bookings for Christmas and New Year are from Tuesday to Tuesday.
Nearest pub - Foolow 75yds. Nearest village shop - Eyam 1.5 miles. Nearest supermarket - Bakewell 5 miles.
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Dormy Cottage. Would definitely recommend it to anyone wishing to stay in the area. Cottage was clean and tidy. Not much outside space, but you don’t really need it with the location. Great walks within 15 minutes drive. Excellent pub over the road. Will definitely be on our list to return to."
Written by Anne, 12th October 2019
"We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Dormy Cottage. The cottage was very clean and comfortable, and excellent value for money. The pub over the road (The Bulls Head) served excellent food, and the staff were friendly and courteous. There were several walks within a 10 - 15 minut drive away. Tideswell Dale to Miller’s Dale was a lovely short walk with a pub at the end. And The Monsal Trail (or parts of it) is fantastic, too. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the cottage and the area to others."
Written by Anne, 05th October 2019
"From Foolow you can explore a beautiful part of the Peak District. Nice walks, lovely towns and villages. The pub opposite the cottage is good. You have to reserve a table at the weekends because it's rather busy. Had a very nice week."
Written by Henk, 21st July 2018
"We enjoyed staying in this cottage very much. Foolow is a lovely little village. The cottage is warm and cosy and the new bathroom very impressive- thought the shower is a little different! The kitchen is fairly well equipped. It was lovely of the owners to have milk and biscuits waiting on our arrival - an airtight container to keep the biscuits fresh so we could have enjoyed them at their best for longer would have been appreciated. Beds and seats are comfortable, the dining table is compact! A good place to stay."
Written by Naomi, 08th April 2018
"We had a lovely stay, it is a good area for walking"
Written by Debbie, 17th February 2018
""Beautiful village and a lovely area for walks. Thank you for a lovely stay." 5 - 10 March 2017"
Written by Julie, Salim & Max, 14th June 2017
""Cosy, comfy cottage - fab new bathroom! Very peaceful and relaxing and handy for great walks and pubs." 15 - 19 Feb 2017"
Written by Paul, Claire & Jessica, 14th June 2017
""Cosy, comfy cottage - fab new bathroom! Very peaceful and relaxing and handy for great walks and pubs." 11-15 Feb 2017"
Written by Odile & Zack, 14th June 2017
"Beautiful village and a lovely area for walks. Thank you for a lovely stay."
Written by Julie, Salim and Max, 10th March 2017
"Lovely cosy cottage! Walks were great. This is the second time we have visited and will hopefully be back soon."
Written by Paul, Claire and Jessica, 19th February 2017
"Cosy, comfy cottage - fab new bathroom! Very peaceful and relaxing and handy for great walks and pubs."
Written by Odile & Zack, 15th February 2017
"I stayed in this cottage with my husband and two dogs, it is in a very picturesque village with a great pub. The cottage has a well equipped kitchen with a small table, the sitting room is comfortable and there are two bedrooms one double and one single. There was a welcome pack of milk and biscuits on arrival and there was coffee and tea in the cupboard. There are some lovely walks from the cottage, if you walk to Bretton you can enjoy a great food experience at the Barrel Inn, most definitely worth the walk."
Written by S Burke, 23rd January 2016
"We’ve had a wonderful time over the past few days staying in this cottage and it’s beautiful surroundings! The cottage itself was warm and welcoming. Nearby Eyam proved a treat, and we managed to see some spectacular caverns up in Castleton! Always a pleasure to visit Derbyshire."
Written by Caroline and Will, Loughborough, 31st December 2015
"Our annual December return to the Peak District brought us to this lovely warm cottage -just where we wanted to be; 34 paces from our favourite pub. It was a weekend of exceptionally strong winds so we restricted our walk to Cressbrook Dale. Comments about the cottage: fabulous! beds comfy, kitchen super! Bath perfect!"
Written by Jonathan , Suffolk, 07th December 2015
"Lovely cosy cottage, good base for great walks. Recommend Eyam Buttery and Red Lion at Litton."
Written by Abby and John, Bedfordshire, 02nd November 2015
"Lovely cottage, good for sightseeing, walking and cycling. Will be coming back again as everything we wanted and more."
Written by Terry and Di, Norfolk, 12th October 2015
"A beautiful cottage, had lovely walks to Bretton, Eyam and Wardlow from here. The weather was on our side too! Fantastic pub over the road-spent a few evenings there and had great meals. Only sad its come to an end-could have stayed longer."
Written by Rob and Tracey, Nottinghamshire., 20th September 2014
"Comfy base to visit country estates. We recommend Chatsworth and Haddon Hall. Nice meals at The Bulls Head. Would definitely return as there is so much more to explore and do in Derbyshire."
Written by Paul,Sarah and Cara, West Yorkshire, 23rd August 2014
"Lovely, lovely little cottage, great to come back to after a days walking/ climbing (would thoroughly recommend Dave at Aspire Adventures for climbing instuction ). Biscuits much appreciated on arrival. Loved the finishing touches throughout. Definitly felt like home."
Written by Eli and Steve, Essex, 16th August 2014
"Lovely cottage-comfortable. Beautiful countryside. A good day fly fishing on the River Derwent, Chatsworth. Great pub across the road."
Written by Tony and Sandy, Vancouver BC, Canada, 16th August 2014