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.
Nearest pub - Foolow 100yds. Nearest village shop - Eyam 0.75 miles. Nearest supermarket - Bakewell 5 miles.
"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
"Happy Days! Great stay."
Written by Harry and Lucy, 01st December 2018
"We had loads of adventures: walking on Eyam moor; Cavedale in Castleton ( extremely windy) had to hold onto each other. Daniel got blown over; visited "Devil's Arse"; mineral spoil tips at Wardlow; and Chatsworth play area. Had a good meal at Bullshead. Cottage fantastic. Daniel liked heated floor and particularly the chocolate cake! He said thank-you for games, books and aeroplanes. Thank -you for a wonderful holiday."
Written by Tony, Kay and Daniel, Norfolk, 26th October 2018
"Thankyou so much for a most enjoyable and relaxing time in your lovely cottage. It is so much appreciated how much effort you have paid to this. Cannot fault. You have thought of everything and more besides. To travel and arrive in storm Callum and then find a wood burner lit to greet us with lovely cake, beautiful roses, a bottle of fizz and able to make a cuppa was a real and very thoughtful gesture"
Written by Carol and John, Norfolk, 21st October 2018
"Lovely cottage for a memorable stay. Thank you for the gifts! We loved the gardens and the summer house! xx"
Written by Ben and Rachael: Scarborough, 23rd September 2018
"Homely cottage in lovely village. Lots of thoughtful touches. Particularly enjoyed comfy bed and fire. Thank you for gifts and sharing your space."
Written by Mariam and Jon, 17th September 2018
"Thank you for the lovely welcome- chocs, wine and flowers. Had a lovely 4 days here. Many thanks Ruth"
Written by Cheryl and John, London, 13th September 2018
"It's been fantastic. You have a very beautiful cottage."
Written by Sadie, Burton-on-Trent, 20th August 2018
"Thank you for the welcoming goodies and flowers. We have very much enjoyed our stay here and had a lovely relaxing holiday in perfect weather in the Peak District with all it's beauty. All the very best and many thanks."
Written by Rob and Cairine, Hampshire, 17th August 2018
"Lovely cottage thank you for the wine and chocolates. We had a lovely stay nice walks. Very peaceful. Many thanks"
Written by Jo & Carol, Nottinghamshire, 20th July 2018
"Had a fantastic walking weekend – lovely walking from doorstep down Cressbrook Dale and up over Eyam Moor. Cottage was perfect for our needs - lovely garden. Met Ruth on arrival who was really welcoming and helpful. Lovely return to Derbyshire. Thankyou so much."
Written by Ralph and Mark Rochester and Frimley, 12th June 2018
"We've had a marvelous few days in Undercroft Cottage, arriving from London pallid and stressed, returning restored and happy. The cottage is lovely, well decorated, comfortable (best nights sleep we've had in months) and contains all one needs. And the weather was glorious too! We'll be back..."
Written by Nicola and Alistair, London, 30th May 2018
"What a privilege to be Ruth and John's first guests! We had a wonderful week, plenty of walks when the sun shone and a lovely cosy afternoon by the fire when it rained! Thank you so much."
Written by Nigel and Jane Spiers , Crickhowell, 20th April 2018