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Luxury Cottage with spectacular rural views, private garden, sunroom and terrace

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

4 bedrooms, modern kitchen, recently renovated to high standard

Originally three miners cottages, Acacia boasts three good-sized double bedrooms (one en-suite) and one study/bedroom with a sofabed, modern kitchen with gas range, large dining room, sitting room, study and large sunroom. Under-floor heating and wood burner make this delightful snug in winter. Outside is a large terrace with spectacular views. Local walks include the Peak District rail trail and across the valley to Wirksworth. The facilities include good wi-fi and flat screen tv.

Sue Jaffer
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Sue Jaffer

I (Sue) am Australian, but lived in England for nearly 20 years. My husband Nick is English, originally from Derbyshire, and his brother and sisters still live in the UK. We brought our children, James and Rachel, up in a village in the Chilterns. Today we live in Melbourne, Australia but come to UK frequently, to see family and because of Nick's academic work at Oxford.

Sue Jaffer purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Sue Jaffer chose Wirksworth

We think Acacia Cottage is special - quiet, very well appointed and with wonderful views from every window. The Peak District is a magical place, with lots of history and spectacular scenery. Whatever you like doing - eating, walking, cycling, shopping, driving around - the area can cater for you. We are close to the Southern end of the Peak District rail trail - you can hire cycles at Middleton Top - and less than one hour's drive to the High Peak with its caves and mountains. Wirksworth, Cromford and Ashbourne have good restaurants. Matlock Bath and Matlock are within 15 minutes drive. For children there are the attractions at Abraham's Heights, Carsington Water and - not too far away - Alton Towers. If you like stately homes, we are close to Chatsworth and Haddon Hall. There are many gardens you can visit, including Lea Rhododendrum Gardens just across the valley. The local train line is easy to get to, about 20 minutes into Derby (with free parking at the station). If you like history, the museum of Arkwright's Mill at Cromford is a must. Canal walks are also a local feature, from Cromford.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is the ideal base for a relaxing holiday. Blossoms in spring, wonderful colours in autumn, rural views all year round. Local walks to Black Rocks are lovely, and Wirksworth is a charming town with a thriving hobby railway. Bolehill is on the edge of the Peak District, with Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Alton Towers, the High Peak and Bakewell all within easy driving distance. There are good local restaurants in Ashbourne, Matlock and Wirksworth, with many gastro pubs a short drive away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A lovely stay to celebrate my Mum's 50th Birthday. The house is beautiful and has everything you could wish for.
Nov 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wirksworth in Amber Valley District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Downstairs toilet and washbasin
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , with en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Study/bedroom with sofabed
  • Child's cot also available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • mountain climbing
  • caving
  • tennis


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Luxury Cottage with spectacular rural views, private garden, sunroom and terrace
average rating of 4.90625 based on 51 reviews

Fantastic Property

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples staying at this amazing property. Its large, spacious and the most well equipped place I've ever stayed in. The view from the terrace is gorgeous and the walk into Wirksworth only ten minutes away. Everything you need on your doorstep.

Sue, the owner gave such detailed advice on how to find it, and many thanks to her for

letting a property which was really home from home. Can't wait to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Simply the best....

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week, beautiful weather, luxurious accommodation (probably one of the best cottages we’ve ever stayed in) in glorious countryside. Hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clean friendly home.great location fantastic views.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic time.great location.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house with space for all the family

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was ideal for our annual family get together including 2 small grandchildren. Well designed, the house has everything you need. Sadly the weather was wet and miserable much of the time but the underfloor heating kept us cosy. In better weather the patio would be great for sitting and admiring the beautiful view. Plenty to do in the area and within easy walking distance of Wirksworth even for a 3 year old. For longer walks the High Peak Trail is close by. There are one or two maintenance issues, for example the toilet door on the ground floor does not shut! For this reason only 4 star rating.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh no! Thanks for telling me about the door. I'll arrange to get it fixed straight away.
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great sized cottage for 2 families affording it’s own space when you need it. Plenty of crockery, cutlery and glasses. Large dining room, snug lounge and large orangery. Bedrooms are a good size, downstairs bedroom a little uncomfortable for a couple. It may be designed as the overspill room likely intended for children but they will always want to be upstairs and part of the family. We really enjoyed the stay and would definitely return. Not complaints just observations: Take care with the over bath shower in the bathroom as it needs securing more firmly in place. Main bedroom ensuite could do with a larger sink as it’s very small. If the door was reversed to open into the bedroom it would accommodate a larger sink.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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really lovely cottage, very comfortable and everything you could need.

  • 5 of 5

the only thing i would add - for those staying with kids is some plastic drinking cups / plates / bowls - but they may have been in a cupboard we just didn't spot.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the suggestion of plastic cups and plates for children. That is something we hadn't thought of, but it is a very good idea. We will get a set of each for the cottage now. Thank you! Sue
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Cromford Canal
Black Rocks
Heights Of Abraham
The Northern Light Cinema
Lover's Walk
Nearest Airport
46 Kilometres
East Midlands
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Malt Shovel Inn, Oakerthorpe Road
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Whatstandwell (to Derby)
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
M1 Junction 28 (A38)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Le Mistral, Market Place, Wirksworth
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Lakeside at Carsington Water
Car: necessary

Alton Towers, a major theme park, is about 45 mins drive away

Haddon Hall is close by, and Chatsworth House around 30 mins.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £100
Damage Deposit £200

In off-peak periods we do allow bookings for a shorter period than a week, minimum 3 nights.Our standard rate for this is a bit higher than the nightly charge for a full week booking. However, if your booking overlaps with a peak period - such as school half-term holidays - we will normally be unable to meet your request, as this would preclude other guests from coming for the full week. We may still permit the shorter booking, but will need to charge a premium rate Rates may be subject to change, depending on demand, until a firm quote has been received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.