Undercroft Cottage is a cosy and comfortable cottage carefully restored to create a lovely holiday retreat. Its lounge gathered around the glowing log burning stove, well equipped kitchen, attractive bedrooms, one en-suite, super bathroom and wonderful garden make it a fantastic base for exploring the Peak District whether you are here for a walking, cycling or sightseeing holiday.
Foolow is a quiet little village snuggled up under the dramatic Hucklow Edge and surrounded by beautiful rolling Peak District countryside. Undercroft is in a jumble of stone cottages that make up the village and is just a stone's throw from the super duck pond with its six white ducks and the fantastic Bulls Head pub renowned for its hearty meals and great ales.
You will perhaps be tempted just to laze around the cottage having breakfast in the wonderful garden. For lunch make for the Bulls Head where the food is really great. All the Peak District's attractions - from Chatsworth House and the Derwent Valley Dams to the National Tramway Museum and Matlock Bath's cable cars - are there for you to visit if you go exploring. Save an evening to visit the Barrel Inn at Bretton, high up on the Edge, and watch the sun set over the cottage.
A cosy, beamed lounge with leather suite, T.V., DVD, WiFi and glowing log burning stove in the gritstone fireplace. An adjoining dining area with solid oak table and chairs. A well fitted kitchen with small breakfast table and chairs, cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, and automatic washer. A spacious bedroom with a double bed and a double sofa bed. A second bedroom with 'zip n link' twin beds, that can be made into a king-size bed, and an en-suite shower room. A downstairs bathroom with bath / shower over and W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating off the log burning stove, electric heating, power and logs for the stove are included. A cot and high chair can be requested. There is an extensive landscaped rear garden with summerhouse and furniture. Easy parking is available on the quiet lane right outside. Pets and smoking in the cottage are not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult.
Weekly bookings are normally Friday to Friday 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 100yds. Nearest village shop - Eyam 0.75 miles. Nearest supermarket - Bakewell 5 miles.
"We've had a lovely time-thank you for such a well-equipped cottage and all the little extras were much appreciated. Once we got it warmed up we were very comfortable"
Written by The Lycett family, 21st February 2020
"Great Christmas here. Good local walks, well equipped cottage, slightly tricky to keep warm, but had fabulous Xmas meal with 93 year old grandma visiting here. Thank you. Happy New Year."
Written by Potter Pedder family, 27th December 2019
"I loved it, the cakes were amazing. I loved the presents, also the books and my bed was really cosy. Thank you so much !! We had a brilliant time, good walk up to Bretton and Eyam, nice food at The Bull"
Written by Calvert family, 31st October 2019
"Lovely holiday in a lovely cottage. Very well equipped and kids loved the presents, as we did the fizz and biscuits. Lots of great local walks, welcoming village pub with good food, the fire kept my husband 'busy' !! Thank you"
Written by Hedges family, Cambridge, 23rd October 2019
"We've had a wonderful week at Undercroft Cottage despite the mixed weather. Thank you for going the extra (few) miles Ruth to help us replace the bedding after Lauren was unwell. Also for the welcome gifts and well equipped kitchen- a rare luxury when away from one's own home. The facilities provided for families are excellent too."
Written by Rob, Xiaofei, Lauren, Dawei, Yanwen, London, 05th October 2019
"Flowers, fizz and brownies much appreciated. Weather favourable, loved day in Eyam with carnival and local produce. Great walks and plenty of National Trust properties. Great days out so many thanks from the Lamb family. Particularly enjoyed Lady Bower Reservoir walks, Monsal Trail and both Bakewell and Buxton worth a visit."
Written by Dawn and David, 06th September 2019
"Lovely stay, very comfortable. You were right about the weather! Thank you for the flowers, wine and cakes. which were all appreciated."
Written by Lesley and Tom, 30th August 2019
"“Undercroft Cottage is a lovely place to spend a few days in the Peak District. The cottage is well kept, clean and tidy with all the amenities required. The beds are comfy and there is a plentiful supply of hot water. The cottage has wifi and a smart TV which can be useful for rainy days and plenty of walks straight from the front door for all the others! The village is situated in a very beautiful countryside location but is also close to Bakewell for any shopping we required. Parking is easy...either straight outside the door or on the green near the duck pond. We chose the latter as the road is fairly narrow and as there was harvesting, we thought we should make life a little easier for the tractor drivers! Altogether we can thoroughly recommend it!”"
