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Stunning Scandinavian Boutique Cottage Retreat with Rolling Countryside Views

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Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

135 year old Character Cottage in Wirksworth, Peak District, Derbyshire - A real tucked away retreat - Countryside With Nearby Pubs, Cafes And Boutiques With Easy Access to Peak District

Trust the reviews and book this 5* cottage for a relaxing and luxurious stay.

This bijoux little cottage with Scandinavian influenced design and top quality fittings throughout is lovingly restored with plenty of character features. Warm and welcoming it has everything you need for a very comfortable and relaxing stay, including a fully fitted kitchen, high quality bedlinen and towels, free Wi-Fi, DVDs, books, and lots of walking and cycling straight from the door.

Located in a picture perfect quirky town of Wirksworth with a micro-pub selling records and local ales, art-house cinema, monthly farmers market, french bistro, local delicatessen, annual arts festival, antique shops and country pubs. There are lots of great country walks straight from the door into the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, and historical houses like Chatsworth a short drive away.

Hillside Cottage is in a peaceful country location with amazing views of rolling countryside and a sunny garden with table and chairs to take it all in. Inside features a peaceful, spacious and airy double bedroom with exposed beams, high ceiling and a skylight window letting in lots of natural light and sunshine. A comfortable and chic Laura Ashley king size bed with a lovely coil sprung mattress, luxurious mattress topper, fluffy pillows and high quality cotton bed linen for a peaceful sleep.

A fully equipped kitchen with high quality Smeg appliances, including dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. The cottage also has a beautiful and stylish modern bathroom with freestanding sink and powerful shower, as well as nice fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries.

The cottage has everything you need for a perfect holiday and all the little extras like hair dryer, ipod dock, ironing board, Wi-Fi, DVD player, internet enabled TV and books to read. A home away from home. Guests often comment how spotlessly clean the cottage is and what an amazing tucked away retreat feeling it has.

Enjoy the fantastic sunny garden with birds tweeting and cows parading on the field opposite. The sunny South facing garden is a real suntrap with all day sunshine and lots of wild birds and butterflies. There is a table and chairs to sit with a glass of wine and enjoy a sunset. In the autumn you can watch the beautiful autumn colours of the trees on the fields opposite. In the winter you might be lucky to get amazing snowy fields or a frosty morning views from the cottage. This is a beautiful tucked away little cottage. Just bliss.

Wirksworth provides an ideal base to explore the Peak District at any time of the year, with plenty of walks straight from the front door and close proximity to High Peak Trail and Carsington Water for cycling, canoing and walking, as well as close to stately homes of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall. It is easy to just enjoy a lazy day in the town sampling great cake and coffee in ‘Coffee Drop’ cafe with a newspaper and a stroll around the quirky and historic narrow lanes and streets of Wirksworth. St Mary’s Church, the Star Disc and the old hidden footpaths around The Dale and Greenhill for local heritage and architecture.

Plenty of cultural activity in the town with an annual arts festival, open gardens, spring carnival, well dressings, open air cinema screenings and music nights in the pubs.

Wirksworth has fantastic amenities with independent shops, butchers, bakeries, antique and vintage shops, cafes, micro-brewery and a French restaurant and local pubs. A boutique cinema 'Northern Light' offers a great night out with tapas platters and organic wines and beers available. A weekly town market, local deli, ‘Traidlinks’ Fairtrade shop and a monthly Farmers market ensure you can sample tasty food & drink from local suppliers with lots of fair-trade, organic and local goods.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Tiina Hill
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Finnish
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2017

About Tiina Hill

We are a family living in Wirksworth with an enthusiasm for the outdoors and the cultural life. Wirksworth provides the perfect base for both! We love the artist community in Wirksworth, the annual arts festival and all the other creative activity that takes place. We are always happy to give you ideas for places to visit, or to go walking and cycling. I love running and walking in the hills, and my husband loves his collection of mountain and road bicycles and likes to get out mountain biking in the Peak District at every opportunity. The cottage has lots of maps and books for ideas on where to go. We very warmly welcome you here and happy to help you make the most of your stay.

