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A fantastic collection of 7 cottages nestled in the Churnet Valley, part of the beautiful Staffordshire Peak District. Wander the labyrinth of footpaths through picturesque woodlands and meadows and admire the views over Caldon Canal.

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Rooms: 7 cottages, sleeping 2, 3, 4 (x3), 5 and 9.
Price:

From £285, based on 2 people staying for three nights

Meals: Nearest inn serving food: 3/4 mile
Open: Year Round
Address: Foxt Road, Froghall, , Staffordshire Moorlands, ST10 2HJ
Tel: +44 (0)1538266160
 
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen Foxtwood Cottages:

Jump on a train to Stoke-on-Trent and from there take a bus to Kingsley which is about 1 mile away from Foxtwood Cottages, by prior arrangement you can be collected from the bus stop.  Once in the Churnet Valley, part of the beautiful Staffordshire Peak District, you will find the Cottages nestled in this luscious area, just waiting to be explored. With a labyrinth of footpaths you can criss-cross the valley through traditional meadows and woodlands, enjoy a pub lunch or have afternoon tea in some stunning locations.  There is a  wealth of things on offer, from the local heritage steam railway, outdoor activities, museums and numerous visitor attractions, but best of all is the pure natural beauty of the area.

Foxtwood Cottages have achieved the Staffordshire Environmental Quality Mark.  This accolade is reflected in the fully insulated building while the cottages heated by underfloor hot water, which is about 25% more efficient than radiators. Some of the domestic hot water is heated by solar panels. All appliances are at least A rated. All cottages also have either an open fire or a log burning stove, for which wood is supplied from the property grounds.  Nearly all of the owners’ personal waste is recycled and recycling bags and compost bins are provided in the cottages. The Moorlands council offers a very comprehensive recycling collection. Toiletries are provided in refillable bulk dispensers.

Water is metered and supplied from the on-site own spring, which is treated by being passed through a UV light sterilizer, so it is chemical-free. They have dual flush cisterns, and use some environmentally friendly cleaning products. For meals and food shopping, the owners provide guests with information on local produce, including the livestock market. The grounds are part of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme, so it is farmed in a traditional, very low intensity way, fertilizers are not used and hay making is left until flowers, including three different native orchid species, have set seed.

>> For other things to do and see look at our Greentraveller Guide to the Peak District

[img_assist|nid=11816|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=67]Review by Lucy Symons

"If you want to enjoy typically English countryside with more walks than you can imagine leaving from your front door and comfy accommodation for all the family including Fido, this is the spot for you.  You couldn’t ask for nicer, more enthusiastic hosts and everyone is welcome (just as long as they don’t chase the chickens in to the canal)."

>> Read Lucy's full review of Foxtwood Cottages

Top Eco Features at Foxtwood Cottages

 
  • Awarded the Staffordshire Environmental Quality Mark

  • Winners of the Whitegrove trophy in recognition of contribution to the conservation of wildlife and landscape

  • Cottages all benefit from chemical free, cool fresh spring water

  • Washing up materials are environmentally friendly

  • Comprehensive recycling and composting programmes

  • Guests can pick organic blackberries in season

 

Location

Foxtwood Cottages, Peak District, England
Nearest train station: Stoke-on-Trent

Directions from station:
The station is about 10 miles away, a No. 15 bus comes to Kingsley which is about 1 mile away from where we can collect you by arrangement.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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