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Beautiful Georgian House In Charming Village On Edge Of Peak District



Updated: 28-Nov-2016
House in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England - Well Located, With Garden And Parking

Durham House is a fantastic Georgian residence, with 6 bedrooms (2 double, 2 kingsize and 2 twin), 2 sitting rooms (one with open fire), a kitchen and separate dining room, 2 bathrooms and a wealth of features, including the main stairway and separate servants' stairs! Most of the rooms have views over Wirksworth and the surrounding countryside. The house has been tastefully furnished with a mixture of antique and modern furniture. The house is fully equipped, including a dishwasher and microwave in the kitchen, IPOD and MP3 docking facilities and a washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility room. It has a well established, secluded garden, with outdoor seating, a BBQ and a pond. Durham House is situated on a quiet but central street, only a couple of minutes walk from the town centre. There are plenty of walks from the doorstep and the High Peak Trail and the Peak District National Park is only a 10 minute walk away.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

When I bought the house I was a single 30 something, working in London and Paris. Now, I am a 40 something mother of two and only an hour's drive from Wirksworth, so I am slowly getting closer to the Peak District and the outdoors life.....perhaps one day I shall be able to enjoy the views from Wirksworth on a daily basis.

When I bought the house, I wanted a bolt hole, in the countryside but with at least one shop within walking distance. Wirksworth has all the amenities of a small town with the most fantastic views which I always enjoy with a cup of coffee or glass of wine (depending on the time of day!)

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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Great property for a group catch up

  • 5 of 5

5 couples with young kids stayed at the house for a bit of reunion in November. The house was perfect for this, really nicely finished and lots of little extra touches to make the stay memorable. The kitchen was probably the best kitted out we've experienced from a rental property.

Well located within Wirksworth down a quiet street but a very short stroll to the high street.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A nice big house in the peaks. Great fun.

  • 5 of 5

We booked Durham House for my partners 30th birthday and saw it as an ideal opportunity to get everybody together. On arrival we loved it and spent some time exploring its many rooms, passages and staircases. The house comprises three floors and the bedrooms and bathrooms are very spacious and full of character. The kitchen is well layed out and well equipped. Virtually all the rooms have a fireplace, we were there in early october and had no need for the fires on as the heating kept the chill off at night. The sun came out for us and we made use of the lovely front garden and had a few walks into the town. High chairs, travel cots and even the deckchairs were used, there isnt much that wasnt catered for. Our 14 strong group stretched from 6 weeks old to 75 years old and we all had a great time in a beautiful part of the country. We had good communication with the owner and the property was nice and clean. We would definately stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Girls' Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of old school friends who had a very relaxing weekend without husbands and kids! Durham House is in a quiet side street and it was the perfect place for this! The house is in Wirksworth which is a beautiful little town with everything you need. We had a fantastic meal at Le Mistral restaurant which is a 5 minute walk from Durham House. We can also recommend a visit to Chatsworth House and gardens and the John Smedley factory shop in Lea Bridge. Other recommendations are the Chatsworth Farm Shop in Pilsley, the David Mellor shop in Hathersage and nearby Carsington Reservoir which is great for water sports, walking and cycling. There is certainly lots to see in this area whatever the weather! We would definitely book this house again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Durham House

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house in a lovely little town. This house has lots of character and is equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay. If the weather is good, the cottage garden is a must to sit and enjoy the view. Lots of little personal touches which were very much appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We met up as party of 30 something old school friends for a weekend of catching up, R & R and wine drinking. This place was ace. The kitchen was really well equipped and the beds were really comfortable( important when you have multiple kids under the age of 5 and have been fantasising about a lie for weeks!). Great location - we went cycling at Middleton Top and enjoyed exploring Wiksworh. If I one complaint it would be that the place was very cold when we arrived. The heating was on but could have doe with being on a bit longer before we arrived. The next day all was toasty and we enjoyed lighting the fire in the sitting room. I've got a feeling we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

I fell in love with the house and Wirksworth as soon as I saw them. The house is light and airy with original features and the garden is nicely sheltered, so it always feels a couple of degrees warmer sitting in the garden. I keep discovering more things to see and do in the area and now that I have children I can appreciate attractions that were previously not important to me (although I do miss the opportunity to sample the local restaurants and pubs as often as I otherwise would!)

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 100 Metres Nearest Train : Cromford at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 200 Metres Car: recommended

Wirksworth is a charming town on the edge of the Peak District. There are plenty of walks from the doorstep, on footpaths or on small roads and lanes. The High Peak Trail is only a 10 minute walk away, with miles of car free cycling and walking.

The house is located on a quiet street close to the centre of Wirskworth, described as 'the gem in the Peaks'. Almost completely surrounded by hills and within easy reach of magnificent scenery, it has many features of interest, including the heritage centre and an enthusiasts railway line, which takes visitors on the journey down the lovely Ecclesbourne Valley.

St Mary's church nestles in a cathedral like precinct at the centre of the town. Festivals include Well Dressing (started in 1827) and an Arts and Architecture festival in September.

Wirksworth is a thriving market town, with great facilities, including 2 butchers, bakeries, a chemist, toyshop, 2 banks (with ATMs) and some marvellous pubs, restaurants, delis and tea rooms. There is also an independent cinema.

There are a number of beautiful walks from Wirksworth and around the town itself. Wirksworth is situated 5 miles from Matlock and Carsington Water and less than 2 miles from the High Peak Trail and the Peak District National Park.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
1 Nov 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
22 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
8 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Notes on prices:
Minimum stay 3 nights, although shorter stays may be accommodated during the low season and at short notice. Price includes bed linen, towels, electricity and coal.

Please note: the per night pricing shown is for weekend stays. Midweek breaks cost between £30 - £40 less per night.

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From the Owner

The house has amazing views over the rolling countryside. Inside, the house has retained its original features, including fireplaces and servants staircase!

Property Type

  • house


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


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • town


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • 2 bathrooms. The bathrooms are large and modern but with a traditional touch. Bathroom 1 - toilet, bath with shower. Bathroom 2 - toilet, bath (no shower) shower enclosure.


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs there are 6 spacious and comfortable bedrooms over 2 floors. Bedroom 1 - double bed. Bedroom 2 - large double bed. Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed. Bedroom 4 - large double bed. Bedroom 5 - double bed. Bedroom 6 - 2 single beds.


  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Children welcome. Non smoking only. Pets considered. All of the bedrooms are a good size and well furnished, with lovely views. The top floor twin room can be converted to a double bedroom, if requested. There are also 2 travel cots available. Both bathrooms are large and airy. The showers have good pressure and there are stunning views from both bathrooms. The top floor bathroom has a roll top bath and is a great place to relax with a glass of wine. We have tried to decorate the property in an environmentally friendly fashion, using non toxic paints and some organic sheets and towels. Outside: Outside there is a lawned front garden on two levels, secluded from the street. There is a back patio garden with a large table and BBQ area. There is off-street parking for 3 cars and a secure area in the garage for bikes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided.

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