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Stunning Scandinavian Boutique Cottage Retreat with Rolling Countryside Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
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

This 135 year old 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.

Featuring 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 bed linen for a peaceful sleep.

A fully equipped kitchen with 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.

Hillside Cottage is in a peaceful country location with amazing views of rolling countryside. 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
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, Finnish

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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26 Reviews

4.8
based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

5

Cosy cottage located on hillside above Wirksworth.

  • 5 of 5

End cottage in a row located on hillside above Wirksworth with lovely views over the countryside. Ideal for a couple wanting a peaceful stay. The cottage is equipped with everything anyone could possibly need.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The cottage is a perfectly delightful little gem in Derbyshire.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in a perfect little cottage. It is beautifully and tastefully decorated, with everything you need for a relaxing break. The setting is delightful, with lovely garden and far reaching views over roof tops and fields. There is plenty to do and see in the area and lots of information and guides available in the cottage to help find your way around. The owner Tiina was very friendly and provided all the information about the cottage and its facilities. Everything worked perfectly and we had a very comfortable and cosy stay. The cottage was immaculate.

There were some good recommendations for places to eat and places to visit. We tried quite a few of them and were not disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cottage for one week from 09.09.16. Nicely decorated and very clean, well equipped we had everything we needed for a week's stay. Directions to the cottage very clear and good, steep road to cottage, we parked a bit further down, never a problem with parking. As previous reviews, it is quite a steep climb to the cottage, and seemed more so as we are from flat Norfolk and not used to the hills, but soon got use to this, especially after a day's walking in the hills. Loved the garden opposite the cottage, we sat outside most evenings with our glass of wine, and watched some glorious sunsets.

We walked to the the Bear Inn to try the food, the walk is uphill and takes about 50 minutes, and had to go through a field of cows, not that they seemed to mind. However the pub was a bit of a let down, ok for a drink but the food was quite awful to be honest. We also visited the Mercia Bar in Wirksworth itself, this was very good and the food very fresh and we also enjoyed a nice bottle of wine, never did get round to eating at the Le Mistral but this did look good. The delicatessen in the town is very good, selling Gelato Icecreams, which we just had to try.

We also done the walk from Wirksworth town, up to the highest point and onto the old slate railway line, the walk was extremely hard going for us, as very steep ascent, but well worth it for the views, we also walked through a field of donkeys which were so cute. This was a lovely and very interesting walk, highly recommended (the walk is in the cottage info book). We also walked up to Star Disc (think that is what it is called), again from the village - well worth the climb up the street, past the "puzzle gardens" the view is fantastic.

We visited Bakewell which is a lovely old town with the river running along side it, don't forget to try the Bakewell puddings! Matlock is also worth a visit. We walked The Roaches and visited Lud's Church which is part of the walk, we have left this walk in the basket in the lounge, as it really is worth doing, quite challenging and hard going in places due to the uneven terrain and muddy in places (wouldn't recommend after heavy rainfall), the views on this walk are outstanding and Lud's Church is fascinating.

Tiina, the owner was always on hand if needed and always answered my emails and texts promptly. Very professional running of the cottage. Would definitely visit again, but so many places we wish to visit, so maybe one day:)

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

Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week in this beautiful holiday home. The cottage is very tastefully decorated and extremely clean with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. The cottage is situated up a hill which you have to walk , not a problem at all to us but something to be aware of if you are mobility issues

We enjoyed some lovely walks from the cottage, We would highly recommend this property,

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

a little gem

  • 5 of 5

24 June to 2nd July, A week of utter joy, lovely garden, lovely cottage, lovely area, would live there anyday, thank you for sharing it.

Billy and Pat, Guisborough.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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A week in Derbyshire

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay in this lovely part of Derbyshire. Wirksworth is a good base to reach many attractions and the patio, which faces south is a great place to relax after a busy day. The cottage is tucked away in a quiet part of Wirksworth only 10/15 minutes walk from the centre of the town which has various places to eat and a lovely small cinema. Shopkeepers and restaurant owners were very friendly and we visited a couple of pubs that Tiina recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Location

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The Northern Light Cinema
"Fantastic little boutique cinema in Wirksworth"
Chatsworth House Park & Garden
"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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early winter
31 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
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£50
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£58
Fri,Sat
£260
 
 
Christmas & NY
23 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
From
£85
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£90
Fri,Sat
£350
 
 
Early new year
7 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
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£55
From
£60
Fri,Sat
£270
 
 
February half-term
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
From
£85
Fri,Sat
£320
 
 
February half term
17 Feb 2017 - 27 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£80
Fri,Sat
£300
 
 
Spring
28 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
From
£70
Fri,Sat
£280
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 24 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
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£75
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£80
Fri,Sat
£320
 
 
Spring
25 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
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£80
From
£85
Fri,Sat
£330
 
 
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£355
for 7 nights
£355
 
 
Summer
23 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
From
£90
Fri,Sat
£360
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£160
for 2 nights
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£80
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£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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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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