Tiina Hill purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Tiina Hill chose Derbyshire Dales

We lovingly renovated the cottage a few years ago, and have spent happy times there ourselves and now want to let other people enjoy the magical countryside spot. I always feel that Hillside Cottage is a very happy beautiful cottage with the beautiful sunlight it gets and the great suntrap garden with lots of birds and butterflies.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage has an amazing tranquility and peace about it as it has a Scandinavian influenced beautiful decor, and has views of hills and fields. The garden offers a perfect opportunity for watching the evening sunset with a glass of wine, or enjoy the frosty views in the winter.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was luxurious and perfectly located for an active holiday.



Tiina made us feel very welcome, provided an excellent info pack and everything we needed for a lovely, comfortable stay. We loved the place-small but perfect and the location was wonderful for walking/exploring/pottering about. We really enjoyed Wirksworth, a really pretty, Interesting place.
Aug 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

It was luxurious and perfectly located for an active holiday.



Tiina made us feel very welcome, provided an excellent info pack and everything we needed for a lovely, comfortable stay. We loved the place-small but perfect and the location was wonderful for walking/exploring/pottering about. We really enjoyed Wirksworth, a really pretty, Interesting place.
Aug 2016
  • 1 of 3

32 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

5

Delightful little cottage, wonderful stay.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very beautiful little place which feels safe and very clean and has been refurbished to a very high standard. The owner was most helpful and pleasant and I would love to spend some time here again. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming and pleasure to help where I can. All the best, Tiina
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5

Great little cottage, perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic little boutique cottage in a great location in Wirksworth. Loved sitting in front of the fire and enjoying the peace and quiet. The cottage is very well equipped and Tiina is very helpful. Lots to do locally if you want but also easy to stay put and relax.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic boutique cottage in great location with

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate cottage with well equipped kitchen and comfortable peaceful rooms with stylish decor. Ideal for walking and within 10 minutes of the effervescent town of Wirksworth. Feels like you're in the countryside with birdsong and variety of local birds the only resident sound. One of the very best. Tiina was a very helpful and communicative host and the information is encyclopedic. The pubs and eateries in the area are special but if you like craft ale you must go to the Feather Star.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The new Feather Star pub is great addition to the existing range of independent pubs and cafes and restaurants in town. They sell records too! And yummy pies, and great ales. I'm very pleased to hear you appreciated the effort that we've put into making the cottage a special place and the vibrant town. Thank you for coming.
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5

Exceptional Cosy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a great long weekend over the new year in this Lovely little cottage which has been renovated to a very high standard. The owners have really thought of everything you would need for a comfortable stay. Situated in a very quiet position. Just a few minutes walk into Wirksworth and the shops etc. Highly recommended. Would definitely stay here again. Great communication from the owners.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely cosy cottage

  • 4 of 5

Great little cottage with all you could need for a relaxing stay. Really good location for the Peak District with good walking straight from the front door!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Just what I hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

The place was clean, cute, warm, and perfect location for places like chatsworth and carrsington! Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming. Wirksworth is such a perfect spot for exploring Peak District I think as it has interesting independent shops and places to eat and drink, but the outdoors is accessible straight from the door.
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Location

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"Fantastic little boutique cinema in Wirksworth"
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"Visit the stunning Chatsworth House, walk up to the hunting tower for great views."

From the Owner

We lovingly renovated the cottage a few years ago, and have spent happy times there ourselves and now want to let other people enjoy the magical countryside spot. I always feel that Hillside Cottage is a very happy beautiful cottage with the beautiful sunlight it gets and the great suntrap garden with lots of birds and butterflies.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Travel:

Wirksworth can be very easily accessed from Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester, as well as from the main motorways including the the M1. The nearest train station is Cromford, with the scenic train journey starting from Derby. There is also a small railway station in Wirksworth (although trains can be infrequent), which connects to Duffield train station for onward travel to Derby.

