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A Pretty Stone cottage, ideal for visiting Derbyshire Dales/White Peak area

Overview

Property

Updated: 14-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

2 bedrooms, shower room, fitted kitchen, in a quiet location, with garden

Oxspring Cottage, sits on the hillside in the conservation area of Bolehill, a small hamlet overlooking Wirksworth. Its pretty enclosed garden has a patio and garden seats, the perfect place to sit and relax. It is about 10 minutes walk to the High Peak Trail for walking and cycling. A walk along the footpath through meadows will bring you into Wirksworth, a market town with interesting architecture, restaurants, unusual shops, and pubs. The cottage is 2 bedroomed with modern shower room and fitted kitchen, suitable for 3 adults and there is a trundle bed also in the small bedroom for a child.

Enjoy a perfect break with lovely walks from the doorstep or venture further afield by cycle or car. The walk down the High Peak Trail towards the Cromford Canal is pleasant and on limited days one can take a ride on the pretty barge. The National Stone Centre, Middleton Top (cycle hire) and Steeple Grange Light Railway are close by, as is Carsington Water for watersports activities, a visitor centre, birdwatching, walking, cycling and a restaurant. The situation of the cottage makes it easy to reach the White and Dark Peak areas as well as its own Derbyshire Dales. Roadside parking nearby on a no through road and in a nearby free car park. As there are a few steps down to property, this may not be suitable for the less able. No smoking on the premises. Wi-fi unavailable.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Gillian Laycock
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2017

About Gillian Laycock

We purchased the cottage as a bolt hole from the stress of work and came to realise how lovely the area is around. There is so much to do and even the Dark Peak area with its moorlands is a short drive away. We are new to this holiday letting site, but we know from past lettings that most people enjoy staying in the area and often return.

Why Gillian Laycock chose Derbyshire Dales

Pretty relaxing garden, just the place to enjoy a good book, cup of tea or glass of wine, with the birds singing and hearing occasionally the gently puffing of the steam trains in the valley.

What makes this cottage unique

We fell in love with this little hamlet and its pretty stone cottages. The cottage has retained some of its original features, which adds to its charm.

25 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

5

perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

Oxspring cottage was lovely. Cosy and very well equipped. The enclosed garden was a bonus.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lincolnshire
4

Happy Days

  • 4 of 5

A lovely cottage situated in an ideal location with walks from the door. Dog friendly garden and beautifully appointed interior. You won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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worcestershire
5

Cosy and ideally placed

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, well equipped and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Plenty of attractions in cromford, Bonsall, Matlock, bakewell etc. Lots of lovely walks and pubs to eat in. Had a lovely long weekend here with our son.fabtastic area to visit. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dudley England
5

Lovely and cosy and warm

  • 5 of 5

Lovely warm cosy cottage with everything you could possibly need for a self catering break. The garden is lovely. Can definitely recommend to

others and there is a wide range of attractions all within 30 minutes drive time from the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Clean comfortable and homely cottage.Very well presented and equipped with a lovely garden.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was exactly as described online, with quality furnishings and a great range of kitchen equipment. It had been sympathetically updated with lots of homely finishing touches, and a very comfortable double bed. There was lots of information in the cottage about the local area and walks. We enjoyed visiting Arkwrights mill at Cromford, and several walks including the Tissington Trail, especially stopping off at Tissington village which had a lovely retro shop,candle maker and coffee shop, not to mention the hall which was closed to the public but was hosting a a lovely wedding (by the look of the arriving guests). Bakwell was a very pretty place with nice shops to browse,and a pleasant river walk. This was our first visit to the area but the scenery was beautiful,everything was close to the cottage and we met some very helpful and friendly people. The booking was very easy to make and all the information from Gill was clear. We would like to come back sometime as there are lots more walks to do and things to see.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice for our short break. Every thing needed was available in the cottage. . Top marks

  • 5 of 5

Nice quiet and relaxing. Great garden for eating outside when the weather was nice. Kitchen has every thing you need. Short walk into town.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Location

From the Owner

Pretty relaxing garden, just the place to enjoy a good book, cup of tea or glass of wine, with the birds singing and hearing occasionally the gently puffing of the steam trains in the valley.

Activity and Interests

Matlock Bath 4 miles Heights of Abraham/Cable Cars.

Cromford Canal 2 miles cafes, canal trips, Arkwright Heritage Buildings, High Peak Pumping Station

High Peak Trail and Black Rock - 10 minutes walk away

Chatsworth House & Park

Haddon Hall

Ashbourne lovely market town 15 miles

Chesterfield with its crooked spire and flea market on Thursdays

Dovedale beautiful walking area

Bakewell - riverside walks, market town, shops, cafes, museum

Buxton - Theatre, Park, shops, museum

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 5
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£250
for 4 nights
From
£62
£325
 
 
Rate 6
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
Rate 7
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£370
for 7 nights
£370
 
 
Rate 8
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£365
for 7 nights
£365
 
 
Rate 9
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 
 
Rate 10
29 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£430
for 7 nights
£430
 
 
Rate 11
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£441
for 7 nights
£441
 
 
Rate 12
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£385
for 7 nights
£385
 
 
Rate 13
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£248
for 4 nights
From
£62
£315
 
 
Rate 14
21 Oct 2017 - 24 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£256
for 4 nights
From
£64
£350
 
 
Rate 15
25 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£248
for 4 nights
From
£62
£350
 
 
Rate 16
29 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£240
for 4 nights
From
£60
£290
 
 
Christmas/New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£308
for 4 nights
From
£77
£455
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are subject to change until deposit received. Once final balance is received, the owner will confirm details of entry into cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We fell in love with this little hamlet and its pretty stone cottages. The cottage has retained some of its original features, which adds to its charm.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Shower room (no bath) with toilet and wash hand basin, modern fittings

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • 1 Double room with double Victorian style bed 1 Single bedroom with single bed plus trundle bed for a child, or a travel cot if needed

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...

Notes:

  • This cottage is in an ideal position for anyone interested in railway heritage, as the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway is a few minutes walk away. There are also show caves around the Matlock and White Peak areas. The High Peak, Tissington and new Monsall Trails are within easy reach for cycling. The Peak District and Derbyshire Dales are beautiful - there are too many things to see and do, you may need to come to the area many times.

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