Written by Clive, 27th August 2019
"Had a lovely few days up here in the Peaks for our "girls" holiday- although the August weather was very wet"
Written by Jo and Tracey: Essex and Norfolk, 19th August 2019
"Thank you very much for the "extras" you provided to make us feel welcome, in your lovely cottage. It did make a difference from all the places I've been and I would certainly recommend your place to people I know. We had a great time, lovely walks, tasty food and amazing weather! It is a shame that it went to quickly! Thank you and all the best to you."
Written by Paul and Clair, Watford and Brazil, 19th July 2019
"I’ve just came back from a week in the Peak District. We stayed at Undercroft cottage in Foolow. The place was lovely, very well located, cosy and comfortable. There are lots of nice walks from the cottage and it’s a short drive away to many popular attractions. There is a pub just at the end of the road that serves amazing delicious food and local beer to try. The cottage was well equipped, it has everything we need and we were treated to fresh flowers, milk for our tea, cake and a bottle of Prosecco to a good start of our holiday. I definitely recommend this place."
Written by Clair, 19th July 2019
"Thank you Ruth for the loan of your lovely cottage and for the (just as lovely) brownies and bubbles. Despite the rain we did everything we wanted to and enjoyed a lovely week in your beautiful home. Loved the fire and comfy beds. Undercroft is an ideal recharging destination. xx'"
Written by Paula and Andy, Swindon, 15th June 2019
"We had a lovely stay in your very homely cottage. Great walks nearby. Visited the pub a couple of times and were not disappointed with the food! Thank you for all the little extras- maps. chocolates etc. We would definitely recommend to others!'"
Written by The Billings, Cambridge, 31st May 2019
"We had a lovely stay at Undercroft Cottage. It’s location was great for walking straight from the door. Also close to Bakewell. A good base to go and explore the local area. The garden is perfect when the sun is shining and there is a little summer house which was lovely and warm, ideal for an afternoon cuppa and piece of cake. The cottage had a well equipped kitchen with everything you could need. Local maps are provided and there is a selection of books to get stuck into. The local pub serves great food and has deals most days. Would recommend!"
Written by Alison and family, 31st May 2019
"Thank you for the lovely weekend. We had a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage.'"
Written by Mr and Mrs Shadrake,Essex, 27th May 2019
"The Undercroft Cottage is the perfect place from where to have a wonderful Peak District experience. We hiked, climbed, cycled and ran straight from the cottage. Every evening we would settle into a cosy table at the Bullshead Inn for a lovely meal. We loved the fire place, the peaceful surroundings and all the warmth of this gorgeous house. Thanks for everything!'"
Written by Bobbi, Mark, Roebijn and Joost: The Netherlands, 28th April 2019
"We couldn't be more pleased to stay in this lovely cottage. From the Bull's Head Inn, Stanage Edge, Hathersage, Castleton. there were many great memories made. Thank you for the lovely welcome brownies, note and flowers. These were all greatly appreciated! Coming over the Easter Break, the weather of sunshine and warm temperatures helped us to enjoy the countryside and climbing adventures. We won't soon forget our trip."
Written by Emma, Love,Erik,Rachel - Sweden, 23rd April 2019
"A lovely place to stay. Handy for the pub- with it's excellent beers and food-and some terrific countryside. Thanks for a super time."
Written by Jane, Andrew, Tim and Heather Radcliffe on Trent and Keniworth, 17th March 2019
"Great to return with our son this time. Weather has been kind, did not have to use a waterproof ! Thanks again for cake- fizz- much appreciated. Wonderful walks and food at The Bulls Head. Home refreshed after a busy Christmas."
Written by Tony, Kay and Gary, Norfolk, 09th January 2019
"Very enjoyable stay in a well equipped, warm and cosy cottage. Excellent walks from the doorstep. We particularly liked the 5 mile walk to Wardlow via Cressbrook Dale. Great food at The Bulls Head and made to feel very welcome there. Would like to come back again in the warmer weather to take advantage of the garden and summer house. Thank you for the flowers, fizz and cakes welcome pack which was much appreciated."
Written by Glynn, Sue, Emily and Sophie, Leicestershire, 04th January 2019