We are conveniently located in Derbyshire with easy access to explore the Peak District, but also easy to reach with number of airports nearby. East Midlands airport (45mins/25miles), Birmingham (1hour 15mins/50miles) and Manchester airport (1 hour 20mins/60 miles) are nearest. Car hire is available at all airports listed.

Driving Distances:

Derby 25 minutes / 15 miles

Nottingham 45 minutes / 25 miles

Chesterfield 25 minutes / 15 miles

Ashbourne 20 minutes / 10 miles

Chatsworth Estate 20 minutes / 12 miles

Haddon Hall 25 minutes / 10 miles

Bakewell 25 minutes / 12 miles

Matlock Bath 10 minutes

Further Details:

The cottage is situated in the Gorsey Bank area of Wirksworth. It is located on the hill overlooking this interesting and historical market town, surrounded by other character cottages, fields and opportunities for outdoor pursuits. Every window in the cottage has a view!

There is plenty to explore in the town and good walking and cycling routes nearby, such as the High Peak Trail. The town also offers a easy access to Carsington Water for leisure activities such as sailing and nearby visitor attractions such as Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. Wirksworth has become a real hub for artists, and has plenty of resident artists and workshops, and an annual arts festival. The town has a weekly market, and a specialist farmers market on the first Saturday of each month.

Wirksworth has a number of pubs, including a traditional local the 'Royal Oak, and cafes including Peli Deli for great coffees and restaurants including French 'Le Mistral' for food and great selection of french wines.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
28 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£130
for 2 nights
From
£65
From
£70
Fri,Sat
£270
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 24 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£80
Fri,Sat
£320
 
 
Spring
25 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£150
for 2 nights
From
£75
From
£80
Fri,Sat
£310
 
 
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£231
for 3 nights
From
£77
From
£82
Fri,Sat
£350
 
 
Summer
23 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£246
for 3 nights
From
£82
From
£87
Fri,Sat
£360
 
 
September
9 Sep 2017 - 25 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
From
£75
Fri,Sat
£320
 
 
Autumn
26 Sep 2017 - 16 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
From
£70
Fri,Sat
£300
 
 
October half-term
17 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£80
Fri,Sat
£320
 
 
Early winter
4 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
From
£65
Fri,Sat
£270
 
 
Christmas & NY
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£380
for 4 nights
From
£95
From
£100
Fri,Sat,Sun
£380
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£160
for 2 nights
From
£80
From
£85
Fri,Sat,Sun
£330
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

We love our little cottage and we look after it well, so we kindly ask you to do so too. Please leave it nice and tidy on departure with rubbish, dishes etc put away.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-Mar-2017
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Facilities

From the Owner

The cottage has an amazing tranquility and peace about it as it has a Scandinavian influenced beautiful decor, and has views of hills and fields. The garden offers a perfect opportunity for watching the evening sunset with a glass of wine, or enjoy the frosty views in the winter.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village

Attractions

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

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • caving

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Beautiful and stylish modern bathroom with freestanding sink and powerful shower. Nice fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries. It features the best views in the cottage!

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Peaceful, spacious and airy double bedroom with exposed beams, high ceiling and a skylight window letting in lots of natural light and sunshine. A comfortable and chic Laura Ashley king size bed with a lovely coil sprung mattress, luxurious mattress topper, fluffy pillows and high quality bedlinen for a peaceful sleep.

Outside

  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • High quality towels and bedlinen are included. The cottage is equipped with everything you need for a perfect holiday. It has all the little extras like hair dryer, ipod dock, wi-fi, coffee machine, ironing board, washing machine, freezer, books to read. A home away from home. Other: Guests often comment how spotlessly clean the cottage is and what an amazing tucked away retreat feeling it has. A great base for exploring the area at any time of the year.

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